Hasbro to acquire “Power Rangers”

Hasbro, Inc. and Saban Properties LLC today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement for Hasbro to purchase Saban’s Power Rangers and several other entertainment brands.

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Twitter Roundup: April 2017

Each month I will take some of the key news items and event headlines I’ve tweeted about and bring them here to the website for archive and quick access. You can follow @nickandmore on Twitter to keep caught up in real time.

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“Just Jordan” Joins MTV2

MTV2, already airing Nickelodeon series Kenan & Kel and last week’s addition of Romeo! is adding another African-American family sitcom, Just Jordan!

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RIP James Avery

James Avery, most famously known for playing Uncle Phil on the ‘90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died today at age 65.

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Saban Brands Launches Kid-Safe Internet Browser, KidZui

Saban Brands today announced that Zui, the largest aggregator of kid-friendly content on the web, has launched a new mobile app for its kid-safe internet browser, KidZui. Operated by Zui, KidZui is a downloadable browser that provides access to a kid-safe Internet experience to more than six million websites, online videos, pictures and games.

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First Episode of Butch Hartman’s YOOTOON Now on YouTube

Butch Hartman, creator of The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy, who’s also got four pilots in production at Nickelodeon, has started his very own animation channel on YouTube, dedicated to showing off animated productions made by YOO!

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Seth MacFarlane Brings “The Flintstones” Back to TV in 2013 on FOX

Yabba dabba doo! FOX has picked up THE FLINTSTONES, a 21st century version of the classic animated comedy from executive producer Seth MacFarlane. In a cross-studio collaboration, THE FLINTSTONES will be produced jointly by 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television. Warner Bros. is home to THE FLINTSTONES via its ownership of the Hanna-Barbera collection of animated titles. Dan Palladino (“Gilmore Girls”) and Kara Vallow (Family Guy) will also serve as executive producers. THE FLINTSTONES will begin production in fall 2011 and will be set in stone on the FOX schedule in 2013.

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