Nicktoons 25th Anniversary
The Christmas Specials Wiki celebrates 25 years of Nickelodeon Animation!
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Wiki Entertainment staff's picks for the top 10 Christmas specials of all time.
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Wiki Entertainment staff's picks for the worst 10 Christmas specials of all time.
The True Meaning
Read about the true meaning of Christmas, according to Linus van Pelt.
"Doug's Christmas Story" is the first Christmas episode of the animated television series Doug, produced near the end of the show's original run on Nickelodeon. It was originally broadcast on December 12, 1993. Christmastime has arrived in Bluffington and the children of the city are enjoying their just-started winter break. At Lucky Duck Lake, Doug Funnie and his friends are playing hockey, unaware that a "Thin Ice" sign nearby has just fallen into the lake. When the pine cone the kids are using as a hockey puck is accidentally knocked away from their field of play, Beebe Bluff, the daughter of the town's owner, goes to retrieve it, somehow not noticing the hole in the ice. Porkchop, Doug's dog, realizes she's in danger and goes to pull her away, only to accidentally hurt her leg in the process. Doug scolds Porkchop for his actions, not realizing what has happened. (more)
- C. Martin Croker, best known for voicing Zorak and Moltar on Space Ghost Coast to Coast and its spin-offs, died on September 18th at the age of 54.
- Nickelodeon will premiere Albert, their first original animated made-for-TV Christmas movie, this holiday season.
- Jack Riley, the voice of Stu Pickles (Tommy and Dil Pickles' father) on Rugrats and All Grown Up!, died of pneumonia at the age of 80 on August 19th.
- Garry Marshall, who created Happy Days and its various spin-offs, and also developed the 1970s Odd Couple television series, died at the age of 81 on July 19th.
- Sesame Street has begun production on a new Christmas special, featuring guest appearances by Audra McDonald, Jim Gaffigan, and Zosia Mamet.
- Ronnie Claire Edwards passed away at the age of 83 on June 14th. Best known for the role of Corabeth Walton in The Waltons, she also played Martha in Guess Who's Coming to Christmas.
- Janet Waldo, the voice of Judy Jetson, died at the age of 96 on June 12th.
- The Hallmark Channel has announced eleven different original movies set to premiere as part of their Countdown to Christmas this year, including A Curveball Christmas, A Family for Christmas, A Prince for Christmas (not to be confused with last year's Ion Television movie of the same name), A Wish for Christmas (starring Joey Lawrence), Christmas Bucket List, Christmas Makeover, December Bride (not to be confused with the Roseanne episode), Joy to the World, Christmas Cookies, Suddenly Santa (formerly Picture Perfect Christmas), and Pair of Jacks (formerly I'll Be Home for Christmas).
- Alan Young, known to Disney fans as the voice of Scrooge McDuck, tragically passed away on May 19th at the age of 96.
- Comcast, the parent company of NBC Universal, has purchased DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion, thus bringing such franchises as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, and the Classic Media library (which includes the works of Jay Ward, UPA, and pre-1973 Rankin/Bass) under NBC Universal's ownership.
- Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced a new holiday TV special spun off from Frozen, directed by Prep & Landing directors Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton. It will be premiering on ABC in the 2017 holiday season.
- Illumination Entertainment is working on an animated movie adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! that will be directed by Pete Candeland and will star Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch. It is scheduled for release on November 9, 2018.
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