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Tom and Jerry are back! Get a first look at Cartoon Network's revival -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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The iconic cat and mouse rivals Tom and Jerry are taking their never-ending battle to HD.

EW has your exclusive first look at Cartoon Network’s The Tom and Jerry Show, a revival of the classic in a brightly colored, high-definition world. With the same look, characters and sensibility of the original films dating back to 1940, each episode will consist of two, 11-minute shorts.

The cast includes stars and familiar voices Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) and Jason Alexander (Seinfeld). Check out some of the crazy antics you can expect below:

The Tom and Jerry Show premieres on Cartoon Network Wednesday, April 9th at 5:30 pm ET.

Cartoon Network reviving 'Tom & Jerry,' 'Scooby-Doo'

What’s old is new again! Cartoon Network announced a slate of new original and acquired programming, which included a revival of classics Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, and Bugs Bunny.

The Tom and Jerry Show, which will preserve the feel of the original rival cat-and-mouse series but take it into high-definition, will premiere April 9 at 5:30 p.m. ET. Be Cool Scooby-Doo! is a 22-minute comedy that brings the gang back together with a modern twist as they hit the road in the Mystery Machine. Wabbit — A Looney Tunes Production will star Bugs Bunny in a compilation of shorts with well-known characters such as Yosemite Sam and Wile E. Coyote, as well as new characters.

Among the other 11 new originals and acquired programming is the network’s first-ever 10-part miniseries Over the Garden Wall, with Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings trilogy), Collin Dean (The War at Home), and Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men). The cable net also has 13 returning series.

With a renewed focus on digital, Cartoon Network will also launch later this year an initiative called Cartoon Network Anything, which will allow users to receive content (games, trivia, activities, etc.) via mobile phones and devices.

Shaquille O'Neal gets animated (and does stand-up) on 'Uncle Grandpa' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

It’s no Kazaam, but former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal will lend his unmistakable voice to Tuesday’s episode of Uncle Grandpa, the new Cartoon Network series about a magical weirdo who is everyone in the world’s uncle and grandpa (because, obviously).

In the episode, Shaq pops up as himself, albeit animated and with dreams of becoming a stand-up comic. When Uncle Grandpa stumbles across Shaq in the middle of his set, he enlists the basketball superstar to help stop a robot from destroying the neighborhood (because, again, obviously).  READ FULL STORY

Ringo Starr's number is up in new 'Powerpuff Girls' special -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Ringo Starr may be teaming up with Paul McCartney to perform at the Grammy Awards and accept the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for the Beatles on Jan. 26, but first he’s in need of some major rescuing by the Powerpuff Girls. Or, at least his voice is.

EW announced in December that The Powerpuff Girls would be returning to your TV screen for a new Cartoon Network special, Dance Pantsed, on Jan. 20, and now we have your first exclusive look at Starr’s guest-starring role as Townsville’s flamboyant mathematician, Fibonacci Sequins. Watch the clip below for a sneak peek at Mojo Jojo’s latest scheme to kidnap Sequins: an evil video game (“Dance Pants R-EVILution,” of course) that controls the minds and bodies of its players, namely, the Powerpuff Girls.
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'My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic': See the Mane 6 as comic book heroes -- VIDEO

Poor Spike the Dragon — always the sidekick, never the hero.

Spike’s luck could change, however, in “Power Ponies,” the next episode of My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic. In the show’s latest installment, Spike and his pony pals are transported into the city of Maretropolis — the place Spike’s favorite comic book is set. Though he’s initially relegated to sidekick status, everything changes when the Mane 6 meet a pony super villain — and it’s up to Spike to save the day.

First, though, Spike will have to contend with a world that seems set on keeping him on the sidelines: Example: Spike sniffs to Twilight Sparkle that the comic book character Humdrum “never stops the villain. He’s just there for comic relief.” And… well, FIM is meta enough that you can guess what happens next.
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'Powerpuff Girls' celebrate 15th anniversary with new special, Ringo Starr

Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are back and ready to rescue the world again, all before bedtime. The Emmy-winning series The Powerpuff Girls is returning for the redesigned and reimagined CG special Dance Pantsed, just after celebrating its 15th anniversary on Cartoon Network.

Perhaps the newest “dash of Chemical X,” the special will feature a guest appearance by the voice of Ringo Starr as Townsville’s flamboyant mathematician, Fibonacci Sequins, who is kidnapped by Mojo Jojo. The trio of heroines is ready to thwart his plan and will all be returning to reprise their roles, with Catherine Carvadini as Blossom, Tara Strong as Bubbles, and E.G. Daily (who was recently competed on The Voice) as Buttercup.

Starr will also be performing the original music video and song “I Wish I Was a Powerpuff Girl” for the Cartoon Network special. (Don’t we all, Ringo. Don’t we all.)

Dance Pantsed premieres in the U.S. on Monday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.

'Total Drama All-Stars' season finale: Mike is 'never coming back' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

There’s never a shortage of drama on Total Drama — and the season finale is no exception. Total Drama All-Stars brought back favorite villains and heroes to Camp Wawanakwa in the fifth installment of America’s favorite animated reality show. It’s down to the wire and Zoey and Mal are the last two standing on the island. Will “evil” Mal succeed, or will Zoey be able to save “boring” Mike after all?

Check out the exclusive clip of Zoey and Mike/Mal here:
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Chord Overstreet sings the meaning of Thanksgiving on Cartoon Network's 'Regular Show' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

“When you’re eating a turkey, you’re eating America.”

This Thanksgiving, Glee fans can catch their favorite trouty-mouthed male model on Cartoon Network, looking and singing they’ve never quite seen and/or heard him before.  READ FULL STORY

'Steven Universe': Meet Cartoon Network's quirky new hero -- EXCLUSIVE

Believe in Steven.

Last Monday, Cartoon Network launched a new animated series, Steven Universe, which tracks the adventures of the titular misfit — a young boy with a magical bellybutton (seriously) who teams up with a group of butt-kickin’ superheroines named Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl. The show, created by Adventure Time alum Rebecca Sugar, won big ratings among kids 6-11, particularly boys, making it one of the network’s biggest 2013 launches to date.

See why Steven’s got so many new fans by watching a new clip from one of tonight’s new episodes, “Together Breakfast.” In it, our hero must protect a pile of delicious-looking pancakes from a ravenous Amethyst.
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'DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk': Get a peek at the premiere -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

What happens after you train your dragon? You join forces with him to defend your mythical Viking world. Obviously.

The second season of DreamWorks Dragons — subtitled “Defenders of Berk” — finds Hiccup, Toothless, and their dragon/dragon rider pals fighting foes both old and new — including “a fearsome new dragon that could threaten Berk’s very existence.” (Given that How to Train Your Dragon 2 will be released in 2014, we’re going to guess Berk comes out just fine.)

In the season premiere, the gang founds a new group that should help them on their quest: Dragon Flight Club, which bears a striking resemblance to a certain R-rated underground society. (The first rule of Dragon Flight Club: There is no Dragon Flight Club.)

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