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With each weekly serving of Kid Scoop, we share the latest news in the world of kids' TV and movies, so you can be the know-it-all for a change. This week's scoop features King Arthur in high school, Napoleon Dynamite in a cartoon, a not-so-Swift concert special, and a famous dragon's return.
A High School Fit For a King
Disney's original TV movie Avalon High premieres on Nov. 12, but don't write this off as another High School Musical rip-off. Based on the novel by author Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries) and starring Brittany Robertson and Gregg Sulkin, the story focuses on a transfer student who discovers her classmates are reincarnations of King Arthur and his Court... which should at least help them greatly on that English midterm.
Napoleon Gets Animated
Gosh! Napoleon Dynamite is getting animated in a new FOX cartoon scheduled to air in 2011. Jon Heder, who played Dynamite so enigmatically in the 2004 original, will voice Napoleon. The series also brings back Efren Ramirez as Pedro, as well as most of the film's major cast members. Sweet!
A Not-So-Swift Concert Special
Begining Oct. 22, Taylor Swift stars in Journey to Fearless, three hour-long specials over three days on The Hub. The specials go behind the scenes of Swift's Fearless concert tour. Three hours is a long time to sit backstage, even with Taylor Swift, so you might end up wishing the last hour was called "Journey to the Exit." Seriously, the shows represent a chronological trip from Swift's early beginnings and inspirations to her current superstardom. It's also the safest -– and cheapest -- way for your kids to get that close to a concert. Swift releases her latest album, Speak Now, on Oct. 25, 2010. (Get it or forever hold your peace.)
Re-Enter the Dragon
Mark your 2013 calendar, if you can find one: The sequel to How to Train Your Dragon (my favorite animated film of 2010) will be released as a 3-D movie (naturally) in 2013. Most of the original voice actors will return, including Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. The movie will again be based on the series of books by Cressida Cowell. There are eight Dragon books in all, which means you're probably going to need many more calendars. In the meantime, How to Train Your Dragon just came out on DVD.
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