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With each 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 latest scoop features teen superheroes, a Disney-style Glee, a new beast and celebrity voices kicking Butt.
They're super! They're heroic! They're… teens! Cartoon Network ages down its superheroes for Young Justice, a one-hour animated special, on Friday, Nov. 26. The superteens, which include Robin, Aqualad, Kid Flash, Artemis, Miss Martian and Superboy, are voiced by superstars including Jesse McCartney and Danica Mckellar. Tune in Nov. 26 to watch, and while you're waiting, check out this extended preview clip.
Disney Does Glee?
Disney Channel launched the modern TV musical genre with High School Musical, but Glee elevated the genre with provocative storytelling and catchy covers. Now Disney is trying to hit a new high note with a high school musical/dance series tentatively called Madison High. Will it be Glee jr. or an edgier HSM? The series is still in development, but we doubt it can match Glee’s grown-up narratives, including teen pregnancy, gay rights, adultery, drug use, juvenile delinquency and, well, Lady Gaga.
Meet The Gruffalo
The Gruffalo, a CGI animated half-hour special, makes its American premiere on ABC Family on Dec. 9. Based on the acclaimed 10-year-old kid's picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the story focuses on a cunning mouse who invents a terrible beast in order to ward off predators, but soon discovers the beast to be real. Based originally on a Chinese folk tale, this special aired in the U.K. last year and features an impressive cast of voices, including Robbie Coltrane, Helena Bonham Carter, John Hurt and Tom Wilkinson.
Stars Kick Some Buttowski!
Spend Thanksgiving Day kicking butt with Henry Winkler, Alyssa Milano and Tiffany Thornton (Sonny With a Chance). On Nov. 25, they add their voices to Kick Buttowski - Suburban Daredevil episodes on Disney XD. Winkler will voice a school principal, Thornton will voice a popular TV actress, and Milano will play a stunt double. Just save them some drumsticks, will ya?
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