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Gather 'round the dinner table, the TV or the barbeque -- it's time for family fun night!

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree. What comes next in the beloved Christmas song? Search for presents from The Twelve Days of Christmas and have some holiday fun.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Going to see The Nutcracker is a favorite Christmas tradition in many families -- and familiarity with the characters and music makes these Christmas games that much more fun. Print out these games and have some fun beforehand!

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

Everyone is aiming to be an angel during the Christmas season, so use these free printable Christmas games as some fun inspiration for parents and kids alike. Get your holiday spirit started.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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A fantasy world inhabited only by cars is the setting of the Disney/Pixar collaboration "Cars." Learn about the animation process as we take you behind the scenes with director John Lasseter.

By Vicki Arkoff

'Monsters Inc.' is one of Disney-Pixar's cleverest and best-loved animated features. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this splendid film -- a combination of high-tech sparkle and heartwarming characters.

By Michael Allen

The Incredibles' wasn't only a box-office smash hit -- it was also a technological marvel of animation. In this article we go behind the scenes to find out how 'The Incredibles' was made. Learn more about 'The Incredibles.'

By Vicki Arkoff

Winnie the Pooh is one of the world's favorite bears. In this article we'll travel down memory lane and show you how the character of Winnie the Pooh came to life. Join the trip as we learn about Winnie the Pooh, his friends, and the movies and shows they've had.

By Michael Allen

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'Finding Nemo' was a blockbuster movie that also set the standard for animation technology. Here is a close look at how this spectacular movie came to be.

By Vicki Arkoff

Thomas the Tank Engine is the world's most famous fictional locomotive. For more than 50 years he and his friends in the railyard have made the Island of Sodor a fascinating and educational place. Learn all the details about Thomas the Tank Engine.

By Michael Mallory & Natalie Walker Whitlock

'Scooby-Doo' has been one of the most popular cartoons of the past four decades -- during which it's undergone many changes but kept its vital spark. Here's a look at the phenomenon that is 'Scooby-Doo.'

By Michael Mallory

Elmo joined "Sesame Street" 21 years ago, and his own "Elmo's World" segments debuted almost a decade ago -- to the delight of kids everywhere. He is now the most recognized children's character in the United States. Take a peek into Elmo's past, present and future.

By Natalie Walker Whitlock

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How has a humble little sea sponge soaked up so many viewers since his 1999 premiere? Learn about the secrets to SpongeBob's success and find your favorite episode with a complete episode guide.

By Linda Williams Aber

It started with Snow White six decades ago. Now it's an entertainment and marketing dynasty known as Disney Princess. Learn about Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas and Sleeping Beauty in this article.

By Vicki Arkoff

"Dora the Explorer" is one of the most popular television shows for preschoolers. We spoke with co-creator Valerie Walsh to find out how Dora the Explorer went from an idea to the series.

By Brandi Kleinert Larsen