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• Cardiff-based animation house Calon has won two Best Animation awards in the last two weeks. Preschool series Hana's Helpline received nods at the Celtic Film Festival in Galway and at the Welsh BAFTA's.

• Indie rock sensation The Shins (aka the band that occupied much of the Garden State soundtrack and underscored Zach Braff's melancholy) is kicking it preschool on a new Yo Gabba Gabba! ep premiering Friday, May 23 on Nick Jr. in the US. The group's performing original tune 'It's Ok, Try Again'. Can't wait that long? A clip is already up at www.criticalmention.com/vg/nickelodeon/TheShins.wmv.
April 29, 2008

• Cardiff-based animation house Calon has won two Best Animation awards in the last two weeks. Preschool series Hana’s Helpline received nods at the Celtic Film Festival in Galway and at the Welsh BAFTA’s.

• Indie rock sensation The Shins (aka the band that occupied much of the Garden State soundtrack and underscored Zach Braff’s melancholy) is kicking it preschool on a new Yo Gabba Gabba! ep premiering Friday, May 23 on Nick Jr. in the US. The group’s performing original tune ‘It’s Ok, Try Again’. Can’t wait that long? A clip is already up at www.criticalmention.com/vg/nickelodeon/TheShins.wmv.

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Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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