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Disney's Muppets Deal May Finally Pay Off with New Film

Jim Henson's iconic characters took a long time to finally land in the House of Mouse, and they've never lived up to their potential there. But with the new film "The Muppets," Walt Disney's gamble on them may finally be paying off.

McDonald's Quietly Closes Up Shop on 'Sesame Street'

For the first time in about seven years, McDonald's is no longer a corporate sponsor of the venerable kids' show, a relationship that activists have long derided given the program's commitment to promoting healthy eating as childhood obesity rates soar.

E-Books for Kids Get Publishers' Attention

Book publishers' interest in digital e-books is mounting, as the number of e-readers hitting the market, in all shapes, sizes, and color capabilities, is set to grow. And the children's sector of publishing in particular is getting their notice.

Toymaker Pays $1.25 Million in Lead Paint Case

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reached a $1.25 million settlement with the RC2 Corporation, the Illinois-based toy company that makes Thomas the Tank Engine. The settlement pertains to the company's 2007 recall of an estimated 1.7 million Thomas the Tank Engine toys that were deemed to contain lead levels that exceeded the legal limit.

Sesame Street layoffs are no joke

Roll over Cookie Monster and tell Elmo the news, the economic slowdown has hit Sesame Street. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit producer of the beloved...