|Posted by pbmiranda on May 22, 2013 at 1:35 PM||comments (2)|
The first new original Nicktoon that debuted in 2003 was the last cartoon short that debuted in Oh Yeah! Cartoons! A cartoon that was mixed with action, science fiction, superhero, and drama. That cartoon was none other than My Life as a Teenage Robot that debuted on August 1, 2003.
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|Posted by pbmiranda on May 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM||comments (6)|
Around 2003, Klasky Csupo were slowly losing popularity with their Nicktoons. While All Grown Up still had decent ratings and reviews, The Wild Thornberrys ended its run a year prior and their magnum opus Rugrats was losing steam and people were getting burned out on watching it. The addition of the newer characters, the other newer Nicktoons such as SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly Oddparents, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, and more, and the somewhat st...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on May 14, 2013 at 10:00 PM||comments (4)|
Now we come to the 2000's. While we have been discussing that some of the 90's Nickelodeon shows were hugely innovated and groundbreaking when they first came out, nothing could be more given that recognition than The Ren & Stimpy Show. Back in the 80's when cartoons were either based on a toy, movie, or reboot of a cartoon from the 60's, The Ren & Stimpy Show was an homage to the classic cartoons while giving it a zany twist. The animation was eye-popping and in-your-fa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on May 13, 2013 at 8:30 PM||comments (6)|
Now that Mother's Day is over, it's time to conclude it with a very well known episode pertaining to that subject: the Rugrats Mother Day special.
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|Posted by pbmiranda on May 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM||comments (6)|
It's Mother's Day and it's the time to get your gifts ready for the woman who loved you, raised you, and took care of you. Nickelodeon has had its fair share of mothers that are just as loving, fierce, and caring as real moms. There are even times in which we wished that the mothers we saw on TV were our moms. But what were some of the best? It was a tough list, but I was able to round out some of my favorite Nickelodeon moms of all time.
10. Joyce Rigley from The Adven...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on May 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM||comments (5)|
To conclude former Nickelodeon shows from other networks in the 90's, we'll finish it with an animated series based on a cartoon short. The 1996 Nicktoon KaBlam! had a lot of classic shorts such as Sniz and Fondue, Life with Loopy, Prometheus and Bob, Action League Now!, and The Offbeats. While Action League Now! would eventually have its own spinoff series, there was another short that have its own series. That short was known as Angela Anaconda. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on May 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM||comments (8)|
We now go from the first Nickelodeon teen sitcom starring a female protagonist to one of the 3 original Nicktoons. Doug, alongside with Rugrats and The Ren & Stimpy Show debuted on August 11, 1991 in Nickelodeon. It starred a young 11-year-old named Doug Funnie living his everyday normal life in a small town named Bluffington with his family and his friends. The show became one of the most popular Nicktoons in the 90's. The show lasted in Nickelodeon until January 2, ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on May 1, 2013 at 9:35 PM||comments (9)|
Around the early 90's, Nickelodeon were in the beginning of their prime of releasing unique shows such as Salute Your Shorts, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and the three original Nicktoons. But the one show that changed the demographic of shows was none other than Clarissa Explains it All.
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|Posted by pbmiranda on April 30, 2013 at 10:50 PM||comments (5)|
As we've been discussing over the past couple of months, Nickelodeon has had made a huge impact on television. The creative programs, the fact that it was a TV network for kids, and the copious amounts of slime made it a huge standout for the past 34 years. As time went on, a few Nickelodeon shows tried to make its way to other networks. Some have been done by the creators. Others haven't. Some have succeeded, most have failed. This week, we're going to take a look at former Nickelodeon shows...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on April 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (4)|
We've talked about Nickelodeon: the Nicktoons, the Nickcoms, the game shows, the movies, and so much more. But the one thing we really haven't delve deep into was the preschool shows. Unless you're a parent or an expert of television or education, you don't really have deep conversations about shows geared towards 3-year-olds. But the fact of the matter is is that they're most likely the first things we saw on TV and we have a special place in our hearts for them. Whether they're influencial,...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on April 9, 2013 at 7:30 PM||comments (5)|
The year is 2003. The last Lord of the Rings movie Return of the King, The Last Samurai, Finding Nemo, and Big Fish were released in theaters. Chappelle's Show, TMNT, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, and Reno 911! debuted on TV. As we mentioned in our last review, Klasky Csupo was the top animation company for Nickelodeon. They had created and/or produced 5 Nicktoons, released 3 critically and financially movies, and had a pristine reputation of qua...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on April 3, 2013 at 11:40 PM||comments (7)|
We've talked a lot about Nickelodeon shows, both good and bad. There are some shows that deserve a ton of hate due to being very mediocre, mean spirited, boring, lazy, or just plain bad. However, there are a lot of TV shows that has been getting just as much hatred that doesn't deserve it. Now I know that people are entitled to their opinion and each person has different tastes in things so the shows on my list may or may not convince you to give it a second chance. Nonetheless, here's my lis...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on April 2, 2013 at 7:35 PM||comments (11)|
Well, it's April. After we had our fun and laughs with our April Fools' Day pranks, what's next for us? The celebration of spring? The anticipation of warm weather to melt away that snow we're already getting sick of looking at? For me and for a lot of people, it's the start of a new month for a certain celebration. Autism Awareness Month.
It's the time of the month where people...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on April 1, 2013 at 7:55 PM||comments (8)|
Inspired by Derek Alexander (Happy Video Game Nerd) and James Bevan (Manic Expression)
Welcome to Patricia's Jewels, a video game series where I cover my favorite games. Whether it's triple "A", indie hits, cult classics, and underrated, obscure games that I feel deserve more recognition. Hopefully, my review will let you check out the game for yourself. Today's game we're going to cover is an underrated cinematic platformer back in 1997. Back in 1994, a new indie vid...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on March 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM||comments (13)|
Not that long ago, I did a list of my top 20 favorite Nickelodeon theme songs. If you missed it, click right here. However, I came across a lot of really bad opening theme songs. Whether these songs are annoying, forgettable, generic, or ear cringing, these are the songs that make your ears bleed when listening to it and lessens your ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on March 26, 2013 at 10:20 PM||comments (3)|
Happy Passover, everyone! While you are celebrating the day of deliverance from Egypt while eating matzo ball soup and beef brisket, it's time to review the only Passover special that Nickelodeon has ever aired. That special is the one and only A Rugrats Passover.
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|Posted by pbmiranda on March 21, 2013 at 10:30 PM||comments (8)|
Regardless if a show is good or bad, the one thing I always look forward to watching is the opening theme to a TV show. Whether the music is upbeat, slow, fast, catchy, or calm, we always get that fuzzy warm feeling whenever we hear it. It's something that gets stuck in my mind for all eternity. Sometimes it's the background of the opening that makes us remember the show when seeing the main characters doing some cool thing that you may or may not see in the actual show itself. Due to the ins...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on March 11, 2013 at 10:00 PM||comments (4)|
Klasky Csupo was doing extremely well in Nickelodeon around the 2000's. They had 4 successful TV shows with Rugrats, The Wild Thornberrys, As Told by Ginger, and Rocket Power and they released two financially successful movies that made over $150 million dollars. Their name meant quality, creativity, and classic animation back then and it seemed that they couldn't do any wrong. Their next announcement was their next movie based on another of their cartoons. On December 20, 2...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on March 6, 2013 at 10:15 PM||comments (4)|
Around 1987, there was a new competitive sport that formed around Denver, Colorado involving two people building robots to fight one another in a huge tournament against other people and their robots. That was called "Critter Crunch". Then around 1991, a man named Marc Thorpe, a designer for LucasToys division of Lucasfilm organized Robot Wars, a televised program about a group of people building robots for battle. As time went on, more and more robot combat tournaments formed. The p...Read Full Post »
|Posted by pbmiranda on March 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM||comments (2)|
Due to the critical failure of Double Dare 2000, Nickelodeon hasn't had a game show in a while. Since Slime Time Live, the afternoon time slot that would play games and vote on what shows to see, was hugely popular among the millions of viewers tuning in. However, for the older teens who grew up with Nickelodeon back in the 90's, they weren't impressed with Slime Time Live since it was similar to U to U and Nick in the Afternoon with Stick Stickly and were ...Read Full Post »