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“The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History” looks back at Conan O’Brien’s beginnings
With all the talk this past week or so about how NBC is booting Conan O’Brien off of The Tonight Night so that network execs can then turn this show back over to Jay Leno , I thought that it might be interesting to take a look back at how CoCo actually got into the late night talk game. Which is why...
20 Jan 2010
“Disney Prep and Landing” claims the top spot among this year’s holiday specials
For 35 years now, “ Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ” has been leading the way. At least when it comes to Christmas specials. Ever since this Rankin/Bass production first premiered on NBC in December of 1964, year after year, “Rudolph” has consistently occupied the top spot. Ratings-wise, that is. But...
16 Dec 2009
Disney's "Phineas and Ferb Christmas Vacation" is one special holiday special
Given that Phineas & Ferb manage to make the most of all 104 days of summer vacation, is it such a surprise to learn that these step-brothers really step things up when it comes to their two-week long holiday break from school? Copyright 2009 Disney. All Rights Reserved In " Phineas and Ferb Christmas...
4 Dec 2009
Toon Tuesday: How to have a rockin' good time on Mickey Mouse’s birthday
So where will you wind up spending MM’s b-day? It’s tomorrow, you know. November 18 th . That’s the date that The Walt Disney Company officially acknowledges as being this iconic character’s “ birthday ” (i.e. the day that “ Steamboat Willie ” – the first Mickey Mouse cartoon with synchronized sound...
17 Nov 2009
Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II Roller Skating Tour previews this Saturday night
Given that 125,000 people are expected to attend Comic-Con International this week, chances are that at least a few of these folks have never been to a pop culture event quite like this. So they may not know quite what expect once they get to San Diego . Not to worry, though. I’ve prepared a few visual...
20 Jul 2009
Comic-Con Countdown: Can Peter Parker pick the proper panels?
It’s the classic Comic-Con conundrum. In this corner, you have some of the biggest names in modern animation coming together to pay tribute to Walt Stanchfield. We’re talking about Glen Keane, Eric Goldberg, Tom Sito and Rubén Procopio all in the same room at the same time, taking part in a panel that...
7 Jul 2009
Watch out, Toontown ! Here come the Tappet Brothers
Will the third time really be the charm for Click & Clack ? Or will this latest attempt to adapt NPR 's " Car Talk " to television stall out just like the other two? Truth be told, Tom & Ray Magliozzi -- the real-life brothers who host this extremely popular National Public Radio program -- bear...
8 Jul 2008
"Shrek the Halls" puts the fun back into dysfunctional family gatherings
Are you tired of tearing up when George Bailey finds Zuzu's petals in his pocket? Or reaching for a Kleenex whenever that doll on the Island of Misfit Toys says "I don't have any dreams left to dream"? Well, if that's true ... Then have I got a Christmas present for all you Grinches out there. DreamWorks...
27 Nov 2007
Tube Thursday : The "Disney Afternoon" shows that you didn't get to see
A real treat showed up in the mail today. " Darkwing Duck: Volume 2 ." Copyright 2007 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved I don't know how many of you remember this " Disney Afternoon " show. But "Darkwing Duck" was great fun. A witty spoof of the whole superhero genre, "DD" debuted as part...
15 Aug 2007
As "Tarzan" swings off Broadway, is Beyoncé getting ready to play Aida in Disney's next big movie musical?
First up, Kevin writes in to say: I was just wondering, how do Disney executives feel about the Wiggles joining up with Six Flags for the " Wiggles World " theme areas in their parks? Is this a sign that the Wiggles and Disney may be parting company soon? Kevin Dear Kevin -- Nope. You have to understand...
5 Jul 2007
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