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    Sesame Street

    Sesame Street

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    Sesame Street is a widely recognized and perpetually daring experiment in educational children's programming. This show has taken popular-culture and turned it upside-down. The fast-paced advertisements that had parents of the new era worrying for their children were the basis for the original format of this show. The show has often satirized pop culture, and made itself easier for parents to watch along too. And thus, the positive impact this show has had on modern society is beyond another. No show is more recognized the world over by as many generations and walks of life. Shown in its original format or with changes to reflect a regional education focus, Sesame Street is now seen in over 140 countries. The show that Entertainment Weekly named the "20th Best Ever Show" has changed the education scene to focus on "entertainment." This has turned out to be a valuable theory that not only helps the medicinal learning go down easier, but it also increases the effectiveness of the information being taught. In an almost backwards sense, the show stays fresh by recycling programming ideas every three years, by which time a new group of kids is watching. Unlike most PBS Kids shows, which have an original run, then go into continuous repeats until getting dropped by PBS or sold to another network, Sesame Street has created many new episodes every season since its debut Nov. 10, 1969. American teachers now expect children to arrive on the first day of school knowing the basics about letters, numbers, and language. "Kindergarten now does what first grade used to do," creator Joan Ganz Cooney has said, "and I think that's directly due to Sesame Street." International versions have changed Sesame Street to be more relevant to their culture and environments. They adjust the unique American inner city, with a cast made up mainly of Muppets, African-Americans, Spaniards and Chinese to reflect their own lifestyles. For example, Canada's Sesame Park features a small suburban town inhabited by folks like an otter and a bear, a bush pilot, a disabled child in a wheel-chair and her cat and Russia's Ulitsa Sesame set in a Russian dvor (courtyard) has a 9-foot tall tree spirit who has his joyous and problem-solving Muppet friends. No show can help in tumultuous or troubled times like Sesame Street. For example: • The Israelis and the Palestinians have now merged their independent spin-offs, to help teach the fighting cultures to accept each other for who they are, not what they have done in the past. • The original American Sesame Street helped children deal with the incidents of 9-11 • On the week of October 4-8, 2004, Sesame Workshop actually dug up reruns of Sesame Street episodes from its 32nd season, in which a hurricane plundered the neighborhood. This move was to come to grips with those disabused by the four hurricanes that struck Florida in a six-week span the previous August and September. It also sent a message about the news' propensity for covering violent acts. • The current South African government has not taken much action on the matters of HIV and AIDS, so in 2003, the South African version of Sesame Street added in a 5-year-old girl monster who manages to go about daily life with ease, even though she intercepted HIV through a blood transfusion shortly after birth. This led to an American backlash, even though her exposure in the States has always been restricted to sesameworkshop.org. Undoubtedly, she is the hardest-edged Muppet since Jim Henson's ill-fated "Creatures from the Planet Gorch" on Saturday Night Live's first season. • No other puppet than a Muppet, namely Elmo, could be taken seriously when asking America's congressional Education Appropriations Subcommittee for more funding to school music programs, so that "when Elmo goes to school, there will be the instruments to play." (Unfortunately, Newt Gingrich's Congress chose instead to divert to Sesame Street production funds from other PBS series. Among the casualties was one of Sesame Street's godchildren, Ghostwriter.) •In the mid-70s, they introduced Linda Bove, a deaf actress playing a deaf librarian that lives a life equal to all the rest of the area's inhabitants. Please note that Sesame Street's air time varies between various PBS stations in America. In recent years, a few PBS stations have dropped the show (including WNYE in New York, whose last airing was in June 2003). sesame street even had a touring show, SESAME STREET LIVE,which has just recently celebrated 25 years of performing. Characters Cookie Monster Cookie Monster has always had a passion for cookies, gobbling them up whenever he can. However, in order to promote healthy eating habits, Cookie Monster recently learned that cookies are a "sometime" food. So now, Cookie Monster also eats fruits and vegetables in addition to his trademark snack. Elmo Elmo is a cute little red monster, who wants to know more about the world he is growing up in. Oscar the Grouch Oscar lives in a dustbin, sure its not the most hygienic of places, but Oscar isn't the most hygienic of creatures. He likes to cause mischief but also enjoys learning. Ernie and Bert Best friends and room-mates, both showing us how people get along with each other and how sometimes you may even fall-out with your best friend. The Count The Count, would teaches us to count, whether it be really difficult numbers or easy numbers, the Counts thing is maths and counting, and he sure is good at it. Big Bird A huge yellow bird, who's everyone's friend. No matter what species, color or race you are.moreless
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    SpongeBob SquarePants

    SpongeBob SquarePants

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    SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the highest-rated children's cartoon shows of the era and of all time. It follows a naive and eternally optimistic sea-sponge named SpongeBob SquarePants and his endeavors in the underwater town of Bikini Bottom. Many supporting and equally popular characters tag along with SpongeBob, including a starfish, a squid, a crab, and even a squirrel who lives underwater. The show first aired on May 1st, 1999, and quickly took off with children. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program. The show is just as popular now as it ever was! Cast of Characters SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob is the main character of the series and, as stated before, is somewhat dim-witted, sometimes to the point of driving his brighter friends up the wall. Despite this shortcoming, SpongeBob is a selfless creature. SpongeBob is a well-known fry cook at the Krusty Krab, Bikini Bottom's premier daytime eatery, and for good reason. No one denies that SpongeBob makes a delicious Krabby Patty, the burger of choice at the restaurant. SpongeBob lives in his pineapple home with his pet snail Gary. Patrick Star - Patrick is SpongeBob's best friend and is not the brightest fish in the sea - he lives under a rock, after all. Usually, SpongeBob and Patrick come up with a clueless idea that they think will be fun, but they usually end up in a lot of trouble for it. Because of his personality and dim-witted antics, Patrick is one of the most popular characters in the series. Squidward Tentacles - Squidward is a snobbish squid who lives in a moai between the houses of the two people he hates the most - SpongeBob and Patrick. He is constantly unhappy, mainly because of their antics. They have somehow been misinformed that Squidward is their friend, so Squidward is always badgered by them both. Squidward also dislikes his job at the Krusty Krab with SpongeBob. The only things that keep Squidward going are his tiki-shaped home and playing his clarinet. Sandy Cheeks - Sandy is a cowgirl from Texas. She is quite powerful and agile, so make sure you don't set her off! She is a very nice person though, and isn't all muscle. In fact, her love of science is what allows her to live underwater. She lives in a tree growing inside a large dome that keeps air in. If she leaves her air bubble, she'll wear a suit that lets her breathe. Mr. Eugene H. Krabs - Mr. Krabs is the owner of the Krusty Krab and is notable for his large cheapskate side. Mr. Krabs is completely in love with his money and lets nothing stand between him and it. He also has a daughter, Pearl the whale, though it is never explained how Pearl is a whale and Mr. Krabs is a crab. Gary the Snail - Gary is SpongeBob's pet snail and is the equivalent of an underwater cat. Although most of his sounds are cat-like mews, SpongeBob can understand exactly what Gary is saying, and Gary understands SpongeBob as well, probably better than SpongeBob understands himself. Sheldon J. Plankton - Plankton is Mr. Krab's arch rival and the not-so-proud owner of the Chum Bucket, the restaurant across the street from the Krusty Krab. Plankton has tried to steal the Krabby Patty secret formula from his rival Mr. Krabs on numerous occasions but has never succeeded. His wife Karen is a computer he built himself. Larry the Lobster - Larry is a macho lifeguard at the Bikini Bottom beach, Goo-Lagoon. He is constantly working out and is often the voice of reason when Spongebob tries something particularly dim-witted at the beach. Mrs. Poppy Puff - Mrs. Puff is the local driving school teacher in Bikini Bottom. She is a good teacher, but just cannot pass one student: SpongeBob SquarePants. SpongeBob has failed her class many times and has gotten on Mrs. Puff's nerves so much that she now has a severe hatred for him and has actually been driven slightly insane by him. Squilliam Fancyson - Squilliam is Squidward's rich and snobbish rival. He boasts about his money and is everything Squidward wants to be. He and Squidward's neighbors are the main reasons for Squidward's bitterness. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy - These two are a retired duo of superheroes that have their own television show. Mermaid Man is portrayed as a senile character, and Barnacle Boy, who is 68 years old, is constantly annoyed by him. Man Ray and the Dirty Bubble - These are a pair of dastardly villains in Bikini Bottom. Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy are too old to fight them alone and usually need the help of SpongeBob and his friends to get the job done. The Dirty Bubble is literally a bubble and can be popped by pointy objects. Man Ray wears a mask and has no real face behind it. He has been known to have a bit of a soft side. The Flying Dutchman - The Flying Dutchman lives in his flying pirate ship and haunts Bikini Bottom. His hobby and main reason for existing is simply to scare the citizens of Bikini Bottom. Theme Song Captain: Are ya ready kids? Kids: Aye, aye, captain! Captain: I can't hear you! Kids: AYE, AYE, CAPTAIN! Captain: Ohhh..... who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: Absorbent and yellow and porous is he! Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: If nautical nonsense be something you wish,Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: Then drop on the deck, and flop like a fish! Kids: SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: Ready? Everyone: SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob SquarePants! SpongeBob SquarePants! Captain: SpongeBob... SquarePants!moreless
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    Power Rangers

    Power Rangers

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    This guide covers all seasons of POWER RANGERS, including ALL seasonal rename incarnations. Descriptions of which can be found below...

    -MightyMorphin' Power Rangers: Season 1 (93-94) An interdimensional being named Zordon chooses five teenagers with attitude to morph into powerful warriors drawn from the spirit of dinosaurs, protecting the world from the forces of space witch Rita Repulsa with the use of their giant transforming robots, known as Zords. [adapted from "Kyoryuu Sentai ZyuRanger" (Dinosaur Task Force Beast Ranger)]

    -Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Season 2 (94-95) When Rita's boss Lord Zedd takes over, the now-six Rangers gain new Thunder-powered Zords. [adapted from "Gosei Sentai DaiRanger" (Five Star Task Force Great Ranger)]

    -Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) The Six Rangers must seek a new power source when an evil menace, the wacky Ivan Ooze, destroys the Command Center. [Not considered in-continuity for numerous reasons; similar story is told in season 3's "Ninja Quest" quadrilogy]

    -Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Season 3 (95-96). Rita's brother Rito Revolto destroys the Thunderzords, leading the six teens to seek out new ninja-spirit power and Zords from the ancient sage Ninjor. [adapted from "Ninja Sentai KakuRanger" (Ninja Task Force Hidden Ranger)]

    (includes the mini-series Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers, where the Ranger teens are turned into children, leaving a new team from the waterworld of Aquitar to assist in fending off the forces of Rita & Rito's father, Master Vile).

    -Power Rangers Zeo (1996) Now with a wholly new and more powerful source in the ancient Zeo Crystal, the five teens face the robotic menace of the Machine Empire, who also have to eventually deal with the disgrunted Rita & Zedd! [adapted from "Chouriki Sentai OhRanger" (Super Power Task Force Overtech Hardware Ranger)]

    -Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997) A peaceful alien with a powerful key is captured by the Evil Space Pirate Divatox, and used to free her immensely powerful fiance from his volcano prison. The Rangers must shift into Turbo, a swift new power, and deal with a new teammate, the pre-teen Justin.

    -Power Rangers Turbo (1997) Continuing from T:APRM, Divatox seeks revenge for the ruining of her wedding, as the four former Zeos deal with graduating high school, having a new team mentor, and eventually finding replacements! [adapted from "Gekisou Sentai CarRanger" (Violent Dash Task Force Car Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers In Space (1998) Four former Turbo teens meet up with a human from another planet, teaming up to scour the universe in an attempt to save Zordon from the galactic conqueror Dark Specter and his chosen heir, Astronema. [adapted from "Denji Sentai MegaRanger" (Electromagnetic Task Force Mega Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999) Five young adults, part of the space colony of Terra Venture, find their destiny in another galaxy on their voyage to a new world, while taking on an army of evil aliens. [adapted from "Seijuu Sentai GingaMan" (Star Beast Task Force Galaxy Man)]

    -Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000) A secret government agency gives five young adults the power to rescue Mariner Bay from demons bent on reclaiming their homeland. [adapted from "Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoV" (Emergency Task Force Go Go Five)]

    -Power Rangers Time Force (2001) Four police officers come back in time from the year 3000, and gain a member from modern day, while chasing the evil mutant Ransik and his criminal gang. [adapted from "Mirai Sentai TimeRanger" (Future Task Force Time Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Wild Force (2002) Five young adults use the power of Wildzords to protect the Earth from the ancient menace of Master Org and his pollutionous followers. [adapted from "Hyakujuu Sentai GaoRanger" (Hundred Beast Task Force Growl Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003) Three teen ninjas in training protect Blue Bay Harbor from Lothor and his evil space ninjas, which include his very own pair of Power Rangers! [adapted from "Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger" (Ninja Technique Task Force Hurricane Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004) Three high-schoolers and their teacher, the legendary Tommy Oliver, use the power of dinosaurs to combat Mesogog's forces as he attempts to revert the world to a prehistoric era. [adapted from "Bakuryuu Sentai AbaRanger" (Blast Dinosaur Task Force Rage Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005) Twenty years in the future, three cadets from the Ranger Academy of the Space Patrol Delta force, are joined by two street-tough rookies, against the invading Troobian alien army. [adapted from "Tokusou Sentai DekaRanger" (Special Investigation Task Force Detective Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006) On present-day Earth, five brave teenagers are united by a powerful sorceress to combat the forces of a subterranean evil in a hidden magical dimension located in the forest just outside of their town. [adapted from "Mahou Sentai MagiRanger" (Magical Task Force Magic Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007) A team of five Rangers, each with their own specialty skill, must scour the globe to find jewels to the ancient and powerful Corona Aurora before an opposing pair of villainous alien brothers can locate them and dominate the universe. [adapted from "Gougou Sentai Boukenger" (Rumbling Task Force AdventuRanger)]

    -Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008) Three teenagers skilled in Kung Fu martial arts are given the gift to morph into Power Rangers and must join forces to battle an ominous, evil spirit, Dai Shi that recently escaped from its ten thousand year old imprisonment. Together under the direction of their Kung Fu Master, RJ, the Power Rangers will fight to save the world from total destruction. [adapted from "Juken Sentai Gekiranger" (Beast Fist Task Force Fierce Ranger)]

    -Power Rangers RPM (2009) In the near future, the mysterious and sinister Venjix Computer Network is attempting to conquer and lay ruin to the entire planet. Mankind has retreated into environmentally-shielded domed cities to protect against the pollution and machines unleashed by Venjix. In the shining city of Corinth, an elite force of Rangers must learn to drive and operate an arsenal of radically advanced biotech vehicles in order to battle the attacking machine army bent on world domination. [adapted from Enjin Sentai Goonger (Engine Task Force Go-onger)] -Power Rangers Samurai (2011) A new generation of Power Rangers must master the mystical and ancient Samurai Symbols of Power which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth. Under the guidance of their all-knowing mentor and the aid of their devoted animal Zords, they battle the dark forces of the Netherworld and a mysterious Warrior bent on destruction. [adapted from Samurai Sentai Shinkinger] -Power Rangers Super Samurai (2012) The Samurai Power Rangers continue their battle against the evil Master Xandred who has now joined forces with the malevolent Serrator. To fight the growing threat, the Samurai Rangers learn to use the legendary Black Box to form all new MegaZord combinations and become Super Samurai. Through teamwork, they also learn to invoke the powerof their ancestors to morph into Shogun Mode and protect humanity from the Netherworld's vile villains. [adapted from Samurai Sentai Shinkinger] -Power Rangers Megaforce (2013) For as long as evil has threatened the Earth, there have been teams of Power Rangers sworn to protect it. The Power Rangers Megaforce are the planet's newest defenders. Hand selected by Gosei, an ancient guardian of the human world, the Power Rangers Megaforce are a creative crew who do it all, from science to photography to BMX biking. But don't get too confident, evil aliens. These talented teens are also the toughest martial artists of their generation, and they will stop at nothing to shut down Admiral Malkor and his Alien attack force. Go Megaforce, go! [adapted from Tensou Sentai Goseiger]

    -Repeats of earlier seasons have also aired under the promotional naming banners of: Power Rangers: Blast from the Power Past (Fox Kids summer 1996). Power Rangers Power Playback (Fox Kids summer 1998 until fall 1999). Power Playback OTO (Fox Kids fall 1999). Best of Power Rangers (ABC Family spring 2003 until 2005). Power Rangers Generations (ABC Family and Toon Disney, 2005 through 2008).
    _U.S. Broadcast History:_ -August 28th, 1993 to September 7th, 2002 on the Fox Children's Network (aka Fox Kids) broadcasting block of the Fox network. New episodes debuted on the block from the start of its run until August 10th, 2002.

    -March 3rd, 2002 to September 2006, on the ABC Family cable/satellite channel. New episodes debuted on its JETIX block from February 14th, 2004 until July 16th, 2005.

    -September 14th, 2002 until September 2010 on the ABC Kids broadcasting block of the ABC network. New episodes debuted on the block from the start of its run until November 15th, 2003.

    -February 14th, 2004 to February 9th, 2009, on the Toon Disney channel. New episodes debuted on its JETIX block, from July 25th, 2005 until November 3rd, 2008.

    -March 2009 to August 28th, 2010, on the ABC Kids broadcasting block of the ABC network. New episodes debuted on the block from March 7, 2009 until December 26, 2009.

    -February 7th, 2011 onward on Nickelodeon.

    Power Rangers is a production of Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment and Toei Company, Ltd. The production company from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers through Power Rangers Wild Force was MMPR Productions, Inc. The production company for Power Rangers Ninja Storm and Power Rangers DinoThunder was Village Roadshow KP Productions Limited. From Power Rangers S.P.D. until RPM, the production company was Ranger Productions, Ltd. in association with JETIX. Starting with Power Rangers Samuri season, the production company is SCG Power Rangers LLC. The show was copyrighted by Saban Entertainment and Saban International N.V. from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers until Power Rangers Time Force. From Power Rangers Wild Force until Power Rangers RPM, that company (now owned by Disney) is known as BVS Entertainment, Inc. From the 2011 season onwards the show is copyrighted by Saban Brands LLC.

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    iCarly

    iCarly

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    Carly is a teenager who lives with her 29 year old brother and guardian Spencer, and produces her own web show, iCarly, from a studio she constructed in the her apartment. She does this not because she is looking for fame or fortune, but because she wants to be a good role model for kids and teens, along with her brother and their three neurotic friends Freddie, Sam, and Gibby. "iCarly" makes TV history as the first series to incorporate kid-generated original content into its script.moreless
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    Inuyasha

    Inuyasha

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    Kagome Higurashi is a modern day young girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. Unbeknownst to Kagome, she is the reincarnation of priestess Kikyo and possesses the "Jewel of Four Souls" (the Shikon jewel). One ill-fated day, Kagome locates an ancient well near her home and is abruptly transported through the well and into a feudal Japan, inhabited by demons. There, she encounters Inuyasha, son of a powerful demon father and a human mother, who is pinned to a tree by an enchanted arrow. Kagome frees Inuyasha from the tree before she learns that all of the demons, including Inuyasha, are after the Shikon jewel in her possession. To prevent the jewel from being stolen, Kagome accidentally shoots it with the enchanted arrow, shattering it into thousands of pieces. The evil Naraku also seeks the jewel for his own reasons. New allies, Kagome and Inuyasha, join forces with Shippo, a small fox-demon, Miroku, a monk, and Sango, the sole surviving demon-hunter, in order to combat Naraku and recover the fragments of the "Jewel of Four Souls". But that's just just the tip of the iceberg. 1st Opening Song: "Change the World" by V6 (Episodes 1 to 34) 2nd Opening Song: "I Am" by hitomi (episodes 35 to 64) 3rd Opening Song: "Owarinai Yume" by Aikawa Nanase (Episodes 65 to 95) 4th Opening Song: "Grip!" by Every Little Thing(Episodes 96 to 127) 5th Opening Song: "One Day, One Dream" by Tackey & Tsubasa(Episodes 128 to 153) 6th Opening Song: "Angelus" by Hitomi Shimatani (Episode 154 to 167) 1st Ending Song: "My Will" by dream(Episodes 1 to 20 and 167) 2nd Ending Song: "Fukai Mori" by Do as Infinity(Episodes 21 to 41) 3rd Ending Song: "Dearest" by Ayumi Hamasaki (Episodes 42 to 60) 4th Ending Song: "Every Heart, Minna no Kimochi" by BoA (Episodes 61 to 85) 5th Ending Song: "Shinjitsu no Uta" by Do as Infinity(Episodes 86 to 108) 6th Ending Song:"Itazurana Kiss" by Day after Tomorrow (Episodes 109 to 127) 7th Ending Song: "Come" by Namie Amuro (Episodes 128 to 147) 8th Ending Song: "Brand-New World" by V6 (Episodes 149 to 166) Character Profiles: - Spoilers!!! Inuyasha - Half-human, half-demon, Inuyasha desires the Shikon jewel for his own questionable purposes. Too bad Kagome can control him with magic! Kagome - Kagome is a modern-day 15-year-old girl who lives with her family by the old Higure shrine. She is also the unknowing possessor of a magical jewel. Shippo - Shippo is a young fox-demon with shape-shifting abilities. He likes Inuyasha and is fiercely loyal to Kagome. Sango - Sango the demon hunter lost her whole village to Naraku's forces. Her preferred weapon is a giant boomerang. Sesshomaru - Sesshomaru is Inuyasha's older, pure-demon brother. He seeks the magic sword that his father gave to Inuyasha. Miroku - A Buddhist monk who, because of a curse from Naraku, has a Wind Tunnel (it's like a black hole) in his right hand. He is also quite the pervert. Naraku - Naraku is the villain of the series. His name translates as the word, "hell". He was born through the thief Onigumo's desire for Kikyo when he called dozens of demons in to devour himself. He has the ablilty to change his form into anything he wants, which he did to trick Inuyasha and Kikyo into hating each other. He has used Inuyasha's brother Sesshomaru to try and get rid of Inuyasha, but to no avail. He also has an 'army' of bug-type creatures, called Saimyosho. Naraku is also a half-demon like Inuyasha, but born in a different way. Naraku can choose the time of month to return to his 'original' form. He uses this time to re-arrange his body into a stronger and more powerful form. Naraku also gains the ablilty to make offspring, later. Koga - Koga is the son of a leader of the wolf demon tribe. He has 2 Shikon jewel shards in his legs (one in each) which gives him super speed. He first comes into the story when he attacks the village where Rin lived. He also says that he is in love with Kagome, which makes Inuyasha quite annoyed. Koga wants Naraku dead because he created Kagura who killed many of his friends from his tribe.moreless
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    The Legend of Korra

    The Legend of Korra

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    Seventy years have passed since the end of the century long conflict known as "The War". Avatar Aang and many of the other heroes of his generation have since passed on and the world has slowly recovered from The War. With Aang gone, the Avatar is reincarnated as Korra, a seventeen year old girl from the Southern Water Tribe. She is a hot-headed but powerful young woman who is ready to take on the world. With three elements mastered, Korra and her animal guide, Naga, relocate to Republic City; a metropolis city for all nations built by her predecessor and Fire Lord Zuko. There she seeks out Aang's and Katara's son, Tenzin, in order to learn Airbending. With Naga, Tenzin, and new friends Mako, Bolin, and Asami by her side, Korra will face many trials during her journey.moreless
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    Arthur

    Arthur

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    Arthur Read, the spectacular bespectacled aardvark stars in this children's series about growing up. Typical childhood problems such as bratty siblings, schoolyard bullies and classroom cliques are addressed by this popular program. Arthur's eighteenth season has come to a close. However, watch for repeats again soon on your local PBS station. And keep watching for more details on upcoming episodes of the program. Currently, Arthur is the second longest-running North American animated series (behind The Simpsons), now with seventeen seasons and counting. Developed from Marc Brown's beloved books, Arthur reminds us all of how it feels to be 8 years old. Just like your average kid, Arthur overcomes the dreaded obstacles of third-grade life, such as his tough teacher Mr. Ratburn, bullies, and mountains of homework. At home, Arthur must face the pint- terror also known as his sister Dora Winifred, or D.W. for short. Everything between these two is a struggle; who gets control of the television remote, who can play their Crazy Bus CD, whose hobbies are dumber, that's a baby show...Will Arthur ever win one of these pointless arguments? Probably never, because not only is D.W. fiercely independent, she's also very smart. But despite it all, Arthur and D.W. are still brother and sister, and when they're not arguing, they can accomplish great things together.

    Keeping Arthur sane are his helpful friends --- an assortment of colorful animal cohorts who always provide sound advice and a few laughs too. They are: Francine Frensky (a tomboy who would rather play sports than go to the mall), Buster Baxter (an enthusiastic gourmand), Alan "The Brain" Powers (a bona-fide 3rd grade genius, who even writes computer programs in his spare time), Muffy Crosswire (the rich girl with a real heart of gold), and Sue Ellen Armstrong (a traveler of the world and geography expert). Arthur can also sometimes be seen with Fern Walters (a soft-spoken musician with semi-hidden goth interests), Binky Barnes (acts like a bully, but enjoys pastimes such as ballet and clarinet), George Nordgren/Lundgren (a somewhat shy moose who be truly entertaining when he tries), Prunella (who supposedly has psychic powers and is actually in the fourth grade) and Jenna Morgan (a rarely seen cat-girl.) And of course, who could forget Pal, Arthur's lovable, loyal pet pooch?

    Arthur airs on PBS every weekday and on some stations on weekends --- check local listings for time. Or, go to the PBS Kids' Arthur schedule to find out which episode is airing in a city near you.

    A large number of Arthur stories have been released on DVD and video. Many episodes are also available in book form. There are also a wealth of Arthur-related promotions and products, so keep an eye on the news and check online merchants such as eBay and Amazon, and your local stores. You can also check your local library for Arthur books.

    Theme Song

    Every day when you're walkin' down the street,
    Everybody that you meet, Has an original point of view...
    - Chorus: And I say "Hey!" (Hey!) What a wonderful kind of day! (Day!)
    If we can learn to work and play,(Play!) And get along with each other... -
    You've got to listen to your heart, Listen to the beat, Listen to the rhythm, the rhythm on the street,
    Open up your eyes, Open up your ears, Get together and make things better, By working together
    It's a simple message, and it comes from the heart, Believe in (believe in yourself...) 'Cuz that's the Place to START!
    - And I say "Hey!" (Hey!) What a wonderful kind of day! (Day!)
    If we can learn to work and play (PLAY!), And get along with each other (Hey!)
    What a wonderful kind of day Hey! What a wonderful kind of day...
    Hey! The series won 7 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing - Special Class, Outstanding Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation, Outstanding Children's Animated Program and Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program.moreless
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    Winx Club

    Winx Club

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    This show was originally created in Italy. In the dimension of Magix, Bloom is believed to be the Last Fairy of Earth. One day she discoveries her powers after seeing a mystical fight she shouldn't have been able to witness. Stella helps enrol her into Alfea College for Fairies, where they meet 4 other fairies, and a couple boys from Redfountain- a school for Heroics - they battle evil from the Senior Witches, the Evil Warlock Darkar and the Vicious Sorcerer Baltor. All because Bloom is the last living member of the Royal family of Sparks, and now posses the Heart of the Dragon Fire, and was sent to Earth by her family to be saved.
    Season Summaries
    Season 1: Bloom, a normal red-headed Earth girl, finds out she might actuarially be a fairy when she meets Stella, a student from Alfea college for Fairies. Soon Bloom enrolls at Alfea and meets three other girls- Flora, Musa and Tecna. Together, the five form the Winx Club! Throughout the season they meet several boys from Red Fountain school of Heroics and the witches from the nearby Cloud Tower school. In particular, the Trix (Icy, Darcy and Stormy) are out to steal Bloom's mysterious power from her and takeover the universe. Meanwhile, Bloom is trying to find out more about her mysterious past and powers.

    Season 2: With the Witches vanquished, the Winx Club are looking forward to a normal second year at Alfea! instead they meet a new girl, Layla from Tides! Layla becomes the sixth member of the Winx Club. Plus, there's a new Redfountain boy- Helia who is an artist and a dreamer. Soon the Winx find out there is a new evil power growing- Darkar, the evil lord of the the under realm. He frees the Witches from their prison and they proceed to capture all four pieces of the Codex. Legend has it that when the Codex pieces are all reunited, with the power of the Dragonfire that they will open the doorway to the realm containing Ultimate Power.

    Season 3: The Winx must now face a new enemy- the sorcerer Baltor. He is one of the most evil villains in all the realms and was sealed in the Omega Dimension for all eternity with the hopes that he could never break free of his icy prison. The Trix free Baltor and now he is on a quest to take the magic from all of the realms and make all of their subjects his loyal slaves! He uses a vengeful schoolgirl, Chimera, to help him in his plans to takeover Stella's realm of Solaria and Princess Diaspro to takeover Eraklyion. Which realm will he take next? Season 4: The Winx club come back to Alfea after graduating and are now mega stars! They show up to teach a but after being attacked by the Black curcle they now have to travel to Earth to find the last Fairy of Earth. A race that was destroyed thousands of years ago. They have to find her before the Black circle does to bring her to their side, and not lose her to evil.

    Characters
    Bloom
    : The mysterious Earth girl who suddenly finds out that she possesses the magical power of the Dragonfire and is heir to the crown of Sparx! She has a pet bunny, Kiko, and a love interest in Brandon (Prince Sky) and her bonded pixie is Lockette, pixie of portals.

    Stella: Stella is the Princess of Solaria, and her father is King. Her mother was Queen until her parents went through a messy divorce battle. Stella draws her power from the Sun and Moon and is always a very cheerful person! She loves fashion and shopping and knows exactly how to be the perfect princess. Her bonded pixie is Amore, pixie of Love and her boyfriend is Brandon.

    Musa: Musa is from Melody, the planet of music in the Harmonic Realm. Her mother died, so she was raised by her father. Her biggest passion is music, she plays several instruments and is an excellent singer. Not that you'd ever know. Music is also where she draws her power from. She's something of a rebel and doesn't always follow the rules-however is still an A+ student. She's impulsive, bold and wild but cares deeply for her friends. Her bonded pixie is Tune, pixie of manners and her on-again-off-again boyfriend is Riven.

    Flora: Flora is the Fairy of Nature and she loves all plants and animals. She's got a big heart, but she's very shy. Flora is gentle and very sweet, it takes a lot to get her mad. But watch out, she's still powerful! Her bonded pixie is Chatta, pixie of chatter. Her boyfriend is Helia, the artist and dreamer. Though it takes them a long time to get into a relationship.

    Tecna: Just like her name suggests, Tecna is the fairy of technology and it's her source of power. She's very knowledgeable about computers and all electronics, she's also part android. She loves her little gadgets and is up to date on all the latest technology. Consequently, she's not very into fashion and modern trends, much to Stella's dismay. Her bonded pixie is Digit, pixie of technology and her kinda boyfriend is Timmy.

    Layla: Layla was the last member of the Winx club to join, she first appeared in Season 2. She is a princess from the realm of Tides and grew up very prim and proper at her parent's orders. This made her rebel in secret and she really bonded with Musa. She loves to dance, its her greatest passion. Her powers are drawn from water, she can shape water molecules into a solid form to suit her needs. Her bonded pixie is Piff. She doens't need a man to define her!

    The Redfountain Boys: At Redfountain school of heroics, boys learn to be heroes and all sorts of sword fighting techniques and the strategy behind the battles.

    Sky attends Redfountain, and for most of the first season he switched identities with his squire, Brandon. He said he wanted to find out what it would be like to be a normal guy, and then the boys were found out because of Sky's fiancee Princess Diaspro. It was an arranged marriage & Bloom gave Sky the confidence to tell his parents he didn't want one. He's a bit of a leader & loves to pilot the aircrafts.

    Brandon is Sky's best friend & Stella's Boyfriend. They start off their relationship strong & stay that way. They are the strongest couple on the show & have been in-love from the start.Brandon eventually asks Stella to marry him, & she accepts.

    Riven Attends Redfountain and he is the bad boy of the group- for most of the first two seasons. He calms down a bit after a spell on him is broken, but he is still a wild card & a bit hot headed. He dated Darcy and was (literally) under her spell until she tried to kill him. His is cocky, but it is deserved as he is secretly an A+ student. He and Musa eventually end up dating, but have their hard times off-and-on Timmy is the brainiac of the group and their major strategist. He was secretly crushing on Tecna for a while, until they both came out and admitted their feelings in season 3.

    Helia is the artist of the group. He first appeared in Season 2, and started out going to an art school before he gave up pacifism and transferred to Red Fountain. He fell for Flora very hard & fast and their personalities meshed well together.

    Nabu is Laylas boyfriend and doesn't show up untll season 3. Him & Riven originally crash after a misunderstanding, but quickly become close with each other & often are seen together. He is not a swordsman, but is very athletic & has mystical powers of his own.
    The Trix: The Trix or the Senior Witches are Icy, Darcy and Stormy, descendants of the evil Witches coven that destroyed Sparx. They are bitter about their lack of power and are always trying to get more- first by attempting to steal the Dragonfire from Bllom and then by teaming up with Darkar and later Baltor. Icy is the leader and strongest of the three and is the favorite of Darkar and Baltor. Her power takes the form of ice. Darcy's is usually hypnotism and illusions whereas Stormy's power takes the form of malicious weather like tornadoes and lightning.


    Theme song Lyrics (Season 1 and 3)

    Close your eyes And open your heart. Believe in yourself, That's how it starts!

    Dreams will come true, Just wait and see, 'Cuz the magic's in you, And the magic's in me!

    We are the Winx! We are the Winx! Come join the club! We are the Winx! We are the Winx! We are the Winx! Come join the club! We are the Winx!

    Magical flowers, Digital powers, Rhythms and tunes, The sun and the moon! Magic shapes and shifting tides And the fire burning deep inside!

    We've got the stlye! And we've got the flare, Look all you want, Just don't touch the hair!

    We are the Winx! We are the Winx! Come join the club! We are the Winx! We are the Winx! We are the Winx! Come join the club, We are the Winx!


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    Dora the Explorer

    Dora the Explorer

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    Nickelodeon
    Dora the Explorer features the adventures of Dora, her monkey Boots, her Backpack and many other animated characters. In each episode, viewers help her to go an adventure in an animated world set inside a computer.

    The third season of the program kicked off with "Dora's Star-Catching Adventure," introducing a new concept in which viewers interact with the show by searching for explorer-stars in each episode. A number of episodes are available in book form and on commercial video/DVD, including a couple direct-to-video releases. There are also a number of episodes and movies produced, but still unaired.

    Dora the Exploreris currently in repeats on Nick Jr. and Noggin. Noggin airs the program every day including weekends at 3 and 4 P.M., but only shows first-season episodes. Nick Jr. shows episodes weekdays at 10 A.M., 11 A.M. and 1:30 P.M. and also occasionally organizes special showings in a marathon format. All repeats tend to be in a random order and all times listed are eastern.

    Theme Song:

    Do-do-do-do Dora! Do-do-do Dora! Do-do-do Dora! Do-do-do Dora! Dora Dora Dora the Explorer Boots and super-cool explorer Dora Grab Your Backpack! Let's go! Jump in! Ivaminos! You can lead the way! Hey! Hey! Do-do Dora, Do-do Dora Swiper, no swiping! Swiper, no swiping! Aww man! Dora the Explorer!moreless
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    House of Anubis

    House of Anubis

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    TeenNick
    The hit series known around the world comes to US television. At an exclusive boarding school in England a girl named Joy goes missing. And taking her place is an American named Nina. Patricia, who now has to share a room with Nina, thinks Nina has something to do with it. But, there are more secrets to be uncovered in the House of Anubis.moreless
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    Animaniacs

    Animaniacs

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    FOX (ended 1998)
    Warner Bros. follow-up to Tiny Toon Adventures was a show even nuttier than its predecessor. It originally ran every weekday afternoon and Saturday mornings on Fox for the first season, then moved to Saturday mornings on the (new at the time) WB permanently for the remaining seasons. The two Warner Brothers, talky Yakko and Liverpool-accented Wakko, and their Warner Sister, Dot ("I'm cute") had supposedly been created in the 1930s, but their cartoons were too screwball for the general public. The three Warners (all black with long ears, but no distinguishable species or breed) were locked up in the studio water tower until they escaped in the early 1990s. Yakko, Wakko, and Dot ran wild around the lot, pursued by studio CEO, Thaddeus Plotz, security guard, Ralph, studio psychiatrist, Dr. Scratchinsniff, and Scratchinsniff's buxom assistant, Hello Nurse (who didn't really have to do much pursuing, if you know what I mean. "Hellooooooo, Nurse!"). The show spat out pop culture references and throwaway visual gags with machine-gun rapidity, entertaining kids and adults alike. Also popular were the many songs and song parodies that graced the program. Various shorts rotated through the program, and characters often popped up randomly in other characters' segments. Among the supporting featurettes: "Pinky and the Brain" were a duo of lab rats, one goofy (Pinky), one bent on taking over the world (Brain). The Brain's best-laid plans always went astray, but he kept trying with Wile E. Coyote-like persistence. This was the most popular of the supporting segments, later spinning off into its own series. "Slappy Squirrel" was an aged cartoon star with a cranky temperament, plenty of anvils and dynamite, and a nephew named Skippy. "Mindy and Buttons" were a baby and dog, respectively. Cute, but mischievous, Mindy perpetually escaped from some sort of baby harness, playpen, etc., forcing Buttons to rescue her, sacrificing his own body in the process. "Goodfeathers" parodied mob movies with a trio of pigeons. And, yes, there was a Godpigeon. "Good Idea/Bad Idea" was an informative segment starring Mr. Skullhead ("Good Idea: smell the roses. Bad Idea: grab the roses.") "Chicken Boo" was a chicken who masqueraded as a human Santa Claus, sheriff, prom date, etc., but was always discovered at episode's end. "Rita and Runt" were a singing cat and dog team searching for a good home (and food). "Mime Time" showed a hapless mime practicing his art, which inevitably led to some painful physical consequences. "The Hip Hippos" were husband and wife Flavio and Marita, always concerned about being fat. "Minerva Mink" was a spoiled, but beautiful mink model who made male characters faint in about every episode. "Katie Ka-Boom" was a moody teen who exploded (literally) when things didn't go her way. Colin told stories about his friend Randy Beaman and his family. The show ran five seasons of original episodes, then reappeared as part of The Cat & Birdy Warneroonie Pinky Brainy Big Cartoonie Show.They're zany to the max!moreless
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    Big Time Rush

    Big Time Rush

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2013)
    Big Time Rush is about the challenges and sacrifice it takes to become famous. Four best friends learn this lesson the hard way as they trade their old life in Minnesota for a taste of the fast lane in Los Angeles when Gustavo Rocque, a record producer, discovers their hidden talent and gives them the chance to be a signing sensation. However, they have a short window of opportunity to prove to their record label that they are ready. Opening Song Lyrics: Ah Ah Ah Ah, Ohhh ah ah ah ah ohhhh ah ah ah ah ohhhh
    Make it count, play it straight Don't look back, don't hesitate When you go Big time
    What you know, what you feel Never quit, and make it real When you roll Big time
    Hey! Hey! Listen to your heart now
    Hey! Hey! Don't you feel the rush?!
    Hey! Hey! Better take your shot now.
    Ooooh, oh. Ooooh, oh.
    Go on shake it up, what you gotta lose? Gonna make your luck with the life you choose. If you want it all, lay it on the line. It's the only life you got, so you gotta live it big time.
    Oh, Oh, Oh, Ooooh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Ooooh,
    Step it up, getting gear, go for broke, make it clear, gotta go big time.
    Make it work, get it right, change the world over night, gotta dream big time.
    Hey! Hey! Give it all you got now. Hey!
    Hey! Isn't it a rush?!
    Hey! Hey! Finish what you start now.
    Ooooh, Oh. Ooooh, Oh.
    Go on shake it up, what you gotta lose? Gonna make your luck with the life you choose. If you want it all, lay it on the line. It's the only life you got, so you gotta live it big time.
    Look around, everyone is shinning now, its brighter somehow.
    Look around, nothings really as it seems, nothing but dreams.
    You and I, Gonna make a brand new sound, like we own this town. (like we own this town)
    We can fly, now our feet are off the ground, and never look down. welcome to the big time.
    All the pretty people see, Walkin' in the sunshine, welcome to the good times.
    Life will never be the same.
    Go on shake it up, what you gotta lose? Gonna make the luck with the life you choose. If you want it all, lay it on the line. It's the only life you got, so you gotta live it big time.
    Oh, Oh, Oh, Ooooh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Ooooh,
    If you want it all, lay it on the line. It's the only life you got, so you gotta live it big time.moreless
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    Shaun the Sheep

    Shaun the Sheep

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    BBC
    Aardman Animations creates a series focusing on the breakout star of Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave: Shaun the Sheep. In this series, Shaun has many adventures the rest of his flock, the farm dog and other barnyard animals.moreless
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    Reading Rainbow

    Reading Rainbow

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    PBS (ended 2006)
    Reading Rainbow is a children's series designed to promote reading comprehension in elementary school age children. Host LeVar Burton introduces the theme of the episode and the book to be profiled in an animated story using the illustrations from the book and narrated by a celebrity such as Bill Cosby, Ruby Dee, Richard Gere, and the late great stars Ossie Davis, Julia Child, Raul Julia and Gilda Radner for example. After the story is finished, feature stories in the same subject as the book are profiled and youth reviewers give critiques of three additional books. LeVar usually introduces the children critics by saying, "But you don't have to take my word for it."moreless
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    Batman: The Animated Series

    Batman: The Animated Series

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    FOX (ended 1999)
    Batman: the Animated Series was an animated series that premiered on September 5, 1992. The series was based on the popular Batman comics created by Bob Kane. The series focused on the adventures of Batman a dark vigilante hero who defends Gotham City from a variety of costumed villains that include The Joker, The Penguin, Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, The Riddler, The Mad Hatter, Ra's Al Ghul, Bane, Killer Croc, Clayface, and The Clock King. Batman is the secret identity of millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne. The highly successful series merged revolutionary animation and great storytelling. The series was so successful that a feature film Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was released during the run of the series and a direct to video feature Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero was also created. The first seasons of the series focused mainly on the adventures of Batman. In the last season the series was retitled The Adventures of Batman and Robin and focused on the adventures of both Batman and his younger crime fighting associate Robin. The last new episode of the series was broadcast on September 15, 1995. The series was followed by a spinoff utilizing different animation entitled Batman Gotham Knights. Episodes of Batman Gotham Knights, episodes of Superman, and reruns of Batman: the Animated Series were broadcast in 1997 under the title The New Batman/Superman Adventures. Spinoff: Batman Gotham Knights Related Shows that feature Crossovers: Batman Beyond, Superman, and Justice League. Emmy Awards and Nominations Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or Less) - Robin's Reckoning: Part 1, Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program, Outstanding Music Direction and Composition - A Bullet For Bullock, Outstanding Sound Editing - Special Class, Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Sound Mixing - Special Class Other Awards or Nominations Annie Award (The Annie Awards are given out in a variety of animation related categories): 1998 Winner: Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Home Video Production First Telecast: September 5, 1992 Last Telecast: September 15, 1995 Episodes: 85 Color Episodes (85 half-hour episodes, 7 two-part episodes, 1 Feature Movie, 1 Direct to Video Movie) Production: Warner Brothers Studios Animation Production: Sunrise, Inc.moreless
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    Caillou

    Caillou

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    "Growing Up is the Greatest Adventure of All" Welcome to the Caillou guide at TV.com! This show is about the life of a young bald boy named Caillou, his family and his friends. It is based on the books by Christine L'Heureux and Helene Despeteaux, which is highly popular in the Quebec area in Canada. There are actually two versions of the show. The first version premiered in late 1997, is only 5+65/2=35 minutes in length, consists of 65+7/2=36 episodes, and is fully animated. The plotline of this version is that a grandmother reads her grandchildren a Caillou book which Will Re-air with a Grandfather Named Bob West With Brain E. as Michael. The second version, which premiered in late 2000, has the show exended to 30+50/2=40 minutes, and has puppets, music and live action segments thrown in. The animation parts, however, are a mixture of the first version of the show with the "grandma reading to kids" part of the story lopped off & Re-aired on Television! and some new stories (the stories are completely original as of the U.S. second season.) You can usually tell when you're watching a story lifted from the first version because in these, Caillou wears a non-descript dull-grey shirt rather than the bright-yellow one he wears in the newer segments. It premiered in the US and is now airing side-by-side with repeats of the old version in Canada. It is also aired around the world, although some parts of the world still air the old version. In 2006, Caillou debuted even more new episodes. These new episodes now feature fantasy segments, but no longer any puppet segments or musical numbers performed by real children. Instead, Caillou performs a song in-between the second and third story segments of each episode. These new episodes have now finished their run, & Newer Ones Aired in 8 years later! but if you missed any, watch for upcoming repeats on PBS. Both versions of the show are known to be available in 2 languages - French and English. The show is produced by Cookie Jar animation in Canada, known in older seasons as CINAR. It is available in Dolby Surround and with Close Captioning on selected networks. Note 1:The old (5+65/2=35 minute) version is listed in this guide as Season 1 episodes, while the new (30+50/2=40 minute) version are listed as episodes from Season 2 onwards. Also, due to the varying runtimes, the runtime entry is omitted on purpose. Note 2: The network in the information section was formerly Teletoon, as this was the first network to pick up the show. It has been changed to PBS to reflect that the airdates listed in the guide for the newer (and current) episodes of show reflect the dates that the program aired on PBS. Note 3: The new version is aired under the title "Caillou and Friends" on TeleToon Canada. This is done presumably to avoid title conflicts with the old version of the show. Note 4: Season 3-4/2-3US Does Nwo Contain new Improved/ Ones Narrated by Bob West! From Barney & Friends! Along With Brian E. Lauren K. Ricky C. Jessica Z., & Leah Gloria as Well! Along with Sonia M. & Northern C. From The S. S. Show! in 1986!moreless
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    The Fairly OddParents

    The Fairly OddParents

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    The Fairly OddParents is a totally out-of-this-world cartoon about a 10-year old boy named Timmy whose life isn't exactly normal. The Fairly OddParents has been shown from three different channels throughout the world: Jetix, the Disney Channel, and on Nickelodeon. Being bossed around by his bossy babysitter, Timmy can't stand it anymore, so his Fairy Godparents are there to help. His Fairy Godparents go by the name of Cosmo, Wanda, and baby poof who grant Timmy's wishes. Of course, these fairies aren't exactly geniuses, especially Cosmo. Watch their wacky adventures you'll wish for more! Like fellow Nicktoon SpongeBob SquarePants, the show has become hugely popular and has a large, devoted fan base encompassing all age groups. Character Guide: Timmy Turner - Timmy, an average 10-year-old boy, was miserable because of his dimwit parents and Vicky, his evil babysitter. One day, he was playing with a magic 8-ball and a married fairy couple named Cosmo and Wanda appeared. When they became Timmy's fairy godparents, his misery ended. Cosmo Wanda - Cosmo and Wanda are the married couple of fairy godparents that are assigned to Timmy Turner. They are several thousand years old, and have had many, many fairy godchildren. They grant wishes to Timmy so that he isn't miserable anymore. Poof - Poof is the only natural child of Cosmo and Wanda and is Timmy's fairy godbrother. He was born in the episode "Fairly Odd Baby", and has since become a regular character on the show. He is way too young to grant wishes, but depending on his emotions, magical things happen. And sometimes, when Timmy grants a wish, he gets the wish wrong. Vicky - Vicky is an evil 16-year-old babysitter who constantly tortures Timmy and other kids. Her favorite things are money, torturing children, and watching TV. Denzel Q. Crocker - Mr. Crocker is Timmy's fairy-obsessed schoolteacher. He is also one of Timmy's arch-enemies. He strongly suspects that Timmy has fairy godparents, though when he tells people he believes in fairies, they think that he's crazy. Chester McBadbat - Chester is one of Timmy's best friends. He has braces on his teeth, which he once used to help Timmy win a contest. He lives in a run-down trailer with his dad, who wears a paper bag over his head because of the humiliation he faced as a lousy baseball player. A.J. - A.J., an African American, is Timmy's other best friend. He is the genius in Timmy's class, and also has a secret lab. Consequently, he sometimes gets jealous when someone else wins first place in a contest. A.J., like his dad, likes to invent things. Theme Song: Chorus: Timmy is an average kid that no one understands. Mom and Dad and Vicky always giving him commands. Vicky: Bed, twerp! Chorus: But doom and gloom up in his room is broken instantly, by his magic little fish who grant his every wish, 'cause in reality, they are his odd parents, fairly odd parents. Wanda: Wands and wings! Cosmo: Floaty crowny things! Chorus: Odd parents, fairly odd parents. Really mod, pea pod, buff bod, hot rod. Timmy: Obtuse, rubber goose, green moose, guava juice, giant snake, birthday cake, large fry, chocolate shake! Chorus: Odd parents, fairly odd parents. It flips your lid when you are a kid with fairly odd parents. Vicky: Yeah, right! Chorus: *Bop!* The series won 3 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual in Animation - character designer: Shelf Life, storyboard: Dadbracadbra and Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation.

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    Garfield & Friends

    Garfield & Friends

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    CBS (ended 1994)
    Based on the highly popular comic strip by Jim Davis, Garfield and Friends was considered the best long-running cartoon on CBS. This Saturday morning series featured the adventures of that lovable, hungry fat cat Garfield, his yellow dog friend Odie, and their cartoonist bachelor master Jon Arbuckle. Garfield cartoons shared the spot with a new cartoon series created for this series called U.S. Acres (also based on a comic strip by Jim Davis). U.S. Acres was a cartoon about a group of barnyard animals who run a farm. The leader was Orson Pig, the bookish and perceptive pig. His friends had many different qualities: Wade Duck was the scaredy-cat duck who runs away from everything, no kidding; Booker was a crafty little chick whose main goal was to chase a worm, and his brother Sheldon was nothing more than an egg with two legs sticking out; Roy Rooster was the practical joking rooster who puts everyone in trouble with his jokes; and two sheep, Bo and Lanolin, were always bickering with each other about nearly everything. Bo being a nice guy and Lanolin a cruel girl. Each episode, they had to protect the farm from Orson's big bad brothers and a crafty weasel. Before this series, Garfield cartoons were shown as yearly specials on CBS, and the specials were so great that CBS decided to turn Garfield into a cartoon series. In the first season, each 30-minute episode was packed with three 8-minute shorts, two Garfield shorts and one U.S. Acres short. In the second season, Garfield and Friends expanded to an hour, consisting of four Garfield cartoons and two U.S. Acres cartoons. It remained at this format until the show ended in 1994. 'Garfield:The Movie' was released on June 11,2004 & so far has made over $75 million at the box office. Thanks to the success of the movie, 20th Century Fox is now working on a CGI/live action movie version of 'Alvin & The Chipmunks' & coming to theathers on December 25th is 'Fat Albert', which is of course a live action version of the classic 1974-1984 cartoon 'Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids'. DVD Releases Garfield As Himself - June 29,2004 Garfield & Friends Volume One - July 27,2004 Garfield:The Movie - October 19th,2004 Garfield's Holiday Celebrations - October 26th,2004 Garfield & Friends Volume Two - December 7th,2004 Garfield's Travel Adventures- February 15,2005 Garfield & Friends Volume Three- April 19th,2005 TV Theme Lyrics! (from Seasons 1-2): Ladies and Gentleman, Garfield & Friends Friends Are There To Help You Get Started, To Give You A Push On Your Way Friends Are There To Turn You Around, Get Your Feet On The Ground For A Brand New Day They'll Pick You Up When You're Down Help You Swallow Your Pride When Something Inside's Got To Break On Through To The Other Side Friends Are Someone You Can Open Up To When You Feel Like You're Ready To Flip When You Got The World On Your Shoulders Friends Are There To Give You A Tip Friends Are There When You Need Them Their Even There When You Don't For A Walk In The Park, For A Shot In The Dark Friends Are There (garfield) I Don't Care But Friends Will Care For You-u-u-u-u-u-u! (different dialogue for each show) TV Theme Lyrics! (effective from Season 3-7): Ladies and Gentleman, Garfield & Friends We're (We're) ready (ready) to (to) party! (let's go!) We're ready to party, we're ready! I hope you bring lot's of spaghetti! (don't forget) Come on in , come to the place where fun never ends! Come on in, it's time to party with Garfield and friends! Dancing , Fiesta! , Romancing, Siesta! , Samba , La Bamba, Eye Carumba! Disguises (Disguises) Surprises (Surprises) and pies of,(and pies of) All sizes! Come on in, come to the place where fun never ends. Come on in, it's time to party with Garfield and Friends! Garfield and friends! -Garfield says something funny-moreless
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    Curious George

    Curious George

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    The tale of Curious George is sweet and basic. George, an African monkey, is being raised by the Man in the Yellow Hat. The Man in the Yellow Hat tries very hard to care for George, however, complications frequently occur, typically George's naivety and curiosity get him and others into trouble.

    The Man in the Yellow hat is typically able to save the day. On the rare occasions that things are beyond the Man in the Yellow Hat's control, George comes through and rights all wrong (usually George is the cause of the wrong). In the end, because George is just a helpless, innocent little monkey, everyone realizes that he is sorry for his actions, and they forgive him for causing trouble.

    For over sixty years Curious George has been entertaining and educating young people. The concept of Curious George began as a series of children's books written by Margret and H.A. Rey in 1941. The books were immensely popular with children because George possessed so many child-like characteristics, and the plot was so basic and innocent.

    In 1979 the Curious George books were turned into a cartoon so a wider audience could enjoy them.

    Curious George airs on PBS weekdays at 8:30 am; & 3:30 pm eastern time.moreless
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    Young Dracula

    Young Dracula

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    CBBC
    Count Dracula, a single father, moves to Britain from Transylvania with his two kids, Vlad and Ingrid. The story revolves around Vlad wanting to fit in with his classmates in his new school rather than sucking their blood as his father wants him to. Vlad befriends another outsider named Robin who wants to become less like the popular crowd and preferably more vampiric.moreless
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