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New series, Animal Jam debuts February 24

Discussion in 'Family Worlds' started by Phillip, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Just a reminder that the new Henson series Animal Jam will debut February 24 on The Learning Channel and on March 3 on Kids Discovery Channel.

    Here is some more info on the show when they completed production on the 30 episodes last summer...

    http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/2002/070202.shtml

    Animal Jam also has an official Web site...

    http://www.animaljamtv.com/

    If you would like to write a review of this new show, you can submit it below. Please watch several episodes as this will help to get an idea of how things change from show-to-show.

    http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/submit.shtml

    Are you looking forward to this new show? What are your hopes and expectations?
  2. kansasteen14

    kansasteen14 New Member

    it looks good for the pre-school set, I saw some of the filming at MgM, I like some of those vivid colors.
  3. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Kansasteen14, thanks for the input on the nice colors. Can you give us some more input on your thoughts of the filming? Did you see any of the characters? Were the kids responsive to what was going on?
  4. BoyRaisin2

    BoyRaisin2 Active Member

    Back up. THIS is was filmed at the Disney-MGM Studios as well?

    And, telling by the pictures, I think (and hope) it will be a cool new Henson brand. The characters look--I hate these words--cute and cuddly, and I hope I'll be up early enough to check it out.

    Hope it won't share the fate of Hallmark's "Telling Stories with Tomie dePoala."
  5. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Here's a little more info on Animal Jam (which debuts tomorrow by the way). Most notable is that it will air commercial free and the children's block will have a penguin host.

  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Aw, as in Muppet shpw penguin? Interesting...only a few hours to go...I dont have cable, but Im hoping a few people post their thoughts on this. I mean look at the strange motley ensomble cast, it must be worth a watch!
  7. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Hi-5 is (at least over here) an Australians childrens show where they all dance, sing and talk slowly to kids liiiikkkeee thiiiiis. You just know those teen presenters are doing the job so they can get recognised and become Britney clones. :eek:
  8. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Cory,

    Its not a Muppet Penguin, Well i dont know that for sure...

    But my brain is telling me that it isnt, So i will listen to him - Hehe !


    see ya
  9. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Exactamondo Wozza ...... but it SHOULD have been a Muppet Penguin, ratings would have soared - lets never lose sight of that ! :D
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Um, so its a Sesame styled penguin?

    Heyyyyy...wait a second...its Feb 24th...WHERE THE HECK is the Animal Jam initial thoughts? Geez, youd think at least a few JHC fans were tuning in that have net access. *sigh*
  11. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Cory,

    Its just a Penguin Puppet, Not a Henson puppet.


    see ya
  12. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    It's crap.
  13. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  14. Luke

    Luke Active Member

  15. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you Luke. The link is fixed. I copied it from yesterday's post.

    So, who else has seen the show this week? What did you think?
  16. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    Heh, I suppose that would be true ;)

    I posted about it at TP, but basically the show's just a waste of time. There's no magic, and it's all hyper-charged glitter meant to keep your kid wired. There's zero reason why there needs to be a tiny tot version of Amercian Bandstand on TV :rolleyes:. My daughter will be skipping it and sticking to SS, Bear and TMS :D.
  17. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Actually Scott thats really interesting, because although i've not seen 'Animal Jam' i have seen 'Hi-5' which is in the same programming block and that too seems to be based on this new fangled idea of jazzing up childrens TV so i guess they've got some new trendy programme director in or something. I've never liked it either.
  18. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    Something along the same lines that was much better was "Mickey Mousercise" years ago on the Disney Channel. It had the female Jane Fonda-type host that led the kids in a series of excercises to start their day. They even had the full body Mickey, Goofy and Donald come in to do one or two sets with them. An updated version of that would be a much more useful show I think than this drivel if you ask me.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    LOL... my mom used to torcher me with that tape!

    Anyway, from the reviews, it seems to be like Monster Clubhouse with different characters and such...:sleep:

    Anyway, is it possibly as bad as or :)eek: GASP) worse than Tommie DiPaloa?
  20. Hays

    Hays New Member

    Well written review article!

    Didn't even know about this series; until the new season of SS comes out, it's been Wiggles every day (sigh, pull hair out)

    When I first saw the review, I was hoping that this would be a replacement for the Wiggles, whom I don't particularly enjoy (I agree wholeheartedly with the reviewer about them - it's just that their song and script WRITING is so inane!)

    I like any kind of TV that gets my son up and moving, though, so we'll give it a shot on Monday as soon as I figure out the time slot in our neck of the woods. Keep y'all posted!

    BTW, Scott - gotta love somebody who calls it like it is! I will watch with the appropriate amount of apprehension.

    During college I used to do after-school daycamp. On rainy days, we'd try to get the kids to Mousercize, and the kids thought it was the worst torcher ever invented. I've been hoping for some kind of "dance party" with muppets, to make exercise more palatable. This sounds really over-produced, and I hate that. Bummer.


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