Category Archives: The Cartoon Couch

Videots/The Cartoon Couch: Viva Pinata

Hey! Y’all remember Viva Pinata? For those who don’t, Viva Pinata was a 2006 life simulation game developed by Rare and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360. The game inspired a Saturday morning TV series of the same name, which was produced by an American company, 4Kids Productions and Bardel Entertainment, a children’s animation company …

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The Cartoon Couch: Sparkles & Gloom

Today the Cartoon Couch looks at a forgotten cartoon which never actually became a show. Let’s go back to 2006. During this time, Nickelodeon/Nicktoons Network was airing an anthology series entitled Random! Cartoons. Much like the earlier Oh, Yeah! Cartoons,  R!C showcased pilots for potential new Nickelodeon animated series in the form of one-shot shorts. While …

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The Cartoon Couch: The Funny Company

On this edition of The Cartoon Couch, we’ll be looking back at a cartoon that specialized in “edutainment”, that is, combining education with entertainment. No, that’s Schoolhouse Rock, which is (arguably) one of THE greatest edutainment cartoons of all time, but it’s far too well known to be discussed here. I’m talking about a cartoon …

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The Cartoon Couch: The Universe of Colonel Bleep

Today the Cartoon Couch takes a look at a forgotten cartoon ‘classic’ from the late 1950’s, Colonel Bleep. First, I’ve got to give a shout-out to Greg Sepelak and Trent Troop of The Isle of Rangoon. I had only heard or read things about this show before they started riffing it on their web series. If …

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The Cartoon Couch: Channel Umptee-3

Today the Cartoon Couch looks at an underground TV station that skewered the television industry. -Seriously though, if you’re not familiar with SCTV, head to your local video store or surf the web for it. You won’t regret it. But no, the show we’ll be spotlighting today is another underground TV channel, Kids’ WB!’s Channel Umptee-3. …

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