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Fairy OddParents:  Fairly Odder Review

Fairy OddParents: Fairly Odder Review

Growing up, one of my absolute favorite cartoons was The Fairly Oddparents (2001-2017), the wacky comedy and colorful animation, mixed with wish-granting fairies was everything I loved in a television show as a child. When Paramount+ (the streaming service home to all...

Angry Birds: Summer Madness Review

Angry Birds: Summer Madness Review

At this point, it feels like everyone in the world must knowt the Angry Birds. Having sold over ten million copies of the mobile game, spawning multiple movies, t-shirts, sweatshirts, plush dolls, Lego sets, mini figurines, and so on, the Angry Birds have been a...

Encanto Review

Encanto Review

This past Sunday night Encanto, Disney’s latest animated musical, took home one of the most coveted awards in both the film and animation industries, “Best Animated Feature”, at the Oscars. The movie has been a mega-hit for Disney, being praised for its representation...

Supernatural Academy Review

Supernatural Academy Review

For so long stories of witches, wizards, and werewolves have clouded children’s minds. Supernatural Academy the new show on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, taps into these classic mythologies through the lens of a diverse, magical academy. The series is...

Pixar’s Turning Red Review

Pixar’s Turning Red Review

Pixar released their most recent collaboration, Turning Red, straight to their streaming service Disney+ on March 11th. The story takes place in Toronto in the early 2000’s and follows the story of preteen Meilien “Mei” Lee as she traverses eighth grade. On top of...

Little Ellen Review

Little Ellen Review

With The Ellen Degeneres Show coming to an end, Ellen has begun to branch out with her deal with Warner Brothers to produce various content with her name on it. Of all of her newest productions, one that stands out iss Little Ellen, an animated kid’s show, with season...

CUPHEAD: From the XBOX to Netflix

CUPHEAD: From the XBOX to Netflix

Hundreds of video games are released every year, but not every game gets its own companion TV show. Recently Netflix has premiered a new kids show, CUPHEAD, based off of the highly successful video game franchise, of the same name, released in 2017. CUPHEAD, a run and...

We Baby Bears Review

We Baby Bears Review

I was first exposed to the lovable and silly bears that make up We Bare Bears and We Baby Bears in my senior year of high school during my AP U.S. Government and Politics course. After finishing the AP exam, with more time to kill in class than ever before, my teacher...

KIDSTV Festival Recap

KIDSTV Festival Recap

The second annual TV Kids festival took place last week, from February 1-4. The festival featured over 32 different speakers from all kinds of backgrounds within the kid’s media space ranging from streaming, broadcast, acquisitions, production, and more. The event...

Luca Movie Review

Luca Movie Review

Luca, the latest Pixar film released on Disney+ in 2020, tells a classic Pixar story. It is a character-driven fantasy story that follows a young boy, Luca (played by Jacob Tremblay) who happens to be a “sea monster” living on the ocean floor, working as a shepherd...

The Death of The CW

The Death of The CW

For the past 15 years, the CW network has dominated the teen-based television market. Some of the most popular teen  television shows have originated on their network, and these shows have often gone on to gain notoriety  outside the network. Shows like...

The Kids Tonight Show Review

The Kids Tonight Show Review

At long last, NBC has made the leap into creating a kids-based “late night” talk show, with the less- than- creative title of, The Kids Tonight Show. The show premiered on October 14, 2021 and is executive produced by Lorne Michaels (SNL, 30 Rock, The Tonight Show)...

Search it. Click it. And encourage kids to ask questions.

Search it. Click it. And encourage kids to ask questions.

Every week it seems like some organization puts out a list of guidelines for how children should engage with online content. This week Common Sense Media jumped into the fray with a Twitter post including a link to “Responsible Search Strategies for Kids”. I’m always...

Thoughts on the HBO / Sesame Street deal

Thoughts on the HBO / Sesame Street deal

Maybe it’s my history working with public television or my strong feeling that all kids need access to quality educational media content, but the article "There Goes the Neighborhood: The Story Behind the New Sesame Street and its Journey to HBO" just makes me sad....

Thoughts on the News Literacy Summit

I am writing this just a few hours after the conclusion of the News Literacy Summit held this past Sunday and Monday in Chicago. I am grateful to the McCormick Foundation for bringing together an impressive group of people passionate about news literacy. I appreciated...