April 25, 1989
ABC said Monday that it will add two new animated series to its Saturday morning childrens' lineup this fall--"Beetlejuice" and "The Adventures of the Gummi Bears." The schedule, which begins Sept. 9, will also feature the returning animated series "A Pup Called Scooby Doo," "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," "Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters" and "The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show," plus the returning live-action series "Animal Crack-Ups" and the "ABC Weekend Specials," entering its 13th season.
September 3, 2000 |
As schoolkids start hitting the books again, television programmers are back in action too, premiering their new children's programming beginning this week. PBS is betting on the "Bookworm Bunch," a new Saturday programming block. CBS--sluggish on Saturday mornings past--is borrowing from its cable sibling Nickelodeon, which always gets high marks from young viewers. And the WB, the No. 1-ranked broadcast network among kids last season, offers up a spinoff of its top-rated "Pokemon" show.
September 1, 1996 |
Parents should be happy to learn that not all the new fall kids' series are "Power Ranger" clones. In fact, there are actually some educational series in the offing: the PBS quiz series "Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?," the syndicated "The Why Why Family" and the History Channel's "Inspector Gadget's Field Trip," among them. Meanwhile, such legendary superheroes as "Superman," "The Incredible Hulk" and "Flash Gordon" will headline new animated series.
September 6, 1999 |
Don't look for "Sabrina, the Animated Series" to be as quirkily entertaining as the prime-time live-action ABC series. This is surprisingly pedestrian stuff, fodder for an ambitious daily schedule: Beginning today on UPN and in syndication, it will run Sundays through Fridays as part of Disney's animated block, "Disney's One Too." On Sept. 11, it will also become part of "Disney's One Saturday Morning."
September 5, 1999 |
The fall season of children's television features a fresh mix of familiar comic book faces: Sabrina, Spider Man, Archie and the gang, as well as several educational series for the preschool set. Even Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth; Sherlock Holmes, has been rejuvenated for youngsters. The season also marks the launch of Bobber Entertainment and Media's BKN, the Bohbot Kids Network. The flagship BKN service, Bulldog TV, targets boys ages 6-11.
December 21, 1998 |
Fox has scheduled the new clay-animated comedy produced by and featuring the voice of Eddie Murphy, "The PJ's," to air at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 12. The network will introduce the series two days earlier, airing an episode Sunday after its long-running animated hit, "The Simpsons." Fox has two other animated series in production that will premiere next year. One of them, "Family Guy," will be showcased after the Super Bowl on Jan. 31, along with a new episode of "The Simpsons."
September 9, 2001 |
After learning that her beloved 17-year-old cat, Sagwa, only had a month to live, best-selling author Amy Tan ("The Joy Luck Club") had a most amazing dream. As she slept, visions of ancient China filled her head and a story unfolded about how Siamese cats got their distinctive markings. "The story came to me almost as a whole," recalls Tan. "Sagwa was really a mutt but looked like a long-haired Siamese cat, so I called her a Chinese cat." Tan remembered the dream and put it down on paper.