October 12, 1996 |
Jim Henson's Muppets and Dr. Seuss' wackiness would seem a perfect match, and indeed, "The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss," Jim Henson Productions' new series for Nickelodeon, is a visual treat. The target audience seems to be the very young, however, a surprisingly narrow focus for a prime-time family show. "The Muppet Show," this isn't. Hosted by the Cat in the Hat, the gentle series features musical Muppet tales based on Dr.
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March 3, 1998 |
Schools in Ventura County and across the country celebrated Dr. Seuss's birthday Monday with the first nationwide "Read Across America" event. Theodor Geisel--a.k.a. Dr. Seuss--was author of 47 children's books, including "Green Eggs and Ham." Born in 1904, he died in 1991. The nationwide reading event, sponsored by the National Education Assn., was celebrated in different ways by different schools.
September 28, 1991 |
Mr. Spock and Dr. Seuss will make for some big-time TV nostalgia this weekend. Channel 13's 12-hour "Star Trek" marathon begins at 10 a.m. today with 10 hours of episodes from the original NBC series interspersed with interviews with the show's famed stars. The Trekkie dream day culminates at 8 p.m. with the "Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special," hosted by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, which features a retrospective look at the old series, the new series and the feature films.
May 20, 1999 |
Video Dr. Seuss' My Many Colored Days. NotesAlive! StoryConcert Video Series. Minnesota Orchestra Visual Entertainment. 45 minutes. $20. (888) 666-6837. It almost mesmerizes at times, this combination of dreamlike 3-D computer animation, otherworldly Dr. Seussian rhyme and the shifting music and colors representing a child's changeable emotions. Based on a story by the late children's author Theodor S. Geisel (Dr.
March 18, 2004 |
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat Mike Myers, Alec Baldwin Universal, $27 This big-budget version of the beloved Dr. Seuss book is far from the cat's meow. Though the production design, costumes and the animated title sequence beautifully capture the mood and style of the book, the script is a crude mess unfit for kiddie consumption. And Myers comes across as a feline version of the "Coffee Talk" character he created for "Saturday Night Live," and his cat quickly wears out all of his nine lives.
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September 26, 1991 |
Today is gone, today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. Every day, from here to there, Funny things are everywhere. --"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" Generations of Theodor Geisel's readers revisited Who-ville and the Kingdom of Didd on Wednesday, as the death of a man who became part of childhood set off journeys of nostalgia for anyone who had ever cursed the Grinch who stole Christmas.
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March 3, 1999 |
When she decided to get serious about reading, second-grade teacher Krista Dunlap slipped into her fuzzy "Cat In The Hat" slippers and her black-and-white cat suit, complete with a long looping tail. Dunlap set out Tuesday to show her students at Saticoy Elementary School in east Ventura that reading can be both fun and fundamental.
September 18, 1989 |
There's a little tale about trees that's quickly become required reading all across timber-laden Mendocino County--not just in the classroom, but in the coffee shops and service station waiting rooms as well. It's not about the stately redwood, the towering symbol of a once-thriving economy in this depressed lumber town of about 900 residents--a place without even one traffic light, a mere eyeblink along U.S. 101, about 150 miles north of San Francisco.
December 3, 2012 |
"Brave," "Frankenweenie," "Hotel Transylvania," "ParaNorman," "Rise of the Guardians," "The Pirates! Band of Misfits," "The Rabbi's Cat" and "Wreck-It Ralph" have earned nominations for animated film of the year for the Annie Awards. Notably missing from the best picture list were "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. " The announcements Monday for the 40th annual Annie Awards, presented by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, encompass 30 categories including film, TV production, commercials, short subjects, video games, student films and honorary and achievement awards.
December 29, 2010 |
KCET-TV has already made clear that it will no longer be telling children how to get to "Sesame Street. " But that's not the only kiddie fare that the public- television station is relinquishing once it assumes its new guise as an independent channel on Saturday. Gone will be the furry friends of "Curious George," the scientific principles of "Sid the Science Kid" and the wacky adventures of "Clifford the Big Red Dog. " Ditto "Dinosaur Train," "Martha Speaks," "Super Why!" and "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!"