July 1, 2011 |
The most, and almost the only, surprising thing about "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures," a new tweencom debuting Friday on Nickelodeon before taking up its regular Sunday post, is that the character called Skinner is the one you'd expect, given a certain emptiness of head, to be called Bucket. Nickelodeon has been in its time a place where marvelous, strange and poetic things have happened — yes, "The Adventures of Pete & Pete," I'm talking to you, but also to "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" and "The Secret World of Alex Mack," the last of which was co-created by Thomas W. Lynch, who developed "Bucket & Skinner.
July 22, 1998 |
Peppy new technology is rapidly changing the look of television and expanding markets for companies involved in visual effects production, bringing artists in the field gratifying assignments--and a few they didn't quite anticipate. Emmy Award-winning effects supervisor Ron Thornton said his best work last year was creating a computer-animated, 9-foot-tall, three-legged alien for UPN network's "Star Trek: Voyager."
February 28, 1999 |
Nine-year-old Mia Savagian of Redondo Beach stuck out her tongue at a two-way mirror in Nickelodeon's Santa Monica test-viewer lab one recent evening, then beamed when she was handed a $50 check for what amounts to jury duty in a court of popular culture, where verdicts hold sway over what kind of shows America's kids will eventually get to watch on television.