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Virtually Impossible, Out of Tune: 6 of our favourite kids' TV shows that no-one remembers

When we found out last week that Gordon the Gopher and other childhood favourites were being revived for a special, we got so excited we dug out our Edd The Duck lunchbox and started reminiscing about our first loves: Andi Peters, Zoe Ball and Phillip Schofield.

But when we started to talk about some of our favourite kids' TV programmes, there were blank faces in the office. And in fact, when we've brought up these classics in the past, we've been met by general bafflement. So below, we present just 6 of our favourite kids' TV shows that no-one remembers... Do you?

1. Incredible Games (1994-1995) - Tom Eames, senior entertainment reporter

It only aired for two series from 1994 to 1995, but The Incredible Games was one of the cleverest kids' games shows ever, and no-one seems to remember it.

Essentially The Crystal Maze for kids, it was set in a fictional Tron-like skyscraper,
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Virtually Impossible, Out of Tune: 7 of our favourite kids' TV shows that no-one remembers

When we found out last week that Gordon the Gopher and other childhood favourites were being revived for a special, we got so excited we dug out our Edd The Duck lunchbox and started reminiscing about our first loves: Andi Peters, Zoe Ball and Phillip Schofield.

But when we started to talk about some of our favourite kids' TV programmes, there were blank faces in the office. And in fact, when we've brought up these classics in the past, we've been met by general bafflement. So below, we present just 7 of our favourite kids' TV shows that no-one remembers... Do you?

1. Incredible Games (1994-1995)

It only aired for two series from 1994 to 1995, but The Incredible Games was one of the cleverest kids' games shows ever, and no-one seems to remember it.

Essentially The Crystal Maze for kids, it was set in a fictional Tron-like skyscraper, and featured a bunch of
See full article at Digital Spy - TV news »

‘Ben 10′ Animation Writer Len Uhley Honored by Writers Guild

‘Ben 10′ Animation Writer Len Uhley Honored by Writers Guild
Len Uhley (“Ben 10,” “Static Shock,” “DuckTales”) has been selected as the recipient of the Writers Guild of America West’s animation writing award.

The award will be presented Wednesday by the Animation Writers Caucus in ceremonies at the WGA West headquarters in Los Angeles. Fellow honorees Stan Berkowitz and Alan Burnett will co-present.

Len Uhley is one of the finest choices the Animation Writers Caucus and the Guild could make for this award,” said Awc chair Craig Miller. “A talented writer with credits in both episodic and feature animation, he’s always been one of the most respected, nicest people in the industry, always willing to share his time and his advice, and a good friend to all – a truly deserving recipient of this award.”

Berkowitz noted that Uhley has shown a serious commitment to the union movement, adding, “We had to work hard to get those scripts covered by the WGA.
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Liz Holzman, Emmy-Winning Animator, Dies at 61

Liz Holzman, an animation veteran and three-time Daytime Emmy Award winner for her work on the 1990s series Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain, has died. She was 61. Holzman, an animator, character designer, storyboard artist, writer, director and producer, died Monday, her family announced in a paid obituary in the Los Angeles Times. She had battled cancer for years. A nine-time Daytime Emmy nominee, Holzman also worked on such series as Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Glo Friends, Smurfs, DuckTalesMuppet Babies, Adventures of the Gummi Bears, Darkwing Duck, Garfield and Friends, Baby Blues and The Zeta Project

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Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears: Alicia Keys Performs Theme Song

On tonight's edition of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Alicia Keys performed a soulful rendition of the theme song of Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears.

The animated show ran for 65 episodes and six seasons, from 1985 until 1991. It began on NBC, moved to ABC and the finished in first-run syndication. The Gummi Bears series tells the tale of a group of bears who are the last of their kind, live deep in the woods, and hold the secret to the coveted Gummiberry Juice.

The theme song is typically a catchy, jaunty tune but Keys chose to cover it in a very dramamtic way. Here's the original and then Keys' performance from tonight.

What do you think? Which version do you prefer? Did you watch the animated series?

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Alicia Keys Covers 'Gummi Bears' Theme on 'Late Night' (Video)

Alicia Keys Covers 'Gummi Bears' Theme on 'Late Night' (Video)
Jimmy Fallon continues to be the king of presenting quirky musical numbers. On Wednesday, he welcomed Alicia Keys to NBC’s Late Night, where the singer's rendition of the Gummi Bears theme song really sold the idea that candy-inspired bears will fight for what’s right, no matter what. Story: Alicia Keys on Voting for Obama, Her 'Hunger Games' Connection For those needing a refresher, Disney’s The Adventures of the Gummi Bears ran from 1985-1991 and chronicled the tales of seven bears endowed with magical abilities, such as the power to bounce really, really high thanks to special juice they drank. (No

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Hollywood! Adapt This: Disney’S Adventures Of The Gummi Bears

As Halloween approaches and candy lands in the hands of youngsters by the bagful, there's the slimmest of possibilities that some Hollywood producer will look at a Kit-Kat or a bag of Sour Patch Kids and think, "Hey, this should be a movie!" Think I'm crazy?  Well it's happened already and it actually worked out pretty well for Disney.  As the story goes, Disney CEO Michael Eisner found inspiration for an animated show when his young son asked for a particular type of candy.  The show went on to become Disney's earliest successful animated series with a six-season run and 65 airings comprising some 95 episodes! Find out why this should be revisited after the jump.  Hollywood! Adapt this: Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears. Today's installment of "Hollywood! Adapt This" will be a project skewed toward kids and candy; quite appropriate for the upcoming holiday, I think.  The animated Gummi Bears
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New on DVD/Blu-ray: Tangled (2010)

It’s good to be the king! And by that I mean king of family oriented entertainment. For decades the House of Mouse has been pumping out animated classics. I was lucky enough to grow up during one of their renaissance periods, if you will. I not only got “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,” “Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and The Beast,” “Aladdin” and of course “The Lion King,” but I got the Disney Afternoon block that included great shows like “Adventures of the Gummi Bears,” “Chip n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers,” “Duck Tales,” and my favorite “Gargoyles.” There were more films to be sure but none of them had the acclaim of the former titles and Disney kinda just did their thing. Then Pixar was created and hand drawn animation and traditional Disney storytelling fell by the wayside. Thank goodness for the one-two combo of “Princess and the Frog” and “Tangled.” Though
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Blogomatic3000′s Top 100 Animated Series – Part One

The guys at the GeekCast Radio Network have been bashing IGN’s list of the Top 100 Animated Series for and they’ve finally decided to put their money where their mouth is by compiling their own list of the Top 100 Animated Series Of All Time – and they’ve got a little help! The GeekCast Radio Network has teamed with This Week In Geek, Chicken Pop Pod, The Pop Culture Network, Behind the Voice Actors and… us!

Yes, we here at Blogomatic3000 (well, when I say we I mean me) have compiled our own Top 100 list and that will be combined with the the lists from all the other participating sites to create The definitive Top 100 Animated Series List. As a pre-cursor to the unveiling of the combined list on the Gcrn Podcast we’ll be running down our Top 100 in two parts: 100-51 today and 50-1 tomorrow.

So without further ado,
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Watch: Tummi Gummi performs the 'Gummi Bears' theme on 'Jimmy Fallon'

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Watch: Tummi Gummi performs the 'Gummi Bears' theme on 'Jimmy Fallon'
Another day, another potential viral sensation courtesy of the good people at "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."   From the show that recently brought you "Neil Young" and Bruce Springsteen singing "Whip My Hair" and Justin Timberlake's History of Rap comes...   Tummi Gummi's very earnest rendition of the theme song to the animated classic "Gummi Bears," which remains one of our favorite candy-to-cartoon adaptations.   Note: Voicing and embodying Tummi Gummi is "Late Night" writer Bashir Salahuddin, who we'd say more than does the "Gummi Bears" theme justice. On the original "Adventures of the Gummi Bears," Tummi Gummi was voiced...
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June Foray—The Voice of Cindy Lou Who and Rocky the Squirrel

There's something oddly unnerving about the anonymity of a voice over actor. On the one hand, their daily lives are not subject to the scrutiny of the media and paparazzi. They are free to go out to dinner or take in a movie without fans stopping them on the street for an autograph. But still, while you may not know their faces, many Vo artists have the most recognizable voices in the world.

Take June Foray, for example. June has been working steadily since the early 1940s. Though she won't confirm her date of birth it is generally considered to be September 18, 1917, making her roughly 93 years old. And at that grand old age, she is still working. In fact her new TV series, The Looney Tunes Show, is set to premiere on the Cartoon Network in February 2011. She will be reprising her beloved roles of Witch Hazel and Granny.

Some
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