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Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #7: The Jetsons

Greatest TV Cartoon Theme Songs #7: The Jetsons

Unlike other cartoons in this list, The Jetsons aired on Prime-time TV on Sunday Nights on ABC, instead of Saturday Mornings, where most cartoons lived back in the day. The Jetsons had the distinction of being ABC’s first program to ever be broadcast in color. The Jetsons were the polar opposites of The Flintstones. The Flintstones were from the pre-historic past, and The Jetsons showed us a glimpse of the future. Just like the Flintstones with the boulder, stone, and rock theme, every name and every place is a pun of something futuristic or spacey. For instance, a Maserati would be called a Moonseratti, and the school’s name is Orbit High School. From waking in the morning, to going to school or work, to getting ready for bed, every person used a plethora of time-saving conveniences, handled by gadgets built into every building or vehicle. And although they had these conveniences, they still had day-to-day struggles that made their lives seem not-that-different from our lives.

PBS gets their spooky on with Arthur, Martha Speaks, Curious George and WordWorld

PBS gets their spooky on with Arthur, Martha Speaks, Curious George and WordWorld

Starting October 25th, your PBS Kids favorites will be getting into the … “spirit”. Arthur, Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, and Martha Speaks will all debut new episodes, and each of them will be Halloween-themed, perfectly timed for the holiday arriving a week later. Neil Gaiman, legendary creepy comic book writer, and also the driving force behind Coraline, will be penning the Arthur episode. WordGirl, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, Super Why!, Sid The Science Kid, and WordWorld will also be getting in on the spooky fun, with ghastly styled episodes. A good treat from the PBS folks.

PBS Kids celebrates Labor Day with Curious George season 5 tomorrow

PBS Kids celebrates Labor Day with Curious George season 5 tomorrow

Whatcha got planned for the Labor Day holiday tomorrow? Swimming? Grilling? Catching up on early homework? Catching up on late summer reading? Well, whatever it is, make sure you save a bit of time for toons! And if you make your way over to PBS Kids, that will include all new episodes from the fifth season of Curious George, the curious little monkey. New this season is George’s friend Marco, ready to introduce George to Hispanic culture – not that different from Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer, or even Ni-Hao Kai-Lan for Chinese culture. Created by Margret and H.A. Rey, Curious George is celebrating his 70th birthday next year, so lets get the party started by TOONing in now!

Curious George season 5 starts Labor Day on PBS Kids

Curious George season 5 starts Labor Day on PBS Kids

On Monday, September 6th, folks across the country will be celebrating Labor Day. But in addition to the barbecues and rousing welcome to football season, fans of Curious George can also say hello to the start of the fifth season, as PBS Kids launches all new episodes. Along with everyone’s favorite monkey, this season also includes Marco, an 8-year-old who befriends George, ready to teach him to Hispanic culture. The toon, which is based on the book series by Margret and H.A. Rey, is a production of Imagine Entertainment, WGBH Boston, and Universal Studios Family Productions. At nearly 70 years old, Curious George has become a world famous icon, so it’s no wonder why this latest season has lead to so much excitement!

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey giveaway

Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey giveaway

Here’s some good news; Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey is on its way to DVD March 2nd. You can follow George and the Man with the Yellow Hat as they set out on a madcap cross-country adventure to reunite Kayla, a homesick elephant, with her family. Here’s some better news; you can get a copy of the animated film on DVD for FREE, along with the CD soundtrack and book, just by being a ToonBarn fan! How? Read on!

UP, Prep and Landing big winners at this years Annie Awards

UP, Prep and Landing big winners at this years Annie Awards

February 6th saw the 37th Annual Annie Awards ceremony in LA, a celebration of animated talent. We learned of the nominations a few weeks ago, and now the results are in. The big winners of the night: Up was named Best Animated Feature. The holiday special Prep and Landing took the award for Best Animated Television Production. The award for Best Home Entertainment Production went to Futurama: Into the Wild Green Yonder, and Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5 was picked as Best Animated Short Subject. The Nickelodeon and DreamWorks series, Penguins of Madagascar, was named Best Animated Television Production for Children. Check out the full list of winners

Curious George 2: Follow that Monkey

Curious George 2: Follow that Monkey

The world-famous monkey is up to mischief again! And, lucky for us, they caught the whole thing on DVD so we can enjoy at home. Curious George 2: Follow that Monkey is an all-new feature-length animated sequel, ready to premiere on DVD March 2nd. Join Curious George and The Man with the Yellow Hat as they set out on a madcap cross-country adventure to reunite Kayla, a homesick elephant, with her family. The Universal Studios Home Entertainment movie is also loaded with bonus features, including the exclusive music video for Hold On, Here We Go.

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