“The Force Awakens” breaks tons of records, “Road Chip” survives?

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As expected, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” awoke the box office big time, as its opening weekend broke tons of records. Box Office Mojo outlines all of the records broken, but among the more noteworthy: A $247.9 million domestic opening weekend, breaking the previous record holder, “Jurassic World.” A $529 million global opening weekend, also breaking … Read more“The Force Awakens” breaks tons of records, “Road Chip” survives?

Seven cartoons with adopted characters

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Today is National Adoption Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of children that need adoptive families. This website about the day provides more information. Animation and comics have presented plenty of children who’ve been taken in by adoptive parents. Here’s a list of seven comics and cartoons depicting adopted children. Clark Kent (Superman) Famously, Jonathan and … Read moreSeven cartoons with adopted characters

Top 10 1980s TV cartoon theme songs

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The 1980s saw an explosion in the amount of animated programming produced, thanks to the rise of first-run syndication. As such, the decade saw a lot of changes in animation. The 80s started off with some 70s-style holdovers early on. The mid-decade saw the rise to dominance of some of the 1980s’ signature programs (“The Smurfs,” programs … Read moreTop 10 1980s TV cartoon theme songs

“The Force Awakens” versus…the Chipmunks?

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As everyone online knows by now, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens on December 18. Advance tickets going on sale have led to sites like Fandango crashing. The only question at this point is how gigantic a box office it’ll be for “The Force Awakens.” Other studios have largely steered clear of releasing films on … Read more“The Force Awakens” versus…the Chipmunks?

My thoughts on Nickelodeon’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks”

Nickelodeon's "Alvin and the Chipmunks" cast

I’ve caught up on a few newer TV shows, so here’s my thoughts on one of them, the new “Alvin and the Chipmunks” TV series. Airing on Nickelodeon (in most of the world), it’s CGI animated, and debuted earlier this year. Like others my age, I grew up watching the 1980s Chipmunks animated series, as … Read moreMy thoughts on Nickelodeon’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks”