Minorities in cartoons: Sheen Estevez

Sheen Estevez

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Sheen Estevez, a character on the Nickelodeon series “Jimmy Neutron.” Background Sheen‘s one of Jimmy’s best friends, and noted for being easily excitable, ditzy, and having a short attention span. He’s also got an all-consuming obsession with the fictional superhero UltraLord, leading Sheen to collect any and all merchandise, … Read more

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 more

Minorities in cartoons: Kimi Finster

Kimi Finster

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is Kimi Finster, a character on the Nickelodeon series “Rugrats” and “All Grown Up!.” Background Kimi first appeared in the second “Rugrats” theatrical film, “Rugrats in Paris.” The film’s plot sees Chuckie’s father, Chas, nearly marry a crooked wealthy businesswoman named Coco LaBouche. However, Chas soon falls for Coco’s beleaguered … Read more

Minorities in cartoons: “The Legend of Korra”

Legend of Korra

This week’s minorities in cartoons entry is “The Legend of Korra.” A spin-off of Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” “Korra” aired for four seasons (of 52 episodes) from 2012 to 2014. Background To sum up both series, “Avatar” was a popular Nickelodeon adventure/fantasy series about the ability of some (“benders”) to manipulate various Earth elementals … Read more

Nickelodeon offers a cord cutter-friendly streaming service

SpongeBob SquarePants

News came today that Nickelodeon plans to offer an online subscription service coming this March. The service, which for some reason won’t be called “Nickelodeon,” will be available for anyone, including those without a cable subscription. This joins both the current trend of cord cutting (canceling cable TV services) and HBO Go, CBS, Sling TV, … Read more