You'll be able to watch Rainbow from March 6th 2006 every night at 8pm on preschool channel, Nick Jr. (Sky channel 606, Telewest 715 and NTL 71/608) as part of the 'Nick Jr Classics' slot. Ant from Nickelodeon: 'The episodes we're showing are from 1981, which I believe is series 20. There are some brilliant episodes there - and some fantastic songs from Rod, Jane and Freddy too!'
Can't wait, this will be the first time classic Rainbows have been seen on television since 1992!!
Oh God no! They've replaced Thomas on Nick Jr Classics!
Oh well, Rainbow's good for a laugh (if you know what I mean).
Who remembers a show called Dog City. It made by the Jim Henson company. The main character was called Ace Heart and there was a cartoonist called Elliot Shagg which I can see laods of people poking fun of that name. And people poked fun at Captain Pugwash.
I remember there being a show called "KABOODLE" long ago - a programme with random/various episodes on it, from live action to animation. It used to be shown on Channel 4 and had a short run on ITV2, if memory serves. It was definatly an Australian Show, so do any of our Down Under Mates remember seeing this programme?
And seeing as I'm posting here, does anyone in the UK remember a BBC Programme called "Wishing"?
Post by Captain Punjab on Feb 24, 2006 21:46:23 GMT
Ooh! That was a very good show if I recall correctly! I used to rent videos of it all the time from Blockbuster! And I'm considering buying some videos of it, second-hand... The main writer and one of the developers of that show wrote a book I own called "How to Write for Animation", and he discusses that show quite a bit in it. ;D Pretty interesting stuff. Anyway, yeh, that was a good show. Most shows about well-known characters as babies turn out awful (Yo Yogi, Flinstones Kids, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, etc...)
Oh, and oj! I LOVE Dog City! I recently bought a used video with the first two episodes of the series on it, and remembered how great it was! That show was hilarious, and the voices were really good too. It was cool cause it involved Muppets AND animation! ;D The theme song was super too.
Today's episode Postman Pat Goes Under Cover saw the return of his post bus from the classic 1991 special episode. It was repainted yellow and black to become the school minibus.
Also, in a few weeks there's an episode coming up called Postman Pat And The Magic Lamp in which "The children make a wish they regret". Sounds better than the Thomas episode of a similar name already ;D
PercyFan1998: I think for me the issue is one of inconsistency. They took down the restored versions that have the highest quality image but will leave the lower-quality uploads all over the place.
May 7, 2021 0:37:55 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Except that if you put it that way, it is consistent: They're specifically targeting the higher-picture-quality restored versions. Because gee, what's up on the streaming services and for sale on new-pressed disks? The restored versions
May 7, 2021 1:07:23 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: They're trying to force you to head to the paid options if you want to get the good picture quality.
May 7, 2021 1:09:31 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Of course, in some ways the joke's on them because a lot of those restorations have worse editing and/or use inferior takes compared to the broadcast/VHS versions.
May 7, 2021 1:10:48 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: IMO Mattel would profit a lot more if they slashed the merch licensing fees. They were damagingly high even by the time of buyout, and have gotten worse since. And the bloated price tags have been definitely hurting sales from what I've seen.
May 7, 2021 1:16:28 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Sales of a lot of the Bachmann Thomas rolling stock seemed to plummet as the prices jacked up based on the discontinuations (And I suspect the same hit the Hornby range even worse). And the Wooden Railway range had vanished from non-TRU bigbox stores (tbc)
May 7, 2021 1:21:53 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: in my area by 2015, and its shelf presence had been shrinking leading up to then. Thomas' shelf presence in general seems to have diminished a fair bit, and I imagine this is the cause. HiT and Mattel failing at distribution of the show can't have helped
May 7, 2021 1:24:55 GMT
toadthegwrbrakevan: HiT actually distributed the show very well in my opinion, good merchandise, Thomas was definitely more popular and well-to-do during the Miller era than during BWBA or today. But I agree for everything else, I'm curious about what you say about TWR,
May 7, 2021 2:53:36 GMT
toadthegwrbrakevan: growing up, the bigbox store never sold TWR, I could only get it at Barnes & Noble or Toys'R'Us, it was too expensive for Walmart or Target, that was Trackmaster territory.
May 7, 2021 2:54:29 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: For a while, Target and Mall Wart actually did stock it and decently. At least where I am. But that was in decline. Probably didn't help that Thomas-size engines were around $15
May 7, 2021 4:35:16 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: And I mean that HiT did a poor job distributing the show itself - the actual episodes. They got complacent about seeking alternatives to PBSKids even as viewing there (and govt. support) slipped into decline - and Mattel continued this complacency.
May 7, 2021 4:43:59 GMT
LNERandBR: Well, personally I think it's time to draw a line under all that and concentrate on better things. Speaking of, we have a new ERS volume for you all Check out who's returning: sodorislandforums.com/post/388698/thread
May 7, 2021 11:04:07 GMT
harperman: I Have read up to i think 133 out of 376 volumes
May 7, 2021 11:58:46 GMT
alexander876: Hey, Harperman, what did you think of Last of the Crewe Engines?
May 7, 2021 15:39:19 GMT
harperman: I Thought it a very good ERS Volume
May 7, 2021 15:45:56 GMT
harperman: I Am reading the entire ERS Library to gain a better understanding of it and its universe before attempting to try my hand at becoming an ERS Writer myself : D
May 7, 2021 15:50:52 GMT