Sunday, November 29, 2009

At Walmart

I love it when I get to bring yall updates on new Classic Nick stuff and this one is very exciting for me, especially when my, or rather my Mom’s, discovery was so unexpected.

Okay so ya know you’re bored and you’re walking through Walmart with nothing to do, you’re just kinda killin’ time and looking at everything just to have something to do. And one of the things you like to do is kinda walk by the $5 movie bin, or in this case the 4-way, and casually look through the movies, not really expecting to find anything of any great impertinence, when low and behold you find a jewel in the mist of stupid movies. Well that’s what happened to Mamma and me a couple of weeks ago.

My Mom and I were over by the $5 movie display and I wasn’t looking through them b/c I figured why bother right? It’s the same movies they always have. Then all of the sudden my Mom picks up a DVD and says, “Isn’t this that cartoon of the snowman that you like?”, and she handed it to me.

I took one look at it and almost screamed my head off. She handed me the DVD version of Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman” from 1982!!!!!!!!!!

Alright so the next question you’re going to ask is, “Why should we, the Classic Nickelodeon community care about this?” I’ll tell you why. This classic cartoon was showed on Nickelodeon as one of their Special Delivery movies!!!

This is a true holiday classic with the most beautiful animation I think I’ve ever seen in any movie and the musical score is just as lovely. And I think we all remember the beautiful “Walking In The Air” that was sung as the snowman and the little boy fly through the night sky.

If you’re looking for a true holiday classic, which also just happens to be a Classic Nickelodeon Special Delivery as well, then pick up a copy of Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman” on DVD and fall in love with your childhood all over again.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I’m sorry that this is so late but I get caught up in things and forget to post stuff sometimes so please forgive me. I hope you enjoy it.

I’d like to share with you a Halloween Special Delivery called “Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Special” from 1986 but it continued air, often multiple times, every October for several years afterward.

Summery from Wikipedia
Summers' character and three young children (friends of his, all of whom seem to play themselves) arrive at a mysterious mansion after they get a flat tire. Within, they find, among other things, heads falling from the ceiling, Burton performing card tricks, and even a bizarre demon-like villain character who engages in a prolonged swordfight with Burton. At the end of this fight, Burton performs another display of his talents, wherein he reveals that the demon character never existed, and that the entire ordeal was, in his words, "just a trick". Afterward, the characters leave the mansion, where they meet another lost traveler, Stan Allen, magician, looking for a phone (he had run out of gas), whom they wryly tell to "help [himself]".

Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Special part 1

Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Special part 2

Marc Summers' Mystery Magical Special part 3