Today Nickelodeon released the first trailer for the next incarnation of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These turtles are a bit younger, not as polished in their ninja skills and are not a cohesive team. It is a whole new look, lineup of their roles and more. This time around we have four different turtles. By different I mean the species for each turtle is distinct. I think that they picked great species to represent each turtle, especially for Raphael. He’s definitely a snapping turtle. My first thought on the new designs was that I wasn’t that impressed but the more I see them in action I like the look, especially Raphael. He’s my second favorite turtle but after this series, he may become my favorite. You can see the trailer below. Then below that is the full release from Nickelodeon.
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Andrew and I watched the first episode of the new Netflix show, Kazoops. It was adorable. The show is for children ages 3-6. It is bright and colorful and there are some cute songs, which did not get stuck in my head, so that is great. I’ve watched so many kids shows in the past 10 years that I am grateful to ones that have solid songs that you can enjoy, but not find yourself absentmindedly singing. The show follows the adventures of six-year old Monty and his best friend, Jimmy Jones, the family pet pig. Monty has a mom, dad, grandmother and older sister also in his family. Monty uses his vivid imagination to challenge preconceptions about life such as “you have to wear matching socks” or “all games need rules” and, in doing so, demonstrates the value of critical thinking and creative play.
Creative is an excellent way to describe the show. From the episode I saw it was a nice show with some creative animation. There are moments in the show when Monty closes his eyes and tells his pig, Jimmy Jones, “just imagine”. It is then that the animation changes from a 3D sort of animation to a more 2D animation. Those moments the animation has a real paper feel to it. It is quite beautiful. You just know that Monty is in his creative zone during those moments of imagination. Monty is a kid who is so full of life and curiosity. He’s looking for ways to accomplish things, but in his own unique way. The problem solving is also more subtle than other kids shows, it does not hit you over the head with the message. Kids pick up on the message without hearing it over and over. Continue reading It Is Time to Use Your Imagination With Kazoops→
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