The Orange Years Clip - Artie from The Adventure of Pete & Pete

Tomorrow brings the release of The Orange Years, a documentary looking at the influential and strange history of Nickelodeon, dubbed “the cable network for kids.” During the 1990s, some of the weirdest and wildest content arrived on Nickelodeon, and not only would it shape the minds of generations of creators to come, but it changed the landscape of what entertainment for children could be.

We’ve got an exclusive clip from The Orange Years that hones in one of the more odd offerings: The Adventures of Pete & Pete. In the clip, series writer Will McRobb talks about the character Artie, the strongest man…in the world. Watch The Orange Years clip below! Read More »

Shane Acker made his feature directorial debut in 2009 with 9, which was the culmination of years of work that began with the short film of the same title, released in 2005. The former WETA animator (he worked on The Return of the King) didn’t get the best reception with 9, but it certainly has fans, thanks in part to some excellent character designs.

Now he’s back with a very different sort of movie. We don’t have a title for the film yet, but it takes place in Sodor, which readers with young children will be able to identify as the home of Thomas the Tank Engine. Read More »