Sunday, September 10

New Children's Programming on NBC & Telemundo

Finally, NBC has a new saturday morning lineup with actual animation (ended in the early 90's with TNBC featuring Saturday Night Live). It is called Qubo. Qubo is a result of a collaboration of NBC Universal, Scholastic, Corus Entertainment, and Classic Media/Big Idea (responsible for VeggieTables). Unlike 4Kids (on Fox and other affiliates, in Miami its on My TV) and Kids WB (now extinct), there actually a well-rounded round of animated series. They are all actually good. It started on Saturday September 9th 10am-1pm. It also airs in Spanish on Telemundo Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Most of the cartoons are from Canada or from Big Idea.

Tambien Qubo sale en Telemundo los Sabados y Domingos 8am-9:30am, es una colaboracion de NBC Universal, Scholastic, Corus y Classic Media/Big Idea.

Jane and the Dragon
NBC: Saturdays 12pm
Telemundo: Domingos 8:30am
From Canada, started in 2005, about a girl and her loud dragon, based on the book.

NBC: Saturdays 10am
T: Sabados 8am
Televised for what I think is the first time.

3 2 1 Penguins/Larry Boy
NBC: Saturdays 11am
T: Sabados 9am
From the creators of VeggieTales, the adventures of space-exploring penguins with a smart little boy.

The 2-D adventures of a certain veggetable alias.

NBC: Saturdays 10:30am
T: Sabados 8:30am
Another dragon on the block, he is stop-aciton animation and also from Canada but aired in 2004. It is for little kids, he has a great design but I don't like his voice. It is also based on a book.

NBC: Saturdays 11:30am
T: Domingos 8am
The cute French Elephant's HBO Cartoon from 1989.

Jacob Two-Two
NBC: 12:30pm
T: 9am
This Nelvana series is based on the books Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1975), Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur (1987) and Jacob Two-Two and the Great Spy Case (1995), written by Mordecai Richler. The first book in the series has twice been filmed, in 1978 and in 1999; the latter film starring Gary Busey. Also from Canada.