Monday, November 30, 2009

Little Golden Book Monday #107

Today we headed out to our favorite thrift store Talize for 30% off seniors night. Simply bringing my mom along saves us 30% off already cheap cheap prices! The store is big! It used to be a Safeway grocery store, and once the Safeway left, Talize moved in. There are no other locations in my area, but from what I understand they have other stores across Canada.
I scored a pile of Little Golden Books, records and other assorted other goodies. Tonight in response to the amazing amount of rain we have been getting here lately, I present Noah's Ark, something we may need very soon!
This book is by Barbara Shook Hazen and Diane Muldrow with illustrations by Mircea Catusanu. This is the first edition from 2003.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pepsi Twist Ad Campaign Pisses In Your Drink

This is a Pepsi Twist print ad that I pulled from an advertising blog a year or two ago. Unfortunately the blog is gone, so I was not able to see what they had to say about the ad, but a Google search did produce this ad along with a bunch of others in the same ad campaign. Check out this page which has this ad along with a bunch of others that also feature the deviant little lime.
I kind of like the ad, but I'm not sure everyone is going to want to drink a Pepsi Twist after seeing this ad.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Catch the TMNT Turtles Forever this Saturday!

The world premier of the "Turtles Forever" movie took place on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 at 10 a.m. on The CW4Kids TV, and although it was being billed as airing on TV ONE TIME ONLY!, that is only partinaly true - it WILL air in its entirety only one time. But starting on Saturday November 28th, you can catch the first 22 minutes of the movie, with the other two parts scheduled for the following two Saturdays. So if you missed it the first time like I did, either get up early like I plan to, or set your DVR's, VCRs etc.

TMNT: Turtles Forever is a made-for-tv animated movie that was produced by 4Kids Entertainment. Produced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, the movie teams up different incarnations of the titular heroes—chiefly the light-hearted, child-friendly characters from the 1987 animated series and the darker cast of the 4Kids' own 2003 animated series—in an adventure that spans multiple parallel universes.
A rough, nearly finished version of the film premiered at the San Diego Comic Con in July 2009. The movie was to be released in theaters for one night on October 29, 2009 but due to disputes between 4Kids Entertainment and Fathom the event was canceled according to National CineMedia. The movie aired on TV on The CW4Kids station on November 21, after the 25th anniversary Top 10 Countdown.[2] An encore showing will air from Nov 28 to Dec 12, split into three 22-minute episodes. A release date for the movie on DVD has yet to be announced. It has also been announced that the uncut version of film will appear on the CW4kids's website sometime in December that includes 12 minutes of footage cut from the version that aired on TV.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Little Golden Book Monday #106

Today's Little Golden Book is Who Comes To Your House? by Margaret Hillert and illustrated by Tom O'Sullivan. This copy is the third printing from 1976, with the original being printed in 1973.
In this book we are introduced to all the people we can expect to show up at our homes. There is The Delivery Man, The Milk Man, Letter Carrier, The Carpenter, The Window Washer, The TV Repairman, Florist Delivery, The Moving Man, The Ice-Cream Truck, The Meter Reader, The Baby-Sitter, The Visiting Nurse, The Paper Boy, The Rubbish Collector, The Bookmobile, The Pet Helper, The Plumber and the Painter.
I gotta go, it looks like its gonna be busy around here tomorrow!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Little Golden Book Monday #105

Today's Little Golden Book is Walt Disney's Scamp's Adventures from 1958. By Annie North Bedford, with pictures by the Walt Disney Studio. Adapted by Joe Rinaldi and Neil Boyle.
From the inside front cover: This is a brand-new book, written and illustrated especially for Golden Books. This Little Golden Book was produced under the supervision of The Walt Disney Studio. Scamp, the puppy, is one of Walt Disney's most endearing characters. Lady is his mother, Tramp is his father. This is Scamp's second appearance in a Little Golden Book.

Friday, November 06, 2009

7-11 Presents FOX-O-RAMA

A while back I posted some photos of the 3D glasses and Smell-O-Vision cards from the 1994 Fox television Fox-O-Rama, and that post has received the most email of any of my posts. For those fans of Fox-O-Rama, I present two of the ads from the Sunday, May 8th, 1994 TV Guide that promoted the event. First is the ad for the horror! The shock! The Bundy's in 3D (3D glasses not required for viewing pleasure). The second ad is for The George Carlin Show presented in Grumble-Vision. What was Grumble-Vision? Nothing... really. It was a regular episode in which George did some extra grumbling, thus making it Grumble-Vision. I am sure there were those who turned in expecting something extra ordinary. What they got was a mediocre half hour comedy with a great tag line. Pretty lame really, but genius advertising!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Little Golden Book Monday #104

Today's Little Golden Book is Walt Disney Productions Robin Hood and the Daring Mouse from 1974. It's been a while since I have watched the Robin Hood film, and I am little woozy from the flue today, but I do not remember a mouse named Oliver in the film, and a quick look though the book Disney A to Z didn't provide any info, so I am going to guess that this book which came out a year after the original Robin Hood film, was cashing in on the name Robin Hood with a new story. If anyone has more info on this book/story, let me know.
And check out that price sticker on the front of the book... just 46 cents, 2 cents less than the price printed on the book... what a deal!