For many kids who grew up in the nineties, nothing says "nostalgia" likes oozing green slime.
Sounds like an odd memory, right? Not if you grew up with the Nicktoons.
Nicktoons have long been the staple for Nickelodeon's television line-up. Since 1991, animators have worked to provide original cartoons like nothing else out there, resulting in such classics as Rugrats and Doug, as well as newer hits like Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. Although these cartoons have sometimes pushed the envelope a little more than some parents would like (et tu, Ren and Stimpy?), they have undoubtedly been major players in the world of entertainment.
For the first time, Nickelodeon has released a book which recounts the history behind the Nicktoons. This large coffee-table book contains sketches, anecdotes, and behind-the-scenes looks at what made these classic shows the breakaway hits that they are.
Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons! provides the most in-depth look to date at more than 30 of the entertainment brand's best shows into one volume, beginning with Ren and Stimpy in 1991 and ranging all the way to their newest show, The Mighty B, which is slated to premiere in 2008. Each section contains original sketches, behind-the-scenes looks, and a dialogue with the show's creators about how it was developed and pitched to Nickelodeon.
Oh, and did I mention? The book comes wrapped in a plastic dust cover... filled with trademark Nickelodeon slime. Fantastic.
Not Just Cartoons will delight all Nickelodeon fans, no matter what generation of Nicktoons they have grown up with. College students will be delighted to see sketches of Ren and Stimpy's Powdered Toast Man and original artwork for Rocko and the O-Town gang, while younger fans will be excited by the extensive coverage of newer shows such as Danny Phantom and The Fairly Oddparents.