Annotations for Slimed! : An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age


Baker & Taylor
"Slimed! is the first oral history to chronicle the surprisingly complex, wonderfully nostalgic, and impressively compelling story of Nickelodeon, the first kids' network. Compiled from hundreds of original interviews with writers, actors, producers, artists, and other Nick alumni, this is the incredible story of Nickelodeon straight from those who made it happen"--

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Baker & Taylor
Describes the history of the first network devoted entirely to children, which began as a startup in the late 1970s and with the help of innovative and creative young artists and filmmakers, went on to change both cable television and kid's entertainment forever.

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Book News
Klickstein presents this collection of interviews with Nickelodeon cast and other network participants. The first chapter interviews cast who were child actors and grew up during their tenure on Nickelodeon. Next the recipes for the iconic green slime are revealed and the lighthearted mood implied therein is elaborated from a backstage perspective. The development of the visual and musical aesthetics is followed by a sober discussion of the diversity or lack thereof on the network. The book wraps up with conversations about challenges and the changes on the network over time. A character listing in the back matches the interviewees to their roles in acting or production. Distributed in the US by Viking Penguin. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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Penguin Putnam
SLIMED! An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age tells the surprisingly complex, wonderfully nostalgic, and impressively compelling story of how Nickelodeon -- the First Kids' Network -- began as a DIY startup in the late 70s, and forged ahead through the early eighties with a tiny band of young artists and filmmakers who would go on to change everything about cable television, television in general, animation, and children's entertainment, proving just what can be done if the indie spirit is kept alive in the corporate world. Get the real back story about all of your favorite Golden Age Nick shows: Everything from such classics as You Can't Do That On Television, Out of Control and Double Dare to early 90s faves like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, the original three Nicktoons, Clarissa Explains It All and more ... All from those who made it happen!


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