Monday, August 26, 2013

A Walk Down Memory Lane

You know one of my favorite things to do?  Curl up on the couch with the girls and watch some old cartoons.  Now, I'm talking the stuff from back when I was Samantha's age.  Tell me you didn't watch "Rainbow Brite", "Strawberry Shortcake", and "My Little Pony."  Before Samantha had her tonsils out I was actually lucky enough to come across a copy of the movie Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer; we have watched that movie I don't know how many times.

Isn't it great to be able to share those oldies but goodies with our kids??  If this puts a smile on your face like it does for me then you're in luck.  This past Thursday, Hulu Kids launched Jim Henson Family TV, featuring 10 series from the Jim Henson collection, including one of my personal favorites, "Fraggle Rock".  I really love the lessons taught by the show, all combined with music, laughter, and lots of fun.

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Hulu Plus subscribers, all of the following episodes are now available commercial-free:
  • "Fraggle Rock" - 4 seasons, 96 episodes
  • "Fraggle Rock:  Animated" - 1 season, 13 episodes
  • "Jim Henson's Play Along Video" - 1 episode
  • "Mopatop's Shop" - 1 season, 32 episodes
  • "Jim Henson's Animal Show with Stinky and Jake" - 1 season, 26 episodes
  • "The Hoobs" - 1 season, 40 episodes
  • "Mother Goose Stories" - 1 season, 13 episodes
  • "Secret Life of Toys" - 1 season, 13 episodes
  • "Wubbulous World of Dr. Seus" - 2 seasons, 40 episodes
  • "Construction Site" - 2 seasons, 26 episodes
See one of your childhood favorites here but you're not a Hulu Plus subscriber?  No problem.  Five rolling, consecutive episodes of each of these shows will be available on the ad-supported Hulu.com.  The libraries were made available by the Jim Henson Company's catalog distributor in North America, Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment.  Thanks Gaiam Vivendi!!

I have already given Samantha and Morgan a taste of "Fraggle Rock", and I know Morgan would love the Dr. Seuss series too!  Best part of all is that these were Owen's favorites too, so he doesn't mind watching them as well (he wasn't too big of a Rainbow Brite fan...).

QOTD:  What was your favorite childhood cartoon?