Ali discusses the TV movie, CatDog and the Great Parent Mystery, written by Steven Banks, Robert Lamoreaux, and Victor Wilson for the wacky Nicktoon, CatDog, created by Peter Hannan. Hi Ho Diggety!
As Told by Ginger: “And She Was Gone”
Ali discusses one of the best episodes of the profound Nicktoon, As Told by Ginger, “And She Was Gone,” written by series creator, Emily Kapnek, and directed by Mark Risley.
Danny Phantom: “Fanning the Flames”
Ali discusses her favorite episode of Danny Phantom, “Fanning the Flames,” story by Steve Marmel, written by Marty Isenberg and directed by Wincat Alcala, Juli Hashiguchi & Butch Hartman.
The Wild Thornberrys
Ali discusses the adventurous Nicktoon, The Wild Thornberrys, created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó, Steve Pepoon, David Silverman and Stephen Sustarsic, as well as The Wild Thornberrys Movie written by Kate Boutilier. Smashing!
Ali discusses the creative Nicktoon, ChalkZone, created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber.
Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie + “Audaciously Flirting”
Ali discusses the TV movie, Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie, written by series creator, Craig Bartlett, along with Joe Purdy, Laura Sreebny and Justin Charlebois. She recaps all her favorite moments while reliving the excitement of this long-awaited movie. Afterward, she shares another Hey Arnold! story she wrote called “Audaciously Flirting.”
Be sure to also check out Hey Arnold! + “Care.”
Hey Arnold! + “Care”
Ali discusses the amazing Nicktoon, Hey Arnold!, created by Craig Bartlett. She shares her interesting interpretation of the show’s title when she was a kid, poignant moments that move her to tears, various lines that always crack her up, key scenes that stood out to her as a kid and what she feels is the all-encompassing theme of the series. She also talks about the qualities she admires most about Arnold and the reasons Helga G. Pataki is one of her all-time favorite characters. Afterward, she shares a Hey Arnold! story she wrote called “Care.”
Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus + “Sitting in a Tree”
Ali discusses the movie, Invader ZIM: Enter the Florpus, written by series creator, Jhonen Vasquez. She shares everything she loved about the movie in all of its ridiculous glory, from the incredible visuals to the hilarious dialogue to the surprisingly sweet moments. Afterward, she shares another Invader ZIM story she wrote called “Sitting in a Tree.”
Be sure to also check out Invader ZIM + “Dodgeball of Doom.”
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling with Sylvie
Ali and special guest, Sylvie, discuss the Netflix special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, written by series creator, Joe Murray, with additional writing from Mr. Lawrence, Martin Olson, Cosmo Segurson, Dan Becker and Tom Smith. They discuss first reactions to finding out Rocko’s Modern Life was getting a special, favorite meta jokes and callbacks, thoughts on the overall theme and message, their opinions on how this special compares to other Nicktoon reboots and much more!
Check out Sylvie’s podcasts, the Sylvie Soul Writing podcast and The Vacant Lot – a Hey Arnold! podcast, as well as her website, sylviesoul.com. Be sure to also follow her on Twitter.
Ali discusses her all-time favorite childhood cartoon and one of the original three Nicktoons, Rugrats, created by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain. She shares some of her favorite episodes and heartwarming moments throughout the series, plus all the ways she admires her favoritest baby, Tommy Pickles. A baby’s gotta do what a baby’s gotta do!
Be sure to also check out The Rugrats Movie.