My Top 10 favorite Nicktoons

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Hey Arnold the Jungle Movie will premiere on Nickelodeon one week from today, so what better time than now to list my top 10 favorite Nicktoons? Me personally I’ve been more of a Cartoon Network guy but Nickelodeon has had it’s great cartoons too. Also these are based on my personal opinion.

10. The Legend of Korra: I really like Korra’s character development, starting as tough and abrasive to more wiser. I think it’s summed in one line from the episode Enemy at the Gates “Fighting is something the old me would do. That always made things worse. Let me talk with Kuvira. Maybe I can reason with her”.

9. KaBlam!: An very underrated show. Kablam is a show with different segments with different animation and style. Segments like Promethius and Bob and Action League Now are creative. It’s a little dated but still has nostalgia. My favorite segment is with the hosts Henry and June.

8. The Loud House: I’ve already talked about this show so I keep it short. I kind of compare this to Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. Both can be mean spirited at times but still has charm and a cute animation style.

7. Danny Phantom: This is what happens if you mix Ghostbusters with Spider Man. Didn’t see much of season 3 but I really do like season 1 and 2. I really do like Butch Hartman’s animation style and the theme song is badass and catchy. Am I the only one who thinks The Fairy OddParents and Danny Phantom take place in the same universe?

6. The Fairly OddParents: I think this show went down harder than SpongeBob. Before it was stripped of it’s pride, Fairy OddParents was a fun show. It’s pretty much what if the fairy godmother from Cinderella was married and was a TV show. It even had some great TV movies such as Abra Catastrophe, Channel Chasers, and Wishology.

5. Rocko’s Modern Life: Rocko’s Modern Life a very fun, and very wacky cartoon. It has so many innuendos that both kids and adults can laugh at. Wacky Delly is a way better show than Teen Titans Go. Also I will review Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling when it airs in 2018.

4. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius: A animated series based on an animated movie that I think is just as good if not better than the movie. The CGI for the time was really good and the ideas were creative. The show also introduced the great cartoon character ever, Bolbi! Slap Slap Slap Clap Clap Clap.

3. SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob is sort of the Mickey Mouse of Nickelodeon. He’s practically there mascot. I know SpongeBob hasn’t been as good as it started but that doesn’t mean I can ignore the old episodes and boy were the old episodes wonderful. Who could forget Pinhead, chocolate! or Sweet Victory? Let’s face it old SpongeBob might be the great Nickelodeon show ever!

2. Avatar: the Last Airbender: Thank you so much Nostalgia Critic for getting me to watch this show. It’s one of the most cinematic cartoons I’ve ever seen and in my opinion this is the Star Wars of cartoons. It has a great story, great characters, great world-building, comedy, and drama. It’s pretty much the perfect cartoon! This was at one point my favorite Nickelodeon show but after thinking it over, there is one other show that fits my interest more.

And my number 1 favorite Nickelodeon cartoon is……………………..

1. Hey Arnold: This isn’t just because the Jungle Movie is coming out. I remember watching it as a kid and even seeing the movie in theaters. In 2012 I discovered NickSplat which showed reruns of old cartoons and Hey Arnold is the one I watch the most. There’s just something about Hey Arnold that feels very down to earth and laid back yet still fun. The characters surrounding the city get there moment to shine and the show has great music. SpongeBob may be more memorable and Avatar may be more perfect but personally Hey Arnold is the Nicktoon I love the most.

What are your favorite Nicktoons? Feel free to comment and I’ll see you next week when I’ll see you all in the jungle. 😉

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My Top 20 Favorite Orlando Rides

The handsome fellow you see above is me. I’ve been to Orlando six times so far and I’ve enjoy every time I’ve been there. Fun Fact: we saw Terminater 2 3d on its last day. I decided after getting back to do a top 20 favorite rides from Orlando with pictures taken by myself. These rides are ranked in terms of nostalgia, theming, creativity, fun, and personal reasons. Have fun reading.

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Happy Birthday to Me!

It’s my birthday again and I’m here to celebrate it with a very personal list. I love Disneyland! I’ve been there so many times I haven’t kept track. There rides have some of the best theming of any ride I ever been on. I can’t wait to show you my top 10 favorite Disneyland rides.

Honorable Mention:
Indiana Jones Adventures: Great effects and a great queue too.
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride: My favorite Fantasy dark ride.

10. California Screamin’: I used to be afraid of loop de loop roller coasters until I was 13, while California Screamin’ is your standard loop de loop roller coaster its still fun.

9. Splash Mountain: Back then I’d always covered my eyes at the final drop. I enjoy the scenery and atmosphere.

8. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: I like the design of the mountain and the train vehicle a lot. Your standard roller coaster but the western theme helps.

7. The Haunted Mansion: The only reason it’s low is because compared to Disney world this version is underwhelming. The effects used are still amazing even now and atmosphere is great.

6. Toy Story Mania: Midways games but without the competitiveness. The games are really fun and engaging.

5. Radiator Springs Racers: Cars Land looks just like the movie. The effects are wonderful and the animatronics are really impressive. It may be like Test Track but it’s still great.

4. Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: The whole different destinations thing is creative and makes the it worth riding again and again. The theming also makes this one of the best simulator rides ever.

3. Soarin’ Over California: I know it’s now Soarin Around the World which I haven’t rode yet but it’s the same ride system so I’m counting it. The music is wonderful and the California scenery is great to look at.

2. Pirates of the Caribbean: I love this ride! This has some of the best ride atmosphere I’ve ever seen. The music, animatornics, and theming are also some of Disney’s best and still hold up today. Even after adding Jack Sparrow I still enjoy this ride.

1. Space Mountain: This was one of the very first rides that I wasn’t scared of after riding it. The most perfect roller coaster ever! Everything from the vehicles, music, theming, and the ride itself is perfect. Which makes it my favorite ride at Disneyland

Hope you enjoy the list and leave a comment saying what your favorite Disneyland rides are.

 

Top 10 Favorite Animated Romances

valentineHappy Valentine’s Day and in the spirit of this day I thought I would list my top 10 favorite animated romances. It was going to have live action romances but I could think of more animated ones then live action so I just stayed with that. Theses are the couples that I find so adorable when they are together and want to take down anyone who get’s in there way.

10. Star Butterfly and Marco: Come and get me Starco fans. Their friendship between the two is great and the episode Bon Bon the Birthday Clown dives deep into their relationship.

9. Ruby and Sapphire from Steven Universe: Their relationship is pretty much a character named Garnet. The twist was very well build up and didn’t feel forced.  Their scenes in Hit The Diamond are both sweet and hilarious.

8. Shrek and Fiona: I like how there relationship goes through a lot of obstacles that married couples go through like in-laws or children. Shrek 2 I think is where their relationship really shines because it shows how far he’s willing to go to get the approval of Fiona’s parents.

7. Aladdin and Jasmine: My favorite Disney canon couple. I liked how they are both different and the same. One’s a princess the other’s a street rat yet they both feel trap in there roles.

6. Wall-e and Eve: Pixar showed that robots can have romance. The define dancing scene is romantic and shows the most creative kiss ever seen on film.

5. Aang and Katara from Avatar the Last Airbender: Aang first vision after being frozen his her.Talk about love at first sight LOL. Aang pretty much tells Katara that there is still hope in the world and she will protect him.

4. Sly Cooper and Carmelita Fox: I know this is a video game couple but there are animated cutscenes so I’m counting it. Even if it’s kind of a one-sided romance its enjoyable when Sly flirts and fools around with her while she is constantly trying to arrest him.

Number 2 and 3 are both tied due to being very similar and I honestly couldn’t decide which was better.

2/3. Sora and Kairi from Kingdom Hearts: It’s not live action and has Disney so I’m counting it. I know there not really a couple just friends but I always thought they were cute together. The cave scene in the beginning  and end where they carved each of them eating the fruit is very sweet.

2/3. Steven Universe and Connie: The second Steven Universe relationship on this list. I like how there friendship grows throughout the show. Connie started off as a nerdy friend who Steven can share gem information with into a sword fighting protege that will fight beside Steven. Their friendship even created Stevonie.

1. Carl and Ellie from Up: I picked this not just because it’s my favorite Pixar movie but because there romance pretty much sets up a great story for a great movie. The married life scene is wonderful. Without any dialogue shows the life of this married couple in just a few minutes and it is emotionally beautiful. It makes it so heartbreaking when Ellie dies and Carl willing to fly his house to Paradise Falls to complete their dream. That’s why Carl and Ellie are my favorite animated romantic couple.

What are your favorite animated couples? Please leave a comment.

My Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2016

The year 2016 is over and now it’s time to do my top 10 favorite movies of 2016.

Honorable Mention: LA LA LAND
Didn’t see it until a few days ago. Great songs and music. I could listen to Another Day of Sun all day. Also congratulations of the Golden Globes wins and good luck at the Oscars.

10. Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them: A good return to the wizarding world of one of my favorite franchises of all time. It’s not the best due to unmemorable characters and weird story structure but it still has the magic of Harry Potter. Seeing Johnny Depp was pretty cool even if he does look a little odd.

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9. Kung Fu Panda 3: I love all the Kung Fu Panda movies especially number two. The third was also great too though not as good as Kung Fu Panda 2. I like that it continues Po’s arc about finding his family while still being a fun movie. Does anyone notice there’s a lot of green through out the movie?

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8. Doctor Strange: In terms of special effects this has some of the best in any Marvel movie. Though the story does feel similar to a lot of other Marvel movies. The visual effects help make the action scenes epic, fun, and strange at the same time. I can see why his name is Doctor Strange. LOL

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7. Deadpool: The opening credits pretty much seal the fact that this is the funniest movie on this list. Ryan Reynolds redeems his character from that other movie. The movie doesn’t take itself serious though it does have that love story that slows down the movie. Still Deadpool is incredibly hilarious and fun.

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6. Moana: It was hard to choose this of Zootopia because there both good movies. Songs like How Far I’ll Go or You’re Welcome are great and the main protagonists Moana and Maui are a lot of fun. Even the ocean and Maui’s tattoo feel like characters and there fun too.

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5. Zootopia: Zootopia is better then Moana because it deals with adult themes like racism or prejudice. The story is one of Disney’s most complex and it has a really good mystery that kind of shocks you in the end. The city of Zootopia is also a great setting because it takes every opportunity with ideas, jokes and design in each district.

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4. Captain America Civil War: They should have just called this how to a better Batman vs Superman movie. This manage to make sure every Marvel hero got a fair share of screen time. Each side has there reasons for why they fighting and there reasons that make them both right and wrong. The airport scene is amazing and probably the best action scene of 2016. Also Spiderman is the best.

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3. Rogue One a Star Wars Story: Didn’t expect to have this movie high on this list. While I think this a better written movie then Force Awakens I still find that movie more enjoyable. The climax is the highlight and took a lot of risks with it’s characters. Who could forget Darth Vader? This movie managed to make him the badass and threatening villain we knew and love back in the original trilogy.

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2. Kubo and the Two Strings: My most anticipated movie of 2016 and it managed to not disappoint me. A great animated movie from the studio located in my home state. This has some of the best visuals in any stop motion movie I’ve ever seen. It’s hard to believe that the giant skeleton is incredibly huge. Trust me I’ve seen the puppet at Universal Hollywood. I like how this movie deals with the troubles and lost in family yet still being a heartwarming movie.

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1. Finding Dory: I expected to like it but I didn’t expect to love it even more then the first one. This has my favorite movie score of this year. It’s just so beautiful to listen to and gives the emotional moments a lot of atmosphere. Finding Dory can be very emotional like Dory’s panic attack scene or hilarious like the truck scene at the end. Interesting trivia: I saw this while on a trip to Hawaii and now whenever I think of that trip I think of this movie and that’s why it’s my favorite movie of 2016.

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Now here are my top 10 most anticipated movies of 2017.
10.Justice League
9.Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie (it counts)
8.Beauty and the Beast
7.Coco
6.My Little Pony: The Movie
5.Thor: Ragnarok
4.Kingsman: The Golden Circle
3.Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2.Spider-Man: Homecoming
1. Star Wars: Episode VIII

So those were my favorite movies of the year. Please leave and comment below on what your favorite movies of 2016 were and I’ll see you in 2017. Take care

My Top 12 Favorite Christmas Specials

CHRISTMAS! 

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Yes it’s that time of the month again where we buy things we give and spend time with out families. Why top 12? Because of the 12 days of Christmas duh, and I wanted to talk about 2 extra Christmas specials that are good. 

12. The Loud House: 11 Louds a Leapin: The most recent one on the list. The whole grump is alone on Christmas story isn’t new but it’s done well here. Each of the Loud sisters deals with something that has to do with Christmas. Luna’s song are heartwarming and who could forget the reveal of Mr. and Mrs. Loud’s faces?

11. Codename: Kids Next DoorOperation: N.A.U.G.H.T.Y: This whole Christmas special is a parody of X-men. The 12 days of Christmas attack is hilarious. I doubt kids would get the Partridge in a pear tree joke. The way Santa delivers presents might be the most creative way I’ve ever seen. 

10. Billy and Mandy Save Christmas: Still a better vampire story then Twilight. The head head (it makes sense in context) vampire is clever. Who would cast Gilbert Gottfried as Santa? That’ll stick in your mind forever. This specials mixes the creepiness of Billy and Mandy with the holiday spirit. 

9. Kung Fu Panda Holiday: The suicidal bunny gets a lot of laughs. The party preparation scene is hilarious because the transitions mess with Po. One moment he’s sculpting a ice dragon one second later he brakes a jar with the same ice sculpting tool. The special has that obvious lesson of spending Christmas with family and friends and it handles it nicely. 

8. Shrek the Halls: My family cracks up when they see Puss in Boots messing with the Santa hat. It’s heartwarming to see Shrek try to make a good Christmas for his children. His telling of Twas the Night before Christmas is funny. Fun fact the director of this directed Beauty and the Beast. 

7. Frosty the Snowman: I actually really like the Rankin Bass specials though mostly the big three. I remember watching these as a kid. The animation at times is weird but Jackie Vernon brings a lot of likability into Frosty. He’s oblivious to real life but still enjoyable. I also find Frosty Returns as a guilty pleasure. 

6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Oh look another Rankin Bass special. I don’t care if Honest Trailers calls this Lord of the Rings for kids on acid!  Yes the animation is nothing compared to Aardman or Laika but the story and characters are still likable.  

5. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town: My favorite of the Rankin Bass specials. Whenever I thought of Santa Clause’s backstory when I was a kid this is what I thought of. Some of the songs are cute and Mickey Rhooney as Kris is charming. I think this is the first I ever saw Santa without a beard. 

4. Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too: Winnie the Pooh is part of my childhood. It’s a sweet Christmas specials. You feel for Pooh when he’s trying to deliver the letter to Santa and you feel sorry when he loses it.  I’m still wondering what the heck is Piglet’s present suppose to be. 

3. Mickey’s Christmas Carol: When ever I hear A Christmas Carol the Disney one is the first to come to mind. This is also the first version of A Christmas Carol I’ve seen. The first time seeing Jiminy Cricket as the ghost of Christmas Past was mind blowing as a kid. The special actually reuses other Disney characters from the past. It follows the story of A Christmas Carol perfectly and just in 30 minutes. 

2. A Charlie Brown Christmas: This one might be the most talkative of the specials on this list. What I mean is that it’s mostly talking about Christmas being too commercial or about the Christmas pageant. While the animation does look cheap and the child stars are a little wooden it’s still has the charm of the Peanuts. Vince Guaraldi’s music beings so much beauty and atmosphere to a simple special.

1. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas: What can I say? Its the perfect Christmas special. I didn’t read the book but I have watched this special so many times it’s still great. The animation is great at the time. The song is catchy. Boris Karloff as the Grinch and narrator is great too. I actually do like the movie though not as much as this masterpiece. 

Hope you all have a merry Christmas this year.

Ranking the Harry Potter Film Series

Harry Potter is my favorite films franchises of all time. A wizard school is such a creative concept and J.K. Rowling made a great story out of it. What I also like is that not one of these movies is filler and actually progress the story along. With Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them finally out what better time when to rank the series now then ever. I not ranking these in how they stay true to the book I’m just ranking them as just movies.

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