Tag Archives: TV Specials

Shrek the Halls

I’ll admit that I’m probably not the audience Dreamworks was looking for when they made Shrek the Halls. I’m not a kid, and I don’t have kids of my own. And I was growing tired of the Shrek film franchise … Continue reading

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No Thanks to Specials?

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans! I imagine visits to the site are going to be pretty light today, but just in case anybody is poking their head in, I’ve got a question for you to ponder: Why is it … Continue reading

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Mockingbird Lane

1313 Mockingbird Lane was a proposed series for NBC, featuring an updated take on The Munsters, making it arguably a touch darker and shifting it to a dramatic comedy instead of the pure farce of the original series. As production … Continue reading

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Halloween is Grinch Night

As I mentioned previously, Halloween is Grinch Night is one Halloween special I’m certain I must have seen, yet have no recollection of. The TV special originally aired in 1977 on ABC, and I can’t imagine that was the only … Continue reading

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Scared Shrekless

Halloween specials. In some ways, they felt like a thing of the past to me for a while. Maybe it’s just nostalgia speaking, but I remember there being a lot of them that aired in my youth. It’s the Great … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol (1971)

There are many, many adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as I noted before. One which seems to have fallen by the way-side is a TV special released in 1971, animated under the eye of none other than Chuck … Continue reading

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Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice

With the Christmas season comes TV specials, and while the 90s seemed content to just rehash a few of the classics, the 2000s and onward have seen an upsurge in new specials. Most of them are unabashedly for children, and … Continue reading

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