- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: DK ADULT (October 29, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1595910433
- ISBN-13: 978-1595910431
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 1.7 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #843,315 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons! Hardcover – October 29, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
As hectic as the world is for a parent, it's hard to keep up with what shows they've watched or are watching when they're growing up. Sad to say, television cartoons have served as babysitters and best friends for kids for decades.
However, Nickelodeon changed the package when they released DOUG, RUGRATS, and THE REN AND STIMPY SHOW. Questionable content began to invade American living rooms and kids' bedrooms in subtle ways. DOUG and RUGRATS tended to be wholesome fare - though with strange ideas at times.
But there was just no excusing Ren and Stimpy's behavior. They were gross and inelegant at best, and downright disgusting and offensive at worst. However, your kids thought they were hilarious. If you sat down and watched part of an episode with them, you'd swear they were way too young to be caught up in something as crass as that.
You'd probably be halfway right. But Nickelodeon took the stance that kids were a lot more intelligent - and socially inelegant - than most parents wanted to believe. So they created entertainment that took all those facets into account.
And man, what a whirlwind it's been these past 16 years. My oldest son turns 25 soon, and my youngest is 10. I had five kids, and Nickelodeon has been a constant feature in my house from the beginning.
The problem with having kids, though, is that you have to work to provide for them. And to provide cable TV.Read more ›
The cover itself is probably one of the book's main features - the online pictures just don't do it justice. What looks like stains in the online picture is really a kind of green goo (an old Nickelodeon trademark staple) trapped inside an outer plastic cover - a concept that works perfectly with this book, and makes it truly stand out. I can't recommend this book highly enough to anyone who is passionate about animation, illustration and cartoons in general.
Inspiring and overflowing with flair and orginality, it is, for me, the must have animation art book of the year. Bravo, Mr Beck!
Some parts were longer than others. Some had way more pictures than others. It's a decent book and great for children who enjoy Nicktoons.
Oh yeah, the cover is sweet. It's green gooey glop that you can push around the cover.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been looking for this book for a long time! It wasn't in the best condition, but it's quite an old book that I could see was cast by the wayside a few times. Oh well! Read morePublished on February 20, 2014 by Sara
book was as described minor damage to binding but nothing to sweat over, i do plan to repurchase this book new later but for what i wanted it for it was perfectPublished on April 9, 2013 by Josue
My son loved this item!!!! Would buy from Amazon again! The book contained a lot of different Nick Toons and my son laughs when he reads it.Published on January 15, 2013 by Cheryl Herrick
I will not say anything bad about the content of the book, it may be good for all I know. But my complaint is about the "slime" encased cover clinging to the outside of the book. Read morePublished on November 3, 2010 by Rachel Raudabaugh
This one is the bible of cartoon animation. Great book with lots of information and arts of cartoons ! Must havePublished on June 29, 2009 by Gabriel S. Fazzioni
It was advertised as being in perfectly good condition but the binding was falling apart when it arrived and some of the pages had writing on it.Published on May 10, 2009 by Benne
As cool as this book is (read the other reviews for that) I was very disappointed in the fact that, during the Kablam! Read morePublished on January 3, 2008 by Jeremy Patton