Monday, September 30, 2013

New "Magical Animal Battle" series episodes on DVD

I've mentioned how I feel about the "Pokemon Formula" shows before. I feel like I'm watching the same battles with different critters... over, and over, and over again. But they wouldn't make them if kids didn't go bananas over them!

Image courtesy Shout! Factory.

The same is true for these two series, Monsuno and Kaijudo. (Both also include a tabletop game version, the former with little cores that plastic animals pop out of and the latter a card game a la Magic: The Gathering.)

Image courtesy Shout! Factory.

My friends at Shout! Factory have released new DVDs for both series, Monsuno: Combat Chaos and Kaijudo: Darkness of Heart. Both are available now in stores and online. Check out my reviews and episode synopses by clicking on the links.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

For the love of your children, do NOT let them watch this show!

Yes folks, this is the very rare SCATHING review from The TV Mom.

Gasp! Shriek!

I'm still mad I subjected myself and the other members of TV Household to this show. It's really dumb. I mean, really really really dumb. "Dumb and Dumber" = better than this show. The "prequel" to Dumb and Dumber that got awful reviews? Still better.

I can't seem to find the correct adjective to describe just how awful I think this show is.

What show, you ask? Why, Cartoon Network's new series "Uncle Grandpa"!

Image courtesy Cartoon Network.

Yes, even the titular character is just plain dumb.

Do you remember waaaaaaaay back when I started this blog, and I said I couldn't tell you which shows would make your children lazier and dumber? That was a world without Uncle Grandpa. This show, almost undoubtedly, WILL make your kids dumber. And you. And your pets. And the dust bunnies under your entertainment center.

Yes, it's that bad.

Read my full review over at the Kids' Cartoons page on! I'm definitely not even the slightest bit nice to this show. Sorry. I just can't.

Friday, September 20, 2013

This Week in Cartoons!

I was SUPER productive today, you guys! I managed to pop out two articles! This month has been a blur, I swear it. How is THIS WEEKEND Autumn? Someone explain this to me!

Anyway, over at the Kids' Cartoons page...

And then, this Saturday, we get some awesome new episodes of one of my new favorites, Sanjay and Craig on Nick! Check out the preview my friends at Nickelodeon sent me:

Sanjay and Craig, “Unbarfable”
from Jessica Wilson on Vimeo.

Coming up this next week... a review of the new Kaijudo and Monsuno discs, a review of the new Cartoon Network show, Uncle Grandpa, and perhaps a look at the new DragonBall Z movie! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Coming soon on The Hub Network,, and here on the blog!

Image courtesy Shout! Factory/Hasbro Studios.

Hasbro Studios is wrapping up their Transformers Prime series with a full length feature film event! You can catch the exclusive world premiere of the film on The Hub Network on Friday, October 4 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, with an encore at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. I will be reviewing the film on the Kids' Cartoons page very soon, but until then, whet your whistles with this teaser movie trailer from my friends at Shout! Factory!

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Hub's First Annual Halloween Bash!

My friends at The Hub Network are all super excited about their first annual Halloween Bash! Kids of all ages can enter the Halloween Costume competition in one of six categories:

·         Howl-arious – Shows the lighter side of Halloween with a take on a fun, funny or otherwise hilarious costume.

·         Spook-tacular – Get ready to frighten America by showcasing the most spine-chilling costume for all the ghosts and ghouls out there.

·         Mad Genius – Unique, original, innovative and never seen before. A knight in armor fashioned from bottle caps, bat wings made from old umbrellas, or a cardboard-box jet pack, the possibilities are endless. Display a costume unlike any other — show your Mad Genius.

·         Blast from the Past – Take a stroll down memory lane with a timeless costume. Memories, nostalgia and yesteryear brought to life. Show your take on great figures from before the 20thcentury or a retro 50’s sock hop get up, 60’s flower child or other “period” inspired costumes.

·         Animal Kingdom – Transform into a living creature from the past or present. Be a roaring lion, a school of jellyfish, a firefly, or a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

·         Everyday Stuff – We're looking for the coolest refrigerator/freezer, remote control, mailbox, block of Swiss cheese, telephone and more.  Be creative and transform the ordinary into the extra-ordinary.

Keenan Thompson... image courtesy The Hub.

Then, on Saturday, October 26th, special guest host Keenan Thompson (of SNL and 90's Nickelodeon show All That fame) along with Halloween maven Martha Stewart and a panel of celebrity judges will showcase the costume competition where semi-finalists will duke out the costume coolness for the grand prize of $25,000 and a walk-on role on R.L. Stein's "The Haunting Hour" series!

For more information on how to enter, complete rules, and to check out the current competition, visit! The deadline for entries is Sunday, September 29th, so be sure to get your costumes in before then!

If any of my readers makes it into the semi-finals, be sure to email me using the contact tab at the top of the blog so we know who to root for! I'll be sure to share your entry far and wide and post it on The TV Mom Facebook page!
Let the spooking begin!