Not just Cartoons: Nicktoons! is the first book to collect all thirty-one of the groundbreaking cartoons into one dynamic volume. Fans will soak up the behind-the-scenes access to their favorite shows--whether it's seeing the original claymation figures from the lovable hit Hey Arnold!, original animation cells from the absorbing SpongeBob SquarePants, or the irreverent R Not just Cartoons: Nicktoons! is the first book to collect all thirty-one of the groundbreaking cartoons into one dynamic volume. Fans will soak up the behind-the-scenes access to their favorite shows--whether it's seeing the original claymation figures from the lovable hit Hey Arnold!, original animation cells from the absorbing SpongeBob SquarePants, or the irreverent Ren & Stimpy characters like you've never seen them before. The creators and producers behind each show recall how a kernel of an idea transformed into a fully realized cartoon. There are the sketches that creators brought to the pitch meetings, storyboards that show how the writers and illustrators plan their shows out, and tons more. With a green, slime-filled cover, Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons! is the must-have for every animation enthusiast, design aficionado, and cartoon fan alike!...
|Title||:||Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons!|
|Number of Pages||:||276 Pages|
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Not Just Cartoons: Nicktoons! Reviews
I had rather mixed feelings regarding this volume, which celebrates the Nickelodeon-produced cartoons branded 'Nicktoons,' on TV screens since 1991.The concept is appealing, but I do not feel it is very well realised here. The design, loud and colourful, is fun (if a little juvenile), though the thick plastic cover full of 'slime' hardens after a while, making the cover rather lumpish and ugly. The contents page would also be of little use to anyone who is not intimately familiar with every last show, as it uses pictures of the characters with no text.The big problem with the book is its uneven coverage of the shows. While some, such as SpongeBob and Hey Arnold!, are given many pages of interesting commentary and imagery, others, such as Rocket Power and As Told by Ginger, get just four pages with minimal information. It is frustrating to find double-page spreads featuring little more than blown-up promo images instead of concept sketches, or half a page of vague comments from the makers of a show which you would have liked to know more about.At the back of the book, amongst the credits, I found a partial explanation: apparently, KlaskyCsupo, the duo who created many of the more popular cartoons for the studio, declined to participate in the project. This results in a serious lack of depth in the entries for all of their shows with the exception of the Rugrats. As a personal fan of their work, this was something I wish I'd known before spending so much on the volume.The book was produced in 2007 and so does not mention any of their newer shows. It is already out of print and so is quite pricy - therefore, I would recommend it only to the most extreme fans of the Nicktoons. If you do not like or know almost all of them, you might be disappointed at the lack of attention some shows receive.
I grew up watching Nickelodeon (on slow days, I still tune in once in a while!), and this was a wonderful trip down memory lane for me. Plus, there’s a squishy book jacket made of green slime! The pictures are works of art, and the interviews provide the stories behind the shows.
I love this book so much, because it has all my favorite childhood cartoons in it! This is a Classic treasure!