Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Magic School Bus” series (1994)

  First published in The Holyoke Enterprise December 24, 2015 “The Magic School Bus” book series was one of my absolute favorites growing up. They were able to perfectly capture the mystery and wonder of science in such a way that it was both fun and exciting to learn. I hated science in school and … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Magic School Bus” series (1994)

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Nut Job” (2014)

In the world of animation, it’s tough going up against the big dogs at Disney and Pixar. Even Dreamworks with their “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Kung Fu Panda” films have to work for every dollar they get at the box office. So when you’re an unaffiliated animated film opening in January (where movies … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Nut Job” (2014)

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie” (2004)

Always silly and fun, Spongebob Squarepants has been a cartoon I have enjoyed since high school. I used to come home after play rehearsals or sports practice, utterly exhausted, and would laugh and laugh like a doofus. It's the perfect combination of silly visual gags for the kids and witty word play for the grown-ups. … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie” (2004)

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” (1999)

Christmas time is here! And you know what that means: oodles and bunches of direct to DVD Christmas movies on Netflix. One I've seen on there for many years is Disney's “Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas.” It's a collection of three shorts narrated by “Fraiser's” own Kelsey Grammar. The first is a Donald Duck cartoon … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” (1999)