• 6 Dec 9th, 2010 at 9:09AM
    Film
    Lastest Reply: 2nd Mar, 2011 08:38:25 AM
    All I know about the movie I'm thinking of is that it was a comedy involving college kids vs vampires. Reply

      Um. Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The Lost Boys?

      transylmania

      Do you know if the main character ws male or female? Was there a particular vampire or group of vampires or was it a bunch of random vamps? Do you recall about what year it was when you saw it? 90's 80's?

      Could potentially be Once Bitten

      It's not Monster Squad, is it?

      "You kicked Wolfman in the nards!?" lol

      seriously, it's probably Transylmania:

      Transylmania(2009) is a spoof horror in which a group of college kids do a semester abroad in Romania and realise that if the partying doesn't kill them, the vampires just might!
  • 1 Mar 2nd, 2011 at 4:04AM
    Lastest Reply: 2nd Mar, 2011 06:15:12 AM
    This is a computer game from about 1992-94, where you control a spaceship that can go to any (fictional in-game) planet you want, an adventure game, I believe. I remember the music and/or ambient sound effects being very ominous & cool-sounding, and the graphics being really kickass for the time. It's wasn't "cartoony"-looking, but had more of a "serious" tone to it. I've played a lot of sci-fi games, but very few (at the time, at least) allow you that kind of freedom to go to whatever planet you wanted, a`la Star Voyager or Knights of the Old Republic. Hopefully that narrows it down some. One thing I am sure about is the timeframe.

    I never got to play it, only watched someone else play. They were playing it with the short-lived mouseball, if that's any help (probably not).

    Sorry there's so little to go on, but it looked really fun & I've been trying to find it ever since! Definitely not in the Sierra adventure series.

    On an unrelated note - I am impressed with the grave seriousness that you guys take on tracking down old kid's shows. It's truly inspiring, and I mean that with zero sarcasm :) Reply
  • 2 Mar 2nd, 2011 at 3:03AM
    Lastest Reply: 2nd Mar, 2011 03:47:10 AM
    Whatever this picture is from. Reply
  • 0 Mar 1st, 2011 at 7:07PM
    Webcomic
    I remember seeing a Pokemon webcomic a while back. IIRC it had a new trainer, a "Pokemon studier" or something whose face was covered by a hood, and one of the early strips had Linkin Park songs. I also remember the title to sound vaguely like deus ex machina. Reply
  • 1 Mar 1st, 2011 at 6:06PM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 1st Mar, 2011 06:52:07 PM
    I can't remember the title of these books, so please help me out. The plot (as far as I can remember) goes something like this: Due to a shortage in food in the last few years, the government has made it illegal for families to have more than two children. The first(?) book revolves around an illegal third child, Luke. Due to the law, Luke has never left his house(minus going out to his backyard for a short while). If it helps, his two older bros are Matthew and Mark.

    The first half of the book goes on to show how he lived his life I believe. The second half revolves around him meeting another illegal child, only this girl can actually leave home with the help of a fake ID. He learns that there are actually a bunch of other illegal children she associates with via internet chat room. It ends on all the kids of the chat room trying to lead a march on the law that forbids their existence, but they get killed. Luke decides to attend a boy's only school that could possibly help out the illegal children under an alias. I believe the alias sounded Asian.

    I know there is a second book showing a girl(?) with the same problem, only she's near the place Luke went to. Reply

      That's the "Shadow Children" series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The first book is called "Among the Hidden."
  • 2 Mar 1st, 2011 at 5:05PM
    Film
    Lastest Reply: 1st Mar, 2011 06:10:59 PM
    This one's driving me crazy, thought sure I've got it on DVD somewhere here ... Basic story involves an previously uninvolved housewife who became involved in the black civil rights movement by offering rides to her black maid (and then others) who were participating in the boycott of Birmingham Ala. city buses during the early desegregation days. Please and thanks. (edit) I'm fairly certain the title included something along the lines of "long walk", if that helps any. Reply

      Searching IMDB for "long walk" finds The Long Walk Home, which sounds like it might be what you're after.

      Sounds dead-on, many thanks. Now where in heck did my DVD get to?
  • 1 Jan 1st, 2011 at 11:11AM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 1st Mar, 2011 05:06:28 PM
    A sci-fi kids book, although might be teen as well, published sometime in the last decade. It's set in a normal small town in the US. Several kids decide to build a humanoid robot. They load up numerous different books on his system, to give him an understanding of science and whatnot. Unfortunately, no one bothers to put any sort of inhibitions in his system. The robot goes berserk, although I can't remember how far off the deep end he goes. I remember that the kids try to pass the robot off as an exchange or transfer student from Peoria, Illinois. At the end of the story, the Cool Old Guy, who is probably the grandfather or non-parent relative of one of the kids, electrocutes/incapacitates/destroys the robot with a device connected to a telephone. I think he gets wise to the robot's existence towards the end. I remember that he calls the school in Peoria but finds that the android never went to school there. I can't remember the name of this book, or even any of the names of the characters. Thanks! Reply

      This sounds familiar to me too. I think at one point the robot mocks them for filling him up with science and facts instead of philosophy or anything that would give it a sense of morality. And it started just as a program and somehow gave itself a body? I'm not sure. Sorry I can't help more.
  • 8 Feb 15th, 2011 at 8:08PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 1st Mar, 2011 04:31:33 PM
    I remember this show from the early 2000s set in space. It's main characters were a plucky comic relief human guy, a deadpan snarker alien girl and their do-everything robot dog. They fought evil, I think. One episode in particular I remember had the guy and dog locked in a tank of sorts and had earwigs dumped on them. The guy had to get over his fear of them or something akin to that. Thanks! Reply

      Not sure about the "alien" part, but this sounds like Team Galaxy.

      Nope, that show came WAY later, I remember it very well. This show was around 2000-2003 and had standard Western Animation. Thanks for trying though!

      Oh yeah, I was reminded of another cartoon (whose name I don't remember either, unfortunately) after posting that. Did the alien chick have a light-purple skin and a ponytail while the human guy had a really bright green suit?

      YES! That is it! Damn...so close! :D

      Blaster's Universe

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  • 1 Mar 1st, 2011 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 1st Mar, 2011 04:27:56 PM
    duck tales

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  • 5 Feb 28th, 2011 at 5:05PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 1st Mar, 2011 03:30:44 PM
    I think this should be a simple one. It was a cartoon, one of the ecologically-aware ones about some kind of ocean research facility. The main character was a remarkably ripped scientist who drowned in the first episode and was turned into an orca-human hybrid thing so he could breathe underwater by a rather annoying underwater merman child, who looked just like a sea monkey. I recall he would turn into the orca thing whenever he came into contact with water, whether he wanted to or not, and there were probably some evil polluting corporate types as well. Reply

      Googling for animated orca hybrid suggests TigerSharks.

      It wasn't that. Although the description makes it sound like something superheroic I think it was a little more earnest than that. There was definitely a strong ecological vibe to the whole thing, and I'm fairly certain it was set on Earth.

      The only thing I can think of is Street Sharks, but I know that isn't it since the orca man was a bad guy in that one.

      Oh, after a lot of trawling I managed to find it myself. It was called Prince Of Atlantis, only had 20 episodes made and was only shown in Europe. And all the tapes were subsequently lost so you can't even find the intro on Youtube. It is apparently lost forever.

      Oh, good. I was beginning to worry that my memory had somehow failed me, because there seriously wasn't a cartoon in the 90s that I didn't watch.
  • 1 Feb 28th, 2011 at 8:08PM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 1st Mar, 2011 12:28:43 PM
    One of Aesop's fables - a pet bird refuses to sing because that's what got it captured, and its owner's dog tells it that's stupid since it's already been captured. What's this called? Other details I don't remember? Reply
  • 2 Feb 27th, 2011 at 10:10PM
    Film
    Lastest Reply: 1st Mar, 2011 11:38:04 AM
    Film from the 90s or late 80s. Two women drink a potion from a witch, makes them immortal. End up having a fight where one gets a hole blown through her and the other has her head spun 180 degrees. Reply
  • 8 Feb 26th, 2011 at 8:08PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 28th Feb, 2011 11:06:22 PM
    I remember reading about this show in a Disney Adventures magazine in the early 2000's. There's a girl, and she goes to school, but she's also secretly a mystical ninja warrior or something. It mentioned her having a younger brother, wearing a medallion around her neck that protected her, and using her ninja skills for Mundane Utility, like getting to class on time, carrying huge armfuls of books, and knocking a cookie out of her brother's hand from across the cafeteria by throwing a tube of lipstick. (I don't know if she actually did these things in the show.) Reply

      I think you're looking for The Life and Times of Juniper Lee. It was on Cartoon Network from 2005 to 2007. Juniper Lee was like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but with a Chinese girl, and it was her job to keep the balance between the magical and mortal worlds.

      If it's not that then it might be American Dragon: Jake Long, which is about a boy who turns into a dragon, and he has a little sister.

      Those are the only leads I have. I'm sorry if it doesn't do much help.

      No, it was a live action show.

      Could it have been Samurai Girl?

      No, that's not it. Much less serious in tone, more emphasis on everyday school life.

      Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior

      I would have said that, but that's only a few years old, isn't it? Well, three or four.

      Actually, I think that's it. The movie came out in 2006, but the ad about it was most likely earlier than that, being for an upcoming movie. It doesn't look familiar, but it's got all the right elements. Most importantly, there's a scene where Wendy throws her lipstick through her brother's cookie.

      Oh, and thanks, everyone. :)
  • 9 Dec 30th, 2010 at 1:01AM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 28th Feb, 2011 07:41:09 PM
    I remember watching an educational puppet show that teached kids how to speak French or Spanish, it was called rigolicol or something like that and there was a fish creature in it. Reply

      Telefrancais, perhaps? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay92dXQtXjE

      nope sorry

      Was it Muzzy? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xgl0CP-em4

      No

      BUMP! I remember this show too but don't remember what it was called, just the theme song, which was in french!!

      I too remember this, can someone please shed some light on this??

      I've never heard of this show, but I Frenchified "rigolicol" to "Rigolécole" (combination of "laugh" and "school") and Googled it. Yup, there is a series by that name with a character called Poisson. Seems pretty obscure with so few hits!

      Search for it here. Page 25 or so.

      Yes that's the one!! I don't know how a canadian show ended up in Ausralian after school TV but that's definitely it! Thanks muchly Embryon!!

      Hahaha, well, I remember watching Round the Twist after school, so it goes both ways. ;-)
  • 1 Feb 28th, 2011 at 3:03PM
    Film
    Lastest Reply: 28th Feb, 2011 03:10:49 PM
    So, my friend told me about this movie she watched once: some guy and a teenager capture a feral falcon and attempt to tame it. The teenager drowns in a bathtub, and the guy refuses to let the falcon go until he's tamed it. Oh, and apparently the ending is sad and confusing.

    Ringing any bells? Reply

      Never mind, found it; The Hawk Is Dying.
  • 2 Feb 28th, 2011 at 8:08AM
    Music
    Lastest Reply: 28th Feb, 2011 02:55:06 PM
    This one has been bugging me for quite some time. I can't remember how the song went, but I do remember parts of the video. It was about aliens (I think they were animated with claymation, or made to look like that) living in a city in a black and white world. and one of them invents glasses that lets him see in color. the only other thing I can remember is that it ends with a group of multicolor aliens riding a carousel, or something like that. Also I remember seeing it on Toonami's midnight run. Hope thats enough to go by. Reply
  • 0 Feb 28th, 2011 at 5:05AM
    A parody of The Box (or "Button, Button") where the character the offer is made to is more interested in getting to decide who the box kills than he is in the money — eventually asking if he can keep pressing it until it kills an actor he dislikes. I think it ends with Steward getting creeped out and retracts the offer. Could have been a webcomic or Western Animation. Reply
  • 3 Feb 28th, 2011 at 1:01AM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 28th Feb, 2011 02:03:53 AM
    It was a kid's game show on Nickelodeon back in the 90's that was obstacle-course based with a sort of Aztec theme to it. Reply
  • 3 Feb 25th, 2011 at 10:10PM
    Lastest Reply: 27th Feb, 2011 07:24:54 PM
    This one has been bugging me for a while. It was a (series of?) short claymation that played during commercial breaks, sort of like the old National Film Board shorts "Logdriver's Waltz" and "Blackfly" I can't find it on the NFB site, and for some reason my brain is telling me it may have been scandinavian in origin. There weren't any words, and each story consisted of these little guys who looked sort of like the Just for Laughs mascot (but without the horns, I think)

    There was a red guy and a blue guy, and maybe a yellow one, and they would play tricks on each other, like flattening out and pretending to be a puddle, or rolling themselves up into a ball and running away. Reply

      I'm pretty sure that's called 'Blobs' or something like that. I tried googling and you can see some clips on youtube under "claymation blobs" I just don't remember the title.

      I'm 99% sure you're referring to Plonsters.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OagUSDIY4Dg


      Yes! That's it. Now I can tell my friends that I am not crazy and didn't invent these guys!
  • 1 Feb 27th, 2011 at 3:03PM
    Film
    Lastest Reply: 27th Feb, 2011 05:42:34 PM
    It's a horror film set at a camp where the twist at the end is that the main character is really her dead brother. Reply
  • 2 Feb 26th, 2011 at 8:08PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 27th Feb, 2011 01:35:58 PM
    A Muppet-type show that I saw in the '90's. The characters were Muppet-kids. I think the title was something like "Wimsey's House". Or someone's house.

    I remember one episode where the phone was ringing, one kid was calling for someone to come answer, but ending up answering it herself. That led to a giant box being delivered to their house, which the kids then tried to hide by pushing it around.

    Another episode involved a fashion contest of some sort, with the kids going "Ta-da!" as they presented themselves. The girl who was judging gave each of them a small prize for whatever category she had deemed them the winner of. The youngest one, a boy, won "Most Colorful". I think his name was Bo. The last one to be awarded a prize was a boy, who got progressively sadder as the others were awarded, until it was his turn and he was assured that he WAS deserving of a prize. Reply

      That was "Whimzie's House".

      Wimzie's House. Thank you.
  • 10 Feb 25th, 2011 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 27th Feb, 2011 11:49:37 AM
    About 20 years ago I watched an animated film about a Chinese/Japanese boy, born from a flower, to save the world/china/something, he dies in battle towards the end of the film and is reborn stronger! any ideas? Reply

      Is it based off of Momotaro-san in any way shape or form?

      Was the movie itself Asian in origin? That's an important detail.

      I think it might have been Asian yes! I'm not sure what Momotaro-san is/was i was about 7 at the time.

      Momotaro-san (Also known as 'Peach Boy') is about a young boy found by an elderly couple inside of a peach (so, not a flower. If it's definately a flower, I known nothing, sorry). He grows up to fight demons.

      If it's not based off of Momotaro-san, what you're thinking of could be based off of Issun-boshi, or 'One-Inch Boy' (not like that). He's one inch tall, but he goes to the city to make his fortune. Eventually he defeats the bad guy, and becomes tall so he can wed the princess/lady. (Very oversimplified, sorry, The Other Wiki's got it better, and a list of things based off of it besides.

      Is it related to either of these things? If it is, I can look harder for what it could be. ^_^

      No, looked at all of those and its still not looking like a match! Thank you for your help with this! can't believe how annoying it is that i can't remember much more!

      If it helps i think he gets stabbed in battle when he dies, never cried so much in my life(remember that! haha)

      So, just to make it clear (for me) it's:

      1. A China/Japanese boy
      2. Not Issun-Boshi or Momotaro
      3. It's asian in origin
      4. He gets stabbed in battle
      5. Rebirth

      Is this all correct? If you end up remembering anything else, please let me know. ^_^

      That's probably a Chinese animation based on a mythological character named Ne Zha. Here's probably what you saw - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVc4UDc9nAg

      THATS IT!!!!!!!!! The animation looked better 20 years ago, and i managed to find the English translation, but i know remember the hoop and the deer and the fact he killed himself! Why they were showing it Children i will never know!

      Thank you ALL so much for your help! can't believe how crazy this was sending me :-)

      It's a good thing the other troper helped, because I have never heard about that~

      Sorry I couldn't be more helpful though.... (>_<)'

      I very much appreciate you trying :)
  • 1 Feb 27th, 2011 at 2:02AM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 27th Feb, 2011 03:16:00 AM
    The protagonist is Born Unlucky, and, well, that's the main driving point of the show. One episode dealt with him marrying his girlfriend, he was going downstairs, knocked a old woman down, and she went into coma (and just so happened to be a relative of some sort). What's that? Reply

      The Worst Week of My Life? The writers basically set out to make this the entire point. The first series is the run up to his wedding with the bride's family, during which he manages to kill their dog, put her grandmother in hospital and lose the wedding ring - though I suppose we all saw that last one coming.
  • 1 Feb 26th, 2011 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 27th Feb, 2011 03:04:00 AM
    Okay, there was this show in the UK during the mid-eighties, where the Nazi's had conquered Britain and were looking for the hidden heir to throne to kill him. It was supposed to be set in the near future (I think because the Nazis had some sort of Cool Futuristic Helicopter) and the big plot twist was the lost King of Britain turned out to be the boy the head Nazi was using to lead the hunt. Oh, for some reason Canterbury was an independent country/city state. Can anyone help me with this one? Reply

      Default first guess - was it The Tomorrow People on repeat with its evil alien shapeshifting Hitler?  *

      Failing that, any ephemeral details you can remember? BBC or ITV? I'm assuming a weekday - if on the BBC, was Blue Peter on the same day (more than likely straight after)?
  • 4 Feb 25th, 2011 at 5:05PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 26th Feb, 2011 10:08:44 PM
    The Adventures Of Kevin And Daisy. I know it exists. I'm pretty sure it was on Animal Planet. It was about the guy named Kevin and his female Bulldog (IIRC) named Daisy. I can not find any information on it. I can not find a Wikipedia article on it. I can not find the slightest mention of it on the Internet. Where the heck did it go? Reply

      Sounds like the name was tripping you up. Take a look at Pet Project on imDb or the episode guide for it.

      Thank you!

      ... Do you know of any way I could watch it? I can't find a DVD or anything...

      I couldn't find any sign that it's been released on video or DVD. Sorry.

      I've emailed Animal Planet asking where I could buy some episodes. Thanks for your help. You're the best.
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