Gullah Gullah Island is an American children’s television series starring Ron Daise and his wife Natalie Daise. It was the first show designed for preschoolers to feature a Gullah family.
The show stars Ron Daise and Natalie Daise as “Ron” and “Natalie,” along with their fictional children Shaina and James, niece (Vanessa), non-fictional child Simeon and fictional tadpole, Binyah Binyah Polliwog. The family lived on an island off the coast of South Carolina. The Downtown area was featured in one episode when the family took a trip to Charleston.
The show was taped and recorded at Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando at Universal Studios Florida, with the show Clarissa Explains It All shot on the same set (interior and exterior). Modifications were made, like adding various shades of red to the home as shown on Gullah Gullah. The backyard was used on earlier episodes of All That as well.
Episodes featured singing, dancing, learning and encouraging children in the audience to think about things like healthy eating, telling the truth and problem solving. The show ran for 3 seasons from 1994-1998, with a total of 78 episodes. Click here to watch the intro »
Mr. Bucket is a children’s game published by Milton Bradley and released circa 1992 which was discontinued but re-released in 2008. The game featured a plastic, motorized bucket (Mr. Bucket) which spat out differently colored balls. Then the player used a plastic shovel to scoop up the balls and place them back inside Mr. Bucket. Click here to watch the commercial »
M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) is an animated television series directed by several uncredited Japanese studios, and produced by the French-American DIC Enterprises, Inc and also the toyline of the same name sold by Kenner.
A total of 75 syndicated episodes of M.A.S.K. were broadcast from 1985 to 1986. One of many cartoons produced during the 1980s as a vehicle for toy merchandising, M.A.S.K. (which is an acronym for the Mobile Armored Strike Kommand), was a hybrid of popular era cartoons G.I. Joe and The Transformers. It featured a special task force featuring an array of characters, led by Matt Trakker, with transforming vehicles engaged in an ongoing battle against the criminal organization V.E.N.O.M. (an acronym for the Vicious Evil Network of Mayhem), with an emphasis on super-powered helmets called masks worn by the characters on the show. Click here to watch the intro »