The Orange Years (2018)

The Orange Years (2018)
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  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release year: 2018 ()
  • Running time: 90 min
  • Original Title: The Orange Years
  • Voted: 67

For millions of children and adults, the Nickelodeon Network is synonymous with growing up. In just a few years, the channel grew from a small local channel to an international phenomenon that helped shape a generation. Led by Geraldine Laybourne, the visionary who turned the company into an $8 billion juggernaut. But what was the whole story? The Orange Years journeys behind the scenes of the "kids first" phenomenal programming to chronicle the unprecedented success of Nickelodeon, straight from the mouths of those who brought the classic shows to us as children. Filled with interviews from the actors, writers, animators, and creators from all your favorite golden age Nick shows, the film offers a new perspective on Nickelodeon, from the humble origins of the channel deep into the SNICK years. More than just a history lesson or a "where are they now?" special, the documentary explores the network's revolutionary approach to storytelling, the impact it had on a generation of youth, ...

  • Did not disappoint! by 10

    I was so excited when I heard about this movie, as a kid growing up in the late 80's and early 90's Nickelodeon was everything so my expectations were pretty high going in. I am happy to report that this movie did not let me down at all! My wife and I made a date night out of it and man did it take us on a journey. We even stayed up reminiscing about all the stuff we had forgotten for hours after the movie was over. It's all there. The shows and stars you remember. The shows and stars you forgot. The history. The production value. The flow. I was just sad when it was over. I highly recommend this film, I'm going to watch it again with my kids!

  • great walk down memory lane by 9

    It was nice seeing some of the old shows I used to watch and how they started, but after watching this documentary about nickelodeon it's easy to see where they lost sight of what they started out as, way before sponge bob and Dora as stated in the show. When your breakout show is about kids being kids and just having fun and making fun of everything (You can't do that on television) in fact most of what the kids did in that show would not be allowed now, which is why they will never release the series. They also a few great shows after that. But once you start to guide kids thinking you will lose them. I think it started with nick news, they kind of mention it in the show that they had this huge audience now what do we do with them? Once you start manipulating kids into seeing what YOU want them to see and care about and inject political correctness into their shows, you start to lose some of them and before they knew it they were just another corporation that lost touch with its customers. Don't get me wrong they had some good shows in the later years, Josh & Drake, I-Carly and a few others but even those were best in the early episodes because they were much rawer and a little less P.C. but I suppose that happens to every show.

  • Must See! by 10

    The Orange years does a perfect job bringing back to my childhood through the stories of the kids (now adults) who built Nickelodeon. If you're a fan of anything Nickelodeon past or present this is without a doubt a must see.

  • filled with nostalgia and great memories by 10

    With key characters like Melissa Joan Hart, Keenan and Kel this film is a total blast from the past and in a league of its own. I caught myself saying "I used to love that show" so much. It also takes you back to the very very beginning of Nickelodeon and gives you a fun little history lesson. I would recommend this to everyone who is a fan of the children's network. 10 out of 10 for sure!!!

  • What a fun ride back through my childhood! by 10

    What a energetic, and joyful journey seeing old friends from my childhood and learning about Nick itself. A must see for anyone who grew up with Nick!

1Scott Barberdirector
2Shawn Cauthenproducer
3Bill Parksproducer
4Alisa Reyesproducer
5Melissa Joan Hartself
6Drake Bellself
7Kenan Thompsonself
8Kel Mitchellself
9Adam Sweeneywriter