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Miley Cyrus' educational Bangerz tour

January 31st, 2014 9:20pm EST
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus claims her Bangerz Tour will be "educational for kids".
The 'Wrecking Ball' singer starts her world tour in Vancouver, Canada, on February 14, and as well as entertaining her fans, wants to teach them a thing or two.
She told MTV: "I hope people open their minds and they look at my tour as something that I do feel is educational for kids.
"Because I think a lot of people aren't exposed to art enough and that's something that I had to learn about. It wasn't until I turned 21 that I wanted to learn because I'm from Nashville, that is not something that they care about; they prett...
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Miley Cyrus' World Tour Inspired By 'Ren & Stimpy'

January 17th, 2014 4:20pm EST
Miley Cyrus
International superstar Miley Cyrus is turning her imminent tour into a life size episode of The Ren & Stimpy Show.

The 21 year-old singer is set to kick off her Bangerz world next month and she has now revealed the production design is inspired by the work of John K, creator of the animated TV series.

Cyrus reveals she has been talking to the artist about her ideas, and "his art is driving a lot of the tour", adding, "Our whole tour is literally based on animals!... imaginative animals he's made on his own."

Speaking during a press conference, she also declared she will be giving awa...
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Kurt Cobain Wrote A Song For 'Ren & Stimpy'

January 31st, 2011 11:05pm EST
Kurt Cobain
Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain once submitted a song for use in a The Ren and Stimpy Show cartoon.

Voice actor Billy West, who played dimwitted feline Stimpson J. Cat on the cult show, has revealed a young Cobain strolled into the offices of Spumco, the company behind the show, and offered up a track.

Unfortunately, show bosses were less than impressed and the future icon's work was dismissed.

In a podcast for Nerdist.com, West says, "One day, this scraggly kid came in and said he wanted to write a song for Ren & Stimpy... and it was Kurt Cobain.

"They (TV chiefs) said, 'Yeah, that's...
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Top 20 Kid Shows From The 80s & 90s

April 29th, 2008 11:35am EDT
Ren & Stimpy
Remember the innocence of childhood? The birthday parties. The water gun fights. The sleep overs. Oh, and the television shows! This is a countdown of the top 20 kids shows from the mid 80s and mid 90s. There are some exceptions, though, and they are as follows:

Though excellent shows, programs such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are absent from this list. This isn’t just because they premiered decades ago but also because their target demographic was roughly children six and under, rather than kids aged seven to fifteen, which this coun...
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'Ren And Stimpy' Creator To Sell Original Artwork On eBay

September 15th, 2007 8:30am EDT
The Ren and Stimpy Show
Jim Smith, co-creator of The Ren and Stimpy Show, has announced that he will be selling artwork from his personal collection on eBay. The artwork will consist of rare production art from the first season of "The Ren and Stimpy" Show, personal sketches and images from his upcoming cartoon "Chestaclese."

Some of the episodes featured will be "Space Madness," "Marooned," "The Boy Who Cried Rat" and many others.

"I love the artwork, but I'm using the money to fund my new project 'Chestaclese,'" says Jim Smith. "Animation production ain't cheap," he adds," It takes a lot of time and ...
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"Weird Al" Yankovic's New DualDisc, "Straight Outta Lynwood," Features Animated Extras; Drops Sept. 26

September 12th, 2006 12:18pm EDT
Weird Al Yankovic
On September 26 Grammy Award-winning artist "Weird Al" Yankovic will release his 12th studio album Straight Outta Lynwood on Way Moby/Volcano Records. As with each of his previous releases, the album consists of the parodies he is world-famous for as well as original material. Straight Outta Lynwood will be released as a DualDisc, and features six brand new animations to accompany Al's original tracks:

- "Don't Download This Song"- Directed and animated by Academy Award nominee Bill Plympton, this video is a tongue-in-cheek plea for fans not to illegally download music. Sample lines: ...
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