The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story

The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story (2020)

The Orange Years on YouTube

You Can’t Do That on TelevisionClarissa Explains It AllDouble DareThe Adventures of Pete & PeteDougRugrats… If you recognize any of these titles, you probably grew up watching Nickelodeon, the cable-television network devoted to kids that launched almost 40 years ago. Beginning as a small local channel, visionary leadership led to its rapid growth into a global phenomenon. The Orange Years is a nostalgic and entertaining look back at the early years of the youth-oriented network that broke all the rules to let kids enjoy being kids” –DOC NYC

District Grade:B
District Category:Niche
Sub-Genres:Pop Culture, Nostalgia
Run Time:102 Mins
The District Categories: Niche (worth the watch for those interested in the topic), Worth It (worth your time), Classic (one of the best examples of the documentary genre), Skip It (not worth your time)

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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, and highlights the work of visionary Geraldine Laybourne, who was largely responsible for the network’s success” –The Orange Years


The District’s Quick Hits

Awards:Austin Film Award (Austin Film Critics Association)
Where To Stream:Hulu
Director:Scott Barber
Starring: Kenan Thompson, Melissa Joan Hart, Kel Mitchell
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The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story

102 Minutes
Final Grade: B-
Now Streaming On: Hulu ($)


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