Thursday 3 October 2013

Nuclear Wart up for grabs.

Link to GRIZZLY TALES Competition 3.  Another three copies of Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids - Nuclear Wart up for grabs.

The blogsite, Smilernpb, has also reviewed the DVD.

"Needless to say this DVD went down well with all three children - even four year old Bronte loved it! .. 

...B said: 'I was very happy because it contained episodes I had never seen or even heard of before.  I thought the DVD was hilarious and I would recommend the DVD to boys and maybe some girls aged 8-12.  I give this 5 stars out of 5'."

GRIZZLY TALES Competition 2

GRIZZLY TALES Competition 1

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Second Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids - Nuclear Wart competition

The blogsite, Mummy Fever, has a review of Nuclear Wart, as well as a competition for a chance to win 3 copies of the DVD.

Here's the link to Mummy Fever

Mummy Fever review.

"I thought my eldest little boy would love this but my daughter did as well! The DVD is entertaining for children but carries important messages as well. The humour in this really appealed to my children and I enjoyed it as well!"

You have a second chance of winning a copy of the DVD  HERE

Sunday 29 September 2013

Win Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids - Nuclear Wart

There's a competition to win a copy of the new Grizzly Tales DVD along with four other Abbey Home Entertainment releases, including Grizzly's former Citv stable mate, Horrid Henry.

The DVD features 11 episodes from the Nickelodeon version of the series.

Go to for further competition details.

A Grizzly Lunch Beat-up Root

Wednesday 25 September 2013

ITV International Sales Trailer

The Grizzly Tales  international sales trailer from ITV Global Entertainment can be found  HERE

USA gets Grizzly Tales Instant Video

For the first time, all 8 series of Grizzly Tales are available in the USA. has added Grizzly Tales to its instant video listings.

Series 1 was first aired on ITV from 11th January to 27th March 2000

The New Nanny
The Spaghetti Man
Grandmother's Footsteps
Death By Chocolate
The Wooden Hill
A Tangled Web
The Princess's Clothes
The Barber Of Civil
The Chipper Chums Go Scrumping
The History Lesson
Doctor Moribundus

Individual episodes can be downloaded for $1.99 and the complete season for $22.99 HERE

Monday 23 September 2013

More Schlock

The original Executive Producer for Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids has his second book out.

Village Killage by Michael Forte can be found at at Amazon

Contains adult themes and is not recommended for dog lovers with sensitive natures.

Monday 12 August 2013

Nuclear Wart Uncut

The BBFC has passed Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids: Nuclear Wart with a "U" certificate. Comments include that the DVD is uncut and that it "contains mild slapstick violence and rude behaviour."

Full details at BBFC

The DVD is on the Abbey Home Entertainment label and will be released on 30th September

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Nuclear Wart Declared for September 30th

The UK sees the first DVD featuring episodes from Grizzly Tales series 7 & 8 in September.

Abbey Home Entertainment is the new home for Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids on DVD and this first release features 11 of the nastiest episodes.

Nuclear Wart
The Kingdom of Wax
The Ugly Prince
The Spelling Bee
Cat's Eyes
The Flat Pack Kid
Message in a Bottle
The Blood Doctor
The Dragon Moth
The Apostrophic Expositor
The Long Face.

The DVD will be released on September 30th, and is available to pre-order at around £7.99 from ...


Monday 1 July 2013

NickToons @ Ten

Tonight at 10pm, NickToons (for UK and Eire) is showing the first two episodes of Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids. The New Nanny and The Spaghetti Man were first shown on ITV way back in 2000.

Friday 14 June 2013

Gruesome Kids for September

Broadcast's Best Children's Entertainment winner for 2012 finally get a UK DVD release on the 30th September.

Grizzly Tales already shares Orion Books as publishers with its former Citv stable-mate, Horrid Henry: now they are reunited once again by joining his DVD label, Abbey Home Entertainment.

Since leaving ITV for Nickleodeon's NickToons, Grizzly Tales has only been available to pay TV subscribers. Abbey will start their programme of releases with Series 7 part 1.

You can pre-order at Amazon for only £7.40. Also available at Play.

Tuesday 11 June 2013

New Series DVDs on the way

The latest series of Grizzly Tales will be available in the UK later on in the year. As NickToons is not available to Freeview, this will be the first opportunity for non-pay TV viewers to see the Nickelodeon version of the series.

More details to follow in the coming months.

Friday 3 May 2013

Schlock Horror by Michael Forte

The original Executive Producer of Grizzly Tales has published an adult horror/thriller.

Michael Forte's book, Schlock Horror, features the staid, conventional and risk averse Andy Silver, and Mel Bowen: a wild child from Swansea, in London to pursue her ambition to become an actress (soap star). 

This unlikely couple soon become caught between killer hit-men and the police.

As the net closes Mel is kidnapped and Andy enlists the help of two ex army Afghanistan veterans. A bleak stretch of coast outside Blakeney sees the story reach its bloody climax.

You can find the Kindle edition of Schlock Horror HERE.

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Tube Mice Remembered

The blog site, London Particulars, has an article comparing Honeycomb Animation's Tube Mice from 1988, with two modern day series for Cbeebies, Rastamouse and Underground Ernie.

"Those who do remember it tend to recall it as some sort of children’s version ofMinder – not entirely unreasonable, as George Cole basically reprises his Arthur Daly role as the teddy-boy mouse Vernon and Dennis Waterman plays his sidekick, a punk mouse named Toaster.  The series, as the name implies, was about the adventures of the mice who live on the London Underground. The protagonists were Bubble, a lifelong Londoner (seen right – the aforementioned Rastafarian mouse) and Squeak, a country mouse newly arrived in the city. Vernon and Toaster might be allies or antagonists, depending on the demands of the story. Other characters included mouse equivalents of various London types, including a bohemian artist and an MP (affiliation unknown)."

The full article can be read HERE.

More about Tube Mice can be found at Retro Junk