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Jelly Telly

Chris Salzman

Callmetravis
July 16, 2008

i watched the video. I'm not sure they can compete with nic or disney. I like the concept, but you gotta compete to get the fan base. Seemed a little like PBS sesame street stuff.

Taylor Helton
July 17, 2008

I think this is a great idea. I would happily pay 10-30 bucks a month for an outlet like this. Way to go Jelly Telly. Cant wait to sign up!!!!

Erik Dungan
July 17, 2008

Decent idea, but I really don't see the correlation to Disney Channel. I hope they have stuff planned that can reach the tweens and teens. And I hope the site has more than just videos. Kids today spend more time online than in front of the TV–and they're not online watching videos. They're on social networks, browsing websites, chatting, emailing, etc.

Paul Wilkinson
July 18, 2008

Thanks for the heads up on this. We've added your report and questions to our site.

It doesn't seem to buffer if you pause and walk away for awhile; you need a fairly high speed connection to watch this without it lagging. (Or maybe our network is slow because it's summer and kids are home from school!)

I agree with Travis' comment. Erik's point is also well taken. Kids today tend to watch "up" -- watching stuff that on first glance appears to be for older age bracket. Also if the tweens think it's cool, that will encourage the younger ones to watch. Mixing live action characters may help build that bridge, if the kids they work with can be characters they can get to know over time. Cole and Dylan Sprouse on ABC/Disney's Suite Life or Miley Cyrus are examples of what both male and female kids and tweens prefer to watch. If I were Phil Vischer, I'd be spending as much time casting as I did animating.

The key here may be that there is fresh content daily. They'll see stuff each time they haven't seen before. And Taylor's comment seems to indicate that for some parents, this is most definitely worth the cost.

Boni B.
September 30, 2008

I am excited about this since my children would definately learn more through cartoon/puppet type media. I'd be willing to pay $30.00 a month for this. :)

Becky Miller
September 30, 2008

Ireally think that this website will be very cool.

Carol
October 24, 2009

Hi my name is Carolyn Morehouse. In our area I hear about you on WFRN. I love things like you are doing and have a great interest. I like things like Veggie Tales and yes we need these things for kids. Like Adventures in Oddessey, etc. I wish it was a cartoon or something for kids. I appreciate your work.

Renette Cloete
May 26, 2010

I think it is great, different outlets are always good, but kids like the internet and know how to use it. There is always other options available, reading, being creative, making things, etc. I do think as a parent it is our responsiblility to evaluate the usage of different media in order to have a balance and train our children up accordingly to be responsible. Our God is so awesome and it is so exciting to have oportunities like this to add to the fun of serving our Creator. There are many so called christian, videos that use the Bible but they change the story and that is so disturbing as we should not change God's Word as then it becomes like any other book or story. The Bible is not a story but it is God's Word. We need discernment to see the lies from the truth as there are so many lies out in the world (wolfes in sheeps clothing) people want to hear what there itching ears want. It is not about us but it is abour our Saviour Jesus Christ, not to be served but to serve Him, He doesn't owe us anything He is Sovereign but we owe Him our lives and more. It is not about self-esteem but it is to know who we are in Christ and to find our identity in Christ (God-esteem).

Thcmther
August 13, 2010

Nic and disney and PBS involved too much magic this would be a class of its on. My daughter loves it!

Ken Swearengin
October 15, 2010

I heard you on Focus and was impressed with your passion to do something to help the kids really get 'grounded' in truth. I was encouraged to hear of your supposed failure with Veggie Tales but He works all things out to our good. (if we let Him work to show us). Being a teacher for 30 years and being in Christian circles we need kids to understand the 'deep' below the 'obvious'. Go with the flow!!!

Cherylcomfort
October 16, 2010

The new ideas sound great...the more media that is bible centered teaching the better...you might want to work on your spelling and grammar next time chris.

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