Friday, May 24, 2013

My opinion on Disney Channel today

Hello, my name is Matty Iannielli and I am back on my blog to write my opinion about Disney Channel. I used to love Disney Channel from 2004-2007. I was only 8 years old when Disney Channel died. Over the years, The Disney Channel has been contaminated with poorly written shows about teenage girls with a secret that they only keep inside. Nearly all the shows on Disney Channel today have annoying laugh tracks in them. Every 15 seconds there is an annoying laugh track on things that are either not funny or even inappropriate. I know this topic may sound too late for talking about, but it's the only thing I want to talk about right now. I want to share my feelings to you about The Disney Channel and how you feel would help today's generation have more relevant shows.

Over the years, Disney Channel was one of the greatest channels in American cable until 2001. In the early 00's, Disney Channel started going downhill when these sitcoms started showing in 2002. Disney Channel declined in interest when That's So Raven, Lizzie McGuire, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody started airing in 2005. In the early 00's, Disney Channel also had classic animated programs for kids. Starting with Recess, Disney's House of Mouse, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Lilo & Stitch, and Brandy & Mr. Whiskers. In 2006, Disney Channel started focusing on sitcom shows, such as Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place and High School Musical. Around 2007, Disney Channel's animated programs started declining when the other shows took over the classic cartoons. Then in 2008, the criticism of Disney Channel began. Many comments on YouTube said this. "Disney Channel was a great channel for all ages from the late 80's to the early 00's. Many people predict a date when Disney Channel started going downhill. I think it was bad even before 2004. In 2007, Disney started making shows aimed at ages 9-16. With the beginning of Hannah Montana in 2006, Disney Channel started becoming controversial".

With no sign of Mickey Mouse for years, Disney Channel's morning program "Playhouse Disney" started making a series dedicated to Mickey Mouse. But the target audience was much lower than expected. Besides that it was on Playhouse Disney, it was computer animated and for preschoolers. I personally think Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is the only sign of Classic Disney on Disney Channel. However, it is about Mickey Mouse. And what is so wrong with a preschool show about Mickey Mouse anyway? I think it is perfect that Playhouse Disney still has the old soul in the preschool audience!

On August 17, 2007, Disney Channel revived the classic animated series format with Phineas & Ferb. I personally think it is also a good show because it is animated, funny, and much more entertaining than Disney Channel's current programs. This show is also another good thing still living on the channel today. In early 2008, many other sitcoms aired on the channel and soon the cartoons were very rare on Disney Channel. In the early 2010's, Disney Channel finally brought back Mickey Mouse's classic cartoons with Have a Laugh shorts. Disney Channel also made a few other cartoon shows about Cars and Toy Story.

Today, Disney Channel has so many weird shows that have some sexual content, language, and potty humor. With new shows like Austin & Ally, Jessie, Ant Farm, and even Dog with a Blog. I mean what the heck is up with that? In this show, it is about a dog that can't talk and has a blog. The laugh tracks also get me annoyed. They have these potty jokes that are not even funny. And even worse, Disney Channel may contain some sexual content on it. I don't recommend the Disney Channel to any 6 year old kid today. Even a 6 year old would not understand those jokes. Also, they may start attempting some dangerous things. And even with the language. Some of the language used in these shows are either good or bad. I personally think "dead" and "kill" are some serious words. Some of the words that are said in these shows are okay to say, as long as they are not that offensive. So, please don't watch The Disney Channel. It's just a waste of time and entertainment. You're better off hanging out with friends and playing board games.

I really think that bringing back the old Disney Channel programs will help the new generation experience the true magic of Disney. Most people think that signing a petition will help Disney Channel to regenerate the classics. I have tried before to write a letter to Disney saying how I feel about today's shows. But now I think that writing it here will help so other people can read it! So if you have a favorite classic show, comment here and tell how it was good. Disney Channel actually was good in the 80's to the late 90's; back when it was dedicated to Mickey Mouse. Some people also think that making an alternative channel will help them make money, and help save the endangered classics. It will be named Disney Classic and it will play all of the classic Disney programs from the original channel, and even some classic Disney movies. I also have some great ideas for Disney Channel's new shows. In 2012, Disney Junior replaced Playhouse Disney and most of the original shows were nearly gone. Just last year, Disney Junior brought back the classic Playhouse Disney shows, classic Disney movies, and good cartoons. I think Disney Junior is currently better than Disney Channel. Hopefully, Disney Channel will save the endangered cartoons from the original characters.

I think a good example for a Disney show is about Mickey Mouse and his friends having adventures. It will be traditionally animated and have no laugh tracks and real jokes. Another great idea would be a show about Winnie the Pooh. It will not be on Disney Junior though but even if it is, it will still be a great show. I don't care what people say about my childhood, I just want other kids to know what was important to us and our parents. Even if Disney Channel still wants a sitcom, it has to be animated and about kids (and not teenage girls). And if Disney Channel still wants the real people sitcom, it has to be aimed at a younger audience, have more age-appropriate jokes, and be more child-friendly. Even with kids today, they act too immature for their age. And with the older kids, they take nasty photos and post it on the internet. So if your child grows up with Disney Channel, make sure that the content is more child-friendly and has appropriate language. And don't forget about the cartoons because kids love cartoons!

I think as every generation passes by, we have to respect what we grew up with and what our kids grew up with too. Very soon our kids will be grown up and they will remember when Disney Channel was terrible. Hopefully, kids of today have the message and that they know what Disney Channel is really about. Before you know it, your kids will grow up and understand what was so special about Mickey Mouse. When I have kids one day, I will only let them watch the good stuff of what I grew up with and my dad. Soon Disney Channel will also get the message and return to what the channel was made for, "Mickey Mouse".  Thank You! 

"I hope that we never lose sight of one thing, that it was all started by a mouse!"
-Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Matty Iannielli

Friday, January 4, 2013

Saying goodbye to another year (2012)

Every year on December 31st, I am always awaiting the new year and watching the countdown to the following year. I will always miss the previous year because I have fond memories of 2012 that I will share with you. I am still excited for the new year of 2013 and I am believing that it will be lots of fun. I also love to watch the new year's countdown while counting down the seconds of the year.

I have lots of memories of the year 2012. I like to write down the memories of 2012 on this story so that I don't forget them later on. I will tell you what I did this year.

This year we had a great Christmas. We opened presents and I got a new video camera. Then we went to Aunt Kathy's house for Christmas. We went shopping at the mall and bought Christmas decorations for the house. Our house looked beautiful from down the street. On December 21, we celebrated Mayan Calendar Day and the resurrection of the Long Count Calendar. The world did not end but the calendar restarted. On December 8, we did not go to Friendly's because I did not want to celebrate that tragic day. Instead, we went for a ride in dad's car. In November, we had a pretty good Thanksgiving. Our Halloween was not so bad, but it was a bit delayed due to the hurricane. We went on a few trips around the year. Over the summer, we went on a fun vacation.

I remember a funny thing from grandma. She was cooking once in her kitchen and she left the onions on the table. Then I went inside the kitchen and quietly threw away all of the onions and ran back to the computer. When grandma came back into the kitchen, she asked me what happened to the onions and I told her that I threw them in the garbage. And then we both laughed together.

On January 29, I told grandma that she was cooking disgusting food, so I closed down her kitchen and made it bankrupt. She was a little upset when she heard that I closed her kitchen.

In the beginning of 2012, I counted down the new year to 2012 and said goodbye to 2011. I told 2011 that I would miss them. I will share you stories of what we did in 2011 but I will share it to you on another blog post. I had lots of great memories in 2012 and I will share photos on Facebook with you.

As the years will go on I will start to miss 2012 and think about it while we record memories together. I will always share memories of 2012 on the next stories. On my next stories I will talk about more things that make me happy. In the meantime, I will finish my work on the computer and when dad gets home, I will write another story in the new year of 2013. I will still miss 2012 but 2013 is even more exciting because there is so much to look forward to in the new year of 2013. I will share with you my thoughts about the new year next time. See you soon.

Matty Iannielli

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Matty's return with more stories

Hi again! Matty's back! Sorry I haven't posted in quite a long time. In the time I had not been writing, I have been experiencing the things that all kids experience. Growing up is something that all kids do and it can be exciting at times but also a little bit difficult. In my last writings you saw how much I enjoyed spending time with Pop. Now I am at an age where I'm trying to make friends of my own. Mom and dad take me out sometimes and we do fun things. We went to see a Christmas concert performed by TSO last year. I'll share a little bit of the concert with you now. The band played a lot of great music. They sang some great Christmas songs that made me feel good. It was fun to see the band play great music. I will tell you more about it later in another story. We also went to see an Islanders game which was a lot of fun. I like hockey because it was great watching when they scored a goal. I'm still learning the game and would look forward to seeing another game sometime. I enjoyed how the players skated on the ice. The crowd cheered when the sirens would go off and they scored a goal. Another sport I like is baseball. Mom is a big Yankee fan and Dad is a big Mets fan. I like the Mets though but I am sorry that they are losing. I like the Yankees too because they always win. I will always try to do my best in writing about something interesting. Now let's get back to writing!

I enjoy writing because it helps me learn new things. Dad is trying to help me with ideas to write about. I will write about my experiences in the stories that I share with you. I am in the 7th grade and my favorite subject is Math. I am learning things that all kids learn. My spelling is getting better and I enjoy when the teachers tell me to write stories. Sometimes it is hard coming up with ideas. To help me with ideas I often have to write phrases in my composition book to write about. For example, like the concert and the hockey game. I will tell you more about those outings later. In the meantime I will talk about my ideas. It is very sad to hear about Whitney. So I will write a story about music and how it is a great influence for me. I will also write about my life experiences. I also like movies so I will write about that too. I like to watch TV so I will write about that. And like I told you before, I will write about my friends. I will write about Winter since this one was much warmer than last year. Last year we had about 2 feet of snow so that may be a good idea. I would also like to introduce you to our other blogs so I will tell you how to visit them. I will think about more ideas later.
I think writing is important because it helps you share your feelings instead of keeping it inside you. I will continue writing now. Thank you! The end

Matty Iannielli
Helped by Dad

Thursday, December 30, 2010

I remember Pop in my own words

Hi, it's me again, Matty. And I'm writing another blog-copied story from my dad's blog "A Father's Love, My Son and Autism". Today I'm writing a story about Pop. This one is not as sad as my father's stories about Pop. In this story I am going to say I this time instead of Matty. Another thing is that the title I chose for this story possibly changed a little bit. The story on my dad's blog was "Matty remembers Pop in his own words". And after that I will copy another story on my dad's blog. It is called "Explaining to Matthew about Pop". Now let's begin.
Below here is the story called "Matty remembers Pop in his own words". I wrote it in I think August 2009. Here it is.

I remember my grandfather who I loved to call pop. When pop would come and visit me I would run to the door and say "Hello, I'm glad you came". I would show him my Lego City and my Domino Chain. Sometimes I would have my cars lined up like a parking lot in the living room and mom would always say "Matthew please put your cars away now". Pop would then say "I'll help him put them away". Pop would then help me build my lego towers so they looked like the buildings he used to work on.

I remember when pop would tell me all the buildings he worked on. He worked on the WTC in the early 1970's and he also worked on the Verrazano Bridge in the early 1960's when my dad was a baby. I always enjoyed when pop would drive us into New Jersey and we would cross over the bridge. I was amazed that he worked so high up and was not even afraid. I used to see all the pictures Pop showed me of him working on the bridge and other construction sites. I always enjoyed sitting down with him and looking at the pictures. He looked so young in those pictures and my dad was held by his mom wearing his diapers still. I thought that the pictures of dad's mom were beautiful. It's nice seeing pictures of my dad when he was a little boy.

After we were done with our buildings Pop helped me move them to a safer place and he would help me put my cars away like my mom said to.

Pop would always sit next to me on the couch and we would watch SpongeBob SquarePants and I think after a while Pop would get a little crazy hearing that song all the time. Then I would let him turn the channel. I would watch The Animal Planet Channel which we both liked to watch. It was getting time when I had to go to bed and pop would have to leave so we would say goodbye and tell him "Thank you for making my day" and give him a hug. This is what I remember about my pop and I will never forget that.

I miss him and I always remember him through all the pictures we used to look at together and I tell my dad that pop is still here with us and he is happy. The End.

Now that was my story. You might know that this story is the same as the one on the blog, I mean not like the bloody nose story which was scary. It also sounds like it is helped by dad because it is. I wrote it on Friday, August 28, 2009. You know I put "the end" at the end but you know it's not over, there's more to come so get ready. I have one more story to show you.

I have so many memories of Pop. I would always enjoy seeing Pop when he would stop by and spend time with me and take me for rides in his car. Pop was not only my grandfather but he was a special friend who would talk and listen to me. Pop took great joy in seeing me smile and playing games with me like cracking the egg on my head with his hands and making up words like eleventeen or twelveteen. He was like a big kid and he made me laugh. Pop would also make up jokes for me which would also make me laugh.

I would always treasure the times I got to spend with Pop and was sad when he would have to leave and I would give him a big hug and say goodbye or see you soon again.

During the holidays and birthdays Pop would always give me a special gift and money for my college fund. He would always say to listen to your mom and dad and be a good boy. Pop would always ask how was your day at school and if I did well I would get a 10 dollar bill for my bank.

The things I remember about Pop is that we would sometimes go to his apartment to visit him and I loved to visit Pop and play for a little while at his apartment and enjoy seeing my dad talk with Pop. We did not want Pop to feel all alone and felt good to spend time with him. We always enjoyed seeing his pictures on the wall and all his models. He was very talented and taught me about drawing and patience. He would sometimes take us to Dunkin' Donuts to get some donuts or bagels and hot chocolate. Those were fun times.
Now that was the story of what I remember about Pop. I copied as much as I knew about in dad's blog and now here it is on mine. How was it? Did you like it? Are you sad for him? And if you read the story "Explaning to Matthew about Pop" on my dad's blog, then you will know that I didn't put the sad part in this story. Do you know why? That is because I didn't want to put it on this story. So is that okay? And if you wanted to read it, just go to my dad's blog and see it on the story title. Now I've got something to tell you. If you know someone who is not here anymore and has been gone for a short time, then write something that you think will make them feel better and in memory forever just like I did. And last, I would like to tell you that I have learned a lesson about my Pop, "It doesn't matter if they're gone, what matters is how we care and remember them right". Thank You. The End.

Matty Iannielli

Friday, November 26, 2010

My Thanksgiving Story 2010

I had a very fun Thanksgiving this year! Since you know I don't like turkey, I ate only mashed potatoes. Now I will tell you what I did this Thanksgiving.

On Thanksgiving morning, I woke up happy and went down to the kitchen where grandma was cooking and I screamed to her "Happy Thanksgiving!" and grandma was so surprised. She was cooking the turkey for dinner. Soon my dad woke up and I said to him "Happy Thanksgiving!" and even dad was surprised. He went on the computer to go to his Facebook page. He was chatting with his high school friend Meryl. I saw what he was doing and I wanted to talk to her too and ask her if she read my blog and to have a Happy Thanksgiving. I chatted with her and told her "Happy Thanksgiving!" and she said the same thing back to me but she said "Happy Turkey Day". I asked her if she read my blog and she did. I asked if she made any comments but she didn't. Then I told her I was watching Home Alone on Demand because we have IO Digital Cable and she told me it is usually on at this time of year. Dad told me to ask her if she ever saw that movie before and she said she did once or twice. Then we said goodbye and watched the movie. A little while later, mom called up about the turkey. She told me to press the "on" button and to set it to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. I finished up my breakfast and after it I was full. After the movie was over I wanted to see another one but I didn't want dad to waste money so I went upstairs to see my movies and I watched a Garfield cartoon DVD. Dad wanted to take me to the bakery to get a cake, some cookies, and cupcakes. Before we could go we had to go to the bank to get some money, then we could go to Dortoni's to get the cake. So we went home but dad almost forgot to go to the post office to mail a letter so off we went. When we got there dad helped me put the letter in the mailbox. So then we went home. When we got home mom was there and I watched the turkey cook and mom cooked mashed potatoes, stuffing, soybeans, and spinach. Mom put yams in the oven and put marshmallows in it. At dinnertime, we prayed to the pilgrims and thanked them for delicious food and said what we were thankful. We ate and we had a delicious meal. I ate 3 helpings of mashed potatoes. Like I told you earlier, I don't like turkey so that was about the only thing I ate. I was too full to eat macaroni and cheese so I took a break. When we were done eating I helped my dad write a story on his hub. I helped him choose the pictures, videos, links and Amazon links. After that, we ate cake and I ate my canoli. I watched Monsters, Inc. on TV and after the movie I went to my room and went to bed and fell asleep.

Now that was my story. How did you like it? And what did you do this Thanksgiving? Was it fun? Tell me. Thank You.

Matty Iannielli

Monday, November 8, 2010

My fun Halloween 2010

This year I had a great Halloween! I did lots of things and I got to spend it with my dad before he left. I was so lucky because he took the video of me going trick-or-treating on his video camera. I had a good time this year. Now I will tell you what I did this Halloween. We didn't go pumpkin picking this year though, but that was okay.

On Halloween morning I woke up and got out of bed. Then I ran down the stairs and went into my grandma's room saying "Happy Halloween!" to her. I saw the candy and I knew I wasn't supposed to eat it until later. We couldn't find the candy bowls to put the bags of candy in so we had to put it in a basket. I started to get a piece of paper and pencil to count how many kids came to the house. I put on my astronaut costume. No kids came to the house until at least 2 PM because it was on a Sunday. It was a nice sunny day that day, perfect weather to go trick-or-treating. A few kids came after that but then we didn't get any more kids. I knew they would not come because they were busy giving out the candy. I didn't get upset because I knew that someone would come soon and if they saw me upset or taking my costume off like last year, they would be sad. About an hour later more kids came and we were still counting kids. Dad asked if I wanted to go trick-or-treating yet but I didn't want to go yet because I thought it was a little early to go. Then dad said if I go later, then it would be too dark and they will run out of candy. So we went trick-or-treating. Dad took the video and we got to the first house. I said the magic words, you know what they are "trick-or-treat". I took some candy but not a lot. Then we went to some more houses down the block. We went around the block but I wasn't ready to go home yet because I didn't have enough candy. But dad said like always "you never have enough" but really I do. I understand what my parents are trying to tell me. Yeah, yeah just always "don't get too much candy blah blah blah and all that other stuff". I decided to go to my own house just for fun. We continued going trick-or-treating and I was getting a good amount of candy and going to a good amount of houses. On one of the houses I met one of my old teachers. She said feeling surprised "hi Matt, I miss you, how are you". I was surprised too and I was a little scared. On one of the houses I thought of a joke as of my astronaut costume "I guess I just landed on planet candy". Dad told me that my joke was really funny. He said "good one Matty". It sure was a good one since it was Halloween. Soon I was getting enough candy and I was ready to go home. We went home but at one of the neighbors' houses, there was a dog barking at me. I got a little scared. The man gave me some candy and we went home. When we got home, grandma told me that there were 4 kids that came while we were gone. I showed grandma my bag and she told me that she saw someone that looked like me. I told her that it was me. Grandma was so surprised. Then dad told me that we were going to the office to fax some copies of my dad's work. Then we went to the House of Spain (a restaurant where one of my dad's friends work) to do the bank thing. Then we went to my dad's other friend's house to get more candy. After that, we went to get pizza. Then we went home. When we got home, I asked grandma how many kids came while we were gone again. Grandma said that 2 kids came while we left again. Then I found out that 32 kids came this year on Halloween. Last year 51 kids came. Can you believe that? Then I went up to bed and dreamed of being a pumpkin. I had a very fun Halloween this year! I hope next year will be even more fun.

Matty Iannielli