Category Archives: Your Questions Answered

September 30, 2011

Goosebumps Questions? Ask R.L. Stine

Rlstine Have you read all the Goosebumps books, watched all the TV shows, and wondered infinitely what goes on in the mind of Goosebumps creator, R.L. Stine? Well, here’s your chance to find out!

R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps HorrorLand and the new Hall of Horrors book series, is ready to answer your burning questions. Submit your questions in the Comments below and we’ll choose 10 of the most creative and terrifyingly ghoulish questions to pass on to R.L. Stine.

Check back here on October 26 to read the answers and see if your question was chosen.

— Amabel, Scholastic Media

September 15, 2011

SPONSORED POST: Dolphin Tale

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This blog post is sponsored by Dolphin Tale.

The Dolphin Tale movie (rated PG) about the dolphin named Winter with a prosthetic tail, comes out in theaters on September 23. To prepare you for the movie, Abby Stone, Winter’s actual trainer from the Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), has answered some of YOUR questions. Read on to find out more about Winter, the amazing dolphin with a fake tail, and what the life of a dolphin trainer is like.

Q: How did Winter feel about the tail and what was her reaction?

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September 2, 2011

The Cartoon Network Dudes Reply!

DWWH10 Last week we asked you to fill in the blank to this age-old question: Dude, what would happen if___? Well, CJ, Jackson, and Ali from the show Dude, What Would Happen have read your questions and they each chose 2 to answer! Read on for their answers and a super nice compliment from Jackson.

But. . .um. . . a public service announcement first. . . I know you are all smart enough not to try these dangerous stunts at home, but I just have to say this. PLEASE DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!

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August 22, 2011

Dude, What Would Happen

DWWH10 UPDATE: The Dudes replied! Read their answers to your questions here.

Have you ever asked yourself, “Dude, what would happen if you tied 375 helium balloons to a sumo wrestler?” Or, “What would happen if you filled a camper with popcorn kernels and torched it with 3 flame-throwers?” If you have, then you are very random and would fit right in on the Message Boards. Also, you would love the show Dude, What Would Happen (rated TV-PG). It’s on the Cartoon Network Wednesdays at 8pm and it asks these kinds of random yet thought-provoking questions AND finds the answers each week. Armed with unlimited access to anything and everything, 3 dudes, CJ, Ali, and Jackson conduct extreme experiments that take sheer randomness to the next level.

Exhibit A: The Dudes pit the Snowman and Scarecrow against their most feared enemy, FIRE!

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Is there something random that you have always wondered about? If you could ask the dudes your wackiest question, what would you ask? Finish this question in the Comments. . .

Dude, what would happen if ___________________? (Fill in the blank.)

The dudes themselves– CJ, Ali, and Jackson– will be reading your questions this week and responding to them! Leave your question in the Comments and check back here on September 2 to see if the dudes respond to YOUR question!

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Images courtesy of Cartoon Network

May 26, 2011

Ask Rango YOUR Questions!

RANGO130x130 UPDATE: Rango replied! You can read his answers to your questions here.

You may remember a few months ago when the Rango movie came out, we interviewed Abigail Breslin, the 14-year-old star who plays Priscilla. Well, the DVD is coming in July, so next month, Rango, the famous funny lookin’ lizard himself, will answer YOUR questions. Now is your chance to ask Rango anything you want to know. Questions like. . . How does it feel to be a legend in your own time? What is it like being the sheriff of Dirt? How can a lizard shoot a gun?

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Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures

April 8, 2011

Your Wildlife Questions Answered!

BTBW_blogA while back, we invited two world famous animal experts to answer YOUR questions about orangutans and elephants. They are both featured in the IMAX movie, Born to be Wild 3D coming to theaters today, and they have a lot to say about saving the planet and the beautiful creatures that live here. Read on. . .

First, your questions about orangutans for Dr. Galdikas. . .

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February 25, 2011

Minion Answers YOUR Questions!

Photo_minion The Megamind DVD comes out on Friday, February 25, and to celebrate, we have an exclusive interview with Megamind’s evil sidekick, Minion. A few weeks ago, you asked your questions, and now Minion himself is here to tell his side of the story.

GNOletsgo1 asks: Dear, Minion, do you eat fish food or bananas? Or both? I am curious.
Minion: Heaping portions of both. In fact, I have a killer recipe for a Banana Fish Split. Here it is:

  • Step 1: Make a banana split.
  • Step 2: Put fish on it.
  • Step 3: Eat.

I promise you, tastes EVEN BETTER than it sounds.

R asks: Minion, what do you like to do in your free time?
Minion: As a Minion, I live to serve my master. But even I need my days off. Usually on my own time, I focus on my favorite hobby: Doing volunteer work for my master.

Dewdrop208 asks: Do you ever doubt Megamind when it comes to his harebrained ideas?
Minion: HA! That’s a trick question. Megamind doesn’t have any hair. He’s totally bald.

Yoshi asks: Do you ever get lonely?
No, but I once got really homesick – but it’s only because I misplaced my gorilla body in the garage.

51dotfeg asks: Do you wish you weren’t a fish? Do you wish you were a human? Or a Wizard? A dog? or a mouse?
Minion: I hadn’t thought about that before. But now I want to be a wizard fish. . . with a pet dog!

Cutieu123 asks: Do you ever feel underrated, unappreciated, or a fish out of water (excuse the pun, please)? Do you think you deserve more credit like Megamind?
Minion: Well, part of being the sidekick is not getting credit when a plan succeeds. But at least I don’t get blamed when a plan goes wrong. . . oh, wait. Yes I do!

StarMagic asks: What does it feel like being a hero/protector in Metro City? Thank you. : )
Minion: It’s definitely better than being a villain. Now people throw flowers instead of rotten fruit.

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Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Dream Works Animation

February 14, 2011

Ask a Wild Animal Expert

Earth Have you ever wondered what it’s like to put a diaper on a baby orangutan? Or feed a baby elephant from a bottle, or have its trunk in your face? How much do elephants weigh when they are babies? Are orangutans as intelligent as humans?

Well, we invited some world famous animal experts to answer YOUR questions about these two amazing endangered species. Leave your questions in the Comments and we will post the answers here on April 8.

Who are these experts who will be answering your questions?

  1. Dr. Birute Galdikas is a world-renowned primatologist who works with orphaned baby orangutans in the Pacific island of Borneo to reintroduce them into the wild.
  2. Dame Daphne Sheldrick is a celebrated elephant authority who rescues and rehabilitates orphaned baby elephants in Kenya, Africa.

They are both featured in the IMAX movie, Born to be Wild 3D coming to theaters on April 8. It is “an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals”. . . in other words, absolutely full of cuteness!!! Just look at the video trailer.

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So leave your questions in the Comments and come back on April 8 to read what the animal experts have to say.

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Video Courtesy Warner Bros.

January 21, 2011

Ask a Megamind Minion

Photo_minion UPDATE: Minion replied! You can read his answers to your questions here.

If you saw Megamind in theaters last fall, you know that the big blue super-villain and his sidekick Minion were able to save Metro City when no one else could. Well, the DVD comes out on Friday, February 25, 2011, and as a special treat for STACKS readers, Minion has agreed to answer YOUR questions.

Now is your chance to ask what it’s really like to be the sidekick of a man with a huge blue head, what it’s really like to be a fish on the body of a gorilla, how life has changed since he became a famous movie star and protector of Metro City, and what he remembers about his home planet.

Leave your questions for Minion in the Comments and come back on February 25 to read his answers!

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Image and video courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Dream Works Animation