Usually, when television networks resurrect long-canceled series, the newly-revived characters’ stories pick up sometime in the future, with everyone having gone on living their lives. That’s not the case with Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. Apparently, they’ve been stuck in the ‘90s.
The Legend of Korra brought a new twist to Avatar’s world of element-wielding magic users by introducing Pro-Bending, a 3v3 spectator sport where benders could use their abilities in arena combat. Now, it’s becoming the first official Korra board game, thanks to IDW and Nickelodeon.
It looks like even cartoon characters miss the ’90s. Rocko’s Modern Life, cancelled after four seasons in 1996, is set to return with an hour-long special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, and Nickelodeon has brought back the original cast for one more adventure in O-Town.
If there is one thing Nickelodeon has realized in the last year or so, it’s the vast money- and publicity-generating power of nostalgia. But since it’s bringing Invader Zim back, I’m kind of okay with the pandering.
Say what you will about the Pop Vinyl toy aesthetic, there is something to be admired in Funko’s ability to acquire licenses for their toys like grey goo nanomachines devouring their way across the face of the Earth. Case in point, the company announced like, a hojillion toys at the UK Toy Fair yesterday, and we want…
This weekend, Nickelodeon will air a TV movie based on the ‘90s TV game show Legends of the Hidden Temple. While most attempts to turn nostalgia for games or toys into fiction sound awful, I’m pretty optimistic about this one—because despite being a game show, every episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple was its own…
Honestly, this is what we’re here for, right? Temple guards, the shrine of the silver monkey, a blue barracudas shirt...that’s all great. But this is the person—er, giant stone head—that we all idolize.
A movie where the all the weird things that made Legends a fun Nickelodeon game show—and the things made me tense and nervous for the contestants—are actually real? Sign me up. Sure, it’s a very obvious plot, but the trailer makes this movie looks like so much goofy fun. Just as long as at least one kid says, with…
Seriously. Watch this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles short by Vasquez, titled “Don vs. Raph,” which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. It combines Vasquez’s signature style with the turtles’ own brand of humor, creating a surprisingly awesome six-minute experience that could easily be expanded to a weekly TV series.
As remake mania sweeps Hollywood, you might have thought that game shows were safe. I mean, sure, they can always be revived and updated—like Robot Wars—but remaking them into a completely different form, like a movie? Well, that’s just weird. And yet that’s what Nickelodeon is doing with its beloved ‘90s game show …
Who is DuckManBoy? One’s a duck-headed, man-bodied, suit-wearing, long-suffering business type; the other’s a boy-headed, duck-bodied free spirit whose fondness for meat-based shakes sets the bickering duo on a collision course with a madman who’d like to add them to his latest recipe. Gasp!
Last month, it was announced that 25 years’ worth of Nicktoon characters—possibly everyone from Eliza Thornberry to Invader Zim to Ginger to Doug—will join forces in one all-star, ensemble, Avengers-style movie. A lot of these guys were on the airwaves back in the ‘90s. Seeing the fan-made promo images made me…
I am rarely in the company of children, which I’ll use as my excuse for not knowing about Nick Jr. show Mutt & Stuff until now. Get this, though: it stars the “nephew” of H.R. Pufnstuf—arguably the biggest star* to emerge from the psychedelic world of Sid and Marty Krofft, kings of 1970s kiddie TV shows.
Anyone who watched Nickelodeon growing up better take a seat. Jared Hess, the co-writer and director of Napoleon Dynamite, has just signed on to combine all of your favorite Nickelodeon characters in one massive, live-action animated hybrid movie.
For World Oceans Day yesterday, the BBC and Nickelodeon teamed up to produce this video featuring the Spongebob Squarepants character Plankton educating us on the organism plankton.
Remember Gak? The impossibly amazing substance invented by Nickelodeon's mad scientists in the 1990s is still on the market, and it's still incredible. And, as this new video of a red hot nickel ball waging war against the toy seems to illustrate, it looks like Gak is actually invincible.
Why is slime, specifically snot-like green slime of the "I've-been-slimed!" variety, so endlessly fascinating? This impressively detailed article traces the history and lasting appeal of the gloriously gross substance, from Dr. Seuss to the Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles to Nickelodeon, and beyond.
Well, this is good, if somewhat baffling news: just days after Nickelodeon released The Legend of Korra clip show episode (thanks to Nickelodeon slashing the show's budget mid-season), the network has announced that Book 4 of The Legend of Korra will be airing on TV starting this week. Uh, yay, I guess?
The last weekend of September 2014 was also the last weekend a broadcast network aired Saturday morning cartoons. Is this the end of an animated era, or is it a sign of a long trend coming across multiple genres of children's entertainment? Children's programming used to be a highly lucrative television market, but…