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.
You’ve probably never heard of Bella and the Bulldogs, a relatively new show on Nickelodeon about a perky cheerleader-turned-quarterback. It’s fairly popular among tweens and has just been renewed for a second season. It’s also popular among infuriated, far right-wing racists, who have become positively obsessed with…
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…
Mathew Klickstein is the author of a new history of Nickelodeon, Slimed: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age. And he recently explained that a big reason why that "golden age" ended is because the shows became too racially diverse. Really?
Exactly a week ago from today, fans of Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra tuned their TV sets - for the last time - to see Korra's elemental-bending friends have an epic battle with Book Three's (that's Season 3, for the uninitiated) main villains (who each individually can bend one element, including their leader…
The news came yesterday that Book 3 of The Legend of Korra was being pulled from Nickelodeon to air online. So of course the creators of the show had to address it at this morning's Comic-Con panel — which they did, before moving on to celebrate the show.
I've got good news and bad news, Bending fans. The bad news is that Nickelodeon has taken season 3 of Legend of Korra off the air; only one episode will air this Friday night, and after that, nothing (well, nothing unless you count the good news, which is that the remaining episodes will be released online).
One week — that's all the time Nickelodeon is giving us now that they've announced the third season of The Legend of Korra, the excellent sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, will premiere on June 27th, Friday, at 7:00 pm. And with three new episodes!
This week's hour-long Legend of Korra takes a break from our regular cast of characters to tell a different legend: that of Wan, the first Avatar. It reveals a bit more about the nature of the Avatar universe and just whose Avatar Korra and her predecessors are.