Back in the fall of 2015, news surfaced that Paramount Pictures was working on a live-action animated hybrid movie that would bring back some of the staple Nicktoons from the ’90s era of Nickelodeon. Since then, Napoleon Dynamite director Jerusha Hess was brought on as director, but it’s been over a year and we haven’t heard any significant updates on the project. However, we did just find out that one Nicktoon thought to be included won’t show up in any new line-up of the cartoons.
According to Ren and Stimpy co-creator Bob Camp, his angry chihuahua and charmingly dimwitted red cat probably won’t be involved in the developing Nicktoons movie or considered as a possible reboot, as it seems there’s some bad blood between the cartoon’s creators and Nickelodeon.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Last week, Mondo announced a gallery show themed around the new and classic shows from Nickelodeon, premiering posters for Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Today, we’re pleased to premiere two new posters from the show, both from Ciro Nieli and both centered around the network’s TMNT series and both a significant departure from what you’d expect from a typical pop culture poster.
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This weekend, Emma Stone returns to Saturday Night Live to host the late night sketch show for a third time. However, she almost starred in an entirely different sketch comedy show much earlier in her career, one that would have had her crossing paths with a certain SNL cast member at a young age.
While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the 28-year-old actress revealed that she auditioned for the Nickelodeon kids sketch comedy show All That when she was 12 years old. Even though she didn’t end up getting the job, her audition sounds rather entertaining.
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Posted on Thursday, December 1st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Mondo has always had a good eye for making pop culture posters that appeal to something primal in a specific fandom – their artists tap into imagery that remind us why we love something in the first place. And now, they’re coming for the ’90s kids.
The Austin-based art and collectibles company has officially announced their next gallery show, which will be based around Nickelodeon shows, touching on both the classic and recent entries in the network’s line-up.
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Next month brings another one of Nickelodeon’s attempts to cash in on the nostalgia that children of the ’90s have as they’re now taking care of children of their own. The Legends of the Hidden Temple movie takes all the elements of the kids’ game show and incorporates them into an adventure movie where three kids end up stuck in an ancient temple and must overcome various obstacles in order to escape alive.
A new Legends of the Hidden Temple trailer really pushes the adventure side of the movie, opting not to have any of the kids speak and letting the only dialogue come from the giant talking stone head known as Olmec (played by the original voice actor Dee Bradley Baker), delivering one of his signature lines from the show. You can watch it below if you wish. The choice is yours and yours alone. Read More »
For many children of the ’90s, much time was spent with their eyes glued to Nickelodeon. Touted as the “first kids network,” the channel became a staple of entertainment for children with original game shows like Legends of the Hidden Temple and Double Dare, animated shows like Doug and Rugrats, and other favorites such as All That, Clarissa Explains It All, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and more.
Now the new Nickelodeon documentary The Orange Years seeks to tell the story of the famed network from its origins to their great success with the Saturday night SNICK line-up and beyond. But the producers need your help to make it happen. Check out a tease for The Orange Years after the jump, and find out how you can help the documentary get off the ground. Read More »
The nostalgia train and Nickelodeon just keeps on chugging along. We’ve got the TV movie adaptation of the game show Legends of the Hidden Temple coming later this year and the Nicktoon revival of Hey Arnold! in the form of a TV movie on the kids cable network is on the way too. Now one more of Nickelodeon’s iconic cartoon is coming back with a TV movie of its own.
Rocko’s Modern Life is easily one of the strangest cartoons Nickelodeon had on its roster, mostly because it contained a surprising amount of adult humor and pop culture references that went right over kids’ heads. Perhaps the only other show ahead of Rocko’s Modern Life in this regard is Ren & Stimpy, by leaps and bounds. Now the cartoon from Joe Murray will get a one-hour TV special that will bring audiences back to O-Town for the first time in 20 years.
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When I wrote about Nickelodeon’s upcoming TV movie adaptation of Legends of the Hidden Temple, I joked that there would probably be a scene where the main characters hopelessly struggle to assemble the statue in the Shrine of the Silver Monkey, a tribute to the room in the original game show that seemed to baffle even the smartest kid contestants. And lo and behold, such a scene exists in the new trailer!
If you remember Legends of the Hidden Temple, congratulations: you are a ’90s kid and everything from your childhood is next in line for a nostalgic revival (hello, Power Rangers). However, this new version is not a game show where kids participate in increasingly humiliating physical challenges to earn the chance to get traumatized by temple guards – it’s a family adventure movie about three kids exploring an actual temple that is hidden…and we can safely assume that it will contain some legends.
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Nickelodeon has been basking in nostalgia recently. After launching a programming block called The Splat to bring back a bunch of their popular shows from the 1990s, news surfaced of a NickToons movie as well as TV movies for Legends of the Hidden Temple and Hey Arnold!. Now one of the Nickelodeon’s biggest child stars from 20 years ago has expressed interest in reviving another popular show from the network.
Kenan Thompson currently has a comfortable career as one of the regular cast members on Saturday Night Live, and he occasionally pops up in movies such as They Came Together and Snakes on a Plane. More recently, he’s become the spokesperson for Fandango as a character named Miles Mouvay. But there might be a chance we’ll see Kenan Thompson reteam with his childhood friend and co-star Kel Mitchell for a Kenan & Kel reunion. Read More »
Children of the late ’80s and early ’90s are undoubtedly familiar with the Nickelodeon family game show Double Dare. Airing from 1986 to 1993, the show followed two-member teams of kids answering trivia questions and competing in messy physical challenges, culminating in the famous obstacle course at the very end. And in honor of Double Dare‘s 30th anniversary, the show is coming back in July.
Nickelodeon has announced that Double Dare is coming to San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 22 for a special live edition of the show, and original host Marc Summers will be back as host. Find out more about Double Dare at Comic-Con after the jump. Read More »