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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This weekend’s raunchy, R-rated animated flick Sausage Party imagines what it would be like if the food in our grocery aisles was alive. The movie is hilarious, twisted and outrageous, but that wasn’t enough for Seth Rogen. In addition to bringing talking foods to the big screen, he also wanted to bring them to a real life grocery store with a hilarious and creepy Sausage Party prank.
A special effects team set up a few different animatronic foods in a real grocery store and Seth Rogen made them talk live from another room. The initial shock of people realizing they’re seeing talking food is funny in itself, but then the conversations they have with the food in question are even better. Read More »
Sausage Party is a hard-R comedy. Around the time the project was first announced, actor, producer, and co-writer Seth Rogen described it as “an R-rated Pixar-style movie” that’s “fucking filthy” and “really, really, really dirty.” Pretty much everyone who has seen the film, including our own Jacob Hall, agrees with Rogen that it truly is one dirty movie. The film is R-rated, but Rogen and all involved had to make some cuts to secure that rating.
Below, learn what was removed to take the Sausage Party rating down to an R instead of an NC-17.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Joel McHale was on a Television Critics Association panel this morning for his new CBS sitcom The Great Indoors. After the panel, McHale spoke with reporters further and talked about the shelved Star Wars Detours animated series, his possible return for more X-Files and playing Chevy Chase in A Futile & Stupid Gesture.
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The trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 3 premiered at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, revealing a new villain for our heroes. But with Grand Admiral Thrawn resurrected from Legends back into Star Wars canon, what does this mean for Darth Vader and his Inquisitors? Will we see the Jedi-turned-Sith leader or his Force-empowered Jedi hunter team of Inquisitors in the third season of the acclaimed Disney XD series? Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni answers these questions, after the jump.
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At San Diego Comic-Con International 2016, I was lucky enough to catch the premiere of The Giant’s Dream, a documentary about the making of Brad Bird‘s animated classic The Iron Giant. The documentary will be released on the new Signature Edition Blu-ray of The Iron Giant in September, but it’s not your typical fluffy studio-produced featurette. This documentary is a beautiful and heartbreaking look at the Hollywood animation process; a real must see. You can get your first look at the new documentary in a new teaser trailer released by the filmmaker.
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If you were a kid growing up during the 1990s, there’s a big chance that the Nickelodeon animated television series Doug holds a special place in your heart. The kid’s network now airs some of their more classic series in a nighttime programming block called The Splat, which doesn’t include Doug. Doug creator Jim Jinkins even has ideas for another Doug movie, but we’ll sadly never see it. Find out what would’ve happened in the Doug sequel, if the title character ends up with Patti Mayonnaise and why a film isn’t going to happen, after the jump.
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Zorn himself made a surprise appearance at the Television Critics Association panel for Son of Zorn, the new comedy from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Zorn is an animated character voiced by Jason Sudeikis, a barbarian warrior from the island of Zephyria who returns to the States to spend more time with his son Alan (Johnny Pemberton). Since the animated Zorn could not appear on stage, he called in with a cell phone video comparing critics to warriors like himself.
“Sure I defend Zephyria, but you guys defend the American public from accidentally tuning into a dumpster fire like Blood and Oil or Wicked City,” Zorn said. Read More »
Since all eyes are on the Olympics, you can expect plenty of new teasers for forthcoming movies to arrive on television so studios an reach the biggest possible audience. There’s a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story coming this week, and this weekend also brings a new glimpse of Walt Disney Animations Studios’ latest adventure, Moana.
Just a couple weeks ago, we met almost all of the key characters of Moana voiced by Auli‘i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jemaine Clement, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Alan Tudyk and Nicole Scherzinger. Now we get to meet a character we’ve only seen in concept art, and it’s fiery lava monster, who appears to be some kind of witch that gives our titular character and her new demigod friend Maui some trouble on the sea.
Watch the extended Moana TV spot after the jump. Read More »