Posted on Monday, September 17th, 2018 by Fred Topel
During their Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel for the Television Critics Association, Nickelodeon announced they had already greenlit a second season of the new series. That was before a sneak preview of the show and its official premiere on Nickelodeon.
Now, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premieres today on Nickelodeon with brand new designs for the turtles, new villains and even new music. The line-up is still classic, though: Donatello (Josh Brener), Michelangelo (Brandon Mychal Smith), Leonardo (Ben Schwartz) and Raphael (Josh Brener) team up with April O’Neill (Kat Graham) and their mentor Splinter (Eric Bauza).
After the TCA panel, executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward hung around to talk with /Film a bit more about their plans for a second season, the new toys based on their new designs, Splinter’s reinvented role, and the Pinky and the Brain reunion on their show.
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The dream of the ’90s is alive on NickSplat. The Nickelodeon streaming channel available on VRV is now offering a whole slew of classic shows from the 1990s, including Clarissa Explains It All, Kenan & Kel, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and many more. Fans of nostalgia and baggy clothes take note!
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Even though the Dora the Explorer movie feels like some kind of straight-to-television production based on the first look we’ve seen, the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon project has certainly rounded up a decent supporting cast.
Isabela Moner is playing the titular character from the educational animated program that played all over Nickelodeon every morning for years. Recently, Eva Longoria was lined up to play Dora’s mother Elena, and now Ant-Man franchise scene stealer Michael Peña has landed the role of her father. Read More »
(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good. In this edition: revisiting the classic Nickelodeon series Are You Afraid of the Dark.)
It’s been 18 years since Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark went off the air, yet in that time the audience who grew up with the anthology series have never forgotten it. The weekly horror show followed a group of teens telling ghost stories around a campfire, telling us what to fear about life and adolescence.
But in the time since its debut in 1992 – its 26th anniversary just passed – Are You Afraid of the Dark has aged beautifully, telling stories that did more than just present ghosts and ghouls, but gave kids a look at the more amorphous frights they’d never thought of. Maybe this explains why its success has never been completely replicated since?
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Nickelodeon’s popular game show Double Dare made a big comeback this past summer with all new episodes for grown up children of the ’90s and a whole new generation of kids to enjoy. Now Double Dare will give fans a whole new way to experience the trivia and physical challenge competition series with a live tour heading across the United States this fall, and original host Marc Summers and his beloved sidekick Robin Russo will be coming along with it.
Find out everything you need to know about the Double Dare Live tour below. Read More »
Mondo Gallery, the pop culture haven based out of Austin, Texas, has announced that it will be hosting a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art show later this month, and naturally, they’re throwing a pizza party to celebrate. Cowabunga, dudes.
Keep reading to see a few of the pieces that will be on display, from artists like Dave Perillo, Matt Ryan Tobin, and more.
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Nickelodeon announced to the Television Critics Association that they are renewing Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for a second season. The show doesn’t even premiere until September, and a panel of the creators and voice actors followed the announcement. Executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward described how they took previous incarnations of TMNT and shook them up.
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Since the mid 1980s, every new generation of kids has grown up with their own version of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. What started out as a grittier comic book property became much more kid-friendly when an animated series took off in 1987 and launched a somewhat less kid-friendly feature film adaptation that eventually steered more towards live-action cartoon territory with its big screen sequels. Since then, there has been a live-action TV series and two additional animated series. Now a fourth attempt at a new animated version of the heroes in a half-shell is arriving in September.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is Nickelodeon’s latest revamp of the popular mutant heroes, and this is quite a different approach to the signature characters than what we’ve seen before. As we learned at the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comic-Con panel, the show has some new supernatural ninja elements at play, slight shifts in personality traits, stylized animation, brand new weapons, and quite an impressive line-up of villains for the turtles to take on. Read More »
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One of Nickelodeon’s crown jewels from their library of Nicktoons is undoubtedly the quirky animated series Rugrats. The series followed the imaginative antics of a group of toddlers who got into mischief and could talk to each other when their oddball parents weren’t around. Now there’s a Rugrats reboot in the works at Nickelodeon, both in the form of a new movie and a new animated series.
Nickelodeon has ordered 26 episodes of a Rugrats reboot that will bring back beloved babies Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica for a series of brand new adventures. On top of that, there’s also a new Rugrats movie in the works. Both projects will also introduce a new world of characters with the babies everyone already loves. However, unlike the original series, the new movie will feature a blend of live-action and computer animation, and if the character designs carry over from the original series, this has the potential to have horrifying results. Read More »
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song from the 1987 animated series is burned into my brain forever thanks to all the time I spent watching that show as a kid. It’s been decades since that show went off the air, but Nickelodeon’s new show Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has just unveiled its title sequence, and its theme song puts a new spin on that classic ’80s version. Check it out below, and see the new take on the turtles in action. Read More »