Everyone’s favorite starfish is getting his own show. Patrick Star is starring in the talk show of his dreams (literally) in The Patrick Star Show, a spin-off series from SpongeBob Squarepants coming to Nickelodeon this July. Watch The Patrick Star Show teaser below.
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Back in 2020, we learned that a CG animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot movie was on the way from Point Grey Pictures, the company run by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver. Since that announcement, though, there’s been very little word on the project. But now here’s an update! The Ninja Turtles reboot will arrive in theaters in two years.
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The new computer animated reboot of Rugrats is coming to Paramount+ on May 27. Dubbed as a reimagining of the classic ’90s hit from Nickelodeon that helped define the unique style of Nicktoons, the series brings back Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie and Angelica as they explore the world from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view. But first, they’re doing some digging into the past for the sake of nostalgia.
Paramount+ has released an animated short featuring the computer animated style of the new Rugrats. But it’s not an original short. Instead, it’s almost entirely a shot-for-shot remake of one of the classic scenes from the original Rugrats series. In the scene in question, Angelica takes Tommy’s favorite ball, and when she throws it into the yard next door, the babies have to come up with a plan to get it back. Watch the new Rugrats animated short below. Read More »
Nickelodeon revolutionized cartoons in the early ’90s with shows like Rugrats and Ren and Stimpy, but by the turn of the millenium, the network was in need of some fresh voices with something new to offer that didn’t come from Klasky or Csupó. While SpongeBob SquarePants was making headlines and exploding in popularity, it was indie comics creator Jhonenh Vasquez who presented one of the most unique, creepy, nihilistic, and hilarious shows Nickelodeon ever saw. Even 20 years later, Invader Zim continues to prepare kids for their bleak and doomed futures.
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The Movie: Good Burger
Where You Can Stream It: Netflix
The Pitch: Good Burger follows Kenan Thompson as Dexter Reed, who ends up in a bit of a pickle when he gets in a car accident with his teacher. With no driver’s license and his mother out of town on business, Dexter must get a summer job at the local fast food joint Good Burger. The only problem is a new Mondo Burger just opened up across the street, owned by a complete douchenozzle who is threatening to put Good Burger out of business. So Dexter is left with no choice but to team up with Good Burger’s loyal but dimwitted employee Ed (Kel Mitchell) to figure out a way to keep the place afloat and maybe take out Mondo Burger at the same time.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: Good Burger is by no means some kind of masterpiece. It was critically panned when it was released back in 1997, and it made $23.7 million at the box office, so it was hardly a hit. But if you grew up on Nickelodeon, then Good Burger was absolutely your jam, and I’m happy to tell you that it’s a movie worth a second look. Read More »
Since Paramount+ falls under the ViacomCBS banner, including content from Nickelodeon was always a no-brainer. But the streaming service is really digging into the golden years of the kids cable network with their latest programming additions.
Paramount+ has just added a slew of classic Nickelodeon shows like the comedy Salute Your Shorts, the physical challenge series Legends of the Hidden Temple, the animated sketch comedy showcase KaBlam, the old school video game competition series Nick Arcade, and much more. Read More »
A few years ago, Nickelodeon announced that a series reboot of the beloved Nicktoon Rugrats was in the works. Rather than sticking with the traditional 2D animation from its heyday, the kids cable network was planning on updating the series with computer animation. Now the new show is finally premiering later this year, but it won’t be on Nickelodeon. Instead, Paramount+ will be the home of the new Rugrats, which will feature the original voice cast reprising their roles. You can get a first look at the series in the new Rugrats reboot teaser below. Read More »
Mattel and Nickelodeon are looking to make a graveyard smash together. Monster High, Mattel’s toy line centering around the daughters of classic monsters (think Frankie Stein, Draculaura, and Clawdeen Wolf), is returning from the grave with two new projects for television.
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Nickelodeon resurrected its 1990s horror series Are You Afraid of the Dark? in 2019 for a limited series, and since it performed well, the kid-friendly network decided to bring it back for another season with a whole new cast. Now the first trailer has arrived for Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows, which introduces us to a new version of the Midnight Society – and the new spooky new creature who’s haunting their town. Read More »