Avatar: The Last Airbender is a perfect TV series, full stop. No “perfect TV series for an animated show” or “perfect TV series for kids.” For three seasons, Avatar: The Last Airbender delivered a rich, thematically complex, gorgeously animated story about a young boy who is charged with saving the world from an oppressive, conquering empire. It’s a simple, and familiar, tale but the characters were so vibrant and the storytelling so tight that Avatar: The Last Airbender deserves its place as one of the best TV shows of all time. Then, the live-action movie happened and ruined its legacy — apparently in more ways than one.
Not only did M. Night Shyamalan‘s whitewashed disaster put people off ever watching the Avatar: The Last Airbender series, according to former head writer Aaron Ehasz, it also aided in scrapping a potential fourth season of the show. Now that is a worse crime than that one Earth-bending scene.
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For all the kids who watched Nickelodeon’s younger-skewing programming from Nick Jr. anytime from the year 2000 through 2014, now is the time for your nostalgic moment.
The educational animated series Dora the Explorer has been turned into a live-action adventure film from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon. Transformers: The Last Knight star Isabela Moner is playing the titular adventurer in Dora and the Lost City of Gold, and even though her parents send her off on an adventure to experience public school for the first time, of course she gets caught up in the search for an ancient city. Watch the Dora the Explorer movie trailer below. Read More »
Believe it or not, that Dora the Explorer movie is arriving in theaters late this summer, and we’re about to get a glimpse of what we can expect when the first trailer drops this weekend during the Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon. But before the trailer even arrives for Dora and the Lost City of Gold, we’ve already got a perplexing piece of information about the adaptation of the animated series for kids.
Yesterday, along with the first theatrical posters for the Dora the Explorer movie, Machete star Danny Trejo confirmed that he’s providing the voice for Dora’s best animal friend Boots, a money who wears, you guessed it, a machete. Wait. I mean boots! He wears rain boots! But if you look at the Dora the Explorer movie posters, there are no boots to be found on this monkey. Read More »
Paramount Pictures has shuffled around their release date calendar for a bunch of their family programming coming in the next couple years, including two Nickelodeon movies.
Clifford the Big Red Dog has been set for a fall 2020 release date. It’s taking the weekend that was previously slated for the new Rugrats movie, which has now been pushed back a few months to early 2021. Meanwhile, Paramount has pulled the Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie from this year’s calendar. Read More »
There’s already a new Star Trek animated series in the works for CBS All Access that will let Rick and Morty writer Mike McMahan play with the support crew on the lower decks of one of the least important ships in Starfleet. But CBS Television Studios is really keen on wringing out the Star Trek brand for all it’s worth, so there’s a different kind of Star Trek animated series in the works elsewhere.
CBS is teaming up with Nickelodeon to develop a new Star Trek animated series that will be geared towards kids. It would be the first new Star Trek project to debut outside of CBS All Access, which is the home for all the new properties taking place in the final frontier. Read More »
Fresh out the box. Stop. Look and watch. Ready yet? Get set. It’s Allllll That!
Any child of the ’90s who was fortunate enough to have cable will tell you about their love for the sketch comedy show All That. The show was basically Saturday Night Live for kids, featuring a series of young comedians mostly in their teens (some in their early 20s) putting on a variety of sketches. Now an All That revival is in the works at Nickelodeon, and it’s being executive produced by All That veteran and current Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson. Read More »
In this cold, bleak world, there’s only one thing that seemingly brings everyone together: the Paddington franchise. The good-hearted series has introduced the marmalade-loving bear to a whole new generation, while offering a bold suggestion: be nice to others. Crazy, I know! While we wait for Paddington 3, here’s some good news: there’s a Paddington animated series on the way, and Paddington himself – aka Ben Whishaw – will be reprising his role as the voice of the very polite bear.
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The closest thing we’ll get to real-life magic is going to a theme park, so when you’ve got an actually magic theme park, all bets are off. The latest Wonder Park trailer reveals more about the magical park at the center of the film, which has seemingly sprung from the imagination of a young girl named June (voiced by Brianna Denski). And with rides like the Fantastic Fish Carousel and Zero G Land, you’ll wish this was a real theme park.
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Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Nickelodeon’s smash hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, has died. He was 57 years old, and he passed away after a battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Read More »
Have you heard of The Orange Years? Well, if you’re a child of the 1990s and you grew up on the cable network for kids known as Nickelodeon, this is a new documentary feature you’ll want to seek out.
The Nickelodeon documentary The Orange Years will have its world premiere at the DOC NYC festival next week, but before then, a teaser clip has arrived online to shine a light on one of the staple programs from Nickelodeon’s glory years, The Adventures of Pete & Pete. In the clip, you can find out how the quirky comedy series managed to land outstanding musician guest stars like Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, and more. Read More »