Despite any nostalgia ’90s kids may have for characters from Doug, Rugrats, or Hey Arnold!, it’s hard to argue that there’s any bigger or more popular character in the history of Nickelodeon than SpongeBob SquarePants. Don’t believe me? As of 2015, the property had generated a staggering $12 billion for Nickelodeon in merchandising alone. Whoa.
Now it looks like the character is going to be responsible for putting even more cash in the company’s pockets, because a SpongeBob SquarePants musical is heading to Broadway later this year – and the list of talent the producers wrangled up to write songs for this is one of the most random collections of musicians this side of “We Are The World.”
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The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
Disney has a new batch of Sketchbook Ornaments for movies like The Lion King and Alice in Wonderland while LEGO has unveiled their official Adventure Time set. Nintendo has a new mini classic edition of their original system coming with 30 games pre-loaded on it and Nickelodeon has a new subscription box that will be debuting at Comic-Con. There are also new figures for Predator, Frozen, Star Wars Rebels and much more.
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Nickelodeon has really been doubling down on their nostalgia for the ’90s lately. Last year they introduced the programming block called The Splat that brought favorite cartoons such as Rugrats and Hey Arnold! to TeenNick as well as live-action shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Clarissa Explains It All. There’s a live-action/animated hybrid NickToons movie in the works at Paramount Pictures. And this year they announced a TV movie adaptation of their game show Legends of the Hidden Temple. Now a reunion of one of Nickelodeon’s favorite comedy series is in the works.
All That was the kid version of Saturday Night Live back in the ’90s, except it was recorded instead of done live. The series consisted of a batch of comedy sketches featuring the likes of future stars such as Kenan Thompson (who is currently on SNL), Amanda Bynes (who has sadly gone off the deep end a bit), Jamie Lynn Spears (younger sister of Britney Spears) and Nick Cannon. And now there will be an All That reunion special coming to The Splat. Read More »
If you’re a child of the ’80s and ’90s, you undoubtedly know the theme song to the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. It was a staple of Saturday morning cartoons, and for some fans, it’s the pinnacle of heroes in a half-shell entertainment. There’s been a lot of nostalgia for the old animated series on shirts, lunch boxes, hats and even new pricey action figures. And now they’re coming back to television, but in a slightly different form.
Nickelodeon’s TMNT animated series will be getting a visit from the retro animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in a new episode that crosses dimensions. What’s really cool is that the episode will also bring back the the original voice actors from the old series. Get more details on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles crossover after the jump. Read More »
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Even though Nickelodeon is still a destination channel for kids these days, they just don’t have as many cool game shows as they used to back in the ’90s. They have a handful on the air today, but in the ’90s the likes of Guts, Double Dare, Figure It Out, Nick Arcade, Wild & Crazy Kids and Legends of the Hidden Temple really gave kids something to get excited about. And now one of them is making a comeback, though not exactly in the way that we would have hoped.
Legend of the Hidden Temple is getting a reboot on Nickelodeon, but rather than being a game show for kids, it will be a TV movie that incorporates elements of the show into the story. This comes after Hey Arnold! was slated to get a TV movie on the network as well. Find out more about the Legends of the Hidden Temple reboot below. Read More »
Last fall, just before Nickelodeon announced a new programming block that would bring fan favorite shows from the 90s to TeenNick, there were rumblings of a NickToons movie that would be a hybrid of live-action and animation. We’ve heard nothing about the project since then, but that changed today as the project landed a director in the form of Jared Hess, the man who was behind the camera for the cult comedy Napoleon Dynamite. Find out more below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Sorry, ’80s kids. Your window of importance to the nostalgia-machine is coming to an end. The ’90s are back and they’re bringing all of their movies and shows along for the ride.
The latest splash of ’90s-flavored news (we’ll be fully submerged in pure liquid ’90s by 2018 or so) is that Nickelodeon, the curator of the average Millennial’s childhood television intake, is planning to reach into their back catalog for new content. That means that several of the most popular shows from a very specific era of Nickelodeon may be seeing the light of day once more. First up is Hey Arnold, the animated series that debuted in 1996 and inspired a theatrical film in 2002 before being axed in 2004. Nickelodeon has revealed that a television movie tying up the loose ends from the series is on the way with original series creator Craig Bartlett on board as a writer and executive producer.
Learn more about the Hey Arnold TV movie after the jump.
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One of the most revered cartoons for children of the ’90s is Rugrats. The Nickelodeon animated series followed the antics of a group of babies who could talk to each other when their parents weren’t around, and they constantly got into mischief and adventures. The show has quite the fair share of adult fans who have taken to introducing the series to their own kids now. But one storyboard artist from the show has a bit of a gripe about how some fans are taking liberties with the beloved characters, and has spoken up with some special artwork in tow. Read More »
Over a week ago, we learned that Nickelodeon was planning on bringing a 90s programming block called The Splat to the kids network, bringing back some of their most iconic shows from 15-25 years ago. Details were scarce at the time, but hot on the heels of the Good Burger reunion on The Tonight Show, more complete information has been revealed.
The Splat will begin on October 5th on TeenNick from 10pm-6am, but which shows from the 90s will be part of this new programming block? Thankfully, The Splat show list has now been revealed. Read More »
Over the past few weeks, we’ve heard about a variety of plans by Nickelodeon to cash in on all the nostalgia being felt by children of the 90s for all the programming they used to watch on the kids’ cable network. There’s been talk of reviving some of the fan favorite Nicktoons in some capacity, a live-action/animated hybrid movie at Paramount and 90s programming block called The Splat coming in October. Yes, nostalgia for a decade that ended just 15 years ago is alive and well.
Now The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon wanted to get in on all the 90s fun by having a Good Burger reunion, featuring the return of Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, who originated these exact same characters on the Nickelodeon sketch show All That, which was basically Saturday Night Live for kids. Read More »