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 »
One of the most beloved cartoons to come out of Nickelodeon in the 1990s was Rugrats. Though the show lost its way after the movie turned the characters into more of a cash grab commodity, the first few seasons of the series are quirky, clever and full of fantastic pop culture references and parodes for cinephiles.
One of the most famous pieces of pop culture parody from Rugrats is the giant lizard monster known as Reptar. An obvious spoof of Godzilla, the green dinosaur had his own movie that Tommy Pickles and his friends tried to sneak around a multiplex to see, his own ice skating extravaganza, action figures and more. But easily the two most coveted pieces of Reptar memorabilia were the Reptar Bars and Reptar Cereal, and now you can get your hands on both of them right now.
Find out where to get these Rugrats Reptar Bars and Reptar Cereal below. Read More »
After hearing the sad news that The Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson had passed away on Thanksgiving, another star of classic TV has left us far too soon.
Ron Glass, a veteran actor best known for his role as Detective Sergeant Ron Harris on the TV show Barney Miller, passed away this weekend at 71 years old. We look back at the actor’s career that includes a wide variety of work in film and television after the jump. 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 »
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 »
We’ve seen how clueless some teens can be when it comes to the original animated iteration of Transformers, but also how excited they get about something like The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. Now we get a mixed batch of reactions as the folks over at the React YouTube channel sets out to answer the question, “Do teens know 90s cartoons?”
However, it’s a little more complicated than just showing them footage of the cartoon as the video has them trying to guess the 90s cartoons just by hearing their respective theme songs. 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 »
Nickelodeon clearly knows that there’s money to be made from the nostalgia of their beloved programming from the 90s when the kids-geared network was just taking off. The channel has been said to be thinking of ways to revive certain popular 90s cartoons such as Rugrats and Hey Arnold! and Paramount Pictures is supposedly developing some kind of live-action/animated hybrid movie that could bring a bunch of Nicktoons together.
And now news has surfaced that there will be a new programming block of Nickelodeon 90s shows called The Splat coming to the channel in October, bringing back tons of the shows that children of the 90s fell in love with and still treasure to this day. Read More »
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Hot on the heels of news this past week that Nickelodeon is considering reviving some of its fan-favorite cartoons from the ’90s, animated characters from that decade at the kid-geared cable network may also get new life on the big screen.
Paramount Pictures is said to be in the early stages of development of a live-action/animation Nicktoons movie that will bring together the likes of Rugrats, Angry Beavers, Hey Arnold!, Rocko’s Modern Life, Ren & Stimpy and more for some kind of crossover project akin to The LEGO Movie or Space Jam. Read More »
Adults of a certain age have a very special place in their heart for Nickelodeon. Not current Nickelodeon, mind you. I’m talking old school Nickelodeon. Shows like You Can’t Do That on Television, Pinwheel, Double Dare, Rugrats, The Ren and Stimpy Show, Doug, The Adventures of Pete and Pete and Salute Your Shorts. All were classic television programs that helped mold the young minds of today’s twenty- and thirty-year olds.
iam8bit has chosen that era as the subject of It’s the shizNICK, a brand new group exhibition opening Friday April 19 in Los Angeles. Below, check out a small sample of exclusive images from the show. Read More »