As remake mania sweeps Hollywood, you might have thought that game shows were safe. I mean, sure, they can always be revived and updated—like Robot Wars—but remaking them into a completely different form, like a movie? Well, that’s just weird. And yet that’s what Nickelodeon is doing with its beloved ‘90s game show …
Who is DuckManBoy? One’s a duck-headed, man-bodied, suit-wearing, long-suffering business type; the other’s a boy-headed, duck-bodied free spirit whose fondness for meat-based shakes sets the bickering duo on a collision course with a madman who’d like to add them to his latest recipe. Gasp!
Last month, it was announced that 25 years’ worth of Nicktoon characters—possibly everyone from Eliza Thornberry to Invader Zim to Ginger to Doug—will join forces in one all-star, ensemble, Avengers-style movie. A lot of these guys were on the airwaves back in the ‘90s. Seeing the fan-made promo images made me…
I am rarely in the company of children, which I’ll use as my excuse for not knowing about Nick Jr. show Mutt & Stuff until now. Get this, though: it stars the “nephew” of H.R. Pufnstuf—arguably the biggest star* to emerge from the psychedelic world of Sid and Marty Krofft, kings of 1970s kiddie TV shows.
Anyone who watched Nickelodeon growing up better take a seat. Jared Hess, the co-writer and director of Napoleon Dynamite, has just signed on to combine all of your favorite Nickelodeon characters in one massive, live-action animated hybrid movie.
For World Oceans Day yesterday, the BBC and Nickelodeon teamed up to produce this video featuring the Spongebob Squarepants character Plankton educating us on the organism plankton.
Why is slime, specifically snot-like green slime of the "I've-been-slimed!" variety, so endlessly fascinating? This impressively detailed article traces the history and lasting appeal of the gloriously gross substance, from Dr. Seuss to the Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles to Nickelodeon, and beyond.
Well, this is good, if somewhat baffling news: just days after Nickelodeon released The Legend of Korra clip show episode (thanks to Nickelodeon slashing the show's budget mid-season), the network has announced that Book 4 of The Legend of Korra will be airing on TV starting this week. Uh, yay, I guess?
The last weekend of September 2014 was also the last weekend a broadcast network aired Saturday morning cartoons. Is this the end of an animated era, or is it a sign of a long trend coming across multiple genres of children's entertainment? Children's programming used to be a highly lucrative television market, but…
Mathew Klickstein is the author of a new history of Nickelodeon, Slimed: An Oral History of Nickelodeon's Golden Age. And he recently explained that a big reason why that "golden age" ended is because the shows became too racially diverse. Really?
Exactly a week ago from today, fans of Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra tuned their TV sets - for the last time - to see Korra's elemental-bending friends have an epic battle with Book Three's (that's Season 3, for the uninitiated) main villains (who each individually can bend one element, including their leader…
The news came yesterday that Book 3 of The Legend of Korra was being pulled from Nickelodeon to air online. So of course the creators of the show had to address it at this morning's Comic-Con panel — which they did, before moving on to celebrate the show.
I've got good news and bad news, Bending fans. The bad news is that Nickelodeon has taken season 3 of Legend of Korra off the air; only one episode will air this Friday night, and after that, nothing (well, nothing unless you count the good news, which is that the remaining episodes will be released online).
One week — that's all the time Nickelodeon is giving us now that they've announced the third season of The Legend of Korra, the excellent sequel to Avatar: The Last Airbender, will premiere on June 27th, Friday, at 7:00 pm. And with three new episodes!
This week's hour-long Legend of Korra takes a break from our regular cast of characters to tell a different legend: that of Wan, the first Avatar. It reveals a bit more about the nature of the Avatar universe and just whose Avatar Korra and her predecessors are.
The perennial complaint I hear about The Legend of Korra is that Korra herself can be a bit obnoxious, distracting us from the rest of the show. This week, we got a nearly Korra-less episode—and it was pretty great.
In this week's Legend of Korra, our Avatar finds herself stuck between her father and her uncle as the Water Tribe threatens civil war. Meanwhile, Tenzin is dealing with a much more mundane issue: the realization that Aang wasn't the world's greatest dad.
The spirit world is going to hell in Book Two of Legend of Korra, debuting this Friday on Nickelodeon. Or is better to say the regular world is going to some hellish spirits? Either way, it looks like Korra has her work cut out for her.
By all accounts Nickelodeon's new CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon is thoroughly all right — a nice mix of action, comedy, and TMNT lore. So I won't give it guff for a preview that focuses primarily on asses and ass-accessories, because it's just a preview. The new Casey Jones, however, is a different story.
Wondering what Korra, Mako, Asami and Bolin have been up to since the season 1 finale? This short clip reveals some surprising change-ups in the world of Team Avatar!