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INTERVIEW: With the Creator and Exec Producer of Nick’s “Welcome To The Wayne”

Between the two of them, animation veterans Billy Lopez and Michael Pecoriello have won 4 Emmy Awards. In this light-hearted interview the duo discuss their latest collaboration (Lopez – Creator / Pecoriello – EP) – “Welcome to the Wayne”, which debuts tonight. Jackson Murphy: So Billy, this was a six-episode web series in 2014. Tell […]

Comic Con Sneak: Nickelodeon Unveils First Footage from “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling”

Nickelodeon treated fans to an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming TV special Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, based on the classic ‘90s hit series Rocko’s Modern Life, during a panel today at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Moderated by Marc Snetiker (Entertainment Weekly), the panel reunited the original series’ voice actors Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko), Tom […]

CROWDFUNDING: “Ren & Stimpy” Documentary

It’s been twenty-five years since Ren & Stimpy caused mayhem on Nickelodeon. And unless you’re a hardcore fan, you might still wonder if Ren is the demented chihuahua or the half-witted cat. (Stimpy, for the record, is the blue-nosed cat; Ren the mosquito-looking dog.) The series ‘black comedy, toilet humor, and sexual innuendo’ led to […]

Nickelodeon’s New Animated Mystery Series, “Welcome to the Wayne”, Debuts Monday, July 24

A New York City apartment building holds mysteries and adventures behind every door in Nickelodeon’s newest animated series, Welcome to the Wayne, premiering Monday, July 24, at 5:30p.m. (ET/PT). Created and written by Emmy Award-winning writer and composer Billy Lopez (The Wonder Pets) and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning creative executive Michael Pecoriello (Yu-Gi-Oh!), the […]

Jhonen Vasquez Returns to “Invader Zim” For New Nickelodeon TV Movie

It’s for real. Nickelodeon officially announced today the greenlight for an all-new, 90-minute Invader Zim TV movie from original creator Jhonen Vasquez, marking the network’s third animated property from its library of content to be reimagined for today’s audience. The 2D-animated TV movie, produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, will show the latest and greatest ridiculous […]

INTERVIEW: Butch Hartman on Nick’s “Bunsen Is A Beast”

It might seem “fairly odd” to have a best friend at school who’s not only non-human, but he also goes crazy when he eats beets. But coming from the mind and pen of animator/director/producer Butch Hartman, it’s not unusual at all. I recently spoke with Hartman about his new series, Bunsen is a Beast – […]

INTERVIEW: Talking Nickelodeon’s Animated Christmas Special “Albert”

Albert, Nickelodeon’s first original, animated made-for-TV movie, tells the story of a small Christmas tree with a big dream. It premiers on Friday, Dec. 9th, at 7:00 pm, with the voice talents of Bobby Moynihan in the title role and Sasheer Zamata, Judah Friedlander and Rob Riggle in lead roles. I spoke to Chris Viscardi, […]

Nickelodeon Debuts Original Animated TV Movie “Albert” Friday, Dec. 9th

Nickelodeon had announced the debut of Albert, an original animated TV movie about a tiny Douglas fir tree who goes on a journey to become the city’s most famous Christmas tree ever. Premiering Friday, Dec. 9th, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT), this one-hour, CG-animated holiday special is directed by Oscar-nominated Max Lang (The Gruffalo), executive produced […]

INTERVIEW: 25 Years Later, Directors Bob Camp and Bill Wray Remember “The Ren & Stimpy Show”

The Ren & Stimpy Show still remains the greatest, and most important, animated television show of all-time. No matter how different they may be, every TV cartoon to come after owes it a debt of thanks. While The Simpsons predated it, Ren & Stimpy is the cartoon that transcended its slot in the Nickelodeon Sunday […]

Nickelodeon and Cal State Fullerton To Present An Exhibit Celebrating Nicktoons Animation, April 16–May 22

Nickelodeon and California State University, Fullerton’s Begovich Gallery present “Happy Happy Joy Joy: Art and Artifacts from 25 Years of Creator-Driven Cartoons,” an exhibit that goes behind the scenes and into the minds of the creators who ushered in a new era of groundbreaking animation on TV, beginning in 1991 with the launch of Doug, Rugrats, The […]