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Amazon Alexa Welcomes Nickelodeon’s “The Spongebob Challenge”

Kids can interact with their favorite characters from Bikini Bottom like never before as Nickelodeon unveils The SpongeBob Challenge, part of the inaugural kid skills available now on the Amazon Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices. In The SpongeBob Challenge memory game, kids will be transported into the center of the SpongeBob SquarePants series itself, where […]

Nickelodeon and Nelvana Set Date For “Mysticons”

A mythic quest to save the world unfolds in Nickelodeon’s newest animated series, Mysticons, premiering Monday, August 28th, at 4 p.m. (ET/PT). Produced by Corus Entertainment’s animation studio Nelvana, the half-hour action series follows four girls who transform into legendary warriors, Mysticons, who band together to save their realm from evil. The series airs at […]

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 […]