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‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’ Sneak Peek Revealed at Comic-Con

21 July 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first look at Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling was revealed during a recent Comic-Con presentation, and I'm happy to report that it's exactly what I wanted/needed/expected from a reboot. The animation is crisp but in keeping with the original style, the humor is spot-on, and the meta references are just as good today as they were in the 90s, if not better. I can’t wait to see more! Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling stars Carlos Alazraqui as Rocko, Spunky, and Leon; Tom Kenny as Heffer Wolfe, Chuck, and Really Really … »

- Dave Trumbore

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Emily S. Whitten: Nickelodeon, Squishy Seats… and Me!

21 July 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Recently I had the opportunity to visit the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and their new Entertainment Lab in Burbank, CA. I chatted with Chris Young, Senior Vice President for the Entertainment Lab; Chris Savino, creator of The Loud House; and Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz, creator of Shimmer and Shine. I played around in their newly developed immersive and interactive Vr experience; sat in on a recording session for Shimmer and Shine; stopped in to say hi to Ciro Nieli, executive producer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and see his cool office; and viewed all kinds of creativity in progress during the studio tour.

And let me tell you: the experience was awesome.

As in, so awesome, I’m wondering how Alternate Me could get a job there. Because let’s be honest – there are office jobs that look like The Office, and then there are workplaces like Nickelodeon, which has slime stairs, a SpongeBob wall, »

- Emily S. Whitten

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‘Rocko’s Modern Life’ Revival First Teaser Unveiled by Nickelodeon

20 July 2017 4:43 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rocko, I have a feeling we’re not in the ’90s anymore.

Nickelodeon released a first look at the reboot of its beloved cartoon “Rocko’s Modern Life” at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday afternoon during the show’s panel. The clip features voice actors Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Doug Lawrence and Charlie Adler.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” picks up with Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt’s return back to Earth after being blasted into outer space in 1996. The teaser shows Rocko and his crew embracing (or at least trying to embrace) the modern world for the first time — technology and all.

Back in their home of O-Town, the trio is introduced to now long-adapted traditions, including iPhones, social media, food trucks, energy drinks, and 3D printers. While his friends adapt to the new social and technological realities of the modern age, Rocko clings to his nostalgia for the past, believing »

- Rebecca Rubin

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‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’: First Look at Revival Movie Debuts at Comic-Con — Watch

20 July 2017 3:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Rocko’s Modern Life” is about to take a fresh look at modern life, and the animated wallaby — who hasn’t been seen since 1996 — isn’t exactly a huge fan of what he sees.

The opposite could be said of his fans, who gave a rapturous ovation to the first footage screened publicly of the new movie, “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling.” The revival special doesn’t debut until 2018, but Comic-Con attendees got to see Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt return to earth — after being stuck in space for the last 20 years — and witness how they experience a modernized O-Town for the first time.

“The last time we saw our heroes, they were in outer space. This picks up exactly where we left off,” director Cosmo Segurson said during the hour-long panel discussion. “They’re reacting to now. The characters have not changed — decidedly so.”

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- Ben Travers

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‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’: First Look at Revival Movie Debuts at Comic-Con — Watch

20 July 2017 3:22 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rocko’s Modern Life” is about to take a fresh look at modern life, and the animated wallaby — who hasn’t been seen since 1996 — isn’t exactly a huge fan of what he sees.

The opposite could be said of his fans, who gave a rapturous ovation to the first footage screened publicly of the new movie, “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling.” The revival special doesn’t debut until 2018, but Comic-Con attendees got to see Rocko, Heffer, and Filburt return to earth — after being stuck in space for the last 20 years — and witness how they experience a modernized O-Town for the first time.

“The last time we saw our heroes, they were in outer space. This picks up exactly where we left off,” director Cosmo Segurson said during the hour-long panel discussion. “They’re reacting to now. The characters have not changed — decidedly so.”

Read MoreThe 20 Best Sci-Fi »

- Ben Travers

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Comic-Con 2017: The Gifted, The Orville, 300th Family Guy and More Fox Panels

27 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con 2017. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.

Photos2017 Fall TV Preview: Your Guide to What’s New

We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!

Wednesday, July 19

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Thursday, July 20

Legion (FX) | Tba

Rocko’s Modern Life: Return to Earth! »

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Rocko’s Modern Life reunites original voice cast for TV movie

24 June 2017 11:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last August it was revealed that the beloved 90s cartoon Rocko’s Modern Life is set for a return to Nickelodeon for a one-hour TV special, and now it has been announced that the original voice cast has signed on for a return to O-Town for Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling.

EW reports that the returning cast includes Carlos Alazraqui as Rocko (as well as Spunky and Leon), Tom Kenny as Heffer (as well as Chuck and Really Really Big Man), Mr. Lawrence as Filburt Turtle, Charlie Adler as Ed and Bev Bighead (plus Mr. Dupette, Grandpa Wolfe, and Mrs. Fathead), Linda Wallem as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson, Jill Talley as Nosey, and Joe Murray as Ralph. Steve Little and Cosmo Segurson have also signed on to lend their voice to characters.

The official synopsis reveals that Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling “brings the characters »

- Gary Collinson

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Rocko's Modern Life Movie Gets a Title, Brings Back Original Cast

22 June 2017 3:38 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Rocko, Heffer, Filburt, and yes, Spunky the dog, along with the rest of O-Town are headed back to Nickelodeon for the long-awaited Rocko's Modern Life revival next year. More than twenty years after it first went off the air, one of the most fondly remembered shows of Nickelodeon's golden age is coming back for a special TV movie. The good news? The entire original cast is set to return for the special, which has been given an official title as well.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Nickelodeon has officially titled the upcoming one-hour TV special, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling. Joe Murray, who created the original series, is on board to write and executive produce the special for the network, which is another very important piece of the puzzle for fans. Here's the synopsis for Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling. And yes, Rock and the gang have been in outer space for more than two decades.

"[Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling] brings the characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko whole-heartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world."

Interesting approach. It seems that they are aware that the audience who used to watch the show has grown up and, as such, they are taking a bit of a social commentary approach. More importantly than that, all of the voice actors who made Rocko's Modern Life what it was are going to reprise their roles for the show. Carlos Alazraqui is back primarily as Rocko, but also Spunky and Leon. Tom Kenny, the man behind Spongebob, is back as Heffer, in addition to Chuck and Really Really Big Man. Other cast members include Mr. Lawrence as Filburt Turtle, Charlie Adler as Ed and Bev Bighead, Linda Wallem as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson, Jill Talley as Nosey, and Joe Murray as Ralph. Two new cast members in the form of Steve Little (Adventure Time) and Cosmo Segurson have also come on board.

This is not the only Nicktoons revival that the network currently has in production. Nickelodeon is also going to be airing Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie later this year, as well as an Invader Zim revival next year. 90s nostalgia is not something Nickelodeon is willing to ignore at this point.

Rocko's Modern Life aired for a total of four seasons from 1993 to 1996 with a total of 52 episodes. The series, in the same vein of something like Ren and Stimpy, has some mature themes hidden within the framework of a kid-friendly TV series. Like the theory that Rocko works for a phone sex hotline, for example. We can only hope that Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling will bring in some of that same mature humor. Nickelodeon has yet to set a release date for the special yet, but we will be sure to keep you up to date as more information is made available. »

- MovieWeb

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Rocko's Modern Life: Original Voice Cast Reuniting for TV Movie in 2018

22 June 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

After being lost in space for more than two decades, Rocko and his pals — and, you know, the Bigheads — are returning to Earth. And they’re all in for a rude awakening.

RelatedHey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie: Original Cast Will Return, Nick Confirms

Nickelodeon on Thursday officially announced that a one-hour TV special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, will reunite the animated series’ original voice cast as the characters adjust to life in the 21st century.

And some will adjust more successfully than others. Per the network, “Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social »

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Elena of Avalor: Season Three Renewal for Disney Channel Series

13 February 2017 1:26 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Disney Channel has renewed the animated Elena of Avalor TV show for a third season. The House of Mouse just ordered season two back in August of 2016.The Elena of Avalor voice cast includes: Aimee Carrero, Jenna Ortega, Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown, Carlos Alazraqui, Emiliano Díez, Julia Vera, Christian Lanz, Jillian Rose Reed, Joseph Haro, Jorge Diaz, Keith Ferguson and Joe Nunez. Learn more from the Disney Channel press release.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘Elena Of Avalor’ Renewed For Season 3 By Disney Channel

13 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Months ahead of its Season 2 premiere, Disney Channel has ordered a third season of its hit animated series Elena of Avalor. Created and executive-produced by Emmy winner Craig Gerber, the series centers on a brave and adventurous teenager who rules her kingdom as crown princess, Elena of Avalor. It stars Aimee Carrero as the voice of Elena; Jenna Ortega as Princess Isabel; Chris Parnell, Yvette Nicole Brown and Carlos Alazraqui as the jaquins Migs, Luna and Skylar… »

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Zootopia leads winners of the 2017 Annie Awards

7 February 2017 11:38 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 44th annual Annie Awards took place this past weekend, with Disney’s Zootopia the big winner on the night, collecting six honours in total including Best Animated Feature and Best Directing in an Animated Feature Production.

Disney also celebrated wins for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production (a tie between Zootopia’s Jason Bateman and Moana’s Auli’i Cravalho), Best Animated Short (Disney-Pixar’s Piper), and Editorial in a TV/Broadcast Production (Disney Mikey Mouse). Check out a full list of winners in all the categories here…

Best Animated Feature

Zootopia

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated Special Production

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation

Best Animated Short Subject

“Piper”

Pixar Animation Studios

Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial

“Loteria ‘Night Shift’”

Passion Pictures Ltd

Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production

“Bob’s Burgers”

Episode: Glued, Where’s My Bob?

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Zootopia’ Wins Top Prize at Annie Awards (Winners List)

4 February 2017 10:07 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Disney’s “Zootopia” is on a roll, following up its Golden Globes victory by topping the 44th Annual Annie Awards with six wins, including best animated feature.

As a studio, Disney racked up 10 awards total on the animation industry’s big night, presented by Asifa-Hollywood on Saturday at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Zootopia” directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore as well as writers Jared Bush and Phil Johnston took trophies, as did Cory Loftis for character design, Dean Wellins for storyboarding, and Jason Bateman, the voice of fox Nick Wilde, who shared the voice acting in a feature win with “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho.

In addition to Cravalho’s win, Disney’s “Moana” took home an Annie for animated effects in a feature (Marlon West, Erin V. Ramos, Blair Pierpont, Ian J. Coony, and John M. Kosnik).

Disney rounded out its night with wins for its TV series “Disney Mickey Mouse” (Illya Owens for editorial in »

- Terry Flores

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‘Zootopia’ Wins Top Prize at Annie Awards

4 February 2017 10:07 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney’s “Zootopia” is on a roll, following up its Golden Globes victory by topping the 44th Annual Annie Awards with six wins, including best animated feature.

As a studio, Disney racked up 10 awards total on the animation industry’s big night, presented by Asifa-Hollywood on Saturday at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Zootopia” directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore as well as writers Jared Bush and Phil Johnston took trophies, as did Cory Loftis for character design, Dean Wellins for storyboarding, and Jason Bateman, the voice of fox Nick Wilde, who shared the voice acting in a feature win with “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho.

In addition to Cravalho’s win, Disney’s “Moana” took home an Annie for animated effects in a feature (Marlon West, Erin V. Ramos, Blair Pierpont, Ian J. Coony, and John M. Kosnik).

Disney rounded out its night with wins for its TV series “Disney »

- Terry Flores

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