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Nickelodeon reviving Invader Zim for TV movie

Invader Zim is set to become the latest revival over at Nickelodeon, with the critically acclaimed cult animated series set for a feature-length TV movie, which will reunite original cast members Richard Horvitz (Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Andy Berman (Dib), and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) along with creator Jhonen Vasquez.

The show aired for two seasons between 2001 and 2002, although it was cancelled by Nickelodeon midway through season two, with the final episodes not airing until 2006. The show follows the titular Zim, an extraterrestrial determined to conquer and enslave the Earth.

Invader Zim is the third cartoon to receive a revival by Nickelodeon, with Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie set to air later this year, and a Rocko’s Modern Life special also on the horizon.
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‘Invader Zim’ TV Movie Teaser: Nickelodeon Reviving Animated Series — Watch

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‘Invader Zim’ TV Movie Teaser: Nickelodeon Reviving Animated Series — Watch
Puny humans, be ready: “Invader Zim” is invading Planet Earth again “soonish”! Nickelodeon just announced plans to make a TV movie based on the animated series created by Jhonen Vasquez, which debuted on the network in 2001 and ran for two seasons, until 2004.

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The series followed an alien named Zim who comes to Earth from the planet Irk after his leaders sent him on a mission just to fool him, not knowing that in fact there was another planet out there. Once here, Zim and his malfunctioning robot Gir manage to blend in with the rest of the kids, while attempting to conquer the Earth and enslave the human race. Richard Horvitz (who voiced Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Andy Berman (Dib) and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) will return for the 90-minute TV movie, as reported by EW.

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‘Invader Zim’ TV Movie Teaser: Nickelodeon Reviving Animated Series — Watch

‘Invader Zim’ TV Movie Teaser: Nickelodeon Reviving Animated Series — Watch
Puny humans, be ready: “Invader Zim” is invading Planet Earth again “soonish”! Nickelodeon just announced plans to make a TV movie based on the animated series created by Jhonen Vasquez, which debuted on the network in 2001 and ran for two seasons, until 2004.

Read More: 50 Movies to See This Summer

The series followed an alien named Zim who comes to Earth from the planet Irk after his leaders sent him on a mission just to fool him, not knowing that in fact there was another planet out there. Once here, Zim and his malfunctioning robot Gir manage to blend in with the rest of the kids, while attempting to conquer the Earth and enslave the human race. Richard Horvitz (who voiced Zim), Rikki Simons (Gir), Andy Berman (Dib) and Melissa Fahn (Gaz) will return for the 90-minute TV movie, as reported by EW.

Read More: Studio Ghibli Fest Bringing Six Animated
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Invader Zim Movie Is Coming to Nickelodeon

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Invader Zim Movie Is Coming to Nickelodeon
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 rich 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 attempt at world domination by the universe's worst alien invader ever. The movie will also feature original voices from the fan-favorite television series. Here's what Chris Viscardi, Svp, Content Development and Production, Animation, Nickelodeon, had to say about the TV movie in a statement.

"As a network that prides itself on a 25-year history of creating groundbreaking, hilarious animation for kids, Invader Zim is one of our great loves. It's been so exciting to see its popularity grow over the last decade through social media, consumer products and the Zim comic books. What makes this announcement extra
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‘Invader Zim’ Aims to Conquer Earth Again in Nickelodeon Animated TV Movie

‘Invader Zim’ Aims to Conquer Earth Again in Nickelodeon Animated TV Movie
Invader Zim” is back and looking to conquer Earth again, this time in an all-new original TV movie on Nickelodeon.

The pint-sized extraterrestrial from the planet Irk starred in his own Nickelodeon series that ran for one season on Nick in 2001. It was created by Jhonen Vasquez, who returns to shepherd the new incarnation.

Like the original series, the “Invader Zim” movie will follow the delusional alien as he hatches a new plan to destroy Earth in order to win favor from his home planet’s leaders, the Almighty Tallest.

The new movie, which is currently in pre-production, will also feature members of the original cast, including Richard Horvitz as Zim, Rosearik Rikki Simons as Zim’s malfunctioning robot Gir, Andy Berman as Dib, a boy who’s determined to foil Zim’s plans, and Melissa Gahn as Dib’s younger sister Gaz.

“As a network that prides itself on a 25-year history of creating groundbreaking, hilarious
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Invader Zim Is the Latest Cartoon to Get a Nickelodeon Revival

Invader Zim Is the Latest Cartoon to Get a Nickelodeon Revival
Everything old is new again for Nickelodeon—this time Invader Zim is staging the comeback. Invader Zim will return in a new 90-mimute TV movie from original creator Jhonen Vazquez, E! News has learned. The movie will showcase the latest ridiculous attempt at world domination by everyone's favorite terrible alien invader. The original voice cast is on board with Richard Horvitz as Invader Zim, Rikke Simons as Gir, Zim's robot servant, Andy Berman as Dib, Zim's arch-enemy who is still determined to expose his plans, and Melissa Fahn as Gaz, Dib's younger sister. Look for additional casting to be announced in the coming months. This is Nickelodeon's third animated revival. Invader Zim joins the...
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‘Skylanders Academy’ Gets Season 3 Early Renewal; Felicia Day Joins Season 2

Activision Blizzard Studios wasted little time ordering up a third season of Skylanders Academy despite the second season having yet to premiere. Production on Season 3 begins in earnest this month at TeamTO studio in France.

The Skylanders Academy Season 3 renewal announcement also provided some new details about Season 2. Felicia Day will voice new cadet Cynder, a popular dragon Skylander whose past is mysterious. She joins the core cast including Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald as Glumshanks.

Returning in Season 2 after brief Season 1 appearances are Cy the Imaginator (Daniel Middleton aka The Diamond Minecart) and Sensei King Pen (Daniel Wu).

Other voice talent confirmed for Season 2 includes Susan Sarandon, Parker Posey, James Hetfield, Catherine O’Hara, Bobcat Goldthwait, Chris Diamantopoulos, Jonny Rees, Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz as Kaos. Sorry, no sign of Patrick Warburton as Flynn.

“Response to the show has been incredibly enthusiastic,
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Newswire: Bill Hader is playing Alpha 5 in the Power Rangers movie

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The new Power Rangers movie continues to summon some big-name help for its supporting cast, with Entertainment Weekly reporting that Bill Hader will be playing aye-yi-yi-prone helper robot Alpha 5 in the upcoming film. Hader joins a cast that includes Bryan Cranston as giant floating head Zordon, Elizabeth Banks as the villainous Rita Repulsa, and a cast of relative newcomers as the Rangers themselves.

The high-pitched, often bumbling Alpha served as comic relief on the original series, where he was voiced by Invader Zim’s Richard Horvitz, and physically played by a number of actors, including Romy J. Sharf and Andy Sellner. Meanwhile, Hader—whose Documentary Now! is currently airing on IFC— is no stranger to giving voice to robotic individuals: along with Ben Schwartz, he provided the vocalizations for beloved ball-droid Bb-8 in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Aye-yi-yi! Welcome #BillHader as #Alpha5 to the #PowerRangersMovie - Coming in 2017 ...
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Skylanders Academy Netflix Release Date Set for Late October

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The Netflix Skylanders Academy release date has been revealed for October 28th much to the delight of Portal Masters everywhere.

Skylanders Academy is based on Activision's popular toys-to-life game franchise starring elementally-powered creatures who battle against Kaos, a diminutive evil Portal Master obsessed with ruling the magical world of Skylands at any cost.

The Netflix-exclusive series will also star Kaos as the antagonist as well as a core group of Skylanders voiced by recognizable names. They include Justin Long as Spyro the Dragon; Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf; Jonathan Banks Eruptor; and Norm MacDonald as Glumshanks, Kaos' humble servant.

Kaos will be voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz who also provides the unmistakable cackling laughs for the game series.

We expect a Skylanders Academy Netflix trailer to pop up any day now with the first season only a month away from its premiere.

Season 2 is already in production for a fall 2017 debut.
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Emily S. Whitten: Convention Catch-Up — Yay, Dragon Con!

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Time flies, doesn’t it? It seems like just yesterday I was watching Animaniacs Live, interviewing folks about Turtles and cartoons, seeing the latest in geek fashions, hanging out with American Gods, and chatting with the Kings of Con at Sdcc, not to mention chillin’ at Nerd HQ. And now suddenly it’s September, and I’ve since attended both the UK Discworld Convention and Dragon Con! Convention season: it really never stops, does it?

Despite my busy schedule, I don’t want to miss sharing any of the fantastic adventures I’ve been having with you; so first, let’s rewind to San Diego and reminisce about the summer party-party-parties, because they are a staple of Sdcc and deserve to be featured. Every year, I try to line up at least a couple of parties each night, because, let’s be frank, I just love a good party. (I
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Skylanders Academy Series Lands on Netflix This Fall

Activision's Skylanders Academy TV show has found a home on none other than Netflix, it was announced earlier today. The new animated series starring the same characters featured the multi-billion dollar Skylanders toys-to-life video game franchise will debut as a Netflix original series this fall with a second season ordered as well.

The premise behind Skylanders Academy follows a team of veteran Skylanders characters charged with helping train a new crop of cadets at the show's namesake. Expect trouble to arise and Kaos, the wannabe foil of tranquility in Skylands, leading the evil charge.

Headlining Skylanders Academy are Justin Long as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks as Eruptor and Norm MacDonald as Glumshanks. Spyro, Eruptor, and the lower half of Stealth Elf are pictured in a screen grab from the series above. Also lending their vocal talents are YouTuber? The Diamond Minecart, Susan Sarandon, Daniel Wu, Parker Posey,
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Psychonauts 2 Crowd-Funding Campaign Announced

Double Fine head honcho Tim Schafer took to the stage at tonight’s The Game Awards ceremony in order to announce that the long awaited Psychonauts 2. However, in order for the title to see a release, it will first need to be partially funded through the crowdfunding site Fig.

Taking place following the events of the original Psychonauts, the game will see protagonist Raz begin his career at Psychonauts Headquarters. However, upon becoming a fully licensed agent, Raz soon realizes that the Psychonauts agents already in place need his help. During the adventure, we’ll get further information on Raz’s family, and will once again jump into the minds of new patients.

Seeking to raise $3.3 million, which will then be matched by Double Fine and outside investors, Schafer spoke about why now is the time for Psychonauts 2 to finally be created.

Our fans constantly ask us to make Psychonauts
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'Call of Duty' Movies and TV Show Planned at Activision Blizzard

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Activision Blizzard today announced the launch of Activision Blizzard Studios, a new film and television studio devoted to creating original content based on the company's extensive library of iconic and globally-recognized intellectual properties. Activision Blizzard's owned content includes some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world, including Call of Duty, Skylanders, Diablo, Hearthstone and StarCraft. Former Disney executive Nick van Dyk has been tapped to co-head the division, along with a senior creative executive who will be announced soon.

Activision Blizzard Studios' first production will be Skylanders Academy, an animated TV series based on the award-winning Skylanders game. Currently in production under the supervision of showrunner Eric Rogers (Futurama), Skylanders Academy will feature the voices of Justin Long (Alvin and the Chipmunks, Ask Me Anything) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (Phineas and Ferb, High School Musical) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) as Eruptor and
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TV & Film Plans for 'Call of Duty' in the Works as Activision Blizzard Launches Studio

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Activision Blizzard today announced the launch of Activision Blizzard Studios, a new film and television studio devoted to creating original content based on the company’s extensive library of iconic and globally-recognized intellectual properties. Activision Blizzard’s owned content includes some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world, including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, Diablo®, Hearthstone® and StarCraft®. Former Disney executive Nick van Dyk has been tapped to co-head the division, along with a senior creative executive who will be announced soon.

Activision Blizzard Studios’ first production will be “Skylanders™ Academy,” an animated TV series based on the award-winning Skylanders® game. Currently in production under the supervision of showrunner Eric Rogers (“Futurama”), “Skylanders™ Academy” will feature the voices of Justin Long (“Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Ask Me Anything”) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (“Phineas and Ferb,” “High School Musical”) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”) as
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Activision Has Announced A Film And TV Studio

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Activision has announced they are opening a studio to make film and TV production based on their hit properties.

It seems Activision is in the market of spending money right now! Recently they announced they are buying King and entering the mobile market. Today they announced they are growing even bigger and entering yet another market, TV and Film.

Activision Blizzard Studios, a new film and television studio devoted to creating original content based on the company's extensive library of iconic and globally-recognized intellectual properties.

Former Disney executive Nick van Dyk is helping head the new studio.

The first production by the studio is going to be Skylanders™ Academy, which is already in production. This will be an animated series that is being lead by showrunner Eric Rogers from Futurama.

"Skylanders™ Academy" will feature the voices of Justin Long ("Alvin and the Chipmunks," "Ask Me Anything") as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale ("Phineas and Ferb,
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Skylanders Trap Team Invading Comic-Con with Big Money Cosplay Contest

As the battle for supremacy in the Toys to Life gaming category heats up, Activision has upped the ante by announcing a massive Skylanders Trap Team presence at this month's 2014 Comic-Con in San Diego, California.

Cosplay is a big part of the Comic-Con experience and Activision, along with Skylanders creator and Trap Team development studio Toys for Bob, are tapping into the craze and bringing some pretty hefty incentive to draw additional attention to their upcoming game. During the "Skylanders: The Creative Process of Bringing Toys to Life" panel at Comic-Con, a Skylanders costume contest will take place that awards the grand prize winner a cool $4,000. A runner-up will take home $1,000, while a third winner will score a collection of unknown "rare" Skylanders, possibly worth more than the runner-up cash prize.

Sitting in on the panel are comic book writer Ron Marz (Green Lantern, DC vs. Marvel); Kaos voice actor Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim,
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Details for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Complete Series DVD Release

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Press Release:

News Flash….News Flash… News Flash

Get Ready To Super-charge Yourself With The Series

That Started A Global Pop Culture Phenomenon,

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers:

The Complete Series

featuring all 145 episodes from the complete first series,

the ten-episode Alien Rangers miniseries and two discs of bonus content containing rarely seen archival material and brand-new retrospective featurettes

This Collectible 19-dvd Box Set Will Finally Hit

Store Shelves Nationwide On November 20

From Shout! Factory

Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For 19 years, the highly
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'Power Rangers,' 'The Dictator' And More: This Week On Video

'Power Rangers,' 'The Dictator' And More: This Week On Video
Pick of the Week

"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season 1, Vol. 1"

Cast: Richard Steven Horvitz, Amy Jo Johnson

Story: When evil sorceress Rita Repulsa escapes after 10,000 years of imprisonment, a mystical being named Zordon assembles a group of teenagers with attitude and gives them powers to fight her.

On the Disc:

The most badass children's show of the 90s is coming to DVD for the first time in a complete set. But before you dismiss of "Vol. 1" part of the title, take into consideration that Season 1 had 60 episodes. Volume 1 of the set contains the first 30, so there will be no shortage of Power Rangers action.

Reviews:

Who cares? It's the Power Rangers.

Where to get it

Amazon: DVD - $14.99

Apple: Digital Download - $24.99

Netflix Instant: Available

"The Dictator" (2012)

Director: Larry Charles

Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Farris

Story:

Comic Sacha Baron Cohen re-teams with director Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno) for this satirical tale of an oppressive,
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First Slate of Guests Announced for Rock and Shock 2012

One of the Northeast's biggest horror festivals is ready to rise again as Rock and Shock is scheduled for October 12-14 at the Dcu Center and Palladium in Worcester, Mass. We've got a full list of the first guests officially announced.

Dig this lineup of celebrities, and keep in mind this is just the beginning. Festival organizers will be announcing additional guests, and the music line-up, as they are made official.

Initial Rock and Shock Guest List

--Anthony Michael Hall (Edward Scissorhands, Weird Science, "The Dead Zone," The Breakfast Club, Vacation)

--Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and 3D, House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Repo! The Genetic Opera)

--Doug Bradley (Hellraiser series, Nightbreed, The Prophecy: Uprising, Book of Blood

--Lisa Marie (Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Mars Attacks!, Planet of the Apes, Lords of Salem)

--Laurence Harvey (The Human Centipede 2)

--Jack Ketchum (writer of The Woman,
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Skylanders Giants Post-E3 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Skylanders Giants took up a large portion of Activision's E3 2012 booth, a far cry from the small room Spyro's Adventure debuted in at the big video game trade show last year. Activision used the show to release a lot of new information about the game, announce new characters, and release new gameplay footage.

I've cobbled together what we learned from our time with Activision and developer Toys for Bob at E3, as well as some additional tidbits other outlets managed to learn, into a fairly comprehensive list of frequently asked questions and their answers, ready for you to peruse below. There is still much we don't know about Skylanders Giants, but the following information should get you up to speed on what we do.

I'll update the Skylanders Giants Faq as new information becomes available, as well as share some more images and video from E3 in a forthcoming new post.
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