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15 Boxes of Cereal, 8 Pounds of Glitter and 1 Bag of Onions: Making of 'SpongeBob's' Stop-Motion Halloween Special

10 October 2017 11:47 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

SpongeBob SquarePants is getting the stop-motion treatment for an upcoming Halloween special.

The previously announced SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom, which airs at 7 p.m. Friday on Nickelodeon, will tell the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom — which is all decked out for Halloween — to make sure everyone in town is scared, but he runs into a challenge with SpongeBob (Tom Kenny), who seems firm in his belief that anything scary is actually funny.

The special was produced at Screen Novelties, a Los Angeles-based stop-motion animation production company. (This marks the »

- Kimberly Nordyke

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TV Critics Pick the Best Animated Voice Actors of All Time — IndieWire Survey

3 October 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is your favorite voice actor for animated characters on TV? Why?

Dave Trumbore (@DrClawMD), Collider

My knee-jerk reaction was either Kevin Conroy or Mark Hamill for their roles as Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively, because “Batman: The Animated Series” is always on my mind. But thinking a moment more, my favorite voice actor (and arguably the best in the biz) is Frank Welker.

Read More:‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens

His name might not be a household one, but with over 800 credits and nearly 50 years in the industry, Welker’s voice definitely is. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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TV Critics Pick the Best Animated Voice Actors of All Time — IndieWire Survey

3 October 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who is your favorite voice actor for animated characters on TV? Why?

Dave Trumbore (@DrClawMD), Collider

My knee-jerk reaction was either Kevin Conroy or Mark Hamill for their roles as Batman/Bruce Wayne and The Joker, respectively, because “Batman: The Animated Series” is always on my mind. But thinking a moment more, my favorite voice actor (and arguably the best in the biz) is Frank Welker.

Read More:‘Big Mouth’ Season 1 Voice Cast: A Visual Guide To The Adult Voices Behind The Tweens

His name might not be a household one, but with over 800 credits and nearly 50 years in the industry, Welker’s voice definitely is. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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First ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Halloween Special Trailer Arrives in Spooky Stop-Motion

25 September 2017 9:24 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants Halloween special is just around the corner! We've seen bits of pieces of the upcoming stop-motion animated episode over the last few months, but as we prepare to enter the Halloween season, this spooky spectacular gets closer and closer. Today, the first full trailer for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom has hit the web and it's downright delightful (and slightly disturbing if stop-motion animation and sponge-skin bothers you). SpongeBob SquarePants stars Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants, an incurably optimistic sea sponge who lives in a pineapple under the … »

- Dave Trumbore

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Puppy Dog Pals: Disney Junior Series Renewed for Season Two

25 August 2017 8:26 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Puppy Dog Pals will continue. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney Junior has renewed the TV show for a second season.From comedian Harland Williams, the animated series " follows two fun-loving pug brothers, Bingo and Rolly, whose thrill-seeking appetites take them on exhilarating adventures throughout their neighborhood and around the globe." The voice cast includes Williams, Issac Ryan Brown, Tom Kenny, Sam Lavagnino, and Jessica Dicicco.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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‘The Powerpuff Girls: The Last Donnycorn’ DVD Review

15 August 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

The latest Powerpuff Girls DVD release is here! The Powerpuff Girls: The Last Donnycorn is a collection of episodes from the first two seasons from the rebooted Powerpuff Girls series from Cartoon Network. Is this DVD worth a buy? Let’s find out.

The Powerpuff Girls: The Lost Donnycorn DVD receives its name from to the new friend of the Powerpuff Girls, Donny the Wannabecorn and the “30-minute special” surrounding the character. More on that special later. The DVD includes 12 episodes. These episodes are:

The Last Donnycorn (30 min. special) Odd Bubbles Out People Pleaser The Wrinklegruff Girls Presidential Punchout Claw Dad Once Upon a Townsville (Emmy Award nominated episode) Blue Ribbon Blues Electric Buttercup Rainy Day The Big Sleep 15 Minutes of Fame

Now back to “The Last Donnycorn” 30 min. episode. The episode is actually 22 minutes in length. Not exactly 30 minutes as advertised unless you include the commercials when it aired on Cartoon Network, »

- Chris Salce

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Film Review: ‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’

10 August 2017 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” opens with the closest thing you’ve seen — at least, in an animated movie aimed at five-year-olds — to a nut orgy. We’re in the basement of Nibbler’s Nut Shop, where Surly (Will Arnett), the purple squirrel with the grouchiness of a 1970s cab driver from Queens, is leading his band of fellow squirrels in an over-the-top midnight pig-out. And why not? They’re surrounded by burlap bags stuffed with artisanal nuts (already shelled!), which they scarf down with such hungry abandon — there’s a frenzied nut-eating contest, as well as a grinder shooting out peanut butter like a beer bong — that it’s as if we’re watching an action sequence. Let it be proclaimed: Cal Brunker, the director of “The Nut Job 2,” gives good havoc.

There’s a school of animated filmmaking that says the more havoc the better, and »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Patchy the Pirate on 'Spongebob Squarepants' 'Memba Him?!

31 July 2017 12:20 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

While Tom Kenny is best known for doing the voice of Spongebob ... He also plays the crusty character Patchy the Pirate on the long running animation masterpiece 'Spongebob Squarepants.' Click to see what he looks like without the groggy garb! Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Comic-Con 2017: Watch a Clip from the SpongeBob Halloween Special

22 July 2017 6:14 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last year Mondo brought out the fun horror side of SpongeBob Squarepants with their Hash Slinging Slasher poster, and now Nickelodeon is giving horror fans who enjoy a little pineapple under the sea another reason to rejoice, as they've announced a stop-motion SpongeBob Halloween special premiering this October, and you can watch the first clip right now:

Press Release: Fans filled the room to the gills at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 for Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom panel on Saturday, July 22. During the panel, series’ notable voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) and surprise guest Brian Doyle Murray (Flying Dutchman) performed a live table read of a fan-picked classic episode, “Shanghaied.”

Moderated by Claudia Spinelli (Executive in Charge, SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon), a look at the upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants stop-motion special was given from Nickelodeon »

- Derek Anderson

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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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"Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain" coming August 8 to DVD

2 July 2017 9:21 AM, PDT | Legions of Gotham | See recent Legions of Gotham news »

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Burbank, CA (June 1, 2017) – Missing memories provide an intriguing mystery for everyone’s favorite young female protagonists in the all-new animated film, Lego® DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The Lego® Group, the film – the first Lego® entry in the worldwide DC Super Hero Girls franchise phenomenon – will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) July 25, 2017 on Digital HD ($19.99 Srp) and August 8 on DVD (Srp $19.98). 

When Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Bumblebee and Katana suddenly realize they cannot remember a single moment from their Monday at Super Hero High, the young DC Super Heroes spring into sleuthing action! Suspecting foul-play, they band »

- Matt MacNabb

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Niko and the Sword of Light: Amazon Animated Series Launches in July

30 June 2017 8:25 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Amazon has something new in store for the summer. This week, the streaming service announced their new TV show Niko and the Sword of Light will premiere in July.The animated series " follows 10-year-old Niko, the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world, as he embarks on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land." The voice cast includes Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Steve Blum (Star Wars: Rebels), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Penguins of Madagascar), Jim Cummings (Shrek), and Kari Wahlgren (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness).Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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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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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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