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Napoleon Dynamite Director Is Making a NickToons Movie, Thus Completing the Cycle of Millennial Nostalgia

  • Vulture
Napoleon Dynamite Director Is Making a NickToons Movie, Thus Completing the Cycle of Millennial Nostalgia
Nickelodeon has confirmed that it’s making a NickToons movie, because no one ever went broke betting on millennials' nostalgia for their own childhood. Paramount and Nickelodeon have tapped Napoleon Dynamite's Jared Hess to direct, with a script by Hess and his wife and writing partner Jerusha Hess. There aren’t many details yet, but Deadline reports that the film will combine characters from across the Nickelodeon universe, as well as incorporate live-action segments in the manner of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? We don’t know which NickToons will be featured in the film yet, but Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Aaahh! Real Monsters, The Angry Beavers, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, and CatDog are all on the table. (What this means for the planned Hey Arnold! TV movie is unknown.) Now we are just left to wonder who the live-action actors will be, and
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‘Invader Zim’ #1 is a triumphant return for the cult cartoon

Invader Zim #1

Written by Jhonen Vasquez

Art by Aaron Alexovich and Megan Lawton

Colors by Simon “Hutt” Trousselier

Published by Oni Press

In case you didn’t know, Invader Zim is back in comic form and this reviewer and longtime Zim fan has been counting down the days to finally getting what we’ve wanted—new content. It’s been fourteen years since the tragically mis-scheduled cartoon about a little alien named Zim first aired on Nickelodeon. If you’ve never seen the series, don’t worry; there’s a two-page introduction that will tell you all that you need to know in order understand the comic. But that doesn’t mean that you aren’t missing out by forgoing the show! Since this is the first issue, allow me to indulge in a bit of history.

In the late 90s, Nickelodeon wanted to attract the kind of audience that
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Rocket Powered Battle Cars League Beta Access

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Rocket Power Battle Cars currently has a closed beta available for the new league game!

You can request access to the beta by going to their login page.

It is available for PS4 user only.

"The second Beta will continue to focus on polishing the game's proprietary matchmaking and server performance, but adds in Tutorial and Training modes, the aptly named 4v4 "Chaos mode," and two new arenas (Mannfield) and Beckwith Park (the Training mode arena). The new Beta starts Wednesday, May 13, in both North America and Europe, and will run 24 hours a day. The Beta will end at 10 pm Pacific Time, Tuesday, May 19.

Rocket League, the sequel to the international hit, Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, expands on its successful pedigree with improved graphics and physics systems, a robust new season mode, considerable customization options, and a fully-charged multiplayer game geared for a next-generation action-sports experience. Rocket League is due
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Stars Dish On Their Favorite Nickelodeon TV Shows Of All Time at 2015 Kids' Choice Awards!

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Once a kid, always a kid!  The kids and kids at heart were out in full force for Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids Choice Award, hosted by Nick Jonas, on Saturday in Inglewood, California.   toofab's Candice Brock caught up with some of the stars on the red carpet to find out which Nick shows were their favorite of all time!   Wnba star Skylar Diggins showed that she was a true child of the 90's when she revealed her favorite nostalgic tv shows.   "Throwback all day, 'All That' are you kidding me, is that even a question?!" she joked. "It's a tie between 'All That' and 'Rugrats', 'Doug', 'Rocket Power'.   "I'm aging myself, these kids probably weren't even born," she added. "'Kenan & Kel' the list just goes on and on."   "I saw Kel and I wanted to say 'Who loves orange soda? Kel loves soda],'" Skylar added, quoting one of his famous lines.
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Marathon Media Adds Casemiro as Chief Creative Officer, Kids

Marathon Media Adds Casemiro as Chief Creative Officer, Kids
Marathon Media has tapped Eryk Casemiro as chief creative officer of its tyke division. Casemiro will report to Vincent Chalvon-Demersay and David Michel, CEO and managing director of Marathon Media. He will be based in Paris.

In his new post, Casemiro will be tasked with managing the creative aspects of all current kids productions and lead the team of executive producers at the French toon studio. He will also oversee development and production of new kid and family-friendly content across all media platforms.

Casemiro, a “Rugrats” alum and Emmy winner, spent seven years at Klasky Csupo as senior veep of creative affairs. Along with “Rugrats,” Casemiro had a hand in other popular Nickelodeon skeins including “The Wild Thornberrys,” “Rocket Power” and “As Told By Ginger.”

“We are extremely excited to have Eryk on board,” said Chalvon-Demersay and Michel. “His arrival is a logical move for Marathon Media as we are
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Review: The Men Who Stare At Goats – He Said/She Said

I’d like to introduce you all to our newest hosts of He Said/She Said. John Cooper and Leah Ducey. Enjoy their review of The Men Who Stare At Goats.

John: Want to know what movie The Men Who Stare At Goats reminds me of the most, and not just because it came out a few months ago?

Leah: Uhm. Can I have a hint?

John: We saw it together. It featured a similarly sluggish plot, but had about as many laughs, and to be honest I’ve forgotten most of it. Which is sort of what I expect to see happening with Grant Heslov’s new movie. And similarly to this instance, we sat in the front row, with our necks craned back at 90 degree angles, because we showed up 5 minutes late. Because we’re idiots.

Leah: Ahhhh. The Informant!

John: Indeed!

Leah: We were casually late.

John:
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French outlets Canal J, Tiji will play with Nick blocks

French outlets Canal J, Tiji will play with Nick blocks
CANNES -- MTV Networks said Monday that it will launch a Nicktoons branded block for leading French kids channel Canal J, plus a Nick Jr. block on Canal J's sister preschool channel Tiji. The customized French-language Nicktoons block will launch on Canal J in January. "Nickelodeon's high-quality shows such as Hey Arnold! and Rocket Power really appeal to our younger viewers, and this multiyear deal will allow Canal J even greater access to Nickelodeon's ever-growing catalog," said Pierre Belaisch, deputy managing director of Canal J and Tiji. Other shows that will air during the branded blocks include Rugrats and the multilingual preschool series Dora the Explorer.

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