What We Already Know About the NickToons Movie

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Back in September 2015, it was announced that a NickToons movie was in early development by Paramount Pictures. It would be a cross-over movie with some of the most famous NickToons characters from Nickelodeon’s classic shows such as Rugrats, Doug, Hey Arnold, Rocko’s Modern Life, etc. The film is said to have an “Avengers style” theme by many sources. Some Classic NickToons fans definitely were ecstatic at the fact that the network hasn’t forgotten about its roots, others were wondering what the hell Nickelodeon was thinking. Despite the mixed opinions, the movie is happening, and here’s what we already know about it:

  • Jared Hess will be directing. Author & director of the very notable book & film Napoleon Dynamite.
  • Ren & Stimpy will NOT be in the film. Co-creator of the show Bob Camp told screen geek in March that Paramount wanted nothing to do with the idea and that their adult sequel “poisoned the well”.
  • The film is set to be released on July 31, 2020.

It’s quite obvious that Nick is trying to get back those viewers that some of their new content just isn’t bringing to the table. Appealing to the 90s lover’s culture by rebooting their classics may be a smart strategy. With the Hey Arnold & Rocko’s Modern Life TV movies on the way, I’m almost sure millions will be watching to see just how dedicated Nickelodeon is to rebooting it’s classics.


Recording for the Rocko’s Modern Life TV Special Has Begun


Photo: Joe Murray

The Rocko’s Modern Life cast is back in action as they record for the upcoming one-hour TV special that was announced and confirmed by Nickelodeon in August of this year. Joe Murray revealed to Vice’s Motherboard that in the special Rocko will be returning to O-Town after being in space for 20 years, and the focus will be on “people’s reliance on modern technology”. Stars such as Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Mr. Lawrence & Charlie Adler who are the voices of Rocko & Spunky, Heffer, Filburt and Ed & Bev Bighead have been spotted in the studio, having laughs, probably taking a walk down memory lane and making sure we have the best and most memorable O-Town reunion ever. During a short Twitter Q&A with fans, when asked what it was like to voice the bigheads again, Charlie Adler stated that it’s “wonderful to let them out again!”. He also responded to a fan’s question about whether we’ll be hearing Rocko’s memorable innuendos again. Adler let fans know that we “won’t be disappointed” – which is so relieving to hear. Carlos and Charlie shared some photos (and selfies) of them + the cast on Twitter and they are definitely happy to be back in the studio together again. See the tweets below:


It’s no secret Carlos! Nickelodeon & Joe Murray have already confirmed that it’s happening friend.


(That was a typo that Charlie later corrected: it’s Tom Kenny!)

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4 Animated Series That Must Be Revived

There’s always that one show that you feel like shouldn’t have ended, gotten cancelled or left to be abandoned by it’s writers and network. It can leave the viewers in tears or outrage, or even both. I would watch finales of my favorite cartoons and often thought, “That’s it?”. Or if a show was simply not renewed for another season and then time would go by and I’d be like… what happened to _______? I mean, back then I was too young to understand what cancelling or ending a show was, and too young to look up news about the show on the web. There are some of my favorite shows that I just feel should’ve gotten justice. In my opinion, these shows could’ve gone on longer even if it’s just a bit. And it’s not just because they’re my favorite shows…… Ok, it kinda is but that as well as they had potential for more seasons.

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It was a bummer that this show wasn’t even one of Nickelodeon’s most popular Nicktoons. Don’t get me wrong, it was my top favorite show on Nickelodeon and it still is, and many people can relate to me on that. I’m saying it deserved popularity status like SpongeBob or Fairly OddParents, because this show got real on many levels. Ginger Foutley learned she was one-quarter Jewish and introduced Nick viewers to another religion & holiday. Her little brother Carl Foutley was an atheist, which was mentioned by their mother Lois Foutley in A Lesson in Tightropes, while Carl was praying in a hospital church when he thought his big sister was going to die. The topic of death showed up a number of times on this series, along with suicide and depression. They should’ve moved the show to The-N, now known as TeenNick, and made more mature episodes covering more real issues while the characters were in high school. I guess the show got too real for Nickelodeon. #RIPATBG.

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I’m having flashbacks of my 10 year old self sneaking out of bed at 3AM & turning to Comedy Central to watch this show in the den. Or when it wasn’t on sometimes, I would watch it on Comedy Central On-Demand. This show is too much for words, or at least this post. Drawn Together made Family Guy & South Park look like kid’s shows. With it’s racist jokes, homophobic jokes, abortion jokes, high level sexual content, a pig pooping in a cantaloupe, Drawn Together wasn’t meant for the sensitive beings. The show took major risks with it’s filthy nature and left many original jokes in it’s episodes, and that’s what really made this show grow to be one of my top favorites. It’s cancellation was announced in 2008 and the movie and final farewell to the housemates was released on April 20, 2010. The movie ended with the characters being erased from existence, which left me unimpressed and amused. Drawn Together wasn’t ready for cancellation. This show had potential to have more than three seasons, simple as that. #ReDrawDrawnTogether


Another kids/preteens show that got real. An animated Canadian series that took America by storm. Though ATBG did cover puberty, Braceface went all out and had an episode where the main character Sharon, had her period during a date with her love interest, Alden. Poor Alden, thinking Sharon was dying, called 9-11. No need for an ambulance buddy, it’s just mother nature releasing her monthly wrath, that’s all. This show even covered racism, a major topic that was unthinkable in kid’s shows at the time but did show up in a few. After Sharon’s grandfather made racist comments about Maria and her boyfriend, Maria is worried that his bigotry might have rubbed off on Sharon. This series also dealt with body image, sexuality, and anorexia. Braceface has many similarities to As Told By Ginger, but mostly the fact that both series started with the main characters in middle school and ended right when during their high school years. Makes no sense! At least make the series last until they finish high school. There are many more challenges this show could’ve covered. #Justice4Braceface

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An anime that us black kids related to, and it came with a lot of comedy as well. It was the perfect combo for a show, and The Boondocks was definitely a show to remember. The way it covered the struggles of being black in a white neighborhood was spot on. It’s portrayal of celebrities & pop culture was pure comedic and slightly too accurate for words. After season 3 aired, a few years passed by and it had been thought that the show was cancelled or simply abandoned. Then season 4 happened and fans rejoiced, only to find out the series was ending. You can’t just abandon a great show like The Boondocks for years and then come back with such a great season, then end it all. I say bring the show back for about four more seasons, and show the freeman boys growing up and getting some major character development. Then, the show could end with a bang that will shock the viewers. But not a cliffhanger though, Boondocks fans have been through enough. #BringBackBoondocks

Do you agree or disagree with that any of these shows should be brought back to life? Or what about any other show that wasn’t listed? Comment below!



#ThrowbackThursday: Why Recess is One of Disney’s Best Gems


Just watching Recess made me feel like I was apart of the gang myself. Although they faced many challenges on the playground and things may have been going bad at times, but they always regrouped and rekindled at the end. Plus, the fact that they have different personalities didn’t change the fact that they’re friendship was strong and they truly cared for one another. Nothing is too tough for this crew. True squad goals tbh.

Recess is an American animated show that aired on Disney Channel, ABC Kids, Toon Disney & UPN. The series takes on the lives of six fourth graders who attend an elementary school that’s ran by a government system made by the students. The must follow the rules of their Monarch, aka sixth grader “King Bob” and his enforcers, in order to survive recess.

This show had some real moments. I mean REAL TRULY AUTHENTIC MOMENTS. You can hardly find animated series these days that really tells the truth and nothing but the truth. They really touched base with their viewers about race, white privilege, etc. Recess truly played NO GAMES:

Ms. Grotke was the most “woke” teacher I’ve ever known and was not gonna feed her students any bullshit:anigif_enhanced-15257-1424897299-1enhanced-buzz-28080-1368740810-21tumblr_miugkt7yti1rt93pio10_r1_500

The kids gave no fucks about the Gender Norms that are jammed down our throats.anigif_enhanced-30190-1424897181-13anigif_enhanced-24117-1424979087-9

These lessons & knowledge that kids learn in life should be in something that they enjoy the most, cartoons. And I’m my favorite cartoons were full of them.