Fans of Nickelodeon’s Legends of the Hidden Temple were briefly excited, then admittedly curious at news that the beloved game show would return (in the form of a TV movie), and they’ll at least have some familiar faces. Original host Kirk Fogg will return for the new scripted iteration as well, paying homage to his time as a Legends of the Hidden Temple guide.
Everything old is new again, and if you count yourself among the camp waiting for Nickelodeon to finally get around to returning Legends of the Hidden Temple, you’re in luck. The famed Nickelodeon game show inspired by the Indiana Jones movies will indeed return, albeit as a movie, rather than the game itself.
Last year Nickelodeon announced plans to revive several of our favorite ’90s shows, starting with a special block of programming called “The Splat.” But that’s not all the network has been cooking up for nostalgic fans — they’ve also been developing a new film that will bring many of our favorite ’90s cartoon characters together on the big screen for one big, animated adventure, and the company has found the right creative team to tackle the ambitious project.
Damn near everything popular between 1985 and 1999 has been rebooted, reimagined, reworked, or remade in the studios’ relentless efforts to wring every last drop of earning potential from existing creative properties. Some efforts have been more successful than others, but either way, Nickelodeon has moved to throw their own hat into the ring.
If you’re anything like us, you’ve watched each and every episode of AMC’s Mad Men with a nagging suspicion: Wouldn’t Jon Hamm’s Don Draper be better served as an animated underwater ad man on SpongeBob Squarepants? Wonder no longer, friends. Nickelodeon has answered the call.
Just over a week ago, word broke that Nickelodeon might unite any number of its iconic ‘90s cartoons, from Rugrats to Ren and Stimpy for an epic crossover movie, but it seems Nick’s nostalgia plans may run far deeper. According to reports, Nickelodeon may soon launch “The Splat” as a specific daily block to rerun our beloved animated favorites.
If you were a kid in the ’90s, chances are you were a fan of at least one of Nickelodeon’s classic animated shows. Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy, Hey Arnold!, Doug — even teenagers and some parents (the cool ones) could appreciate the clever mix of comedic sensibilities on display. It was truly the heyday of Nickelodeon’s animated offerings, and now the company is bringing them all back, as all things for which we feel pangs of nostalgia must inevitably return.
As Hannibal fans this weekend (and billions of others before them) can attest, too long has the antiquated Nielsen ratings system given an incomplete picture of a show’s viewership, swaying networks to and fro of cancellation. We may finally have some progress however, as Nielsen will begin taking into account streaming data from the likes of Hulu, Netflix and beyond.
Comic-Con 2015 taught us that we needn’t say goodbye to The Legend of Korra (or the Avatar-verse) forever, following announcements of a sequel graphic novel, but fans of Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino’s animated epic have even more reason to celebrate. Not only will Korra get a full Blu-ray and DVD release, but so too have we the first key art.
The Legend of Korra’s legacy lives on, whether by official Korrasami art or the Book 4 Blu-Ray release, and we hope New York Comic-Con this past October won’t be the last time we get together to celebrate the action-fantasy marvel. In case you missed out, check out a Blu-Ray featurette shown at NYCC of the cast behind the scenes getting ready to record!