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!
The Legend of Korra made history by the end of its official series finale, implicitly confirming a bisexual relationship between two of its lead characters, a surprise move that creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino expanded on at length afterward. Now, all the Korrasami feels can be yours, with official artwork of an Avatar date night.
The first 'SpongeBob Movie' trailer has risen from the depths of Bikini Bottom, following an initial release at Comic-Con 2014, and our Squarepants-wearing hero and his buddies have taken a note from the 'Avengers' movies and have become full live-action superheroes. Is this the "gritty" and "dark" version of 'SpongeBob Squarepants'? No, not really.
‘The Legend of Korra’ took a tremendous swing in the closing minutes of last week’s series finale “The Last Stand,” apparently confirming a long-shipped relationship between two of its leading characters. Debate raged every bit as much as fan elation, but now creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino have stepped up to confirm the fan-favorite relationship in a touching blog post.
‘The Legend of Korra’ began as a “What if?”: What would the ancient-skewing world previously depicted in ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ look like 70 years in the future, with a female protagonist, with the traditional Hero’s Journey thrown out the window? The original plan was for a mini-series — a graphic noir tale that dipped its toe into recognizable class wars. But what Korra could do, become, say, wound up overflowing into three more seasons. The potential creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko saw in their new incarnation crescendos into the show’s very last beats.