Saturday, July 20, 2013

Nickelodeon At San Diego Comic-Con International 2013 News Round-Up

Welcome to a special San Diego Comic-Con edition of NickALive!'s Nickelodeon News Round-Up! In celebration of Nickelodeon attending San Diego Comic-Con International 2013, below is a selection of highlights from Nick at SDCC '13, all the epic news Nickelodeon announced whilst at Comic-Con 2013, and much more!

Nickelodeon's "Nick Booth" at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013; (C) Entertainment Weekly

New Korra!: The epic Nickelodeon news from #NickSDCC was that Nickelodeon announced in a trailer/promo as part of the networks "Legend of Korra" SDCC panel on Friday 19th July 2013 that Nickelodeon USA, also known as Nick, will start to premiere and show episodes from the very highly anticipated, long-awaited "The Legend of Korra: Book Two - Spirits", in September 2013!! Full news here on NickALive! Korra fans located in the USA can watch the trailer, watch a very special sneak peek video clip from the first episode, titled "Rebel Spirit", and view design artwork from the second season on!

Nickelodeon has also shared the trailer for "The Legend of Korra: Book Two - Spirits" on their official YouTube channel, which you can watch below!

The next chapter of The Legend of Korra is almost here! Check out the trailer for The Legend of Korra - Book 2: Spirits coming this September.

Meanwhile, it was also announced by Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of "Legend of Korra", on his official Tumblr blog that storyboard work for the first episode of season 4 of "Legend of Korra" had already begun!

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 1 Finale: Nickelodeon debuted their trailer for the season one finale episode of Nickelodeon's CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series, as part of Nick's TMNT SDCC 2013 panel! The episode, which will guest star Roseanne Barr as the villainous Kraang Prime, is scheduled to premiere on Nick USA in August 2013. Watch the TMNT season one finale trailer below!:

The return of Casey Jones! Casey Jones is BACK!!! Nickelodeon unveiled a special 1st look at footage of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" menacing hockey player and maniacal vigilante, who will be voiced by Nickelodeon Star Josh Peck ("Drake & Josh", "The Amanda Show", "Snow Day"), at Comic Con 2013. Check out the trailer below!

More Mutants!: Nickelodeon unveiled exclusive sketches of characters who will be appearing in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season two during their #TMNT #NickSDCC panel!:

Leatherhead Returns: Nickelodeon has also announced at their TMNT panel that villain Leatherhead WILL return in season 2 of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", which Nick will start to show from September 2013. The question is 'how'...

"Teenage Mutant LEGO Ninja Turtles"!: To celebrate LEGO's brand new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" playsets and minifigures, LEGO has constructed and debuted a very special "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" LEGO sculpture at SDCC 2013!:

Time to (Turtle) Power Up!: Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing announced at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con International a brand new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" video game based on Nick's massively popular CGI-animated TMNT series called "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Video Game". The game, a side-scrolling action brawler set in same universe as Nick's TMNT series, will be released for the Microsoft Xbox, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 3DS consoles during the holiday season in Fall 2013. In the game, based on the hit Nickelodeon animated series, New York City is in danger, and the Turtle brothers are in trouble. It's time to team up with your friends and stop the evil uprising! "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Video Game" will act as a bridge between season one and season two of Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles". The game will have a ESRB content rating of E 10+ - Everyone 10+, and will contain comic mischief and fantasy violence. Check out the first footage of Nick and Activision's TMNT game in their trailer below:

"Sanjay and Craig" Sneak Peek: Nickelodeon gave lucky attendees to San Diego Comic-Con International 2013 a special sneak peek look of a upcoming episode of the networks newest animated series, "Sanjay and Craig"!:

"It's Morphin' Time!": Nickelodeon and Saban Brands announced during their "Power Rangers" San Diego Comic-Con International 2013 panel that in the second season of "Power Rangers Megaforce", called "Power Rangers Super Megaforce", which Nick USA will start to premiere and show from early 2014, will feature what is one of the most highly anticipated moments in television history – The Power Rangers Mega War! Taking inspiration from the original "Super Sentai" TV series (which the "Power Rangers" series is based on and uses footage from), the Mega War features the return of ever single Ranger, who must band together against an imposing force.

Plus, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the "Power Rangers" franchise, there will also be a special edition Power Rangers DVD box set released. "Power Rangers Legacy: The First 20 Years" will be a limited run of 2000 and will feature every single episode of Power Rangers to date on 98 DVDs. That is 270 hours of brightly coloured hero awesomeness! The DVD box set will also come in a very special Red Ranger bust:

Lastly, but not least, the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" will be making their triumphant return as a complete team for the first time since 1997. "The Further Adventures of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" is a comic book series from publisher Papercutz. Each issue of the ongoing series will act as a "Lost Episode" for the series, building more on the characters and their adventures. The first volume of the series will take place before the Green Ranger is introduced to the team, and from that point the sky's the limit. ["Power Rangers" news from Capsule Computers]

Back to the Future: The creators of the classic Nickelodeon live-action series "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" and Nickelodeon's latest new Nicktoon "Sanjay and Craig", Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, the creator of classic Nicktoon "Hey Arnold!", and the creator of Nickelodeon's upcoming brand new Nicktoon "Breadwinners", Gary "Doodles" DiRaffaele, took part in Nickelodeon's special "Nick Re-Mix" SDCC panel and signing session! Nickelodeon also made a very special Classic Nickelodeon Sizzle Reel for the panel, which fans located in North America can watch!

Nick Treats

It wouldn't be Comic-Con without the great gear available! Here is some of the great Nickelodeon SDCC Goodies Nickelodeon took along for Comic Con 2013 attendees!:

Lauren Montgomery, supervising producer, conceived and drew this lovely, whimsical illustration of "Korra's Spirit Parade" for the limited edition art print on sale at the Nick booth for the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf, Frederic Stewart, and Bryan Konietzko also helped to paint/color the very special, very high quality, detailed, and vibrant picture. Lauren also signed copies of the image for a selection of SDCC 2013 attendees during a signing session! You can also buy a copy of the print here on the official Nickelodeon Shop!

Nickelodeon also has plenty of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" goodies at SDCC 2013, including this great Comic-Con edition Shredder, exclusive to #NickSDCC from Playmates Toys on sale in San Diego:

These great "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" postcard/print sets for lucky attendees signing up to the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" fan club at Nick's SDCC 2013 booth:

Plus these excellent "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" badges/buttons (including a Space Heroes/SpaceHeroes badge):

Pssssst anyone see the awesome stuff Nickelodeon's #NickShop brought to #NickSDCC? You can grab your own gear here:

Nick Tweets

Below is a selection of Tweets made by Nickelodeon USA and TMNT Master on their official Twitter profile pages:

Tweeted by @NickelodeonTV:

Day 1 of #NickSDCC is off to a great start! We interviewed some San Diego residents to see what they're excited for: - Thursday 18th July 2013

Straight outta #NickSDCC we've got a clip from the first episode of #LegendOfKorra! - Friday 19th July 2013

GIFset from yesterday's #LegendOfKorra #NickSDCC panel and signing! @janetvarney's reactions say it all! - Saturday 20th July 2013

Kyoshi warriors won the final #KorraNation prize pack during last night's #NickSDCC scavenger hunt! #MakesSense - Saturday 20th July 2013

Tweeted by ‏@TMNTMaster

These prints look familiar?? Sign up for the #NickTurtles fan club at our #NickSDCC booth to get a set!! - Thursday 18th July 2013

This Shredder is siiiiiick! Exclusive to #NickSDCC from @PlaymatesToys! - Thursday 18th July 2013

How AWESOME is this Comic Con exclusive Shredder figure?! Stop by the #NickSDCC booth to get one! - Thursday 18th July 2013

The Turtles are taking over! Check out this Lego TMNT Tower at #NickSDCC - Thursday 18th July 2013

There's some seriously cool TMNT things here at Comic Con, like this exclusive @IDWLimited Comicfolio! #NickSDCC - Friday 19th July 2013

The #NickTurtles are taking over local San Diego news! - Friday 19th July 2013

Can't make it to our #NickSDCC booth? You can still get cool gear like this Kraang shirt here: - Friday 19th July 2013

Donnie's just trying to blend in with the crowd at Comic Con! #NickSDCC - Friday 19th July 2013

Now at the #NickSDCC booth, @yakkopinky is giving away handsome looks, free with a signed item |;|) - Friday 19th July 2013

Limited edition Casey Jones prints, signed by the master himself, Ciro Nieli! #NickSDCC #NickTurtles - Friday 19th July 2013

Anyone else collecting the Turtles prints from the @IDWPublishing booth at #NickSDCC? - Friday 19th July 2013

This is what happens when you leave @GregCipes backstage at #NickSDCC... - Saturday 20th July 2013

Yesterday at #NickSDCC: @ClevelandJr (Kevin M. Richardson) and @maebirdwing giving props to the #NickTurtles Fan Club! - Saturday 20th July 2013

Plus, PJ Byrne, who voices Bolin on "Legend of Korra", posted a exclusive photo of some of his favorite Korra cosplay attendees at this years Comic-Con on his official Twitter profile feed (@PJ_Byrne):

Korra fans! The best! @NickelodeonTV #bolin - Friday 19th July 2013


Below is a selection of interviews held with Nickelodeon stars and staff at San Diego Comic-Con International 2013:

IGN Live presenters Greg Miller and Eric Goldman interview Mae Whitman, Rob Paulsen and Sean Astin, who voice April O'Neil, Donatello and Raphael, respectively, on Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" about season 3, Casey Jones, what the voice actors are currently working on, and their least favorite pizza toppings. Greg Cipes (voice of Michelangelo) also stops by for a photobomb!:

IGN reporter Joey Esposito interviews Greg Cipes, Peter Hastings, who's in charge of writing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Ciro Nieli, who is a executive producer on Nick's TMNT, about what's coming up on the show, upcoming characters and guest stars, Karai, and Dimension X:

IGN Live interviews Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko and Janet Varney, the creators and star of "The Legend of Korra", at Comic-Con 2013, about what's coming up for Korra in Book 2: Spirits, why season two took so long, working on three seasons (Book 2, Book 3 and Book 4) at the same time, upcoming guest stars - James Remar, who whoo voice Korra's father, Tonraq, Lisa Edelstein, who will play Kya, Tenzin's Waterbender sister, Richard Riehle, who will voice Bumi, Steven Yeun, who will play Avatar One, Wan, plus Aubrey Plaza and John Michael Higgins - plus Korra cosplay, a animated "Legend of Korra" movie, and much more!: