Friday, January 13, 2017

Drake Bell Is "110 Percent" Down For a "Drake & Josh" Reunion

From Hey Arnold!, Rocko's Modern Life, Double Dare and Legends of the Hidden Temple to Charmed, Full House and Gilmore Girls, it feels like every show that '90s kids grew up watching is making a comeback. And that's not a bad thing.

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If you've been sitting around, twiddling your thumbs and hoping for a reunion of a certain Nickelodeon series (ahem, Drake & Josh), Drake Bell has revealed a glimmer of hope to keep your dreams alive! When speaking to Bustle over the phone, Drake Bell - in his pajamas, he mentioned — the actor talked fondly of his time on the hit Nickelodeon comedy series. After Bustle asked if Bell would ever be up for a Drake & Josh reunion, he doesn't miss a beat, telling them, "110 percent. Absolutely."

Watch Von Miller Brick A Shot As He Demonstrates How He Is A Crashlete | Crashletes | Nickelodeon

NFL star Von Miller, at least according to his NFL resume, is pretty athletic — to say the least. Unfortunately for him, that doesn’t quite translate over to basketball.

In a super sneak peek of the next brand-new episode of Nickelodeon's popular viral sports clip series Crashletes, "Tackling Dummies With Von Miller", premiering Sunday 15th January 2017 at 8:00pm ET/PT on Nick USA, Miller shows just one reason why he didn’t grow up to have a job in the NBA! Check out the fantastic sneak-peek here on USA Today's For The Win!

The next all-new episode of Crashletes, "Tackling Dummies With Von Miller" (#215), will also see the NFL player talk about cuddly creatures in "Stevie's Cute Corner", and will also feature Rob Gronkowski checking in with his "Top 5 Tackling Dummies", and Brandon demonstrating to us why Crashletes should always "Take It Outside".

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Monster Trucks | Monsteriffic Trailers And Featurettes | Nickelodeon Movies

Fasten your seat belts for a brand-new movie of monster proportions! Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies latest theatrical film Monster Trucks is in theatres and RealD 3D now!:

Chris Wedge Talks About The Changes He Had To Make To Make "Monster Trucks" More Family Friendly

To celebrate the North American release of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' brand-new live-action/animation hybrid theatrical film Monster Trucks, CinemaBlend recently interviewed director Chris Wedge about the making of the movie, and he explained that he had to make some notable cuts to the beginning of the film so that it would not scare test audiences. Wedge elaborated:

"In my experience the beginning of a movie is important. It gives you a little bit of tone for what you're in for, it gives you all of the spices or ingredients. When I showed the first cut, I think some kids were too scared. We had a little slogan in the cutting room: 'Too Scawy.' There were oil men flying through the air and tentacles whipping around, and people weren't sure that they were in the right theater."

A filmmaker walks a fine line when he or she makes a monster movie that caters to the whole family. On the one hand, they must endeavor to make sure that the creature looks exotic, otherworldly and weird. On the other hand, a filmmaker also needs to make sure that the horror aspects of a particular monster's initial scenes are not overwhelming for the younger members of the audience. As Chris Wedge explains, the opening scene of Monster Trucks' first cut initially set the horror bar a little bit too high, and it proved jarring for test audiences. Wedge and his team went back to the editing room and used the phrase "too scawy" as their mantra for whether or not a sequence would work for kids.

That's a major step in the process. After all, can you imagine how scary E.T. would've been if the titular alien wasn't cute? That premise would scare adults.

Of course, that was an issue for the opening scene of the movie, but it wasn't an issue that plagued every frame of Monster Trucks. Chris Wedge went on to liken the tone and feel of the film to a child playing with toys, meaning the project was basically always designed to cater to family audiences. Wedge told CinemaBlend:

"But that was just a little bit of editorial because the main point of the movie was to make this truck into a character and to have fun watching it move around kind of like kids imagine their toys moving around when they're playing with their little trucks and cars on the kitchen table or on the arms of the sofa."

So while the beginning may have been somewhat problematic at times, the overall movie didn't necessarily share that issue.

Monster Trucks follows the adventures of Tripp (Lucas Till) and Kreach, a truck that's different from the rest. Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend!

Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart.

Monster Trucks stars Lucas Till as Tripp, Jane Levy as Meredith, Barry Pepper as Sheriff Rick, Amy Ryan as Cindy, Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) as Reece Tenneson, Danny Glover as Mr. Weathers, Thomas Lennon as Jim Dowd, and Holt McCallany as Burke. The movie is directed by Chris Wedge.

Make sure to stay tuned for more updates related to the brand-new Nickelodeon Movie Monster Trucks, in theaters and Real D 3D across the US now!

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Pilot Light TV Festival To Throwback To The '90s With Saturday Morning Kids TV Special, 28/1 At MCR Central Library, Manchester

Whilst the array of choice and ways we can watch TV obviously has its benefits, some types of TV watching have faded in recent years. At the end of January 2017, Pilot Light TV Festival will be bringing one of them back in style! On Saturday 28th January 2017, set your alarms, get your PJ’s on, dig into some Reptar Cereal, grab a bottle of orange soda and join them for a whole morning of retro kids TV at Manchester Central Library!

In this first ‘volume’ of Pilot Light's Saturday Morning Kids TV Special, they're going to be focusing on some of the most popular cartoons and live action US shows from the 90's from channels including Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel, with some awesome retro adverts & surprises sandwiched between them!

Shows Screening:

Kenan & Kel
Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Power Rangers
Dexters Lab

(If you haven't seen one or two of the shows featured don't worry; Pilot Light will be picking episodes that need no prior knowledge to enjoy!)

Tickets are on sale now, costing £2 each or £5 for a family for the event (booking fees required), which runs from 10.30am until 1pm on Saturday, January 28 at MCR Central Library (Performance Space). All ages welcome!

Reserve your seats here now!

Re-Re-ReWIND!: Throwback to the '90s with The Splat, weeknights from 9pm on Nicktoons and Sundays from 8pm on Nickelodeon, and visit for even more Nickelodeon memories!

About Pilot Light TV Festival
Pilot Light TV Festival is the UK's Festival for TV Fans & Industry alike to celebrate the best in TV and Web Series from around the world!

Check out Season 1 highlights on their site -

Stay tuned to @PLTVFest for the latest Season 2 lead in events, festival announcements and news in the coming months!

Season 2 of Pilot Light TV Festival takes place Thursday 4th - Sunday 7th May 2017.

H/T: Manchester Evening News.
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Bunsen Is A Beast! | House Party | Official Sneak Peek | Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show the networks brand-new original animated comedy series Bunsen is a Beast! in February 2017, Nick USA has unveiled a monsteriffic sneak peek preview of one of the episodes from Nickelodeon's all-new show, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip here on!

'Bunsen is a Beast!'

Say "hello" to Bunsen - the new beast in school... well, he's MORE than just the new beast. He's the FIRST beast in an all-HUMAN grade school. Bunsen is the world's first beast ambassador, and while he's at Muckledunk Middle School, he'll show everyone that beasts and humans are not so different!

With help with his new human BFF Mikey Munroe, Bunsen will learn exactly how to survive in the human world… like how to do homework, how to eat in a cafeteria, how to not let his Sneeze Beasts run wild – you know, the basics! On the flipside, Bunsen will introduce Mikey to the wild and whacky world of monsters which, as it turns out, is a lot more fun than scary!

Bunsen is curious to know everything about humankind, and with Mikey by his side they'll show the world that beasts and humans can live together side by side. No matter what the stakes, Bunsen and Mikey will always have each other's backs.

Just don't feed Bunsen any beets… he'll go crazy and try to eat you. This is your final warning.

The original animated comedy (20 episodes) is created and executive produced by Butch Hartman, and is Butch's fourth Nicktoon series. Nickelodeon greenlit the series for production in December 2015.

Leading up to the debut of Bunsen is a Beast!, Nick USA will air a monsteriffic preview of Bunsen is a Beast!, "Hide and Go Freak"/"Bunsen Screams for Ice Cream", on Monday 16th January 2017 at 8:00pm ET/PT, following the premiere of the brand-new Nickelodeon Original Movie, Rufus 2 at 7:00pm ET/PT.

In "Hide and Go Freak", Bunsen, Mikey and Amanda play the beast version of hide-and-go-seek in Bunsen's house. Then, in "Bunsen Screams for Ice Cream", Bunsen's love of ice cream almost gets him expelled when Amanda uses it to lure him out of school.

On Nick USA's brand-new official Bunsen is a Beast! show website, viewers can find information about Nickelodeon's all-new Nicktoons series and watch super sneak-peek of the show.

In Nick's super Bunsen is a Beast! sneak peek, "House Party", from episode #102, Bunsen throws Mikey his very own house party! Mikey is very excited about this because he's never had anyone have a party for him before!

Episode 28: Rob Renzetti | Nickelodeon Animation Podcast

MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ROBOT creator Rob Renzetti has worked with some of the most legendary names in animation: Genndy Tartakovsky, Craig McCracken, Samurai Jack, Harvey Birdman, the Powerpuff Girls, and some guy named Dexter who had a laboratory. Rob tells Hector that he's lucky to have come up during a new renaissance in TV animation, but with the resume of Rob Renzetti, it's clear that he's a massive talent of his own who never stopped working his cartoon butt off!:

Stay tuned to the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast for next week’s episode featuring “Weird Al” Yankovic!

Debbie's Dream | The Wild Thornberrys | The Splat

It's hard to tell whether or not this a dream or nightmare. After all, who wouldn't want a Walrus for a father, especially if they have the smashing voice of Tim Curry! Comment with a weird dream here on YouTube!:

Scene from The Wild Thornberrys episode "Dances With Dingoes".

More Nick: Debbie the Director | The Wild Thornberrys | The Splat!

Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on The Splat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! The Splat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 10pm ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #TheSplat!

More The Splat: Nickelodeon UK Takes Fans Back To The '90s With The Launch Of "The Splat" Website!

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Ride | Brand New Series Official Super Trailer | Nickelodeon

Moving to England? Going to a brand new school? Horseback riding??? All-American Kit (Kendra Leigh Timmins) has got a lot on her plate. Not only does she have to move across the ocean, but she has to go to a super fancy school, too! While trying to figure out her place in this new world, Kit finds an unexpected friend in the school’s wildest horse, TK. Check out this epic trailer for Nickelodeon’s newest series. The brand new series, Ride, premieres Monday, January 30th at 8pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA!:

Visit to find out more about Nickelodeon's brand new series, Ride, and follow for the latest photos and videos from the series! #RIDEonNickelodeon
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How to Prank w/ the Game Shakers: Fake Puke | Nickelodeon

It's nearly April Fools Day, and it's time to get your prank on! Prank your family and friends using the Fake Puke prank with step-by-step instructions by Thomas Kuc from Game Shakers!:

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The Thundermans | Jack Griffo Takes You Behind-The-Scenes of Season 4 | Nickelodeon

Power up with some sweet season 4 action with Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin and the rest of The Thundermans cast! Go behind the scenes with Jack as he shows you what goes into making an episode and offers an super sneak peek about what to expect from the new season! And be sure to catch all new episodes of The Thundermans Saturday nights at 8:00p/7:00c, only on Nickelodeon USA!:

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