Tuesday, April 05, 2022

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for April 5, 2022 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for April 5, 2022 | Nickelodeon


Stream the classic and the all new CG-animated Rugrats series on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!

Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!: https://www.creators.com/features/rugrats

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First Look at the Cover for Jennette McCurdy's Memoir 'I'm Glad My Mom Died'

The iCarly alum reveals that the image for the book about her struggles as a child star with a domineering mom felt like "a good way of capturing the humor in the tragedy."

Jennette McCurdy is finally ready to share her story.

The former actress best known for playing Sam Puckett on the Nickelodeon series iCarly has written a memoir about her time as a child star titled I'm Glad My Mom Died, that promises to be as hilarious as it is heartbreaking, and Entertainment Weekly has exclusively revealed the cover below.

The cover of 'I'm Glad My Mom Died' by Jennette McCurdy
CREDIT: SIMON AND SCHUSTER

McCurdy shares that the book cover had gone through many iterations before landing on the darkly comic final version. "Confetti spilling out of an urn felt to me like a good way of capturing the humor in the tragedy, but I knew I didn't want to go as far as throwing the confetti or jumping in the air with a huge smile on my face or doing any other kind of body language / facial expression that could read as flippant," she said via email. "Ultimately I chose a facial expression that I think reads as sincere, a little pained, and a little hopeful."

In I'm Glad My Mom Died, the same name of her recent successful one-woman dark comedy show, McCurdy tracks how her domineering mother pushed her towards becoming a Nickelodeon mainstay, which led to anxiety, shame, and self-loathing that manifested into eating disorders, addiction, and a series of unhealthy relationships. Things would only worsen when her mom died of cancer right as she took the lead in Sam & Cat opposite Ariana Grande.

Jennette McCrudy writes about her time as a child star in her memoir 'I'm Glad My Mom Died.' | CREDIT: BRIAN KIMSKEY

Having now found therapy, and left acting, McCurdy is ready to talk to fans about her recovery process, writing "It was important for me to explore the emotional and psychological abuse I endured during my time as a young performer. I feel I didn't have the tools, language, or support necessary to speak up for myself back then, so this book is a way for me to not only honor that experience and give voice to my former self, but hopefully to encourage young people to speak up for themselves in environments where they may be conditioned to just 'play ball' and 'be a good sport.' (Sorry for the sports idioms, I've never played sports so I have no idea why they're spilling out of me.)"

I'm Glad My Mom Died will be published by Simon & Schuster on August 9, 2022, and is currently available for pre-order. McCurdy will also be narrating the audiobook.

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Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream to Host Slime Break, KCA 2022 Viewing Party

Slime Break at Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey
Weekends March 18-April 24.


Get the thrills going with Slime Break at Nickelodeon Universe, America's largest indoor theme park! Create endless memories with a dance show featuring beloved Nickelodeon characters, a chance to get slimed on the Slime Stage, and a Slime Workshop from a renowned 'slime-itist.'

Kids' Choice Awards 2022 Viewing Party
Saturday, April 9

Join Team Nick for a Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards Viewing Party!

Shop to Spin at Court C, select dates March 18-April 24.

American Dream guests will be rewarded for refreshing their spring wardrobe with the "Shop to Spin" wheel. Guests who spend $100 at any American Dream shop will get a chance to spin American Dream's giveaway wheel. Prizes include tickets to Mirror Maze, special discounts to Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park, The Rink and Angry Birds Mini Golf, gifts from Yard House and 1st RND, and more.

For more information and tickets, visit NickelodeonUniverse.com.

Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minneapolis will also be hosting a Slime Break throughout March and April and a KCA 2022 Viewing Party on April 9!


From NJ Family:

Watch the Kids’ Choice Awards (and Get Slimed) at Nickelodeon Universe

Head to the watch party at American Dream this Saturday and you'll get a full day at the indoor theme park, too!

This Saturday, April 9, Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream in East Rutherford will host an awesome Kids’ Choice Awards viewing party and you never know who might get slimed!

Head to Nickelodeon Universe for a front-row seat to the messiest night of the year. The Kids’ Choice Awards honors the best in TV, movies and music as voted by kids around the world. Kids will have the chance to ride Nickelodeon Universe’s roller coasters and other epic rides, meet characters and boogie down to the stylings of DJ Annie Red. There will also be a live telecast of the Kids’ Choice Awards, so you don’t miss a moment.

This super fun viewing party gets you into America’s largest indoor theme park where you and the family can enjoy all the rides, take part in a DIY slime workshop, and take advantage of special VIP guest appearances and fun photo ops. And what would a Nick party be without slime? That’s right, some lucky guests will get the chance to get slimed on stage!

The Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 Viewing Party takes place Saturday, April 9 from 6 -10 pm at American Dream, Nickelodeon Universe, 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford. Tickets are $89/ages 10 and up and $84/ages 3-9 and are available now. A viewing party ticket gives you all-day admission to the indoor theme park so come early and join in the fun!

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VIEWING PARTY DETAILS

Join us for a Kids Choice Awards viewing party at Nickelodeon Universe, where you can watch the event from inside our park!

The night will pop off with exclusive access to:

"Team Nick" hype host

Time Magazine's "Kid of the Year" finalist, DJ Annie Red!

Orange carpet for fun photo opps

A DIY slime workshop

Appearances and dance party from your favorite characters

Admission Details:

Enjoy Nickelodeon Universe for the entire day. Kids Choice Awards viewing party begins at 6pm.

One lucky crew will get slimed on stage!

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Originally published: March 11, 2022.


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Giancarlo Volpe Explains Why Avatar: The Last Airbender's Animated Fight Scenes Were So Unique

Avatar: The Last Airbender director Giancarlo Volpe explains what made the Nickelodeon animated series' fight scenes so unique to create.


Avatar: The Last Airbender director Giancarlo Volpe reveals why the animated series' fight scenes were so unique. Avatar: The Last Airbender, created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, is the beloved Nickelodeon animated series which tells the tale of Aang, a young boy (of 112) on a quest to fulfill his role as the Avatar and bring balance to the world. Avatar ran for three seasons between 2005 and 2008, and its fanbase continues to grow today. Despite being a children's show, Avatar has managed to charm audiences of all ages since it was first released.

With the news that Netflix is in the process of bringing a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender adaptation to their streaming site, some fans have become excited, though many are somewhat apprehensive. Those who watched during its original run remember the failed attempt to bring the world of Avatar into the live-action realm with M. Night Shyamalan's film The Last Airbender, and few are keen to relive the experience. No matter their opinion on the upcoming live-action series, its impending release has brought many back to the original show to rediscover just what made it so special. Avatar: The Last Airbender certainly has received quite a bit of critical acclaim in its time; in fact, the series is even the seventh-highest-rated show on IMDb behind The Wire, which is impressive for any series, let alone a children's cartoon.

During The Boys Presents: Diabolical Panel at WonderCon 2022 (as reported by CBR), director Giancarlo Volpe gave some insight into the process of creating the intricate world of Avatar: The Last Airbender, specifically its iconic fight scenes. Volpe, who directed 19 episodes of the series, was asked about the biggest hurdle he faced when working on animated shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Volpe revealed that the fight choreography was one of the most difficult challenges the Avatar team had to overcome because of how ambitious it was. What made the series unique, he explains, was that it employed "very accurate kung-fu," which was unheard of in TV at the time. He goes on to say that they would film martial arts expert Sifu Kisu on digital cameras, and then animate exactly what they saw. They even used this to create the different Avatar nations' bending styles. See Volpe's full quote below:

"Avatar was very unique in that we had very accurate kung-fu in the show, which was a completely unheard of thing in TV at the time. I think there was also this fantasy that if we finally had a budget and did a show about martial arts, we would hire a martial arts instructor and film and rotoscope him. It was all those aspirations but no extra budget, so it was very strappy. This was a time shortly before smartphones existed, so we were using whatever digital cameras existed at the time, filming Sifu Kisu on the basketball court at Nickelodeon to capture this very accurate kung-fu. We developed four different styles for every bending style, so we were very technically crazy on the show."


What is perhaps most impressive is that Volpe talks about these techniques as if they were simply what they had to use, given their budgetary constraints. These limitations certainly didn't impact the final product, as even over fifteen years later, the Avatar fight scenes are still visually stunning. This is undoubtedly a huge asset for the series, and a key reason for Avatar's enduring popularity today.

Sifu Kisu was the fighting instructor and consultant for Avatar: The Last Airbender who assigned real-life fighting styles to the four bending arts. Tai Chi formed the basis of waterbending while Hung Ga inspired earthbending due to its use of rooted stances and strength. The martial arts master also took elements of the Northern Shaolin and reworked them to create firebending, similarly channeling the principles of Ba Gua, which involves light circle walking techniques, into airbending.

Set in an Asiatic-inspired world where some people have the power to bend an element to their will, Avatar: The Last Airbender centers around Aang, a powerful individual with the ability to control all four elements. After waking from a 100-year sleep, Aang discovers that he is the sole survivor of the Air Nomads after the Fire Nation terminates his entire culture and sets out on a quest to defeat the evil Fire Lord.

Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel series The Legend of Korra have earned a passionate fanbase. The franchise continues to grow its world through novels, a tabletop role-playing game and forthcoming animated films and series. Netflix is currently filming a live-action adaption of the beloved Netflix series and while little is known about the project, actor Yvonne Chapman says fans will not be disappointed.

Ultimately, the Netflix adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender has a lot to live up to. The original series delivered an incredibly powerful, character-driven narrative backed up by highly skilled animators who didn't let budgetary restrictions get in the way of attention to detail. Hopefully, the Netflix live-action ATLA series will bring the same passion for Aang's story that the original creators clearly had. Until that show premieres, fans can always return to the original Avatar: The Last Airbender to relive the adventure.

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Original source: ScreenRant.

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