Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nickelodeon To Show Sneak-Peek Of "Rocko's Modern Life" TV Movie; New TMNT Short At Annecy 2017

Festival international du film d'animation d'Annecy has announced the very exciting news that Nickelodeon will treat attendees of the "A Conversation with Nickelodeon Creators Joe Murray and Robert Scull" session at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) to an exclusive sneak peek at the networks upcoming brand-new Rocko's Modern Life TV movie!

Taking place on Friday 16th June 2017 between 4:30-5:45 p.m. at Bonlieu Petite Salle, “A Conversation with Nickelodeon Creators Joe Murray and Robert Scull” will place the minds of Joe Murray (Rocko's Modern Life) and Robert Scull (Bubble Guppies, Butterbean's Café) in the same room to discuss bringing their visions to life and the trajectory of their prolific careers in animation from the 1990s to the present. The panel will be moderated by Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Snow Day, Inside-Out Boy, Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging, Sanjay and Craig), Senior Vice President (SVP), Content Development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties.

Leading up to the panel, Nickelodeon will host a Annecy Exclusive Rocko's Modern Life / Bubble Guppies Poster Signing and Meet-n-Greet session on Friday, June 16th at 2:30pm at Bonlieu Boutique Festival @ bd fugue!

UPDATE: Nickelodeon's talent outreach team will also be attending Annecy Animated Film Festival 2017!:

Nickelodeon Booth 4.C09
Tuesday, June 13th thru Friday, June 16th
9:30am - 6:30pm
Portfolio Reviews & Raffles

Share With Sessions
11:45am at L'Impérial Palace Haendel B

Thursday, June 15th: Nina HAHN - SVP, International Production and Development

Friday, June 16th: David Steinberg - Senior Vice President, Animation Production

Plus, Sarah Muller, Head of Children's at Channel 5 / Milkshake in the UK, will also be speaking at Annecy Animated Film Festival 2017 on Thursday, June 15th at 9:30am at L'Impérial Palace Haendel B

Additionally at Annecy 2017, Nickelodeon will host the premiere of the brand-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles short "Strike Hard" at a special open air screening on Monday 12th June 2017 between 22:10 - 22:15 at Le Pâquier, and will host an additional screening on Friday 16th June 2017 from 10:00pm at La Turbine!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Short 'Strike Hard'

The most famous turtles in the world are making a comeback in a brand new short from Nickelodeon.

Catch up with the famous pizza-eating foursome, Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, in an exclusive short from Nickelodeon.

Brought into this world in 1984 on the pages of Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird’s comic book, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were soon after adapted for television and cinema.

A huge sensation around the world, they’ve been captivating entire generations for over 30 years. We follow the adventures of four turtles who live in the sewers of New York City with their adoptive father, a rat named Splinter. Transformed into anthropomorphic creatures after being exposed to a strange ooze, the turtles are masters of martial arts and defend the city as masked vigilantes.

Acquired in 2009 by Nickelodeon, TMNT got a makeover with the release of a new series made entirely with CGI. Despite some risky changes to the writing, the series was rather well-received by audiences and the fifth season is currently in production.

Riding on the wave of success, Nickelodeon has created several spin-offs and merchandise (toys, video games) including the short films that feature our heroes in brand new adventures, like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Short "Strike Hard", where the Ninja Turtles and Krang take off on an epic high-speed chase through NYC. Come and watch it before the open-air screening of Leap! on the Pâquier.

More information about Nickelodeon at Annecy International 2017 can be found here on NickALive!.

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H/T: Animation Magazine.
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