Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Shout! Factory to Release 'The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Complete Series' DVD Set on October 26

Shout! Factory has unveiled plans to release The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated series based on the blockbuster movie Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius on DVD on October 26, 2021!

The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Complete Series DVD will feature all 55 episodes across three seasons of the series across spread out over 10 discs. Unfortunately, the set won't feature the The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour crossover specials with The Fairly OddParents. According to the set's official product description, however, some exclusive extras are planned!

Update (9/28) - The extras will be:

- All Three Jimmy Timmy Power Hours Crossover Specials with The Fairly OddParents·      
- Jimmy Neutron Pilot Episode·      
- 5 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes·     
- Storyboards for 5 Selected Episodes

The DVD set is available to pre-order now, including on Shout! Factory and Amazon.com.

The news follows Jimmy Neutron writer, director and co-creator Keith Alcorn hinting that a reboot or revival could be on the horizon.

Below is the official synopsis for The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Complete Series:

The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Complete Series
Released: October 26, 2021 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663220230
List Price: $64.98 USD

Collection: Nickelodeon

Product Note: Extras in progress and will be announced at a later date.


Includes All Three Seasons!

Blast off with The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Compete Series! Join Jimmy as he invents gadgets, with his robot dog Goddard by his side, to improve his daily life situations. The inventions almost always go awry leading to various mishaps for Jimmy and his best friends Carl and Sheen. All systems are go for gadgetry-fueled mischief!

Product Information

RUN-TIME: 22.3 hrs
COLOR: Color


1. When Pants Attack
2. Normal Boy / Birth Of A Salesman
3. Brobot / The Big Pinch
4. Granny Baby / Time Is Money
5. Raise The Oozy Scab / I Dream Of Jimmy
6. Jimmy On Ice / Battle Of The Band
7. See Jimmy Run / Trading Faces
8. The Phantom Of Retroland / My Son, The Hamster
9. Hall Monster / Hypno Birthday To You
10. Krunch Time / Substitute Creature
11. Safety First / Crime Sheen Investigation
12. Journey To The Center Of Carl / Aaughh!! Wilderness!!
13. Party At Neutron's / Ultra Sheen
14. Broadcast Blues / Professor Calamitous, I Presume
15. The Egg-pire Strikes Back
16. Maximum Hugh / Sleepless In Retroville
17. Make Room For Daddy-O
18. A Beautiful Mine
19. Sorry, Wrong Era
20. Beach Party Mummy
21. The Retroville 9 / Grumpy Young Men
22. Operation: Rescue Jet Fusion
23. Nightmare In Retroville
24. Monster Hunt / Jimmy For President
25. Return Of The Nanobots
26. Holly Jolly Jimmy
27. Love Potion 976/J
28. Sheen's Brain
29. Maternotron Knows Best / Send In The Clones
30. The Great Egg Heist / The Feud
31. Out, Darn Spotlight
32. The Junkman Cometh
33. Foul Bull / The Science Fair Affair
34. Men At Work
35. The Mighty Wheezers / Billion Dollar Boy
36. Win, Lose And Kaboom!
37. Attack Of The Twonkies
38. The N-Men
39. Lights! Camera! Danger!
40. Fundemonium
41. Stranded
42. Jimmy Goes To College
43. The Tomorrow Boys
44. The League Of Villains
45. Who's Your Mommy? / Clash Of The Cousins
46. My Big Fat Spy Wedding
47. Crouching Jimmy, Hidden Sheen
48. The Incredible Shrinking Town
49. One Of Us / Vanishing Act
50. The Trouble With Clones
51. The Evil Beneath / Carl Wheezer: Boy Genius
52. Who Framed Jimmy Neutron? / Flippy
53. How To Sink A Sub / Lady Sings The News
54. King Of Mars
55. El Magnifico / Best In Show

Update - Below is Shout! Factory's official press release announcing the release of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Complete Series, courtesy of Inside Pulse!:

All Three Seasons
Together on DVD For the First Time!
The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Complete Series
On DVD October 26, 2021 

Gotta blast! On October 26, 2021, Shout! Factory will release The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Complete Series, a 10-DVD box set featuring all three seasons from the beloved Nickelodeon animated series. The release comes packed with bonus features, including the crossover specials with The Fairly OddParents, the Jimmy Neutron pilot episode, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and storyboards for select episodes. Tune in and take off on adventures with The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius! Join Jimmy as he invents gadgets, with his robot dog Goddard by his side, to improve his daily life situations. The inventions almost always go awry leading to various mishaps for Jimmy and his best friends Carl and Sheen. All systems are go for gadgetry-fueled mischief! The show features an all-star voice cast, including Debi Derryberry (Toy Story, F Is for Family), Rob Paulsen (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Animaniacs) and Jeffrey Garcia (Rio, Happy Feet), with special guest appearances from Tim Curry, Tom Kenny, Jim Belushi, Christian Slate, Michael Clarke Duncan, Dan Castellaneta, Mel Brooks, Ving Rhames and Jay Leno. Based on the hit 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, the series aired on Nickelodeon from 2002-2006.  

Special Features:·
  • All Three Jimmy Timmy Power Hours Crossover Specials with The Fairly OddParents·      
  • Jimmy Neutron Pilot Episode·      
  • 5 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes·     
  •  Storyboards for 5 Selected Episodes

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a leading multi-platform media company devoted to film and TV distribution, development, and production, as well as the preservation and revitalization of the very best in pop-culture entertainment. Founded by Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos in 2003, Shout! owns and manages a large portfolio of films, contemporary and classic TV series, animation, and documentaries. The company’s creative acquisition mandate has established it as a leading independent distributor, with partners and properties including GKIDS, Sesame Street, The Carol Burnett Show, The Johnny Carson Show, IFC Films, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, ITV Studios, Major League Baseball Productions, and many others. Shout! Factory Kids focuses on live-action and animated kids and family properties, and the company releases films and television shows in other genres under the Scream Factory and Shout Select imprints. Shout! develops, acquires and distributes new films via Shout! Studios, owns and operates libraries including Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in partnership with creator Joel Hodgson) and the Roger Corman New Horizon Pictures Library, and operates the acclaimed streaming service Shout! Factory TV. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.


Jimmy Neutron follows James "Jimmy" Isaac Neutron, Retroville's resident Boy Genius. Jimmy (Debi Derryberry, AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, Oh Yeah! Cartoons, CatDog, Rocket Power, ChalkZone, and Random! Cartoons) creates amazing inventions designed to make his life easier and more interesting--and when they work the way they're supposed to, they do just that! Which is rare. But for Jimmy, his robot dog Goddard and his pals Carl Wheezer (Paulsen, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Sheen Estevez (Jeffrey Garcia, Back at the Barnyard, Happy Feet Two), every short circuit is a new adventure!

Created by John A. Davis and based on several Jimmy Neutron and Johnny Quasar shorts, Nickelodeon Movies, O Entertainment, DNA Productions and Paramount Pictures' Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius made its debut in theaters on December 21, 2001. Following its success, a spin-off series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius premiered on July 20, 2002 and ran for 63 episodes over three seasons. The success of the film and TV series spawned another spin-off, Planet Sheen, as well as three crossovers with The Fairly OddParents under the name The Jimmy-Timmy Power Hour and a ride as Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius is available to stream on Paramount+. Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com.

Originally published: August 12, 2021.

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MPN 2021 | Complete Show | Nickelodeon Brazil

MEUS PRÊMIOS NICK 2021: Show COMPLETO! | Nickelodeon Em Português

A premiação mais melequenta de todas finalmente chegou! Confira as suas celebs favoritas no palco do #MPN2021: Bianca Andrade e Fred são os hosts da noite, e apresentam o show ao lado dos co-hosts Júlia Olliver, Pietro Guedes, Giulia Nassa e Gabriel Peixinho. Manu Gavassi, BFF Girls e Dilsinho agitaram a premiação com suas perfomances musicais incríveis. E é claro que não poderiam faltar os banhos de Slime épicos! Descubra agora quem são os artistas que levaram um Zeppy pra casa!

#nickelodeon #nickelodeonportuguês #MPN2021

Mais Nick: Nickelodeon Brazil anuncia nomeados Meus Prêmios Nick 2021!

Originally published: September 28, 2021.

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Haunted Dunny! | Best of Round the Twist | NickRetro

Haunted dunny! | Best of Round the Twist | Twisted Lunchbox - Australia’s Best Kids TV

What do you do when you have a haunted loo?

Have you ever, ever felt like this? Have strange things happened, are you going round the twist? Ghosts, vikings, magical underpants, runaway shadows… Round The Twist is an offbeat comedy series that will enchant the entire family.

When the Twist kids – Pete, Linda and Bronson – and their Dad leave the city for a quiet life in the coastal town of Port Niranda, they get more than they bargained for. The lighthouse the Twists have moved into is haunted, and Port Niranda is a town where the weird and unexpected regularly occurs.

Twisted Lunchbox is brought to you by Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). The ACTF is a national non-profit children’s media production and policy hub. The ACTF is a leading body for Australian children’s media; enabling the production, development and distribution of high quality, culturally relevant and distinctive entertainment for Australian children, and children around the world. The ACTF is well known for the production of some of Australia’s most iconic kids’ tv shows, including ‘Round the Twist’, ‘Mortified’, 'Lockie Leonard', ‘You’re Skitting Me’ and much more!

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Originally published: September 28, 2021.

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Nickelodeon Reimagines Popular '90s Hit 'Blue (Da Ba Dee)' by Eiffel 65 to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of 'Blue’s Clues'


Season Three of Blue’s Clues & You! Premieres Friday, Oct. 1, at 11am (ET/PT), with the Return of Classic Fan-Favorite Character Periwinkle

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Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues is tapping into more ‘90s nostalgia by reimagining the decade’s international hit “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by electronic/Eurodance group Eiffel 65 in a brand-new music video, and with the return of classic fan-favorite kitten Periwinkle in the season three premiere of Blue’s Clues & You! premiering on Friday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT).

Retitled “I’m Blue,” the song was re-recorded by Eiffel 65 and features Blue’s Clues & You! star Josh Dela Cruz and former Blue’s Clues hosts, Donovan Patton and Steve Burns singing and dancing along with Blue.

In the season three premiere of Blue’s Clues & You!, “Our New Neighbor,” Periwinkle moves in next door and becomes Josh and Blue’s new neighbor. Josh and Blue play Blue’s Clues to figure out how they can help Periwinkle feel welcome and learn more about their new kitten neighbor along the way, helping him unpack and even skidooing to his old neighborhood to retrieve his missing stuffie. The new season (20 episodes) will follow Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) and Blue as they meet new friends; spend time with Josh’s Lola--his grandmother (Carolyn Fe)--and cousins, Steve (Steve Burns) and Joe (Donovan Patton); and go on all-new fun-filled adventures to the present store, outer space and more.

About Blue’s Clues

With critical praise from educators, parents, and preschoolers, Blue’s Clues has generated an enormous global fanbase over the years in over 160 countries and more than 20 languages. Blue’s Clues drew acclaim and high ratings for its unique interactivity that helped change the way kids watch television and has remained one of the most popular preschool shows of all time.  The landmark series also raised the bar in preschool television by exploring advanced subject matter such as sign language, geography, physics, emotions, and anatomy. The show is the recipient of numerous awards including Peabody Awards, Parents Choice Awards, Television Critics Association Awards and Prix Jeunesse.

The legacy and lasting impact of the series continues with the remake of Blue’s Clues & You! in 2019, which has a new generation of preschoolers searching for clues with beloved puppy Blue and new live-action host Josh (Josh Dela Cruz). The series features new CG-animation for Blue and Magenta, brand-new elements and refreshed iconic items from the original series including an updated Handy Dandy Notebook equipped with smartphone technology and the return of fan-favorite characters. Blue’s Clues & You!, produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., was recently picked up for a fourth season and nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards. Currently in its second season, the show airs weekdays at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Fans can find the classic Blue’s Clues on Paramount+ and Noggin. Parents and caregivers can try Paramount+ for FREE at ParamountPlus.com.

I'm Blue (Da Ba Dee) ft. Steve from Blue’s Clues - Eiffel 65 Parody | NickRewind #Shorts

Yo, listen up, here is a story about a little puppy that lives in a blue world 💙 Talk about the remix we never knew we needed, this throwback is making me want to binge Blue’s Clues 😭SHE'S BLUE!

Originally published: September 27, 2021 at 18:02 BST.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for September 28, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for September 28, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Stream all new CG-animated Rugrats series, exclusively on Paramount+!

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

More Nick: Paramount Plus Renews the All-New 'Rugrats' for Season 2!

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'My Smurf the Hero / Alien Smurf' Promo | The Smurfs | Nickelodeon

Catch next brand new episode of The Smurfs, premiering Friday, October 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), straight after an all new Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years at 7, only on Nickelodeon! Check out the promo below!

My Smurf the Hero / Alien Smurf: When Scaredy gets tired of being scared, he dons a superhero costume and tries to conquer his fear. / An Alien child visits the Smurfs and puts them under his spell in order to turn them into his friends. (#107)

Originally published: September 25, 2021.

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Nickelodeon to Premiere New 'The Casagrandes' Episode on Oct. 1 [Sneak Peek]

It's a real whodunnit! Catch the brand new The Casagrandes episode "Strife Coach/Gossipy Girl", premiering Friday, October 1, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon! Check out a sneak peek from "Gossipy Girl" below!:

Strife Coach / Gossipy Girl: Ronnie Anne and her friends help get Mrs. Kernicky hired as the new PE coach, but her classes are no joke! / When a Sid secret is leaked at school, Ronnie Anne and Sid wonder if they can continue being best buds! (#220)

Watch The Loud House & The Casagrandes on Nickelodeon and Paramount+!

Watch The Loud House Movie on Netflix!

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More Nick: Nickelodeon Unveils Live-Action Cast of 'A Loud House Christmas', Releases First Trailer!

Originally published: September 28, 2021.

Additional source: ASF /@SweetShop209.

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ArtReach, Spotlite Present 'SpongeBob Musical' in Des Plaines, Il

ArtReach Educational Theatre will stage The SpongeBob Musical at Leela Arts Center in Des Plaines Oct. 8-10.

ArtReach Educational Theatre will stage “The SpongeBob Musical” at Leela Arts Center in Des Plaines Oct. 8-10.

ArtReach Educational Theatre, in partnership with Spotlite Theatrix Production Company, is staging The SpongeBob Musical at Leela Arts Center, 620 Lee St. in Des Plaines, Il.

Performances are slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10.

The musical was created by Tina Landau with songs by various artists and a book by Kyle Jarrow. It’s based on the beloved Nickelodeon animated Series SpongeBob SquarePants.

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world. This show promises to bring joy to adults and children alike.

The show is directed and choreographed by Jonah Parra and Dan Walsh of Des Plaines, with musical direction by Ingrid Flechtenmacher of Chicago and assistant direction by Kevin Foss of Palatine.

The cast includes Kevin Foss as SpongeBob, Jonah Parra as Patrick, Ingrid Flechtenmacher as Sandy, Dan Walsh as Squidward, Ted Rafferty of Schaumburg as Mr. Krabs, Giovanna Biassi of Mount Prospect as Pearl, Hope Bizzell of Rolling Meadows as Karen, Thomas Tompkins of Arlington Heights as Plankton, Chloe Williams of Wood Dale as Perch Perkins, and Edlyna Talla of Hanover Park as the mayor of Bikini Bottom.

ArtReach Educational Theatre’s mission is to provide the opportunity for children to experience all aspects of theatre, music and dance. Children are at beginner to advanced performing levels.

All current safety protocols and recommendations by the CDC and local governments will be observed.

Tickets will be sold in advance and at the door. For ticket information, call 847–372-7798 or log on to  www.artreachspotlite.com.

The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! was broadcast in December 2019 across Nickelodeon platforms and featured much of the original Broadway company reprising their performances, including Tony nominee Ethan Slater as the high-energy title sponge, Tony nominee Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, and Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton. The TV event is available to stream on Paramount+ and now is available on DVD.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording is available now from Masterworks Broadway wherever music is sold and streamed: https://spongebobmusical.lnk.to/SpongebobMusicalRecording

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'Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl': PlayStation Trophies and Xbox Achievements Reportedly Unveiled

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is on the way, and with it, the antics of a silly cast of Nickelodeon characters duking it out in the fighting arena. Developed by Ludosity and Fair Play Labs, Nickelodeon’s spin on a Super Smash Bros.-style fighting game will feature familiar faces like SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star, along with some of Nicktoon’s most popular characters.

Although we've gotten quite a fair bit of information about the game over the past month, one aspect of the game fans have been wondering about is the PlayStation Trophies / Xbox Achievement systems, which will award fans for completing tasks in the game.

According to reports, the PlayStation Network (PSN) has revealed the Trophies that will be available in the game, along with the tasks players will have to take on to win them. Although currently unconfirmed, if the trophies are correct, they'll probably serve as the Achievements on Xbox.

Reportedly, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will have 25 trophies to begin with: 6 bronze, 11 silver, 7 gold and 1 platinum, with each of the trophies themed after the properties represented in the game. None of the trophies are hidden. Scroll below for a breakdown of each of the trophies and a guide on how to achieve them!

Update (9/28): The Xbox edition of the game will have 24 achievements (all of the PlayStation trophies bar Leave Everything to Me!), totalling 1000 points.


Leave Everything to Me!

Collect all the trophies.


Everything is Connected

Clear Arcade with all (standard) brawlers

Xbox: 100 Points

Ultimate Tool of Destruction

Complete an Arcade run on the highest difficulty

Xbox: 20 Points


Play 50 local battles

Xbox: 90 Points

Unleash the DOOM!

Defeat three level 9 CPUs in a team-battle

Xbox: 90 Points

World Domination is at Hand!

Complete 50 online quickplay matches

Xbox: 100 Points

A Pretty Amazing Person

Defeat an opponent with a higher rating than you 5 times in online mode

Xbox: 90 Points

Flawless Hair, Check!

Defeat an opponent without losing a single stock in an online battle

Xbox: 90 Points



Clear Arcade with 10 brawlers

Xbox: 30 Points


Clear Arcade with 15 brawlers

Xbox: 30 Points

Avatar State

Complete an Arcade run without losing a single stock

Xbox: 20 Points

Getting to Know the Family

Play at least once with all standard brawlers in a local battle

Xbox: 30 Points

Dog the Mighty!

Defeat two level 9 CPUs in a team-battle where you are alone on your team

Xbox: 30 Points

King of Sportz

In Sports, win a game with soccer ball vs CPUs with a 10 score lead

Xbox: 30 Points

Better than the Turkey Jerkies!

In Sports, win a game with Tommy ball vs CPUs with a 10 score lead

Xbox: 30 Points


In Sports, win a game with plankton ball vs CPUs with a 10 score lead

Xbox: 30 Points

Going Ghost!

In Sports, win a game with yarn ball vs CPUs with a 10 score lead

Xbox: 30 Points

Move it, Football Head!

In Sports, win a game with football vs CPUs with a 10 score lead

Xbox: 30 Points

Time to Scare the Opposition

Complete 10 online quickplay matches

Xbox: 30 Points


Rise and Shine

Clear Arcade with 1 brawler

Xbox: 10 Points


Clear Arcade with 5 brawlers

Xbox: 20 Points

I Want an Award!

Compete in your first local battle

Xbox: 20 Points

I Only Know How to Give 110%

Compete in 10 local battles

Xbox: 20 Points

A Worthy Opponent

Defeat a level 9 CPU in a 1v1 battle

Xbox: 10 Points

I'm Ready! I'm Ready!

Complete an online quickplay match

Xbox: 20 Points

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is coming out Oct. 5 to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X!

Originally published: September 25, 2021.

Sources: TrueTrophies (II), Exophase, Xbox Achievements.

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Quirk Books to Release 'A Rugrats Chanukah: The Classic Illustrated Storybook' on September 28

In time for the Rugrats' 30th anniversary, the beloved Chanukah Special is now a delightful picture book for readers of all ages!

On the eighth night of Chanukah, Grandma Minka reads aloud a story about the meaning of the holiday to Tommy, Chuckie, Lil, Phil, and Angelica. The babies imagine themselves as the characters in the story, but then Grandma stops reading to make latkes, and the ending is left unknown. 
Soon they’re all off to the synagogue, where Grandpa Boris is acting in the Chanukah play. The children, misunderstanding the phrase “the meaning of Chanukah,” believe that an actor in the play is the “meanie of Chanukah” and storm the stage to save Grandpa. How will the Rugrats get out of trouble this time? And will they ever learn the true meaning of Chanukah?

This storybook is a perfect blend of silly, sweet, and educational and will make a cherished gift for children, nostalgic millennials, and anyone who’s ever wondered about the true meaning of the holiday.

A Rugrats Chanukah: The Classic Illustrated Storybook by Kim Smith will be released as a hardcover book on September 28, 2021, priced $19.99. The book is available to pre-order now, including on Amazon.com.

Product Details:

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Quirk Books; Illustrated edition (September 28, 2021)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1683692861
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1683692867
Reading age ‏ : ‎ 4 - 8 years
Grade level ‏ : ‎ Preschool - 3
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.25 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 9 x 11 inches

About the Author


Kim Smith is the illustrator behind the best-selling Quirk Books Pop Classics series, including Home Alone, Home Alone 2, The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Karate Kid, and Doctor Who: The Runaway TARDIS. She has illustrated several other children’s books, including The Great Puppy Invasion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017), Builder Brothers: Big Plans (HarperCollins, 2018), and Boxitects (Clarion Books, 2020), her author/illustrator debut. Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta with her dog, Whisky, and husband, Eric. Visit her online at kimillustration.com.

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From Forbes:

Nickelodeon’s Iconic ‘Rugrats’ Chanukah Special Lives On In New Picture Book From Artist Kim Smith

A Rugrats Chanukah: The Classic Illustrated Storybook & illustrator Kim Smith COURTESY OF QUIRK BOOKS/KIM SMITH

“A Maccababy’s Gotta Do What a Maccababy’s Gotta Do!”

For the last quarter of a century, the Chanukah-themed episode of Rugrats has enjoyed a special place in the hearts and minds of those children who grew up watching the classic Nickelodeon cartoon. Produced in a time when Judaism wasn’t often depicted in kid-friendly programming, the holiday special — which first aired in early December of 1996 — represented a watershed moment in television history.

Not only does the episode provide a kid-friendly approach to the Jewish “Festival of Lights” and its wider cultural significance, it also features surprisingly mature elements (i.e. Grandpa Boris’s decades-long rivalry with Shlomo is poignantly reframed by the end).

So, it’s no wonder why Quirk Books decided to give the iconic episode new life in picture book form. The latest addition to the publisher’s Pop Classics line of books, A Rugrats Chanukah: The Classic Illustrated Storybook was drawn by New York Times best-selling illustrator, Kim Smith.

“As a kid who grew up in the ‘90s, I used to watch Rugrats a lot,” Smith tells Forbes Entertainment via email. “For one reason or another, that episode really stuck with me for the long haul, so it was wonderful to be able to revisit it. It was great to be a part of the team to bring it back in picture book form.”

Smith (who has helped introduce a generation of young readers to classic pieces of media like Back to the Future, E.T., Home Alone, and Elf) didn’t want to leave anything to chance. In addition to working off the adapted manuscript from writer and Quirk editor Rebecca Gyllenhaal, Smith went back to the visual source material.

“Often, I'll go back to the episode again and again, just to make sure I'm getting it right,” the artist explains. “I take lots of screen shots, take notes on the colors, the important parts of the scenes, and try and find a way to combine it all into a limited number of illustrations. I always want to make sure the die-hard fans will notice the attention to detail in the illustrations.”

Check out a interior [page] below:

A Rugrats Chanukah: The Classic Illustrated Storybook COURTESY OF QUIRK BOOKS

“The most fun was getting to use that wonderful ‘90s Rugrats color palette. All the bright purples, oranges, and blues,” Smith reveals. “It's not very often I use vibrant colors in my work, and I wanted take advantage of it. The most challenging was figuring out how the characters would translate in my own art style. We wanted to make sure that they looked true to the original series, while also fitting in with the style I used for the Pop Classics series. It was tricky to find that balance. One more tricky thing was making sure the menorahs had the appropriate amount of candle holders. There was always a lot of counting and recounting to make sure they were correct.”

“Representation is so important. Our culture is flooded with media that focuses on Christian based holidays,” Smith continues. “It's impactful when a show, especially a children's show, focuses on holidays and important traditions from other cultures that make up our society. Especially through characters we already have strong connections with. I'm not Jewish, but I loved seeing those episodes and learning about the history of these traditions through the adventures of Tommy and his friends. Those episodes always stood out to me, like any great holiday special should.”

A Rugrats Chanukah: The Classic Illustrated Storybook goes on sale from Quirk Books tomorrow (Tuesday, Sep. 28). While the book is intended for readers aged 4-8, it’s definitely a nostalgic must-have for millennial parents who want to introduce their own children to the golden age of Nickelodeon.

In addition, the project marks Smith’s final involvement with the Pop Classic banner.

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to all the fans who loved and supported the series so far!” the artist concludes. “I had such an amazing time helping bring these classics to the picture book form. I can't wait to see what the next one will be.”

The original nine seasons of Rugrats are currently available to stream on Paramount+ along with the recent CGI revival (a second season of the latter has been green-lit).


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Originally published: August 02, 2021.

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Nickelodeon UK Ratings for Week of September 13-19, 2021

Nickelodeon UK Network Ratings for week of Monday 13th - Sunday 19th September 2021.

Nick Jr. and Nick Jr. Too both reported a increase viewership compared to the previous week (Sept. 6-12), according to BARB data.

Nickelodeon Total:

1. HORRID HENRY (SUN 06:47) - 36,600
2. HORRID HENRY (SUN 07:16) - 36,300
3. HORRID HENRY (SUN 07:47) - 35,500
4. HORRID HENRY (THU 06:15) - 35,100
5. THE THUNDERMANS (FRI 24:31) - 33,200
6. THE THUNDERMANS (FRI 22:59) - 28,800
7. THE THUNDERMANS (FRI 23:31) - 27,800
8. HORRID HENRY (THU 06:00) - 27,600
9. DRAMA CLUB (SAT 16:00) - 27,500
10. THE THUNDERMANS (WED 23:31) - 27,200
11. DRAMA CLUB (MON 18:00) - 26,824
12. VICTORIOUS (SUN 12:31) - 26,100
13. HORRID HENRY (SUN 07:31) - 24,600
14. THE THUNDERMANS (SUN 11:31) - 23,900
15. THE THUNDERMANS (THU 24:31) - 19,913

NickToons Total:

1. THE CASAGRANDES (THU 16:59) - 53,700
2. THE LOUD HOUSE (FRI 06:14) - 49,300
3. THE LOUD HOUSE (TUE 20:45) - 48,500
4. HORRID HENRY (THU 18:59) - 41,300
5. THE LOUD HOUSE (TUE 20:30) - 39,400
6. OLLIE'S PACK (TUE 20:59) - 39,400
7. THE CASAGRANDES (SAT 18:14) - 34,100
8. THE LOUD HOUSE (WED 06:14) - 30,800
9. HORRID HENRY (MON 09:14) - 30,700
10. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (MON 07:30) - 30,100
11. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (MON 07:44) - 30,100
12. DORG VAN DANGO (MON 07:15) - 30,100
13. THE LOUD HOUSE (TUE 06:14) - 28,400
14. THE CASAGRANDES (FRI 06:59) - 27,800
15. THE LOUD HOUSE (THU 29:45) - 27,400

Nick Jr. Total:

1. PEPPA PIG (MON 13:30) - 164,300
2. PEPPA PIG (MON 13:15) - 142,700
3. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:30) - 141,900
4. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:45) - 138,000
5. PEPPA PIG (MON 13:05) - 137,900
6. PEPPA PIG (SUN 18:49) - 136,100
7. PEPPA PIG (SAT 19:49) - 134,300
8. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:35) - 131,700
9. PEPPA PIG (SUN 18:34) - 128,100
10. PEPPA PIG (MON 13:20) - 127,600
11. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:50) - 123,900
12. PEPPA PIG (TUE 22:20) - 116,000
13. PEPPA PIG (MON 22:45) - 110,600
14. PEPPA PIG (SUN 18:44) - 104,100
15. PEPPA PIG (FRI 24:59) - 103,500

Nick Jr. Too:

1. PAW PATROL (TUE 18:44) - 102,100
2. PAW PATROL (MON 14:14) - 98,600
3. PAW PATROL (MON 14:29) - 93,000
4. PAW PATROL (MON 16:59) - 88,400
5. PAW PATROL (FRI 16:29) - 84,300
6. PAW PATROL (FRI 16:14) - 80,900
7. PAW PATROL (FRI 15:44) - 80,200
8. PAW PATROL (FRI 15:59) - 80,200
9. PAW PATROL (MON 17:14) - 79,000
10. PAW PATROL (WED 18:59) - 78,900
11. PAW PATROL (MON 16:29) - 78,800
12. PAW PATROL (MON 16:14) - 78,400
13. PAW PATROL (MON 16:00) - 77,500
14. PAW PATROL (MON 17:29) - 73,800
15. PAW PATROL (TUE 16:29) - 73,600

Note: Nick Jr. Too is Nick Jr. PAW Patrol during September 2021; Nick Jr. Too is listed as Nick Jr 2 on BARB.

Nickelodeon Network:

1. PEPPA PIG (MON 13:30) - Nick Jr Total - 164,300
2. PEPPA PIG (MON 13:15 - Nick Jr Total - 142,700
3. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:30) - Nick Jr Total - 141,900
4. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:45) - Nick Jr Total - 138,000
5. PEPPA PIG (MON 13:05) - Nick Jr Total - 137,900
6. PEPPA PIG (SUN 18:49) - Nick Jr Total - 136,100
7. PEPPA PIG (SAT 19:49) - Nick Jr Total - 134,300
8. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:35) - Nick Jr Total - 131,700
9. PEPPA PIG (SUN 18:34) - Nick Jr Total - 128,100
10. PEPPA PIG (MON 13:20) - Nick Jr Total - 127,600
11. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:50) - Nick Jr Total - 123,900
12. PEPPA PIG (TUE 22:20) - Nick Jr Total - 116,000
13. PEPPA PIG (MON 22:45) - Nick Jr Total - 110,600
14. PEPPA PIG (SUN 18:44) - Nick Jr Total - 104,100
15. PEPPA PIG (FRI 24:59) - Nick Jr Total - 103,500

Ratings data provided by BARB.

Programmes of less than 5 minutes duration are excluded from these reports.

Linear TV viewing only; Data for viewing programming on PC/laptops, Tablets and Smartphones is currently unavailable.

Originally published: September 28, 2021.

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