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Ready yet? Get set…it’s Aaaaaall That! Before making the careers of Miranda Cosgrove and Ariana Grande, Nickelodeon‘s classic sketch show dominated the airwaves back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. It was basically a kid-friendly version of SNL complete with comedic sketches, recurring characters, and special musical guests. Characters like Earboy, Superdude and Detective Dan brought a boat load of laughs to kids all across the country, and are still remembered to this day. Recently, Nickelodeon has gotten wind of how popular their old shows are with Buzzfeed-fueled college kids and have a good amount of returning classics up the pipeline. Hey Arnold! and Legends of the Hidden Temple are getting TV movies, and as of today, All That is getting its own reunion special.

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Nickelodeon announced a few weeks ago that the popular 90s television show, Legends of the Hidden Temple would be revived as a tv movie, and 90s kids were hit with a huge wave of nostalgia.  They fondly remembered weekday afternoons watching their peers compete for five minutes of fame and a “fabulous” prize or two.  The children were paired up and ruthlessly fought to be the victors.  Think Hunger Games, but without the death.  Everyone had their favorite team: Blue Barracudas, perhaps, or maybe Silver Snakes.  Rarely did your team win, but when they did, oh it was great.  But Nick has released some more good news, and now there is even more reason to celebrate.   (more…)

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have been around for 30+ years (since 1984. And, yes, if you are an original fan from back in the day… you are old). Every decade or so, the property reinvents itself to a new generation of fans with a newly revised cartoon series and toy/merchandise lines.  Currently, the turtles are still giving some shell to today’s youngsters in the wildly popular TMNT animated series on Nickelodeon. Fans of the original 80s/90s cartoon either like it, hate it, or hate that they like it. While the modern series looks a heck of a lot different from the original cartoon (and maybe for the better, classic 2D animation doesn’t quite hold up in retrospect) , it’s still pretty much the exact same product. Of, course, every generation is going to say their generation was the best, but hey, why not both?

In a move to bridge fans of the past and present together (or maybe just praying on nostalgia?) , Nickelodeon is doing something really fun – they’re crossing over the original animated series with the new one. (more…)

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Growing up as a kid in the mid 90’s was a lot of fun. One of those big reasons was Legends of the Hidden Temple. In this game show for kids, the object was to complete physical challenges and prove yourself worthy enough to enter the temple. Once inside, you and your partner had to solve a series of puzzles and find the item of the day. It was a great show, and it still is. Now that nostalgia is coming back, and the game show will be adapted into a TV movie for Nickelodeon.

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Ever since the Rugrats babies were first introduced to us, fans have had fun thinking about how they would look once they grew up.  Fan art of all kinds can be found in abundance on the internet, but one depiction has surfaced that holds a bit more weight over the rest.  That’s because it was drawn by storyboard artist Eric Molinksy, who actually worked on the cartoon series.  So if anyone would know how Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Dil, Kimi, Angelica and Susie would look once they reached adulthood, it’d be this guy. (more…)

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If you were a kid growing up in the 90’s (such as yours truly), Nickelodeon’s new line of programming will be bringing back all the feels.  It’s called “The Splat”, and, through it, all the classic shows like Hey Arnold, Kenan & Kel, and Rugrats are coming back; not only to television, but through social media platforms and its own website as well.  The Splat is pulling out all the stops, by plunging viewers right back into the 90’s with programming stunts featuring retro gems like Nick or Treat, U-Pick, and Super Toy Run.  It boasts recreations of the original 90’s era programming, with original promos and interstitials that bring back sorely missed characters such as the Doo-wop Dinosaurs and the Opera Lady. (more…)

‘Double Dare” To Return To Television?

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If you are a child of the 80’s, there is very little doubt that you enjoyed the Nickelodeon series, Double Dare.  The mess-a-minute game show ran from 86-93 and a reboot series would make its way to television in 2000, though its run was considerably shorter than the original.  Well, it appears that one of the hosts of the classic series would love to give it another go and if the Nickelodeon execs are ready to bring on the slime, so is he.  It appears that Marc Summers, the only DD host in many fans’ minds, wants to get back to the mess with a new reboot. (more…)

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If you’ve been paying attention to Nickelodeon‘s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series you’ll notice they haven’t really been fighting the usual kind of bad guys. The alien race called the Kraang, mutated people, mad scientists and the Foot clan; but they’ve never really encountered someone like the Shredder. And much like the audience they’ve never even seen his face. Now, ahead of San Diego Comic Con the secret has been revealed – and can be on your shelf by the end of the week!

Ahead of next week’s annual SDCC, Playmates Toys, the company licensed to sell the line of TMNT toys has released the first look at Oroku Saki (Shredder) and his face. Check him and his very pointy armour out below.

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

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Above: The third phase of the Marvel universe is still a long way away, but that hasn’t stopped fans like AndrewSS7 from making their own Ant-Man movie posters. Featuring his own take on Henry Pym’s Ant-Man armor,it paints a pretty convincing movie poster that Marvel might want to snatch up. [Geek Tyrant]

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