Netflix and Nickelodean team-up? SpongeBob spinoff will focus onSquidward?

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Looks like Disney+ won’t be the only heavy hitter on the online streaming service. It’s been announce on Wednesday that Netflix will be teaming up with Nickelodeon in order to produce original existing projects such as specials and TV shows. This is all started when many signed up to the Disney+ streaming service. According to Netflix vice president of original animation Melissa Cobb, she stated in a press conference that with Nickelodeon already having existing characters from many shows, they want to expand and “reimagine” the stories and characters from their series.

“Nickelodeon has generated scores of characters that kids love, and we look forward to telling wholly original stories that re-imagine and expand on the worlds they inhabit,” said Melissa Cobb.

Already announced, there is already plans of a SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff focusing on SpongeBob’s friends. The character that is planning to get the spotlight is SpongeBob’s neighbor, Squidward Tentacles. With TV specials and movies like Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, Netlfix is hoping to do more specials with existing shows. They also want to do one focusing on the cartoon Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninjas. There is also plans of SpongeBob prequel series which will have up to 13 episodes.

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Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus movie review *Spoilers*

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Netflix synopsis:

When Zim reappears to begin the next phase of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his nemesis Dib Membrane sets out to unmask him once and for all.

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Invader Zim Netflix movie was originally going to be planned on TV?

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If you didn’t know, Netflix has released two classic Nickelodeon movies and specials of the cartoons Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life. We have the movie Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and the special Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. These two classics are back and are only available in Netflix. However, from sources I read, they were originally going to be on TV.

In a interview from ComicBook.com, Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez tells them why did they choose Netflix instead of broadcasting the movie on TV. Here is what what he had to say:

“We had already finished production. Netflix really had no hand in the creation of the thing. Nickelodeon was the intended destination for it, but then there was a lot of changeover that happened in the last couple of months of production at Nickelodeon, just suddenly everyone that was supportive was no longer present. And I think we just rolled to the finish line in this junky machine that I think really only crossed the finish line out of sheer neglect by the end of it.”

Overall from this statement, Vasquez briefly stated that they were done making the movie and wanted to release it to the public. Unfortunately, the team he knew from Nickelodeon wasn’t there and the new team didn’t give them permission to put to on TV. Instead, thanks to Netflix platform, they were able to easily stream it for others. How do you feel about this news? Get ready for more movies plan such as Rise for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Loud House.

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SpongeBob SquarePants – Big Birthday Blowout Spoiler Review

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Wikipedia synopsis:

SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout is a 2019 made-for-television live-action/animated absurdist comedy special based on the American animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants. It was written by Kaz and Mr. Lawrence, and was directed by Sherm Cohen, Dave Cunningham, and Adam Paloian.

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Batman Beyond Blu-Ray Collection announced!

Batman fans rejoice! This weekend is San Diego Comic Con 2019 and this means we are going to be getting a lot of news in regards to movies, comic books, anime and even video games. Today I got some exciting news to tell you if you love the classic Batman: The Animated Series show. If you have Batman: The Animated Series collection, you might want to save up for this Batman collection. It’s been announced that the sequel, spinoff Batman Beyond will be coming back in a Blu-Ray collection set. The set is expected to come out on Blu-Ray October 29th and a digital version on October 15th.

To celebrate the 20 years of this cartoon, this collection will come out as a Limited Edition set with a total of 52 episodes. 41 episodes out of the 52 will be remastered without film grain, 35 mm film and enhancing resolution.  This collection will have bonus features that includes commentary from series creator Bruce Timm, four art cards, a remastered movie of Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker and an exclusive Pop Funko figure of Batman. According to IGN, the digital collection of this will be about $49.99 and the physical set is $99.99.

SpongeBob news: Announced Prequel series and video game!

Once again, I have some news to share with you and it’s not about anime or video games. It’s all about the yellow cartoon SpongeBob!

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SpongeBob Prequel series

Reported by Deadline, Nickelodeon announced that they are planning to do a spinoff series focusing on SpongeBob SquarePants. According to the article, the working title for the cartoon is called “Kamp Koral”. Unlike the cartoon on TV right now, this series will be a prequel series focusing on SpongeBob when he was 10 years old and the setting of the series is him at a sleepaway camp. The series will be CG animated instead of 2D animation and it will have 13 episodes. Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins announced it’s the first time they will do a spinoff show based on SpongeBob and the show will begin production in June.

Deadline describes Kamp Koral:

In the series, SpongeBob and his pals spend the summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish, and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral. SpongeBob SquarePants‘ Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller co-executive produce the prequel.

According to the site, there will be a build up to this series as we approach SpongeBob’s 20th anniversary on his TV debut. His TV appearance appeared in July 17th, 1999 and the one hour TV special Big Birthday Blowout will begin on July 12th.

SpongeBob Battle for Bikini Bottom returns!

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The only SpongeBob games I remember playing as a kid was SpongeBob SquarePants: Super Sponge and SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman. There is one SpongeBob game that I never played but I wish I did because it’s considered one of the best and fun games according to the fans. In 2003, THQ and Heavy Iron Studios created the game SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom for PS2, GameCube and Xbox. Fans loved this game for the fun gameplay and cartoon humor. Now recently announced, Publisher THQ Nordic and developer Purple Lamp Studios are bringing back this fan favorite game for modern consoles. This returning game is called SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated. This game will be for X1, Switch, PS4 and PC. Here is what the game is described according to Gematsu:

Are you ready, kids? The cult classic is back, faithfully remade in spongetastic splendor! Play as SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy and show the evil Plankton that crime pays even less than Mr. Krabs. Want to save Bikini Bottom from lots of rampant robots? Of course you do! Want to underpants bungee jump? Why wouldn’t you! Want to join forces in a brand new multiplayer mode? The battle is on!

Step aside Final Fantasy VII Remake, Death Stranding and Pokemon Sword and Shield, SpongeBob is taking over the news!

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Nick movies Invader Zim and Rocko’s Modern Life is heading to Netflix

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Does anyone remember watching Rocko’s Modern Life during the 90’s? Remember the insane randomness in the cartoon Invader Zim? I got some interesting news to share. Originally in 2017 Comic Con, Nickelodean revealed two teaser trailers for the return of Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim. Now we get an update from Bob Bakish, the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Viacom in regards to these cartoons. They are actually cartoon movies and they will be premiering on Netflix. Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus will be on Netflix in summer 2019. It’s updated that Rocko’s Modern Life will be in late Summer.

Created by Jhonen Vasquez, Invader Zim premiered on March 30, 2001, running for 27 episodes over two seasons on Nickelodeon, winning an Emmy Award and an Annie Award for individual achievement in animation (which went to storyboard artists Kyle Menke and Steve Ressel, respectively). The series chronicles an alien named Zim who arrived on Earth from his home planet of Irk with imperialistic intentions of conquering the planet (in order to gain favor with his Irken home race). Wildly ineffective but hilariously earnest, Zim and his robot companion GIR attempted to blend in and study the human race while simultaneously trying to enslave it. Despite Zim and GIR’s subpar disguises, the only humans who realize they are extraterrestrials are school-aged paranormal investigator Dib.

In INVADER ZIM: Enter The Florpus, ZIM discovers his almighty leaders have no intention of coming to Earth and he loses confidence in his own amazingness for the first time in his amazing life, which is the big break his human nemesis Dib has been waiting for. At some point, GIR rides a tiny donkey, and that’s all anyone should really care about.

Created by Joe Murray and originally airing from 1993-1996, the animated series Rocko’s Modern Life follows the adventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town. Just like the original ‘90s series, “Static Cling” is hand-drawn special that stars Rocko, a wallaby who emigrated from Australia to the United States and enjoys the simple things in life; Heffer, Rocko’s best friend; Filburt, Rocko’s other best friend; and Ed Bighead and Bev Bighead, Rocko’s neighbors; as well as the other colorful characters.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling brings the beloved characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.

Also, it’s been announced a while back that Netlfix will also be in charge of other Nick projects such as the live action TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender, an animated series called Pinky Malinky, two animated movies of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles and The Loud House.

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Genndy Tartakovsky creates original Adult Swim cartoon

Remember the fifth season of Samurai Jack where the cartoon got dark with elements like blood violence and suicide? Well, get ready to see some violence and action because Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky is back and this time, he is making a cartoon Adult Swim fans. The cartoon is called Primal. It’s unknown if it’s going to be a movie special or TV series, but you can bet that Tartakovsky will be working on this project. If you don’t mind the violence, this may be for you. Primal will be on Adult Swim in the fall 2019.

Genndy Tartakovsky is an animator, director and producer in animation. He worked on cartoons like Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory and 2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars. He also directed the family movie trilogy Hotel Transylvania. He was this close to directing a Popeye movie, but Sony scrapped it and we ended up getting The Emoji Movie.

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Spider-Verse: The inside scoop of “Alternate Universe Mode” (Spoiler-Free)

Originally, I was going to do a movie review on this topic, but I decided to change my mind and discuss the difference between the original movie and Alternate Universe Mode. There will be minor spoilers but I am not going to cover the entire movie. I want you guys to enjoy this movie as well.

In 2018, Sony released two Marvel movies in the last three months of 2018. In October we had Venom and in December, we had the animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse became a smashing hit that surpassed many other animated movies that it even got an Oscars and knocking down Disney titles like the Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet. I got this movie for my birthday this year thanks to my parents. I got the DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack and based on the description on the Blu-Ray version, you can watch the movie in “Alternate Universe Mode”. Alternate Universe Mode is a special mode where you watch the movie, but you watch with the deleted scenes or scenes that was first idea but didn’t make it into the final cut. I decided to take the time to watch this movie in this version to see what was the changes. In conclusion, the movie had a different direction compared to the final product. Here is my top three points I noticed while watching AUM:

Iron Man confirmed in Spider-Verse?

Marvel has many heroes and it’s pretty common in the common books that they meet together. In movies, it can be complicated. Since this movie was done solely by Sony, we don’t have Tom Holland Spider-Man and instead we have adult Peter Parker and young new hero Miles Morales. In a scene with Miles’ parents, Miles mother us making dinner and she tells her husband that the food is Iron Man’s favorite dish. This caught me by surprise since even though it’s a Sony-Marvel movie, the creators of the movie wanted to mention another Marvel character. I shouldn’t be surprised since this is not the first time because in the Spider-Man PS4 game, Peter has made comments about the Avengers and the game includes Easter Eggs of Daredevil and Jessica Jones. Still, I can see why they took this off from the movie since Iron Man belongs to the MCU world and Spider-Man shared with Sony and Disney.

Miles’ Friend Ganke Lee

Unlike Iron Man, this character had a role in this movie and it would have played differently than the final version. When Miles gets Spider powers, he turns for help and seek his friend Ganke for help. Together they do tests and results on how can Miles learn to control his powers. One of the teaching methods is watching a Spider-Man movie played by Tom Cruise. We also get to learn about Miles’ conflicting feelings about being the next Spider-Man.

Jefferson and Aaron

In the movie, we didn’t get much information about Miles’s dad Jefferson and uncle Aaron but we did get implied details that Jefferson doesn’t want Miles to get influenced by his uncle Aaron. In the cut scenes, while in the search for Miles, Jefferson visits Miles and asks if he seen him. These two then get into a short discussion in regards on knowing about Miles personally. You can tell that these brothers have different views and opinions that puts a strain into their relationship.

Overall, if you love the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, I would recommend watching this mode to see what would have movie been like if they stuck with their first ideas. Did you see this movie? What did you think about this or Alternate Dimension Mode? These are just some of the points I wanted to talk about. I don’t want to spoiler this for you.

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