Network Offers Immersive Fan Experience Based on Its Iconic
Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, SpongeBob SquarePants,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and More
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BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
will immerse fans in three decades-worth of iconic characters and shows
as it brings Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, SpongeBob
SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to life at
Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017. From a 23-foot-tall pineapple
under the sea to O-Town, Hillwood and the sewers of NYC, Nick will
showcase its fan-favorite characters and popular shows with
one-of-a-kind activations, panels, talent signings and interactive
Every day of the convention, Nickelodeon's booth (#4113) will feature: a
23-foot-tall pineapple, housing an interactive gaming experience,
allowing fans to literally step inside the world of SpongeBob
SquarePants; a life-size replica of Helga's shrine from Hey
Arnold!; a retail area featuring a custom t-shirt station and
one-of-a-kind, exclusive collectibles; costumed-character appearances;
and autograph signings with the voice casts and creators from Rocko's
Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nick animation creators Butch Hartman (The
Fairly OddParents), Chris Savino (The Loud House) and Billy
Lopez (Welcome to the Wayne), and more.
Nickelodeon also will present four panels during the convention: Rocko's
Modern Life: Return to Earth!, a reunion with the original voice
actors and sneak peek at the upcoming TV special; Hey Arnold!:
From Hillwood to the Jungle!, celebrating the return of the beloved
characters in the upcoming TV movie with past and present casts and a
live musical performance; Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
a dive into the thrilling story arcs in season five; and SpongeBob
SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom, a
behind-the-scenes look at the new stop-motion Halloween special, along
with a live table read of a classic episode picked by fans via social
The following is the full rundown of Nickelodeon's activations:
Rocko's Modern Life: Return to Earth!
Thursday, July 20: Fans will be shouting, "Oh my!" and
"SPUNKYYY!," when Nickelodeon's beloved and wacky series Rocko's
Modern Life lands in San Diego. Original show creator Joe Murray,
Cosmo Segurson (director) and the voice cast of O-Town's popular
residents--Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko), Tom Kenny (Heffer), Mr.
Lawrence (Filburt), Charlie Adler (Mr. Big Head and Mrs. Big
Head)--will dive deep into the lore of this animated classic and what to
expect from Rocko's return to the TV screen, including an exclusive
sneak peek at the special. The panel will be moderated by Marc
Hey Arnold!: From Hillwood to the Jungle!
Friday, July 21: Rejoice in the return of Arnold, Gerald, Helga
and all of the Hillwood neighbors, with the series' classic voice actors Lane
Toran (Arnold), Jamil Walker Smith (Gerald), Francesca
Marie Smith (Helga), and Anndi McAfee (Phoebe) and the new
generation of talent featured in the upcoming TV movie--Mason Vale
Cotton (Arnold) and Benjamin "Lil' P-Nut" Flores, Jr.
(Gerald). This panel will also feature a live musical performance by
composer Jim Lang and an introduction to never-before-seen
footage of the TV movie by show creator Craig Bartlett. The panel
will be moderated by Marc Snetiker(Entertainment Weekly).
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Friday, July 21: Executive producer Ciro Nieli will
explore the thrilling story arcs and give fans an inside look at season
five of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Joining the discussion are
legendary creators and collaborators Kevin Eastman and Stan
Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), as well as the talented voice cast from the
series: Sean Astin (Raphael), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg
Cipes (Michelangelo), and Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw). The panel
will be moderated by Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy).
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini
Saturday, July 22: Celebrate Halloween in July as Vincent
Waller (supervising producer), Marc Ceccarelli (supervising
producer) and Mr. Lawrence (story editor, voice of Plankton) are
joined by Chris Finnegan, Seamus Walsh and Mark
Caballero (Screen Novelties) to share behind-the-scenes footage from
the upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants stop-motion special. Plus, see
panelists Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke
(Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward) and Carolyn Lawrence
(Sandy) do a live table read of a fan-picked classic Halloween episode
and also be on the lookout for a special appearance by one of Bikini
Bottom's spookiest citizens. The panel will be moderated by Claudia
Spinelli (Executive in Charge, SpongeBob SquarePants,
DAILY BOOTH ACTIVITY
SpongeBob Pineapple Experience: Attendees can step inside this
23-foot, larger-than-life pineapple straight from Bikini Bottom and
immerse themselves inside the world of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles or The Loud House for an interactive
game and video capture experience.
Customized T-Shirt Station: Set against a Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles New York cityscape, fans can purchase a t-shirt from
the retail shop and customize it on the spot with characters and art
from their choice of seven fan-favorite Nick shows: SpongeBob
SquarePants, TMNT, Hey Arnold!, Rocko's Modern
Life, The Loud House, Rugrats and Danny Phantom.
Hey Arnold! Photo Opp. featuring Helga's Shrine: Fans
can take photos with Arnold and Gerald, plus visit a replica of
Helga's shrine and have the opportunity to see their Hey Arnold!
social media content appear in the shrine's real-time feed.
Autograph Signings: Signing opportunities with Nickelodeon
talent include: SpongeBob SquarePants voice talent; Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtles voice talent and executive producers; Hey
Arnold!: The Jungle Movie voice talent and creator; Rocko's
Modern Life: Static Cling voice talent and creator; and Nick's
current series creators and executive producers Butch Hartman (Bunsen
is a Beast), Chris Savino (The Loud House) and
Billy Lopez (Welcome to the Wayne).
Costumed-Character Appearances: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles;
SpongeBob SquarePants and friends Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks,
Squidward Tentacles; and Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and
Power Rangers Ninja Steel will make appearances at Nick's booth at
select times during the convention.
Retail: Attendees can purchase Comic-Con exclusive figures and
collectibles, the summer edition of the Nick Box, t-shirts and more.
Giveaways: Enter for a chance to win special prizes over the
course of the convention.
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putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes
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