SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS HALLOWEEN STOP-MOTION ANIMATION SPECIAL LOOKS AWESOME!

We’re suckers for halloween specials and stop motion animation and this new SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Halloween Special looks like exactly what we love. Premiering October 13th, THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS HALLOWEEN STOP-MOTION ANIMATION SPECIAL: THE LEGEND OF BOO-KINI BOTTOM looks like a new classic for kids of all ages. You can check out the official press release and trailer below!

BURBANK, Calif.—Sept. 25, 2017—Nickelodeon treats viewers to a spooky stop-motion special with the premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom, on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7p.m. (ET/PT). The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared–especially SpongeBob, who seems to be unflappable in his belief that spooky things are actually funny.

Inspired by the visual style of classic stop-motion animation TV specials, Bikini Bottom is decked out for Halloween and features Sandy’s treedome as a mad scientist’s lab, including a giant remotely operated Acorn Monster; Mr. Krabs’ restaurant as “The Horrors of the Chum Bucket,” displaying scenes of Plankton torturing food; and Plankton’s restaurant as “The Horrors of the Krusty Krab,” telling the story of Mr. Krabs turning customers into Krabby Patties and more.

The characters wear Halloween costumes, with SpongeBob as a flower, Patrick as a knight, Sandy as a mad scientist, Mr. Krabs as a dollar bill, Plankton as a devil, Squidward as himself, and Karen as a cat.SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom features an original song, “The Scare Song,” written by Mr. Lawrence, music by Eban Schletter and performed by the Flying Dutchman’s crew of pirate ghosts.

The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom was produced at Screen Novelties, a Los Angeles-based stop-motion animation production company, where miniature puppets and sets brought Bikini Bottom to life in three dimensions. The production featured 27 unique sets, across five stages, where 15 boxes of breakfast cereal were used to create texture on Bikini Bottom’s coral reefs; eight pounds of glitter were used to decorate SpongeBob’s Halloween pineapple house; hundreds of popsicle sticks created the planks of the rollercoaster track that Patrick and SpongeBob ride; and “black lights” were used to create a fluorescent glow across the puppets and sets.

The special features various production techniques including: stop-motion puppet animation, marionette puppeteering, hand puppets and 2D hand-drawn animation designed by Sally Cruikshank.

Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller are co-executive producers on SpongeBob SquarePants. The special was written by Mr. Lawrence, with Brian Morante serving as the storyboard director and Jennie Monica as producer. The special is being directed by Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh, and produced by Chris Finnegan of Screen Novelties.

This is the second time Nickelodeon has partnered with Screen Novelties on a SpongeBob SquarePants stop-motion episode. SpongeBob SquarePants: It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! debuted December 2012 and featured Plankton turning everybody in Bikini Bottom from nice to naughty.

Viewers can visit the SpongeBob SquarePants page on Nick.com, the Nick App and the Facebookpage, along with the SpongeBob Facebook page and SpongeBob Instagram, to get an exclusive look at the series. Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants are currently available on the Nick App andNick.com, for download on iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Android, and Android TV and Nick On Demand. Episodes are available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, Xbox, and PlayStation.

 

Newest Nintendo Direct Gives Us Lots to See and More Mario Odyssey!

Nintendo always gives fun updates with their Nintendo Direct video feeds where they debut new info and products and their newest was no different. Lots to see here and most important to us was a launch date for the new Zelda amiibo and a better look at Super Mario Odyssey. You can check out the video below and all the important moments are listed with their time from the video for your convenience!

0:16 – Yoshiaki Koizumi introduces Nintendo Direct 0:40 – Pokémon Ultra Sun & Pokémon Ultra Moon 3:42 – Poké Ball Edition New Nintendo 2DS XL 3:58 – Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser’s Minions 4:52 – Kirby: Battle Royale 5:37 – Kirby 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll (Visit: https://goo.gl/k72RFm ) 5:52 – Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters and Oni Evolution 6:37 – Layton’s Mystery Journey 7:11 – Minecraft for Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems 7:49 – Mario Party: The Top 100 8:35 – Metroid: Samus Returns 9:12 – ATLUS RPGs Journey to the West 10:02 – Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney 10:09 – Fire Emblem Warriors for Nintendo 3DS Family of Systems 10:19 – New Nintendo 2DS XL Orange & White Edition 10:46 – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 18:48 – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Special Edition Version & Pro Controller 19:12 – Splatoon 2 Updates 20:10 – Fire Emblem Warriors 21:08 – Snipperclips Plus: Cut it Out, Together! 22:04 – Morphies Law 23:01 – Rocket League 23:49 – Arena of Valor – Nintendo Switch MOBA 24:39 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 25:46 – DOOM & Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus 26:22 – Flip Wars 27:08 – Arcade Archives Mario Bros. 27:59 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions amiibo 28:24 – NBA 2K18 | WWE 2K18 | FIFA 18 | Pokkén Tournament DX 29:28 – Project Octopath Traveler (Working Title) 34:11 – ARMS Ver. 3 Update 34:56 – Dragon Quest Builders 35:49 – Kirby Star Allies 36:44 – Downloadable Fun in Nintendo eShop 37:29 – Lost Sphere | Sonic Forces | Resident Evil | LA Noire 38:29 – Super Mario Odyssey 45:18 – Super Mario Odyssey Edition Nintendo Switch, Joy-Con, and Carrying Case

Imaginext’s NYCC Exclusive Collectors’ Limited-Edition DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme Looks Incredible!!

With NYCC fast approaching we are always on the lookout for awesome exclusives and this year Imaginext may have already won the prize for best in show with their Limited-Edition DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme!

Check this bad boy out!!!!

Heres the info straight from Imaginext on how you can score one.

The Imaginext® DC Super Friends™ Batbot Xtreme is a direct nod to 2015’s “Superheavy” Batman story arc in Batman #40 to Batman #46, during which Commissioner Gordon steps into the role of Batman using a special mechanical bat-suit after Bruce Wayne is presumed dead and can’t perform Batman’s duties. Batbot Xtreme truly takes the Batman robo-suit from the series and gives it a larger than life twist in the Imaginext style.

Coinciding with the upcoming 10-year anniversary of the Imaginext and DC Super Friends partnership, this limited edition Imaginext DC Super Friends Batbot Xtreme is painted in premium metallic for a more authentic and deluxe version of the ultimate Batman toy. Exclusive New York Comic Con packaging features lights and sounds built into a fully immersive Batcave experience, offering the perfect backdrop for your entire Batman collection. Just like the original version, the NYCC exclusive stands over 2-feet tall and features everything a child – or fanboy – could want, including huge bat wings (WHOOSH!) and controllable punching fists (POW!), projectile launchers (BAM!), a Batman voice changer, a multi-level playset, and of course a Batman figure and vehicle.

Fans looking to snag a NYCC exclusive Imaginext DC Super Friends™ Batbot Xtreme will have to act fast! Retailing for $250, Imaginext has only produced 300 copies of the collectors’ edition. Here’s how you can get one:

  • NYCC Exclusive Lottery – Launching on September 14, 225 limited edition Batbots will be up for grabs through the official NYCC lottery. Registering for the lottery will guarantee that you are able to purchase a Batbot during the show. Lottery purchased Batbots will be shipped to you, courtesy of Imaginext.

http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Content/Pre-Show-Lotteries/

  • In-booth sales – Each day during NYCC, 10 additional Batbots will be sold on a first come, first serve basis that you can walk away with that day.
  • In-booth raffle – Each day, 1 limited edition Batbot will be raffled off to attendees who share a social post from the Imaginext booth. Visit booth #326 on the show floor for more details.

 

New York Comic Con will take place at the Javits Center in NYC on October 5-8, 2017. Don’t worry; if you are unable to get your hands on the NYCC exclusive, you can still find the original Batbot Xtreme now at Toys R Us, Target, and Amazon.com for $109.99.