In either brilliant or terrible news for parents, two Nickelodeon staples are getting the live-action treatment.
It has been confirmed that both Dora the Explorer and The Fairly OddParents will be getting live-action reboots on streamer Paramount+, the renamed and expanded version of CBS All Access.
The reboots were confirmed as part of Viacom’s investor presentation, with a host of new reboots and spin-offs – like a rebooted Frasier and what sounds like a drag Eurovision – announced.
The hugely successful Dora the Explorer has run since 2000 on Nickelodeon and follows seven-year-old Latina girl Dora Marquez who loves to explore with her talking purple backpack and an anthropomorphic monkey companion named Boots.
The animated series has already had a live-action twist with the 2019 movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which starred Isabela Moner in the titular role.
Brian Robbins, president of ViacomCBS Kids & Family, confirmed that the new series would be taking cues from that movie, and will be designed for an older audience of children aged six to 11 and their families.
The Fairly OddParents have also been brought into the real world with the live-action television movie in 2011 called A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!
In the movie, and its two sequels A Fairly Odd Christmas and A Fairly Odd Summer, Drake Bell starred as a grown-up Timmy Turner, while Daniella Monet played Tootie.
The cartoon is one of the longest-running animated series on Nickelodeon, having run for 10 seasons and 172 episodes so far.
It follows the adventures of Timmy Turner, a 10-year-old boy with two fairy godparents named Cosmo and Wanda and a villainous 16-year-old babysitter named Vicky.
The show usually revolves around Cosmo and Wanda granting Timmy wishes to ‘fix’ his life, but the wishes backfiring in ridiculous ways.
Paramount+ is also bringing Rugrats back to our screens, with the original voice cast returning for a show using CG animation.
Other children’s shows announced are a ‘new chapter’ for iCarly starring original cast members original cast members Miranda Cosgrove, Nathan Kress, and Jerry Trainor, a SpongeBob Squarepants spin-off called Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years described as a ‘CG-animated original series that takes viewers back to when the iconic characters of Bikini Bottom met for the very first time, in a summer camp like no other’, and Star Trek: Prodigy, the first ever Star Trek series aimed at kids.
There will also be a host of new content inspired by Avatar.
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