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Yes, People Sing the Salute Your Shorts Theme Song to the Actor Who Played Budnik

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Image Source: Maggie Boyd If you grew up in the '80s or early '90s and had Nickelodeon and I said the name "Budnik" to you, you'd know exactly who that was - and you'd probably start singing, "Camp Anawanna . . . " That's how the theme song of Salute Your Shorts begins, and even though it's been 26 years since the show debuted, I'm betting you still know every word to that song. No stranger to it are Danny Cooksey, the actor who played Bobby Budnik, and Steve Slavkin, the man who created the series in his late twenties. I'm chatting with them at Atx as part of the NickSplat panel (the stars of Hey Dude are also here), and they tell me how often exactly they get fans singing the song to them. "It happens fairly often," Cooksey says. "The biggest thing that I get is that people recognize me and
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Nickelodeon’s ‘Hey Arnold’ 2017 Reboot Plot, Title Revealed

Nickelodeon is bringing back the original “Hey Arnold” cast for the upcoming TV movie, which is titled “Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.” The two-hour telepic will air in 2017.

“Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie” picks up from where the original series left off in 2004 and will resolve unanswered questions and plotlines — including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents.

Original voice actors Francesca Marie Smith will return as Helga; Anndi McAfee as Phoebe; Justin Shenkarow as Harold; Olivia Hack as Rhonda; Nika Futterman as Olga; Dan Butler as Mr. Simmons; “The Simpsons” vet Dan Castellaneta as Grandpa; Tress MacNeille as Grandma; Antoinette Stella as Stella; Carlos Alazraqui as Eduardo; Dom Irrera as Ernie; Maurice Lamarche as Bob Pataki; Kath Soucie as Miriam; Danielle Judovits as Big Patty; Danny Cooksey as Stoop Kid; Jim Belushi as Coach Wittenberg; and Craig Bartlett as Miles.

Arnold, and many of the kid characters from the original cartoon, will be voiced by new actors. Mason Vale Cotton will play the title character; Benjamin “L’il P-Nut” Flores Jr. will voice Gerald; Gavin Lewis as Eugene; Jet Jurgensmeyer as Stinky; Aiden Lewandowski as Sid; Laya Hayes as Nadine; Nicolas Cantu as Curly; Wally Wingert as Oskar; and Stephen Stanton as Pigeon Man.

The original voice of Arnold, Lane Toran, and the original voice of Gerald, Jamil Smith, will lend their voices to several other roles.

Alfred Molina joins that cast as the resident villain, Lasombra, an infamous river pirate operating from a secret compound in the jungles of San Lorenzo.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to work with these talented voice actors who brought to life one of the most celebrated cartoons in Nickelodeon’s history,” said Chris Viscardi, Svp of content development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties. “The voice cast is an essential piece to the ‘Hey Arnold’ universe and we’re excited for a new generation of fans to hear these characters in a new TV movie.”

Original “Hey Arnold” creator Craig Bartlett is writing and exec producing the TV movie, which hails from Nickelodeon Animation Studios.

“Hey Arnold” originally ran on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2004. The revival movie is one of the cabler’s original projects returning, in addition to a “Legends of the Hidden Temple” movie, based on the ’90s game show. The “Hey Arnold” movie was first reported by Variety.

The announcement comes amidst Nickelodeon’s 25th anniversary celebration of original creator-driven animation.
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Ology Exclusive: Interview With Director And Actor Erik MacArthur

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Most may know Erik MacArthur as an actor, but for years he's been sitting in the producer and director's chair. We all know him from esteemed works like Pleasantville, We Were Soldiers and the cult following Salute Your Shorts, but now it's time to see the other side. Ology caught up with MacArthur to discuss his impressive background in film and television and to see what projects he's currently working on. 

Like catching up with an old friend, Erik talks to Ology about his newest film Pono that will begin filming in Hawaii in the upcoming months. He also explains the transition he made to behind the camera, with previous projects like the short Life Makes Sense When You're Famous and his first feature film Bottoms Up.

Ology: It's so nice to talk to you today and seeing what you're up to. What projects are you currently working on?

Erik MacArthur
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Liveblogging "As The World Turns" : Heartless, Part Three

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As Luke mourns his (and our) loss, will Noah try to worm his way back in come to his aid?

Join us and refresh for updates!

2:05Pm Est: We start with Lily , who's trembly and weepy. Oh, it must be Wednesday. Or any day ending in ... "day". She tells Holden that Chris had a heart transplant and Reid was the donor. I kept expecting him to say "Is Reid okay"?

Alison brings some coffee to Luke, who' still pacing around waiting for word on Chris. He says "Chris has to make it. He has to live." Don't worry, Luke, they wouldn't kill him off. He likes ladies.

2:15Pm: Katie visits Chris (and she's wearing a darling urine-colored hospital frock.) He says he's not looking forward to thanking Reid. Oh jeez ... just tell him the truth already.

Lily and Holden are trying to decide whether to go see Luke when Lucinda barges in.
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Andrew Koenig Seemed 'Happy, Fulfilled' Shooting Final Role, Producer Says

'I can't tell you how shocked I am,' says 'DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSenSE' producer Miller Uwanawich.

By Larry Carroll

Andrew Koenig

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A day after the body of actor Andrew Koenig was discovered in Vancouver, Hollywood is beginning to deal with the reality of losing one of its own. One person who has been closely watching the details of Koenig's disappearance and apparent suicide is Miller Uwanawich, producer of the upcoming film that will mark Koenig's final onscreen role.

"Sad," is how the filmmaker described himself when asked about the "Growing Pains" star who shot "DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSenSE" with him in mid-2008. "If I have to explain [my feelings] in one word, sad. I don't know what else to say; I'm shocked, sad, surprised."

Currently in post-production, "DaZe" has already gained a good deal of attention because of another of its stars,
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Knievel gets animated with Disney

Disney Xd, which is rebranding from Toon Disney in February, is partnering with daredevil "Kaptain" Robbie Knievel for a 2-D animated comedy series about a 12-year-old boy who wants to become the world's greatest daredevil.

"Kid Knievel," from Walt Disney Television Animation, marks the first animated show for Disney Xd, which is primarily targeted at boys ages 6-14 and their families. Knievel will serve as a stunt consultant on the series, which is in production for a fall 2009 premiere.

The series centers on a boy (voiced by Chris Edgerly) -- short in stature but big in heart -- who, inspired by Knievel, overcomes incredible obstacles in his quest to become the world's greatest and most extreme daredevil.

Matt Jones and Danny Cooksey also voice roles in the show, which was created by Sandro Corsaro. Chris Savino is the executive producer and director.

" 'Kid Knievel' sets the tone for the animated series to come,
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Disney gets barbaric with 'Dave'

Disney gets barbaric with 'Dave'
The Disney Channel has greenlighted Disney's Dave the Barbarian, a new comedy series from Walt Disney Animation, for a January premiere. Set in the Middle Ages, Dave follows the family of a gentle strongman whose brute strength is matched only by his interested in cultural activities like origami and gourmet cooking. Each of the 21 episodes, which will run several times in either afternoon or primetime between Friday and Sunday, are split into two 11-minute cartoons. Dave was created by Doug Langdale, whose credits include Disney's The Weekenders. The series will be directed by Howy Parkins (Disney's Recess). Danny Cooksey (Disney's Pepper Ann) will provide the voice for the title character. Recurring voice cast members will include Joan and Melissa Rivers and Metallica musicians James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

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