There is nothing quite as thrilling as convention season. From all the fandom gatherings, cosplay and announcements galore. There is never such a thing as a slow or boring moment at cons.
And this past weekend’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, California was quite the affair. From comics, live-action film. Anime and television there was a mind-blowing amount going on at once. So we have lot of ground to cover. And as promises converge commences.
One of the big things for Nickelodeon was opening their vault. Giving center stage to some of the most beloved series from the 90s. All That, Hey Arnold, Rugrats, Double Dare, Aaah!!! Real Monsters, CatDog, and Legend of the Hidden Temple to name a few. A theme that was carried over with the various panels, but also with the booth and merchandise.
Nostalgia overload in short. But a grand celebration of some of the most beloved animated and live-action characters.
One might argue the single most thrilling arrival was that of the trailer for the upcoming film. A little something titled Legends of the Hidden Temple. In addition to playing the trailer, fans were also treated to some discussion with cast members Kirk Fogg, Dee Bradley Baker, and Isabela Moner.
Check out the trailer and official details from the press release:
The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie is slated to debut in fall 2016.
The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie follows three siblings who break away from a lackluster tour in a jungle, finding themselves immersed in a high-stakes adventure comprised of obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie will feature many elements from the original game show including: Olmec, a talking head who greets cast members Noah, Sadie and Dudley, and launches them on the adventure of a lifetime; The Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and appearances from a green monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among others.
Legends of the Hidden Temple stars Kirk Fogg (original TV show host), Dee Bradley Baker (original voice of Olmec), Isabela Moner, Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer.
For more ways to connect with Legends of the Hidden Temple follow @NickelodeonTV and @thesplat on Twitter or @NickelodeonTV and @thesplatgram on Instagram. Join the conversation with #LegendsOfTheHiddenTemple.
I remember when news of this came about. My first reaction was a level of confusion as I tried to mull around with the idea. Just how do you transition a game show to a full scale story? Yes, games have been turned into films before. But they still appeared as games to some level. Needless to say I spend a nice amount of time running through hundreds of scenarios.
Now that we have the trailer and can see some of the action, it does seem to have worked well. And speaking of action it looks as if there is a lot in store as well as twist and turns.
Just looking over at the comments on social media, there is a lot of excitement for this. Both from older fans that followed the show in their youth. As well as younger fans that are just getting introduced into the legend. It is nice to see how there is a level of share enthusiasm.
As of right now there is no specific date noted of when this will air on Nick. But with any luck they will announce more details. And possibly offer more glances into the story as we get closer. Perhaps in the meanwhile we might see re-airings of the original Legends of the Hidden Temple. Time will tell.