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Nick Rewind was originally a collection of DVDs and merchandise of older Nickelodeon shows such as Clarissa Explains It All, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, and You Can't Do That on Television. The collection was launched in 2005, but is was on hold for an indefinite period of time until 2008. It is also currently a series of iTunes collections composed of old Nicktoons. There was also a Nick Rewind block of programming on Sundays during the Summer of 2006.

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Nick Rewind DVDs

Nick Rewind is a collection of DVDs of older Nickelodeon television shows. The first two DVDs in this collection were released on May 17, 2005: Clarissa Explains It All[1] and The Adventures of Pete and Pete.[2] These DVDs sold so well that Nickelodeon then released Season 2 of Pete and Pete in November 2005.[3] The third season of Pete and Pete, as well as Volume One of "You Can't Do That on Television", were set for release in the spring of 2006, but after several postponements, the releases are currently on hiatus.[4] In 2008, Nickelodeon created a deal with Amazon.com to sell exclusive DVD sets which included three shows under the Nick Rewind name (Doug, Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, and Rugrats).

Nick Rewind on iTunes

Nick Rewind became available on iTunes in July 2007. Nick Rewind Volume One is now available. Volume 2 was released in May 2008.

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Volume 1

Volume 2

Full seasons and best of volumes

Halloween Vol.1 & 2

  • Halloween Vol.1 - 2008
  • Halloween Vol. 2- 2009

Amazon.com

Merchandise

Nick Rewind was also a brand of merchandise and clothing relating to older Nickelodeon shows, and was sold exclusively at Hot Topic stores. This collection included items from such shows as Salute Your Shorts, Double Dare, Hey Dude, Rocko's Modern Life, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Clarissa Explains It All, and You Can't Do That on Television. They still sell them occasionally.[5 ][6]

Nick Rewind on television

Nick Rewind was an hour long block on Nickelodeon that aired from 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT every Sunday in the summer of 2006. It featured such shows as The Wild Thornberrys, Rocko's Modern Life, Rocket Power, and The Ren & Stimpy Show. It also featured old Nickelodeon bumpers and station ads.

Future of Nick Rewind

While Nickelodeon had announced plans to release You Can't Do That on Television and Season 3 of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Nickelodeon's parent company, Viacom, was in the process of splitting with CBS. Also, Nickelodeon's president, Herb Scannell, had stepped down. It is believed that this may be the reason why these titles and any others relating to Nick Rewind have been pulled.[6] It has also been reported that the clearances for You Can't Do That on Television were too complicated for a DVD release as of yet, since it not only involves the numerous cast members who appeared on the show, but also involves the show's owner, CJOH-TV in Ottawa, Ontario, and in turn that station's current owner, the CTV Network division of CTVglobemedia.[6] The block has since stopped airing on Nickelodeon and with the phasing out of all former classic programming on Nickelodeon's web video on demand service, all future plans for archived programming are unknown. A Nick Rewind channel is unknown.

References

  1. ^ David Lambert (2005). "Nick launches 'Rewind Collection' with 1st Season of Clarissa". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=2895. Retrieved December 16, 2006.  
  2. ^ David Lambert (2005). "Nick's 'Rewind Collection' continues with Pete & Pete". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=2903. Retrieved December 16, 2006.  
  3. ^ David Lambert (2005). "More 'Rewind Collection' fun with 2nd Season of Pete & Pete". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3758. Retrieved December 16, 2006.  
  4. ^ David Lambert (2005). "The Boys are Back for Season 3". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=4348. Retrieved December 16, 2006.  
  5. ^ "Hot Topic - Search Results for Nickelodeon". HotTopic.com. http://search.hottopic.com/search?p=Q&ts=custom&lbc=hottopic&w=Nickelodeon. Retrieved December 16, 2006.  
  6. ^ a b c David Lambert (2006). "Maybe You Can't Do That on DVD...at least not yet". TVShowsOnDVD.com. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=5011. Retrieved December 16, 2006.  

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