The 200,000 square-foot, LEED-certified Nickelodeon Animation Studio complex officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 11. Members of the Burbank City Council, including the Mayor of Burbank, Burbank Chamber of Commerce and Boys & Girls Club joined Nickelodeon artists, management and staff in celebrating the state-of-the-art workspace.

Numerous officials from the City of Burbank, including from the Police, Fire and City Departments, along with officials and teachers from Burbank Unified School District also toured the newly opened facility.

Looks to be a veritable Morgan Library there.

A central, trellised “working gallery” runs the length of each floor in the building, providing open space for collaboration and to display work in progress. Employees can brainstorm on chalkboard, dry erase and magnetic walls.

The courtyard connects the new and original buildings, while serving as an outdoor work and meeting area with a full range of audio/visual capabilities. The open area is decorated with a 400-pound statue of The Ren & Stimpy Show’s Stimpy situated in a Zen garden, stone benches etched with live-action and animation creators’ artwork and quotes, wire sculptures of Henry Danger, Clarissa Explains It All, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Dora the Explorer, among others, and banners of every show currently in production.

Exactly what’s “Zen” about Ren and Stimpy?

“Since we first planted our flag on the West Coast in the early ‘90s, Nickelodeon in Burbank has been a beacon to the creative community, and our new complex now signals our increased commitment to giving our creators and employees the very best environment and resources to be successful,” added Zarghami.

There you go.

People’s expectations in life (and inner requirements, apparently) are just so incredibly low these days. It’s no wonder they elected this disaster in waiting.

How do teachers do it every day? Or are they now just as bad.



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4 responses to “Brainstorm?

  1. Come on now, when you copy and paste one of our stories from myBurbank you need to give us credit whether you like the story or not – does not matter to me either way because all publicity is good publicity!

    Also, if any of your readers or yourself have questions you would like to ask the council or school board candidates, please let me know either here or email me at Respectful questions only – no attacks. Deadline 1/16/17. I will select the best ones.

    • semichorus

      You’re full of shit Craig, because you copied that story from a press release. That’s why I didn’t link to it. A good number of your stories are verbatim promo copy from elsewhere.

      By the way, what do you consider a “respectful” question? One that doesn’t challenge anyone or put them on the spot?

      Also, why’d you wait almost four days to say anything about this? Retaliation for me calling into question Burbank’s sacred “show choir”? When are you doing a story about it?

      • Please SHOW me the release that we just copied and pasted along with the quotes in the article. Our Associate Editor, Lisa Paredas wrote this story and interviewed people through email with Ross Benson on scene shooting pictures. Yes, we do run many releases and I have no problem admitting that but that was NOT the case here.

        I also only check your site every few days and I don’t wait breathlessly for you to post something.

        Lastly, I’m sorry that you would rather see me write about something at BHS that affect a few instead if the upcoming elections that will affect all. I guess I came to the wrong place.

        • semichorus

          Affect few? AFFECT FEW?

          No room for both stories, eh? I’m convinced that Burbank’s one big protection racket for morons and mediocrities.

          Why too btw do your stories always sound like press releases?

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