Ooze News - May 1996
Hostess with the Mostest
Whitney Houston hosts Nickelodeon's 9th Annual Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, May 11.* NICKELODEON MAGAZINE spoke with Whitney about singing, stage fright, and sandwiches.
Birthday: August 9, 1963
Nickelodeon's 9th Annual Kids' Choice Awards airs on Saturday, May 11, at 8 PM.* Tune in to find out who kids chose as their favorite celebrities, athletes, and more.
Before the show starts, mark your own choices on this viewer's guide. Then watch the show to see if you picked the winners.
The nominees in each category are:
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTOR
Jim Carrey [*]
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
FAVORITE MOVIE ACTRESS
Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen [*]
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls [*]
FAVORITE TELEVISION ACTOR
Tim Allen [*]
FAVORITE TELEVISION ACTRESS
Tatyana M. Ali
Tia & Tamera Mowry [*]
FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Home Improvement [*]
Boyz II Men
"Gangsta's Paradise" (Coolio)
"One Sweet Day" (Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men)
FAVORITE MALE ATHLETE
FAVORITE FEMALE ATHLETE
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM
San Francisco 49ers
FAVORITE ANIMAL STAR
Amy the Gorilla (Congo)
Babe the Pig (Babe)
Marcel the Monkey (Friends)
Willy the Whale (Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home) [*]
FAVORITE VIDEO GAME
Donkey Kong Country [*]
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose
The Baby-Sitter IV by R.L. Stine
The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Pocahontas Illustrated Classic adapted by Gina Ingoglia
Tales to Give You Goosebumps: Special Edition #1 by R.L. Stine
HALL OF FAME
Tim Allen [*]
[Winners of Nickelodeon 1996 Kids' Choice Awards are marked with a *]
The show airs at 7 PM in the central time zone. Check your local listing for details.
Bonus article: Nickelodeon Magazine's exclusive interview with Animaniacs voice actors Jess Harnell (Wakko) and Tress MacNeille (Dot):
NM: As a kid, did you think you'd get paid to make voices?
JH: I had a feeling I would. I always did voices. When I was twelve, I saw a behind-the-scenes taping of a cartoon. I remember watching the actors do their parts.
NM: Do you recommend your line of work to kids?
JH: Absolutely. Rob Paulsen [the voice of Yakko] says that we're getting paid to do the stuff that used to get us in trouble at school.
Tress MacNeille is the voice of Dot.
Nickelodeon Magazine: Are you anything like Dot?
Tress MacNeille: Very much. I'm adorable and assertive. I sometimes lose my temper. I understand Dot because I know girls need to speak up and make their wishes known.
NM: Is Dot the cutest character you've ever played?
TM: Female cartoon characters usually are adorable. Either that or they're evil. But Dot is absolutely the cutest. She's smart, too.
NM: Is her voice based on anyone you know?
TM: Not really. I was shown a drawing of Dot. So the voice had to be right for someone small and cute in a flounced skirt.
NM: Will Dot ever catch Mel Gibson?
TM: She has hopes. But it's all about the chase. Once he's caught, she might get bored.
NM: When you were a kid, did you ever imagine you'd be doing this for a living?
TM: I wanted to very much, ever since I was about ten. I've realized my life's ambition.
NM: Did you have brothers like Yakko and Wakko?
TM: Yes, I had five brothers and two sisters, and there was a lot of yakkin' and a lot of wackiness.