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Kiss Get Animated in “Fairly Oddparents” Movie “Wishology”

Fairly Oddparents is a Nickelodeon cartoon about a 10-year-old, Timmy Turner, with fairy godparents who grant his every wish. Kiss are a band that like to rock & roll all nite. Yet these two seemingly disparate cultural forces are coming together this evening: Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are making special appearances on the animated kids’ show in a special three-part Oddparents‘ movie called Wishology. It’s just another rung in the band’s famous merchandising ladder, which has them locking down fans from cradle to grave — quite literally, of course, in their patented Kiss Koffin.

Wishology tells the tale of Timmy’s quest to save the universe once he becomes “the Chosen One” (evidently Neo wasn’t available). In search of a magic wand that can conquer “the Darkness,” Timmy journeys to the Middle-Aged Rock Festival in Las Vegas, where Kiss are rocking — wait a second, Gene Simmons, the guy who slept with 4,897 women might hold a magic wand … is this really a kids’ show?

But good news! Evidently Simmons and Stanley actually are the keepers of the wand — the Galactic Guardians of the White Wand, to be exact. But Timmy’s fairy godparents have vanished, so he must try to save the universe with the help of his three nemeses.

Of course, this is not the first time Kiss have gotten animated; in fact, Simmons is the cartoon star of My Dad the Rock Star, all four original members guested on a Christmas episode of Family Guy, and the band went digital for 1978’s Kiss Pinball, one of Rolling Stone‘s 50 Best Rock & Roll Video Games of All Time.

Check out a clip from Wishology‘s “The Beginning” above, and “Bequeath” below. Part one airs tonight, Friday, May 1st at 8 pm, and parts two and three air Saturday and Sunday on Nickelodeon.

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