Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere Epic "Blaze And The Monster Machines" Special, "Race to the Top of the World", Featuring Guest Stars Anthony Anderson And Mayim Bialik, On 11/23

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Business Wire:

Nickelodeon Presents Epic Blaze and the Monster Machines Prime Time Special, "Race to the Top of the World," Featuring Guest Stars Anthony Anderson and Mayim Bialik, on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 P.M. (ET/PT)

November 11, 2015 03:42 PM Eastern Standard Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nickelodeon's Blaze and the Monster Machines speeds across the seven continents in "Race to the Top of the World," an hour-long special featuring guest voice appearances by Emmy-nominated actors Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) as Pegwheel the Pirate and Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) as the Sphinx. Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ, and it's the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every episode. The special will be simulcast across Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and the Nick Jr. App on Monday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).

Blaze and the Sphinx from Blaze and the Monster Machines "Race to the Top of the World" (Graphic: Business Wire)

In "Race to the Top of the World," Blaze and his friends compete in the greatest race in history. However, when Crusher throws them off course, Blaze and his Monster Machine friends must persevere to make it to the finish line. Along the way, they encounter Pegwheel the Pirate, the cannonball-blasting captain of a scalawag crew of pirate trucks, and meet the mysterious but friendly Sphinx, who warns of ancient sand traps awaiting them in the desert. Blaze cranks up the power on his monster machine transformations by turning himself into a rocket, fire engine, catapult, cannon and more.

Leading up to the premiere, and the Nick Jr. App will feature exclusive content, including a first-look at the episode starting Nov. 16, as well as three original pieces of short-form content featuring Blaze completing challenges using unique STEM concepts such as force, trajectory and acceleration. will also have a brand new Blaze game, Race to the Top of the World. The game features a collection of mini-games so kids can help Blaze overcome obstacles, including controlling a hot air balloon to ascend above the pyramids and racing down the Eiffel Tower to get back to the ground to win the race.

Blaze and Pegwheel from Blaze and the Monster Machines "Race to the Top of the World" (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Blaze and the Monster Machines App, available now, features a new "Top of the World" location and 15 new race levels. Users can build their very own Top of the World track, help Blaze and AJ compete against other monster trucks--Starla, Crusher, Stripes and Zeg--in one of five locations (The Badlands, Top of the World, Dragon Island, The Snowy Slopes or The Monster Dome) and use blazing speed and problem-solving to overcome obstacles along the way.

In the toy aisle, Nickelodeon and Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc., recently launched an all-new toy line based on Blaze and the Monster Machines. With strong online presales leading the way, the line debuted in May exclusive to Toys'R'Us and is now available at all major retailers. The complete introductory line includes die-cast, talking and super stunt vehicles, playsets and more that bring the fun and dynamic characters from the show to life. Nickelodeon has expanded the Blaze license into new categories which include games and puzzles, outdoor sports and party goods.

In Blaze and the Monster Machines, the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ have adventures that explore the physics of how things move; tackle problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics; and discover the parts needed to make everyday technologies work. Each action-packed episode is filled with monster trucks, physical humor and upbeat original songs with lyrics that highlight a STEM concept such as adhesion, friction, force, trajectory and magnetism. Blaze and the Monster Machines is created by Jeff Borkin (Team Umizoomi head writer) and Ellen Martin (Bubble Guppies supervising producer).

Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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HYPE To Release "HYPE x SpongeBob SquarePants" Fashion Collection On Thursday 12th November 2015

No-one does prints like Hype. And no-one does square pants quite like Spongebob. And now the two meet in the "HYPE x SpongeBob SquarePants" unisex capsule collection!

The UK's most playful, potent and innovative fashion brand, HYPE, has teamed up with Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) on a range of striking SpongeBob SquarePants apparel and accessories!

Its unarguable that's HYPE's unconventional, vivid and playful character provides the perfect platform for a collaboration with Nickelodeon's iconic sponge cartoon from Bikini Bottom. Bringing to life everything from SpongeBob's pet Gary The Snail to his Pineapple Under The Sea in a diverse range of unisex pieces; including screenprinted long- and short-sleeved tees, t-shirt dresses, crews, embroidered joggers and shorts, caps and bucket hats, bags and phone cases.

"HYPE is an incredible brand and UK success story, that has expanded internationally, so to partner with them on this line has been brilliant," said Mark Kingston, GM & SVP Consumer Products, EMEA & Australia, Viacom International Media Networks. "The bold designs of the line really demonstrate the versatility of SpongeBob and the appeal that he and his friends hold for audiences of all ages and interests."

Exclusive to HYPE, the highly anticipated and diverse "SpongeBob SquarePants" fashion range will be available to purchase in the Hype Store in Boxpark London and online via the fashion brands' official website on Thursday 12th November 2015, with retail prices ranging from £19.99 to £59.99!

Check out Hype's SpongeBob SquarePants fashion collection here on!

HYPE x Spongebob Squarepants from HYPE. on Vimeo.

To celebrate the release of the "HYPE x SpongeBob SquarePants" collection, HYPE will be hosting a exclusive "HYPE x SpongeBob SquarePants" launch party on Thursday 12th November 2015, and you're invited! The first 50 Guests will receive an exclusive limited edition goody bag! Full information on how you can attend can be found here on the events official Facebook page.

Original source: Highsnobiety; Additional source: I AM TIMI.
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Captain Man Vs. The Time Jerker! - "Henry Danger"

Watch Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) CLOCK The Time Jerker (Joey Richter) in this SUPER video clip!:

Watch the brand-new "Henry Danger" episode "The Time Jerker" in full here on!
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John-Alan Slachta - Since Season One Of "Make It Pop"

Since he played Jared in the first season of "Make It Pop", John-Alan Slachta has graduated high-school and got a new Puppy! Check out all the other aweslime things which have kept John-Alan busy during the gap filming season one and season two of "Make It Pop"!:

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Paramount Announces Release Dates For Upcoming Nickelodeon Movies "SpongeBob SquarePants 3" And "Monster Trucks"

Paramount Animation has today announced the release dates for several of the studio's upcoming theatrical films, which will be released in the USA by the studio beginning in March of 2016, through March of 2019!

On Friday 8th February 2019, the studio will release "SpongeBob SquarePants 3". From Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, and the team that brought us the hit film "SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water", the follow-up film will again be directed by Paul Tibbitt and will feature the voices of Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, and Mr. Lawrence.

"Monster Trucks", from Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies, and previously scheduled for Friday 18th March 2016 will now open on Friday 13th January 2017. A hybrid of live action and CGI animation directed by Chris Wedge ("Epic", "Robots", "Ice Age"), the cast includes Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Tom Lennon, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Danny Glover, Holt McCallany and Frank Whaley.

Additionally, "The Little Prince", directed by Academy Award nominee Mark Osborne (Kung Fu Panda) and features the voices of Mackenzie Foy, Jeff Bridge, Riley Osborne, Marion Cotillard, James Franco, Paul Rudd, Benicio del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Albert Brooks, and Bud Cort, will be released on Friday 18th March 2016. The film is the first-ever animated feature adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's iconic masterpiece, "The Little Prince".

The original animated film "Amusement Park" will open Friday 22nd March 2019. From veteran animation director Dylan Brown (Supervising Animator on "Ratatouille" and "Finding Nemo", Directing Animator on "Toy Story"), the film stars the voices Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Jeffrey Tambor, Kenan Thompson, Ken Jeong, Mila Kunis, John Oliver, and Brianna Denski.

The studio also recently announced that Elton John's Rocket Pictures "Sherlock Gnomes" will open on Friday 12th January 2018. From Paramount and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the film is directed by John Stevenson ("Kung Fu Panda") and comes from the makers of the hit animated movie "Gnomeo and Juliet". The film will star the voices of Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes, and welcomes back stars James McAvoy as Gnomeo and Emily Blunt as Juliet.

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