Saturday, December 19, 2015

PieceMaker Technologies Brings Favorite Nickelodeon Characters To Life This Holiday Via 3D Printing On Demand

Original PieceMaker Technologies Press Release via


Initial Designs Include SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora and Friends and Blaze and the Monster Machines.

PITTSBURGH, PA – November 06, 2015 – PieceMaker Technologies, the leader in retail 3D printing, today announced a partnership with Nickelodeon to bring some of their favorite characters to life via real-time 3D printing. Available at four select Mid-Atlantic toy stores, this partnership marks the first time that a major kids' entertainment company has offered real-time in-store 3D printing, enabling kids to see their pieces print while they wait.

Now with the swipe of a finger, Nickelodeon fans can choose from a variety of characters, gifts and souvenirs within the PieceMaker kiosk from SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora and Friends and Blaze and the Monster Machines. Shoppers personalize each item to make it their own, and then watch as PieceMaker printers magically transform spools of thread into real, one-of-a-kind products that print in 30 minutes or less and cost under $15.

"We are tremendously excited to join together the world of 3D printing and personalization with such popular Nickelodeon characters, especially as kids can see their customized pieces come to life while they watch right in store," says PieceMaker CEO Arden Rosenblatt. "Nickelodeon is a leader in bringing cutting edge technology and experiences into kids' everyday lives, and we are thrilled with this partnership."

ABOUT Piecemaker® Technologies
PieceMaker provides automated systems for creating custom and personalized products on-demand in retail locations. Through proprietary platform, the "PieceMaker Factory," retailers, venues and brands can finally include any shopper in the design and personalization of the products they buy, delivering that one-of-a-kind item almost instantly. PieceMaker offers a variety of customizable products, but focuses currently on toys and fashion accessories, primarily targeting a tween audience.

Since January 2013, PieceMaker has been working to streamline the way products are designed and fabricated using 3D Printing Technology, delivering a creative new shopping experience and a one-of-a-kind product to match. PieceMaker calls this new approach to retail the "Digital Supply Chain."

About Nickelodeon
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).


Mr. Dooves Unveils A Cappella Cover Of The "Danny Phantom" Theme Song

In their latest addition to their "Saturday Morning A Capella" playlist, YouTube channel Triforcefilms has unveiled an a capella version of the "Danny Phantom" theme tune, which you can watch in the fantastic music video below!

In the video clip, Mr. Dooves records himself singing and humming different parts (which you can see individually), while the theme song's familiar opening titles play in the centre of the screen. It's another of those videos you can watch multiple times, yet continue to notice new things!:

Here's the original "Danny Phantom" theme song, performed by Deric Battiste and Guy Moon, in all its glory! Sing along with the lyrics below!:

"Danny Phantom" Theme Song Lyrics:

(He's a phantom)
(Danny Phantom, Danny Phantom, Danny Phantom)

Yo, Danny Fenton, he was just 14,
When his parents built a very strange machine.
It was designed to view, a world unseen.
(He's gonna catch em all 'cause he's Danny Phantom.)

When it didn't quite work, his folks, they just quit,
But then Danny took a look inside of it,
There was a great big flash, everything just changed,
His molecules got all rearranged!

(Phantom, Phantom)

When he first woke up, he realized,
He had snow white hair, and glowin' green eyes.
He could walk through walls, disappear, and fly,
He was much more unique than the other guys.
And it was then that he knew what he had to do,
He had to stop all the ghosts that were comin' through,
He's here to fight, for me and you! He's-

Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's Danny Phantom,
Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's Danny Phantom,
Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's (Danny Phantom.)

As a special bonus, below is a super video featuring a animatic of Butch Hartman's original opening title sequence for "Danny Phantom"! The main difference of the original "Danny Phantom" theme tune to the version used in the show is that the lyrics are almost entirely sung, as opposed to rapped in the final version:

Original "Danny Phantom" Theme Song Lyrics:

Danny Phantom Original Title Sequence - Animatic00:47
Danny Phantom Original Title Sequence - Animatic
(He's a Phantom)
(Danny Phantom Phantom Phantom)

A kid whose life is changed
Molecules rearranged
Ghosts are so deranged

He's gonna catch 'em all 'cuz he's Danny Phantom

Spirits don't stand a chance
Senses all enhanced
Power so advanced

He's gonna catch 'em all cuz he's Danny Phantom

Unleashing all of the freaks
Onto his hometown streets
Now every one he'll beat
Flying right through the wall
You can't see him at all
If they are big or small or tall

He's gonna catch 'em all cuz he's Danny Phantom
Gonna catch 'em all cuz he's Danny Phantom
Gonna catch 'em all cuz he's Danny Phantom

Catch the "Danny Phantom" holiday special, "The Fright Before Christmas", Sunday 20th December 2015 at 4:30pm ET/PT, as part of Nicktoons USA's Holladays!

Additional sources: Wikipedia, Danny Phantom Wiki.
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