Saturday, June 18, 2016

Kids' Choice Sports 2016 | Behind The Scenes with Host Russell Wilson | Nickelodeon

All your favorite athletes are coming to play...the Nickelodeon way! At Kids' Choice Sports 2016. This year's host Russell Wilson takes you behind the scenes to get you pumped for the big event -- with special guests Thundermans stars Kira Kosarin & Jack Griffo, and choreographer David Moore. Featuring Justin Timberlake's new hit song of the summer "Can't Stop the Feeling" and viral sensation "My Boo" made popular by The Running Man challenge. There will be stars, sports, and lots of surprises -- so don't miss Kids' Choice Sports Sunday July 17th on Nick USA!:

Remember to keep voting for your sporting faves at and on the Nick App!
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School of Rock | "Our Time Is Now" Official Original Song Music Video | Nickelodeon

Get ready to get down, 'cause it's time to rock out to School of Rock's original hit song "Our Time Is Now!" Catch the first season finale of School of Rock, tonight (6/18) at 9pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!:

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Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends - Saturday Morning Acapella - Nick Jr. UK

In their latest addition to their "Saturday Morning A Capella" playlist, YouTube channel Triforcefilms has unveiled an a capella version of the Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends opening theme tune, which you can watch in the super music video below!:

Original theme composed by Mike O'Donnell and Junior Campbell.

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 Thomas the Tank Engine theme song, in all its glory!:

Additionally, below is a Thomas the Tank Engine theme tune, performed by the BBC Orchestra!:

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SpongeBob SquarePants | Killer Whelk | Nickelodeon UK

There's a monster on the loose in Bikini Bottom in this Sponge-Tastic video clip from SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Whelk Attack"!:

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Additional source: Encyclopedia SpongeBobia.
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Danger & Thunder | Kid Danger & Phoebe Thunderman: Bloopers | Nickelodeon

The premiere of "Danger & Thunder" is on Saturday, June 18th at 8pm/7c on Nickelodeon USA! And since Kid Danger (Jace Norman) and Phoebe Thunderman (Kira Kosarin) are joining forces for the Nickelodeon crossover event, they've also joined forces...on a poster! Check out the hilarious outtakes!:

WIN the signed script of "Danger & Thunder", autographed by Kira Kosarin, Jace Norman, Cooper Barnes, Jack Griffo, Ella Anderson, Riele Downs and Sean Ryan Fox, in Just Jared Jr.'s SUPER contest! Plus, swoop in NOW for a chance to win 1 of these action figures Nickelodeon's #DangerThunderSweepstakes!
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All In with Cam Newton | Official Deleted Scenes #3 | Nickelodeon

Check out deleted scenes and bloopers from the third episode of All In with Cam Newton. First, Cam gets zen with the help of Alaysia, then he tells Jack some 'R' rated jokes. Well, sort of. Watch the episode in full here on and tune into brand-new All In with Cam Newton, Fridays at 8:00pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!:

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Zag’s "Miraculous Ladybug" Greenlit For Seasons 2 & 3

On the strength of its ratings performance around the globe, Zag Heroes title Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir has been greenlit for second and third seasons!

Produced by ZAG and Method Animation, the CG-animated action series currently airs on top broadcasters including Nickelodeon (USA), Disney Channel (Europe, Latin America, Korea), TF1 (France), EBS (Korea), Gloob (Brazil) and ABC (Australia). Season one will also expand to SUPER in Italy and POP in the UK next February/March.

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (26 x 22) season two - produced by ZAG/Zagtoon and Method in collaboration with Disney Channel (Europe) and TF1 - will premiere in early summer 2017. The story will continue to feature the magically transforming Ladybug and her partner Cat Noir, as they encounter new "akumatized" villains in each episode and stay tuned for new super hero friends. Broadcasters that have already committed to this second season include TF1, Disney EMEA, Gloob, SUPER and Tele-Quebec.

Bandai continues as the global master toy partner for Miraculous, with action figure and role-play product hitting shelves in August and September 2016 in the U.S., France, Spain and U.K. The brand currently boasts over 60 licensees globally. ZAG will be showcasing the property at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas at Booth #A185.

In additional Miraculous Ladybug news:

Zag Entertainment founder, CEO, and producer Jeremy Zag has hinted in a post on his official Instagram profile page, @Jeremy_Zag, that season two will feature a new Kwami, which could also mean a new superhero in the show!

Laura Marano recently recorded a new music video for Miraculous Ladybug in LA!

Marinette may be going to Hong Kong in season two, and there may be a Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir Christmas special!

Original source: Animation Magazine; H/T: ToonZone Forums members Tommy Lawson and Neo Yi.
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Nickelodeon Iberia To Premiere "Rufus" On Friday 24th June 2016

Nickelodeon Spain has announced the PAWsome news in a trailer on their official website,, that Nickelodeon Spain and Nickelodeon Portugal (collectively known as Nickelodeon Iberia) will premiere the brand-new Nickelodeon Original Movie Rufus on Friday 24th June 2016!

Nickelodeon Portugal will debut Nick's all-new film at 20:30 and Nickelodeon Spain (Espana) will premiere Rufus at 21:30, as part of the channels' "Sesión de palomitas" block!

Ever wondered what would happen if your Dog became a dude? Manny lives the tail in Rufus! In Nickelodeon's brand-new original television movie, Manny has moved to a new school, and is finding it hard to fit in. After wishing he had more friends, Manny finds a mysterious collar and puts it on his loyal dog, Rufus. Suddenly, Rufus is magically transformed into a real boy!

Manny's not sure what to do, so he enrolls Rufus in school. Quickly, Manny learns that having a dog-turned-dude by your side is pretty awesome, but it's no walk in the park, either. When the other students notice Rufus's silly dog antics - chasing squirrels, eating without utensils, asking for belly rubs, and catching soccer balls and flying discs with his mouth - he immediately earns school-wide pup-ularity. Manny's jealousy soon gets the better of him when his crush, Paige, takes a special interest in Rufus, but he eventually learns that a Dog's loyalty to his owner always comes first.

Rufus stars Jace Norman (Henry Danger, Splitting Adam) as Rufus, Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs) as Paige, and Davis Cleveland (Shake It Up!) as Manny.
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Actor Ron Lester, Who Played Spatch In "Good Burger", Has Died

Ron Lester, the actor best known for playing Billy Bob in Varsity Blues, sadly died Friday evening of liver and kidney failure, his agent Dave Bradley confirmed to Entertainment Weekly. He was 45 years old.

Lester was moved from the intensive care unit to hospice care in a Dallas hospital Friday.

Bradley later confirmed on his Facebook page that the actor had died on Friday evening.

"Tonight my friends we lost my good friend and actor Ron Lester - he passed at 8:57 pm Dallas TX Time. He was not in any pain and passed away peacefully," he wrote.

"For the media - I will release a press statement as soon as I have a chance to mourn my friend. Please keep his fiancee Jennifer Worland in your prayers as she was with him. His friends and family was around him during this difficult time."

Lester's agent, Dave Bradley, told the Associated Press on Saturday that Lester had been hospitalized since February due to liver and kidney problems. Bradley also told AP that Lester died Friday after he was removed from a ventilator.

The Georgia-born actor was previously admitted to hospital in November (15) due to liver and kidney issues.

"Liver & kidneys are starting to heal, Came close to dying! With out my fiancé (sic) Jennifer Worland, I wouldn't be alive," he wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of the pair kissing.

Lester grew up in Georgia, the son of a truck driver and artist. He began his acting career by portraying 'Spatch' in the popular Nickelodeon Movie Good Burger in 1997.

He followed that up playing the large offensive lineman Billy Bob in 1999's Varsity Blues. The lumbering player stood out for his comedy, complexity, and for scoring the game-winning touchdown in the District Championship Game. The gig followed closely to real life for Lester.

"I had the same feelings that my character had," he told Movieweb earlier this year. "Jon Voight is like a father figure to me, and after doing this movie, he's just the greatest mentor I had. There were times, like in those scenes where he was chewing me out, I allowed the emotion to come out, because it was real. The only thing I really had to act was the lines."

He later starred on The WB show Popular for its two seasons. After spoofing his Varsity Blues character in Not Another Teen Movie, this time named Reggie Ray. Lester did not appear in another major studio film.

More recently he made an appearance on CSI: NY, and had a part in the upcoming film Bomb City.

At his heaviest, Lester was 508 lbs. He underwent gastric bypass surgery - and flatlined on the operating table - in December 2000, according to a 2014 interview with Grantland. He lost over 300 lbs., including 100 lbs. in the ensuing month-and-a-half after surgery.

In the years following, he talked about the decision to have the surgery in bittersweet terms, telling that he was rebuilding his career: "The difference is that I am no longer the 'funny fat guy,'" Lester said. "I sold my 'niche' for my chance to live. ... I would never trade the life I have now with... the endless opportunities I have in store for me, with my old life."

In his final months, Lester was working on his racing and coming-of-age movie, Racing Legacy, that he starred in, co-directed, and wrote.

Lester is survived by his fiancée, Jennifer Worland.

You can read Nickelodeon Magazine's short interview with the cast of Good Burger, including Ron Lester, here on the Nickelodeon Ooze News Archive.

NickALive!'s thoughts go out to Ron's family and friends during this difficult time.

Additional sources: Ron Lester's official MySpace profile page, RTÉ Entertainment, E! Online, The Hollywood Reporter.