Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Nickelodeon Asia Presents A Fun Filled March

ASIA: The March school holidays are almost upon us and Nickelodeon Asia is sharing a bunch of ideas to make March an awesome month! From the very first SpongeBob Run Malaysia, a brand new show Rusty Rivets, to the annual Kids' Choice Awards, here are 10 Nick-tastic activities guaranteed to satisfy any kid and big kids at heart!

Perform as SpongeBob at the Nickelodeon Acting Academy and Theatre:

Visit the Nickelodeon Acting Academy and Theatre in KidZania Singapore and train to be an actor in the Nickelodeon Acting Academy. From now till 10 April, perform as SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, or even Plankton in the theatre play titled "Free Samples".

Showcase your acting skills and perform in front of your family and friends, in the Nickelodeon Theatre! You'll also be able to meet SpongeBob and Patrick from 3 to 18 March, every Friday and Saturday. Visit for information on KidZania Singapore and to get tickets.

Be there or be square at SpongeBob Run Malaysia:

SpongeBob SquarePants and friends are heading to the first ever SpongeBob Run in Malaysia, to cheer on runners at a fun run and carnival!

This one-of-a-kind run is open to the public and will be held at Setia City Park on Sunday, 26 March from 7am till 1pm. Besides receiving a specially designed race pack consisting of a t-shirt, drawstring bag, finisher medal race medal and a plush pillow, participants can also check out the adjacent Bikini Bottom Carnival.

Here, they will get to enjoy a sea-son of food and drinks, sliming sessions, meet-and-greet sessions, fun-filled games and entertainment activities such as face painting, magic acts, inflatables and balloon sculpting.

The park will be lined with many photo opportunities for participants to journey through the underwater city and snap selfies or wefies with Bikini Bottom's iconic landmarks. Registration is now open till 5 March at or

Follow Timmy and Chloe's new comedic adventures in The Fairly OddParents:

The Emmy Award-winning animated series The Fairly OddParents is back with new episodes! From Monday 6th to Friday 10th March, catch two new episodes back-to-back on Nickelodeon daily at 5pm (WIB) | 6pm (MY/PH/SG)!

See Chloe Carmichael and Timmy Turner's friendship develop as they go camping together, swap places and wish for odd and funny things from fairies Cosmo and Wanda. Then, go on a quest by playing as Timmy and Chloe in the new "Fairly OddSquad" game where you're tasked to retrieve Cosmo's wand from Foop in the Anti-Fairy World!

The game is available from Monday 6th March 2017 at

Mondo TV And Alianzas Producciones Greenlight "Heidi" For Two New Seasons; Names Agents

Mondo TV and Alianzas Producciones have teamed up to co-produce two new seasons of the live teen series Heidi!

The two new projects, tentatively titled Heidi, bienvenida to show and Heidi, bienvendia a la fama, will both consist of 60 45-minute episodes (120 in total) and will maintain a modern adaptation of the character in continuity with the first season.

Furthermore, Mondo TV Iberoamerica Group will take on worldwide distribution, excluding Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, for the upcoming seasons.

Meanwhile, the first season of Heidi, bienvenida a casa will begin airing on Nickelodeon Latinoamérica from Monday 13th March 2017 at 19:00 on Nickelodeon Mexico (Méx.) and Nickelodeon Colombia (Col.) and at 20:00 on Nickelodeon Venezuela (Ven.) and Nickelodeon Argentina (Arg.), in conjunction with a major marketing campaign. Leading up to the premiere, and the Nick Play app will offer a exclusive preview of the all-new series on Friday 10th March 2017.

Following the shows debut, the series will start to roll out international between late-2017 and early 2018.

The show’s launch in the region will also support the series’ licensing program, which will be taken on by Smilehood in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia; and Agosin in Chile and Peru.

“We are very pleased and proud at the same time to have reached this agreement with such an important partner and for a product with such prospects of success,” says Maria Bonaria Fois, chief executive officer, Mondo TV Iberoamerica. “We may get great results in the near future from the exploitation of this brand.”

Below is Mondo TV's official press release announcing the exciting news, via BME Bolsas y Mercados Españoles:

Power Rangers Ninja Steel | "My Friend, Redbot" Sneak Peek | Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the next brand-new episode of Power Rangers Ninja Steel, "My Friend, Redbot", on Saturday 4th March 2017 at 12:00pm ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a fantastic sneak peek preview from the all-new PRNS episode, which you can watch in the super online streaming video clip here on!

In the brand-new Power Rangers Ninja Steel episode "My Friend, Redbot" (#706), Hayley (Zoe Robins) is targeted by Galvanax's (Richard Simpson) latest monster; isolated from the other Rangers, Hayley and Redbot (Byron Coll/Kōji Mimura) must work together to save themselves! In Nick's super sneak-peek, titled "Red Bot Rejected", Red Bot loves fairytales and romantic balls! He wants to go to the school dance with Haley, but she has denied him. Suffering Circuits!

Missed last weeks episode, "Drive to Survive"? Catch up at!

More Nick: The Power Rangers Are Heading To Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards!

Additional sources: Screener TV Listings, RangerWiki.
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Make Slime w/ Jace Norman, Riele Downs, & More | Kids' Choice Awards 2017 | Nickelodeon

There are SO many ways to make slime! But how do the Nick Stars do it? Check out how Jace Norman, Riele Downs, Sean Ryan Fox, Kira Kosarin, Jack Griffo, Benjamin Flores Jr., Cree Cicchino & Thomas Kuc make their slime extra special! Comment on YouTube and tell Nickelodeon how you make YOUR slime!

Don't forget to check out Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, Saturday, March 11th at 8/7c on Nick USA, and on Nickelodeon channels around the world soon after, including Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD at Sunday 12th March 2017 at 10:00am GMT!

Keep voting for your faves at (USA), (International) and via hashtags on social media!

More Nick: Little Mix To Perform At Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards!
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"Doop Doop Doobie"; "I GOT OCD" | The Music Of Harvey Beaks | Ego Plum

Harvey Beaks is back with brand-new episodes Wednesdays at 9:00 pm. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons USA starting tonight, Wednesday 1st March 2017! To celebrate, Ego Plum, a composer on Nickelodeon's hit animated series, has unveiled two music videos from the series, which you can check out in the sweet videos below!:

Harvey Beaks | "Doop Doop Doobie" from Rock Bark Rocks!

"Doop Doop Doobie" written, performed by Ego Plum for the fictitious Little Bark band "Lunar Moth," as lead by their charismatic singer "Moth" (also performed by Ego Plum). From the episode "ROCKBARK ROCKS!"

Harvey Beaks | "I GOT OCD" (featuring Leonard Graves Phillips of the DICKIES)

Written by Ego Plum / Lyrics by Leonard Graves Phillips. Leonard Graves Phillips of the legendary Los Angeles punk band THE DICKIES singing on Nickelodeon's Harvey Beaks cartoon series! From the episode, "ROCK BARK ROCKS" where Harvey finds himself at his first rock concert. Special thanks to Aaron Cohen for editing and assembling this video.

Via Ego Plum's official Tumblr blog:

"I think I broke my zipper? | The Music of Harvey Beaks

In the episode “Rock Bark Rocks” Harvey attends his first rock concert and accidentally finds himself caught in a mosh pit. This short chaotic scene reminded me of myself during my first punk shows as a teenager in Los Angeles (It was The Ramones, The Damned, and The Dickies on separate occasions at the Hollywood Palladium). There is a certain level of character building that can only come from getting kicked in the head to your favorite music– and a sense of hope that can only come from falling on your ass in a mosh pit… only to be rescued by a swarm of disembodied hands reaching down to pick you up.

I thought to myself, “Why can’t Harvey be stuck in the pit while one of my favorite punk bands is playing?” So I reached out to singer of the seminal Los Angeles punk band, The Dickies (The inimitable Leonard Graves Phillips) and asked if he wouldn’t mind singing on a 30-second song I wrote. I sent him the instrumental music and waited. A few days later I get a 5am text from Leonard with the following lyrics:

I got OCD. Don’t you pick on me.
Zipper. I think I broke my zipper.

I’m not one to argue with genius. I’ve admired Leonard since I was a kid. I told him it was perfect and a week later he was in my studio recording these very words. I just love that he sat there listening to my song and these were the lyrics that popped in his head. Life is absurd. I love how it came out and so honored to have this tiny connection to my favorite wobbly-voiced musician. Incidentally, this song is far from featured in the episode, it goes by very quickly and it’s low in the mix, but that’s why I put these videos up with the full volume mixes.

THE DICKIES formed in 1977 and are one of the greatest melodic punk bands of all time. Truly underrated, although they did have some much deserved success with the cult film “Killer Klowns from Outer space” and most recently, on the soundtrack to “KICK ASS” with their Banana Splits anthem. Enjoy!

Stay tuned to Nicktoons USA following each weekly premiere for a special a 90-minute block of encore episodes of Harvey Beaks!
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Nickelodeon Promotes Shelly Sumpter Gillyard to Executive Vice President, Talent, Music, and Events

Update: Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via


NEW YORK – Feb. 28, 2017 –Shelly Sumpter Gillyard has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Talent, Music and Events, Nickelodeon Group. In this new position, Sumpter Gillyard oversees all talent relations across live TV events, music and live-action programming for all brands in the Nickelodeon portfolio, inclusive of casting for live-action and animation properties. Sumpter Gillyard–a 19-year-Nick veteran based in the company’s West Coast offices in Burbank–will continue to report to Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group.

Sumpter Gillyard has worked most of the last decade to broaden the brand’s relationships within the creative community; build meaningful partnerships in the worlds of film, music, TV and sports; and mine for brand-new talent, as well. Sumpter Gillyard has been a driving force in assembling kids’ favorite celebrities and creating all-star line-ups for a wealth of Nickelodeon’s programming and tent-pole events, including: Kids’ Choice Awards, Kids’ Choice Sports and Nickelodeon HALO Awards.

She has brought in talent like Blake Shelton, Justin Timberlake, Nick Jonas, Will Smith, Dwayne Johnson and Mark Wahlberg to host Kids’ Choice Awards; and she forged a relationship with Michael Strahan to serve as executive producer of Kid’ Choice Sports, building a roster of sports superstars who want to work with Nick, including Seattle Seahawk’s Super Bowl-winning Quarter Back Russell Wilson as host and Kobe Bryant, who was famously slimed in gold in 2016. Sumpter Gillyard also oversees the selection and curation of talent for Nick’s annual pro-social-themed concert event, The HALO Awards, which most recently in 2016 was hosted by Nick Cannon and featured performances by Jason Derulo, Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd, Alessia Cara, and Daya.

Sumpter Gillyard’s role in developing talent for new and current live-action series has helped yield hit shows like the top-rated Henry Danger, Game Shakers, The Thundermans and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. She also has overseen celebrity stunt casting on some of Nick’s most iconic live-action series including Emma Stone on iCarly, Russell Westbrook on Henry Danger and Olympic Gold Medalist Alex Morgan on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.

Prior to this promotion, Sumpter Gillyard served as network’s Senior Vice President of Talent. She first joined the Nickelodeon Talent Department as a manager in 1997 and has held several roles throughout her tenure. Prior to joining Nick, she was Director of Publicity for The Steven Rifkind Company where she was responsible for coordinating publicity and promotional efforts for feature films including MGM’s Hoodlum, Touchstone’s The 6th Man and Orion’s 8 Heads In A Duffle Bag. She began her career at Cathcart Public Relations as an Account Executive where she managed accounts for MCA, Virgin, Loud Records, Columbia Records and Nickelodeon, among others.

Sumpter Gillyard is a graduate of California State University Northridge with a BA in Radio and Television Production.

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th 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 more than 90 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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"Rugrats" Season 1 & Season 2 DVD Sets Announced For "Wide" General Release

Break out the Reptar bars and dig into some Reptar cereal - this is your ducky day! is reporting the very exciting news that Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment have announced that they will release Rugrats - Season 1 (2 discs) and Rugrats - Season 2 (4 discs) DVD sets in a "wide" general retail release on Tuesday 2nd May 2017!

Episodes featured on each set will be shown in 1.33:1 "fullscreen" aspect ratio, as originally broadcast. Each package will come with an "o-sleeve" slipcover, and the artwork is shown below.

SEASON 1 - This must be your ducky day! Twenty-five episodes of Rugrats, the classic Nickelodeon series, in one 2-disc collection! Join the hunt for Grandpa's dentures, explore Stu's mysterious workshop, and cheer on contestant Tommy in the "Little Miss Lovely" Contest (don't ask!). Those adventures, and over 20 more, baldly go where no baby's ever gone before. And you're along for the ride!

SEASON 2 - The toast is clear for 4 discs of over 10 hours of non-stop Rugrats adventures in season 2 of the hit Nickelodeon show, featuring fan-fave episodes "Reptar on Ice," "Visitors from Outer Space," "The Big Flush," and "Tooth or Dare." So man your paddle stations, and prepare to laugh along on your trip down memory lane with Tommy, Angelica, Chuckie and the rest of the Rugrats!

The news follows the success of Nickelodeon's partnership with Amazon's CreateSpace manufacture on demand program to release all nine seasons of Rugrats exclusively as MOD DVD sets. The Rugrats - Season 1 and Rugrats - Season 2 DVD sets marks the first time season box-sets of Rugrats will be available at mass retail. Prior to the "wide" release of the season box-sets of Rugrats, only selected Rugrats episodes received a general release as part of themed and "best off" VHS and DVD collections.

The key artwork for the Rugrats - Season 1 and Rugrats - Season 2 DVD sets is generally the same as the MOD releases of these two titles, but with a few changes (including which direction the character is looking):

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Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on The Splat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! The Splat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 10pm ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #TheSplat!

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CTN TV Game Changers panel w/Butch Hartman, Alex Hirsch, Rebecca Sugar, Craig McCraken, Lauren Faust | Butch Hartman

Alex Hirsch (creator of Gravity Falls), Rebecca Sugar (creator of Steven Universe), Craig McCraken (creator of The Powerpuff Girls), Lauren Faust (creator of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) and Butch Hartman (creator of Nickelodeon's The Fairly OddParents, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Danny Phantom and Bunsen is a Beast) on the CTN Expo 2016 TV Animation Game Changers panel moderated by Tom and Tony Bancroft - November 18 2016!:

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Un Lugar Mejor Videocilp | Heidi Bienvenida a Casa | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

Disfruta de Un Lugar Mejor, el nuevo hit de Heidi Bienvenida a Casa!:

No te pierdas el gran estreno:
10 DE MARZO: en Nick Play y
13 DE MARZO: en la pantalla de Nickelodeon Latinoamérica!

Más info:

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Dr. Colosso on the Run! | Game trailer | YTV

Dr. Colosso has escaped and he needs your help to keep evading the Thunderman kids in the fun online action game, "Dr. Colosso on the Run"!

The Thundermans "Dr. Colosso on the Run", a free action game, finds the Thundermans chasing down crafty bunny Dr. Colosso through various locations, like the town of Hiddenville, Splat Burger and Hiddenville High School. It's up to you help Dr. Colosso stay on the run! You have five lives in each game, so make sure you avoid the pesky obstacles you'll find along the way. Collect the golden carrots to unlock helpful pickups through the various locations in this fun action game. Play The Thundermans "Dr. Colosso on the Run" and other free online action games on and!

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Bunsen is a Beast | The Beastly Beat Rap | Nickelodeon

If you’re like Mikey Monroe, things get a whole lot better when you have someone like Bunsen in your life. This BEASTLY BEAT will help you get to know the coolest beast you’ll ever meet! Warning: Eating beets while watching this video is NOT advised. Catch more Bunsen is a Beast on Nickelodeon!:

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Regal Academy | Hawk on mission with his magic armor!

With the magic armor and his Snow Magic, Hawk is ready to face new missions and enemies!:

Watch more Regal Academy on Nickelodeon!

Connect with Regal Academy online:
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The Thundermans | New Home | Thundermans: Banished! | Nickelodeon UK

After their secret is finally been revealed, the Thundermans are banished from Hiddenville and must set up camp in Antartica in this super "cool" video clip from The Thundermans special "Thundermans: Banished!":

Did you hear? The Thundermans, Kira Kosarin, and Jack Griffo have been nominated in Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards! Vote now at!

More Nick: The Thundermans | Sweet Cotton Candy | Thundermans: Banished! | Nickelodeon UK!
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Rendez-vous le 15 mars @18h20 sur NICKELODEON 4Teen pour les KCA 2017 | NICKELODEON FRANCE

Les NICKELODEON KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS 2017 : le mercredi 15 mars à 18h20 sur NICKELODEON 4TEEN !:

Plus Nickelodeon: KCA 2017 | Candidat Réactions Meilleure Révélation Web | NICKELODEON FRANCE!
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Dan Schneider | “iCarly” | "iFind Spencer Friends" | Emma Stone Meets iCarly

Best Actress Oscar winner Emma Stone plays a crazy iCarly fan in this classic clip from iCarly episode "iFind Spencer Friends", complete with a special message from Dan Schneider! Congrats Emma!:

Watch more iCarly on Nickelodeon and TeenNick!

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Nick Jr. UK Digitally Premieres First Episode Of "Rusty Rivets" On

To celebrate Nick Jr. UK and Ireland/HD starting to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new animated preschool series Rusty Rivets weekdays at 5:30pm from Monday 6th March 2017, Nick Jr. UK has made the very first episode of Rusty Rivets, "Rusty's Rex Rescue", available to watch in full for free on the channels' official Rusty Rivets website,!

There's always a big adventure in Nickelodeon's brand-new animated preschool series, Rusty Rivets! Created and produced by Spin Master Entertainment (PAW Patrol), the show follows Rusty, a 21st century kid hero who always saves the day by relying on his imagination and incredible resourcefulness. Inspired by the DIY culture of the maker movement, Rusty Rivets (26 half-hour episodes) helps preschoolers gain confidence and fuel their creativity with a strong focus on inventing, creating and problem solving.

In Rusty Rivets, 10-year-old Rusty, along with his best bud Ruby, invents his way out of every jam by repurposing spare parts and found objects into the wildest, coolest, most awesome contraptions ever. The series encourages kids to use their imaginations to design and create fun new gadgets and inventions.

In the series premiere, "Rusty's Rex Rescue"/"Rusty's Park N' Fly," (#101) Rusty's friend Liam gets trapped on top of a tall stack of junk in Rusty's Recycling Yard. To rescue Liam, Rusty and Ruby design a Jurassic robot who ultimately becomes their new trusty friend Botasaur. In the next adventure, Rusty and his friends must bring Mr. Higgins' remote control plane down safely when it can't land. Together, they must engineer a daredevil rescue to save the plane.

Online at, parents and children can discover creative Rusty Rivets activities, find out more about about the show, as well watch exclusive clips from the series.

Spin Master and Nickelodeon will launch a innovative Rusty Rivets toy line that will focus on exactly what Rusty does in the show, "Design it and combine it", in North America in 2017, with Rusty Rivets merchandise rolling out across Europe and the rest of the world from the beginning of 2018, following the shows international debut in 2017. Rusty Rivets products will be available at leading retailers.

Rusty Rivets is the sixth series from Spin Master Entertainment and follows on the success of PAW Patrol and Bakugan Battle Brawlers. The new series is overseen by executive producers Ronnen Harary and Laura Clunie.

Where every day's an adventure, Nick Jr. is a top-performing commercial pre-school entertainment brand in cable and satellite homes. Launched in 1999 as the world's first channel dedicated to pre-school children, Nick Jr.'s programming includes beloved shows Paw Patrol, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, Peppa Pig, Lily's Driftwood Bay and Blaze and the Monster Machines. Online, clips, games, exclusive activities and downloads are all available at Viewers also have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick Jr. +1. Nick Jr. is available on Sky 615, Virgin 715, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 318.

More Nick: Nick Jr. UK's Brand-New Preschool Series "Rusty Rivets" To Provide Preschoolers With An Entry Point To The Maker Movement!

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"Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock" Promises 'Different Approach' To Nickelodeon's Hit Preschool TV Show

It’s not like Bubble Guppies brass expect young audiences to believe the objects of their affection are actually submerged on stage.

Audience participation will be key when Bubble Guppies take the stage March 12 at Kiwanis Community Theatre.

Call it conception, not deception.

“You don’t really want to fool them … You want to fuel them with the opportunity to use their imagination,” Patti Caplette, artistic director of Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock, told the Sault Star. “So it’s a different approach. You sort of guide them along with a few devices and they go, ‘Yeah, I can see that now.’ It’s like looking at a picture with different kinds of glasses on.”

Based on Nickelodeon’s hit preschool TV show that premiered in 2011, the live tour will visit Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada on Sunday 12th March 2017 at Kiwanis Community Theatre.

Having the cast, acting out the underwater adventures of a group of merperson preschoolers, appear to be plunged was a “very interesting artistic challenge,” especially conveying the illusion of characters “continuously” floating, Caplette told the Sault Star in a recent telephone interview from Winnipeg.

“So we devised ways they could stand and move their back legs so that their tails would constantly be in motion and their arms are kind of floating about,” she said, adding Koba Entertainment’s task was made that much easier with the recruitment of Bubble Guppies creators and writers Jonny Belt and Robert Skull.

“It was a lot of exploratory movement, but I think it does really resonate that they are guppies floating in their watery world.”

The show revolves around a band member gone AWOL. When the Bubble Guppies are getting ready to play, a special band member goes missing and the show can’t go on. With help from Mr. Grouper and Molly, Gil and the other characters embark on a “musical expedition” as they search for their friend.

The character Rock Lobster has been created especially for the live event.

Dubbed by Caplette as the Bubble Guppies’s “greatest fan ever,” Rock Lobster is an integral component of the show’s emphasis on audience interaction.

“He kind of comes out of the audience as one of the fans and gets to interact with the audience in saying, ‘Well, what should happen next?’ Or, ‘Did you see Bubble Puppy?’ It’s very much that kind of interaction.”

Some songs are specific to the stage show, but producers took as many tunes “as possible” from the TV show.

“They fit beautifully,” said Caplette, who, before turning to choreography, was a dancer for more than 15 years with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

The stage show — one hour and 20-minutes in duration — uses computer-generated imagery (CGI), which encompasses both static scenes and dynamic images with big screens, and takes four to five hours to set up.

“It’s tricky, because it still means for an 11 .m. show, our crew is there by 6 or 7 o’clock in the morning,” Caplette said, adding Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock will have ample adult appeal.

“I think even more so. They get a double whammy of not only enjoying the professional singing and dancing and theatrics of the stage. But they get the double whammy of seeing the brilliant, smile smile of delight on their children’s faces. I think they come off really, really a winner.”

If you go:

What: Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock;

When: Sunday, March 12, 1 p.m.;

Where: Kiwanis Community Theatre;

Tickets: In person at Kiwanis Community Theatre Box Office, Station Mall, by phone at (705) 945-7299 or online at

Full tour information can be found at

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"Double Dare" Host Marc Summers Gets Real About Mental Illness In New Documentary "On Your Marc"

Marc Summers invaded kids' living rooms every week in the late ’80s and early ’90s, hosting the messiest, craziest, most unpredictable game show out there: Double Dare.

Over 30 years after the Nickelodeon game show first premiered, Summers is the subject of a new documentary about his own life, including his struggles with "crippling OCD." Despite the severity of his condition, Summers didn't let the messiness of the show stop him from doing his job: "I defy anybody to ever look at an episode and say I was not having a good time," he says in the movie's trailer.

The trailer for On Your Marc — a play on Summers's oft-spoke Double Dare phrase "on your mark" — takes you behind the scenes of the iconic television host's career and the one-man show he performed about his experiences. In the film, Summers also gets candid about his battle with cancer, explaining he didn't advertise his diagnosis "because in show business, it could ruin your career." Look out for celebs as eclectic as Neil Patrick Harris and Guy Fieri providing commentary in the inspiring video above. On Your Marc is coming soon.

Original source: MTV News.

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Nickelodeon News Bytes - Tuesday 28th February 2017

NickALive!'s pick of Nickelodeon news, highlights and more from around the internet!:

- Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB, VIA) today announced that Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a Q&A session at the Deutsche Bank 25th Annual Media & Telecom Conference in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10:25 a.m. ET. A live webcast of the session will be available to the general public through a link on the Investor Relations homepage of Viacom’s website ( A replay of the audio webcast will be available in the “Events / Webcasts” section of this site.

- Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures star Ashley Argota to headline Fairview Middle School’s Parent-Teacher Organization's first Singer/Songwriter Night on Saturday, March 11 starting at 4 p.m.!

- Are Isabela Moner (100 Things To Do Before High School, Legends Of The Hidden Temple) & Thomas Kuc (Game Shakers) in a feud all because of their hair?

- Scott Family Amazeum entices youngsters to have messy fun; Make a 10-foot-tall SpongeBob SquarePants come to life in the Nickelodeon PlayLab!

- Saluting the lesser-known roles of this year’s Oscar-nominated actors, including La La Land's Ryan Gosling in the 1995 Are You Afraid of the Dark? episode "The Tale of Station 109.1"!

- SpongeBob Moves In number 4 Top Paid iPad App (week ending February 26, 2017)!

- China’s Year of the Peppa Pig: Under managing director Olivier Dumont’s guidance, eOne Family’s animated preschool juggernaut has become one of the Mainland’s most popular programs with over 16 billion digital platform views! Masterminding Peppa’s global conquest is children’s animated content division, eOne Family, headed by managing director Olivier Dumont. AWN joined Dumont in London to learn about his China strategy and reflections on content in the Middle Kingdom.

- Comedy Central names Tanya Giles as new General Manager. Giles joined Viacom in 1997 as a Senior Analyst at Nickelodeon. From there she moved to TV Land as VP of Research and Planning. She became directly involved with Comedy Central in 2007 when she was promoted to SVP, Research and Planning, for Viacom’s Entertainment Group, which consisted of Comedy Central, Spike and TV Land.

- Judge orders WME-IMG to arbitrate dispute over Cam Newton's Nickelodeon show, All in With Cam Newton. Nickelodeon won't have to participate in the arbitration because Viacom wasn't a party to the arbitration agreement.

Additional source: IMDb.
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