Monday, October 28, 2019

Carlos Alazraqui Talks 'The Casagrandes'

Nickelodeon voice actor Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko's Modern Life, The Fairly OddParents) recently discussed Nickelodeon's upcoming animated series The Casagrandes, in which he voices Carlos, with the hosts of Good Day Sacramento! Check out the awesome interview below, and make sure to catch the premiere The Casagrandes, a spinoff of Nick’s animated hit The Loud House, Monday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT), following an all-new Loud House at 1 p.m. (ET/PT), only on Nickelodeon!:

A new home in the city holds big adventures, laughs and love around every corner in Nickelodeon’s new original animated series The Casagrandes, premiering Monday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT). A spinoff of Nick’s animated hit The Loud House, The Casagrandes tells the story of 11-year-old Ronnie Anne who moves to the city with her mom and older brother to live with their big, loving family, the Casagrandes. Following its premiere, the series moves to its regular timeslot on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) beginning Saturday, Oct. 19, on Nickelodeon.

Starring Izabella Alvarez (Westworld) as 11-year-old Ronnie Annie, Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) as her brother Bobby and Sumalee Montano (Nashville) as her mom Maria, the series showcases the culture, humor, and love that’s part of growing up in a multigenerational Mexican-American family. After moving in with their grandparents in Great Lakes City, Ronnie Anne adjusts to her new life living under one roof and over the family-run mercado (local market), which is a gathering place for everyone in the neighborhood.

Alvarez, PenaVega and Montano bring these characters to life, alongside: Carlos Alazraqui (The Fairly OddParents) as Carlos, “Tio;” Roxana Ortega (The League) as Frida, “Tia;” Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids) as Carlota; Jared Kozak (Born this Way) as CJ; Alex Cazares (The Boss Baby: Back in Business) as Carl; Ruben Garfias (East Los High) as Hector, “Abuelo;” and Sonia Manzano (Sesame Street) as Rosa, “Abuela.” Additionally, Eugenio Derbez (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) gives voice to Dr. Santiago, a physician living and working in Peru, who is Ronnie Anne and Bobby’s father.

From Fox 4:

The Casagrandes

Television viewers know Carlos Alazraqui from his role as Deputy James Garcia on the hit show Reno 911! and Reno 911!: Miami the movie. His many other credits include Kevin Can Wait, Jane the Virgin, Bones, Adam Ruins Everything, Mutt and Stuff, Crossroads of History, and The Funhouse Massacre. Carlos' upcoming films include: Dance Baby Dance and Take the Ten. His notable Nickelodeon voice roles include Rocko and Spunky on Rocko’s Modern Life and Mr. Crocker on long running series The Fairly OddParents. One of his most famous roles was the voice of “The Taco Bell Chihuahua” for Taco Bell!

In addition to acting and voice over, Alazraqui is also a busy writer and has developed his own half-hour series, Good Moring Iowa, with two other half-hour series in the works. Alazraqui works every Wednesday on his “Coffee With Carlos” segment, airing on the Stephanie Miller Radio Show on Free Speech Radio. He is an avid sports enthusiast.

In The Casagrandes, Alazraqui voices “Carlos Casagrande,” father of four kids (Carlota, CJ, Carl and Carlitos,) husband of Frida and professor of marine biology. Carlos is a caring father who tries to get his kids interested in their Mexican heritage (though his book-driven approach can be a little dry).


Ronnie Anne’s new apartment building holds new friends and neighbors, including: Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken) as Stanley Chang; Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) as Becca Chang; Leah Mei Gold (Legion) as 12-year-old Sid Chang, Ronnie Anne’s new friend; and Lexi Sexton as Adelaide Chang, Sid’s 6-year-old little sister.

In the first episode, “Going Overboard,” Ronnie Anne finds out her Tio Carlos was a famous skateboarder and she begs him to teach her some new moves. Then, in “Walk Don’t Run,” Ronnie Anne and Sid start a dog-walking business to save up for a new skateboard in a plan that quickly gets out of hand.

The Casagrandes premiere will encore at 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The Casagrande family was first introduced in the The Loud House special, “The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos,” which premiered May 2017 and ranks as the highest-rated premiere for the series in Live+7 with both K2-11 (6.6/1.8M) and K6-11 (8.1/1.3M).

More Nick: Culture & Comedy: LatinX Artists and Writers Tap Into Their Heritage for 'The Casagrandes'!

Originally published: Thursday, October 10, 2019.
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