Thursday, October 29, 2020

Nickelodeon and CBS Studios Announce Kate Mulgrew’s Return as Captain Janeway in Upcoming Animated Series Star Trek: Prodigy

Nickelodeon and CBS Studios Announce Kate Mulgrew’s Return as Captain Janeway in Upcoming Animated Series Star Trek: Prodigy

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BURBANK, Calif.--October 08, 2020--Nickelodeon and CBS Studios today announced that Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager) will reprise her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Nickelodeon’s all-new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy. The news was revealed today as a surprise announcement during the Star Trek Universe virtual panel at New York Comic Con. Additional casting news will be announced in the coming months.

Kate Mulgrew stated, “I have invested every scintilla of my being in Captain Janeway, and I can’t wait to endow her with nuance that I never did before in Star Trek: Prodigy. How thrilling to be able to introduce to these young minds an idea that has elevated the world for decades. To be at the helm again is going to be deeply gratifying in a new way for me.”

Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman said, “Captain Janeway was held to a different standard than her predecessors. She was asked to embody an inhuman level of perfection in order to be accepted as ‘good enough’ by the doubters, but showed them all what it means to be truly outstanding. We can think of no better captain to inspire the next generation of dreamers on Nickelodeon, than she.”

“Kate’s portrayal of Captain Janeway is truly iconic, and has resonated with a global audience for many years,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation. “We can’t wait to see her bring this character to life in a whole new way, while continuing to be an inspiration for both new and loyal fans.”

Developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) and overseen for Nickelodeon by Naito, Star Trek: Prodigy follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation. The CG-animated series will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon in 2021 for a new generation of fans.

Star Trek: Prodigy is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Ben Hibon will direct, co-executive produce and serve as the creative lead of the all-new animated series. Aaron Baiers will also serve as co-executive producer with Mac Middleton as a producer. Production of Star Trek: Prodigy is overseen for Nickelodeon by Claudia Spinelli, Senior Vice President, Animation Development and Kelley Gardner, Vice President, Current Series Animation.

Star Trek: Prodigy joins the expanding “Star Trek” franchise for ViacomCBS as the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences for Nickelodeon. The Star Trek Universe on CBS All Access currently includes hit original series Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the development of a Section 31-based series with Michelle Yeoh.

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Update (10/10) - Alex Kurtzman, the executive producer in charge of Star Trek on TV recently talked in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter podcast Top 5 about keeping the news of Kate Mulgrew joining the cast of Star Trek: Prodigy a secret for a year!:

Janeway is part of Prodigy for a “wonderful reason”:

Kurtzman revealed that the decision to bring back Janeway has been in place for a year and it “blows his mind” it hasn’t leaked. He also talked about how they came to the decision to have Mulgrew join Prodigy:

"When you’re looking at legacy characters you have to have a very specific reason to bring them back. Without revealing too many details, Kevin and Dan [Hageman] came in with a pitch that just blew the doors off the place. There was a really clear wonderful reason to bring Janeway into the story."

Prodigy is specifically aimed at bringing in younger fans. The EP talked about how this has been a challenge for the franchise:

"I think one of the things that Star Trek has not done as effectively over time is bring in new people, particularly much younger people, and I don’t see any reason why that this amazing story that has existed for 55 years, that is so about everything that we are dealing with in our lives right now, cannot be shared and enjoyed by younger generations."

Kurtzman also talked about how he is already planning the next decade of Star Trek television. You can ready more on


Meet Aaron Waltke — one of the creative minds behind Star Trek: Prodigy

Some might argue that we’re living in a new Golden Age of Star Trek. Most Treksperts would argue that the original era of greatness spanned from when The Original Series cast was in theaters, and The Next Generation was on television. But now we’re entering an era where there will be four live-action Trek shows airing, as two animated shows are available as well. This seems pretty special too.

One of the shows in development is Star Trek: Prodigy. While still shrouded in secrecy, we know a few things, like the fact that this show will be geared to a younger audience and will air on Nickelodeon — not on CBS All Access. The show will be directed by Ben Hibon, and will star Captain Kathryn Janeway herself — Kate Mulgrew.

One might imagine that the creative team behind the scenes at Prodigy are hard at work, creating this unique take on the Trek vision. Among the talented team that co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman have assembled is screenwriter Aaron Waltke, who might be the biggest Trekkie on the staff. Waltke knows the films, series, and stories up and down, and brings his Trek knowledge to the table as the team formulate this new series.

We caught up with Waltke and asked him about his background, what goes into writing an animated show, and about Star Trek: Prodigy too.

You’re originally from Indiana. How did you get from the Hoosier State to Hollywood?

I grew up in Greenwood, a quiet suburb on the outskirts of Indianapolis in a rural farming community — my neighborhood was literally between two cornfields. When I was younger, our internet was dial-up and cable television was a luxury, so my friends and I were forced to entertain ourselves — mostly by keeping the local Blockbuster video permanently out of stock of every sci-fi, fantasy, and horror film they had, and endlessly debating on the playground whether Frodo would have survived if Lord of the Rings was set in the Dune universe. Eventually, we started using my parents’ camcorder to begin telling stories of our own.

Once I arrived at college at Indiana University, I focused my studies on Telecommunications, English and Theatre. Curiously, Bloomington is the future birthplace of Captain Janeway and alma mater of Star Trek: Voyager creator Jeri Taylor — it’s also where Next Generation writer Lee Sheldon was teaching at the time. I spent my time absorbing as much as I could and began writing and directing short films, performing sketch comedy, as well as producing documentaries for PBS. 

While there, some friends created an animated show for our college TV network and they asked if I wanted to write a few episodes for them. They later sold that idea (and a several others) to Mondo Media as a digital series in the early days of YouTube, and I was lucky enough to continue in a staff writer capacity. Shortly thereafter we all moved to Los Angeles. It was around then a comedian pal of mine, Sandy Danto, was working as a writer/producer for National Lampoon, who were best known for Animal House and the Vacation films.

They needed someone who could write, direct, and edit comedy shorts for their online comedy and college television network, and I fit the bill nicely. I usually worked in development, taking meetings and writing screenplays on the side until I was able to sustain a living writing full-time. A few screenplays and award-winning television shows later, and now I get to write for Star Trek!

​You were part of a comedy troupe in college. ​What turned you toward working behind the camera instead of in front, and did performing in front of an audience inform your writing?

There was a period early on where I thought I might break into the industry selling a show with my sketch friends, so we could imitate our heroes from SNL, Monty Python, SCTV, Kids in the Hall, etc. We performed regularly at iOWest, UCB, and the Comedy Store, had a number of short films accepted into the Los Angeles Comedy Shorts Festival, and our team was in the finals of the LA Comedy Festival two years in a row. Breaking in that way is still somewhat of a viable career path for some, but these days it seems to require building an online presence first… and a lot of luck. 

That said, I always fancied myself as more of a Michael Palin type — someone who could hold their own, but enjoyed the creative process far more than the acting side — though being onstage absolutely informed my screenwriting. I learned the value of what a great performance can bring to any line of dialogue, just as my years in the editing bay helped me understand how to be concise with a scene or cover transitions on the page. If you want to learn how to tell a story, I highly recommend familiarizing yourself in all aspects of it. The experience was immeasurably valuable to me.

I’ve heard theater folks say that TV and movie people are often jealous because theater gives instant feedback. Does that apply for what you do?

It’s both exhilarating and terrifying. In film and television, at least there is a safety net of rewrites and the editing room if something truly isn’t working the way it was meant to on the page. In theatre, especially comedy, either the audience is with you or against you, and there’s no taking it back.

It also forces you to appreciate everyone’s unique voices and teaches you how to broaden your own. Sometimes the most intellectual and perfectly crafted line will get a polite chuckle, while someone screaming about a magic pie will tear the house down with laughter. It’s a valuable lesson in playing to the crowd.

​You’ve written for Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, Trollhunters, Teen Titans Go, and Unikitty! Are there other shows/projects which are in developement that you can talk about?

The curious thing about creating film and television, especially animation, is that it takes a very long time to make them — between writing the first draft of a script and its final release on the screen, it often takes years! As such, there are a number of projects I’m working on that are currently in development that are very exciting, but I’m not allowed to talk about them because they haven’t been officially announced yet. 

That said, Star Trek: Prodigy is one of my favorite things I’ve ever worked on. I’m a producer and writer for the animated series, and I was brought onboard the Prodigy after serving as a co-executive producer on Wizards: Tales of Arcadia, because I’d collaborated with Dan and Kevin Hageman on Trollhunters a few years ago. As a hardcore Trek fan, it honestly felt less like writing a script and more like breathing.

I’ve internalized so much lore from its myriad series over the years that I instinctively know how the Heisenberg compensator in a transporter works and can easily write an essay comparing the Ferengi Rules of Acquisition and the Great Material Continuum to ancient Egyptian cosmology. Now I get to tell my own stories in that universe, and the opportunity to contribute to such a rich mythology that’s been so influential in my life has been a tremendous honor.

Explain what it’s like to work in the “writers’ room.” Do you come to the table with ideas in hand, or does someone set the tone for the show and you guys figure it out verbally?

Every room is slightly different, and your role in the writing process can change depending on whether you are a showrunner, running the room, or a staff writer. Typically, a room starts with a pilot written by the showrunner and a pitch bible with the basics laid out of what the series could be (and what the network bought).

Once the writing staff has familiarized themselves with the material, there’s a period of brainstorming called “blue sky” where there are no wrong answers, and it’s just answering the question what if…? Over and over again. That’s where you determine the groundwork for who your characters are, what sorts of stories we can tell, and some specifics of what the general arc of the season and the series is and will be.

Once you have a loose idea of the show and where it’s going, you’ll start to break episodes of the show. On Tales of Arcadia and Star Trek, we would typically discuss the content of the episode together as a writing staff and break down the scenes and act breaks with increasing detail until there’s enough bulletpoints to create an outline. 

This process can be difficult, but in my experience I’ve been lucky to have rooms of extremely smart people who are great at building together. In many ways, it’s like a game of slow motion dramatic improv, with the option of going back and revising earlier ideas if you encounter a problem or come up with something better later.

The outline is then sent out for notes from the producers, the studio and the network, and then once approved is turned over to a writer to type up a first draft. The showrunner gives notes and may do some rewriting themselves. Then there is a table read, where any last ideas or spot checks can be addressed before it’s sent out for feedback. Rinse and repeat!

Is writing for a CGI show different from line/hand drawn animation? ​Do you have different constraints for either medium?

There are definitely differences, mostly when it comes to the production pipeline, which in turn can affect the writing. In CGI, it’s more costly to create character models, props and assets, but once you’ve created them, they exist forever on a server and can be used for set construction or repurposing just as you might in a live action shoot.

For that reason, finding creative ways to utilize characters, ships, locations and props to their fullest over multiple episodes tends to be easier on the production. This also makes serialization slightly more budget friendly in the 3D animated space, since you are building stories over the course of a season rather than episodically. There are also extra steps involving lighting and layout that take longer to get right.

In 2D animation, you also have to be careful not to break the bank, but in different ways. Things like crowd scenes can be a nightmare, because every single character has to be hand drawn. Rotating camera angles with the background in focus can be a chore to do for the same reason. 

I don’t have a preference for one medium over the other — it really depends on the story you are hoping to tell and how you want to tell it. I consider it a privilege I’ve been lucky enough to work in both.

​You’ve been writing for TV for a while now. How has the industry changed? ​Have the streaming wars opened up more opportunities?

I would say the biggest thing that’s come with the streaming revolution is the number of platforms out there. There’s certainly a lot more opportunities than there were, say, ten years ago, and many networks are willing to take bigger and bolder swings to cut through the noise and gain an audience. It’s my sincere hope this leads to more unique and diverse voices out there, from those we haven’t heard yet.

As for me, I have some live action and animated projects in the works that I’m very excited about… I can’t wait to share them with the world!

Tell us ab​out Trek. What was your “first contact” with the franchise? ​

One of my earliest memories is sitting on the couch with my father, watching the saucer of the U.S.S. Enterprise separate from the secondary hull as the sweeping fanfare played — it all felt very exciting, but I didn’t entirely know why. Years later, I realized I was watching the pilot of Star Trek: The Next Generation as it premiered live way back on September 28th, 1987. It’s not an overstatement that Star Trek has been a part of my life since the beginning, and had a profound influence on my sensibilities as a storyteller.

My local FOX affiliate would air reruns of TNG and Deep Space Nine back to back and in order every weekday when I got home from school, and I would tape them on VHS so I could binge watch them all over and over again, before we even had a name for that activity. The continuity between series and season-long arcs felt so rewarding, and I spent nights wondering about the rules of Vic Fontaine’s holoprogram and whether Tasha Yar was still alive in the mirror universe.

Writing for Prodigy must be exciting. Have you had to go back and watch the prior shows and movies to get up to speed?

When I joined Star Trek: Prodigy, it was a lot of fun doing a deep dive into the last fifty years of the franchise in search of inspiration, especially with every film and television iteration available on demand. My personal mission working on the show was to always instill a sense of wonder, optimism, and adventure — what I remember so fondly experiencing the shows during my own childhood and adolescence. I was also a bit obsessed with getting my treknobabble right — it’s essentially a second language, and there is a lot of it to pull from. 

What can fans expect from the new series?

There isn’t a lot I’m allowed to say… but it’s been exhilarating to make a series that honors classic Trek for legacy fans like myself, but also provides an entry point for new audiences to be introduced to the world of the Federation and its aspirations for an idealistic future, even when facing adversity. And as I mentioned before, my family is from the same Indiana town as Kathryn Janeway — writing the return of our beloved Voyager captain feels oddly iconic, like a homecoming for me. And we hope to create something both young and old can watch together… just as I once did with my dad all those many years ago.


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CAMP STORIES zijn extra web-only vlogs van onze getalenteerde kampleden en Vicky. Elke dinsdag en donderdag om 19.30 uur uploaden we een nieuwe video.

In Creator Camp volgen we Felice, Saar, Zef, Asha en Cas. Zij zijn toegelaten tot het exclusieve kamp en hebben alle vijf een ander talent wat zij op het kamp willen ontwikkelen. Dyanthe Willems, leider van het kamp, stoomt samen met haar team van professionals de talenten klaar tot digital creators. Vicky, de dochter van de terreineigenaar, wil zelf ook creator worden en probeert dan ook zoveel mogelijk van het kamp mee te krijgen.

Creator Camp zie je iedere maandag tot en met donderdag om 19:30 op Nickelodeon. 🧡

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“HallowScream” Lineup Includes All-New Episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, The Casagrandes, Blue’s Clues & You!, It’s Pony and more!

NEW YORK–Oct. 1, 2020– Nickelodeon is celebrating Halloween with spooktacular premieres of its live-action, animation and preschool series beginning Friday, Oct. 2.  Viewers will be treated to hauntingly fun, all-new episodes of hit series, including The Loud House, The Casagrandes, Blue’s Clues & You!, and It’s Pony.

Fans can head to and the Nick and Nick Jr. app to view Halloween-themed episodes and short-form content. Noggin, Nickelodeon’s interactive learning service for preschoolers, will also feature festive long and short-form content, games and more during the month of October.

Below is the rundown of Nickelodeon’s “HallowScream” premieres.  All times are ET/PT with premieres airing on Nickelodeon unless otherwise noted:

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  • Rainbow Rangers “Spooky Costume Party” – Sunday, Oct. 11, at 11am (Nick Jr. Channel)
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  • Blue’s Clues & You! “Spooky Costume Party” – Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 9am
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  • Ollie’s Pack “Nightmare Frightscare” – Saturday, Oct. 17, at 12pm
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  • It’s Pony “Scarecrow/Poneapples” – Friday, Oct. 23, at 7:30pm
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The SpongeBob Code-Catcher Challenge returns for a HALLOWSCREAM edition!

This HallowScream, can you collect ALL THE BOBS? SpongeBob's wildest costumes are loose on your screen. To catch them, watch your favorite episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants all this week and look out for the special special QR codes. Scan the codes with Screens Up app and select the Bob to unlock spooktacular badges!

Some badges are harder to catch than others - the rarest of all is the mega legendary GoldenBob!

To start collecting, keep your eyes peeled for the SpongeBob Code-Catcher HallowScream Edition, starts Monday, October 26 at 4/3c, only on Nickelodeon USA!

The SpongeBob Code-Catcher Challenge: HallowScream Edition follows the success of Nickelodeon's first SpongeBob Code-Catcher Challenge between July 6-9 July 2020, as well as Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SmartyPants Challenge.

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Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. and Serena Williams Sing the 'PAW Patrol' Theme Song in New Karaoke Video

Nick News Mini: Just a few days after her first tennis lessons, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. is picking up another of her mom Serena's favorite pastimes: karaoke! In a brand new video, three-year-old Olympia and her mom sang to the theme song of Nickelodeon's beloved CG-animated series, PAW Patrol.

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Joseph R. Biden Named Winner of Nickelodeon's Kids Pick The President "Kids' Vote"


Nickelodeon’s “Kids’ Vote” Results Safeguarded Despite Bot-Driven Cheating Attempts

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--Oct. 27, 2020--The votes are in and kids have chosen Joseph R. Biden as the winner of Nickelodeon’s 2020 Kids Pick the President “Kids’ Vote.” Biden received 53% of the vote, followed by President Donald J. Trump with 47%.  Almost 90,000 individuals cast their virtual ballot in Nick’s “Kids’ Vote” poll from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26. Kids Pick the President is an informal, non-scientific poll, with guidelines that allow for one vote to be counted per household device so that multiple children and individuals per residence may exercise their vote. 

Nickelodeon statement on “Kids’ Vote” results: “Though kids are not of an age to vote, Kids Pick the President is a platform where their voices do count, and they deserve to be heard. And just as kids value honesty and fairness, so do we at Nickelodeon. Therefore, out of respect for kids everywhere and in the spirit of civic responsibility, we present the name of the winner based on votes cast fairly and within our stated guidelines of one vote counted per household device.”

Nickelodeon detected cheating on Wednesday, Oct. 21, when threads on online forums began discussing corrupting the Kids Pick the President site with fraudulent votes. Subsequently, more than 130,000 bot-generated votes were detected. Nickelodeon utilized a voter certification tool to identify these votes and to remove them, ensuring that only individually placed votes counted toward the total.

Nick’s Kids Pick the President “Kids’ Vote” initiative has been held for the last nine presidential election cycles and is designed to amplify kids’ voices and opinions and raise their awareness of the electoral process. Since the net’s inaugural “Kids’ Vote” in 1988, kids have correctly chosen the next U.S. president six out of the last eight elections.

The “Kids’ Vote” results were revealed in tonight’s Nick News: Kids Pick the President special, hosted by Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP). The special provided a thorough overview of the basics of voting; gave kids a platform to voice their concerns on the issues they care about most in the 2020 presidential election, such as COVID-19, racial equality and the environment; and featured child, adolescent and family psychologist Dr. Jen Harstein and youth activists, including: Zoë Jenkins, founder of a DEI initiative in her Lexington, Ky., high school; Mari Copeny (‘Little Miss Flint’), who continues to raise awareness about the ongoing water crisis in her hometown of Flint, Mich., and has expanded her efforts to communities across the nation dealing with toxic water; and Jerome Foster II, Founder and Executive Director of OneMillionOfUs, an international youth organization that mobilizes young voters to engage in the political process and to vote.

Nick News: Kids Pick the President also featured: a special performance by Young Dylan; appearances by Asher Angel, Tyra Banks, Joshua Bassett, Brie and Nikki Bella, Nicole Byer, Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), Stephen Curry, Skai Jackson, DJ Khaled, Liza Koshy (Double Dare), Peyton List, Jace Norman (Henry Danger), Kel Mitchell (All That, Kenan & Kel, Good Burger, Game Shakers), Usher, and Maddie Ziegler; plus cast members from Nick shows, including Side Hustle (Annie LeBlanc, Jayden Bartels), Danger Force (Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Dana Heath, Luca Luhan), Unfiltered (Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, Lex Lumpkin, Darci Lynne) and The Astronauts (Miya Cech).

Nick News: Kids Pick the President will encore each day leading into the election at the following times (ET/PT): Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 1, at 9 p.m., and Tuesday, Nov. 3 (election day), at 7 a.m. on Nickelodeon; Monday, Nov. 2, at 12 p.m. on TeenNick; and Thursday, Oct. 29, at 9 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 30, at 2 p.m. on Nicktoons. The telecast will also be available via Nickelodeon on Demand, the Nick App and Nickelodeon’s YouTube Channel beginning Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Nick News: Kids Pick the President is executive produced by Vice President of News Programming Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson. Paul J. Medford, Vice President, Unscripted, Current Series, and Luke Wahl, Vice President, Digital Studios also serve as executive producers.  Production of the special for Nickelodeon is overseen by Ashley Kaplan, Senior Vice President, Digital Studios.

Nickelodeon, now in its 41st 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 brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).

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Update (10/29) - NBC News reporter Ben Collins on Wednesday tweeted a screenshot showing users on a 4chan message board discussing ways to manipulate the “Kids Pick the President” poll.

Nickelodeon did not release information about which candidate bots voted for in the survey.

“It would be funny to have it seem like the kids picked Trump when Nick literally airs [Black Lives Matter] propaganda,” one user wrote.  

"We know you depend on Nick for fairness and honesty so we wanted to be honest with you," an offscreen narrator says during the special. "As we conducted our vote, our tech wizards at Nick discovered some cheating and were able to eliminate the unfair votes from our count. After lots of vetting, we feel super confident in our results."

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Originally published: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 23:46 GMT.

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Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, Lex Lumpkin, Miya Cech and Terrence Little Gardenhigh Working on 'Secret' Nickelodeon Project

Gabrielle Nevaeh Green recently teased on Instagram that the Nickelodeon star was "cooking up something special" with her All That and Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered co-star Lex Lumpkin and fellow Nickelodeon stars Miya Cech (The Astronauts) and Terrence Little Gardenhigh (Danger Force)! In the photo, taken in Los Angeles, California and posted on Saturday, October 24, features the Nick Squad, with Miya and Lex wearing Nickelodeon jerseys. When asked what the project is, Green replied saying that it's "secret for now".

Lex also posted the photo on his Instagram, along with the caption "This is shaping up to be a great day." Nickelodeon replied saying "Looks like fun [wink emoji]"

What do you think the Nick Squad was working on? Let me know in the comments!

Originally published: Thursday, October 19, 2020.

H/T: Special thanks to @ZeeEllToons95 for the news!

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iam8bit Unveils Limited Edition 'Block Print Ninjas' TMNT Posters by Attack Peter

In collaboration with Nickelodeon, iam8bit and Skybound today (Oct. 28) announced “Block Print Ninjas” — the second release in their Lean/Mean/Green: A TMNT Limited Edition Art Print Series — an epic, traditional-meets-modern tribute to the heroes in a half shell by the truly iconic Peter Santa-Maria, commonly known as Attack Peter.

“Block Print Ninjas” by Attack Peter (TMNT Limited Edition Artist Series):

These painstakingly hand-carved, 18×24” linoleum block prints – on 20×30” Nepalese Lokta paper with deckled edges – are only available for a limited time, exclusively on; all four prints (each priced at $120) are in short stock, with only 75 of each in existence. A limited release, “Block Print Ninjas” will only be available from October 27-November 10, or while supplies last.

Working in his own striking, ukiyo-inspired style, Santa-Maria casts the Turtles as heroes of mythic import, even as their expressive features and various poses capture the irreverent, far-out ethos that’s propelled these characters from their sewer hideout into pop-culture super-stardom. All prints will be numbered, stamped, and signed by the artist.


- 4 Super Limited Edition Prints (editions of 75 each)
- Timed Release through 11/10
- 18x24”  Linoleum Block Prints
- 20x30” Nepalese Lotka paper with deckled edges
- Carved and printed by Peter Santa-Maria, aka ATTACKPETER
- Signed, Stamped, and Hand-Numbered by the Artist
- Officially licensed by Nickelodeon
- To ensure the safety of the prints, Lean/Mean/Green prints cannot be combined with past orders
- Shipping Q4 2020

"It’s no secret that we’re superfans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so in celebration of the iam8bit 15th Anniversary, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Skybound and a bunch of really awesome artists for a limited-edition print series. The second installment in the series is a set of 4 prints by the incomparable Peter Santa-Maria of ATTACKPETER, who brings his traditional, ukiyo-inspired style to these linoleum block prints."

WHAT IS A TIMED RELEASE? This means this print will only be available for a very limited time, and its production run will be determined by the number of orders received. After November 10, 2020, this edition will be closed and the print will never be produced again. This is, quite literally, the only opportunity to acquire this beauty!

WHAT IS A LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINT? Linoleum Block Printing is a printmaking technique where the image is carved out of a sheet of linoleum and then impressed on to paper by either hand or machine. For this series, Peter designed, carved, and printed each piece by hand, using a roller to apply ink to the linoleum and then printing each directly to achieve his signature style.

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About iam8bit

Founded in 2005 and celebrating its 15 year anniversary, iam8bit is a creative production emporium that has quietly redefined the entertainment industry, time and time again. Collaborating with a plethora of partners and narrative-busting IPs, iam8bit punctuates the importance of engaging with fans directly. By creating the videogame industry’s very first community events, the company injected the idea of experiential immersion into game and film marketing (back when it was simply known as “theatre”). iam8bit also played a crucial role in the vinyl renaissance, minting its first record in 2010. The company is based in Los Angeles and co-owned by Jon M. Gibson and Amanda White. Visit and follow iam8bit on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


Peter Santa-Maria (ATTACK PETER) is a Miami-based artist and teacher. Working primarily in the process of printmaking, he has gained a dedicated fan following through his artwork, which spans from original designs to pop culture icons. He’s worked for Marvel, Mondo, and Sideshow and is currently an in-house artist at Skybound. He is heavily influenced by traditional imagery from Thailand, American traditional tattoo flash, and his peers. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram and can view his printmaking process on his YouTube channel.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Readies Next Chapter of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with All-New CG-Animated Theatrical Release Produced By Point Grey Pictures!

Originally published: Thursday, October 29, 2020.

Original source: Seat42F.

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