Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Originally published: November 30, 2021.

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This Holiday Season, Enjoy the Gift of Paramount Plus with One Month Free

For a limited time, enjoy 30 days of Peak Holiday Streaming. It's the gift of Paramount+! What are you waiting for? Get in the spirit at ParamountPlus.com!


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How to Stream 'NFL on CBS' Week 13 For Free on Paramount Plus

With less than 10 games to go, every snap counts. Stream Week 13 of the NFL on CBS live starting at 1PM ET on Paramount+. Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!


Check out the Week 13 schedule below:
 
Sunday, December 5
 
1PM ET
Vikings at Lions
Broncos at Chiefs
Eagles at Jets
Colts at Texans
 
4:25PM ET
Ravens at Steelers
Jaguars at Rams
 
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Originally published: November 30, 2021.

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“Holiday Gift” Official Music Video ūüéĄ Good NEWZ Girls [w/ Larray, Mads Lewis, & Kelianne Stankus] | AwesomenessTV

“Holiday Gift” Official Music Video ūüéĄ Good NEWZ Girls [w/ Larray, Mads Lewis, & Kelianne Stankus] | AwesomenessTV


It's that cozy, chilly, Christmas-y time of year again and the Good NEWZ Girls are here to bring the vibes with their new music video for “Holiday Gift", featuring appearances by TikTok influencers Larray, Mads Lewis, & Kelianne Stankus!
 
Stream “Winter Getaway”: https://goodnewzgirls.lnk.to/wintergetaway

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LYRICS:

V1:
No more reindeer
No more sleigh bells
I ain’t a kid now
I need new stories
Maybe about us
That you can tell me
When you come over
Hope that it’s snowing
 
Pre:
Ooo it’s getting cold
Need you here for a tradition starting the 24th
Ooo I ain’t waiting no more
I won’t go to sleep till I know you’ll be here in the morn'
 
To wake me with a holiday gift
No other way I wanna start Christmas
Please wake me with a holiday gift
Make it my favorite, my only wish
Face to face, yeah that’s a perfect place
Hoping we do, we do this every year that’s all I want
Wake me with a holiday gift
Make it my favorite, my only wish
 
V2:
Wrap it with a bow
Tie it up right
Tell me to close my eyes
Close ‘em up tight
Don’t keep me waiting
I’m so excited
No matter what it is
You know I’ll love it
 
Pre:
Ooo it’s getting cold
Need you here for a tradition starting the 24th
Yeah I ain’t waiting no more
I won’t go to sleep till I know you’ll be here in the morn'
 
To wake me with a holiday gift
No other way I wanna start Christmas
Please wake me with a holiday gift
Make it my favorite, my only wish
Face to face, yeah that’s a perfect place
Hoping we do, we do this every year that’s all I want
Wake me with a holiday gift
Make it my favorite, my only wish
 
#GoodNEWZGirls #WinterGetaway #HolidayGift

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Originally published: November 30, 2021.

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Scary Scarecrow ON THE LOOSE! | Best Of Round The Twist | Twisted Lunchbox - Australia’s Best Kids TV

Scary Scarecrow ON THE LOOSE! | Best Of Round The Twist | Twisted Lunchbox - Australia’s Best Kids TV


A scarecrow is after Linda, but are his intentions really that sinister?



Have you ever, ever felt like this? Have strange things happened, are you going round the twist? Ghosts, vikings, magical underpants, runaway shadows… Round The Twist is an offbeat comedy series that will enchant the entire family.

When the Twist kids – Pete, Linda and Bronson – and their Dad leave the city for a quiet life in the coastal town of Port Niranda, they get more than they bargained for. The lighthouse the Twists have moved into is haunted, and Port Niranda is a town where the weird and unexpected regularly occurs.

Twisted Lunchbox is brought to you by Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). The ACTF is a national non-profit children’s media production and policy hub. The ACTF is a leading body for Australian children’s media; enabling the production, development and distribution of high quality, culturally relevant and distinctive entertainment for Australian children, and children around the world. The ACTF is well known for the production of some of Australia’s most iconic kids’ tv shows, including ‘Round the Twist’, ‘Mortified’, 'Lockie Leonard', ‘You’re Skitting Me’ and much more!

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St Andrew's Day | Sita | Milkshake!

St Andrew's Day | Sita | Milkshake!


Happy St Andrew's day to those celebrating!

Did you know, St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland as well as Romania, Greece, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Barbados!

Have a great day!


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Nickelodeon UK to Throw the Ultimate Christmas Party This Holiday Season

What's up, Grinches? 'Tis the season to be fabulous! So get off the naughty list and join Nick's tree-topping stars! Catch perfectly-packaged mini-marathons, merry movies and festive specials with Nickelodeon's Christmas Party, starts Monday 29th November 2021, only on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland!



Nickelodeon HD UK Christmas Continuity 2021 ūüéĄ Christmas Party



Originally published: November 17, 2021.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strips for November 22-30, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for November 22, 2021 | Nickelodeon


Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for November 23, 2021 | Nickelodeon


Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for November 24, 2021 | Nickelodeon


Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for November 25, 2021 | Nickelodeon


Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for November 26, 2021 | Nickelodeon


Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for November 27, 2021 | Nickelodeon


Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for November 28, 2021 | Nickelodeon


Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for November 29, 2021 | Nickelodeon


Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for November 30, 2021 | Nickelodeon


Stream all new CG-animated Rugrats series, exclusively on Paramount+!


Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!: https://www.creators.com/features/rugrats

More Nick: Paramount Plus Renews the All-New 'Rugrats' for Season 2!

Originally published: November 22, 2021.

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Avatar: The Last Airbender: Albert Kim Teases Lots of 'Big Scenes' and 'New Characters as Netflix's Live-Action Adaptation Enters Week 3 of Production

Albert Kim teases big scenes and new characters as Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series enters week three of production


A little less than two weeks after Netflix and Albert Kim's (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) live-action take on Nickelodeon's beloved animated Avatar: The Last Airbender made some major casting news and announced that production was underway, Kim is checking back in from the set and it looks like things are rolling along. The series is filming in a new, custom-built facility in Vancouver. Designed and operated by Pixomondo Virtual Production, the state-of-the-art stage is one of the biggest virtual production volumes in North America, with 23,000 sq ft of stage space and more than 3,000 LED Panels. Using some of the same cutting-edge technology used for Netflix's The Midnight Sky and Disney's The Mandalorian, the virtual stage allows for visual effects to be done in real-time in-camera, combining multiple environments for a new standard for immersive storytelling. "We're thrilled to start production on this incredible project and we're especially excited to work with the technology-benders at PXO to create the wondrous world of ATLA using the most advanced techniques available to filmmakers anywhere in the world," Kim explained.

Now, we're getting a look at Kim's director's chair along with a caption confirming that the third week of filming was underway and that there were "lots of big scenes" and "new characters" on the way. Here's a look at Kim's behind-the-scenes Tweet from the set:


Starring in Netflix's live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series is: Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko, Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso, and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao.


With Kim serving as showrunner, executive producer, and writer of the series, Rideback's Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Aladdin) and Lindsey Liberatore (Walker), as well as Michael Goi (Swamp Thing, American Horror Story), will also executive produce. Goi, Roseanne Liang, Jet Wilkinson, and Jabbar Raisani have been tapped to direct.

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Gordon Cormier Shaves His Head to Play Aang in Netflix's Live-Action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Series

As the start of production for Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender nears, Aang actor Gordon Cormier has begun preparing by shaving his head.


Gordon Cormier, the star of Netflix's upcoming live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender adaptation, finally sports Aang's shaved head look in some new images. For years now, Netflix has been trying to bring Avatar to life in a way that will prove more successful than M. Night Shyamalan's 2010 misfire The Last Airbender. The original animated series, which aired on Nickelodeon for three seasons, tells the story of young airbender Aang, the famed Avatar who stands as his war-torn world's last hope for peace. Aang has the power to wield all the elements, and he'll need each one to defeat the power-hungry Fire Lord.

Netflix's Avatar suffered a huge blow last year when creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino departed the series over creative differences. Since then, though, the project has made considerable progress under the care of showrunner Albert Kim. Filming on Avatar: The Last Airbender is expected to pick up in the coming weeks, potentially leading to a late 2022 premiere. As Cormier's newfound online popularity indicates, most major roles for Avatar season 1 have been cast, with characters like Iroh (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee) and Commander Zhao (Ken Leung) being added most recently.

Another sign that Avatar: The Last Airbender is finally about to begin production has arrived courtesy of Cormier himself. Last week, Cormier hinted he was just about to shave his head in preparation for the start of filming, and now it's clear he's officially taken the plunge. Cormier's most recent social media post shows him (wearing a Netflix hoodie) with Sokka actor Ian Ousley, and though Cormier is wearing a hat in both of the images he shared, fans can get a peek at his shaved appearance at the side of his head. Check out the pictures down below.


Some kids might balk at the idea of shaving their head, but Cormier was up for the challenge. Back in August, Cormier confirmed he would be shaving his head to play Aang, and he seemed very excited at the prospect. Fans might have to wait a bit longer to see his full Aang look, blue tattoos included. Still, this is a thrilling bit of progress that helps to make Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender feel even more like a reality. There might still be some apprehension from fans over this project, but based on the cast alone, there's reason for excitement.

One of the reasons Shyamalan's The Last Airbender struggled to win over fans was its lack of humor, which is a key part of the original series. Aang in particular is supposed to maintain his youthful excitement throughout the first season, but the movie effectively smothered that. Based on his social media posts, it looks like Cormier has the right kind of bright-eyed enthusiasm needed to play Aang, and hopefully he'll be able to retain that on Avatar. Stay tuned for more peeks at the Netflix cast as filming gets closer.

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Monday, November 29, 2021

Nickelodeon UK Ratings for Week of Monday 15th - Sunday 21st November 2021

Nickelodeon UK Network Ratings for week of Monday 15th - Sunday 21st November 2021.


Ratings were up across the Nickelodeon network this week compared to the previous week (Nov. 8-14), with only Nickelodeon reporting an decrease in viewership.

Nickelodeon Total:

1. THE THUNDERMANS (MON 10:30) - 44,100
2. THE THUNDERMANS (TUE 09:59) - 35,900
3. THE THUNDERMANS (TUE 10:30) - 34,300
4. DANGER FORCE (TUE 17:00) - 29,912
5. THE THUNDERMANS (MON 09:59) - 28,600
6. DANGER FORCE (SUN 11:59) - 24,000
7. THE THUNDERMANS (FRI 16:31) - 22,000
8. HENRY DANGER (WED 19:31) - 20,600
9. DANGER FORCE (MON 17:00) - 16,401
10. DANGER FORCE (THU 17:00) - 16,305
11. ICARLY (SAT 18:31) - 16,100
12. THE THUNDERMANS (THU 09:59) - 15,900
13. ICARLY (SAT 17:59) - 15,800
14. DANGER FORCE (WED 17:00) - 15,407
15. THE THUNDERMANS (FRI 17:00) - 15,200

NickToons Total:

1. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (FRI 26:15) - 53,300
2. HORRID HENRY (WED 18:29) - 46,200
3. 44 CATS (SAT 13:44) - 39,500
4. HORRID HENRY (THU 11:15) - 37,084
5. THE LOUD HOUSE (THU 28:45) - 26,100
6. THE LOUD HOUSE (MON 21:15) - 24,200
7. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (WED 08:14) - 22,200
8. THE SMURFS (MON 07:44) - 22,100
9. HORRID HENRY (MON 18:59) - 19,800
10. THE LOUD HOUSE (WED 29:45) - 19,500
11. THE LOUD HOUSE (THU 28:15) - 18,800
12. HORRID HENRY (SUN 21:44) - 18,500
13. THE LOUD HOUSE (TUE 29:45) - 16,100
14. HORRID HENRY (MON 18:45) - 14,700
15. THE PATRICK STAR SHOW (FRI 07:29) - 13,300

Nick Jr. Total:

1. PEPPA PIG (SAT 11:30) - 176,700
2. PEPPA PIG (THU 13:49) - 142,000
3. PEPPA PIG (SAT 25:14) - 136,700
4. PEPPA PIG (MON 19:44) - 122,300
5. PEPPA PIG (MON 19:49) - 112,400
6. PEPPA PIG (MON 20:04) - 107,000
7. PEPPA PIG (SAT 13:29) - 104,600
8. PEPPA PIG (WED 19:29) - 101,300
9. PEPPA PIG (MON 19:29) - 100,500
10. PEPPA PIG (MON 11:34) - 99,200
11. PEPPA PIG (SAT 11:05) - 98,100
12. PEPPA PIG (SAT 12:29) - 97,700
13. PEPPA PIG (SAT 13:50) - 95,700
14. PEPPA PIG (MON 15:05) - 95,500
15. PEPPA PIG (WED 19:34) - 93,400

Nick Jr. Too:

1. PAW PATROL (THU 13:59) - 67,100
2. PAW PATROL (FRI 23:44) - 58,500
3. PAW PATROL (FRI 23:59) - 58,300
4. PAW PATROL (SUN 11:59) - 52,800
5. PAW PATROL (SUN 10:14) - 50,400
6. PAW PATROL (SUN 09:59) - 50,400
7. PAW PATROL (SUN 09:44) - 50,400
8. PAW PATROL (THU 14:29) - 49,500
9. PAW PATROL (MON 17:29) - 47,300
10. PAW PATROL (THU 23:14) - 47,200
11. PAW PATROL (THU 22:44) - 47,200
12. PAW PATROL (THU 22:59) - 47,200
13. PAW PATROL (SUN 09:29) - 45,500
14. PAW PATROL (SUN 09:14) - 44,700
15. PAW PATROL (THU 27:59) - 44,400

Note: Nick Jr. Too is Nick Jr. PAW Patrol during November 2021; Nick Jr. Too is listed as Nick Jr 2 on BARB.

Nickelodeon Network:

1. PEPPA PIG (SAT 11:30) - 176,700
2. PEPPA PIG (THU 13:49) - 142,000
3. PEPPA PIG (SAT 25:14) - 136,700
4. PEPPA PIG (MON 19:44)  - 122,300
5. PEPPA PIG (MON 19:49) - 112,400
6. PEPPA PIG (MON 20:04) - 107,000
7. PEPPA PIG (SAT 13:29) - 104,600
8. PEPPA PIG (WED 19:29) - 101,300
9. PEPPA PIG (MON 19:29) - 100,500
10. PEPPA PIG (MON 11:34) - 99,200
11. PEPPA PIG (SAT 11:05) - 98,100
12. PEPPA PIG (SAT 12:29) - 97,700
13. PEPPA PIG (SAT 13:50) - 95,700
14. PEPPA PIG (MON 15:05) - 95,500
15. PEPPA PIG (WED 19:34) - 93,400

Ratings data provided by BARB.

Programmes of less than 5 minutes duration are excluded from these reports.

Linear TV viewing only; Data for viewing programming on PC/laptops, Tablets and Smartphones is currently unavailable.


Originally published: November 29, 2021.

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Cast Announced For Dingbat Theatre Project's 'The SpongeBob Musical'

The musical is based on the hit Nickelodeon television series, which premiered in 1999.


Sarasota, FL - After producing Shrek the Musical and Hedwig and the Angry Inch over the summer, Dingbat Theatre Project will be tackling another full-scale musical: the area premiere of The SpongeBob Musical.

The world-famous sea sponge and his exotic array of aquatic compatriots will hit the stage indoors at The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime this December. The musical is based on the beloved Nickelodeon television series, which premiered in 1999. The musical, which played on Broadway in 2017, earned twelve Tony nominations including Best Musical. The show was conceived by Tina Landau, with a book by Kyle Jarrow, and original music by a variety of popular musicians including Aerosmith, David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, and others.

Dingbat's production features a multi-talented cast of twelve playing multiple roles similar to their production of Shrek the Musical in May 2021. The cast is filled out with a four-piece band who fill out roles in the ensemble. The production is lead by the directing team of Brian F. Finnerty, who also choreographs, and Luke Manual McFatrich. They are both collaborating on costume, scenic, and prop design. The show is music directed by Michelle Kasanofsky and stage managed by Gretchen Beaumier.


The citizens of "Bikini Bottom" are led by Jamie Molina in the role of SpongeBob SquarePants, Luke Manual McFatrich as Patrick Star, and Noelia Altamirano as Sandy Cheeks. All appeared in the company's production of Shrek, and McFatrich portrayed Hedwig in Dingbat's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Molina has also appeared locally at Florida Studio Theatre and The Players Centre, while Altamirano has been seen in many other local productions.

The professional company is rounded out with other Dingbat returns like Amanda Heisey as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Brian F. Finnerty as Mr. Eugene Krabs, Javisha Strong as Ms. Mayor and Gary, and Cory Woomert as Perch Perkins and Patchy the Pirate. All appeared in Shrek, Heisey appeared in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Finnerty acts as Co-Artistic Director for the company.

New faces to the Dingbat stage include Christina Capehart as Karen the Computer, Hunter Day as Sheldon J. Plankton, Austin Howeth as Mrs. Puff, Andrew Smiley as Larry the Lobster, and Kiley Berkery as Pearl Krabs. Capehart has made a name for herself through her many performances at Manatee Performing Arts Center and in the Tampa Bay Area, most recently portraying Fastrada in Pippin at MPAC. Day and Smiley have been seen on local stages in The Players Centre's productions of Head Over Heels and [title of show] respectively. Berkery is a high school student, who was recently seen in John & Jen at Venice Theatre.

The SpongeBob Musical will play indoors at The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime (821 Apricot Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237) December 2-19, 2021. Tickets starting at $15.00 are available exclusively online at dingbattheatre.org. Dingbat Theatre Project is participating in #SafeArtsSarasota. Their current COVID-19 protocols are available to view at dingbattheatre.org/safety.

The SpongeBob Musical: Live On Stage! was broadcast in December 2019 across Nickelodeon platforms and featured much of the original Broadway company reprising their performances, including Tony nominee Ethan Slater as the high-energy title sponge, Tony nominee Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, and Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton. The TV event is available to stream on Paramount+ and is available on DVD.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording is available now from Masterworks Broadway wherever music is sold and streamed: https://spongebobmusical.lnk.to/SpongebobMusicalRecording


‘SpongeBob the Musical’ brings favorite cartoon characters to Sarasota stage

Jamie Molina plays the title role in Dingbat Theatre Project’s production of “SpongeBob the Musical.” PROVIDED BY DINGBAT THEATRE PROJECT

For more than 20 years, “SpongeBob SquarePants” and his animated friends and neighbors in Bikini Bottom have been entertaining audiences young and old with the way they deal with major and minor problems.

Fans followed them from the Nickelodeon TV series to feature films and on to Broadway where “SpongeBob the Musical” brought a major crisis to the characters’ underwater world. It had a nearly yearlong run in 2018.

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The Dingbat Theatre Project, which previously presented “Shrek: The Musical” (another show based on an animated hit) and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” returns to the Bazaar at Apricot and Lime with an intimate production of the show.

Co-director and company founder Luke McFatrich, who also plays Patrick, SpongeBob’s best friend, said audiences don’t have to know anything about the cartoon to appreciate the musical.

“The story is completely original and based on the characters. It stands on its own,” McFatrich said, likening it to “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which was an original story based on the Peanuts.

The show was co-conceived by director Tina Landau with a book by Kyle Jarrow, and a song list by a range of pop stars from John Legend and Cyndi Lauper to Sara Bareilles, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, They Might be Giants, the Flaming Lips and David Bowie.

Luke McFatrich, top, as Patrick, and Jamie Molina as SpongeBob in “The SpongeBob Musical” produced by the Dingbat Theatre Project. PROVIDED BY DINGBAT THEATRE PROJECT

In the musical, an underwater volcano, Mount Humongous, is threatening to explode tomorrow, “and everybody is freaking out about how to solve the problem,” said Jamie Molina, who plays SpongeBob.

The problem divides the residents of Bikini Bottom. Plankton and Karen, owners of the Chum Bucket restaurant, encourage people to enter an escape pod, and they plan a benefit concert to raise money to build the pod. But SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy Cheeks want everyone to stay together to help save their home.

Playing a cultural icon

Molina, who recently moved to Colorado, was excited to come back to Sarasota to play SpongeBob because the cartoon was something she watched every morning before going to school.

But she was nervous about playing such an iconic character.

“Everyone knows this character even if they didn’t watch the show. They have preconceived notions,” she said. “I had to figure out why I connect with him. What do I personally have in common with him. It’s the energy and the positivity.”

McFatrich, who also grew up watching the cartoons, said SpongeBob “is the personification of childhood. Every emotion that SpongeBob feels is the most extreme. When he’s angry, he’s really angry, when he’s scared, he’s scared and he shows that on his sleeve.”

McFatrich is directing the production with Brian F. Finnerty, who also plays Mr. Eugene Krabs. They also are designing the costumes and Finnerty is providing the choreography. The cast also includes Noelia Altamirano as Sandy Cheeks, Amanda Heisey as Squidward Q. Tentacles, along with Cory Woomert, Hunter Day, Kiley Berkerey, Javisha Strong, Eldred Brown, Austin Howeth and Zoe Smith.

Many of the cast members also appeared in “Shrek.”

Dingbat Theatre is following the #SafeArtsSarasota safety protocols, requiring audience members to show a negative COVID-19 test (or a vaccine card) and everyone must wear a mask indoors. 

SpongeBob The Musical

Conceived by Tina Landau, book by Kyle Jarrow. Runs Dec. 3-19 at the Bazaar on Apricot and Lime, 821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota. Tickets are $30, $15 for low-sitting beach chairs and bean bags with obstructed views. For more information: dingbattheatre.org

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Originally published: October 14, 2021.

Original source: Broadway World.

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Nickelodeon Premieres 'Nick News: Cyberbullying, Robots, and Turtles'

Nick News breaks down the headlines that matter to you! In Nick News: Cyberbullying, Robots, and Turtles, Robot Besties Break the Internet, Turtle Hospital Helps Save the Species, and Side Hustle Stars Jules and Jayden Fight Bullying. Tune into the next edition of Nick News, premiering Wednesday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, straight after the latest NFL Slimetime at 7, only on Nickelodeon!


This edition of Nick News features cyberbully survivors Jules LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels from Side Hustle; then it’s man’s ‘man-made’ best friend: robots; followed by the oldest sea turtle hospital in the world, saving them from extinction. (#104)

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Waltham students featured on Nickelodeon show

Some of Waltham's most curious young students were highlighted on Nickelodeon on Nov. 17, as cameras from the children's cable network followed a field trip of Waltham Public School students through the Boston Dynamics headquarters. 

The students were featured on the show Nick News, a weekly program on Nickelodeon  presenting features on different real-world topics and issues in a kid-friendly environment. The students were used as part of a feature on Boston Dynamics, and the robots they have designed, such as the human-like Atlas and the dog-like Spot, which have been part of viral videos in recent years due to their life-like behavior. 

Deena DePamphilis, who serves as the director of  science for middle and high school students in Waltham, said Nickelodeon reached out to the district looking for students that could be shown on the program. DePamphilis than worked with different robotics teachers to identify students  interested in participating. 

"Nickelodeon reached out to us about pulling together a group of students aged 8-14 to tour Boston Dynamics," DePamphilis said. "Our robotics and engineering teachers worked quickly to pull together a group, the only ask from Nickelodeon was that they be curious and ask a lot of questions, which wasn't a problem." 

Students were taken through Boston Dynamics on Oct. 28 and shown the different robots the company has designed, including Atlas, who had gone viral in the past for it's human like movements, including doing backflips and choreographed dances. Students were encouraged to ask questions to the engineers about how the robots work and what potential services they could be capable of.

Students also got a chance to interact with Spot, where students were allowed to "pilot" the dog-like android around the robot playground at the facility, which is mostly just various terrains and obstacles  the robot would potentially see out in the real world. The robot is manipulated  by a controller similar to most video game consoles,  making it familiar to students.

"Every single kid got to drive Spot, including trying to crash over different terrain and learn how to stand it back up," DePamphilis said. 

The team of engineers and robotics professionals also shared their background with the students, as well as the trials and prototypes  Boston Dynamics went through to end up with the sophisticated robots they have today.

"One teacher told me that the older models were very much used, dinged up and duct taped, and it was awesome for the kids to see that," DePamphilis said. "Students learned about the different work/interest backgrounds of the employees, one person for example used to build bicycles and does not have an engineering or robotics degree." 

The episode of Nick News featuring the Waltham students can be viewed on Nickelodeon's website. The Waltham students are featured at the 7:20 mark of the episode. 

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Originally published: November 12, 2021.

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ViacomCBS and NENT Group Partner for Pluto TV's Launch in the Nordics

VIACOMCBS AND NENT GROUP PARTNER FOR PLUTO TV'S LAUNCH IN THE NORDICS

ViacomCBS launches a new innovative world-class FAST/AVOD version of Pluto TV for Nordic audiences in 2022 that combines Viafree and Pluto TV.

NENT Group enters strategic ad sales and content partnership with ViacomCBS to launch Pluto TV in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.


29/11/2021 - NEW YORK / STOCKHOLM: ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), a division of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA), and Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) today announced a ground-breaking partnership for a new Pluto TV service across Sweden, Denmark and Norway in 2022. The service combines ViacomCBS’ world-leading free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service with the biggest pan-Nordic AVOD platform Viafree. NENT Group will serve as the platform’s leading advertising sales partner.

Pluto TV will introduce the new FAST/AVOD platform with curated channels and on-demand programming featuring international and local content. Viewers will be able to enjoy Viafree local favorite shows such as Paradise, Luxury Trap and Familien fra Bryggen, alongside global content from ViacomCBS’ library such as The Hills, Awkward, MTV Unplugged and Catfish, and content from multiple partners packaged in thematic channels like Pluto TV Movie, Pluto TV Crime, Pluto TV History, and Pluto TV Comedy, among others.

“Continuing to expand Pluto TV as the world-leading free ad-supported streaming TV service is a critical element of our streaming strategy, and we are delighted to partner with NENT Group to create this new and expanded version of Pluto TV. The combination of our global content pipeline and Pluto TV’s best-in-class tech global platform, with NENT Group’s ad sales scale and powerful local Viafree content, will position Pluto TV as the leading player in the growing FAST/AVOD space,” said Raffaele Annecchino, President and CEO of VCNI. “Overall, this transformational partnership will boost Pluto TV’s growth internationally, and we expect to replicate this strategic model across key international markets.”

Anders Jensen, NENT Group President and CEO: “We are happy to have found a new and stronger way forward for Viafree through this innovative partnership that creates significant value for all parties. Viewers can enjoy Viafree’s most loved formats as part of Pluto TV’s broad FAST and AVOD offering, while we are able to offer advertisers an even more attractive proposition. With this, we are taking an important further step to sharpen our focus on our fast-growing Viaplay SVOD service, which we expect to have at least twelve million subscribers in 2025.”

Following the launch of Pluto TV, Viafree will be phased out as a stand-alone platform.

Pluto TV is available in 26 markets globally, including the US, Latin America, and Europe.

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About NENT Group

Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ) (NENT Group) ‘s Viaplay streaming service is available in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland. Viaplay will launch in the US in 2021 and the Netherlands and the UK in 2022, followed by Canada, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland by the end of 2023. We operate streaming services, TV channels, radio stations, and production companies, and our purpose is to tell stories, touch lives and expand worlds. Headquartered in Stockholm with a global perspective, NENT Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘NENT B’). nentgroup.com / Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / Instagram

About ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) 

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA), comprises many of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. Its portfolio includes Channel 5, Telefe, Chilevisi√≥n, Network 10, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network, streaming services Paramount+ and Pluto TV, and ViacomCBS International Studios, among others. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS Networks International provides robust production, distribution, and advertising solutions for partners on five continents and across more than 180 countries. viacomcbs.com / Twitter / LinkedIn / Instagram

About Pluto TV

Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS Company, is the leading free streaming television service delivering hundreds of live linear channels and thousands of titles on-demand to a global audience of over 54 million monthly active users. The Emmy® award winning service curates a diverse lineup of channels, in partnership with nearly 400 international media companies, offering a wide array of genres, languages and categories featuring movies, television series, sports, news, lifestyle, kids and much more. Pluto TV can be easily accessed and streamed across mobile, web and connected TV devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Pluto TV’s growing international footprint extends across three continents and 26 countries.

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Official ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) Nordics press release:

ViacomCBS och NENT Group samarbetar i lanseringen av Pluto TV i Norden

ViacomCBS lanserar en ny och innovativ FAST/AVOD-version av Pluto TV i Norden 2022 som kombinerar Viafree och Pluto TV

NENT Group inleder samtidigt ett strategiskt annonsförsäljnings- och innehållspartnerskap med ViacomCBS för den kommande lanseringen av Pluto TV i Sverige, Danmark och Norge
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NEW YORK/STOCKHOLM, NOVEMBER 29, 2021: ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), en del av ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA), och Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group) tillkännagav idag ett banbrytande partnerskap för en ny Pluto TV-tjänst i Sverige, Danmark och Norge 2022. Tjänsten kombinerar ViacomCBS världsledande gratis annonsstödda streaming-TV (FAST)-tjänst med den största pannordiska AVOD-plattformen Viafree. NENT Group kommer att fungera som plattformens ledande annonsförsäljningspartner.

Pluto TV:s nya FAST/AVOD-plattform kommer att erbjuda kurerade kanaler och on-demand-program med internationellt och lokalt innehåll. Tittare kommer att kunna njuta av lokala Viafree-favoriter som "Paradise", "Lyxfällan" och "Familien fra Bryggen", tillsammans med internationellt innehåll från ViacomCBS programportfölj som "The Hills", "Awkward", "MTV Unplugged" och "Catfish" samt innehåll från ett flertal partners förpackat i tematiska kanaler som bland annat Pluto TV Movies, Pluto TV Crime, Pluto TV History och Pluto TV Comedy.

“Att forts√§tta att expandera Pluto TV som v√§rldens ledande gratis annonsst√∂dda streaming-TV-tj√§nst √§r en avg√∂rande del av v√•r streamingstrategi. Vi √§r glada att samarbeta med NENT Group f√∂r att skapa denna nya och expanderade version av Pluto TV. Kombinationen av v√•r globala inneh√•llspipeline och Pluto TV:s ledande globala tekniska plattform, tillsammans med NENT Groups annonsf√∂rs√§ljningskapacitet och kraftfulla lokala Viafree-inneh√•ll, kommer att positionera Pluto TV som den ledande akt√∂ren i det v√§xande FAST/AVOD-omr√•det”, sa Raffaele Annecchino, VCNI President och CEO. “Sammantaget kommer detta partnerskap att √∂ka Pluto TV:s tillv√§xt internationellt och vi r√§knar med att kunna anv√§nda denna strategiska modell p√• alla viktiga internationella marknader.”

Anders Jensen, VD och koncernchef, NENT Group: “Vi √§r glada √∂ver att ha hittat en ny och starkare v√§g fram√•t f√∂r Viafree genom detta innovativa partnerskap som skapar betydande v√§rde f√∂r alla parter. Tittarna kan njuta av Viafrees mest √§lskade format som en del av Pluto TV:s breda FAST- och AVOD-erbjudande, samtidigt som vi kan ge annons√∂rer ett √§nnu mer attraktivt erbjudande. I och med detta samarbete tar vi ytterligare ett viktigt steg f√∂r att sk√§rpa v√•rt fokus p√• v√•r snabbv√§xande SVOD-tj√§nst Viaplay, som vi r√§knar med har minst tolv miljoner prenumeranter 2025.”

Efter lanseringen av Pluto TV kommer Viafree att fasas ut som en fristående plattform.

Pluto TV finns idag på 26 marknader globalt, inklusive USA, Latinamerika och Europa.

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Om NENT Group

Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ) (NENT Group)s streamingtj√§nst Viaplay finns i Sverige, Danmark, Norge, Finland, Island, Estland, Lettland, Litauen och Polen. Viaplay lanseras i USA under 2021 och i Nederl√§nderna och Storbritannien under 2022, med lansering i Kanada, Tyskland, √Ėsterrike och Schweiz till slutet av 2023. Vi driver streamingtj√§nster, TV-kanaler, radiostationer och produktionsbolag d√§r v√•rt syfte √§r att f√∂rmedla ber√§ttelser, ber√∂ra m√§nniskor och vidga perspektiv. Med huvudkontor i Stockholm och ett globalt perspektiv, √§r NENT Group noterat p√• Nasdaq Stockholm ('NENT B').

Om ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI)

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), är en enhet inom ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAC, VIACA) och omfattar många av världens mest ikoniska konsumentvarumärken. I portföljen finns bland annat Channel 5, Telefe, Chilevisión, Network 10, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount Network, streamingtjänsterna Paramount+ och Pluto TV samt ViacomCBS International Studios. Förutom att erbjuda innovativa streamingtjänster och digitala videoprodukter, tillhandahåller ViacomCBS Networks International robusta produktions-, distributions- och reklamlösningar för partners på fem kontinenter och i mer än 180 länder.

Om Pluto TV

Pluto TV √§r ett ViacomCBS-f√∂retag och den ledande gratis streaming-tv-tj√§nsten. Pluto TV levererar hundratals linj√§ra kanaler och tusentals titlar on-demand till en global publik p√• √∂ver 54 miljoner aktiva anv√§ndare varje m√•nad. Den Emmy®-vinnande streamingtj√§nsten levererar en kurerad m√•ngfald av kanaler i samarbete med n√§stan 400 internationella medief√∂retag. Pluto TV erbjuder ett brett utbud av genrer p√• olika spr√•k och i olika kategorier som film, tv-serier, sport, nyheter, livsstil, barn och mycket mer. Pluto TV kan l√§tt n√•s och streamas √∂ver mobil, webb och anslutna TV-enheter. Med sitt huvudkontor i Los Angeles str√§cker sig Pluto TV:s v√§xande internationella fotavtryck √∂ver tre kontinenter och 26 l√§nder.

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Originally published: November 29, 2021.

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

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Nick Made Avatar Into An Anime (Like, Actually) ūüĎÄ Avatar: The Last Airbender

Nick Made Avatar Into An Anime (Like, Actually) ūüĎÄ Avatar: The Last Airbender


Avatar: The Last Airbender might not be an anime, but it definitely takes a TON of inspiration from the anime world! Let's pay homage to our favorite genre with an anime-inspired twist on the Avatar intro, complete with a cool new theme song and Japanese dubs! 

#Anime #Cartoon #ATLA #AvatarStudios

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