Saturday, January 09, 2021

Nickelodeon Unpacks Details About 'Ollie’s Pack' Season 1 Finale, 'Back To the Pack'

Details have been revealed about the upcoming season finale of Nickelodeon's popular animated series, Ollie’s Pack, which combines the struggles of tween life with the responsibility of controlling an entire dimension of monsters!

Titled "Back To the Pack", the season one finale of Ollie’s Pack will be a two-part special - and it sounds like it's going to be epic!

Ollie’s Pack follows Ollie and his backpack, which doubles as a powerful portal allowing an array of monsters to travel from the Monsterverse into Ollie’s world on Earth. Throughout the series, Ollie and his two best friends must protect the earth from the horrifying monsters that have escaped, while often utilizing the helpful monsters who assist with their everyday tween problems, like sneaking into a movie or winning their school’s Battle of the Bands contest. No matter the circumstances, Ollie’s thirst for adventure undoubtedly gets him into trouble that only he and his friends can resolve. The 26-episode series is produced by Nelvana.

In "Back To the Pack Part 1", when Ollie tries to find out something about his father, he accidentally breaks his backpack, which opens a portal. Then, in "Back To the Pack Part 2", Ollie and his friends must travel to the monster world to save the multiverse! (#126)

"Back To the Pack" is set to premiere on Nicktoons Global, Nickelodeon's pan-regional Nicktoons channel available in Central Eastern Europe, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia and more, on Friday 22nd January 2021. The episode synopsis above comes from Nicktoons Germany. A U.S. airdate has yet to be announced, but it shouldn't be too long!

Ollie’s Pack stars the voices of James Hartnett (Cupcake & Dino) as Ollie, an ordinary, impulsive, and creative kid who has been given the status of Chosen One and Keeper of the Pack; Ana Sani (Mysticons) as Cleo, the brave and adventurous comic relief; and David Berni (Rocket Monkeys) as Bernie, the nervy and logical voice of reason.

It's currently unknown whether Ollie’s Pack will receive a season two.

Originally published: Saturday, January 09, 2021.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Saturday, January 9, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Saturday, January 9, 2021 | Nickelodeon
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.

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Life of An Art Director 🎨 👨‍🎨 | Animation 101 | Nickelodeon Animation

Life of An Art Director 🎨 👨‍🎨 | Animation 101 | Nickelodeon Animation

From designs to paintings to color, the life of an Art Director is filled with lots of creativity and even more responsibility! Hear from the pros Peter Bennett (Art Director, SpongeBob SquarePants) and Ashley Kliment (Art Director, The Loud House) on how they oversee the teams in their art departments, the skills it takes successfully rise up as an Art Director, what a day in the life looks like, and more.

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Nickelodeon to Launch 'PAW Patrol Moto Pups' in January 2021

The PAW Patrol is going Moto with the brand new theme, PAW Patrol Moto Pups, launching Friday, January 15, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT) in a special event, only on Nick Jr. on Nickelodeon!

In PAW Patrol Moto Pups, the PAW Patrol will dive into the world of motorsports, including daring new moves, and introduce fans to puurfect new team member - Wildcat, the first cat member of the PAW Patrol - who will help when big trouble comes to town!

NEW PAW Patrol Moto Pups Trailer! Season 7 | PAW Patrol Official & Friends

Get ready to pop a wheelie with PAW Patrol Moto Pups! It’s a new PAW Patrol season with heroic rescues, new characters, and all-new trouble! Rev to the rescue with PAW Patrol Moto Pups!

In the debut episode of PAW Patrol Moto Pups, "Pups Vs The Ruff-Ruff Pack", the Motercycle Stunt Show comes to town - bringing famed stunt cyclist Wild Cat, and the trouble-making cyclists, the Ruff-Ruff Pack. Wild Cat joins the Paw Patrol to help stop the baddies from trashing the town!

The first episode from the PAW Patrol: Moto Pups theme will premiere in Canada on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (ET/PT).

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The Moto Pups theme will be meticulously integrated into the PAW Patrol toy world, staying true to the storylines and characters while exploring new rescues. The attention to detail will transcend to the toys, with new innovative features and inspiring transformations like the PAW Patrol Wildcat's Moto Pups Deluxe vehicle, featuring authentic graphics and details, large wheels and a retract function that allows it to perform wheelies. Wildcat wears a motorcycle jacket and helmet. When it's time for a quick mission, click Wildcat into the driver's seat, pull the vehicle back and watch him take off. Wildcat's bike shoots forward, does a wheelie, and races straight for the adventure. Pull the vehicle back to do your own stunts and do wheelies over and over. Suitable for children from 3 years old.

PAW Patrol Moto Pups Deluxe Vehicle How To! - PAW Patrol Official & Friends

Get ready to pop a wheelie with PAW Patrol Moto Pups Deluxe Vehicles! Learn how to drive, pop a wheelie, and save the day with all-new PAWsome vehicles!

Speed to the rescue with PAW Patrol’s Moto Pups Deluxe Vehicles! These unique motorcycles feature authentic graphics and details, large wheels and a pull-back function that allows it to perform PAWsome wheelies! The Moto Pups Deluxe Vehicles bring the PAW Patrol’s motorcycles from the hit show to life!

PAW Patrol Moto Pups Moto HQ - How To Build & Play | PAW Patrol Official & Friends

Let’s learn how to build and play with the brand new PAW Patrol Moto Pups HQ! Launch into a wheelie to save the day!

Meet the PAW Patrol Moto Pups! | Nick Jr.

Introducing the Moto Pups to the rescue! Each pup gets deputized as a "Moto Pup" and there's even a new member of the gang - a cat! When a pack of pups ride into town and scare everyone, it's up to the Moto Pups to save the day!

Watch the all new special, PAW Patrol Moto Pups on January 15th, only on Nickelodeon!

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Originally published: Friday, December 11, 2020.

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The SpongeBob SportsPants Countdown Special | Promos | Nickelodeon

It's time to put on your SportsPants as Nickelodeon and superstar host, Denver Broncos’ Von Miller are counting down the sportiest SpongeBob SquarePants scenes ever! Catch “The SpongeBob SportsPants Countdown Special,” followed by the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon LIVE - including a very special half-time sneak peek at Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years! It all starts Sunday, January 10, at 4:00 p.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. PST, only on Nick!

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Originally published: Sunday, January 03, 2021 at 19:59 GMT.

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Nickelodeon Launches NFL NickPlay Sweepstakes

Nickelodeon is airing the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon on Sunday, January 10 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, and to celebrate, Nick has launched the NFL NickPlay Sweepstakes, in which fans can win a NFL x Nickelodeon co-branded prize pack and more! To enter, simply visit and enter your details!

The prizes up for grabs in the NFL Nick Play Sweepstakes are:

- Grand Prize: One Winner will receive an NFL game ball signed by a player (in NFL’s sole determination) in the 2021 NFL Wild Card Playoff game airing on Nickelodeon on January 10th, 2021.

- First Prize: Six Winners will each receive a NFL and Nickelodeon co-branded prize pack which consists of one (1) of each of the following items: (i) a NFL/Nickelodeon short sleeve T-shirt (size: youth large); (ii) a NFL/Nickelodeon hooded fleece (size: youth large); and, (iii) a Madden NFL 21 game for Xbox or PlayStation.

- Second Prize: Three Winners will each receive a customized youth NFL Team Jersey (size: Winner’s choice, but unavailable in sizes 4-7 [i.e., pre-school], Infant and Toddler.

Make sure to catch the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon on Sunday, January 10 at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT, only on Nick! Fans can also catch a spongeriffic of the brand new SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years during half-time! For more information, click here!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Many will enter, few will win. You must get your parent or legal guardian’s permission before entering. Official Rules and how to enter can be viewed at Certain Restrictions Apply. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 50 US and DC between the ages of 6 and 14 at the time of entry. The Sweepstakes shall begin on December 14, 2020 at 12:00:00 p.m. ET and ends on January 10, 2021 at 3:59:59 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. One (1) Grand Prize, six (6) First Prizes and three (3) Second Prizes available to be awarded; total ARV: $1,379.94. Sponsor: Viacom International Inc., 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.

For the official rules of the contest, as well as Nickelodeon's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions for the competition, visit!

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Dante Basco Talks 'Avatar' Reunion, Netflix Live-Action, and How Prince Zuko Would Handle a Pandemic

Just like his character Zuko did on the show, Basco tells Entertainment Weekly he had to track down Aang in real life for the Avatar: The Last Airbender reunion.

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While news on Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action adaptation has been slow, fans were reenergized with the announcement of a cast reunion on Jan. 9. Dante Basco (Hook), who voiced Zuko in the beloved animated series, has rounded up Jack de Sena (Sokka), Grey Griffin (Azula), Michaela Murphy (Toph), and more to join him for the virtual event. 

Basco told EW the reunion came out of a desire to alleviate his feelings of boredom and helplessness during the pandemic. He started with Twitch streams to rewatch Avatar and brought on former costars. Their efforts have raised over $30,000 for COVID relief and the Trevor Project. It was the perfect opportunity, as Basco says he's "never watched the whole thing from the beginning to the end."

Capturing the Avatar (in real life)

Since the streams were basically mini-Avatar reunions anyways, Basco thought a formal gathering was a natural transition. The final piece of the puzzle was enlisting Aang's voice actor, Zach Tyler Eisen, who left acting after the series. The familiar parallel of tracking down Eisen in real life was not lost on Basco, who jokes that his journey mirrored the Fire Nation prince's own goal to capture the Avatar in the series.

"Once we got Zach, then let's just do the reunion because everyone else we're connected to one way or the other in L.A.," Basco says. "And it's funny because I mean, Zuko is looking for the Avatar. The little inside pun is 'I found him!'"

After a photographer friend of Basco's found an email connected to Eisen, the former costars got on the phone. Basco says he hopes the reunion will only be the start of Eisen rejoining the Avatar world. 

"When we did the finale of Avatar: The Last Airbender on my Twitch, he just popped in for a second. And so I was like, 'I really want you to reunite with the whole Gaang,'" he adds. "A lot of us, we do cons together around the world and we're all still in industry working… and so I was like 'You gotta join the world. It's really fun.' He's like 'I'd love to." I was like 'Cool, let's do a reunion. And then once you do the reunion, just run with it. Welcome back. We're back, the Gaang's back together.'"

Basco says he's also reached out to Mae Whitman, who voiced Katara, and hopes she can "pop up and say hello" during the reunion. Overall, he says fans should expect "somewhat of a con experience."

"We haven't seen each other for months and years now," he says. "And to really be on the same panel together to talk about the show, to answer questions, to talk about our experiences, to talk about the resurgence of the show, what it means 15 years later, and what it means in this time of pandemic and this time of unrest."

Thanks to streaming on CBS All Access and Netflix, fans have recently flocked to the show, which originally ran from 2005 to 2008. But according to Basco, the show's resurgence is also due to its themes, which he says are more pertinent than ever.

"If you look in the show, it's a time of unrest and imbalance in the world of Avatar," he explains. "It's this group of kids trying to find the balance in the world. And I think collectively, the world, we're all in the Gaang, we're in this group of kids going, 'How can we find balance in the world right now?' And that's part of the charm. There are so many lessons that still are relevant today."

As for how his character would fare in a pandemic, Basco says with a smile that Zuko would thrive "for sure." 

"He'd wear a mask, a COVID-approved Blue Spirit mask but he'd be out there with some mischief and some adventure and save some lives," he says, referencing the classic Book 1 episode.

Netflix live-action

In the early stages of the live-action series' development, ATLA creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko stoked hopes by announcing they wanted to involve Basco, one of the most vocal champions of the show. But when the two revealed in August they were stepping away due to creative differences, it left a lot of questions up in the air. 

Basco clarified to EW that he "was never fully involved," but was in talks with the creators (affectionately dubbed "Bryke" by fans) about consulting in the live-action adaptation. 

"Who knows, down the line I may be involved if it makes sense. So we'll see what happens. I think like the rest of the fanbase, my fingers are crossed for the best stuff to happen with the project," he says.

On the bright side, Basco has talked about future collaborations with Bryke, whom he calls "brilliant filmmakers, brilliant animators, brilliant storytellers." They've kept in touch and are set to catch up via Zoom soon. But no matter what happens, Basco says he will always be part of the Avatar history and family.

"As actors and as filmmakers, you always want to do something that hopefully people remember," Basco says. "To be a part of a project like Avatar that, in its own way, is like its own Star Wars universe, that's very cool. It's something that I never expected coming out of doing an animation from Nickelodeon."

The Avatar: The Last Airbender cast reunion will take place Saturday at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT. Tickets cost $10. For more information, visit

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'All That' and 'Tyler Perry's Young Dylan' Receive Nominations in the 36th Artios Awards

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon has received two nominations in the "Children's Pilot and Series (Live Action)" category of the 36th Artios Awards!

The Artios Awards is an annual ceremony that honors the contributions of casting directors to the arts.

Nickole Doro and Shayna Sherwood have both been nominated for their work on Nickelodeon's revived All That sketch comedy series, and Kim Coleman has been nominated for her work on Nickelodeon's live-action comedy series Tyler Perry's Young Dylan!

The winners of the 36th Artios Awards will be announced on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in a virtual ceremony, the first-ever for the organization. For more information, visit

Congratulations and good luck to Nickole Doro, Shayna Sherwood, Kim Coleman and Nickelodeon!

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ESPN 1000 'Interviews' SpongeBob SquarePants Ahead of Nickelodeon's Bears-Saints Wild Card Game

The NFL playoffs start this weekend, and Nickelodeon will air the Chicago Bears vs. New Orleans Saints Wild Card game on Sunday at 4:40 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT. Nickelodeon superstar SpongeBob SquarePants will take over the Nickelodeon broadcast — and recently made an appearance on ESPN 1000 in Chicago (albeit, as a series of audio clips mashed together to make it seem like he's talking in an interview) to get fans ready for the game. The radio host asked him if Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano will be fired once the season is over.

"I don't know," SpongeBob said. "Do you think that's too much to expect?" The host went on to ask the beloved Nickelodeon character - voiced by Tom Kenny - if he's predicting a Bears' win over the Saints on Sunday. "Never, ever, never, never, ever, never, never!" SpongeBob replied. He then ended the interview by saying "This is the happiest day of my life!"

On Sunday, SpongeBob will be joined by play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle and analyst Nate Burleson. Nickelodeon star Nevaeh Green (All That, Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered) will join Eagle and Burleson in the booth, and Green's Nick co-star Lex Lumpkin (All That, Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered) ­­­will serve as a reporter during the game. 

"This is a first of its kind presentation for the NFL together with Nickelodeon, and we are very excited to create a unique telecast that will maximize the co-viewing appeal for kids and families, while maintaining the integrity of the game and its traditions," Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, said in a press release from ViacomCBS. "Partnering with Nickelodeon to showcase the NFL Playoffs is a great opportunity to highlight the power, depth and reach of ViacomCBS, as we continue to unlock the true potential of our merged company with the first of many opportunities between CBS Sports and our ViacomCBS family."

In March of last year, the NFL announced it has added Nickelodeon to broadcast playoff games to target the "younger audience." This was made possible due to the playoffs being expanded from 12 to 14 teams this year, meaning there will be six wild card games played this weekend instead of four. Along with the game airing on Nickelodeon, Bears vs. Saints can be seen on CBS and Amazon Prime Video. As for the game itself, this will be the third time the Bears and Saints have faced each other in the playoffs. The last meeting came in 2007 when the Bears beat the Saints 39-14 in the NFC Championship.

The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon kicks off on Saturday, January 10 with “The SpongeBob SportsPants Countdown Special” at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT, followed by the NFL Wild Card Game LIVE at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT! Look out for a very special half-time sneak peek at Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years!

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EA Sports Unveils Madden NFL x SpongeBob Crossover Details + Trailer

Update (1/8) - EA Sports has unwrapped details about Nickelodeon x Madden NFL 21!:


Dive into all-new SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired content in The Yard!


What if SpongeBob and his pals made the rules?

The Flying Dutchman’s Ghostly Grab

Fly high with the Dutchman & make incredible catches! Reel in bonus points by scoring long touchdowns.

Sandy’s Rocket Arm Rally

Inspired by Sandy’s crazy invention, players can launch passes 80 yards or more!

The Goo Lagoon Bowl

Navigate the goo in sloooow motion!


Started at Bikini Bottom, now we’re here. Play new modes at this all-new location in The Yard.



Earn exclusive SpongeBob-inspired gear by completing challenges at the new SpongeBob Reef-Top.


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EA Sports is teasing an upcoming crossover between its hit Madden video game franchise and Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants!

A teaser from the Madden NFL Twitter account today asks fans, "Are you ready?" Attached to the tweet is an image of SpongeBob's face and the reveal date: January 7. This is presumably when all will be revealed about Madden 21's campaign.

Update (1/7) - EA Sports has announced that, included in today's update of Madden NFL 21 is a "New SpongeBob Yard Location"! The update is available for Xbox Series X|S & PS5 and Xbox One, PS4, PC versions of the game!

The news follows CBS Sports and Nickelodeon announcing that they are teaming up for a special NFL Playoff broadcast. This Sunday's (Jan. 10) Wild Card game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints will be broadcast on Nickelodeon, and the televised event will include a variety of Nickelodeon-themed elements - including slime.

Play-by-play announcer Noah Eagle will be joined by CBS Sports’ analyst Nate Burleson and Nick star Gabrielle Nevaeh Green (All That, Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered) in the booth to call the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon. Additionally, Nick star Lex Lumpkin (All That, Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered) ­­­will serve as a reporter during the game. Nickelodeon’s coverage begins with “The SpongeBob SportsPants Countdown Special,” a sports-themed compilation special at 4 p.m. (ET) hosted by the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller, highlighting SpongeBob’s best sports moments and featuring pre-kickoff appearances by CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, as well as Eagle, Burleson and Green.

Here is a glimpse at what the broadcast this weekend may look like on TV--it's pretty wild stuff. A more "traditional" broadcast will also be available on CBS.

During halftime, Nickelodeon will air a special teaser for the new SpongeBob spin-off Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, which follows, SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward's adventures when they were children. The prequel series premieres in 2021 on the streaming platform Paramount+ and later on Nickelodeon.

SpongeBob Madden 21 Map Teaser

It's not exactly clear, however, what role EA Sports and the Madden series may play in all of this, but it seems something is in the works and will be revealed very soon. Keep checking back for more!

Of course, the best collaboration would be Squidward's Sweet Victory performance made available in Madden 21, something that would make up for the bungled halftime performance at last year's Super Bowl. Others want SpongeBob and Patrick to be added as commentators to the game, although the chances of that happening are probably slim to none. Is mayonnaise a football?

This isn't the first time EA Sports and Madden have teamed up with Nickelodeon and SpongeBob SquarePants. In 2018, SpongeBob and his BFF Patrick guest starred in a trailer for NFL 19.

Madden is the latest video game franchise to feature Nickelodeon characters and shows. In 2019, Fortnite featured The Carnival of Doom from Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and in 2020, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles featured in SMITE.

As for SpongeBob, the iconic character's most recent video game adaptation, SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, is also slated to get a mobile release, which will drop on January 21.

From TheGamer:

Madden 21 Adds SpongeBob-Inspired Game Modes And Gear To Celebrate NFL Playoffs

SpongeBob and company have invaded The Yard in Madden 21.

EA and Nickelodeon have officially pulled back the curtain on their Madden-SpongeBob collaboration, revealing several new game modes for The Yard, along with exclusive gear and a new Reef-Top location.

At first blush, the collaboration between Madden 21 and SpongeBob doesn't make much sense – Mr. SquarePants might be a professional bubble-blower, but his football skills leave a bit to be desired. However, there's actually a good reason for the awkward partnership. This weekend marks the start of the NFL Playoffs, and one of the games will be broadcast on Nickelodeon, complete with kid-friendly content and halftime show.

The Nick-NFL mashup has spilled over into Madden 21, giving us a bunch of new content in The Yard. Here are some of the most interesting additions:

- The Flying Dutchman's Ghostly Grab: A game mode in which you'll "fly high with the Dutchman and make incredible catches." Snagging deep touchdowns and completions will earn you bonus points.

- Sandy's Rocket Arm Rally: Players can throw the ball more than 80 yards – turning every QB into a superpowered Patrick Mahomes.

- The Goo Lagoon Bowl: "Navigate the goo in sloooow motion!"

- SpongeBob Reef-Top: A new location in The Yard, complete with massive SpongeBob blimps and the Krusty Krab.

- SpongeBob Gear: Compression sleeves, back protectors, and bikini bottom shorts are just some of the new equipment you'll be able to unlock.

Patrick Mahomes with a Patrick Star-themed back protector is something I never expected to need in my life – but here we are anyway. Some fans on Twitter are disappointed with the update – claiming EA should instead fix its servers and franchise mode – but the SpongeBob content is bound to appeal to a large portion of its audience. After all, it's SpongeBob. Who doesn’t like the guy?



From Toonado:

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Content Makes Its Way Into MADDEN NFL 21's The Yard

If nautical nonsense be something you wish then drop on in to Madden NFL 21's The Yard and experience the all-new SpongeBob SquarePants collaboration. The special event features new modes, challenges, and gear.

Earlier this week, Electronic Arts teased some sort of collaboration with Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants in Madden NFL 21. As expected, that collaboration is taking place within The Yard, the game's backyard-inspired 6v6 game mode. Heading into The Yard, players will discover all-new SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired content, including new game modes, a new location, and special cosmetic gear.

There are three new playable game modes that are cleverly inspired by SpongeBob. The Flying Dutchman's Ghostly Grab challenges players to make incredible catches and score long touchdowns to earn bonus points. Inspired by Sandy's crazy invention, Sandy's Rocket Arm allows players to launch passes that can travel 80 yards or further. Lastly, the Goo Lagoon Bowl puts goo all over the field causes players to move in slow motion.

In addition to these new modes, there is also a new playable location: SpongeBob Reef-Top. This doesn't actually take you under the sea, but it does feature a giant inflatable SpongeBob balloon flying above the field. Surrounding the field is SpongeBob's pineapple home and The Krusty Krab. The field is also appropriately themed. Completing challenges at SpongeBob Reef-Top will unlock exclusive SpongeBob-inspired gear themed after SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Plankton, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs.

While Madden is primarily known as a simulation of the NFL, The Yard offers players more of an arcade-like experience. It also allows EA the opportunity to host these sorts of special events and sponsorships without ruining the traditional football gameplay experience. The Yard existing as a separate mode allows for this kind of silly collaboration.


From Gamepur:

How to unlock Spongebob-themed gear and clothes in Madden 21

Who wants all the gear under the sea?

As previously predicted, Nickelodeon’s ultra-popular cartoon, Spongebob Squarepants, has crossed over into Madden 21’s The Yard. Along with its Bikini Bottom-inspired location, all players have the chance to scoop up gear based on all the beloved characters in the show. Here’s how to get each piece available. 

Where to find all of Spongebob’s gear

Surprisingly, unlike most cosmetics, the event’s gear is not available for purchase in The Yard’s store – so you won’t have to spend any in or out-of-game currency whatsoever. Instead, you can discover each piece of clothing by first going to the “Spongebob Frenzy!” field via The Yard’s location menu.

From there, press triangle (on PlayStation) or Y (on Xbox) to view all unlockable rewards during the event. You can make progress and level up this “city pass” by earning specific high scores in any of the three challenges. The score needed for a particular item will be found underneath its image in this rewards menu.

There are 13 Spongebob-related items to collect – or one of each kind of clothing (including a pair of socks, a sleeve, and a visor). Also, every one of these is listed as Legendary, with the rarest item, the Nickelodeon Spongebob Jersey, only requiring you to get a high score of 20,000.

The challenges are relatively challenging, as each lends super strength, or increased speed, to a particular positional player on the enemy’s team. No matter, the event does allow you to use only the best superstars, in the likes of Patrick Mahomes, J.J. Watt, Deandre Hopkins, and Stefan Diggs.


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Originally published: Tuesday, January 05, 2021 at 21.07 GMT.

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ViacomCBS and Audible Partner for Nickelodeon Audiobooks in Spain

ViacomCBS Networks International's (VCNI) Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia (EMEAA) has partnered with Audible to exclusively launch a range of audio stories based on a raft of popular Nickelodeon properties in Spain!

The agreement brings 60 audio stories featuring fan-favourite characters from Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., including SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Top Wing, Nella the Princess Knight, Shimmer and Shine, Bubble Guppies, Dora the ExplorerBlaze and the Monster Machines and Team Umizoomi. The titles will be available exclusively on the audio-entertainment service for the next 18 months.

From La Galería del Blu-Ray:

Las series más famosas de Nickelodeon, ahora en Audible

La empresa perteneciente a Amazon, Audible, junto con ViacomCBS Networks International, firman un acuerdo para obtener las mejores series de Nickelodeon en formato de audio de forma exclusiva. Entre los títulos ya disponibles en el servicio, se encuentran La Patrulla Canina, Bob Esponja, Las Tortugas Ninja o Top Wing.

En total, encontramos 60 títulos de Nickelodeon y Nick Jr que podrán disfrutar en exclusiva los usuarios de Audible durante 18 meses, junto con otros títulos como los libros de Harry Potter, narrados por Leonor Watling.

"Es una gran oportunidad para que los más pequeños disfruten de las aventuras de los personajes de sus series favoritas también fuera de las pantallas, con increíbles historias en audio. Además, este formato permite crear nuevos momentos de entretenimiento para los niños y ayuda a estimular la imaginación y el interés por la lectura" - Nils Rauterberg, Managing Director de Audible en Europa

Entre los títulos disponibles encontramos:

Bob Esponja:
¡A Batear, Bob Esponja!
¡Cuidado con Bebop y Rockstady!
A Surfear
Bob Esponja al rescate
Bob Esponja Estrella de Fútbol
Bob Esponja Estrella de Hockey
Bob Esponja Pantalones Redondos
Bob Esponja Perdido en el tiempo
Bob Esponja se vuelve Ecológico
Bob Esponja va al médico
Bob Esponja y la Princesa
Cuidado, Burbujeadores a la vista
El Gran Esponjini
El San Valentín Secreto de Bob Esponja
Fresco de Fábrica
Leyendas de Fondo Bikini
Que paren las rotativas
Vacaciones fuera de Control

Las Tortugas Ninja
¡Alerta Roja!
Desenfreno Robótico
La Noche de las Máquinas T
Las Vacaciones de Primavera de Bigfootepet
Ninjas sobre Hielo

Blaze y los Monster Machines
Atrapa a Crusher
Desfile de Dinosaurios
La Fuerza Conductora
Ruedas Saltarinas
Se enciende la Mecha

La Patrulla Canina
¡Estrellas Caninas!
¡Los Cachorros Salvan la Navidad!
Aúlla por Halloween
El Rescate de la Gatita Chiquitita
Equipo Glacial
Feliz Cachorropleaños
La Fiebre del Oro
Ladrido Jurásico

Shimmer y Shine
Ballet en el jardín
Historia de dos Genios
Muestra tu amor
Nella, una Princesa Valiente
¡Mi Corazón es Brillante!
Contrincantes en el Festival de Estilo
La Gran Huevo Carrera

Nella Una Princesa Valiente
Nella y la Dragona

Top Wing
El equipo ideal

Bubble Guppies
El Partido de los Bubble Guppies

Dora la exploradora
¡Vuelta al Cole!
Aventuras en el Reino de Cristal
Dora rescata el Reino de Cristal
Dora salva el Bosque Encantado
Dora y la Aventura en el Parque de Atracciones
Hora de dormir Exploradores
Las Navidades Estrelladas de Dora
Libro de Modales de Dora

Equipo Unizoomi
Cosas de Monos
Leyenda de la Sirenita Azul
Los pequeños ayudantes de Papá Noel
Rescate del Mono Lila

Más de 60 títulos de Nickelodeon y Nick Jr. ya están disponibles en Audible, perteneciente a Amazon Prime.


Amazon ofrece series infantiles solo para oír
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‘La Patrulla Canina’, ‘Bob Esponja’ o ‘Tortugas Ninja‘ son series que triunfan entre los más pequeños, que quedan enganchados con las imágenes animadas de estos personajes infantiles. Pero, ¿tendrían el mismo éxito estas producciones si en vez de verlas solo se pueden oír? Este reto es el que han decidico afrontar Amazon y Nickelodeon, empresas que se han unido para llevar las mejores series del conocido canal infantil a la plataforma Audible, nueva aplicación de Amazon con miles de audiolibros y podcasts originales.

Según han anunciado Amazon y ViacomCBS, sus empresas Audible y Nickelodeon han firmado un acuerdo para España por el cual algunos de los 60 títulos de los canales Nickelodeon y Nick Jr. ya están disponibles en exclusiva para los usuarios de Audible durante 18 meses.


“Es una gran oportunidad para que los más pequeños disfruten de las aventuras de los personajes de sus series favoritas también fuera de las pantallas, con increíbles historias en audio – ha asegurado Nils Rauterberg, Managing Director de Audible en Europa-. Además, este formato permite crear nuevos momentos de entretenimiento para los niños y ayuda a estimular la imaginación y el interés por la lectura”.

Esta es la relación completa de series de Nickelodeon y Nick Jr. que pasan a formar parte del catálogo de

‘Bob Esponja’
‘Las Tortugas Ninja’
‘Blaze y los Monster Machines’
‘La Patrulla Canina’
‘Shimmer y Shine’
‘Nella, una princesa valiente’
‘Top Wing’
‘Bubble Guppies’
‘Dora la Exploradora’

El canal Nickelodeon está disponible en la oferta básica de las plataformas de televisión de Movistar+, Vodafone, Orange TV, Telecable, R Galicia y Euskaltel


Las series favoritas de nickelodeon ahora también en audio

Audible y ViacomCBS Networks International presentan en exclusiva en España 60 títulos con los personajes favoritos de Nickelodeon y Nick Jr. como protagonistas

Series como 'La Patrulla canina', 'Las Tortugas Ninja' o 'Bob Esponja' dan el salto al entretenimiento en audio

 Audible, empresa de Amazon y distribuidor mundial de contenido digital de entretenimiento en audio de calidad, y ViacomCBS Networks International, han firmado un acuerdo por el que los niños de España ya pueden disfrutar en exclusiva en formato de audio de sus personajes favoritos de Nickelodeon. 'La Patrulla Canina', 'Bob Esponja' o 'Tortugas Ninja' son algunas de las series ya disponibles a través del servicio.

Este acuerdo, permite a los más pequeños aprender jugando, ahora a través de un formato que, al mismo tiempo que realizan otras actividades, les permite poder disfrutar en familia de las aventuras de sus personajes preferidos.

'Top Wing', 'Nella, una princesa valiente', 'Shimmer y Shine', 'Blaze y los Monster Machines' o 'Bubble Guppies', son algunos de los 60 títulos de Nickelodeon y Nick Jr que ya están disponibles en exclusiva para los usuarios de Audible durante 18 meses, sumándose al extenso catálogo de contenido infantil y familiar con el que ya cuenta el servicio.

"Es una gran oportunidad para que los más pequeños disfruten de las aventuras de los personajes de sus series favoritas también fuera de las pantallas, con increíbles historias en audio. Además, este formato permite crear nuevos momentos de entretenimiento para los niños y ayuda a estimular la imaginación y el interés por la lectura ", asegura Nils Rauterberg, Managing Director de Audible en Europa.

"Acuerdos como el alcanzado con Viacom nos permiten ofrecer contenido de calidad y en exclusiva, con personajes conocidos y atractivos para nuestra audiencia. De esta manera, seguimos impulsando la popularización del entretenimiento en audio", ha comentado Juan Baixeras, Audible Country Manager de España.

Por su parte, Manuel Gil, Country Manager Iberia, EVP Strategy & Affiliates EMEAA ViacomCBS Networks International, afirma que "Estamos muy contentos de poder anunciar este acuerdo con Audible que nos va a permitir seguir acercando a familias y niños nuestros personajes favoritos de Nickelodeon y Nick Jr., ahora en un formato tan demandado como es el audio. Creemos que poder disfrutar de las historias de personajes icónicos como Bob Esponja o La Patrulla Canina en formato audio es un valor añadido para nuestra audiencia."

Audible apuesta por el contenido en audio infantil e impulsa las bondades que este formato proporciona para los más pequeños, como el fortalecimiento de la capacidad para escuchar y prestar atención, el uso de la imaginación; la introducción del hábito de la cognición interpretativa y el desarrollo de la riqueza del lenguaje, entre muchos otros.


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NickToons Africa to Premiere 'Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered' on Monday 11th January 2021


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Comedian and actor Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live, 2 Minutes of Fame), will host Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered (previously Game Face), premiering Monday 11th January 2021 at 16:55 CAT on NickToons Africa! The remotely produced game show features panelists Darci Lynne and All That’s Lex Lumpkin and Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, who must guess the identities of virtually disguised celebrity guests.

Following launch, new episodes will continue to air regularly on the Nicktoons channel in Africa.

Said Pharoah, “As a person who likes to transform and play multiple characters, I always love a good disguise and I can’t wait to see which panelist will be able to figure out our guests’ identities. Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered is going to be an outrageously good time, and we have some big names and surprises that you really won’t want to miss!”

Each episode of Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered will feature celebrity guests whose true identities are hidden behind an animated 3D filter and voice changer, while the panel deciphers the mystery through rounds of Q&A, wacky trivia and hilarious game competitions. The first panelist to guess the star hiding behind the filter wins the round. Viewers can get in on the fun by downloading the show’s filters to transform into the same digital characters as their favorite celebrities.

Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered follows the success of the remotely produced series Group Chat with Annie and Jayden, hosted by Side Hustle co-stars Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels.

Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered is executive produced by Pharoah and Shaina Farrow (Special Skills). Ben Pluimer (Legendary Dudas) also serves as executive producer. Production for Nickelodeon is overseen by Ashley Kaplan, Senior Vice President, Digital Studios; Luke Wahl, Vice President, Digital Studios; and Paul J Medford, Vice President, Unscripted Current Series.

Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered made its world debut on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday, July 11, 2020, and has been renewed for season two.

Pharoah was a regular on Saturday Night Live for six seasons from 2010-16, where he was known for impressions of Barack Obama, Kanye West and others. His recent credits include feature films 2 Minutes of Fame and Bad Hair and the IMDB series Special Skills.

Fans can visit as well as like the official Nickelodeon Africa Facebook page and follow Nickelodeon on Instagram and Twitter for the latest Nick news, highlights, information, games and video clips.

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Based on the 1970 children’s picture book, Barbapapa is the name of the title character as well as the name of his “species”. Join Barbapapa, Barbamama and their seven kids on merry adventures as they transform into different objects at will.

Monday, 11 January on Nickelodeon at 5:20 CAT

Ready Set Dance Season 2

Help your kids build confidence, creativity and coordination with Ready Set Dance’s seven-minute episodes that feature fun and energetic story-driven dance videos. Each episode is hosted by the friendly animated mascots Twirl and Freeze and features a kids’ dance crew who provide a social connection between the hosts and kids at home. Plus, unlike other dance shows, Ready Set Dance is underpinned by a core educational curriculum to teach preschoolers fundamental movement and motor skills.

Monday, 11 January on Nick Jr. at 7:25 CAT

Free Preview:

The school holidays may be coming to a close but the fun never sets on DStv. They're giving customers even more choice for the little ones this month! From 4 January 2021 to 17 January 2021 DStv Compact Plus, Compact, Family & Access customers will enjoy even more kids entertainment - at no extra cost! All you have to do is stay connected, stay plugged in and keep the fun rolling all year long.

How it works:

- DStv Access customers will have these kids channels available from the 4th - 17th January 2021: Nicktoons, Boomerang and Zoomoo 

- DStv Family Customers will have these kids channels available from the 4th - 17th January 2021: Nicktoons, Boomerang, Zoomoo and Disney Channel

DStv Compact & Compact Plus Customers will have these kids channels available from the 4th - 17th January 2021: Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Boomerang, Disney Channel, and Zoomoo.

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