Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Nickelodeon Israel Orders Teen Series 'Thalath' from The Co-Production Company and Ananey Studios

The Co-Production Company and Israel-based Ananey Studios have teamed up to co-produce the live-action teen series Thalath.

The 40 x 30-minute Arabic and Hebrew-language series has been commissioned to air on Nickelodeon Israel, exclusively for the Hot cable network. The U.S.-based The Co-Production Company, founded by former DreamWorks Senior Vice President (SVP) Doug Schwalbe, will seek to secure financing and global distribution for all territories outside of Israel as well.

Schwalbe will serve as the executive producer of Thalath, which focuses on three sixteen-year-old best friends named Ella, Aisha and Malika, who grew up together in a mixed neighborhood in Jaffa, where Jews, Arabs and refugees from Africa live side by side. Though they each come from a different culture, their friendship is stronger than any language or religion. The three girls start a multilingual band called Thalath (which means ‘three’ in Arabic), whose original music will be a feature of the series. The series, which is being made for a global audience, is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon in Israel during Fall 2022.

Orly Atlas-Katz, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ananey Studios and Executive Vice President (EVP) of ViacomCBS Israel; Osnat Saraga, senior VP of development and productions; and Jerry Diaz, a former Corus and WildBrain sales executive, will join Schwalbe as executive producers. Diaz has also joined The Co-Production Company team as partner of distribution for this project and will lead the effort to secure program sales outside of Israel.

Creators Michal Cooper Keren and Lior Yaron have previously collaborated on successful teen shows in Israel such as Spyders for Nickelodeon International, Spell Keepers (original title: Kadabra, which won the Israeli Academy Award for Best Teen Show of 2017), which was sold to HBO Europe and other European broadcasters, North Star (adapted into the American show The Lodge) and Summer Days (aired in dubbed versions on dozens of Disney channels in Western Europe and South America). Cooper Keren will also serve as the showrunner.

Thalath is truly breakthrough television in so many ways,” said Schwalbe. “The concept could not be more timely—or courageous—given the ongoing conflict in Israel and the global refugee crisis. On top of that, the series is leading the worldwide trend toward programming content in its original language and is one of the first shows for teens to do so. We are also thrilled to be collaborating with the team from Ananey and series creators Lior Yaron and Michal Cooper Keren. Their proven track records put them at the forefront of the wave of new Israeli creators making an exciting impact on the world television marketplace.”

Atlas-Katz said, “We are excited to collaborate on Thalath, our newest commission from Israel’s leading cable network Hot, with the team from The Co-Production Company. Once in a while we get to work on a project that is not just entertaining but also captivating, moving and has the potential to inspire viewers to strive for better and stronger relationships. Thalath is exactly that, and we can’t wait to reveal it to viewers everywhere.”

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) acquired Ananey Communications, which includes the production arm and pay-TV channel) to grow its position in MENA in April 2020.

Schwalbe launched The Co-Production Company earlier this year as a boutique firm that specialises in the finance and distribution of high-end international productions.

The company has backing from France’s Superprod Group and deals with writer/producer Michael Poryes and Impact X Capital. Other partners include Pukeko Pictures (New Zealand), August Media (Singapore), Chatrone (Brazil), Anima Estudios (Mexico) and DreamWorks Animation Television.

Originally published: August 04, 2021.

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The Loud House | Shorts: 10-Headed Beast | Nickelodeon UK

The Loud House | Shorts: 10-Headed Beast | Nickelodeon UK

Linc the White Haired (Lincoln) and Ka-Lyde (Clyde) battle a ten headed beast who guards an artefact that will cure their boredom.

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'The Loud House Movie' Trailers | Spanish Versions | Netflix

Watch The Loud House Movie's teaser trailers in Spanish (en Español)! The Loud House Movie (Una casa de locos: La Película) will premiere globally August 20, exclusively on Netflix! Click here for more info!

Una casa de locos: La Película (Intro en Español)

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Mysterious Creatures | Great Mysteries | Nickelodeon Brazil

Vero conta tudo sobre criaturas misteriosas 🧙‍♀️ | Grandes Mistérios | Nickelodeon em Português

Você provavelmente já ouviu falar do monstro de Loch Ness, mas de acordo com Vero, essa criatura fascinante é ... um monstro? Além disso, depois de ver as fotos de Grachi, Vero descobre que as bruxas são reais! Junto com nosso vilão favorito do Club 57, descubra fatos interessantes sobre algumas das criaturas mais misteriosas de todos os tempos.

Bem-vindo ao Grrandes Mistérios! Os especialistas em Club 57 vão revelar grandes enigmas da humanidade a cada episódio, todas as segundas-feiras.

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The Coronado Playhouse Presents San Diego Premiere of 'The SpongeBob Musical'

The Coronado Playhouse Presents The SpongeBob Musical

San Diego Premiere of Broadway’s Award-Winning Hit!

Dates: January 14 – February 20, 2022
Times: Thursday-Saturday @ 7pm, Sunday @ 2pm

Directed by Teri Ang

Based on the series by Stephen Hillenburg

Book by Kyle Jarrow

Musical Production Conceived by Tina Landau

Original Songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady A, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I.
And Songs by David Bowie, Tom Kenny & Andy Paley

Additional Lyrics by Jonathan Coulton / Additional Music by Tom Kitt

Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage.

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

Since its launch in 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number one kids’ animated series on TV, while generating a universe of beloved characters, theatrical releases, consumer products, and now a Tony award-winning Broadway musical.

The SpongeBob Musical was named Best Musical by the Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle and earned 12 Tony Award nominations – the most nominated musical of the 2017-2018 theatre season.

While children will delight in recognizing their favorite characters, the musical’s creative team took care to infuse the show with elements specifically targeting adults, including the eclectic musical score. The SpongeBob Musical boasts a rare collection of original tunes written by a slew of today’s top music stars, including John Legend, Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Panic at the Disco and more.



Season Ticket Renewals begin August 23, 2021
New Subscriptions Available October 11

Single tickets:

Single Tickets Available November 22

“Adults as well as children are likely to find SpongeBob absorbing.” – The Telegraph

“Effervescent candy for the spirit!” – New York Magazine

“Brilliant” – The New York Times

“The music in the show is…spectacular” – The Daily Beast

“It wants you to have fun. Soak it in.” – Time Out New York

Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos and characters are trademarks of ViacomCBS Networks International.

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 now is available on DVD.

The Original Cast Recording is available now from Masterworks Broadway wherever music is sold and streamed:

More Nick: Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights for Nickelodeon's Broadway Hit 'The SpongeBob Musical'!

Original source: The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Share Secrets of The Sewer, Ninja Tactics and Teamwork at the McWane Science Center

Turtle Power! Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Share Secrets of the Sewer, Ninja Tactics and Teamwork at McWane Science Center

Limited-time exhibits opens Aug. 14 - Jan. 2022

Birmingham, Alabama – After more than three decades of battling evil and exemplifying teamwork, the beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) will appear in an exhibit for children and families to enjoy at the McWane Science Center. The four funny “heroes in a half shell” will share life lessons and team-building skills with their crime-fighting tactics in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ opening Saturday, August 14 and running until January 2022. Tickets are available to purchase now.

In the exhibit, families will be transported to the underground home of the crime-fighting heroes to see what really happens in their secret hideaway. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brothers Leonardo (the tactical, courageous leader in blue), Michelangelo (the free-spirited jokester in orange), Raphael (the aggressive tough guy in red) and Donatello (the scientist and technological genius in purple) invite families to their New York City sewer lair to train together and learn about the Turtles’ comedic, skillful strategies.

The Turtles are known and respected for their teamwork. As the TMNT’s sensei and adoptive father Splinter often tells them, “Together there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” Through team-building challenges, collaborative games and mind-teasing puzzles, families and friends will learn skills to help them successfully work together. A few examples include:

  • You can join the team and train alongside the Turtles and Master Splinter in their Underground Lair.
  • You can try your hand at creative problem-solving in Donatello’s Workshop and Lab.
  • You can put your skills and training to the test on the Streets of New York City with Back Alley Rope Maze and Pizza Shooter.

Children and families across the nation will have the opportunity to explore Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ as it travels to children’s museums and science centers coast to coast.

The Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ exhibit was produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Nickelodeon. Other exhibits in the series include PAW Patrol: Adventure Play and Dora and Diego – Let’s Explore!.

When: August 14-January 2022
Time: General business hours – Wednesday-Friday 9AM-5PM, Saturday 10AM-5PM, Sunday Noon-5PM
Price: General Admission

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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences across the arts, sciences and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.

A family tries to make its way through the Back Alley Rope Maze at Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer" exhibition, which was at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis before coming to Atlanta. Their names were not released to protect their privacy.

Two children strike a pose at Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer" exhibition, which was at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis before coming to Atlanta. Their names were not released to protect their privacy.

Two children compete in Mikey’s Pizza Grabbing Game at Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer" exhibition, which was at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis before coming to Atlanta. Their names were not released to protect their privacy.

A family tries to make its way through the Back Alley Rope Maze at Nickelodeon’s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer" exhibition, which was at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis before coming to Atlanta. Their names were not released to protect their privacy.

More Nick: Colin and Casey Jost to Reportedly Pen New Live-Action ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie for Paramount!

Original source: Bham Now.

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Basingstoke's Festival Place to Host BRCKLIVE PAW Patrol Brick Trail in August 2021

Basingstoke, U.K. - No job’s too big, no pup’s too small for the plucky pups of PAW Patrol – and fans will be able to get up close to all their favourite characters at Festival Place this August.

The Basingstoke shopping centre will host the amazing BRCKLIVE PAW Patrol brick trail from August 20-31, featuring 21 characters and models from the hit Nick Jr. TV show.

BRICKLIVE will use hundreds of thousands of brightly coloured bricks to build models of Chase, Marshall, Skye and gang, and these will pop up all around the centre.

Each model will have an information stand detailing the number of bricks used and how long they took to build.

Festival Place is inviting families to track down all the colourful characters using trail maps, which will be available to collect around the centre.

Completed maps can be posted in the PAW Patrol post box in the Customer Lounge, where they will be entered into a draw to win a family fun day, featuring prizes from Coal Kitchen, Vue Cinema and PAW Patrol goodies from The Entertainer and Build-a-Bear.

Mark Guest, of the BRICKLIVEGroup said: “The BRICKLIVE PAW Patrol trial is a huge family favourite and we've had nothing but amazing feedback on the experience it provides.

“Seeing these fun animated characters come to life in brick form is a unique experience indeed and to see the children's faces light up when they see them for the first time is nothing short of magical.”

Marketing Manager Emily Palmer said: “We’re calling for all PAW Patrol fans to be on the lookout for all their favourite colourful characters when they visit Festival Place this August.

“The event is completely free, and families who come to follow the PAW Patrol trail will also be able to explore our big brand stores, restaurants and range of leisure activities.”

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Original source: Basingstoke Gazette.

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Nickelodeon Releases Latest Update for 'SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit' Apple Arcade Game

Nickelodeon has released its latest update for SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit, the network's family-friendly mobile game on Apple Arcade!

Inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated series SpongeBob SquarePants, SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit  brings back all your favorite characters and Easter eggs from the hit Nickelodeon show for another fun adventure. Infamous mini-villain Plankton is after the Krabby Patty secret formula once again, and it's up to SpongeBob and his friends -- Patrick, Sandy, Squidward, Gary the Snail and Mr. Krabs -- to stop him.

The game features several throwbacks from the show, including: To steal the famed secret recipe, Plankton has enlisted the the help of his horde of cousins introduced back in season three. The game also has the Tunnel of Glove from Glove World in season five, the oh-so-creepy characters from Rock Bottom in season one, and everyone's favorite injured fish, Fred ("My leg!").

In the latest SpongeBob: Patty Pursuit update (Version 3.0.8), release July 29, 2021:

- Compete in a new competitive daily mode inside of the Chum Bucket lab.

- In these Chummy Challenges, race through a unique level every day.

- Face off against the ghosts of real players.

- Rise to the top of the daily leaderboard.

- Collect Chummy Challenge coins every day to earn rewards.

- Mermaidman & Barnacleboy join the adventure.

- Customize SpongeBob with 12 MORE iconic hats.

- Clear new missions and unlock new achievements.

- Bug fixes including a fix for the “Defeat the Boss” missions.

- Look for the Chummy Challenges button on the World Map.

Priced at $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, Apple Arcade provides access to a catalog of around 200 games without ads or in-app purchases across the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, with additional titles added periodically. Joining on the service is Loud House: Outta Control.

Watch SpongeBob SquarePants and The Patrick Star Show on Nickelodeon and 200 episodes of SpongeBobThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The RunKamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The SpongeBob Musical on Paramount+!

Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!:

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Shop SpongeBob!: - SpongeBob face masks now available, with ALL proceeds going to charity!

Original source: MacRumors.

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