Wednesday, September 01, 2021

On This Day in 1993: Nickelodeon UK Launches

On This Day in 1993: Nickelodeon UK Launches

On this day 28 years ago at 7:00am, Nickelodeon launched in the UK as part of the then new Sky Multi-Channels package!

Additionally, on this day in 1999, Nickelodeon launched Nick Jr., the world's first preschool channel!

What are your favourite Nickelodeon UK memories? Let me know on Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, and/or Facebook! Use hashtag #HappyBirthdayNickUK!

Nickelodeon UK, the first international version of Nickelodeon, has changed a lot over the years. Take a look back at 1993 with Nickelodeon UK's first ever television schedule, and take a trip down memory lane and look through the first 10 years of Nickelodeon UK using Nickelodeon UK's Timeline, plus throwback to the late nineties with NickALive!'s celebration of Renford Rejects!

Plus, don't forget to check out Nickelodeon Magazine's Nick UK special from 1995 and visit Postcards From Planet Nickelodeon for more Nickelodeon UK nostalgia! Hope you enjoy!

For lots of classic Nickelodeon UK memories, make sure to visit NickSplat UK on,!

Happy Birthday, Nickelodeon UK!!

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'Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl' Release Date, File Size Unveiled

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl appears to finally have a concrete release date: according to the game’s eShop page, the game will be available to play on October 5, 2021. This is the first we have seen of any release date, even though the game itself has been generating plenty of headlines lately, most recently with the reveal that CatDog and April O’Neil will join the game as playable fighters.

Additionally, the Nintendo eShop listing reveals that if you’re looking to buy digitally, you’ll need 2.9 GB of free space to fit the game on a Nintendo Switch. Also available on PC, PS4 and 5, and Xbox consoles, the file size may be much larger to support the higher available resolutions.

Below is the original announcement for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl:

'NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon' Broadcast to Return for 2021 Season

Nickelodeon is set to air a NFL wild-card playoff game for a second year, CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus told reporters Wednesday (Sept. 1)! The news follows Nickelodeon hosting a special slime-filled presentation of the National Football League’s Wild Card game between the New Orleans Saints and the Chicago Bears in January, which delivered the network its highest ratings in nearly four years.

On Jan. 10, more than two million viewers tuned into the first-ever broadcast of an NFL game on kids’ network Nickelodeon, with the network adding augmented reality (AR) graphics to the broadcast as well as color commentary from Noah Eagle, Nate Burleson and Nickelodeon star Gabrielle Neveah Green (That Girl Lay LayAll ThatNickelodeon’s Unfiltered). Nick star Lex Lumpkin (All ThatNickelodeon’s Unfiltered) ­­also served as a reporter during the game.

Nick’s simulcast, described as “a wacky, slime-filled simulcast”, aired live alongside CBS’ official presentation of the Wild Card playoff game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints.

Among the fun graphics that Nick and Elevation concocted were googly eyes bulging out of helmets, animated slime cannons going off in the endzones (redubbed "Slime Zones") whenever a team scored and Nick superstar SpongeBob SquarePants poking his head out between the goal posts.

During the game, fans voted Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky the first-ever “Nickelodeon Valuable Player” ("NVP") award.

“There has never been a live sports experience quite like this on television, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive from audiences of all ages,” said Kurt Hartman, Vice President (VP) of Animation and Motion Graphics for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nick@Nite, in a statement. “Not only was it Nick’s premiere splash into major sports, but also it marks the first time an NFL game was simulcasted on two completely different networks.”

Creative company Elevation worked closely with Nickelodeon to develop the branding for NFL on NickPlay, which aims to attract a younger generation to the NFL “in a fun and educational way”.

Elevation’s branding and design toolkit included a logo, type treatments, iconography, graphics, and an bright and kid-friendly — all unified to live across Nickelodeon’s digital, social, and broadcast channels.

“Bridging the gap between the NFL and Nickelodeon audiences, the visual language for this package emphasises the fun of the game while still maintaining the marquee feel of a big sporting event,” explains Elevation’s art director, Dianne Frisbee. “Striking that balance played into every creative choice and, of course, we ‘Nickified’ everything we possibly could, which meant lots of slime!”

Nick’s classic orange and slime-green colors served as the jumping-off point for the package, with Elevation adding bubbly iconography and football-themed visuals to the network’s catalog of iconic characters.

The “NFL on NickPlay” logo zeroes in on a slab serif font with thick, block-like letters, while game-inspired textures—turf, footballs and jerseys—ramped up the playfulness. Incorporating a mix of 2D and 3D animation in the package reinforced that balance.

“Nickelodeon and the NFL have tapped into something that just may come to redefine live sports on TV as we know it,” said Elevation Executive Producer Steph Carson, also in a statement. “We are thrilled with how it turned out and how they welcomed us as a true extension of their team.”

Besides the cross-promotion between Nick and CBS Sports, the partners also had fun dropping in some special guest stars, such as Young Sheldon (Iain Armitage) popping up to explain a rule here and there.

The branding and broadcast toolkit developed by Elevation was then handed over to Nick’s in-house creative team. Here, Elevation also provided animation tests defining the motion behaviour for the in-game graphics for the live broadcast and promo materials.

Once the creative assets were delivered, Nickelodeon focused on game-day logistics working closely with CBS Sports and SMT, which specializes in real-time and wireless data and display systems for major sporting events. This included developing a pipeline between Nickelodeon animators in New York City and the CBS Sports on-site media team in New Orleans to send and receive clips in real time and apply Nick-themed graphics that would air moments later. In total, 125 clips—amounting to 22 minutes of animation—were aired over the course of the game.

“We found a way to make the sport funny and irreverent, taking the business part out of the game for kids, but never losing sight that real football fans were also watching and enjoying,” said Giancarlo Barrera, Senior Art Director for Nickelodeon Brand Creative, also in a statement. “It was a completely new and incredibly ambitious approach to live television for everyone involved — creatively and technically — but we had an all-star team to put it all together in Elevation, Nickelodeon, CBS Sports, and SMT. We’re all excited to see what’s possible and what’s next.”

Originally published: September 01, 2021.

Original source: Sports Illustrated; Additional source: @ItsBreadTime.

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Chalk Line Announces New Collaboration With Patrick Ewing and Nickelodeon for a Hey Arnold! Collection


Hey Arnold! Creator Designs Patrick Ewing for the Collection

Hey Arnold! is back, marking the 25th anniversary of the series with a three-way apparel collaboration between Chalk Line, Ewing Athletics, and Nickelodeon. Stunning art from the show’s esteemed creator Craig Bartlett reimagines Patrick Ewing in the classic style of the series and highlights the apparel pieces of this collaboration.

Hey Arnold! — heralded as one of the greatest shows of the ‘90s — centers on Arnold, a football-headed fourth grader who lives with his grandparents in the Sunset Arms boarding house. With his best buddy Gerald, Arnold endures playground bullies, crushes, and everything else that comes with big-city life.

This collaboration was born from ‘33 vs 33’, the number that Gerald wears in the show and Patrick Ewing’s historic jersey number. The number appears on the heel of the Ewing 33 Hi, Patrick’s most historic signature sneaker, as well as on a set of unique lace locks. Gerald is stitched where Ewing’s signature traditionally appears.

The Hey Arnold! x Chalk Line apparel collection features two pairs of retro mesh shorts and a classic hoodie with Gerald and Patrick in Bartlett’s iconic style. Co-branded Gerald and Patrick tees round out the collection with pieces for the entire family.

Pricing: The Hey Arnold! x Chalk Line x Ewing Collection drops September 3. The clothing will be available at, the footwear at

First Look at 'Star Trek: Prodigy' Intro, Main Villains Unveiled


Featuring a Theme Scored by Academy Award-Winning Composer Michael Giacchino,
the Main Title Sequence Was Released Today During Paramount+’s
Virtual Television Critics Association Presentation

First Look Images of the “Star Trek: Prodigy” Main Villains Also Revealed

From CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions and Nickelodeon,
“Star Trek: Prodigy” Launches on Paramount+ in the U.S. This Fall

August 31, 2021 – Paramount+, the streaming service from ViacomCBS, today unveiled the main title sequence for the upcoming all-new animated kids’ series STAR TREK: PRODIGY, featuring a theme scored by Academy Award winner Michael Giacchino. First look images of the series’ main villains, The Diviner (voiced by John Noble) and Drednok (voiced by Jimmi Simpson), also made their debut. The main title sequence and first-look images were revealed by STAR TREK: PRODIGY executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman during Paramount+’s virtual Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation.

The PRODIGY theme is composed by Giacchino, and the series music is by Nami Melumad (“An American Pickle,” “Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond,” “Absentia”).

“I am excited that I had the opportunity to write the main theme for Kevin and Dan’s latest project, and as always am thrilled to be a part of the ‘Star Trek’ family,” said Michael Giacchino. “I’m especially looking forward to everyone hearing the incredible work of composer Nami Melumad, who will take the reins of scoring the episodes. Not only is she extremely talented, she is a true ‘Star Trek’ fan.”

Produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Productions, STAR TREK: PRODIGY will premiere on Paramount+ in the U.S. this fall.

The STAR TREK: PRODIGY virtual TCA panel featured voice cast members Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), John Noble (The Diviner) and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok); executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman, Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin; director/co-executive producer Ben Hibon; and President of Nickelodeon Animation Ramsey Naito.

Developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (“Trollhunters” and “Ninjago”), the CG-animated series STAR TREK: PRODIGY is the first “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences, and will follow a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the “Star Trek” franchise – but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

STAR TREK: PRODIGY is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm; Nickelodeon Animation Studio, led by President of Animation Ramsey Naito; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman. Ben Hibon directs, co-executive produces and serves as the creative lead of the all-new animated series. Aaron Baiers also serves as co-executive producer.

About Paramount+:

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

About the “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+:

The “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+ includes current and upcoming seasons of the original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD, the animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and the upcoming STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS and STAR TREK: PRODIGY, the first “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences. The “Star Trek” Universe on Paramount+ also includes all 726 episodes from the six classic “Star Trek” series and a selection of “Star Trek” films, including the documentary WOMAN IN MOTION: NICHELLE NICHOLS, STAR TREK AND THE REMAKING OF NASA.

About CBS Studios:

CBS Studios is one of the world’s leading suppliers of entertainment programming with more than 70 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.

About Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the #1 entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for September 1, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for September 1, 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!:

More Nick: First Look: Nickelodeon's All-New Animated 'Rugrats' Reunites Members of the Original Voice Cast to Reprise Roles!

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SpongeBob Clarifies How His Name Should Be Spelt

Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants shuts down one of the most notorious misspellings of the iconic character's name.

Nickelodeon's beloved SpongeBob SquarePants franchise drew a line in the sand by shutting down one of the most common misspellings of the cartoon sea sponge's name.

The official SpongeBob Twitter account posted a short, simple message to the Internet to finally address the longstanding error. For the past two decades, land-dwellers all around the globe have blundered when addressing the great harbinger of nautical nonsense, and SpongeBob has finally had enough. According to the good noodle himself, "Spongebob" with a lowercase "b" is incorrect. "SpongeBob" is his name, the tweet declared, and the ruling is final.

Since premiering in 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has endured as one of the most popular cartoon characters of all time. The Nickelodeon cartoon has run for over 250 episodes over the course of 13 seasons, and the show is still on the air. The franchise has also spawned various film and TV spinoffs, such as The Patrick Star Show and Kamp Koral, and even a Broadway musical - all of which have continued to keep SquarePants in the public eye.

Between the branching spinoffs, Internet memes and the occasional real-life SpongeBob sighting, the character has long lived large, which is why the "Spongebob" misspelling has become so notorious. The widespread error has endured throughout the character's entire lifetime, and it could possibly continue to do so until the very end of time.

Thanks to the correction tweet, however, the public now knows where SpongeBob himself stands on the issue. Countless arguments and mass misspellings can finally come to an end, so long as the "Squarepants" movement doesn't rear its ugly head. But we all know it's SquarePants.

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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Original source: CBR.

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Viacom18 Partners with Pinkfong to Launch Baby Shark Animated Series & Merchandise in India

Viacom18 to Launch Baby Shark Animated Series & Merchandise in India

Inks deal with South Korean educational entertainment company, Pinkfong.

Mumbai: Viacom18 Consumer Products has signed an exclusive deal with South Korean educational entertainment company Pinkfong to introduce Baby Shark merchandise in India, bringing its fans one step closer to the character. With seven plus licensees appointed across 10+ categories and 250+ leading retail partners, the exclusive merchandise will be available at a starting price of Rs. 199 onwards.

Going forward, an animated series based on Baby Shark is also set to launch on Nickelodeon.

Pinkfong released the children’s song "Baby Shark" featuring Baby Shark along with family members Mommy Shark, Daddy Shark, Grandma Shark and Grandpa Shark on YouTube in 2016 which garnered over nine billion views till date becoming one of the most-watched YouTube videos of all time. Recently, Pinkfong also became the world’s first kids brand to receive the YouTube Custom Creator Award for surpassing 50 million subscribers.

In an attempt to expand the Baby Shark world and attract young viewers between the age group of zero to five years, Viacom18 Consumer Products along with Pinkfong are all set to perpetuate the success of the hit video.

“Viacom18 Consumer Products along with Pinkfong are all set to perpetuate the success of the ultra-viral video through all-new content, including an exclusive consumer products range, reinforcing and re-establishing it as a global franchise," the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

“With global affinity, catchy music, vibrant colors, dual-gender appeal and a multi-generational family, Baby Shark’s range of exclusive merchandise is a strong proposition to attract young Indian kids," it added.

The merchandise which includes home linens, stationery, toys, apparel, games, fashion accessories, electronic items will be available through through licensed partners and across 250+ leading offline and online retail partners across India including Hamleys, Amazon, Landmark, Toys R Us, and many more.

“At Viacom18 Consumer Products, we have been expanding our reach to build a relationship with consumers across multiple touch-points and act as a catalyst to create fandom for iconic characters," said Viacom18, head – network sales, Mahesh Shetty. "Kids across the globe adore Baby Shark, thereby making it a global phenomenon. The addition of Baby Shark to our growing portfolio will further consolidate our position as a leader in the kids’ category and add depth to our wide consumer products portfolio for kids as we aim to provide our young viewers with an opportunity to interact with their most-adored character beyond television screens."

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A Lesson in Magic: MDC Student Creates Short Animated Film with Hearing and Speech Impaired Character in Leading Role

MDC Student Creates Short Animated Film with Hearing and Speech Impaired Character in Leading Role

Miami, August 31, 2021 – Hannah Roza, a future graduate of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex (MAGIC), is the latest MDC student to see her work featured on the screens of ViacomCBS’ Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. television networks across Latin America (Latinoamérica) and Brazil (Brasil).

Her animated short film A Lesson in Magic, captivated her mentors with its original and inspiring theme that places a character with hearing and speech impairments at the forefront of the story. The film was broadcast last month in the networks’ Spanish (Español) and Portuguese (Português) feeds. This is the first MAGIC production featuring a character with a disability in a leading role.

“So much goes into making just two minutes of an animated short! I had known that producing animated films was a long and labor-intensive process, but experiencing it firsthand really opened my eyes to just how much work goes into this kind of a production,” Roza said. “This mentorship gave me an even deeper understanding and respect for this industry and the people who work within it.”

Roza, 26, first earned a Bachelor of Science in advertising from the University of Florida. She then decided to enroll in MAGIC, the state-of-the-art animation and gaming facility at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, to pursue a degree in 2019.

“I have been an artist my whole life and always had a love for animation. Digital Arts and sciences was my minor at UF,” she said.

A Lesson in Magic, which served as her capstone project, was Roza’s original idea and evolved from a concept about a non-speaking adventurer named Eirie and a magical quetzal she was traveling with.

In 2.22 minutes, A Lesson in Magic tells the story of Luna, a young witch who wants to attend magic school. Hard of hearing and unable to speak, she communicates through sign language, which can be a problem as, in her world, magic can only be performed through speech. Such is the case until Quetzal, her animal companion, teaches her to believe in herself and inspires her to try her own way to perform magic.

For nearly ten months, Roza developed and produced the final version of the film along with a team of 20 MAGIC students and professors. The process, which transitioned to virtual collaboration last year, was intricate as it involved sign language in English, Portuguese and Spanish. It required sign language interpreters to send in videos based on the film’s script to the animators, who then replicated the hand movements. It took many hand designs until it was finally right.

“It was challenging to work during the pandemic doing all the work online,” she said. “Lacking in-person interaction, made the process longer.”

Born and raised in Miami, Roza hopes to one day develop A Lesson in Magic into a full series. After graduation, she hopes to work as a storyboard artist for an animation company and to continue raising the profile of characters in underrepresented groups.

“It was incredibly rewarding to see how the short was received, especially from members of the Deaf Community. The people who helped us with the sign language were so enthusiastic about A Lesson in Magic and seeing sign language animated in a 2D medium,” she said. “It made me realize just how important this kind of representation is, and I want to continue incorporating even more underrepresented groups in the projects I do.”

Roza and her team were mentored and guided by MDC faculty and professionals from ViacomCBS Networks Americas (parent company of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.) through a partnership with MAGIC to mentor students and showcase their best work.

A Lesson in Magic was a part of an event to launch Access4All an application that provides users with visual and hearing disabilities the chance to enjoy the world of entertainment through multimedia accessibility elements such as Mexican Sign Language, Audio Description and Subtitles from their cell phone or tablet. Nickelodeon Latin America and MAGIC joined this initiative dedicated to help children in the region.

A Lesson in Magic was the first production produced at MAGIC with a lead character with a disability and we were all very proud of it. The mentorship provided by industry professionals from Nickelodeon once again elevated the production quality of the short and enriched the education experience for all students involved in this project.” said Mauricio Ferrazza, MAGIC chairperson. “


With facilities that mimic the production pipeline from PIXAR Studios, and located at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, the Miami Animation and Gaming International Complex (MAGIC) offers students an intensive, hands-on two-year program to develop skills in modeling, lighting, motion, sound, and storytelling. The program also provides an opportunity to gain command of the technical skills required in today’s highly competitive animation industry. MAGIC bridges the gap in affordability and accessibility, providing quality programming and the very best facilities at a fraction of the cost compared to private competitors.  For more information, visit

For more information about MAGIC, please contact Mauricio Ferrazza at 305-237-7852,


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Estudiante del MDC crea un cortometraje animado con discapacidad auditiva y del habla en un papel principal

Miami, 31 de agosto de 2021 – Hana Rosa futuro graduado Universidad de Miami-Dade (MDC) Complejo Internacional de Juegos y Animación de Miami (Magic) Ella es la última estudiante del MDC en ver su trabajo en las pantallas. Nickelodeon y Nick Jr. Redes de televisión en América Latina.

Su cortometraje animado Una lección de magia, cautivó a sus maestros con su tema original e inspirador, que coloca a un personaje con una discapacidad auditiva y del habla al frente de la historia. La película se emitió el mes pasado en los canales español y portugués de las cadenas. Esta es la primera producción de MAGIC que presenta a un personaje con discapacidad en un papel protagónico.

“¡Solo se asignan dos minutos de un cortometraje de animación! Sabía que la producción de películas de animación era un proceso largo y que requería mucho esfuerzo, pero experimentarlo de primera mano realmente me abrió los ojos a la cantidad de trabajo que implica este tipo de producción”. Rosa Ella dijo. “Esta tutoría me ha brindado una comprensión y un respeto más profundos por la industria y las personas que trabajan en ella”.

Rosa, de 26 años, tiene una licenciatura en publicidad de la Universidad de Florida. Luego decidió inscribirse en MAGIC, la instalación de animación y juegos más nueva en el campus Wolfson de MDC, para obtener la certificación en 2019.

“He sido artista toda mi vida y siempre me ha gustado la animación. Las artes y las ciencias digitales fueron mis hijos en la UF.

Una lección de magia, que sirvió como su proyecto principal, fue la idea original de Rosa y evolucionó a partir de un concepto en torno a un aventurero que no hablaba llamado Airy y un quetzal mágico con el que viajaba.

a los 2,22 minutos, Una lección de magia Cuenta la historia de Luna, una joven bruja que quiere asistir a una escuela de magia. Se comunica a través del lenguaje de señas con problemas de audición y no puede hablar, lo que puede ser un problema porque en su mundo, la magia solo se puede realizar a través del habla. Esto es hasta que Quetzal, su animal de compañía, le enseña a creer en sí misma y la inspira a probar su propia forma de hacer magia.

Durante casi diez meses, Rosa desarrolló y produjo la versión definitiva de la película junto con un equipo de 20 estudiantes y profesores de Magic. El proceso, que pasó a la colaboración virtual el año pasado, fue complejo porque involucró lenguaje de señas en inglés, portugués y español. Se requirió que los intérpretes de lenguaje de señas enviaran videos basados ​​en el guión de la película a los animadores, quienes luego repitieron los movimientos de las manos. Se necesitaron muchas manualidades para finalmente hacerlo bien.

“Fue difícil trabajar durante la pandemia y hacer todo el trabajo en línea”, dijo. “La falta de interacción personal hizo que el proceso fuera más largo”.

Nacida y criada en Miami, Rosa espera algún día evolucionar Una lección de magia en toda la serie. Después de graduarse, espera trabajar como artista de guiones gráficos para una empresa de animación y continuar elevando el perfil de los personajes en grupos subrepresentados.

“Fue muy gratificante ver cómo se recibió el cuento, especialmente por parte de los miembros de la comunidad sorda. Las personas que nos ayudaron con el lenguaje de señas estaban muy entusiasmadas Una lección de magia Y ver el lenguaje de señas animado en un medio bidimensional ”.“ Me hizo darme cuenta de lo importante que es este tipo de representación, y quiero seguir incorporando cada vez más grupos subrepresentados en los proyectos que hago ”.

Roza y su equipo han sido asesorados y orientados por profesores y profesionales del MDC de ViacomCBS Networks Américas (La empresa matriz de Nickelodeon y Nick Jr.) en asociación con MAGIC para orientar a los estudiantes y mostrar su mejor trabajo.

Una lección de magia Era parte de un evento que se estaba lanzando. Access4All Una aplicación que brinda a los usuarios con discapacidad visual y auditiva la oportunidad de disfrutar del mundo del entretenimiento a través de elementos de accesibilidad multimedia como el Lenguaje de Señas Mexicano, descripciones de audio y traducciones desde sus teléfonos móviles o tabletas. Nickelodeon Latinoamérica y MAGIC se han sumado a esta iniciativa dedicada a ayudar a los niños de la región.

“A Lesson in Magic fue la primera producción producida en Magic con un personaje principal con una discapacidad y todos estábamos muy orgullosos de ello. La orientación brindada por los profesionales de la industria de Nickelodeon ha elevado una vez más la calidad de la producción corta y ha enriquecido la experiencia de aprendizaje para todos los estudiantes involucrados en este proyecto “. Ella dijo Mauricio Verazza, presidente de Magic. “

Sobre la magia

Con instalaciones que imitan la línea de producción de PIXAR Studios, ubicada en el campus Wolfson de MDC, el Miami Animation and Games International Complex (MAGIC) ofrece a los estudiantes un programa práctico intensivo de dos años para desarrollar habilidades en modelado, iluminación, movimiento, sonido y narración. El programa también brinda la oportunidad de adquirir habilidades técnicas que están en demanda en la industria de la animación altamente competitiva de hoy. MAGIC cierra la brecha en asequibilidad y accesibilidad, proporcionando programas de alta calidad y las mejores instalaciones a una fracción del costo en comparación con los competidores privados. Para más información visite

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