Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Kartoon Channel! Launches on Pluto TV

Kartoon Channel! Launches on Pluto TV

Kartoon Channel! Launches on October 5th with Hit Shows, Including Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, Rainbow Rangers, Pac-Man, and More

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 05, 2021 -- Genius Brands International, Inc. (“Genius Brands” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: GNUS), today announced a deal with Pluto TV, a ViacomCBS Company (Nasdaq: VIAC) and the leading free streaming television service, to stream a branded Kartoon Channel! beginning October 5th, significantly expanding its footprint.

Pluto TV’s millions of users will now have access to Kartoon Channel!’s program line-up, including Genius Brands’ slate of original series--Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; the new fast-paced trivia original gameshow series for kids, KC! Pop Quiz (starting October 12), hosted by Nickelodeon star, Casey Simpson; the upcoming Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal and Rob Gronkowski—as well as classics such as Baby Genius, Pac-Man and much more!

“This deal with Pluto TV provides us with an amazing opportunity to significantly expand the brand footprint to a broad audience across the U.S., as well as to build our advertiser base with best in class partners,” commented Harold Chizick President of Content Sales, Marketing and Consumer Products, Genius Brands. “We have a longstanding relationship with ViacomCBS, starting with the launch of Rainbow Rangers on Nick Jr., and we are looking forward to this next endeavor with Pluto TV.”

“We are thrilled to bring Kartoon Channel! to the Pluto TV audience. Their mission of providing quality ‘content with a purpose’ to kids of all ages and their families is a perfect complement to our diverse range of programming as we look to further broaden Pluto TV’s content offering,” states Amy Kuessner, Senior Vice President of Content Strategy & Global Partnerships, ViacomCBS Streaming.

About Kartoon Channel!
Available everywhere and anywhere kids are today, Genius Brands International’s digital network, Kartoon Channel! is a family entertainment destination that delivers enduring childhood moments of humor, adventure, and discovery.

Delivering 1000’s of episodes of carefully curated free family-friendly content, the channel features animated classics for little kids, including The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Babar, Mello Dees, Super Simple Songs, and Baby Genius, as well as hit content for bigger kids, such as Pac-Man, Angry Birds, and Yu-Gi-Oh!, to original programming like Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, KC! Pop Quiz coming soon, and Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal for 2022. Kartoon Channel! also offers STEM-based content through its Kartoon Classroom!, including Baby Einstein, and more.

Kartoon Channel! delivers positive and purposeful content across multiple platforms, including Comcast, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Amazon Prime, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Android TV, Android Mobile, Google Play, Xumo, Roku, Tubi, Samsung Smart TVs, and LGTVs.

Kartoon Channel! can also be streamed on TVs and mobiles device by downloading the app, or on desktops by visiting www.kartoonchannel.com

About Genius Brands International
Genius Brands International, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNUS) is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. The Company’s ‘content with a purpose’ portfolio includes Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Kartoon Channel!; Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal, coming to Kartoon Channel! in 2022; Rainbow Rangers on Kartoon Channel! and Netflix; Llama Llama, starring Jennifer Garner, on Netflix; award-winning toddler brand Baby Genius; adventure comedy STEM series Thomas Edison's Secret Lab; and entrepreneurship series Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club. Through licensing agreements with leading partners, characters from Genius Brands’ IP also appear on a wide range of consumer products for the worldwide retail marketplace. The Company’s new Kartoon Channel! and Kartoon Classroom! are available in over 100 million U.S. television households via a broad range of distribution platforms, including Comcast, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Amazon Prime, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Apple i0s, Android TV, Android Mobil, Google Play, Xumo, Roku, Tubi, KartoonChannel.com, Samsung Smart TVs and LG TVs. For additional information, please visit www.gnusbrands.com.

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 52 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 25 countries.

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Potential New Characters for 'Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl' Revealed

The highly-anticipated Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl just launched earlier today (Oct. 5), but data miners had already found some new fighters that could be joining the game by rummaging around in its game files!

One of the biggest finds was voice lines that seem to indicate characters that could be joining the game through future DLC updates, including some of Nickelodeon’s biggest names.

Announcer audio files were found for Jimmy Neutron (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius), Plankton (SpongeBob SquarePants), Mr. Krabs (SpongeBob SquarePants), Squidward (SpongeBob SquarePants), Tommy Pickles (Rugrats), Vlad Plasmius (Danny Phantom), Zuko (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and Rocko (Rocko's Modern Life), according to a post by data miner RockmanBN. Chuckie Finster (Rugrats), Cindy Vortex (Jimmy Neutron), Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Donnie Thornberry (The Wild Thornberrys), Eliza Thornberry (The Wild Thornberrys) and Filbert (Rocko's Modern Life) are also speculated to be joining the line-up.

One file references a Garfield stage, and includes a placeholder image for the lasagne-guzzling feline. Another includes artwork for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Shredder, who appears to have been given the code name “cheese” as a play on words (Kevin Eastman once revealed that the iconic villain was inspired by a grater.)

After these datamined files were shared, a developer reportedly was quick to address them on Discord explaining that the team opted to record audio introductions for potential characters so that they wouldn’t need to do so later down the road.

“Do not give those voice lines much thought,” said Thaddeus Crews, one of the game's developers. “They’re just covering bases and not be-all-end-all confirmations of what can and cannot happen.”

“I don’t even know why the extraneous ones are in the project in the first place, but hey there’s free meme material for y’all.”

Crews' also addressed some of the questions around leaks ahead of time over on the game’s Discord, saying that he “brought up concerns of datamining & was told content would be removed.”

Crews also confirmed that not everything planned for the base game was able to be ready by launch, and that content hinted at in potential datamining leaks was most likely planned for the base game, as follow-up DLC has yet to be worked on at all. But it still seems a fair bet for what could be coming up.

Here's also Crews said on Discord:

"Brought up concerns of datamining & was told content would be removed. It wasn’t removed

Had a veeeery strong feeling this was inevitable once we learned not everything was gonna make it into base because of the absolutely-cannot-change release date

The only stuff people will find is content that was explicitly meant for base, no DLC content has been worked on at time of writing

Voice lines in the project cover bases and are not be-all-end-all confirmations of what can and cannot happen

Like leg girl, the vast majority of the concerns people have will be alleviated once there’s actual gameplay

I’m undeterred. This game’s post-launch plans are sick and I’m gonna give it 110% all the way"

This means that while the files are genuine, it doesn’t mean that we will be getting any of these iconic characters as playable in the game. Having these files there clearly means that the idea of their addition has been discussed, however.

At the time of release, there are 20 playable characters in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl with more to come in the future via DLC. To find out more about the game, click here.

Originally published: October 5, 2021.

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National Bullying Prevention Month | Nick Helps | Nickelodeon

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, let's all pledge to be kind to others 🤗

For more information and resources, visit NickHelps.com.

Originally published: October 03, 2021.

The Loud House | Halloween Bumper (2021) | HallowScream | Nickelodeon

What's scarier than an empty house? Find out in Nickelodeon's brand new The Loud House Halloween ident!

Watch The Loud House & The Casagrandes on Nickelodeon and Paramount+!

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Henry Winkler, Swoosie Kurtz, Ben Schwartz, Raini Rodriguez and Charlet Chung Guest Star in All-New Rugrats Episodes Dropping Thursday, Oct. 7 Exclusively on Paramount Plus

Henry Winkler, Swoosie Kurtz, Ben Schwartz, Raini Rodriguez and Charlet Chung Guest Star in All-New Rugrats Episodes Dropping Thursday, Oct. 7 Exclusively on Paramount+

From Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Fan-Favorite Characters, Kimi Watanabe, Boris and Minka, Return in All-New Rugrats

"The Future Maker" (#109). Credit: Nickelodeon.

Rugrats, the reimagining of the classic ‘90s series, is back with more adventures from the colorful imaginations of Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil and Lil. The next eight episodes of season one will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ beginning Thursday, October 7. Ahead of the all-new episodes dropping this fall, the series was recently renewed for a 13-episode second season.
Joining the cast in this new batch of episodes are:
  • Charlet Chung (Craig of the Creek) as Kimi Watanabe, Angelica’s eternally cheerful adversary at preschool, in “Escape from Preschool.” [sneak peek]
  • Raini Rodriguez (Bunk’d) as Gabi, Betty’s niece and the babies’ favorite babysitter ever, in “Great Minds Think Alike” and “Betty and the Beast.” [sneak peek]
  • Henry Winkler (Happy Days, Arrested Development, Monsters at Work) as Boris, Tommy’s Zayde, in “The Bubbe and Zayde Show.” [sneak peek]
  • Swoosie Kurtz (Mike & Molly, Bless the Harts) as Minka, Tommy’s Bubbe, in “The Bubbe and Zayde Show.” [sneak peek]
  • Ben Schwartz (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesParks and Recreation, HouseBroken) as Lord Crater, the pompous but truly evil villain of The Final Eclipse movie franchise, in “Final Eclipse.” [sneak peek]

In the all-new season one episodes, the babies will continue to find themselves in a variety of situations by using their wild imaginations, including defeating an “outer space villain,” traveling through Chuckie’s dad’s body, embarking upon a daring mission to break Angelica out of preschool and more. The new batch of episodes also includes a half-hour, Halloween-themed special, "The Werewoof Hunter," where Tommy needs his friends’ help to save Angelica after she turns into a werewolf at a scary Halloween party as their parents seem to disappear one by one.

The series stars EG Daily (Tommy Pickles), Nancy Cartwright (Chuckie Finster), Cheryl Chase (Angelica Pickles), Cree Summer (Susie Carmichael), and Kath Soucie (Phil and Lil DeVille), all of whom reprise their iconic roles in this new series.

The original adventurous babies’ voice cast is joined by new voices, including Ashley Rae Spillers and Tommy Dewey (Tommy’s parents, Didi and Stu Pickles); Tony Hale (Chuckie’s father, Chas Finster); Natalie Morales, (Phil and Lil’s mother, Betty DeVille); Anna Chlumsky and Timothy Simons (Angelica’s parents, Charlotte and Drew Pickles); Nicole Byer and Omar Miller (Susie’s parents, Lucy and Randy Carmichael); and Michael McKean (Grandpa Lou Pickles).

"The Bubbe and Zayde Show" (#110). Credit: Nickelodeon.

From Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the brand-new Rugrats series features rich and colorful CG-animation and follows the babies – Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, and Phil and Lil – as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view.

This August 11th marked the 30th anniversary of the series. The original Rugrats series launched in August of 1991 and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, spawning consumer products and three hit theatrical releases, and cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling and unique visual style.  The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids' Choice Awards and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rugrats was in production for nine seasons (169 episodes) over the course of 13 years.

"The Fish Stick" (#108). Credit: Nickelodeon.

Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio, the all-new Rugrats is based on the series created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain. Eryk Casemiro (Rugrats) and Kate Boutilier (Rugrats) are executive producers and Dave Pressler (Robot and Monster) and Casey Leonard (Breadwinners) serve as co-executive producers, with Rachel Lipman (Rugrats) as co-producer and Kellie Smith (The Fairly OddParents) as line producer on season one.
"Great Minds Think Alike" (#112). Credit: Nickelodeon.

"Final Eclipse" (#108). Credit: Nickelodeon.

"Escape From Preschool" (#108). Credit: Nickelodeon.

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

Originally published: October 04, 2021 at 21:53 BST.

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What's On Nick | Nickelodeon Premiere Highlights | Week 40

Your guide to What's New on Nickelodeon for the week of Monday, October 4 - Sunday, October 10, 2021!

For Nickelodeon's full highlights for October 2021, click here.

All times ET/PT.

Monday, October 4, 2021

8:30 a.m. - Peppa Pig - The Park/The Lifeboat/Police Boat/Lucky Hamper/Mummy Pig's Book: Peppa and George go to the park where they meet their friends. / Grampy Rabbit shows how a lifeboat works. / Peppa and George have a fantastic day helping the police on the police boat. / The Playgroup is raising money for a good cause. (#178)

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

8:30 a.m. - Peppa Pig - Mountain Climbing/Trampolines/Skateboarding/Hoops/Soft Play: Grampy Rabbit is teaching about mountain climbing. / Peppa has fun at a trampoline park. / Peppa and George go to the park with their skateboards. / Madame Gazelle takes the class through a workout using hoops. (#179)

Podcast: Avatar: Braving the Elements Episode 18

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

On Paramount+:

- Max and Ruby (Season 7)
- Team Umizoomi (Season 3-4)
- Tyler Perry's Young Dylan (most likely season 1)
- Every episode of Henry Danger

7:00 p.m. - NFL Slimetime - Week 4: Join Television host Nate Burleson and Nickelodeon star Dylan Gilmer as the end zones become the “slime zones” and watch weekly NFL highlights like you’ve never seen them before. This episode will also be available on Paramount+ the next day. (#101; series premiere) [info]

7:30 p.m. - Nick News: Kids & Sports: Nickelodeon will debut a brand-new installment of its celebrated Nick News series, Nick News: Kids & Sports! Featuring appearances from 2021 Olympic silver Medalist Jordan Chiles, 2016 Olympic gold and silver medalist Laurie Hernandez, NBA All-Star Devin Booker and five-time Olympic gold medalist and gymnastics icon Nadia Comăneci, among others. The special delves into the exciting world of sports, sharing personal and compelling stories about the power of athletics to shape and enrich kids’ lives. Click HERE for more information.

On AwesomenessTV - The (Sorta) Scary Show: Episode 5 (#105)

Thursday, October 7, 2021

On Paramount+:

- Rugrats Season 1, Part 2 (8 new episodes, including a Halloween special, "The Werewoof Hunter") - Paramount+ Original [info]
- NFL Slimetime Week 4

7:00 p.m. - Tyler Perry’s Young DylanDylan and Rebecca vs. Alcatraz: Rebecca (Celina Smith) and Dylan (Dylan Gilmer), desperate to sneak out of the house, plot how to get past Viola (Aloma Lesley Wright), who is nicknamed “Alcatraz” because no one has ever escaped on her watch. Charlie (Hero Hunter) prepares a report on a historical person who inspires him. (#212) [promos]

7:30 p.m. - That Girl Lay Lay - You-Go-Girl-Kart: Lay Lay (Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High) and Sadie (Gabrielle Nevaeh Green) join the auto club in hopes of creating a fast and stylish ride. Marky (Peyton Perrine III) and Jeremy (Caleb Brown) try to get Tiffany (Kensington Tallman) to promote their new invention, candles that blow themselves out. (#103) [promos]

On AwesomenessTV - Growing Up Eileen: (#604)

Friday, October 8, 2021

12:00 p.m. - Baby Shark's Big Show! - Daddyshack/Rocky-Bye: After a selfish fish takes over the putt-putt, Baby Shark and William must find a champion mini-golf player to defeat him. / Hank struggles to overcome his fears without the help of his pet rock, Rocky. (#112) [sneak peek/promo]

7:00 p.m. - Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years - Camper Gary: SpongeBob disguises Gary as a new camper to keep him safe from Mrs. Puff. (#105B) [promos]

7:30 p.m. - The Smurfs - Smurf Your Seat Belts/Leaf It Alone: When Handy and Storm discover Gargamel’s plan to make Azrael fly, they build their own flying machines. / When the Sarsaparilla harvest is ruined by a pest, the Smurfs discover Gargamel's plan to lure them to his field. (#108) [promo]

8:00 p.m. - The Casagrandes - Squawk in the Name of Love/Date with Destiny: Sergio enlists Adelaide’s help to become a gentleman in order to win Priscilla back! / Rosa hears an Ernesto Estrella prediction that Maria and Arturo could get back together – could it be true? (#302)

8:30 p.m. on NICK JR. CHANNEL - The Adventures of Paddington - Paddington's New Neighbors: The Browns have new neighbors and Toq is full of tales, like there's a goblin in the garden and her dad is an astronaut. (#213A)

8:30 p.m. - Tooned In - Julian v Mia v Robyn: Host Jerry Trainor and A.I. supercomputer Nicky (voiced by Rama Vallury) put three kid contestants to the ultimate trivia test to prove their Nicktoons knowledge, all for a chance to win up to $1,000 and be declared the episode’s big winner! (#208) [info]

Saturday, October 9, 2021

8:00 a.m. - Power Rangers Dino Fury - Super Hotshot: Izzy is convinced a new coach is going to take her athletics to the next level. Her training aspirations are put to the test when she discovers the coach’s true motivations. (#1112) [sneak peek]

8:00 p.m. - Side Hustle - Wreck-It Rex: When Lex (Jules LeBlanc) and Presley (Jayden Bartels) have to head to Shady Pete’s Carnival to replace a toy Lex destroyed, they get more than they bargained for when they have to beat him at his own game. (#202) [promo]

8:30 p.m. - Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered - Ah Rats! Who Let the Fox Out?: Fire up that rollercoaster and go for a ride! Join an all-star panel as they try to uncover the famous stars behind the filter. Jay Pharoah hosts. (#225)

Sunday, October 10, 2021

On AwesomenessTV - VIBE ROOM

9:30 p.m. - Movie Premiere: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian: Once the night guard at the Museum of Natural History, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is now a successful purveyor of infomercial products. Soon after learning that his museum friends have been shipped to the Smithsonian Institution, Larry receives a distress call from Jedediah, who warns him that four of history's greatest villains have come to life and are planning to take over the Smithsonian first, then the world. Larry joins forces with friends old and new to stop the quartet's nefarious plans. Adventure • Children • Comedy • Fantasy.

Additional Highlights:

Mike & Molly

Weeknights between 2am-4am from Monday, October 4 on Nick@Nite [info]

Young Sheldon

Season 4 airs daily at 6:00 a.m. from Monday, October 4


Watch the latest Premieres on your DVR or Nick on Demand Spot - October 4, 2021 (Nickelodeon U.S.)

NFL Rules Spot (Nickelodeon U.S.)

Originally published: October 05, 2021.

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New 'Star Trek: Prodigy' Teaser Airs During CBS's 2009 'Star Trek' Screening

With only a little more than three weeks to go until Paramount+, CBS Studios, and Nickelodeon's Star Trek: Prodigy makes its debut, CBS used Sunday night's airing of 2009's Star Trek to offer another look at the animated series!

Star Trek: Prodigy premieres Oct. 28, exclusively on Paramount+!

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 (U.S.S. Protostar) 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 stars Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Brett Gray as Dal, Angus Imrie as Zero, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Dee Bradley Baker as Murf, and Kate Mulgrew, who is reprising her role of Kathryn Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager. In the series, Janeway will serve as the starship’s built-in emergency training hologram.

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.

Stream Star Trek: Prodigy from October 28, exclusively on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!

In case you missed it, Nickelodeon also unveiled new character posters of the cast!

Original source: Bleeding Cool.

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