Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Nickelodeon and CBS Sports Team Up with NFL for the 2021-2022 Season

FOR THE 2021-2022 SEASON

Slime-Filled Telecast of NFL Wild Card Game to Return to Nickelodeon,
Sunday, Jan. 16, Alongside CBS Sports’ Coverage on The CBS Television Network

All-New NFL Weekly Series NFL Slimetime, Hosted by CBS Sports Analyst and Former NFL Star Nate Burleson and Nick Star Young Dylan, and Featuring Dylan Schefter
as Correspondent, to Premiere Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Sept. 10, 2021—Nickelodeon and CBS Sports are partnering with the National Football League (NFL) to bring slimetime to primetime for the 2021-2022 football season with brand-new content specially created for kids and families, including another slime-filled presentation of an NFL Wild Card game that will air on Nickelodeon on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. (ET) alongside CBS Sports’ coverage of the game on The CBS Television Network and NFL Slimetime, an all-new NFL half-hour weekly series on Nickelodeon, premiering Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).

Hosted by CBS Sports’ analyst and former NFL star Nate Burleson and Nick star Young Dylan (Dylan Gilmer, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan), with teen sports correspondent Dylan Schefter and Lincoln Loud (The Loud House), NFL Slimetime (23 episodes) will be a fun-filled weekly NFL experience for kids and families to enjoy. The series will include: Nick-ified highlights and game footage; youth football spotlights; special guest appearances by Nick stars; interviews with NFL players; and entertaining segments highlighting players and teams on and off the field. Following its premiere in Week 2 on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), NFL Slimetime will air weekly Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), with episodes available to stream on Paramount+ the following day, through Feb. 16, the week of Super Bowl. NFL Slimetime is executive produced by Ashley Kaplan, Luke Wahl, Paul J Medford and Jana Blumenthal. CBS Sports’ Shawn Robbins serves as executive producer and showrunner. Production for Nickelodeon is overseen by Ashley Kaplan, Senior Vice President, Digital Studios.

Said Brian Robbins, President & Chief Executive Officer of Nickelodeon, and Chief Content Officer of Kids & Family for Paramount+: “Our coverage of the NFL Wild Card game was literally a game-changer in so many ways, and the sensational response absolutely proved there’s huge demand for sports content with the kind of kids and family point of view that only Nickelodeon can deliver. In this next stage of our tremendous partnership with the NFL and CBS Sports, we’re going to raise the bar again and help innovate sports programming to bring the whole family together for one-of-a-kind viewing experiences.” 

Said Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports: “Together with Nickelodeon, CBS Sports is cultivating the next generation of NFL fans. Our inaugural NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon was an outstanding display of the power and the ability of ViacomCBS to continue to reach broader and younger audiences. We are thrilled to team up with the NFL and Nickelodeon this season, offering kids and families a full season of unique and unparalleled NFL content, including our second edition of the NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon."

Said Shawn Robbins, Executive Producer and Showrunner of NFL Slimetime: "I am excited to build on the success of last season’s NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon with NFL Slimetime and another Wild Card presentation. From Nick-ified highlights, expert advice, kid-focused fun and special guest appearances, NFL Slimetime will wow kids and families as only Nickelodeon can on a weekly basis.”

Said Hans Schroeder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NFL Media: “We are excited to continue our partnership with CBS Sports and Nickelodeon to present our game and content to young NFL fans and their families. Nickelodeon’s unique presentation of last year’s Wild Card Game was a success, and we look forward to another playoff broadcast this year and a new weekly show for families to enjoy.”

Said Amanda Herald, Vice President of NFL Marketing Strategy and Insights: “In extending and broadening this partnership, we wanted to deliver content that enables families to share their NFL fandom across generations – a key to growing our future fanbase. Collaboration across Nickelodeon, CBS Sports and NFL Media will allow us to deliver authentic and fun NFL coverage all season long.”

Following the success of last year’s Sports Emmy Award-winning NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon, CBS Sports and Nickelodeon are teaming up again for a special presentation of an NFL Wild Card game on Sunday, Jan. 16, at 4:30 p.m. (ET), with one-of-a-kind content, guest reporters, original on-field graphics, virtual filters and more—all tailored for family viewing fun. The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon will air alongside CBS Sports’ coverage of the game, which will be available on The CBS Television Network and streamed digitally across devices via Paramount+, CBS Sports and NFL digital properties, and on mobile via Yahoo Sports and the participating teams’ mobile properties.

Last season’s The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon (Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021)--the first-ever NFL telecast produced for kids and families--was Nick’s most-watched program among total viewers in nearly four years and the number-one cable telecast of the week with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11. Airing alongside CBS Sports’ broadcast on The CBS Television Network, the program generated more than two billion social media impressions and Nickelodeon was the number-one trending topic in the U.S. on Twitter during that afternoon. The NFL Wild Card Game on Nickelodeon was the recipient of two Sports Emmy Awards in the categories of Outstanding Playoff Coverage and Outstanding Live Graphic Design.

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one 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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Building On Recent Success: Nickelodeon Simulcast Headlines Late-Season Efforts

Although 2020 had its fair share of obstacles, there were success stories over the course of the season. The most notable was the simulcast presentation of the New Orleans Saints vs. Chicago Bears on Nickelodeon during Wild Card weekend. The special broadcast attracted a new generation of NFL fans with AR-powered slime overlays and show-specific graphics like SpongeBob Squarepants. Because of the positive buzz generated by the game — more than 2 million viewers watched the simulcast — additional Nickelodeon-based content was pushed to social media before Super Bowl LV. Give this success, CBS Sports is committing to another edition during the late Wild Card window.

“Nickelodeon has been having very productive talks with the NFL about potentially doing more programming,” says McManus. “It’s a demographic that the league wants to reach, and they saw how incredibly effective Nickelodeon is with reaching that audience.”


Nickelodeon Kicks Off 'NFL Slimetime' Series

Series exec producer Shawn Robbins says weekly series extends teaming of NFL and kids-targeted network

Nickelodeon Wednesday night (Sept. 15) will look to endear young viewers to the sport of football with its new original primetime series NFL Slimetime.

The weekly series, a collaboration between Nickelodeon, the NFL and CBS Sports, looks to build on Nick’s successful, network-branded telecast of last January's Chicago Bears-New Orleans Saints NFL Wildcard playoff game by offering league highlights and player interviews delivered from a Nickelodeon perspective. The series is hosted by former NFL player, The NFL Today analyst and CBS Mornings co-host Nate Burleson and Dylan Gilmer, star of the network series Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan series, and also includes sports correspondent Dylan Schefter.

I had a chance to speak to NFL Slimetime executive producer and showrunner Shawn Robbins shortly after he finished filming the series' first episode to discuss expectations for the 23-episode series as well as the collaboration between the league and the kids-targeted brand. An edited version of the interview appears below.

Picture This: What is Nickelodeon looking to accomplish with NFL Slimetime?

Shawn Robbins: The show is really an extension of what we did with the Wild Card game — it extends the partnership with the NFL and it brings sports to Nickelodeon. We know that we were able to really merge the NFL and CBS Sports with Nickelodeon, and obviously nobody reaches a youthful audience better than Nickelodeon.

PT: Was the Wild Card game and now NFL Slimetime an effort to provide kids with a greater understanding of football, or was it an opportunity to provide sports programming for Nickelodeon’s lineup?

SR: Both of those things. I think the game of football is great in itself, but if you want to reach kids, Nickelodeon has this fantastic [intellectual property] that touches kids of all ages. There’s also a nostalgic value to the Nickelodeon brand that also touches adults, so we know that there’s a crossover opportunity where we can reach both kids and their parents. Mom and Dad may watch the live football games on Sunday, and now we’re giving them a product where they can introduce their kids to the game using the Nickelodeon brand. It’s just really special.

PT: What should viewers expect to see on the show?

SR: What’s great is we have a lot of fun with the show. Much like the wildcard game we want to keep the values and tradition of the game and be respectful to the game of football, but we had fun with it. The show will feature action from the games on Sunday, Monday and Thursday mixed with what the Nickelodeon brand represents. We asked the players fun, Nickelodeon-style questions and they had a great time with it. The players aren’t that far off [age-wise] from the Nickelodeon target audience, so it’s been really special to see that come together.

PT: What kind of questions did you ask the players?

SR: Questions like, ‘is having good breath important coming into the huddle, or what might have been the worst thing that you’ve eaten before the game?’ The players really responded fantastically to that. Also Dylan Schefter did an interview yesterday with [wide receiver] Christian Kirk from the Arizona Cardinals who scored two touchdowns in Sunday’s game. They had such a fun interview about the game. I’ve done a lot of these interviews before with all of our big guys at CBS Sports over the years, and it’s such a different experience to see how players talk to kids. The players get it, and I loved how they interacted with Dylan. I’m looking forward to doing a lot more of that throughout the season.

PT: Does the show get into the X's and O’s of the sport?

SR: We do a little bit. You’ll see during the show that Nate Burleson does break down a play, so we will get into some X’s and O’s from a broader base standpoint. We want to bring kids into the game and that’s how we’ll do it … there’s definitely some teaching involved.

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PT: Do you expect you’ll have to make adjustments to the show as the NFL season progresses?

SR: Oh my goodness, I hope so. We’re going to build on it. This was our first show and we put the team together pretty quickly to get this out. Like any show, you look at the last episode and see what you did and how we can make it better.



Nickelodeon has done it again. They have creatively found a new way to include slime in their programming. The latest addition to the family, NFL SlimeTime converts the end zones into “slime zones” as hosts and kids sports correspondents re-watch NFL highlights like no other program out there! One correspondent who is proving that he definitely has the right stuff is George Johnston IV as he appears on Nickelodeon‘s NFL Slimetime.

This amazing fourth grader doesn’t just only know football. He is also a true history buff and loves talking all about strategy and historical context when it comes to football. George definitely has the knowledge to analyze game play and specific players and positions from a historical context. George cannot contain his excitement in the videos as he is combining both of his passions.

Want to know more about George? Well, BCKOnline had the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with this budding young talent. Take a look below at his exclusive interview!

BCKOnline: How did your interest in football start?

George Johnston IV: I watched Super Bowl LIII (53) and I am a history junkie so I saw the Patriots name and said, “hey that has to do with the Revolutionary War” and then I started researching them and how they did in the NFL, and it just expanded to the entire league and I just couldn’t stop.
BCKOnline: What is your role on NFL Slimetime?

George Johnston IV: I do a lot of research and can dig a deep perspective about the week’s latest news and just bring a lot of enthusiasm along with that.

BCKOnline: How was it like working with Nate Burleson?

George Johnston IV: He is a fun guy, he’s got a lot of experience in the league, especially since he played in it. He’s had so many jobs that he can just work with anybody. And he’s just a great fit on the Slimetime team.

BCKOnline: Do you have a favorite football team and player?

George Johnston IV: In the NFC, I always go for the Washington Football Team. In the AFC, I go for the Baltimore Ravens, but the Patriots are always responsible for my love of football so every now and then, I’ll watch their games and cheer on “Go PATRIOTS!” My favorite Player is the GOAT Tom Brady—I love his story line, and since Super Bowl LIII (53) I have not stopped watching him.

BCKOnline: What do you like to do for fun?

George Johnston IV: I like to read, I like to research football, I like to play football, and I like to play video games especially Madden and NBA 2K.

BCKOnline: What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you see yourself as a future football analyst?

George Johnston IV: First, I want to play as a football player, especially for the Patriots like my cousin Julius Adams did. Then, I want to be a football analyst for one of the big networks like CBS, NBC, Fox, or ESPN, and then, hopefully I’ll run for president… Go G4!!!

BCKOnline: Do you have anything else you would like to tell our readers?

George Johnston IV: I am going to be pumping out more videos on my YouTube Channel G4 Sports Talk, go check that out, and maybe even some more future work with Nickelodeon!

Nickelodeon’s NFL Slimetime is a half-hour weekly series he show is hosted by CBS Sports’ analyst and former NFL star Nate Burleson and Nickelodeon star Young Dylan, with teen sports correspondent Dylan Schefter and Lincoln Loud. NFL Slimetime will feature 23 fun-filled weekly episodes where kids and families will have the opportunity to enjoy together the NFL experience. NFL Slimetime airs on Wednesday’s at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).
Episodes will be available to stream on Paramount+ the following day, through Feb. 16, the week of Super Bowl.


Originally published: September 10, 2021 at 17:44 BST.

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ViacomCBS Consumer Products to Attend BLE 2021

ViacomCBS Consumer Products will be an exhibitor at Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) 2021, taking place as an in-person event November 17-19 at ExCeL London, followed by an online experience from November 30 - December 1.

At BLE 2021, ViacomCBS Consumer Products will be showcasing ViacomCBS' portfolio of world-class properties and brands, including: Avatar: The Last Airbender, Baby Shark's Big Show!, Blue's Clues & You!, Clueless, Emily in Paris, Mean Girls, MTV, PAW Patrol, Rugrats, Santiago of the Seas, SpongeBob SquarePants, Star Trek, Star Trek: Prodigy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Godfather, and Top Gun: Maverick under the Product Categories of Character/Animation, Digital Content/Gaming, Digital Influencers, Film, Gaming/Apps, Music, and TV/Broadcast.

ViacomCBS and Nickelodeon staff will also be taking part in a variety of panels during BLE 2021, including giving a keynote address on Day 2 of the event.

ViacomCBS Consumer Products' booth will be located at Exhibit Hall — A121.

The Smurfs brand will also have a booth at BLE 2021, located at Exhibit Hall — B152.

Below is a round-up of ViacomCBS' highlights for Brand Licensing Europe 2021:

ViacomCBS Consumer Products to share Diversity & Inclusion insights plus new toy research during BLE Day 2 keynote

ViacomCBS will share insights from its corporate Diversity & Inclusion efforts with a specific focus on its recently conducted toy research study during Brand Licensing Europe’s second day keynote.

Mark Kingston, Senior Vice President, International, ViacomCBS Consumer Products will lead the keynote and review the impact on culture, community and industry when there’s a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging. The keynote will also include Ameeta Held, Vice President, Insights and Business Strategy, Consumer Products, ViacomCBS, referencing original toy research detailing the importance of authentic representation in dolls and the impact on choice.

The keynote, which takes place in-person at BLE from 13:00-14:00 on Thursday 18 November, will also set the background as to why the consumer products and licensing community plays such a pivotal role in diversity and inclusion.

“As an organisation we are dedicated to creating content that reflects the global audiences we serve, and within consumer products we are especially committed to ensuring our products are inclusive and representative,” says Mark Kingston. “Our latest research shines a light on the important role our industry plays in our continued conversation around Diversity & Inclusion and I look forward to presenting our thoughts and findings alongside my colleagues at BLE.”

Ahead of ViacomCBS’ keynote, representatives from Black Lives Matter Licensing UK will take to the stage to talk about the group’s purpose, goals and activity in the sector to date.

Informa Markets’ VP of Licensing Anna Knight says, “It’s not possible to underestimate the importance of this keynote to our industry and I implore everyone who is attending BLE to pre-register now and secure a spot. Consumer products has a huge responsibility – and opportunity – to represent, embrace and empower diversity if we are to build a more inclusive and equal future for consumers across the world.”

ViacomCBS is one of over 150 exhibitors currently confirmed for BLE, which takes place in-person at ExCeL London from 17-19 November followed by an online event on 30 November to 1 December. The Exhibitor list features companies from all three licensing categories – Character & Entertainment, Brands & Lifestyle, and Art, Design & Image – and with strong representation from Europe, the UK and wider afield.

You can view the show’s exhibitor list here.


BLE unveils content agenda for online event

Brand Licensing Europe has unveiled its online agenda which will go live on 22 November as part of the online experience supporting the in-person event, taking place 17-19 November at ExCeL London, allowing attendees to enjoy sessions on-demand and use their time at the show to focus on in-person meetings, live experiences and walking the floor.

The two-day online event (30 November – 1 December) offers additional virtual networking and learning opportunities. The networking allows those who attend BLE in-person to book follow up and overflow meetings and ensures that people who are unable to travel to London for BLE don’t miss out on valuable business opportunities. With 1,500+ meetings already confirmed, the free meetings platform is already open allowing registered attendees to start planning their diary and send meetings requests.

The event’s online content programme will continue the show’s ‘What’s Next’ theme and includes three online-only ‘In Conversation’ sessions with senior executives from ViacomCBS Consumer Products; a Sustainability Panel with Products of Change and Licensing U, alongside the option to watch recordings of the Team GB and ViacomCBS live keynotes; the five ‘What’s Next at Retail’ sessions taking place at the show and more – all of this content will be available to watch on demand until 28 February 2022.


‘D&I In Conversation’ sessions with ViacomCBS executives
• Diversity in the Workplace with
o Wincie Knight, VP Global inclusion Strategy, ViacomCBS International
o Nancy Lenghorn, Global Chief Inclusion and Culture Officer, MediaCom (moderator)

• Diversity in Content with
o Wendy Harris – SVP of Content & Creative Affairs, 9 Story Media Group
o Farrell Hall – Chief Inclusion Officer, 9 Story Media Group
o Nina Hahn – Senior Vice President, International Production & Development, Nickelodeon International & Head of ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) Kids
o Keith Dawkins, Founder & CEO, Rock Hill Media Ventures (moderator)

• Diversity in Products with
o Simta Sawhney, UK Category Direct, ViacomCBS Consumer Products
o Shalom Lloyd, Founder & Managing Director, Naturally Tribal
o Saphia Maxamed, President @London Entertainment Inc & Founder, Black Lives Matter Licensing (moderator)

Brands for Social Change
Join Products of Change as they talk to Yellow Octopus, Newlife, Preloved Kilo and George at Asda to discuss how they are diverting clothes from landfill and building a fully circular fashion industry. Speakers include:
o Amanda Gallacher, Sustainability and Brand, George at Asda
o Sheila Brown, CEO, Newlife
o Steve Lynam, MD, Preloved Kilo
o Jack Ostrowski, Founder and CEO, Yellow Octopus
o Helena Mansell-Stopher, Founder, Products of Change (moderator)

“The quality of content for BLE online is phenomenal and hats off to ViacomCBS for curating three amazing sessions delivered from very senior perspectives on some of the most important topics businesses within licensing are addressing right now,” says Anna Knight, VP Licensing, Informa Markets.

“These sessions – and more – are just a small part of a much bigger focus for BLE and the Global Licensing Group around sustainability and D&I during 2022. We promise to continue sparking these incredibly important conversations at each of our flagship events and conferences and through License Global content.

Licensing U
BLE and Licensing International are bringing the Licensing U programme to Europe for the first time. Featuring 14 presentations across three tracks – Basics, Spotlights and Tactics & Strategies – Licensing U is a one-stop-shop education programme about the $292bn licensing industry for newcomers and experienced professionals.

Licensing U will take on a fully virtual format and will be available on demand for three months from 22 November 2021. Tickets start at £145 if purchased ahead of the event, or £160 in the platform, and can be purchased when registering for BLE. (Licensing International members can enjoy a 10% discount).

“We’re pleased that Licensing U, which has long been a mainstay of Licensing Expo Las Vegas, is now part of BLE, with outstanding speakers and presenters, offering information and insights for both industry newcomers and seasoned executives,” said Maura Regan, President of Licensing International.


Basics Track:
How does licensing work? What do I need to know to get started? Executives and experts will create the foundation of your licensing knowledge to help you understand the ins and outs of the business.
• Basics of Licensing
• Licensing Law for Non-Lawyers
• Working with Agents & Consultants:
• Style Guides: Bringing Brands to Life
Spotlights Track:
We’ll take a deep dive into some of the key growth categories within the licensing business, covering the unique aspects of those classifications, current trends and spotlighting some of the opportunities and challenges that are ahead.

• Art Licensing
• Location-Based Licensing
• Sports Licensing
• Gaming & eSports
• Fashion

Tactics & Strategies Track:
Aside from the products and brands themselves, the success of a licensing program is determined by how it’s brought to market. These sessions will examine some of the forces at play, and how licensing executives create strategies to give them the best chance to succeed.

• The Key to Successful Partnerships & Collaborations
• Confronting Supply Chain Challenges
• The Changing Face of Retail
• Sustainability
• How to Promote Diversity & Inclusion in Licensing, Marketing and Advertising: A UNICEF Playbook


10 Mins With… IMPS – The Smurfs

Everything is coming up “blue” for The Smurfs, who return to the Brand Licensing Europe event next week.

Everyone’s favorite blue characters, The Smurfs, are back at Brand Licensing Europe, taking place Nov. 17-19 in London, and showcasing a host of new opportunities.  

IMPS has represented the property around the globe since 1984 and taken The Smurfs into multiple categories including publishing, theme parks, family entertainment centers, live shows, videogames and music, as well as brokered retail and co-branded promotions, broadcasting and so much more. The efforts have secured The Smurfs a place in entertainment history.  

License Global caught up with Fabienne Gilles, head of consumer products and business development, IMPS – The Smurfs, for a chat around the latest with the brand. You can also find a longer conversation with Gilles in the November issue of License Global.  

License Global: What are your goals for this year’s Brand Licensing Europe?  

Fabienne Gilles: We can’t wait to be in London and reconnect in person with our friends and licensing partners! 

We are so proud of the new “The Smurfs” TV series and the global visibility it is getting thanks to our broadcast partners such as Nickelodeon, TF1, KiKA , Milkshake and Netflix. This is very exciting for us, and Brand Licensing Europe will be a great opportunity to “smurf” the wave and initiate new collaborations.

As ambassadors, we also want to promote the sustainable development goals of the United Nations and help our partners and the industry to engage and take concrete actions to preserve our blue planet. And of course, we are ready to celebrate and bring some Smurf fun! 

What do you look for in a licensing partner?  

Matching values are very important for good and long-term, win-win partnerships, but we are also keen to explore territories where we are not expected such as fashion, which is what we did with The Smurfs x Supreme collaboration. 

Good products and powerful marketing are very important, “smurf-stainability” is a priority and out-of-the-box ideas are the most exciting! 

What changes have you seen in the industry?  

More and more brands are putting a priority on sustainability, and this is something we really want to encourage and accelerate with our partners. Also, with the pandemic, virtual and online have become bigger than ever. Gaming, AR, VR, the metaverse … it all brings many new ways to connect with fans, advertise brands and reach consumers. 

Why are events like BLE so important?  

It is so important for the industry to come together – it creates a lot of powerful energy! It is a unique opportunity to showcase our brand, discover novelties and create new contacts. And of course, we love to meet our partners in person, initiate new plans with them and share good moments. 

What are some of your recent product collaborations and how did they come about?  

With our partner Jazwares, we have a powerful new master toy deal in place to celebrate the arrival of the TV series. And you can expect many great Smurfs products and some unexpected collabs in the months and years to come in every category. The digital Smurfs offer is also growing fast, and many projects are already on their way with great partners such as Pop Reach, Microids, The Sandbox, Bare Tree Media and Azerion. The future looks bright and blue. 

Find IMPS at Brand Licensing Europe. Register for the event for free here.  


Originally published: November 12, 2021.

Additional source: TVKIDS.

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Jahzir Bruno Announced as the New Voice of Clyde McBride on 'The Loud House'

Actor Jahzir Bruno, who will be portraying Clyde McBride in Nickelodeon's live-action The Loud House movie, "A Loud House Christmas", has revealed that he'll also be taking over as the voice of Clyde in the upcoming sixth season of Nickelodeon's hit animated series.

Jahzir revealed the news during an interview with Good Day Sacramento to promote the upcoming holiday movie:

Jahzir is the third voice actor to portray Clyde. He'll be taking over from Andre Robinson, who voiced Lincoln's best friend for the majority of season three. Robinson took over from Caleel Harris, who voiced Clyde between season one and eight episodes in season 3.

"A Loud House Christmas" premieres November 26 on Nickelodeon and Paramount+!

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

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The Great Divide Debate! | Avatar: Braving the Elements

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Elliana Does WHAT To Her Feet?! 😳 HOT MESS w/ @elliana & @Lyon Daniels | Nickelodeon

Elliana Does WHAT To Her Feet?! 😳 HOT MESS w/ @elliana & @Lyon Daniels | Nickelodeon

Are you ready for a new episode of HOT MESS - the Nickelodeon game show that puts how well you know your bestie to the challenge - whoever knows the less gets the mess! Watch as Elliana Walmsley and Lyon Daniels enjoy the most delightful desserts, tastiest treats, and sweetest sweets with a HOT MESS twist!

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Patrick is Taking Over... 🏴‍☠️🌟 SpongeBob #Shorts | SpongeBob SquarePants Official

Patrick is Taking Over... 🏴‍☠️🌟 SpongeBob #Shorts | SpongeBob SquarePants Official

Hilarious, pink, and AWESOME is he...who could it be besides Patrick Star? Sing along to a brand new version of the SpongeBob SquarePants theme song you know and love - Patrick style! 

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CALLING ALL GOOFY GOOBERS! (ROCK!) Are ya ready for a deep dive into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants? The SpongeBob YouTube channel is THE PLACE for all fan-favorite SpongeBob moments! We’re serving up everything from legendary scenes to remixes of classic songs to deep dives into Bikini Bottom lore. Be sure to check back every week for Music Mondays, Wumbo Wednesdays, and Flashback Fridays! Subscribe now at!

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Garfield and Sans Undertale Collide in New Official Sketch

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In a new official Garfield sketch, Garfield faces off against Sans Undertale. It seems like a joke, but a longtime member of the franchise, Gary Barker, has brought it into reality after hearing about Sans from his students. Even Toby Fox had something to say about this weird crossover!

Garfield and Undertale are two franchises that probably shouldn't be connected in any way, but the internet is wild. Gary Barker is showing some love to Sans and Papyrus, giving them even more recognition in the form of crossover sketches. If you're interested in checking out more works by this Garfield artist, follow him on Instagram @garybarkercartoonist!

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What's On Nick | Nickelodeon Premiere Highlights | Week 46

Your guide to What's New on Nickelodeon for the week of Monday, November 15 - Sunday, November 21, 2021!

For Nickelodeon's full highlights for November 2021, click here!

For Nickelodeon's Holiday highlights, click here.

All times ET/PT.

Monday, November 15, 2021

11:00 a.m. - Blaze and the Monster Machines - The Construction Contest: To compete in the Axle City Construction Contest, Blaze and his friends turn into construction vehicles! But when Crusher sends them far away, it’ll take all of their construction skills combined to make it back before time runs out. (#607)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

11:00 a.m. - Blaze and the Monster Machines - Starla's Wild West Birthday: Starla’s wild west birthday party is in trouble when her cake gets carried off by a runaway train. Can she, Blaze, and AJ catch up and save the cake before it’s too late? (#610)

Podcast - Avatar: Braving the Elements Podcast Episode 23: Enter the amazing world of Avatar through the official companion podcast, Avatar: Braving the Elements from Nickelodeon. Join hosts Janet Varney (the voice of “Korra”) and Dante Basco (the voice of “Prince Zuko”) each week as they re-watch every episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender then break down key themes, notable battles, and behind-the-scenes trivia you can’t get anywhere else. Special guests from cast members to producers join them to explore elements of the Avatarverse, including the origins of the story and how Avatar was brought to life.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

11:00 a.m. - Blaze and the Monster Machines - Race to the Golden Gift: Blaze is joined by all of his friends in the Race to the Golden Gift! But to win, they’ll first have to get past Crusher and his fresh batch of cheats. (#613)

7:00 p.m. - NFL Slimetime - Week 10: 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. (#110)

7:30 p.m. - Nick News: Cyberbullying, Robots, and Turtles: This edition of Nick News features cyberbully survivors Jules LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels from Side Hustle; then it’s man’s ‘man-made’ best friend: robots; followed by the oldest sea turtle hospital in the world, saving them from extinction. (#104)

On Paramount+:

·  PAW Patrol (Season 6)
·  The Loud House (Season 4)

Thursday, November 18, 2021

3:01 a.m. on Paramount+ - Star Trek: Prodigy: Episode #105 - Paramount+ Original

11:00 a.m. - Blaze and the Monster Machines - The Tiger Treasure: Blaze, AJ, and Stripes put their explorer skills to the test as they follow the trail to the fabled Tiger Treasure. (#614)

7:00 p.m. - Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan - Snitches Get Stiches: Blamed for a classmate's prank, Dylan must decide whether to reveal the real culprit, or suffer the consequences for taking the fall; Charlie and Rebecca think the family is being evicted from their home. (#217) [promo]

7:30 p.m. - That Girl Lay Lay - Lay Lay & Sadie's Big Hair Adventure: Lay Lay spills a sticky mess on Sadie's hair; Marky accidentally lets scorpions go in the house. (#104) [promo]

Podcast - SpongeBob BingePants Episode #7: Take a deep dive down to Bikini Bottom with this official SpongeBob SquarePants companion podcast from Nickelodeon. Hosts Frankie Grande (Henry Danger) and Hector Navarro (Nickelodeon Animation Podcast) love SpongeBob SquarePants. That's why they've decided to rewatch the entire series, starting all the way back to the iconic first episode. Each week, Frankie and Hector have hilarious conversations, and interview special guests from voice actors to veteran artists, uncovering behind-the-scenes secrets about everyone’s favorite sea sponge. SpongeBob BingePants is a weekly celebration of all things absorbent and yellow and porous!

On Paramount+:

- NFL Slimetime Week 10

Friday, November 19, 2021

11:00 a.m. - Blaze and the Monster Machines - The Boingies!: When a bunch of adorable critters called Boingies get lost in Axle City, it’s up to Blaze and AJ to gather them up and get them home safe and sound. (#615)

12:00 p.m. - PAW Patrol - Pups Save the Dizzy Dust Express/Pups Save the Treetop Trekkers: When the Dizzy Dust Express appears with no one aboard, the PAW Patrol must stop the runaway train and find the missing passengers. / Ms. Marjorie, Tilly Turbot, and Mayor Goodway get stranded in the treetops on their jungle zip-lining adventure. (#808; Special) [promo]

12:30 p.m. - Santiago of the Seas - Deep Freeze/The Trojan Seahorse: The biggest party of the year could be cancelled after Escarlata la Pirata freezes the high seas! / Bonnie Bones is on the run with the museum’s priceless treasures, but Santi and crew won’t let her get far. (#112; season one finale)

7:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants - Something Narwhal This Way Comes/C.H.U.M.S: Two familiar faces from SpongeBob’s past visit Bikini Bottom, but they bring a big problem along with them. / After falling down the drain, Plankton finds an unlikely ally in the sewers. (#271; part of the SpongeBob Mega Event) [promo]

7:30 p.m. - Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years - Midnight Snack Attack/Hot Pearl-tato: After SpongeBob and Patrick eat a secret snack experiment, Plankton must reverse the monstrous side effects. / Mr. Krabs needs to find a babysitter for little Pearl, but she proves too much for the campers to handle. (#106; part of the SpongeBob Mega Event) [promo]

8:00 p.m. - The Patrick Star Show - The Yard Sale: GrandPat prevents his precious memories from being sold at a family yard sale. (#104; part of the SpongeBob Mega Event) [promo; part of the SpongeBob Mega Event) [promo]

8:30 p.m. on NICK JR. CHANNEL - The Adventures of Paddington - Paddington Visits the Doctor: There's a heat wave in Windsor Gardens, and Mateo has sold out of ice cream, so he and Paddington create a new, delicious flavor. (#215B)

Saturday, November 20, 2021

8:00 a.m. - Power Rangers Dino Fury - Crossed Wires: Izzy (Tessa Rao) attempts to hide her struggles with electronics class, putting the Rangers at risk when they rely on those skills during a battle. (#1118)

8:00 p.m. - Danger Force - Krampapalooza: Danger Force sees an opportunity to make money fast by hosting Swellview's hottest music festival, but they catch a case of the Kramps when Krampus threatens to ruin their plans. (#207; Holiday special) [promo]

8:30 p.m. - Side Hustle - A Mouth Noise Christmas: Tasked with getting Mouth Nosie back together by the new town billionaire, the kids must put on an epic holiday concert. But when a sensitive hearing group bans all music in town, the kids will have to find a way to save Christmas and their concert. (#207; Holiday special)

On AwesomenessTV - Noah Beck Tries Things: Noah Beck followed his dreams all the way to Los Angeles to be a full time content creator. The dashing good looks, the boyish charm! What’s not to love?! But other than being ridiculously good looking, what’s his *thing*? In this series, Noah’s influencer friends are at his beck and call to help him learn more about the type of experiences each content corner of LA has to offer. From cheerleading to wedding planning to being a cowboy, the skies are the limit as Noah’s influencer friends help him sprout his wings in the City of Angels.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

8:00 p.m. on The CW - Legends of the Hidden Temple - The Greek Legend of Atalanta: THE BATTLE FOR THE TEMPLE BEGINS - Cristela Alonzo cheers on four teams as they compete to win the chance at the Temple Run and $25,000. (#107)

On AwesomenessTV - VIBE ROOMSecrets, scandals, and all the TikTok drama you can handle — it all goes down in the Vibe Room as Owen Holt & Markell Washington spill the tea on on your favorite content creators and get the inside scoop on what really went down behind the scenes of the most popular AwesomenessTV shows from the cast members themselves!



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Originally published: November 15, 2021.

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Nickelodeon Brazil's Highlights for November 15-21

Below are Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil) programming highlights for November 15-21, courtesy of BLUP:



Estreia: sábado, 20 de novembro, às 16h.

O Show do Patrick Estrela relata a vida da estrela do mar favorita de todo mundo! Junto com o apoio de sua família, em sua casa, Patrick Star apresenta o seu próprio talk show.

Exibição: de segunda, 15 de novembro, a sexta-feira, dia 19, às 20h.

Chega na Nick a 4ª temporada de Hunter Street. A nova temporada da série, que mistura mistério e aventura vai ar na Nickelodeon. Os novos episódios, além das outras temporadas, também estão disponíveis no serviço premium de streaming Paramount+.

Exibição: sexta-feira, 19 de novembro, às 15h.

Na sexta-feira, das 15h às 16, Patrick e Estrela e Bob Esponja Calça Quadrada e a turma da Fenda do Biquíni vão agitar a tarde da Nick!

Exibição: segunda-feira, 15 de novembro, até sexta-feira, dia 19, das 17h30 às 18h30.

Heitor foi expulso de sua banda por não ser legal o bastante. Magoado e distraído, na volta do estúdio para casa ele cai em um bueiro, indo parar em uma cidade subterrânea muito diferente do mundo em que vive. Nesse lugar, habitado por criaturas muito esquisitas, ele encontra o que buscava: amigos leais e, mais do que isso, uma banda. Heitor torna-se o novo guitarrista dos Under-Undergrounds, uma bandinha de garagem que não liga para estereótipos devido ao amor que compartilha pela música. De segunda a sexta-feira Os Under- Undergrounds irão sacudir a programação da Nick!

Exibição: segunda-feira, 15 de novembro, e terça-feira, dia 16, às 07h

A série animada de aventura é estrelada por filhotes heróicos: Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Zuma, Rubble e Skye, que são liderados por um menino de 10 anos chamado Ryder.

Essa turma está ainda mais focada em mostrar que o bem sempre vence. Cheios de desafios e diversão, os novos episódios da animação prometem encantar não só as crianças, mas a família inteira.


Exibição: segunda-feira, 15 de novembro, às 18h30.

Um jovem artista em seu ateliê cria, experimenta e se diverte com sua imaginação, desafiando seu talento e o de alguns convidados especiais.

The Astronauts
Exibição: sexta-feira, 19 de novembro, às 21h.

Em The Astronauts, a espaçonave Odyssey II é lançada para investigar um asteroide misterioso que passa pela Terra. É assim que um grupo de crianças se reúne para ver a nave decolar, mas acidentalmente acaba decolando para o espaço sem nenhum treinamento. Com um sistema de inteligência artificial a bordo com defeito, e seus pais assistindo tudo da Terra, as crianças embarcam em uma jornada de sobrevivência usando apenas sua inteligência e amizade como ferramentas.

Baby Shark
Exibição: sábado, 20 de novembro, às 08h.

O tubarão mais querido e mais musical de todos os mares chegou na Nick!! Nesta série, Baby Shark e seu melhor amigo, o peixe William, se aventuram em uma jornada cheia de danças, jogos e mistérios em sua comunidade.

A Fazenda de Zenon
Exibição: sábado, 20 de novembro, às 09h.

O dia começa bem cedo na Fazenda do Zenon. E quando o galo canta a diversão começa! Juntos, os animais brincam e vivem situações muito divertidas muitas vezes resolvidas através do trabalho em equipe e da música. Nessa fazenda amizade, diversão e vida em contato com a natureza são valores essenciais.

Estreia: sábado, 20 de novembro, às 11h30.

A série conta a história da vida dos heróis da cidade, enquanto trabalham juntos para impedir um misterioso criminoso que começa a causar estragos capazes de arruinar completamente a cidade. Esta incrível montanha-russa de emoção, humor e ação faz de LEGO City Adventures uma série urbana sem limites e de muita imaginação .


[🗣️PT] The Loud House: Novos Episódios | Promo (NOV 2021) | Nickelodeon América Latina (Feed Brasil)

A família LOUD vem aí com mais EPISÓDIOS! 🔥
➡️ #TheLoudHouse de segunda 22 a sexta 26 de novembro às
🇧🇷BRA: 15:30HS    

Mais horários na América Latina (Más horarios en LATAM):
🇲🇽MEX: 6:00 PM    🇨🇴COL: 5:00 PM    🇻🇪VEN: 6:00 PM 
🇦🇷ARG: 19:30HS    🇨🇱CHI: 7:00 PM 

[🗣️PT] Side Hustle: Novos Episódios | Promo (NOV, 2021) | Nickelodeon América Latina (Feed Brasil)

A Nickelodeon estreia os últimos episodios da primera temporada de #SideHustle, você está pronto? 
Lex, Presley e Muchy tornam os trabalhos chatos em trabalhos muito DIVERTIDOS. 🤩💼
➡️ #SideHustle episodios de estreia, segunda 22 de novembro às 🇧🇷BRA: 20:00HS só na Nick. 

Originally published: November 15, 2021.

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Nickelodeon Greenlights Two Brand-New Animated Series: 'Max & the Midknights' and 'Rock, Paper, Scissors'


Best-Selling Book Series Max & the Midknights Comes to Life in Original 20-Episode Series

Buddy Comedy Rock, Paper, Scissors Picked Up from Nickelodeon’s Intergalactic Shorts Program

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BURBANK, Calif.—November 16, 2021—The adventures of a 10-year-old girl dreaming of knighthood and the hijinks of best friends Rock, Paper and Scissors will soon unfold on Nickelodeon with the pickup of two all-new animated series. Nickelodeon has greenlit Max & the Midknights, based on the best-selling children’s book series written and drawn by acclaimed author and cartoonist Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate), and Rock, Paper, Scissors, the first short picked up for series from Nickelodeon’s Intergalactic Shorts Program. Today’s announcement was made by Ramsey Naito, President of Animation, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation. Max & the Midknights and Rock, Paper, Scissors will be produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank.

“These two series packed with relatable characters, hilarious escapades and rich, imaginative worlds are the perfect additions to our Nickelodeon content family,” said Naito. “Translating the mega-popular Max & the Midknights from a book to television series is a creative undertaking that we can’t wait to dive into, and the comedic adventures of friends Rock, Paper and Scissors is truly made for our Nickelodeon audience.”

Said Peirce: “I am absolutely delighted to join forces with my friends at Nickelodeon to bring Max & the Midknights to life.  Nickelodeon's passion for unforgettable stories and iconic characters is unparalleled, and there's no partner I'd rather work with.  I couldn't be happier.”

Max & the Midknights (20 episodes) follows a determined 10-year-old girl named Max, who pursues her dream of becoming a knight by leading her friends on an epic adventure in the fantastical medieval kingdom of Byjovia. The greenlight marks Nickelodeon’s second series based off the beloved works from Peirce and follows Big Nate, which is set to debut next year.

As a small girl with big ideas in the Middle Ages, Max will defy the status quo, fight for justice, and inspire everyone she meets with her feisty and fearless leadership.  Not only will Max and the Midknights battle sword-wielding zombies, duel a malevolent sorceress, and tame a fire-breathing dragon, they'll also have loads of fun, forge lasting bonds of friendship, and push each other to be braver and bolder versions of themselves.  Clever, kind, and seriously sassy, Max is always ready to lend a hand -- or a sword -- whenever anyone needs help.

Rock, Paper, Scissors (20 episodes) brings the iconic childhood game to life! This character-driven comedy follows the hilarious shenanigans of roommates Rock, Paper, and Scissors on their hijinks and ridiculous adventures. Rock, the moral compass of the group, is always struggling at his dream of becoming a model; Paper is an inventor and the brains of the group (if by “brains” you mean “making stuff that’s always blowing up”); and Scissors is the wannabe cool guy whose ego brings an endless fountain of chaos to these three friends. No matter how much they compete and mess with each other, at the end of the day, they will always bond over their shared love of one thing: wacky nonsense.

The Max & the Midknights television series is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted, The Magic School Bus, Baby Sitter’s Club) and Lincoln Peirce (Big Nate) and produced by Amy McKenna (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Wonder Woman: Bloodlines). Sharon Flynn (All Hail King Julien) and David Skelly (The Muppets, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc.) serve as co-executive producers and showrunners. Nathan Schram, Director, Development, Nickelodeon Animation, is overseeing development and production of the series for Nickelodeon.

Rock, Paper, Scissors is created and executive produced by Kyle Stegina (Robot Chicken) and Josh Lehrman (Robot Chicken). Bob Boyle (The Fairly OddParents) and Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) serve as executive producers. Development is overseen for Nickelodeon by Kari Kim, Vice President, Animation Development, Nickelodeon Animation, and Daniel Wineman, Vice President, Animation Development, Nickelodeon Animation.

Peirce’s comedic-adventure Max & the Midknights book series have spent multiple weeks on the New York Times’ Best-Seller list. The book series is published in 14 languages around the globe and are available as ebooks and audiobooks. The books are published by Crown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books.

Max & the Midknights underscores Nickelodeon’s strategy to be the home of the biggest franchises kids and families love, and it expands Nickelodeon’s growing portfolio of influential properties that already includes SpongeBob SquarePants, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years, The Patrick Star Show, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues & You!, the all-new animated Star Trek: Prodigy series, The Smurfs partnership and the Transformers co-production.

Nick’s Intergalactic Shorts Program launched in June 2019 and is overseen by Naito, with Vernon serving as the program’s executive producer and Paul Watling (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as co-executive producer. Kim and Wineman oversee development and production of the program, which is designed to identify and develop original comedy-driven content for kids from creative voices and passionate storytellers.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd year, is the number-one 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).


Originally published: November 16, 2021 at 18:34 GMT.

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Netflix's Live-Action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Announces Start of Production and New Cast Members

Netflix’s Live-Action Avatar: The Last Airbender Casts Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, Lim Kay Siu as Gyatso, and Ken Leung as Commander Zhao.

(From left to right): Lindsey Liberatore, Jet Wilkinson, Jabbar Raisani, Albert Kim, Michael Goi, Ian Ousley, Dallas Liu, Roseanne Liang, Dan Lin (Front row): Kiawentiio, Gordon Cormier

Netflix has cast three more roles for its live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon beloved animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender, including fan-favorite character Uncle Iroh, the streaming service said Tuesday (Nov. 16), as production on the show began in Vancouver.

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s ConvenienceThe Mandalorian) will play Uncle Iroh, a retired Fire Nation general and the wise and nurturing mentor to his hot-headed nephew, Prince Zuko.

(From left to right): Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Lim Kay Siu, Ken Leung

Additionally, Lim Kay Siu (Anna and The King, Nightwatch) has joined the show as Gyatso, a kind and caring Air Nomad monk who is the guardian, father figure and best friend to Aang. 

Last but not least, the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender has cast Ken Leung (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Industry) as Commander Zhao, a scheming and ambitious Fire Nation military officer who’s eager to leverage an unexpected encounter with a desperate Prince Zuko to advance his personal goals.  

These new cast members join previously announced stars Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai.

Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender series is described as “an authentic adaptation of the award-winning and beloved Nickelodeon animated series” that is “reimagined as a live-action adventure.”

(From left to right): Ian Ousely, Kiawentiio, Gordon Cormier, Dallas Liu

Along with announcing this new casting and start of production Tuesday in Vancouver, Netflix also revealed specific details about how Avatar: The Last Airbender will be shot using “a new, custom-built facility using some of the same cutting-edge technology that was used for Netflix’s The Midnight Sky and 1899, and Disney’s The Mandalorian.”

Per Netflix, “The state of the art stage, designed and operated by Pixomondo (PXO) Virtual Production, is 84 feet across and 28 feet high with 23,000 square feet of stage space and more than 3000 LED Panels, making it one of the biggest virtual production volumes in North America.”

According to the streaming service, “The virtual production stage which allows for visual effects to be done in real time in camera, combining multiple environments on a single stage, will set a new standard for immersive storytelling.”

“We’re thrilled to start production on this incredible project, and we’re especially excited to work with the technology-benders at PXO to create the wondrous world of Avatar: The Last Airbender using the most advanced techniques available to filmmakers anywhere in the world,” Avatar: The Last Airbender showrunner Albert Kim said in a statement Tuesday.

Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) serves as showrunner, executive producer and writer on Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, a role he took on in August of this year following the 2020 exit of the original animated series’ creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, from the Netflix adaptation.

Alongside Kim, Rideback’s Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Aladdin) and Lindsey Liberatore (Walker) serve as executive producers, as well as Michael Goi (Swamp Thing, American Horror Story).  Goi, Roseanne Liang (also a co-executive producer), Jabbar Raisani and Jet Wilkinson direct.

See the new “Avatar: The Last Airbender” cast members below, courtesy of Netflix.

Official Netflix press release:




· Today Netflix announced that production began in Vancouver on the live-action epic adventure Avatar: The Last Airbender based on the beloved animated series from Nickelodeon.

· Further casting for the series was confirmed:

· Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (he/him; Kim's Convenience, The Mandalorian) will play Uncle Iroh, a retired Fire Nation general and the wise and nurturing mentor to his hot-headed nephew, Prince Zuko.

· Lim Kay Siu (he/him; Anna and The King, Nightwatch) will play Gyatso, a kind and caring Air Nomad monk who is the guardian, father figure and best friend to Aang.

· Ken Leung (he/him; Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Industry) will play Commander Zhao, a scheming and ambitious Fire Nation military officer who's eager to leverage an unexpected encounter with a desperate Prince Zuko to advance his personal goals.

· The new cast joins previously announced Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai.

· Filming for the series will take place in a new, custom-built facility using some of the same cutting-edge technology that was used for Netflix's The Midnight Sky and 1899, and Disney's The Mandalorian. The state of the art stage, designed and operated by Pixomondo ("PXO") Virtual Production, is 84 feet across and 28 feet high with 23,000 square feet of stage space and more than 3000 LED Panels, making it one of the biggest virtual production volumes in North America.

· The virtual production stage which allows for visual effects to be done in real time in camera, combining multiple environments on a single stage, will set a new standard for immersive storytelling.

· Albert Kim, Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer: "We're thrilled to start production on this incredible project, and we're especially excited to work with the technology-benders at PXO to create the wondrous world of Avatar: The Last Airbender using the most advanced techniques available to filmmakers anywhere in the world."

About Avatar: The Last Airbender

The series will be an authentic adaptation of the award-winning and beloved Nickelodeon animated series AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER reimagined as a live-action adventure. Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) serves as showrunner, executive producer, and writer. Alongside Kim, Rideback's Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Aladdin) and Lindsey Liberatore (Walker) serve as executive producers as well as Michael Goi (Swamp Thing, American Horror Story). Goi, Roseanne Liang (also a co-executive producer), Jabbar Raisani and Jet Wilkinson direct.

About Pixomondo

Pixomondo is an award-winning visual effects studio with offices in North America and Europe. Pixomondo won an Academy Award for its VFX work on Martin Scorsese's Hugo and several Emmys for Game of Thrones. The company is Emmy nominated for its VFX work on Westworld, Star Trek: Discovery and The Orville. Recent and current work includes Tom Clancy's Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan, David Oyelowo's family adventure film The Water Man, the action pic Greenland starring Gerard Butler and the next Roland Emmerich feature, Moonfall.


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Originally published: November 16, 2021 at 19:27 GMT.

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