Friday, July 22, 2022

Introducing Transformers: EarthSpark! Panel Highlights | Nickelodeon at SDCC 2022

Highlights from Nickelodeon's Introducing Transformers: EarthSpark! panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022!


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Introducing Transformers: EarthSpark!

Friday, July 22, 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. PT (Room: 6A): Autobots, Roll Out! Meet the next generation of heroes in the new original animated series, Transformers: EarthSpark. From Nickelodeon and Entertainment One, the all-new Paramount+ Original Series will showcase an insider event that celebrates a new take on the iconic global franchise with a behind-the-scenes look at art, casting, never-before-seen clips and a first time look at the Hasbro toyline inspired by the series. Featured panelists include all-new series voice talent-- Danny Pudi (Bumblebee), Kat Khavari (Twitch) and Zeno Robinson (Thrash)--along with co-executive producer Dale Malinowski and executive producer Ant Ward. Moderated by Mike Cecchini, Editor-in-Chief, Den of Geek.

Facts:

-- SDCC Transformers: EarthSpark panel announces Alan Tudyk as the new voice of Optimus Prime. #Transformers #SDCC #SDCC2022 #OptimusPrime

-- Cissy Jones is Elita-1. Rory McCann, the Hound of Game of Thrones, is Megatron, and Diedrich Bader is the voice of the evil scientist Mandroid.

-- First wave of Transformers: EarthSpark toys includes Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron, Twitch, and Dr. Mandroid.

-- The very first Transformer Nick's EarthSpark show team designed was Optimus.






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Originally published: July 22, 2022.

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July 2022 on Nickelodeon Africa: The Barbarian and the Troll | The Casagrandes | ALVINNN | Movies + More

Below is a round-up of Nickelodeon's programming highlights for Africa for July 2022!


More Highlights:


July 2022 on: NickToons Africa | Nick Jr. Africa

HOLIDAY STUNT
MONDAY - FRIDAY FROM 04 JULY – 08 JULY @ 14:20 CAT

You've met them in The Loud House, and now The Casagrandes have their own show, telling the story of Ronnie Anne - an independent adventurous 11-year-old who explores city life with her big family.

NEW EPISODES #512 - 519
MONDAY - FRIDAY FROM 04 JULY – 15 JULY @ 10:15 CAT

The Chipmunks and Chipettes are your typical kids. They go to school, have chores and homework, fight like siblings and play sold-out concerts to millions of fans. Oh, did we mention they're international rock stars?

HOLIDAY STUNT
MONDAY – FRIDAY, 11 JULY – 15 JULY @ 14:20 CAT
ENCORE: SATURDAY, 16 JULY @ 13:20 CAT

What's more awesome than a superhero? An entire family of 'em! Meet the Thundermans, a not-so average family whose #1 concern is trying to keep their super-human quirks under wraps and lead a normal life. Difficult much? You betcha! Especially when the two oldest siblings - Phoebe and Max - share a healthy rivalry that's turbocharged by their top-notch powers! Yup, this whole 'fitting-in' business may just take a little longer than expected...

NEW SHOW
MONDAY – FRIDAY, 18 JULY – 03 AUG @ 08:40 CAT

Evan, a spirited bridge troll in search of excitement and a place to perform his songs, finds adventure when he meets Brendar, a fierce female warrior on a quest to avenge an attack on her family.

UNITED COLORS OF BIKINI BOTTOM: YELLOW WEEK
MONDAY – FRIDAY, 18 JULY – 22 JULY @ 14:20 CAT

Three hour marathon of the best episodes of your favourite yellow character: SpongeBob!

UNITED COLORS OF BIKINI BOTTOM: WHITE WEEK
MONDAY – FRIDAY, 25 JULY – 29 JULY @ 14:20 CAT

Three hours marathon of the best episodes of your Nickelodeon favourite character: Sandy!

Nickelodeon Movies:

SATURDAY, 02 JULY @ 13:20 CAT

When an introverted 17-year-old switches schools, the most popular girl mistakes him for a vampire. His supernatural persona helps him rule the school, but as word spreads, the truth becomes harder to hide!

SUNDAY, 03 JULY @ 13:20 CAT
ENCORE: SATURDAY, 09 JULY @ 13:20 CAT

After being hypnotized on a cruise ship, a blended family of siblings wake up to complete chaos, with no memory of what happened.

SUNDAY, 10 JULY @ 13:20 CAT
ENCORE: SATURDAY, 16 JULY @ 13:20 CAT

The Murphys are pretty much the unluckiest gang in history, thanks to a 100-year-old curse that followed their family for generations. But they're getting sick and tired of all the slips, trips, falls, explosions, and general bad luck that's befallen them their entire lives. Can this ill-fated family cure their curse together, or will they continue to put the 'jinx' in hijinks?

SUNDAY, 17 JULY @ 13:20 CAT
ENCORE: SATURDAY, 23 JULY @ 13:20 CAT

Prepare for the craziest summer yet, 'cause Nicholas Borelli has entered the building! Or better yet, the tough city streets of Brooklyn, NYC!

SUNDAY, 24 JULY @ 13:20 CAT
ENCORE: SATURDAY, 30 JULY @ 13:20 CAT

Everyone has a baseball card but not everyone has one that is worth 1.2 million Dollars!

SUNDAY, 31 JULY @ 13:20 CAT
ENCORE: SATURDAY, 06 AUG @ 13:20 CAT

After stumbling across a cloning machine, Adam Baker creates multiple versions of himself and finds the answer to handling his many summer responsibilities!

This week’s about discovering | Find your Adventure | DStv


There’s no adventure quite like the one of discovering. Through discovery, we learn new things, figure out mysteries,  unlock our own potential, and navigate the world together. And from a royal detective solving puzzles in in a mystical land, to a newly-crowned king finding his way whilst ruling an underwater kingdom, to families & friends learning together, this week is all about discovering. Because the best kids’ adventures can only be discovered on DStv

This week’s about playing | Find your Adventure | DStv


Being a kid is all about having fun. That’s why we’re dedicating this week to playing. Our Holiday-long Game On event features more shows & channels for children to enjoy all day and every day. We’re also offering fun and eco-tastic prizes as we open up Grubby Shores on Island Adventures on the MyDStv app. Yes, playtime is in definitely in session. And nobody does playtime better than DStv

This Week’s for Unlikely Friends | Find you Adventure | DStv


We don’t always choose our friends. We can find them at the most unexpected of times, and they can come from the furthermost places. That’s why we invite you to join some unlikely friends of ours, like a barbarian on a heroic quest whose BFF happens to be a musically gifted troll. Or a cyborg guinea pig who can always count on a friendly goldfish. Or even a group of very different trains who grew up together. Yeah, you never who your next friend will be, but you’ll always have a friend in DStv.

This Week’s for Living Life | Find you Adventure | DStv


Life is a roller coaster ride of an adventure. It starts with being a kid, and then in ups & downs, and happiness & sadness, we grow to figure out that the adventure never truly ends. You can join a girl figuring out life in the big city in the company of her loveable pony. Or a team of teen specialists discovering that fixing mistakes isn’t always easy. Or a man in his 80’s learning how even a grandpa can have fun. Get all this and more, whilst living your best life, only with DStv.

Expect More LOL’s | 25 July – 9 August | Open Door | DStv


From 25 July to 9 August, expect the giggles to last long after the credits roll as we open Comedy Central (Channel 122) to ALL DStv Compact subscribers. Prepare to laugh until your sides ache: with shows like The Roast of Khanyi Mbau, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Hell of a Week with Charlamagne, and many, many more. Because bringing you the very best in local – and international comedy – is no laughing matter at DStv

ABOUT NICKELODEON

Nickelodeon Africa is available to watch on DStv Channel 305.

Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognised and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. Seen globally in more than 500 million households across more than 130 territories, this diverse and global brand puts kids first in everything it does! Nickelodeon's mission to make the world a more playful place.

Paramount Global creates original entertainment content for every audience, on every screen around the world. The company’s brands strive for creative excellence and cultural impact across programming, motion pictures and digital experiences that live online, on mobile and on apps.


Originally published: June 01, 2022.

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WATCH: Nickelodeon Digitally Premieres Full Episode of 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island'

FULL EPISODE - Are You Afraid of the Dark: Ghost Island | NEW SERIES | NickRewind


Are you ready for a FULL episode of the new Are You Afraid of the Dark? limited series?

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is back and scarier than ever! In this new chapter of Nickelodeon's horror anthology series, we follow the Midnight Society for a summer vacation that takes a dark turn when they discover a GHOST trapped on the island. now the Midnight Society must band together to solve the mystery of Ghost Island.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island is the third chapter of the beloved horror anthology miniseries based on the ‘90s kids’ cult classic. Produced by ACE Entertainment, the limited series will debut with a two-hour episode on Saturday, July 30, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, with the remaining episodes airing Saturday, Aug. 6, and Aug. 13, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).

The new members of the Midnight Society are: Kayla, played by Telci Huynh (Modern Love, Drama Club); Max, played by Conor Sherry (The Terminal List, The Devil You Know); Leo, played by Luca Padovan (You, School of Rock the Musical on Broadway); Summer, played by Dior Goodjohn (Head of the Class); and Ferris, played by Chance Hurstfield (A Million Little Things, Good Boys). Julian Curtis (Wish Man) also stars as Stanley Crane, the hotel manager at the island resort.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Ghost Island is produced by ACE Entertainment (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise, The Perfect Date), with ACE founder Matt Kaplan and Chris Foss serving as executive producers and Paul Kim as co-executive producer. JT Billings (Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows, Panic) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Dean Israelite (Power Rangers, Project Almanac) also serves as executive producer and director for the series.

One of Nickelodeon’s most iconic series from the ‘90s, the original Are You Afraid of the Dark? delivered riveting stories of horror to young audiences, all from a kid’s perspective.  The original Are You Afraid of the Dark? is owned by WildBrain and was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, who are also executive producers on the current project.

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Looking for a new horror and suspense show to binge watch? Then, "Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ghost Island" is the series for you. Take part in all of the true crime vibes as we stream the UNRELEASED first episode of season 3 "The Tale of Room 13" on the AwesomenessTV YouTube channel. Let us know what you think in the chat, see you there! 

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Originally published: July 19, 2022 at 20:31 BST.

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The Tidal Zone: Nickelodeon Unveils First-Ever SpongeBob Universe Crossover Event

NICKELODEON UNVEILS FIRST-EVER SPONGEBOB UNIVERSE CROSSOVER EVENT, WITH "THE TIDAL ZONE" UNDERSEA SPECIAL!
     
One-Hour Crossover Special Featuring SpongeBob SquarePants, Paramount+ Original series Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The Patrick Star Show Animated Series Slated to Bow in November on Nickelodeon

First-Look Clip and Art of Comedy Satire Revealed During Panel that Brought Together SpongeBob Universe Veteran Voice Talent and Executive Producers at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022


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BURBANK, Calif., July 21, 2022 -- Nickelodeon will take viewers on a multidimensional adventure deep below the ocean's surface throughout Bikini Bottom with the first-ever SpongeBob Universe crossover special, "The Tidal Zone." The one-hour special encompasses all three animated series within the SpongeBob Universe, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Paramount+ original series Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The Patrick Star Show, and follows GrandPat (The Patrick Star Show) as he makes his way through each dimension. The special is slated to premiere in November on Nickelodeon.

The crossover special was revealed today during an exclusive panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022 where SpongeBob fans packed the room for a look at these iconic shows. Moderated by Patrick Gomez (Editor-in-Chief, Entertainment Weekly), the panel brought together legendary voice talent from all three series--Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Jill Talley (Karen, Squidina), Kate Higgins (Narlene), and Carlos Alazraqui (Nobby) —and executive producers Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller.

"The Tidal Zone," is journey into an hour of television where two dimensions can become three, and French divers can wear black ties. Observe a tale of both comedy and caution, of satire and stupidity. Minds may switch, bodies may shrink, and robots may rise in…"The Tidal Zone."



The news comes on the heels of the recently announced pickup for a 14th season of SpongeBob SquarePants (26 episodes), which will continue to follow incurable optimist SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Plankton and Squidward, along with all of the denizens of Bikini Bottom. The world will continue to expand with more new episodes of Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years coming to Paramount+ on Sept. 30 and The Patrick Star Show continuing to rollout on Nickelodeon, along with three character-driven movies launching exclusively on Paramount+, and a fourth theatrical release from Nickelodeon Animation currently in development.


Since its launch July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the most-watched animated series for nearly 20 consecutive years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most widely distributed properties in Paramount International history, seen in more than 170 countries, translated in 29+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants was created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.  The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurable optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd 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 http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount's (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.

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"You are traveling to an aquatic dimension — a dimension not only of laughs and giggles but of uncontrollable nose milk. When things start to get coo-coo, there's a pretty good chance you may have just entered The Tidal Zone."

Those are the words that will greet you on the upcoming, first-ever SpongeBob Universe crossover special debuting on Nickelodeon in November. The Twilight Zone spoof, a one-hour event will consist of four vignettes — each featuring characters from SpongeBob SquarePants and spin-offs The Patrick Star Show and Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years.

"Imagine, if you will, the town of Bikini Bottom. Now imagine if everyone who lived there was a robot. Submitted for your approval, a trip to Binary Bottom," begins one of the vignettes, previewed in the clip above, which imagines everyone's favorite TK as a robot who recharges each night using one too many surge protectors; eats a breakfast of oil, nuts, and bolts; enjoys playtime with his pet, Robo-Gary; and heads to work with his reluctant boss, Squidbot.

talk-show host Patrick welcome some guests from "Out her face"… sorry, I mean outer space. A shrink-ray is involved and, well, you can see how that goes in the video above.

Watch SpongeBob SquarePantsKamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The Patrick Star Show on Nickelodeon, and 200 episodes of SpongeBobThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run and The SpongeBob Musical on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com.


Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!

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 https://www.youtube.com/SpongeBobOfficial!

Shop SpongeBob!: https://www.spongebobshop.com - SpongeBob face masks now available, with ALL proceeds going to charity!


Originally published: July 22, 2022 at 01:09 BST.


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Paramount Plus Renews ''Rugrats' For Season 3; Season 2 to Premiere in 2023

NICKELODEON AND PARAMOUNT+ REVEAL FIRST LOOK AT SEASON TWO OF "RUGRATS" AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2022

Rugrats Renewed for Season Three and 13 Episodes Added to Season Two

There's never a dull moment with Tommy Pickles the crew! Season 2 of Rugrats is coming in 2023 to Paramount+.

BURBANK, Calif.--July 21, 2022 - Nickelodeon and Paramount+ today revealed a teaser for the second season of the reimagined animated series Rugrats, following the iconic 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. During an exclusive panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2022, the renewal news for a 13-epiosde season three and pickup for 13 additional season two episodes was also announced. Season two is coming in 2023 to Paramount+.

Moderated by Jim Viscardi (Executive Editor, Comicbook.com), the panel brought together the iconic voice talent behind the adventurous babies - EG Daily (Tommy), Cheryl Chase (Angelica), Charlet Chung (Kimi) - and executive producer Eryk Casemiro, and featured a discussion on rebooting the iconic series for a modern audience and an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes art from season two.

In the second season of Rugrats, the babies are back and ready to take on the world with their pint-sized perspectives and a diapie full of snacks. New episodes follow Tommy, Chuckie, Angelica, Susie, Phil, and Lil as they cross the frozen tundra, discover the treasures of ancient babies, and journey to the other side of the moon, while spending more time with friends including Kimi and her mom Kira, Begley, Boris and Minka, Gabi, Tia Esperanza, and more!

Paramount+'s all-new Rugrats series reimagines the classic '90s hit and features rich and colorful CG-animation. From Nickelodeon Animation, the series 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. Season one is currently airing on Nickelodeon and is available to stream on Paramount+.

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

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd 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 http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount's (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, 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 CBS News Streaming Network 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 www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

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Originally published: July 21, 2022 at 22:34 BST.

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SpongeBob In Stop-Motion with Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero from Screen Novelties | SpongeBob BingePants Podcast

SpongeBob In Stop-Motion with Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero from Screen Novelties | SpongeBob BingePants Podcast

BOOM! Studios Announces 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II'

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II ANNOUNCEMENT

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Return for Brand New Comic Book Series From BOOM! Studios

Discover the Highly-Anticipated Return of the Bestselling Comic Book Event Series in December 2022


BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) and in partnership with IDW and Nickelodeon, today announced the return of the acclaimed writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and artist Dan Mora (Once & Future, Batman/Superman: World’s Finest) to the morphinominal world of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES! Dive into the highly-anticipated comic book sequel series in December 2022.

The news was announced during BOOM! Studios' Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Charge to 100 and Beyond! panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2022.

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II is a brand new adventure with two of the most iconic teen crime-fighting teams coming together once again to save the world from a rising danger that threatens to bring both teams to the brink!

“The first Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles team up resulted in iconic moments such as the reveal of the Green Ranger Shredder, the Ninja Rangers, and the mighty Turtlezord!” said Dafna Pleban, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “But if you think there’s nothing that could top that, just wait ‘til you see what’s up next for both teams as they face familiar faces and unexpected villains in an adventure full of the new shocking twists and turns!”

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II #1 features wraparound main cover art from fan-favorite illustrator Dan Mora and more.

Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS/TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II will be available for sale in December 2022 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle. 

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures' Comic Book Embraces the Radical Retro Vibe of the ’80s Cartoon

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures Comic Book Embraces the Radical Retro Vibe of the ’80s Cartoon

Revisit the Totally Tubular TMNT Animated Series
with IDW’s Four-Issue Miniseries,
Beginning in September
 

SAN DIEGO, CA (June 21, 2022) – Cowabunga, dudes and dudettes! The love for ’80s pop culture never fades, and by popular demand, IDW is giving fans what they want with the September debut of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures, a faithful new comic book inspired by the classic cartoon, shipping monthly and featuring the fan-favorite creative team of writer Erik Burnham and artist Tim Lattie.

In 1987, the world at large was introduced to the TMNT by way of a catchy theme song and action-packed animation. The cartoon’s aesthetic returns in a four-issue miniseries, featuring an all-new set of standalone stories. Whether it’s the Heroes in a Half Shell getting trapped in a VR simulator, one of General Krang’s stalwart stone soldiers abandoning their post in pursuit of hair-metal superstardom, or concepts even more awesomely absurd, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures is 100 percent guaranteed to thrill fans of all ages.

“I’m no stranger to writing the TMNT for IDW, but this is different,” says Burnham. “The version of the Turtles that exploded onto TV screens in 1987 was the version that I first met, and it brought me a lot of joy…and getting to play in this particular corner of the sandbox has built upon that joy! Humor, action, and plenty of high concepts were packed into each episode, and we’re following that path. I’m not sure if anyone in comics is having as much fun as Tim Lattie and I are with these done-in-one stories!”

“Growing up in the late ’80s, nothing was like the experience of discovering TMNT: playing with the toys, watching the show, or waiting in a crowd with the hopes of getting a chance to try your luck at the arcade game,” says Lattie. “It’s rare enough in life to be able to do what you love for work, but to work on something you grew up loving is hard to comprehend. What else is there to say... Go ninja, go ninja, go!”
 
“Toys, comics, character-laden graphic tees—my love of pop culture runs deep, and it all started with the original TMNT cartoon,” says editor Charles Beacham. “It’s an absolute thrill for all of us at IDW to bring fans back to that universe in a new, fresh way. Erik and Tim have cooked up some crazy adventures that are sure to have you on the edge of your seat, so grab a big bowl of sugar cereal and get ready for some serious Turtle Power!”

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Saturday Morning Adventures #1 will be available with multiple cover variants for retailers and fans to enjoy, each capturing the gnarly nostalgia of the 1980s, including Cover A by series artist Tim Lattie, Cover B by beloved TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman, Cover C by Tony Gregori, and a Retailer Incentive edition also by Lattie.
 
For information on how to acquire copies of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

About IDW Publishing

IDW (NYSE AMERICAN: IDW) is a leading media company providing uniquely compelling stories and characters in various genres for global audiences across all entertainment platforms. The award-winning IDW Publishing and IDW Entertainment divisions holistically evaluate and acquire IP for franchise development across comics and graphic novels, television, theatrical, games, merchandise, and other entertainment platforms, in addition to bringing world-renowned storytelling to life with our creative partners.

About Paramount Consumer Products

Paramount Consumer Products oversees all licensing and merchandising for Paramount (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, Paramount Consumer Products’ portfolio includes a diverse slate of brands and content from BET, CBS (including CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution), Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Showtime. With properties spanning animation, live-action, preschool, youth and adult, Paramount Consumer Products is committed to creating the highest quality product for some of the world’s most beloved, iconic franchises. Additionally, Paramount Consumer Products oversees the online direct-to-consumer business for CBS and Showtime programming merchandise, as well as standalone branded ecommerce websites for Star Trek, SpongeBob, South Park, and MTV.

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Zachary Downer to Feature in 'Blue's Big City Adventure'

Nick News Brief: Actor Zachary Downer will be making an appearance on "Blue's Big City Adventure", the brand new movie inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, Blue’s Clues & You!, premiering this fall on Paramount+!


Downer was last seen on stage at Stages St. Louis this spring in the world premiere and pre-Broadway run of Robert Kamens/Drew Gasparini's The Karate Kid: The Musical. Earlier this year he opened up the New York City Center's Encores! season in The Tap Dance Kid, and also performed in NYCC's Fall for Dance season prior, in Bob Fosse/Gwen Verdon's Sweet Gwen Suite. Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning revival of Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert and the 2016 revival of Cats as Mr. Mistoffelees at the Neil Simon. Off-Broadway credits include Jessie Nelson/Steven Sater's Alice by Heart at MCC. Tours: Hugh Jackman's The Greatest Showman world tour. TV: Netflix's Halston, The 43rd Kennedy Center Honors on CBS, NBC's Annie Live!, and Nickelodeon's upcoming Blue's Big City Adventure film that will premiere on Paramount Plus this November. (he/him/his) @zachdestyn

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Originally published: July 15, 2022.


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Papercutz to Release 'The Casagrandes #5' In Spring 2023

Nick News Brief: Papercutz is slated to release The Casagrandes #5 by The Loud House and Casagrandes Creative Team during Spring 2023! Like previous editions, The Casagrandes Volume 5 will serve as a tie-in to the hit Nickelodeon animated series about Ronnie Anne’s multigenerational Latino family in the big city.


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Originally published: July 22, 2022.

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The SpongeBob Team Talks 'Expanding the SpongeBob Universe'

Executive producer Marc Ceccarelli says they want each series to feel "completely different" but still interconnected.


SpongeBob is going from Bikini Bottom to San Diego.

It's been a long time since everyone's favorite cheery undersea fry cook first started flipping burgers on Nickelodeon in 1999. Over the last few decades, SpongeBob SquarePants has expanded well beyond the borders of Bikini Bottom, spawning movies, a Broadway musical, and the spin-off series Kamp Koral (on Paramount+) and The Patrick Star Show (on Nickelodeon).

Now the eponymous yellow sponge is taking over San Diego Comic-Con too. Before SpongeBob's SDCC panel Thursday (moderated by Entertainment Weekly's Patrick Gomez), the cast and creative team stopped by EW's studio to talk about the ever-growing franchise.

"Kamp Koral was the first one because it was a spin-off from the third movie," executive producer Marc Ceccarelli explains. "Nickelodeon wants to keep expanding the SpongeBob universe, so Patrick seemed like the next logical step from that. We want each show to feel completely different, but still be within the SpongeBob universe."

Cast members like Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), and Jill Talley (Karen and Squidina) have been involved with the series for years, but they say they jumped at the chance to explore new corners of Bikini Bottom.

"The fun of the Patrick show is that it's almost like a sketch show, right?" Kenny says. "It's almost like a revue, where Patrick and Squidina and various people in their universe get to spoof different genres and different things. So there's a talk show for a couple of minutes, and then we're spoofing Ridley Scott's Alien for a couple of minutes, and then we're spoofing an outer-space show. It's kind of in and out of everything. We have these Dr. Plankenstein bits that are beautiful stop-motion, like a Rankin and Bass holiday special from 1962. It's incredible, and it's very different from SpongeBob or Kamp Koral. They're all really different from each other, and it's just fun to be those characters in these different milieus."

Each series also introduces plenty of new characters as well — like Nobby and Narlene on Kamp Koral, voiced by Carlos Alazraqui and Kate Higgins. For Talley, one of her favorite parts of working on a series like The Patrick Star Show was getting to share the recording booth with Fagerbakke. "On SpongeBob, we never exchanged dialogue ever, in these 20-something years," Fagerbakke says.

"But being Squidina, I get to work with my big brother, and he's so fun," Talley says with a laugh.

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Originally published: July 22, 2022.

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