Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for May 23, 2023 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for May 23, 2023 | Nickelodeon

Stream the classic and the all new CG-animated Rugrats series on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!

Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!: https://www.creators.com/features/rugrats

More Nick: Paramount+ Renews 'Rugrats' For Season 3!

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Immersive Gamebox to Launch Life-Sized PAW Patrol Game

Paramount Global and Immersive Gamebox team up to bring life-sized PAW Patrol® game to fans

The new game expands IGB’s audience to new ages

NEW YORK, NY -- Immersive Gamebox (IGB), the immersive group gaming platform reinventing how video games are played, today announced a partnership with Paramount Global, a leading global media and entertainment company, to launch a brand-new immersive PAW Patrol video game experience. The game is based on the globally beloved preschool series PAW Patrol, which is produced by Spin Master Entertainment and airs on Nickelodeon, the number one entertainment brand for kids and part of Paramount’s multimedia entertainment portfolio. The experience will be available to play at all Immersive Gamebox locations across the U.S. beginning June 14th, 2023.

The multi-level gameplay follows Ryder and the PAW Patrol pups as they navigate rescue training modules from The Lookout in Adventure Bay. In the hyper-immersive experience, participants can play as their favorite pups including Chase, Rubble, and Skye with multiplayer action for two to six players before ending the game with a “Pup Pup Boogie Dance Party.” The game is best enjoyed by ages 3-7 and is appropriate for all ages.

“Now entering its tenth year, PAW Patrol has always had an incredibly strong fan base with families interacting with the brand in many ways,” said Marie Marks, Senior Vice President, Themed Entertainment, Paramount. “We’re excited to be partnering with Immersive Gamebox in a new format, where kids and parents alike can be fully immersed in Adventure Bay.”

This new immersive PAW Patrol experience is designed to be a fun activity for children and parents alike, with the ability to adjust the level of difficulty depending on the age of the players. The experience promotes teamwork and includes educational elements that are integrated in an engaging way with the mission to make screen time social.

Immersive Gamebox location
Photo courtesy of Immersive Gamebox

This title joins a growing library of licensed and original IP games created by IGB’s in-house studio including the first-ever life-sized slingshot Angry Birds game as well as Squid Game for ages 16+, and follows the recent launch of the brand’s new Purple Card loyalty programme. Created for their growing, dedicated customer base, the Purple Card invites adopters to become an ‘Immersive Insider’ providing them with access to a range of impressive discounts, drinks and merch.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Paramount to bring an immersive PAW Patrol experience to children on a global scale,” said Will Dean, co-founder and CEO of Immersive Gamebox. “We’re all about bringing people together. Adding a PAW Patrol game to our library will open the doors to more families with younger children and provide a rewarding activity to enjoy with the family.”

Co-founded by CEO Will Dean and CFO David Spindler in 2018, Immersive Gamebox has 21 locations across the US and EMEA. The Gameboxes feature a range of cutting-edge technologies such as projection mapping, touch screens using its patented ‘Lidar’, 3D motion tracking, and surround sound to deliver innovative immersive entertainment without any bulky headsets.

For more information on Immersive Gamebox and to purchase tickets to play PAW Patrol, please visit https://immersivegamebox.com/.

Planning your visit to Immersive Gamebox’s Paw Patrol experience:

IGB requires a minimum of two tickets purchased per game (prices vary by location). IGB recommends the Paw Patrol experience for ages 3 and up. An adult must chaperone children under age 12.

Beginning Jun. 14, you can play the “Paw Patrol” game at the following IGB locations in the U.S. and globally:

  • San Francisco, Calif.
  • San Jose, Calif.
  • Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
  • Denver, Colo.
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Natick, Mass.
  • Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Dallas, Texas
  • North Dallas, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • N. Houston, Texas
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Arlington, Va.

  • Dubai, Mirdif City Centre, U.A.E.
  • Al Zahia City Centre, U.A.E.

  • Essex Lakeside, U.K.
  • London Southbank, U.K.
  • London Wandsworth, U.K.
  • Manchester Arndale, U.K.
  • Yorkshire Castleford, U.K.

Visitors can find specific venue information and book appointment times here, and find info about the Paw Patrol mission here. IGB suggests that guests arrive 10 minutes before their scheduled time.



PAW Patrol is a new immersive gaming experience coming to Immersive Gamebox this June and they’re on the lookout for new recruits!

As the newest member of the team, you’ll embark on a series of fun rescue missions with your favorite pups alongside Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Zuma and Skye. This is a 60 minute game, with a short break in the middle for any Pups who need a breather! From sniffing out clues and solving problems to soaring to new heights in daring rescue missions, you and your pack will use teamwork and problem solving to save Adventure City!

This game is great for getting kids up and moving and will use their teamwork, agility and memory to become a member of the PAW Patrol team.

Recommended for ages 3 and up.


Chase's Clue Hunt: Help Chase sniff out clues to figure out who is hidden. Match cards in pairs to reveal part of a picture and use Chase’s keen eyes to guess the hidden character.

Rubble’s Train Track Trouble: A rockslide has hit the train station, and now the trains are blocked! Practice being a construction pup, and help Rubble to clear stones from the train tracks.

Skye’s Soaring Heights: Take off and learn to fly with the air rescue pup, Skye! Move around to collect items while dodging the eagles and storm clouds sharing the sky.

Rocky’s Rapid Recycle: Rocky the recycling pup can use your help cleaning up the town! Help sort items into the right bins and me sure to catch Chickaletta for extra points!

Marshall’s Fire Truck Turbo: The Kit-tastrophe Crew have left their paint-covered paw prints all over City Hall! Help Marshall, the fire rescue pup, to clean up the mess with his fire hose.

Zuma's Sea Search: Help Zuma, the water rescue pup, lead the aquatic animals back to their families. Just make sure you avoid any sticky seaweed along the way!

Once you and The Pack have completed your missions, it’s time to pup pup boogie at your very own Paw Patrol graduation party!

PAW Patrol fans can stream full episodes of PAW Patrol, PAW Patrol: The Movie and PAW Patrol Live! At Home featuring "Race to the Rescue" on Paramount+. Try it FREE today at ParamountPlus.com.

Originally published: May 04, 2023.

Original source: Woodlands Online; Additional source: Attractions Magazine.

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Paramount+ and Showtime Set to Merge in June 2023; 'Essential' Plan to See Price Increase

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Paramount+ would be merging with SHOWTIME. Now we have learned the date for when this merger will happen thanks to Apple (via Cord Cutters News).

Here is an email being sent to subscribers of Showtime by Apple:

SHOWTIME is being fully integrated into Paramount+ on or around June 27 — meaning your subscription will include even more hit movies and shows under one service, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME. No action is required to enjoy the expanded benefits of this Apple TV channel.

—The Apple TV Team

Update (5/23) - Paramount has confirmed that it will launch its new Paramount+ with Showtime service on June 27, bringing Showtime’s programming into the main Paramount+ experience. The new commercials-free tier will become the cornerstone plan for Paramount+, and will cost $11.99 per month (up from $9.99 currently for the top tier of Paramount+, but on par with the price for the current Paramount+ with Showtime offering).

However, Paramount will also be raising the price for its “Essential” plan, which will not include Showtime content. That plan will cost $5.99 per month moving forward (it currently costs $4.99 per month). Paramount also offers Pluto TV, its free, ad-supported streaming service.

Despite the pricing changes, the company’s suite of streaming offerings remain competitive priced compared to others. Max, for example, which launches Tuesday, has an ad-supported tier that starts at $9.99, and an ad-free tier at $15.99. Netflix’s ad tier starts at $6.99, with its standard plan at $15.49.

The price hike has been expected ever since Paramount announced its intent to merge Paramount+ and Showtime earlier this year. The more premium Showtime programming will now live alongside the broad Paramount+ originals like the Taylor Sheridan universe, Nickelodeon content, and live sports through CBS. Executives at the company had teased the hikes in a February earnings call.

The company says that it will sunset its Showtime app and rebrand the Showtime linear channel by the end of the year, a rebranding that will bring some Paramount+ programming to its pay-TV offering for the first time to “deliver a distinguished premium service with hit originals across linear and streaming – the first to truly integrate streaming and linear content this way.”

The move to unify Paramount+ and Showtime is designed to make the top-tier plan even stickier and engaging as competition continues to flourish in the streaming world. The announcement of the Paramount+ With Showtime initial launch comes as WBD is set to launch Max on May 23 (combining HBO Max and Discovery+); Disney, meanwhile, is planning to roll out an integrated experience for Disney+ and Hulu later in 2023.

The unified Paramount+ With Showtime service includes Showtime’s originals like the Emmy-nominated Yellowjackets, Dexter, Your Honor, Billions, George & Tammy and The Chi as well as non-fiction projects including Couples Therapy and Peabody Award-winner We Need to Talk About Cosby.

That will be combined with Paramount+’s lineup that comprises franchises including the Taylor Sheridan universe (1923 and Tulsa King), Star Trek, SpongeBob SquarePants Universe and RuPaul’s Drag Race as well as films such as Top Gun and Scream and library series including NCIS and PAW Patrol. In addition, Paramount+ offers live events and sports — including the NFL — through local CBS stations, plus thousands of exclusive soccer matches a year anchored by the UEFA Champions League. 

Paramount has been merging the Paramount+ and Showtime teams since January, with Showtime hit by layoffs in February.

“From Yellowjackets to Your Honor, Showtime is home to big, premium, sophisticated series which will now be complemented with broad, blockbuster originals and movies in the alignment of Paramount+ with Showtime,” said Chris McCarthy, president & CEO for Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios & Paramount Media Networks, in a statement. “Together, Paramount+ with Showtime will provide our consumers a much more rewarding experience with our vast set of unique originals and deep library of iconic shows and hit films.”

“This summer, Paramount+ will officially become the streaming home for Showtime, further advancing our lead in being the total household service,” added Tom Ryan, President & CEO Paramount Streaming. “By integrating the Showtime premium and critically acclaimed portfolio with the service’s already broad and popular slate, all at a competitive price, we will solidify Paramount+ as a cornerstone in streaming.”

The merger is not expected to impact Paramount+ and SkyShowtime services internationally, which already carry SHOWTIME content, such as Yellowjackets.

Here is the memo from Tom Ryan, the President and CEO of Streaming at Paramount from when this change was announced:


As we work toward the rollout of “Paramount+ with SHOWTIME,” it is important we are positioned to thoughtfully and consistently shape the conversation in the market around our unique, multiplatform strategy.

To that end, I am thrilled to share that Erin Calhoun, currently Executive Vice President, Communications, SHOWTIME Networks Inc. & Paramount Television Studios, has been appointed to the new role of Executive Vice President, Communications, Paramount Streaming and Cross-Company Publicity.

As some of you know, Erin has been a passionate advocate for Paramount and SHOWTIME, leading the development and execution of strategic communications programs that have elevated and distinguished our original programming and creative capabilities in a crowded landscape. Her deep industry knowledge, strong media relationships, keen instincts and adaptability have made her an essential partner in telling our story to internal and external audiences alike. A seasoned communications veteran, she joined our company in 2017 after prior stints at NBCUniversal and Discovery among others.

In this newly created position, Erin will lead communications for our integrated streaming team, ensuring we are effectively showcasing the momentum and milestones of this incredible enterprise and reinforcing the benefits of our broad, multiplatform offering. As part of this, she will bring together the communications teams from Paramount+, Pluto TV and SHOWTIME to create a united function focused on our powerful streaming story, reporting to me. Erin will also closely collaborate with Chris McCarthy and his team in her role leading communications for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME.

In addition, Erin will also take on oversight of cross-company publicity, with a focus on planning, coordinating and elevating announcements that showcase the success of our global multiplatform strategy. In this capacity, she will report to Justin Dini, Head of Communications, Paramount.

As part of this change, Susan Lundgren is leaving the organization. I’d like to thank Susan for her contributions during her time at the company, where she helped oversee communications efforts for not only CBS All-Access after it launched, but the incredibly successful rebranding and launch of Paramount+ over the last two years. Susan’s work, along with that of the entire streaming communications team, have been integral to making Paramount+ one of the fastest-growing streaming services in the industry.

Please join me in congratulating Erin on her new role.



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Originally published: May 18, 2023.

Special thanks to @RegularTweetsUK for the news!; Additional source: IGN.

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds | Season 2 Official Trailer

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season two premieres Thursday, June 15 on Paramount+ in the U.S, the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria! Try Paramount+ for FREE at ParamountPlus.com

The second season of the highly anticipated second season of the hit original series will also be available to stream on Paramount+ in South Korea, with premiere dates to be announced at a later date. Following the premiere, new episodes of the 10-episode season will drop weekly on Thursdays.

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Originally published: May 23, 2023.


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Yellowjackets Season 2 Finale Episode 9 Promo | SHOWTIME

Yellowjackets Season 2 Finale Episode 9 Promo | SHOWTIME

Heavy is the head that wears the antler crown is a lesson you don’t learn until much later in life, if you ever even learn it at all. Everything’s about to get really wild(erness), and we’re so excited (so excited!) and so scared to find out who paid attention to what lessons and when. So, on the count of three, you may pick up your pencil, open your testing booklet and start this finale exam. One… Two… Season finale streaming Friday on Paramount+ with SHOWTIME. Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com.

About Yellowjackets:
Wildly talented high school girls' soccer players descend into savage clans after their plane crashes in the remote northern wilderness. Twenty-five years later, they discover that what began in the wild is far from over.

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Originally published: May 23, 2023.

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