Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Originally published: July 28, 2021 at 20:59 BST.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for July 28, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for July 28, 2021 | Nickelodeon


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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.

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Marine Scientists Spot a 'Real-Life' SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star in the Atlantic Ocean

Marine scientists have spotted a 'real-life' SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star near an underwater mountain in the Atlantic

A sea sponge and sea star on the Retriever seamount, one mile deep in the Atlantic Ocean, July 27, 2021 Courtesy of Christopher Mah/NOAA

SpongeBob SquarePants may wear classy garb, but real-life sea sponges obviously don't wear pants, square or otherwise. Sea stars like SpongeBob's partner-in-crime, Patrick Star, don't wear swim trunks, either.

Nevertheless, marine scientist Christopher Mah quickly spotted the resemblance between the iconic Nickelodeon cartoon characters and a real-life yellow sponge and pink sea star found deep under the Atlantic waves. A remotely operated deep-sea vehicle spotted the colorful duo on Tuesday, July 27 on the side of an underwater mountain called Retriever seamount, which is located 200 miles east of New York City.

"I normally avoid these refs... but WOW. REAL LIFE SpongeBob and Patrick!" Mah, a researcher affiliated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tweeted

As part of its newest deep-sea expedition, NOAA's Okeanos Explorer ship is sending remotely-operated vehicles like the one that found the sponge and star more than a mile below the Atlantic's surface. The ROVs, as they're known, explore submarine habitats, livestream their journeys, and capture images of denizens in the deep. 

"I thought it would be funny to make the comparison, which for once was actually kind of comparable to the iconic images/colors of the cartoon characters," Mah told Insider via email. "As a biologist who specializes in sea stars, most depictions of Patrick and Spongebob are incorrect."

Comparing SpongeBob and Patrick to their real-life counterparts


There are more than 8,500 species of sponges, and the creatures have been living in the ocean for the last 600 million years. Their shapes and textures vary depending on whether they live on soft sand or hard, rocky surfaces.

Very few of them resemble SpongeBob's boxy shape.

But the SpongeBob-like sponge in the image, Mah said, belongs to the genus Hertwigia. He was surprised by its bright yellow color, which is unusual for the deep sea. That far down, most things are orange or white to help them camouflage in the dimly lit environment.

SpongeBob was originally designed with the features of a real marine sponge. But it turned out too “realistic” and it made him look like a kind of “blob”. That is why the decision was made to give him the shape of a kitchen sponge.

A Chondraster grandis sea star in the North Atlantic in 2014. NOAA

The sea star nearby, known as Chondraster, has five arms covered with tiny suckers. Those allow it to creep across the ocean floor and attach itself to rocks and other organisms. Chondraster stars can be dark pink, light pink, or white.

This star's color "was a bright pink that strongly evoked Patrick," Mah said.

Sea stars are carnivores. Once one clings to a clam, oyster, or snail, the animal extends its stomach out through its mouth then uses enzymes to break down and digest its prey.

Sea sponges, in fact, are a preferred menu item for Chondraster stars", Mah said. So the pink Patrick-like creature scooting close to the sponge likely had food, not friendship, in mind. 

The image below, taken last week as part of the same NOAA expedition, shows a white sea star, likely a Chondraster, preying on a sponge.

A sea star, likely a Chondraster, eating a sea sponge on the Macgregor seamount in the Atlantic Ocean. Courtesy of Christopher Mah/NOAA

These creatures' deep-sea habitat is freezing; no sunlight penetrates. 

They live "in the true abyss of the ocean," Mah said, "well below the depth we think of where cartoon SpongeBob and Patrick live."

SpongeBob's hometown of Bikini Bottom is thought to be below Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

Sea sponges and coral in the Pacific Ocean near the Hawaiian Islands in 2015. NOAA

Mah, an expert in sea stars who works at the Smithsonian Museum, hopes to use footage from the Okeanos ROVs to identify new star species.

Since 2010, the program has helped researchers explore the depths below the Hawaiian Islands, the US Pacific Island territories, the Gulf of Mexico, and "all up and down the East Coast," Mah said. NOAA's ROVs can traverse deep-sea canyons, sea mounts, and other habitats.

"We have investigated up to 4,600-meter depths [15,000 feet, or almost 3 miles] and seen a wide range of never-before-seen ocean life, including huge deep-sea corals, many deep-sea fish, starfishes, sponges of which many are undescribed species and thus new to science," Mah said.

He added: "Some of it is very alien and in some cases bizarre."

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Originally published: July 29, 2021.

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'PAW Patrol: The Movie' Trailer | Latin American Spanish Version | Paramount Pictures Mexico

Below is the Latin American Spanish (Español latinoamericano) version of of the PAW Patrol: The Movie trailer! To watch the English version of the trailer, click here.


PAW Patrol La Película | Primer tráiler oficial | Doblada al español | PARAMOUNT PICTURES MÉXICO

¡Ningún cachorro es tan pequeño para esta gran aventura!

¡Ellos son Paw Patrol! Cuando Humdinger, el rival más grande de todos, se convierte en alcalde de Adventure City comienza a causar estragos, Ryder, y nuestros cachorros favoritos se ponen en marcha para enfrentar el desafío. Mientras uno de los cachorros deberá de enfrentar su pasado en Adventure City, el equipo conoce a un nuevo aliado: Liberty, un inteligente perro salchicha. Juntos, armados con emocionantes nuevos artefactos y equipo lucharán para salvar a los ciudadanos de Adventure City. En esta primera aventura de PAW Patrol en la pantalla grande estarán los integrantes del elenco de la serie original y además Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Ron Pardo, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard con la presentación especial de Tyler Perry y Jimmy Kimmel, presentando a Will Brisbin.

#PawPatrolLaPelícula

PAW Patrol La Película | Tv Spot Mundo 15' | Español | PARAMOUNT PICTURES MÉXICO


¡Ningún cachorro es tan pequeño para esta gran aventura!

¡Ellos son Paw Patrol! Cuando Humdinger, el rival más grande de todos, se convierte en alcalde de Adventure City comienza a causar estragos, Ryder, y nuestros cachorros favoritos se ponen en marcha para enfrentar el desafío. Mientras uno de los cachorros deberá de enfrentar su pasado en Adventure City, el equipo conoce a un nuevo aliado: Liberty, un inteligente perro salchicha. Juntos, armados con emocionantes nuevos artefactos y equipo lucharán para salvar a los ciudadanos de Adventure City. En esta primera aventura de PAW Patrol en la pantalla grande estarán los integrantes del elenco de la serie original y además Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Ron Pardo, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard con la presentación especial de Tyler Perry y Jimmy Kimmel, presentando a Will Brisbin.

Updates:

- Influencers Bryan and Eddy Skabeche will voice Ruben and Butch in the Latin American Spanish dub of PAW Patrol: The Movie!



Skabeche, un equipo incluyente


Los youtubers quieren transmitir un mensaje de respeto y tolerancia para las nuevas generaciones a través de su doblaje en Paw Patrol: la película, en la que son villanos

Tolerancia, respeto y protección hacia los animales son algunas de las lecciones que pretenden dejar en Paw Patrol: la película, comentan los youtubers mexicanos SKabeche (Bryan y Eddy) quienes realizaron el doblaje de dos personajes en su versión para Latinoamérica. 

“Siento que una de las enseñanzas que deja es que hay que ser muy tolerantes, el hecho de respetar las ideas del otro es un factor principal para que esta sociedad siga evolucionando, se siga proyectando”, comenta Bryan a EL UNIVERSAL.

Al ser una película animada de perritos, comentan que el filme contiene una importante valía sobre el cuidado y protección de los animales, pues sus personajes transmiten valores sobre el respeto a la naturaleza y cuidado del medio ambiente.

“En el caso del rescate de los perritos que estaban en el socavón de Puebla, yo hasta me imaginé que fue la patrulla de Paw quienes los rescató (risas), pero aparte del cuidado de los animales, que es el punto central de la película, también tiene otras enseñanzas, como el tema de no tirar la basura en lugares públicos, está llena de bonitas moralejas; es una película necesaria que tienen que ver las nuevas generaciones”, explica Bryan. 

Quieren ser ejemplo
Los hermanos, quienes hicieron las voces de Rubén y Butch, dos guardias de seguridad de Adventure City, que son los personajes antagónicos de los famosos perritos de la patrulla canina, indican que estos mismos valores de unión y empatía son los que ellos quieren transmitir a través de su canal.

“Durante estos siete años en YouTube hemos mantenido un lenguaje para toda la familia, incluyente, enseñando valores. Esta película para nosotros significa conectar con los pequeños, compartir la felicidad de divertirse sin dañar a otros, ser incluyentes, porque siempre seremos niños, ese es nuestro lema de vida”, detalla el dúo.

 Así como el equipo de canes que puede solucionar grandes conflictos gracias a su unión, los youtubers dicen, es algo que desearían que todos valoraran.

“Esta película tiene dos matices, te enseña a que no sólo una persona tiene la razón, sino que depende de la perspectiva y del juicio de cómo puedes respetar la opinión de los demás”, enfatiza Eddy.

El filme animado dirigido por Cal Brunker y producido por Spin Master Entertainment en asociación con Paramount Pictures y Nickelodeon Movies, tiene las voces en inglés de Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Jimmy Kimmel, entre otros, y se estrenará en cines de Estados Unidos y Canadá el próximo 20 de agosto; se prevé que en salas mexicanas también llegue en esa fecha.

“Es increíble participar en un proyecto tan grande, a nosotros nos hace mucha ilusión porque es nuestra primera participación en el doblaje, entonces no fue fácil, pero creemos que el resultado quedó increíble así que la van a amar”, expresan emocionados los influencers. 

Paw Patrol es una serie animada que debutó en 2013 y cuenta actualmente con seis temporadas en televisión.

Frase
“Esta película tiene dos matices, te enseña a que no sólo una persona tiene la razón, a respetar la opinión de los demás”. Eddy. youtuber

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From POSTA:

¡Llegan refuerzos! Nina Rubín es ‘Liberty’ en “Paw Patrol”

¡Ningún cachorro es demasiado pequeño para esta gran aventura! Un nuevo reto están por vivir los Paw Patrol en Ciudad Aventura y por eso se suma Liberty una cachorra intrépida y arriesgada

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO-. Cada vez está más cerca el estreno de “Paw Patrol: La Película”, proyecto al cual se suma Nina Rubín para darle voz en español a “Liberty”, la nueva integrante.

La película animada se estrenará el próximo 19 de agosto en las salas de cine y en esta ocasión Ciudad Aventura enfrentará un nuevo mandato por parte del alcalde quien es amante de los gatos.


Cuando Humdinger, el rival más grande de todos, se convierte en alcalde de Adventure City comienza a causar estragos, Ryder, y los cachorros se ponen en marcha para enfrentar el desafío.

Mientras uno de los cachorros deberá de enfrentar su pasado en Adventure City, el equipo conoce a un nuevo aliado: Liberty, un inteligente perro salchicha. Juntos, armados con emocionantes y nuevos artefactos el equipo luchará para salvar a los ciudadanos de Adventure City.

Foto: Cortesía

En esta ocasión los cachorros más famosos salan a la pantalla grande bajo la producción de Paramount Pictures y Nickelodeon Movies & Spin Master Entertainment.

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Originally published: June 14, 2021.

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Racist ‘iCarly’ Viewers Came for Laci Mosley - Hollywood Can Learn From Her Response

Laci Mosley was excited when she sat down for the video call that would change her life : During the virtual meeting with Ali Schouten (Champions), showrunner of the iCarly revival now airing on Paramount+, the Black Lady Sketch Show actor learned that her character would be a “fully developed” person with dreams and aspirations.

Actor, comedian and podcaster Laci Mosley.(The Riker Brothers)

“When we talked on the Zoom call, I was like, it’s mine,” Mosley told The Los Angeles Times.

But excitement quickly turned to hurt when Mosley became the target of racist viewers shortly after the announcement of her casting this spring. Based on the Nickelodeon original in which Miranda Cosgrove played pioneering web talk show host Carly Shay, the new version, which premiered in June, features Mosley as Carly’s best friend Harper. Mosley was inundated by racist messages on social media, including many that used racial slurs, from toxic viewers who complained that Mosley’s character was meant to be a “Black replacement” for Carly’s best friend in the original series, Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy, who has since left acting).

“She’s not a replacement of Sam,” Mosley said. “She’s not a substitution. She’s a completely different person. She’s queer, she’s Black — and not in a stereotypical way. We don’t even address her queerness as something odd. Harper never has a coming out. She’s just queer. It’s normal. No one cares, you know, and I love that about the role. But also, she’s really fun. She pushes Carly into doing crazy things all the time.”

While many of the posts have since been removed due to their offensive content, the pain the experience caused Mosley won’t dissipate as swiftly.

“I was shocked when a celebration of all the hard work we’ve put into making this reboot was overshadowed by the most racism I’ve ever experienced in my life over the course of 72 hours,” Mosley wrote on Instagram in May in response to the hateful messages. “I felt silly being so upset because I’ve been in this little brown body my entire life and racism isn’t new but it still hurts... Black is beautiful and no amount of slurs or vitriol you dump online will change that.”

Mosley’s experience is reminiscent of other Black women, as well as women of color, who have been targeted by fans of popular franchises, including Amandla Stenberg, who was the subject of racist attacks after being cast as Rue in the 2012 film adaptation of The Hunger Games, SNL alum Leslie Jones, who received a barrage of racist abuse when she was cast in Ghostbusters: Answer the Call in 2016, and Kelly Marie Tran, who suffered sexist and racist abuse against her and her Star Wars character. More recently, anti-Black Twitter trolls have even come after Beyoncé‎ and Jay-Z’s daughter, Blue Ivy.

Laci Mosley as Harper in the Paramount+ series “iCarly.” (Lisa Rose / Paramount+)

“I look forward to the point where being Black and getting a job in Hollywood is not a political statement,” Mosley said. “We are talented. We work very hard, a lot of times much harder to get where we are and we don’t deserve to be punished for that.”

Mosley’s response to the situation led to its own wave of attacks, and she suddenly found herself on the defensive.

Responding on Twitter to a TMZ video that captures her cursing at trolls, Mosley wrote, “I shouldn’t have been cursing in this response but I was really caught off guard by the onslaught of racist trolls. I deleted a lot of comments but they keep coming on every platform. Being a Black woman is exhausting. We all deserve better.”

Fans pointed out that such policing of Mosley‘s reaction to racist attacks is a form of misogynoir, a term used to describe the way Black women are uniquely discriminated against based on their race, sex and other factors, including their vocal tones.

Mosley credited the iCarly and Paramount+ teams for coming to her defense in the face of the bullying. Mosley said writer/co-producer Franchesca Ramsey made sure “to protect this character and protect me as a person in and out. She was one of the main people speaking about the racism and vitriol. Also, she made sure that we had a Black hairstylist and she’s done so much on every avenue as a producer to protect Black actors, especially.”

While Mosley felt supported during the ordeal, not all marginalized actors are so fortunate. Mosley wants other companies to step up in turn.

“I hope that more networks will take the lead of Paramount+ in standing up to their fans when they treat their Black cast members or their people of color cast members poorly like this,” she said.

Laci Mosley, from left, Miranda Cosgrove and Nathan Kress in “iCarly.”(Lisa Rose / Paramount+ )

Still, despite the denouncements, Mosley said she still receives messages calling her a slur about “three times a week.” And while fans have become more supportive and some hateful commenters have apologized to Mosley, she explained that the Hollywood system will need to change if the work of Black actors, even the most prominent among them, is to be sustainable.

“I see John Boyega on too many Instagram lives fighting racists because he should have the support that I had,” Mosley said. “I’m so grateful for that because I know the actresses who have broken these barriers down for me in the past did not have this kind of support.”

Boyega, best known for his role as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy and his Golden Globe-winning role in Small Axe, has received racist attacks from viewers throughout his career. Last year, Boyega gave an interview to British GQ in which he advised Disney not to “bring out a Black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are and then have them pushed to the side.”

The consequence of failing to support Black talent goes beyond the harm done to individuals: A recent report found that Hollywood is losing out on over $10 billion in annual revenue because of its poor record of Black inclusion.

While Black actors such as Amber Riley (Glee) have created movements like #unMUTEny in response to anti-Blackness in Hollywood, aiming to “end Black silence in the entertainment industry, hold power structures accountable for suppressing Black experiences and confront microaggressions with courage,” the experiences of Boyega and Mosley illustrate the long road to accountability and reform still ahead. .

“Black women deserve protection. We deserve care. We deserve to not be the mules for every single cause — and then when we need help and support, that’s nowhere to be found,” Mosley said. “Breonna Taylor deserves to be alive and her killers definitely deserve to be in jail. We’ve seen so many times Black women’s work is monetized, stolen from us, you know, and we’re abused. ... It’s time for Black women to get their share because Black women have been out here from day one fighting for everybody.”

Fans can catch Laci in brand new episodes of iCarly, streaming every Thursday on Paramount+.

From TheWrap:

‘iCarly’ Star Laci Mosley on Representation, Privilege and How Diversity Has Been ‘Weaponized’

"If you don’t see everyone, then it’s not a real representation of the world,“ Mosley told TheWrap

“iCarly” star Laci Mosley, who plays an openly queer character and publicly identifies as bisexual, revealed the Paramount+ revival broke her expectation that a Black, queer character would ever be represented in the show — and media in general.

“I grew up with lesser expectations of the world because I am a dark-skinned Black woman,” Mosley told TheWrap. “As Black folk, and as queer folks and as others, we’ve consumed popular culture and media and we’ve never expected to see ourselves.”

While Mosley said this expectation to see oneself reflected in media is rooted in a privilege that people of color, queer people and disabled people have never had, she also explained how limiting representation also limits the quality of the art itself.

“If you don’t see everyone, then it’s not a real representation of the world,” Mosley said, “and therefore your art is just not as good; it’s not as real.”

This understanding, however, is distorted through words like “diversity,” “inclusion” and “woke,” terms that Mosley says have been “weaponized against us by oppressors to seem as if people are whining about something.”

“In actuality, people just want to see the real world reflected back at them in the art they’re watching,” Mosley said. “That’s what diversity and inclusion is: realness.”

Mosley cited this understanding as critical race theory — a term under fire by right-wing commentators and officials.

“Critical race theory is the truth,” Mosley said. “People want to see the truth.” 

While Mosley thanks her grandmother for teaching her that she had value as a person of color, she says the biggest reward of “iCarly” has been hearing from fans who now see themselves reflected in the show.

Nickelodeon’s “iCarly” series, which ran from 2007-12, followed a group of best friends creating a webcast while grappling with everyday problems and adventures. The 13-episode revival picks up a decade after the original show ended, and stars returning cast members Miranda Cosgrove, Jerry Trainor and Nathan Kress, as well as newcomers Mosley and Jaidyn Triplett.

“iCarly,” which has already been picked up for a second season, is now streaming on Paramount+.

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Originally published: July 9, 2021.

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