Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Stars Of "All That" And "Pete & Pete" To Reunite At Comikaze 2015!

Original UBM Advanstar Press Release via PR Newswire:

Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo, L.A.'s Own Comic Con, Returns This Halloween Weekend for its 5th Anniversary!

The Biggest Names In Pop Culture, Headline-Making Panels and Mega Halloween Events Make Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo 2015 L.A.'s Biggest Pop Culture Showcase Ever

Tickets Now On Sale For Comikaze Expo 2015 Happening October 31-November 1 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The spotlight on Los Angeles as a mega mecca for pop culture shines brighter this Halloween – courtesy of Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo! The Expo's 2015 edition is fast-becoming LA's biggest Con yet as the biggest stars, creatives and vendors in sci-fi, horror and fantasy take to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Halloween weekend for L.A.'s very own three-day festival of fun.

LA is the center of the pop-culture universe, and Comikaze Expo is how LA celebrates and shares its culture of entertainment with the world! Having focused on the comic and pop culture communities, it's no wonder that last year Comikaze captured ConHQ's Con of the Year Award after almost 65,000 attendees celebrated and shopped the event at the LA Convention Center. For 2015, Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo has assembled its most massive line-up ever of the top stars from comic books, film and television, must-attend panels and must-see attractions – not to mention hundreds of artists and vendors offering rare and exclusive editions of comics, collectibles, art, toys and other hard-to-find merchandise.

Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo has taken its rightful place as the 'go-to' event for fans who want to come face-to-face with their favorite creators, stars and other key industry players. Encompassing two halls inside the Los Angeles Convention Center, Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo begins Friday October 30 and continues through Sunday November 1.

Here's only a partial list of Comikaze highlights – for full Expo information (and to grab your tickets) head over to www.comikazeexpo.com!

* For the first time ever, William Shatner and Stan Lee collaborate on a major new project from LNL Partners – an announcement you must not miss.

* Comic Book greats Stan Lee, Mike Mignola, Grant Morrison, Marc Silvestri, Rob Liefeld featured in special sessions and meet and greets.

* Special appearances by Summer Glau (Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connors Chronicles, The 4400, Arrow), dancer-model-actress Dita von Teese and Christopher McDonald (Thelma and Louise, Happy Gilmore, Lawn Dogs).

* Original Star Trek co-stars Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig shuttle in from the Enterprise to sign autographs and meet the fans.

* Cast members from the hit Nickelodeon comedies All That and Pete and Pete gather for their series Official West Coast Reunions! Mike Marrona and Danny Tamberelli from Pete & Pete and the cast members of Nickelodeon's long-running series sensation All That join together on the Hot Topic Main Stage.

* The Man himself Stan Lee unveils his all-new Mega Museum, and sign copies of his new autobiography Amazing Fantastic Incredible.

* Elvira, Mistress of the Dark ushers in Halloween (as only she can).

* Renowned vendors including Sanrio, Funko, Hot Topic and over 600 more grace the halls of the Convention Center to create a collector's paradise.

* The Cosplay National Championship is the biggest and best Cosplay event in the world, where thousands of fans transform themselves into their favorite heroes and villains to compete for more than $10,000 dollars in cash and prizes.

* The Prop Making Nationals is the top, championship-level prop event, awarding the prestigious Best of Show title to the competition's top prop makers.

* The Halloween Cosplay Ball at Club Nokia, featuring live performances and a DJ, is free to all 3-Day and Saturday badge holders.

And there's lots for the whole family:

* Power Rangers Pavilion – More than 25 Power Rangers from virtually every version of the series descend on Comikaze Expo – including classic icons such as Austin St. John, Steve Cardenas, Barbara Goodson and so many more! The Comikaze Power Ranger Pavilion will also boast the producer and prop makers from the original series.

* LA's Ultimate Trick-or-Treat for kids on Oct 31st at noon, providing L.A.'s largest – and safest – indoor trick or treat. Every vendor will be giving away candy from our stockpile of over 130,000 pieces of candy – literally more than a ton!

* Kids' Costume Contest, for kids 12 and under.

* Kid's Hero Training by Vanaheim Studio's Iron Shield Arms.

* Kids 12 and under admitted for free.

About Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo:
Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo is Los Angeles' first and only large-scale, multi-media pop culture convention. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Comikaze assembles the most exciting and innovative in comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and all things pop-culture. Partnering with comic legend Stan Lee himself and Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Comikaze is the only pop-culture convention owned and operated by true pop-culture icons. Co-founder and CCO Regina Carpinelli and the Comikaze team have crafted an event that thrills and excites even the most casual comic fan, attracting well over 60,000 attendees from around the country for its fourth year in 2014. With a mission to provide celebrity, creator and talent access that is unequalled in comic conventions, Comikaze's unique panels, autograph sessions and photo-ops give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly interact with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry. Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo is a partnership of Stan Lee, Cassandra Peterson, UBM Advanstar and Comikaze Entertainment, Inc.

About UBM Advanstar

UBM Advanstar, part of UBM Americas, is a US-based event and marketing services business serving the fashion, licensing, life sciences and powersports industries. The company owns and operates a portfolio of 54 tradeshows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and websites. Our market-leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enable UBM Advanstar to "Connect Our Customers With Theirs." UBM Advanstar is a UBM plc company.

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Behind-The-Scenes Of "W.I.Ts Academy"

It Must Be Magic! Here's the official behind the scenes music video of all your favorite Witches and Wizards in Training having fun on the set of the Academy. Catch Nickelodeon's magical brand-new show "W.I.Ts Academy" every weeknight at 7:00pm throughout October 2015, only Nick USA! #WITSAcademy:

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Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement

Original Viacom Inc. and Hulu Press Release via the official Hulu Blog:

Hulu and Viacom Expand Content Partnership In Robust, New Multi-Year Agreement

Hulu Becomes Exclusive SVOD Home to Full Seasons of Popular Series Including

Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City, Finding Carter, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Sanjay and Craig

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 06, 2015) – Hulu and Viacom today announced a renewal and expansion of their content partnership that grants Hulu the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to selected top-rated series from Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and MTV. The deal continues their existing relationship under which full episodes of late night shows including The Daily Show with Trevor Noah are available to stream on Hulu the day after airing on linear broadcast, and current seasons of selected shows from Viacom's media networks remain available to stream on delay after airing on linear broadcast. All Viacom series will be available to stream on Hulu with a subscription for $7.99 per month with limited commercials and $11.99 per month with no commercials.

Starting today, the multi-year agreement makes Hulu the exclusive SVOD home to past seasons and future seasons of certain popular titles from Comedy Central including Emmy® Award-winning comedy series Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City, Drunk History and Key & Peele, as well as MTV hits Faking It and Finding Carter. Additional seasons of Workaholics, Awkward and Catfish: The TV Show are also now available to stream on Hulu.

The deal also expands Hulu's offering of exclusive kids programming from Nickelodeon. Full past seasons of Nickelodeon programming that have never been available on Hulu and are now exclusive to the service include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rabbids Invasion, Sanjay and Craig, Breadwinners, Bella and the Bulldogs, and The Thundermans. In addition, all episodes of nostalgic kids series Doug and Rugrats, as well as T.U.F.F. Puppy, and Planet Sheen, will become available to stream for the first time ever on Hulu. These join Nickelodeon library series including Ren & Stimpy, The Wild Thornberrys, Drake & Josh, Hey Arnold!, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Danny Phantom and others, which will remain on Hulu.

"Viacom has been an important partner of ours since we struck our first deal with them over five years ago and our relationship has only grown since then," said Mike Hopkins, CEO of Hulu. "Today, we are not only extending our deal, but we are adding more premium content than ever from their popular family of networks."

"We are thrilled to be expanding our successful relationship with Hulu as they continue to build an even bigger and better service for subscribers and our passionate viewers," said Philippe Dauman, Viacom President and CEO. "Hulu has been a great partner for Viacom for many years. They have a commitment to their customers and brand partners and value how Viacom's popular range of youthful brands and programs create a better experience for Hulu users. We also value the promotional and marketing support they provide for our brands and shows."

Selected current seasons of select series from MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, TV Land, Spike, and Logo will also continue to stream on Hulu, joined by a robust selection of past seasons from favorites such as Chappelle's Show, Kroll Show, Review, Tosh.0, RuPaul's Drag Race, 16 & Pregnant, Daria, Jersey Shore, Ridiculousness, Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2, The Real World, The Hills, Ink Master, Hot in Cleveland, Basketball Wives, Basketball Wives LA, Love & Hip Hop and Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, among others, which will remain available to stream on Hulu as part of the renewal.

Programming from Viacom's network brands joins all episodes of Comedy Central's hit animated series South Park, which Hulu acquired the SVOD rights to in a previous deal with South Park Studios. Hulu also recently added an offering of blockbuster films and new titles from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM in a deal with EPIX.

Over the past year, Hulu has significantly expanded its offering of exclusive programming, including all episodes of FOX's breakout hit series Empire, Seinfeld, CSI, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Mindy Project, The Goldbergs, The Last Man On Earth and more.

About Hulu

Hulu is a premium streaming TV destination that offers hundreds of thousands of hours of the best of current season programming, premium original content, films and full seasons of hit series to subscribers with limited commercials for $7.99 per month or commercial free for $11.99 per month. Hulu is the only streaming subscription service that offers current season content from 5 of the 6 largest U.S. broadcast networks. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has been at the forefront of entertainment and technology and continues to redefine TV by connecting viewers with the stories they love.

About Viacom

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in 180 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT,TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Channel 5 (UK), Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick and Paramount Channel, reach a cumulative 3.4 billion television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.


Additionally, episodes from "ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks" are also now available to watch on Hulu!
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Yvette Nicole Brown To Guest Star On New "Game Shakers" Episode "Tiny Pickles", Premiering 10/10 On Nickelodeon USA!

Everyone's favorite movie theater manager is back!

Hot on the heels of "Drake & Josh" stars Josh Peck and Yvette Nicole Brown holding a mini-reunion, Nickelodeon's official "Game Shakers" Instagram profile page has announced the very exciting news in a post that Yvette Nicole Brown will be reprising her "Drake & Josh" character 'Helen Dubois' in the upcoming brand-new "Game Shakers" episode "Tiny Pickles", premiering Saturday 10th October 2015 at 8:30pm ET/PT!:

The incomparable @YNB is back as HELEN on this Saturday's BRAND-NEW #GameShakers!! Are you ready for #TinyPickles?

In the all-new "Game Shakers" episode "Tiny Pickles", Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie's (Madisyn Shipman) new game is ready, but Dub (Kel Mitchell) promises the world another game based on a crazy dream he had.

Since "Drake & Josh" ended eight years ago, Yvette has gone on to lead a hugely successful career in showbiz, going on to star in fan-favorites "Community" and "The Odd Couple", and even reprised her role of Helen on the "Victorious" episode "Helen Back Again".

Additionally, on Monday, "Girls" star Lena Dunham had an epiphany, a pretty big epiphany. She finally realized the root of her desire to work in the entertainment industry, and her answer will make '90s kids happy!

Considering how her HBO show is about as far away from "All That" as you can get, it's a bit surprising the "SNL for kids" show inspired her. But, it was a phenomenal show so it's totally understandable why that's what sparked her career in showbiz.

And because the internet is a magical, magical place, Dan Schneider, the main creative force behind "All That", tweeted at Dunham, inviting her to guest-star on his new show "Game Shakers"!:

90 Seconds With: Kenan Thompson

Two millennials and self-proclaimed 90's Nickperts face off in the ultimate 90's Nickelodeon quiz for a chance to win the grand prize: a tender hug from Kenan Thompson in this brand-new video from Nickelodeon's "The Splat"!:

Take Kenan Thompson's Ultimate 1990's Nickelodeon quiz and let NickALive! know how well you did on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, on Instagram, and/or Facebook!

What is the name of Kenan Rockmore's boss at Rigby's?

What was Superdude's weakness and who was one of his foes?

What was Kenan's nineties Nick show?

Is Kenan cool with Coolio?

The "All That" character Miss. Piddlin, played by Kenan, was obsessed with what food?

What is the name of Arnold's Pig's on "Hey Arnold!"?

How did Kenan feel whilst doing a sketch Chris Farley?

Who sings the "Kenan & Kel" theme song?

Who was Kenan's favorite character to play and why?

Catch "The Splat" every night from 10:00pm ET/PT on TeenNick USA! #TheSplat.
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Nicktoons USA To Premiere "Little Battlers eXperience" Season Two On Sunday 18th October 2015

The television listings website Zap2it is reporting the exciting news that Nicktoons USA, Nickelodeon USA's animation and action channel, will start to premiere and show the second season of "LBX: Little Battlers Experience" in October 2015!

Nicktoons will premiere brand-new episodes of "Little Battlers eXperience" every Sunday at 10:00am and 10:30am ET/PT from Sunday 18th October 2015.

Following each episodes debut, Nicktoons will encore each all-new episode the same day at 4:00pm and 4:30pm ET/PT, respectively.

Below are the titles and information for the first two brand-new episodes of "LBX: Little Battlers Experience", premiering 10/18 on Nicktoons USA:

10:00am / 4:00pm - LBX Uprising: Kaz and Amy go missing when a group of LBX go haywire at the Achilles Fiend release party; Van meets a brand new player. SERIES PREMIERE

10:30am / 4:30pm - Double Offense: Van gains a mysterious ally who reveals the Directors' dark ploy; Cobra leads Van to the source of the Directors' control signal.

The popular "LBX" franchise follows the adventures of miniature customizable robots and the kids who interact with them. Van Yamano wanted an LBX robot more than anything else in the world, but his mother always refused. And then one day fate brought him his very own LBX named Achilles. A naturally gifted LBX player, Van soon finds himself battling to free his missing father from the clutches of an evil organization. But what Van doesn't know is that his LBX Achilles holds the key to the fate of the entire world. He will soon find himself caught in the midst of a vast conspiracy for global domination with the highest ranks of power. It's up to Van to defend the world from tyranny depending solely on his own unique abilities and his LBX robots.

In the second season of "LBX", titled "Danbōru Senki W" in Japan, Van makes a new friend named Hiro and the two travel the world to "stop a far more sinister global threat."

The anime from the studio OLM ("Pokémon", "Deltora Quest") adapts a "near-future, plastic-model-building role-playing game" from Level 5 ("Dragon Quest VIII", "Professor Layton", "Inazuma Eleven", "Mobile Suit Gundam AGE"). The player customizes and controls miniature robots called LBX (Little Battler eXperience) as they battle it out in dioramas built from reinforced cardboard. The anime version premiered on TV Tokyo in 2011 and aired for 44 episodes. The sequel, "Danbōru Senki W" ran for 58-episodes in 2012, and the latest series "Danbōru Senki Wars" premiered in 2013 and ran for 37 episodes.

Viz Media licensed the manga adaptation by Hideaki Fujii.

Original source: ToonZone Forums member Toons Fan.
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