Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Nickelodeon's "Bubble Guppies" To Rock Around Canada In New Live Tour

Koba Entertainment and Nickelodeon are proud to announce their continued partnership with the live theatrical production of Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock! Based on Nickelodeon's hit TV show, the live tour will visit 55 cities across Canada beginning January 28, 2017 in Manitoba Prairies. Tickets are exclusively available to Koba subscribers on November 1; the general public on-sale begins November 4. Tour information and ticket details will be available through

The Emmy award-winning property, Bubble Guppies, is a top-rated television show that teaches kids about a wide range of topics – from dinosaurs to dentists, rock and roll to recycling, and colors to cowboys. Molly, Gil and their fishtailed classmates learn about the world around them through playful investigation.

“Put on your water-wings and get ready to dive into a swimsational musical underwater adventure,” says Patti Caplette, artistic director of the live show. Koba Entertainment has assembled an all-star team, including Bubble Guppies creators and writers Jonny Belt and Robert Skull, to bring this show to the live stage, “We've created a totally awesome production for everyone to rock out with the Bubble Guppies, but first they’re going to have to solve the mystery of the missing band member,” says Caplette.

When the Bubble Guppies are getting ready to rock n’ roll with everyone’s favourite tunes, a special band member goes missing and the show can’t go on! With help from Mr. Grouper and giggly little fish, Molly, Gil and the whole gang embark on a musical expedition as they search every corner of their bubbly world for their friend. Featuring music, comedy, and audience participation, the Bubble Guppies will have to leave no stone left unturned and no bubble left un-popped in order to get the show on the road.

For ticket and tour information visit


* VIP Packages Available

Jan 28, 2017 - Brandon, MB - 1:00 PM Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium

Jan 29, 2017 - Winnipeg, MB - 1:00 PM - Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts *

Jan 30, 2017 - Regina, SK - 6:30 PM - Conexus Arts Centre *

Feb 1, 2017 - Saskatoon, SK - 6:30 PM - TCU Place *

Feb 2, 2017 - North Battleford, SK - 6:30 PM - Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts

Feb 4, 2017 - Calgary, AB - 1:00 PM - Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons *

Feb 5, 2017 - Medicine Hat, AB - 4:00 PM - Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

Feb 7, 2017 - Trail, BC - 6:30 PM - Charles Bailey Theatre

Feb 8, 2017 - Revelstoke, BC - 6:30 PM - Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre

Feb 11, 2017 - Abbotsford, BC - 1:00 PM - Abbotsford Centre *

Feb 12, 2017 - Penticton, BC - 1:00 PM - Cleland Community Theatre

Feb 13, 2017 - Kelowna, BC - 6:30 PM - Kelowna Community Theatre

Feb 14, 2017 - Kamloops, BC - 6:30 PM - Sagebrush Theatre

Feb 16, 2017 - Campbell River, BC - 6:30 PM - Tidemark Theatre

Feb 17, 2017 - Victoria, BC - 6:30 PM - McPherson Playhouse

Feb 18, 2017 - New Westminster, BC - 1:00 PM - Massey Theatre

Feb 19, 2017 - Vancouver, BC - 2:00 PM - Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Feb 23, 2017 - Cranbrook, BC - 6:30 PM - Key City Theatre

Feb 24, 2017 - Lethbridge, AB - 6:30 PM - Yates Memorial Theatre

Feb 25, 2017 - Red Deer, AB - 1:00 PM - Red Deer Memorial Centre

Feb 26, 2017 - Edmonton, AB - 1:00 PM - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium *

Feb 28, 2017 - Fort McMurray, AB - 3:30 PM - MacDonald Island Park

Feb 28, 2017 - Fort McMurray, AB - 6:30 PM - MacDonald Island Park

Mar 1, 2017 - Bonnyville, AB - 6:00 PM - Bonnyville and District Centennial Centre

Mar 2, 2017 - Lloydminster, AB - 6:30 PM - Vic Juba Community Theatre

Mar 4, 2017 - Prince Albert, SK - 1:00 PM - E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts

Mar 5, 2017 - Yorkton, SK - 1:00 PM - Anne Portnuff Theatre

Mar 10, 2017 - Thunder Bay, ON - 6:30 PM - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium *

Mar 12, 2017 - Sault Ste Marie, ON - 1:00 PM - Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre *

Mar 14, 2017 - North Bay, ON - 6:30 PM - Capitol Centre

Mar 16, 2017 - Mississauga, ON - 3:30 PM - Living Arts Centre

Mar 16, 2017 - Mississauga, ON - 6:30 PM - Living Arts Centre

Mar 17, 2017 - London, ON - 6:30 PM - Centennial Hall *

Mar 18, 2017 - Kitchener, ON - 1:00 PM - Centre In The Square *

Mar 19, 2017 - Hamilton, ON - 1:00 PM - Hamilton Place *

Mar 21, 2017 - Chatham, ON - 6:30 PM - Chatham Capitol Theatre

Mar 22, 2017 - Windsor, ON - 6:30 PM - Chrysler Theatre

Mar 23, 2017 - Sarnia, ON - 6:30 PM - Imperial Theatre

Mar 25, 2017 - Oshawa, ON - 1:00 PM - Tribute Communities Centre *

Mar 26, 2017 - Kingston, ON - 1:00 PM - The Grand Theatre *

Mar 28, 2017 - Peterborough, ON - 6:30 PM - Showplace Performance Centre

Mar 29, 2017 - Brockville, ON - 6:30 PM - Brockville Arts Centre

Apr 2, 2017 - Halifax, NS - 1:00 PM - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Apr 2, 2017 - Halifax, NS - 4:00 PM - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Apr 8, 2017 - St. John's, NL - 1:00 PM - Holy Heart Theatre

Apr 8, 2017 - St. John's, NL - 4:00 PM - Holy Heart Theatre

Apr 11, 2017 - Gander, NL - 6:30 PM - Gander Arts & Culture Centre

Apr 12, 2017 - Grand Falls-Windsor, NL - 6:30 PM - Grand Falls-Windsor Arts & Culture Centre

Apr 14, 2017 - Corner Brook, NL - 6:30 PM - Corner Brook Arts & Culture Centre

Apr 15, 2017 - Stephenville, NL - 1:00 PM - Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre

Apr 18, 2017 - Saint John, NB - 6:30 PM - Imperial Theatre

Apr 19, 2017 - Charlottetown, PE - 6:00 PM - Confederation Centre of the Arts

Apr 20, 2017 - Fredericton, NB - 6:30 PM - The Playhouse

Apr 22, 2017 - Montreal, QC - 1:00 PM - L'Olympia

Apr 23, 2017 - Ottawa, ON - 1:00 PM - Centrepointe Theatre

Apr 25, 2017 - Cornwall, ON - 6:30 PM - Aultsville Theatre

Apr 27, 2017 - Belleville, ON - 6:30 PM - The Empire Theatre

Sources: Tribute Communities Centre,, Winnipeg Parent Newsmagazine.
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Darius Rucker And Billy Ray Cyrus To Guest Star On Nickelodeon's "Blaze And The Monster Machines"

Darius Rucker has a new cartoon alias.

Darius Rucker poses at The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson produced by Blackbird Presents at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.; John Shearer/Getty Images for Essential Broadcast Media

In the midst of working on his new studio album and on the heels of a successful summer tour, the country star made some time to offer his recognizable voice for a character on Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated preschool series Blaze and the Monster Machines!

Voicing Thunderwing, a tough-talking falcon truck (see the image below), Rucker tells Billboard he was excited to be part of Blaze, not just because it's the No. 1 preschool show across all TV (year-to-date), but also because voicing characters in animation has actually been something he's always wanted to do. And even though he has much more experience singing, Rucker says the process isn't too far off from recording an album.

"The funny thing is it really is a lot [like making music]," he explains. "You really gotta get there, bring energy to it and try to bring a reality to it that is a lot like singing. When I'm singing a song, I'm in that song, and I'm thinking about what emotions I should bring to the song. Voicing a character was very similar. It was high energy, and I had to really think about the emotion of what was going on in the scene."

Darius Rucker as Thunderwing in 'Blaze and the Monster Machines'; Courtesy of Viacom

This actually isn't Rucker's first time voicing a character, as he was also part of the animated direct-to-video release Scooby-Doo! and Kiss: Rock and Roll Mystery last year. His role there was a bit different -- he played a villain called The Destroyer -- but he says that's the beauty of voice-over work.

"It really brought out a side of me that I don't get to use a lot," Rucker says. He adds with a laugh, "[Thunderwing] was basically being me, just a little more loud and obnoxious."

If he gets the opportunity to do something like this again, Rucker says he'd love to be a Marvel character. But for now, it's back to the music.

"I'm not trying to change careers," he insists. "I'm just trying to have some fun."

Rucker's (voice) appearance on Blaze and the Monster Machines is part of a six-episode arc about animals called "Wild Wheels," which will air on Nickelodeon in 2017. Billy Ray Cyrus will also voice a character named Lazard in one of the episodes. Check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of Cyrus' recording session below!:

Noggin, Nickelodeon's Video Subscription Service for Preschoolers, Expands to Roku Devices; Adds "Mofy" To Program Library

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Streaming Media Magazine:

Noggin, Nickelodeon's Video Subscription Service for Preschoolers, Expands to Roku Devices

NEW YORK(11/1/2016) -

Nickelodeon announced today that NOGGIN, the network’s top-ranked video subscription service for preschoolers, has expanded to Roku streaming players and Roku TV. Currently available on iOS and Apple TV, Android and Amazon, NOGGIN will also add the stop-motion series Mofy to its library of award-winning preschool shows beginning tomorrow. Mofy follows the title character, a shy female rabbit, as she grows her confidence through daily experiences while learning to understand and deal with different emotions.

NOGGIN is an ad-free, video subscription service that features hundreds of iconic, full-length library episodes, short-form videos, educational content, music videos featuring preschoolers’ favorite Nickelodeon characters, and more, with new content added weekly. Consistently ranking at the top of the charts in the Family and Kids categories, the NOGGIN App is one of the top 10 grossing Kids apps on the App Store, in addition to being the number-one grossing app for Music and Video in the Family Category on Google Play. To date, NOGGIN has 21 library series available, including the recently added classics Miffy and Friends and Teletubbies. Additional titles in the NOGGIN lineup include Blue’s Clues, Go, Diego, Go!, Little Bear and The Backyardigans, among others.

The NOGGIN App serves as a complement to the highly successful Nick Jr. App, which has seen cross-platform visits reach all-time highs, since launching on Android in September. The Nick Jr. App features full-length episodes, educational games and short-form videos that allow kids to safely interact with and learn from their favorite Nickelodeon preschool characters anytime and anywhere, with even more on-demand episodes available via TV Everywhere authentication through participating TV providers.

To date, Nickelodeon has launched more than 40 preschool apps including top-performing titles like PAW Patrol Rescue Run (problem-solving and social skills), Blaze and the Monster Machines (STEM), Shimmer and Shine Enchanted Carpet Ride App (shape recognition and problem solving) and the award-winning Nick Jr. Draw and Play (creativity and imagination).

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Additionally, via The Official Roku Blog:

NOGGIN now streaming on the Roku platform

All your preschoolers’ favorite entertaining and educational TV shows are here! Today the popular NOGGIN service is available on Roku players and Roku TV models in the U.S.

After a 7-day free trial, NOGGIN is $5.99 per month and offers an ad-free experience featuring hundreds of iconic, full-length episodes, short-form videos, educational content, music videos featuring preschoolers’ favorite Nickelodeon characters, and more, with new content added weekly. To date, NOGGIN has 21 series available, including the recently added classics Miffy and Friends and Teletubbies. Additional titles in the NOGGIN lineup include Blue’s Clues, Jack’s Big Music Show, Gullah Gullah Island, Pocoyo and Little Bear, among others.

Find the NOGGIN channel in the “Kids & Family” category in the Roku Channel Store now on Roku players and Roku TV models.

Stream on!


Mofy images via Rai (Italia) and ABC KIDS (Australia).
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Paw Patrol Surprise Crafts | Nick Jr. | Video

Surprise! Watch Marshall from the PAW Patrol come to life with just some clay, a toilet paper roll, and some clothes pins! Find this and more cute DIY Nick Jr. toys and crafts videos for kids in the free Nick Jr. App!:

Find more preschool music and song compilations in the Nick Jr. App, available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon.

Watch Paw Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Shimmer and Shine, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Peppa Pig, Team Umizoomi, Dora and Friends, Wallykazam!, and more weekdays on Nickelodeon or all week long on the Nick Jr. Channel!

Stream full episodes for FREE in the Nick Jr. App on Roku and Apple TV or download episodes for offline viewing on iTunes and Google Play.

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