Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Vidcon 2018: Viacom Makes Its Mark, Organizers Focus on Diversity

Vidcon CEO Jim Louderback promises that this year’s annual online video confab won’t become a corporate branding exercise for Viacom after it acquired the conference last February.


“We were both really clear during the sale that they didn’t want to change us and we didn’t want to be changed,” Louderback said in a phone interview with Variety. “Because if you do that, you’re going ruin it.”

Expected to draw 35,000 people, the event is in its ninth iteration and will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center June 20-23. It has evolved into a massive multi-day event featuring panel sessions for industry leaders and content creators, digital stars, fans, numerous parties and even a concert by Marshmello, the American DJ and electronic music producer. That’s a far cry from the conference’s more meager beginnings in a ballroom at a Century City hotel with just 1,400 attendees.

The conference has to be seen as neutral ground for all of the platforms and media companies that attend, according to Louderback, including Nickelodeon, Fox, NBC, Scripps, YouTube and others.

The only additional Viacom influence you’ll see at Vidcon this year, Louderback, said are sponsored both from networks like MTV, which will be doing a Cribs activation. Nickelodeon, like in years past, is also sponsoring a booth, and so has Paramount Network.

Vidcon has grown into the must-attend event for young fans of a wide array of influencers and video personalities who receive are received like rock stars. Because Vidcon skews young and female, it gives it the feel of a Justin Bieber concert, as young fans gush and shriek over their favorite digital celebs. Among the stars attending this year are Nickelodeon stars Liza Koshy, the new host of Double Dare, and network starlet JoJo Siwa.

Brent Weinstein, the newly-named chief innovation officer at UTA, which represents Vidcon, called the conference “the world’s most impactful event celebrating online video, bringing together the biggest creators, industry and thought leaders, large brand marketers.”

The unique environment, Weinstein said, is “built to highlight and bring to life the special relationship between online video stars and their fans.”

This year, the event will feature bolstered security, like RFID-embedded wristbands to scan people in and out of the event. Notable this year is the emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Vidcon organizers invited a number women and people of colors to lead panel sessions. Half of the featured creators this year are women and 40% are multicultural.

Vidcon programming will be divided among three different so-called tracks: one for industry leaders interested in networking and discussing business deals, one for content creators interested in learning the tools of the online video trade, and one for community, meaning the fan events.

Among the notable events is a keynote conversation with Skybound Entertainment CEO and The Walking Dead executive producer, David Alpert. MACRO founder and CEO Charles D. King will also talk about his decision to leave WME, where he was the first African-American to make partner, to start his own multi-platform, multicultural media company. At the Nickelodeon booth, fans will have opportunities to play the networks iconic game show Double Dare.

Abby Woods, co-founder of Quartermain Media, a black-owned production company, will for the first time bring to Vidcon up-and-coming black digital talent. Woods will also lead a panel in the industry track called, “Coloring Outside of the Lines: Debunking Myths and Providing Best Practices for Influencers of Color Working with Brands and Advertisers.

“It’s this ultimate opportunity to authentically share your culture, share your struggle and share your passion for video,” Woods said in an interview.

Online video’s low barrier to entry means it has an advantage over film and television to better showcase diversity, Woods said. “People are realizing that you don’t have to have a certain look,” Woods said. “You just have to have your own message and it just needs to come across as authentic and relatable. And how hard is it to be you?”

Jennifer Perri, vice president of Univision Creator Network (UCN), said she’s heartened to see the focus on diversity at Vidcon this year.

“When we’re talking about inclusion, we’re not doing it just for the sake (of diversity),” Perri said. “They know this is who the audience is watching. These are important figures and we need to include them in the conversation.”

Perri, a Vidcon veteran, said UCN has been steadily growing the number of digital influencers they have signed from a few dozen to nearly 200. Latino influencers, she said, have been able to provide content to a largely underserved audience of Latino millennials. “This is the new face of America,” she said.

For more information about VidCon US 2018, visit http://vidcon.com.

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good2grow Launches Online Collectors Club

good2grow™ Launches Online Collectors Club


Families can now track their good2grow collection online to unlock prizes and games from the kids’ entertainment properties they love



good2grow Collectors Club Landing Page (Photo: Business Wire)

ATLANTA--good2grow™, a fun and nutritious line of juices and waters featuring more than 200 collectable, spill-proof character tops, is launching its first official online Collectors Club. Families who join the good2grow Collectors Club can grow and maintain their collection of tops featuring characters from licensed partners including: Nickelodeon™ (SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Disney™, Universal Studios™, Mattel™ (Thomas & Friends) and many more, access exclusive branded content, earn prizes, and more!

“Everything about the Collectors Club is inspired by kids who love the fun that comes with each character top they find and collect,” said Gunnar Olson, president at good2grow. “This club amplifies the fun a kid has engaging with their favorite superheroes or movie characters. We’ll have tops, stickers, games, prizes, you name it! And while the kids are having fun, coincidentally, they’ll be drinking a beverage that is a more nutritious option than many other juices on shelves.”

When families join the good2grow Collectors Club online they can start tracking their personal good2grow character top collection. The more they engage with the club through their online collection, the more exclusive content and fun they will unlock. New club members receive a specially designed Collectors Welcome Kit featuring all-new collectable chairs to display their tops, stickers, and more.


good2grow Collectors Club Play Page (Photo: Business Wire)

To help support the launch of the Collectors Club good2grow has launched a national promotion that runs through November giving consumers a chance to win a dream family vacation for four to an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. good2grow is releasing a limited run of specially marked bottles with hangtags containing unique codes. Parents and kids can enter the codes found on these tags on the site to unlock access to more fun and activities. Each code enters consumers for the chance to win the grand prize and also gives them opportunities to win more prizes including Amazon Fire Tablets and numerous instant win prizes featuring their favorite characters. Look for these specially marked bottles in any place good2grow is sold including Walmart™, Target™, 7-Eleven™, and local grocer or convenience stores.

For each unique code entered, good2grow will donate 50 cents to charities that support children’s literacy. This donation will be entirely driven by fans engaging with the good2grow Collectors Club.

“As a company, our good2grow families do a lot to support organizations that help us thrive in our local community, and beyond,” said Gunnar Olson, president at good2grow. “We want to invite our greater good2grow community to do the same by helping kids pay-it-forward through the Collectors Club.”

All good2grow juices and waters have no sugar added, are non-GMO and have no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Its current line of 100% Juices, Organic 75% Less Sugar Juices, and Fruit and Veggie Blends can be found at retailers nation-wide. For information about where to find good2grow, please visit the store locator, or purchase them online here.

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About good2grow

Founded in 1998, good2grow is a family-owned and -operated organization that uses fun to teach kids to eat and drink healthier. good2grow™ offers an innovative line of healthy children’s beverages featuring collectable 3D character tops that make nutritional products fun for kids to drink and help parents reinforce good dietary habits. The company partners with the hottest names in childrens’ entertainment to bring kids their favorite characters from Disney™, Universal™, Mattel™, Sanrio™ /Hello Kitty™, Hasbro™, Nickelodeon™, Warner Bros™ and many more. The character tops are also spill-proof, reusable, dishwasher-safe, recyclable and BPA-free. good2grow is available nationally at retailers including Target™, Walmart™, Kwik Trip™, Walgreens™ and CVS™, For more information on the brand and current character tops, visit good2grow.com.

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Sonoco PAW Patrol-themed snack trays for Crunch Pak featured at United Fresh

Official Sonoco Press Release via GlobeNewswire:

Sonoco PAW Patrol-themed snack trays for Crunch Pak featured at United Fresh



HARTSVILLE, S.C., June 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Snack trays produced by Sonoco (NYSE:SON), one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, for snack giant Crunch Pak® have been recognized as 2018 United Fresh Innovation Award Finalists at the United Fresh tradeshow, which will take place June 25-27 in Chicago.

The PAW Patrol-themed snack trays have proven popular with both children and parents thanks to their healthy, on-the-go convenience and packaging inspired by Nickelodeon’s hit animated preschool show. Crunch Pak’s new partnership with the number-one entertainment brand for kids, Nickelodeon, required a new package for the healthy snack pack that would stand out on the shelf and tie in well with the promotional branding.

To meet Crunch Pak’s speed-to-market needs, Sonoco delivered drawings and prototypes of paw-shaped rigid plastic for testing before an urgent customer deadline. The customized tray was ultimately produced 20 percent faster than usual lead times allow, and the snack packs went from concept to shelf in only four months.


Sonoco provided paw-shaped rigid plastic trays for several varieties of PAW Patrol-themed snack packs for snacking giant Crunch Pak. | Sonoco Products Company

“Sonoco was a great partner in our effort to get the PAW Patrol snack packs on the shelf quickly,” said Megan Wade, Marketing and Product Development Manager at Crunch Pak. “They exceeded our requirements for quick turnaround, worked with us to customize the trays, and met the challenge head-on.”

Sonoco partners with many of the world's largest food brands in the consumer packaged goods and food service industries to provide thermoformed trays, bowls, and peelable and resealable lidding solutions that meet unique requirements and high standards. The company provides speed-to-market through a portfolio of existing designs and sizes, as well as the ability for quick custom development tailored to unique specifications.


Sonoco provided paw-shaped rigid plastic trays for several varieties of PAW Patrol-themed snack packs for snacking giant Crunch Pak. | Sonoco Products Company

The 2018 United Fresh Innovation Awards finalists will be displayed on the trade show floor at United Fresh 2018, where attendees will have the opportunity to cast their votes for their favorite new and innovative products on Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27. United Fresh will announce winners at the Innovation Awards Area on the show floor on Wednesday, June 27 at 3:00 pm. More information about the show is available at www.unitedfreshshow.org. Crunch Pak will exhibit at Booth #1636.

About Crunch Pak
Crunch Pak is the industry leader in fresh sliced apples. Founded in 2000, Crunch Pak is committed to providing the highest quality organic and conventional sliced apples in the market. Crunch Pak’s family of brands includes Crunch Pak with Disney and Crunch Pak Organics. The primary distribution is via retail channels; annually Crunch Pak creates more than 1 billion apple slices at plants in Cashmere, Wash., and across the U.S. One Slice at a Time©.

About Sonoco
Founded in 1899, Sonoco (NYSE:SON) is a global provider of a variety of consumer packaging, industrial products, protective packaging, and displays and packaging supply chain services. With annualized net sales of approximately $5 billion, the Company has 21,000 employees working in more than 300 operations in 33 countries, serving some of the world’s best known brands in some 85 nations. Sonoco is committed to Better Packaging. Better Life., and ranked first in the Packaging sector on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies 2018 list. For more information visit www.sonoco.com.

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VIVA Kuwait Strikes Deal with OSN to Provide its Customers with WAVO

Viva Kuwait has signed a partnership agreement with OSN, a MENA entertainment supplier, to provide its customers with access to its WAVO video streaming platform, which includes Viacom International Media Networks' (VIMN) Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.! Below is VIVA Kuwait's official Press Release announcing the news, via viva.com.kw:

VIVA Strikes Deal with OSN to Provide its Customers with WAVO


Kuwait - 13th June 2018: VIVA Kuwait, Kuwait's fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, has signed a partnership agreement with OSN – the MENA region's leading entertainment network – to provide its customers with access to WAVO, the video streaming entertainment platform, powered by OSN.


Under the deal, VIVA Kuwait customers are eligible for a one-month free trial to WAVO when they sign up by texting the word ‘WAVO' to 55664 and follow the instructions on their phone. After the one-month free trial has expired customers will automatically remain subscribed to WAVO for KD3 a month unless they opt out.

Available on mobile devices and tablets (iOS/Android), Samsung and LG Smart TVs, PCs and laptops through the WAVO app, website – wavo.com, and Chromecast, WAVO combines a unique blend of live and On Demand TV, including English and Arabic family and kids shows, hit TV series, blockbuster movies and sports, which can be viewed anytime, anywhere, with no annual contract.

Abdulrazzaq Bader Al-Essa, Corporate Communications Director of VIVA Kuwait, said: "Our partnership with OSN is part of our continued focus and commitment of providing relevance and value to our customers. Augmented by our customers' trust in us, VIVA in cooperation with OSN strives to create innovative solutions that address the needs of customers."

Francesco Perta, VP Telecom Partnerships, OSN, said: "Our partnership with VIVA Kuwait for WAVO is testament to both companies' shared values of providing customers with great entertainment and unbeatable value. Subscribing to WAVO is just a text message away and we are confident that once customers join they will be hooked on WAVO's mix of live and On Demand TV, unmissable movies, series and sporting action which can be enjoyed across multiple devices anytime, anywhere."

Since its launch WAVO has gone from strength to strength, boosting world-class content from OSN's exclusive partnerships with major entertainment studios like HBO, Disney, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, NBC Universal and Paramount. With WAVO customers can access hit Western series such as Game of Thrones and Westworld and unmissable Arabic series featuring top Arabic stars from across the region. WAVO also offers 26 live TV channels and the ability to watch shows On Demand. Also the home of ASLI, the region's first licensing ecosystem for content creators to produce and broadcast their original work, WAVO offers more than 40 hours of Arabic and English short-form content, made in the Middle East. With such a vast array of exclusive content available for customers to browse and enjoy at their convenience, WAVO offers great entertainment and unbeatable value.

To find out more about this new offer, customers can visit one of VIVA's 89 branches, or VIVA's official website at www.viva.com.kw, or access round the clock assistance from team of specialists available on the VIVA's customer care line 102.

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Channel 5’s Milkshake! + Universal Kids Commission Third Season Of Nevision’s Ground-Breaking CGI + Live Action Hit Series 'Floogals'

Official Press Release via The Fan Carpet:

Channel 5’s Milkshake! + Universal Kids Commission Third Season Of Nevision’s Ground-Breaking CGI + Live Action Hit Series FLOOGALS


Channel 5’s Milkshake!, the commissioning broadcaster in the UK for seasons 2 and 3 will TX the second season with a British-voiced version from 25th June 2018.


The first series of Floogals was produced in 2014/15 in the UK by The Foundation - part of the Banijay Group - as a co-production between Zodiak Kids and Nevision. The second and third series have been produced by Nevision Studios One, a subsidiary of Nevision.


Floogals is one of the top ten rated shows among Kids 2-5 and Women 18-49 on Universal Kids in the US, and in the UK, and in the UK, was one of the top ten rated shows on Milkshake! in 2017. Floogals also garnered 4 million VOD transactions and more than 48 million YouTube views in 2017.


Season 2 to air in UK from June 25



Independent UK production company Nevision has secured a third season commission for its hit animated show, Floogals, from co-production partner Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for kids 2-12. Channel 5’s Milkshake!, the commissioning broadcaster in the UK for seasons 2 and 3 will TX the second season with a British-voiced version from 25th June 2018.

Floogals is a ground-breaking mix of photo-real CGI, and live action. Fleeker, Flo and Boomer are pocket-sized alien adventurers on a mission to observe, experience and detail the new and exciting world around them – Planet Earth! Arriving in their spaceship with a bump from the distant planet Floog, the Floogals are on a mission to document everything around them in the peculiar world of “hoomans”. Whilst trying to keep their presence a secret, the innately inquisitive Floogals discover the wonders of our big, exciting and sometimes baffling world as we see it from their tiny perspective – four inches off the ground!

The first series of Floogals was produced in 2014/15 in the UK by The Foundation - part of the Banijay Group - as a co-production between Zodiak Kids and Nevision. The second and third series have been produced by Nevision Studios One, a subsidiary of Nevision.


Floogals is one of the top ten rated shows among Kids 2-5 and Women 18-49 on Universal Kids in the US, and in the UK, and in the UK, was one of the top ten rated shows on Milkshake! in 2017. Floogals also garnered 4 million VOD transactions and more than 48 million YouTube views in 2017. (Source: *BARB, All Homes, Kids 4-15 & Adults 16-34, Channel 5 (stagger) - Milkshake Day part, Jan 2016 - Dec 2017.

“It is truly fantastic to be able to support such an inventive British series,” said Alison Bakunowich, SVP and General Manager for Milkshake! and Nickelodeon. “Our audience loves Floogals and I am so pleased that we are able to offer the series a home on Milkshake!”

Nigel Pickard, Executive Producer and Director at Nevision added “I am thrilled that both Universal Kids and Milkshake continue to support Floogals. The viewing figures on Universal Kids has been fantastic and the first series of the British-voiced Floogals has proved to be such a success for Milkshake! We look forward to working on new episodes with the same fabulous British creative team and collaborating further with both Universal Kids and Milkshake!”

Floogals has proven to be a huge success globally, selling to ABC Australia, Canal Plus (France), Cartoonito and DeAJunior (Italy), Discovery Kids (Latin America), TVO & Knowledge Network (Canada), Hop! Channel (Israel), Spectrum Film (Indonesia), YLE (Finland), Canal Panda (Portugal), MBC (Middle East), Discovery (Asia) and RT (Hong Kong). NCircle has also picked up the DVD rights for North America.

About Milkshake!
Channel 5’s Milkshake! is home to some of the world’s favourite preschool characters. There is a range of stimulating and engaging programmes that include strong story led animation, genuine documentaries for pre-schoolers and presenter led high quality musical entertainment. 2017 saw Milkshake achieve its strongest year to date amongst Children, 4-9s, HWKs and HWKs 0-3. Milkshake was the number one breakfast destination (6-9am) for Children and 4-9s in 2016. Channel 5 broadcasts 24 hours of children's programmes every week. Milkshake is on air from 0600 - 0915 every weekday and 0600 - 10.00 on Saturday and Sunday.

About Channel 5
Channel 5 launched as Britain's fifth public service channel in March 1997 and has been owned by Viacom International Media Networks since September 2014. Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA and Spike reach 4 in 5 of the UK viewing public each month with a broad mix of popular content for all the family across entertainment, documentaries, sport, drama from the UK and US, films, reality, comedy, children’s and news. My5 is a new service allowing viewers to watch content online for free from Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, and Spike.

* Source: BARB, All Homes, Channel 5 & Kids EPG, Kids 4-9, October 2015 – November 2015.

About Universal Kids
Universal Kids represents the world of NBCUniversal family brands. As a kid-focused ecosystem with great TV content at the center, Universal Kids is programmed for the 2-12 year old audience, with a fresh mix of animated content, unscripted entertainment, and proven international hits. Launched in September 2017 and available in over 59 million homes, Universal Kids is available for kids and families across all platforms, including on air, online, On Demand and via mobile with the Universal Kids app.

About Nevision
Nevision is a creative hub, rooted in the production and financing of quality television and theatrical content for the global market. Launched in 2013, Nevision is an independent production company that originates, produces and facilitates content creation; curating and nurturing a project from inception to exploitation. Nevision exclusively represents an investment group and is able to access deficit funding as required.

The company has a broad slate of series currently in production including: scripted series Keeping Faith with Vox Pictures for S4C and BBC Wales and Alex with SF Studios in Sweden for Viaplay. Nevison’s first feature documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is now available on Netflix globally following its theatrical release last year.

Nevision’s board includes some of the UK’s most experienced and creative business executives including James Cabourne, Neil Zeiger and Nigel Pickard with a string of globally renowned production credits to their names.

Nevision also owns a majority stake in boutique financing and distribution company About Premium Content (APC), with offices in Paris and London.

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"Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" Hindi Theme Song | Episode Opening Credits | Nickelodeon India

3..2..1.. Check out the The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius opening theme song in Hindi!


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X Barks the Spot in PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" coming to Atlanta's Fox Theatre on 6/30 & 7/1!

Official Fox Theatre Press Release via Broadway World Atlanta:

Fox Theatre Presents PAW PATROL LIVE! THE GREAT PIRATE ADVENTURE



All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure," an all-new action-packed, music-filled production based on the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol produced by Spin Master Entertainment. The new live stage show, which follows the heroic pups as they embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure, will visit Atlanta's Fox Theatre for four shows starting on Saturday, June 30 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday, July 1 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Tickets will go on sale Friday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.FoxTheatre.org, by calling 855-285-8499, or at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office. Tickets start at $22.50, plus applicable fees.


Flanked by six puppies and Mayor Goodway (Zakiya Baptiste), fourth from right, Mayor Humdinger (Stephen Harris, wearing hat) and Ryder (Tony Ardolino), both center, act out a scene during Paw Patrol Live! | Credit: VStar Entertainment Group

In PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure," Mayor Goodway is getting everything in shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap'n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it's PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Over land and on the high seas, the pups set out to find the treasure for Mayor Goodway so the celebration can go on. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who's all ears...Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small!


From left, Ryder (Tony Ardolino), Rubble (Jordan Elman) and Chase (Brandon Delsid) perform in a scene during Paw Patrol Live! | Credit: VStar Entertainment Group

PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" follows the first live show PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue," which is currently touring through 2018. PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" includes two acts and an intermission, and incorporates an innovative costume approach to help bring the pups to life on stage as well as their vehicles and packs during the adventure. The performance is interactive, engaging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission!

Tickets: $22.50, $38.50 and $48.50. A limited number of $68.50 Gold Circle and $133.50 V.I.P. (Very Important Pup) Packages* are also available. Additional fees and special offers may apply. *V.I.P. Package features premium show seating, a commemorative lanyard and an after-show Meet & Greet with PAW Patrol Live! walk-around characters. Ticket prices inclusive of a $3.50 facility fee.


Zuma (Jewell Noel), right, works with one of the Mer-pups (played by an unidentified a puppeteer) to try to retrieve keys that have fallen into the water during a scene during Paw Patrol Live! | Credit: VStar Entertainment Group

Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, http://www.foxtheatre.org or by phone at 855-285-8499.

For more information, visit www.pawpatrollive.com, where fans can sign up to receive PAW Patrol Live! Tail Mail with tour updates and other exclusive ticket presale information. Become a fan of PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" at www.facebook.com/pawpatrollive/ and see more visuals from the tour by typing #pawpatrollive on social media. *Citi is the official credit card of the PAW Patrol Live! tours. Citi cardholders can visit www.CitiPrivatePass.com for more information on pre-sale tickets.

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Also, from the Northside Neighbor:

Paw Patrol Live! sailing into Atlanta's Fox Theatre

Paw Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” is coming to the Fox Theatre in Midtown next weekend, and Tony Ardolino could not be more thrilled.

“I’m just so excited to see the kids and how they’re react to the show. I can’t wait to sing along with them,” said Ardolino, who plays Ryder, the main character, in the national touring show. “Every city is different and the different ways the kids witness it, but … I’m interested to see how Atlanta’s going to react to the show.”

Based on “Paw Patrol,” the Canadian animated TV show, the touring live show will have performances at the Fox June 30 and July 1 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.

The TV show debuted in 2013 and airs in the United States on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. It’s about a boy named Ryder who leads a group of rescue puppies who save their community from everyday problems. The show has won 10 honors, including two Canadian Screen Awards.


Tony Ardolino as Ryder in PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Ardolino, a native of Oak Ridge, New Jersey, who graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, has been with the tour since September. He said Paw Patrol Live! stands out because it’s interactive and whisks the audience away to a pirate-themed journey.

“Our show is about the treasure map, so we have all these clues to help the audience find the treasure,” Ardolino said. “It’s so cool. It’s almost like they’re transported to the show, with the pups and Mayor Humdinger. The studio is amazing and the special effects are excellent.”


Matt Lamb, who plays Mayor Humdinger in PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure

Matt Lamb, who plays Mayor Humdinger, agreed.

“What’s great about the live show is it definitely embodies the cartoon that children and their parents watch on a regular basis,” he said. “The same values from the cartoon are also in the live show, with social skills and teamwork and citizenship and problem solving. (For) the children and their parents, it will be like they’re watching a cartoon, but it’s live.

“It’s great to bring this show to life and to have a connection with the audience. It’s really a thrilling sensation to get to do that, to bring … their favorite characters to life. It’s very fulfilling to see the kids’ faces. They’re so happy and excited. Now instead of seeing their favorite characters inside a television set, they’re right there.”

Lamb, who has been with the Paw Patrol Live! since it premiered in 2016, was with the show last year when it stopped in Atlanta. The Pittsburgh native, who attended that city’s Point Park University, said he’s looking forward to his return trip to Georgia’s capital city, where he plans to spend time with two friends living here.

“What’s nice is the venue itself is absolutely astounding. It’s gorgeous,” Lamb said of the Fox. “I’m very fortunate to play that theater … a second time.”

Ardolino, who went to a show at the Fox as a child, said he looks forward to performing in the Egyptian and Spanish-decorated venue that “looks like something out of Arabian Nights.”

“Playing the Fox is huge,” Ardolino said. “I also want to go to the (Atlanta) Botanical. Garden. I am a huge Instagram-er and look forward posting photos of that. I also want to go to the (World of Coke).”

Lamb said all metro Atlantans should come to the show.

“Audiences have enjoyed it since Day 1,” he said. “They’re in for a real treat. … It’s very fulfilling. It’s a real joy to be able to perform these characters for them. It’s been a really great opportunity to be a part of it.”

Tickets start at $22.50, plus applicable fees, and can be purchased at the Fox box office, by calling 855-285-8499 or by visiting www.foxtheatre.org. For more information on the show, visit www.pawpatrollive.com.

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Test Your Loud Family Knowledge w/ the Missing Sister Challenge 🔍 | The Loud House | Nickelodeon

One of the Loud sisters is missing from this video! Can you figure out who it is? Comment below with the missing sister! Catch more of your favorite shows on Nickelodeon! 🔍



Comment below as soon as you know who the missing sister is! 👭

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When Dads Read Bedtime Stories | Rugrats | NickSplat

Tommy and the babies try to stay awake for their dads bedtime stories...



Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on NickSplat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! NickSplat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 11 PM ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #NickSplat!

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Doug Tries Sushi | Doug | Nickelodeon Animation

In celebration of International Sushi Day, Nickelodeon Animation are taking it back to when Doug first tried sushi in the episode "Doug on the Wild Side!" đŸŖ



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Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on NickSplat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! NickSplat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 11 PM ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #NickSplat!

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The Loud House | Crossing the Moat | Legends | Nickelodeon UK

Lincoln enters 'Legends of the Hidden Temple', with his dad, and they're about to cross the moat in this video clip from The Loud House episode "Legends", guest starring Jace Norman and Cooper Barnes from Henry Danger!



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SpongeBob SquarePants | "Texas" Song | German Version | Nickelodeon Deutschland

Listen to Sandy sing about her home of Texas in Deutsch in the Sponge-Tastic video from the SpongeBob Schwammkopf episode "Texas" below!:



From the season 1 episode of the same name. This song is sung by Cathlen Gawlich, who is Sandy's voice actor in the German dub.

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Nella the Princess Knight | ‘Not a Thing to Fear’ Music Video 🐲 | Nick Jr. Global

Join Nella, Garrett, Trinket, and Clod in this sing-along song and learn how to be brave! Nella will show her friends that even a Dragon Cave is not as scary as they think. Looking for more heroic adventures with Nella the Princess Knight? Watch more Nella the Princess Knight videos at nickjr.tv!

Nella, Uma Princesa Corajosa | ‘NÃŖo se assustem mais’ 🐲 | Nick Jr. | Brasil | PortuguÃĒs



Lyrics:

You're a more afraid than you need to be
of the things that you can't see

Take a closer look and you will find
it's only in your mind!

Be bold be brave and don't be scared
don't imagine things that just aren't there

Take a closer look then its crystal clear
there's not a thing to fear!

Find your courage and be strong
don't let your imagination steer you wrong

Take a closer look and it's crystal clear
there's not a thing to fear

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Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Comics Come to Life 🖍️Part 1 | #TurtlesTuesday | Nickelodeon

Can’t wait for the brand-new series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? No problem! Introducing: the official RISE Motion Comic! Watch this comic come to life as the Turtles take on the pot-bellied mutant menace, Meat Sweats!



Will the Turtles stop Meat Sweats? Will April O’Neil get her van back? And most importantly, will Raph save the pizza? Find out next week in the epic conclusion of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Motion Comic!

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return in Nickelodeon's upcoming Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a brand-new 2D-animated series which reimagines the characters in a fresh new way, slated to premiere in September 2018! Visit nick.com and the Nick App to find out more information.

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