Sunday, September 09, 2018

'The Loud House' Plans to Continue Luna's Bi-Sexual Story Arc

According to GLAAD, the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, there’s been “a significant increase in new family programming which included LGBTQ characters.” Some of them include Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra, which ended with Korra and Asami, two of the shows female characters, embarking on a romantic relationship, with fans endearingly calling the couple 'Korrasami', and the McBride dads on Nickelodeon’s The Loud House. Although progress has been slow, LGBTQ representation in kids TV is getting better.

Avatar Korra and Asami on The Legend of Korra

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly for their From Steven Universe to Voltron: The fight to bring LGBTQ characters to kids' shows article, Michael Rubiner from Nickelodeon's hit animated series The Loud House revealed that he is confident in the progress made. He served as story editor until he took over for showrunner Chris Savino, but he says “there wasn’t any kind of feedback” from the network that he remembers when they introduced Clyde McBride’s two dads or when Luna Loud was revealed to have a crush on a female schoolmate.

Clyde McBride with his parents, Harold and Howard in Nickelodeon's The Loud House

“I do think that as the culture has progressed toward being more and more accepting, it’s easier now than it would have been five years, or certainly 10 years ago,” Rubiner says of incorporating these characters. With the McBrides, he points to a line before their introduction in the episode “Overnight Success” when Lincoln, talking to Clyde on a walkie before their sleepover, says, “Time to make history.”

“We meant the greatest-sleepover-ever history… It was this inside joke where we knew we were making kids animation history,” Rubiner says.

The showrunner reiterates that The Loud House is still a kids show geared towards children between the ages of 6 and 11, so even kisses between members of the opposite sex have to be treated in a certain manner — often times with comedy.

Luna Loud in Nickelodeon's The Loud House

Still, as the show continues its third season ahead of an official fourth on Nickelodeon, Rubiner says there are also plans in place to continue the arc of Luna, who was revealed to be Bi-Sexual when she sent a love letter to a girl named Sam in the episode "L Is for Love". He doesn’t have “any end point in mind for the two of them,” but “with 10 girls in the family,” it seemed natural “to explore one of them being LGBTQ.”

“We’re just taking it one episode at a time and sprinkling things in among the various seasons of the show,” he says. And that is always something to celebrate.

The Loud House was nominated in the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards earlier this year for the shows positive LGBTQ+ representation.

You can read Entertainment Weekly's full article, From Steven Universe to Voltron: The fight to bring LGBTQ characters to kids' shows, which also includes interviews with Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe), Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls), Joaquim Dos Santos (Voltron: Legendary Defender) and Daron Nefcy (Star vs. the Forces of Evil), here on

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Village of Hempstead, NY to Host 8th Annual Nickelodeon Day of Play Event on Saturday, September 22

Hempstead, NY - The Village of Hempstead is inviting kids and families to down their electronics, get up, get out, and play by joining them at their 8th annual Nickelodeon Day of Play, a free event taking place on Saturday, September 22, 2018 12pm-3pm at Kennedy Memorial Park, as part of Nickelodeon's world-renowned Worldwide Day of Play initiative!

The fun-filled family-friendly event encourages children and parents and caregivers to stay active and healthy by putting down their electronic devices and playing outside.

The many activities on the day will include: the Double Dutch rope jump, hula-hooping, dancing, tennis, basketball and soccer games, a kickball contest and more. Free healthy snacks will also be given away.

Official event listing:

Village of Hempstead 8th Annual Nickelodeon Day
Saturday, September 22, 2018

Put down your electronics, get up, get out, and play! Join the Village of Hempstead in participating in Nickelodeon's Annual Day of Play on September 22, 2018 12pm-3pm @ Kennedy Park. Activities include tennis, basketball, a kickball contest, and more! #SHARE #DAYOFPLAY #GETACTIVE #FUNACTIVITIES

Date: September 22, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Kennedy Memorial Park
Address: 335 Greenwich St., Hempstead, NY 11550
Contact: 516-478-6286
Cost: No Fee

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Día del Juego de Nickelodeon

El sábado 22 de septiembre, las familias de Hempstead deben prepararse para una tarde llena de acción cuando la villa participe, por octavo año consecutivo, del Día de Juego de Nickelodeon.

Este evento de diversión familiar alienta a los niños y padres a dejar sus dispositivos electrónicos, mantenerse activos, mantenerse saludables y jugar al aire libre. Entre las actividades más notables se incluirán el salto de doble cuerda holandesa, hula-hoop, baile, tenis, baloncesto, fútbol, ​​un concurso de kickball y más. También se regalarán bocadillos saludables gratis. La diversión comienza a las 12 del mediodía y dura hasta las 3 p.m., en el Kennedy Memorial Park.


Worldwide Day of Play is Nickelodeon's summer-long play campaign, a slime-filled cross-country tour that celebrates all the ways kids love to play.

On the ground, Nickelodeon will celebrate with over 4,000 events hosted by local and national partners including: Afterschool Alliance; Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Girl Scouts of the USA; Kiwanis International’s Builders Club and K-Kids; Laureus Sport for Good; National Fitness Foundation; NFL PLAY 60; Playworks; Police Athletic League; Special Olympics International; The Aspen Institute’s Project Play; The Association of Children’s Museums; US Play Coalition and USA BMX. Additionally, the network will launch two new grant programs in partnership with Laureus Sport for Good and National Fitness Foundation in honor of Worldwide Day of Play’s 15th anniversary.

Nickelodeon will commemorate Worldwide Day of Play on-air on Saturday, September 29 with interstitials featuring cast members from Nick’s hit series I Am Frankie. The interstitials, which highlight the importance of physical play in kids’ lives and encourage them to get outside and get active, will air across all Nickelodeon platforms.

In addition to hosting nationwide grassroots events with its partners, the network will also mark Worldwide Day of Play with the launch of two new grant programs in partnership with Laureus Sport for Good, funding underserved communities’ afterschool programs, and National Fitness Foundation along with DonorsChoose, which will fund in-school activities. Both grant programs aim to bring fitness and play to kids across the country.

In May, Nick kicked off its summer-long play campaign, a slime-filled cross-country tour which visited: Phoenix, Ariz.; St. Louis, Mo.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Houston, TX and Oakland, Calif.; for Worldwide Day of Play events in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix; The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum; the Pittsburgh Steelers; Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Harris County Precinct One; and the After-School All-Stars, the Oakland Athletics and the Oakland A’s Community Fund.

The tour culminates in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on Sept. 15, with Nick teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s Walk for the Kids. The fun-filled event will feature appearances by stars from Nickelodeon’s hit series I Am Frankie, Alex Hook, and Carson Rowland; Nick-themed games and activities; a slime booth; costumed characters; a Nick Radio dance party and more. The network will be joined by longstanding partners including: Canine Companions for Independence; Jr. NBA; KidTribe; MLB “PLAY BALL;” New York Red Bulls; NFL PLAY 60; Peppa Pig and George; Playworks; The Muddy Puddles Project; Tough Mudder’s “Mini Mudder” and USA BMX; and new partner Nike.

Nickelodeon is expanding Worldwide Day of Play’s reach through a new partnership with Mini Mudder, Tough Mudder’s one-mile Mud Run designed for adventure-seeking kids and consists of eight to ten fun and challenging team-focused obstacles. In celebration of Worldwide Day of Play, Mini Mudder will add a brand-new Nickelodeon-themed “Slime” obstacle to its courses, providing kids with the opportunity to be physically active while also having fun.

Nike is a proud partner of Nickelodeon’s 15th annual Worldwide Day of Play.

To find out more about Worldwide Day of Play and Nickelodeon's partners helping bringing the initiative alive for kids all around the US, visit To register a event as a official Worldwide Day of Play event, visit

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Nickelodeon Poland to Premiere 'Knight Squad' on Monday 17th September 2018

Nickelodeon Poland (Polska) will premiere Knight Squad, Nickelodeon's newest live action comedy series, on Monday 17th September 2018 at 17:45! Set at a magical school for knights in training, where two mismatched students form an unlikely alliance to protect each other’s secret and pursue their dreams, new episodes of Knight Squad, locally titled Drużyna Rycerzy in Poland, will continue to air everyday at 17:45 on Nick Polska.

Get ready for an enchanted series full of magic, castles and swords when two mismatched students at Knight School form an unlikely alliance to protect each other's secrets and pursue their dreams to become knights.

There is only one place in the magical land of Astoria where the young and fearless can train to become elite warriors - Knight School! Meet Ciara, the fierce and competitive star student who is hiding a colossal secret - she is the royal princess in disguise! Things only get crazier at school when Arc, a cocky and streetwise outsider, strolls in with a pretty big secret of his own.

This unlikely pair will have to team up if they want to become legendary knights. Teamed with two other students to form the Phoenix Squad, Ciara and Arc hope to outshine the school’s other squads for the honour of one day representing Astoria in battle. But in this fantastical kingdom full of powerful beasts, magical spells, and schoolyard frenemies, that might be harder than they think.

In the first ever episode, "Opening Knight", a rambunctious princess named Ciara and a and a mischievous drifter named Arc discover each other's secret and the two become unlikely partners, banding together to achieve their dream of becoming legendary knights!

Knight Squad stars Owen Joyner (100 Things To Do Before High School) as "Arc," Daniella Perkins (Legendary Dudas, Blurt) as "Ciara," Amarr M. Wooten (American Housewife) as "Warwick," Lexi DiBenedetto (Modern Family) as "Prudence," Lilimar (Bella and the Bulldogs) as "Sage", Kelly Perine (Santa Hunters) as "Sir Gareth"; and Seth Carr as "Fizzwick". Guest stars include: The Thundermans stars Maya Le Clark and Jack Griffo as Brea and Sir Swayze, respectively, and Kira Kosarin; Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn star Lizzy Greene; Tenzing Norgay Trainor as "Jimbo"; and Maria Canals-Barrera (Danny Phantom, The Brothers Garcia) as Saffron.

Picked up for an initial 20 episodes, Knight Squad is created and executive produced by Sean Cunningham and Marc Dworkin, executive producers of The Thundermans, and being produced by Liv and Maddie producers John D. Beck and Ron Hart. Nickelodeon recently renewed Knight Squad for a 10-episode second season.

Knight Squad made its world premiere on Nickelodeon USA in February 2018, and is currently rolling out on Nickelodeon channels and programming blocks globally.

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NickTube: Planet Nickelodeon Video Round-Up | Sunday 9th September 2018

Check out a selection of video clips featuring your favourite Nickelodeon shows and stars from Nickelodeon channels around the world!

Jack Black Reveals He Wants To Make A 'Nacho Libre' Sequel

Jack Black is ready to don the blue-and-red mask once again for a sequel to his wrestling comedy Nacho Libre, which paid loving tribute to the wild and wonderful world of Mexican wrestling (aka Lucha libre)!

The actor, speaking on British talkshow The Jonathan Ross Show, revealed that he wants to make a sequel to his 2006 Nickelodeon Movie Nacho Libre and that he's never given up on returning to the wrestling ring, admitting, “I’ve always wanted to do another Nacho Libre.”

The film, which was written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and Mike White, directed by Jared Hess and produced by Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures, was loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta, a Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador and competed in order to support the orphanage he ran.

Black produced the film with White, David Klawans and Julia Pistor, which went on to gross around $100M worldwide for Paramount Pictures against a budget of $35M. In the film, Black played Ignacio (Nacho), a cook for a Mexican orphanage, who makes his dreams of wrestling superstardom come true when he turns to wrestling after he was robbed for the the tortilla chips he was collecting for the orphans.

Raised in the monastery where he is now the cook, Nacho finds a way to earn money for the holy place by wrestling, even though it is strictly forbidden by the church elders. Naturally, Nacho isn't acting out of purely altruistic measures, as he wishes to help Sister Encarnacion (Ana de la Reguera), a beautiful Mexican nun who has recently arrived at the monastery.

Nacho Libre was Jack Black’s first solo vehicle after Richard Linklater’s School of Rock made him an even bigger star than he already was. It was also director Jared Hess’ follow-up to his break-out indie Napoleon Dynamite.

The Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Kung Fu Panda star has previously expressed his interest in a sequel. In 2006, he said, “I sure hope [there’s a sequel]. I love working with Jared. I think it’s a good bet that we’ll collaborate on something again. Mike had an idea that it would be Nacho goes to Japan, we’ll see though. In October 2009, Jared Hess revealed that Paramount had never approached him about a sequel but that he would “love to work with Black again”.

The three-time Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards host was speaking to Ross, whose show airs on ITV on Saturday evenings, alongside Avengers and Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley and Ocean’s Eight, Elizabeth star Cate Blanchett, as well as Paul Whitehouse, Ray Winstone and Ashley Banjo. The episode airs Saturday night (September 8) at 9.45pm on ITV.

Black is currently on the promotional trail for his spooky child-friendly horror movie The House with a Clock in its Walls. The actor has confirmed that a follow-up to 2006's Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny is happening, and is expected to to reunite with Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan and Kevin Hart for more action and adventure in the sequel to 2017 smash hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

On This Day | iCarly Premiered | Nickelodeon

In 5..4..3..2.. Grab a spaghetti taco and get set for some random dancing - iCarly premiered on Nickelodeon on this day 11 years ago!

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On This Day | Blue's Clues Premiered | Nickelodeon

On this day 22 years ago, Blue's Clues premiered on Nickelodeon!

If you don't remember "MAIL TIME" song*, you're lying 📬 What's your favorite song from Blue's Clues? 🐶💙 * or the "Post Time" song in the UK. ;)

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Earmouse and Bottle | Full Short by Brian Morante | Nickelodeon Animated Shorts

It's Earmouse and Bottle's lucky day! They get back at an old, bully wizard; they crash his date, steal his wand and score an extra large cheeseburger, too in Earmouse and Bottle, another one of Nickelodeon's awesome Animated Shorts, created by Brian Morante.

Earmouse and Bottle was selected as a finalist in the 2013 edition of Nickelodeon's world renowned Animated Shorts Program, and features the voices of:

David Hornsby (Welcome to the Wayne, The Goldbergs, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as Earmouse; Thomas Middleditch (Fun Size, Rick & Morty, Beavis and Butt-Head) as Bottle; and J.P. Manoux (Big Time Rush, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Veep, Community, Just Shoot Me!, Caroline in the City) as Wizard.

Watch lots more animated shorts from the Nickelodeon Global Animated Shorts Program on the official Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Facebook page and on the Nick Animation YouTube channel!

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#BackToSchool 🚌 Totally EPIC & Absolutely sick Guide ft. SpongeBob, Henry Danger & More! | Nickelodeon

Back to school season is here again! 🎒 Clear those summer cobwebs out of your brain by brushing up on your back to school buzzwords as Nick zips through Nickelodeon's A to Z rundown of all the highs, lows, inside-outs, upside-downs, and in-betweens of starting up your fall semester. ✏️

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The Double Challenge Bowl ft. JoJo Siwa, Lizzy Greene & More! | Nickelodeon

Two bowls sure make for one hilarious challenge – it’s the Double Challenge Bowl! Get ready to bowl over with laughter as you watch your favorite Nick stars (JoJo Siwa, Riele Downs, Lizzy Greene, Breanna Yde, Ricardo Hurtado and Lilimar) perform some truly head-turning challenges you’ll just have to see to believe. Think YOU’RE up for the challenge? Grab some friends and try this at home! What challenge was your favorite? Catch more of your favorite shows on Nickelodeon!

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Top 13 Dawn & Mae BFF Moments! 👯 | Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn | Nickelodeon

Dawn and Mae are inseparable! From sharing super sleepover secrets to jumping out of a plane! How many best friends can say that?! Check out Dawn and Mae’s Top 13 BFF moments and don’t forget to catch more of your favorite shows on Nickelodeon!

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Drake Bell's Advice to Aspiring Musicians and Actors | Speech Bubble w/Butch Hartman

Drake Bell gives acting and musical advice to aspiring creatives - with Butch Hartman and Jace Diehl in this highlight from the Speech Bubble podcast.

Butch Hartman (creator of Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy and Bunsen Is a Beast on Nickelodeon) hosts Speech Bubble with the Robin to his Batman, Jace Diehl! Topics range from cartoons to movies to what Butch had for lunch yesterday. No matter what he talks about, it’s always guaranteed to be awesome!

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PAW Patrol | Pup Tales | Music Video #1

Grab your ukulele and hula dance along with Mayor Goodway’s “Luau in Adventure Bay”! Watch the pups and their friends boogie down and boogie board as they have fun in the summer sun. Surf’s up!

No job is too big, no pup is too small! The PAW Patrol pups are ready to save the day.. and you can help them! Catch full episodes on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and the Nick Jr. App!

No job is too big, no pup is too small! The PAW Patrol pups are ready to save the day.. and you can help them!

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Meet Nia! - Big World! Big Adventures! + Too Hot For Thomas - Full Episode Compilation | Thomas & Friends

Meet Nia! | Big World! Big Adventures! | Thomas & Friends

Meet Nia! I first met her in Africa, during my world tour. She always said two engines are better than one.

Thomas & Friends ⭐Too Hot For Thomas ☀️⭐Full Episode Compilation ⭐Classic Thomas & Friends UK ⭐

It’s a hot summer day and the ice-cream lady has run out of ice-cream! Thomas must collect more ingredients but rushes to get his jobs done, spilling cocoa beans on the tracks. Eventually, Thomas arrives at the seaside to hear children cheering for him and his ice-cream!

Thomas & Friends season 22, "Big World! Big Adventures!" is airing now on Milkshake! in the UK and on Nickelodeon USA!

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Nickelodeon News Bytes - Sunday 9th September 2018

NickALive!'s pick of Nickelodeon news, highlights and more from around the internet!: