Saturday, June 22, 2019

Eugenio Derbez, Ken Jeong and Melissa Joan Hart Join Cast of Nickelodeon’s All-New Animated Series 'The Casagrandes', Premiering October 2019

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Eugenio Derbez, Ken Jeong and Melissa Joan Hart Join Cast of Nickelodeon’s All-New Animated Series The Casagrandes, Premiering October 2019

Nick Greenlights Season Five of Animated Hit The Loud House with 26-Episode Pick-up

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BURBANK, Calif.-May 7, 2019-Eugenio Derbez (Overboard), Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken) and Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) have joined the cast of Nickelodeon’s upcoming original animated series The Casagrandes, which tells the story of the Casagrandes, a big, loving and multi-generational family living together in the city. A companion to the Emmy Award-winning, The Loud House, the new 2D-animated series highlights the culture, humor, and love of growing up in a multi-generational Mexican-American family. The series is set to debut October 2019 on Nickelodeon.

The Casagrandes highlights the humorous stories and moments of daily life that every kind of family can relate to, and we’re thrilled to have Eugenio, Melissa and Ken on board to make these characters as relatable and funny as can be,” said Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon. “Nickelodeon will also continue to dive deeper into the characters’ lives in The Loud House, a proven hit with our audience, with a brand-new fifth season.”

Said Derbez: “When I was approached to be part of The Casagrandes, it was an easy yes. It’s culturally specific but will appeal to any kid. It’s outrageous and funny and has heart. This is what a LatinX kid show should look like, big fun and mainstream with some Latin spice. I’m grateful to Nickelodeon for asking me to be a part of it.”

Said Hart: “I will finally be a hero in my own home now that I get to be a part of The Casagrandes animated show. My boys have been huge fans of The Loud House and this is the first project of mine they are truly excited to see.”

In The Casagrandes, Derbez lends his voice as Dr. Santiago, a physician living and working in Peru, who is Ronnie Anne and Bobby’s father; Jeong voices Mr. Stanley Chang, a friendly and patient train conductor; and Hart voices Mrs. Becca Chang, a quirky, smart and funny zoologist and wife to Stanley.

Izabella Alvarez (Westworld) voices the title role of 11-year-old Ronnie Anne, joining Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) who continues to lend his voice as Bobby. Additional new cast members include Leah Mei Gold (Legion) as 12-year-old Sid Chang, Ronnie Anne’s new friend, and Lexi Sexton as Adelaide Chang, Sid’s 6-year-old little sister.

In The Casagrandes, Ronnie Anne’s new life promises to be an adventure, especially now that she lives under one roof with her grandparents, aunt, uncle, cousins, and a sass-talking parrot. As if that weren’t enough excitement, she lives over the family-run Mercado, which is a gathering place for everyone in the neighborhood.

Derbez, Jeong and Hart will portray these new characters alongside: Carlos Alazraqui (The Fairly OddParents) as Carlos, Roxana Ortega (The League) as Frida, Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids) as Carlota, Jared Kozak (Born this Way) as CJ, Alex Cazares (The Boss Baby: Back in Business) as Carl; Ruben Garfias (East Los High) as Hector, “Abuelo;” Sonia Manzano (Sesame Street) as Rosa, “Abuela;” and Sumalee Montano (Nashville) as Maria.

Nickelodeon has also greenlit a fifth season (26 episodes) of The Loud House, where big changes are on the horizon. In season five, Lincoln and his friends’ graduate elementary school and face new challenges and adventures as they tackle the trials and tribulations of middle school, each sister moves up a grade and Lori decides if she’s ready to leave home for college. The new season will also showcase holiday themed episodes, introduce new characters, locations and more.

Season four of The Loud House kicks-off Monday, May 27, at 1:00 p.m. (ET/PT) with a special half-hour episode dedicated to the Casagrande family. In The Loud House featuring The Casagrandes, “Friended!” Ronnie Anne makes friends with Sid, a girl whose family wants to rent the apartment upstairs. When it looks like another couple might get it first, the girls resort to sabotage to dissuade them. Season four premieres continue Monday, June 10, through Thurs., June 13, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) and Monday, June 17, through Thurs., June 20, at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

The Casagrande family was first introduced in the The Loud House special, “The Loudest Mission: Relative Chaos.” The family appeared throughout the third season of The Loud House and have a five-episode arc coming up in season four, with crossover episodes also planned in season five. The Loud House debuted May 2016 and centers on 11-year-old Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters as he gives an inside look at what it takes to survive the chaos of a huge family.

The Loud House is currently executive produced by Mike Rubiner (KaBlam!). Karen Malach serves as producer and Kyle Marshall is supervising producer. The Casagrandes is also executive produced by Rubiner, with Malach as producer. Award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz (Coco) serves as a cultural consultant and consulting producer and Alan Forman is supervising producer.

Mr. Stanley Chang (voiced by Ken Jeong) in The Casagrandes

Mrs. Becca Chang (voiced by Melissa Joan Hart) in The Casagrandes

Dr. Santiago (voiced by Eugenio Derbez) in The Casagrandes

Ronnie Anne (voiced by Izabella Alvarez) in The Casagrandes

Melissa Joan Hart. Photo Credit: Izabella_Alvarez

Ken Jeong

Eugenio Derbez. Photo Credit: Oscar Ponce

Izabella Alvarez

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Update (6/22) - YTV has unveiled new The Casagrandes art, including a bigger look at the logo!:

Update (5/25) - The award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz (Coco), who is serving as a cultural consultant and consulting producer on the series, has announced that Jorge Gutierrez, the creator of Nickelodeon's mid-noughties animated series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, will be a guest star on The Casagrandes! In addition to guest starring on The Casagrandes, Gutierrez also voices a villain named Ghostbear on Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Update (5/9) - Michelle C. Bonilla has revealed that she'll be voicing Mrs. Flores, a recurring character who lives in the Casagrandes' building, in The Casagrandes! Additionally, The Loud House voice director Lisa Schaffer has also announced that she's also working on The Casagrandes!

The news comes on the heels of The Loud House winning two Daytime Emmys over the weekend, for Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program and Outstanding Children’s Animated Series.

Melissa Joan Hart got her start on Nickelodeon's hit '90s series Clarissa Explains It All.

Eugenio Derbez will star as Alejandro, a mysterious jungle inhabitant in Paramount Players and Nickelodeon Movies' upcoming live-action Dora the Explorer movie, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, released summer 2019.

Ken Jeong currently stars in Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies hit film, Wonder Park.

Update (6/20) - Melissa Joan Hart (Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) recently talked about joining the voice cast of The Casagrandes with!

“It’s really awesome to be back on the network,” Hart told of The Casagrandes, which will premiere in October. “It’s so exciting.”

Hart also revealed that her family are big fans of The Loud House and Henry Danger, and regularly watch them in the mornings before school as part of their morning routine!

"[...] I get myself a cup of tea and since the other two kids don’t have to be at school for another hour at 8:45 [one of Hart's sons has to be at school at 7:45], we’ll usually finish up homework from the night before. Or we watch shows like The Loud House or Henry Danger on Nickelodeon."

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Originally published: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 5:55pm BST.

Additional sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Anime Superhero Forum /@SweetShop209.
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