Monday, September 30, 2019

Nickelodeon USA Premieres LEGO 'Jurassic World: Legend Of Isla Nublar'

"LEGO® Jurassic World: Legend Of Isla Nublar," Brand-New Animated Mini-Series, Set To Premiere Saturday, Sept. 14, At 11:30 A.M. (ET/PT) On Nickelodeon

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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 21, 2019 -- Universal Brand Development (Universal), the LEGO Group and Nickelodeon have announced the all-new, animated mini-series, LEGO® Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, will debut Saturday, Sept. 14, at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S. The 13-episode CG-animated mini-series, taking place before the events of 2015's blockbuster Jurassic World film, will continue to premiere Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Set in 2012, newly hired animal behaviourist, Owen Grady, and Assistant Manager of Park Operations, Claire Dearing (characters played in the films by Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) and Bryce Dallas Howard, respectively, though both are voiced by different actors for this animated series) team up on Isla Nublar to deal with everything the Jurassic World park throws their way, including runaway dinosaurs, ongoing construction to expand the park, throngs of tourists, unpredictable tropical weather and an impulsive boss!

In LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, there's also a mysterious saboteur with surprising ties to the park's past who is on a quest to find a legendary treasure and destroy Jurassic World forever. What could possibly go wrong? Well…everything.

A prequel to the brand-new mini-series, LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit Part 1 and Part 2, will be available on the Nick App and VOD beginning Sunday, Aug. 25. In The Secret Exhibit, Simon Masrani has an idea for a new attraction that is guaranteed to keep Jurassic World at the forefront of theme park entertainment, but in order for it to succeed, he needs his right-hand can-do problem solver, Claire Dearing, and newcomer Owen Grady, to get a trio of dinosaurs across the park to the new, super-secret exhibit. Unfortunately, delivering the dinosaurs to the new attraction is not as easy as they thought! LEGO Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit is currently airing on Nickelodeon, with Part 2 premiering Saturday, August 24 at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT).

Beginning, Sunday Aug. 25, a sneak peek episode, "Mission Critical," will be available for fans to watch on the Nick App, Nick On Demand and Nickelodeon's YouTube channel.

Building sets inspired by LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar are currently available at retail globally, including Dilophosaurus on the Loose (75934), Baryonyx Face-Off: The Treasure Hunt (75935), Triceratops Rampage (75937) and T. rex vs Dino-Mech Battle (75938).

About Jurassic World
From Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Jurassic World immerses audiences of all ages in a new era of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs and humankind must learn to coexist. Jurassic World is more than a film franchise. At every turn, this $5 billion film series delivers a larger-than-life destination for exploration, discovery, and epic adventure. Dinosaurs live again and they live in Jurassic World.

About Universal Brand Development
Universal Brand Development globally drives expansion of the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. Along with franchise brand management, Universal Brand Development's core businesses include Consumer Products, Games and Digital Platforms, and Live Entertainment based on the company's extensive portfolio of intellectual properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, DreamWorks Animation, and NBCUniversal cable and television. Universal Brand Development is a business segment of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, and part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. For more information, visit

About the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials.

Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough," the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit

LEGO and the LEGO logo are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2019 The LEGO Group

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

From CBC News:

B.C. actor voicing the villain in Lego Jurassic World animated mini-series
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Prince George's William Kuklis is bringing bad guy Dennis Nedry to life
CBC News · Posted: Sep 29, 2019 8:22 PM PT | Last Updated: September 30

William Kuklis, from Prince George, B.C., is thrilled to voice the character of Dennis Nebry in Lego Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar airing now on Nickelodeon. (Facebook/William Kuklis)
The dinosaurs are back and William Kuklis is somewhat responsible.

Kuklis, an actor from Prince George, B.C., is the voice of antagonist Dennis Nedry in the animated mini-series LEGO Jurassic World: Legend of Isla Nublar, which debuted on Nickelodeon Sept. 14. The series is set in an island theme park filled with dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA that audiences first saw in the 1993 blockbuster film Jurassic Park.

Nedry, portrayed by Wayne Knight in the original film, is a computer programmer who accepts bribes to smuggle dinosaur embryos off the island. His meddling leads to several dinosaurs escaping which understandably becomes a bit of a safety risk for other characters.

"You don't want to do a total copy, but you also want to have some of the flavours of the original," said Kuklis about stepping into Knight's role.

Notorious bad guy Dennis Nedry was played by actor Wayne Knight [Catscratch, Tak & the Power of Juju, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, The Penguins of Madagascar, Seinfeld, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Hot in Cleveland] in the 1993 blockbuster live-action film Jurassic Park. (IMDB)
Kuklis is still having a hard time believing he is a part of the Jurassic franchise family.

"I was thinking of me and 50,000 other people auditioning for this part — there is no way I'm getting it," said Kuklis in an interview with CBC's Daybreak North.

But get it he did. And soon he will have his own plastic plaything to prove it.

The characters in the cartoon series are all depicted as Lego figurines, which Kuklis said should hit store shelves soon.

"Lego anything is insane," said Kuklis, who is the father of two kids. "I am going to keep it up high, away from the children."

The 13-episode mini-series will continue to air Saturday mornings at 11:30 a.m. PT on Nickelodeon.

To hear the complete interview with William Kuklis, click on the audio link below:

William Kuklis is a singer-songwriter based out of Prince George, but he's also a voice actor who can be heard Saturday mornings playing the character of Dennis Nedry — first brought to the screen by Wayne Knight — in a new Lego animated miniseries set in the Jurassic World. 7:03


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Originally published: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 18:17 BST.

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