Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Meet Dee Bradley Baker, the Voice Actor Behind Hollywood’s Monsters and Creatures | Great Big Story

Meet the Voice Actor Behind Hollywood’s Monsters and Creatures | Great Big Story


Close your eyes for just a second. Is that a dinosaur we hear? A turkey? A baby baboon? No, it’s all Dee Bradley Baker, a voice actor known for Hollywood’s monsters, creatures and animals. You may have enjoyed his vocal stylings as Perry the Platypus on Phineas and Ferb, Klaus the Fish on American Dad or Daffy Duck on Space Jam. Or maybe you’re a fan of Olmec on Legends of the Hidden Temple or Squidward’s arch-rival Squilliam Fancyson on SpongeBob SquarePants. I could go on and on. Baker invites us into the recording studio to watch him at work. Wait ‘til you see how he uses his nose.

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The Netflix Debut of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Sends Fans Flocking to 'Leaves From The Vine'

General Iroh sings the song in an emotional moment of the show’s second season.


Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series, Avatar: the Last Airbender, arrived on Netflix over the weekend 15 years after its television debut. So far, it’s elicited an enthusiastic reception from fans - becoming the number-one property on the streaming platform within days. That interest has even translated on Genius, where pageviews for the song “Leaves From The Vine (Little Soldier Boy)” from the show’s second season have spiked.

The song averaged 475 pageviews per day over the past month, but saw daily totals climb rapidly starting last Friday, May 15, when Avatar made its Netflix debut. By Sunday, May 17, it earned nearly 1,500 pageviews. Tuesday, May 19 saw its highest total yet, with 2,750 in one day. It looks poised to do even more in the coming days as more fans work their way through the series.

“Leaves From The Vine” appears in “The Tales of Ba Sing Se,” the 15th episode in Avatar’s second season. General Iroh sings it while memorializing his son, Lu Ten. Iroh’s son died in an attempt to siege the Earth Kingdom city of Ba Sing Se, leading a demoralized Iroh to withdraw his troops from battle. The decision ultimately cost him the throne of the Fire Nation.

The lyrics, which are meant to be a children’s nursery rhyme in the Fire Nation, speak to family and loss:

Leaves from the vine
Falling so slow
Like fragile tiny shells
Drifting in the foam
Little soldier boy
Come marching home
Brave soldier boy
Comes marching home

While far from the only song in the Avatar universe, it holds a special significance for fans. Mako Iwamatsu, the voice actor who played Iroh, passed away from esophageal cancer before completing his work on the show, and “Leaves From the Vine” doubles as a tribute to him.

Greg Baldwin, the voice actor who took over the role of Iroh from Mako, explained back in March that out of respect, he will never perform the song:


Although the song is sung by Mako, Baldwin did have to re-record one line for the episode:


Relive Iroh singing “Leaves From The Vine (Little Soldier Boy)” below, and make sure to watch Avatar: the Last Airbender on Netflix.


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'The Casagrandes' Supervising Director Miguel Puga to Co-Host 'LatinX in Animation' Masterclass for LALIFF Connect 2020

The Latino Film Institute has announced the exciting news that Miguel Puga, a Supervising Director and Creative Producer on Nickelodeon Animation Studio's popular animated series The Casagrandes will be co-hosting a Masterclass as part of the institute's LALIFF Connect 2020 program, which will this year be held virtually due to the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The Masterclass will take place on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 1 PM – 2 PM PDT.


The synopsis for the Masterclass is: "LatinX in Animation: A Masterclass with Head of Story of Connected at Sony Pictures Animation Guillermo Martinez, Co-Producer at Walt Disney Animation Studios Yvett Merino, and Creative Producer of The Casagrandes at Nickelodeon Animations Studio Miguel Puga".

Details

LALIFF Connect
LatinX in Animation: A Masterclass
LALIFF: https://latinofilm.org
LXiA: https://latinxinanimation.org

Join LatinX in Animation as we host Latinx Creators, Artists, and Producers. Moderated by Carlos Aguilar, we will discuss the influences behind these talented artists, writers, producers, and creators, and how their unique perspectives have influenced their projects.

Carlos Aguilar
Film & TV Writer
Originally from Mexico City, Carlos Aguilar was chosen as one of 6 young film critics to partake in the first Roger Ebert Fellowship organized by RogerEbert.com, the Sundance Institute and Indiewire in 2014. Aguilar’s work has appeared in prestigious publications such as Los Angeles Times, The Wrap, Indiewire, Vulture, RogerEbert.com, MovieMaker Magazine, Remezcla, Filmmaker Magazine, Variety Latino, Slate, Bustle, Americas Quarterly, among others. He is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
Besides his work in journalism, Aguilar regularly works as a screener for the Sundance Film Festival and a screenplay reader for Sundance’s Screenwriters Lab. Carlos Aguilar has also been on the jury at renowned festivals such the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Outfest Los Angeles, Aspen Shortsfest, and the Los Angeles Indian Film Festival.

Andrea Fernández
Art Director, The Cuphead Show!
Netflix Animation
Andrea Fernández is a Latinx artist and creator with experience working in animation and publishing. She is currently the Art Director on Netflix's upcoming animated series, The Cuphead Show! Previously, Andrea provided Art Direction for Warner Bros' animated series Unikitty!, airing now on Cartoon Network She has also served as the Co-Creative Director of the breakout toy company GoldieBlox, recrafting the brand's entire visual style and overhauling the characters, toy designs and story. She has provided IP development, art direction and illustration for Disney, Mattel, Penguin Publishing, Nick Jr and many more.

Guillermo Martinez
Head of Story, Connected
Sony Pictures Animation
Guillermo Martinez currently serves as head of story on Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming original feature comedy “Connected,” slated for theatrical release on October 23, 2020.

Prior to joining Sony Pictures Animation, Martinez served as a story artist at Laika Studios on “Kubo and the Two Strings” and “Missing Link.”

Martinez’s additional credits include storyboard artist and writer on the Cartoon Network series “We Bare Bears.” Also at Cartoon Network, he developed a short film for the show “Clarence".

Martinez was born and raised in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, and earned his bachelors in design at the Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan, Puerto Rico before attending Academy of Art University for his masters. He currently lives in Culver City with his wife, daughter, and two plants.

Yvett Merino
Co-Producer
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Yvett Merino first came to Walt Disney Animation Studios 20 years ago and has worked in a variety of production capacities over the years on some of the most popular animated features of all-time. Among her most recent credits, she served as Production Manager on the Academy Award®-winning feature, “Big Hero 6” (2014), as well as on the Oscar®-nominated 2016 release, “Moana.” Launching her Disney Animation career in the Technology department, she moved into the world of Production as a supervisor on “Tangled.” She went on to work with the Stereo team on “Lion King 3D,” and with the Technical Animation, Effects and Lighting departments on “Wreck-It Ralph.” She is currently working as a Co-Producer on a feature film in development.

Merino lives in Los Angeles with her family. She holds an MBA from Loyola Marymount University and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Miguel Puga
Creative Producer, The Casagrandes
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Miguel Puga is the creative producer for Nickelodeon’s animated series, The Casagrandes, an original spinoff of the Emmy Award-winning series, The Loud House. As creative producer, Puga works to oversee the storyboard team and directs many of the episodes.

Puga is a graduate of the Art Institute of Los Angeles, and has worked on Nick’s hit animated series The Loud House since season one. He helped to shape and define the Casagrandes family from their very first appearance in The Loud House, “Relative Chaos,” as storyboard supervisor. Puga has worked as a storyboard director, storyboard artist, development artist and character designer on series, including Futurama, Gravity Falls and The Fairly Odd Parents.

LALIFF Connect 2020, will will be held between May 5 – 31st, will include feature films, short films, episodics, masterclasses and musical performances — all of which will be available through LALIFF’s website for free. For more information, please visit http://www.latinofilm.org.

The Casagrandes follows the adventures of a multi generational Mexican-American family and is a spinoff of the Emmy Award-winning The Loud House. The Casagrandes tells the story of 11-year-old Ronnie Anne, who moves to the city with her mom and older brother to live with their big, loving family: The Casagrandes.

About LALIFF

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) is a premiere international event dedicated to showcasing the entirety of human experience from the Latino perspective, whether through film, television, digital, music, art, or any other vehicle, regardless of platform. LALIFF is presented by the Latino Film Institute (LFI), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to showcase, strengthen, and celebrate the richness of Latino lives through the audio-visual event. LFI develops, activates, and supports artists, creators, and executives through pathways and platforms for the expression and appreciation of their work.

For more information and updates on LALIFF visit www.latinofilm.org.

For more information on the Youth Cinema Project visit www.youthcinemaproject.org.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Releases The Loud House “Really Loud Music” Digital Album!

Originally published: Thursday, April 16, 2020.

H/T: BE Latina.
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May 2020 on Nickelodeon Central and Eastern Europe: Blue's Clues & You! | SpongeBob | Blaze + More

Below is a round-up of Nickelodeon Central and Eastern Europe's (CEE) programming highlights for May 2020!


More Highlights:

April 2020 on: Nickelodeon CEE | Nick Jr. CEE | Nicktoons CEE

May 2020 on: Nick Jr. CEE | Nicktoons CEE

All times CET; Unless otherwise noted, localised episode titles are Hungarian.

--- This May, Nickelodeon Central and Eastern Europe will be premiering:

Kids' Choice Awards 2020 - Ünnepeljünk együtt (kids' Choice Awards 2020 Celebrate Together)

- 2020-05-23 12:00
- 2020-05-24 17:00 - ismétlés

-- A brand new episode of Blue's Clues & You!

- 2020-05-02 05:55 1x10 Growing with Blue

"Blue's Clues & You!" is locally titled "Azúrkék nyomok és te" in Hungary and "Pe urmele lui Blues" in Romania.

-- A brand new episode of The Loud House:

- 2020-05-01 15:40 4x12a Stall Monitor

"The Loud House" is locally titled "A Lármás család" in Hungary and "Casa Loud" in Romania.

-- Brand new season 5 episodes of Blaze and the Monster Machines! (new season; channel premiere):

- 2020-05-09 05:55 5x02 AJ to the Rescue
- 2020-05-10 05:55 5x03 The Trophy Chase
- 2020-05-16 05:55 5x01 The Island of Lost Treasure
- 2020-05-17 05:55 5x04 Babysitting Heroes
- 2020-05-23 05:55 5x05 Abra-Ka-Pickle!

"Blaze and the Monster Machines" is locally titled "Láng és a szuperverdák" in Hungary and "Blaze şi maşinile uriaşe" in Romania.

-- Brand new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants!:

- 2020-05-16 15:25 12x25 Escape From Beneath Glove World

"SpongeBob SquarePants" is locally titled "SpongyaBob Kockanadrág" in Hungary and "SpongeBob Pantaloni Pătraţi" in Romania.

-- Special marathons:

- 2020-05-02 13:00-15:50 SpongyaBob Kockanadrág-maraton
- 2020-05-03 16:35-19:20 SpongyaBob Kockanadrág-maraton
- 2020-05-09 13:00-17:20 Love is in the Air (Szerelem a levegőben)
- 2020-05-10 16:35-20:00 Love is in the Air (Szerelem a levegőben)
- 2020-05-16 12:30-15:50 SpongeBob's Great Escapes (SpongyaBob nagy szökései)
- 2020-05-17 15:40-19:10 SpongeBob's Great Escapes (SpongyaBob nagy szökései)
- 2020-05-25 16:40-18:25 - 2020-05-29 16:40-18:25 The Loud House: Team Lincoln (A Lármás család: Lincoln-csapat)
- 2020-05-31 12:30-17:20 Children's Day (Gyereknap)

-- A selection of Nickelodeon Original Movies and specials every Sunday at 11:20 throughout the month, replayed the following Saturday at 11:20:

- Sunday 3rd May 2020: Legends of the Hidden Temple (A titkos templom legendái)
- Sunday 10th May 2020: Bixler High Private Eye (Zöldfülű magánszimat)
- Sunday 17th May 2020: One Crazy Cruise (Egy észvesztő hajóút)
- Sunday 24th May 2020: Blurt! (Ne szólj szám!)
- Sunday 31st May 2020: The Fairly OddParents: A Fairly Odd Summer (Tündéri keresztszülők csodálatos nyaralása)

More Nick: Nickelodeon Launches #KidsTogether--A Global Prosocial Initiative to Help Kids and Families Stay Informed and Engaged With Activities; Noggin to be Offered Free to Kids in Need in Partnership with National Head Start Association and First Book

Májusi; új évad, csatornapremier; Filmek, különkiadások májusban:
- minden vasárnap 11:20-kor, ismétlés minden szombaton 11:20-kor.


Originally published: Sunday, April 12, 2020.

Original source: Mentrum; Additional source: Google Translate.
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Nickelodeon Romania to Air 'Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together' on Saturday 23rd May 2020

Update (20/5) - Nickelodeon România is set to premiere Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together, a show packed with stars, surprises and slime – hosted by Victoria Justice (Victorious, Zoey 101, Fun Size) – on Saturday 23rd May 2020 at 13:00, with an encore airing on Sunday 24th May 2020 at 18:00. With kids having cast millions of votes for their favorite celebrities, movies, games and more, this year’s virtually produced show will reveal the winners through some of the most creative orange-blimp acceptances in KCA history.



Nickelodeon Hungary to Air 'Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together' on Saturday 23rd May 2020

Update (20/5) - Nickelodeon Hungary (Magyarország) is set to premiere Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together, a show packed with stars, surprises and slime – hosted by Victoria Justice (Victorious, Zoey 101, Fun Size) – on Saturday 23rd May 2020 at 12:00, with an encore airing on Sunday 24th May 2020 at 17:00. With kids having cast millions of votes for their favorite celebrities, movies, games and more, this year’s virtually produced show will reveal the winners through some of the most creative orange-blimp acceptances in KCA history.


Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand to Premiere 'It’s Pony' on Monday 1st June 2020

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand to Debut Brand-New Animated Series, It’s Pony on Monday 1st June 2020
Rosario Dawson, Kal Penn and Bobby Moynihan Give Voices to the
Comedic Adventures of Unlikely but Loyal Best Friends

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Life is more exciting, fun, and unpredictable with a pony, as seen in Nickelodeon’s new original animated series It’s Pony, premiering on Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand on Monday 1st June 2020 at 4:00pm (AEDT)! The 20-episode series follows the comedic adventures of Annie and her best friend, who just so happens to be an enthusiastic, unpredictable, and carefree pony. Following its premiere, new episodes of It’s Pony will continue to air weekdays at 4:00pm (AEDT) on Nick AU/NZ.

The series stars Jessica DiCicco (Adventure Time) as Annie, an optimistic and determined farm girl living in the city with her family and best friend Pony; Josh Zuckerman (Strange Angel) as Pony, who is naïve and impulsive, but loves Annie more than anything; Abe Benrubi (E.R.) as Dad, who treats Pony as a nuisance, but recognizes the special bond he shares with Annie; and India de Beaufort (All Hail King Julien) as Mom, who loves Annie and Pony’s relationship and always has a new project in the works.

Additional cast members bringing characters to life include: Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) as Annie’s friend Fred; Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Annie’s friend Brian; Rosario Dawson (Rent) as Annie’s school principal Ms. Ramiro; Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) as the landlord Mr. Pancks; Megan Hilty (Smash) as the too-obsessed-with-Pony friend Beatrice; Yvette Nicole Brown (Drake & Josh, Victorious) as Mrs. Dunscomb; Grey Griffin (Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, The Loud House, El Tigre, Wow Wow Wubbzy, As Told by Ginger, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Mighty B!, Rugrats, The Simpsons) as Henrietta; John DiMaggio (Sanjay and Craig, The Loud House, Futurama, Adventure Time) as Dave the Sewer Worker and Tomatopalooza Judge; and Dee Bradley Baker (SpongeBob SquarePants, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Gravity Falls, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Dog.


Throughout the season, the series will explore the everyday life and hijinks of two best friends whose optimism and enthusiasm turn any situation from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether making an epic quest down the street to mail a letter, heroically saving the local playground with a bake sale, or simply getting a haircut, Pony and Annie always stick together because life is better as a pair.

Created by Ant Blades, It’s Pony is inspired by a short from Nickelodeon’s 2015 International Animated Shorts Program.

It’s Pony made its world debut on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday, January 18, 2020, and will roll-out internationally on Nickelodeon channels worldwide from April 2020.

Online at nick.com.au, fans can find out more about the show and watch short-form video clips from the series. Fans can also like the official Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand Facebook page and follow Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram for the latest Nick news, highlights and videos.

More Nick: ViacomCBS Renews Distribution Agreement with Foxtel in Australia; To Launch Nick Music Channel!

Originally published: Sunday, May 10, 2020.

Schedule source: The Official Foxtel Australia TV Guide.
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Nickelodeon Debuts First Footage of Iconic Green Slime in Space | KCA 2020

As it turns out, what "you can't do (that) on television" on Earth, you can do in outer space.

Nickelodeon, the number-one network for kids that that made green slime its trademark after it was first introduced on the 1980's comedy show You Can't Do That on Television, used its annual Kids' Choice Awards broadcast on Saturday, May 2, 2020 to premiere the first footage of its brightly-hued goo floating in microgravity.

A bag of Nickelodeon green slime floats above Earth inside the Cupola aboard the International Space Station. (Nickelodeon)

Nickelodeon Launches 'Slime In Space: A Virtual Field Trip'

Nickelodeon worked with astronauts to test out slime in space! The result is a virtual field trip complete with activities for teachers and parents to share with their students.


A bag of Nickelodeon green slime floats above Earth inside the Cupola aboard the International Space Station. (Nickelodeon)

What happens when you send Nickelodeon slime to space? That pressing question was exactly what a group of NASA astronauts set out to answer, and now Nickelodeon wants you and your kids to come along for the ride! This free 15-minute virtual field trip will take kids 250 miles above earth to the International Space Station. There, they will learn along with the astronauts as they demonstrate how slime reacts in a microgravity environment compared to how water reacts in the same environment.


Watch the virtual field trip now on https://nickcommunity.com/sis - It's truly out of this world and a fantastic (wonderfully messy) way to learn!


You'll see just how far slime will travel when shot out of a giant syringe, and what happens when you pop a slime balloon in an environment where liquids are weightless. Will it float? Will it plop to the ground and make a huge mess? We'll find out! A favorite moment is when the astronauts play ping pong with floating balls of slime! Who doesn't want to watch astronauts play slime ping pong in space?!

Along the way, kids will be introduced to key vocabulary terms like viscosity and hypothesis and learn about non-Newtonian fluids in a way that's easy to understand.


Meanwhile back on Earth, host Nick Uhas, scientist Rihana Mungin, and a group of young students try to reproduce several of the slime demonstrations that the astronauts perform, and compare the two. They learn important scientific concepts and create an awesome green slime mess along the way. Comparing how slime and water squirt out of syringes or the difference between the splat of a water balloon and a slime balloon is science your students will remember!

Who should watch the virtual field trip? Anyone who loves science, space, and slime!

Classroom Resources


Teachers and parents can show the field trip on its own or use the teaching materials and printables available on the resources tab of Nickelodeon's Slime in Space hub. These guides were created with grades 3-5 in mind but are easily adaptable to other ages.

The teacher’s guide to the virtual field trip includes pre- and post-viewing activities for students, relevant scientific terms, and extension ideas. These activities help reinforce the lessons learned in the virtual field trip and help students gain a deeper understanding of the scientific process, microgravity, force, and viscosity.

Teachers can apply for the Slime in Space: A Virtual Field Trip Teaching Guide at https://www.weareteachers.com.

Learn more about the International Space Station by downloading this poster.

Track and view the station from your home by visiting the Spot the Station site.


Organized by the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory, the Slime in Space voyage, or "Non-Newtonian Fluids in Microgravity," project was aimed at creating educational videos and other content to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts to Nickelodeon's target audience, elementary and middle school students.

"Slime is a non-Newtonian fluid, a material in which its viscosity (resistance to flow) changes based on the amount of shear stress applied to it — for example, through squeezing or stirring," explained the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), the non-profit organization that manages the National Lab for NASA.

Packaged in its own specially-labeled "Slime Bag," the green fluid launched aboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft with other science experiments and supplies for the space station's Expedition 61 crew in July 2019.

Since the early days of human spaceflight, astronauts have reported delight while observing the behavior of liquids in microgravity, from water blobs to quickly-decarbonated soda balls. It has not been all for fun, though, as past experiments have helped improve the design of fuel tanks and microfluidic devices for medical applications.

In addition to filming the slime experiment for Nickelodeon using traditional video cameras, the demonstration was also captured using a virtual reality (VR) 360-degree camera.

Nickelodeon gave viewers a sneak peek of Slime in Space during Kids’ Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together on Saturday, May 2.

More Nick: 'The Astronauts' - Nickelodeon Debuts First Trailer for New Live-Action Series Premiering Fall 2020!

Originally published: Tuesday, May 05, 2020 at 21:37 BST.
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The Science of Slime in Space: Examining Liquid Behavior in Microgravity | Nickelodeon

In an aweslime article for the ISS360: The ISS National Lab Blog, Portland State University's Mark Weislogel and Rihana Mungin, who were involved in designing the in-orbit science demonstrations for Nickelodeon’s Slime in Space project onboard the ISS National Lab, talk about sending Nickelodeon's iconic green slime into space!

The Science of Slime in Space: Examining Liquid Behavior in Microgravity


Nickelodeon's Slime in Space in the cupola of the ISS. MEDIA CREDIT: Image courtesy of NASA

Mark Weislogel, Portland State University professor in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Rihana Mungin, Portland State University mechanical engineering graduate research assistant, were involved in designing the in-orbit science demonstrations for Nickelodeon’s Slime in Space project onboard the ISS National Lab.

Nickelodeon wants to do what? Slime an astronaut? On the International Space Station? You know that will take liters of slime, right? You know the slime won’t behave like you expect, right? You know they’re not going to let you make a mess, right?

This was our initial reaction to Nickelodeon’s Slime in Space project onboard the International Space Station (ISS). But then we thought—while the idea of sliming an astronaut in space might be fun, sending such a large amount of highly viscous liquid to the space station is so unique, you’d be nuts not to try to learn as much as you can about it. So behind the scenes, that’s exactly what we tried to do.

Studying Slime in Space

We asked the astronauts on the ISS to perform a variety of demonstrations with the slime that would provide scientific data for comparison with predictions from theories about liquid behavior in a low-gravity environment. We are always looking for “limiting cases” with which to benchmark our numerical and theoretical analyses, and slime establishes a certain “viscous limit.” Fortunately for us, NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Drew Morgan and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano were excited about exploring the limits.


European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano does a science demonstration using Nickelodeon's Slime in Space and super-hydrophobic paddles.
MEDIA CREDIT: Image courtesy of NASA

Despite working and living in space onboard ISS for nearly 20 years now, our collective understanding of how liquids behave in orbit remains rather limited. Gravity makes handling liquids easy, or maybe we’re just used to it since we’ve had billions of hours of practice. In microgravity, however, liquid management is incredibly difficult. When you take away gravity, bubbles no longer rise, droplets no longer fall, and equipment that involves liquid—such as boilers, condensers, plant watering systems, blenders, or even beakers—do not work.

So how can we keep learning more about liquids in space? Our answer is to play with liquids in space as much as possible. Slime is a liquid, and Nickelodeon sent it to the ISS, so we played with it!

The Science Behind the Slime

Slime and water share similar liquid properties, such as density, contact angle, and surface tension, but the viscosity of the slime sent to the ISS is approximately 20,000 times greater than water. The slime, along with a set of super-hydrophobic ping pong paddles that repel water, were launched to the space station on SpaceX’s 18th commercial resupply services mission last summer.

Density is a measure of a substance’s mass per unit of volume.

Contact angle is the angle at which a liquid meets a solid surface. Contact angle can be used to measure a surface’s wettability (how easily a liquid is deposited on a surface).

Surface tension is the force on the surface of a liquid that causes the surface to act as an elastic layer. Surface tension results from the attraction of the liquid molecules to each other.

Viscosity is a measure of a liquid’s resistance to motion when a force is applied.

At least eight demonstrations were designed for ISS crew members to do to highlight the impact of the slime’s fluid properties and to potentially slime an astronaut. The astronauts videoed the demonstrations for researchers and students back on the ground to learn about slime in space.

1. Slime Blob: The crew dispensed similar amounts of slime and water and observed the behavior of the two as the blobs floated around the ISS cabin.

2. Slime Spin: The crew attempted to spin blobs of water and slime. The water continually oscillated with a high amplitude and frequency unless stopped by the paddle. Whereas the slime’s high viscosity caused it to deform and rotate like a solid, enabling us to determine the slime’s surface tension. When the crew disrupted the rotation, surface tension quickly drew the slime into a sphere.


MEDIA CREDIT: Image courtesy of NASA

3. Slime Cutting: The crew attempted to cut the slime using dental floss. The slime didn’t split and quickly recovered its shape. The slime wet the dental floss, which could then be used to move the blobs around in the cabin, like a ball on a string.

4. Slime Bubbles: The crew used a large syringe to inject air into a slime blob to create a thick-film slime bubble.

5. Slime Collision: A slime blob, held conveniently in front of Parmitano, was hit by a jet of slime expelled from a syringe. In the first attempt, the slime jet merged with the blob. In the second attempt, a higher-velocity jet burst through a large slime bubble, creating a donut-shaped slime blob. The slime jet passed straight through—resulting in Parmitano having the honor of being the first astronaut to be slimed in space!


MEDIA CREDIT: Image courtesy of NASA

6. Slime Paddleball: Despite the slime having a nearly identical wetting condition (i.e., contact angle) as water, when attempting to manipulate the slime using the super-hydrophobic paddle, the slime appeared to stick to the surface of the paddle, unlike water. The viscosity of the slime overtook inertia when trying to “flick” the slime off the paddle, resulting in remarkable 3D standing waves. The parallel demonstrations Nickelodeon did on the ground showed how gravity overcame viscosity, causing the slime to eventually roll off the paddle without leaving a trace.


MEDIA CREDIT: Image courtesy of NASA

7. Slime Jets: An additional high-velocity jet of slime was shot on an angled super-hydrophobic paddle, which redirected the jet, resulting in the sliming of Koch!

8. Slime Balloons: Two balloons filled with different volumes of slime were popped. Depending on the location where the balloon surface was pricked with the pin, the slime inside the behaved differently as the balloons burst. In Nickelodeon’s ground-based demonstrations, gravity pulled the slime down when the balloons were popped, but in space the slime held together.


MEDIA CREDIT: Image courtesy of NASA

9. Bonus—Slime Sandwich: In a spur-of-the-moment demonstration, Parmitano put a large amount of slime between two of the super-hydrophobic paddles and pulled them apart at different speeds. This demonstrated that large-scale viscosity dominated liquid draining and bridge rupture, which incredibly produced symmetrical satellite slime droplets.

Advancing Both Science and STEM Education

These seemingly simple science demonstrations provide valuable scientific data on liquid behavior in low gravity, and we plan to publish and present as much of the results as possible. Such data informs the analysis and design of new space technology and space-based research. This data can also be applied to work around low-gravity droplet production, mitigation, and containment and will help inform continued work concerning general liquid containment and transport, CO2 and wastewater processing, and hydroponic plant watering in space—and much more.

The Slime in Space demonstrations also serve as a powerful education tool. We did not predict everything that happened with the slime in space. Science is fun, and watching astronauts play with slime while doing science demonstrations is a great way to engage millions of kids around the world in important science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. And, of course, everyone enjoys seeing astronauts get slimed in space!

Nickelodeon's educational video "Slime in Space: A Virtual Tour," hosted by Nickelodeon's Nick Uhas and Portland State University mechanical engineering graduate reserach assistant Rihana Mungin, highlights some of the in-orbit demonstrations done by astronauts onboard the ISS National Lab.


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Bloomington Playwrights Project Offering Fans the Chance to Stream 'The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers'

As the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continuing to keep everyone at home, organizations big and small, national and local are struggling to raise funds to survive the economic downtown.


Since the lockdown, however, theater goers have turned to streaming, with many theaters offering the chance for fans to stream a wealth of shot-from-the-stage plays and musicals. And while some of these productions come from big-budget, high-profile producers, such as London’s National Theatre and Canada’s Stratford Festival, smaller theaters have also gotten into the act, releasing pre-lockdown production tapes.

One such theater is the Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) in Bloomington, Indiana, a 40-plus-year-old new-play company who has launched BPPFLIX, a new initiative which has opened up its vault to release 25 hit plays from the past decade for the low, low price of “any donation”!

Amongst the many titles available to stream is The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers, the hit biographical one-man play by Nickelodeon legend and Indiana native Marc Summers (Double Dare)!

During a remarkable career in show business, Marc Summers has hosted, or co-hosted, over 25 television series, having appeared on everything from ABC to Nickelodeon, CBS to Food Network, and Lifetime to FOX. During a multi-faceted career, Summers concurrently became a pop-culture icon, most notably tied into his longtime gig as the host of the hugely popular Nickelodeon TV series Double Dare. He also served as the host of Food Network’s long-running Unwrapped. In addition, Summers established himself as a producer of popular and successful reality TV series, as well as a businessman, author of a self-help book, and a stand-up comic. He was also the producer of two additional, long-running Food Network shows, Dinner: Impossible and Restaurant: Impossible.

Debuting in 2016 as Marc Summers' first-ever one-man show, in The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers, Summers looks back on his life and the “slimes” of his career, and features an informative look at the nature of celebrity. Along the way, Summers reveals how he survived cancer, a near-fatal car crash, and a crippling case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The play was co-written by Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman, and also features audience participation in game-show segments.

In 2012, Marc Summers decided to “tip his toes back into the waters” of acting in live theatre, and performed for a short time in the role of “Vince Fontaine” in a Long Beach Island (NJ) production of Grease. During the show’s run, Marc became good friends with fellow co-star Drew Gasparini, who in turn introduced him to Alex Brightman (Broadway's School of Rock: The Musical).

The three men became close friends, and for the next two years, Gasparini and Brightman would meet with Marc Summers for countless meals, during which time they would tape record his reminiscences from throughout his life. Marc revealed to them both the funny, offbeat and fortuitous circumstances behind his successful TV career, as well as many deeply personal issues which he’s had to overcome during the past several years.

Following the success of Gasparini/Brightman’s co-written play Make Me Bad, which had been performed in Bloomington, IN (which is also available to stream), Producing Artistic Director Chad Rabinovitz learned that the two men were working with Marc Summers. Rabinovitz bought the proposed new collaborative play from Summers/Gasparini/Brightman sight unseen. Thus, The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers was conceived. The new play was first presented on April Fools Day - April 1, 2016 - in Bloomington, IN, at the Bloomington Playwrights Project.

Following the success of The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers, the play was turned into the feature-length documentary directed by Mathew Klickstein titled On Your Marc in 2017.

To watch The Life and Slimes of Marc Summers, Make Me Bad and 23 other hit shows, simply visit BPPFLIX at https://www.newplays.org/bppflix-landing/ and make a one-time donation of any amount by clicking the donate button!

Please keep in mind that this is a fundraiser for BPP – they've lost a significant sum of income from having to cancel/postpone shows and face an uncertain future ahead of them. Your donation will help the project continue to support their artists and staff, handle the notable loss of income, and weather the storm so that they can be prepared to perform for theater goers LIVE when it is safe to do so. Please donate what you can.

After PayPal notifies the BPP that you’ve made a donation by clicking on the DONATE button, the theater will email you a password (within 24hrs). Click on the link on the BPPFLIX website, enter that password, and you’ll have UNLIMITED access to 25 plays and musicals!

For more information about the Bloomington Playwrights Project and BPPFLIX, visit https://www.newplays.org/bppflix-landing.

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Creator of Danny Phantom REACTS to DEATH BATTLE | Butch Hartman

Creator of Danny Phantom REACTS to DEATH BATTLE | Butch Hartman


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Danny Phantom Vs American Dragon Jake Long Arrives On Youtube!

Death Battle has been doing a lot of interesting episodes in their seventh season, including some long-time rivalries that have been debated amongst kids for years. And now, another one of those rivalries has come to Death Battle’s door, as it’s Danny Phantom Vs American Dragon Jake Long!

That’s right, it’s a classic battle from the 2000’s featuring two of the best shows from Nickelodeon and Disney Channel. Can Danny Phantom take down a dragon? Can Jake even touch Danny in Ghost form? Death Battle breaks it all down! Plus, the mid-season finale is revealed, and let me just say, these ladies…have the power.

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ViacomCBS Touts Nickelodeon Programming at Remote Upfronts Event

Nickelodeon and BET got choice spots as ViacomCBS held its first remote upfronts event today (Monday, May 18) with the usual array of inside mocking from Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and James Corden.


The kids network and African American-focused network got standalone presentations at the event, which was streamed to advertisers and featured a slew of the company’s talent including an Imagine-esque singalong, although there was little attention on layoff-hit nets such as Comedy Central.

The company touted Nickelodeon shows such as Are You Afraid of the Dark?, which is coming back for a second season, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan, The Crystal Maze and Danger Force, while also highlighted upcoming titles such as SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off Kamp Koral, Baby Shark’s Big Show, a Star Trek animated series, Imagine Kids + Family drama The Astronauts and the return of Rugrats.

On the BET side, President Scott Mills thanked the likes of Tyler Perry, Lena Waithe and Jesse Collins, who produce shows such as Bruh, Ruthless, Twenties, Boomerang and American Soul. “There’s just no company that is as committed to the African American community as BET,” he said.

Waithe added that she loved the network. “I’ve always loved BET and not just because I’m a black person but because they’ve been down with black people for the last 40 years and me for the last year.”

Other than the appearance of The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah (Kid Of The Year), there was little presence of Comedy Central, which has been gutted by recent layoffs including the departure of Head of Comedy Central Content & Creative Enterprises Sarah Babineau. Similarly, other than the presence of a few of the network’s stars, such as Snooki and Heidi & Spencer, there was little mention of MTV, while the Paramount Network was limited to video shorts from Coyote star Michael Chiklis and Yellowstone’s Kevin Costner looking ahead to “brighter days”.

The theme of the digital event was ‘Simply Stronger’ with the likes of Colbert, in animated form, talking to Paw Patrol’s Chase, Tony Romo and Jim Nantz talking to Corden (who was not interested in Romo’s ‘Conference Calleoke format), JoJo Siwa talking to Young Sheldon’s Iain Armitage, LL Cool J (Lip Sync Battle) and Chris O’Donnell speaking to Keegan-Michael Key and ad sales boss being ‘interviewed’ by 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker

There was also a somewhat cheesy rendition of The Turtles’ Happy Together featuring the likes of Younger’s Hilary Duff, Bob Saget, Norman Lear, Rita Morena, Diddy and Tiffany Haddish.

Towards the end of the 30-minute presentation, Colbert, Noah and Corden got into your more typical upfronts fare, gently mocking their own networks.

“If you’ll just sit through a three-hour time-share presentation, you’ll get to pick up your free theme park tickets,” joked The Late Show host Colbert, who also highlighted the leadership of Bob Bakish and George Cheeks. “By the way, if your Cheeks seem Bakish, see a physician immediately, that’s one of the symptoms.”

He added, “I’ve learned a lot about Viacom today. There’s one network called CMT and one called CMT Music. So Country Music Television Music, if you’d like to advertise there, just cough up some money, cash money.”

Noah joked that he was quarantining inside Comedy Central’s offices. “I’ll be honest, sharing a bathroom with the Crank Yankers is not as much fun as I’d thought. Between all of these brands, capabilities, and cast array of talent, we are in a place to best serve our partners. With [them] we are simply stronger, not to be confused with the Trump Administration’s motto: simple.”

The Late Late Show host James Corden closed out the show. “Tomorrow, we’re going to do this all again, looking at some of the programming coming to CBS. I, for one, am very excited, let’s be honest, it’s been months since any of us have had plans two days in a row,” he joked. “As we sit here, miles apart from each other having singular experiences all over America, there is one thing that brings us together every time, that little box that sits in the corner of the living room. That and the fact that we’ve all gained about 15 pounds. That TV is the thing that give us the collective experience we have been so sorely missing.”

Original source: Deadline.

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