Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Nickelodeon Releases 'Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue' DVD


Available on DVD October 6, 2020

LOS ANGELES–Nickelodeon’s hit interactive preschool series is back on DVD with Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue. Available Oct. 6, fans can join beloved puppy Blue and live-action host Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) as they play Blue’s Clues to find the best way to help Blue and her friends deal with different feelings.

In the Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue DVD, Blue and her friends play Blue’s Clues to learn about all kinds of emotions–-Josh is feeling silly, Magenta is so excited to get new glasses and Blue is feeling a bit sad. The DVD will also include special episodes from Josh & Blue’s VLOG and eight American Sign Language flash cards featuring Josh and words from the show. Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue will be available from Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment on October 6, 2020, for the suggested retail price of $10.99 U.S.

Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue Episodes:
  • Laugh with Blue
  • Getting Glasses with Magenta
  • Sad Day with Blue
  • Getting Healthy with Blue
Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue Special Features:
  • Silly Town Skidoo
  • Skidoo to Blue’s School
  • Josh & Blue’s Superhero Skidoo
  • Josh & Blue’s VLOG!
  • - Nursery Rhymes + Guessing Game!
  • - Healthy Snacks Song + Magenta Gets Glasses!
  • - Find the Snail + Play Time Sing Along!
  • - Play Hide & Seek + Music Guessing Game!
  • - Science Experiment + Sing Alongs!
  • Learn Sign Language with Josh & Blue
  • Learn How to Wash Your Hands with Josh & Blue
Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue Fast Facts:
  • Retail Street Date: October 6, 2020
  • Catalog: 59212998000 (US); 59212996000 (CAN)
  • Running Time: 1 hr 30 min
  • Special Features Running Time: 44 min
  • Audio: Dolby Digital English 5.1, French Stereo, Spanish Stereo (“Getting Healthy with Blue” has English & French audio only; Special Features have English 2.0 audio only)
  • Subtitles: English Closed Captions
  • Format: DVD
  • US Rating: Not Rated
  • CN Rating: G
  • US S.R.P.: $10.99
  • CN S.R.P.:  $12.99
Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue is available now, including at Amazon.com.

To celebrate the release of Blue’s Clues & You! Caring with Blue, Popcorner Reviews has unveiled a PAWsome Blue and Magenta cupcake recipe!

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Flair Just Play’s Hairdorables Announces SlimeFest Sponsorship Deal with Nickelodeon UK

Sponsoring SlimeFest for the 2nd year running, Hairdorables TV idents will be seen throughout the coverage on Friday 13th November.

Flair Just Play has unveiled details of a high impact sponsorship deal with Nickelodeon UK for this year’s Best of SlimeFest show that will place the firm’s Hairdorables front and centre of the show’s coverage next month. The move comes as the latest in Flair’s 2020 marketing drive for the brand.

Due to the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the live SlimeFest 2020 shows have been postponed until Autumn 2021, so this year’s SlimeFest is to be a best of TV-only extravaganza, with the premiere on Friday 13th November 2020. With coverage across Nickelodeon and also ViacomCBS' FTA Channel 5, the show will be available to more kids than ever before and will include popular talent such as Diversity’s Jordan and Perri, X Factor’s Max and Harvey and Holly H of TikTok fame, who will also be hosting the 2021 event when it returns to venues.

Sponsoring SlimeFest for the 2nd year running, Hairdorables TV idents will be seen throughout the coverage on Friday 13th; together with all repeats during the last quarter of the year. In addition, a 30” competition TV spot will be shown in the run up to the event driving to the co-branded competition page on nick.co.uk. Bespoke creatives will be used throughout that shows off the latest Season 5 Hairdorables.

Charlotte Rodgers, marketing manager, Flair Just Play brands, commented: “This high profile online and TV event will be just part of an already strong Hairdorables and Hairmazing marketing activation plan for autumn/winter 2020 with TV, digital and influencer activity across all three key launches of Longest Hair, Prom Perfect and Season 5 Hair Art collection. The Hairdorables girls are always keen to dress up and party so we are delighted to be involved with such a high-profile event. It promises to be a whole lot of fun for all.”

For more information about SlimeFest UK, including tickets to SlimeFest 2021 in Blackpool and London, visit nick.co.uk/slimefest.

More Nick: It's All New All Nick This October 2020 on Nickelodeon UK!

Originally published: Tuesday, October 06, 2020.

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Outschool Launches 'Life Lessons With Avatar: The Last Airbender' Online Course

Despite Avatar: The Last Airbender airing its final episode over a decade ago, the teachings and wisdom offered by Nickelodeon's beloved animated series remain as relevant today as they were when the show first aired, and now a new generation can benefit from it through an ingenious online course!

Hosted by Outschool and put together by Kelsey Berg, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Cognitive Psychology from Florida State University, Life Lessons With Avatar: The Last Airbender is an on-going course for kids aged 7-11 aims to help students to "develop the core competencies of Social-Emotional Learning through the popular cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender".

The lessons take place in a continuous virtual classroom. Miss. Berg uses the programme as a tool to help pupils learn more about themselves and how they perceive and interact with their surroundings.

According to the workshop leader, thanks to her lessons inspired by Aang, Katara, Zuko, Toph, Sokka Momo, Appa and even General Iroh; the students will be able to master the 5 EQ skills:

- Communication Skills ​
- Self-Management
- Self-Awareness
- Relationship Building 
- Social-Awareness 
- Responsible Decision Making 

Each weekly lesson lasts 35 minutes with classes of 2 to 9 children, and costs $18 per student.

It's important to note that the online course doesn't look like its been officially licensed from Nickelodeon.

"Class Experience:

In this ongoing, fun-filled, class students will develop the core competencies of Social-Emotional Learning through the popular cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Students will engage with their favorite characters and episodes, all while learning more about themselves and how they perceive and interact with the world around them!

With the help of this class, students will master all five elements of SEL: Self-Management, Self-Awareness, Relationship Skills, Social-Awareness, and Responsible Decision Making.

**Please be advised that it is best to have finished at least Book 2 of the show before joining this class, as we may be going over topics that contain spoilers. Thank you**"

Miss. Berg will also be hosting Avatar: The Last Airbender - Superfan Trivia Game! quizzes. For more information about the quizzes, visit https://outschool.com/classes/avatar-the-last-airbender-superfan-trivia-game-V4Cs2AaE#abkfyhpsfy.

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More Nick: Toph Beifong to Feature in Her Own Standalone 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Graphic Novel!

Original source: LifeBoxSet.
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Nickelodeon Greenlights 'Side Hustle', A New Comedy Series Starring Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels


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HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--Feb. 24, 2020--Nickelodeon today announced the greenlight of Side Hustle, a brand-new live-action buddy comedy starring social media sensations and real-life best friends, Annie LeBlanc and Jayden Bartels. The multi-camera series centers on best friends, Lex (LeBlanc) and Presley (Bartels), who have to create a business fast after inadvertently destroying their neighbor’s car. Created and executive produced by Dave Malkoff (Henry Danger, Sam & Cat, Victorious) and shot in front of a live studio audience, Side Hustle (13 half-hour episodes) will begin production in Los Angeles this March and premiere later this year on Nickelodeon.

“Annie and Jayden are two massively talented stars who kids adore, and we think our audience is going to love seeing them in their own show on Nick,” said Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content. “Side Hustle is a new take on the classic buddy comedy, full of wild and hilarious adventures for our unique cast of characters.”

Lex, Presley and their quirky friend Munchy (Isaiah Crews) find themselves in a sticky situation after an accidental mishap destroys the police vehicle belonging to Munchy’s dad. Forced to come up with creative ways to earn money to pay for the damages, the best friends enlist the help of Presley’s tech-savvy younger brother, Fisher (Mitchell Berg), to create an app called “Kid-DING” to connect with people looking for help with small jobs. With Munchy’s bossy older brother Jaget (Jacques Chevelle) making sure they keep up with the payments, the three friends must do any jobs that come their way--no matter how crazy they are.

It’s starting to look like a TV Show around here! #SideHustle is happening on @Nickelodeon, folks! @jaydenbartels @annieleblanc @Scatter @DavidAArnold @Judey_moody @AlexHanpeter2 @Heather__Wood @MaegMcConnell RT plz - Twitter /@John D Beck

LeBlanc is an actress and singer who first came to social prominence in her family’s YouTube channel, “Bratayley.” She has since amassed over 27 million followers across her own social media platforms, and can be seen starring in Brat’s hit YouTube series Chicken Girls and A Girl Named Jo, and the YouTube Red Originals series We Are Savvy. As a singer LeBlanc’s had six songs in the Top Ten iTunes Pop charts, and two Top 50 Billboard Chart hits. She recently won “Choice Music Web Star” at the 2019 Teen Choice Awards, “Muser of the Year” at the 2018 Shorty Awards, and is currently nominated for “Favorite Female Social Star” at the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards. In 2019, LeBlanc joined the Nickelodeon family starring in Annie vs. Hayley, a digital competition show with her younger sister Hayley, and co-hosted Camp Nick alongside Bartels.

Bartels is a singer, actress and dancer who has made a name for herself both on camera and on the stage. Having written and arranged every song she’s released, she debuted her first EP titled “What Really Matters?” last year and released her most recent single “Gameboy” earlier this month. She’s currently on tour opening for pop rock band Echosmith across the U.S., and she went out on a European tour with English singing duo Max & Harvey in 2019. She has a following of almost 12 million across her social media platforms, as well as over 1.6 billion likes on TikTok. On screen, Bartels has played a recurring role Disney Channel’s Coop & Cami Ask the World and lead in the films To The Beat! and its’ upcoming sequel, To The Beat! Back 2 School. She can also be seen in episodes of Nickelodeon’s Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Showtime’s Kidding and CBS’s Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

John Beck & Ron Hart (Fuller House, Liv and Maddie) serve as executive producers and showrunners. Production of Side Hustle for Nickelodeon is overseen by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content. Omar Camacho serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production for the series.

Side Hustle underscores a key element of Nickelodeon's content strategy, to mine social platforms for the talent that kids love, and to superserve today's kids' interest in growing up to be entrepreneurs. Nick's new content slate is informed by the network's ongoing research and insights into today's generation of kids, who: are the most diverse generation ever and expect to see themselves authentically represented in media and in the world around them; want to make a positive difference in the world as they grow up; consider social media stars as their top role models, alongside their parents; and increasingly meet their much-desired need for family time by co-viewing entertainment content together.

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 http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).

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Update (10/6) - Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Everybody Hates Chris star Terry Crews, the father of Side Hustle star Isaiah, has revealed that the first episode of Side Hustle will be titled "Start Hustling", and is written by Dave Malkoff and directed by Adam Weissman! The episode will also feature Kurt Ela as Alan, Daryl C. Brown as Tedward, Dominic Burgess as Antwerp, Menik Gooneratne as Sophia Fugazi, and Carlin James as Romayo. The show is being filmed at Paramount Studios.

Update (9/4) - Nickelodeon has unveiled a first look at the official show logo for Side Hustle during their "Fall 2020 on Nickelodeon" promo!:

Update (8/24) - Nickelodeon will reportedly premiere Side Hustle in October 2020!

Update (8/1) - With production now ramping up again, Nickelodeon is slated to premiere Side Hustle during Fall 2020!:

Update (5/24) - In an interview with Just Jared Jr. to promote Annie and Jayden's new show Group Chat, Jayden revealed that they plan to start work on Side Hustle once quarantine is over:

"JJJ: Would you want to continue [Group Chat] after quarantine is over?

Jayden: I’m pretty sure that after quarantine we’re going to start our other Nickelodeon show, Side Hustle, but maybe if there’s time it’s a possibility. But I think that once quarantine is over our focus might be shifted."

“So honored and grateful to be a part of this new opportunity! thank u so much! #SideHustle,” Annie wrote on her Instagram.

Jayden added, “so excited to announce our new Nickelodeon show Side Hustle!!! I’m so honored and grateful to be apart of this with my best friend! Stay tuned🥰 @nickelodeon”

More Nick: Nickelodeon Upfront 2020 Roundup!

Originally published: Monday, February 24, 2020 at 16:47 GMT.

Additional sources: Just Jared Jr., @NickSchedules, Anime Superhero Forum /@kanc, @Micahel Cataldo, @RealMagitroopa.

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The Loud House: "Really Loud Music" - Nick Knacks Sample Platter

The Loud House: "Really Loud Music" - Nick Knacks Sample Platter

"We jump way ahead in the timeline to talk about The Loud House, Nickelodeon's biggest animated hit in ages, and the episode "Really Loud Music," where we talk about how Luna Loud is the best character ever."

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National Bullying Prevention Month | Nickelodeon

National Bullying Prevention Month | Nickelodeon

October in National Bullying Prevention Month, and one way to stop bullying is to be inclusive! In this video, our favorite Nickelodeon stars from Danger Force, Young Dylan, All That and more teach us how we can be more inclusive in our everyday lives.

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Nickelodeon to Premiere 'Noobees' Season 2 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from Monday 12th October 2020

Nickelodeon will premiere Noobees season two in Germany (Deutschland), Austria (Österreich) and Switzerland (Schweiz) on Monday 12th October 2020! New episodes will air weekdays at 19:25 Uhr in Deutschland and 20:10 Uhr in Österreich and Schweiz. Check out the trailer below!:

NOOBees Staffel 2 Vorschau - Ab 12. Oktober (Nick)

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Meet the Sink Mates | Scary Loud Horrid Sponge | Nickelodeon UK

Meet the Sink Mates | Scary Loud Horrid Sponge | Nickelodeon UK

Scary Loud Horrid Sponge introduces us to his spooky sink mates: Count Brushula, Miss Mary Gold, Jay the Jay Cloth and Papou the Plug!

The Loud Horrid Sponge is back this Halloween on Nicktoons UK & Ireland! It's Halloween, and Loud Horrid Sponge has got a few trick and tricks up his sleeve, including the scariest episodes of all your favourite 'toons, plus brand new The Loud House! Join the Scary Loud Horrid Sponge for the ultimate Halloween takeover, this October, only on Nicktoons UK & Ireland! Info: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2020/09/the-scary-loud-horrid-sponge-to-host.html

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Thank You Day! | Treehouse

Thank You Day! | Treehouse

There's so much to be thankful for! So on Treehouse we're celebrating with all your favourite friends! So join in on the on Thanksgiving fun!

Thank You Day! All day Thanksgiving Monday on Treehouse!

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Lidus - Adrenaline | New Music Video | Nickelodeon Russia

Премьера | Lidus – Адреналин | Nickelodeon Россия

Зацени новый трек от Lidus первым!

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'The Astronauts' Blasts Off Friday, November 13, 2020 on Nickelodeon

Five kids accidentally rocket themselves into space. How will their journey end? Find out in Nickelodeon's new action-adventure series, The Astronauts, launching Friday, November 13, 2020!

In The Astronauts, the spaceship Odyssey II is set to launch to investigate a mysterious asteroid passing by Earth. When group of kids use their parent’s security clearance to sneak onto the empty ship, the launch sequence is accidentally initiated. Blasting off into space with no proper training, a malfunctioning onboard AI system, and their parents watching from Earth, the kids embark on a journey of survival using only their smarts and friendship as tools.

Starring in the new show (executive produced by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and Imagine Kids+Family President Stephanie Sperber) are Miya Cech, Bryce Gheisar, Keith L. Williams, Kayden Grace Swan, Ben Daon and Paige Howard.

In The Astronauts, the group traveling together through space are: Samantha “Samy” Sawyer-Wei, played by Miya Cech (Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Always Be My Maybe); Elliott Combs, played by Bryce Gheisar (Wonder, A Dog’s Purpose); Martin Taylor, played by Keith L. Williams (Good Boys, The Last Man on Earth); Doria Taylor, played by Kayden Grace Swan (A Black Lady Sketch Show); and Will Rivers, played by Ben Daon (Child’s Play). Matilda, the ship’s onboard AI system is voiced by Paige Howard (The Employer, Adventureland).

More Nick: Fun For Fall | Fall 2020 on Nickelodeon USA | Highlights Trailer | Nickelodeon!

Originally published: Thursday, October 01, 2020.

Original source: Nickandmore!; H/T: Anime Superhero Forum /@kanc.
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Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix - Announce Trailer - PS4 - PlayStation

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix - Announce Trailer | PlayStation

Nickelodeon Kart Racers is back and we’re kicking it into overdrive! In Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix, you can select from 30 playable racers and 70 team members to assemble your ultimate pit crew. Choose your favorites from Nickelodeon’s hall of fame, including JoJo Siwa, SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the babies from Rugrats, the cool kids from Hey Arnold!, Ren and Stimpy, Lincoln Loud and his sisters, and more!

More Characters + More Karts + More Tracks = MORE FUN! First, speed your way across a variety of Slime-filled tracks in a fun series of races where you can win highly-coveted cups and over 80 upgrades for your Kart! Then, shift into the next gear and challenge your friends in online multiplayer or in local arena multiplayer to see who can cross the finish line first or handle the wild arena challenges! There’s no slowing down - on your marks, get set, Slime!

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix will be released on October 6, 2020, and will carry a pricetag of $39.99. Click the following link for more info!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2020/06/nickelodeon-kart-racers-2-grand-prix.html

From PlayStation.Blog:

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 adds more customization, characters, and slime

The cartoony kart racer launches tomorrow on PS4.

Adam Johnston, Creative Director, Bamtang Games

I’m Adam Johnston, Creative Director at Bamtang games and I’m excited for everyone to start playing the sequel to Nickelodeon Kart Racers! We’ve made a lot of improvements and changes from the first game, and don’t worry – you don’t have to play the first game to understand what’s happening in part two.

The biggest, most obvious upgrade from the first game is the character roster. There are now 30 racers and the Pit Crew adds all kinds of familiar Nickelodeon cameos which creates all kinds of new options. You will be able to unlock 70 Pit Crew members that you can add to your team to customize your kart.  That means players can really find their sweet spot on the kart and Pit Crew load out to match their driving style. Also, we gave a lot of love to drifting so now it feels way more rewarding.

Here’s how the Pit Crew works, which represents a big change from the first game. The Crew Chief gives you a primary powerup that replaces the old turbo charge. It is charged by slime, and there is a wide variety of power-up effects to choose from.  The other Pit Crew members bring strategic buffs. They kick in automatically during the race and might leave a trap when picking up a power-up, or give a boost after getting hit, as just a few examples. There are a mountain of options. I don’t keep any single strategy for long, there’s always some other combination to try out.  When you change your loadout, you have to change your driving style too. If you want to adopt a more defensive loadout, then that means that you can be more aggressive.

Slime is back and we think it’s the thing that sets our kart racer apart, while also being a perfect representation of Nickelodeon. Slime is still your friend! Going for the Green, and filling the Slime bar is one of the best ways to get ahead in the game. The Slime was reworked visually, but otherwise, you’ll still find it splashed all around. The boating part of the first Nickelodeon Kart Racers has been given a rest in the sequel. This time we’ve added Slime Edges. They give the players air, and the chance to pull tricks to get bonus slime and boosts. These really help mix up the race line strategies, depending on the player’s skill (or courage).

When we thought about upgrading the Slime bar we realized that it would be awesome to give the player the option to choose how the Slime will impact the race. After that, we wanted the visual impact to be based on the Nickelodeon characters we love so much, and that’s how the Crew Chiefs were born. Some of the team favorites are Tenzin from The Legend of Korra who uses airbending for a big jump, releasing a shockwave when landing; or Powdered Toast Man from Ren and Stimpy who makes the kart drive backwards, with a turbo boost, and it explodes if it crashes! We had a lot of fun making this game which, coincidentally, extended to track creation.

Most of the original twelve tracks have been remastered with completely updated art, and Slime Rapids.  The new tracks complement the old ones, with wider diversity.  We think having so many tracks now, there’s more extreme situations.  Jumps, half-pipes, cannons, ramps, slime geysers, and other surprises add verticality, which leads to some pretty stressful situations.  In Fast mode, you really can’t relax and the Insane mode lives up to its name.

This is a game designed to be fun for all ages, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t strategies that can be employed by more practiced racers. Drifting is still a helpful boost factor, but dominating drifting mechanics or knowing the raceline will only get you so far. Some of the levels were designed to make the player focus on a specific mechanic like drifting or jumping, but there’s no sure way to win every race. We think it’s best to choose a crew that supports your driving style. For example, I would definitely recommend choosing Pearl from SpongeBob SquarePants to anyone that loves performing big jumps and riding the half pipes.  She gives you a much stronger turbo boosts after a jump.

It’s not all just straightforward racing, of course. In Arena mode, you battle all of the other players in an open arena.  Since SpongeBob is so popular with the fans, we added the Golden Spatula mode. In this mode you have to find the Golden Spatula and keep it long enough to earn a point. The other players will be looking to make you drop it. The first player who gets three points takes all the glory.

This sequel also adds up to 8 player online multiplayer modes. Either in quick races, or in championship cup races. It’s kind of weird, but we finished this game during the pandemic, so almost all of the testing has been online. Back in the unhygienic old days, we used to play each other sitting next to each other on the couch, split screen. Now we had to set up online sessions to play each other, so online play is probably the core experience now.

One of the most fun parts of creating this game, and the excitement of getting into the hands of players, is seeing how everyone reacts differently to the roster. There are the nostalgic players, like me, who like seeing and playing as the classics, but there is a whole new generation of Nickelodeon fans who gravitate towards different racers. Having Ren and Stimpy in Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 is fantastic, but most of the young’uns have never heard of them. 

I’m embarrassed to say that I am so old that I had never heard of Jojo Siwa, but she is maybe one of the most popular racers with younger players. There is also a game mode (spoiler alert!) where the players have to complete challenges with specific characters and they were inspired by the things those characters usually do in their series. If the players know who those characters are, they will understand why they have to do those challenges. Only the true fans will know that there’s no coincidence in asking you to play as Squidward and win a race full of Squidwards. We really had a ton of fun by making these challenges, and the rest of the game, and we’re looking forward to playing online with everyone on October 6!


Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 Adds JoJo Siwa and More

Bamtang Games and Nickelodeon get together to create Kart Racers 2, which appeals to grown-ups' nostalgia as well as kids' favorites.

The wide world of racing just got a little bit bigger, with 70 Nickelodeon characters now appearing in Kart Racers 2, including rising star Jojo Siwa, as seen in the top left of the lineup below.

Most of the characters will come into play through the new Pit Crew mechanic. Whoever is selected as the racer's Pit Crew Chief will provide a unique primary power-up effect during the race, which is recharged by driving through slime. Other pit crew members will provide passive buffs which can be equally advantageous. With 70 Nickelodeon characters from fan-favorite series, the range of combinations encourage the racer to experiment and tailor both car and team to their particular style.

Creative Director of Bamtang Games Adam Johnston was keen to get into detail about slime, which is without a doubt the racing game's core feature. In order to win, racers will have to spend slime wisely to make the most out of their Pit Crew Chief's particular power. By driving through slime and executing daring tricks, drivers can refill their slime bar quicker, a clear advantage.

The lineup for Kart Racers 2 has 30 Nickelodeon characters, including Jojo Siwa.

Besides Jojo, so far there are 30 confirmed characters on the Kart Racers 2 website from 11 different series, from grown-up favorites Ren & Stimpy to Spongebob Squarepants himself. The full 70-character roster is not available at this time, so eager fans will have to wait until tomorrow and find out in-game.

Critics of Kart Racers 2 previously tended to make the comparison between it and MarioKart, saying Bamtang Games' cartoony racing game was blandly similar to Nintendo's racing titles. The new emphasis on the pit crew mechanic and slime may be enough to set this title apart from other kart racing games, but that will ultimately be up to the players to decide.

Without a doubt, the main appeal of Nickelodeon's Kart Racers 2 is the nostalgia factor for parents and the slime factor for the kids.

Kart Racers 2: Grand Prix will be available for Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One on October 6th, 2020.


Originally published: Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

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Sisler High School Partners with Nickelodeon for Animation Project

Winnipeg, Canada - A Sisler High School student could be the brains behind the next SpongeBob SquarePants or Rugrats.

Nickelodeon Community Efforts (NICE) has partnered with Sisler's CREATE program to prepare students for potential careers in story development, content creation, animation and art.

Dubbed the Orange Tree Project, the exciting endeavor officially launched on Sept. 28. It sees Sisler students connecting with Nickelodeon mentors to create and collaborate on three two-minute animated stories.

CREATE department head Jamie Leduc said the partnership began at the beginning of 2020, when he started communicating with Nickelodeon director of community outreach Carson Smith.

"We try to connect our students to studios and industry as much as possible," Leduc said. "We did a couple master classes with Nickelodeon and we started discussing the idea of doing a yearlong mentorship project for our students."

"We have three different teams working on animated shorts and each team is being mentored by a different Nickelodeon animator or artist."

The team are mostly made up of post-high CREATE students, but a few Grade 10, 11 and 12 students are also involved.

The three Nickelodeon mentors are American storyboard artist Mark Galez (Craig of the Creek, Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie) and Canadian animators Kyle Marshall and Jessica Borutski, directors on Nickelodeon's hit TV series The Loud House.

The Nickelodeon staff members will provide ongoing mentorship to the Sisler students, sharing their experience in the areas of storyboarding, character design, animation, directing and producing. The animated stories are expected to be completed by the end of May, 2021.

The first task for the three teams is to write stories based on a theme of "change or transformation." 

"My plan is to get into a call with my teammates and ask them some personal experiences they've had that they don't mind sharing," said Gab Reyes, a post-high student who is leading one of the teams.

"Nickelodeon live-streamed a story workshop last week and one thing I learned from that is a good story comes from the heart, typically from personal experience."

Nya Langit, a post-high CREATE student, is also acting as a team leader. Langit said collaborating with Nickelodeon is a wonderful opportunity.

"I personally want to get into concept art and Nickelodeon is one of the biggest employers for concept art," Langit said. "Working with them, I feel like I can get a lot of feedback on my work and how I can get into the industry."

"This project is also developing my people skills. I was very shy before starting in the CREATE program in Grade 9 and I've opened up a lot. Being a team lead forces me to interact with other people and it also helps me work on my leadership skills."

Sisler post-high student and team leader Jemimah Suba said she's grateful to be working alongside Nickelodeon employees, an opportunity that came in the Nick of time.

"It's a big inspiration boost with all this quarantine stuff going on and being stuck at home," Suba said. "I don't mind being stuck at home now because I get to work with all these amazing people."

In addition to the three animated stories, CREATE students will be creating a video documentary of the project and posting milestone moments on social media. The first Orange Tree Project weekly recap – created by Grade 12 student Jed Orellano – can be watched here below (or at https://vimeo.com/463147031):

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Originally published: Tuesday, October 06, 2020.

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Parrot Analytics partners with Guinness World Records™ to reveal most in-demand TV shows in Guinness World Records 2021 Edition

Parrot Analytics partners with Guinness World Records™ to reveal most in-demand TV shows in Guinness World Records 2021 Edition

Latest edition of best-selling annual released in the United States on October 6 includes record-breaking shows such as Chernobyl, Stranger Things and Westworld

NEW YORK  and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2020 -- With the upcoming U.S. release of Guinness World Records 2021 Edition on October 6, the global authority on record-breaking and Parrot Analytics, the global leader in TV content analytics, are sharing exciting news to fans around the world on their favorite, and now record-holding, TV shows.

"Television continues to re-define itself at a blistering pace," says Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday. "There are ever-more choices for consumers, new apps and platforms and local stories that are resonating with audiences all around the world. It is difficult to know the precise global impact that this plethora of TV series available today is having on consumers, unless of course you refer to the data offered by our consulting partner Parrot Analytics. Having created the industry category of 'TV demand measurement', Parrot Analytics helps Guinness World Records to quantify the ways in which viewers engage with TV shows around the world in a globally standardized manner. This ensures Guinness World Records can identify the shows that people are genuinely talking about and watching, on a global scale."

Under the theme of "Discover Your World," the Guinness World Records 2021 Edition spans 12 engaging chapters featuring record-holders from across the globe. With assistance from Parrot Analytics' data, the Pop Culture: TV section explores fan discovery and viewership stats for history-making TV shows across genres such as comedy, digital originals, reality, and Sci-Fi.

(PRNewsfoto/Parrot Analytics)

Parrot Analytics' global platform-agnostic measurement system quantifies how viewers are engaging with TV shows around the world. The resulting demand-weighted metric is based upon inputs from video consumption (streaming/download), social media (hashtags, liking, sharing) and research/commentary (media coverage) sources.

As a result of this data, the most in-demand TV series categories from 2019 featured in the 2021 edition include:
  • Book Adaptation: Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Legal Drama: Suits (USA Network)
  • Teen Drama: Riverdale (The CW)
  • Comedy: The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Digital Original: Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Animated: Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  • TV Series: Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Reality: The Voice (NBC)
  • Children's Show: SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
  • Horror: American Horror Story (FX)
  • Medical Drama: Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
  • Romantic Drama: Outlander (The CW)
  • Series Debut: Chernobyl (HBO)
  • Film adaptation: Westworld (HBO)
The Guinness World Records 2021 Edition ($28.95 USD) will be available in stores and online on October 6, 2020, in the United States. International editions are now widely available.

About Parrot Analytics

Parrot Analytics is the leading global content demand analytics company for the multi-platform TV business. With the world's largest TV audience demand datasets, the company currently tracks more than 1.5B daily expressions of demand in over 100 languages from 200+ countries. With Parrot Analytics' TV360 platform, everyone from individuals to global media powerhouses can access tools to help better understand the global demand for content across all platforms, as well as drive better production, distribution, acquisition and marketing decisions, and in-creased subscriber growth and retention. The company has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Mexico City, São Paulo and Auckland. Connect with us on YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter. For more information, see www.parrotanalytics.com.

About Guinness World Records

What's the fastest game bird in Europe? This was the question that inspired the founding of Guinness World Records back in 1955. Starting with a single book published from a room above a gym, GWR has grown to become a global multi-media brand, with offices in London, New York, Miami, Beijing, Tokyo and Dubai. Today, we deliver world-class content, not just through Books, but via TV shows, Social Media and Live Events. Our in-house consultancy works closely with brands and businesses around the world to harness the power of record-breaking and deliver award-winning campaigns and business solutions. Our ultimate purpose is to inspire people - individuals, families, schools, groups, companies, communities and even entire countries – to read about, watch, listen to and participate in record- breaking. To join this record-breaking community – and find out the answer to that original question – visit guinnessworldrecords.com.

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Ashtel Studios Issues Voluntary Recall of Licensed Hand Sanitizers

Ashtel Studios Issues Voluntary Recall of Licensed Hand Sanitizers Packaged in 0.84 Fluid Ounce Pouches Due to Misbranding Because They Resemble Food and Drink Container Pouches

Company Announcement Date: October 01, 2020
FDA Publish Date: October 02, 2020
Product Type: Drugs
Reason for Announcement: Product is packaged in containers resembling a food and drink pouch
Company Name: Ashtel Studios
Brand Name: Smart Care
Product Description: Hand sanitizer packaged in 0.84 oz. pouches

Company Announcement

Ashtel Studios has announced a voluntary recall of all lots of licensed hand sanitizer packaged in .84 oz containers resembling food and drink pouches labeled with various children’s characters listed in the table below to the consumer level. The products are being recalled because they are packaged in containers resembling food and drink pouch. The recall does not affect any other Hand Sanitizer products from Ashtel Studios.

Product | Size | NDC

PAW Patrol Hand Sanitizer - 0.84 FL. OZ (25 mL) - 70108-042-01
JoJo Siwa Hand Sanitizer - 0.84 FL. OZ (25 mL) - 70108-044-01
Hot Wheels Hand Sanitizer - 0.84 FL. OZ (25 mL) - 70108-045-01
Barbie Hand Sanitizer - 0.84 FL. OZ (25 mL) - 70108-046-01
Trolls Hand Sanitizer - 0.84 FL. OZ (25 mL) - 70108-047-01
Minions Hand Sanitizer 0.84 FL. OZ (25 mL) - 70108-043-01

Ingesting hand sanitizer, which is intended for topical use, could potentially result in alcohol toxicity. Symptoms of alcohol toxicity may range from lack of coordination, slowed or slurred speech, drowsiness to coma, which can be fatal. Furthermore, ingesting alcohol can affect the brain and cause impaired driving or operating heavy machinery. Alcohol can also interact with numerous drugs which may result in serious adverse effects. Ingesting alcohol by people with alcohol addiction may interfere with maintaining abstinence. Additionally, people with alcohol addiction may seek large amounts of ethanol-based hand sanitizers as a substitute. Ashtel Studios has received no reports of adverse reactions

The product is intended to be applied topically to help reduce bacteria on the skin that could cause diseases when soap and water are not available and is packaged in 0.84 oz pouches. The product can be identified by examples of the products pictured below.  Product was distributed to selected retailers in the United States and Canada.  

Ashtel Studios has provided written notification to its distributors and retailers and is alerting customers via this voluntary recall. While the product is not available for purchase, if a consumer has product which is being recalled they are advised to destroy it immediately.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Ashtel Studios, 866-Ashtel-1, 909-434-0911 (international) from 9:00 am-5:00 pm PST

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Company Contact Information:


Ashtel Studios
866-Ashtel-1, 909-434-0911 (international)

Media: Bill Southard/Southard Communications

Product Photos

PAW Patrol Hand Sanitizer

JoJo Siwa Hand Sanitizer

Barbie Hand Sanitizer

Hot Wheels Hand Sanitizer

Trolls Hand Sanitizer

Minions Hand Sanitizer

RECALL: Six Smart Care Kids Hand Sanitizers

As the Coronavirus continues to spread throughout the United States and other countries, hand sanitizer is still one of the most sought after items. However officials have recently sent out warnings about certain kids hand sanitizers that have been recalled from the brand 'smart care. According to the Herald;

"The FDA claimed no problem with the actual hand sanitizer. It’s the combination of the pouches, kids likely being given the hand sanitizer as they head back to schools and children’s carelessness or curiosity, despite the packaging warning, Do Not Eat.

The FDA said, “Hand sanitizer products packaged in containers resembling food pouches commonly used for children’s applesauce and other pureed foods that present increased risk of accidental ingestion by children. An Ashtel spokesman told the Herald that the company took all of these products off the shelves in August when a parent brought up the potential problem. The FDA didn’t indicate that in its product status notation after adding the Smart Care sanitizers to the Do Not Use list on Sept. 24.”


Hand Sanitizer recalled because it looks like snack food for kids

The folks at Ashtel Studios made a design mistake. They saw an opportunity to make hand sanitizer fun for kids, but they took an unfortunate approach. It became clear some time after packaging and distribution began, this year, that Ashtel Studios hand sanitizer looked a little too much like “a food and drink pouch” for kids.

Imagine designing a package so delightful that your intended audience wants to eat or drink whatever’s inside. Now imagine that the packaging you’ve created will be used for a product that’s poisonous for humans.

In this article you’ll see images of the hand sanitizer packaging that’s been recalled. This includes the 0.84 FL. OZ (25 mL) size hand sanitizer product from Ashtel Studios, and no other hand sanitizer products from said company.

The collection includes several branded Smart Care hand sanitizer packages with licensed brands like Illumination’s Minions, DreamWorks’ Trolls, Mattel’s Barbie, Mattel’s Hot Wheels, Nickelodeon’s Jojo Siwa DREAMER, and Spin Masters’ Paw Patrol.

As it true of all hand sanitizer, this hand sanitizer was made for topical use – on human hands. If hand sanitizer is swallowed, it can result in alcohol toxicity, which the FDA reminds can have a range of symptoms. “Lack of coordination, slowed or slurred speech, drowsiness to coma, which can be fatal. Furthermore, ingesting alcohol can affect the brain and cause impaired driving or operating heavy machinery.”

NOTE: Heavy Machinery doesn’t just include forklifts and bulldozers. It includes any sort of mechanical vehicle or tool that you wouldn’t want to operate while you are, for example, falling asleep, or in a coma. Also, again, there’s a decent chance you will die if you ingest enough hand sanitizer, which is why the friendly snack-sized packaging for the hand sanitizer shown above is recalled right this minute.


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