Thursday, April 22, 2021

'That Girl Lay Lay' Commences Filming

Nickelodeon recently started filming their upcoming brand new comedy series That Girl Lay Lay (working title), and to celebrate, the cast have been sharing behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram!


Announced in March as part of the network's 2021 Upfront presentation, That Girl Lay Lay is a new comedy series starring teen sensation and hip-hop artist Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High. The series (13 episodes) marks Nickelodeon’s first project under an overall deal with That Girl Lay Lay to develop original multiform programming and music initiatives, and build a cross-category consumer products business. Produced by record-breaking producer Will Packer (LittleRide Along) and Will Packer Media (Bigger), the series is set to begin production this spring, with a premiere slated for this summer on Nickelodeon.

Created by David A. Arnold (Side Hustle, Fuller House, Bigger), That Girl Lay Lay follows Lay Lay (That Girl Lay Lay), an avatar from a personal affirmation app that magically comes to life, and her best friend Sadie as they navigate life as teenagers and discover who they truly are.

In That Girl Lay Lay, phone avatar Lay Lay is the perfect hype girl and best friend that anyone could ever want from their personal affirmation app.  Struggling to make her mark at school and needing a best friend to talk to, Sadie wishes upon a star that Lay Lay was real and could help teach her how to stand out.  When her wish comes true and Lay Lay is magically brought to life, the two friends learn that when they are together, they can accomplish anything.  

In addition to her new comedy series, Nickelodeon’s comprehensive strategy for That Girl Lay Lay includes supporting her music career and an exclusive line of consumer products, with merchandising agreements spanning categories such as fashion, accessories, publishing and more.

Shooting for the draft version of the first episode of That Girl Lay Lay commenced in Studio City in Los Angeles, California on Monday 19th April 2021.

Actor Anna Grace Arnold, who plays Tasha on Side Hustle and the daughter of the show's creator, David A. Arnold, revealed that she's joined the cast of That Girl Lay Lay by sharing a few behind-the-scenes snaps on Instagram and her Instagram Stories!:


Additionally, David's wife, Julie Harkness Arnold has revealed on her Instagram that she helped develop the show with David!:


Meanwhile, Christine Rodriguez (Mom, Raven's Home, Austin & Ally) has revealed that she'll be playing Ms. Calloway (aka Ms. C) in the series by sharing a photo of the script of the first episode!:


Additional behind-the-scenes photos from the cast and crew reveal that episode #101 will be titled "Out the App", which is being directed by Wendy Faraone, and that Full House and Fuller House star Andrea Barber will be playing Principal Willingham!




Choreographer Jason Chong and Cris Judd will also be involved in the series:


That Girl Lay Lay is a social media star and hip-hop prodigy who has taken the world by storm with her infectious energy and sharp rhymes.  She has been writing, producing, rapping and singing since the age of five, and at age 11 became the youngest female rapper to sign a recording deal and create her own imprint, Fresh Rebel Muzik/EMPIRE.  Her music videos garner millions of views, with her smash hits “Mama” and “Supersize XL” having amassed close to 90 million views on YouTube to date between the two.  

That Girl Lay Lay is produced by Will Packer Media (Bigger), with Will Packer (Little, Ride Along) and Carolyn Newman serving as executive producers and Toy Monique Hawkins overseeing.  The series is created and executive produced by David A. Arnold (Side Hustle, Fuller House, Bigger), who also serves as showrunner.  John Beck & Ron Hart (Side Hustle, Fuller House, Liv and Maddie) serve as executive producers.  Production of That Girl Lay Lay for Nickelodeon is overseen by Zack Olin, Senior Vice President, Live Action, and Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content.


Originally published: Thursday, April 22, 2021.

H/T: Special thanks to @sidehustleseries and @thatgirllaylaynickelodeon!

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Nickelodeon Passes on 'Planet Panic'

Nickelodeon has passed on greenlighting Planet Panic to series. Filmmaker Gene Goldstein, who previously served as a background artist on nearly 100 episodes of The Loud House as well as on the upcoming The Loud House Movie, announced the unfortunate news on his Twitter page.


Although Nickelodeon has passed on the property, this isn't the end of the story. One positive bit of news from the decision is that the rights to Planet Panic now revert back to Goldstein, leaving him free to shop the property around other networks and studios, so there's a good chance we'll see a Planet Panic series elsewhere.


Planet Panic is a animated short created and developed by Goldstein, which was originally selected as a finalist in 2015 edition of Nickelodeon's world renowned Animated Shorts Program. The short is based on Goldstein's animated comic of the name, which can be viewed here: http://www.planet-panic.com.


On Planet Panic, giant monsters roaming the city are as normal as morning traffic. Viewers meet Pibbles, a non-binary kid hero in training, and Zeus: Pibbles' partner, mentor, and a man-machine hybrid.


H/T: @Alberto9Herrera.

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What's On Nick | Nickelodeon Premiere Highlights | Week 16

Your guide to What's New on Nickelodeon for the week of Monday, April 19 - Sunday, April 25, 2021!



For Nickelodeon's full highlights for April 2021, click here.

All times ET/PT.


Friday, April 23, 2021

11:00 a.m. - Blue's Clues & You! - Spring is Here!: It’s getting warmer outside, and the flowers are blooming – that must mean that spring is here! We play an outdoors game of Blue’s Clues to figure out what Blue wants to do on the first day of spring. (#217) [promo]

11:30 a.m. - Blaze and the Monster Machines - Sparkle's Racing Badge: It’s more Blaze family fun in this high octane, action-packed adventure as Blaze and his sister Sparkle team up to make it back to the Monster Dome in time for a big race. (#606)

12:00 p.m. - PAW Patrol - Pups Save Little Hairy/Pups Save a Kooky Climber: Big Hairy's little brother falls into a hole, and Tracker gets carried away by Big Hairy; Danny tries extreme rock climbing with Ace Sorenson. (#718) [promo]

12:30 p.m. - Baby Shark's Big Show! - Baby Shark's Big Show: Live From the Shark House:  Baby & William are coming to you live in a brand-new special where they’ll show you everything they love about Carnivore Cove! (#998; special) [info / promo]

7:00 p.m. - SpongeBob SquarePants - Knock Knock, Who's There?: SpongeBob watches Mr. Krabs’s house while he’s away, so he takes extreme measures to make sure no one breaks in. (#260A) [promos]

7:30 p.m. - The Barbarian and the Troll - Season of the Witch: The group arrives at the witch’s castle for an epic battle of swords and spells, and a surprise admission from Stacey that shocks her father. (#104)

8:00 p.m. - SpongeBob: Puppet Edition! Shorts - 'Wet Painters' - Puppet Edition!: The Pineapple Playhouse presents...WET PAINTERS IRL! SpongeBob and Patrick are tasked to paint the inside of Mr. Krabs' house, but will their felted forms get the task done? (#884)

Saturday, April 24, 2021

8:00 a.m. on TEENNICKDrama Club - S.A.D.: Darcy (Lili Brennan) is excited to go to the school dance this year, but Mack (Telci Huynh) is determined to avoid it at all costs after an embarrassing incident at the last one. (#105) [promos]

Drama Club - Catch Up Now (Nickelodeon U.S.)


Cast of Drama Club - Keep it here Spot (Nickelodeon U.S.)


Next: Drama Club Promo - April 17, 2021 (Nickelodeon U.S.)


Side Hustle - Catch Up Now (Nickelodeon U.S.)



Originally published: Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

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Nickelodeon to Premiere New 'Baby Shark's Big Show!' Special 'Live From the Shark House' on Friday, April 23, 2021

Get set for the super new Baby Shark's Big Show! special, "Live From the Shark House" (#998), premiering Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT), only on Nick Jr. on Nickelodeon!


Baby & William are coming to you live in a brand-new special where they’ll show you everything they love about Carnivore Cove!

Visit https://www.babysharksbigshow.com for Baby Shark's Big Show! videos, arts and crafts, coloring pages, and to make your very own shark!





Originally published: Sunday, April 11, 2021.

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Nicktoons UK to Premiere New Episodes of 'SpongeBob SquarePants' from Monday 19th April 2021

'Toon in and chill out with brand new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, premiering weekdays at 4:00pm starting Monday 19th April 2021, only on Nicktoons UK and Ireland!


Following their premieres, each episode will encore the same evening at 6:30pm, and the following day at 8:00am, 12:30pm and at 4:15pm on Nicktoons.

With the exception of "Swamp Mates", these new SpongeBob episodes have yet to air in the U.S.

Monday 19th April 2021 - Swamp Mates: Bubble Bass finds himself stranded with Patrick in a mysterious swamp, looking for a lost action figure.

Tuesday 20th April 2021 - Knock Knock, Who's There?: SpongeBob watches Mr. Krabs's house while he's away and goes to extreme measures to prevent burglary.

Wednesday 21st April 2021 - Pat Hearts Squid: Squidward is forced to live at Patrick's house, but his dominant demeanor rubs off on Patrick more than desired.

Thursday 22nd April 2021 - Plankton's Intern: Plankton needs help to steal the secret formula, so he hires an intern who knows more about Mr. Krabs than anyone else.

Friday 23rd April 2021 - Patrick's Tantrum: Patrick goes into a destructive fit whenever he hears a bell, so his friends help him in their own ways.




Breakfast in the Loud Bottom Promo | April 2021 (NickToons UK)


Brand New SpongeBob SquarePants Promo - April 2021 (NickToons UK)


Eat Sleep Toons Repeat: The Loud House Promo | April 2021 (NickToons UK)



Originally published: Sunday, April 04, 2021.

H/T: Special thanks to @WebChanNews for the news!; Additional source: Encyclopedia SpongeBobia.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for April 21, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for April 21, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!: https://www.creators.com/features/rugrats

More Nick: First Look: Nickelodeon's All-New Animated 'Rugrats' Reunites Members of the Original Voice Cast to Reprise Roles!

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Keke Palmer Dishes on Potential ‘True Jackson, VP’ Reboot

Thanks to Keke Palmer, rumors of a True Jackson, VP reboot have been swirling for months! But is the fan-favorite Nickelodeon comedy series really coming back to TV?


“I promise you guys, I’m, literally, not going to let you guys down with that,” the actor teased during an April 2021 appearance on the Chicks in the Office podcast. “I’ve been working so hard to figure something out for True Jackson, VP because, it’s crazy. I knew how much True Jackson, VP impacted me, but I’ve learned as I’ve grown that it really impacted the generation [of viewers]. It means so much to me that it did in that way. I’m so grateful. If True Jackson, VP does come back, which it’s a pretty good chance we get something up with that character and that story line, I would make sure that it’s mature.”

True Jackson, VP aired on Nickelodeon from November 2008 to August 2011, and starred Keke alongside Ashley Argota, Robbie Amell and Matt Shively. The Jump In! alum acted as the title character who was the teenage Vice President of the Youth Fashion Department at clothing company Mad Style. Each episode showed the level-headed True and her friends finding themselves in some sticky situations.

Keke first teased the possibility of the show’s reboot in April 2020 when she shared a video to social media dancing to the show’s theme song alongside a caption that read, “When they canceled True Jackson, VP prematurely just to reboot it in 2021. Congrats! Another reboot! Y’all made this happen.” Matt, for his part, replied, “What’s good? You tryin’ to play with my heart or what?!”

Although she hasn’t revealed any further details, Keke did share what she hoped to see when the characters eventually reunite on TV, noting that “we’ve gotta give it something good.”

“I would really want it to be, like what’s True’s life like? How is she dealing with being in this industry? How is she affected by social media?” the actor explained on the Chicks in the Office episode. “What’s her life become?”

Months after news of a possible True Jackson, VP reboot first broke, it was announced in December 2020 that iCarly would be rebooted for a more mature audience for the Paramount+ streaming service. There’s also been tons of questions about another Victorious series and talks about Zoey 101 making a comeback. So, fans would love to see True and her Mad Style job now!

Keke recently returned to her Nickelodeon roots by hosting the network's Nick News: Kids Pick The President special in October last year.

Talking to Cosmopolitan about the potential reboot in July 2020, Keke said: “Look, if my fans ask me for something as far as entertainment, I’m going make the calls that I need to make to try to give it to them,” adding: “[a] True Jackson, VP reboot was as much for them as it was for me.” Also in July, Matt Shively shared a TJVP-themed post on Instagram captioning it "I SMELL A REBOOT!!! @keke @ashleyargota9 @robbieamell".

In April 2020, Robbie Amell told Entertainment Tonight, “I was learning about it as people online were learning about it,”, adding “[and] then me and Keke and Ashley and Matt were all kind of texting back and forth, like, ‘This would be really fun. This would be awesome.’ So I don’t know if there’s any real truth to it right now … But I would definitely jump back in. I love that show and, you know, it was one of my first real jobs in L.A.”


Original source: J-14.

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Paramount+ Adds 'Bunsen Is a Beast', 'Make It Pop' and 'Eureeka's Castle'

Paramount+, the newly launched streaming service from ViacomCBS, today (April 14) added three more Nickelodeon series to its programming library: Bunsen Is a Beast, Make It Pop, and the Nick Jr. classic Eureeka's Castle!


In Eureeka's Castle, puppet characters explore pre-schoolers' problems. Make It Pop (pictured) is a comedic, music-infused daily strip about three unique girls who come together to start their own K-Pop-inspired band, XO-IQ. Created by Butch Hartman, Bunsen is a Beast tells the story of Bunsen and Mikey, two new friends who embark on endless fun and adventures in their town of Muckledunk.

Update (4/22) - 26 episodes of Eureeka's Castle are now available to stream on Paramount+! The service also today added the first five episodes of The Loud House season four, featuring The Casagrandes, as well as the 1999 pilot episode for ChalkZone, featuring a different intro and the original credits!

With live sports, breaking news and all your favorite Nickelodeon shows, Paramount+ offers a mountain of entertainment. Plans start at $5.99/month. Cancel anytime. Try it FREE at paramountplus.com!

A listing for Eureeka's Castle appeared on the platform in March, however, no episodes were added. At the time of posting, there are currently no episodes of Eureeka's Castle available to watch.


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Originally published: Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Original source: Nickandmore!; Additional sources: Anime Superhero Forum /@Anthonyg3281Nicktoons (Fun)posts & More.

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Julian Edelman Joins ‘Inside The NFL’ This Fall on Paramount Plus; Part of Overall ViacomCBS Deal For His Coast Productions

Retiring after a 12-season career with the New England Patriots in which he was part of three Super Bowl-winning teams and was chosen MVP of Super Bowl LIII, wide receiver Julian Edelman has caught a second act, Deadline reports. He and his Coast Productions partner Assaf Swissa have made an overall deal at ViacomCBS. As part of that, Edelman will joining the Inside The NFL team as an analyst. That starts this fall, when the Emmy-winning series makes its debut on Paramount+.


Edelman will join James Brown, Phil Simms and Brandon Marshall each week, and the show continues to feature contributions from HOFers Michael Irvin and Ray Lewis through the season.

To Edelman, a big part of the multi-year first look with ViacomCBS is an opportunity to develop scripted and unscripted programming for divisions from Paramount+ to Nickelodeon. He will participate behind the scenes and in front of the camera.

While he was a clutch receiver for the Pats, Edelman made humorous popular viral videos with his teammates under the Coast banner, and that led to his first association with ViacomCBS with the Showtime documentary 100%: Julian Edelman. The film was a warts-and-all chronicle about Edelman’s recovery from a devastating knee injury that shelved him in 2017, and coming back from that and a PED suspension that cost him the first four games of 2019 and straining his relationship with his father, an invaluable ally in his NFL rise. That season ended in triumph, with Edelman winning Super Bowl MVP honors for catching 10 passes that helped fuel the Pats to a 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. The relationship Edelman and Swissa built with Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza and David Nevins led to the new deal.

Edelman told Deadline that he is still rehabbing the injuries he collected from over a decade of catching Tom Brady passes across the middle of the field, but the charismatic now ex-jock sparked to the chance to prove himself in another competitive arena.

“I’ve always been a fan of Inside the NFL, and the different way they have shown football, from the cinematography to the slow highlights, and the all-star cast they’ve had,” he said. “It’ll just be fun to share what’s on my mind, but those guys have been in the TV world for over a decade. That’s a whole lot of nerves, like back when I got drafted in the seventh round by New England, and I was a quarterback from a small school who never played receiver. I have to make this team, and prove what I can do. That’s the mind-set I have, nervous but excited.”

Edelman said he was overjoyed to see his former teammates Brady and Rob Gronkowski (Crashletes) hoist the Super Bowl trophy without him, and said he hopes they do it again.

“I already miss football, and will miss it more around April when you get back in the facility and kick it with the fellas in the locker room and the gym, bonding and creating that synergy with a team that competes at the highest level,” he said. “But I gave everything I had, and physically I can’t do it no more. I still have to do things to keep my body feeling good. Body movement, yoga, working out, because I’ve had these millimeters of biomechanics that changed because of all the injuries. I have to work hard to keep it in synch. I’m still rehabbing certain things, but my head feels great, and when you play 12 years in the NFL and come away feeling that way, it’s number one. I feel blessed, and to be able to use the platform and success I’ve had on the football field to help me translate into my next career and rest of my life. That starts with this collaboration with Viacom, Paramount+, Showtime and the other divisions of the company.”

ViacomCBS’ sports chiefs were excited to welcome Edelman to the fold.

“We witnessed the creativity that Julian and his team put behind 100%: Julian Edelman, and we admired their ability to combine Julian’s unique voice with powerful, authentic storytelling,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, Showtime Sports. “We are thrilled to welcome Julian to our team and embrace that voice as he becomes a dynamic force for us every Tuesday on Inside The NFL. We are equally excited to continue our relationship with Coast Productions and explore additional content produced with their contagious creative energy.”

Said CBS Sport chairman Sean McManus: “Julian has been one of the greatest competitors and clutch performers in the NFL over the past decade, and we are excited to welcome him to Inside The NFL. “He will provide our viewers a fresh perspective and valuable insight having just stepped off the field. With his incredible career accomplishments, combined with his dedication, passion, and knowledge, we are looking forward to Julian joining our team.”

Edelman is repped by ICM Partners and attorney Fred Toczek.


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Astronema Allies with Omega Rangers in This Preview of 'Power Rangers #6' from BOOM! Studios

POWER RANGERS #6 FIRST LOOK

Astronema Allies with Omega Rangers in POWER RANGERS #6

Discover the Shocking Team-Up Between Sworn Enemies in April 2021


April 15, 2021

BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), revealed today a first look at POWER RANGERS #6 from superstar writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), acclaimed artists Francesco Mortarino (Firefly: The Sting) and Simone Ragazzoni (Power Rangers Unlimited: Heir to Darkness), colorists Raúl Angulo (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Igor Monti (Mega Man: Fully Charged), and letterer Ed Dukeshire (Once & Future), in conjunction with the Mighty Morphin series. Two New Series. Two New Teams. The Era of UNLIMITED POWER continues HERE—and only Lord Drakkon, their greatest enemy, can save the Power Rangers in April 2021!

The Omega Rangers have formed an uneasy alliance with Lord Drakkon… and now must trust Astronema and Ecliptor in order to survive. But do the would-be Princess of Evil and her mentor have something else planned for their new allies?

POWER RANGERS #6 features main cover art by Matteo Scalera (Black Science) and variant cover art by fan-favorite artists Daniele Di Nicuolo (Seven Secrets) and Goñi Montes (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers).


Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 28 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest-running kids’ live-action series in television history, with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its 28th season, Power Rangers Dino Fury, currently airing Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.

POWER RANGERS is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; and Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Dune: House Atreides by Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; The Expanse from Corinna Bechko and Alejandro Aragonand; and Magic from Jed MacKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of POWER RANGERS #6 will be available on April 21, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

Softcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.

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More Nick: 'Power Rangers Dino Fury' Season 2 Announced!

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BOOM! Studios Unveils First Look at 'Mighty Morphin #6'

MIGHTY MORPHIN #6 FIRST LOOK

Zordon’s Past Threatens Angel Grove in MIGHTY MORPHIN #6

Discover the Surprising Team-up with Grace Sterling in a New ERA OF UNLIMITED POWER in April 2021


April 9, 2021

BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), revealed a first look at MIGHTY MORPHIN #6, from writer Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), artist Marco Renna, colorist Walter Baiamonte with assistance by Katia Ranalli and Sara Antonellini, and letterer Ed Dukeshire, the exciting next issue in the ERA OF UNLIMITED POWER.

Still reeling from the revelation of the New Green Ranger’s true identity, the New Mighty Morphin team must join with former Ranger Grace Sterling to save Angel Grove from a new threat tied to Zordon’s surprising past. But nothing could prepare the Rangers for the two people who stand in their way…

MIGHTY MORPHIN #6 features main cover art by acclaimed illustrator InHyuk Lee (Seven Secrets), and variant covers by Eleonora Carlini (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Peach Momoko (Something is Killing the Children).


Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 28 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its 28th season, with Power Rangers Dino Fury, currently airing Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.

MIGHTY MORPHIN is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; and Proctor Valley Road by Grant Morrison, Alex Child, and Naomi Franquiz. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.

Print copies of MIGHTY MORPHIN #6 will be available on April 14, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

Softcover and hardcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.

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More Nick: 'Power Rangers Dino Fury' Season 2 Announced!

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APC Kids Signs Trio of New Licensing Agents for 'Kid-E-Cats'

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of APC Studios, has appointed a trio of new local licensing agents for the CTC Media animated preschool series Kid-E-Cats.


The new partnerships see the property represented by El Ocho in Spain and Portugal, Lisans in Turkey and WP Brands in Australia and New Zealand. Kid-E-Cats has aired on Minika in Turkey since August 2020, RTVE’s Clan in Spain since last May, and on Nick Jr. in Portugal and Australia since 2018 as part of APC Kids’ agreement with the broadcaster that covers over 170 territories.

The new licensing agents will look to build on the series’ broadcast success in their respective regions and build cross-category licensing programs for the popular preschool brand.

Lionel Marty, managing director of APC Kids, said: “Kid-E-Cats is hugely popular across Europe and Australia, and we are committed to building on this success with new licensing partnerships that will give children the chance to further engage with the show off-screen. We are delighted to have such well-established agents on board to help build the Kid-E-Cats consumer products offering in these important territories.”

Kid-E-Cats, owned and managed by CTC Media and produced by Studio Metrafilms, is one of the leading preschool series in Russia. The third season is completed and seasons one and two are currently available on Nick Jr/ internationally. In addition, eight new special episodes will soon be available.

The series tells the story of three kittens: Cookie, Pudding and their kid sister Candy who are forever ready to jump into action with endless enthusiasm and energy. Their imagination also knows no bounds, and these kitties are capable of the most absurdly funny problem-solving suggestions. Through life’s little lessons, they learn to look before they leap – well sometimes!

Most recently,  CTC Media inked a partnership with stickers and trading cards specialist Panini, who will produce stickers, trading cards, and photocard collectables for the series.

Official APC Kids press release via The Fan Carpet:

APC Kids Announce Bizak Is On Board As Toy Distributor For СTC Media’s Hit 2D Animated Series KID-E-CATS In Spain & Portugal

APC Kids extends deal with RTVE for season 3 of the hit series

In addition, APC Kids has finalised a deal with Spain’s RTVE for KID-E-CATS season three, following great success with season’s one and two on its Clan channel as one of its top preschool shows.

Bizak will handle local distribution across the regions of the brand’s toy range, with retail roll-out scheduled to start in Q2 2021.

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment division of leading co-production and distribution company APC, has confirmed Bizak as the new toy distribution partner in Spain and Portugal for the toy range based on СTC Media’s hit 2D animated series KID-E-CATS. Bizak will handle local distribution across the regions of the brand’s toy range, with retail roll-out scheduled to start in Q2 2021. In addition, APC Kids has finalised a deal with Spain’s RTVE for KID-E-CATS season three, following great success with season’s one and two on its Clan channel as one of its top preschool shows. Las year, El Ocho was appointed as licensing agent in Spain and Portugal.

One of the leading preschool series in Russia, owned and managed by CTC Media and produced by Studio Metrafilms, KID-E-CATS was recently commissioned for a fourth season and currently airs on Nick Jr in over 170 territories and is available worldwide on Netflix. The first three seasons have seen great success internationally, alongside the consumer products roll-out, with more than 70 licensees and 1400 product lines worldwide, and the 24 KID-E-CATS educational mobile games, which have now garnered 39 million downloads to date.

Lionel Marty, Managing Director of APC Kids, says “As KID-E-CATS’ global appeal continues to grow, it’s great to be able to bring additional ways for children to enjoy and interact with the loveable characters. We are thrilled Bizak is on board to roll out the toys in Spain and Portugal where we have seen great engagement – and excited to see the show going from strength to strength with our partners RTVE. We can’t wait to see the product at retail this year.”

Aitor Eguía, Bizak’s Product Manager, says “At Bizak, we are convinced of the success of KID-E-CATS in Iberia and we are going to put all our efforts so that Cookie, Candy and Pudding become children’s most beloved characters.”

The series tells the story of three kittens: Cookie, Pudding and their kid sister Candy who are forever ready to jump into action with endless enthusiasm and energy. Their imagination also knows no bounds, and these kitties are capable of the most absurdly funny problem-solving suggestions. Through life’s little lessons, they learn to look before they leap - well sometimes!

About APC Kids
APC Kids is the children’s entertainment arm of leading co-production and distribution company APC Studios. Headed by Lionel Marty, the kids’ specialist has a growing portfolio of high-profile children’s and family properties including animated series KID-E-CATS, Little Tiaras, DinoCity, Fox and Hare, Roger and Hello Maestro. APC Kids also houses its own production company Zephyr Animation.

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Originally published: Monday, December 14, 2020.


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