Monday, June 14, 2021

ViacomCBS Launches NickMusic Channel in Germany

ViacomCBS has launched NickMusic, Nickelodeon's music channel for kids in Germany (Deutschland)! Launched on June 1, the channel hosts the most popular artists among children aged 6-11. The channel replaces MTV Music 24 on the EPG.

NickMusic is a dedicated 24-hour music channel for kids, offering a dedicated 24-hour music channel for kids featuring chart-topping hits by the world’s most popular artists. From Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and The Weeknd to Sia, Dua Lipa and Taylor Swift, Nick Music is curated by Nickelodeon with a line-up of the latest music videos and Top 40 hits kids will love.

It is currently unknown what feed NickMusic España will use - whether it's own independent feed, the "global" NickMusic feed, or NickMusic USA.

NickMusic will not broadcast any advertising or sponsorships. The channel is already available in the United States, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Brazil, the Netherlands, HungaryPoland and Spain, the latter two of which also launched on June 1, also replacing MTV Music 24. A locally produced NickMusic programme also airs on Nicktoons Africa.

In Germany, NickMusic joins Nick, Nick Jr. and Nicktoons.

ViacomCBS denies that the launch of NickMusic will marks the end of the MTV brand. MTV has the highest brand recognition amongst youth (at the level of 98%) and is currently present in 181 countries.

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The 'iCarly' Reboot to Feature More Adult Situations

The Stars Of iCarly Dish On The Reboot

The reboot of iCarly is definitely going to be more grown-up than the original series.

“It’s basically an Andrew Dice Clay concert,” Jerry Trainor, reprising his role as Spencer Shay, joking told Page Six. “No, [but] we’re going to toe that line, you know what I mean? It’s not going to be super-raw … but yeah, there’s going to be sexual situations.

“And you know, I say ‘damn it’ in the trailer, which had everyone in a tizzy, but you know we’re grown-ups.”

The original iCarly, which ran on Nickelodeon from 2007 to 2012 starred Miranda Cosgrove as Carly, a teenager who creates the titular web show with her pals.

Nathan Kress, who played nerdy Freddie Benson, told Page Six that the show has evolved.

“This is an adult show and it’s not specifically for kids,” he stresses. “And that’s been exciting for us — to just see where these characters from a kid’s show would be and where they are in their life now, 10 years later. But in a very realistic, non-glossy way.”

Kress, now 28, confesses that he had some adoring fans the first time around because “I think geek chic was really coming into its own during that phase” but notes that he’s seen things drop off.

“Something weird happened where, since becoming a father, that all just sort of went away,” he says, laughing.

And Trainor, 42, who has the demeanor of an excitable Labradoodle, is thrilled to be back.

“I feel young. I feel ageless,” he crows. “I feel like I am stepping back into comfy shoes. I love multi-cam. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”

One person who definitely won’t be back for the adult yuks is Jennette McCurdy, who played Sam Puckett.

McCurdy, 28, confessed in a recent episode of a podcast she hosts called Empty Inside that she’s “ashamed” of her past acting career.

“My experience with acting is, I’m so ashamed of the parts I’ve done in the past,” she said. “I resent my career in a lot of ways. I feel so unfulfilled by the roles that I played and felt like it was the most cheesy, embarrassing [thing].”

The new iCarly series will address Sam's absence from the pilot episode.

The series will also feature two new cast members, Laci Mosley as Harper, Carly’s roommate and best friend, and Jaidyn Triplett, who will portray Millicent, Freddie’s snarky and social media-savvy stepdaughter. However, the original cast notes that the door is always open for McCurdy to return to the show.

iCarly will premiere this Thursday, June 17th with three episodes. The remaining 10 will then drop weekly, exclusively on Paramount+. Try it FREE today at - use promo code "MOVIES" for a 30-day free trial!

Watch the iCarly Reunion special here!

Originally published: June 14, 2021.

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Meet Lola, the Four-Legged TikTok Star Who is a Massive Fan of 'PAW Patrol'

Meet Lola, the four-legged TikTok star who is a massive fan of Nickelodeon's PAW Patrol!

PAW Patrol follows the adventures of a tech-savvy boy named Ryder and his team of pups who are ready to save the day. Whenever there's trouble, pups Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Zuma, Rocky and Skye are ready for action, no matter what comes their way. With a mission to work together to keep Adventure Bay safe, no job is too big, and no pup is too small. Ever since first premiering in 2013, Nickelodeon's beloved CG-animated preschool series PAW Patrol has become a global phenomenon, with the brand consistently ranked as a top-rated preschool series. However, it's not only kids who are big fans of the show!

Lola the puppy recently went viral on TikTok and social media for being a big fan of the animated series.

On her TikTok profile, Lola has starred in several videos where she reacts to PAW Patrol, her favourite cartoon as well as that of many children and adults. Her owner, Nare Brambi also joins in the fun and shows her excitement. Nare explains that her puppy has been watching TV since she was one year old, and has since become her hobby.

As soon as she hears the PAW Patrol theme song, Lola starts barking and keeps her eyes on every episode. Lola and Nare also reacted to the trailer of the upcoming movie, many of their fans have been surprised by the animal's ability to watch their favourite series like anyone else.

Another of Lola's videos is about a PAW Patrol puppet show, and she remains attentive at all times. Her videos went viral on social media and several users shared tweets declaring themselves fans. 

PAW Patrol: The Movie will be released in theatres and on Paramount+ on August 20. In the film, when their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone's favourite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head on.  While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty.  Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City!

Original source: El Heraldo de México.

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First Hybrid Mifa 2021 Revealed: Connect Online or In-Person

Update (6/12) - Below is Nickelodeon's Virtual Annecy Week 2021 schedule!:

June 14

Greenlighting Diverse Voices
with Ramsey Naito, Karen Toliver, Jessica Julius, Sarah Victor, Peter Gal, and Janet Wu (Moderator)

Mobile First Animation
with John Pagano

Women in Animation: Laura Hohman

June 15-18

Virtual Recruitment with Nickelodeon Animation

June 18

Bikini Bottom Biographies

Featuring special guests from the SpongeBob SquarePants Universe

From Variety:

Animation Booms

This year’s Annecy Festival, the world’s most important animation event, catches the industry in dramatic sea change. One pivot: New studio streamers are driving a massive increased demand for animation. The business is booming like never before. From the past year, Nickelodeon has hired nearly 700 people to work on its shows as it scales up, says Nickelodeon Animation’s Ramsey Naito. “There’s a volume of work being produced that we’ve never had before,” adds Eléanor Coleman, at Blue Spirit, a major French studio.

The Business is Going Truly Global

The pandemic, it’s almost a cliche, has accelerated change. Only about 30% of the crew on one new Nickelodeon show which started production during the pandemic have met in person, Naito notes. Animation has “gone completely global,” Coleman adds. There was a time when people used to work for hire in Indonesia or China. Now, says Coleman, all the top talent in all of the world can live and work anywhere. Competition is global, our reach is global. Animation has really woken up to that.” The consequences of these two factors – the boom, going global – play out throughout this year’s Annecy.


Original post:

Industry leading market’s new, flexible format encourages attendee participation from anywhere; extensive program line-up includes pitches, on-line targeted meetings, and career recruitment; Annecy 2021 runs June 14-19.

As part of the 2021 Annecy Animation Film Festival taking place June 14-19, Mifa 2021, the first hybrid edition of the industry-leading market, is making meetings a priority!

  • In-person attendees the event exhibition area will feature private tables for companies, mini stands for delegations and pavilions. The entire Impérial Palace is providing meeting and viewing areas, as well as the La Voile and Brasserie’s upstairs lounges, restaurants, and terraces. Additional information is available here.
  • Virtual attendees can organize visits and meetings via the Annecy Network and Virtual Stands. Set up profiles, meet with professionals who are attending individually or in delegations and connect live in private virtual rooms. Delegates attending include Japan, China, Korea, Malaysia, Belgium, Luxembourg, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Russia, Argentina, Mexico, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa.

The extensive and varied program includes:

Mifa Pitches:

  • 36 unique projects from all over the world including France, Argentina, Brazil, Ireland, Greece, Latvia, Canada, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Indonesia, Iran, USA, Madagascar, Germany, and Belgium. More information is available here.

Partners Pitches:

70 projects spread across 13 sessions identified by its geographical zone. Including Africa (Digital Lab Africa, Nigeria Focus @ Mifa, Africa2020 Season, NFVF Market Readiness Program), Latin America (La Liga, Chile, Colombia, Animation! Women), Asia (South East Asia Focus 2021, Taiwan, Japan), Middle East (Israel), as well as Europe (Aura in Motion, CEE Animation Forum). More information is available here


  • Discover the company or delegation line-ups, reunited in playlists in Mifa’s video library, that will be added to the completed projects and productions.

Meet the…:

  • Connect - Participate in online targeted meetings dedicated to the talents (the Pitch sessions’ project leaders), festival programmers, book publishers and producers (Gap Financing). More information is available here.

New this year:

  • Meet buyers in a live session or a one-on-one meeting. This line-up includes HBO Max, BBC, Super RTL, Tencent, Rai, Disney, Gloob, ZDF, WarnerMedia, Trace, Sudu Connexion, VRT, SVT, and Akili Networks.
  • In partnership with the Sacem and in collaboration with the Festival International du Film d’Aubagne, Mifa presents MUSIC&CINEMA, for its 3rd character scheme. Meetings with composers will take place in person May 31 – June 5, and online June 7-12.
  • A Meet the… format is open to authors, for a targeted meeting between graphic and literary authors, in partnership with AGrAF.


  • Focus sessions enable participants to gain global understanding of the animation industry in the Baltic states, United Kingdom, Greece, China, and Korea. The program offers an opportunity to encourage meetings and spark new collaborations. More information is available here.


Take advantage of a Virtual Recruitment Area with a special virtual stand and recruiters talk sessions beginning June 15:

  • Nickelodeon, USA
  • Fortiche Prod, France
  • Laika, USA
  • The Third Floor, United Kingdom
  • Blue-Zoo, United Kingdom
  • GO-N, France
  • Axis, United Kingdom
  • Lighthouse, Ireland
  • Netflix, USA
  • Cartoon Saloon, Ireland
More information is available here.

Mifa Campus:

  • In partnership with Unity, the event will take place on June 18 offering a chance to showcase talents from the African continent, from the Festival, as well as the biggest names in animation.
  • The program will include School of Visuals Arts, Disney, Nickelodeon, Cinesite, RECA, VIPO, the Paris-Lyon-Singapore project and their students’ films.
More information is available here.

Originally published: May 25, 2021.

Original source: Animation World Network; Additional source: @NickSchedules.

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Peppa Pig Set to Release New 'Peppa’s Adventures: The Album' on July 30

To celebrate everyone’s favourite preschool show Peppa Pig, eOne, Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, has announced the brand-new album “Peppa’s Adventures: The Album” to release globally across digital streaming platforms on July 30th!

Available in English-language format, the album consists of 10 all-new songs, with two standalone singles releasing pre-album launch to get fans excited for what’s to come.  Starting today, kids can tune into the high energy sporty single, “Bing Bong Champion,” with the second single “Peppa’s Adventures” dropping July 2nd. The album will be available to stream on all digital streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon Music, and the physical CD will be dropping at retail in the UK & US later in the summer.

Peppa Pig is a British preschool animated television series created by Astley Baker Davies. The show revolves around Peppa, a loveable and cheeky yet slightly bossy pig, her family and friends. The show started airing in 2004, and there have been nine seasons produced and broadcast in over 180 territories as of 2021. Peppa Pig enters 2021 with a lot of momentum as the number one brand on YouTube and 104 episodes greenlit for production, taking the content pipeline up to 2027.

“Peppa’s Adventures: The Album” will be the sequel to debut album “My First Album”; which launched back in 2019, and now has over 136 million streams globally.

The album will tie into the 2021 global brand theme Peppa’s Adventures and will drive awareness ahead of the global launch of Peppa Pig’s first toy line from Hasbro, launching in Autumn 2021.

The album release will be supported by a strong marketing plan including key activations across PR, social and digital running throughout summer, with lots of snorts and giggles guaranteed!

“Peppa’s Adventures” Release Dates:

6/11     Bing Bong Champion

7/2        Peppa’s Adventures

7/30     Full Album Release

Listen to “Bing Bong Champion” here.

Pre-save “Peppa’s Adventures” here.

Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne’s expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity.

eOne brings to market both original and existing content, sourcing IP from Hasbro’s portfolio of 1500+ brands, and through a diversified network of creative partners and eOne companies including: international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Renegade 83, Daisybeck, Blackfin and Whizz Kid Entertainment; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music companies Audio Network, Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.

Originally published: June 14, 2021.

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Nickelodeon UK Ratings for Week of Monday 31st May - Sunday 6th June 2021

Nickelodeon UK Network Ratings for week of Monday 31st May - Sunday 6th June 2021.

Ratings across the Nickelodeon UK Network were a bit of a mixed bag again this week compared to the previous week (May 24-30), according to BARB data, with Nicktoons and Nick Jr. reporting increased viewership.

Nickelodeon Total:

1. THE THUNDERMANS (FRI 09:00) - 71,200
2. THE THUNDERMANS (MON 08:00) - 60,100
3. THE THUNDERMANS (FRI 08:31)  - 55,500
4. THE THUNDERMANS (THU 08:30) - 51,000
5. THE THUNDERMANS (WED 09:31) - 46,900
6. THE THUNDERMANS (MON 08:31) - 37,500
7. THE THUNDERMANS (TUE 08:59) - 35,100
8. THE THUNDERMANS (FRI 09:31) - 31,100
9. THE THUNDERMANS (MON 08:59) - 27,300
10. HORRID HENRY (TUE 29:30) - 25,800
11. THE THUNDERMANS (TUE 09:30) - 22,500
12. THE THUNDERMANS (THU 22:59) - 22,400
13. HORRID HENRY (WED 06:44) - 22,300
14. VICTORIOUS (SAT 21:31) - 21,100
15. HORRID HENRY (SAT 06:59) - 20,900

NickToons Total:

1. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (FRI 10:15) - 125,700
2. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (FRI 10:29) - 119,000
3. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (FRI 11:00) - 115,600
10. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (THU 09:30) - 58,800
11. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (THU 11:00) - 54,200
12. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (THU 11:15) - 54,200
13. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (THU 09:45) - 54,200
14. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (THU 10:29) - 54,200
15. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (THU 10:15) - 54,200

Nick Jr. Total:

1. PEPPA PIG (THU 14:44) - 173,200
2. PEPPA PIG (MON 10:45) - 163,800
4. PEPPA PIG (MON 10:50) - 153,300
7. PEPPA PIG (MON 10:34) - 140,800
9. PEPPA PIG (TUE 25:00) - 119,400
10. BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM (TUE 23:59) - 112,700
11. BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM (TUE 23:29) - 109,800
12. PEPPA PIG (MON 10:29) - 107,200
14. PEPPA PIG (MON 11:00) - 90,800
15. PAW PATROL (SUN 10:00) - 88,900

Nick Jr. Too:

2. PAW PATROL (FRI 13:30) - 61,500
3. PAW PATROL (FRI 13:15) - 61,500
5. PEPPA PIG (MON 09:45) - 56,500
7. PEPPA PIG (THU 19:00) - 54,600
9. PEPPA PIG (MON 23:49) - 51,100
10. PEPPA PIG (TUE 10:00) - 49,900
11. PEPPA PIG (MON 29:50) - 49,700
12. PEPPA PIG (TUE 09:45) - 48,400
13. PAW PATROL (THU 12:30) - 48,200
14. PAW PATROL (WED 08:45) - 48,000
15. PEPPA PIG (SAT 12:45) - 47,800

Notes: Nick Jr. Too is listed as Nick Jr 2 on BARB; Nick Jr. Too was Nick Jr. Peppa throughout May 2021.

Nickelodeon Network:

1. PEPPA PIG (THU 14:44) - Nick Jr Total - 173,200
2. PEPPA PIG (MON 10:45) - Nick Jr Total - 163,800
3. BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM (MON 24:13) - Nick Jr Total - 162,700
4. PEPPA PIG (MON 10:50) - Nick Jr Total - 153,300
5. BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM (TUE 24:14) - Nick Jr Total - 149,000
6. BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM (TUE 23:44) - Nick Jr Total - 141,100
7. PEPPA PIG (MON 10:34) - Nick Jr Total - 140,800
8. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (FRI 10:15) - NickToons Total - 125,700
9. BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM (MON 23:44) - Nick Jr Total - 122,700
10. PEPPA PIG (TUE 25:00) - Nick Jr Total - 119,400
11. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (FRI 10:29) - NickToons Total - 119,000
12. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (FRI 11:00) - NickToons Total - 115,600
13. BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM (TUE 23:59) - Nick Jr Total - 112,700
14. BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM (TUE 23:29) - Nick Jr Total - 109,800
15. PEPPA PIG (MON 10:29) - Nick Jr Total - 107,200

Ratings data provided by BARB.

Programmes of less than 5 minutes duration are excluded from these reports.

Linear TV viewing only; Data for viewing programming on PC/laptops, Tablets and Smartphones is currently unavailable.

Originally published: June 14, 2021.
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Club 57 | Season 1 Recap | Nickelodeon Latin America

RESUMEN de la temporada 1 de CLUB 57 en 12 minutos | Nickelodeon en Español

Refresca tu memoria con este súper resumen de la primera temporada de Club 57 narrado por la mismísima líder de los Guardianes del Tiempo, Diana, y prepárate porque ya llega el estreno de la segunda temporada en la pantalla de Nick 😍

Mira los nuevos episodios de Club 57, de lunes a viernes en la pantalla de Nickelodeon.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for June 13, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for June 13, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Stream all new CG-animated Rugrats series, exclusively on Paramount+!

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!:

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

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Nickelodeon South East Asia to Premiere New Episodes of 'The Casagrandes' from Monday 21st June 2021

The Casagrandes assemble for a week of brand new episodes, premiering Monday 21st - Friday 25th June 2021 at 5:25pm (MY/PH) / 4:25pm (WIB) on Nickelodeon South East Asia!

H/T: Anime Superhero Forum /@JedSwag.

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Middlemost Post | Challenges & Unboxing with Parker J. Cloud & Angus! | Nickelodeon Cartoon Universe

Middlemost Post | Challenges & Unboxing with Parker J. Cloud & Angus! | Nickelodeon Cartoon Universe

Check out these Middlemost Post mini episodes! Parker and Angus challenge each other to a competition involving the box flip, chugging milk, hot toast and more! Then, Parker gets a package and is scared to unbox it!

According to the credits: Parker is voiced by Becky Robinson while Angus is voiced by John DiMaggio. Additionally, Yowza! provides animation services for the series.

Premiering in July, the brand new Nickelodeon animated series Middlemost Post follows the adventures of Parker J. Cloud and Parker’s two best friends Angus and Russell as they deliver mail to the citizens of Somewhere.

Originally published: June 11, 2021 at 16:09 BST.

H/T: Anime Superhero Forum /@SweetShop209.

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The Escape Game to Host 'Rugrats: Search for The Losted Toys' Escape Room

A baby's gotta do what a baby's gotta do.

If you have ever wanted to live out your dreams of becoming a part of the Rugrats gang, you might finally get your chance. That’s because escape room company The Escape Game is partnering with Nickelodeon for an exclusive room based on the beloved Rugrats franchise, Collider reports.

Whether you play it in-person or virtually, the company promises a “ducky day” for all involved.

“Rugrats: Search for The Losted Toys” will put you in the middle of a major conflict between the kids and Angelica. Tommy Pickles’ older cousin has decided to mess with the kids by scattering their toys all around the house, however, she ended up losing her precious Cynthia doll in the process. In order for you and your crew to solve the escape room, you must find all of the toys while avoiding waking up Grandpa Lou from his nap.

This is The Escape Game’s newest addition to their Virtual Escape Rooms offerings. While you can find the Losted Toys in Las Vegas, Nevada, and King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, you will also be able to experience the game entirely on Zoom. The Escape Game’s Virtual Escape Rooms connect an online group to an Escape Game employee that will be your eyes and ears throughout the hour. Participants will direct and instruct the guide from their computers to find all of the toys they need. If you are in need of a visual aid, you can watch a Virtual Escape Room in action here.

The collaboration is to celebrate both the show’s 30th anniversary and the release of its Paramount+ CGI reboot.

"Everyone at The Escape Game is so excited about Rugrats: Search for the Losted Toys," Teddy Cheek, Senior Director of Marketing at The Escape Game, told SYFY WIRE. "Creating a Rugrats escape room was so fun for our team and sometimes, it's hard to believe that this is actually our job. The game brings the world of Rugrats to life in honor of the show’s 30th anniversary and it's full of callbacks and Easter eggs like Reptar, Spike’s house, and even Angelica’s Cynthia doll. We're very proud of the game and cannot wait to watch our guests attempt to escape their playpen and find the ‘losted toys.’”

“Rugrats: Search of the Losted Toys” will have a limited run from June 18th to January 2nd, 2022. Visit The Escape Game’s website for more information and to sign up for updates.

Refreshments won't be provided, so you'll have to bring your own Reptar Bars.

Rugrats is streaming now, exclusively on Paramount+! Try it FREE today at!

Game Information:

You have 60 minutes to
Find all the losted toys!

Angelica has tricked the babies and hidden all of their bestest toys. But, oh, no! She unwittingly misplaced her beloved Cynthia doll, too! Join Tommy and the gang to track down their most favoritest toys and save playtime! Oh, and you better hurry because it’s a race against the snore. If Grandpa Lou wakes up from his nap and catches you outside the playpen, you’ll be scooped up and toyless – maybe forever!

Players: 4-12
Time: One Hour
Difficulty: 6/10

Celebrate 30 Years of Nickelodeon’s Rugrats With “Search for The Losted Toys” From The Escape Game!

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Nickelodeon’s Rugrats, The Escape Game and ViacomCBS have teamed up to create a limited-edition escape room to honor the iconic, fan-favorite television show. “Search for The Losted Toys” will appeal to the now adult fans of Rugrats and use the show’s beloved characters, unique storytelling methods and visual style to create an immersive experience to remind nostalgic players why they fell in love with these babies three decades ago. Rugrats enthusiasts will be able to access the experience both in-person at The Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and the King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, as well as virtually worldwide from June 18 through January 2, 2022.

Upon entering the game, “growed” up fans of Rugrats will learn Angelica has tricked the babies and hid all their favorite toys, including her beloved Cynthia doll. Players will “baldly go where nobaby’s every gone before” with Tommy and the gang in a race against the clock to track down their beloved toys and save playtime before Grandpa Lou wakes up from his nap to discover them outside the playpen. Otherwise, they will be scooped up and toyless – maybe forever!

This limited-edition experience for the 30th anniversary of Rugrats will be powered by The Escape Game, America’s number one escape room company best known for their exemplary hospitality and one-of-a-kind team building experiences offered both virtually and at their twenty locations nationwide. To learn more or sign up for updates, please visit After all, “the whole world is a big adventure waitin’ to be ‘splored!”

About The Escape Game:

The Escape Game is the premier provider of escape rooms with a mission to provide epic interactive experiences for every single guest. The Escape Game adventures bring epic stories to life in a one-of-a-kind tactile experience. Enter one of our immersive worlds and recover a priceless work of art, find lost gold, or break out of prison. Your team will have one hour to complete your mission and escape. The Escape Game currently has 20 locations in the United States.

About Rugrats:

The original Rugrats series launched in August of 1991 and instantly became a groundbreaking phenomenon, spawning consumer products and three hit theatrical releases, and cementing its place in pop culture history through its iconic characters, storytelling and unique visual style. Rugrats was in production for nine seasons over the course of 13 years. The series earned four Daytime Emmy Awards, six Kids' Choice Awards and its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Ahead of the grand opening next week, SYFY WIRE has released 10 fantastic images from the space, which is chock full of references from the RugratsVerse (Tommy's famous screwdriver; Reptar; the Dummi Bears; and Didi's favorite child psychologist, Dr. Lipschitz to name a few). Take a look in the gallery below:

Originally published: Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Additional source: Icon Vs. Icon.

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Drake Bell Meets Lalo Garza, the Voice of Josh on LatAm Spanish Dub of 'Drake & Josh'

¡Abrázame, hermano!

Mexican voice actor Lalo Garza, who voiced Josh Nichols in the Latin-American Spanish dub of Nickelodeon's beloved comedy series, Drake & Josh, recently teamed up with Drake Campana (aka Drake Bell), who portrayed Josh's stepbrother Drake Parker in the U.S.-English version of the series!

Lalo, whose voice can be heard in the Latin American Spanish dubs of many TV shows and movies, including Skeeter in Doug, Donatello in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Jeremiah Trottman in Zoey 101, Sputz Ringley in Rocket Power, Elmo and Big Bird in Sesame Street (Plaza Sesamo), Krillin in Dragon Ball Z, Henry in Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Weevil in Yu-Gi-Oh!, Jamie in Daria, Tommy in 3rd Rock from the Sun,  Gaara, Gamatatsu, Shukaku and Akamaru in Naruto, Francis in Malcolm in the Middle - as well as serving as the voice director on iCarly - is known for interacting with some celebrities, which he shares through his TikTok account at @lalogarx. When the dubbing actor made a TikTok video in which he read a line about the GameSphere from the script of hit Nick show, it was spotted by Drake, who is undoubtedly one of Mexico's favorite artists from abroad, who recorded a reaction video!

Netflix to Add First Half of 'Power Rangers Dino Fury' Season 1 on Tuesday, June 15

Netflix will be adding the first half (11 episodes) of Power Rangers Dino Fury season one, the latest instalment of the iconic Power Rangers franchise to its programming libraries in the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand, and Canada on Tuesday, June 15!

Interestingly, as Nickelodeon only premiered the first eight episodes of Power Rangers Dino Fury before its mid-season hiatus, Netflix will be hosting the U.S. premieres of three new episodes. Nickelodeon is slated to start to air new episodes of Power Rangers Dino Fury during Fall 2021.

Adapted from the Japanese Super Sentai series Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, the 28th season of Power Rangers features morphinominal battle footage with an all-new cast of dynamic heroes, evil villains and imagination-defying monsters.

In Power Rangers Dino Fury, an army of powerful alien beings is unleashed on Earth threatening life as we know it, and a brand-new team of Power Rangers, fueled by the pre-historic power of the dinosaurs, are recruited to deal with the threat. The series features a vibrant cast:

Russell Curry – Red Ranger “Zayto”

About: Zayto is an alien from the planet Rafkon. He has been on Earth since the time of the dinosaurs, frozen in stasis. After he is revived, he leads the Dino Fury Power Rangers in the hopes of stopping the evil forces that destroyed his planet from destroying Earth.

Dinosaur: Tyrannosaurus Rex

Weapon: Chromafury Saber/Dino Dagger

Gear: Dino Fury Morpher, Dino Fury Battle Belt, T-Rex Dino Fury Key

Zord: T-Rex Champion Zord

Kai Moya – Blue Ranger “Ollie”

About: Ollie is a confident, logical skeptic who always needs to prove he’s right and is never afraid to share his opinion. Growing up, he traveled the globe with his archaeologist mom, Dr. Akana. Ollie believes that everything can be proven or explained by science.

Dinosaur: Triceratops

Weapon: Chromafury Saber/Dino Dagger

Gear: Dino Fury Morpher, Dino Fury Battle Belt, Tricera Dino Fury Key

Zord: Tricera Blade Zord

Hunter Deno – Pink Ranger “Amelia”

About: A go-getting journalist with a passion for the paranormal, Amelia works at the internet media agency, BuzzBlast. She’s well known in Pine Ridge as the person to come to if anything “weird” happens. Her enthusiasm seeps into everything she does, much to the amusement of her friends and coworkers.

Dinosaur: Ankylosaurus

Weapon: Chromafury Saber/Dino Dagger

Gear: Dino Fury Morpher, Dino Fury Battle Belt, Ankylo Dino Fury Key

Zord: Ankylo Hammer Zord

Tessa Rao – Green Ranger “Izzy”

About: Izzy is a highly competitive and ambitious athlete. She pushes herself to the limits and never gives up, even when the stress is overwhelming. She’s close with her step-brother, Javi.

Dinosaur: Saber-toothed Tiger

Weapon: Chromafury Saber/Dino Dagger

Gear: Dino Fury Morpher, Dino Fury Battle Belt, Tiger Dino Fury Key

Zord: Tiger Claw Zord

Chance Perez – Black Ranger “Javi”

About: Javi is a free-spirited musician who can be quiet at times, focusing his energy on his creative process and artistic endeavors. Though he loves music, he can’t settle on any one style or instrument. His step-sister, Izzy, is his biggest supporter and the most important person in his life.

Dinosaur: Stegosaurus

Weapon: Chromafury Saber/Dino Dagger

Gear: Dino Fury Morpher, Dino Fury Battle Belt. Stego Dino Key

Zord: Stego Spike Zord

“For nearly 30 years, Power Rangers has brought humorous action-adventure entertainment to the screen, with positive messages and real-life lessons that parents value, like diversity, inclusion, self-discipline and teamwork,” said Executive Producer Simon Bennett. “Throughout the years, the brand has consistently delivered exciting new iterations while instilling these same core values, and it’s been an honor getting the opportunity to continue the legacy with Power Rangers Dino Fury. The work, planning and thoughtfulness put into this show from the entire cast and crew is truly outstanding. We have a number of exciting surprises sprinkled throughout the season, and I cannot wait for fans and kids to watch.”

Power Rangers is an iconic brand built on a heritage of great storytelling and merchandising. Launched in 1993 with the debut of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise today includes movies, TV series, toys and role-play items inspired by Power Rangers.

For Power Rangers brand updates, follow @powerrangers on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @powerrangersofficial on YouTube.

Originally published: May 27, 2021.

Original source: Anime Superhero Forum /@Theagames10; Additional source: @TheDex1998.

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Exceptional Minds and Variety Honor Ryan Oldis with Exceptional Alumni Award

The award honors graduates on the autism spectrum who demonstrate exceptional character, skill, and digital arts accomplishments.

Variety and Exceptional Minds are pleased to announce the Exceptional Alumni Award and it’s first recipient, Ryan Oldis. Leading into the 10th Anniversary of Exceptional Minds, a Los Angeles based nonprofit academy and studio training people with autism for careers in entertainment. Variety will present the inaugural annual award that celebrates one graduate’s contributions and success in the entertainment industry.

An estimated 4.5 million adults with autism are unemployed in the United States at a staggering estimated 84% unemployment rate. Through their workforce training and animation and digital arts academy, Exceptional Minds is changing that.

The first recipient of the Exceptional Alumni award is Ryan Oldis. Ryan graduated from Exceptional Minds in 2020 with an emphasis in animation, storyboarding, and game design. Recently, Ryan was recruited by Nickelodeon where she joins the Santiago of the Seas production team as Asset Production Assistant.

Known for her collaborative work style and her continued ambassadorship for Exceptional Minds, Ryan joins another alumnus, Kate Jorgensen on the team and says, “I am extremely honored to be the first recipient of the Exceptional Alumni Award. It has been a privilege to attend Exceptional Minds and to meet so many talented people with whom I’ve had the pleasure of making connections. Being a part of this wonderful and accepting community has given me the opportunity to work at Nickelodeon with an amazing crew, and I’m excited to see where my career goes.”

The Exceptional Alumni award presented by Variety honors alumni who have demonstrated exceptional character, skill, and digital arts accomplishments following their graduation from Exceptional Minds.

Ryan received her prestigious honor on June 11, when the 8th class of Exceptional Minds graduated. These 11 graduates have completed a three-year program developing their skills in animation, VFX, motion graphics, and game design. They will enter the workforce armed with deep creative skills along with career development and work readiness training. Many graduates continue with a career at the Exceptional Minds in-house studio working with clients such as Nickelodeon, Disney, Marvel, Apple, WarnerWedia, Amazon, Netflix, and Amblin.

Also graduating from this year's Exceptional Minds class is Michael Hardin, who is starting his career in animation as an intern at Nickelodeon!

“The Exceptional Alumni Award honoree represents the many distinguishing qualities that embody an Exceptional Minds graduate, and the character and skills they take with them into their careers. We’re excited that our first recipient, now at Nickelodeon, is Ryan Oldis who brings a fresh perspective and strong work ethic to everything she does. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our pride in where Ryan and her career is headed,” says David Siegel, Executive Director of Exceptional Minds.

Variety is happy to present the ‘Exceptional Alumni Award’ to Ryan Oldis,” said Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, Variety President and Group Publisher. “We are committed to elevating underrepresented voices in the entertainment industry and are a proud supporter of  Exceptional Minds’ excellent training program.”

A huge congratulations to Ryan, Michael and to all the graduates of Class of 2021!

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