Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Playmates Toys Boldly Returns To The Star Trek Universe

Playmates will launch its new Star Trek toy line in 2022


Playmates Toys and ViacomCBS Consumer Products today announced that ViacomCBS has awarded the global toy company with the licensing rights for action figures, vehicles and ships, role play and other toy categories for all Star Trek properties. Playmates will launch its new Star Trek toy line in 2022, following Star Trek’s entry into kids’ content with the premiere of Star Trek: Prodigy, the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences.

Among the qualities Playmates will bring to the Star Trek Universe are its attention to brand detail, authentic portrait sculpting, and new product innovations it plans to introduce to its forthcoming Star Trek collections. Fans can look forward to a new lineup of action figures and accessories from Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Picard, other Star Trek series throughout the universe coming soon, and future selections from the expansive Star Trek Universe of series and motion pictures, including the Paramount+ CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios. Details on forthcoming product lines from Playmates will be announced at a future date.

“As Star Trek readies to beam into the kids’ space for the first time with Star Trek: Prodigy on Paramount+, we are thrilled to also enter the toy aisle with Playmates, offering a new generation of fans out of this world toys that will allow them to embark on their own Star Trek adventures at home,” said Dion Vlachos, Executive Vice President, Hardlines and Retail, ViacomCBS Consumer Products. “Playmates Toys has deep experience in developing Star Trek figures and playsets – in fact, they helped to define and raise the stature of the range of collectibles. The expertise and ingenuity they plan to bring to figures, ships and more will elevate the play experience for kids and collectors alike.”

“We’re excited to be transported back into the Star Trek Universe, a brand and world that we know very well,” said Karl Aaronian, senior vice president, Playmates Toys. “Our product team includes some lifelong super fans, like me, and we are honored to join with ViacomCBS again to help further engage fans with the wealth of new content coming as well as captivate a new generation of kids with the positive values that Gene Roddenberry introduced in his Trek world.”

Playmates was the master toy licensee for Star Trek from 1992–1999, launching award-winning collections of action figures and innovative accessories from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and classic Star Trek. The company also serves as the master toy licensee for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In 2009, the company also released the official figures and accessories based on the J.J. Abrams Star Trek motion picture.

Star Trek: Discovery streams on Paramount+ in the United States, airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave in Canada, and on Netflix in 190 countries.

Star Trek: Picard streams on Paramount+ in the United States, in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave, and on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories.

Star Trek: Lower Decks streams exclusively in the United States and Latin America on Paramount+, on Amazon Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, India and more, and in Canada, airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.

Star Trek: Prodigy premieres on Paramount+ in the U.S. later this year, and will air on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel in Canada. Following its Paramount+ debut, the series will air on Nickelodeon. Click here to learn more about the series.

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Originally published: July 13, 2021.

Original source: TheWrap; Additional source: TheFutonCritic.com.

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Better to Lose You Than to Find You (Official Video) | Club 57 | Nickelodeon Latin America

Mejor Perderte Que Encontrarte (Video Oficial) | Club 57 | Nickelodeon en Español


Eva y Vero son las MEJORES enemigas y se lo demuestran una y otra vez. ¿Alguna vez podrán ponerse de acuerdo en algo? ¡Jamás! Descubre quien ganó este enfrentamiento ÉPICO.

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

Vuelvo a Enamorarme (Video Oficial) | Club 57 | Nickelodeon en Español


¡WOW! Imposible no enamorarse de estos talentosos chicos. Mira a Rubén, JJ, Oso y Nero dándolo TODO en el escenario. ¡Nueva banda favorita!

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

Más Nick: Nickelodeon anuncia a los nominados a los Kids' Choice Awards México 2021!

Originally published: July 3, 2021.

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What's On Nick | Nickelodeon Premiere Highlights | Week 28

Your guide to What's New on Nickelodeon for the week of Monday, July 12 - Sunday, July 18, 2021!



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

All times ET/PT.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Coming to Paramount+:

- The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!
- The Loud House (Season 4)

Thursday, July 15, 2021

3:01 a.m. on PARAMOUNT+ - iCarly: Episode #107. Catch all new iCarly, exclusively on Paramount Plus!

7:00 p.m. - Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered - : (#216; airs as part of Nick's Mega Music Fest Weekend)

Friday, July 16, 2021

12:00 p.m. - Santiago Of The Seas - Triton's Trumpet / The Curse of the Pirate Baby: Santiago and crew must retrieve a powerful undersea artifact after it is stolen by Enrique. / Bonnie Bones transforms into a baby, and it’s up to the good pirates to change her back. (#118; airs part of Nickelodeon Mega Music Fest Weekend)

12:30 p.m. - Baby Shark's Big Show! - The Show Must Flow On / Detective Baby Shark: When Goldie’s feeling down, Baby and friends decide to put on a musical to help her shine. / When Grandma’s shortcake goes missing before the bake-off, it’s a case for Detective Baby Shark and William Watson! (#107; airs part of Nickelodeon Mega Music Fest Weekend)

7:00 p.m. - The Patrick Star Show - Lost in Couch / Pat-a-thon: Patrick loses the remote in the cushions, so he journeys into the couch to track it down. / Patrick hosts a telethon to raise money for snails who can’t dance. (#103; airs part of Nick's Mega Music Fest Weekend) [info/promo/sneak peek]

7:30 p.m. - Middlemost Post - BURT! The Musical / Sunday No FunDay: Angus accidentally throws Burt away. / After Angus tells Parker and Russell to leave the house on his day off, Parker wrongly assumes it's permanent. (#103; airs part of Nick's Mega Music Fest Weekend) [info/promo/sneak peek]

8:00 p.m. - The Loud House - Dad Reputation / In the Mick of Time: While playing in her Dad’s new band, Luna is worried about her reputation if her friends see her perform. / After embellishing her friendship with Mick Swagger, Luna has to convince the star to play her high school dance. (#519A/#521B; airs part of Nick's Mega Music Fest Weekend)

8:30 p.m. - The Casagrandes - Operation Popstar: Ronnie Anne and Sid try to get Yoon Kwan’s autograph and Carlota helps Alisa prepare for the Great Lakes City Music Festival! (#219; Special; airs part of Nickelodeon Mega Music Fest Weekend)

9:00 p.m. - Nick's Shorts Showcase - I'm Back/Do the Fruit Shake: This week's Nick Shorts Showcase features... The Casagrandes! (#106)

Saturday, July 17, 2021

10:00 a.m. on YOUTUBEAwesomenessTV’s Next Influencer - Episode #7: (#207)

8:00 p.m. - Danger Force - Drive Hard: Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) and Danger Force are hired to deliver a big budget Hollywood movie to its premiere but the producer warns them that rival studios and internet trolls are out to steal the movie. (#126; season 1 finale; airs part of Nick's Mega Music Fest Weekend) [info/promos/sneak peek]

8:30 p.m. - Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan - Partners In Rhyme: Dylan (Dylan Gilmer) has a new track that he’s sure will get some attention, but he needs a female vocalist for the hook. After using Rebecca (Celina Smith) for the part, he can’t contain his jealousy when she starts getting more attention than him. (#209; airs part of Nick's Mega Music Fest Weekend) [info/promos/sneak peek]

9:00 p.m. - Side Hustle - Mouth Noise: Munchy (Isaiah Crews) gets a catchy tune stuck in his head, and the kids form a band and turn it into a song. Unfortunately, all the drama of being in a rock and roll band catches up with the kids and threatens to break up the band before they even get started. (#117; airs part of Nick's Mega Music Fest Weekend)

Sunday, July 11, 2021

10:00 a.m. on YOUTUBE - VIBE ROOM: Next Influencer - Episode #7: (#107)

Programming Notes:

Friday, July 16 - Sunday, July 18

Catch brand new musical episodes of The Casagrandes, The Patrick Star Show, Danger Force and Tyler Perry's Young Dylan, Nickelodeon's Unfiltered, Santiago Of The Seas and Baby Shark's Big Show!, plus get Full VIP Access to Nickelodeon's newest star, That Girl Lay Lay!

Nickelodeon will release the Mega Music Fest Album on July 16. The 10-track album will be available on all major streaming platforms, and will include tunes from other shows, including the Middlemost Post theme song will be included on The Loud House, Tyler Perry's Young Dylan, The Casagrandes, Side Hustle and more.

Watch the latest Premieres on your DVR Spot - July 12, 2021 (Nickelodeon U.S.)



Originally published: July 12, 2021.

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Nickelodeon Celebrates 25 Years of 'Blue's Clues' with New Original Movie, Prosocial Partnership, TV Tentpole Event, Consumer Products Programs and More

NICKELODEON CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF GROUNDBREAKING
BLUE’S CLUES WITH BRAND-NEW ORIGINAL MOVIE

New Blue’s Clues & You! Movie to Begin Production this Summer

Net Also Marks Milestone Anniversary with Save the Children Prosocial Partnership,
TV Tentpole Event, Exclusive Consumer Products Programs and More


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BURBANK, Calif.–July 12, 2021–Nickelodeon is commemorating 25 years of its groundbreaking animated series Blue’s Clues with the greenlight of a brand-new, original movie and an array of anniversary initiatives across multiple platforms. Celebrating one of the most iconic preschool series of all time, which launched on Sept. 8, 1996, the milestone anniversary will also be marked by a multitiered partnership with global nonprofit organization Save the Children, a TV tentpole event, a one-of-a-kind nostalgia-driven music video, exclusive consumer products programs and more, kicking off this summer.

As part of the anniversary celebration, Nickelodeon has greenlit a Blue’s Clues & You! movie that will follow Josh and Blue as they head to New York City to audition for a big Broadway musical. Matt Stawski (Side Effects) is onboard as director of the original as-yet-untitled movie, with writing by Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues franchise, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and Liz Maccie (Siren, Foxglove). Darlene Caamaño Loquet, Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon Movies, will oversee the production on the film. Nickelodeon Animation Studio will commence production on the movie this summer, with additional details to be announced at a later date.


Blue’s Clues is hands down one of the most successful and critically acclaimed preschool TV shows in history, and we’re so proud that Nickelodeon has been its home for the last 25 years,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation. “The series’ creativity, interactivity and inclusivity has stood the test of time and we are continuing to empower, challenge, and build the self-esteem of a new generation of preschoolers with a brand-new Blue’s Clues & You! movie and multiple upcoming seasons of the series in our Animation Studio pipeline.”

Nickelodeon has also expanded its partnership with Save the Children, the national leader in helping children prepare for and succeed in school across rural America. Blue’s Clues & You! will help the nonprofit provide learning opportunities and education materials to kids and families in the U.S. through its early childhood education programs.

In addition, Blue’s Clues & You! is featured in Save the Children’s 100 Days of Reading Campaign this summer, with content integration across platforms and on-the-ground activations through the 100 Days of Reading Bus Tour – which is providing fun learning activities and essential education resources to 20,000 children and families. Save the Children will also be Nickelodeon’s prosocial partner for the net’s second annual “Blue Friday,” a day of giving and learning. “Blue Friday” is an initiative that centers around supporting early learning opportunities for kids in need this holiday season. Across America and around the world, Save the Children gives children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. For over 100 years, the nonprofit has been committed to addressing children’s unique and unmet needs, working to ensure they thrive as learners and in life.

Additional Blue’s Clues 25th anniversary highlights include:

  • Two special TV events this fall:
- Blue’s Clues & You! “It’s YOUR birthday!” tentpole premiering Friday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT). In the episode, it’s time to make a wish and blow out the candles, because Blue and her friends are celebrating the birthday of the viewer at home. DJ Slip is spinning the tracks, Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper are baking up a cake, and everyone is playing Blue's Clues to figure out what game Blue wants to play at the party. To celebrate the big day, Blue and her friends play 'Pin the Tail on the Puppy' and skidoo to Birthday World to gather prizes to fill a birthday piñata.

- Blue’s Clues & You! "Our New Neighbor," premiering Friday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) and featuring the return of classic fan-favorite character Periwinkle. Josh and Blue play Blue’s Clues to figure out how they can help Periwinkle feel welcome and learn more about their new kitten neighbor along the way, helping him unpack and even skidooing to his old neighborhood to retrieve his missing stuffie.

  • An original 25th anniversary nostalgia-driven music video featuring Blue’s Clues & You! star Josh Dela Cruz and former Blue’s Clues hosts, Donovan Patton and Steve Burns, alongside real-life fans from various generations who grew up on the series. Burns also serves as director of the video.
  • A limited-time, dedicated “Bluetique” at FAO Schwarz’s NYC flagship location in Rockefeller Plaza. For the month of August, the exclusive shop will feature the latest products while showcasing archival Blues Clue's memorabilia, such as Steve’s original rugby shirt, the original Handy Dandy Notebook and more. 
  • Launch of the first half of season one (12 episodes) of Blues Clues & You! and the fifth and sixth seasons (40 episodes) of Blue’s Clues on Paramount+ beginning September, joining the first four seasons of Blue’s Clues and seasons one and two of the live-action spin-off Blue’s Room.
  • Over 20 original learning games, ebooks, and interactive episodes available on Noggin, Nickelodeon’s interactive learning service for preschoolers, where kids can learn and play along with Josh and Blue.
  • An all-day Blue’s Clues marathon on Wednesday, Sept. 8, on the Nick Jr. Pluto TV channel.
  • A new assortment of consumer products inspired by Blue’s Clues & You!, spanning toy, home goods, accessories, DVD and party goods will be available beginning this summer, including a brand-new line of educational toys from Melissa & Doug.
  • Blue’s Clues & You! elements featured at the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts opening this summer in Riviera Maya, including: Blue character meet and greets; sculpture in the Aqua Nick water park; themed merchandise; and various graphics throughout the property. Blue character appearances will also be introduced at the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana.

Blue’s Clues & You! is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., and 9 Story Media Group’s Creative Affairs division and its animation studio Brown Bag Films. Production for Nickelodeon is overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Preschool. Sarah Landy serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production for the series.

With critical praise from educators, parents, and preschoolers, Blue’s Clues has generated an enormous global fanbase over the years in over 160 countries and more than 20 languages. The legacy and lasting impact of the series continues with the remake Blue’s Clues & You! which was recently picked up for a fourth season and nominated for two Daytime Emmy Awards in the categories of “Outstanding Writing Team for a Preschool, Children’s or Family Viewing Program” and “Outstanding Directing Team for a Preschool, Children’s or Family Viewing Program.”

Blue’s Clues & You! has a new generation of preschoolers searching for clues with beloved puppy Blue and new live-action host Josh (Josh Dela Cruz). The series features new CG-animation for Blue and Magenta, brand-new elements and refreshed iconic items from the original series including an updated Handy Dandy Notebook equipped with smartphone technology and the return of fan-favorite characters. Blue’s Clues & You!, produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., is currently in its second season, airing weekdays at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

The original Blue’s Clues series launched in Sept. 8, 1996 and ran for six groundbreaking seasons.  Created by Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler, and Angela C. Santomero, Blue’s Clues drew acclaim and high ratings for its unique interactivity that helped change the way kids watch television and has remained one of the most popular preschool shows of all time.  The landmark series also raised the bar in preschool television by exploring advanced subject matter such as sign language, geography, physics, emotions, and anatomy.




About Save the Children

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. Since our founding more than 100 years ago, we’ve changed the lives of more than 1 billion children. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd 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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Originally published: July 12, 2021 at 17:28 BST.

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Paramount Plus to Premiere 'The J Team' on September 3

Nickelodeon and Awesomeness today announced that the brand-new live-action musical, The J Team, starring and executive produced by pop star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa, will premiere on Paramount+, the streaming service for ViacomCBS, on Friday, September 3.


The 90-minute feature-length film follows a young girl who is kicked out of her dance troupe and forced to rediscover what dance and friendship mean to her while finding her true “sparkle” in the process. The J Team marks the first production under Awesomeness and Nickelodeon Live-Action Film Studio head Syrinthia Studer.

Additional cast members of The J Team include NAACP Image Awards® nominee Tisha Campbell-Martin (Martin, Empire), Laura Soltis (Hiccups), Julia Marley (Dead to Me), Kerrynton Jones (Little Fires Everywhere) and Kiara T. Romero (The Prom). Production on the movie took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada during Spring 2021.

JoJo Siwa "The J Team" (Official Tease) Its JoJo Siwa


AHHHHH!!!!! I’m so excited to FINALLY share the tease for my new movie “The J Team” 🌈❤️🎀 I’m SO happy with how this movie came to life!! It’s been in the works for 3 years now so to finally share it with you is a DREAM come true!!! Watch “The J Team” streaming on Paramount+ on SEPTEMBER 3RD!!!!🥳🥳🥳

Directed by Emmy® Award-winner Michael Lembeck (The Santa Clause 2, Tooth Fairy), The J Team is written by Eydie Faye (Fuller House) and produced by Ron French (Five Star Christmas). Don Dunn (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before) is executive producer.

Said Siwa, “I am so excited to be filming The J Team! It has so much singing and dancing! I can’t wait for everyone to hear all of my new music in the movie and see the big ending!” 

Added Studer, “JoJo is a big part of our family and the perfect superstar partner to kick off our Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films slate. As we continue to grow our live-action film studio business, we can’t wait to bring JoJo fans old and new a special story that’s inspirational, aspirational and full of heart. There will be something for everyone in this film.”


The J Team follows a young girl named JoJo (Siwa) whose life is turned upside down when her beloved dance coach Val (Soltis) decides to retire and is replaced by a sparkle-hating instructor named Poppy (Campbell-Martin). Wanting to stay in the running for an upcoming dance competition, JoJo and her best friends, The Rubies (Jones, Romero), must try their hardest to abide by Poppy’s new, harsh rules. Realizing she cannot hide her sparkle or bow anymore, JoJo is kicked out of her dance troupe and must rediscover what dancing means to her.

Timed to the release of the movie will be an original soundtrack featuring six new songs from Siwa and more.

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube sensation, pop star, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer and The New York Times bestselling author. Siwa connects with her fans through many channels: via social media she has over 12.1 million subscribers with over 3.5 billion views on YouTube, she has over 10.4 million followers on Instagram, over 596,200 Twitter followers, over 31.9 million followers on TikTok, and over 696,000 followers on Facebook; through her SIWANATORZ club, which stands against negativity and bullying; through her global reach of consumer products including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods and party supplies; and with her hugely popular singles, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed over 934 million times and RIAA certified multi-platinum, “Kid in a Candy Store,” which is RIAA certified gold, “Hold The Drama”, and “D.R.E.A.M”.

Siwa recently won her third Kids’ Choice Award for “Favorite Social Music Star.” Her previous Choice Awards include “Favorite Viral Music Artist” in 2017 and “Favorite Musical YouTube Creator” in 2018. She also performed at Kids’ Choice Mexico 2018. In November 2018, Siwa released her first EP, D.R.E.A.M. The Music, featuring four new songs: “D.R.E.A.M,” “My Story,” “Everyday Popstars” and “Only Getting Better.” The music video for “D.R.E.A.M.” was released on Siwa’s YouTube channel and to date has garnered over 131 million views. Due to the success of D.R.E.A.M. The Music, Siwa released a second EP, Celebrate, in April 2019 featuring an additional four new songs: “It’s Time To Celebrate,” “#1U,” “Worldwide Party,” and “Bop!” The accompanying music videos for “Bop!” and “It’s Time To Celebrate” have accumulated over 24 million views and 15 million views respectively on her YouTube channel.

About Awesomeness

Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, is a media company focused on serving the global Gen Z audience through its digital publishing, film and television studio divisions. Approaching its 10th year anniversary, Awesomeness has become the destination for youth culture, cultivating a loyal audience with hit programming on the world’s biggest streaming services including Netflix (smash-hit film series “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” Emmy® winner “Trinkets”) and Hulu (Emmy® winner “Zac & Mia”, Emmy® nominee “Pen15”),  along with the company’s immensely popular short-form programs on YouTube (“Twin My Heart,” “Noah Beck Tries Things,” “AwesomenessTV’s Next Influencer,” “Brent Rivera’s Dream Vacation,” “My Dream Quinceañera,”), that garner hundreds of millions of views. As a leading media brand, Awesomeness’ worldwide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. Founded in 2012, Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd 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).

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

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Originally published: July 12, 2021 at 17:38 BST.

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Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films to Produce New Movies 'Fantasy Football' and 'Hush Hush' for Paramount Plus

THE SPRINGHILL COMPANY AND GENIUS ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER WITH NICKELODEON AND AWESOMENESS FILMS TO PRODUCE NEW LIVE-ACTION MOVIE, FANTASY FOOTBALL

First-Ever Film Adaption of Hush Hush, Based on New York Times Best-Selling Young Adult Novel, Also Enters Production

Fantasy Football and Hush Hush to Lead Slate of a Dozen New Films from Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Studios Set for 2022 and Beyond

Fantasy Football and Hush Hush Will Debut Exclusively on Paramount+,
In addition to Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films’ The J Team, Starring JoJo Siwa,
Which Will Premiere on Paramount+ on Friday, Sept. 3, As Previously Announced


HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—July 12, 2021—Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films today announced the production of new original live-action movie Fantasy Football, executive produced by The SpringHill Company (Space Jam: A New Legacy), the empowerment-led media conglomerate spearheaded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter and in partnership with wunderkind and creative mastermind Marsai Martin and Joshua Martin of Genius Entertainment (Little). In Fantasy Football, 15-year-old Carmen Coleman (Marsai Martin, Black-ish) discovers she can control her professional football player dad’s prowess on the field through her video game. Zoe Marshall (Charmed) is writing the Fantasy Football screenplay, based on an original screenplay by Richard T. Jones & Jeremy Loethen and Tim Ogletree. Marshall is represented by JR McGinnis at Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson, Ashley Holland at WME and Adesuwa McCalla at MetaMorphic Entertainment. Spencer Beighley and Jamal Henderson of The SpringHill Company are executive producing along with Carol Martin for Genius Entertainment. Jamila Jordan-Theus will produce for Genius Entertainment as well. Production is set to begin in early 2022.

Additionally, Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films announced production on Hush Hush, a film adaptation of the New York Times best-selling young adult (YA) novels by Becca Fitzpatrick. Hush Hush follows 16-year-old high school student Nora Grey, who befriends new student, Patch, and finds herself drawn to his brooding charm against her better judgment. As Nora starts seeking answers about who Patch really is, she unwittingly gets caught in the crosshairs of an ancient battle between fallen angels and the immortal -- a struggle that comes to threaten her life and reveals a shocking secret about her own identity. The Hush Hush screenplay is being written by Monet Clayton (Every Note Played), with production slated for late 2021 in partnership with BCDF Pictures and Entertainment 360. Clayton is represented by ICM, Fourth Wall and attorney Sean Marks.

Both films, led by Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films Studio head Syrinthia Studer, are scheduled to bow in 2022.

Fantasy Football and Hush Hush will debut on Paramount+, the streaming service for ViacomCBS, and follow the upcoming launch of The J Team, which premieres on Paramount+ on Sept. 3. The J Team marked the first production under the Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Live-Action Film Studio. 

Following on Awesomeness’s live-action movie successes including the smash-hit To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before film franchise, The Perfect Date, and Before I Fall, the combined studio is diving into the family and YA film market with a dozen titles lined up for 2022 and beyond.

“We are excited to team up with SpringHill and Awesomeness, two creative powerhouses aligned in the mission to celebrate dynamic stories and invoke inspiration within our audiences.  Collectively, we are companies that hold the family brand and themes at its core, so this felt like an incredible trifecta to bring Fantasy Football to life.  This film is a true reflection of our growing slate: championing new heroes, challenging social ‘norms,’ and showcasing the power of following your dreams,” stated Jamila Jordan-Theus, Head of Motion Picture for Genius Entertainment.  

Added Studer, “With the continuing growth of Nickelodeon and Awesomeness’s live-action film studio business, we are curating a slate of aspirational, heartfelt films for everyone. From the fantasy and romance themes found in Hush Hush, to the love of sport and family captured in Fantasy Football, we can’t wait to entertain audiences everywhere with new YA and family stories about what they already love.”

About SpringHill Company

The SpringHill Company is a global consumer and entertainment brand created to empower greatness in every individual by uniting three companies built by LeBron James and Maverick Carter: UNINTERRUPTED, the Sports Emmy-winning athlete empowerment media and consumer product company, SpringHill Entertainment, the premium scripted and unscripted film and television production company, and The Robot Company, the brand and culture consultancy. With a dynamic and diverse team committed to creating the most culturally inspired brands, entertainment, and products. The SpringHill Company is built to be the defining brand for a new generation. On the feature front, they are releasing ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ later this month, and are currently in production on ‘House Party’ for New Line, as well as the Adam Sandler-led ‘Hustle’ for Netflix. The SpringHill Company is represented by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.

About Genius Entertainment

Genius Entertainment, founded by Actress/Executive Producer Marsai Martin alongside Joshua and Carol Martin, creates stories meant to inspire, illuminate, and celebrate the diverse experiences of girls and people of color. 

About Awesomeness

Awesomeness, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, is a media company focused on serving the global Gen Z audience through its digital publishing, film and television studio divisions. Approaching its 10th year anniversary, Awesomeness has become the destination for youth culture, cultivating a loyal audience with hit programming on the world’s biggest streaming services including Netflix (smash-hit film series “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” Emmy® winner “Trinkets”) and Hulu (Emmy® winner “Zac & Mia”, Emmy® nominee “Pen15”),  along with the company’s immensely popular short-form programs on YouTube (“Twin My Heart,” “Noah Beck Tries Things,” “AwesomenessTV’s Next Influencer,” “Brent Rivera’s Dream Vacation,” “My Dream Quinceañera,”), that garner hundreds of millions of views. As a leading media brand, Awesomeness’ worldwide distribution footprint spans owned, social and premium SVOD platforms. Founded in 2012, Awesomeness is headquartered in Los Angeles, with additional offices in New York.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 42nd 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).

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service from ViacomCBS, combines live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment. The premium streaming service features an expansive library of original series, hit shows and popular movies across every genre from world-renowned brands and production studios, including BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and the Smithsonian Channel. The service is also the streaming home to unmatched sports programming, including every CBS Sports event, from golf to football to basketball and more, plus exclusive streaming rights for major sports properties, including some of the world’s biggest and most popular soccer leagues. Paramount+ also enables subscribers to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. in addition to the ability to stream ViacomCBS Streaming’s other live channels: CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

For more information about Paramount+, please visit www.paramountplus.com and follow @ParamountPlus on social platforms.

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Originally published: July 12, 2021 at 17:35 BST.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for July 12, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for July 12, 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!: 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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Nickelodeon to Premiere New 'The Patrick Star Show' Episode 'Lost in Couch / Pat-a-thon' on July 16

Tune into a mega musical brand new episode of The Patrick Star Show, premiering Friday, July 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT as part of Nick's Mega Music Fest Weekend!


In the all new The Patrick Star Show episode "Lost in Couch," Patrick loses the remote in the cushions, so he journeys into the couch to track it down. Then later in "Pat-a-thon," Patrick hosts a telethon to raise money for snails who can’t dance. Featuring cameos from SpongeBob SquarePants, Gary the Snail, Squidward Tentacles and Sandy Cheeks! (#103)


Watch SpongeBob SquarePants and The Patrick Star Show on Nickelodeon and 200 episodes of SpongeBobThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run & Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years on Paramount+!

Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!: https://spongebobmusical.blogspot.com

CALLING ALL GOOFY GOOBERS! (ROCK!) Are ya ready for a deep dive into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants? The SpongeBob YouTube channel is THE PLACE for all fan-favorite SpongeBob moments! We’re serving up everything from legendary scenes to remixes of classic songs to deep dives into Bikini Bottom lore. Be sure to check back every week for Music Mondays, Wumbo Wednesdays, and Flashback Fridays! Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/SpongeBobOfficial!

Shop SpongeBob!: https://www.spongebobshop.com - SpongeBob face masks now available, with ALL proceeds going to charity!


Originally published: July 10, 2021.

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'The Patrick Star Show' Is Influenced by Variety Shows of the 60s & 70s

The Patrick Star Show features a young adult Patrick hosting his own variety show and it draws inspiration from variety shows of the '60s and '70s.


SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff series The Patrick Star Show draws inspiration from variety shows from the '60s and '70s.

SpongeBob SquarePants is the longest-running and most widely-distributed Nickelodeon cartoon to date. The series follows SpongeBob SquarePants, an overly optimistic and enthusiastic sponge who famously lives in a pineapple under the sea. He works at the Krusty Krab alongside grumpy cashier Squidward and his money-hungry boss Mr. Krabs. SpongeBob's closest friends are the dim-witted Patrick and ferocious Texan squirrel, Sandy.

SpongeBob has recently branched out into numerous spinoff series and movies. Kamp Koral, a prequel about SpongeBob's summer camp days, premiered earlier this year on Paramount+. A movie starring Sandy Cheeks is also potentially in the works. Now, Patrick has gotten his own spinoff series titled The Patrick Star Show. Viewers will get to see SpongeBob's lovable bestie in the days before he lived along under a rock. Patrick's family are introduced, helping to understand how Patrick ended up the way he is. In addition to Patrick's family, SpongeBob fans will get to meet some of Squidward's family.

Emmanuel Gonzalez of LRM Online spoke with Cree Summer (Rugrats), Tom Wilson (SpongeBob SquarePants), and Dana Snyder (The Penguins of Madagascar, The Thundermans, Welcome to the Wayne), who play Patrick Star's mom, dad and grandpa, respectively. When asked to explain what viewers can expect from this extended view of Patrick's life, Summer hinted that viewers are in for a wild ride. Not only will viewers get to see Patrick as a teenager, but will see him running his own variety show. For Patrick's variety show, the creative team drew inspiration from variety shows at their peak in the '60s and '70s. Summer claimed Patrick's variety shows, like those from the past, will be "far out" in the sense that they'll stretch the boundaries of reality with the help of Patrick's zany family.

“The show tracks and follows all of Patrick’s wildest dreams and imagination, heavily influenced by variety shows and sitcoms from the ‘60s and ‘70s. And [it's] really far out because…it’s not your traditional narrative. With a kind of fractured foundation, we can go anywhere. We could be in space. We can travel to different points of history.”

Opposed to sketches from present-day SNL that are more grounded in reality, The Patrick Star Show will embrace the over-the-top antics of past variety shows like The Carol Burnett Show, The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, The Captain and Tenille and many more. The Patrick Star Show itself has a similar concept to The Brady Bunch Hour in the sense that the characters from a pre-existing TV show get their own variety show. Viewers have already seen some of these wacky moments play out in the Patrick Star Show trailer. In one particular instance, the show seemingly takes inspiration from Monty Python in one snippet where Patrick is dressed in Viking garb and another as Patrick is shot into space.

The premise of Patrick hosting a variety show allows the creative team to take a more linear approach than with SpongeBob SquarePants. While it may not specialize in the same sense of humor as the original series, The Patrick Star Show needed to heighten itself in order to stand out. The series seemingly builds off the original characters and takes it to a new level of zaniness. For viewers who want to catch the hilarity, The Patrick Star Show just premiered on July 9 and will continue to air weekly on Fridays.


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Looking for Portland in Nickelodeon's 'Hey Arnold!'

Nickelodeon's ’90s hit turns 25 this year. Here’s where you can spot its Rose City roots.


Nickelodeon’s Hey, Arnold!—an animated sitcom about a fourth grader who lives with his grandparents in a boarding house—turns 25 this year. Show creator Craig Bartlett credits Portland as partial inspiration for the show’s fictional Hillwood.

There are, admittedly, some pretty compelling fan arguments that Arnold’s shenanigans took place elsewhere—the New York camp cites yellow cabs, iconic stoops, and the Brooklyn Bridge, while residents of Washington, Bartlett’s home state, point out references to the Skookumchuck River and a “Welcome to Washington State” sign in Hey Arnold!’s “Road Trip” episode. But Portland’s been mostly left out of the discourse, even though Bartlett, who attended college here and worked in Will Vinton’s animation studio, says Stumptown also has claim to Hillwood’s design. Portland Monthly talked to Bartlett and nailed him on some specifics.

Arnold on a Burnside Bridge lookalike


The Burnside Bridge

Before Portland’s efforts to make the bridge more “earthquake ready” refigured its features, you can peep the city’s north-south dividing bridge as you enter Hillwood’s downtown. Bartlett attended the Museum Art School (now the Pacific Northwest College of Art) in Portland for three years, and as a result, he says, “I’ll forever associate art and art-making with Portland.” His days of wandering the city with an old Yashica box camera still find a way of slipping into his animations, he says. When Nickelodeon picked up Hey, Arnold! as a full series, Bartlett collected his black-and-white photos of Portland and gave them to the show’s artists as inspiration for Arnold’s fictional world.



Nob Hill–inspired view of Hillwood

Nob Hill

Who wouldn’t want to grow up surrounded by ornate multicolored Victorian houses? Well, Arnold got to live the dream, Bartlett says: “I remember thinking that [area] would be a great setting for a cartoon show—what kind of a life would that be for a kid that grew up there?”

Eagle-eyed Portlanders may have clocked this already. In the episode “The Pigeon Man,” Arnold befriends a man who—you guessed it—has a bunch of pigeons, and at one point he tells Arnold, “I’ve seen you and your friends around the neighborhood, Arnold. The kids reminded me of me when I was growing up on 23rd Street.”

Other places may have their own claims on Hillwood, but take it from Bartlett and us—Hey, Arnold! just wouldn’t be the same without Portland.

Hey Arnold! is available to stream on Paramount+. Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com.


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Garden Academy | Season 2 Promo | ViacomCBS Networks Americas

GARDEN ACADEMY TEMPORADA 2 PROMO | ViacomCBS Networks Americas - Press


From FCVAZ:

Nick Jr. estreia segunda temporada de “Garden Academy”


O canal Nick Jr. estreia da segunda temporada de “Garden Academy”, programa pré-escolar digital, que oferece às crianças uma experiência dinâmica e interativa. Quem comanda a diversão são os fantoches – Tim, o professor, e os alunos Col, Monti, Rose e Margarita – para que as crianças possam adquirir conhecimentos através de jogos divertidos e diferentes atividades.
 
Desde seu lançamento, em fevereiro de 2020, na Nickelodeon e no Nick Jr, em toda América Latina, “Garden Academy” é sucesso entre os pequenos alcançando milhões de espectadores e buscando representar todas as crianças e suas famílias com um conteúdo que reflita diversidade e inclusão. A primeira temporada foi vencedora do prêmio “Best Art Direction” no 24º Webby Awards anual, organizado pela International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), a organização internacional de prêmios em homenagem à excelência criativa na internet

Nesta nova temporada, os alunos Margarita, Rose, Monti e Col, com a ajuda do jardineiro Tim e da Árvore do Aprendizado, vão aprender de tudo, desde cores e números até música, artes, gastronomia e, claro, terão suas primeiras experiências. Aprender nunca foi tão fácil nem tão divertido como na Garden Academy!

A 2ª temporada de “Garden Academy” estreia dia 09 de julho, às 15h, no canal Nick Jr.

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Originally published: July 5, 2021.

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