Saturday, August 13, 2022

Autumn 2022 on Nickelodeon UK

Get ready, as Nickelodeon UK & Ireland is supersizing your autumn with all singing, all dancing, all new episodes and specials, as well as an action-packed brand new show!


-- All New Show:


-- All New Episodes:


-- All New Specials:

- When Worlds Collide mega crossover, featuring the stars of Side Hustle, Danger Force, That Girl Lay Lay, Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan and Warped!

Paramount+ UK & Ireland is HERE! Stream a Mountain of Entertainment, including your Nickelodeon favourites! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!


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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake | Showcase Trailer 2022 | THQ Nordic

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake | Showcase Trailer 2022 | THQ Nordic


SpongeBob and his buddy Balloon-Patrick are ready for a new adventure! 

Travel to the Prehistoric Kelp Forest, Wild West Jellyfish Fields and more in this new trailer for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake!

The story-driven trailer featuring tons of brand new gameplay for SpongeBob: The Cosmic Shake dives into new story details, where a mysterious fortune teller Kassandra grants SpongeBob and Patrick wishes, and the two buddies unintentionally open up portals to strange Wishworlds. When SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake releases, it'll be available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

According to retailers Cultura and ShopToSpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will reportedly be released on January 24th, 2023, however, this is yet to be confirmed.





Notes from the THQ Nordic Digital Showcase 2022:

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake will feature the voice cast of SpongeBob!

- A South Park game was teased!


SpongeBob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake announced

Brand new spiritual sequel to fan-favorite remake Battle For Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated.

Martin Kreuch, Senior Producer, THQ Nordic

Are you ready, kids? SpongeBob returns to the screen in a new fantastic adventure! SpongeBob and Patrick are traveling to a multitude of different Wishworlds, each with its very own setting and rules, like the Wild West Jellyfish Fields or the Halloween Rock Bottom. On the THQ Nordic Showcase we just revealed gameplay for the first time.

What was the elevator pitch for the game?

Let’s create a brand new spiritual sequel to our fan-favorite remake Battle For Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated. A 3D platformer focused on themed worlds, funky costumes and the buddy banter between SpongeBob and Patrick. Focusing on SpongeBob, as he travels the Wild West, medieval or prehistoric times and more, was always at the core of the game vision. And the idea of having Patrick be your constant companion, in the form of a cute Balloon, was also there right from the very beginning.

Was it always certain a sequel was on the cards?

Greenlighting a new project in the world of SpongeBob is a collaborative process with our very supportive friends at Nickelodeon, who know the franchise in and out and make the final call. Ultimately the success of Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated, and the passionate support of its fans is what allowed us to send SpongeBob and Patrick on another great adventure!   

How does the game evolve or change the gameplay from the previous title?

Battle For Bikini Bottom had three playable characters: SpongeBob, Patrick and Sandy. Each with one or more special abilities. For The Cosmic Shake we decided to focus on SpongeBob and giving him a lot of new abilities, like a flying karate kick or being able to roll around on big rocks. Unlocking dozens of cult classic costumes for SpongeBob is also for the first time a core focus in a SpongeBob game. Whether you want to run around as a knight in shiny armor or just in your underpants: it’s up to you!

And last but not least, the themed worlds. SpongeBob inadvertently messes with the very fabric of the universe, when playing with a vial of wish-fulfilling Mermaid’s Tears. As a result Patrick is turned into a balloon, and our heroes have to travel to weird Wishworlds to bring back their friends and restore Bikini Bottom. Whether it’s bringing back Sandy from a karate-movie themed Downtown Bikini Bottom or rescuing Pearl from the medieval Sulfur Fields… every world is unique and has its own distinct story.     

Can you describe the gameplay levels that you can see in the showcase trailer?

In the trailer you get a first look at multiple worlds that SpongeBob and Patrick travel to in the game. It starts with the boss fight against a giant Gary in Halloween Rock Bottom. Then we join our heroes searching for Squidward in the Prehistoric Kelp Forest. That leads us straight into some funky kah-rah-tay action in Downtown Bikini Bottom. And finally we get a first glimpse at the Wild West Jellyfish Fields.

We hope you enjoyed these Embark on this brand-new 3D platformer, coming to PlayStation 4 and playable on PlayStation 5.







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Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!

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: August 12, 2022 at 20:50 BST.

Additional sources: eXputer, My Nintendo News, IGN.

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Nickelodeon Cancels NickFest Music Festival

Nickelodeon has announced that the first ever NickFest has sadly been canceled.


Nickelodeon‘s first music festival, which was to take place October 22nd and October 23rd will no longer be happening. The festival’s reasoning for canceling is due to market conditions.

“Although we were very excited to bring the Nickelodeon brand experience to you through a music festival, we made the difficult decision to cancel after giving significant thought to the challenges facing families today,” they shared in a statement.

MONSTA X, Dixie D’Amelio, Joshua Bassett, That Girl Lay Lay, Young Dylan, Good NEWZ Girls, Olivia O’Brien, The Kid LAROI and more were all set to take the stage that weekend. NickFest was also going to showcase one-of-a-kind immersive experiences, rides and other interactive activities featuring the brand’s most beloved shows and characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Nickelodeon Slime.

Nick fans who purchased tickets already need not to worry, as “all current ticket holders will be issued a full refund at their point of purchase.”

They also note that if you have any questions about your refund, to reach out to TIXR.

There's currently no word on whether NickFest will be held in 2023.

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Originally published: July 12, 2022 at 22.54 BST.

Original source: Just Jared Jr.

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strips for August 3-13, 2022 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for August 3, 2022 | Nickelodeon


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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for August 13, 2022 | Nickelodeon


Stream the classic and the all new CG-animated Rugrats series on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com!

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: Paramount+ Renews 'Rugrats' For Season 3; Season 2 to Premiere in 2023!

Originally published: August 03, 2022.

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Tom Kenny and Steve Burns To Attend L.A. Comic Con 2022

Two Nickelodeon icons will be heading to L.A. Comic Con 2022!


Los Angeles Comic Con has announced that Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, and Steve Burns, the OG host of Blue's Clues will be guests at this year's festival!

Both Kenny and Burns will both be appearing at the event on Saturday, December 3 and will be taking part in autograph sessions and photo ops. Burns will also Main Stage panel.

L.A. Comic Con 2022 will be taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center between December 2-4, 2022. For more information and to purchase tickets, autograph session places and photo ops, visit https://comicconla.com.

Kids 6 and under can attend Los Angeles Comic Con for free. Please note that while entry is free, every kid attending still needs a ticket, and all kids tickets must be purchased with an adult ticket – Just select a “Kids Pass” at checkout. L.A. Comic Con is also offering a special Weekend Pass deal for kids age 7-12 — only $20.

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Originally published: August 13, 2022.

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Marvel's 'Champions #9' Pays Tribute To 'Avatar: The Last Airbender'

Avatar: The Last Airbender's Aang is a hero of true spirit and hope, and with one panel Marvel showed fans that he is also a role model for some of its youngest heroes.

Credit: ScreenRant.

The adventures of Aang in Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender inspired a generation of kids, and Marvel Comics has confirmed that some of those kids grew up to be superheroes, including the Champions. Ms. Marvel and her team are proven to be big fans of the show, which is fitting because their upbeat and optimistic attitude perfectly emulates that of Aang himself.

Thanks to the second superhero Civil War, the public and others began to loose faith in the world's heroes and their methods. Being disillusioned themselves with the attitudes and actions of the older heroes Ms. Marvel, Miles Morales, and Nova resigned their positions with the Avengers, and along with Viv Vision and Amadeus Cho, formed a new group. Last to join was a young time displaced Scott Summers who was dealing with his own issues of disillusionment at the reality of his future self. After their first mission, the team went viral and were dubbed the Champions by the internet, with Ms. Marvel promising that their mission was to create a better tomorrow through hope and wisdom rather than through force.

In Champions #9 by Danny Lore, Vita Ayala, and Luciano Vecchio, it is revealed that in their off time the team of young heroes watches reruns of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It is a fitting show for the Champions, as their mission statement closely resembles that of the main character Aang. Die-hard fans know that Aang is an emotionally intelligent, ethically wise, and eternally optimistic role model, despite living in a world of war and morally grey characters. He is a hero worth mimicking, and with this small inclusion Marvel seems to be saying that at least some of its heroes are taking cues from the twelve-year-old Airbender. Though the name of the cartoon is never spoken it is all but implied in the panel. Nova mentions "cactus juice" and the dialogue from the TV is specifically the lyrics of the "Secret Tunnel" song from the second season episode titled, "The Cave of Two Lovers." Amadeus mentions how he "used to love this show," and Miles states honestly that he is "still learning" the lessons of honor and self-worth taught by Avatar. All of this points to the fact that Avatar: The Last Airbender is a big influence in at least some of the adolescent lives of the Champions, with one exception.

Credit: ScreenRant.

The young Cyclops is a time traveling variant of a character who has been in Marvel Comics since the 1960s. This version of Scott Summers is from a different era than the rest of his Champions teammates, and it is almost certain that he has never before seen the Nickelodeon show. His rapt attention on the screen shows how enthralled he is by the cartoon and its heroic protagonist. When the young version of Cyclops does eventually return to his own time, his older self is shown to gain all his memories, which means that the modern leader of the X-Men actually learned at least some lessons from the hopeful and big-hearted Aang.

Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of the best cartoons of the 2000s, but it's not just a kids' show. It depicts a world torn apart by war where there are no easy villains to hate or easy moral choices to make. Through it all Aang's positivity and willingness to believe in people becomes an inspiration to viewers. The Champions also exist in a world where people have become jaded by heroes and the morally ambiguity of their conflicts. Like Aang, Ms. Marvel and the Champions are outsiders trying to make a difference with hope and positivity, and now it is clear that at least some of them —including the modern version of Cyclops— have been partially inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender. Maybe Marvel Comics is admitting that more of their established heroes need to learn how to be more like Aang.

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Originally published: August 13 2022.

Original source: ScreenRant.

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Maurice Hols To Leave Paramount International

Nick News Brief: Maurice Hols, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Paramount Benelux and General Manager of Paramount Nordics and Paramount Russia, is leaving the company after eight years. Following Hols' departure, Rogier van de Paverd will take on the role of Country Manager for Paramount Benelux, which he'll serve in addition to his current role of Vice President, Ad Sales Central & Northern Europe and Asia.


From BM:

Maurice Hols verlaat Paramount

Maurice Hols vertrekt bij Paramount International. Als Executive Vice President Noord Europa en General Manager Paramount Benelux (voorheen ViacomCBS) was hij sinds 2014 verantwoordelijk voor de lokale tak van de wereldwijde mediagigant.

In het continu veranderende en uitdijende medialandschap werden de merken MTV, Comedy Central, Spike en Nickelodeon dankzij zijn marketing- en contentstrategie een succes.

Hols bekleedde diverse andere functies binnen het mediabedrijf voordat hij aan het hoofd kwam te staan van destijds ViacomCBS Benelux, waarvan begin dit jaar de naam veranderde in Paramount Global. Hij startte in 2004 bij MTV Networks Nederland en ontwikkelde zich al snel tot de eindverantwoordelijke bij het snelgroeiende merk MTV.

Maurice Hols: “Dit is het einde van mijn reis bij Paramount. Het was ‘de rit van mijn leven’. Tegelijkertijd kijk ik zeer uit naar een nieuw avontuur, maar eerst ga ik van een sabbatical genieten samen met het gezin. Enorme dank aan al mijn collega’s waarmee ik de afgelopen jaren zoveel successen heb beleefd.”

Hols lanceerde in 2007 Comedy Central in Nederland en in 2009 in Zweden. Vanaf 2011 werd hij verantwoordelijk voor Comedy & Entertainment in Noord-Europa, de divisie waaronder Comedy Central, Spike, Paramount en VIVA vielen. De comedy-zender veroverde na Nederland en Zweden al snel de rest van Europa.

Hij voerde een nieuwe marketing- en contentstrategie door. De focus lag daarbij op vier duidelijk gepositioneerde merken: elk met een eigen doelgroep, multi-platform strategie en tone-of-voice. Hiermee bleef het toenmalige ViacomCBS zijn fans boeien en aan zich binden.

Zijn visie over onderscheidende, afgebakende merken en een specifieke fangroep in combinatie met 360 graden storytelling en partnerships resulteerde erin, dat de Benelux de meest toonaangevende en meest succesvolle divisie werd binnen Europa. Hols was de grondlegger van P+, de streamingdienst van Paramount Global. Ook was hij betrokken bij de vertaling van SkyShowtime, dat in september in Nederland wordt gelanceerd.

Op creatief vlak heeft een aantal van zijn producties eeuwige roem geschaard onder de jeugdige fans, zoals Ex on the beach Double Dutch en The Roast met Gordon, Giel Beelen, Johnny de Mol en Ali B. Maar Hols bracht ook de cult serie New Kids op de nationale tv, waardoor de makers een ware nationale hype werden. Met Spike en Bellator bracht hij kickboksen en MMA naar een breder publiek, met als hoogtepunt de afscheidspartij van Melvin Manhoef tegen Remy Bonjasky en de afscheidspartij van kickbokslegende Peter Aerts.

Rogier van de Paverd zal naast zijn rol als VP Ad Sales Central & Northern Europe and Asia de taak van Country Manager Benelux op zich nemen.

Bron: Paramount International/BM

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Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank | Official Trailers | Nickelodeon Movies | Paramount Pictures Brazil

O Lendário Cão Guerreiro | Trailer Oficial Dublado | Paramount Pictures Brasil

Kios to Develop Paramount Pictures Branded Theme Park in Bali, Indonesia; To Include Nickelodeon Resort

The Paramount Pictures Themed Entertainment Group has signed an agreement with Indonesian technology, entertainment and tourism company, Kios, to build a 141-acre resort theme park in Bali, Indonesia.

Ade Sulistioputra and Paramount Global’s Executive Vice President of Themed Entertainment and Experiences, Ty Granaroli, sign the deal in Los Angeles. Photo credit: Kios

An international collaboration between Paramount Pictures and the Indonesian company, PT Kios Ria Kreasi (Kios), has been announced through the signing of an agreement to build an international theme park for families in Bali, Indonesia. The 57-hectare theme park will infuse Paramount’s cinematic worlds with Indonesia’s culture and hospitality in a lush, tropical setting.

Kios will build the as-yet-unnamed theme park as part of its 1,480-acre Taman Kerthi Bali Semesta integrated development, or KBS Park, in Bali.

In the development of the Paramount Pictures branded experience, Kios will tap into Paramount Pictures' library of more than 1,000 films and use brands and characters that will appeal to people of all ages, while other attractions may draw on Nickelodeon’s characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


In addition to the rides, the park will have two thematic hotels: the Paramount Grand Resort and the Nickelodeon Resort, which will present themes and characters from the Nickelodeon universe. 

Kios’ managing director, Ade Sulistioputra, said that this integrated theme park will become an attractive tourist destination and can educate the global community.

Sulistioputra said that a study by consultant EY-Parthenon forecast that the park would draw more than five million visitors in its first year. That would outdraw the pre-pandemic attendance for Universal Studios Singapore and place the new park just inside the global Top 25, looking at recent TEA/AECOM Theme Index global attendance reports.

“Paramount is a global brand that captures the imagination of everyone, from children to adults,” said Managing Director of Kios, Ade Sulistioputra. “We all have exciting memories of Paramount films, with a legacy of excellence that has lasted 110 years. We will tap into Paramount Picture’s library of over 1,000 films and use brands and characters that will appeal to people of all ages, while other attractions may draw on Nickelodeon’s characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”


An area of the park called “Land of Legends” will honor some of Indonesia’s culture, myths and legends and will feature the first Indonesian-inspired ride in an international theme park.

Ty Granaroli, Paramount Global’s executive vice president of Themed Entertainment and Experiences, signed the agreement with Sulistioputra in a ceremony attended by several representatives from Paramount and attended virtually by the Governor of Bali and other dignitaries on July 25, 2022 at Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles, Calif.

"We believe that the beauty of Bali, combined with integrated resort hotels and a Paramount theme park will create a magnificent entertainment project that all of Indonesia can be proud of,” said Granaroli, executive vice president, themed entertainment, Paramount. “A park like this can have a significant, long-term impact on tourism, including domestic and international visitors.”

No opening date for the park was announced.

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Originally published: August 13, 2022.


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Kenan Thompson Honored With Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

KENAN THOMPSON TO BE HONORED WITH STAR ON WALK OF FAME


WHO:

HONOREE: Kenan Thompson

EMCEE: Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

GUEST SPEAKERS: Josh Server, JB Smoove, Leslie Jones

WHAT: Dedication of the 2,728th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 11:30 AM PT

WHERE: 6627 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

WATCH LIVE: The event will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com

Award-winning actor and comedian Kenan Thompson will be honored with the 2,728th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 11th at 11:30 a.m. Star will be located at 6627 Hollywood Boulevard. Thompson will be awarded his star in the category of Television.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has proudly hosted the globally iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1960. The Chamber exists to transform business and improve lives. Through the Walk of Fame, the Chamber celebrates the business that transforms us all – the business of entertainment. Entertainment is a unique blend of art and enterprise: elevating and inspiring us all.

ABOUT THE HONOREE:

“Kenan Thompson is the voice of a generation” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “From Kenan and Kel to Saturday Night Live, Kenan has been making folks laugh for nearly 30 years.” In celebration of his upcoming 20th anniversary on SNL, we thought it would be fitting to place Kenan’s star next to the star of the man who gave him his job, Lorne Michaels,” added Martinez.

Joining emcee Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling will be Josh Server (All That, Good Burger), JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spider-Man: No Way Home) and Leslie Jones (Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, SNL).

A native of Atlanta, Thompson made his television debut as a member of Nickelodeon’s all-kid sketch comedy series All That. He and Kel Mitchell debuted on the spinoff Kenan & Kel in 1996.

Continuing his career in sketch comedy, Thompson joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in 2003 and has now completed 19 seasons on the iconic late-night series as the longest-running cast member.

Thompson received two Emmy Award nominations in 2021 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his NBC series Kenan and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for SNL. He previously received two Emmy nominations in 2018 and 2020 in the supporting actor category for his work on SNL as well as an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2018 for the SNL song “Come Back, Barack.”

Thompson has made numerous contributions to SNL with his slew of hilarious impressions that include Rev. Al Sharpton, Charles Barkley, Steve Harvey and David Ortiz, and by playing memorable characters such as DJ Dynasty Handbag, the scathingly fierce co-host of “Deep House Dish,” “Weekend Update” correspondent Jean K. Jean, “Black Jeopardy” host Darnell Hayes and Diondre Cole, the disruptive singing talk show host on the wildly popular sketch “What Up With That.”

He recently appeared in season two of HBO Max’s That Damn Michael Che and Prime Video’s The Kids in the Hall.

For two seasons, Thompson executive produced and starred in the NBC comedy series Kenan. In 2019 he served as producer and judge on NBC’s comedy competition series Bring the Funny. He also served as an executive producer on Nickelodeon’s 2019 All That reboot.

His past projects include Clifford the Big Red Dog, Home Sweet Home Alone, Hubie Halloween, Snakes on a Plane, Wieners, and The Magic of Belle Isle. Other film credits include Fat Albert, D2: The Mighty Ducks, Good Burger, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Brother Nature, Heavyweights, My Boss’s Daughter, Barbershop 2, Going in Style and They Came Together.

Thompson showcased his voice talents as Bricklebaum in The Grinch, which made history as the #1 Christmas movie of all time. Thompson has also lent his voice to the animated films Trolls World Tour, Wonder Park, The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2 and Space Chimps, the television series Sit Down, Shut Up and the Kobe Bryant/LeBron James Nike puppet campaign during the 2009 NBA playoffs. He was the voice of Austin Impresario Sullivan in the Hulu animated series The Awesomes and Riff in the film Rock Dog.

Update (8/12) - Kenan's star is next to the star of longtime Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels. It is the 2,728th star since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.


“This is very surreal. It’s amazing,” Thompson said. “My whole family is here. My little one is here. … I can’t thank everybody that’s here enough. I never thought any of this would be possible. I just wanted to act and entertain and have a good time and put smiles on my family members’ faces, and that grew into the world now, apparently. I don’t know man, it’s just an honor and a privilege.

“Going in next to the GOAT, Lorne Michaels, that’s really cool,” he added.



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Originally published: August 03, 2022.

Additional source: EURweb.

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Secret Headquarters Special Look w/ Owen Wilson, Walker Scobell & More Cast Members! | Nickelodeon

Secret Headquarters Special Look w/ Owen Wilson, Walker Scobell & More Cast Members! | Nickelodeon


Secret Headquarters is about a kid who doesn't know his dad is actually a superhero, and he stumbles across secret headquarters underneath the house with a group of his friends! Check out this special look and behind the scenes with the directors, Owen Wilson, Keith L. Williams, Michael Peña, Abby James Witherspoon, Momona Tamada and more!

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'SpongeBob' To Get Dark Detective Book Series

SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries, a brand new book series in partnership with Nickelodeon, Amulet Books and longtime SpongeBob author David Lewman has been unveiled, and from the first look, it looks like it'll feature a darker tone than the series.


In an ominous first look at SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries #1, "Find a Missing Star," SpongeBob and Squidward solve a mystery surrounding Patrick's disappearance. What's going on?

According to the series listings online, this is only the first part of SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries. It seems like we'll be getting even more stories in this grim version of Bikini Bottom! The concept also seems to be based on the "Squid Noir" episode of SpongeBob, which offers a fresh perspective on the show that we don't see much of. Like "Squid Noir," the book will feature black-and-white illustrations by illustrator Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife With Archie) throughout.

The hardcover edition of SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries: Find A Missing Star is currently slated to be released on October 25, and has a SRP of $14.99. A paperback edition has yet to be announced. At the moment, it looks like the book will only be released in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K.


SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries: Find A Missing Star is available to pre-order on Barnes & Noble and has a listing on Amazon.com.

Overview

Uncover the mysteries of Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob SquarePants and his friends in this all-new middle-grade series!

On the eve of a mayoral event happening at the Krusty Krab, SpongeBob's best friend Patrick Star goes missing! With no one willing to help find him, SpongeBob and Squidward put on their best detective gear and hit the case themselves. But as their investigation leads them to the darkest corners of Bikini Bottom, secrets about SpongeBob's best friend are quickly revealed.

Energetic and fast-paced, with plenty of kid-friendly humor, Find a Missing Star, the first in the SpongeBob SquarePants Mysteries series, is a great read for new and longtime fans of the hit TV series.

By Nickelodeon, and David Lewman
Illustrator Francesco Francavilla
Publication Date: October 25, 2022
Imprint: Amulet Books
Trim Size: 5 1⁄2 x 8
ISBN: 9781419757723
Page Count: 224
Illustrations: Black-and-white illustrations throughout
Rights: US/CAN/AUS/NZ/UK English

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
David Lewman has written more than 65 books starring SpongeBob SquarePants, Jimmy Neutron, the Fairly OddParents, G.I. Joe, the Wild Thornberrys, and other popular characters. He has also written scripts for many acclaimed television shows. David lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Donna, and their dog, Pirkle.

Watch SpongeBob SquarePants and The Patrick Star Show on Nickelodeon, and 200 episodes of SpongeBobThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The RunKamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The SpongeBob Musical on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com.


Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!

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!

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THQ Nordic Digital Showcase 2022 | THQ Nordic

THQ Nordic Digital Showcase 2022 | THQ Nordic


"Tune in for the second THQ Nordic Digital Showcase hosted by Elle Osili-Wood and Richard Kiess to learn more about upcoming and unannounced titles, with a preshow from our friends at Handy Games!

Content creators all over the world of any size are invited to co-stream the showcase on their own channels. Please note that this stream will contain copyrighted music. For a license-free version of our showcase, please watch the stream on our second channel THQ Nordic Inside!

If you’d like to participate, or if you have any questions, please reach out to: contentcreators@thqnordic.com"

THQ Nordic will showcase their upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants video game SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake during the company's Save The Date 2022 event on Friday, August 12, 2022!

THE BATTLE IS ON!

ARE YOU READY?

Wish-granting Mermaid’s Tears in the hands of SpongeBob and Patrick… What could possibly go wrong?

Sure, the very fabric holding the very universe very together could come very undone, opening up portals into Wishworlds full of knights, cowboys, pirates, and prehistoric snails. But that’s nothing everyone’s favorite Sponge can’t handle – with the right cosmic costume!

Everybody do the Cosmic Shake!

Key Features

• Unlock classic and new platforming skills like the Fishhook Swing and Karate Kick
• Don more than 30 spongetastic costumes like SnailBob and SpongeGar
• Travel to 7 distinct Wishworlds like Wild West Jellyfish Fields and Halloween Rock Bottom
• Experience all the buddy movie banter with SpongeBob’s permanent companion Balloon-Patrick
• Meet all your favorite characters from the series, voiced by their original actors
• Enjoy the in-game soundtrack featuring 101 songs from the series, including "Sweet Victory"
• 1 - 2 players
• Online play optional

Release date: TBA

Published by THQ Nordic GmbH, Austria. Developed by Purple Lamp Studios GmbH, Austria. The game was revealed during THQ Nordic's 10-year anniversary digital showcase.

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From THQ Nordic's official announcement:

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake
Everything is possible in the infinite expanses of the cosmos .. there might even be a reality where mayonnaise isn't an instrument! When the mysterious fortune teller Kassandra grants SpongeBob and Patrick wishes, the two buddies unintentionally open up portals to strange Wishworlds... it's all F.U.N. and games until their friends get lost in the portals! Explore seven distinct worlds and don more than 30 cosmic skins to rescue the universe of the brand new adventure SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake, available on PC, PlayStation™, Nintendo Switch™ and Xbox One.

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Watch SpongeBob SquarePants and The Patrick Star Show on Nickelodeon, and 200 episodes of SpongeBobThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The RunKamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years and The SpongeBob Musical on Paramount+! Try it FREE at ParamountPlus.com.


Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!

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: August 10, 2022.

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Square Enix London Mobile Announces August Soft Launch for 'Avatar: Generations' Turn-Based RPG Mobile Game

SQUARE ENIX LONDON MOBILE ANNOUNCES
AUGUST SOFT LAUNCH FOR AVATAR: GENERATIONS

Turn-Based RPG Adventure Set in Nickelodeon’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ Universe
Arrives Soon on Mobile


LONDON, UK (August 11, 2022) – Square Enix London Mobile in partnership with Paramount Consumer Products today announced that Avatar: Generations is heading into soft launch in select territories this August. Avatar: Generations is a new free-to-play, RPG adventure based on Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and is being developed in partnership with Vancouver-based studio Navigator Games. The game enters soft launch in Canada, Denmark, South Africa and Sweden for Android and iOS devices and access will expand to additional territories and iOS devices in the months following.

To celebrate the announcement, Square Enix London Mobile and Navigator Games have released first-look assets from the game, providing players with a glimpse into the mythical realm of Avatar: Generations here: www.avatargenerations.com

“We are thrilled to unveil ‘Avatar: Generations’ as the second official title in production from Square Enix London Mobile and I can’t wait for players to dive in later this year,” said Patrick Naud, Head of Mobile, Square Enix Montréal. “Avatar: Generations represents Square Enix London Mobile’s continued investment in publishing high-quality free-to-play mobile titles based on iconic IPs.”
 
Expanding the beloved universe of the world-renowned property, Avatar: Generations invites players to step into the shoes of fan-favorite characters across the franchise. The first chapter introduces Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Suki and Zuko accompanied by the much-loved companions Appa and Momo as they embark on a globetrotting quest to fulfill Aang’s destiny. Future expansions will explore Avatar Kyoshi, Korra, Roku, and more across the timelines of the Four Nations. The game will feature epic squad-based battles and unique adventure sequences, underpinned by deep upgrade and party customization systems as players recruit new heroes and grow their team potential. Players will also be able to experience fan-favorite locations, stories, and events in an open world, as well as brand new stories that expand the universe.
 
“With a globally beloved brand of this level, we’ve endeavored to create a game that expands the rich and storied universe of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender,’ in way that feels authentic and exciting to fans of the series and RPG games alike. At the same time, we’ve ensured that the game remains accessible to anyone who doesn’t traditionally play RPG’s” said Will Moore, CEO, Navigator Games. “Our partners at Square Enix London Mobile have been hugely supportive in these efforts, and we’re working closely with our community during this soft launch period to make the best version of the game possible.”

 
For more information on Avatar: Generations, please visit www.avatargenerations.com

About Square Enix Ltd.
Square Enix Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content in Europe and other PAL territories as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix Ltd. also has a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal®. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 168 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 84 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 88 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Ltd. is a London-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
 
More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com
 
About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 43rd 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 is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.
 
About Paramount Consumer Products
Paramount Consumer Products oversees all licensing and merchandising for Paramount (Nasdaq: PARA, PARAA), a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, Paramount Consumer Products’ portfolio includes a diverse slate of brands and content from BET, CBS (including CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution), Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures and Showtime. With properties spanning animation, live-action, preschool, youth and adult, Paramount Consumer Products is committed to creating the highest quality product for some of the world’s most beloved, iconic franchises. Additionally, Paramount Consumer Products oversees the online direct-to-consumer business for CBS and Showtime programming merchandise, as well as standalone branded ecommerce websites for Star Trek, SpongeBob, South Park, and MTV.
 
About Navigator Games
Founded in 2016, Navigator Games is home to a dynamic and enthusiastic team of video game developers based out of Vancouver, Canada. The studio’s mission is to create truly unique and engaging video games that bring beloved and recognizable brands to life in authentic and compelling mobile game experiences. Our talented team consists of 60+ developers who bring with them a wealth of experience accumulated from Activision, EA Games, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Netmarble, Capcom and Disney. Through close IP and publishing partnerships and user-centric design philosophies, we create immersive games and inspiring marketing campaigns that drive player engagement with our communities.

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Stream Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra on Paramount+ and Netflix! Try Paramount+ for FREE at ParamountPlus.com

Listen to the brand new podcast, Avatar: Braving the Elements!




Originally published: August 11, 2022 at 21:05 BST.

Press release via GamesPress; H/T: Pocket Gamer.

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