Wednesday, March 09, 2022

Big Time Rush - 'Forever Tour' Press Day Q&A | Big Time Rush

Big Time Rush - 'Forever Tour' Press Day Q&A | Big Time Rush

Big Time Rush 'Forever Tour' Press Day Q&A featuring Dixie D'Amelio and acoustic live performances of 'Music Sounds Better' and 'I Know You Know'!

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Aria Brooks Talks Starring In Nickelodeon 'All That' Reboot & More! | J-14 Magazine

Aria Brooks Talks Starring In Nickelodeon 'All That' Reboot & More!

All That star Aria Brooks talks landing the role in the Nickelodeon reboot, pressures of taking on such an iconic role, learning from OG ‘All That’ legends Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell & more!

Don't miss Aria in the new movie Better Nate Than Never on April 1!

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'ChalkZone' Intro & Outro | Arabic Versions | Nickelodeon Arabia

Listen to the ChalkZone theme song and end credits in Arabic (عربى)!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya Now Open for the Ultimate Family Vacation!

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Voot Kids India Debuts New Episodes of 'Blazing Team'

VOID Raps for Blazing Team | Voot Kids

VOID crazy beats got us grooving! 👯‍♀️ The cool kids are going to be rapping this for days to come! 🤩

Enjoy the all-new Blazing Team episodes and tricky yo-yo moves. Download the Voot Kids app today.

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Voot Kids India to Premiere New 'Golmaal Jr.' on March 13 - 24 Hours Before They Air on TV

The mastikhors are ready to take off! Reaching your screens on 13th March, 24 hours before TV 🤩
Watch the Digital Exclusive new episodes of Golmaal Jr. only on Voot Kids. Download the app today!

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Paramount Plus Nordic Premieres 'Star Trek: Prodigy'

Paramount+ Nordic, the streaming service from ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), will premiere Star Trek: Prodigy, the brand new CG-animated Star Trek series from Nickelodeon on February 11, 2022! Paramount+ Nordic is available in Norway (Norge), Sweden (Sverige), Denmark (Danmark) and Finland (Suomi).

Produced by the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Production, STAR TREK: PRODIGY made its debut in October 2021 is already a hit amongst Paramount+ subscribers, and had the top-performing premiere day out of any original animated kids series on the service. The series was recently renewed for a second season, which is slated to premiere in 2023.

The US-English STAR TREK: PRODIGY voice cast includes Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Kathryn Janeway), Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf), John Noble (The Diviner) and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok).

Developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (“Trollhunters” and “Ninjago”), the CG-animated series STAR TREK: PRODIGY is the first “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences, and follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the “Star Trek” franchise – but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

STAR TREK: PRODIGY is from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Studios’ new animation arm; Nickelodeon Animation Studio, led by President of Animation Ramsey Naito; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Aaron Baiers, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, alongside co-showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman and Ben Hibon, who also directs and serves as executive producer and the creative lead of the animated series.

STAR TREK: PRODIGY currently streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Australia, and is coming soon to Paramount+ in Latin America and the Nordics as well as to Nickelodeon international channels, which are available in 180 countries globally. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. STAR TREK: PRODIGY is distributed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.


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Star Trek: Prodigy
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Originally published: January 31, 2022.

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Recapaganza! with Hector Navarro | Avatar: Braving the Elements Podcast

Recapaganza! with Hector Navarro | Avatar: Braving the Elements Podcast

Blue’s Clues And You! Live On Stage: Nickelodeon’s Beloved Puppy Blue To Take Center Stage In Brand-New Production Produced By Round Room Live

Nickelodeon’s Beloved Puppy Blue To Take Center Stage In Brand-New Production, Blue’s Clues And You! Live On Stage, Produced By Round Room Live

Interactive Stage Show Based on Globally Beloved Preschool Series to Kick Off U.S. Tour Fall 2022

New York, NY – Tuesday, March 8, 2022 – Round Room Live and Nickelodeon today announced a collaboration that will have beloved puppy Blue “skidooing” to theaters across the country in Blue’s Clues & You! Live On Stage, a brand-new, interactive show based on the hit preschool television series Blue’s Clues & You!. Launching this fall, the live tour will feature Blue, Josh, and their friends Magenta and Rainbow Puppy, among others, in a new original musical adventure that will have kids of all ages singing and dancing in the aisles. Additional information, including cities, dates and exclusive pre-sale ticketing opportunities will be announced in July. Fans can visit now to sign up for exclusive updates about the show.

“We are thrilled to partner with Nickelodeon by bringing one of the foremost franchises in kids’ entertainment to the stage in Blue’s Clues & You! Live On Stage,” says Stephen Shaw, tour producer and co-president of Round Room Live. “Blue’s Clues is an iconic show that has captivated and educated children for years. We couldn’t be more excited to share our love of Blue’s Clues with the next generation of fans in a memorable experience for the whole family.”

“Following a phenomenal 25th anniversary year for Blue’s Clues that placed this globally beloved property back at the center of the pop culture zeitgeist, we are keeping the momentum going with Blue’s Clues and You! Live On Stage, a dazzling new musical journey that will make preschoolers fall in love with theater,” said Pam Kaufman, President of Global Consumer Products, Paramount. “Round Room Live, a prolific purveyor of some of the most engaging live shows on the market, is the perfect production partner to bring the magical world of Blues Clues to life in this top-notch stage experience.” 

Blue’s Clues & You! Live On Stage is an epic new adventure that will have fans singing, dancing, and tapping into their creativity the Blue’s Clues way—with hugs, laughter and using their smarts. The 60-minute show centers on Josh who needs help conjuring up a magical theater show. The audience will have to solve Blue’s Clues to find out what Josh needs to make a show. With Broadway-style song and dance, this production pulls out all the stops. Kids of all ages will watch Josh and Blue skidoo to amazing places, make a rainbow with Magenta, create a music video with Rainbow Puppy, float in outer space, and so much more!

Tickets will go on sale in July, but fans can sign up at now for updates on ticketing and dates, exclusive pre-sales, and special photo experiences. Fans can also follow Blue’s Clues & You! Live On Stage on social media for future pre-sale information and exclusive content.

Nickelodeon’s hit preschool TV series Blue’s Clues & You! has a new generation of kids searching for clues with beloved puppy Blue and new live-action host 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 in Burbank, Calif., is currently in its third season, airing weekdays at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Josh Dela Cruz is the live-action host of Nickelodeon’s hit preschool TV series Blue’s Clues & You!. Now that the show is being brought to theaters around the country in an original new musical adventure, we are thrilled that a dynamic stage performer has been cast to play the character of “Josh” to delight and entertain audiences across all of the tour markets.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Blue’s Clues & You! Live On Stage tour producers and venue management teams continue to work diligently on plans to ensure the safety of all audience members, touring personnel, and venue staff. For detailed information regarding safety protocols in your city, please consult your point of purchase or reach out to your local venue.


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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 Nickelodeon is a part of Paramount’s (Nasdaq: PARAA, PARA) global portfolio of multimedia entertainment brands.

About Round Room Live, an eOne company:

Round Room Live is a producer and promoter of live entertainment, that specializes in transforming both new and iconic intellectual property into engaging and thrilling live events. Round Room creates unique live experiences tailored to the distinct character of each property and produces the highest quality productions for audiences around the world. 

Their current roster of touring theatrical shows includes: Baby Shark Live!, Blippi The Musical, Peppa Pig Live, and PJ Masks Live! Save the Day. Round Room’s Immersive and Entertainment Experiences division is currently touring: Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Mandela: The Official Exhibition and Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free, which opened in Los Angeles in January 2022. In February 2018, Entertainment One (eOne) acquired a majority position in Round Room Live. eOne is now a division of Hasbro.


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Originally published: March 08, 2022 at 22:06 GMT.

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Big Time Rush Announces México Dates for 'Forever Tour'

Calling all Rushers in México - Big Time Rush are coming to a town near you!

Big Time Rush has just announced that the guys will be visiting México in August 2022 as part of their Forever Tour!


August 23 - Telmex Auditorium, Guadalajara, Zapopan
August 24 - Sports Palace, Mexico City
August 26 - Citibanamex, Monterrey

Big Time Rush fan club members will be able to get their hands on presale tickets for the boys' Méxican tour dates on March 14, with tickets going on general sale on March 17. Visit for more information.

And that's not all! BTR has revealed that the new Méxican tour dates are just the first of many international stops the guys have planned for around the world!

Below is Big Time Rush's announcement below!:


August 23 - Guadalajara
August 24 - Mexico City
August 26 - Monterrey
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The ‘Forever Tour’ is GROWING and we are so excited to announce the first of many stops around the world. We can’t wait to see you all in Guadalajara, Mexico City & Monterrey this August!

FanClub Presale on March 14th
General Onsale on March 17th 


El ‘Forever Tour’ Esta CRECIENDO y estamos contentísimos de anunciar una de muchas paradas que haremos en el mundo.

Estamos ansiosos de verlos en Guadalajara, Mexico City y Monterrey  en agosto.

Preventa de Club de Fans el 14 de Marzo
Ventas Generales el 17 de Marzo


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Big Time Rush en Guadalajara: La banda juvenil anuncia show; mira cuándo

Esto es todo lo que tienes que saber sobre el concierto de Big Time Rush

La boyband Big Time Rush, conocida por su show en Nickelodeon, anunció que México se suma a su actual gira “Forever Tour”, en la que se contempla visitar 40 ciudades entre Estados Unidos y Canadá, siendo Guadalajara la primera localidad en donde la agrupación inicie sus conciertos en México, para llegar el 23 de agosto al Auditorio Telmex, el 24 de agosto en el Palacio de los Deportes de la Ciudad de México y el 26 de agosto en el Auditorio Citibanamex de Monterrey.

¡Coldplay en Guadalajara! La banda confirma más fechas para México
Después de ocho años sin música nueva, la boy band lanzó “Call It Like I See It” y “Not Giving You Up”, los dos sencillos más recientes con los que anunciaron su regreso a los escenarios del mundo con Carlos, Kendall, James y Logan.

Ocesa informó que los boletos para México comenzarán su preventa –vía Citibanamex el 15 y 16 de marzo y un día después en la venta general a través de y en las taquillas de los inmuebles.

¿Quiénes son Big Time Rush?

Con el show de televisión que debutó en 2009, la banda Big Time Rush alcanzó tanto éxito que les permitió estar al aire hasta 2013 y grabar tres discos de estudio: “Elevate”, “BTR” y “24/seven”; además de cantar sus éxitos “Worldwide” y “Boyfriend” alrededor del mundo, incluyendo a México en varias ocasiones con grandes sold outs.

En 2020, en un esfuerzo de esparcir un mensaje de unidad durante la cuarentena, la banda reapareció junta en un evento en línea para ofrecer un show acústico que fue transmitido a nivel mundial. Debido a la histeria y gran aceptación de sus rushers, las cuatro temporadas de su show de TV se añadieron a Netflix y rápidamente escalaron al Top 10 de tendencias.

En diciembre de 2021, con “Call It Like I See It”, Big Time Rush anunció nueva música después de ocho años, así como nuevos shows programados: estarán de vuelta en México para traer sus más grandes éxitos al Auditorio Telmex el 23 de agosto, al Palacio de los Deportes el 24 de agosto y al Auditorio Citibanamex el 26 de agosto.


Originally published: March 08, 2022 at 22:48 GMT.

Auditorio Telmex, Palacio de los Deportes, Auditorio Citibanamex

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for March 9, 2022 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for March 9, 2022 | Nickelodeon

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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.

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TikTok's New 'How Did Squidward Die?' Trend Traumatises Users

"Oh my God... The internet was a mistake." - Sean Diaz, 'Life is Strange 2'

A new TikTok trend involving Squidward Tentacles from Nickelodeon's beloved animated series SpongeBob SquarePants has begun spiralling the app - and it may slightly creep you out.

In a new 'before and after' trend on the social video platform, video creators are encouraged to record their traumatised reaction after searching ‘how did Squidward die’ on the internet. The revealing answer is definitely not as lighthearted as the SpongeBob SquarePants series itself.

The first result that appears when you search for that question that in the "lost" SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Squidward’s Suicide", also known as "Red Mist", in which the anthropomorphic octopus character is supposedly shown taking his own life with a shotgun.

Most people use a particular TikTok sound, uploaded onto the platform by AntiNightcore, to take part in the trend.

During the second half of the TikTok sound, when users are showing their reactions to the search results, many appear to be shocked and somewhat traumatised.

The TikTok Hashtag #HowDidSquidwardDie currently has more than 8,000 views and is full of videos showing creators’ stunned reactions.

Throughout 13 series of Nickelodeon’s actual SpongeBob SquarePants show, none of the episodes feature any details indicating Squidward’s death.

The theory behind the answer to the question regarding Squaidward’s death is known as a Creepypasta.

Creepypastas are horror-related legends that have been shared around the Internet. The entries are often brief, user-generated, paranormal stories intended to scare readers.

As explained via Creepypasta Files Wiki, the information about Squidward’s death originates from an anonymous user on an online forum.

The urban legend was reportedly told by an intern working for Nickelodeon who claimed to have watched an episode titled "Squidward’s Suicide" which ends with the fictional character taking his own life. The urban legend is so infamous amongst fans that producers actually referenced it in an episode - before being replaced with a more innocent scene.

Unfortunately, rumors about the death of SpongeBob characters come around often, with Sandy Cheeks and Mr. Krabs also falling victim to the hoaxes.

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Original source: HITC; Additional source: Life is Strange Wiki.

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MCT Presents 'The SpongeBob Musical'

MCT’s Nickelodeon The SpongeBob Musical

Missoula, MT - What began as an extremely popular animated cartoon on Nickelodeon (seen in more than 170 countries) has become a full-blown Broadway musical that in 2018 received 12 Tony award nominations and the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical!  The final entree of the 2021-2022 Missoula Community Theatre à la carte season is a story of hope, joy and overcoming adversity when we work together to save our world.  In this case, the world is under the sea and the most unusual hero is a sea sponge…known simply as SpongeBob SquarePants.

Bikini Bottom is an undersea city full of colorful, happy characters and their yellow sea sponge friend, SpongeBob SquarePants.  Life goes on swimmingly until Mt. Humongous, a local volcano, threatens to erupt within 48 hours.  Knowing this would end their happy existence, the other inhabitants of Bikini Bottom turn to SpongeBob, hoping his optimism and courage will save the day!  The show’s music score is loaded with original songs by David Bowie, Sara Bareilles, Steven Tyler, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Plain White T’s and many more talented artists, for which MCT plans for a live orchestra.

Heather Adams is the show’s director, James Rio is the music director and Paisley Thornton is the choreographer.  Adams is experiencing SpongeBob for the first time, saying “I wasn’t familiar with the cartoon or the musical before diving into this project, but I am now obsessed!  The music and script are clever, and the message of kindness, love and inclusivity make it an unexpectedly touching and heartfelt show. But hold on to your seats!  Expect the unexpected with the wild romp into Bikini Bottom.  Costumes will be off the hook and the cast is outta this world.  There will be something for everyone and it’s a party we all need to experience!”

Performances are scheduled for April 29-May 1, May 6-8 and 12-15, 2022, at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets available at, by calling (406) 728-7529 or the MCT box office M-F, Noon to 5pm.  There are two additional events to enjoy. On Saturday, April 30th, there is a special Brunch with SpongeBob at 11AM, followed by an early matinee at 1PM.  Contact Beth Frazee at for more information.  On Thursday, May 12th is MCT’s 10th Sensory Friendly performance, for people of all ages who are on the autism spectrum and those with sensory sensitivities, their families and caregivers.

Nickelodeon The SpongeBob Musical is a production of the Missoula Community Theatre and is sponsored by First Security Bank and Madison Creek Furnishings.

More Nick: Concord Theatricals Acquires Licensing Rights for Nickelodeon's Broadway Hit 'The SpongeBob Musical'!

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Varun Malik Talks Working at Nickelodeon, 'Max & the Midknights', 'Korra' Inspiration, More

Columbia - School of the Arts' Animation Conversations recently sat down with Creative Producing alumnus Varun Malik ’21 to talk about his experience working in development at Nickelodeon Animation, as well as how his experiences at Columbia served as a launching pad for his current career.

Varun Malik is an aspiring Writer/Director/Producer with an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts. He is currently operating as an Assistant in the wonderful world of animation with Nickelodeon, where he previously completed an internship. He has a passion for storytelling, whether it be with words, or a well-timed punch. He enjoys every aspect of the film process from development through post-production. Prior to his work in the film industry, Malik spent several years as a Financial and Marketing Analyst in Oil + Gas, Consulting, and Retail.

Below are the parts of the awesome interview in which Varun talks about working at Nickelodeon. To read the interview in full, click here!

You had the chance to really dig into development while interning at Nickelodeon Animation. How did you land there?

VM: When the pandemic hit, opportunities were really limited. I started applying to a lot of places, and I ended up interning at Skydance [Media]. It was a great look into the industry, especially live-action production, which I love so much. At Skydance, there were actually a lot of Nickelodeon alumni. 

Throughout my experience at Columbia, I had several projects where if I were to realistically make them, the only way I could get the budget to do it would be to do it via animation, so I just kept asking about it and trying to learn about the process. At that time, I was still in school, so I decided to check out the Nickelodeon internship program and see what that would be like. Working at Nickelodeon wasn’t something that was on deck for me at all, but after the first week or two, I dug my feet in.

Animation was always kind of in the back of my head. I really just wanted to get to know the industry of animation, because it just feels like a great way to produce projects that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to make. 

What have you enjoyed the most while working for Nickelodeon Animation?

VM: It is so much fun. It’s such a different part of the industry. The whole business of animation is so different from live-action. The people are so different. At the end of the day, so many people have told me, “Even if something is on fire, it’s just kids’ cartoons.” And that’s the attitude they go into everything with. It’s such a comfortable, relaxed environment. I talk to everyone from the highest level to the lowest level, and we all talk to each other the same way. That, in a nutshell, is why I love working with Nick so much.

Another reason why I love working with Nickelodeon Animation is that while I gravitate towards the live-action space, I love crazy, chaotic kinds of projects. I think that’s why animation fits with my own interests so well. Animation isn’t just kids’ cartoons. It covers a broad spectrum. At Nick, I’ve worked on shows across so many genres and have had the opportunity to explore the different messages that the creators are trying to deliver. It’s a lot of fun.

Nickelodeon Animation is also really great at people development. I haven’t had mentors in my life or in my career before, and I have so many here. They’re really trying to take me a long way.

What did a typical day look like for you as a development intern at Nickelodeon Animation?

VM: I did a lot of [script] coverage and script notes, but they also started to bring me onto some bigger projects. I had the chance to listen to pitches—pitches are so much fun. Especially when you’re the buyer and there’s no pressure [laughs]. I also got to sit in on a bunch of writers’ rooms, and those experiences really made me reconsider how long I wanted to stay in development. Because the writers have so much fun there.

I’m still working at Nick now, and something very specific about the job that I’m still learning how to do is visual development, which includes reviewing animators. Essentially, we pull a bunch of artists together, look at what they’ve done, and decide what kind of look we want for a given show. Then we go out to those artists and see if we can get them to come on board. I’m in the very early stages of a development project right now where I’m getting first-hand experience doing just that. 

At the end of the day, Nick has given me every single possible look into the process of animation. Getting something out of your head, onto paper, and then onto the screen? It’s never been so fun. Like everything, it’s not without its pitfalls, but I’ve never felt the sense of accomplishment that I feel from finishing a development process here. Just one of the many reasons why I’m so drawn to this.

That sounds so amazing. How many projects are you typically working on at once?

VM: So many [laughs]. At the moment, I’m working on four shows and several exploratory projects. Exploratory projects are my favorite because I get to go out and find property, do a one-sheet, and say, “Can we do this?” Even if we can’t do it right now, we might be able to do it in a few years.

I want to do everything, but it’s not possible. The good thing, though, is that even if I say no to something because it’s not the right time now, it doesn’t mean I can’t join in the future. The other big thing is that projects do not stop coming. It’s good to be apprised of what you can handle especially when you’re starting out. You want to do everything, you want everyone to know you—you’re like a kid in a candy store, but I’ve had too much candy now. I need to relax. I'm older. 

Do you have any current projects that you’re excited about?

VM: There is one—it’s called Max and the Midknights. It’s coming out in the near future and is based on a book series by Lincoln Pierce. Pierce is also the writer of the original Big Nate book series, and the Nickelodeon adaptation of it just premiered earlier this month.

I’m super excited for Max and the Midknights. It’s a comedic adventure story set in the Middle Ages, and the show is about a young girl named Max and her friends who go on adventures and try to achieve knighthood. The humor in the show is so amazing. And it’s going to look so incredible. It will be one of the best-looking shows on TV ever. I also had the opportunity to help staff the writers room for the show, which was such a fun and formative process.

Do you have a favorite animated work that’s been an important touchstone for you?

VM: For me, someone who’s so drawn to the superhero space, it was nice to see something as original as Disney's The Incredibles. The most impactful cartoons for me in this industry are Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. The Legend of Korra was actually the reason why I got both of my jobs at Skydance and Nickelodeon. In my application for Skydance, I had to complete some short-form coverage for an existing property. I had watched Avatar when it first came out, but I hadn’t seen Korra until the pandemic. I thought, how could I have missed this show? Everyone needs to see this. So I chose to cover The Legend of Korra in my application, and that coverage got me the job at Skydance, which led me to Nickelodeon, who are the makers of the show. I’m indebted to the creators because it got me where I am now.

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Originally published: March 09, 2022.

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H2 Interactive to Release 'TMNT: Shredder's Revenge!' in Korean and Traditional Chinese

The Korean game publishing company H2 Interactive has announced that they are partnering with Dotemu to release Korean and traditional Chinese versions of the upcoming title Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge!. The Korean version will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, whilst the traditional Chinese edition will be available on the PS4 and Nintendo Switch. TMNT: Shredder's Revenge! is slated for release later this year.

Paramount Global Unveils Plans to Celebrate International Women's Day in Latin America

Paramount Global has unveiled their initiatives to mark International Women's Day in Latin America (Latinoamérica), whose global theme for March 8 is: "Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow".


Paramount Global participa del Día Internacional de la Mujer en Latinoamérica, cuyo tema central a nivel mundial para este 8 de marzo es: “Igualdad de género hoy para un mañana sostenible”. De esta manera se busca reconocer la contribución de las mujeres y las niñas de todo el mundo.
A través de las señales y plataformas de Paramount como Telefe, Chilevision, MTV, la plataforma de streaming Pluto TV y Nickelodeon, se llevarán a cabo distintas acciones que abordarán temáticas como: Igualdad de género hoy para un mañana sostenible, Despenalización del Aborto, Violencia de Género, Procesos Constitucionales Feministas y Salud Mental en coordinación con ONU Mujeres América Latina y el Caribe, y sus oficinas oficinas en Argentina, México, y Chile, dedicadas a la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de las mujeres.

MTV Latinoamérica junto con ONU Mujeres, realizará un takeover de las redes sociales de MTVLA en las que cubrirá el minuto a minuto de las marchas por el Día Internacional de la Mujer en Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brasil y México. MTV News realizará entrevistas con distintas ONG´S: Abofem Chile, Abofem Argentina, Tremendas, Red Abogadas Violeta, Volcánicas, Causa Justa y Jóvenes por el Clima para amplificar las voces de la marcha y abarcar las distintas temáticas.
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Se compartirán durante todo el mes tanto en redes como en on-air cápsulas con las voces de ONG´S expertas, que se buscará amplificar por Telefe, Chilevision, y Pluto TV.

En Telefe, se llevará a cabo una cobertura televisiva y también estará disponible Telefem un contenido digital de Telefe Noticias focalizado en transitar la transformación del rol de las mujeres. Se trata de un espacio en el cual se debaten temas de actualidad con perspectiva de género, mediante multiplicidad de voces expertas. Para esta ocasión, se realizará un especial sobre la cultura de la violación y los micromachismos en Argentina.

En Pluto TV, se realizará un especial en su sección de video on demand denominado Mujeres Protagonistas que incluirá distintas películas cuyas actrices principales son mujeres. Además, para esta especial efeméride, el servicio de streaming recomienda distintos contenidos:
· Pluto TV Series Latinas (Canal 115): Lo que callamos las mujeres · Susana Giménez (Canal 147); disponible únicamente en Argentina
· Younger (Canal 175) – (serie feminista)
· Pluto TV Anime (Canal 327): Inuyasha (personaje principal mujer)
· MTV Animaciones: (Canal 171) Daria (personaje principal mujer)
· Pluto TV Series Retro (Canal 104): Bewitched (personaje principal mujer)

Desde la Señal Nickelodeon, se acompañará la efeméride mediante comunicaciones en redes sociales.


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The Garcias: HBO Max to Premiere 'The Brothers Garcia' Sequel Series on April 14

Last year, HBO Max announced that it would revive the beloved Nickelodeon series The Brothers Garcia for a sequel series called The Garcias. At the time, the only glimpse of new version of the show came in the form of a reunion cast picture. But now we have a premiere date that’s almost here: April 14! Filmed in and around the town of Puerto Aventuras in Riviera Maya, Mexico, the series will have ten episodes.

It’s also been a huge struggle for fans of the original show to rewatch it, since The Brothers Garcia isn’t currently available on any streaming platform, such as Paramount+. But that’s also about to change. In a press release (via The A.V. Club), HBO Max teased that the original series will be “available for viewing very soon…”

As for what fans of the Nickelodeon show can expect from this revival, HBO Max also shared the official logline. It reads:

"The Garcias chronicles an American family based in San Antonio, TX, who are gathered for a summer vacation in their fancy beach house in Mexico. The Garcias is a groundbreaking reboot of The Brothers Garcia, which was the first English-language sitcom to have an all Latino cast and creative team."

The streaming service managed to reunite most of the original cast—including those who left showbiz—to reprise their roles. The cast list includes: Ada Maris (Sonia Garcia), Carlos Lacamara (Ray Garcia), Alvin Alvarez (Larry Garcia), Jeffrey Licon (Carlos Garcia), Bobby Gonzalez (George Garcia), Vaneza Pitynski (Lorena Garcia).

There are also some newcomers joining the show, including Oliver Alexander as Max Garcia, Nitzia Chama as Ana Garcia, Paul Rodriguez, Jr. as Julian Ramirez, Maeve Garay as Victoria Garcia, Elsha Kim as Yunjin Huh Garcia, Ayva Severy as Andrea Huh Garcia, and Trinity Jo-Li Bliss as Alexa Huh Garcia.

It’s a big few years for nostalgic productions at streaming services. Paramount+ last year premiered revivals of Rugrats and iCarly, and is set to premiere The Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odder, a CG/live-action hybrid sequel of Fairly OddParents, on March 31. Meanwhile, at HBO Max, besides The Garcias, the streaming platform is also working on a new Degrassi series, that’s set to begin filming in the summer. Like The Brothers GarciaDegrassi was another Nickelodeon fan-favorite in the noughties.

Todo para la familia. Everything for the family!

Oh, and if you haven't yet, go play Life Is Strange 2. Seriously, best game ever! Diaz brothers, always!

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