Friday, June 17, 2022

A Mountain of Entertainment | Paramount Plus UK & Ireland

A Mountain of Entertainment | Paramount+ UK


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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for June 17, 2022 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for June 17, 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 Plus Renews the All-New 'Rugrats' for Season 2!

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Amber Midthunder Reportedly Cast As Princess Yue in Netflix's Live-Action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Series

The Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action Netflix series is reportedly expanding its cast with Prey star Amber Midthunder as Princess Yue.


The roster for the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action Netflix series may be growing as Princess Yue has reportedly been cast. The Netflix show will be the second attempt at a live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's beloved fantasy animated series revolving around a young boy who wields the ability to control all four elements and sets out to bring piece to a world being ravaged by the Fire Nation.

Gordon Cormier is leading the cast of Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series as the titular hero alongside Kiawentiio Tarbell, Ian Ousley, Dallas Liu, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Elizabeth Yu and Daniel Dae Kim. Netflix acquired the rights to the project with original creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko attached, though the two would depart over creative differences and was replaced by Sleepy Hollow alum Albert Kim, who promised a faithful approach to reimagining the animated series. Filming on the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action Netflix series began this past November, but it looks like the cast hasn't stopped growing.

As production nears its end, Avatar News has brought word that Netflix's live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series has reportedly cast Princess Yue. The show is reportedly bringing on Prey and Legion actor Amber Midthunder to portray the fan-favorite Water Tribe princess, though Netflix has yet to officially confirm the casting at the time of writing.

Voiced by Johanna Braddy, Princess Yue was introduced in Avatar: The Last Airbender season 1 as the daughter of the chief of the Northern Water Tribe who becomes a love interest for Sokka when the group travel there to help Aang master his waterbending abilities. Yue's time in the series would be short-lived as the area came under attack by Admiral Zhao and the Fire Nation, with the former killing the Northern Water Tribe's Moon Spirit and Yue sacrificing her mortal body to become the new Moon Spirit and allow her tribe to retain their powers. Despite her passing, Yue would be referenced in subsequent Avatar: The Last Airbender seasons as Sokka struggled with his grief over being unable to protect her and the original Moon Spirit.

Though her name derives from the Mandarin word for Chinese, Princess Yue and the Northern Water Tribe bear many similarities to the Inuit and Yupik peoples, making Amber Midthunder's reported casting for the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series a relatively positive step in the show's representation efforts. Midthunder, best known for her roles in Legion and the upcoming Predator prequel Prey, is a member of the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe which, while not affiliated with either the Inuit or Yupik, shows the producers are making a better effort to cast culturally appropriate actors than the much-maligned M. Night Shyamalan film, which came under fire for its whitewashed cast. While audiences await confirmation of Midthunder's casting in the series, they can revisit the original Avatar: The Last Airbender streaming on Paramount+ and Netflix now.

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Taraji P. Henson to Voice New Foe in 'PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie'

Nickelodeon and Paramount revealed during a special panel at Annecy Festival today (June 16) that Taraji P. Henson will be voicing a new foe of the PAW Patrol in the upcoming PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie!


Spin Master announced in May 2022 that the Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning actor (Minions: Rise of the Gru, Hidden Figures, Empire) would be lending her voice to the film, slated for exclusive theatrical release on October 13, 2023.

Attendees to Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Pictures' Annecy panel also got to see a storyboard sequence from the movie, featuring Sky discovering a glowing crystal that gives her the power of flight.

PAW Patrol fans can stream full episodes of PAW Patrol, PAW Patrol: The Movie and PAW Patrol Live! At Home featuring "Race to the Rescue" on Paramount+. Try it FREE today at ParamountPlus.com.


Originally published: June 17, 2022.

Original source: Laughing Place.

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Nickelodeon Highlights Upcoming Slate of TV Shows and Movies at Annecy 2022

“Nick-Nick-Nick-Nick-n-Nick-Nick-Nick… Nickelodeon!” That jingle defined a good chunk of many childhoods and the world's most orange network is continuing to delight young audiences with a bigger slate of original content than ever before.


During the brand’s first Studio Showcase at Annecy Festival, Nickelodeon/Paramount Animation President Ramsey Naito showcased the new shows and movies animation fans can look forward to over the next year and beyond. There are over 60 projects in production across 21 countries, more than any time in Nickelodeon history.

Face is back! Eryk Casemiro, EVP of Global Series Content started the presentation with a look at Nick Jr. content for preschoolers. Face’s Music Party restores the brand’s beloved mascot after 20 years off the air, now starring in his own series that features a music video in each 11-minute segment, designed to get kids out of their seat to dance along. The Tiny Chef Show is making the jump from social media to Nick Jr. And the popular comic Super Duper Bunny League becomes an animated series for preschoolers, with a short preview of animation featured from Finland’s Gigglebug Entertainment.

Moving on to Nickelodeon’s core demographic, a partnership with Hasbro will bring Transformers: EarthSpark to the network, with a clip from the CG series premiering at Annecy. Similarly, a partnership with Mattel brings the first CG series from the world of Monster High to living rooms this October. Following the successful launch of Big Nate, Nickelodeon is hard at work on adapting another one of Lincoln Peirce’s popular stories, Max and the Midknights, described as a kid-friendly version of Monty Python.

Three years ago at Annecy, Nickelodeon announced the “Intergalactic Shorts Program,” with a second program recruiting now. One of the shorts from that program, titled Rock Paper Scissors, has been picked up as a full series. Annecy attendees got to see the short, which finds an anthropomorphized rock, a sheet of paper, and pair of scissors living together as roommates and disagreeing over what to watch on TV. Think you already know how they settle the debate? If your answer didn’t include a shark with superpowers, then you’re wrong!

Eryk passed the mic over to Latifa Ouaou, EVP of Movies and Global Franchises for a look at the original films coming from Nickelodeon and Paramount. First up is Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank, hitting theaters on July 17th. Director Rob Minkoff (The Lion King) made a surprise appearance and introduced a 7-minute clip from the film, which finds a dog trying to become a samurai warrior, an exclusive league of cats. He shared that the film has a powerful message about inclusion and diversity told through animals and can’t wait for audiences to see it on the big screen.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is heading back to the big screen in a new film from director Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines) and produced by Seth Rogen and Adam Goldberg. Through a video message from Jeff, Annecy attendees were given a “Peek under the shell” at the style of the film, which is CG with 2D accents. Jeff was inspired by sketches he made in school notebooks as a teenager and wanted the film to evoke that same type of feeling. From the brief bit of animation shown, it felt reminiscent of the look of Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This film is scheduled for release on August 4th, 2023.

Hot off the success of PAW Patrol: The Movie, a sequel is heading to theaters on October 23rd, 2023 titled PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie. Director Cal Brunker recorded an introduction to the film, which centers around Sky and finds the pups developing superpowers. Attendees were shown a storyboard sequence of Sky discovering a glowing crystal that gives her the power of flight. Taraji P. Henson will voice a new foe for everyone’s favorite team of rescue pups.

Laurence Yep’s popular book series The Tiger’s Apprentice is coming to the big screen on December 20th, 2023 from director Raman Hui (Shrek the Third) and co-directed by Paul Watling and Yong Duk Jhun. The voices of the 12 zodiac warriors were revealed, with big names including Michell Yeoh, Sandrah Oh, Bowen Yang, Lucy Liu, and Jo Koy. Attendees were treated to a very short clip of the main character Tom meeting the titular Tiger.

Ramsey Naito promised that Nickelodeon will be back at Annecy Festival next year with another presentation, but not before sharing a few more surprises. The studio recently announced a new animated film based on The Smurfs, with Chris Miller (Shrek the Third) directing and Pam Brady (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut) writing. Nickelodeon also recently announced that three movies are in development from Avatar Studios, with Lauren Montgomery (Avatar: The Last Airbender) attached to direct the first one. During a Q&A, a fan asked for more specifics about what they can expect from this new film series, with Ramsey summing it up by saying that they will expand the universe and its mythology, but remaining tight-lipped about any other details.

Attendees to Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation's Annecy 2022 panel were treated to a Nickelodeon goodybag, filled with a sketch pad and pen, umbrella, and universal wall plugs.


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Originally published: June 17, 2022.

Original source: Laughing Place.

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How to Stream All Episodes of SKYMED for FREE on Paramount Plus From July 10

MEDICAL DRAMA "SKYMED" LAUNCHES SUNDAY, JULY 10, EXCLUSIVELY ON PARAMOUNT+ IN THE U.S.

All Nine Episodes of "SkyMed" Will Debut at Launch

The Series Is Produced by Piazza Entertainment in Association with CBC and CBS Studios


June 16, 2022 - Paramount+ today announced all nine episodes of the new medical drama series SKYMED will be available to stream exclusively on the service in the U.S., beginning Sunday, July 10. Try Paramount+ for FREE at ParamountPlus.com.

SKYMED follows the triumphs, heartbreaks and tribulations of budding nurses and pilots flying air ambulances in remote Northern Canada. Weaving together intense character journeys with high-stakes medical rescues, a diverse cast of young medical responders must rely on each other for survival at 20,000 feet in the air.

The series stars Natasha Calis ("Nurses") as Hayley, Ace "Aason" Nadjiwon ("Batwoman") as Bodie, Morgan Holmstrom ("Siberia") as Crystal, Praneet Akilla (NANCY DREW) as Chopper, Thomas Elms ("The Order") as Nowak, Mercedes Morris ("Between") as Lexi, Kheon Clarke (RIVERDALE) as Tristan, and Braeden Clarke ("Outlander") as Jeremy.

SKYMED is produced by Piazza Entertainment in association with CBC and CBS Studios. The series is created by Julie Puckrin, who also serves as executive producer along with Vanessa Piazza, Ron Murphy and Gillian Hormel. The series will be distributed internationally by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

About Paramount+

Paramount+, a direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, 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 CBS News Streaming Network 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.

About CBS Studios

CBS Studios is one of the world's leading suppliers of entertainment programming, with more than 60 series currently in production for broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio's expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, which includes genre-defining franchises such as "NCIS," "CSI" and the ever-growing "Star Trek" universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, as well as an extensive library of iconic intellectual property. The Studio also develops and produces local language and international content originating outside of the U.S. with series in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

About Piazza Entertainment

Piazza Entertainment Ltd, was founded in 2016 by Executive Producer Vanessa Piazza ("Lost Girl," "Dark Matter," "Nurses," "XIII," "The Other Half"). Piazza Entertainment is a film and television production company established to create premium television programming for the domestic and international markets. Piazza previously was partnered under a multi-year first look deal with international distributor and studio Entertainment One. That first look arrangement concluded at the end of 2019. In 2020, Edith Myers (former CEO of Pinewood Studios, former COO of the Scott Group of Companies) joined as CFO. Currently Piazza Entertainment has several projects in development.

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Originally published: June 17, 2022.

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How to Stream the 2022 Daytime Emmy Awards on Paramount Plus

PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE "49TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY(R) AWARDS," AIRING LIVE FRIDAY, JUNE 24, ON CBS

Hosted by "Entertainment Tonight's" Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner


CBS and The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today presenters for the 49TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY(R) AWARDS. The Daytime Emmy Awards, hosted by ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT's Kevin Frazier and Nischelle Turner, will be broadcast LIVE Friday, June 24 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*. Try Paramount+ for FREE at ParamountPlus.com.

The talented stars scheduled to present at the ceremony include Krista Allen, Camila Banus, Drew Barrymore, Tracey Bregman, Sean Dominic, Scott Evans, Galen Gering, Deidre Hall, Tamron Hall, Tanisha Harper, Christian Le Blanc, Cameron Mathison, Natalie Morales, Deborah Norville, Tanner Novlan, Jerry O'Connell, James Reynolds, Suzanne Rogers, Lawrence Saint-Victor and Laura Wright.

A full list of nominees for the awards can be found here.

The Daytime Emmy Awards have recognized outstanding achievement in television programming and crafts since 1974, honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime. In addition, in recognition of the marked increase in content and entries for children's programming, 2022 will mark the first annual Children's & Family Emmy Awards, with relevant categories separating from the Daytime Emmys into their own competition and ceremony.

All awards are judged by a pool of more than 1,000 peer professionals from across the television industry, whose confidential ballots are then tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Lutz & Carr, LLP.

In addition, the Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream Saturday, June 18 (LIVE online, 9:00 PM, ET/6:00 PM, PT), at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV and Roku (full list at apps.theemmys.tv).

The 49TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS is produced by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI), which produced Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies on The CW in 2009 and on CBS in 2010, 2011, 2020 and 2021. Adam Sharp and Steve Ulrich are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie is executive producer from ATI.

About NATAS

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational, and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Awards for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime, and Children's & Family programming, as well as achievements in television Technology & Engineering.

NATAS membership consists of more than 18,000 broadcast and media professionals represented in 19 regional chapters across the country. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including regional student television and its Student Award for Excellence and the National Student Production Awards for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public.

*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.



Originally published: June 17, 2022.


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Nickelodeon Launches NFT Website; To Present at NFT NYC

Paramount is slated to debut its first set of Nickelodeon NFTs (non-fungible tokens) very soon


Nickelodeon is about to dive into the metaverse with the release of its first batch of NFTs in partnership with RECUR, and in preparation of the launch this summer, Nick and RECUR have launched info.nickelodeon.xyz, which will serve as the online portal to access Nickelodeon's iconic IP and cherished franchises in the form of non-fungible tokens.

The first batch of Nickelodeon NFTs will be retro themed, with a focus on beloved Nickelodeon properties from the '90s, such as Rugrats and Hey Arnold!.

The Nickelodeon NFT portal currently features a form to signup to the portal's newsletter, as links to the Nickelodeon NFT community on Twitter and Discord.


"We searched the depths of your childhood basements, attics, and thrift stores to gather all the 90's Nick nostalgia we forgot we needed—until now. Nickelodeon NFTs are coming soon so stay tooned," reads the site.

Nickelodeon and RECUR will also present the Splat Factory in partnership with Polygon Studios at NFT NYC. There will be a Nickelodeon Take-Over w/ Recur event each day between June 21-23.


The news follows Paramount announcing a strategic partnership with leading non-fungible token (NFT) company RECUR last year to create a fan-focused platform that will bring the company’s iconic IP and cherished franchises that transcend generations to the web3 space. Through this agreement, Paramount and RECUR created Paramount.xyz, a unified environment where fans can buy, collect and trade NFTs as digital products and collectables across Paramount's leading portfolio of consumer brands, including Nickelodeon, BET, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Paramount Pictures and Showtime Networks Inc. Currently, the Paramount NFT portal offers Star Trek and Top Gun: Maverick NFTs.


Earlier this year, Paramount applied to register the trademark for SpongeBob SquarePants NFTs with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), with the application still pending.

The news also follows Funko releasing Nickelodeon NFTs earlier this month, which sold out within hours. However, SpongeBob was missing from the first wave.

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Originally published: June 17, 2022.

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Seth Rogen's TMNT Movie Will Feature 'CG with 2D Accents'

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set to leap back onto the big screen with a brand new CG-animated movie "The Next Chapter" from Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver - and to celebrate, attendees of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival were given a first look at the film during Nickelodeon and Paramount Animation's special presentation.


During the presentation, new film from director Jeff Rowe (The Mitchells vs. the Machines), via video message, gave attendees a “Peek under the shell” at the style of the film, which Laughing Place reveals will be CG with 2D accents.

Jeff further revealed that he inspired by sketches he made in school notebooks as a teenager and wanted the film to evoke that same type of feeling. From the brief bit of animation shown, Laughing Place notes that it felt reminiscent of the look of Sony’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. This film is scheduled for release in theaters on August 4th, 2023.

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