Wednesday, January 11, 2023

More "Tales of Ba Sing Se" with Andrew Huebner and Katie Mattila | Avatar: Braving the Elements Podcast

More "Tales of Ba Sing Se" with Andrew Huebner and Katie Mattila | Avatar: Braving the Elements Podcast

SpongeBob’s ‘The Tidal Zone’ Reveals the Nuts & Bolts of Binary Bottom in New Sneak Peek

It’s almost time for the zaniest dimensional rift in the history of Bikini Bottom to hit, as Nickelodeon prepares to premiere SpongeBob SquarePants Presents The Tidal Zone on Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).

SpongeBob SquarePants Presents The Tidal Zone - "Welcome to Binary Bottom"

To help fans get ready to witness the madness of the first-ever SpongeBob Universe crossover special, Animation Magazine has debuted a spongeriffic clip from one of the hour-long special’s reality-bending tales.


In this clip from the episode “Welcome to Binary Bottom,” we pay a visit to The Grease Bucket, where we find robotic versions of Squidward (Rodger Bumpass), Gary, Plankton (Mr. Lawrence) and, of course, SpongeBob (Tom Kenny), inhabiting a world of circuits and wires. In this switcheroo’d dimension, we also encounter The Grease Bucket and one character with a new, organic look: Fish Karen (Jill Talley)!

After the premiere The Tidal Zone will encore on Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, followed by a rollout across Nickelodeon’s international channels later this year.

Read more about the special, which brings together all three SpongeBob series (SpongeBob SquarePants, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years and The Patrick Star Show), and watch the official trailer in our previous post here.

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


Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!

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Originally published: January 11, 2023.

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'Sesame Street Mecha Builders' to Air on Channel 5's Milkshake!

Sesame Street Mecha Builders to Air on Channel 5's Milkshake!

ROBOT HERO VERSIONS OF BELOVED SESAME STREET CHARACTERS STAR IN NEW STEM-BASED ANIMATED SERIES


LONDON, Tuesday, 10th January 2022 – Sesame Workshop announced today that Sesame Street Mecha Builders, the first fully animated Sesame Street spinoff series, has been acquired by Channel 5’s Milkshake!  The 52 x 11’ series is due to premiere on the channel in spring 2023.

The dynamic 3D-animated series from Sesame Workshop, reimagines much-loved favourites Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby Cadabby as robot heroes-in-training who use their STEM superpowers to solve wacky, larger-than-life problems. Along the way, the series aims to help older pre-schoolers practice foundational critical thinking skills while laughing along with their Sesame Street friends.

Need help? The Mecha Builders will be there on the double to “plan it, test it, solve it!” There’s no problem too small or too big for the Mecha Builders – and while they may not get it right the first time, they won't give up until they solve the problem and save the day!

Across the series, the friends get into all kinds of silly situations, whether they’re using a wedge to split a giant banana for an ice cream statue or learning how to measure cables for a zipline through the trees.  Mecha Elmo has a ton of gadgets—some useful, some not so much. Mecha Abby’s stretchy arms can lift heavy objects and reach faraway places. Mecha Cookie has a handy hammer hand, googly vision, and springs to help him bounce from one place to another. Together, the friends are ready and willing to solve problems on every scale.

Through the Mecha Builder characters and their unique powers, the  series introduces children to STEM concepts like simple machines, force and properties of matter.

To provide an added sense of localisation and relatability all the secondary characters featured in the series will have British voices.

“These much-loved characters have been children’s icons for decades and  we are excited to be taking them into the future in these fun robot versions and bringing them to the Milkshake! audience “said Louise Bucknole, General Manager, Kids & Family, Paramount UK and Ireland. “The stories are a great mix of energetic entertainment and STEM-related learning with a valuable message that it’s okay to make mistakes. That’s how kids learn, so the series will be hugely relatable for them.”

Stefan Kastenmüller, Sesame Workshop’s General Manager for Europe, adds: “Sesame Workshop Europe is thrilled to partner with Milkshake! on Sesame Street Mecha Builders to help inspire children across the UK. As kids get older, they’ll continue to grow with these much-loved characters but now as dynamic, superpowered robots. Mecha Elmo, Mecha Cookie and Mecha Abby have the same lovable personalities as their Sesame Street counterparts with shiny new gadget-laden guises, ready to enthuse kids about STEM-related subjects and teach them the value of teamwork and perseverance.”

Sesame Street Mecha Builders is produced by Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, with animation produced by Canadian animation studio Guru Studio.

About Milkshake!

Channel 5’s Milkshake! is home to some of the world’s favourite pre-school characters. Channel 5 broadcasts 24 hours of children's programmes every week and is the top-rated commercial block for Kids 4-15. Milkshake! features a range of stimulating, diverse and engaging programmes that include strong character-led animation, live action series, factual entertainment and presenter-led high-quality studio and musical entertainment, also available non-stop via on-demand service, My5, Paramount+, a magazine and touring Milkshake! Live theatre show.

Popular shows include Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol, Fireman Sam, Thomas & Friends, Milkshake! Monkey, Pip and Posy, Milo, Circle Square, Odo, Daisy & Ollie, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Noddy: Toyland Detective, Sunny Bunnies, Go Green with The Grimwades, The World According To Grandpa, Meet The Experts, Show Me How, Pirata and Capitano, Blues Clues & You, The Adventures Of Paddington and Ricky Zoom. For further information visit www.milkshake.tv.

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit www.sesameworkshop.org.

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Play-Doh, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Partner to Create Iconic Nickelodeon Slime Line

Play-Doh, the trusted #1 brand in arts and crafts, Nickelodeon, and Paramount Consumer Products announce their partnership to create the ultimate and iconic Slime for kids and adults. Have the slime of your life with the satisfying sensory experiences of the 2023 product line up including a variety of slime textures, big volume, and customizing kits.


Products will be available on January 1, 2023, at most major retailers with prices ranging from $5.99 – $24.99 USD, with the line-up expected to launch in the US, Canada, and Latin America.

Play-Doh x Nickelodeon Slime 2023 Lineup

● Satisfying Textures

○ Mix up your senses with the scented classic Slime Foodie Blends that brings favorite kid scents to life with a fun sensory mixing experience

○ Let imaginations flow with sandy, slimy, stretchy Waterfall Slime

● Big Volume

○ Stretch imaginations with a tub of over 1.5lbs of Super Stretch Slime

○ Have a gooey slime experience with a tub of over 1.5lbs of Classic Slime

● Customizing Kits

○ Rock the rainbow with the Rainbow Mixing Kit


“We’re excited to bring even more joy to kids and families through this partnership with Nickelodeon,” said Leena Vadaketh, General Manager, Play-Doh & Creative Play. “Our research shows that both kids and adults continue to love slime play, and therefore we made it our goal to partner with a best-in-class brand, helping us to continue to bring the highest quality products to families around the world.”


“We are so thrilled to work with the iconic and trusted Play-Doh brand on this premier product celebrating Nickelodeon’s iconic Slime,” said Dion Vlachos, Executive Vice President, Hardlines Licensing & Retail, Paramount Consumer Products. “The partnership between these two pop culture powerhouses resulted in an exemplary tactile experience that both kids and parents will love.”



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.

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.

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to making the world a better place for all children, fans and families. Hasbro delivers immersive brand experiences for global audiences through consumer products, including toys and games; entertainment through eOne, its independent studio; and gaming, led by the team at Wizards of the Coast, an award-winning developer of tabletop and digital games best known for fantasy franchises Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. The company’s unparalleled portfolio of approximately 1,500 brands includes Magic: the Gathering, NERF, My Little Pony, Transformers, Play-Doh, Monopoly, Baby Alive, Dungeons & Dragons, Power Rangers, Peppa Pig and PJ Masks, as well as premier partner brands. For the past decade, Hasbro has been consistently recognized for its corporate citizenship, including being named one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute.

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Originally published: October 05, 2022.

Original source: aNb Media (II); Additional sources: Licensing SourceThe Toy Book.

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Nickelodeon France Premieres 'The Smurfs'

Nickelodeon France today (January 2) premiered The Smurfs, with new episodes premiering weekdays at 17:30! The CG-animated series, locally titled Les Schtroumpfs follows the beloved characters embarking upon rousing adventures.

Via Megazap:

Les Schtroumpfs débarquent sur Nickelodeon à partir du 2 janvier

© Peyo Productions / Ellipse Animation / Nickelodeon

Les célèbres petits bonhommes bleus, hauts comme trois pommes, créés par Peyo débarquent sur NICKELODEON avec la nouvelle série LES SCHTROUMPFS, à schtroumpfer dès le 2 janvier !

Créés il y a plus de 60 ans, les Schtroumpfs défilent les générations et continuent de passionner les plus jeunes. En janvier, les enfants retrouvent tous les habitants du village des Schtroumpfs pour de nouvelles aventures pleines d'humour, d'amitié et d'action !

Du Grand Schtroumpf à la Schtroumpfette en passant le Schtroumpf maladroit, l'insupportable Schtroumpf à lunettes, le Schtroumpf grognon ou encore l'adorable bébé Schtroumpf, ils seront tous au rendez-vous ! Sans oublier bien sûr, le terrible Gargamel et son chat perfide Azraël qui courent toujours après nos petits héros pour s'en débarrasser... mais heureusement sans grand succès.

Une série schtroumpfement amusante à découvrir sur NICKELODEON, à partir du 2 janvier, du lundi au vendredi à 17h30 (Date et Horaire Métropole, ndlr).

Nickelodeon est disponible dans les Offres Canal+ / CanalBox en Outre-Mer, Orange, SFR, Zeop, GO TV et sur tous les supports TV payants en France Métropolitaine.

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Originally published: January 03, 2023.

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WP Pilot in Poland Adds Nickelodeon Ukraine Pluto TV

Nickelodeon Ukraine Pluto TV is now available to watch on the Polish online TV service WP Pilot as part of the platform's Ukraine TV package. Paramount Global's ad-free channel broadcasts children’s content in the Ukrainian language and was launched for Ukrainian children who have been displaced by Russia's illegal invasion of Ukraine. The channel is on air for 24 hours daily.

SkyShowtime and Warner Bros. Discovery Announce Major Programming Acquisition Deal With HBO Max

SkyShowtime and Warner Bros. Discovery announce major programming acquisition deal

Deal includes exclusive rights across all of Europe to 21 HBO Max European Originals, including 168 episodes of original scripted programming

Accelerates SkyShowtime’s entry into original programming and bolsters local content offering across all of its territories

SkyShowtime to premiere three all-new series as SkyShowtime Originals and acquire exclusive rights to over 150 hours of shows

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SkyShowtime – the next great streaming service for Europe – announced today that it has acquired exclusive European rights for 21 local series from Warner Bros. Discovery, including some of HBO Max’s popular and highly-acclaimed shows from the region following a competitive process. In total, the deal provides SkyShowtime 168 episodes—over 150 hours—of new and previously aired original programming. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The deal—which includes three brand-new series that have completed production and will have their world premiere on SkyShowtime in 2023—significantly accelerates the company’s entry into original programming. The new shows, which will be branded as SkyShowtime Originals, include ID (Finland and Sweden), The Winner (Czechia and Slovakia), and Warszawianka (Poland). Additionally, SkyShowtime will also premiere the second season of Por H o Por B (Spain). The first season of Por H o Por B will also be on the service. Premiere dates for these shows will be announced at a later date.

Other popular shows acquired in the deal include several series that recently premiered on HBO Max but will now have their exclusive home on SkyShowtime. They are Beartown (Sweden), Beforeigners (Norway), Kamikaze (Denmark), Lust (Sweden) and The Informant (Hungary). SkyShowtime will have the option to acquire worldwide rights on any renewed shows as well as the option to order new seasons for several shows.

In addition to new original series, the deal enhances SkyShowtime’s strong and compelling catalogue of critically-acclaimed series in time for its remaining launches across markets in Europe. As well as the nine new and current shows, multiple seasons of 12 successful series from HBO Max will be available exclusively on SkyShowtime beginning in March 2023.

These titles include: Czech It Out! (Czechia), Foodie Love (Spain), Hackerville (Romania), No Activity (Spain), One True Singer (Romania), Pray, Obey, Kill (Sweden), Ruxx (Romania), Success (Croatia), Todo Lo Otro (Spain), The Sleepers (Czechia), Tuff Money (Romania) and Welcome to Utmark (Norway).

All of the acquired shows will be available to SkyShowtime subscribers across all of its 22 markets.

SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan said: “This is a landmark deal for SkyShowtime, giving us an immediate foothold in the original programming space well ahead of plan. As a streaming service created specifically for Europe, SkyShowtime is committed to consumers in our markets. Local programming is an important part of our strategy, and we are pleased to be the home for these new series, as well as popular shows that resonated with audiences across the Nordics, Central & Eastern Europe, and Spain.”

SkyShowtime, which received regulatory approval in February 2022, continues to build out its programming team across all of its markets. In addition to the shows acquired under this deal, SkyShowtime is ramping up its own original programming capabilities.

Jon Farrar, Head of Programming at SkyShowtime, said: “Local original programming has always been a key part of our content proposition. We are thrilled to announce this first step in our original programming strategy. We are uniquely dedicated to our markets and look forward to working with local writers and producers to bring even more authentic stories to our subscribers.”

Created for Europe, SkyShowtime has teams across six regional offices. Its apps and content will be available in 18 different languages across its 22 markets.

Already live in 12 markets, SkyShowtime first launched in September in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, followed by launches in the Netherlands and Portugal in November. In December, the streaming service launched in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia. SkyShowtime will launch in its remaining markets of Albania, Andorra, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain in Q1 2023.

In addition to local programming, SkyShowtime features exclusive television first run theatrical films, new and exclusive scripted series, kids and family content and a selection of iconic library titles and box sets from Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios and Peacock – all streaming in one place.

For further detail on the SkyShowtime Originals:

ID (working title)
Season: 1
Episodes: 6

ID (working title) is a Finnish crime series. The story revolves around Finnish art fraud investigator, Emma, who goes undercover to infiltrate an auction house in Stockholm to investigate the firm’s connection to a notorious money launderer known as Blanko. To go undetected, Emma chooses the cover identity Annika, a hot-headed socialite who lives for wild parties, drugs and alcohol and is the opposite of the cool, calm, and collected Emma. By adopting this wild persona, doors begin to open to the hidden world of high-class art fraud. However, becoming Annika means Emma must confront memories from her past that she has tried to forget.

Por H o Por B
Season: 2
Episodes: 8

Por H o Por B, a series produced in Spain, will return for a second season. After the journey in the first season, which took us from Parla to the Madrid neighborhood of Malasaña, Hache (Marta Martín) and Belén (Saida Benzal) return again for the next instalment of their adventures. The two friends are still living in Malasaña, but things have changed. The area remains a crazy and frivolous ‘theme park’ but the girls have found their place there, all without sacrificing their authenticity. They’ve accepted the place, and it seems that in return Malasaña has accepted them. Hache has a new job, working in nail salon and Belén tries to survive with different jobs while keeping her dream of becoming an actress alive. Itziar Castro, Diego Castillo, Javier Bódalo, Brays Efe will also reprise their roles.

The Winner
Season: 1
Episodes: 6

The Winner is a Czech and Slovakian family comedy that tells the story of Viktor Hudák (Ady Hajdu), a fictional Prime Minister of a small European country ending his career in politics and returning to everyday life. However, when his successor radically overturns all the policies that he spent a lifetime building he quickly realises there is very little power in being an ex-Prime Minister.

In a bid to demonstrate that he is still relevant he attempts to step up and take the lead at home where he lives with his wife and three daughters. But having spent so long away from them, and not having the first idea how the real-world works, he finds a family which has long become used to living without him and a group of women far superior to any political opponents he has faced in his career as prime minister. Ivana Chýlková and Milan Ondrík also star.

Warszawianka
Season: 1
Episodes: 11

Warszawianka is a fictional Polish drama series which follows the tragicomic adventures of a 40-year-old urban legend (Borys Szyc) in Warsaw. He is a deeply complex character, an irresponsible party animal, a serial lothario and everyone’s friend at the same time. Behind the veneer he is tormented and self-loathing, trapped by his parents (Krystyna Janda and Jerzy Skolimowski) and shackled by the culture and the times that shaped him. With a head full of dreams, his talent for writing has stolen the hearts of Generation X. But he hasn’t grown up. He’s weak. Having had and then lost everything, he is trying to make sense of the modern world surrounded by the city’s most interesting characters.

For more detail on recent popular shows coming exclusively to SkyShowtime: 

Beartown
Season: 1
Episodes: 5

This Swedish drama is based on the bestselling novel of the same name. Beartown is slowly losing ground to the ever-encroaching trees surrounding it, but with the junior ice-hockey team having a shot at winning the national semi-finals, all the dreams of the locals now rest on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys. This heavy burden becomes the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made, and like ripples on a pond, they travel through Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.

Beforeigners
Seasons: 1 & 2
Episodes: 6 (per season)

This Norwegian comedic sci-fi series is set in the near future where people from the past start appearing in the present, the Beforeigners come from three time periods; the stone age, the Viking age and the late 1800’s. The Norwegian society imagined in the series is complex, and brings both opportunities and challenges on both sides, but there is hope, and humanity. Beforeigners is both a depiction of this surreal universe, and also a buddy-cop story following Detective Lars Haaland (Nicolai Cleve Broch) and Alfhildr Enginsdottir (Krista Kosonen) in a murder investigation years after the first wave of timegration.

Kamikaze
Season: 1
Episodes: 8

Kamikaze is a moving Danish drama series that follows the fierce and charming 18-year-old Julie (Marie Reuther) on a journey of rediscovery, after losing her parents and brother in a plane crash. Suddenly, she finds herself alone in a large mansion with expensive cars in the garage, and, in theory, everything that most people only dream of: youth, beauty and money – lots of money - but material possessions hold no value to Julie anymore and she is forced to search for a reason to go on. She embarks on a wild and turbulent trip that takes her from her native Denmark to the far corners of the world. The series is based on the novel Muleum by Erlend Loe.

Lust
Season: 1
Episodes: 8

Anette (Sofia Helin), Nadia (Anja Lundqvist), Ellen (Julia Dufvenius), and Martina (Elin Klinga) are 40-something lifelong friends living and (mostly) thriving in Stockholm. When Anette conducts a government research study, dubbed “Sex Is the Highway to Health,” investigating whether good sex – or lack thereof – is impacting the health of Swedish women over 40, the friends suddenly find themselves questioning the ways life has gotten in the way of their own passions and desires. A comedy about friendship and curiosity, Lust follows four women who are ready to explore life beyond the expectations of career, marriage, and motherhood.

The Informant
Season: 1
Episodes: 8

In 1985 Communist Hungary, chess champion Geri (Gergely Váradi) is eager to start his sophomore year of college in Budapest, even if it means leaving his ailing little brother and the rest of his family behind. But Geri has a secret. His plans to meet girls and party are overshadowed when Hungarian State Security blackmails Geri into spying on his charismatic classmate Zsolt Száva (Márton Patkós), an increasingly radical pro-democracy leader. With Geri juggling parties and political debates, Száva soon begins to realize there’s an informant among them. As spying becomes its own chess match, Geri wrestles with betraying his friends to save his brother, and the daily question: Whose side should he be on?

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About SkyShowtime

SkyShowtime is Europe’s next great streaming service, launching across over 20 markets encompassing over 90 million households. Now available in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Montenegro, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, and Sweden, SkyShowtime will continue its roll out across Albania, Andorra, Czechia, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain with launches through Q1 2023.  

A joint venture of Comcast and Paramount Global, SkyShowtime brings the best entertainment, movies, and original series from the iconic brands of Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Paramount+, SHOWTIME®, Sky Studios, and Peacock. SkyShowtime is the home for exclusive premieres of first-run theatrical films from Universal and Paramount as well as series premieres from across Paramount, NBCU, and Sky.

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FULL EPISODE: The Crew Builds a Big Bike Shop! w/ Charger & Mix | Rubble & Crew

FULL EPISODE: The Crew Builds a Big Bike Shop! w/ Charger & Mix | Rubble & Crew


Join Rubble, Wheeler, Charger, Motor, Mix, Grandpa, and Auntie Crane in this Rubble & Crew episode! Bow-wow build with Rubble and his crew for Builder Cove's first ever Bike Day! Rubble & Crew is a brand-new animated PAW Patrol spinoff centered around fan-favorite character Rubble, premiering Friday, Feb. 3, at 11:30am (ET/PT)! Click HERE to find out all the PAWsome details!

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Rubble on the double! No job is too big for PAW Patrol pup Rubble and he can get the job done with the help of his friends including Chase, Marshall, Skye, Rocky, Zuma, Everest, Tracker, Rex, Liberty, Al, and more! Anything is paw-sible so join Rubble in these rescues and go on adventures all throughout Adventure Bay!

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Nickelodeon Launches Official 'Rubble & Crew' YouTube Channel

PAW Patrol's Rubble is getting his very own show! Set to premiere on Nickelodeon on Friday, Feb. 3, at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT), Rubble & Crew follows Rubble and his pup family as they use their awesome construction vehicles to build and repair whatever the town of Builder Cove needs in high-stakes adventures. To celebrate the brand new series, Nickelodeon has launched the official Rubble & Crew YouTube channel!


On the Rubble & Crew YouTube channel, fans can find Rubble-themed video clips, including from PAW Patrol., the show which Rubble & Crew is spun-off from, as well as a full episode from the brand new series, "The Crew Builds a Big Bike Shop! w/ Charger & Mix".

The channel's official description reads: "Let’s dig it with PAW Patrol Rubble! No rescue mission is too big or too small for PAW Patrol pup Rubble and his crew to scoop up. And a little dirt is always paws-itively fun! Join Rubble in new videos every week here on the Rubble Official YouTube channel and catch members of the PAW Patrol team here, too!"

Nickelodeon and Spin Master are building on the global success of the award-winning top-rated preschool series, PAW Patrol, with the launch of Rubble & Crew, a brand-new animated spinoff centered around fan-favorite character Rubble on Friday, Feb. 3, at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Produced by Spin Master Entertainment, Rubble & Crew (26 episodes) follows Rubble and his pup family as they use their awesome construction vehicles to build and repair whatever the town of Builder Cove needs in high-stakes adventures. The series marks the first television spinoff for preschool powerhouse PAW Patrol, which will celebrate its milestone 10th anniversary in 2023. Rubble & Crew will air regularly Fridays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon and continue to roll out on Nick Jr. channels internationally next year.

“Every dog has its day, so we’re answering the fan demand for more of PAW Patrol’s beloved bulldog, Rubble, with his very own series that marks the TV expansion of the global PAW franchise,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation. “Rubble & Crew is an all-new series focusing on family and community, and it’s filled with new characters and big adventures that lean into construction play patterns that will let the audience engage in a whole new way.”


“As a proud member of the PAW Patrol, Rubble has stolen the hearts of preschoolers around the world with his loyal, optimistic nature and penchant for treats,” said Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master’s President of Entertainment and Executive Producer. “Our new series expands Rubble’s world with storytelling that digs into amazing construction projects and the importance of family, combined with high-stakes action, fun adventures and messy demolition that preschoolers will love.”

Set in the community of Builder Cove, a neighboring town to PAW Patrol’s Adventure Bay, Rubble & Crew centers on Rubble, the funny and optimistic leader of the construction crew. In the small, quickly growing town, lots of things are still needed for the community to come together, including a bigger airport, train station, bridges, tunnels, schools, fire stations, parks and more. Rubble and his construction pup family--his pup cousins Mix, Wheeler, Charger, Motor, along with Grandpa Gravel and Auntie Crane--must work together to tackle and build all the projects the town needs.

Rubble & Crew will feature occasional appearances by familiar faces from Adventure Bay and introduce the following new characters:

  • Mix, a construction chemist handling all things concrete, glue, cement and custom paints;
  • Wheeler, the clean machine for this Builder Cove team, who does not like to get dirty and bolts away to clean up every mess;
  • Charger, a big energy pup (especially when he gets a case of the zoomies!) who is kind and always eager to help out or dig into a new construction project;
  • Motor, the tiniest and youngest pup who is a valuable member of the construction crew and looking for ways to be a good helper with her power smash-it energy;
  • Grandpa Gravel, Rubble’s grandpa, the family kibble chef who supplies the team with snacks from his tasty food truck;
  • Auntie Crane, Rubble’s auntie, who runs the supply warehouse and makes sure all the pups are loaded up and ready to build;
  • Speed Meister, who runs the rival construction company in town along with his slow-moving villainous sidekick, Mr. McTurtle--together they build fast and sorta good;
  • And Mayor Greatway, Adventure Bay Mayor Goodway’s sister, a motorcycle-riding bubbly bundle of friendliness and her pet, Mr. Ducky-Doo.

Following the series launch of Rubble & Crew, PAW Patrol’s 10th anniversary year in 2023 will culminate with the Oct. 13 release of the theatrical movie sequel, PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie, from Spin Master Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies. PAW Patrol was recently renewed for a 10th season (26 episodes) that will follow the PAW-some pack of pups, including Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky, Zuma, Everest and Tracker, on even more action-packed rescue missions and adventures--whether it’s deep in the unexplored regions of the jungle or out-of-this-world trouble in Adventure Bay. Additionally, PAW Patrol’s Chase will take to the sky once again as a balloon in this year’s 96th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®.

Rubble & Crew is executive produced by Jennifer Dodge, Ronnen Harary, Laura Clunie, Toni Stevens and Bradley Zweig, and is directed by Dianna Basso and supervising director Joey So. Rubble & Crew was developed by Bradley Zweig based on the original PAW Patrol television series created by Keith Chapman. The series for Nickelodeon is overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon Animation, Global Series Content. Jen Pace serves as Nickelodeon’s Production Executive for the series.

Rubble And Crew Theme Song


Rubble & Crew - End Credits


Spin Master Corp. (TSX:TOY) is a leading global children's entertainment company, creating exceptional play experiences through its three creative centres: Toys, Entertainment and Digital Games. Spin Master Entertainment creates and produces compelling multiplatform content, through its in-house studio and partnerships with outside creators, including the preschool franchise PAW Patrol and numerous other original shows, short-form series and feature films.

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.

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Avatar Generations - Official Gameplay Trailer 🎮 | Coming Soon | Avatar: The Last Airbender

Avatar Generations - Official Gameplay Trailer 🎮 | Coming Soon | Avatar: The Last Airbender


Watch as Aang, Katara, Sokka, Zuko, Toph, and more take on enemies in this gameplay trailer for Avatar Generations, the upcoming free-to-play mobile RPG slated for release in early 2023. Pre-registration is available now for the game, which is based on the beloved Nickelodeon television series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Set in the iconic Avatar: The Last Airbender universe, the game expands to Avatars across generations including The Legend of Korra and more! Create your own Team Avatar as you journey across the Four Nations, collecting all your favorite characters as you master the elements.

Pre-register now at http://www.avatargenerations.com.

Pre-registration awards include:

- 5K (gold and stamina);
- 10K (nature stones and skip ticket);
- 20K (Appa and food);
- 50K (event summon ticket and elements);
- 100K (Last Airbender Aang and five-star hero ticket).

In Avatar Generations, players relive the journey of Aang and his friends as they explore the Four Nations in a turn-based, squad RPG mobile game. Players can assemble and customize their own team as they journey across the dynamic map. All the best moments from the Avatar universe are uncovered, alongside new and original content expanding the Four Nations, as players master elements and skills to bring balance to the spiritual and physical world.

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Official press release:

Avatar Generations Reveals First Gameplay Trailer and Opens Pre-Registration Ahead of Global Release in Early 2023


Crystal Dynamics Eidos Entertainment, in partnership with Paramount Consumer Products, today announced that its upcoming mobile RPG title Avatar Generations has entered pre-registration globally, in anticipation for worldwide launch in early 2023. 

The game, based on the popular Nickelodeon television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, is made in collaboration with developer Navigator Games.

iOS users can be notified on the day of the launch by signing up on the game’s website, while Android users can pre-register directly via the Google Play Store. Based on the number of pre-registrations received at launch, players who sign up early will receive rewards, including the iconic companion Appa and an exclusive Avatar Aang hero.


In Avatar Generations, players relive the journey of Aang and his friends as they explore the Four Nations in a turn-based, squad RPG mobile game. Players can assemble and customize their own team as they journey across the dynamic map. All the best moments from the Avatar universe are uncovered, alongside new and original content expanding the Four Nations, as players master elements and skills to bring balance to the spiritual and physical world.

Through this free-to-play mobile RPG, players can experience the Avatar’s adventure in their own way – collecting, upgrading and customising heroes to help them master elements on their epic quest. Battles are immersive and engaging, with customisable team-combos and dynamic camera angles that dive straight into the action.


Avatar Generations closely follows the iconic plot points of the television series, featuring familiar faces along the way such as Katara, Sokka, Zuko, Toph, and the Cabbage Merchant. Each character has their own unique skills so players can level up their own custom Team Avatar. Players can also equip support companions to strengthen their team, including the beloved Momo and Appa. New content will be added regularly, which will follow the journeys of other Avatars including The Legend of Korra

Pre-Registration is available now for both iPhone and Android players. For more information on release news and updates, visit www.avatargenerations.com.


About Avatar: The Last Airbender

Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender emerged from its three-season run (61 episodes), from February 2005 to July 2008, as one of the most beloved animated properties in history. Honored with a Peabody Award and Primetime Emmy, along with multiple Annie Awards and Genesis Awards, the series follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends, who must defeat Fire Lord Ozai and end the Hundred-Year War to restore balance to the Four Nations. 

In addition to the series’ success, the property has also been translated into several bestselling book series, which continue to roll out new original stories. The graphic novel series most recently spent two months on the New York Times Graphic Books Bestseller list in 2020, and the young adult novels have spent 24 total weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and have close to 700,000 copies in print. The DVD and Blu-rays are also incredibly successful, with the “Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Complete Series” generating nearly $38MM in retail sales since its 2015 release.

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. For more information, visit www.navigatorgames.ca.

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Bikini Bottomites Come Together in the New Gameplay Trailer for 'SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake'

Bikini Bottomites come together in the new gameplay Trailer for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake!


Vienna/Austria, January 10th, 2023: Meet all your favourite Bikini Bottomites in the premium cross-platform game SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake! THQ Nordic, in association with Nickelodeon, today revealed a brand-new trailer previewing SpongeBob and his friends coming together in this cosmic adventure. Watch SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick, his house snail Gary, karate-pro Sandy, the music-loving Squidward, and many more - all voiced by the original voice actors! Meet old friends and make new ones while saving Bikini Bottom!

This time, SpongeBob took things too far! Portals appeared all over Bikini Bottoms, sucking all his friends into different Wishworlds. Together with Balloon-Patrick, he now has to find and rescue all the famous Bikini Bottomites. Are you ready to save Gary, Sandy, Squidward, and more?

A vial of magic Bubble Soap is given to SpongeBob and Patrick by the mysterious fortune teller Kassandra, what could possibly go wrong? They bubble up too many wishes and what seemed like harmless fun turns into a cosmic catastrophe: the very fabric of reality unravels and magical WishWorlds open up everywhere! With many of SpongeBob's friends being sucked into these strange worlds, your favorite sponge must don various cosmic costumes to travel to the WishWorlds and bring back his friends to restore Bikini Bottom. But beware, Kassandra may not be the helping hand she claims to be...

Pre-Order SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake!

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is ready for pre-order now, at an SRP of € 39.99 / $ 39.99 / £ 34.99. When pre-ordered, the game will include the Costume Pack for free. The Costume Pack will also be available for purchase at an SRP of € 9.99 / $ 9.99 / £ 7.99 on launch day.

Included in the Costume Pack:

  • RoboBob SteelPants
  • Mermaid Man Bob
  • JellyBob
  • Primitive Sponge
  • Dried Sponge
  • Opposite Day
  • Band Geek

Links & Info:


The BFF Edition Overview

The “BFF Edition” for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is ready for pre-order now, at an SRP of € 249.99 / $ 249.99 / £ 219.99.


Included in the collector’s edition:

  • Cosmic Victory Statue - 25cm / 9.8"
  • Inflatable Patrick - 50cm / 19.7"
  • BFF Amulet with Necklace
  • 4 Costume miniature bouncing balls
  • 4 placemats
  • Standard copy of the game on the chosen platform
  • Costume Pack DLC

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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is in development for Nintendo Switch™, PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One and will be out January 31st, 2023.

Since its launch in July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the most-watched animated series for 22 consecutive years, while generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. SpongeBob SquarePants is one of the most widely distributed properties in Paramount International history, seen in more than 170 countries, translated in 29+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. SpongeBob SquarePants was created by Stephen Hillenburg and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurable optimistic and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

About SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake

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!

Features:

  • Unlock classic and new platforming skills like the Fishhook Swing and Karate Kick
  • Don more than 30 F.U.N.tastic 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 Bikini Bottomites from the series, voiced by their original actors
  • Enjoy the in-game soundtrack featuring 101 songs from the series, including Sweet Victory

Costumes include:

- Underwear Costume

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Assets: