Sunday, January 19, 2020

Nickelodeon Digitally Premieres Full Episode of 'The Crystal Maze'


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Nickelodeon’s new family game show, The Crystal Maze, hosted by Comedian/writer Adam Conover, will premiere Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

An all-new version of the legendary UK hit series, The Crystal Maze will feature Conover as the Maze Master, charged with guiding one family team through physical and mental challenges set within an elaborate labyrinth of four giant and immersive themed zones: Aztec, Eastern, Futuristic and Industrial.

The premiere episode of The Crystal Maze will feature a family from Houston, Texas, tackling a range of challenges in the maze for the first time ever for U.S. audiences.

In each episode, the youngest family member takes on the role of team Captain. The successful completion of escape-room style challenges are rewarded with a “time crystal” granting the family five seconds in the centerpiece final zone called the Crystal Dome.

The more crystals gathered throughout the game, the more time each family has for a dramatic clock countdown challenge inside the iconic Dome for a chance to win up to $25,000.

This season will feature families from: Scottsdale, Ariz.; Lake Forest, Calif.; Eastvale, Calif.; St. Augustine, Fla.; Windemere, Fla.; Chester, Va.; Germantown, Tenn.; Carollton, Texas; and Wheaton, Ill.

To celebrate the launch of The Crystal Maze, Nickelodeon has digitally premiered an episode from the all new gameshow on the network's YouTube channel, which you can watch below!:

The Crystal Maze 🏃‍♀️ Full Episode of New Game Show! | Nick

Get ready for the FIRST episode of the wild new game show, The Crystal Maze! Watch as families from around the nation have to work together to escape the devious traps of the Maze Master for a HUGE cash prize. Can they make it out in time? You’ll have to watch to find out. Don’t forget to watch the full series airing on Nickelodeon starting Friday, Jan 24th at 7pm EST!

A current ratings smash in the UK, The Crystal Maze has been a beloved family and cult favorite since the mid ‘90s, with the current global popularity of the escape room phenomena reigniting interest further. The show was recently rebooted to great success with celebrity, charity and family seasons in UK, Australia and beyond.

The Crystal Maze is co-produced by Bunim/Murray Productions (The Real World, The Challenge, Born This Way) and RDF Television (Secret Life of 4 Year Olds, Wife Swap, Shipwrecked) under parent company Banijay Group. Gil Goldschein and Maria Pepin from Bunim/Murray Productions, Neale Simpson from Fizz, part of RDF Television, and Stephen David from Stephen David Entertainment serve as executive producers. Production of The Crystal Maze for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

Production on the new series (10 one-hour episodes) took place on the show's original set located at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol, England, earlier during summer 2019.

Devised by Jacques Antoine, the UK version of The Crystal Maze was originally hosted by Richard O'Brien (Rocky Horror), followed by Ed Tudor-Pole. The reboot was originally presented by Stephen Merchant (for Stand Up To Cancer), and currently by Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd, Travel Man) with his "hand." The show's theme song is the legendary "Force Field", below. The show is currently filmed at The Bottle Yard Studios in Bristol.

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Originally published: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 22:41 GMT.

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Arturo At The Airport | 'Operation Dad' Sneak Peek | The Casagrandes | Nickelodeon

The Casagrandes will finally give a look at Dr. Santiago in the show's first-ever special, "Operation Dad", premiering Monday, January 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., with Eugenio Derbez (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) voicing the character. The physician, who normally works in Peru with Physicians on Mission will be in town to visit and Ronnie Anne tries to come up with a plan to keep him in town.

While Dr. Santiago is divorced from Maria, they still have a great relationship and he does all he can to catch up with Ronnie Anne and Bobby while working. He will also send packages and do video chats with Ronnie Anne while caring for the children in the clinics throughout the world. Ronnie Anne and her father are similar in many of their personality traits and get along wonderfully so can understand her wanting him to move to the same town. That being said we know that Dr. Santiago’s work is very important to children across the globe, so it will be interesting to see what plan Ronnie Anne and Sid come up with.

Nickelodeon is debuting a brand-new half-hour special of The Casagrandes, “Operation Dad,” on Monday, Jan. 20, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT), starring Eugenio Derbez (Overboard). During the episode, Ronnie Anne tries to convince her Dad (voiced by Eugenio Derbez) to move to the city while he is visiting. With the help of Sid, she devises a plan that seems too good to fail.

You can watch a preview of The Casagrandes, “Operation Dad,” below as well as checking out some pictures from the episode. In the clip we get to see Ronnie Anne meeting her dad at the airport and driving back to the building where Ronnie Annie now lives. This is going to be a great episode and fans will be glad to learn more about Dr. Santiago. Getting Eugenio Derbez to do the voice work is a great casting choice as well.

Eugenio recently talked to HOLA! USA about the Nickelodeon show. “I think we need that in this country, we are millions of Latinos and we finally have a series that is talking about us,” said Eugenio, adding “The series is about family, how we bond with each other, how we succeed through our problems and stay united.

“Understanding that at the end of the day, we all love each other, so there is a lot of love behind this series and I think this is the main message of the show.”

From Animation Magazine:

Clip: Eugenio Derbez Lands in ‘Casagrandes’ Special “Operation Dad”

A loving cartoon family reconnects this month, when Nickelodeon debuts the brand-new, hour-hour The Casagrandes special “Operation Dad” on Monday, January 20 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. In this outing, Ronnie Anne tries to convince her visiting father Dr. Santiago (voiced by Eugenio Derbez of Overboard) to move to the city — and, with the help of Sid, devise a plan that seems too good to fail!

Dr. Santiago is amicably divorced from Ronnie Anne’s mother Maria, and he is a physician living and working in Peru. He works with Physicians on Missions, an organization that cares for children, and provides vaccines and health care in clinics throughout the world. Like his daughter, Dr. Santiago is adventurous, funny, kindhearted and charismatic. He and Ronnie Anne share a special bond despite the distance. They regularly catch up via video chat, and she’s always excited to receive care packages from his world travels.




The eighth episode will premiere on Monday, January 20.

Eugenio Derbez’s new animated series The Casagrandes is a cartoon meant for Latinx families. It tells the story of a family’s adventures once they move in with their multi-generational Mexican-American extended family above their local Mercado. "We can finally see us, Latinos, reflected on screen,” Eugenio tells HOLA! USA about the Nickelodeon show. “I think we need that in this country, we are millions of Latinos and we finally have a series that is talking about us.”

This month, fans of the show will continue the journey with the fun family when the eighth episode premieres on January 20. Titled “Operation Dad,” the story will follow Ronnie Anne (Izabella Alvarez) as she tries to convince her father Dr. Santiago (voiced by Eugenio Derbez) to stop working as a physician in Peru and move to the city where she and her family live. From the home dynamic to the many traditions, The Casagrandes sheds a spotlight on how Latinx families live.

“The series is about family, how we bond with each other, how we succeed through our problems and stay united,” Eugenio continued. “Understanding that at the end of the day, we all love each other, so there is a lot of love behind this series and I think this is the main message of the show.”

You can watch an exclusive clip above and catch the full episode on Monday, January 20, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.


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Originally published: Friday, January 17, 2020 at 20:45 GMT.

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Nick Jr. Spain to Premiere 'READY SET DANCE', New Australian-Produced Preschool Dance Series, on Monday 20th January 2020

Nick Jr. New Zealand to Premiere New Australian-Produced Preschool Dance Series
READY SET DANCE on Saturday 25th January 2020

Nick Jr. Spain (España) will premiere READY SET DANCE, an innovative participatory dance series for preschoolers, on Monday 20th January 2020 at 13:00! The series will air as short interstitials throughout weekend afternoons between 12.45pm and 2.30pm, encouraging kids to get up and move in between iconic Nick Jr. shows including Shimmer and Shine, PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig and Top Wing. Locally titled Preparados, listos, ¡a bailar, following launch, READY SET DANCE will continue to air everyday at 13:00 on the Nick Jr. channel in Spain.

The news follows the announcement that the series, which originally launched on Nick Jr. Australia in January 2019, will be expanding internationally beginning January 2020 in an additional 122 countries and translated in 25 languages.

Bursting with energy and designed to develop confidence, coordination and creativity, the Australian series premiered to critical praise from preschoolers and parents alike, ranking as the no. 1 STV program (excluding live sports/movies) amongst children 0-12 in Australia.

Following its local success and international expansion, READY SET DANCE has also been greenlit for a second season in Australia. Season two will enter production locally in January 2020, and is slated to premiere in Australia in April 2020.

For the stars of the show, a troupe of young Australian actors and dancers known as the Kid Crew, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be seen on screens around the world. Animated hosts Twirl and Freeze, who offer a playful social connection throughout the series, will keep their Australian accents across English speaking markets.

“One of the driving forces behind READY SET DANCE’s local success and international interest, is the fact that dance is a topic with universal appeal,” said Ben Cox, General Manager, Nickelodeon Networks, Australia and New Zealand.

“As part of a global kids’ brand we are constantly looking for content that has the ability to resonate with our young audience locally, as well as translate internationally, and Ready Set Dance fits this criteria.”


READY SET DANCE features fun and energetic short-form dance videos designed specifically for preschoolers aged two - five years old. Differing from other dance shows on the market, the series is underpinned by a core educational curriculum designed to teach kids fundamental movement skills while building confidence, coordination and creativity.

In each episode kids learn a signature dance move as instructed by friendly animated hosts Twirl and Freeze, and then see the move performed by the talented Kid Crew as part of a story-driven, mini-musical. At the end of the episode kids are encouraged to practice their new move during the preschool dance party, jumping and jiving along together with fellow preschoolers on screen.

This unique Australian series was developed in collaboration with expert preschool dance educators and dance studio owners Jade Barnes, Belinda Agostino, Natalie Ettingshausen, Glenda Yee and Priscilla Severino. The five successful entrepreneurs launched their innovative class-based dance program for preschoolers, also titled READY SET DANCE, after identifying a gap in the market. This program is currently licensed to over 200 dance schools around Australia and New Zealand.

Online at, parents and children can find out more about Becca y su pandilla and watch video clips from the series. Fans can like the official Nick Jr. España Facebook page and subscribe to the Nick Jr. YouTube channel for the latest Nick Jr. news, highlights, video clips and more.

READY SET DANCE airs on Nick Jr. Australia (Foxtel #703 and Fetch #253) weekdays at 10am and is also available on Nick Jr. Play App.

1Source: Kids and Family Group(Aus) Research & Insights/ OzTAM NatSTV 2018

From neeo:

El baile se convierte en el menú del día de Nick Jr. con el estreno de «Preparados, listos, ¡a bailar»

El canal estrena el lunes 20 de enero a las 13:00h Preparados, listos, ¡a bailar! presentada por los personajes animados Pirueta y Freeze, y protagonizada por el increíble grupo de baile Kid Crew. Así, todos juntos se embarcan en divertidas historias musicales donde animan a los más pequeños de la casa a practicar nuevos movimientos saltando y bromeando sin parar. ¡Que suene la música!

En Preparados, listos, ¡a bailar!, los presentadores Pirueta y Freeze y el grupo de bailarines de la Kid Crew hacen partícipes a todos los niños de sus divertidas aventuras musicales a través del baile con el objetivo de desarrollar sus habilidades físicas sensoriales, lingüísticas, sociales y emocionales. Así, los más pequeños de la casa podrán disfrutar, por ejemplo, de una emocionante historia que unirá a toda la comunidad de Preparadas, listo, ¡a bailar! para ayudar a un niño que quiere encajar en el grupo porque… ¡con un poco de ritmo musical todo es posible!

En otro momento, se encuentran con un problema muy pegajoso cuando descubren que un grupo de abejas se ha quedado atrapado en la miel y, para poder liberarse, tendrán que intentar dominar el movimiento de lo más pegajoso. Otro día, los exploradores submarinos se sumergen en una gran aventura bajo el mar, pero, ¿qué plan musical llevarán a cabo? ¡Y aún hay más diversión! La llegada de la lluvia a ciudad de Ready Set, siempre significa alegría por lo que la pandilla de Kid Crew tiene claro su plan: divertirse a lo grande sin importar el clima, ¿conseguirán que nadie les estropee el día?

Los más pequeños de la casa podrán sentirse como auténticos bailarines con el estreno de Preparados, listos, ¡a bailar! el próximo lunes 20 de enero a partir de las 13:00h en Nick Jr. A través del baile y la música Pirueta, Freeze y la Kid Crew fomentarán la confianza y creatividad entre todos los niños.

Lunes 20 a las 13.00h
Lunes a domino a las 13.00h


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Originally published: Monday, January 13, 2020.

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Paddington the Magnificent | "Paddington and the Magic Trick" Sneak Peek | The Adventures of Paddington | Nick Jr.

Preschoolers will journey across the pond to London for heartwarming adventures with beloved British bear Paddington in Nickelodeon’s brand-new CG-animated series The Adventures of Paddington, premiering Monday, Jan. 20, at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA!

To celebrate the debut of The Adventures of Paddington, Nick Jr. has unveiled a PAWsome sneak-peek from "Paddington and the Magic Trick", the all new episode that is set to air on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT), which you can check out in the super video below! In the sneak peek, viewers are introduced to Paddington the Magnificent!:

In the The Adventures of Paddington episode "Paddington and the Magic Trick", Mr. Gruber gives Paddington a box of magic tricks, but Paddington cannot master the tricks until he learns to practice, practice, practice!

The Adventures of Paddington (26 episodes) centers on a younger Paddington as he writes letters to Aunt Lucy celebrating the new things he has discovered through the day’s exciting activities.

Actor Ben Whishaw (Paddington 1 & 2) reprises his role as the voice of the title character, alongside new cast members Morwenna Banks, Bobby Beynon, Sheena Bhattessa, Darren Boyd, Noel Clarke, Phyllis Logan, Monica Lopera, Sabrina Newton-Fisher, David Schofield, Reece Shearsmith, Liz Sutherland-Lim and Jeremiah Waysome. The Adventures of Paddington will also feature a brand-new theme song “Paddington Bear” written and performed by one of Britain's most successful musicians, Gary Barlow (Take That).

In the Jan. 20 series premiere, “Paddington Finds a Hobby/Paddington and the Stamp,” Paddington doesn’t have a hobby, so Mrs. Brown helps him find out what he’s good at. Then, Paddington gets his arm stuck in a mailbox while sending a letter to Aunt Lucy.

Following the series premiere of The Adventures of Paddington, and the Nick Jr. App will feature short-form content and full-length episodes in the U.S. Episodes will also be available on Nick Jr. On Demand and Download-To-Own services in the U.S.

Following its U.S. launch, The Adventures of Paddington will roll out on the net’s international channels and branded blocks beginning March 2020, including on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland on Monday 2nd March 2020 at 4:30pm.

The Adventures of Paddington is directed by Adam Shaw and Chris Drew of BlueZoo (Go Jetters, Digby Dragon, Miffy, Q Pootle 5), and developed for television and written by Jon Foster and James Lamont (The Amazing World of Gumball, Cuckoo, Paddington 1 & 2).

The series is executive produced by multi-award-winning David Heyman (producer of all eight of the Harry Potter films, Paddington 1 & 2) and Rosie Alison (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Paddington 1 & 2). The Adventures of Paddington is produced by Karen Davidsen (formerly with Disney and HIT Entertainment) and Simon Quinn (Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr. Fox), and co-produced by Rob Silva.

The Adventures of Paddington is a Heyday Films and STUDIOCANAL production in association with Copyrights.

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Nickelodeon USA's January 2020 Premiere Highlights

Below are Nickelodeon USA's currently announced January 2020 premiere highlights for Nick, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick at Nite and TeenNick:

Latest Update: 1/19 (Check back regularly for the latest updates!)

'The SpongeBob Musical' National Tour Announces Cast

Update (1/19/2020) - Refreshed The SpongeBob Musical tour dates!

Full Casting Announced For The SpongeBob Musical On Tour

Full casting has been announced for the upcoming North American Tour of Nickelodeon's The SpongeBob Musical.

This explosively imaginative production will launch at Proctors in Schenectady, New York this September before bringing Bikini Bottom and its beloved residents to previously announced engagements in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto and more.

The production will feature will star Lorenzo Pugliese as SpongeBob SquarePants, Daria Pilar Redus as Sandy Cheeks, Beau Bradshaw as Patrick Star, Christopher Cody Cooley as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Zach Kononov as Mr. Krabs, and Tristan McIntyre as Plankton.

The ensemble includes Morgan Blanchard, John Cardenas, Natalie L. Chapman, Richie Dupkin, Stephen C. Kallas, Helen Regula, Méami Maszewski, Stefan Miller, Joshua Bess, Mary Nickson, Dorian O'Brien, Caitlin Ort, Elle-May Patterson, Sydney Simone, Ayana Strutz, Teddy Gales, Miles Davis Tillman, and Rico Velazquez.

SPONGEBOB MUSICAL 2019-2020 Tour Cities:


The Bushnell

Overture Center

Boch Center

Peoria Civic Center

Von Braun Center Concert Hall

Andrew Jackson Hall

Civic Center Music Hall

Schuster Center

Tilles Center

State Theatre

Forrest Theatre

Meridian Hall

Wilson Center

Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre

01/17/20-01/19/20 Lexington Opera House

Carson Center

Reynolds Performance Hall

Belcher Performance Center

Majestic Theatre

Wagner Noel PAC

Orpheum Theatre

The Smith Center Reynolds Hall

Golden Gate Theatre

Bass Performance Hall

Idaho Falls Civic Center

Mother Lode Theatre

Pantages Theatre

Hult Center

Buell Theatre

Capitol Theatre

Dolby Theatre

Century II Concert Hall

Stifel Theatre

Bologna Performing Arts Center

Oxford Performing Arts Center

River Center For The Performing Arts

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts

Providence PAC

06/02/20 - 06/07/20
Benedum Center

Marathon Center for the Performing Arts

06/10/20 - 06/11/20
Count Basie Theatre

06/12/20 - 06/13/20
Filene Center

Belk Theatre

Jones Hall

07/14/20 - 07/19/20
Winspear Opera House

Straz Center for the PA

07/27/20 - 08/02/20
Starlight Theatre

For ticket information and additional dates, visit

Broadway's best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatricality in a neon-sparkly "party for the eyes and ears" (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe-until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. This "creative explosion" ( is "nothing short of genius" says TheaterMania, so bring the entire family to celebrate friendship and cooperation, and learn the power of unity and inclusion.

The SpongeBob Musical explodes with energy and features an original pop and rock-infused score by a legendary roster of Grammy Award®-winning songwriters. Led and conceived by visionary director Tina Landau (2018 Tony Award nominee) and a Tony Award®-winning design team, the production brings the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. The SpongeBob Musical features a book by Kyle Jarrow, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, musical supervision by Julie McBride & Tim Hanson, and choreography by Christopher Gattelli. The design team includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Walter Trarbach, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, make-up design by Joe Dulude II, foley design by Mike Dobson, and casting by Stewart/Whitley.

The SpongeBob Musical is a one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil'C and songs by David Bowie & Brian Eno, and by Tom Kenny & Andy Paley. Additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Additional music by Tom Kitt.

The Original Cast Recording is available now from Masterworks Broadway wherever music is sold and streamed.

Explore the depths of theatrical innovation in The SpongeBob Musical, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.

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Nick Jr. Live! "Move To The Music" U.S. Theatrical Tour To Debut Fall 2019 | New Cities & Dates Added

Update (1/19/2020): Refreshed list of Nick Jr. Live! "Move To The Music" tour dates!

Nick Jr. Live! "Move To The Music" U.S. Theatrical Tour To Debut Fall 2019

Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group, Part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, Present First Live Entertainment Stage Show of Expanded 5-Year Deal

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 27, 2019 -- Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group, part of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, today announced the U.S. debut of the live theatrical production Nick Jr. Live! "Move to the Music." The brand-new musical spectacular will feature, for the first time ever on one stage, characters from multiple hit Nickelodeon preschool animated series, including Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol (produced by Spin Master Entertainment), Dora the Explorer, Shimmer and Shine, Blue's Clues & You! (premiering in November 2019), Blaze and the Monster Machines and Top Wing. Exclusive ticket pre-sale opportunities will be available to fan club subscribers beginning Wednesday, March 6, and tickets are available to the general public beginning Friday, March 15. Audiences can sign up for the fan club at where they will also have access to exclusive tour updates and ticket notifications for their city.

Nick Jr. Live! "Move to the Music" marks the first of several productions to debut as part of an exclusive live theatrical touring partnership between Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group. The partnership includes collaboration on several Nickelodeon intellectual properties to deliver new theatrical touring productions over the course of the exclusive 5-year deal. The relationship between the family entertainment brands kicked off in 2016 with the co-production of PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue," the first-ever live stage show based on Nickelodeon's top-rated preschool series, PAW Patrol (produced by Spin Master Entertainment). Since that time, the two have added PAW Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure" and Bubble Guppies Live! "Ready to Rock" to the growing list of production collaborations. In the short time since the debut of the original show, an impressive 3 million PAW Patrol Live! tickets have been sold worldwide.

"Nickelodeon's partnership with VStar Entertainment has been an incredibly successful one, and has become an integral component as we continue to expand our burgeoning global location based business," said Sharon Cohen, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon Experience. "With the latest addition to the lineup, we've mined Nickelodeon's library of preschool hit shows to create Nick Jr. Live! "Move to the Music," an engaging and vibrant musical showcase, featuring some of our most beloved characters."

"As VStar continues to evolve into a leading producer of live family entertainment, having Nickelodeon, the leading children's entertainment brand, entrust additional top-rated intellectual property to VStar speaks to the confidence and trust we've established," said Eric Grilly, CEO, VStar Entertainment Group. "We are thrilled to have Nickelodeon as our partner and look forward to the opportunity to continue entertaining audiences with even more beloved Nickelodeon characters."

Nick Jr. Live! "Move to the Music" follows Dora and her PAW co-hosts, Marshall and Rubble, as they invite their Nick Jr. friends to come together for a one-of-a-kind music-filled production. Bubble Guppies' Molly and Gil, Rod and Penny from Top Wing, Shimmer and Shine, and even Blue from the new Blue's Clues &You! are throwing a Nick Jr. celebration. The show will transport audiences to familiar Nick Jr. locations, including Bubbletucky and Zahramay Falls, and includes two acts, along with an intermission. The unforgettable musical adventure will feature live appearances, special on-screen guests and audience participation to engage the whole family.

With innovative costuming and a Broadway-style set, Nick Jr. Live! is a perfect way to introduce theater to young children. The show is split into two acts with an intermission and will include original music as well as familiar tunes from Nick Jr. shows. A limited number of V.I.P. packages are available for each performance and feature premium show seating, VIP merchandise item, an exclusive photo opportunity with Blaze from Blaze and the Monster Machines, as well as a post-show Meet & Greet party with Dora the Explorer and Rubble from PAW Patrol.

Nick Jr. Live! "Move to the Music" Tour Dates

Paramount Theatre
Cedar Rapids, IA
Sat, September 7

Orpheum Theatre
Sioux City, IA
Sat, September 14
Sun, September 15

McCaw Hall
Seattle, WA
Sat, September 21
Sun, September 22

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
San Jose, CA
Fri, September 27
Sat, September 28
Sun, September 29

Rabobank Theater
Bakersfield, CA
Tue, October 1
Wed, October 2

Dolby Theatre
Los Angeles, CA
Sat, October 5
Sun, October 6

Fox Performing Arts Center
Riverside, CA
Tue, October 8
Wed, October 9

Memorial Auditorium
Sacramento, CA
Sat, October 12
Sun, October 13

Comerica Theatre
Phoenix, AZ
Sat, October 19 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Sun, October 20 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Midland, TX
Sat, October 26
Sun, October 27

Memorial Civic Center
Lubbock, TX
Tue, October 29
Wed, October 30

Selena Auditorium
Corpus Christi, TX
Sat, November 2
Sun, November 3

McAllen Performing Arts Center
McAllen, TX
Tue, November 5
Wed, November 6

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Houston, TX
Sat, November 9
Sun, November 10

Rosa Hart Theatre
Lake Charles, LA
Tue, November 12
Wed, November 13

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
San Antonio, TX
Sat, November 16
Sun, November 17

The Theatre at Grand Prairie
Dallas, TX
Fri, November 22
Sat, November 23
Sun, November 24

Robinson Performance Hall
Little Rock, AR
Tue, November 26
Wed, November 27

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
Memphis, TN
Fri, November 29
Sat, November 30
Sun, December 1

Topeka Performing Arts Center
Topeka, KS
Tue, December 3
Wed, December 4

Old National Events Plaza
Evansville, IN
Sat, December 7
Sun, December 8

Victoria Theatre
Dayton, OH
Sat, December 14
Sun, December 15

Orpheum Theater
Omaha, NE
Coming Soon

Old National Centre
Indianapolis, IN
Sat, January 4
Sun, January 5

Sangamon Auditorium
Springfield, IL
Tue, January 7
Wed, January 8

Stifel Theatre
St. Louis, MO
Sat, January 11
Sun, January 12

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
Pittsburgh, PA
Fri, January 17
Sat, January 18
Sun, January 19

State Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
Fri, January 24
Sat, January 25
Sun, January 26

Veterans Memorial Auditorium (The VETS)
Providence, RI
Sat, February 1
Sun, February 2

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Burlington, VT
Tue, February 4
Wed, February 5

Academy of Music
Philadelphia, PA
Fri, February 7
Sat, February 8
Sun, February 9

Meridian Hall (formerly known as Sony Centre)
Toronto, ON
Sat, February 15
Sun, February 16

Shea's Performing Arts Center
Buffalo, NY
Sat, February 22
Sun, February 23

The Chicago Theatre
Chicago, IL
Sat, February 29
Sun, March 1

Stranahan Theater
Toledo, OH
Tue, March 3
Wed, March 4

Fox Theatre
Detroit, MI
Fri, March 6
Sat, March 7
Sun, March 8

Boch Center - Wang Theatre
Boston, MA
Sat, March 14
Sun, March 15

The Bushnell Performing Arts Center
Hartford, CT
Sat, March 21
Sun, March 22

Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
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VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours featuring original content, and licensed, branded tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages. With nearly four decades of expertise in all aspects of event production and management, VStar delivers turnkey, in-house solutions for theatrical shows, interactive exhibits and brand activations. VStar also creates custom-fabricated mascots and costumes, large-scale sets, scenery and 3-D installations, serving as a valued resource for professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and experiential marketing agencies.

Acquired in 2018 by global live entertainment leader, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, VStar has presented more than 39,000 live performances across 40 countries and entertains nearly two million guests annually. Current VStar tours include PAW Patrol Live!, and Cirque Dreams. Previous VStar (formerly VEE Corporation) productions include Sesame Street Live, Barney, Bear in the Big Blue House, Curious George, Dragon Tales, Discover the Dinosaurs: Time Trek, and Kidz Bop Live! For more information, visit

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Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is a world leader in live entertainment. On top of producing world-renowned circus arts shows, the Canadian organization brings its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. It currently has 4,500 employees from nearly 70 countries. Going beyond its various creations, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group aims to make a positive impact on people, communities and the planet with its most important tools: creativity and art. For more information about Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, please visit

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Jazwares Named Master Toy Partner for YouTube Sensation CKN Toys; New Short-Form Series to Premiere on Nickelodeon During Easter 2020

Jazwares has been named the master toy partner for the YouTube sensation CKN Toys in a new deal brokered by the licensing agency, Haven Global.

The hugely popular children’s YouTube channel CKN Toys, which has amassed 14.1 million subscribers, is in for a busy Easter — with a toy line and Nickelodeon series slated to drop concurrently!

CKN Toys, which launched in March 2015, features Aussie brothers Calvin (who is seven years old) and Kaison (four). Their inaugural toy collection will comprise collectible figures, vehicles, playsets, and more — all inspired by the duo’s most-watched, action-packed, unscripted content from YouTube, in which they unbox superhero toys, kids cars, construction kits, and more. The licensing deal was inked with consumer products maker Jazwares (which has previously collaborated with other digital stars), and struck by Haven Global — the licensing agent channel that reps CKN.

The product launch will coincide with a previously-announced, preschooler-aimed short-form series on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., which is set to debut this Easter on both linear and digital platforms across Australia, the U.K., Asia, and Canada. The toys will then launch at to-be-named retailers in the U.S. next autumn (fall), and will also appear in Calvin and Kaisen’s upcoming YouTube content and their new short form series.

These mohawk rocking content creators have a contagious enthusiasm that has shaped the entire toy line. Authenticity and imagination reign supreme across the line featuring all their favourite ways to play through collectible figures, vehicles, play sets, compounds, a recognisable “Smasher” and more.

“Calvin and Kaisen are a very special new addition to our portfolio,” Laura Zebersky, Jazwares’ chief commercial officer, said in a statement. “Their adventurous spirit and unique way of connecting with kids around the world, made them a perfect fit. We’re thrilled to bring them to aisle globally in alignment with Nickelodeon’s content schedule.”

“We were impressed with Jazwares’ innovation, speed to market and intuition; Jazwares could see that CKN Toys was a huge success, and has since become the first of many partners on board” added Tom Punch, managing director for Haven Global, global licensing agent for CKN Toys. “The toy line looks amazing and is a uniquely collaborative effort between Jazwares and the two brothers, resulting in toys made by kids for kids.”

All told, CKN Toys counts 12 billion lifetime YouTube views and averages 86 million views per month in the U.S. — its largest market.

Update (19/1/2020), via ToyNews Jan/Feb 2020:

Jazwares will take a lead role in YouTuber based toys at London Toy Fair with a global reveal of the brand new toy line from CKN Toys!

Inspired by the Australian brothers Calvin (seven) and Kaison's (four) YouTube channel which has 13 million YouTube subscribers and over 16 million monthly UK views, Jazwares will reveal the toy line for CKN Toys, hitting shelves in March 2020.

These mohawk rocking, superhero smashing content creators have a contagious enthusiasm that inspired the toy line. The range, says Jazwares, looks amazing, and is a uniquely collaborative effort between Jazwares and CKN Toys.

Authenticity and imagination reign supreme across the line featuring collectable figures, vehicles, playsets, a recognisable "Smasher" and more. The toys will appear in upcoming YouTube content and the Nickelodeon series.

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Originally published: Thursday, December 12, 2019.

Sources: Tubefilter, The Toy Book, Toy World Magazine,, ToyNews.
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Nickelodeon Brazil Announces the BobBox, a New Activation to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of 'SpongeBob SquarePants'

It's SpongeBob SquarePants' 20th anniversary, and to celebrate, Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil) is partnering with São Paulo's Municipal Secretary of Culture to open the BobBox, a brand-new activation inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated series!

The BobBox is a specially designed giant box measuring 2 metres in height and diameter. Each side of the BobBox features the faces of SpongeBob and his friends, such as Patrick Star.

The object of the project is to take the photo opportunity to several cultural and family destinations across São Paulo to entertain children and their families.

The first stop on Nickelodeon's BobBox tour will be the Monteiro Lobato Library (Biblioteca Monteiro Lobato), where fans can check out the installation between Saturday 21st September - Saturday 12th October 2019.

Update (11/11) - The BobBox will be at the Tendal da Lapa in the city of São Paulo between Friday 8th - Wednesday 20th November 2019!

At the opening and closing of the BobBox on Saturday 12th October 2019, the day Brazil celebrates Children's Day, fans who visit the activation will also find balloons, temporary tattoos and inflatables from Nickelodeon.

The BobBox forms part of Nickelodeon's global "Best Year Ever", a year-long global celebration of one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created. The “Best Year Ever” launched with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an original mixed live-action and animated special, and leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming 2020. Locally, Viacom's Marketing Department's #BOB20 initiative in Brazil also includes a collectable cup promotion, a month-long party at Beach Park Water Park, and a Bob Esponja-themed escape room.

Below is Viacom Brasil's official press release announcing the exciting news, via EP Grupo!:

Nickelodeon leva box do Bob Esponja para biblioteca infantojuvenil


A ação compõe o #BOB20, a comemoração dos 20 anos de uma das animações mais amadas da Nickelodeon

A ativação estará presente entre os dias 21 de setembro e 12 de outubro, na Biblioteca Monteiro Lobato, na cidade de São Paulo

Para comemorar os 20 anos da esponja mais amada do planeta, a Nickelodeon desenvolveu uma ação muito especial. Entre os dias 21 de setembro e 12 de outubro, um Box gigante personalizado com várias faces de 2 metros de altura e diâmetro ficará itinerante na cidade de São Paulo. A primeira parada será na Biblioteca Monteiro Lobato e as crianças poderão tirar suas fotos com o Bob Esponja para comemorar seu aniversário.

A BobBox é uma das ações do departamento de Marketing da Viacom que compõe o #BOB20, a comemoração dos 20 anos do desenho Bob Esponja Calça Quadrada na tela da Nick, integrando-se ao projeto da ‘Melhor Ano de Todos os Tempos’, uma homenagem a uma das animações e personagens de TV mais icônicos já criados até hoje.

O objetivo é levar o photo opportunity por diversos estabelecimentos culturais e familiares de São Paulo para divertir as crianças e suas famílias, em parceria com a Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de São Paulo. Na abertura e no encerramento, em 12 de outubro, data em que acontece a comemoração do Dia das crianças, a ação também vai contar com a entrega de bexigas e tatuagens temporárias, além de infláveis da Nickelodeon.

Período: 21 de setembro a 12 de outubro
Local: Biblioteca Monteiro Lobato (Rua General Jardim, 485 – Vila Buarque – São Paulo).
Horário de Funcionamento: 2ª a 6ª feiras das 8h às 17h, sábados das 10h às 17h (novo horário desde 9/9/19).

Fontes: Viacom Brasil – Natasha Novak e Felipe M. Reis.
Fundamento RP – Thaisa Abreu e Ana Amaral – [...]


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Nickelodeon leva box do Bob Esponja para São Paulo

Até o dia 20 de novembro, um Box gigante do Bob Esponja, personalizado com várias faces de 2 metros de altura e diâmetro, estará no Tendal da Lapa, na cidade de São Paulo.

A BobBox faz parte da estratégia de marketing do canal Nickelodeon que conta com diversas ações para aproximar o público, sejam eles crianças ou adultos, ao famoso personagem Bob Esponja Calça Quadrada, da Nickelodeon, no seu ano de celebração de 20 anos.

Essa ação incorpora-se ao projeto da ‘Melhor Ano de Todos os Tempos’, uma homenagem a uma das animações e personagens de TV mais icônicos já criados até hoje. O objetivo é celebrar momentos divertidos, levando alegria, entretenimento e unindo as famílias nessa ocasião especial. Para saber mais sobre os locais acesse o site .


Bob Box em São Paulo

Período: 08 e 20 de novembro.

Local: Tendal da Lapa (R. Guaicurus, 1100 – Água Branca, São Paulo). Próximo da estação da CPTM Lapa (linha Rubi).

Horário de Funcionamento: Das 10h às 20h.


NICKELODEON_Bob Box from Dr. Phibes on Vimeo.
É aniversário do Bob Esponja! / It's Sponge Bob's birthday!

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Originally published: Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Additional sources: DeepL Translator, Google Translate, CosmoNerd.
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Jugando con Fuego | Trailer | Paramount Pictures Spain

Jugando con Fuego | Trailer | Paramount Pictures Spain

Jugando con Fuego (2019) Tráiler oficial

En Jugando con Fuego, el jefe de bomberos Jake Carson tiene que hacer de niñero y pronto se da cuenta que no está entrenado para esa misión. ¡Te partirás de risa!

Cuando el jefe de bomberos Jake Carson (John Cena) y su equipo de élite (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo y Tyler Mane) llegan a un incendio en medio del bosque y rescatan a tres hermanos: (Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery y Finley Rose Slater), se dan cuenta rápidamente de que ningún entrenamiento podría prepararlos para su trabajo más desafiante hasta ahora: hacer de niñeros. Incapaces de localizar a los padres de los niños, los bomberos tienen sus vidas, trabajos e incluso su estación de bomberos revolucionadas y aprenden rápidamente que los niños, al igual que los incendios, son salvajes e impredecibles...

Protagonizada por:
John Cena (Bumblebee, Dos padres por desigual)
Brianna Hildebrand (Deadpool 2, El Exorcista)
Judy Greer (15:17, Tren a París; Ant-Man y la Avispa)
Keegan – Michael Key
John Leguizamo

From Última Hora:

Jugando con fuego

Jugando con fuego es una comedia familiar protagonizada por John Cena, John Leguizamo y Keegan-Michael Key, que dirige Andy Fickman (Superpoli en Las Vegas), donde interpretan a un grupo de bomberos de élite que, tras salvar a tres niños de un incendio, tendrán que cuidar de ellos hasta encontrar a sus padres.

Los férreos agentes se dan cuenta entonces de que es más duro criar a estos salvajes que apagar incendios, aunque también descubrirán la parte más divertida y entrañable de tener una familia.

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Ficha técnica
Título original: Playing with Fire
Año: 2019
Calificación: Pendiente de calificación
Duración: 99 min.
País: Estados Unidos
Director: Andy Fickman
Guion: Dan Ewen, Matt Lieberman
Música: Nathan Wang
Fotografía: Dean Semler
Reparto: John Cena, John Leguizamo, Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer, Tyler Mane,Brianna Hildebrand, Christian Convery, Finley Rose Slater, Dennis Haysbert,Lynda Boyd, Kurt Long, Jessica Garcie, Tommy Europe, Jasmine Vega,Kristine Wilson, Ash Lee
Productora: Broken Road Productions / Paramount Players / Nickelodeon Movies. Distribuida por Paramount Pictures


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