Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Nickelodeon USA to Host 'SpongeBob Code-Catcher: HallowScream Edition' Starting Monday, October 26, 2020

The SpongeBob Code-Catcher Challenge returns for a HALLOWSCREAM edition!


This HallowScream, can you collect ALL THE BOBS? SpongeBob's wildest costumes are loose on your screen. To catch them, watch your favorite episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants all this week and look out for the special special QR codes. Scan the codes with Screens Up app and select the Bob to unlock spooktacular badges!

Some badges are harder to catch than others - the rarest of all is the mega legendary GoldenBob!

To start collecting, keep your eyes peeled for the SpongeBob Code-Catcher HallowScream Edition, starts Monday, October 26 at 4/3c, only on Nickelodeon USA!


The SpongeBob Code-Catcher Challenge: HallowScream Edition follows the success of Nickelodeon's first SpongeBob Code-Catcher Challenge between July 6-9 July 2020, as well as Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SmartyPants Challenge.


Watch SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon!

Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!: https://spongebobmusical.blogspot.com

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is now available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

CALLING ALL GOOFY GOOBERS! (ROCK!) Are ya ready for a deep dive into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants? The SpongeBob YouTube channel is THE PLACE for all fan-favorite SpongeBob moments! We’re serving up everything from legendary scenes to remixes of classic songs to deep dives into Bikini Bottom lore. Be sure to check back every week for Music Mondays, Wumbo Wednesdays, and Flashback Fridays! Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/SpongeBobOfficial!

Shop SpongeBob!: https://www.spongebobshop.com - SpongeBob face masks now available, with ALL proceeds going to charity!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Reveals First Look of Characters in Original 'Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years' Animated Series!

Originally published: Monday, July 06, 2020.

H/T: Anime Superhero Forum /@kanc; Special thanks to @Will199624 for alerting me to the typo!

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Monday, October 26, 2020 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Monday, October 26, 2020 | Nickelodeon
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: Nickelodeon Unveils First Look at CG-Animated 'Rugrats' and 'Big Nate'!
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Clancy Brown Talks About Voicing Mr. Krabs on 'SpongeBob' for 20 Years

To celebrate the release of The Mortuary Collection (premieres on Shudder on Oct. 15), actor and voice actor Clancy Brown recently Zoom'ed Entertainment Weekly to talk about his new movie!


In addition to talking about The Mortuary Collection as well as his roles in iconic movies such as Highlander, The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers and about joining the cast of Billions, Brown also talked about voicing Mr. Krabs on Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants, which has ensured the actor to keeps the wolf from the door — and his offspring in schoolbooks!

"Mr. Krabs! Yeah, that was a complete lark. It was a crazy little cartoon that they were putting together for Nickelodeon back in the day," Brown revealed to EW. "I just went in and did sort of a pirate-y voice and I got lucky and Steve (Hillenburg, the show's late creator) said, 'You’re the guy.' Nobody thought it was going to go on for 20-frigging years for crying out loud, but it has, and it’s a lot of fun, they're a great group of people. It put my kid through college, so I can’t complain."

You can read Entertainment Weekly's fantastic interview with Clancy Brown in full at ew.com!

The Mortuary Collection premieres on Shudder on Oct. 15.


Exclusive: Clancy Brown Talks The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Exclusive: Clancy Brown Talks The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run PVOD Release

While chatting with the 61-year-old star for his turn in the horror-comedy anthology The Mortuary Collection, ComingSoon.net talked with Clancy Brown about the upcoming The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run and its shift from a theatrical release to a digital PVOD debut on Paramount+ in early 2021. Our interview can be viewed in the player [here]!

The film, previously titled It’s a Wonderful Sponge, will be the first 3D computer-animated SpongeBob movie, which is being described as a love letter to the franchise’s original creator Steven Hillenburg, who passed away last November, as well as the fans of the show, not to mention the fictional residents of Bikini Bottom.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will feature a score by Hans Zimmer and original songs by Ali Dee. The film will also be featuring the voices of Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Reggie Watts (Tuca & Bertie). In addition, pop star legend Cyndi Lauper and co-writer Rob Hyman are working on original songs for the film. It is being produced by Paramount Animation in collaboration with Nickelodeon Movies and United Plankton Pictures.

Since its debut in 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has become the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories, translated in 55+ languages, and averaging more than 100 million total viewers every quarter. This marks the third feature-length adventure, after 2004’s The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie, and 2015’s Sponge Out of Water.

The project is being directed by Tim Hill and produced by Ryan Harris with choreography by Mia Michaels and is set to hit Paramount+ in early 2021, while The Mortuary Collection is now available to stream on Shudder!

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Watch SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon!

Listen to The SpongeBob Musical here!: https://spongebobmusical.blogspot.com

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated is now available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch!

CALLING ALL GOOFY GOOBERS! (ROCK!) Are ya ready for a deep dive into the world of SpongeBob SquarePants? The SpongeBob YouTube channel is THE PLACE for all fan-favorite SpongeBob moments! We’re serving up everything from legendary scenes to remixes of classic songs to deep dives into Bikini Bottom lore. Be sure to check back every week for Music Mondays, Wumbo Wednesdays, and Flashback Fridays! Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/SpongeBobOfficial!

Shop SpongeBob!: https://www.spongebobshop.com - SpongeBob face masks now available, with ALL proceeds going to charity!

More Nick: CBS All Access to Premiere 'Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years' During Early 2021!

Originally published: Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Lead image courtesy of Encyclopedia SpongeBobia.

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Nickelodeon Latin America Announces 'Kids' Choice Awards México 2020' Finalists

Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) has announced the finalists of Kids' Choice Awards México 2020!


Kids' Choice Awards is the world's largest children's and teen awards, and celebrates kids’ favourites from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and more.

Not much is currently known about Kids' Choice Awards México 2020, the 11th annual local edition of Nick's Kids' Choice Awards slimefest tentpole, however, due to the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, it's expected that KCA México 2020 will look a little different than previous years by foregoing its annual on-the-ground event, and instead be hosted from a studio or an "at home" setting, following in the footsteps of Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland), Switzerland (Schweiz) and Austria (Österreich), and Nickelodeon USA, who held their editions of Kids' Choice Awards in a virtual setting, as well as Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil), who is hosting Meus Prêmios Nick 2020 in a studio setting. If this is the case, fans can still expect lots of stars, orange blimps and, of course, slime!


NICKELODEON KIDS´CHOICE AWARDS MÉXICO 2020: PRENOMINADOS

SOCIAL SQUAD KCA MÉXICO 2020


Over the past month, NickHeads in Mexico have cast votes for their favourites to become finalists in each category, with the top four (out of eight) most voted for nominees in each of the voting categories going onto the final stage of voting.

Fans across México are now able to vote for their favourites from the worlds of entertainment and social media across 22 voting categories online at https://www.kcamexico.com and on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags below. Fans can vote as many times as they wish to support their favourites from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and more!

To vote on Twitter:

Each voting message must feature both the unique hashtag and #KCAMEXICO in it for the vote to be counted:

#Nominee + #KCAMEXICO

For example, if you want to see The Loud House win the orange blimp for "Nick Show Favorito", your Tweet should look similar to:

#KCAMEXICO #LoudHouseNick

* In the Tweet, you can write whatever you want as long as the hashtags are also present! Even if you use the same hashtag 3 times in the same Tweet, it will only count one vote!

* Each retweet counts as one vote!

To vote on Instagram:

Visit @NickelodeonLA and open any post

Write a comment, which includes both #KCAMexico and the nominee's hashtag

For example, if you want to see SpongeBob SquarePants win the orange blimp for "Nick Show Favorito", your Tweet should look similar to:

#KCAMEXICO #BobEsponjaNick

Nickelodeon will reveal the winners of Kids' Choice Awards México 2020 during a slime-filled event later this year.

Kids' Choice Awards México 2020 is sponsored by Movistar, Nintendo Switch, LEGO DOTS, Barbie and Hot Wheels.

Update (1/10) - Nickelodeon Latinoamérica has announced that the Skabeche brothers «Bryan y Eddy» (@skabechetv), singer Nicole Gatti (@gattinicole); and content creator Gibby (@gibbyjime) will form the Kids' Choice Awards México Social Squad!

Update (14/10) - Nickelodeon Latinoamérica has announced Evaluna Montaner and Camilo as the hosts of Kids' Choice Awards México 2020! KCA Mexico 2020 will broadcast exclusively on Nickelodeon on Tuesday, November 3 at 20:00!

Update (27/10) - Sebastián Yatra will be part of Kids' Choice Awards México 2020!

Below are the nominees for Kids' Choice Awards México 2020 - remember, only YOU have the last word about who wins a orange blimp award!

ACTRIZ FAVORITA (Favorite Actress)

Macarena García - #MacarenaGarcia
Evaluna Montaner - #EvalunaMontaner
Pilar Pascual - #PilarPascual
Isabela Souza - #IsabelaSouza

ACTOR FAVORITO (Favorite Actor)

Joaquín Bondoni - #JoaquinBondoni
Sebastián Silva - #SebastianSilva
Julio Peña - #JulioPeña
Emilio Osorio - #EmilioOsorio

NICK SHOW FAVORITO (Favorite Nickelodeon Show)

Loud House - #LoudHouseNick
Bob Esponja (SpongeBob) - #BobEsponjaNick
Henry Danger - #HenryDangerNick
Club 57 - #Club57Nick

SHOW FAVORITO (Favorite Show)

Club 57 - #Club57
BIA - #Bia
Noobees - #Noobees
Juntos El Corazón Nunca Se Equivoca - #JuntosElCorazonNuncaSeEquivoca

REALITY FAVORITO (Favorite Reality Series)

La Voz Azteca - #LaVozAzteca
De Viaje con Los Derbez - #DeViajeConLosDerbez
Master Chef México - #MasterChefMexico
Exatlón - #Exatlon

ANIMACIÓN FAVORITA (Favorite Animated Series)

Bob Esponja (SpongeBob) - #BobEsponja
Escandolosos (We Bare Bears) - #Escandalosos
Loud House - #LoudHouse
Prodigiosa: Las Aventuras de Lady Bug (Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir) - #LadyBug

PELI FAVORITA (Favorite Movie)

Unidos (Onward) - #Unidos
A todos los Chicos de los que me enamoré 2 (To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You) - #ATodosLosChicos2
El Stand de los Besos 2 (The Kissing Booth 2) - #ElStandDeLosBesos2
Siente el Ritmo (Feel the Beat) - #SienteElRitmo

STYLE FAVORITO (Favorite Style)

Camilo - #CamiloStyle
J Balvin - #JBalvinStyle
Los Rulés - #LosRulesStyle
Maia Reficco - #MaiaReficcoStyle

INSPIRACIÓN DEL AÑO (Inspiration of the Year)

Luisito & Juanpa Zurita con Aislados - #LuisitoYJuanpaInspiracion
Kenia Os - #KeniaOsInspiracion
Jesse y Joy - #JesseYJoyInspiracion
Maria Gabriela de Faria - #TheFariaInspiracion

SHIP DEL AÑO (Ship of the Year)

Evaluna y Camilo - #EvalunaYCamilo
Nath Campos y Simón Vargas - #NathYSimon
Calle y Poché - #CalleYPoche
Eloisa Os y Emi Velarde - #EloisaYEmi

APUESTA TRENDY BY NICK

Emi Velarde - #EmiVelardeTrendy
La Vecibanda - #LaVecibandaTrendy
El pequeño Logan - #ElPequeñoLoganTrendy
Orson Padilla - #OrsonPadillaTrendy

YOUTUBER FAVORITO (Favorite YouTuber)

Los Polinesios - #Polinesios
Yolo Aventuras - #YoloAventuras
Missa - #Missa
SKabeche - #SKabeche

GAMER FAVORITO (Favorite Gamer)

Raptor Gamer - #RaptorGamer
The Donato - #TheDonato
Antrax - #Antrax
German Garmendia - #GermanGarmendia

LIVE DEL AÑO

Gisselle Kuri y Paco de Miguel "Fragmentados" - #FragmentadosGisselleYPaco
Nick en Casa con Bala - #NickEnCasa
Las chicas quieren, con Evaluna - #LasChicasQuieren
Danna Paola y Sebastían Yatra presentando "No Bailes Sola" - #DannaYYatraLive

FANDOM FAVORITO (Favorite Fandom)

ARMY (BTS) - #ARMY
CNCOWNERS (CNCO) - #CNCOWNERS
Directioners (One Direction - 10 años) - #10YearsDirectioners
SKuad (SKabeche) - #SKuad

HIT LATINO (Latino Hit)

Camilo - Favorito - #Favorito
Tainy, J Balvin - Agua - #Agua
Morat y Sebastián Yatra - Bajo La Mesa - #BajoLaMesa
Rauw Alejandro - Tattoo (Remix con Camilo) - #TattooRemix

ARTISTA LATINO (Latino Artist)

J Balvin - #JBalvin
Camilo - #Camilo
Morat - #Morat
CNCO - #CNCO

ARTISTA MEXICANO (Mexican Artist)

Danna Paola - #DannaPaola
Jesse & Joy - #JesseYJoy
Matisse - #Matisse
Bala - #Bala

HIT MUNDIAL (World Hit)

Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa - #DontStartNow
Come Together - Now United - #ComeTogether
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles - #WatermelonSugar
On - BTS - #OnBTS

CHALLENGE DEL AÑO (Challenge of the Year)

Liene - Nanana - #NananaChallenge
Playdate - #PlaydateChallenge
American Boy - Simetría Challenge - #AmericanBoyChallenge
Choose your character challenge - #ChooseYourCharacterChallenge

CHALLENGER DEL AÑO (Challenger of the Year)

El Rod Contreras - #ElRodContreras
Jean Carlo León (Jashlem) - #JeanCarloLeon
Domelipa - #Domelipa
Darian Rojas - #DarianRojas

Formally "Challenge del Año".

CREADOR FAVORITO (Favourite Creator)

Eloisa Os - #EloisaOsIG
Danna Paola - #DannaPaolaIG
Little Vale - #LittleValeIG
Fede Vigevani - #FedeVigevaniIG

Formally "Instagramer Favorito".

Who do you want to see win a coveted Nickelodeon Orange Blimp Award? Vote for your KCA Mexico 2020 favorites NOW at https://www.kcamexico.com and on Twitter!

¡Los KCA México 2020 ya tienen finalistas!

Conoce el listado completo de los nominados de los Kid's Choice Awards México y cómo votar por ellos 💚

¡Lo lograste! El poder de tu voto se hizo PRESENTE y gracias a ti, ¡estos son los finalistas para los KCA México! 🎉

Ahora más que nunca, tu favorito necesita TODO tu apoyo para llevarse a casa el codiciado Blimp naranja y un buen baño de slime... 🤣

Sin más, estos son los 4 finalistas por cada categoría:

¿CÓMO VOTAR?

Avísale a tu celeb o creador favorito que vaya haciendo espacio en su repisa, porque sé que ya eres experto en votar.

Pero por cualquier cosa, te recordamos las 3 formas de votar:

En el sitio web:

Entra a kcamexico.com
Vota

Para votar en Twitter:

En un mismo tweet escribe el hashtag #KCAMexico

Y el hashtag del nominado (puedes votar varias categorías en un mismo tweet).

1RT = 1VOTO

Ejemplo para votar por programa Nick favorito:

#KCAMexico + #BobEsponjaNick

Para votar en Instagram:

Entra a cualquier post de @Nickelodeonla

En un mismo comentario escribe #KCAMexico y el hashtag del nominado

Cada comentario es un voto

Ejemplo para votar por programa Nick favorito:

#KCAMexico + #BobEsponjaNick

Y eso es todo, ¡ya votaste una vez! ¡Recuerda que puedes votar cuántas veces quieras, ¡entre más votes, mejor oportunidad tiene tu favorito de ganar!

¡Más sencillo imposible!

Ahora que ya sabes cómo votar y por quién puedes votar, deja que el slime bañe tu vida y grita con nosotros 🎉¡LOS KCA MÉXICO ESTARÁN INCREÍBLES!🎉

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Official Nickelodeon Latinoamérica press release, via WebAdictos:

Nickelodeon anuncia al Social Squad de los Kids´Choice Awards México 2020

Nickelodeon Latinoamérica se ha unido a cuatro increíbles talentos para crear el Social Squad de los Kids´Choice Awards México 2020.

Nickelodeon Latinoamérica se ha unido a cuatro increíbles talentos para crear el Social Squad de los Kids´Choice Awards México 2020, el cual llevará a los fanáticos a disfrutar la fiesta para niños más grande del año.

El Social Squad de los KCA México 2020, está conformado por los hermanos Skabeche  «Bryan y Eddy» (@skabechetv), quienes se encargan de hacernos reir en todo momento; la  talentosa cantante Nicole Gatti (@gattinicole);  y Gibby (@gibbyjime), la joven creadora de contenidos que enamora con su dulzura a chicos y grandes.

Nickelodeon Social Squad

Los miembros del Squad se encargarán de dar un vistazo íntimo y exclusivo a los Kids´ Choice Awards México 2020, compartiendo escenas detrás de cámara, secretos inesperados de los KCA y ayudando a los hosts del evento que próximamente anunciaremos.

Los fanáticos pueden seguir al Social Squad de los KCA México 2020 a través del hashtag #KCASquad y de las cuentas personales de cada miembro del escuadrón. 

Los Kids’ Choice Awards México, es la fiesta para niños más pegajosa del año, en la que se celebra lo último de la cultura pop infantil: películas, música, juegos y nuevos talentos. Los niños de Latinoamérica podrán disfrutar del espectáculo a través de las pantallas y plataformas de Nickelodeon, acompañados de muchas sorpresas y slime.

SOCIAL SQUAD KCA MÉXICO 2020

Las votaciones están abiertas hasta el 18 de octubre y se podrán hacer a través del sitio web de kcamexico.com y desde el Instagram de @nickelodeonla y Twitter, incluyendo el hashtag oficial del evento #KCAMexico más el de su nominado favorito.

Para más información visita el sitio oficial: kcamexico.com




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Evaluna Montaner y Camilo, conductores de los Kids’ Choice Awards 2020


GUADALAJARA, Jal., 13 de octubre de 2020. El canal de televisión Nickelodeon Latinoamérica anuncia a la súper pareja conformada por Evaluna Montaner y Camilo, como los hosts oficiales de la onceava entrega de los Kids´ Choice Awards México 2020.

La fiesta más pegajosa del año será transmitida en exclusiva a través de Nickelodeon Latinoamérica el martes 3 de noviembre a las 20:00 horas y los hosts están listos para hacer de ella una experiencia inolvidable.

La premiación será un espectáculo lleno de slime, diversión e increíbles presentaciones musicales de algunos de los artistas más exitosos del momento, incluyendo a Sebastián Yatra, Danna Paola, Bala, Guaynaa y Mati Gómez.

A esta sorprendente lista de exitosos artistas, se unen Evaluna y Camilo con una actuación musical nunca antes vista, la cual logrará que los fanáticos no quieran perderse la fiesta más esperada de todas.

Al respecto, Camilo comentó: “Evaluna y yo estamos muy emocionados de participar juntos en la conducción de los Kids Choice Awards. Como siempre haremos todo lo posible para que La Tribu se la pase muy bien con nosotros, desde cantar hasta bañarnos en slime si es necesario. Queremos que pasemos un momento rico juntos, nos vemos muy pronto”.

Los Kids’ Choice Awards México celebran lo mejor de la cultura pop infantil: películas, música, juegos y nuevos talentos. Danna Paola, Juanpa Zurita, Los Polinesios, J Balvin y Bala, son algunos de los nominados a las 22 categorías de esta edición y sólo los fans podrán decidir quiénes se llevarán a casa el codiciado blimp naranja.

Las votaciones están abiertas hasta el 18 de octubre y se podrán hacer a través del sitio web de kcamexico.com desde Instagram y Twitter de Nickelodeon.

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From POSTA:

Se reinventa Sebastián Yatra ante pandemia del COVID-19

El cantante Sebastián Yatra se reconectó con su familia durante cinco meses de confinamiento por la pandemia del COVID-19; se presentará en los Kid's Choice Award el próximo 3 de noviembre.

COLOMBIA.- El cantante colombiano Sebastián Yatra, informó que debido a la pandemia del COVID-19 se reinventó y reconectó con su familia tras pasar cinco meses en confinamiento.

Yatra aseguró que durante todo el tiempo en su hogar en la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia, estuvo haciendo música y en ocasiones se sentía estancado, sin embargo logró reconectarse con su familia.

Tambien dijo que el contacto que tenía con sus seguidores era a través de la cámara de su celular estando en su hogar. Además comentó que se preguntaba qué ofrecerle a sus fans y sentía que no tenía nada que valiera la pena.

Sebastián Yatra se presentará el próximo 3 de noviembre en la onceava edición de los Kid's Choice Award que se transmitirá por Nickelodeon Latinoamérica al filo de las 19:30 horas.

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Más Nick: ViacomCBS Launches TeenNick in Latin America!

Originally published: Monday, September 21, 2020.

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'The Astronauts' Suits Up for Hour-Long Launch Event, Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon

NICKELODEON SUITS UP FOR THE ASTRONAUTS HOUR-LONG
PREMIERE EVENT, FRIDAY, NOV. 13, AT 7 P.M. (ET/PT)

The Astronauts Marks the First Production From Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Kids+Family Division


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HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--Oct. 9, 2020--Nickelodeon enters orbit for an epic hour-long premiere event of The Astronauts, the network’s first co-production with Imagine Kids+Family.  The brand-new live-action series follows a group of kids who embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they are mistakenly launched into space.  The Astronauts is executive produced by Imagine Entertainment Executive Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, and Imagine Kids+Family President Stephanie Sperber.  The series is created by Daniel Knauf (Carnivàle, The Blacklist), who also serves as writer and executive producer.  The first two episodes of The Astronauts premiere back-to-back on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

In the hour-long premiere of The Astronauts, the spacecraft Odyssey II is set to launch on a mission to retrieve a foreign object that could potentially save mankind.  The plan quickly goes awry when five untrained kids use their parents’ security clearances to sneak onto the empty ship.  Soon after they board, the onboard AI system triggers the launch sequence.  Unable to stop the ship from blasting off, the kids must assume their new role as astronauts and brave harrowing tasks, as their parents rush to find a way to take control of the situation.


The group traveling together through space are: Samantha “Samy” Sawyer-Wei, played by Miya Cech (Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Always Be My Maybe); Elliott Combs, played by Bryce Gheisar (Wonder, A Dog’s Purpose); Martin Taylor, played by Keith L. Williams (Good Boys, The Last Man on Earth); Doria Taylor, played by Kayden Grace Swan (A Black Lady Sketch Show); and Will Rivers, played by Ben Daon (Child’s Play).  Matilda, the ship’s onboard AI system, is voiced by Paige Howard (The Employer, Adventureland).

The premiere episodes of The Astronauts are directed by DGA Award nominee Dean Israelite (Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Power Rangers movie, Project Almanac), who also serves as executive producer. The series is also directed by Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, The Orville), and Marcus Stokes (Criminal Minds, The Flash, 911). Will Davis served as creative executive for Imagine Kids+Family.


Production of The Astronauts for Nickelodeon is overseen by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live Action Scripted Content; and Zack Olin, Senior Vice President, Live Action.  Brian Banks serves as Nickelodeon’s Executive in Charge of Production for the series.


The Astronauts is the first production to hail from Imagine Kids+Family.  Imagine has a rich history telling stories rooted in space adventure, including the multiple Academy Award-winning film Apollo 13 (celebrating its 25th anniversary this year), the hybrid docuseries Mars for NatGeo, and the Emmy Award-winning series From The Earth To The Moon for HBO.


About Imagine Kids+Family

Imagine Kids+Family was formed in 2019 by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard with a focus on developing and producing premium kids and family entertainment with capabilities in consumer products and franchise building. Imagine Kids+Family is run by President Stephanie Sperber, a veteran kids entertainment executive with a successful career in building kids and family businesses, IP, and franchises. IKF recently acquired an equity stake in popular The Tiny Chef Show to develop the original short-form stop-motion animation Tiny Chef character across all platforms including short-form, tv series, and digital, and is part of a strategic global franchise plan. Currently, IKF is producing its first live-action series The Astronauts for Nickelodeon; Kalamata’s Kitchen; Breyer Hollow; The Trail; and Going Vintage to name a few. IKF is also producing Max Einstein under its partnership with James Patterson’s’ kid imprint Jimmy Books, and has a first-look partnership with Academy Award-winning animation company Lion Forge (Hair Love) around its existing IP of both licensed and original ideas, starting with Chippy Hood, Bug Tron, Puerto Rico Strong, and Unt. Black Comic Anthology.


About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 41st 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 and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).

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Plano Native Bryce Gheisar Stars in Nickelodeon’s “The Astronauts”


Launching his father’s spaceship, the Odyssey 2, was an accident. Elliot Combs, the sensitive and proud son of the Odyssey’s billionaire owner, had convinced his four friends to sneak on board with him. He called it “a once in a lifetime deal.”

Then the countdown to launch began. 

Now, Elliot has to prove that he is the leader that he knows he can be and learn how to work together with his friends, not only to show his worth to his dad and to himself but also to bring them safely home to their parents, who are watching from Earth. 

But they are not alone in space. 

“The Astronauts” is a new Nickelodeon series starring Plano native Bryce Gheisar, Keith L. Williams, Kayden Grace Swan, and Ben Daon. Dean Israelite directs and serves as executive producer along with Marcus Stokes, Jonathan Frakes, and Daniel Knauf who is also the creator, writer, and showrunner. It premiers at 7 p.m. Nov. 13. 

“Elliot comes across as confident and rude but is actually more sensitive,” says Bryce, who is 15. “The cool thing about it is that I was actually auditioning for Will, but looked older than the other kids. [So I auditioned] for Elliot and it fit better, more in tune with what they wanted.” 

Born in 2004 in Plano, Bryce was a rising star in competitive gymnastics when he first discovered his love for acting. At 8 years old, he didn’t know that you could become an actor. “At first it was very different than I was used to,” he says. “Gymnastics were very sporty and required like practice three hours every day. Very tough. Acting felt like less of a hassle and something fun. Then after a certain amount of time, I realized it could be a career path.”   

Bryce enrolled at Cathryn Sullivan’s Acting for Film school in Lewisville. Cathryn “Cathy” Sullivan has been teaching actors and actresses for decades in the Dallas area. Her older son Chad had starred in several films, including 1994’s Frank & Jesse, 1995’s Past the Bleachers, and 1998’s Still Holding On: The Legend of Cadillac Jack, before his untimely death in 2011. Her younger son Cody Linley played Jack Ryan on Miley Cyrus’s Hannah Montana show. 

Cathy offers a variety of acting classes for kids, teens, and adults such as Acting for Camera for 6 to 9-year-old kids and film classes for 10-year-old and up, even until they hit college. Sullivan’s Hall of Fame includes a variety of successful artists, including Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Thomas Mann.

As Devin Way from “Grey’s Anatomy” wrote in a testimonial included on Cathy’s website for her acting school: “The beautiful thing about my experience at Cathryn’s was as much as I knew she cared about my acting, she cared about me more. She cares about her students. Authentically. Then from a place of love and trust, reaches in and transforms their acting ability from the inside out. Once you’re one of Cathy’s kids, you’re hers for life.”

Cathy’s school transformed Bryce, who was originally interested in the comedic side of acting. He loves comedies, but as he grew older, he fell in love with the dramatic side of acting. “And that was one of the things that Cathy helped me discover how to do the emotional state in different scenes,” he says.

For about five years, Bryce took classes from Cathy, reaching the master level before leaving at the age of 13 or 14. In his early days of acting, like many beginning actors, he shot quite a few commercials. In 2015, he landed a short role as Elijah Gutnick in The Bus Stop. A year later, he appeared as Herman in Walk the Prank, and then transitioned into film. 

His first feature was A Dog’s Purpose in 2017, starring Dennis Quad, Josh Grad, and several other well known actors. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, it was based on the 2010 novel by W. Bruce Cameron and told the story of a devoted dog searching for a rightful purpose. Bryce played Ethan Montogermy, a kind-hearted boy who adopts the dog. 

From there, he appeared in Wonder with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, and Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 to Paris, starring Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler, and Alek Skarlatos. Bryce played a young Alek in the biographical film, based on the autobiography The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes.

“It was really surreal being on set [with Clint Eastwood],” Bryce says. “He is kind of like a guy who sits and instead of calling action says, ‘Go ahead.’ He’s very quiet and [wants it] calm on set.”

Bryce offers this piece of advice for aspiring actors, though it could also apply to other artists such as musicians and writers:

“You have to love it because there is a lot of rejection. I do hundreds of auditions and don’t hear back on almost all of them. You really have to focus and if you don’t, it’s very hard, and don’t take things personally. Just keep at it.”  

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Originally published: Friday, October 09, 2020 at 19:17 BST.
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