Saturday, November 17, 2018

Nickelodeon USA to Premiere 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows' Movie (2016) on Thursday 29th November 2018

Nick@Nite USA will host the Nickelodeon network premiere of Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures' action-packed film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (2016), a sequel to Nickelodeon and Paramount's 2014 blockbuster movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, on Thursday 29th November 2018 at 9:00 P.M. (ET/PT)!


Your favorite pizza-loving heroes return in an epic new adventure loaded with wall-to-wall laughs that critics call “the best Ninja Turtles movie ever” (Eric Walkuski, JoBlo.com)!

In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, and Michelangelo are back to battle bigger, badder villains, alongside April O’Neil and a newcomer: the hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones. After supervillain Shredder escapes custody, he joins forces with two dimwitted henchmen, Bebop and Rocksteady, to unleash a diabolical plan to take over the world. As the Turtles prepare to take on Shredder and his new crew, they find themselves facing an even greater threat with similar intentions: the notorious Krang. Out Of The Shadows will also feature fan favourites such as Karai and the evil humanoid fly scientist Baxter Stockman. Hailed as “fun from start to finish” (Brian Medina, Movie Pilot), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Laura Linney, Stephen Amell, and Tyler Perry in the live action film that is fun for the whole family.



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows stars Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Megan Fox as April O'Neil, Will Arnett as Vernon Fenwick, Laura Linney as Chief Vincent, Stephen Amell as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman, Brian Tee as Shredder, Stephen Farrelly as Rocksteady (as Sheamus), Gary Anthony Williams as Bebop, Peter Donald Badalamenti II as Splinter (as Peter D. Badalementi), Tony Shalhoub as the Voice of Splinter, Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond) as the voice of Krang, Brittany Ishibashi as Karai, Courtney L. Kirkland as a Referee, Justin van Duyne as a Referee, Joslyn Brewster as Bumblebee, Robert Clohessy as Deputy Warden Hamlett, Alexis Suarez as a Officer, John Palladino as a Officer, Meredith Travers as a Schoolgirl, Edwin J. Birmingham as NYPD ESU, Paul Teutul Jr. as a Corrections Officer (as Paul Michael Teutul), Opal Alladin as a Security Officer, Connor Fox as Trevor, Stan Demidoff as a Uniformed Cop, Greg Hildreth as a Security Guard, Dean Winters as a Bartender, Antoinette Kalaj as a Hostess, Alice Callahan as a Detective, Jane Wu as Jade, Steve Lacy as a News Anchor, and cameos from Jill Martin, Alessandra Ambrosio, Carmelo Anthony, DeAndre Jordan, Jonathan Redick, Matt Barnes, Austin Rivers, Shane Larkin, Lou Amundson, Andrea Bargnani, Quincy Acy, and Langston Arnold Galloway, plus a special appearance by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman as a Pizza Delivery Guy.

Tom Baker, Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee Take a Ride on the Wild Side in First Full-Length UK Trailer of 'Wonder Park'

Iconic British voice talent Tom Baker (Doctor Who, Little Britain, Monarch on the Glen) and YouTube sensations Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee join the stellar Hollywood cast of Jennifer Garner, Matthew Broderick, John Oliver, Mila Kunis, Norbert Leo Butz and Brianna Denski for the UK and Irish release of Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies' Wonder Park!


Baker will voice Boomer the bear, and Sugg and Lee will voice beavers Gus and Cooper in the UK and Irish release of the theatrical film.

In the US-English audio track of the movie, Boomer is being voiced by Ken Hudson Campbell (Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, Duckman, Home Alone), and Gus and Cooper are being voiced by Kenan Thompson (All That, Kenan & Kel, Good Burger, SNL) and Ken Jeong (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), respectively.


This isn't the first time Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee have teamed up to voice characters in a Nickelodeon Movie. The pair previously teamed up to voice characters in the UK & Irish edition of 2015's The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, in which they voiced Kyle the Seagull and Seagull #2, respectively.

A tribute to creativity, Wonder Park (formally Amusement Park) tells the story of 10-year-old June, a wildly imaginative young girl who builds models of amusements parks with her mother. When June gets older, she starts to lose her sense of wonder and begins to shun her childhood ideas, including the idea of the park, packing away her models away. Nevertheless, her childhood catches up with her!

One day whilst exploring deep in the woods, in a magical moment, she discovers a roller coaster car buried under ivy. It transports her to a fantastical wonder park, like the ones she used to build, populated by animals who were its past employees. But the park is broken down, abandoned and in a state of decay.


June soon rediscovers the wonder of her world, and teams up with a whole host of talking animals to restore the park to its full glory, complete with spinning contraptions and inverting roller coasters, all whilst contending with a invasion of a army of cheeky chimpanzombies looking to stir up all kinds of destructive mischief.

The voice talent includes Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Rules Don’t Apply, The Producers) as Dad, Jennifer Garner (Nine Lives, The Tribes of Palos Verdes) as Mom, Joe Sugg (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water) as Gus, Caspar Lee (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water) as Cooper, Mila Kunis (Family Guy, A Bad Moms Christmas) as Greta, John Oliver (The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, live-action Lion King) as Steve, Tom Baker (Doctor Who, Little Britain, Monarch on the Glen) as Boomer the Bear, Sofia Mali as Young June, Brianna Denski (Momsters: When Moms Go Bad) as June, Oev Michael Urbas as Banky, Norbert Leo Butz (Bloodline) as Peanut, Kate McGregor-Stewart as Aunt Albertine, Kevin Chamberlin as Uncle Tony, Kath Soucie (Rugrats, Hey Arnold!) as Bus Counselor Shannon, and Noen Perez as Chatty Kid.

Wonder Park is set for release in theatres and RealD 3D in the US on March 15th and in 2D and 3D cinemas in the UK on April 8th.

Check out the awesome first look at the trailer below for the fun, family animated adventure and enjoy the ride!



Follow Wonder Park online at WonderParkMovie.co.uk and https://www.facebook.com/WonderParkUK/. #WonderPark

Joe and Caspar have been very busy lately. Back in June, the pals pooled their YouTube knowledge to launch Margravine, a management company to help shape up-and-coming digital talent. Additionally, Joe is currently competing in the 2018 series of Strictly Come Dancing (the series which So You Think You Can Dance? based upon).

Kidzcoolit.com star Con recently asked Wonder Park star Caspar Lee what is the greatest prize he’s ever won at BAFTA Kids Awards. Check out the awesome video here!

More Nick: ‘The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge’ To Be An Origin Story!

H/T: Top 10 Films; Sources: The Fan Carpet; Additional sources: IMDb (I, II), Flickering Myth, Metro, Movies For Kids, SEENIT, HELLO!, Reverse Image Search, Google.co.uk.

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'Thumb War' | New 1-Hour 'Henry Danger' Special Premiering Saturday, November 17 | Trailer | Nickelodeon USA [Updated]

Coming soon, a new crime fighting duo crashes into Swellview! The Thumb Buddies quickly win the hearts of the people, including their Thumber 1 Fan, Piper (Ella Anderson)! Is there still space for Kid Danger & Captain Man? Find out in the brand new Henry Danger one-hour special, "Thumb War", premiering Saturday, November 17 at 8:00pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!



In the brand-new hour-long Henry Danger special "Thumb War", Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) and Kid Danger (Jace Norman) are upset when a new crime-fighting team emerges in town. However, they discover that the new-duo are their biggest fans. After an unfortunate incident, the Thumb Buddies seek revenge on our heroes! Guest Star: Jerry Trainor (Drake & Josh, iCarly, Wendell & Vinnie, TUFF Puppy). (#899-60)

To celebrate the premiere of the all-new hour-long Henry Danger special "Thumb War", Nickelodeon has unveiled a super sneak peek, which you can watch in the fantastic video here on nick.com and on the Nick App! In Nick's super sneak-peek, "Thuumber 1 Fan", Piper is a thumber one fan!

Henry, Jasper, Charlotte & Piper are Going to Cactus Con! | Henry Danger | Nickelodeon

Henry (Jace Norman) and Charlotte (Riele Downs) are put in a tough place trying to help Jasper go to Cactus Con with Patina (Baby Ariel) in the brand-new Henry Danger episode "The Great Cactus Con", premiering Saturday, November 24 at 8:00pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA! Think this date is going to go well? Let me know what you think in the comments below! Catch more Henry Danger on Nick!



Did you hear? Jace and Baby Ariel will be starring in a brand-new Nickelodeon Original Movie, Bixler High Private Eye!

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA to Premiere New 'Henry Danger' 1-Hour Special 'Thumb War' on Saturday, November 17; To Guest Star Jerry Trainor!
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Nickelodeon's November + Thanksgiving 2018 Continuity: Global Edition

Check out a super selection of Nickelodeon's November and Thanksgiving presentation (including idents, bumpers, trailers and BUGs/DOGs) from Nickelodeon channels around the world! (latest videos towards the bottom):

BaseTV – Die Ekelprüfung 🤢 – Schüler gegen Lehrer 4 | Spotlight | Nickelodeon Deutschland



Mehr Infos: http://www.nick.de/spotlight

Mehr Nick: Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products to Launch 'Spotlight' Merchandise Inspired by Nickelodeon Germany's Hit Show!
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Rutizados | Aprender de los errores | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

Corregir y ser corregidos: esta es la cuestión. ¡Ruth y Lili nos enseñan a aprender de nuestros errores en Rutizados! Sigue todos los videos con Majo Vargas y Megumi Hasebe cada miércoles y viernes, al término del episodio de Noobees, en exclusivo en nuestro Youtube.



NOOBINFLUENCER - http://www.mundonick.com/noobinfluencer
Mystery Man - http://www.mundonick.com/programas/mystery-man/teiwri

Más: http://www.mundonick.com/programas/noobees/7smix8

Más Nick: Nickelodeon Latin America Kicks Off Co-Production ‘Club 57’ with Italy’s Rainbow Group | MIPJunior | MIPCOM 2018!
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I Am Frankie: Behind the Android | The Zone | YTV

I AM FRANKIE: BEHIND THE ANDROID (Part 1) | THE ZONE | YTV



Go behind the scenes of new episodes from I Am Frankie with star Alex Hook!

I AM FRANKIE: BEHIND THE ANDROID (Part 2) | THE ZONE | YTV



Go behind the scenes of new episodes from I Am Frankie with star Alex Hook in PART 2 of "Behind The Android."

Catch I Am Frankie, weekdays at 6:30pm ET/PT on YTV Canada, and on Nickelodeon channels globally!

Visit ytv.com, nick.com and nick.tv, as well as the YTV GO, Nick App and Nick Play apps for more I Am Frankie.

More YTV: YTV Canada Premieres 'Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'!
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Friday, November 16, 2018

Viacom Announces New Structure for Media Networks Group [Updated W/ Kevin Kay's Farewell Memo to Staff]

Viacom Announces New Structure for Media Networks Group

Viacom Media Networks streamlines to four operating groups

Paramount Network and TV Land will now operate alongside Comedy Central

CMT joins MTV, VH1 and Logo Group

Kevin Kay to leave the company


NEW YORK--Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA) today announced a new, simplified structure for Viacom Media Networks (VMN). Effective immediately, VMN will consist of four brand groups:

- Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land
- MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo
- BET Networks
- Nickelodeon

The new structure will streamline VMN’s operations, enhancing the ability of Viacom’s network teams to coordinate scheduling and programming, share production and other resources, and leverage important talent relationships.


Chris McCarthy will expand his current role of President of MTV, VH1 and Logo to now include CMT. (Photo: Viacom)

The Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land group will be led by Kent Alterman, President, and Chris McCarthy will expand his current role of President of MTV, VH1 and Logo to now include CMT. Alterman and McCarthy will continue to report to CEO Bob Bakish. There are no changes to BET Networks or Nickelodeon.


Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central, will also lead Paramount Network and TV Land. (Photo: Viacom)

“These changes mark the next step in the ongoing evolution of our company as we continue to ensure we’re making the most of our great assets and resources, and operating as nimbly and efficiently as we can,” said Bakish. “Comedy Central, Paramount Network and TV Land share an original content strategy anchored in scripted programming, and CMT – with its deep roots in music and unscripted programming – is a natural partner for MTV and VH1. Kent and Chris have been driving forces behind Viacom’s flagship strategy, re-energizing and growing two of our most iconic brands, and I can’t wait to see what they do next.”

With these changes, Kevin Kay will step down as President, Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT after a transition period. Kay’s achievements during his tenure at Viacom include overseeing a string of hits for Nickelodeon, such as All That, Kenan & Kel and The Adventures of Pete & Pete, as well as developing and greenlighting SpongeBob SquarePants. During his tenure at Spike, he oversaw the launch of fan-favorites like The Ultimate Fighter, Lip Sync Battle, Bar Rescue and Ink Master, as well as the expansion of Bellator.

More recently, Kay and his team successfully launched Paramount Network in January 2018. Paramount Network has achieved early critical and ratings success through the cinematic original series Waco and Yellowstone, the latter of which is the second-most-watched cable series of 2018. In addition, since Kay gained oversight of TV Land and CMT in 2017, the networks have continued to grow their devoted audiences through acclaimed original series such as Younger, Teachers and CMT Crossroads.

“Over the course of his career at Viacom, Kevin’s creative vision and gift for telling great stories have made a lasting impact,” Bakish added. “Thanks to the efforts of Kevin and his team, we have successfully established Paramount Network as a home for premium content, and TV Land and CMT continue to be dominant forces in the audiences they serve. I’m so grateful for the many contributions they have made in evolving and strengthening these world-class brands for their next chapter.”

Alterman has served as President of Comedy Central since 2016 after previously holding the position of President, Original Programming at the network. Since his return to Comedy Central in 2010, Alterman has prioritized attracting and nurturing top comedic talent, launching with his team some of the most-acclaimed comedies across the past decade, including Emmy Award-winning series such as Inside Amy Schumer, Key & Peele, Broad City, Drunk History and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Under his leadership, Comedy Central has greatly extended the brand across new platforms and experiences, including the launch of a global podcast network and a 24-hour satellite radio station, along with Clusterfest, a three-day comedy and music festival. Bucking industry trends, Comedy Central was one of only three Top 20 networks to maintain or grow ratings among Adults 18-49 across the recently-concluded fiscal year and has maintained or grown share for 18 consecutive months. Comedy Central streamed nearly 4.7 billion videos across digital and social platforms in FY2018, a year-over-year increase of +63%.

McCarthy was elevated to President of MTV, VH1 and Logo in October 2016 after serving as President of VH1 and Logo. In his tenure, MTV now is the fastest growing network in cable and number one with its 18-34 audience, while VH1 is riding three consecutive years of ratings growth. Together MTV and VH1 boast 19 of the top 25 unscripted series on cable. At MTV, McCarthy has engineered the network’s longest streak of ratings growth in seven years with new hits like Siesta Key and Ex on the Beach, and reimagined iconic franchises like Jersey Shore and Floribama Shore. Under his leadership, MTV has built its social footprint to more than 350 million followers and doubled video streams in 2018, while launching the transformative MTV Studios initiative to develop original series for partners across SVOD and premium TV. McCarthy is the recipient of multiple Emmys and a Peabody Award.


In additional news, Bartosz Witak, Senior Vice President (SVP), General Manager (GM) for Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) in Central and Eastern Europe and Israel has "abruptly" left the company. Viacom confirmed the news in a statement to SorozatWiki, saying "We confirm that Bartosz Witak, vice president and chief executive officer for Central and Eastern Europe and Israel left Viacom yesterday. The Central and Eastern European region is being temporarily managed by Elena Balmont, Managing Director of the Russian, CIS and Baltic region."

About Viacom

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content – including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences – for audiences in 183 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina), Colors (India) and Paramount Channel, reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Paramount Television develops, finances and produces original programming for television and digital platforms.

For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit (www.viacom.com). Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom’s blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.

Isabela Moner Talks 'Dora the Explorer', Future Plans and More

Collider has named Instant Family star Isabela Moner is the publication's Up-and-Comer of the Month but to be honest, it’s a bit of a cheat. See, Moner has been up-and-coming for a while. In fact, she has already arrived, having caught her big break in 2014 with the Nickelodeon show 100 Things to Do Before High School, followed by her made-for-TV movie debut in Nickelodeon's Legends of the Hidden Temple, then her big screen break when Michael Bay hand-picked her to star in last year’s blockbuster Transformers: The Last Knight, for which she earned a Teen Choice Award nomination. Since then, Moner hasn’t looked back. She starred opposite Benicio Del Toro in this summer’s acclaimed sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and a month after that she was on her way to Australia to shoot Paramount Players and Nickelodeon Movies' live-action Dora the Explorer movie (her third for Paramount) in which she plays the adventurous lead. So, you’ve probably seen Moner already, and if not then I assure you, you’re definitely going to be seeing a lot more of her in the future.


Collider got the chance to talk to Isabela from the movie set of Dora the Explorer, in which the young actor talks about her brand-new movie Instant Family and the up-and-coming Dora the Explorer. Check out the bits in which Isabela talks about Dora the Explorer below, and make sure to head to Collider.com to read Isabela's awesome interview in full!:


Congrats on being named Collider’s Up-and-Comer of the Month for November!

I appreciate [all] of this. I’m still confused as to like, if I’m relevant or not. I don’t know, and personally I’d rather not be, because I like the place where I’m at right now. I feel like I really like my career and where it is at right now. I love it. I’m still able to do some crazy stuff in public and no one cares about me or what I’m doing, and it’s awesome.

That anonymity may not last much longer, given how well your career is going.

I know, I know. That’s the only thing I regret about signing up for Dora.

[...]

Do you feel like homegrown talent at Paramount, having started your career at Nickelodeon? You did this film after Transformers, and now you’re shooting a third Paramount movie, Dora the Explorer, where they’re entrusting you with another huge IP. Do you feel like you’re a part of the family over there, in a sense?

Yeah, I feel like I know the marketing team and the lawyers. They’ve taken me in and entrusted me with so much, and for that I’m really grateful. And I’m really grateful that they choose to represent my culture as well. They’ve always been advocates for that, in my experience, at least. I’ve had nothing but ‘yes’s’ from them as far as like, speaking in Spanish during some scenes, or even just speaking Spanish during interviews. They’ve always been such advocates for that, and for that I’m grateful, because that’s one of my main priorities, too. They even have me in the Christmas cards this year, so I got to sing part of the “Jingle Bells” song with John Krasinski and all the people who are in their movies. I thought it was awesome.

I’ve got to talk to Paramount and get on their Christmas card list!

Yeah! Right?

[...]

What has been the biggest pinch me-moment of your career so far?

Oh God, every day! Every single day there’s something new. If I think about it too much, I feel kind of anxious. There’s a lot going on that I somehow just happen to deal with. I’m surprised by the same thing. But I do have knitting on my side, and i have my dog that I just adopted. His name is Pluto and he has three legs. He’s the cutest little boy. He’s the goodest boy ever.

[...]

Can you give us a taste of the adventure we’ll see in Dora the Explorer and the kinds of things James Bobin has you doing on set?

The thing is, I know that I can’t really say much about it, but I’ll talk about it as much as I can. Basically, this experience I joined for the fact that I really think it’s going to be a big movement, politically-wise, because it’s an all-Latino cast. Instead of like… you know how they have token black guys or token Latino guys in movies? We have one token white guy in the main cast. I’m working with Eugenio Derbez, Eva Longoria, Michael Pena and Jeffrey Wahlberg, who’s amazing. He’s half-Dominican. It’s been a great experience and I’ve worked so hard at this. My motto is, if you put 100 percent of you and your energy and everything that you’ve got into something, there’s no way that at least you can fail. So I am very proud of this and we only have one week left. I never thought that at 17, I’d be waking up at 5 a.m. every day, working six-day weeks until they very last minute that they can legally work me for, and still remain sane. Like, I’m surprised I did it, because back in the day I really had trouble getting up for school and doing homework and actually submitting it. Either way, if this movie [Dora] is a flop, which I doubt it will be, but if it is, I’m going to be so happy that I did this and it’s out there. I can say, ‘I did that shit. Like, I did that!’ I hope I inspire all the little Hispanic girls and boys out there. That’s who I’m doing this for. We had a bunch of kids visit the set, some of them are Make-A-Wish kids, some of them are crew members’ kids who visit, and when they freak out about meeting Dora, I’m like, ‘damn, this is it. This is what I do this for.’ Kids are my favorite because they’re so pure. They’re really mean sometimes because they’re super honest, but I trust them as a good judge of character. And they’re always so nice to me, so I feel really awesome. You just have to talk to them like adults. You can’t baby them. They’re smart, You’ve gotta address them with some authority, some respect. Put some respect on it!

You’ve gotta ask to keep the costume!

I know, I know! I probably will. I’m already slowly taking stuff. I’ll subtly ask for it and they’ll be like, ‘you can take it.’ I know they’re not telling me that I can, but I still take it because they have so many doubles, and hey, they have a big budget.

Is college in your plans at all?

I’m done with high school, so right now I’m taking a lot of college classes online and just trying to keep up with that, because I don’t just want to stop. It’s actually surprisingly easy to get work done between shot setups, but if I don’t want to do this next year and want to take a half a year break, I’m just going to go to college. I study psychology. That’s my main thing, I think. I like the human mind and how messed up it is. If I do one more full semester I would have my Associate’s Degree, so I’m really trying to work towards that.

I think that’s awesome. Congrats. You have a huge social media presence right now. Do you ever worry about it getting you into trouble? Do you think you’ll ever outgrow it. How do you like to use it?

It’s so weird. Social media is so weird. I hate it to be honest, but I feel like we all need it in order to get our voices out there and really speak on things that we care about. That’s the only time I use it. But I know people just want the selfies. They just want the vacation pics. So I have to find a [happy] medium there. I have to trick them, like, I’ll post some selfies, but then I’ll post something I really care about. And it’ll just throw them off. You’ve just got to keep a balance there. It’s weird, I feel like half the time I’m selling my soul just to keep people entertained on social media, but it also has been very beneficial, especially in my work with UNICEF. I’ve been working with them a lot, and the more I continue to support them on social media, the more they want to be involved with my work. It’s just like, a way of fundraising. It’s social media. It’s its own beast. But everyone needs it, I guess, nowadays.

What’s next for you, Isabela? Do you have any aspirations to write or direct, or to make more music? [Broadway Records released her album, Stopping Time, in 2015.]

I feel like my goal is bigger than acting. I already write, and I’m not saying it’s good, but I wrote this song for the end of Instant Family. It’s called “I’ll Stay,” and that alone was so nerve-racking for me to get out there, so I think it’s going to take a while for me to even write, like, a screenplay or something, let alone show anyone. But I definitely want to direct. Sean Anders inspired me on this one, because he made it seem so effortless even though obviously it’s a lot of work. He was just so passionate about it.

Anything lined up after Dora?

Other than time with my family? No. I’m very, very, very excited to get back home and be with my brothers. And also, writing. I’ve been having weird dreams about being locked out of a recording studio, so that’s a thing. And I haven’t touched a piano in so long, and there’s this old piano at my house that I just miss so much, and I refuse to play keyboard. I can’t just rent one. So I can’t wait to play that piano. That’s my main thing.

Thanks so much for taking the time to speak with me today. Congrats on Instant Family and good luck with the rest of the Dora shoot.

Thank you so much, and rest in peace, Stan Lee! Love you, man. Oh my God, there’s a guy who just passed by who looked just like Stan Lee. Whoa! I just saw the ghost of Stan Lee. No, he’s definitely real and a little bit chubbier, but he’s still cute. Like Stan.

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Click here to read Collider's fantastic interview with Isabela in full!

Click out Matt Hunter and Isabela Moner's brand-new single, "Lista De Espera" here! The track is a bit like a Dora the Explorer reunion, as Matt voiced Diego in Dora the Explorer and spin-off Go, Diego, Go!, and Isabela voiced Kate in Dora and Friends and is playing Dora in the upcoming live-action movie!

Dora the Explorer stars Isabela Moner (100 Things to Do Before High School, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Sicario: Day of the Soldado) will star as the titular teen, who heads out on an adventure with her best friend, Boots the monkey, and her cousin Diego.

11-time Emmy and four-time BAFTA nominee director James Bobin (Alice Through the Looking Glass) has assembled a cast of diverse superstars such as Eva Longoria and Michael Peña, who play the parents of the titular character; Eugenio Derbez (Overboard, Instructions Not Included; How to Be A Latin Lover), who plays Alejandro, a mysterious jungle inhabitant who tries to protect the teenagers from the marauders; Nicholas Coombe (Spy Kids: Mission Control, Midnight Sun) as Randy, a fellow high schooler who develops an immediate crush on Dora; Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Tidelands) as the school’s snooty class president, Sammy; and Academy Award nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros, Thor, The 33) as Dora’s grandma, Abuelita Valerie, Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern, Moana), who will play the role of Powell; Q’orianka Kilcher (The Alienist), who will play Inca Princess Kawillaka; Madelyn Miranda, who portrays Young Dora, and Jeffrey Wahlberg and Dora’s cousin Diego.

The movie will tell the story of Dora, a girl who has spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, but now must navigate her most dangerous adventure yet: high school. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

Nicholas Stoller and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel wrote the script, and Walden Media is co-financing and co-producing the film with Paramount, which is slated to release Dora the Explorer on Aug. 2, 2019.

Dora the Explorer is based on the popular Nickelodeon children’s show, and Paramount Players has a mandate to leverage Viacom-owned properties for the big screen treatment. The studio is also developing a feature adaptation of the beloved Nick series Are You Afraid of the Dark?.

Dora the Explorer is produced by Christopher Robin producer Kristin Burr, who is joined by longtime Bobin associate, executive producer John G. Scotti (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, Alice Through the Looking Glass) as well as executive producers Julia Pistor (The Spiderwick Chronicles, A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Eugenio Derbez.

The production marks the lovable Latina character’s big screen debut (and first live-action adaptation on any platform) after fourteen seasons (2000-2014) and 172 episodes on Nickelodeon.

Dora the Explorer is a Paramount Players and Nickelodeon production in association with Walden Media.

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