Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Loud House: Every Character’s First Line! ๐Ÿ˜œ w/ Jace Norman | Nickelodeon

The Loud House: Every Character’s First Line! ๐Ÿ˜œ w/ Jace Norman | Nick

First. Line. Ever! This EPIC mashup features every character’s first line from The Loud House. There’s Lincoln, Lily, even Steak Stankco (guest voiced by JACE NORMAN), plus so many more! Yup, Nickelodeon's got ‘em all…or did they?? Let Nick know if they missed anyone in the comments on YouTube!

Can you guess who Nickelodeon's missing?! ๐Ÿ‘€

More Nick: Eugenio Derbez, Ken Jeong and Melissa Joan Hart Join Cast of Nickelodeon’s All-New Animated Series 'The Casagrandes', Premiering October 2019!
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Nike Kyrie 5 X SpongeBob SquarePants Collaboration to Release in Saturday, August 10, 2019

Continuing the trend of strange but awesome shoe collaborations, Nike may be releasing a crossover with a beloved cartoon character under the sea, SpongeBob SquarePants!

Update (7/19) - - The SpongeBob and Patrick editions of the Nike Kyrie 5 X SpongeBob SquarePants line of sneakers will be released on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.! The sneakers will be available in a variety of sizes and price points: KYRIE 5 ($130), BIG KIDS' KYRIE 5 ($110), LITTLE KIDS' KYRIE 5 ($80), and TODDLER KYRIE 5 ($55)! Scroll down for the latest images of the shoes!

Update (7/23) - The Squidward Tentacles, Sandy Cheeks and Mr. Krabs versions have now been unveiled!

Update (7/2) - A first look of the Squidward edition of the sneakers has been unveiled!

Nickelodeon's 'Henry Danger The Musical' to Make "Note"-Worthy Debut on Saturday, July 27, at 8:00 PM (ET/PT)

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:


Musical Extravaganza Marks the Return of Frankie Grande as the Villainous Frankini;
Henry Danger The Musical Album Release Available on Friday, July 19

Share it: @Nickelodeon #HenryDanger

BURBANK, Calif.—July 16, 2019—Kid Danger (Jace Norman) and Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) will face their biggest challenge ever in Nickelodeon’s hour-long episode, Henry Danger The Musical, airing Saturday, July 27, at 8:00 pm (ET/PT). The special, which features 26 original Broadway-style songs, marks the return of the villainous Frankini (Frankie Grande) who puts a musical curse over the town of Swellview, while Kid Danger and Captain Man are forced to find a way to stop him.

In the special, Henry Hart awakens one morning to alarming news—that persistent pest Frankini has placed a musical curse over Swellview. The entire town quickly tires of being forced to sing a variety of musical numbers and to even dance like they are in a chorus line. When Captain Man and Kid Danger discover that they cannot punch and kick their way out of this problem, they are forced to bring in an unlikely ally to help them fight Frankini on his own turf--by taking him on in an epic, live-streamed sing battle to end the curse once and for all.

Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger is basic cable’s number-one show with K2-11 and K6-11 (through 6/23/19). With 117 episodes to date, Henry Danger is the network’s longest-running live-action sitcom. Source: NMR, Most current, 2019 YTD (12/31/18-06/23/19), minimum 5+ telecast, excludes: broadcast.

Henry Danger follows the adventures of Henry Hart (Jace Norman) who gets selected by superhero Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) to be his apprentice. After promising to keep his new identity a secret, Henry must navigate a double life balancing the challenges of high school with the crazy adventures of a crime fighter. The series also stars Riele Downs as “Charlotte Page,” Sean Ryan Fox as “Jasper Dunlop,” Ella Anderson as “Piper Hart,” Michael D. Cohen as “Schwoz Schwartz,” and Jeffrey Nicholas Brown as “Jake Hart.”

Henry Danger The Musical album will be released on Friday, July 19, distributed by AWAL/Kobalt. Featuring 16 original songs from the episode, the album will be available for purchase on iTunes, and streaming on Spotify Apple Music and more.

Henry Danger The Musical is written by Samantha Martin, who also serves as co-producer. Christopher J. Nowak serves as showrunner and executive producer. Jake Farrow is executive producer. Henry Danger is created by Dan Schneider and Dana Olsen.

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th 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 Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Henry Danger: The Musical will also premiere on YTV in Canada on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT)!

Henry Danger: The Musical | Exclusive Sneak Peek ๐Ÿ˜ฑ There’s a Curse Over Swellview! | Nick

Something’s going on! There’s a musical curse over Swellview! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Will Captain Man and Kid Danger hit the high notes to save the town and defeat Frankini?! What’s your favorite song from the musical so far? Let us know in the comments below and don’t miss Henry Danger: The Musical on July 27th at 8! On Nick!

Comment below if you’re watching HENRY DANGER: THE MUSICAL with us on July 27th at 8pm! ๐ŸŽค⭐️

Jace Norman Sings “The Bro Song” w/ Cooper Barnes ๐Ÿคฉ Henry Danger: The Musical Sneak Peek | Nick

See Henry (Jace Norman) and Ray (Cooper Barnes) like you’ve never seen them before! Bro. Bro? Bro! We know you can’t get enough of Henry Danger: The Musical! Find out if they can hit those high notes to break the curse and save Swellview! What’s your favorite song from the musical? Let us know in the comments below and don’t miss Henry Danger: The Musical July 27th at 8! On Nick!

Henry Danger: The Musical is going to be EPIC! What is your favorite song to sing?! ๐Ÿ˜

Henry Danger: The Musical - Bro Song BTS | Nick

Henry Danger: The Musical is coming soon but get a sneak peek of the song you will be singing all summer in this behind the scenes music video for “Bro Song”. We all know that Henry Hart, Jace Norman, and Ray Manchester, Cooper Barnes, have a bromance for the ages but now you can hear them sing about it in this one of a kind music video using “Bro Song” from the upcoming Henry Danger: The Musical premiering July 27th at 8pm.

WE WANT TO KNOW: What is the last song your listened to?! ๐ŸŽง

Henry Danger: The Musical | Exclusive Sneak Peek of the Park Scene! ๐Ÿ™Œ Nick

Henry Danger: The Musical is coming soon but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to get a sneak peek! Check out this exclusive scene from the musical where our heroes Kid Danger and Captain Man take on the evil villain Frankini who has put a musical curse over Swellview. Like the scene? Let us know your favorite part in the comments below. And make sure not to miss the musical event of the summer when Henry Danger: The Musical premieres July 27th at 8pm.


Frankie Grande's Character 'Frankini' is Making Everyone Sing and Dance

Frankie Grande's villainous character 'Frankini' returns to Nickelodeon's 'Henry Danger The Musical.' The TV personality and social media star joined Cheddar to talk all about his musical superpowers, social media and his sister's (Ariana Grande) Vogue cover.

The Fight Song (Lyrics)- From the Henry Danger Cast

There's A Musical Curse Over Swellview (Lyrics) - From The Henry Danger Cast

The Bro Song (Lyrics) - From the Henry Danger Cast

More Nick: Nickelodeon Brings SpongeBob SquarePants' Bikini Bottom to Life at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2019!

Originally published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 21:03 BST.

Additional source: Just Jared Jr.
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Nickelodeon and Netflix Unveil New 'Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling' Trailer & Poster

Nickelodeon and Netflix have released the latest trailer for the brand-new made-for-TV movie, Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling, premiering globally on Netflix on Friday, August 9, 2019! In the trailer, Rocko is back from space and still living a truly modern life!

Rocko will have to learn to adjust to his pals Heffer and Filburt, and the whole town by extension, being obsessed with new-age tech, like touch-screen O-Phones and the instant-print kiosk that has taken over his old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics.

Created by Joe Murray and originally airing from 1993-1996, the animated series Rocko’s Modern Life follows the adventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town. Just like the original ‘90s series, "Static Cling" is hand-drawn special that stars Rocko, a wallaby who emigrated from Australia to the United States and enjoys the simple things in life; Heffer, Rocko’s best friend; Filburt, Rocko’s other best friend; and Ed Bighead and Bev Bighead, Rocko’s neighbors; as well as the other colorful characters.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling brings the beloved characters back to Earth after being lost in outer space since 1996. Rocko has trouble accepting this 21st century modern life, while Heffer and Filburt embrace every aspect of new technology, social media and the endless diversity of food trucks. Rocko wholeheartedly believes that his nostalgia for the past can save him from the tortures of the modern world.

The official synopsis released by Netflix gives us more background information, such as where Rocko has been all this time and what aspects of modern life he’ll need to contend with:

After being in space for around 20 years, Rocko and his friends attempt to conform to an even more modern life in O-Town, where coffee shops are on every corner, food trucks offer multi-layered tacos, touch-screen O-Phones are being upgraded on a near-constant basis, an instant-print kiosk has replaced Rocko’s old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics, and radioactive energy drinks turn their consumers into mutants.

In Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, after 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favorite show back on the air.

The movie is alternatively titled Static Cling: The Rocko Special.

In addition to the new trailer, Nick and Netflix has unveiled a new poster for Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling!:

The voice actors reprising their famed roles include: Carlos Alazraqui (The Fairly OddParents) as Rocko, Spunky, and Leon; Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Heffer Wolfe, Chuck, and Really Really Big Man; Mr. Lawrence (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Filburt Turtle and Maitre D’; Charlie Adler (Blaze and the Monster Machines) as Ed Bighead, Bev Bighead, Mr. Dupette, Grandpa Wolfe, and Mrs. Fathead; Linda Wallem (Nurse Jackie, executive producer) as Aunt Gretchen and Dr. Hutchinson; Jill Talley (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Nosey and Joe Murray as Ralph. Additionally, Steve Little (Adventure Time) joins the cast as Cowboy and Cosmo Segurson (Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, director) as Pillow Salesman.

The news follows Netflix acquiring the rights to Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter The Florpus earlier this year.

From Animation World Network:

‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’ Movie Coming to Netflix August 9

New film from Nickelodeon and series creator Joe Murray brings our fan-favorite wallaby and companions back to Earth after 20 years in space.

Netflix has announced that Nickelodeon and creator Joe Murray’s new animated film, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling will debut this coming August 9. The 52-episode series, Rocko’s Modern Life, originally aired on Nickelodeon from 1993-1996, and followed an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town. The show launched the careers of noted voice actors Tom Kenny and Carlos Alazraqui; after the show’s cancelation, much of the creative talent moved on to SpongeBob SquarePants, the hit show created by Rocko creative director Stephen Hillenburg.

In Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, after being in space for around 20 years, Rocko and his friends attempt to conform to an even more modern life in O-Town, where coffee shops are on every corner, food trucks offer multi-layered tacos, touch-screen O-Phones are being upgraded on a near-constant basis, an instant-print kiosk has replaced Rocko's old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics, and radioactive energy drinks turn their consumers into mutants.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling is produced by Nickelodeon and executive produced by Murray, who also wrote the film along with Doug Lawrence and Martin Olson. It’s directed by Murray and Cosmo egurson, and produced by Lizbeth Velasco. Paula Spence is the art director, with Murray, Segurson, Dan Becker and Tom Smith serving as storyboard artists.


Update (7/23) - Official Netflix Press Release via Anime Superhero News:

Netflix and Nickelodeon’s ROCKO’S MODERN LIFE: STATIC CLING, from creator Joe Murray, will release globally on Netflix on August 9th, 2019.
Created by Joe Murray

Produced by Nickelodeon

Written by Joe Murray, Doug Lawrence and Martin Olson

Storyboard Artists Dan Becker, Cosmo Segurson, Tom Smith, and Joe Murray

Producer Lizbeth Velasco

Music by Pat Irwin

Directed by Joe Murray and Cosmo Segurson

Executive Producer Joe Murray

Additional Writing by Dan Becker, Cosmo Segurson and Tom Smith

Art Director Paula Spence

Associate Producer Angela Leung

Production Manager Jessica Dalton-Claffey

Production Coordinators Kevin Lam and Daniel Koskie

Production Assistants Chelsea Jauregui and Jeff Sornig

Animatic Editor Kevin Lee

Cast Carlos Alazraqui, Tom Kenny, Charlie Adler, Mr. Lawrence, Jill Talley, Linda Wallem, Steve Little, Joe Murray, Cosmo Segurson, Tom Smith, and Dan Becker


After being in space for around 20 years, Rocko and his friends attempt to conform to an even more modern life in O-Town, where coffee shops are on every corner, food trucks offer multi-layered tacos, touch-screen O-Phones are being upgraded on a near-constant basis, an instant-print kiosk has replaced Rocko’s old job at Kind-of-a-Lot-O-Comics, and radioactive energy drinks turn their consumers into mutants.

Originally airing from 1993-1996, the Nickelodeon animated series Rocko’s Modern Life follows the adventures of an Australian wallaby named Rocko and his two companions, Heffer and Filburt, through their adventures in their home of O-Town.

Please visit netflix.com/rockosmodernlifestaticcling for more information.


Originally published: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 18:4 BST.

H/T: @Loudfan123212, Anime Superhero Forum /@BillK15, TV Guide, Hypable.

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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Co-Creator Kevin Eastman Teases a Mature Netflix Type Live-Action Show | Nick at SDCC 2019

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Co-Creator Kevin Eastman Teases a Mature Netflix Type Live-Action Show

The iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise has been running since the mid-80s, and most fans know it from the kid-friendly animated series and movies - but in reality, the original Ninja Turtles comic series was a lot more adult-oriented. TMNT creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird's original run of the comic at Mirage Studios produced a story that was bloody, violent, and harsh in language - and for some fans, it's still the purest and most beloved form of the story.

While at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Comicbook.com got to sit down with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman to talk about TMNT #100, the 35th anniversary, and of course, the future of the franchise. Given the true roots of the franchise, CB had to ask Eastman: could Ninja Turtles actually find a way to add that classic hard-edged version of the characters to the franchise - specifically in the form of a live-action show? Here's what Eastman had to say:

"Its a great question cause it really been so fascinating as we watch so many things on the entertainment side of our industry change so much in particular, you know, and I think of, how I enjoyed Daredevil, the Netflix TV series with Charlie Cox and because Daredevil was a huge influence obviously on the Turtles universe and for me that was my favorite comic growing up. I feel like The Turtles have evolved to this point after 35 years almost, and this sounds weird, but its almost to where they started out where we had the original black and white comic book come out intended for our older audience, and then we developed a cartoon show specifically for a younger audience, and now I feel like we've gone back to that place where we have the original fans that are like 30 years old."

Having an adult-themed Turtles show on a streaming platform like Netflix seems to be more than just an idea for Eastman. It seems like an avenue of the franchise that he's eager to go down. The streaming service is already working on a new Rise of the TMNT animated movie, which will feature characters everyone knows and loves, as well as some new ones, but Eastman thinks there's room for something else, as well:

"...I feel like that's the direction I think we can go and there'll be enough of and audience to support both. Because we do see a lot of that fans asking when can we get that edgy, you know, Netflix Daredevilish sort of intensity of the Turtles - at the same time, you can balance that with such a wonderful cartoon series like, Rise of the Turtles, the new series, back to that spot where we're sacred to a much younger audience. So I think that's hopefully in the future I'd love to see that, really."

What do you think: do you want an adult-themed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series or movie? And how would you like to see it done? Let me know in the comments.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Nickelodeon Taps Jenny Wall as CMO; Appoints Eryk Casemiro as SVP, Nickelodeon Preschool

Nickelodeon has added two more executives to its leadership team.

Jenny Wall and Eryk Casemiro

Jenny Wall has come aboard the Viacom-owned cable network as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), and Eryk Casemiro will be Senior Vice President (SVP), Nickelodeon Preschool, at the kid-focused channel.

Wall is taking over for Kim Rosenblum, who was Executive Vice President (EVP), Head of Marketing and Chief Creative Officer for Nick. Casemiro takes over from Cathy Galeota, senior vp preschool content.

"Jenny is a dynamic innovator who knows how to create cultural moments that connect content and audiences," Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins, to whom Wall will report, said Monday in a statement. "As Nickelodeon focuses its efforts to expanding onto new platforms and building our audience, Jenny's creative instincts and strategic planning will further add to our momentum."

Wall will be responsible for all on- and off-air consumer marketing, brand creative and content launches across all of Nickelodeon’s platforms. That roster includes digital, social and direct-to-consumer, including Nicktoons, TeenNick, Nick at Nite and Noggin. She will report to Nickelodeon chief Brian Robbins and be based in New York. Wall will be based in New York and report to Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins.

Casemiro has a long association with Nickelodeon, having worked on signature Nick series like Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys as senior vp creative affairs at Klasky-Csupo Productions. At Nickelodeon, he will lead its preschool production and development across all formats and platforms spanning digital, TV and film, and have oversight of the preschool executives in charge. He'll also remain an executive producer of the Rugrats reboot in the works at Nickelodeon. The announcement was made today by Nickelodeon’s EVP of Animation Ramsey Naito, to whom he will report. Casemiro will be based in Nickelodeon’s Burbank headquarters.

"In addition to being a longtime collaborator and friend of Nickelodeon, Eryk is an immensely creative executive who has worked on some of the most beloved animated kids' properties around the world," said Naito. "His leadership of our best-in-class preschool team will enable us to further expand our powerhouse portfolio for this next generation of kids."

Wall comes to Nickelodeon from leading podcast producer Gimlet Media, a Spotify company, where she held the same title and oversaw all marketing and public relations for the company. Prior to her time at Gimlet, Wall was senior VP, head of marketing at Hulu, where she oversaw the launch of The Mindy Project, Difficult People, The Handmaid’s Tale, and other series. She also launched the streamer’s ad-free and live-TV offerings and the Hulu with Live TV bundle. Wall has also spent part of her career as VP of marketing at Netflix, where she spearheaded new brand and launch campaigns for the company’s original programming: House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Arrested Development. She also led creative for the launch of Netflix in the Netherlands and the Nordics, and served as CMO of BLT Communications, among other places.

Casemiro most recently served as Chief Creative Officer for Zodiak Kids Studios, comprised of Marathon Media and Tele-Image in Paris and The Foundation in London. Prior to that, he served as chief creative officer for Marathon Media, and has been a writer and producer on series such as Olivia, Poppy Cat and The Mr. Men Show.

While at Klasky-Csupo, Casemiro was also responsible for the development and production of beloved Nickelodeon shows such as The Wild Thornberrys, Rocket Power, As Told By Ginger, and All Grown Up! He also led the development and production of feature films for Paramount Pictures including Rugrats Go Wild and The Wild Thornberrys Movie.

Robbins, who was named president of Nickelodeon in October, has brought in a number of new executives as he pushes to evolve the Nick brand for the next generation of kids. His team includes animation head Naito, programming head Paul DeBenedittis and Shauna Phelan, his longtime AwesomenessTV colleague who now oversees live-action scripted content.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Embarks on New Direction with its Biggest, Most Wide-Ranging Content Slate Ever!

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Deadline.
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Dora and Her Friends are Not Safe in New 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' Clip

Paramount Pictures has released (via Fandango) a brand new clip from their upcoming live-action Dora the Explorer movie, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, featuring our titular explorer along with her cousin Diego and their friends as they try to run away from some flying arrows. Check out the clip by hitting play on the video player below!

Dora’s going on her biggest adventure yet in Dora the Explorer, inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated preschool series Dora the Explorer, swinging into theatres across the U.S. from Friday, August 9! #DoraMovie

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeffrey Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peรฑa) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Tickets for Dora and the Lost City of Gold are available to purchase now!

To celebrate the brand-new movie, Nickelodeon has launched a Dora the Explorer-themed pop-up channel Dora TV on Pluto TV! Launched on Wednesday, July 17, Dora TV is airing episodes of Dora the Explorer 24/7. Nickelodeon’s animated adventure series (179 x 22-minutes) revolves around a young bilingual Latina who ventures through tropical settings and overcomes obstacles to reach her goals. Aimed at kids two to five, the preschool-skewing pop-up channel is the most recent addition to Pluto TV’s lineup since the streamer was acquired by Viacom earlier this year. The kidcaster announced its plans to launch branded channels on the network for its classic shows, including All That, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Fairly OddParents. Dora TV joins the Nickelodeon-branded Nick Pluto TV and Nick Jr. Pluto TV on the ad-supported free streaming service.

The Nick Jr. channel has also been treating fans with the premieres of new Dora the Explorer specials throughout July!

First launched in 2000, Dora the Explorer is now viewed by more than 100 million people in 150 countries and territories, according Pluto.

To further celebrate the movie, Nickelodeon and Paramount have launched the "What's In My Backpack" (#WhatsInMyBackpack) sweepstakes, in which fans can win awesome prizes, including: Herschel daypack, a Dora and the Lost City of Gold T-shirt, a Mini Maglite Pro LED Flashlight in Rose Gold, a pack of Yambas Plantain Chips with Chilli and Lime, and a Dora and the Lost City of Gold yo-yo! To enter, record yourself showing what you keep in your backpack, and upload it to Facebook (in this post), Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #DoraMovieGivaway! The contest closes Friday, August 9, 2019 at 8:59 a.m. (PT). Visit http://whatsinmybackpacksweeps.com/ for more information. Good luck! :)

Update (7/22) - To promote Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the stars of the movie will be making special appearances on chat shows in the coming weeks, including:

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

Jimmy managed to snag some time with Quentin Tarantino, director of the upcoming comedy/drama, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which is based partly on the Manson murders. He appears on Monday’s show.

On Thursday, he’ll welcome Senator Bernie Sanders to share about what he can do for the county if he is able to unseat Donald Trump and Eugenio Derbez (From Dora and the Lost City of Gold) and The Raconteurs will serve as musical guests.

In between, Casey Affleck (Light of My Life) and Jack Quaid (from Amazon’s new superhero comedy, The Boys) appear on Tuesday and Danny McBride (The Righteous Gemstones) and Rascal Flatts appear on Wednesday. Friday’s show is “to be announced” as of now.

The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS)

This week, James Corden will sit down with Stana Katic, formerly known for appearing on Castle. Perhaps she’ll spill info on how she and Nathan Fillion actually got along on the show. She appears on tonight’s broadcast along with Paul Scheer and The 1975 as the musical guests.

Actress Eva Longoria and actor Thomas Lennon will show up on Tuesday; Sutton Foster, Eddie Izzard and Dave Ross will perform a sand-up comedy routine on Wednesday; and on Thursday, Actor-comedian Keegan-Michael Key, Terry Crews and magician Joshua Jay will magically appear on Thursday’s show. Friday’s guest list is TBA at a later date.


Follow the movie online:

Web - dora.movie
Facebook - DoraMovieUK
Twitter - @DoraMovie
Instagram - @DoraMovie
Hashtags: #DoraMovie #DoraAndTheLostCityOfGold

More Nick: Isabela Moner Adopts Three-Legged Dog She Found Whilst Filming 'Dora And The Lost City Of Gold' in Australia!

Originally published: Friday, July 19, 2019.

Original source: Coming Soon; Additional sources: Anime Superhero Forum /@superkeegan9100, Kidscreen, Cord Cutters News, Nickandmore!, Monsters & Critics.
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The Nike KYRIE 5 Gets a Bikini Bottom Makeover

July 22, 2019 - Bikini Bottom is officially making its debut on land — and on the basketball court. Taking Kyrie’s love for Nickelodeon's beloved animated series and fusing it into his shoe, the Nike Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants collection is ready for on-court action, and of course, jellyfishing.

SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Squidward Tentacles, Mr. Krabs and Sandy Cheeks all have their own iteration of the shoe built off their unique characteristics. The star of the show, SpongeBob, has a version featuring a porous bright-yellow upper with a brown and red sole symbolic of his everyday outfit. The lovable best friend Patrick Star is known for his cheery pink coloring and green tonal shorts, both of which are represented in his shoe. In Squidward’s, his recognizable seafoam green coloring is prevalent and his typical callous expression can be found inside the heel. Mr. Krabs and Sandy both have low versions of the shoe, incorporating their signature colors and styles.

The Nike Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants Collection releases globally August 10.

Which pair(s) are you planning to get? Let me know in the comments!

For more information about the Nike Kyrie x SpongeBob SquarePants collection, visit the following link: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2019/05/nike-kyrie-5-x-spongebob-squarepants.html

Continue scrolling for a closer look at the five colorways, and click here to see what Kyrie had to say about each of the SpongeBob characters' basketball abilities.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years of "SpongeBob SquarePants" with the "Best Year Ever"!

Source: Nike News; H/T: HotNewHipHop.
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Nickelodeon Receives Raft of Nominations in the China Licensing Awards 2019

Licensing Expo China has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon, PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig and Thomas & Friends have been nominated for a raft of awards in the China Licensing Awards 2019!

The 2019 China Licensing Awards received nearly 360 entries, representing an increase of nearly 20% year-on-year (YoY) - a new high! A total of 89 finalists were shortlisted through a rigorous selection by jury members composed of authoritative experts in various fields. Online voting will then be conducted by invited professional jury members and members of the International Licensing Industry Association.

The winners of the China Licensing Awards 2019 will be announced at the prestigious awards ceremony held during Licensing Expo China. The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday 24th July 2019 from 17:00 to 18:00 at the National Exhibition Center (Shanghai) North Hall Show.

Film / Television / Media Property of the Year - Animated
Property- Brand Owner

PAW PATROL - Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products/ Spin Master
PEPPA PIG - Entertainment One Uk Limited
MY LITTLE PONY - Hasbro International Inc
BONNIE BEARS: BLAST INTO THE PAST - Fantawild Animation Inc.

Location -Based or Experiential Initiative of the Year
Project - Property

PAW Patrol Rescue Party Tour in China - PAW Patrol
THOMAS RESTAURANT - Thomas & Friends
Alpha World - Super Wings, Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, Katuri, David Bacon
Founder of Diabolism Themed Pop-Up Restaurant - Founder of Diabolism
Shanghai Jingan Joy City Sky Ring Doraemon - DORAEMON

Licensee of the Year - Houseware
Licensee - Property

Anhui Time Children International Culture Media Co.,Ltd - PAW Patrol
Haier Group - Hello Kitty
Procter & Gamble(Guangzhou)Ltd. - STAR WARS
Shanghai Luolai Home Textile Co., Ltd. - B.Duck

Licensee of the Year - Stationery / Novelty
Licensee - Property

Deli Group - PAW Patrol
Dr.Kong - Super Wings
Shanghai Ipluso Co., Ltd. - BARBIE
Zhongshan Lianzhong Animation and Culture Co., Ltd. - Super Wings

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'Why Am I Saying ‘Who’s ready?’ Three Times?': An Oral History of 'SpongeBob SquarePants'

'Why am I saying ‘Who’s ready?’ three times?': An oral history of SpongeBob SquarePants

For two decades, he’s lived in a pineapple under the sea, absorbent and yellow and porous, whose nautical nonsense we’ll always wish for more of. Created by Stephen Hillenburg, who died last November after battling ALS, SpongeBob SquarePants launched on Nickelodeon in 1999 as a surreal cartoon that appealed to adult fans of comedy as much as the kids who grew up singing the theme song. In the years since, it’s become a worldwide phenomenon, having spawned a Broadway musical, multiple movies, and some of the internet’s very best memes. (Who among us can look at a jar of mayonnaise without wondering if it’s an instrument?)

On a sunny June afternoon at Nickelodeon’s studios in Burbank — where the original SpongeBob cast was working on the partially live-action special "SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout" (premiering Friday, July 12 at 7 p.m. ET/PT) — EW sat down with the gang to discuss the series’ origins, development, and legacy. Are ya ready, kids?


TOM KENNY (SpongeBob): I’d worked with [Stephen Hillenburg] on Rocko’s Modern Life [as the voice of Heffer and other characters]. So this was the easiest job I ever got: There was no audition, there was no callback, there was no “It’s down to you and two other guys.” Though I did hear that there was a push to have Fred Savage [The Wonder Years] play SpongeBob.

CAROLYN LAWRENCE (Sandy): I remember during the audition, it was in a conference room, which was awkward to me. [They] left the microphone on the table — we weren’t in a booth. [It was] awkward and weird. I had never done that. There’s the mic and there’s Steve. And there was a fly flying around. I’m watching the fly, trying to do it, and it landed on the paper I had. And I [slams on the table] killed it. I never kill anything! I always catch things and put them outside, and I totally panicked.

KENNY: Did you suck in that dead fly’s life force and channel it into your audition?

CAROLYN LAWRENCE: Oh my God, I don’t know. But when I left, I was like, “There’s no way.”

MR. LAWRENCE (Plankton): But that’s Sandy! That’s a Sandy moment.

KENNY: The last day of that fly’s life was the first day of the rest of your life.


MR. LAWRENCE (Plankton): I was also friends with Steve from Rocko; we were directors on that show together. When he was working on the SpongeBob pilot, I came in and he said, “You’re going to be somebody on the show.” I actually read for SpongeBob with Plankton’s voice. I was like [does Plankton’s voice], “I’m ready! I’m ready, Gary!” But I read all the pages like that. All I know is they kept listening to the tape while they were making the pilot. I felt like I was in the room because they’d always say they played it; when the network had just come in, or when they were down in the dumps for some reason, they’d play the tape and listen to this stupid thing. It sounded so stupid. It did not work at all.

VINCENT WALLER (co-executive producer): Steve mentioned on more than one occasion about Doug auditioning for SpongeBob with Plankton’s voice. He definitely loved that.

RODGER BUMPASS (Squidward): I just looked at [the script] and said, “[Squidward] has got this big ol’ honking nose, he must have some nasality quality to him. He’s a little sarcastic. It was a match made in heaven with my personality.

KENNY: I felt like I just got [SpongeBob]. Steve did such a good job with it. Everything was right there. You go, “Oh, I know this guy. I can embody this guy.” I feel like there’s some shared DNA between me and this character. We’ve all felt that way. That’s part of Steve’s brilliance. He seemed to be pretty sure of his decisions once he made them, and couldn’t be dissuaded.

BILL FAGERBAKKE (Patrick): Recording [the pilot], I thought it was a dopey preschool kids’ show. I didn’t get it. I didn’t get most of the jokes. “Why am I saying ‘Who’s ready?’ three times? Okay, it’s for 4-year-olds.” Then when I finally saw it, my head blew up. It was so delightful.

BUMPASS: I played the pilot for my family. I looked back 11 minutes into the thing, and my father was asleep.

FAGERBAKKE: Along with thinking it was for 4-year-olds, we were recording with helium for the sound of the anchovies. I thought, “This is the weirdest $600 I ever made.”


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CLANCY BROWN (Mr. Krabs): The first time I read [for Mr. Krabs] for Steve, he told me to riff. I was just doing some pirate voice. I said, “Steve, you’re the director, right?” He said, “Yeah.” “Then direct me.”

BUMPASS: I remember one of our first episodes, I heard [Tom changing his voice as] SpongeBob. All of a sudden we had the latitude to do other voices — the “Krusty Krab Pizza” thing. I’m sitting there, and I didn’t know anything about the show, like, “What’s he doing? He’s totally out of character!” I didn’t realize [SpongeBob] had that latitude to be anything he wanted to be.

KENNY: It’s hard to riff when you don’t know the character yet, or it’s your first brush with the character. But now, Clancy riffs as Krabs all the time.

CAROLYN LAWRENCE: I was always terrified [of improvising]. It took me a while to get comfortable because I felt like [you guys] were all so much more established. I was amazed.

BUMPASS: When we first started I was very monotone. Then we had this scene [in season 3’s “Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV”] with the utility belt and it zapped me, and I had to do a sequence of screams. Each scream had to be a different type of a scream. There, they learned I could scream, so now, every episode they make me scream. [Laughs] But that’s how it expanded. Now [Squidward] is more me than anything else.

CAROLYN LAWRENCE: I can’t remember the first time that Sandy got angry. But I know there’s something about her being mad that became a thing.

WALLER: It was when they were messing with Texas!

CAROLYN LAWRENCE: Right! That’s where my personal life and Sandy [merged] also. When I was younger and I’d get really angry, people would laugh, and I’d be like, “I’m mad!” It’s the same with Sandy.

MR. LAWRENCE: We still try to [record together] as much as we can. What’s great to see every so often is when we roll down the road and there’s a lot of jokes happening because we’re laughing at something we’re saying, and it suggests something. Sometimes something comes out of that, and sometimes it doesn’t, but it makes the whole process fun to go through. It’s jazz riffing. I like watching it and I like doing it.

WALLER: That’s where some beautiful invention comes from that’s not in the script.

KENNY: And a conviviality. It feels like a workplace. It’s funny. I used to watch The Dick Van Dyke Show when I was a kid, and I’d go, “Wow, that’s what I want to do. I want the kind of job where you’re just hanging around with funny people.” This is as close to that.

CAROLYN LAWRENCE: But we were unique. A lot of shows don’t record like that.

BROWN: I love stuff [like “My leg!”] that comes out of left field.

MR. LAWRENCE: It was one of those ad-libs where we’re trying to get the last word, going back and forth. I know Roger does it all the time. We all do it because it’s so stupid.

KENNY: The voice-director just needs people to go “Agh! Oop! Blargh!” Like, “We’re still alive under this rubble, kids.” It was kind of like that. “Give me my legs!”

MR. LAWRENCE: It just came down to a silence, and I just let it go a little bit longer, and popped out, “My leg!” We all laughed and started doing it more. It became a joke for us to do it. Nobody’s writing “My leg!” in there!

KENNY: It was never intended to be a meme.


WALLER: [I was there] from season 1 to season 2, then I went away for 3, and then came back on 4, after the movie. I was on Ren & Stimpy previous…. This was the first time collaborating with someone in the same room over one piece, rather than doing one thing and having someone come in and tear you a new one and rewrite it. But it was all fun.

KENNY: So you would say it was a more collaborative process than on other shows you’d worked on?

WALLER: Yes, much more collaborative. From beginning to end, rather than when you’re done, everybody comes in and collaborates.

MARC CECCARELLI (co-executive producer): The idea of writing in a storyboard phase had fallen out of favor in television animation. The reason they brought it back for [Ren & Stimpy], and the reason it’s so appealing for SpongeBob, is because it’s a much more visual way of writing the story. It’s one thing to write a visual gag in text.

KENNY: One picture is worth a thousand words, right? “His tongue unrolls like a staircase. His eyes bug out and hit the wall.”

BUMPASS: It’s one of the things that makes this show special because it deals with animation and cartoon-ism the way it used to be. Unlike, say, King of the Hill, which should’ve been a live-action show.

MR. LAWRENCE: We often will base a whole show on just some visual we really want to see; something we start drawing, like, “I’ve got to see that.” It doesn’t happen every time, but sometimes a whole episode will form out of a visual where we go, “That’s gotta happen.”

CAROLYN LAWRENCE: As an actor, it’s a lot more fun being able to get the board. I mean, that’s huge.

BUMPASS: [This is] the first show I was ever involved with where they gave us the storyboards in advance. It helps you so much to see what that gag is.

CAROLYN LAWRENCE: Right! You know, and it’s amazing. You can see Sandy’s jumping off an enormous mountain instead of a little mountain. You can’t see that in a written script.

KENNY: Steve built a great foundation for this house. I think about that all the time, how much he knew what it was going to be. He was also really good at digging in his heels, usually in a very gentle, friendly way, and picking his battles and fighting bad ideas from non-creative people. He was good at that.

BROWN: Different milieu, though, right? Nickelodeon was its own thing back then.

KENNY: I guess everything was a different milieu back then. I always say with Rocko, the inmates were running the asylum to a pretty crazy degree. As long as they delivered the product and there weren’t any big content problems, you kind of are just left alone to make your quilt.

CAROLYN LAWRENCE: Lot of creative freedom. And now…

KENNY: It’s a little less so now. It’s a double-edged sword: If something gets gigantic, there is a lot more at stake. A lot more eyeballs. That’s what I give [the writers] a lot of credit for, still having that subversive [quality]. SpongeBob still feels like a subversive show, even though it’s kind of the most mainstream show of all.

CECCARELLI: We’ve been grandfathered in and protected by the fact that the show was so good and successful from the beginning. They don’t really mess with us so much, content-wise, even to this day.

BROWN: I also think it’s because nobody really knows how to f— with it.


BROWN: The stunt-casting sessions are always strange. You never know when somebody comes in what they’re going to be like. We’ve got our thing, but then you add somebody in who’s a stunt.

CAROLYN LAWRENCE: Early on, didn’t it make Steve crazy? Everyone called him wanting to be on his show and he didn’t want them.

BUMPASS: Bruce Willis wanted to be on.

FAGERBAKKE: We’re not accustomed to it. It’s not like in every episode there’s a wacky guest.

KENNY: [Speaking] as the voice director, it’s interesting too, because it’s a little bit like celebrity roulette. “Wheel of Celebrities!” You had to give them almost a tutorial. Many of them have seen SpongeBob, but even if they have, you have to go, “Whatever you think you’re going to do, go bigger.” It’s a heightened reality. You probably won’t be too big. And if you are, we’ll tell you. But you probably won’t.

BROWN: Did you ever have to tell someone to pull back?


BROWN: Dennis Quaid came in pretty hot.

KENNY: That’s true.

CAROLYN LAWRENCE: I like when Ernest Borgnine [Mermaid Man] was in and he just kept going and going. We all just hung out and waited until he was done.

KENNY: Same with Tim Conway [Barnacle Boy]. It was the first thing they’d done together since McHale’s Navy, so that was fun to watch.

MR. LAWRENCE: It was arresting. For me, it was like if someone squeezed in your stomach. You’re seeing these two guys in that room. Just like, wow.

FAGERBAKKE: Jon Hamm was awesome. He clearly was enjoying himself.

KENNY: He actually stayed after he was done recording. We were like, “Okay, that’s it, Jon.” He goes, “You mind if I stay?”

MR. LAWRENCE: I remember Scarlett Johansson coming into the first movie we did [released in 2004]. She was so excited. We all got into the booth, and we were all there at the same time. She had her headphones on, ready to do her line, but as soon as we started talking…she looked like she was watching a pinball machine. She got to her line and she said, “I don’t know if I can do that.” You could see she was scared. Just the intimidation of watching us all do it at once, up front. And then: She was great!


CAROLYN LAWRENCE: I think my new favorite [installment] is going to be [SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout]. It was so much fun for us to do something so wild.

MR. LAWRENCE: We keep surprising. We’re trying to keep a surprise going with things. And…it’s going to be hard to surprise people after this one.

KENNY: It’s like being married for a long time. You’re like, “We’ve gotta spice things up! Here, put this on! Dress like me!”

MR. LAWRENCE: Like we just did an episode about “My leg!” recently. The idea was “How much can we abuse the audience in repeating a line over and over again?” [Laughs] There was something to creating a new structure to that, so it would hold that joke for 11 minutes.

CECCARELLI: Personally I like the two stop-motion specials we did. Back when I was 10 years old, I wanted to be Ray Harryhausen. That was my entry point into this fantasy world.

FAGERBAKKE: And that’s probably the only chance you’ll ever get to do stop-motion animation. It doesn’t happen very often.

KENNY: I love those episodes, too, because it’s kind of imperfect. It’s skittery. Like the 1933 King Kong versus some CGI, “Oh, okay, there’s Jack Black standing in front of a green screen.” There’s an imperfection to that the 2D version of SpongeBob has too. You can see people’s thumbprints. In the stop-motion and the 2D version of it, it’s imperfect. I went to Pixar once, and they had this giant bank of computers. I was just like, “That’s to make sure [for] this character, every hair flows like real hair.” I like imperfection. I like records with bad notes, where the drummer misses a beat. SpongeBob has still got that.

FAGERBAKKE: The discovery of the show, the nature of the show, I had no idea [when I first was cast], and I was very surprised until I saw it.

KENNY: SpongeBob is one of the last remaining super-visual cartoons. There’s just not a whole lot of shows like that anymore. In some ways, I feel like I’m working in this time-machine job. Like working on a radio show or Looney Tunes. It’s pretty cool that we’re still able to be employed as milkmen in 2019.

The brand-new hour-long SpongeBob SquarePants special “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout" premieres on Nickelodeon USA on Friday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT), before rolling out on Nickelodeon channels internationally.


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