Sunday, May 31, 2020

What Did You Think of 'Group Chat with Annie & Jayden' Episode 'Slime Into Your DMs'? | Nickelodeon Fan Poll

What did you think of the brand new Group Chat with Annie & Jayden episode "Slime Into Your DMs"? Vote in the poll and sound off in the comments below!

What Did You Think of the New 'The Casagrandes' Episode 'Slink or Swim; The Big Chill'? | Nickelodeon Fan Poll

What did you think of the brand new The Casagrandes episode "Slink or Swim; The Big Chill" (#114)? Vote in the polls and sound off in the comments below!

Michael Angelis, Long-Time Voice of 'Thomas the Tank Engine', Passes Away Aged 68

Thomas the Tank Engine star Michael Angelis has died. The actor and long-time narrator of the beloved Thomas the Tank Engine series died suddenly while at home with his wife, Jennifer Khalastchi, on Saturday, he was 68. The news was confirmed by his agent.

Michael, who was born in Liverpool, was the narrator on the popular children's show from 1991 to 2012.

The voice-over artist was the voice of Thomas the Tank Engine for seasons 3-7, taking over the role from original voice artist, The Beatles' Ringo Starr. He also served as the narrator of Thomas & Friends in the U.S. until 2004, and narrated the UK edition of Thomas & Friends spin-off Jack and the Sodor Construction Company.

He also worked on many other products and media related to the hit franchise, including the Thomas & Friends video games "The Great Festival Adventure, "Trouble on the Tracks" and "Building the New Line".

Michael was also known for his roles in comedies The Liver Birds and Luv, and TV drama series Boys from the Blackstuff.

Michael also played the villain in series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, starring alongside his Blackstuff co-star Alan Igbon.

Michael, who was married to Coronation Street star Helen Worth from 1991 to 2001, also appeared in a string of films during his career.

His movie career began in 1978 with The Black Stuff.

His last film roles were in 2012, when he appeared in Blue Mountain Mystery and First Time Loser.

Michael re-married after this split from the Gail Platt actress, tying the knot with Welsh model Jennifer Khalastchi in 2001.

Michael was the younger brother of late actor Paul Angelis, who died in 2009 at the age of 77.

Paul was best known for his role as PC Bruce Bannerman in Z-Cars.

Michael also appeared in Z-Cars, appearing in two episodes in 1972 and 1974.

His last credited TV role also came in 2012, when he appeared in Good Cop.

Before that, he'd had acted in The Bill, Boon, Midsomer Murders, Heartbeat, Holby City and a string of other shows.

Fans of Michael took to Twitter to mourn his death on Saturday night – with many commemorating his work on Thomas the Tank Engine.

One fan tweeted: “Ringo Starr may have started it, but Michael Angelis was the show. There's a reason he was the narrator for over 20 years. He was just that good.”

While another remarked: “Desperately sad to hear the news that dear Michael Angelis has left us.

“To me and many others, he was the definitive voice of this cheeky little engine, his tone calm and gentle but exciting and thrilling as well!

“Thank you, Michael. You were far more than just Really Useful.”

Original source: Mirror; Additional sources: Twitter /@MichaelfromNZ1, Metro.

Nickelodeon USA's May 2020 Premiere Highlights

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

Programming Note: Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Nickelodeon has switched to their summer schedule a few months early.

Latest Update: 5/31. (Check back regularly for the latest updates!)

For Nickelodeon's June 2020 highlights, visit:

Nickelodeon USA to Premiere New Episodes of 'It's Pony' from Monday, June 1, 2020

Pony on the sixth floor, Pony in the bathroom, Pony in the kitchen, Pony on the school bus, and.. Pony on your TV screens with brand new episodes of It's Pony, premiering weekdays starting Monday, June 1, 2020, only on Nickelodeon USA!

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 12:15 p.m. - Bad Chicken: Annie and Pony’s plan to teach a scrawny chicken confidence backfires when it terrorizes the city. (#110A)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. - Gerry's Tour: Annie and Pony try to help Gerry pass the test to become a museum tour guide. (#110B)

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. - 10 Minute Ticket: In an effort to avoid paying for parking, the whole family must try and keep a visit to the mall to less than 10 minutes. (#111A)

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. - Clara Time: Annie worries that their friend Clara is avoiding her and Pony. (#111B)

Life is more exciting, fun, and unpredictable with a pony, as seen in Nickelodeon’s new original animated series It’s Pony! The 20-episode series follows the comedic adventures of Annie and her best friend, who just so happens to be an enthusiastic, unpredictable, and carefree pony.

The series stars Jessica DiCicco (Adventure Time) as Annie, an optimistic and determined farm girl living in the city with her family and best friend Pony; Josh Zuckerman (Strange Angel) as Pony, who is naΓ―ve and impulsive, but loves Annie more than anything; Abe Benrubi (E.R.) as Dad, who treats Pony as a nuisance, but recognizes the special bond he shares with Annie; and India de Beaufort (All Hail King Julien) as Mom, who loves Annie and Pony’s relationship and always has a new project in the works.

Additional cast members bringing characters to life include: Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) as Annie’s friend Fred; Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) as Annie’s friend Brian; Rosario Dawson (Rent) as Annie’s school principal Ms. Ramiro; Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains) as the landlord Mr. Pancks; Megan Hilty (Smash) as the too-obsessed-with-Pony friend Beatrice; Yvette Nicole Brown (Drake & Josh, Victorious) as Mrs. Dunscomb; Grey Griffin (Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, The Loud House, El Tigre, Wow Wow Wubbzy, As Told by Ginger, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Mighty B!, Rugrats, The Simpsons) as Henrietta; John DiMaggio (Sanjay and Craig, The Loud House, Futurama, Adventure Time) as Dave the Sewer Worker and Tomatopalooza Judge; and Dee Bradley Baker (SpongeBob SquarePants, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Gravity Falls, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as Dog.

Throughout the season, the series will explore the everyday life and hijinks of two best friends whose optimism and enthusiasm turn any situation from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether making an epic quest down the street to mail a letter, heroically saving the local playground with a bake sale, or simply getting a haircut, Pony and Annie always stick together because life is better as a pair.

Created by Ant Blades, It’s Pony is inspired by a short from Nickelodeon’s 2015 International Animated Shorts Program.

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Originally published: Friday, May 22, 2020.

Additional source: It's Pony Wiki.
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