Monday, July 15, 2019

More People Know SpongeBob's Address Than That of the U.S. President

The lovable sponge is a global cultural phenomenon with few peers.


It’s Crazy How Well People Know SpongeBob!

July 2019 marks 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants’ on-air antics. Like Nickelodeon itself, the iconic yellow sponge long ago outgrew the boundaries of his televised domain, spinning off more than US $13 billion worth of merchandise, two (soon to be three) motion pictures, and a Tony Award-winning Broadway show (which is about to embark on a nationwide tour). He’s a meme-generating machine, an inspiration for hip hop lyrics, and so much more.

Just how strong is SpongeBob’s global influence? Viacom’s Global Consumer Insights team found that many individuals are more likely to know Mr. SquarePant’s address than that of their country’s leaders. Ninety percent of kids age 7-11 correctly identified “a pineapple under the sea” as SpongeBob’s address, while only 35% knew that the U.S. president lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Similarly, 86% of adults 18-30 correctly identified SpongeBob’s address, while only 31% knew that of the White House. Let’s hope the mail carrier is among the 31%!


I wonder how many people know whether mayonnaise is a musical instrument or not, and whether "no, this is Patrick"?

* Although, if you want to be pedantic, SpongeBob lives at 124 Conch Street.

To celebrate SpongeBob SquarePants’ 20th anniversary, Nickelodeon has launched Best Year Ever", Nickelodeon's year-long global celebration commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants, one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created, which kicked off with the premiere of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” on Friday, July 12, and will lead up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming 2020. The "Best Year Ever" will also include collaborations with designers, new merchandise and a new app.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Brings SpongeBob SquarePants' Bikini Bottom to Life at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2019!
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PAW Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' to Perform at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition, Indonesia in September 2019

Based on the hit animated TV series on Nickelodeon, PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” will be visiting the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE BSD) in BSD City, within Greater Jakarta in Indonesia in September 2019!


From KOMPAS.com via MSN:


Nagita Slavina, Rafathar Malik Ahmad, Raffi Ahmad. - Istimewa

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Serial kartun televisi anak Paw Patrol Live! "Race to The Rescue" produksi Nickelodeon akan menyapa warga dengan pertunjukan teater musikal, pada 12-15 September 2019 mendatang di ICE, BSD, Tangerang Selatan.

Berbagai tokoh dalam kartun ini seperti Ryder dan anjing-anjing kesayangannya: Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Sky dan Everest akan menjalani tur perdana mereka di Indonesia.

Presenter dan artis peran Raffi Ahmad menyambut baik acara ini, mengingat Rafathar, anak semata wayangnya, termasuk salah satu penggemar kartun Paw Patrol.

"Rafathar mungkin memang enggak tahu cerita Paw Patrol seperti apa, cuma mungkin kalau anak seumuran Rafathar pasti bisa terhibur dengan activity seperti ini," ucap Raffi didampingi Nagita Slavina dan Rafathar dalam jumpa pers di kawasan Kemang, Jakarta Selatan, Rabu (10/7/2019).

Sementara, Roderick Tjandra selaku Managing Director DME Asia dan perwakilan pihak penyelenggara acara ini mengatakan, kehadiran Paw Patrol ke Indonesia karena banyak penggemar kartun garapan Nickelodeon tersebut di Tanah Air.

"Paw Patrol kita pilih sebagai karakter kartun yang non disney yang sangat disukai banyak orang. Ternyata demand-nya juga sangat tinggi dan kami berharap pertunjukan ini menjadi pilihan hiburan terbaik untuk anak," ujar Roderick.

Pertunjukan ini dijadwalkan berlangsung selama 1 jam 20 menit dan terbagi dua sesi dengan cerita yang menyampaikan pesan tentang kewarganegaraan, keterampilan sosial, pemecahan masalah, dan kerja tim yang unik.

Penjualan tiket sudah mulai dilakukan sejak Kamis (4/7/2019) dengan kategori tiket silver, gold, jade, platinum, dan diamond.

Harga tiket yang ditawarkan di hari biasa Rp 250.000 hingga Rp 1.200.000, sedangkan harga tiket yang dijual di akhir pekan berkisar Rp 300.000 hingga Rp 1.250.000.

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From Bisnis.com:

Teater Musikal Paw Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' Datang ke Indonesia

Diadaptasi dari serial kartun televisi populer produksi Nickelodeon dengan judul yang sama, Paw Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' akan datang ke Indonesia dengan tur terbaru.


Presenter Raffi Ahmad didampingi Nagita Slavina dan anaknya Rafathar saat ditemui di kawasan Kemang, Jakarta Selatan, Rabu (10/7/2019).(KOMPAS.com/ANDIKA ADITIA)

Bisnis.com, JAKARTA - Diadaptasi dari serial kartun televisi populer produksi Nickelodeon dengan judul yang sama, Paw Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' akan datang ke Indonesia dengan tur terbaru.

Tokoh dalam kartun ini seperti Ryder dan anjing-anjing kesayangannya seperti Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Sky dan Everest akan menjalani tur perdana mereka di Indonesia bertempat di Indonesia Convention and Exhibition (ICE) BSD City pada 12 hingga 15 September 2019.

Penjualan tiket sudah mulai dilakukan sejak Kamis (4/7/2019) melalui official ticket partner www.tiket.com demgan kategori tiket silver, gold, jade, platinum dan diamond.

Harga tiket yang ditawarkan pada hari biasa berkisar Rp250.000 hingga Rp1.200.000, sedangkan harga tiket pada akhir pekan berkisar Rp300.000 hingga Rp1.250.000 dengan jam pertunjukan pada jam 10.30 WIB, 14.30 WIB dan 18.30 WIB.

Pertunjukan ini berlangsung selama 1 jam dan 20 menit mencakup dua sesi dengan cerita yang dibuat dengan sedemikian rupa memberikan pesan tentang kewarganegaraan, keterampilan sosial, pemecahan masalah dan kerja tim yang unik.

Selanjutnya, pertunjukan juga akan menampilkan musik tempo tinggi dengan skrip yang baru sebagai pengantar yang baik untuk pengenalan teater kepada anak, serta video interaktif yang memungkinkan penonton berpartisipasi melalui wawancara dan memecahkan petunjuk masalah.

Roderick Tjandra, Managing Director DMEAsia, penyelenggara pertunjukan mengatakan kalau sebelumnya pihaknya sudah melaksanakan riset kecil mengenai ketenaran kartun Paw Patrol di Indonesia.

"Paw Patrol kita pilih sebagai karakter kartun yang non-Disney yang sangat disukai banyak orang. Ternyata demand-nya juga sangat tinggi dan kami berharap pertunjukan ini menjadi pilihan hiburan terbaik untuk anak," ujar Roderick.

Raffi Ahmad, sebagai perwakilan ‘public figure’ menyambut baik acara ini mengingat Rafathar, anak sematawayangnya termasuk salah satu penggemar kartun Paw Patrol.

"Kalau sudah punya anak, weekend itu jangan egois. Saya sendiri memang dari Senin sampai Jumat kerja terus, weekend itu baiknya memang sama keluarga. Rafathar mungkin memang tak tahu cerita Paw Patrol seperti apa, cuma mungkin kalau anak seumuran Rafathar pasri bisa terhibur dengan aktivitas seperti ini," tutupnya.

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From Tribunnews.com:

Raffi Ahmad Siap Ajak Rafathar Nonton Paw Patrol Race To The Rescue

TRIBUNNEWS.COM - Serial kartun TV populer produksi Nickelodeon, Paw Patrol, akan hadir ke Indonesia dengan tur terbaru mereka bertajuk Paw Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue'.

Tokoh dalam kartun, Ryder, dan anjing-anjing kesayangannya seperti Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Sky, dan Everest akan menjalani tur perdana mereka di Indonesia Convention and Exhibition (ICE) BSD City pada 12-15 September 2019 mendatang.

Pertunjukan Paw Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' juga akan menampilkan musik tempo tinggi dengan skrip yang baru sebagai pengantar yang baik untuk pengenalan teater kepada anak.

Tak hanya itu, video interaktif juga akan hadir untuk memungkinkan penonton berpartisipasi melalui wawancara dan pemecahan petunjuk masalah.

Keluarga selebritis yakni presenter Raffi Ahmad, Nagita Slavina, dan Rafathar ditunjuk sebagai sebagai perwakilan keluarga milenial untuk menyambut baik acara ini.

Di samping itu, Raffi Ahmad juga mengaku putranya itu merupakan salah satu penggemar kartun Paw Patrol.

Paw Patrol Live! 'Race to the Rescue' diyakini Raffi dapat menjadi ajang untuk lebih mempererat hubungan orang tua dengan anaknya.

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From Beritagar:

PAW Patrol Live! siap menghibur penonton Indonesia


Suasana konferensi pers PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue di Kemang, Jakarta Selatan, Rabu (10/7/2019). | Monica Pasaribu /Beritagar.id
Untuk pertama kali, tokoh-tokoh dari serial

Untuk pertama kali, tokoh-tokoh dari serial animasi PAW Patrol akan datang ke Indonesia dalam acara PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue. Penonton akan menikmati hiburan dari berbagai karakter utama serial yang tayang di stasiun televisi Nickelodeon itu seperti Ryder, Chase, Marshall, Rocky, Rubble, Zuma, Sky, dan Everest.

Mereka bersiap menampilkan petualangan penuh aksi dengan menggunakan kostum inovatif yang membuat karakter-karakter ini lebih hidup di dalam panggung.

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue juga akan menampilkan musik tempo tinggi yang energik untuk mengiringi naskah baru. Tujuannya agar pertunjukan teater ini lebih bisa dinikmati oleh penonton anak-anak. Meski ditujukan untuk bocah, promotor DMEASIA mengklaim bahwa acara ini juga bisa dinikmati penonton dewasa.

“Kami sangat bersemangat untuk menjadi tuan rumah PAW Patrol Live! untuk pertama kalinya di Indonesia, ini adalah pertunjukan teater yang menyenangkan dan menarik yang akan dinikmati oleh seluruh keluarga,” ujar Roderick Tjandra, Managing Direktur DMEASIA dalam konferensi pers PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue di Kemang, Jakarta Selatan, Rabu (10/7/2019).

Hal itu diamini oleh pesohor Raffi Ahmad, brand ambassador untuk acara pertunjukan ini. Menurut bapak beranak satu ini, pertunjukan yang divisualisasikan lewat teater musikal nan atraktif tidak hanya menghibur anak-anak, tetapi juga bisa jadi hiburan tersendiri bagi orangtua mereka.

“Saya pengin banget nonton karena musikalnya itu yang akan ditunggu-tunggu oleh orangtua. Kami senang banget bisa membuat acara ini bisa lebih dekat dengan keluarga,” ujar Raffi.

Sebagai acara anak, tentu ada pesan yang terkandung dalam PAW Patrol Live! yaitu: “tidak ada pekerjaan yang terlalu besar, tidak ada anak anjing yang terlalu kecil,” serta berbagi pelajaran untuk semua usia tentang kewarganegaraan, keterampilan sosial, juga pemecahan masalah dengan mengandalkan keterampilan karakter setiap orang dan kerja sama tim yang unik.

Pertunjukan ini akan menyajikan paduan teater klasik dengan visual berteknologi tinggi untuk membawa penonton memasuki lingkungan otentik PAW Patrol, seperti Adventure Bay, The Lookout, Seal Island, Farmer Yumi’s, dan Jake’s Mountain.

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue akan diselenggarakan pada 12 – 15 September 2019 di Indonesia Convention and Exhibition (ICE), Bumi Serpong Damai, Tangerang Selatan, Banten. Pertunjukan akan berlangsung selama 1 jam dan 20 menit, mencakup dua sesi dan satu jeda.

Tiket dapat dibeli melalui situs tiket.com; harga dibanderol mulai dari Rp250 ribu untuk kelas Silver hingga Rp1,25 juta untuk kelas Diamond. Selengkapnya silakan kunjungi tautan ini.

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

Originally published: Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Additional sources: Google Translate, TripAdvisor, Google.
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Nickelodeon Brazil's to Bring the 'Nickelodeon Slime' Factory to Retail Activation to Shopping Eldorado in São Paulo in July 2019

Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil) is partnering with interactive activations specialist 2a1 Cenografia to bring the Nickelodeon Slime factory to Shopping Eldorado! The retail activation will be at the shopping centre in São Paulo between Thursday 4th - Sunday 28th July 2019!


Among the activities at the Nickelodeon Slime factory will be a slime making area where kids the chance to make their own slime, a area where kids can 'work' in the Nickelodeon Slime factory, by clicking buttons and moving levers, and an area for kids to customise the canisters where they will store the slime they make. There will also be a giant ball pool for kids to dive into.

Below is the official press release announcing the aweslime news, via EP GRUPO!

2a1 Cenografia apresenta o ‘Nickelodeon Slime’

25 Jun 2019

Uma verdadeira fábrica de slime, com diversas atrações, é a proposta do espaço exclusivo e que estará disponível todos os dias, de 04 a 28 de julho

Criar slimes é uma das brincadeiras preferidas das crianças no momento e para agradar o público de 05 a 12 anos de idade, a 2 a 1 Cenografia – referência nacional no desenvolvimento de produções interativas, desenvolveu o Slime Nickelodeon, para as férias do Shopping Eldorado.

Trata-se de um espaço exclusivo que simula uma verdadeira fábrica, onde as crianças e fãs do canal poderão criar suas próprias slimes e no final da atração se divertir em uma piscina de bolinhas gigante. O Slime Nickelodeon estará disponível de 04 a 28 de julho, todos os dias, das 12h às 20h. Inscrições pelo aplicativo do shopping.

“Essa área foi desenvolvida por nossa equipe de criação, que pensa sempre em todos os detalhes de criatividade, inovação e segurança. Ela reúne as grandes paixões da criançada atualmente, que são a brincadeira de slime e as atrações do canal Nickelodeon. Certamente será um sucesso para o shopping e uma experiência única para o público”, destaca Danielle Paulino, diretora comercial da 2 a 1 Cenografia.

Entre as atividades disponíveis no espaço, destaque também para a atividade de brincar de fazer a fábrica funcionar, clicando em botões e mexendo em alavancas, e a área para a criança customizar a latinha onde ela guardará sua slime.

Entretenimento em shoppings

A 2a1 Cenografia, que há 20 anos é referência nacional no desenvolvimento de produções interativas e detém as licenças exclusivas das maiores corporações do mundo, como Dreamworks, Maurício de Sousa Produções, Play-Doh e Nickelodeon, vê crescer a demanda por projetos na área de entretenimento.

Nos últimos dez anos tem aumentado a demanda por projetos de cenografia em shoppings e centros de compras em períodos como as férias de julho. Em 2019, por exemplo, a empresa soma 42 projetos de licenciados como Turma da Mônica, Patrulha Canina, Bob Esponja e Madagascar.

“Começamos com quatro licenças. O aumento do número de shoppings em todo o país faz crescer a disputa pela atenção do público consumidor, e o entretenimento e os espaços de lazer tornam-se receitas certas para isso. Os shoppings costumam registrar um aumento de cerca de até 15% no fluxo de pessoas e vendas quando oferece atrações diferenciadas ao público”, explica Daniele Paulino.

“De olho nesse incremento, nossos clientes passaram a solicitar projetos para oficinas e áreas de recreação não só no período de final de ano, como também nos meses de junho e julho, com objetivo de promover maior interesse e engajamento do público com as atrações infantis”, completa.

Com essa proposta, a 2a1 Cenografia apresenta um calendário de eventos temáticos em todo o Brasil. “Começamos em junho com as instalações dos projetos que se estenderão também no mês das férias escolares. Além do Shopping Eldorado, em São Paulo, estamos com atrações no Super Shopping Osasco, Shopping Campo Limpo, Shopping Santa Cruz, entre outros”, completa Caio Paulino, diretor de Marketing da 2a1 Cenografia.

Fonte: Bendita Imagem – Michele Barcena.

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Mais Nick: Nações Shopping Center in Brazil to Host SpongeBob Activation to Celebrate Show's 20th Anniversary!

Originally published: Friday, June 28, 2019.

Additional sources: Google Translate, VEJA SÃO PAULO.
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New Viacom Study Finds That Gen Z Knows Exactly How Powerful It Is | Youth Culture: Power in Progress

A new Viacom study shows how today's global youth are embracing their collective power, and what brands can do about it.


Anyone who has seen an Instagram post go viral or a YouTube video rack up millions of views understands the enormous collective power of Generation Z. But a new study from Viacom Velocity and Viacom Global Consumer Insights shows just how much today’s youth embrace their abilities to evoke change in the media world and beyond, Kidscreen reports.

According to Power in Progress, which fielded 11,000 participants ages 13 to 25 across 10 countries, 61% of young people believe their generation is more powerful than any other before it. Gatekeeping, they believe, is a collective effort.

Gen Zers in the US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, the Philippines, Poland, South Africa and the UK believe power is increasingly seen as a collaborative exercise that is bolstered through the connected world. Seventy-two percent of participants believe they can have a successful career doing exactly what they want to do, and that same percentage encourages and supports others when they face challenges.

To that end, teens will band together to cancel people and views in which they don’t believe, and everyone is tasked with policing authenticity. More than half (57%) believe that power should belong to everyone, while 62% say that social media gives them a voice on important issues. While 63% believe social media has the greatest impact on their country, only 38% believe people like themselves are well represented in mass media.

In terms of interacting with brands, 50% of Gen Zers think that companies like Facebook, Amazon and Google are too big and powerful, and two-thirds believe brands should play a larger role in social issues. In fact, 70% say brands that do participate in social issues earn their respect.

According to Colleen Fahey Rush, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Research Officer at Viacom Media Networks, young people are energized and emboldened by their beliefs that they can achieve their goals and have an impact in the world. And in order to connect with today’s teens, brands should show a genuine commitment toward earning their trust.

Viacom presented the findings of their Youth Culture: Power in Progress study during a panel at VidCon USA 2019.

From Streaming Media:

Half of Young People See Major Tech Sites as Too Powerful, Finds Viacom

Companies such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google are too big and powerful, agree half of today’s young people. During a VidCon 2019 panel called “Youth Culture: Power in Progress,” two Viacom executives presented the results of global survey showing how young people view power in the world. According to “Power in Progress,” presented by Christian Kurz, senior vice president of global consumer insights for Viacom, and Maya Peterson, senior director of culture and insights for Viacom Velocity, “This generation’s relationship to structural power is still in beta. Many young people can’t yet vote, or even drive, yet their values are starting to drive changes within powerful systems and institutions.”

The study shows a system in flux, but where it’s headed is hard to predict. “Brands are in a new position of power and acceptance,” the study says, noting that young people are twice as likely to trust brands than traditional institutions, and four times more likely to trust brands than politicians. But that doesn’t mean feelings about brands are overwhelmingly positive. Transparency is important to young people, but thanks to platform failures and resulting brand apologies, young people are deeply skeptical about brand integrity. Surprisingly, two-thirds don’t see the system as a barrier to power, while one-third do.

Young people see new media as a way to gain power for themselves, and are collaborating to harness attention and use media in new ways. That includes using media to boost underrepresented voices. With no gatekeepers on new media, young people are free to police authenticity and tell personal stories from new points of view, but also “cancel” people and ideas that don’t agree with their beliefs. The report calls this the “effects of the swarm.”

“Youth Culture: Power in Progress” was created from qualitative discussions and quantitative surveys in several countries, focusing on consumers age 13 to 25.

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About Youth Culture: Power in Progress:

Power in Progress is an exploration into the new dynamics of power and how young people around the world are defining, developing, and using their power to create change in their lives and society. Young people are growing up at a time when change matters more than ever. With the convergence of technology and world events, young people have a voice, power, and a platform like never before. Youth culture’s shifting attitudes about power has changed the game when it comes to growing up and generational influence. The status quo of the patriarchy, white privilege and the 70-year-old CEO are getting challenged.

What you’ll learn: How all this impacts on youth culture today, how they play, how they engage on the political stage and how they activate for the movements that they believe in.

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For more studies from the Viacom Global Insights team, visit insights.viacom.com.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Embarks on New Direction with its Biggest, Most Wide-Ranging Content Slate Ever!
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Nickelodeon India's 'Motu Patlu' Becomes a Hit in China

Nickelodeon India's hit CG-animated series Motu Patlu is widely regarded as one of India's favourite cartoon series, and the show is now becoming increasingly popular internationally, including across the border, in China!


"Motu Patlu" was the fourth most searched show on Google in 2018, according to the China Internet Report 2019. The report however does not reveal any details about the viewership of the show in the country.

Motu Patlu gaining popularity in China follows the show being declared as the ninth most searched keyword in India and fourth most searched show in the world in 2018, according to Google Trends 2018.

Motu Patlu is a classic Indian cartoon series on the same lines as Laurel and Hardy. The show follows Motu and Patlu, two best friends who constantly run into trouble, and subsequently chased by a police officer. The show is one of Nickelodeon India's most watched shows, with the series reportedly garnering more than 3 million views on WowKidz, Cosmos Mayas’ and YouTube India in 2018. Interestingly, show is geo-blocked on YouTube.

Anish Mehta, CEO Cosmos Maya, had earlier said that the show is their biggest property and they look forward to more viewership in 2019.

Hit Indian Shows Go Global

Motu Paltu is not the only Indian toon to international. Netflix show Mighty Bheem, based on popular Indian show Chhota Bheem also garnered viewers internationally. In fact, the series' 21 short Youtube videos have grossed 22 million viewers.

And its ‘local’ flavour is the reason for its success. “The content is authentically Indian. The setting is rural India. The stories and characters are local. The more authentically local the show is, the better it travels,” Ted Sarandos chief content officer of Netflix told Business Insider India.

If the trend continues, Indian cartoons might give a tough competition to their Japanese counterparts. For decades, Japanese cartoons and characters like Ninja Hattori, Doraemon, Shin Chan and Pokemon have been capturing the minds of children around the world, telling authentic Asian stories. Now, it could be the time for Indian toons.

More Nick: Madame Tussauds Delhi Unveils Motu Patlu Waxwork Figures!
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Genius Brands Enters Next Significant Phase of Growth With Launch of Branded 'Rainbow Rangers' Merchandise at Retail

Original Genius Brands International, Inc. Press Release via GlobeNewswire:

Genius Brands International, Inc. Enters Next Significant Phase of Growth With Launch of Branded Merchandise at Retail for Rainbow Rangers and Llama Llama

Leveraging Hit Children’s Content into Licensed Products Across Key Categories for Mass and Mid-Market, Specialty, and Online Retail Distribution

Genius Brands International's Rainbow Rangers and Llama Llama Branded Merchandise Hits Retail Shelves

In 2019 through 2020, Genius Brands International (Nasdaq:GNUS) plans to debut over 450 SKUs of branded merchandise combined based on its two flagship preschool series, Rainbow Rangers, an original series which currently airs on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr.; and Llama Llama, which stars Jennifer Garner and is available on Netflix.

Genius Brands International, Inc.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genius Brands International, Inc. (“Genius Brands”) (NASDAQ: GNUS), the global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, announces that it is has entered the next phase of its growth, expanding beyond content development, production and distribution into product merchandising, as licensed consumer products tied to the Company’s two hit flagship series, Rainbow Rangers and Llama Llama, begin to hit shelves in Q3 and Q4 2019.

In 2019 through 2020, Genius Brands plans to debut over 450 SKUs of branded merchandise combined for Rainbow Rangers, which currently airs on Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr., and Llama Llama, available on Netflix. The first products from the extensive Rainbow Rangers program began rolling out this month, including apparel from Bentex, available on Amazon; and bicycles from Dynacraft, available at Walmart.com, Target.com, and Kohl's.com, which will be available in August with plans to expand distribution through storefront channels. In September, the Company will unveil Halloween costumes from Disguise at Walmart, Party City and online retailers; and a Halloween retail program with Rainbow Rangers’ costumes will be available in approximately 1,200 Spirit stores. Additional Rainbow Rangers’ products planned to launch this year include stationery items from Inkology, all-natural chewable vitamins from Integrity Vitamins and more.

Genius Brands has already debuted a range of products for Llama Llama, including plush toys from Kids Preferred available at Walmart.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Buy Buy Baby, Wegmans and more; activity books from Bendon Publishing available at Michael’s and Dollar General; DVDs from NCircle Entertainment available at Walmart, Target and online; puzzles available at Go Retail shops and online; Decopac’s cake design and decorating kits available at grocery and bakery stores; and party accessories from Prime Party and Creative Converting available at online retailers. In Q3 and Q4, additional Llama Llama branded products will debut at retail, including books from Scholastic; Halloween costumes at Halloween.com/Fun.com, the largest online purveyor of costumes; holiday ornaments from Kurt Adler; and holiday plush from Cuddle Barn.

“Given the success of Rainbow Rangers and Llama Llama, I am pleased to report we are now transitioning into the next phase of our growth, which includes product merchandising around these two hit series,” said Andy Heyward, CEO of Genius Brands International. “Our goal from the start, which I have communicated often over the past few years, has been to leverage our content strategy into product merchandising, and we are achieving that goal now, as planned, with nearly every conceivable consumer product category licensed for Rainbow Rangers and Llama Llama. Moreover, our partners are among the top manufacturers, from toys by Mattel, to vitamins by Integrity Vitamins, to bikes by Dynacraft and apparel by Bentex. In total, we have over 450 licensed SKUs for Rainbow Rangers and Llama Llama scheduled to come to market over the next twelve months, as well as a planned nationwide live tour for Rainbow Rangers from Gershwin Entertainment that will debut in Bentonville, Arkansas. We look forward to providing further updates as future products hit the market.”

About Genius Brands International
Headquartered in Beverly Hills, Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNUS) is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. The Company’s “content with a purpose” brand portfolio, which is led by award-winning creators and producers, includes the new action-adventure animated series for children, Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; flagship preschool properties, Rainbow Rangers for Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr., and Netflix Original Llama Llama, starring Jennifer Garner; award-winning toddler brand, Baby Genius; adventure comedy STEM series, Thomas Edison's Secret Lab; and financial literacy and entrepreneurship series, Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club. The Company’s content catalog also includes the animated series, Stan Lee's Cosmic Crusaders, created with Stan Lee's Pow! Entertainment. Seeing the need to provide kids and parents with a safe viewing environment that offers premium enriching and engaging programming, Genius Brands launched the Genius Brands Network – comprised of Kid Genius Cartoon Channel and Baby Genius TV, as well as an exclusive Kid Genius Cartoons Plus subscription channel on Amazon Prime. The Network channels are available in approximately 80 million U.S. households via a variety of distribution platforms, such as OTT, set-top box, internet, and mobile. Through licensing agreements with category leading partners, characters from the Company’s properties also appear on a wide range of consumer products for retail. For additional information, please visit www.gnusbrands.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain statements in this notice constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "predict," "forecast," "project," "plan," "intend" or similar expressions, or statements regarding intent, belief, or current expectations, are forward-looking statements. While the Company believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on any such forward-looking statements, which are based on information available to us on the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are based upon current estimates and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including without limitation those set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), not limited to Risk Factors relating to its patent business contained therein. Thus, actual results could be materially different. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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More Nick: Nickelodeon Greenlights Season Two of Genius Brands International’s Hit Preschool Series, Rainbow Rangers, to Debut in Q4 With 52 New Episodes!

H/T: TVKIDS.
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Nickelodeon Russia to Premiere 'SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout' on Saturday 13th July 2019

It's SpongeBob SquarePants' 20th anniversary, and to commemorate 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon Russia (Россия) will premiere the brand-new hour-long SpongeBob (Губка Боб Квадратные Штаны) Birthday Special, “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” on Saturday 13th July 2019 at 13:45 МСК!


It’s SpongeBob’s birthday in “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” an all-new mixed live-action and animated special which features for the first time the celebrated voice talent behind SpongeBob, Patrick, Mr. Krabs, Sandy, Squidward and Plankton playing live-action doppelgänger versions of the animated characters they voice! In the one-hour special, Patrick and SpongeBob journey to the surface world, where they come across a few familiar characters during lunchtime rush at The Trusty Slab restaurant. Meanwhile, the Bikini Bottom residents set up a surprise party for SpongeBob. The special will also feature special guest stars David Hasselhoff (Baywatch, Губка Боб - квадратные штаны), Kel Mitchell (All That, Kenan & Kel, Good Burger), Jack Griffo (Грозная семейка) and Daniella Perkins (Команды рыцарей). (#893)

Donning his famous lifeguard attire, Hasselhoff guests as himself in the special, where he runs into a little trouble in an ocean kayak and on the beach. Hasselhoff also notably played himself in The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. His return is a special nod to his original performance for fans around the world.

In the Russian dub of “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout”, the tour bus driver is voiced by Russian singer Sergey Lazarev!

Поздравляем Губку Боба! 🎂 | Nickelodeon Россия



А что бы ты подарил Губке Бобу на день рождения?

Following the new special, Nickelodeon Россия will further treat fans with brand-new episodes of Губка Боб Квадратные Штаны Saturdays at 13:45 MCK from Saturday 20th July 2019!

SpongeBob launched July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, generating a universe of beloved characters, pop culture catchphrases and memes, theatrical releases, consumer products, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and a global fan base. The “Best Year Ever,” leads up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming 2020!

Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants 20 celebration forms part of the "Best Year Ever", Nickelodeon's year-long global celebration commemorating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants, one of the most iconic TV series and characters ever created, which will lead up to the Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge, coming 2020.

Below is Nickelodeon Россия's official press release announcing the exciting news!:

Опубликовано 12.07.2019

СЕРГЕЙ ЛАЗАРЕВ ОЗВУЧИЛ ПЕРСОНАЖА МУЛЬТСЕРИАЛА «ГУБКА БОБ КВАДРАТНЫЕ ШТАНЫ» В ЧЕСТЬ 20-ЛЕТИЯ ШОУ

В этом году популярному анимационному шоу Nickelodeon «Губка Боб Квадратные Штаны» исполняется 20 лет. По этому случаю телеканал покажет специальный выпуск мультсериала, в русской версии которого одного из персонажей озвучил Сергей Лазарев.

В 44-минутном эпизоде «Губка Боб. Большой день рождения» впервые наряду с анимационными персонажами появятся актеры дубляжа, озвучившие главных героев в оригинальной версии шоу: Губку Боба, Патрика, Мистера Крабса, Сэнди, Сквидварда и Планктона. Они сыграют героев из реального мира, похожих на своих персонажей, и соберутся вместе в честь 20-летия мультсериала.

Специальный эпизод расскажет о путешествии Губки Боба и его друзей на поверхность земли. Здесь герои встречают своих двойников в ресторане «Красти Круп», в то время как жители Бикини Боттом готовят для Губки Боба праздничную вечеринку. В российской версии шоу, которую Nickelodeon Россия покажет 13 июля, голосом Сергея Лазарева заговорит Роб — водитель аквариума-автобуса, на котором герои исследуют реальный мир.

Этим летом в эфир Nickelodeon Россия также выйдут специальные марафоны. Дети увидят лучшие эпизоды шоу, а также серии, посвященные определенной тематике, например, домашним питомцам. С 13 июля по 5 августа юные зрители смогут принять участие в конкурсе и поздравить Губку Боба лично. Детям предложат поделиться своими рассказами, фотографиями и видеороликами в социальных сетях с хештегом #поздравляемгубкубоба. Авторы самых оригинальных работ получат призы от Nickelodeon.

Мультсериал про веселого и неунывающего Губку Боба впервые вышел в эфир телеканала Nickelodeon 17 июля 1999 года. За 20 лет он стал анимационным хитом, который любят миллионы зрителей по всему миру. Сегодня «Губка Боб Квадратные Штаны» транслируется на 55 языках в 208 странах.

Смотрите праздничный выпуск мультсериала «Губка Боб. Большой день рождения» в эфире Nickelodeon Россия 13 июля в 13:45 по московскому времени. Тематические марафоны с 20 июля по субботам в 12:05.

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SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” will premiere Friday, July 12, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA.

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

Originally published: Monday, July 11, 2019.

Additional sources: Google Translate, IMDb, Google.
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July 2019 on Nickelodeon Russia: SpongeBob 20 | Rise of the TMNT | ALVINNN S4 | RBUK + More

--- This July (июле), Nickelodeon Russia (Россия) will be premiering:


Смотри в июле | Nickelodeon Россия
А ты уже знаешь, что ждет тебя в июле?

-- The brand-new hour-long (two-part) SpongeBob SquarePants' (Губка Боб Квадратные Штаны) 20th anniversary special "SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout" on Saturday 13th July 2019 at 13:45 МСК [more info]!

-- Brand-new episodes of 44 Cats (44 котёнка) weekdays at 8:25 МСК from Monday 1st July 2019!

-- ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks (Элвиннн!!! и бурундуки) season four Saturdays at 8:45 МСК!

-- Brand-new episodes of Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Эволюции Черепашек-ниндзя) Sundays at 10:50 MCK!

-- Brand-new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants (Губка Боб Квадратные Штаны) Saturdays at 13:45 MCK from Saturday 20th July 2019!

-- Brand-new episodes of Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty (RBUK; Радужно-бабочково-единорожная кошка) Sundays at 11:40 MCK from Sunday 21st July 2019!

--- Additionally, Nickelodeon Россия will:

-- Host special battle-marathons throughout July 2019, in which fans can vote for their favourite shows to win! Henry Danger (Опасный Генри) or Sam & Cat (Сэм и Кэт)? The Thundermans (Грозная семейка) or Victorious (Виктория-победительница)? You decide! Every weekday in July, your favourite Nick shows will compete on-air, with viewers deciding which shows are worthy to go through to the final!

-- Special summer weekend marathons of popular Nick shows, including The Thundermans (Грозная семейка), Game Shakers (Игроделы), Henry Danger (Опасный Генри), Knight Squad (Команды рыцарей) and Cousins for Life (Под одной крышей), starting Sunday 7th July 2019!

From Nickelodeon Россия's VKontakte page:

Что новенького в июле

ППривет! Самое время рассказать о наших планах на месяц :)


Ты ведь знаешь почему мы начали с этой праздничной гифки? :)

Мультфильмы и новые серии

Очаровательные и храбрые котята — Лампо, Миледи, Пилу и Пончик возвращаются на Nickelodeon c новыми сериями с 1 июля! Замурррчательное шоу — «44 котёнка» — по будням в 8:25 МСК.

А по субботам тебя будут веселить не менее очаровательные, такие же пушистые создания — «Элвиннн!!! и бурундуки», премьера 4-го сезона — весь июль в 8:45 МСК. Эти ребята точно помогут тебе проснуться пораньше субботним утром :)

Кавабанга! Новые серии «Эволюции Черепашек-ниндзя» продолжат выходить по воскресеньям в 10:50 МСК. Ты наконец-то увидишь те самые новые способности, новое оружие и новых злодеев! Не пропусти :)

И конечно, Фелисити! Признавайся, ты ведь уже без ума от этой розовой кошки и её друзей? Начнём показывать новые серии с 21 июня, по воскресеньям. Всё, как и раньше — «Радужно-бабочково-единорожная кошка» в 11:40 МСК.

А следующей новости обрадуется даже Сквидвард! Ведь он тоже приглашён на День рождения Губки Боба! И ты приглашён :) Начинаем праздновать 13 июля в 13:45 МСК! Покажем тебе специальный новый эпизод про увлекательное путешествие Губки Боба и Патрика.

И на этом сюрпризы не заканчиваются: ты ведь переживал, что новых серий «Губки Боба Квадратные Штаны» больше никогда не будет? А вот и будут! :) С 20 июля каждую субботу в 13:45 МСК! Наконец-то!

Марафоны и кое-что ещё :)

Ты любишь решать, что хочешь смотреть в эфире, а мы любим марафоны… Поэтому в июле тебя ждут баттл-марафоны, где именно ты решишь какое шоу круче!

«Опасный Генри» или «Сэм и Кэт», «Грозная семейка» или «Виктория-победительница»?

Весь июль по будням в 15:20 МСК эти шоу будут соревноваться в эфире. А ты, в специальном голосовании (прямо здесь, в нашей группе), решишь, кто достоин ФИНАЛА. И пусть победит сильнейший!

А ещё, мы начинаем летнюю вечеринку на Nickelodeon! С 7 июля по выходным смотри марафоны любимых сериалов: «Грозная семейка», «Игроделы», «Опасный Генри», «Школа рыцарей» и «Под одной крышей». Только самые летние и самые весёлые серии :)

Увидимся в эфире! :)

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From Advanced Television:

Orion, Viacom satellite transfers

Two Viacom channels – Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy – are being transferred to the Orion Group’s satellite platform. The operator will also provide technical servicing of the channels and ensure delivery of the signal to cable operators’ networks.

Two Orion Group satellites are engaged for technical delivery of the signal of the Nickelodeon and Paramount Comedy channels to the networks of cable operators throughout the Russian Federation – Horizons 2, located at 85° E, which covers the European part of Russia with signal, and Express-AM5, located at 140° E, which covers the entire eastern part of the country with signal. Previously these channels were broadcast from satellite ABS2.

Viacom and Orion have been working together since 2016. The TV channels MTV Russia, Paramount Channel and Spike already use the operator’s platform. In 2018, under commission from MTV Russia, Orion organised live broadcasts of two concerts: a performance by the band Mumiy Troll and the anniversary live show, MTV.20 Years.

“For us it is a big honour that a client with such high standards as Viacom has again chosen our platform to host its channels. We know how meticulous our colleagues are in making this choice. Our set of services for broadcasters is today the most complete of those available on the Russian market on a single media platform. It allows clients to enjoy convenient “one window” servicing and also saves money,” commented Andrey Trufanov, Head of the Telecom Services Department at Orion.

“In working with Orion, we are confident that we will receive high quality services and, most importantly, that throughout project implementation, our tasks will be given the utmost attention, and that Orion will not just follow our requirements but also offer the most beneficial solutions. This has been tried and tested and we are confident in switching our flagship channels to the Orion media platform,” added Lajos Okos, Director of Technology and Operations, CEE & Russia.

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Больше Nick: The Island of Dreams Moscow to Open 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'-Themed Area in September 2019!

Originally published: Monday, July 01, 2019.

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The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Team Up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in New Comic Series from BOOM! Studios

The Power Rangers have crossed over quite a bit with teams from other seasons, but only once before have they crossed over with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That happened during Power Rangers In Space, but the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are set to team-up for the first time with the heroes in a half-shell thanks to BOOM! Studios' brand new miniseries, and ComicBook has unveiled a Turtley Awesome first look!


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 (of 5) will be written by Necessary Evil writer Ryan Parrott and drawn by Beyond The Grid artist Simone di Meo, and will have the two iconic teams attempting to survive a world where Shredder and the Green Ranger have combined forces.

As you can see in the gorgeous artwork below, the series will boast a main cover by Power Rangers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer artist Dan Mora, and the series will also feature Turtle Ranger Helmet variant covers by Mighty Morphin Power Rangers cover artist Goni Montes. For Parrott, this is a surreal dream and quite a difficult secret to keep.


"Honestly, I'm pretty certain keeping this project a secret has taken years off my life. These two iconic franchises were my TV parents, each teaching me valuable life lessons thirty minutes at a time. The Power Rangers and the Ninja Turtles are too insanely awesome not to bring together. I mean, they're both color-coded teenage martial artists who fight monsters! It just makes too much sense!" said writer Ryan Parrott. "A huge thank you to Hasbro and Nickelodeon for letting me play with so many of their wonderful toys, as it is truly an honor to be a part of such an exciting crossover. I'm the luckiest kid in the world, and I cannot wait for you all to see what we've been putting together."

Simone di Meo returns to Power Rangers after his gorgeous stint on Beyond The Grid, and this is pretty much a dream for him as well.

"It’s an honor to be able to work on this amazing project. I'm very happy to be a part of this, one of the crossovers I've been waiting for since I was a kid,” di Meo said. “Drawing these two teams together is a dream come true!"

As Senior Editor Dafna Pleban explains, this event couldn't be in better hands.

“No one could possibly love the Power Rangers or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles more than the creative team at the helm of this epic event! Which means they’ve got every dream team up scenario you can think of jam-packed into the pages of every issue.” Pleban said “Monsters will grow. Shells will get kicked. And that thing you’re really hoping we’ll do? Yeah, that’s in here, too.”

You can check out the official description for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles below.

"The Power Rangers arrive in New York City to find Tommy Oliver - AKA The Mighty Morphin Green Ranger - but soon discover he's joined forces with the villainous Shredder and the Foot Clan! As the Rangers are sent reeling by this betrayal, they're confronted by another (fr)enemy - the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Can these heroes find a way to work together to defeat the bad guys and save the world from total destruction?!"

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1 hits comic stores on Wednesday, December 4th.

The news follows the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' recent successful comic team up with Batman, which was also turned into an animated movie.

Are you excited for the Power Rangers TMNT team-up? Let me know in the comments below!

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Kel Mitchell on Teaching Amanda Bynes Comedy Tricks and If She'll Make an 'All That' Reboot Cameo

Kel Mitchell on Teaching Amanda Bynes Comedy Tricks and If She'll Make an 'All That' Reboot Cameo


Credit: Getty Images.

Kel Mitchell is looking back at his time on the beloved Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That, and opening up about what he taught co-star Amanda Bynes.

Mitchell talked with ET Live on the site of the hotly anticipated Good Burger pop-up restaurant in Los Angeles, and he reflected on his happy memories of sharing the screen with Bynes.

"I love Amanda, she's like [my] little sister. She's so fearless," Mitchell, 40, shared about his former co-star, who recently graduated from fashion design school. "I remember her being on set, she told me, 'Hey Kel, I wanna do the physical comedy that you do.' So I used to show her little tricks to do that would make her comedy just awesome."

"She did everything so great, so awesome, she was super fearless," he added.

While Bynes dealt with a rocky few years, she's rededicated herself to her health, fashion school and returning to acting, which Mitchell said seems like a great fit for the 33-year-old actress.

"She always had style, so going to fashion school was definitely what was up," he said, beaming.

As for the possibility of welcoming Bynes on for a cameo appearance on the long-awaited upcoming All That reboot, Mitchell was wildly excited about the idea.

"That would be crazy! We really want her to do a cameo in All That. We've been talking about that," Mitchell explained. "So, Amanda, come on, girl! Call ya brother up!"


Kel Mitchell poses at Nickelodeon's Good Burger pop-up diner on July 8, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. Credit: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

Kenan Thompson, who also starred on the original All That alongside Kel and Amanda, has also expressed interest in Amanda making a cameo on the revived All That series, which he is executive producing with Kel.

To launch the revived series, original All That cast members Kel, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server have been making cameos in episodes, reviving iconic characters such as "Ed" the Good Burger guy and the Loud Librarian.

The Good Burger pop-up restaurant, located on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, opens its doors on July 10. Visit https://www.goodburgerpopup.com for more information and to book your tickets!

Catch brand-new episodes of All That, Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT), only on Nickelodeon!

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From Hollywood Life:

Kel Mitchell Reveals If Amanda Bynes Will Appear On ‘All That’ Reboot — ‘We’re Talking To Her’

With the ‘All That’ reboot in full swing, will fans see Amanda Bynes return to the show that launched her career? ‘Good Burger’ star Kel Mitchell tells us EXCLUSIVELY on how they’re trying to make that happen.

All That is back! The beloved Nickelodeon 90’s sketch comedy show that helped Nick Cannon, Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell become household names returned in June 2019 with a brand new cast. However, some familiar faces – like Josh Server and Lori Beth Denberg — have popped up to give fans of the original series a treat. So, will Amanda Bynes, who got her start on the original All That before getting her own spin-off, make a special cameo on the new show?

Kel Mitchell — who is an executive producer on the reboot, along with Kenan Thompson — talked EXCLUSIVELY with HollywoodLife about the possibility of Amanda’s return while launching The Good Burger Pop Up Restaurant in West Hollywood, California. The co-owner of the hottest burger joint also dished on how the original All That cast stays in contact and the possibility about a Good Burger reboot.

HollywoodLife: How nostalgic is this for you?

Kel Mitchell: It’s been awesome. This is really surreal.

Talk to me about what it’s been like now that all that the reboot is back as well?

To executive produce that — To be producing it with my cast mate that became my brother? It’s just been awesome. We’re having a blast and giving advice to new kids, and the kids are so funny. All seven of them.

Do you and Kenan ever talk about doing just a Good Burger reboot? I’m sure you get asked all the time.

Yes. We have been talking about it. We’re talking about GB too. Just know that we’re ready. We’re ready, but some other people, they a little higher up. They gotta make it happen. But yes, we’re down. We’re totally down for making it happen.

Do you think we’re getting closer to it finally happening?

We are getting very close. The story has to be good. We’ve had a few ideas that we chopped around to make it happen. We’re excited. But until then you could come to The Good Burger Pop Up.

Will we see him here too, or have you guys talked about doing something here together?

Yes. We have talked about it. He is in New York, so he’s like boom. But he will be here because we’ll be here for six months so he’ll be here.

I can’t wait. Have you guys all kept in touch over the… All of you All Thaters?

[Angelique Bates] goes to my church. Lori Beth [Danberg] and Josh [Server]; we have been wanting to do all that; playing around, guest starring a little bit. You know we’ve seen them all, and we all stay in contact on Instagram. So staying in contract with Lisa [Foiles]. Katrina [Johnson], everybody. Yeah. That’s just a whole new cast. Yeah.

Any chance at all we… I mean Amanda Bynes to make an appearance or have you heard from her, Nick Cannon?.

Yes. Amanda just graduated from fashion school, so I’m super excited about that. That’s like my little sister, so I’m excited about that. We would love for her to come on all that; Nick Cannon as well. I talked to Nick yesterday, so we’re excited about that. That’s my boy.

Do you think they both will come on at some point?

Of course.

So exciting. So you guys all keep in touch?

Everybody keeps in touch. Yeah.

So is there a group text? Do you guys get together once a month?

Instagram. We talk through Instagram. We talk through social media. That’s how we all get together.

So this would really be like Amanda’s come back into the industry a little bit for a while. Have you thought about that?

I don’t know if I’ve thought about that, but I think it’d be great. For Amanda to do that. That’d be fun. I mean she’s definitely in fashion school right now, so we’re excited about that. So we’ll just give positive vibes to that.

So she will, or she won’t be? Are you guys figuring out if she would come back?

We’re talking to her. Yeah.

Are you still planning on starting your own Orange Soda Line, and do you still love it?

Yes. I do. I do, but I drink a lot healthier now, so we’re definitely trying to get like an electrolyte or some type of pre-workout. Yeah.

Favorite All That skit over the years?

Of course, “Good Burger.” Since we’re right here, in the Good Burger pop up. I opened up my own restaurant, man.

Do people still come up to you on the street and say, like what-

They do. They come up. They say, “Welcome to Good Burger.” at red lights, all over the place. Yeah.

All That airs weekly on Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

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Originally published: Tuesday, July 09, 2019.
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