Sunday, January 24, 2021

Defeat the Dark | 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows' Promo | Nickelodeon

Only together can we defeat the dark! Nickelodeon has unveiled their latest promo for Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows, premiering Friday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon!


Produced by ACE Entertainment, Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows is a six-part limited series based on the beloved horror anthology series based on the '90s kids' cult classic. The miniseries will premiere on Friday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, with new episodes airing every Friday night.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows follows an all-new Midnight Society group of kids who learn of the terrifying curse cast over their small seaside town, and are haunted by a mysterious creature known as the Shadowman. In the just-released trailer, viewers are introduced to the new Midnight Society members and get a glimpse at the horrors that await them in the shadows.

The new members of the Midnight Society are: Luke, played by Bryce Gheisar (The Astronauts, Wonder); Jai, played by Arjun Athalye; Hanna, played by Beatrice Kitsos (Child's Play, iZombie); Gabby, played by Malia Baker (The Baby-Sitters Club); Seth, played by Dominic Mariche (The Christmas Yule Blog, A Gift to Cherish); and Connor, played by Parker Queenan (Party of Five, Andi Mack).

Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows is produced by ACE Entertainment (To All The Boys I've Loved Before, The Perfect Date) with ACE founder Matt Kaplan and Spencer Berman serving as executive producers and Paul Kim as co-executive producer. Jeff Wadlow (Fantasy Island, Truth or Dare) serves as executive producer and the primary director for the series. JT Billings (Beware That Girl, Charming) serves as showrunner and executive producer.

Production of Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Curse of the Shadows for Nickelodeon is overseen by Shauna Phelan, Senior Vice President, Live-Action Scripted Content; and Zack Olin, Senior Vice President, Live Action. Brian Banks serves as Nickelodeon's Executive in Charge of Production for the series.

One of the Nickelodeon's most iconic series from the '90s, the original Are You Afraid of the Dark? delivered riveting stories of horror to young audiences, all from a kid's perspective. Are You Afraid of the Dark? is owned by DHX and was created by D.J. MacHale and Ned Kandel, who are also executive producers on the project.



Originally published: Sunday, January 24, 2021.

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Test Friends | Danger Force Promo | Nickelodeon

Test Friends | Danger Force Promo | Nickelodeon


Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) - Test Friends: Captain Man puts Danger Force through a series of tests to see if he can trust them; but when the tests get out of hand, the tables are turned. (#115)




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JoJo Siwa Confirms That She is Gay; Opens Up About Coming Out, Says 'Best Experience' in Life

JoJo Siwa has seemingly confirmed on Twitter that the 17-year-old singer, dancer, Nickelodeon superstar and social media phenomenon is gay! JoJo's latest tweet features a photo of herself wearing a t-shirt with the slogan "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.", along with the caption "My cousin got me a new shirt".

Credit: JoJo Siwa.

Update (1/24) - JoJo has confirmed in an Instagram livestream that she is gay! Congrats JoJo! :)


The news follows JoJo teasing fans that she maybe gay in a recent TikTok video. In the video, the singer lip syncs the “No matter gay, straight or bi / lesbian, transgender life / I’m on the right track, baby / I was born to survive” part of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way, which is a an LGBTQ+ anthem, leading some of her 31.3 million followers to believe this was her coming out.


Out of the over 260,000 comments on the video, several prominent stars and YouTube influencers, such as Big Time Rush's Stephen Kramer Glickman, James Charles, Colleen Ballinger, Nikkie de Jager, Bretman Rock and more, congratulated and praised her.

Praise and positive reactions poured in for JoJo on Twitter, who became a trending topic on Friday afternoon.

“if u spell ‘swag’ backwards, it’s ‘gay.’ coincidence??” wrote Lil Nas X, who publicly came out on Twitter in June 2019.

“WE LOVE THIS FOR YOU,” influencer Brenna D’Amico wrote in the comments of the TikTok video.

“I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU,” wrote beauty influencer James Charles.

FIlmmaker Casey Neistat showed his love: "been a JoJo fan since day 1 (that is the first day my daughter told me about her 😉) very proud to see a role model to so many not shy away from who she is."

JoJo also retweeted some supportive messages, including ones featuring the iconic Pride flag.

JoJo also posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing a rainbow Gucci track jacket on Thursday, with thousands of comments from fans, including musician Luke Eisner, Paris Hilton and other celebrities, congratulating her.

As a dancer, JoJo first shot to fame on the Lifetime reality series Dance Moms and soon skyrocketed with her fashion, accessories and music aimed at a young audience. She signed with Nickelodeon in 2017 and appeared in the TV movie Blurt, Lip Sync Battle Shorties and is the youngest contestant ever on Fox’s The Masked Singer. JoJo has also released songs such as “Boomerang” and “D.R.E.A.M.,”

Siwa, who has built her empire with business savvy, has also lit up the internet by visiting TikTok collective Pride House LA and has collaborated with queer TikTokers.

JoJo has yet to release any sort of statement beyond these posts, so we shouldn't rush to any conclusions. Reps for Siwa did not immediately respond to The Los Angeles Times’ request for additional comment.

The news also follows JoJo recently breaking up with her boyfriend, Mark Bontempo.

Though young, JoJo Siwa has been a "gay icon" for a few years. Siwa knows this in fact and in 2018 when she was asked what she felt about being a gay icon she replied simply: "I love it."

Siwa’s has deep ties to the community. In 2018, was asked about her “gay icon status” by drag queens Izzy Uncut and Poppy during a New York event. According to Out, Siwa said she feels comfortable around everyone and wants everyone to feel comfortable around her, and that she loves and supports people for who they are, with no exclusions.

From Out:

JoJo Siwa Opens Up About Coming Out, Says 'Best Experience' in Life

The well-followed star also opened up about labels.

This week, JoJo Siwa rocked social media with a series of posts where she came out. The posts began on TikTok — of the two uploads neither explicitly labeled the former Dance Moms star as queer. She confirmed the widespread speculation of her coming out yesterday with a T-shirt that read "Best. Gay. Cousin." She's since retweeted a lot of support for her admission on Twitter. Saturday, she hosted a livestream on Instagram opening up about the experience and answering questions.

"For the last 48 hours, 72 hours, I have gotten the most endless amount of support," Siwa, who has released music and has a massive deal with Nickelodeon, said on the livestream. "I'm really happy. Now that the world gets to see this side of my life it makes me really really happy. I've been happy in this world for a minute now and now that I just get to share that with the world, it's just awesome."

Siwa has long been known for her bubbly and overall happy persona. That persona is a massive brand of over one billion dollars according to her — she signed a deal with Nickelodeon where the network handles her licensing which covers accessories, toys, bedding, and more. She also has appeared in music videos for other artists and sells out arenas on tour, dancing and performing her own music. All of this after rising to fame on two seasons of Dance Moms. 

"In my career I've always been super, super happy," she said referencing the touring, products, and videos. "But like personally I have never, ever, ever, ever been this happy before and it feels really awesome and I've been really happy for a little bit now."

In the Instagram live, which is now available on her page, the 17-year-old mogul shied away from labeling herself in response to a comment.

"The reason that I'm not ready to say this answer is because I don't know this answer," she said. In the video she is wearing her hoodie she received after being named to the TIME 100 in 2020. With a feature written by Kim Kardashian-West, she was dubbed one of the world's most influential people of the year.  "I think humans are awesome. I think humans are really incredible people." Later she said that while she's interested in sharing details, she wants to "keep things in my life private until they are ready to be shared with the public." She also said that she believes she's always been queer and was always open to falling in love with anyone.

Much has been made of Siwa's coming out. It's been dubbed a game changer and history-making because of her prominence, particularly for youth. While she's recently said that she's seen an influx of teenaged fans during quarantine, the bulk of her fan base has historically been quite young. Her coming out is likely to leave an indelible impact on peer acceptance and relatability.

"What matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it's ok and that it's awesome and that the world is there for you," Siwa said in the livestream, in ways acknowledging this very point and what role her actions may serve for LGBTQ+ youth. "There are so many people that are there for you. And I know that everyone's situation is different and it might be harder for some people and it might be easier for some people to come out and be themselves but I think coming out has this stigma around it that it's this really, really, really scary thing but it's not any more. There's so many accepting and loving people out there and and it's ok."

While there certainly is a massive uptick of support online, and the stigmas around coming out certainly have been dramatically reduced (and will continue to be with figures like Siwa,) it is important to note that there is more at play for many LGBTQ+ youth. Support online, and even peer support, isn't the only thing that youth must consider when coming out. Not only are they frequently forced to face their own comfort, but what coming out may mean for their living situation depending on the attitudes of their families. Many organizations and support systems exist if they are disowned, but it is important to note that the coming out experience of a teen star that is the bread-winning face of a billion-dollar brand is not necessarily universal.

That said, her visibility could help to change attitudes and assist in pushing the world to a place where that is no longer a concern.

In the live stream, Siwa reported that her parents supported her after coming out. Her mom, in fact, said that she had suspected it for about two years before she was told. Her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, also appeared on Dance Moms.

In the full video JoJo batted away the idea that she broke up with Mark Bontempo, a TikTok star she dated in 2020, in order to come out.

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More Nick: Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour to Resume Touring During Summer 2021!

Originally published: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 23:35 GMT.

Additional sources: Variety, BuzzFeed.

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Casting Call Issued for New Musical Nickelodeon Series Filming in Atlanta, Georgia

Destination Casting has issued a casting call for a brand new musical series from Nickelodeon!


Below is the official casting call. Please note that when it says "We", it refers to Destination Casting. It's currently unknown whether it's related to Counting Stars:

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“NEW Nickelodeon Musical Series”  TFPExtrasCasting@gmail.com

Destination Casting is excited to announce we are accepting submissions for a new musical series from Nickelodeon!

We will be casting paid background & featured talent to work in the Atlanta area!

There are a few important notes in order to be booked to work on this show…

1. ALL talent (& guardians) MUST have Covid-19 test TWICE on set in order to be cleared to work.

-when you are booked you will receive your testing dates. If you do not show up to both of these dates you will be cancelled.

-If you test positive for either test you will be cancelled and have to wait to re-test to ensure you did not have 1 false result.

2. All talent must complete a background check online.

-when you are booked you will receive a link to submit info to the network for clearance.
-Casting does not have access to this info and will not be able to follow up for you
-You will be notified directly if you are not cleared to work
-If you do not submit the appropriate information your booking will be cancelled.

3. All talent will submit payroll paperwork online on the CASTIFI portal. If you do not have an account they are free to set up.

-You must submit using the same email you set up your profile or your paperwork will not get to you.
-You will see your time cards and payroll info on this site. No paper vouchers will be given on set.

4. We will be casting minors. All minors MUST have a Certificate Number from the “Georgia Department of Labor” (GA Minor Certificate) in order to work on set. This can be obtained at https://dol.georgia.gov/minors-entertainment

🎤🎺NOW ON TO THE CASTINGS!!!!🎺🎤

MALES & FEMALES ALL ETHNICITIES

To play Talented High School Students
Must be Ages: 16+ (do not submit under 16 at this time)
Over 18 OK! Must look very youthful! No huge beards or extreme facial hair.
Seeking: Musicians, Singers, Dancers, etc.

Work dates: 2/2/2021-2/13/2021

-We will be booking talent to work MANY days between these dates
-Due to Covid-19 we will keep core groups of BG to work nearly every day during shooting.

Covid-19 Testing Dates: Testing will begin 2/27/2021. Additionally dates TBD.

-Must have open availability to test.

Rate: $80/8+ot ($80 guarantee / any work over 8 hours is overtime)

Covid-19 Testing: $20 bump paid o

How to Audition:

* SUBMIT 3 Current Photos…Waist up & 2-Full Body

-- No filters / No other people / No Selfies in the mirror where we see your phone.
-- Also Include: Your Talent / Name / Age / Height / Weight / Your Sizes / Contact Info
-- Email: TFPExtrasCasting@gmail.com

* Shoots: Feb. 2nd – Feb. 13th
* Put “HIGH SCHOOL” in subject line

* NOTE from DESTINATION CASTING

All talent must have a Covid-19 test administered on set within 72 hours of work date! Covid-19 Testing Bump: $20 (paid on work date)

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More Nick: 2021 on Nickelodeon | New Shows, Specials, Podcasts, Events, Movies, Episodes, and More!

Additional source: 92-9 The Game.

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February 2021 on TeenNick Europe: Noobees 2 | Spyders | All That | Are You Afraid of the Dark? | Valentine's Marathons + More

Below is a round-up of TeenNick Europe's programming highlights for February 2021!


More Highlights:

January 2021 on: Nickelodeon International | Nicktoons Global | TeenNick EuropeNick Jr. Global


About TeenNick Europe and this guide: Although TeenNick Europe is not the official name of this channel, it's the name I've given it as it broadcasts primarily in Europe. There are a couple of pan-regional versions of TeenNick: TeenNick Comm (aka TeenNick Europe), which broadcasts in France (under the name Nickelodeon Teen) and Hungary; and TeenNick Global, which is available in Latin America and Romania. All times CET, please check local listings for localised air times. Unless otherwise noted, localised episode titles are Hungarian (Magyar). Most of the premieres listed only apply to TeenNick Hungary (Magyarország).

--- This February, TeenNick Europe will be airing:

-- Brand new episodes of All That:

- 2021-02-05 21:05 11x04
- 2021-02-12 21:05 11x05
- 2021-02-19 21:05 11x06
- 2021-02-26 21:05 11x07

"All That" is locally titled "Sok hűhó" in Hungary.

-- Brand new episodes of Nickelodeon's Spyders:

- 2021-02-08 17:45 1x11 A zsarolás (Blackmail)
- 2021-02-09 17:45 1x12 A fedősztori (The Cover Story)
- 2021-02-10 17:45 1x13 Az új bizonyíték (New Evidence)
- 2021-02-11 17:45 1x14 Szívfájdalom (Heartbreak)
- 2021-02-12 17:45 1x15 Az új vendég (The Guest)
- 2021-02-15 17:45 1x16 Fordul a kocka (The Switch)
- 2021-02-16 17:45 1x17 A lebukások napja (Eavesdropping)
- 2021-02-17 17:45 1x18 A szöktetés (Prison Break)
- 2021-02-18 17:45 1x19 A csapda (The Set Up)
- 2021-02-19 17:45 1x20 Váratlan fordulat (Unexpected Twist) - season one finale

-- Brand new episodes of Noobees season 2:

- 2021-02-01 16:30 2x14S.O.S szülők (S.O.S. Parents)
- 2021-02-02 16:30 2x15 A fogadóóra (Transportation Issues)
- 2021-02-03 16:30 2x16 Rossz, rossz és rossz (Bad, Bad, Bad)
- 2021-02-04 16:30 2x17 Párok napja (Couples Day)
- 2021-02-05 16:30 2x18 Emlékek, hazugságok és avatárok (Memories, Lies, and Avatars)
- 2021-02-08 16:30 2x19 Tilos hipnotizálni Silviát (Forbidden to Hypnotize Sylvia
- 2021-02-09 16:30 2x20 Az avatároknak vége (The End of the Avatars)
- 2021-02-10 16:30 2x21 Avatárok karantéban (Avatars in Observation)
- 2021-02-11 16:30 2x22 The Brothers United or Divided
- 2021-02-12 16:30 2x23 Goodbye Rocco
- 2021-02-15 16:30 2x24 Problems, Problems and More Problems
- 2021-02-16 16:30 2x25 Hypnosis for All
- 2021-02-17 16:30 2x26 Athina, Missing in Action
- 2021-02-18 16:30 2x27 NOOBees Must Lose
- 2021-02-19 16:30 2x28 The Return of the Powers
- 2021-02-22 16:30 2x29 An Unexpected Return
- 2021-02-23 16:30 2x30 The Secret
- 2021-02-24 16:30 2x31 The Renunciation
- 2021-02-25 16:30 2x32 Ruth in Action
- 2021-02-26 16:30 2x33 Laura's Return

"Noobees" is locally titled "Noob csapat" in Hungary.


- 2021-02-08/09/10/11/12/13/14 15:15-16:30 A Valentin-nap hete

-- A selection of Original Nickelodeon Movies and specials every Saturday, replayed every Sunday morning:

- 2021-02-06 20:50 Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Part Two: Opening Night (Félsz a sötétben?: A nyitóest)
- 2021-02-13 20:50 Are You Afraid of the Dark?: Part Three: Destroy All Tophats (Félsz a sötétben?: A leszámolás)
- 2021-02-20 20:50 Rufus
- 2021-02-27 20:50 Rufus 2

"Rufus" 1 & 2 are locally titled "Un ami qui tombe pile-poil" and "Un ami qui tombe pile-poil 2", respectively, in France.

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Februári; évadzáró; évadnyitó; Maratonok februárban; Filmek, különkiadások februárban: - szombatonként, ismétlés vasárnap délelőtt; Saint Valentin.

Originally published: Sunday, January 24, 2022.

Original source: Mentrum.

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February 2021 on Nickelodeon International: The Casagrandes | The Loud House | Noobees 2 | Calvin & Kaison | SpongeBob | Valentine's + More

Below is a round-up of Nickelodeon International's programming highlights for February 2021!


More Highlights:

January 2021 on: Nickelodeon InternationalNickToons Global | TeenNick Europe | Nick Jr. Global


About Nickelodeon International and this guide: Nickelodeon International is available in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), Africa and Turkey (Türkiye). Based on Nickelodeon Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) schedule. All times CET, please check local listings for localised air times. Unless otherwise noted, localised episode titles are Hungarian (Magyar).

--- This February, Nickelodeon International will be airing:

-- A brand new The Casagrandes special!:

- 2021-02-06 13:00 1x19 Elátkozva (Cursed!)

"The Casagrandes" is locally titled "A Casagrande család" in Hungary, "Casagrande" in Romania and "Casagrandes" in Croatia.

-- Brand new episodes of The Loud House season 5!

- 2021-02-06 12:10 5x01-02 Iskolakezdés (Schooled!)
- 2021-02-08 16:50 5x03a Fő a főnök (The Boss Maybe)
- 2021-02-09 16:50 5x03b Családi összetartás (Family Bonding)
- 2021-02-10 16:50 5x04a Zsúr zűr (Strife of the Party)
- 2021-02-11 16:50 5x04b Magvas igazság (Kernel of Truth)
- 2021-02-12 16:50 5x05 Átszellemülve (Ghosted!)
- 2021-02-15 16:50 5x06a Elvakult tudósok (Blinded by Science)
- 2021-02-16 16:50 5x06b Akarom a zenekarom (Band Together)

"The Loud House" is locally titled "A Lármás család" in Hungary and "Casa Loud" in Romania.

-- The brand new show Calvin & Kaison's Play Power! [more info]:

- 2021-02-01 16:35 1x01-02 A tuti jelmez / Szülinapi merülés (Ultimate Outfit / Birthday Diver) - series premiere
- 2021-02-02 16:35 1x03-04 A giga mega káosz / Jeti hógolyó (The Mega Messy Mess / Snow Ball Yeti)
- 2021-02-03 16:35 1x05-06 Totális javítás / A nagy futam (Fix Up Mix Up / Ultimate Race Day)
- 2021-02-04 16:35 1x07-08 Kuckó foci / Kócos nap (Indoor Score / Bad Hair Day)
- 2021-02-05 16:35 1x09-10 Süti zűr / Fagyos játékok (Cake Bake Chaos / Snow Day Play)
- 2021-02-08 16:35 1x11-12 Autós vészhelyzet / Robotmentés (Car Catastrophe / Robot Round Up!)
- 2021-02-09 16:35 1x13-14 Szuper szlájm hadművelet / A nagy áramfejlesztő (Super Slimy Situation / Mega Power Needed)
- 2021-02-10 16:35 1x15-16 Édes sós otthon / A fantasztikus kövület (Home Sea Home / Fossil Fantastic)
- 2021-02-11 16:35 1x17-18 Minden becsomagolva / Dínótojás vadászat (All Wrapped Up! / Dino Egg Hunt)
- 2021-02-12 16:35 1x19-20 Vízalatti művészet / Rettentő rémisztő meglepetés buli (Underwater Art / Super Spooky Surprise Party!) - season one finale

"Calvin & Kaison's Play Power" is locally titled "Calvin és Kaison játszóháza" in Hungary and "Puterea jocului cu Calvin și Alvin" in Romania.

-- Brand new episodes of Noobees season 2!:

- 2021-02-01 19:55 2x11 Az avatár sztrájk (Avatars on Strike)
- 2021-02-02 19:55 2x12 Ruth... avatár? (Ruth...an Avatar?)
- 2021-02-03 19:55 2x13 Győzni vagy győzni (Win or Win)
- 2021-02-04 19:55 2x14 S.O.S szülők (S.O.S. Parents)
- 2021-02-05 19:55 2x15 A fogadóóra (Transportation Issues)
- 2021-02-08 19:55 2x16 Rossz, rossz és rossz (Bad, Bad, Bad)
- 2021-02-09 19:55 2x17 Párok napja (Couples Day)
- 2021-02-10 19:55 2x18 Emlékek, hazugságok és avatárok (Memories, Lies, and Avatars)
- 2021-02-11 19:55 2x19 Tilos hipnotizálni Silviát (Forbidden to Hypnotize Sylvia)
- 2021-02-12 19:55 2x20 Az avatároknak vége (The End of the Avatars)
- 2021-02-15 19:55 2x21 Avatárok karantéban (Avatars in Observation)
- 2021-02-16 19:55 2x22 The Brothers United or Divided
- 2021-02-17 19:55 2x23 Adeus Rocco
- 2021-02-18 19:55 2x24 Problems, Problems and More Problems
- 2021-02-19 19:55 2x25 Hypnosis for All
- 2021-02-22 19:55 2x26 Athina, Missing in Action
- 2021-02-23 19:55 2x27 NOOBees Must Lose
- 2021-02-24 19:55 2x28 The Return of the Powers
- 2021-02-25 19:55 2x29 An Unexpected Return
- 2021-02-26 19:55 2x30 The Secret

-- Brand new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants!:

- 2021-02-22 15:30 12x03b Ananász lakóautó (Pineapple RV)
- 2021-02-23 15:30 12x12a Vidám lakók (Jolly Lodgers)
- 2021-02-24 15:30 12x12a Pünkösdi főnök (Boss for a Day)
- 2021-02-25 15:30 12x06b Trükkös Spongya (One Trick Sponge)
- 2021-02-26 15:30 12x06a Lápi barátok (Swamp Mates)

-- Marathons!:

- 2021-02-06 10:20-13:25 The Loud House / The Casagrandes crossover marathon (A Lármás család és Casagrande család crossover maraton)
- 2021-02-07 14:15-17:20 A Lármás család és Casagrande család crossover maraton
- 2021-02-14 13:25-16:50 Valentine's Day marathon (Valentin-nap)

-- Additional news and highlights:


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Februári; új évad, csatornapremier; új sorozat, csatornapremier; évadnyitó; évadzáró; Maratonok februárban.

Originally published: Sunday, January 24, 2021.

Original source: Mentrum.

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Power Rangers Comics and Collectibles: April 2021

Here are all the action-packed Power Rangers comics, graphic novels and collectibles coming your way in April 2021 (and beyond)!


Renegade Game Studios to Release New 'Power Rangers Deck-Building Game', 'Heroes of the Grid' Expansion Packs on April 28

Renegade Game Studios, the analog game publisher of best-selling and award-winning titles, has announced plans to release three new Power Rangers titles on Wednesday, April 28, 2021: the brand new Power Rangers Deck-Building Game and two all new Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid expansion packs! Check out the product details below!

POWER RANGERS DECK BUILDING GAME


The Power Is On! Unite as the Power Rangers to assemble the Megazord and defend Angel Grove!  Or... Conspire as the Villains to dominate the city with your powerful minions! In this Deck-Building Game, some players will be Heroes and some will be Villains. You'll start with a meager deck that will become increasingly powerful as the game progresses until you can unleash a powerful Megazord or Master attack.  Play against one opponent or team up with a friend to take down the opposition. This Core Set will begin your collection with everything needed to play, but be prepared for more Rangers and Villains to come!

RENEGADE GAME STUDIO
NOV208879
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
Final Orders Due: Mar 29, 2021
SRP: $45.00

POWER RANGERS HEROES GRID LEGENDARY RANGERS FOREVER EXP PACK


The Power Rangers have upgraded their Dinozords to the brand-new Thunderzords! Adam Park, Rocky DeSantos, Aisha Campbell, and Kat Hillard have arrived in Angel Grove to take the fight to the next level, and Alpha 5 is ready in the command center to provide some helpful advice to the new Mighty Morphin team. Evil won't know what hit 'em! Requires Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid to play.

In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
RENEGADE GAME STUDIO
FEB212449
SRP: $40.00

POWER RANGERS HEROES GRID SQUATT & BABOO CHARACTER EXP PACK


Rita Repulsa's most bumbling buddies have joined the fray. But don't underestimate these two chuckleheads. Though they lack the sheer strength of Goldar or the creative genius of Finster, they make do with moxie and mayhem! It's time for Squatt and Baboo to shine! Requires Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid to play.

RENEGADE GAME STUDIO
FEB212450
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
SRP: $20.00

POWER RANGERS HEROES GRID VILLAIN PACK #3 EVIL (NOV208455)


Want some new bosses? Thrax brings a terrifying strength and sorcery to the battle, while Divatox has her own ambitions to conquer Earth. How about some new monsters? Pirantishead will hijack the Zords, Terror Toad will swallow the Rangers whole, and the legendary King Sphinx will blow them all away! Requires Power Rangers: Heroes of the Grid to play. Legacy of Evil.

RENEGADE GAME STUDIO
FEB212451
In Shops: Apr 28, 2021
SRP: $40.00

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Originally published: Sunday, January 24, 2021.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Comics and Collectibles: April 2021

Here are all the action-packed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, graphic novels and collectibles coming your way in April 2021 (and beyond)!

Playmates Announces TMNT Retro Rotocast Villains Mutant Module Figure Set

Fire up the Mutant Module, your favorite retro baddies from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are here with Playmates' Retro Rotocast Villains Mutant Module Figure Set! The figures in this 6-piece set feature original bodies with authentic decoration from the '80s action figures and oversized roto heads. Each figure comes individually packed out in blister card with authentic classic Turtles logo and graphics! Figures include Bebop, Rocksteady, Baxter Stockman, Slash, Krang, and Foot Soldier all wrapped in a soft package inspired by the classic Mutant Module vehicle!


The TMNT RETRO VILLAINS MUTANT MODULE PX 6PC AF SET will be released on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, priced $100.00! COWABUNGA!


From Playmates. A PREVIEWS Exclusive.
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In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
Final Orders Due: Feb 01, 2021
SRP: $100.00

More Nick: Nickelodeon Readies Next Chapter of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with All-New CG-Animated Theatrical Release Produced By Point Grey Pictures!

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

Playmates Announces TMNT Retro Rotocast Sewer Lair Figure Set

Cowabunga, dude! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back with Playmates' Retro Rotocast Sewer Lair Figure Set!


The figures in this 6-piece set feature original bodies with authentic decoration from the '80s action figures and oversized roto heads. Each of the Turtles have their individual Bandana colors and include the letters designated on their belts and weapons rack.

Each figure comes individually packed out in blister card with authentic classic Turtles logo and graphics!

Figures include Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, Shredder, and Splinter, all wrapped in a soft package inspired by the Ninja Turtles' Sewer Lair!

The TMNT RETRO ROTOCAST SEWER LAIR PX 6PC AF SET will be released on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, priced $89.99 (USD)








PLAYMATES
TMNT RETRO ROTOCAST SEWER LAIR PX 6PC AF SET
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From Playmates. A PREVIEWS Exclusive. 
In Shops: May 26, 2021
Final Orders Due: Feb 01, 2021
SRP: $89.99

More Nick: Nickelodeon Readies Next Chapter of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with All-New CG-Animated Theatrical Release Produced By Point Grey Pictures!

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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Saturday, January 23, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Saturday, January 23, 2021 | Nickelodeon
Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!: https://www.creators.com/features/rugrats

More Nick: Nickelodeon Unveils First Look at CG-Animated 'Rugrats' and 'Big Nate'!
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What If Katara Healed Zuko's Scar? | Avatar: The Last Airbender

What If Katara Healed Zuko's Scar? | Avatar: The Last Airbender


There are a lot of "What If" moments in Avatar: The Last Airbender–– what if Iroh became the Firelord?  What if Katara never freed Aang from the iceberg?  But one of the biggest "what if" moments HAS to be, what if Katara healed Zuko's scar in The Crossroads of Destiny?  To find out what could, or couldn't have happened as a result of this timeline change, check out the four different realities we've reimagined resulting from this moment!

0:00 Intro
0:17 Timeline 1: Katara Heals Zuko
4:08 Timeline 2: The Healing Fails
7:31 Timeline 3: Siding With Azula
11:42 Timeline 4: Iroh and Zuko End the War
13:40 Conclusion

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The Curious Case of Planet Castanhari | Episode 1 | Unfiltered Brazil | Nickelodeon in Portuguese

O Curioso caso do Planeta Castanhari | Episódio 1 | Além do Filtro Brasil | Nickelodeon em Português


Felipe Castanhari e Lívia Inhudes vão desafiar Enzo Krieger, Doarda e Igor Jansen a descobrir quem é a celebridade misteriosa Além Do Filtro que parece que veio de outro mundo.


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44 Cats | The Superhero Cat [FULL EPISODE] | Rainbow Junior - English

44 Cats | The Superhero Cat [FULL EPISODE] | Rainbow Junior - English


The Buffycats are great fans of the masked cat watching over the town and saving kittens in danger!

More Nick: Nickelodeon International Acquires '44 Cats' Season 2!
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Nickelodeon USA to Premiere New 'The Loud House' Episode 'No Bus No Fuss/Resident Upheaval' on Friday, January 29

Nickelodeon will premiere the brand new The Loud House episode "No Bus No Fuss/Resident Upheaval" on Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT!


In the all new The Loud House episode "No Bus No Fuss," Lincoln and his friends try to find another way to get to school after a run in with the eighth-grade bullies on the bus. Then later in "/Resident Upheaval," Lincoln and Clyde are at odds when they discover there's only room for one of their grandmas at Sunset Canyon. (#509)

Sneak Peeks:

Lincoln Gets Bullied On The Bus! 'No Bus No Fus' | The Loud House


Lincoln and his friends are getting bullied on their bus ride to school! Let's see how they can outsmart these bullies in this Loud House scene from "No Bus No Fus".

Promo:



Originally published: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 00:30 GMT.

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'KidDING! Dongs' Sneak Peek | Side Hustle | Nickelodeon

Catch the brand new Side Hustle episode "KidDING! Dongs", premiering Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 8:30 p.m. (ET/PT), only on Nickelodeon! Check out a super sneak peek below!
In the all new Side Hustle episode "KidDING! Dongs," the Dance Dance Altoonisburg competition is coming up, and Lex (Jules LeBlanc), Presley (Jayden Bartels) and Munchy (Isaiah Crews) are excited to take part, but when an old friend from Lex and Presley's past surfaces, friendships are put to the test! (#107)



Originally published: Wednesday, January 20, 2021.



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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Friday, January 22, 2021 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Friday, January 22, 2021 | Nickelodeon
Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

Read more Rugrats comic strips!: https://www.creators.com/features/rugrats

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James Maslow Talks About Big Time Rush Virtual Reunions and Whether the BTR Guys Will Get Together Again in the Future

It's safe to say that 2020 was a complete dumpster fire, thanks to the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) health emergency. However, one of the few positives to come out of the year was that it gave our favorite TV stars to reunite, albeit virtually, and that includes the stars of Nickelodeon's hit musical comedy series and band of the same name, Big Time Rush, who not only treated us to one reunion to inspire us to stay indoors as much as possible and to keep healthy, but also two new renditions of two of their hit songs, "Worldwide" and "Beautiful Christmas".


The reunions have left Rushers wondering whether the BTR boys will get back together again. In a super interview with Smashing Interviews Magazine, James Maslow, who played James Diamond in the series, revealed that there are no immediate plans for a Big Time Rush reunion, there "may be on the table"!:

"Smashing Interviews Magazine: Big Time Rush had a virtual reunion last year and surprised fans with an acoustic cover of “Worldwide.” Will you guys get together again?

James Maslow: Over Christmas, we decided to put together a little acoustic version of one of our songs, “Beautiful Christmas.” We didn’t try to publicize it or make a big deal out of it. We put it out for the fans and made a sweet home video. I think a lot of the fans enjoyed it. But we’ll see, you know.

This last year, we’ve definitely been in touch more than previous years and wanted to do several things just to bring some levity and some “stay positive” nostalgia to our fans in such trying times. The reaction’s been pretty fantastic. So what that means, I’m not certain. I think we need to get past Covid before any of us are touring individually or collectively. But something may be on the table. We’ll see how things turn out this year."

You can read Smashing Interviews Magazine smashing interview with James, in which he also talks about turning 31, movies, music and marriage, here.

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More Nick: 2021 on Nickelodeon | New Shows, Specials, Podcasts, Events, Movies, Episodes, and More!

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How Nickelodeon and Elevation Brought Slime and More to the NFL Playoffs

What could possibly make an NFL playoff game better? Obviously, “Nickified” motion graphics courtesy of Atlanta-based creative studio Elevation!


On Jan. 10, more than two million viewers tuned into the first-ever broadcast of an NFL game on kids’ network Nickelodeon, with the network adding augmented reality (AR) graphics to the broadcast as well as color commentary from Noah Eagle, Nate Burleson and Nickelodeon star Gabrielle Neveah Green (All That, Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered). Nick star Lex Lumpkin (All That, Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered) ­­also served as a reporter during the game.

Nick’s simulcast, described as “a wacky, slime-filled simulcast”, aired live alongside CBS’ official presentation of the Wild Card playoff game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints.


Among the fun graphics that Nick and Elevation concocted were googly eyes bulging out of helmets, animated slime cannons going off in the endzones (redubbed "Slime Zones") whenever a team scored and Nick superstar SpongeBob SquarePants poking his head out between the goal posts.

“There has never been a live sports experience quite like this on television, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive from audiences of all ages,” said Kurt Hartman, Vice President (VP) of Animation and Motion Graphics for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nick@Nite, in a statement. “Not only was it Nick’s premiere splash into major sports, but also it marks the first time an NFL game was simulcasted on two completely different networks.”

Creative company Elevation worked closely with Nickelodeon to develop the branding for NFL on NickPlay, which aims to attract a younger generation to the NFL “in a fun and educational way”.


Elevation’s branding and design toolkit included a logo, type treatments, iconography, graphics, and an bright and kid-friendly — all unified to live across Nickelodeon’s digital, social, and broadcast channels.

“Bridging the gap between the NFL and Nickelodeon audiences, the visual language for this package emphasises the fun of the game while still maintaining the marquee feel of a big sporting event,” explains Elevation’s art director, Dianne Frisbee. “Striking that balance played into every creative choice and, of course, we ‘Nickified’ everything we possibly could, which meant lots of slime!”


Nick’s classic orange and slime-green colors served as the jumping-off point for the package, with Elevation adding bubbly iconography and football-themed visuals to the network’s catalog of iconic characters.

The “NFL on NickPlay” logo zeroes in on a slab serif font with thick, block-like letters, while game-inspired textures—turf, footballs and jerseys—ramped up the playfulness. Incorporating a mix of 2D and 3D animation in the package reinforced that balance.

“Nickelodeon and the NFL have tapped into something that just may come to redefine live sports on TV as we know it,” said Elevation Executive Producer Steph Carson, also in a statement. “We are thrilled with how it turned out and how they welcomed us as a true extension of their team.”

Besides the cross-promotion between Nick and CBS Sports, the partners also had fun dropping in some special guest stars, such as Young Sheldon (Iain Armitage) popping up to explain a rule here and there.

The branding and broadcast toolkit developed by Elevation was then handed over to Nick’s in-house creative team. Here, Elevation also provided animation tests defining the motion behaviour for the in-game graphics for the live broadcast and promo materials.

Once the creative assets were delivered, Nickelodeon focused on game-day logistics working closely with CBS Sports and SMT, which specializes in real-time and wireless data and display systems for major sporting events. This included developing a pipeline between Nickelodeon animators in New York City and the CBS Sports on-site media team in New Orleans to send and receive clips in real time and apply Nick-themed graphics that would air moments later. In total, 125 clips—amounting to 22 minutes of animation—were aired over the course of the game.

“We found a way to make the sport funny and irreverent, taking the business part out of the game for kids, but never losing sight that real football fans were also watching and enjoying,” said Giancarlo Barrera, Senior Art Director for Nickelodeon Brand Creative, also in a statement. “It was a completely new and incredibly ambitious approach to live television for everyone involved — creatively and technically — but we had an all-star team to put it all together in Elevation, Nickelodeon, CBS Sports, and SMT. We’re all excited to see what’s possible and what’s next.”

CREDITS

  • Client: Nickelodeon
  • Chief Marketing Officer, Nickelodeon + Nick Jr: Jenny Wall
  • SVP Brand Design, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr: Michael Waldron
  • VP of Animation & Motion Graphics: Kurt Hartman
  • Senior Art Director: Giancarlo Barrera
  • Animation Director: Tim Lines
  • Graphics Manager: Kerry Villamil
  • Animators: Christian Huthmacher, Hannah Segraves, Chris Stearns, Robert Wallace, Kyllea Kerg, Phil Walton
  • Designers: Livia Lenhoff, Sara Lee
  • Branding & Design Company: Elevation
  • Executive Creative Direction: Stephen Cocks
  • Executive Producer: Steph Carson
  • Art Direction: Dianne Frisbee
  • Designers: David Hendrix, Sean Kiley, Kito Kondowe








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