Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

NICKELODEON BRINGS SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS’
BIKINI BOTTOM TO LIFE AT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL:
SAN DIEGO JULY 18-21, 2019

Nick’s 1800 Square-Foot Booth Commemorates 20 Years of the Iconic Series
with Immersive Experience featuring The Krusty Krab, The Chum Bucket
and Mrs. Puff’s Boating School

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SpongeBob SquarePants has featured nearly 80 celebrity guest stars - over 50 of them as animated characters - throughout the series' 20 years on Nickelodeon, including David Bowie, Amy Poehler, Betty White, Gene Simmons and more.

BURBANK, Calif.--June 18, 2019--Nickelodeon is celebrating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants by inviting fans to enter into the world of Bikini Bottom at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 18-21, 2019. Headquartered at its 1,800 square-foot booth (#4113) on the convention floor, Nickelodeon will pay tribute to incurably optimistic SpongeBob SquarePants and his undersea friends with activations, panels, talent signings and interactive design elements featuring: The Krusty Krab, The Chum Bucket and Mrs. Puff’s Boating School.

Every day of the convention, Nick’s booth will feature: an interactive game inside The Krusty Krab, where fans will go head to head to complete food orders in a race against the clock; a photo opportunity with a replica of Mrs. Puff’s Boating School; The Chum Bucket towering 22 feet tall over the retail area, where attendees can purchase a variety of exclusive Nick gear and one-of-a-kind collectables; costumed character appearances; autograph signings with SpongeBob SquarePants cast members and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator and executive producers; and more special appearances to be announced in the coming weeks.


SpongeBob SquarePants celebrates 20 years of nautical nonsence with over 760 animated characters (each pictured) making their Bikini Bottom debut since its premiere on Nickelodeon in 1999.

Nickelodeon will present two panels during the convention: “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,” a deep dive into the series, celebrating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants; and “To Shell and Back,” an exclusive history-making TMNT creator panel, comprised of three generations of Turtle creators.

The following is a full rundown of the panels and booth activity:

PANELS

SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout!
Drop on the deck and flop like a fish because Nickelodeon is celebrating 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants! Dive deep down into the making of the brand-new special, “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout!” with co-executive producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli. Voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton) and Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) will discuss what it was like to portray their characters in front of the camera for the first time in this live action-animation hybrid special. Moderated by: David Canfield (Entertainment Weekly).

To Shell and Back: An exclusive TMNT creator panel
It’s creator COWABUNGA time! Three generations of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creators will take the stage to celebrate the history, fandom, and success of the Heroes in a Half -Shell. This exclusive history-making event will give fans rare access to co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), executive producer Ciro Nieli (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and legendary TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. United for the first time, these award-winning creators will answer fan questions, share audience giveaways and unveil never-before-seen original TMNT art. Moderated by Mike Cecchini (Den of Geek).

DAILY BOOTH ACTIVITY

· Customized T-Shirt Station: Fans can purchase a t-shirt from the retail shop and customize it on the spot with characters and art from their choice of eight fan-favorite Nick shows: All That, SpongeBob SquarePants, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Loud House, Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.

· Autograph Signings: Signing opportunities with: SpongeBob SquarePants voice talent and executive producers; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ creator Kevin Eastman and executive producers.

· Costumed-Character Appearances: SpongeBob SquarePants and Bikini Bottom friends--Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Pearl--will make appearances at Nick’s booth at select times during the convention.

· Retail: Attendees can purchase Comic-Con exclusive figures and collectibles, the winter edition of the Nick Box, t-shirts, and more.

· Giveaways: Enter for a chance to win special prizes over the course of the convention.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Additional information:

-- Fans will be able to get their fins on a poster featuring every single character featured in SpongeBob SquarePants (pictured above) in the autograph-signing space, where they can also get the print signed by the voice cast of SpongeBob SquarePants.

-- The retail area will feature exclusive Bikini Bottom shirts, exclusives, and meme figures. Sweet Victory, indeed!

20 Years of (Sea) Star Power!

SpongeBob SquarePants has featured nearly 80 celebrity guest stars from the worlds of film, television and music throughout the series’ 20-year run.

Below are the stars (in alphabetical order) who have lent their voices as animated characters in the series to date. All are featured in the brand-new piece of art included [above].

- Adam West as Young Mermaid Man in “Back to the Past”
- Alton Brown as Nicholas Withers in “House Fancy”
- Amy Poehler as Granny Stew in “Have You Seen this Snail?”
- Amy Sedaris as Ma Angler in “Trenchbillies”
- Andrea Martin as Miss Gristlepuss in “Banned in Bikini Bottom”
- Andy Samberg as Colonel Carper in “Hello Bikini Bottom”
- Aubrey Plaza as Nocturna in “Mall Girl Pearl”
- Betty White as Beatrice in “Mall Girl Pearl”
- Biz Markie as Kenny the Cat in “Kenny the Cat”
- Bob Barker as Bob Barnacle in “Sanctuary!”
- Brian Doyle-Murray as Flying Dutchman in “Ghoul Fools”
- Brian George as Coupe in “Drive Happy”
- Burt Ward as Young Barnacle Boy in “Back to the Past”
- Charles Nelson Reilly as Dirty Bubble in “Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II”
- Chris Elliot as Lord Poltergeist (Ghost Captain) in “Ghoul Fools”
- Christopher Guest as Stanley S. SquarePants in “Stanley S. SquarePants”
- David Bowie as Lord Royal Highness in “Atlantis SquarePantis”
- David Lander as Donnie in “Sharks vs. Pods”
- Dee Snider as Angry Jack in “Shell Shocked”
- Dennis Quaid as Grandpa Redbeard in “Grandpappy the Pirate”
- Ed Asner as Angry Old Timer in “Whirlybrains”
- Ernest Borgnine as Mermaidman in “Mermaidman and Barnacleboy”
- Gene Shalit as Gene Scallop in “The Krusty Sponge”
- Gene Simmons as Sea Monster in “20,000 Patties Under the Sea”
- Ginnifer Goodwin as Purple Haired Mermaid in “Welcome to the Bikini Bottom Triangle”
- Henry Winkler as Sharkface in “Sharks vs. Pods”
- Ian McShane as Gordon in “Dear Vikings”
- Jeff Garlin as Cuddle E. Hugs in “Cuddle E. Hugs”
- JK Simmons as Conductor in “Snooze You Lose”
- Joe Pantoliano as Sticky Fins in “The Getaway”
- John O'Hurley as King Neptune in “The Clash of Triton & Trident Trouble”
- Johnny Knoxville as Johnny Krill in “Extreme Spots”
- Jon Hamm as Don Grouper in “Goodbye, Krabby Patty?”
- Keith David as Gary's Collar in “Chatterbox Gary”
- Kristen Wiig as Madame Hagfish in “The Curse of the Hex”
- Laraine Newman as Plankton's Grandmother in “Gramma's Secret Recipe”
- Marion Ross as Grandma SquarePants in “Grandma's Kisses, BlackJack, The Abrasive Side & Pet Sitter Pat”
- Mark Hamill as Moth in “Night Light & Mermaidman Begins”
- Michael McKean as Captain Frostymug in “License to Milkshake” and Lonnie in “Sharks vs. Pods”
- Nigel Planer as Dr. Marmalade in “Chimps Ahoy”
- Pat Morita as Udon in “Karate Island”
- Patton Oswalt as Jim the Fry Cook in “The Original Fry Cook”
- Peter Browngardt as Ice Cream King in “Patrick's Coupon Day”
- R Lee Ermy as Warden in “The Inmates of Summer”
- Ray Liotta as Trevor in “What Ever Happened to SpongeBob?”
- Rich Fulcher as Fuzzy Acorns in “The Way of the Sponge”
- Rik Mayall as Lord Reginald in “Chimps Ahoy”
- Sebastian Bach as Triton in “The Clash of Triton”
- Steve Buscemi as Dorsal Dan in “The Getaway”
- Tim Conway as Barnacle Boy in “Mermaidman and Barnacleboy”
- Victoria Beckham as Queen Amphitrite in “The Clash of Triton”

Celebrities that have appeared in the series as themselves, played stop-motion characters or been featured in a song, include:

- Bruce Brown as narrator in “SpongeBob SquarePants vs. the Big One”
- Cee-Lo Green as himself in “Truth or Square”
- Craig Ferguson as himself in “Truth or Square”
- Dave "Gruber" Allen as himself in “Truth or Square”
- David Hasselhoff as himself in “Truth or Square”
- Davy Jones as himself in “SpongeBob SquarePants vs. the Big One”
- Eddie Deezen as himself in “Truth or Square”
- Jim Jarmusch as Fisherman in “Hooky”
- John Goodman as Santa Claus in “It's a SpongeBob Christmas!”
- John Lurie as Fisherman in “Hooky”
- Junior Brown as "Texas" song in “Texas”
- LeBron James as himself in “Truth or Square”
- P!nk as herself and featured in "We've Got Scurvy" song in “Truth or Square”Pantera featured in "Prehibernation" song in “Prehibernation Week”
- Ricky Gervais as himself in “Truth or Square”
- Robin Williams as himself in “Truth or Square”
- Rosario Dawson as herself in “Truth or Square”
- Shannon Tweed as Mom Fish in “20,000 Patties Under the Sea”
- Tina Fey as herself in “Truth or Square”
- Triumph the Insult Dog as himself in “Truth or Square”
- Violent Femmes version of the theme song featured on “It's a SpongeBob Christmas!” DVD & Blu-Ray
- Ween featured in “Loop de Loop” song in “Your Shoe's Untied”
- Will Ferrell as himself in “Truth or Square”

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Originally published: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 18:49 BST.

Additional source: SYFY WIRE.
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Nickelodeon USA to Premiere New Episodes of 'SpongeBob SquarePants' in June 2019 [Updated w/ Sneak Peeks]

Catch brand-new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT) from Saturday, June 22, 2019, only on Nickelodeon USA!


Below is a list of all-new SpongeBob SquarePants episodes set to debut on Nick USA in June 2019!

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. - King Plankton; Stormy Weather: Plankton practices ruling the world by shrinking himself down and declaring himself king of SpongeBob's aquarium; SpongeBob befriends a small storm cloud, but has to protect it from a crazed weather man. (#245B; #246B)

Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. - Sandy's Nutty Nieces; Insecurity Guards: SpongeBob gets in over his head when he volunteers to babysit Sandy's 3 nieces. (#249)

Stormy Weather (Preview):



Sandy's Nutty Nieces (Preview):



‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ + ‘LEGO City Adventures’ [HD] Saturday Mornings Premieres ☀️ Official Promo





SpongeBob SquarePants: “King Plankton”/ “Stormy Weather” [HD] Official Promo ๐ŸŽฅ



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Jump Over to Trampolini’s ๐Ÿ NEW Sketch! + BONUS Clip | All That | Nickelodeon

Jump Over to Trampolini’s ๐Ÿ NEW Sketch! + BONUS Clip | All That



Ryan Alessi is serving up some delicious Italian classics that will have you jumping for joy at Trampolini’s. Their hot soups and succulent shrimp will have you flipping out! Featuring Gabrielle Green, Nathan Janak, Lex Lumpkin, and Chinguun Sergelen. What do you want to order? Let me know in the comments below! And catch the all new All That Saturdays at 8:30/7:30c on Nickelodeon USA!

What would YOU order at Trampolini's?! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜‚


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Annie & Hayley Play "Are You Smarter Than Le 5th Grader” | #TryThis | Nickelodeon

Annie & Hayley Play "Are You Smarter Than Le 5th Grader” | #TryThis



Annie & Hayley LeBlanc are celebrating Nickelodeon’s new show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, hosted by John Cena, with a game of their own. Almost-fifth-grader Hayley LeBlanc is giving out tough questions, and if Annie doesn’t answer them correctly, she is gonna get dressed up as a class clown. But if Annie does get them right, then Hayley is gonna be the one clowning around! How did you do on the quiz? Let me know in the comments below! Catch the all new Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader weeknights at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick USA!

Which question do YOU think was the hardest?! ๐Ÿ“š

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What Did You Think of the New 'The Loud House' Episode 'Pranks for the Memories with the Casagrandes'? | Nick Fan Poll

What did you think of the brand-new The Loud House episode "Pranks for the Memories with the Casagrandes"? Vote in the poll and sound off in the comments below!

Former NASA Astronaut Danny Olivas to be Contestant on Nickelodeon's 'Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?'

Former NASA astronaut and El Pasoan Danny Olivas, an UTEP alumnus, has several degrees, including a doctorate in mechanical engineering. And he's flown on two space shuttle missions.


Former NASA astronaut and UTEP alumnus Danny Olivas was the keynote speaker Wednesday at the university’s graduate student orientation and training event. Photo credit: RUBEN R. RAMIREZ/EL PASO TIMES

But is he smarter than a fifth-grader?

A promotional clip Nickelodeon's reimagined iconic family game show, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, hosted by professional wrestler John Cena, features Olivas prominently identifying himself as a contestant, an astronaut contestant.

The family game show reboot premiered Monday, June 10, 2019. Olivas is set to appear on the show in the episode premiering Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick USA.


John Cena with the kids of the rebooted Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?

Following the original premise, the new Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader series, features kids helping adult contestants put their knowledge to the test with questions taken directly from an elementary school curriculum. Joining Cena, who also serves as an executive producer on the series, is a rotating cast of 12 brainy fifth graders: Amira from Orlando, Fla.; Chloe from Queens, N.Y.; Colin from Dallas; Cooper from Porter Ranch, Calif.; Isabella from St. Cloud, Fla.; Jamir from Atlanta; Mia from New Orleans; Nick from Broomall, Pa.; Patrick from Lehigh Valley, Pa.; Quinne from Los Angeles; Saya from Peachtree City, Ga.; and Tristan from Aurora, Ill.

Olivas, an is currently director of space initiatives at the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Original source: El Paso Times.
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Nickelodeon Asia to Premiere 'SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout' on Friday 12th July 2019

It's SpongeBob SquarePants' 20th anniversary, and to commemorate 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon Asia will premiere the brand-new hour-long SpongeBob Birthday Special, “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout” on Friday 12th July 2019! (air times TBA)


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 doppelgรคnger 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, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie), Kel Mitchell (All That, Kenan & Kel, Good Burger), Jack Griffo (The Thundermans) and Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad). (#254-#255)


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.

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.

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

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MooseBox | Episode 2 | Nickelodeon International

Meet Moose and Catbox. They're two pals who love adventure... and playing video games all day. Watch the second episode of Nickelodeon International's brand-new animated short-form series MooseBox below!


Featuring the voices of Chris Hart as Moose, Marci Ana as Catbox, Aaron Phillips as Cloud-riding Chip and Mr. Roach, Gary Littman as Dr. Hipster, Laurie Hymes as as Patty Bun Bun, David Wills as the voice of the Announcer, Terrence L. Flint as Swag Bear, and Brendan Thomas Donnelly as Sad Bird.

If you love gorgeous pixel art, videogame-inspired settings and African made cartoons, Nickelodeon International's brand-new short-form series MooseBox is the show for you!

Watch episode 1 here!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2019/06/moosebox-episode-1-nickelodeon.html

MooseBox (20 x 90 seconds) follows the adventures of Moose and CatBox, two best friends who need each other to play, explore and survive a video game world called The Cube.

Created by South African animation director Mike Scott, MooseBox is one of the first short-form series to come out of Nickelodeon's world renowned Global Animated Shorts Program. Nickelodeon International greenlit the series for development in October 2017, and made it's world premiere on the Nicktoons channel in Africa in September 2018.

The original pilot below – which was produced by the well-known Cape Town studio Triggerfish Animation – was made for Nickelodeon International Animated Shorts Program 2013-14, and has been available to watch online for more than three years as part of Nickelodeon's Global Animated Shorts Program showcase. While Triggerfish handled the pilot, Johannesburg studio Mind’s Eye Creative is behind the series.

If you’d like to know more about MooseBox, make sure to check out Scott’s personal blog which also talks about voice acting talent from New York and the fact that he first came up with the idea way back in 2013!


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MooseBox | Episode 1 | Nickelodeon International

Meet Moose and Catbox. They're two pals who love adventure... and playing video games all day. Watch the first episode of Nickelodeon International's brand-new animated short-form series MooseBox below!


Featuring the voices of Chris Hart as Moose, Marci Ana as Catbox, and Greig Cameron as Space Face.

If you love gorgeous pixel art, videogame-inspired settings and African made cartoons, Nickelodeon International's brand-new short-form series MooseBox is the show for you!

MooseBox (20 x 90 seconds) follows the adventures of Moose and CatBox, two best friends who need each other to play, explore and survive a video game world called The Cube.

Created by South African animation director Mike Scott, MooseBox is one of the first short-form series to come out of Nickelodeon's world renowned Global Animated Shorts Program. Nickelodeon International greenlit the series for development in October 2017, and made it's world premiere on the Nicktoons channel in Africa in September 2018.

The original pilot below – which was produced by the well-known Cape Town studio Triggerfish Animation – was made for Nickelodeon International Animated Shorts Program 2013-14, and has been available to watch online for more than three years as part of Nickelodeon's Global Animated Shorts Program showcase. While Triggerfish handled the pilot, Johannesburg studio Mind’s Eye Creative is behind the series.

If you’d like to know more about MooseBox, make sure to check out Scott’s personal blog which also talks about voice acting talent from New York and the fact that he first came up with the idea way back in 2013!


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