Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Glitch Techs Season 2 OST - "B.U.D.S " by Brad Breeck

Glitch Techs Season 2 OST - "B.U.D.S " by Brad Breeck

"B.U.D.S." from Netflix/Nickelodeon Glitch Techs Season Two "B.U.D.S." Music by Brad Breeck.

Action, mystery, and a brand new recruit--that's just a little bit of what is going on at Hinobi HQ! Glitch Techs Season 2 comes to Netflix August 17. Click the following link for more info!:

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'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Gets an Honest Trailer

Avatar: The Last Airbender has been on everyone's minds since it came to Netflix in May. Now it's getting the Honest Trailer treatment. Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers series took a break from its Blockbuster Summer event to release it's latest installment, focusing on Nickelodeon's beloved, seminal animated series.

In between the playful jabs at the characters and their world (like its decidedly interesting animals), the video praises Avatar's ability to weave in adult themes among the kid-friendly adventures. After all, as the video points out, Avatar was made for eight-year-olds. It also calls it out for some of its more cartoonish traits, including its liberal use of goofy sound effects. It also casts some shade at the infamous M. Night Shyamalan The Last Airbender movie, and questions why Netflix would try to adapt the series into live-action a second time, though this one will be created with the aid of original producers Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. You can watch the Honest Trailer for Avatar: The Last Airbender below.

The video also mentions how the much maligned live-action The Last Airbender movie may have sidelined and doomed a potential fourth season of Avatar: The Last Airbender. Putting aside that "Sozin's Comet" is one of the greatest television finales of all time, one could argue they didn't even need a fourth. The story of Avatar: The Last Airbender does continue in comic books from Dark Horse Comics, and they're great. There's a chance the Netflix adaptation could integrate the storylines that would've been included in the fourth season, but only time will tell. As it stands right now, though, the original Avatar is great, and even the Honest Trailer knows it.

There's also The Legend of Korra, the ambitious successor to Avatar: The Last Airbender that follows the adventures of the avatar that comes after Aang's death. The series, which remains a flashpoint of debate among Avatar fans, is coming to Netflix on Friday (August 14).

The Avatar Honest Trailer even points out what a few people on the internet have already decided: The series is something of a spiritual successor to Star Wars. Not only is Avatar's sequel series The Legend of Korra rather controversial among fans (like Disney's Star Wars sequel trilogy), but the trailer decides to playfully call Zuko "Pyro Ren," drawing attention to the similarities between him and Kylo Ren. Of course, many have noted that Zuko's redemption arc was more effective than Kylo's, but some may feel otherwise. spoke to Avatar voice actor Dante Basco, voice of Zuko, in July, not long after the show's Netflix debut. He said the series' sudden re-emergence in the pop culture discourse was palpable.

“Yeah I think it kind of blew up out of nowhere, which is great and unexpected,” Basco says. “But it really goes to show you: A, the power of Netflix, and B, the power of a really good project that kind of lasted over the years now. And it's like you said, it may be more popular than when it was first out.”

He also talked specifically about the popularity of his character, Zuko, who starts as a villain before embarking on a redemption arc. “I mean, ‘That's rough buddy,’ has become one of the most quoted lines. It’s strange that these lines that we don’t think much of them when we do them. It’s just how the project came out. It doesn't strike me why they become a part of the zeitgeist in whatever world we're in,” he says.

“’That's rough buddy…’ and ‘Hello, Zuko here,’ little lines that I didn't think much of when we did and something stuck with how the project came out, become these kind of catchphrases in life for people to use, that they use in their regular life. I get a kick out of all that,” Basco added. “Again, little things that none of us could predict. You know we didn't plan any of these things, these things happened organically. I appreciate, I'm proud of that multiplying, you know.”

Avatar: The Last Airbender is streaming now on Netflix and CBS All Access, and will be airing on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons from Sunday, August 16.

The Legend of Korra is now available on CBS All Access, and joins the Netflix library on Friday, August 14.

Graphic novels continuing both series are available to purchase today.

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Sources:, ScreenRant; Additional source: Nerd Site.
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‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Spinoff ‘The Patrick Star Show’ Reportedly in the Works at Nickelodeon

The Patrick Star Show, a SpongeBob SquarePants animated spinoff starring SpongeBob’s best friend, Patrick, is in the works at Nickelodeon!

On the new series, the pink starfish will continued to be voiced by the character’s longtime SpongeBob voice actor Bill Fagerbakke, a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Deadline has learnt that Nickelodeon is currently finalizing deals for The Patrick Star Show, and that voiceover recordings already have started for the project, which is expected to receive a 13-episode order and comes from the creative team behind the mothership series.

According to sources, The Patrick Star Show is in the vein of The Larry Sanders Show and Comedy Bang! Bang!, with superstar sea star saviour Patrick (Fagerbakke) hosting his own late-night talk show. Deadline hears the series would revolve around Patrick and his family. Fagerbakke is being joined by a largely new cast voicing new characters, with SpongeBob cast members expected to make occasional appearances, reprising their respective roles.

In early 2019, Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins announced that the network would be developing its first spinoff projects with SpongeBob SquarePants characters, and was exploring, among other options, “an original story about SpongeBob and Patrick, or a Sandy Cheeks stand-alone story.”

“That’s our Marvel Universe,” said Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins at the time. “You have this amazing show that’s run for almost twenty years.”

Reps for Nickelodeon declined to comment Monday.

It's currently unknown whether The Patrick Star Show will be produced in 2D animation or CGI.

The project is not the only upcoming SpongeBob offshoot series, joining the previously announced prequel Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years. That show — which recently moved from Nickelodeon to CBS All Access, where it will debut next year as part of the rebranded service — will see a 10-year-old SpongeBob during his summer at the eponymous camp. In the series, SpongeBob and his pals spend the summer building underwater campfires, catching wild jellyfish and swimming in Lake Yuckymuck at the craziest camp in the kelp forest, Kamp Koral.

The Patrick Star Show joins other animated projects coming to Nickelodeon, including the Real Pigeons Fight Crime adaptation executive produced by James Corden and Ben Winston and Middlemost Post from John Trabbic III, another Spongebob vet.

Since its launch July 17, 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as the number-one kids’ animated series on TV for the last 17 years, while 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. Created by the late animator and marine biology teacher, Stephen Hillenburg, the cartoon’s massive popularity has led to two feature films, 2004’s The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie and its 2015 sequel, "Sponge Out of Water", as well as a Broadway musical. A third SpongeBob SquarePants movie, Sponge on the Run, is set to debut digitally in the U.S via premium video on demand in early 2021 and then move exclusively to CBS All Access, ViacomCBS’ subscription video on demand (SVOD) and live-streaming service, following the premium video-on-demand window. Outside North America, the movie will debut on Netflix.

Fagerbakke is probably best known for playing Dauber on ABC’s Coach for nine years; he also was involved in its scrapped 2015 reboot series for NBC. The veteran actor played Jason Segal’s dad on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother and recurred on Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here and Netflix’s Unbelievable. He is repped by Main Title Entertainment.

More Nick: CBS All Access to Premiere 'Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years' During Early 2021!

Originally published: Monday, August 10, 2020 at 21:24 BST.

H/T: Special thanks to @NSNeeder300 for the news!; Additional sources: Anime Superhero Forum /@MegasMilo379, Variety, Animation Magazine.

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Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America to Reopen to the Public on Monday, August 10

BLOOMINGTON, MN — The Mall of America on Monday (August 3) announced that it will reopen Nickelodeon Universe on Monday, August 10. After being closed for almost five months due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the seven-acre theme park will reopen "with significant changes to maintain a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment for those who visit," states the MOA.

"To meet current state guidelines, Nickelodeon Universe will operate with a significantly reduced capacity of 250 people throughout the seven-acre theme park at any given time. Capacity will be controlled by only allowing guests through a single entry point to Nickelodeon Universe. All other entry points to the park will remain closed. Only guests who have purchased a ticket will have access to walk through the park."

"Guests will be able to purchase a two-hour ticket which will allow them to enjoy unlimited attractions throughout Nickelodeon Universe within that time frame. Tickets are $19.99 + tax for riders, $4.99 + tax for non-riders and will only be available for purchase onsite (no advance ticket reservations will be available). Capacity is anticipated to be reached early in the day, therefore guests who arrive when the park is at capacity will have the opportunity to join a virtual queue and be notified when they are able to enter Nickelodeon Universe to begin their two-hour unlimited park experience. No other ticket options will be available for purchase at this time."

For more on tickets, click here.

Guest safety requirements

"Nickelodeon Universe guests ages three and up will be required to wear face masks at all times – including the duration of each attraction - to cover the nose and mouth. Children ages two and under and people with special medical conditions are exempt from this requirement. Guests may remove their face mask when actively eating or drinking but must be stationary and maintain appropriate social distancing."

"Guests must sanitize their hands before entering each attraction. Sanitizing stations have been added to the entrance and exit of each attraction."

For more on the reopening requirements and other information, click here.

Limited attractions

"Certain attractions will not be open due to limited staffing with the reduced capacity levels as well as the inability to safely social distance. A list of the available attractions that will be running can be found at"

The Nickelodeon Universe rides reopening on August 10 are:

Junior/Family Rides:
The Backyardigans Swing-Along
Big Rigs
Blue's Clues: Blue's Skidoo
Go, Diego, Go!: Diego's Rescue Rider
Ghost Blasters
Bubble Guppies: Guppy Bubbler
Dora the Explorer: Swiper's Sweeper

Thrill Rides:
Brain Surge
Fairly OddParents: Fairly Odd Coaster
Pepsi Orange Streak
SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge

Safety protocols

- "Attractions will be sanitized after each ride by Nickelodeon Universe team members."

- "Team members will assign seats for each attraction to maintain safe social distancing."

- "Queue lines for each attraction have social distancing floor markers for guests waiting to enter an attraction."

"Reopening Nickelodeon Universe – even with significantly reduced capacity – is a positive step forward," said Jill Renslow, EVP of Business Development and Marketing for the MOA, in a news release.

"This is a process, and we will continue to learn, evaluate, and if needed, enhance, this new Nickelodeon Universe experience in the coming weeks and months. We are confident in the health and safety protocols we have in place and look forward to welcoming back guests of all ages to Nickelodeon Universe."

"We evaluated each and every ride to make sure it's a safe environment. So like our Paw Patrol play area will not be open because there are too many touch points for our guests to be exchanging.

"But we do have a great mix of family rides and thrill attractions."

"With the reduced capacity, you'll be able to go on a lot of rides in two hours," said MOA spokesperson Chris Grap.

The theme park will be open 11 a.m, to 7 p.m. daily.

On a traditional, pre-covid weekend, capacity often reached as many as 3,000 guests at once, MOA public relations director Sarah Grap said.

“With a maximum capacity of 250 guests at any given time with this limited reopening, it will give these guests the sense of having the theme park to themselves,” said Grap.

The Mall of America reopened in June and didn't initially require guests to wear a mask.

Nickelodeon Universe's sister park at the American Dream mall in New Jersey remains closed at this time.

Mall of America staff explains how reopening at Nickelodeon Universe will look

Mall of America Experience Designer Chris Grap explains to Fox 9 viewers what reopening at Nickelodeon Universe will look like as the park works to ensure safety during the pandemic.

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Originally published: Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Sources: Patch, Business Journal, TCB, Bring Me The News, KSTP, Theme Park Insider,, Fox 47,
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Keke Palmer, Vanessa Hudgens and Andre Jamal Kinney Almost Starred on a Disney Channel Show Together

Keke Palmer may have started her career off as True Jackson on Nickelodeon's True Jackson, VP, but there was a second there where she almost become a star thanks to Disney Channel. The actor shared on Monday (August 10) that when she was just 10 years old, she actually filmed a pilot for a Disney Channel show alongside Vanessa Hudgens!

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"When I first moved to California I was introduced to Ralph Farquhar (one of the creators of The Proud Family, Moesha, The Parker’s etc)," Keke shared on Instagram. "He took a chance on me and he landed me this pilot with Disney Channel that didn’t get picked up called Keke & Jamal."

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Omg my big bro @andrejamalkinney pulled this out of the archives. When I first moved to California I was introduced to Ralph Farquhar (one of the creators of The Proud Family, Moesha, The Parker’s etc) he took a chance on me and he landed me this pilot with Disney Channel that didn’t get picked up called Keke & Jamal lol it was loosely based on my life. A little girl named Keke with big dreams of being an entertainer and her tight nit family. I was ten years old and I can remember it like it was yesterday 😭. We filmed this on the old That’s So Raven set and that was when I first met Raven Symone. True dream come true for me and like a fairytale. I hope it makes you laugh like it has mad me hahaha whew

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The 26-year-old revealed that the show was "loosely based" on her life. "A little girl named Keke with big dreams of being an entertainer and her tight nit family," she explained.

Keke then shared some clips from the show, including the title sequence. If the house set looks familiar, that's because it was recycled from That's So Raven. "That was when I first met Raven Symone," Keke wrote. "True dream come true for me and like a fairytale."

Along with Keke, Keke & Jamal starred Vanessa Hudgens pre-High School Musical as well as Andre Jamal Kinney, who went on to star in Hannah Montana. Andre shared some clips from the pilot as well. In his post, he revealed that around the same time he had also shot a pilot for Disney with Zac Efron.

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Fun Fact: A year before joining the Hannah Montana cast, @keke and I shot a pilot together called Keke and Jamal. Our chemistry was tooooooo good 😂. (And yes, that’s @vanessahudgens pre HSM.) At this time, I’d already shot another Disney pilot with Zac Efron that didn’t make it to series, and I was playing various characters on The Proud Family. A LOT was happening at that time, but I wanted sooo badly to go to series with this show and wave my little Disney wand around and say “Hey, I’m Andre Jamal Kinney, and you’re watching Disney Channel.” 😂. It hurt like hell when we didn’t get picked up, but I eventually accepted that my path was not for me to decide (which isn’t easy to do at 14 years old). On the slick, God probably knew I was too much for Disney and did us all a favor 😂😂

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Of course, Keke & Jamal never got picked up, but Keke, Andre, and Vanessa all seemed to have done more than OK for themselves nonetheless.

It seems like things have come around full circle for Palmer, as the actor will be voicing a new character for its upcoming Disney+ reboot, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder, based on the original Disney Channel series. In fact, similar to Palmer's story, The Proud Family was very nearly a Nickelodeon series! Palmer will also be hosting the 2020 MTV VMAs!

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Original source: Seventeen.
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