It’s SpongeBob Squarepants Birthday and we get the gifts!

SpongeBob SQUAREPANTS is twenty years old and Nickelodeon is celebrating like only our favorite undersea friend can! Kids met SpongeBob on July 17, 1999 and it’s still number one with characters, a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and fans all over the world.

“The tiny residents of Bikini Bottom have held the world’s attention for a remarkable 20 years and we owe it all to the monumental creator Stephen Hillenburg,”said Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon. “This anniversary special is a love letter to everyone in the universe of SpongeBob, from the fans across the globe to the incredible creative team, crew and talent who continue to bring these great characters to life.”

It’s going to be the ‘Best Year Ever’ and the celebration starts Friday, July 12thwith the premier of ‘SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout’. The special will be a mixture of animation and live-actionfor 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 celebration will continue to count down to summer 2020 Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: It’s a Wonderful Sponge!

Fans will be able to add to their collection and share SpongeBob love with new toys action figures frommaster toy partner Alpha Group, featuring figures that showcase SpongeBob’s iconic meme moments. They will include a “Masterpiece Meme” line of vinyl figures, bringing to life fan-favorite viral memes like Mocking SpongeBob, Imaginaaation SpongeBob, Surprised Patrick, SpongeGar and Handsome Squidward, and for the first-time ever, SpongeBob toys that incorporate Nickelodeon Slime. SpongeBob is going stylish with Cynthia Rowley for a SpongeBob wetsuit in her New York Fashion Week runway show on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Fans across the United States will be able to see mixed media art installations at pop-up SpongeBob exhibitions from International artist Romero Britto in his trademark vibrant, bold and colourful style! Start celebrating early and subscribe to Nickelodeon SpongeBob SquarePants YouTube channel and get ready to play new global mobile game for kids and kids at heart being fry cook in Bikini Bottom. But the tech doesn’t end on your phone/tablet or youtube because brand-new short-form content will be across social media platforms celebrating favorite episodes, cast moments, fandom and more on YouTube, Facebook Watch, Instagram and Twitter!

 How will you celebrate SpongeBob’s Birthday? Leave a comment below and post photos of your SpongeBob love! 

SpongeBob SquarePants is currently seen in 208 countries and translated into more than 55 languages.  The series is created by Stephen Hillenburg. Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller serve as co-executive producers. SpongeBob SquarePants is produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank.

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th 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 company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. 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).

Meet me at the World Premier of LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash

Attend the special world premier of the LEGO® DC SUPER HEROES: THE FLASH at The Paley Center for Media (465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills) on Saturday, February 10 at 12:00PM with free tickets for fans of all ages. This family friendly Saturday screening will have a film talent panel, signed posters and LEGO® Toys for All Kids (and maybe the kids at heart <guffaw>. Attendees will have the chance to hear a panel after the screening including James Arnold Taylor (voice of Flash), Troy Baker (Batman), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman, Lois Lane), Phil LaMarr (Firestorm) and Eric Bauza (The Atom, B’dg, Jimmy Olsen) and executive producer Brandon Vietti, writers Jim Krieg & Jeremy Adams before the release of the film on 2/13/18 on Digital HD; 3/13/18 on Blu-Ray Combo Pack & DVD.

In LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash, Reverse-Flash manipulates the Speed Force to put The Flash into a time loop that forces him to relive the same day over and over again – with progressively disastrous results, including losing his powers and being fired by the Justice League. The Flash must find a way to restore time to its original path and finally apprehend his worst enemy before all is lost for The Flash … and the world! Along the route, The Flash encounters numerous new characters being introduced to the popular DC Super Heroes series, including The Atom; B’dg, a squirrel-esque Green Lantern; a pair of legendary super pets in Ace the Bat-Hound and Krypto the Super-Dog, Batman and Superman’s faithful canine pals; as well as Aquaman’s trusted seahorse, Storm.

A limited number of free tickets are still available to the general public, and families are encouraged to come enjoy the film and festivities. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on February 10 must RSVP via email to LEGOFlashLA@gmail.com.

The body of all fan RSVP emails need ONLY include the (1) name of the entrant, (2) valid email address, and (3) the number of tickets being requested (limit four per entry). Fans should keep their entry simple – here’s an example of exactly how the body of the RSVP email should appear:

Barry Allen

2 tickets

BarryAllen@gmail.com

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email and this will sell out so RSVP so ASAP for your family or just yourself! Please do not submit more than one request.

Other voices featured in the film are provided by actors Kate Micucci (Zatanna), Doctor Fate (Kevin Michael Richardson), Nolan North (Superman, Killer Croc), Dwight Schultz (Reverse-Flash), Tom Kenny (Plastic Man, The Penguin), Khary Payton (Cyborg), Vanessa Marshall (Poison Ivy), Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Boomerang, Aquaman) and Jason Spisak (The Joker).

 

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO Group, LEGO® DC Super Heroes: The Flash will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting February 13. WBHE will distribute the film on March 13, 2016 on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack and DVD.

 

Leave a comment below if you plan to attend and make sure you say hi! If you have any questions you want me to ask on the red carpet tweet me @cherry_LA 

 

Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold World Premier January 6, 2018

If it wasn’t for those meddling kids with the help of Batman & Robin I’d have gotten away with it! 

Enjoy a family fun day with the new Warner Bros. Home Entertainment World Premier of Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The new animated movie is at noon (12:00 PM) at the TCL Chinese Theater #1 (6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA). The event will include a post-screening interactive panel discussion, an autograph signing on collectible posters, and a few other special surprises in the heart of Hollywood.

Scheduled to attend:
Diedrich Bader (batman)
John DiMaggio (Aquaman)
Kate Micucci (Velma Dinkley)
Jake Castorena (director)
James Tucker (supervising producer)
Michael Jelenic ( producer)
Paul Giacoppo (screenwriter)

You can attend the premier event but MUST RSVP via email to BraveBoldScooby@gmail.com and include in the body of the email: first & last name of the entrant (adult), a valid email address, and how many tickets are being requested. (SAMPLE: Mary Smith, MarySmithFanxxx@gmail.com 3 tickets)

 

Scooby-Doo! and Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma join forces with the world’s greatest detective, Batman, when they discover that villains from both of their respective rogues’ galleries have also combined efforts to terrorize the city. With Scooby snacks in tow, the crime-fighting teams encounter classic Batman foes (Joker, Catwoman, Riddler, Penguin, Scarecrow, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn) and allies (The Question, Aquaman, Plastic Man, Martian Manhunter) along with a bevy of fiends from Scooby-Doo lore (Spooky Space Kook, Gentleman Ghost, Miner 49er, Ghost Clown). As always, you won’t know who the ultimate villain is until those “meddling kids” pull off the mask!

The new animated films voice cast includes Diedrich Bader as Batman, Frank Welker as Scooby-Doo and Fred, Grey Griffin as Daphne and Black Canary, Matthew Lillard as Shaggy, and Kate Micucci as Velma. The guest cast is comprised of Jeff Bennett as Joker, Jeffrey Combs as The Question, John DiMaggio as Aquaman, Nika Futterman as Catwoman, Nicholas Guest as Martian Manhunter, John Michael Higgins as The Riddler, Tom Kenny as Penguin and Plastic Man, Kevin Michael Richardson as Detective Chimp, Tara Strong as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, and Fred Tatasciore as Harvey Bullock. The director is Jake Castorena, Paul Giacoppo wrote the the screenplay from a story by supervising producer James Tucker. Rounding out the team behind the scenes are Michael Jelenic the producer,  Sam Register, Benjamin Melniker, and Michael Uslan are executive producers. Scooby-Doo fans know that the Capet Crusader has been teaming up with our Mystery Van friends since 1972 in the hour-long TV movies ‘The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair’ and ‘The Caped Crusader Caper’.

Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold will be distributed January 9, 2018 by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on DVD and Digital.

A limited number of free tickets are now available to the general public, and families are encouraged to come enjoy the film and festivities. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the Los Angeles event on January 6 must RSVP via email to BraveBoldScooby@gmail.com. The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the first & last name of the entrant, a valid email address, and how many tickets are being requested. Submissions should be simply stated as follows:

(example)

Velma Dinkley

ScoobyGirl1@gmail.com

Four tickets

Tickets to the event will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email promptly.

Amazon is helping kids learn to love reading

Amazon is going to teach kids to love reading books

I am very interested in how Amazon is using it’s positive business practices to instill a love of reading for kids between 5-12 with unlimited access to short stories for $2.99 a month. Amazon Studios is partnering with Signature Stories to bring stories to life with the voice acting talents of Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) and Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants). They are using new stories that kids love like Niko and the Sword of Light and Danger & Eggs to the app.

The launch will be at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con where they will have the opportunity to see the videos and listen to the talent behind this app. Kids will be able to read along with favorite characters with original stories written by the shows’ writers. They will be new adventures that go beyond the TV series storylines that light the imagination of children.

“We couldn’t be more excited to kick off Signature Stories and are thrilled to be teaming up with great talent such as Aidy Bryant and Tom Kenny,” said Michael Robinson, Director of Consumer Products for Amazon Education. “We’re always looking for ways to help kids develop a love of reading and we’re looking forward to bringing on new brands, new characters, and new voices to Amazon Rapids over the coming months.”

Danger & Eggs follows the endless adventures of a fearless, teal-haired future stuntwoman, D.D. Danger, and her ever-cautious best friend, a giant, talking egg, named Phillip. As the daughter of a world-renowned daredevil, D.D. is always chasing her next big thrill.

Niko and the Sword of Light follows 10-year-old Niko who is the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world. He must embark on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land. Armed with his magic sword, brave Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes along the way, all while uncovering secrets about his mysterious past.

“We’re excited for kids to connect with our characters in new ways as they tag along on epic adventures together while reading on Amazon Rapids,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “Both pilot episodes were popular among viewers and we’re thrilled that the shows’ quirky, engaging storylines and humor can help inspire kids to read.”

Amazon Rapids is available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices. Parents who sign up now can subscribe at an introductory price of $2.99 per month to give their kids unlimited access to short stories. Parents can start a free two-week trial at http://rapids.amazon.com.

Key Amazon Rapids features include:

  • Read Along Mode — Kids can listen to voice actors read their favorite stories while following along with words highlighting as the adventure unfolds.
  • Tap to Say & Built-in glossary —Kids can simply tap a word to hear its pronunciation or hold the word to see its definition. Each time kids look up a word, it is automatically added to their personal glossary for easy reference.
  • New Stories every week— Kids can explore an expanding library of hundreds of titles spanning adventure, fantasy, humor, mystery, science fiction and sports, with new stories added weekly.
  • Age-appropriate content – All content is thoughtfully edited to be appropriate for kids ages 5-12.

 

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San Diego Comic Con Schedule: Adult Swim SDCC 2016

Adult Swim on the Green at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015.

Adult Swim on the Green at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015.

I LOVE Adult Swim at SDCC from panels, to signings for fan and the fun house .. THE FREAKING  FUN HOUSE is insanely fun and if you do no other fan experience get over to the park for crazy Adult Swim fun Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights!

Now you will have to attend the panels with Samurai Jack coming back to AS <scream> and old favorites Rick & Morty, Robot Chicken and the new series Brad Neely’s Harg Nalllin’ Sclopio Peepio

This year they are again offering nighttime fun with Adult Swim under the stars! Nighttime on the Green will have screenings from 8:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. with lineup starting at 7:00 p.m. Thursday join Toonami Pre-Flight for a night of behind-the-scenes info from their popular anime programming block hosted by Jason DeMarco, Gill Austin, Steve Blum (Voice of TOM), and Dana Swanson (Voice of SARA). Friday‘s schedule will be “Things You’ve Never Seen,” a night of specials and original pilots. Saturday, don’t miss an improvised evening with Rick and Morty creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. Arrive early to get suited up for the show by SNICKERS® in custom Ricky and Morty costumes. Keep up with Adult Swim at Comic Con and to RSVP for events AdultSwimPresents.com.

 

ADULT SWIM PANELS

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FRIDAY, JULY 22

Hilton San Diego Bayfront – Indigo Ballroom

 

Robot Chicken

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Perk up your feathers and lube your gears—the poultry posse’s back to show exclusive, never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage of their Emmy Award®-winning series! Co-creator / EP Matthew Senreich, EP / co-head writer Tom Root, EP / co-head writer Doug Goldstein, actor / writer Breckin Meyer and writer / director Tom Sheppard are joined by a very special guest: voice actor Donald Faison (Scrubs). Moderated by Keith Crofford, SVP of production for Adult Swim.

 

Brad Neely’s Harg Nalllin’ Sclopio Peepio

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Show creator Brad Neely (China, IL), executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL), co-executive producer Dave Newberg (China, IL) invite you to an exclusive look at the first season of the animated sketch show Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio premiering Sundays at 11:45 p.m.(ET/PT) on [adult swim].

 

Rick and Morty

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community) & Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), writer / producer Ryan Ridley (Community) and voice talentSpencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Chris Parnell (Archer) invite fans for a sneak peek of the highly-anticipated third season.Moderated by Brian Q. Quinn (Impractical Jokers).

 

Samurai Jack

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Join creator / director Genndy Tartakovsky, head writer Darrick Bachman, art director Scott Wills, storyboard artist Bryan Andrews and character designer Craig Kellman as they give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming revival of hit animated action-adventure series Samurai Jack. Moderated by Tom Kenny (Samurai Jack, SpongeBob SquarePants).

 

ADULT SWIM SIGNINGS

 

Tickets are required for all signings at the Adult Swim Booth (#3721). A limited number of tickets will be given out at the booth on the day-of. First come. First served.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 23

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Samurai Jack

Adult Swim Booth #3721

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.      Rick and Morty

Adult Swim Booth #3721

 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio

Adult Swim Booth #3721

 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.      Robot Chicken

Adult Swim Booth #3721
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Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.  Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.

 

Turner, a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.

 

 

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