Sunday, April 30, 2017

Regal Academy | Ep. 26 - Vicky the Villain (Clip)

This is going to be the MOST EPIC BATTLE in the history of fairy tales! (But try not to get too excited, okay?):



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Power Rangers | Power Rangers Samurai Fights

Check out the most exciting fights from the Samurai Rangers!:



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Space vs. Earth w/ REAL LIFE ASTRONAUTS!! | Nickelodeon

Ever wonder what it's like to live in space? Well, get ready for some out-of-this-world answers from REAL astronauts! From eating and sleeping to getting ready for the day, join us to find out! And be sure to catch more of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, Bunsen is a Beast, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn, Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon!:



More Nick: Nickelodeon USA's May 2017 Premiere Highlights!
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MUPPET BABIES Theme | Saturday Morning Acapella | Triforcefilms

In their latest addition to Triforcefilms' "Saturday Morning A Capella" playlist, Mr. Dooves performs a capella version of Jim Henson's Muppet Babies opening theme song, which you can watch in the fantastic music video below!:



A Cappella cover of the opening theme to Jim Henson's Muppet Babies
Original Composer - Hank Saroyan

More Nick: Fraggle Rock - Saturday Morning Acapella!

Additional source: Muppet Wiki.
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Henry Danger | Face Merge Challenge | Nickelodeon UK

The cast of Henry Danger have to guess whose faces have been merged together!:



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A casa dei Loud | Hugh fa innamorare tutte | Nickelodeon Italia

Lincoln a un nuovo tutor che lo aiuta a studiare. Anche le sue sorelle sono molto interessate a Hugh...:



Scene from The Loud House episode "Study Muffin".

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Di Più Nickelodeon: Nickelodeon Italy To Premiere "Rufus 2" On Wednesday 3rd May 2017!
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Marc Summers in Double Dog Dare | On Your Marc

The animated adventures of the head of TV's Marc Summers (Nickelodeon's Double Dare and What Would You Do?, Food Network's Unwrapped) continue!:



A dog has eaten the head of Marc Summers ... who must now traverse the carnivorous canine's digestive tract ... which happens to resemble a rather familiar obstacle course that we all know and love!

Animation by Mighty Fudge Studios. Music by Honchie.

FOR MORE ON THE LIFE OF MARC SUMMERS, KEEP UPDATED ON THE NEW DOCUMENTARY ON YOUR MARC: www.MarcSummersMovie.com

More Nick: How To Make Green Slime | On Your Marc!

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Power Rangers en Español | Power Rangers Luchas Samurai

Mira las peleas más emocionantes de los Rangers Samurai!:



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Power Rangers em Português | Power Rangers Lutas de Samurai

Confira as lutas mais emocionantes dos Rangers Samurais!:



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Power Rangers en Español | Power Rangers Samurai: Luchas

Echa un vistazo a las peleas más emocionantes de los Rangers Samurai!:



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Power Rangers en Francais | Power Rangers Samurai: Batailles

Jette un oeil sur les batailles les plus folles des Rangers Samurai!:



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Rapid Fire w/ Cree Cicchino | TeenNick Top 10

Get to know Game Shakers star, Cree Cicchino!:



Watch Cree Cicchino on Game Shakers!

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Victorious | "Bad Boys" aus der Folge "Tori und die Hymne" | Live On Stage | Nicknight | Nickelodeon Deutschland

Sie kann einfach mega singen!

Aus der Folge "Tori und die Hymne" ("Star Spangled Tori") gibt's den Auftritt von Victoria Justice "Bad Boys":



Hier sind die Lyrics zum mitsingen:

All the rules you break.
Make me wanna run, but I can't escape.
All the things you say
Most of them are lies, but I'm listening.
(La, La, La, La La La. La, La, La La La)

That's my heart talking to my head, head
Talking to my heart.
(La La La, La. La La La, La. La La La)
That's my heart talking to my head, head
Saying that

You're a bad boy
I'm a good girl, and I'm gonna get my heart broken in time
You're a bad boy
Baby, your world is gonna chew me up and spit me out alive

If I could I could help myself, you know I would
Why do the bad boys always look so good

Baby, when you smile
I can see the trouble that's in your eyes
When you touch me there
I know for certain that I'm loosin' all control, oh o--o--oh no, no.
(La, La, La, La La La. La, La, La La La)

That's my heart talking to my head, head
Talking to my heart
(La La La, La. La La La, La. La La La)
That's my heart talking to my head, head
Saying that

You're a bad boy
I'm a good girl, and I'm gonna get my heart broken in time
You're a bad boy
Baby, your world is gonna chew me up and spit me out alive

If I could I could help myself, you know I would
Why do the bad boys always look so good

I gotta let you go
I gotta let you go, go, go

I gotta let you go
I gotta let you go

Cause
You're a bad boy
I'm a good girl, and I'm gonna get my heart broken in time
You're a bad boy
Baby, your world is gonna chew me up and spit me out alive

If I could I could help myself, you know I would
Why do the bad boys always look so good

That's my heart saying that...

"Bad Boys" is written by Chris DeStefano and Kara DioGuardi.

Additional source: Victorious Wiki.
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Coreografía de Baile | Bob Esponja | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

¡Miren a Bob Esponja y a Calamardo cómo bailan juntos!:



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Saturday, April 29, 2017

May 2017 On Nickelodeon Russia

This May promises to be A-MAY-ZING on Nickelodeon Russia! Check out Nickelodeon Russia's (Россия) May 2017 programming highlights below!:


Смотри в мае на Nickelodeon from Nickelodeon_RU on Vimeo.

This May, Nickelodeon Россия will be premiering (Премьера):

The brand-new show ToonMarty (Мультяшка Марти);

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Черепашки-ниндзя) season five, Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles;

Brand-new episodes of Hunter Street (Хантер Стрит);

Brand-new episodes of Rabbids Invasion (Бешеные кролики: вторжение);

Brand-new episodes of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Никки, Рикки, Дикки и Дон);

Additionally, Nickelodeon Россия will air marathons (марафоны) of Pig Goat Banana Cricket (Свин Коза Банан Сверчок) and School of Rock (Школа Рока)!

Additional source: russian.typeit.org.
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Henry Danger | Captain Man & Jeff: Best Friends Forever! | Nickelodeon

Meanwhile in Henry Danger-land... What does Stupid Jeff (Ryan Grassmeyer) dream about? What life would be like if Captain Man (Cooper Barnes) were his very best friend!:



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Power Rangers en Español | Los Dino Charge Rangers Bajo un Hechizo

Los Rangers están bajo un hechizo extraño. ¿Podrán salir de él?:



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Meet Blaze & Zeg | Blaze and the Monster Machines | German | Nick Jr. Nederland

Blaze and the Monster Machines (Blaze en de Monsterwielen) Dutch | Meet Zeg | Nick Jr. Nederland



He smashes, he bashes – no one’s making a move quite like the part monster machine, part triceratops, Zeg. Learn more about Zeg and don’t forget to watch Blaze and the Monster Machines on Nick Jr. Practice your Dutch with the machines from Blaze and the Monster Machines!

Blaze and the Monster Machines (Blaze en de Monsterwielen) | Meet Blaze | Nick Jr. Nederland



You want speed? He's got it! You want power? Blaze is unstoppable! He's the machine that's leading the pack. Learn more about Blaze and don’t forget to watch Blaze and the Monster Machines on Nick Jr. Practice your Dutch with the machines from Blaze and the Monster Machines!

More Nick: Blaze and the Monster Machines; PAW Patrol; Rusty Rivets; Shimmer and Shine | Theme Songs in Dutch | Nick Jr. Nederland!
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Meet Blaze & Zeg | Blaze and the Monster Machines | German | Nick Jr. Deutschland

Blaze and the Monster Machines (Blaze und die Monstermaschinen) German | Meet Zeg | Nick Jr. Deutschland



He smashes, he bashes – no one’s making a move quite like the part monster machine, part triceratops, Zeg. Learn more about Zeg and don’t forget to watch Blaze and the Monster Machines on Nick Jr. Practice your German with the machines from Blaze and the Monster Machines!

Blaze and the Monster Machines (Blaze und die Monstermaschinen) German | Meet Blaze | Nick Jr. Deutschland



You want speed? He's got it! You want power? Blaze is unstoppable! He's the machine that's leading the pack. Learn more about Blaze and don’t forget to watch Blaze and the Monster Machines on Nick Jr. Practice your German with the machines from Blaze and the Monster Machines!

More Nick: Blaze and the Monster Machines; PAW Patrol; Rusty Rivets; Shimmer and Shine | Theme Songs in German | Nick Jr. Deutschland!
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Cup Stacking Challenge w/ Cree Cicchino | Bonus Clip | TeenNick Top 10

Do you think Cree can beat the clock?:



Don't miss a brand new TeenNick Top 10, hosted by Cree Cicchino, tonight (4/28) at 9PM ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA!

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Dia de Brincar com Esportes | Nickelodeon Brasil

No dia 27/05, não perca o Dia de Brincar da Nickelodeon Brasil!:



INFORMAÇÕES:
Centro Esportivo Tietê (perto da estação Armênia do Metrô)
Av. Santos Dumont, 843 - São Paulo
Das 10h às 17h

É proibida a entrada de animais, skate e bicicleta.

#diadebrincarnick

Más info: http://mundonick.com.br/diadebrincar.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Brazil Unveils Plans For 2017 And 2018!
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Começo de uma história | Heidi, Bem-Vinda À Casa | Nickelodeon Brasil

Conheça a história de Heidi!:



Mais info: http://mundonick.com.br/heidi.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Brazil Unveils Plans For 2017 And 2018!
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Sanjay and Craig | Spot the Pickle | Nickelodeon UK

They're green, they're slimy, and they're everywhere! Can you find all ten pickles expertly hidden in these Sanjay and Craig episodes?:



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Alvinnn!!! et les Chipmunks | Les inventions de Simon | NICKELODEON JUNIOR FRANCE

Alvin a promis à ses collègues de les montrer toutes les inventions de Simon!:



Scene from ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks episode "Super Girls".

Retrouve plein de vidéos d'Alvinnn!!! et les Chipmunks sur NICKELODEON JUNIOR !

http://www.nickelodeonjunior.fr/alvinnn-et-les-chipmunks/videos/

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Plus Nickelodeon: Nickelodeon 4Teen France To Premiere "Hunter Street" On Monday 1st May 2017!
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Friday, April 28, 2017

Nickelodeon Australia And New Zealand To Premiere "Rufus 2" On Friday 5th May 2017

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will premiere the brand-new Nickelodeon Original Movie Rufus 2, a sequel to Nick's hit 2016 TV movie, on Friday 5th May 2017 at 6:30pm (AU) and 7:30am (NZ; encore at 10:00pm)!


Everyone’s favourite Dog-turned-dude, Rufus, is back for Rufus 2! Join Nickelodeon favourites, Jace Norman (Henry Danger, Splitting Adam), Davis Cleveland (Legendary Dudas, Shake It Up), Haley Tju (Bella and the Bulldogs) and Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) in the sequel movie event. After Manny wished he had more friends, his loyal Labrador, Rufus, turned into a real boy with the help of a enchanted medallion! Now that Rufus has been a human for longer, he no longer chases Squirrels, eats without utensils, asks for belly rubs, or catches flying discs with his mouth.

Nickelodeon Pakistan To Premiere "Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards" On Sunday 30th April 2017

Nickelodeon Pakistan has announced the exciting news in their latest Facebook cover photo on facebook.com/nickelodeonPakistan that Nickelodeon Pakistan will premiere Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards on Sunday 30th April 2017 at 5:00pm! Follow its debut, Nickelodeon Pakistan will encore KCA 2017 on Monday 1st May 2017 at 12:00pm!


Hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena, Nickelodeon's annual unpredictable celebrity mess-fest celebrates kids favourites across the worlds of film, television, music and pop culture. Find out who wins Nickelodeon's coveted orange blimp awards, as voted for kids around the world, and who gets covered with Nickelodeon's famous green slime by tuning into Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards!

Midland County, MI Student Gains Recognition For SpongeBob Artwork

Jefferson Middle School sixth-grader Ben Stebleton's uncanny ability to draw characters from Nickelodeon's hit original animated series SpongeBob SquarePants has gotten him recognition from the cast of the long-running cable series!


Sixth-grader Benjamin Stebleton, 12, works on his Spongebob-inspired recycling center as paraeducator Mary Priest, left, and art teacher Allison Brady, center, discuss more art supplies for Stebleton's project during art class on Tuesday at Jefferson Middle School. Stebleton is autistic, and he loves Spongebob, drawing and typing. Stebleton drew a picture of Gary the Snail from Spongebob, sent it to Nickelodeon, and the show's cast sent him back an autographed pictured. The picture is his inspiration for the recycling center. Photo: Erin Kirkland/Midland Daily News

When art teacher Allison Brady saw Ben's depiction of Gary the Snail, she contacted Nickelodeon Animation in Burbank, California and sent them pictures of Ben's rendering of Gary.

They were so impressed that they sent back a picture of SpongeBob characters signed by the actors who provide voices for the denizens of Bikini Bottom!


Sixth-grader Benjamin Stebleton, 12, drew a picture of Gary the Snail from Spongebob, sent it to Nickelodeon, and the show's cast sent him back an autographed pictured. Photo: Erin Kirkland/Midland Daily News

"They sent him this autographed photo," paraprofessional Mary Priest, who works with Ben each day, told the Midland Daily News as she pointed to an image of the photo on her phone. She and Ben took some time Wednesday to describe his art and other projects.

Ben, who has autism, has artistic talents that go beyond drawing. He created a large model of the "recycling center" sometimes seen in SpongeBob episodes and books.

"It’s all out of recycled material," Priest said.

Sixth-grader Benjamin Stebleton, 12, draws additions to his Spongebob-inspired recycling center during art class on Tuesday at Jefferson Middle School. Stebleton is autistic, and he loves Spongebob, drawing and typing. Stebleton drew a picture of Gary the Snail from Spongebob, sent it to Nickelodeon, and the show's cast sent him back an autographed pictured. The picture is his inspiration for the recycling center. Photo: Erin Kirkland/Midland Daily News

Ben is planning more projects including creating models of the Krusty Krab restaurant (where SpongeBob works) and of a submarine used on a few occasions by SpongeBob and his pal Patrick Star.

"Every day he hands me a list with all the items needed and how he’ll put it together," Priest said.


Sixth-grader Benjamin Stebleton, 12, draws additions to his Spongebob-inspired recycling center during art class on Tuesday at Jefferson Middle School. Stebleton is autistic, and he loves Spongebob, drawing and typing. Stebleton drew a picture of Gary the Snail from Spongebob, sent it to Nickelodeon, and the show's cast sent him back an autographed pictured. The picture is his inspiration for the recycling center. Photo: Erin Kirkland/Midland Daily News

His fascination with SpongeBob extends to having memorized the credits at the end of each SpongeBob SquarePants movie, she added.

Ben is one of six students in Ed Bailey's special education class at Jefferson.

Liz Shuster, an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) specialist, teaches a class of eight students at Jefferson.

As Autism Awareness Month nears its end, Shuster said it’s important to recognize the talents these students have and to encourage their progress.

"We reinforce their use of appropriate behavior," she said. "We want to reinforce the skills we want them to have."

Sixth-grader Benjamin Stebleton, 12, drew a picture of Gary the Snail from Spongebob, sent it to Nickelodeon, and the show's cast sent him back an autographed pictured. Photo: Erin Kirkland/Midland Daily News

Ben, described by Priest as "a whiz on the computer," also produces a weekly newsletter profiling one of his classmates.

He comes up with the questions for each issue of "Splat," and interviews his subjects face to face, asking them questions like "How old are you?," "What grade are you in?," "How many people are in your family?" and "What is your favorite class?"

Priest also noted he was a quick study learning the computer keyboard, and now types 59 words per minute at 99 percent accuracy.

While he has proved to be a very proficient typist, Ben affirmed that his favorite class is art.

Artwork by Ben and other students goes on display Friday at Midland Mall, where there will be a reception Friday afternoon. The works will be on display until Saturday 6th May 2017, Priest said.

MCESA operates autism programs across the county

The Midland County Educational Service Agency operates seven autism spectrum disorder (ASD) programs in school districts across Midland County, Michigan, with a total of about 50 students in the programs, said MCESA Supervisor of Special Education Christi Owens.

"These students have educational needs beyond which their local school district can provide and so they are programmed for by MCESA," Owens said.
There are four elementary-level programs, two middle school programs and one high school program, she said.

The evidence-based, team-based model used in the programs means that each classroom has an assigned speech-language therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, psychologist and social worker.

MCESA also provides services for children, birth through early childhood and through post-secondary age for students on the autism spectrum, Owens said. A total of about 200 children across the county receive special education support and services under ASD eligibility in Midland County.

Check out Ben's Sponge-Tastic picture of Gary, and the aweslime SpongeBob photo Nick Animation sent him, above!

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Additional sources: Google.co.uk, Wikipedia.
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Viacom Celebrates its 21st Annual Worldwide Day of Service | Viacommunity Day 2017

Original Viacom Inc. Press Release via Business Wire:

Viacom Celebrates its 21st Annual Worldwide Day of Service


Viacommunity Day 2017 Unites over 4,000 Employees across 16 Countries;


Event Supports 150+ Projects in Education, Environment, Public Health, Arts, and Social Services


April 28, 2017 10:52 AM Eastern Daylight Time


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thousands of Viacom employees will volunteer today in a companywide effort to aid their local communities by donating time and resources for causes around the globe. Viacommunity Day, a decades-long program run in partnership with dozens of non-profit organizations and civic leaders, has employees participating in a diverse range of philanthropic activities, including refugee, citizenship and immigration assistance, public beautification initiatives, job development training, student mentoring opportunities and other acts of giving. In total, more than 20,000 hours of service will be donated by Viacom and its brands worldwide.

“Viacommunity Day is a great tradition that unites our company across levels, functions and geographies through a shared sense of pride and purpose,” said Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom. “I truly believe that giving back connects us even more deeply with our communities, our audiences and each other, and I’m thrilled the program continues to grow driven entirely by our passionate employees.”

Employees will participate in more than 150 different Viacommunity Day projects in Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin and South America, Europe, and the United States. Some examples include:

* Assembling hygiene kits for victims displaced by the global refugee crisis, in partnership with the International Medical Corps.
Location: Los Angeles, California

* Assisting school staff at Xingxingyu Special Education, and providing entertainment and care for students with autism.
Location: Beijing, China

* Volunteering at non-profit organization Thistle Farms, whose mission is to heal, empower, and employ female survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee

* Donating legal aid to foreign citizens and nationals participating in the naturalization process, in partnership with Legal Services NYC.
Location: New York, New York

* Partnering with the Office of the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources to participate in beach clean-ups in Barangay San Juan, Ternate and Cavite.
Location: Philippines

* Providing job training to 18-25 year olds interested in working in the TV and media industry, in partnership with MAMA Youth.
Location: London, United Kingdom

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Nickelodeon Announces Entitlement Sponsorship Of Tales Of The Turtles 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race At Chicagoland Speedway On 9/17

UPDATE: Official Chicagoland Speedway Press Release via ChicagoLandSpeedway.com:

CHICAGOLAND SPEEDWAY AND NICKELODEON ANNOUNCE ENTITLEMENT SPONSORSHIP FOR TALES OF THE TURTLES 400 ON SEPTEMBER 17



JOLIET, Ill. (APRIL 28, 2017) – Chicagoland Speedway and Nickelodeon today announced that the number-one entertainment brand for kids is the entitlement sponsor of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 17, dubbed the Tales of the Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. The announcement was made atop the 360 Chicago Observation Deck by Chicagoland Speedway President, Scott Paddock and Nickelodeon Senior Vice President of Sports Marketing, Anthony DiCosmo.

“Following the success of last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400, we are ecstatic to continue our relationship with Nickelodeon in 2017,” said Paddock. “This blend of exciting racing and family entertainment is the perfect formula to launch the Playoffs for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series kick off at our Magnificent Mile and a Half.”

the second partnership for Chicagoland Speedway and Nickelodeon, who last year partnered to bring fans the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400. This is the seventh consecutive year Chicagoland Speedway will kick off the Playoffs for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

”Our partnership with Chicagoland Speedway and NASCAR continues to build momentum and drive fan excitement,” said DiCosmo. “We’re thrilled to return to Chicago with the next installment in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series – the Tales of the Turtles – and create an action-packed weekend on and off the track for NASCAR and Turtles fans alike.”

During the Tales of the Turtles 400 race weekend, attendees will be able to enjoy fun family activities with appearances by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumed characters and more. The Tales of the Turtles 400 ticket package includes a meet and greet with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a race ticket and the new Tales of the Turtles DVD.


Raphael and Michelangelo admiring the view atop Chicago 360.

The official Tales of the Turtles 400 race shirt will be available on the NASCAR.com Superstore today at 2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET.

The announcement, which was made on National Superhero Day, marks the kickoff of Chicagoland Speedway’s brand-new initiative to recognize everyday heroes leading into and on race day. Chicagoland Speedway will give fans the opportunity to nominate their own personal hero to receive a VIP race day experience and serve as race Grand Marshal. Fans can nominate their hero at www.chicagolandspeedway.com/hero.

Creative elements for the Tales of the Turtles 400 race will be inspired by Nickelodeon’s season five anthology series, Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This season captures seven distinct stories featuring Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo’s past and future, including their early days in New York City, encounters with villains and friends, and a peek into their distant, but wild future. Throughout the season, fans can expect to see both new and familiar friends and foes as each tale unfolds. New episodes premiere throughout 2017 on Nickelodeon.


From left to right: Anthony DiCosmo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Scott Paddock

Since its launch in 2012, Nickelodeon’s all-new CG-animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has re-energized these iconic characters of this wildly popular franchise. Currently in its fifth season, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is seen in over 170 countries and territories and translated in 45+ languages. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows four mutant turtles—Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo—trained in the art of ninjutsu by their mutant rat sensei, Master Splinter, who teaches the turtles to battle evil from the New York City sewers.

Nickelodeon has a long-standing relationship with NASCAR, teaming up with the motorsports giant on several programming and racing events. On the track, the network has sponsored several races including last year’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. On-air both brands have collaborated on and Hammer Down, which aired on Nicktoon’s NickSports block.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway will take place on Sept. 17 as part of the four-race weekend September 14-17. The weekend will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 14 with the ARCA Racing Series followed by NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, under the lights on Friday night. On Saturday, Sept. 16, the NASCAR XFINITY Series will hit the track as the precursor to Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series showdown, the first race in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
The complete 2017 NASCAR schedule at Chicagoland Speedway is as follows:

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Weekend

Thursday, Sept. 14 - ARCA Racing Series SCOTT® 150
Friday, Sept. 15 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Saturday, Sept. 16 - NASCAR XFINITY Series
Sunday, Sept. 17 - Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Tales of the Turtles 400

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"Best Day Ever" Animatic | SpongeBob SquarePants | Nickelodeon Animation

Watch the original storyboards of one of SpongeBob's most iconic songs alongside the final classic animation!:



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Zoey 101 in „Die Eintrittskarte“ - Der Stummfilm | Nicknight | Nickelodeon Deutschland

Der große Ball steht an, doch Zoey hat keine Karte. Verzweifelt geht sie mit ihren Freunde auf die Suche!:



Abonniere uns für mehr coole Videos: http://s.nick.de/0J92

Watch more Zoey 101 on Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicknight!

Mehr Nick: iCarly - Zukunftsvisionen aus dem Jahr 2077 | Nicknight | Nickelodeon Deutschland!
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Meet Blaze & Zeg | Blaze and the Monster Machines | Castilian Spanish | Nick Jr. España

Blaze and the Monster Machines (Blaze y los Monster Machines) Castilian Spanish | Meet Zeg | Nick Jr. España:



He smashes, he bashes – no one’s making a move quite like the part monster machine, part triceratops, Zeg. Learn more about Zeg and don’t forget to watch Blaze and the Monster Machines on Nick Jr. Practice your Spanish with the machines from Blaze and the Monster Machines!

Blaze and the Monster Machines (Blaze y los Monster Machines) Castilian Spanish | Meet Blaze | Nick Jr. España



You want speed? He's got it! You want power? Blaze is unstoppable! He's the machine that's leading the pack. Learn more about Blaze and don’t forget to watch Blaze and the Monster Machines on Nick Jr. Practice your Spanish with the machines from Blaze and the Monster Machines!

More Nick: Blaze and the Monster Machines; PAW Patrol; Rusty Rivets; Shimmer and Shine | Theme Songs in Castilian Spanish | Nick Jr. España!
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Meet Blaze & Zeg | Blaze and the Monster Machines | Polish | Nick Jr. Polska

Blaze and the Monster Machines (Blaze i mega maszyny) Polish | Meet Zeg | Nick Jr. Polska:



He smashes, he bashes – no one’s making a move quite like the part monster machine, part triceratops, Zeg. Learn more about Zeg and don’t forget to watch Blaze and the Monster Machines on Nick Jr. Practice your Polish with the machines from Blaze and the Monster Machines!

Blaze and the Monster Machines (Blaze i mega maszyny) Polish | Meet Blaze | Nick Jr. Polska:



You want speed? He's got it! You want power? Blaze is unstoppable! He's the machine that's leading the pack. Learn more about Blaze and don’t forget to watch Blaze and the Monster Machines on Nick Jr. Practice your Polish with the machines from Blaze and the Monster Machines!

More Nick: Blaze and the Monster Machines; PAW Patrol; Rusty Rivets; Shimmer and Shine | Theme Songs in Polish | Nick Jr. Polska!
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Baseball Opening Day! | The Bases Are Loaded w/The Loud House | Nickelodeon

Take me out to the ball game, take me out with the Loud House! It’s baseball season and The Loud House is ready for the big leagues! But organizing a championship team is no walk in the ballpark. Watch as Nickelodeon figures out each Loud’s position so they can…PLAY BALL! Catch more of The Loud House on Nick!:



More Nick: Meet "The Loud House" Creator Chris Savino At "House Of Secrets" In Culver City, CA On Free Comic Book Day!
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Angelica Pickles Comes Back from Running Away | Rugrats | Rain or Shine | The Splat

Angelica Pickles realizes that running away from home won't solve your issues. Great self-realization, Angelica!:



Clip from Rugrats episode "Runaway Angelica".

More Nick: Nickelodeon's Iconic Babies Arrive On DVD In Two Special "Rugrats" Full-Season Collections!

Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on The Splat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! The Splat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 10pm ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #TheSplat!

More The Splat: The Ferals | Theme Song with Lyrics | The Splat | #TBT | Nickelodeon UK!
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Due Fantagenitori | Re Crocker | Nickelodeon Italia

I Crockeri hanno invaso Dimmsdale e Crocker si è un po' montato la testa...:



Watch more The Fairly OddParents on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons!

Di Più Nickelodeon: Nickelodeon Italy To Premiere "Rufus 2" On Wednesday 3rd May 2017!
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Hey Arnold! LIVE | The Music Of Jim Lang

Composer Jim Lang has unveiled a fantastic video featuring live performances of a few pieces of music from the soundtrack of Nickelodeon's iconic '90s animated series Hey Arnold!, as well as potential music from Nickelodeon's upcoming brand-new two-part Hey Arnold! television movie, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie! Jim has also teased in the videos' description on YouTube that he'll be attending Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017!



HeyA LIVE! | Jim Lang

First time sitting down with this great crew to play through lil'bluehat charts in progress. Doin the #HeyArnold classics and some new tunes on the same tip. Look out Comicon.

More Nick: Craig Bartlett Unveils New Storyboard Panel From "Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie"!

Set to premiere this Thanksgiving on Nickelodeon USA, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie will pick up where the original series ended, resolving unanswered questions and plot lines, including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Greenlights "Invader Zim" TV Movie!

Outer Planet Ditty, Invisible Hippo, Home Wit Jerome, Ringading.

H/T: ToonZone Forums member Super Batman.
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School of Rock | Arm Book | Nickelodeon UK

Tomika (Breanna Yde) helps Summer (Jade Pettyjohn) look for her missing hair clip, and the girls discover Mr Finn's unusual system of note-taking in this hilarious video clip from School of Rock!:



Watch more School of Rock on Nickelodeon, and play the brand-new game "Together We Rock" on nick.co.uk/good!

More Nick: Nickelodeon UK To Host "Together For Good Together We Rock Marathon" On Monday 1st May 2017!
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Hey Nickelodeon Online Spezial: Best of Staffel 6 | Nickelodeon Deutschland

Die sechste Staffel von „Hey Nickelodeon“ liegt jetzt schon ein paar Tage zurück. Grund genug für Sascha einen Blick auf die Highlights zu werfen. Das Beste aus der letzten Staffel, seht ihr im heutigen Online-Spezial!:



Mehr Nick: Nickelodeon Germany To Premiere "Hunter Street" On Monday 8th May 2017!

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn | "I Want My Mae B. Back" Sneak Peek | Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn season three episode "I Want My Mae B. Back" on Saturday 29th April 2017 at 8:30pm ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a quad-tastic sneak peek preview from the all-new NRDD episode, which you can watch in the fantastic video clip here on nick.com!


In the brand-new Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn episode "I Want My Mae B. Back" (#311), Dawn (Lizzy Greene) becomes jealous when Mae (Kyla-Drew Simmons) starts spending time with Miles (Theodore Barnes, Legendary Dudas, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), so she enlists the help of her brothers to separate them. In Nick's super sneak-peek, "Fourth Wheel", Dawn's BFF, Mae, has a boyfriend, and now she is stuck being the third wheel with them... or being the fourth wheel with her brothers!

Fans in the UK and Ireland can catch brand-new episodes of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn season three weekdays at 4:00pm from Monday 1st May 2017, only on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Greenlights "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" Season Four!

Additional sources: Screener TV Listings, IMDb.
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Adams, MA Native Set To Return To His Hometown In Peppa Pig LIVE!: Peppa Pig's Big Splash

Adams, Massachusetts native, actor and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster, Evan M. Pinsonnault, will return to a regional stage next month, though many of his friends and fans might not immediately recognize him.


Pinsonnault, who's known by his stage name, Evan Michael, is currently playing the roles of "Daddy Pig," "Mr. Bull" and "Danny Dog" in the interactive musical live show, Peppa Pig LIVE!: Peppa Pig's Big Splash, inspired by the characters and stories from the popular British animated children's television show. In the U.S., the program airs on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.

The stage show splashes down in Springfield for the final performance in its spring 2017 tour at Symphony Hall in Springfield at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 7. This is the show's first tour through the U.S. and Canada, and Pinsonnault has previously toured with the production across more than 90 international cities.

Pinsonnault is a 2001 graduate of Hoosac Valley High School, where he performed in a number of theatrical productions. He is the son of Bernie Pinsonnault and stepson of Dianne Cutillo of Adams and of Jan Charbonneau and Stan Spencer of Lenox. When he is not touring, the actor resides in Los Angeles and has also enjoyed gigs as a comedian, television anchor and broadcaster, show host, and writer.

In a September 2016 interview with Georgia arts and entertainment publication, "DoSavannah," Pinsonnault said his career has been inspired by his hometown region.

He told the interviewer, "I grew up in western Massachusetts in Berkshire County. It's such a great community for the arts. ... I just remember all these great times of going to see live theater at such a young age."

After graduating from George Washington University with a degree in political science and theater, Pinsonnault earned a master's degree in broadcasting and communication from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He began his career as a television reporter and anchor, working in upstate New York, Washington, D.C., Georgia and Michigan, while performing in theatrical productions on the side. While in Michigan, he created, produced and hosted a variety program, The Evan Michael Show, which prompted his move to L.A., to further explore opportunities on stage and screen.

Tickets to see Peppa Pig LIVE!: Peppa Pig's Big Splash at Symphony Hall in Springfield can be purchased on Ticketmaster. VIP party upgrade packages are also available for purchase on cidEntertainment.com.

Additional source: Wikipedia.
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Charlotte, NC Voiceover Artist Lends Voice To New Preschool Series "Becca's Bunch"

She tried for years to hide her voice. Then she made a career out of it.

Lisa Biggs is a 36-year-old woman with an asymmetrical haircut; when she takes her shoes off, you can see the tattoos on her feet. But the voice that comes out of her mouth sounds like an 8-year-old girl: high-pitched and squeaky, with the vocal timbre of a grade-schooler asking for an extra carton of chocolate milk. Biggs spent years trying to disguise that voice, but these days it pays her rent: she makes her living as a professional voiceover artist.


The Wild Bunch: The cast of Becca's Bunch. Via JAM Media

Standing in bare feet in the Concentrix Music studio in the Cotswold area of Charlotte, wearing jeans and a gray V-neck sweater, Biggs is recording dialogue for the brand-new cartoon Becca’s Bunch, slated to debut on Nickelodeon USA this fall, followed by a roll out onto Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels internationally soon after. Biggs plays six of the seven children in a Rabbit family, plus the mom, Lola Bunny. A producer of the show is listening to her from Ireland via an Internet line, giving Biggs feedback and explaining where her dialogue fits into the plot.

Every time Biggs reads a line, she performs it three times, offering minor variations so the producers have options to choose from. “Where is that float?”: bubbly but confused. “Where is that float?”: even more enthusiastic. “Where is that float?”: slightly breathless. Then the producer asks Biggs to be “more projective,” so she does it three more times.

As she records a sustained peal of laughter that begins as giggles but builds to a crescendo of hysterical yelps, Biggs gestures with her left hand, like she's the conductor of her own voice. Then she grins and asks her long-distance producer, “Do you need more? I’m in it to win it.”


Voiceover artist Lisa Biggshas done voices for many characters including a guest spot on the Simpsons; her newest work is voicing several bunnies for a Nickelodeon series. Photo: Diedra Laird

To play the Rabbit children, Biggs uses a minor variation on her usual high-pitched speaking voice, but for the older Lola Bunny, she shifts her timbre into something huskier. “I love this voice,” she declares between takes. “I’m going to talk like this for the rest of the day. Isn’t it soothing? I’ll come and read you some poetry later.”

So what separates a professional voice artist from a civilian who sounds mellifluous on the phone?

You may already have heard her

Biggs has been the voice of everything from fuzzy toys (many, including Hasbro’s Furreal Friends) to victims of videogame zombies (a trailer for the game The Dying Light). She’s played Charlie Brown in a Peanuts iPhone app and the Care Bear Wonderheart in American Greetings commercials. In recent years, she’s branched out to directing kids (most recently, a series of Toys R Us radio ads) and founding Voxy Ladies, a professional association for voiceover women (Biggs says she sold it last year so she could focus on her own career). She’s hoping to expand into the “radio imaging” business, where she gives radio stations their identity by recording their promo spots. Biggs says, “In the inner circle of working professional voice talent, you’ve got some guys that make five, six million dollars a year or more.” Members of that elite club include the top movie-trailer voices and the cast of The Simpsons.

Lisa Biggs is also the voice of BeatBelle, a Fisher-Price toy, and Harley, a little boy featured in promotions for the international tech company Hisense.

“And then you have people like me: I live in Charlotte, I drive a Volkswagen.”

Voice acting is like any other form of acting, Biggs told the Charlotte Observer: “There’s an ‘it’ factor. Some people are naturally good at it. I’m not saying that to dash anybody’s hopes – if you want it bad enough and yield to the training, everyone has the capacity to manufacture ‘it.’ ”

“It” didn’t seem like a blessing for Biggs when she was growing up in Lancaster, South Carolina, daughter of a fireman and a preschool teacher.

She tried to hide it

Other kids called her names – “Squeaky, Smurfette, Beaker, Minnie Mouse” – and accused her of speaking in a high-pitched voice just for attention. She stopped speaking in class: “I made OK grades, but I bet if I actually participated I would have had a better GPA,” she says. When she had to give an oral presentation in a high-school biology class, she thought she could disguise her voice by adopting a strong Southern accent – a huge mistake, since she not only didn’t fool anybody, she confirmed the suspicions of classmates who thought she was faking.

“I tried to mimic other people and the way that they talked, mostly their cadence. I had to think about tempo and volume and pitch,” Biggs remembers. She wanted to be a marine biologist, but unwittingly, she was training for a voiceover career.

When Biggs was an undergraduate at Lee University, people would occasionally tell her that she should look into voiceover work, which she resisted, thinking it as likely a career choice as becoming an astronaut. But when she saw a brochure for an acting school in New York that included a class on voice work, she enrolled for the summer session. She learned a lot, but she also found that even in acting school, her voice provoked hostility. One teacher told her: “You need to quit this little-girl-voice act before you’re 30. Nobody buys it.” Another informed her that she spoke like that because of childhood trauma and her voice had frozen at that age.

Nevertheless, after college graduation she headed to Los Angeles to try her luck at voice acting.

Then she found the ‘dude’

She got her SAG card and some tattoos – “because that’s what you do,” she jokes – and even had a supporting role on one episode of The Simpsons (playing a boy Lisa Simpson had a crush on). But she wasn’t making a living from her voice. And when she tried networking with an older voiceover actor at a convention, she says, he just leered at her and said derogatory remarks.

Biggs returned to Charlotte in 2006, planning to go to graduate school or enter a youth ministry. But her return coincided with a shift in the voiceover world: The industry had decentralized, and the Internet had made it possible to do sessions in cities other than L.A. Biggs hired a manager and gradually built up her career.

Biggs developed a range of voices, from a teenage girl to a sassy old lady. Her second-most popular voice is a little girl, but the voice she gets hired to do most often is a young boy. She started off trying to do a gravelly boy voice, like Milhouse on The Simpsons, but quickly found that it hurt her throat too much. Instead, she tapped into a character she calls “Liam”: a swaggering skateboard kid in the mode of 1990s preteen idol Jonathan Taylor Thomas.

“It starts with posture and body language,” Biggs explains. “When I’m in the booth and I’m Liam, I’m doing what I see my nephew do at his wrestling matches. He cannot stand still because he’s got all this energy. If you look at the sound waves, the boy voice is louder: I’m pushing more air out.”

The line that helps Biggs get into the headspace of Liam: “See ya later, dude.” She says that mantra and snaps into character: “Cool, game on, what do you need?” Producers know that if Biggs is slipping out of Liam mode – maybe after an audiobook session has gone on for hours and she’s exhausted – all they need to say to snap her back into it is “See ya later, dude.”

“The question of the distinct voice versus the character actor is really interesting,” says Phil LaMarr, a top-tier voice actor whose credits include Baxter Stockman in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hermes on Futurama, the title role in Samurai Jack, and a live-action cameo on Big Time Rush. “Ultimately, acting is the key, not the voice. From what I’ve seen of Lisa, she’s got that ability to modulate—you hear that distinction between her boy voice and her girl voice, even though it’s her. To me, that’s talent.”


This is the cast of characters from “Badanamu,” a show Biggs cast, voice-directs and stars in. (She’s the voice of both Jess and Curly – the pink and purple guys on the right – as well as all three of The Three Kittens, and “a slew of additional characters.”) It’s scheduled to air in France, Spain, Australia and China, she says.

Biggs had a pleasant surprise at the Concentrix Music studio: The Becca’s Bunch producers wanted Lola Bunny to rap a song. “This is the closest I’ll ever come to being a pop star,” she squealed. “I’ll just savor the moment.” Told that the track sounded like J.J. Fad’s Supersonic, Biggs rapped the 1988 single from memory.

Before she laid down her vocals, Biggs said she needed to take care of one thing: To get in the right frame of mind, she needed a cool rapper name. Her producer suggested “Biggie Smalls,” but she rejected that handle as property of the Notorious B.I.G. Then her face lit up and she shouted out two words that summed up her career: “Squeaky Tones!”

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PAW PATROL LIVE! to 'Race to the Rescue' at the Benedum Center, PA This May

When the PAW Patrol pups bound into action during Paw Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue,” May 11 through 14 at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, they'll prove that “No job is too big, no pup is too small!”


Audiences will have the opportunity to join Ryder and the pups, Chase, Marshall, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma, Everest and many other friends, as they teach about leadership and teamwork.

Matt Lamb, a native of Glassport, PA and current resident of Pittsburgh, will portray the role of Mayor Humdinger in Paw Patrol Live!

Lamb, who has performed in other children’s theater productions, feels that live theater for this particular demographic is important.

“One, I think it is the experience, and two it is very gratifying for the kids. With the show I am actually able to talk to the kids in a way and interact with them and see their reactions. It is very real,” he told HeraldStandard.com. “The show is a cartoon and this is live action. It is unbelievable to hear their voices. I hear them cheering when Ryder comes out, or for the pups or the mayor. Because I am Mayor Humdinger I get a few boos. The way the theaters are they are very large houses and the kids are really into it and it is wonderful.”


The show centers around a big race that is taking place between Mayor Goodway, the mayor of Adventure Bay and Mayor Humdinger, the mayor of Foggy Bottom.

“When the show starts Ryder, who is the leader of the Paw Patrol, he comes out and greets everyone to Adventure Bay. Today is the day of the great adventure race between Mayor Goodway and Mayor Humdinger. He teaches the kids some cheers. It is very interactive. When the kids come in they get pompoms and they can cheer along with Mayor Goodway and you get to meet the pups and they come out,” explained Lamb. “You find out that Mayor Goodway is in a bit of trouble and the Paw Patrol do what they do best and help out. They have to find clues around Adventure Bay. When they find a clue Ryder reads it out loud and asks the audience to help out. They have to get to Adventure Bay before sundown. They will see a lot of familiar faces throughout adventure bay. It is basically a race to the finish.”

Jim Waters, producer for VStar Entertainment Group said, “Using Bunraku, puppetry elements are built into costumes worn by real actors to create a wonderful combination of life-sized pups and to make a stronger connection with the audience. The Paw Patrol cast sings and dances, which brings a fun, realistic parallel between the animated series and the live show.”


Humdinger serves as a character that challenges the pups.

“Mayor Humdinger is the mayor of Foggy Bottom and his very mischievous. He is a little selfish and he always has to be the best. He is a ‘win at all costs’ (type) and eventually whatever he tries backfires,” said Lamb. “He tries to be the best mayor. It is a great story of good versus bad and how doing the right thing will always be right. He does turn around after realizing, at the end of our show, a good lesson.”

For Lamb, being able to make this cartoon character come alive in front of the audience has been a great experience.


“It’s a cartoon and I like [bringing] that to life. This is the first live action tour for ‘Paw Patrol’ and I get to bring that character to life,” he said.

“I watch a lot of Paw Patrol. I want to make sure that I do my best to sound like the characters. I want to make sure I stay true to the narrative and to the cartoon character and what he does.

Tickets for “Race to the Rescue,” an inaugural partnership between VStar Entertainment Group and Nickelodeon, range between $18 to $60. There is a limited number of VIP (Very Important Pup) meet and greet ticket packages that start at $120.

To purchase go online to trustarts.org or call 415-566-6666.

“What is great (about the show) is it teaches the same lessons that are a part of the cartoon like team work and leadership and helping others,” said Lamb.

“Plus it is live theater. For a lot of kids it may be their first experience for live theater. What I hope is that it installs in them the want to see more and to enjoy the arts,” he said.

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