‘Good Burger 2’ Original Movie Sequel to Debut on Paramount+ Nov. 22

Paramount+ will premiere Good Burger 2 — the original movie sequel to the iconic ’90s feature film based on the sketch from the Nickelodeon comedy series “All That” — on Nov. 22 in the United States and Canada.

The movie will premiere in the United Kingdom and Australia on Nov. 23. The film will also be available in additional Paramount+ international markets shortly after.

The sequel follows Dexter Reed (Kenan Thompson) and original cashier Ed (Kel Mitchell) as they reunite in the present day at fast-food restaurant Good Burger with a new group of employees. 

In addition to Thompson and Mitchell, Good Burger 2 stars Lil Rel Howery (Get Out) as Cecil McNevin, Jillian Bell (Murder Mystery 2) as Katt Boswell, Kamaia Fairburn (“Blockbuster”) as Mia, Alex R. Hibbert (“The Chi”) as Ed2, Fabrizio Guido (“Perry Mason”) as Mr. Jensen, Elizabeth Hinkler (“The Good Doctor”) and Emily Hinkler (“The Good Doctor”) as Cindy and Mindy and Anabel Graetz (Free Guy) as Ruth. The film will also feature surprise celebrity cameos as well as original Good Burger cast members who are reprising their roles: Josh Server as Fizz, Lori Beth Denberg as Connie Muldoon and Carmen Electra as Roxanne.

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The original ’90s sketch first aired on “All That” in 1994 and was centered on fast-food restaurant Good Burger and its clueless cashier Ed, played by Mitchell from seasons one through five. The feature film Good Burger was released worldwide on July 25, 1997, by Paramount Pictures. Later, in the “All That” revival series in 2019, Mitchell returned to guest star as Ed, who has been working at Good Burger for 20 years as manager of the trainees.

First Batch of ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Episodes Due on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 3.

Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment will release Star Trek: Prodigy — Season 1 Vol. 1 on Blu-ray and DVD Jan. 3, 2023. The set includes the first 10 episodes of the animated series, from “Lost and Found” to “A Moral Star.”

“Star Trek: Prodigy” follows a group of young aliens who discover the experimental U.S.S. Protostar and fly the starship into space in search of new adventures, aided by a holographic version of Capt. Janeway (Kate Mulgrew).

The release includes bonus materials and collectible art cards.

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Nickelodeon, Paramount+ Set Dec. 16 Premiere Date for Movie Musical ‘Snow Day’

Nickelodeon and Paramount+ Nov. 16 revealed the premiere date for the all-new original movie musical Snow Day. The remake will be available to stream beginning Dec. 16 on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada and premiere on Nickelodeon that same evening at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). In the U.K. and AustraliaSnow Day will be available to stream exclusively on Paramount+ on Dec. 17. Premiere dates for other Paramount+ international markets and Nickelodeon’s international channels will be announced at a later date.

A musical reimagining of the original 2000 comedy classic, Snow Day follows a group of kids who are determined to achieve their dreams when their school closes for a snow day. Siblings Hal (Ky Baldwin, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door) and Natalie Brandston (Michaela RussellWandaVision) discover that anything is possible on a snow day when a surprise winter whiteout offers them the chance to break routines and take giant risks.

The original Snow Day, from Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures, was a box office success ($62.4 million on a $13 million production budget) and starred Chris ElliottMark WebberJean SmartChevy ChaseJosh Peck and Emmanuelle Chriqui, among others.

‘Jimmy Neutron’ Complete Series Available on DVD Oct. 26

Shout! Factory on Oct. 26 will release The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius: The Complete Series, a 10-DVD boxed set featuring all three seasons from the Nickelodeon animated series.

Jimmy is a genius boy who invents gadgets to improve his daily life situations with his robot dog Goddard by his side. The inventions almost always go awry leading to various mishaps for Jimmy and his best friends Carl and Sheen.

Based on the 2001 film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, the series aired on Nickelodeon from 2002 to 2006.

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The show’s voice cast includes Debi Derryberry (Toy Story, “F Is for Family”), Rob Paulsen (“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Animaniacs”) and Jeffrey Garcia (Rio, Happy Feet), with guest appearances from Tim Curry, Tom Kenny, Jim Belushi, Christian Slate, Michael Clarke Duncan, Dan Castellaneta, Mel Brooks, Ving Rhames and Jay Leno.

The release features numerous bonus features, including the crossover specials with “The Fairly OddParents,” the “Jimmy Neutron” pilot episode, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and storyboards for select episodes.

‘Paw Patrol: The Movie’ Due on Digital Sept. 21, Disc Nov. 2

The animated family film Paw Patrol: The Movie, from Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies and Spin Master Entertainment, will be available for digital purchase Sept. 21 with exclusive bonus content from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 2.

In the film, which earned $103 million at the global box office, when their rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and the heroic pups kick into high gear to face the most challenging mission of their Paw Patrol careers. Along the way, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty, and together the Paw Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City.

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The digital release features exclusive bonus content, including a look at the team; additional news reports with reporter Marty Muckraker (Jimmy Kimmel); a sing-along with a reimagined Paw Patrol theme song lyric video; bonus television episodes from the Nickelodeon series (produced by Spin Master Entertainment), including one never-before-seen episode; and a never-before-seen episode of “Blaze and the Monster Machines.”

Blu-ray extra features include a look at the team; additional news reports with reporter Marty Muckraker; and a sing-along with a reimagined Paw Patrol theme song lyric video.

Nickelodeon CEO Not Worried About Disney+

In the lucrative battle for children streamers of video content, Nickelodeon features a character line-up (SpongeBob SquarePants, Paw Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, iCarly) more than capable of competing against Disney and its branded Disney+ SVOD platform, said CEO Brian Robbins, who is also chief content officer of kids and family at Paramount+.

According to Nielsen, children from 2 to 11 years of age are watching 11+ hours of content weekly on connected streaming devices. Speaking Aug. 20 on “CNBC Squawk Box,” Robbins said SpongeBob SquarePants characters are being spun-off in separate series and movies on Paramount+.

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“It’s the gift that keeps on giving,” Robbins said. “SpongeBob is truly ubiquitous. He might be the most popular animated character of all time.”

Robbins said ViacomCBS remains “excited” about the launch of Paramount+, and the Aug. 20 theatrical debut of Paw Patrol: The Movie, which the executive says is a preschool juggernaut.

“It’s the biggest preschool franchise in the world,” he said. “We want to continue to leverage our biggest franchises into direct-to-consumer relationships with our audiences.”

Relationships that include consumer products and amusement rides.

“That’s the case with ‘Paw Patrol,’ it’s not only the biggest preschool show for us, it’s a CPG juggernaut for us,” Robbins said.

When asked about kid-friendly Disney+, which ended its most recent fiscal period with 116 million subscribers worldwide, the executive said the kids market is big enough for multiple players.

“Kids are enormous consumers of content … they seek out what they want,” Robbins said. “Sometimes that’s going to be on Disney+ and that’s OK, a lot of the time it’s going to be on Nickelodeon and Paramount+.”

Nickelodeon’s ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark? — Curse of the Shadows’ Due on DVD Aug. 10

Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark? — Curse of the Shadows, a follow-up to 2019’s reimagined limited series horror anthology, will come out on DVD Aug. 10 from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment.

Based on the ‘90s kids’ cult classic and featuring a  new story, the second season includes six hour-long episodes that follow an all-new group of kids as they tell the tale of a curse that has been cast over their small seaside town, haunted by a villain named the Shadowman. After their leader goes missing, it’s up to the remaining members of the Midnight Society to break the curse and free the Shadowman’s victims, before they too disappear into the shadows.

The members of the newest chapter of the Midnight Society are: Luke, played by Bryce Gheisar (Wonder, Nickelodeon’s “The Astronauts”); Jai, played by Arjun Athalye; Hanna, played by Beatrice Kitsos (Child’s Play); Gabby, played by Malia Baker (“The Baby-Sitters Club”); Seth, played by Dominic Mariche (The Christmas Yule Blog); and Connor, played by Parker Queenan (“Party of Five”). The Shadowman is played by Kyle Strauts (“Flora & Ulysses”).

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? — Curse of the Shadows episodes include “The Tale of the Haunted Woods,” “The Tale of the Night Frights,” “The Tale of the Phantom Light,” “The Tale of the Danse Macabre,” “The Tale of the Midnight Magic” and “The Tale of the Darkhouse.”

ViacomCBS Launching Nickelodeon-Branded Kids SmartWatch

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), a division of ViacomCBS, June 29 unveiled the first-ever connected smart “NickWatch” by Nickelodeon at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

This new family-centric wearable device, manufactured by Israeli technology startup Watchinu, offers entertainment and communication safety features. Pricing, retail and distribution partners, as well as market availability, will be announced at a later date by VCNI. The device will be available for purchase in 2022.

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“This strategic product launch will leverage our IP and content to further strengthen our position … with diverse consumer touchpoints creating a new immersive experience,” Raffaele Annecchino, CEO of ViacomCBS Networks International, said in a statement.

The NickWatch aims to provide a direct line of communication to family and friends, promote physical activity, independence and help kids explore their world. Each device comes with the smart watch body, two watch bands (one Nickelodeon band and one more adult, premium band) and a character-led charging base.

The product aims to promote a healthy lifestyle for kids by promoting physical and social play activities. Kids can play alone or with friends who have a NickWatch to set off on the same quest together.

Entertainment based on Nickelodeon IP will include photo filters, motion sound effects and musical instruments that play out according to hand movements. Regular content updates with new games, new stickers, and new sound effects will be added on an ongoing basis.

The platform will allow two primary modes of communication: text and voice. The parent or caregiver can text the child from their phone, and kids can respond with pre-written responses, voice-to-text, emojis, or photos. The child can also call their parents/contacts within their directory, and they can receive incoming calls from pre-selected contacts. Caregivers can create group threads and can also send sticker messages, timers, reminders, photos, voice messages, and create polls.

Kids and parents can stay connected via a map feature that will allow the latter to see the current location of everyone in the family via GPS, Wi-Fi and cellular towers, by downloading the app on their device.

Hulu + Live TV Adds Nine ViacomCBS Networks

Hulu + Live TV is adding nine ViacomCBS networks to its channel lineup, including Comedy Central, BET, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, VH1, CMT, MTV, TV Land and the Paramount Network.

Subscribers will also have on-demand access to TV series titles such as “Freaks & Geeks,” “Moesha” and “Sister Sister.”

Monthly subscription pricing for Hulu + Live TV will remain at $64.99 per month.

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Five ViacomCBS networks — BETher, MTV2, NickToons, TeenNick and MTV Classic — will join Hulu’s entertainment add-on.

Hulu + Live TV offers more than 65 live TV channels, plus the core Hulu on-demand service (normally $5.99 per month as a standalone offering).

Nickelodeon Live-Streaming ‘Paw Patrol’ Stage Show to Preschoolers, Families

Nickelodeon March 31 announced it would live-stream “Paw Patrol Live! At Home,” an interactive streaming event targeting preschoolers April 24-25.  The virtual extravaganza includes: a 45-minute interactive stage show that puts kids at the center of the action; an opportunity to watch the show in a shared viewing room with friends and family; and an immersive pre-show area with games, videos, printable activities and more.

“As we look forward to a return to normalcy and welcoming families back to our live events, we continue to invest in innovative ways to grow our Nickelodeon Experiences business during these unprecedented times,” Amy Hyland, EVP of Nickelodeon strategy, business development and operations, said in a statement.

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The “Paw Patrol Live! At Home” show, which will be available in English and Spanish, was originally conceived for the stage by VStar Entertainment as “Paw Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue.” This reimagined production recreates a communal theater-like experience enhanced by the interactive livestream production.

Accessible immediately following ticket purchase, parents can log onto the “Race Ready Room,” a fully immersive area that features digital games, printable activity sheets, an e-shop, a Pup Pup Boogie dance-along video; a series of ‘how to’ videos to help families navigate the pre-show area and interactive show elements and more.

A fully customizable AR avatar responds to viewers’ participation via motion and sound capture, while a virtual, customizable screen overlay version of Ryder’s communication device allows guests to click on the badge of one of the members of the Paw Patrol and have their virtual pad display in the core colors of that pup. Their selected character will also speak directly to them during select moments in the show.

Purchase options include a single ticket, which allows access on one device; as well as a group ticket which includes a single ticket and three additional access codes that can be shared with friends and family, allowing guests to experience the show in a shared viewing room and communicate through a “watch together” video chat. Guests can also choose from three show times — 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET, 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET, and 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. Additionally, beginning April 26, families who purchased a single or group access ticket will be able to log on and re-watch the show through May 2.