Brice Gonzalez Joins Voice Cast of Spin Master Entertainment, Nickelodeon & Paramount’s Sequel “PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie”

It’s paws up for Brice Gonzalez

The young Latino actor, TikTok star and Lopez vs. Lopez scene-stealer has joined the voiceover ensemble cast of Spin Master EntertainmentNickelodeonParamount’s sequel PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie.

Brice GonzalezGonzalez, who rose to acclaim as part of the EnkyBoys with his late father, will voice one of a trio of new pups, alongside Alan Kim and North West, who joins her mom Kim Kardashian who returns as Delores from the first film, along with a cameo from brother Saint West.

Other voice cast members include Kristen Bell, Christian Convery, McKenna Grace, Lil Rel HoweryJames MarsdenFinn Lee-Epp as Ryder and tennis ace Serena Williams.

Additional cast members reprising their roles include Marsai Martin (Liberty), Ron Pardo (Mayor Humdinger) and Callum Shoniker (Rocky). New cast members also include Luxton Handspiker (PAW Patrol series), Christian Corrao (Dino Dana) and Nylan Parthipan (PAW Patrol series).

All of them join Taraji P. Henson in the feature, which is hitting theaters on October 13.

The film’s score is composed and produced by Emmy-nominated Pinar Toprak.

“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the PAW Patrol franchise, and what better way to celebrate than the release of our second feature film,” said Jennifer Dodge, Spin Master’s President of Entertainment and producer of the film. “As we continue to expand the PAW Patrol universe for fans, we’ll follow the pups on mightier missions and explore their backstories, this time with a heartwarming tale centered around our heroine Skye. With this cast of dynamic voice talent, we’re bringing a whole new level of excitement to the big screen.”

Added Ramsey Naito, President of Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Animation, “Following the historic success of the first film, which truly reinforced the global love for this franchise, we knew that this sequel called not only for an equally great story, but for world-class talent to bring these characters to life once again.”

The first PAW Patrol: Movie was a theatrical-day-and-date title with streaming service Paramount+. The movie opened to No. 1 in more than 25 countries and ultimately amassed $150M+ worldwide. It also became one of the most-watched Paramount+ originals.

PAW Patrol: The Movie helmer Cal Brunker directs again with his writing partner Bob Barlen, who takes on the role as associate producer.

Cristela Alonzo Partnering with Dan Bucatinsky to Develop “She Gets It From Me” for CBS

Cristela Alonzo gets it

The 43-year-old Mexican American comedian, actress, writer and producer will partner with Dan Bucatinsky to develop the series She Gets It From Me for CBS.

Cristela AlonzoThe semi-autobiographical single-camera comedy is inspired by Bucatinsky’s journey as an adoptive parent.

Alonzo, the first Latina woman to create, produce, write and star in her own US primetime comedy, will star in, co-write and executive produce the project.

The intention is for Bucatinsky to also star, but there isn’t an acting deal for him at this time, according to Deadline. Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican and Ryan Seacrest Prods. are producing for ABC Signature.

She Gets It From Me centers on what happens when the teenaged, adopted daughter of two hyper-devoted, straight-laced, suburban gay dads seeks out a relationship with her uniquely bold, take-no-prisoners, Latin birth mom (Alonzo). The series examines a contemporary blended family, a poignant and hilarious exploration of the shotgun marriage of not only the birth mom and the adoptive parents, but also the complications and joys of blending both of their big, noisy, multiethnic and multigenerational families.

She Gets It From Me draws on parenthood experiences Bucatinsky chronicled in his 2012 bestselling comedic memoir Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?: Confessions of a Gay Dad. He’s reuniting with Lopez on the CBS comedy after appearing opposite her in the romantic comedy film Second Act.

Alonzo broke ground in 2014 with her ABC comedy Cristela. Her other television credits include HBO’s His Dark Materials, and Nickelodeon’s The Casagrandes and Legends of the Hidden Temple.

Alonzo has done two stand-up comedy specials for Netflix: 2017’s Lower Classy and 2022’s Middle Classy.

Alexa PenaVega & Carlos PenaVega Agree to Multi-Picture Overall Deal with Hallmark Media

It’s a hallmark agreement for Alexa PenaVega and Carlos PenaVega

The 34-year-old half-Colombian American actress and her 33-year-old Spanish, Venezuelan and Dominican American husband, an actor/singer, Big Time Rush member, have agreed to a multi-picture overall deal at Hallmark Media.

Alexa PenaVega & Carlos PenaVega“Alexa and Carlos PenaVega have become an important part of the Hallmark family over the years and we couldn’t be happier to extend our partnership with them,” said Lisa Hamilton Daly, Executive Vice President, Programming, Hallmark Media. “Whether starring together or headlining their own movies, the energy, creativity and passion they bring to each project is infectious and we can’t wait to see what lies ahead.”

“Hallmark has become a second home for our family. Over the last four years they have given us opportunities to grow as actors and producers all while raising our children, even if it means having the family on set!,” the PenaVegas said in a joint statement. “Developing projects alongside them has been a highlight of our careers thus far. We are thrilled to be able to continue creating content that is family friendly and current, while maintaining its core values that we love so much. Hallmark is special and we are looking forward to many more projects together.”

Alexa PenaVega has previously starred in such Hallmark films as Destination WeddingChristmas Made to Order and Taking a Shot at Love. Her film credits include 23 Blast, Machete Kills, Spare Parts, Wicked Blood, The RemainingThe Hunters and Spy Kids.

Carlos PenaVega starred on the Nickelodeon musical comedy Big Time Rush and recently completed a national tour with the ensemble. He previously starred in Hallmark Channel’s A Midnight Kiss.

Together, the couple has starred in three installments of Picture Perfect Mysteries for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as well as the Hallmark Channel Original movies Enchanted Christmas, Love at Sea and, most recentlyLove in the Limelight.

They recently released their first book What if Love is the Point?

Luis Fonsi to Make Feature Film Acting Debut in Patrick Perez Vidauri’s Rom-Com “The Answer to My Prayer”

Luis Fonsi’s prayers have been answered…

The 44-year-old Puerto Rican singer and Grammy winner will make his feature film acting debut in Patrick Perez Vidauri’s rom-com The Answer to My Prayer.

Luis FonsiIn addition to Fonsi, the film will also star Vannessa VasquezJackie Cruz, Vivian LamolliChris Kattan, Angélica María and Dyana Ortelli.

Written by Nancy De Los Santos-Reza, the film follows the romantic travails of three friends whose destinies are changed by an ancient prayer that guides them to true love. Vidauri and Cristina Nava’s Migrant Filmworks, Inc. is producing alongside Citizen Skull Productions, with Edward James Olmos executive producing.

Production is set to kick off in Texas next week.

In 1992, Fonsi made a brief cameo in the romance film Como Agua Para Chocolate. In 2004, Fonsi made his second acting appearance on the Mexican telenovela named Corazones al límite. He also had a special appearance in 2001 on the Nickelodeon television series Taina. Fonsi joined the cast of Broadway‘s Forever Tango for a two-week engagement in August 2013.

Daniella Pineda to Star in Amazon Freevee’s Half-Hour Period Comedy Pilot “Western”

Daniella Pineda is heading west(ern)

The 35-year-old Mexican American actress will star in Amazon Freevee’s Western, a half-hour period comedy pilot from Sony Pictures TelevisionAmazon Studios and Lord Miller.

Daniella PinedaPineda will star opposite Guy Burnet, Luca Diaz and Anna Konkle in the project.

Written by Michelle MorganWestern is set in the 1800s. It follows Polly (Konkle), a young high-society woman from Philadelphia who travels out west on a desperate quest for a husband only to discover that she has been catfished by a teenage boy (Diaz). Now stranded in 1866 Montana, Polly, along with the town’s other inhabitants, must find their place in this ever-changing new world, confronting and defying all expectations society has of them along the way.

Pineda is Bess. The sexy, tough as nails, quick as a whip proprietress of Sumner’s most popular saloon; a woman who isn’t intimidated by the male dominated wild west landscape but with a heart of gold hidden not too far below the surface.

Diaz portrays Henry Johnson.  A 14 going on 45, a wiley, wild-haired pre-teen with a penchant for writing letters to unsuspecting women and an unexpected amount of depth coursing through his pubescent veins.

Tony Yacenda serves as executive producer and directs.

Pineda most recently starred in Jurassic World: Dominion reprising her role as Zia Rodriguez from Fallen Kingdom.

She’ll next be seen in the comedy feature In Town, which she also executive produced, and starring opposite Gerard Butler and Mike Colter in The Planefor Lionsgate and Di Bonaventura Pictures.

On television, she recently starred in the Netflix series Cowboy Bebop.

Diaz, who has been acting since the age of 6, can be heard in the voice cast of the upcoming Black Adam film and in Transformers: Earth Spark for Nickelodeon.

He also has appeared in commercials for Sam’s Club, Audi and Subaru.

Tony Revolori to Star in Nickelodeon’s Animated Series “Monster High”

Tony Revolori has landed a Monster role…

The 26-year-old Guatemalan American actor is among nine new cast members joining the Nickelodeon animated series Monster High, premiering this fall.

Tony RevoloriAlong with Revolori, known for his appearance in the recent Spider-Man films, the cast also includes Gabrielle Nevaeh Green, Kausar Mohammed, Courtney Lin, Iris Menas, Valeria Rodriguez, Alexa Kahn, Alexander Polinsky and Debra Wilson.

The 26-episode series follows the teenage children of famous monsters including Clawdeen Wolf, Draculaura, Frankie Stein, and Deuce Gorgon as they discover who they are, embrace their differences, and learn to be fierce and fearless at the one place they all belong: Monster High.

The series accompanies the upcoming live-action movie-musical Monster High: The Movie in re-launching the globally loved and iconic Monster High franchise.

Revolori portrays Deuce Gorgon – The son of Medusa and Lyra, Deuce is often influenced by the snakes that live on his head and get him into trouble.

Menas portrays Frankie Stein, brought to life just 15 days ago by their scientist parents, and is figuring out who they are and who they want to be.

Rodriguez portrays Lagoona Blue, having grown up in an ancient underwater Mayan Castillo with her ocean nymph mother and sea monster father, sweet yet ferocious Lagoona doesn’t know much about life on land.

Cardi B Performs “The Seaweed Sway” on Nickelodeon’s Animated Series “Baby Shark’s Big Show!”

Cardi B has some real sway

The 29-year-old half-Dominican American Grammy-winning rap superstar appears on the soundtrack of Nickelodeon’s popular animated series Baby Shark’s Big Show!.

Cardi BCardi B appears as Sharki B in a guest-starring role on the series.

On the episode, Cardi’s character will teach Baby Shark and his best friend William her catchy, viral-ready dance craze “The Seaweed Sway,” before performing it onstage.

“Every fishy can do the seaweed sway/ Do it how you want to do it, or do it Sharki B’s way/ You can take a big bite/ Shake your tail or your fins, let’s begin,” Cardi raps in the adorable video, joined by husband Offset (voicing Offshark) and 3-year-old daughter Kulture (Kulture Shark).

According to a press release, Sharki B is “the biggest star in the seven seas — flashy, awe-inspiring, and ruthlessly fun — but always 100% herself and fin-spires other fishies to do the same.”

Baby Shark’s Big Show!, which is based on the Pinkfong song “Baby Shark” and its wildly viral dance video, premiered on Nick Jr. back in December 2020 with a Christmas special. In addition to the Nickelodeon series, a “Baby Shark” movie is also on the way in 2023.

The whole episode of Baby Shark’s Big Show!, starring Cardi B and her family, will premiere Friday at noon on Nickelodeon. Ahead of the episode, listen to  “The Seaweed Sway” on the compilation album Sing, Dance & Sway the Nick Jr. Way, which is currently out on all streaming platforms.

Kid Cudi to Perform at This Month’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Kid Cudi is preparing to Kid’s around…

The 38-year-old part-Mexican American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, will perform on the 2022 Kids’ Choice Awards, which will air live on Nickelodeon channels on Saturday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) from Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.

Kid CudiKid Cudi will perform a medley of his new single “Stars in the Sky,” from the animated film Sonic  the Hedgehog 2, and his 2010 hit “Pursuit of Happiness,” from his acclaimed debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day.”

While Kid Cudi is out of the Nickelodeon target demo, he’s still a kid at heart.

Said the rapper/singer in a statement: “I can’t believe my late 30-something butt gets to party at the Kids’ Choice Awards! I grew up loving Nickelodeon and it’s been a dream of mine to get slimed.”

Kid Cudi is nominated in the album of the year category at the Grammys, albeit as a featured artists on another artists’ albums.

Kid Cudi appears on Kanye West’s DONDA.

Hosted byiCarlyactress Miranda Cosgrove and NFL star Rob Gronkowski, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2022 will feature stars from the worlds of film, television, music, sports and more. The show will simulcast – or should that beslimulcast— across Nickelodeon, Teen NickNicktoons and the Nick Jr. channel.

Fans may cast votes on the official Kids’ Choice Awards website, KidsChoiceAwards.com, and through the Screens Up app on supported iPad, iPhone and Android devices in the U.S. International fans may cast votes via the web at KCA.NICKELODEON.TV.

Cardi B to Lend Voice to #SharkiB on Nickelodeon’s “Baby Shark’s Big Show!”

Cardi B is headed into deep waters

Nickelodeon has announced that the 29-year-old half-Dominican American singer will appear in a special episode of the hit preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show! airing on April 15 at noon ET/PT on Nickelodeon.

Cardi BGrammy-winner Cardi will appear alongside her musician husband Offset.

The Seaweed Sway” follows Baby Shark (voiced by Kimiko Glenn) and William (Luke Youngblood) as they meet the ferociously fun rap icon Sharki B, who is swimming into Carnivore Cove to perform her splash hit dance craze, The Seaweed Sway.

Sharki asks Baby Shark and William to show her around town before her big concert and perform The Seaweed Sway with her on stage that night. As hard as William tries, he keeps messing up the final move of the dance. Luckily, thanks to the help of his friends and his musical icon Sharki, William learns that the true secret to great dancing is doing it his own unique way.

It’ll be the first time Cardi B lends her voice to an animated character.

Her finned alter ego is described as seven seas-flashy, awe-inspiring, and ruthlessly fun—but always 100% herself and fin-spires other fishies to do the same.

Guest stars Offset plays Offshark, a cool fish with a great vibe and a huge Sharki fan; and the couple’s real-life baby shark Kulture will bring to life Kulture Shark, Offshark’s three-year-old daughter who is excited to attend Sharki’s big concert with her dad.

Season 2 of Baby Shark’s Big Show! is set to debut later this year.

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias to Produce & Lead the Cast of Netflix’s Animated Feature “I, Chihuahua”

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is luchando

The 45-year-old Mexican American stand-up comedian and actor will produce and lead the voice cast of Netflix’s animated feature I, Chihuahua.

Gabriel Iglesias

The project will be Maya and the Three creator Jorge Gutiérrez’s first animated feature for Netflix.

Written by Gutiérrez, Doug Landale and Candie Kelty LangdaleI, Chihuahua is billed as the ultimate underdog tale of Chacho, a scrappy masked Luchador Chihuahua, who embarks on a hilarious and action-packed journey around the world to fight for his family. After learning his beloved home is in danger, Chacho dons a Lucha Libre mask to become Luchacho. Our masked underdog then enters an international fight tournament, competing against a hilarious and eclectic mix of animal fighters from all over the world, in the lead-up to a final, epic fight against the nefarious beast known as Chamuco, The Widow Maker. Iglesias will produce alongside Tim Yoon.

“I cannot wait for everyone to see this wonderful film that celebrates underdogs in and out of the ring! It has action, drama, laughs and twists & turns, like any great Lucha storyline movie should have,” said Iglesias. “When I first had the idea of a Lucha Libre cartoon, there was no one else I wanted to partner with other than Jorge Gutierrez. He has a brilliant mind that can expand this story in unimaginable ways.”

“After The Book of Life and the amazing experience on Maya and the Three, I’m now thrilled to collaborate with [VP Animated Films] Melissa [Cobb], [VP Animated Films] Gregg [Taylor], [Director of Animated Films] Tito [Ortiz] and all my friends at Netflix Animation on my follow up animated feature: I, Chihuahua! And to finally tag team a movie with my good friend and creative partner Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias is a dream come true!” added Gutiérrez. “Our internationally epic and heartfelt film will be a hilarious love letter to Lucha Libre (Mexican wrestling) movies, fighting video games and underdog sports films. I don’t want to overpromise, but this will be the greatest masked Chihuahua film ever made! What a time to be alive!”

Iglesias is one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, performing to sold-out concerts around the world, and is also one of the most watched comedians on YouTube, with almost a billion views and more than 25 million fans across social media.

He is currently on his Gabriel “Fluffy” Back On Tour and will make history from May 6-7, as he’s the first comedian to perform at Dodger Stadium.

Iglesias previously collaborated with Gutiérrez as part of the cast of both The Book of Life and Maya and the Three and has also featured in such series as Disney+’s Monsters at Work and ABC’s Cristela, while leading his own Netflix sitcom, Mr. Iglesias.

He has also lent his voice to animated (or partially animated) films including Space Jam: A New LegacyUglyDollsFerdinandThe StarCocoThe Nut Job and The Nut Job 2: Nutty by NatureSmurfs: The Lost Village and Norm of the North. Additional film credits include Magic MikeMagic Mike XXL and A Haunted House 2.

Gutiérrez is an Emmy– and Annie Award-winning animator, painter, voice actor, writer and director whose Mesoamerican fantasy series Maya and the Three debuted on Netflix last year. That series won two Annie Awards upon its premiere, including the prize for Best Children’s TV/Media, with Gutiérrez moving to expand his relationship with the streamer, in writing, directing and producing new animated films, series and interactive projects across preschool, kids & family and adult animation.

Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, the CalArts graduate has completed various films, cartoons, and paintings exploring his love affair with Mexican pop and folk culture. He was the director and co-writer of the Guillermo del Toro-produced animated feature The Book of Life for Fox, which earned him a 2014 Golden Globe nomination, and was also the writer-director behind the Emmy-nominated VR short Son of Jaguar for Google. Gutiérrez also created the multiple Emmy Award–winning animated series El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera for Nickelodeon, alongside his wife, Sandra Equihua.