MTV’s New Digital Series “Merch Masters” Reveals Star-Studded Episode Themes





MTV’s New Digital Series “Merch Masters” Reveals Star-Studded Episode Themes
Artists highlighted during the series will include Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello, Saweetie, Seventeen, MGK and J Balvin.
[via press release from MTV]
MTV’s New Digital Series “Merch Masters” Reveals Star-Studded Episode Themes

The fast-paced competition series, hosted by TikTok creator Tefi Pessoa, tests designers’ abilities to create original themed merch inspired by major musicians

NEW YORK — (July 19, 2022) – In the all-new one-of-a-kind MTV digital series, “Merch Masters,” designers are put to the test as they compete head-to-head to create merch for some of today’s biggest musicians. Hosted by multi-hyphenate media personality and host, Tefi Pessoa, and featuring a panel of rotating judges, each episode begins with the reveal of the artists the two designers will be tasked with creating merch for.

Artists highlighted during the series will include Lil Nas X, Camila Cabello, Saweetie, Seventeen, MGK and J Balvin. Tune-in to witness the trifecta of art, design and competition airing Thursday, July 21 on the MTV YouTube channel.

About Tefi Pessoa

Estefanía Vanegas Pessoa, AKA Tefi, is a multi-hyphenate entertainer who has cultivated a larger-than-life social media presence that showcases both her vibrant personality and extensive Hollywood knowledge. Although TikTok was a relatively new social media platform in 2020, Tefi became a vanguard on the app, amassing over 1.5 million followers and counting since she began her account during the global pandemic. In 2021, Tefi was nominated as a Latinx Trailblazer as part of TikTok’s Creator Spotlight Series for their #LatinxCreated campaign during Hispanic Heritage Month. Through her natural talents and burgeoning career as an entertainer, Tefi has undoubtedly captured the attention of Hollywood and the larger media, signing on as InStyle Magazine’s exclusive host, where she now professionally reports on today’s biggest pop culture updates, as well as traveling globally on behalf of Warner Bros. Pictures to report on feature film premiere red carpets and interview A-list celebrities for a fresh, new audience of millennial and Gen-Z digital viewers. Tefi’s global reach and her uniquely “cool girl” charm have catapulted her into one of the most profitable figures for major brand partnerships and campaigns in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle markets, including Milk Makeup, Savage X Fenty, DKNY, Youth To The People, and Uber, to name just a few. Tefi is also a celebrated TEDx Speaker, having given an exclusive presentation in June 2021 on “The Future of Confidence.”



Video: YouTube Originals Kids & Family Debuts Official Trailer for “The Big Tiny Food Face-Off”





Video: YouTube Originals Kids & Family Debuts Official Trailer for “The Big Tiny Food Face-Off” Where Culinary-Minded Kids Compete to Create Small Food That’s Big on Flavor
Watch the premiere episode for free on Friday, July 15 at 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST on the Tasty YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app, with all-new episodes rolling-out weekly on Fridays.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS KIDS & FAMILY DEBUTS OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR “THE BIG TINY FOOD FACE-OFF” WHERE CULINARY-MINDED KIDS COMPETE TO CREATE SMALL FOOD THAT’S BIG ON FLAVOR

NEW SERIES HOSTED AND JUDGED BY MATT STONIE & INGA LAM PREMIERES JULY 15, ONLY ON THE TASTY YOUTUBE CHANNEL

WHAT:

Today YouTube Originals released the official trailer for “The Big Tiny Food Face-Off,” hosted and judged by American competitive eater and YouTuber Matt Stonie, and food vlogger and Tasty chef, Inga Lam. Inspired by the tiny food phenomenon, “The Big Tiny Food Face-Off ” features three new kid contestants in each episode as they battle it out to make mini dishes that pack real flavor and showcase their flair for the diminutive in their quest to win and take home the coveted Tiny Food trophy. Watch the premiere episode, “Who Can Make The Tiniest Fast Food?” for free on Friday, July 15 at 9:00 AM PST / 12:00 PM EST on the Tasty YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app, with all-new episodes rolling-out weekly on Fridays.

The trailer introduces new viewers to the tiny food phenomenon and showcases the cast of young chefs and some of the impressively microscopic (and delicious) dishes they’re cooking up for hosts and judges Stonie and Lam (not to mention for some adorable hamsters). From cinnamon rolls and grilled cheese sandwiches to Syrniki and croquembouche, these competitors are putting all their culinary skills on the line to impress the judges and take home the prized Tiny Food trophy.

In the series premiere, “Who Can Make The Tiniest Fast Food?” the young chefs go from fast food to fancy cuisine. In the first round, they’ll compete to make mini versions of fast food favorites, like grilled cheese sandwiches, Mexican street tacos and breakfast burgers, before facing off to make the best tiny meals based on dishes you’d find at a fine restaurant – like scallop risotto, truffle gnocchi and steak roulade. The kid chefs for this episode are Ryann Andrews (13 years old), Zoe Lars (13) and Liam Shilkret (12). Future episode themes and contestants include:

· Camp Tiny Treats: Madisyn Davis (13), Srimayi Galla (13), Gabriel Golub (11)

· Cooking Quest: Cameron Arcus (13), Kindal Reddic (14), Walden Sullivan (14)

· Land & Sea: Kaia Bui (15), Helena Guevara (11), Grae Matthews (11)

· Breakfast, Lunch & Winner: Matthew Azuma (15), Florencia Bianchi (11), Dana Pawl (13)

· Cooking Kawaii: Ava Farmer (13), Allison Kajikawa (11), Jasper Sammie-Hauswirth (12)

“The Big Tiny Food Face-Off” is produced by B17 Entertainment. Nadine Zylstra is Global Head of YouTube Originals. Craig Hunter serves as Global Head of Kids & Family Originals for YouTube. Daniel Haack and Laurel Stier are the creative leads on “The Big Tiny Food Face-Off” for YouTube Originals.

About YouTube Kids & Family Originals:

“The Big Tiny Food Face-Off” joins a growing roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning series “Lockdown,” “Super Sema,” “Onyx Family Dinner,” “Tab Time,” “Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, and recent hits such as “The Guava Juice Show,” “Corpse Talk,” “Millie & Lou,” “Coyote Peterson’s Wild Field Trip,” “Buster Saves Christmas,” “Supa Strikas: Rookie Season,” “BookTube Jr.,” “Get Curious with Vice President Harris,” “Growing with Lottie Dottie,” “The Workout Badges,” “Kid Correspondent,” “Break the Record,” Pinkfong Wonderstar,” “Sherwood,” “We Are Savvy,” “Hyperlinked,” “Kings of Atlantis” and “DanTDM Creates A Big Scene.” Shows on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel can be found here.

About B17 Entertainment:

B17 Entertainment, a part of Sony Pictures Television, was founded in 2013 by principals and TV veterans Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher as a full-service production company producing breakthrough content in a variety of genres including kids, comedy, documentary and game. Based in Los Angeles, the company is a key supplier of formatted, live and interactive programming for Netflix, ABC, Roku, HBO Max, Epix, Facebook Watch, Instagram, Discovery, YouTube, TikTok and SyFy to name a few. B17 Entertainment’s recent productions include “The Final Straw” for ABC, “Jojo Goes” with JoJo Siwa for Facebook Watch, “Craftopia” for HBO Max, “Book of Queer” for Discovery Plus, “#Graduation” with Oprah Winfrey, “Thanks A Million” with Jennifer Lopez; “Post Malone’s Celebrity World Pong League,” “History of Swear Words” with Nic Cage for Netflix, as well as “Non-Fungible Planet” with Jake Roper and “Shut it Off ASAP!” with Asap SCIENCE for YouTube Originals. Other past credits include a trio of series for Disney including “Ultimate Sleepover” and “Ruby’s Gems” featuring Ruby Rose Turner; “Here for it with Avani Gregg”, “Chasing the Cure” with Ann Curry, “The Great Debate” for SyFy, “Confetti US” and “Confetti Mexico;” “Make Up or Break Up” and “Help Us Get Married!” for Facebook Watch; “Nail the Look;” “Fright Club;” “WWE Show” and “Fashion 5 Ways” for Snap; “Broke Ass Gameshow” for MTV; “Last Night’s Late Night” and “The Daily Chill” for Quibi and “Fluffy’s Food Adventures” featuring Gabriel Iglesias for FUSE. Prior to B17 Entertainment, Bachner served as Executive Producer on “The Henry Rollins Show” on IFC, “Man Caves” on DIY and Real Deal for History. Meagher worked as a Development Executive for Mark Burnett Productions where he was Co-Executive Producer on “Shark Tank” and also worked on “Survivor” and “The Apprentice”.



YouTube Kids & Family Debuts Season Two of NAACP Image Award Nominee “Super Sema”





YouTube Kids & Family Debuts Season Two of NAACP Image Award Nominee “Super Sema” Voiced by Academy Award-Winning Actress and Author Lupita Nyong’o
Season two of this free-to-stream series premieres today, June 17, with new episodes and content rolling-out Fridays, only on the Super Sema YouTube channel.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE KIDS & FAMILY DEBUTS SEASON TWO OF NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE “SUPER SEMA” VOICED BY ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING ACTRESS AND AUTHOR LUPITA NYONG’O

WATCH THE NEW SEASON BEGINNING TODAY ONLY ON SUPER SEMA’S OFFICIAL YOUTUBE CHANNEL

WHAT:

Today YouTube Kids & Family premieres the second season of NAACP Image Award nominee “Super Sema” – executive produced by Academy Award-winning actress and New York Times best-selling author, Lupita Nyong’o (who also voices the role of Mama Dunia in the series). The new season features longer 11-minute episodes and sees Sema and her friends take even more exciting world-changing adventures, using their clever STEAM skills and inspired technovations to save their town of Dunia from an evil AI robot. Season two of this free-to-stream series premieres today, June 17, at 9:00AM PST / 12PM EST with new episodes and content rolling-out Fridays, only on the Super Sema YouTube channel.

The action-packed series episodes will be followed by “Let’s Technovate with Super Sema” – animated STEAM educational vlogs where Sema and her friends explore fun projects and experiments that kids can do at home to learn more about the science behind Sema’s technovations. Music videos with full-length versions of the catchy songs from the series round out the Friday new releases.

“Super Sema,” Africa’s first kid superhero franchise, is written by four-time BAFTA winner Claudia Lloyd (“Charlie & Lola,” “Mr. Bean,” “Tinga Tinga Tales”) and executive produced by Nyong’o. The series will be available on the Super Sema YouTube channel, which has garnered approximately 40M views since 2021 and licensing deals for toys (Just Play), publishing (Penguin Random House and Bendon), and apparel (Bentex) have previously been announced.

“Super Sema” is created and produced by Nairobi-based children’s entertainment company, Kukua. Nadine Zylstra is Global Head of YouTube Originals. Craig Hunter serves as Global Head of Kids & Family Originals for YouTube. Daniel Haack is the creative lead on “Super Sema” for YouTube Originals.

About YouTube Kids & Family Originals:

Season two of “Super Sema,” joins a growing roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning series “Lockdown,” “Onyx Family Dinner,” “Tab Time,” “Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, and recent hits such as “The Guava Juice Show,” “Millie & Lou,” “Coyote Peterson’s Wild Field Trip,” “Buster Saves Christmas,” “Supa Strikas: Rookie Season,” “BookTube Jr.,” “Get Curious with Vice President Harris,” “Growing with Lottie Dottie,” “The Workout Badges,” “Kid Correspondent,” “Break the Record,” Pinkfong Wonderstar,” “Sherwood,” “We Are Savvy,” “Hyperlinked,” “Kings of Atlantis” and “DanTDM Creates A Big Scene.” Shows on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel can be found here.

About Kukua:

Founded by Lucrezia Bisignani in 2018, Kukua blurs the worlds of entertainment and education to equip today’s generation of children with 21st century skills, inspire them to dream beyond what they think is possible, and empower them to imagine and create a better world. Kukua’s first franchise, Super Sema, is produced by an award-winning female-led team. The YouTube Originals animated series launched in 2021 and has garnered an NAACP Image Award nomination and over 40M views to-date. “Let’s Technovate with Super Sema,” a companion vlog series with real science and DIY experiments that children can do at home, premiered in 2022, and consumer products are slated to hit retail in 2022-2023. Discover more at https://kukua.me



Video: YouTube Kids & Family Amps Up the Fun with Debut of the Official Trailer





Video: YouTube Kids & Family Amps Up the Fun with Debut of the Official Trailer for “The Guava Juice Show” from YouTube Superstar Roi Fabito
The show follows the extraordinary adventures of 14-year-old Roi (Roi Fabito) and his best friends as they work at a mysterious boardwalk curio shop and jet through the multiverse in a dimension-hopping bathtub.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE KIDS & FAMILY AMPS UP THE FUN WITH DEBUT OF THE OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR “THE GUAVA JUICE SHOW” FROM YOUTUBE SUPERSTAR ROI FABITO

WATCH THE PREMIERE EPISODE ON JUNE 4, AT 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET ON THE OFFICIAL GUAVA JUICE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

WHAT:

YouTube Kids & Family today released the official trailer for “The Guava Juice Show,” the new animated comedy series from YouTube superstar and creator of the Guava Juice YouTube channel, Roi Fabito. The show follows the extraordinary adventures of 14-year-old Roi (Roi Fabito) and his best friends — fierce teenager Jenny (Bethany Brown) and fretful, safety-first Guava (a walking, talking guava fruit/Adrian Petriw) — as they work at a mysterious boardwalk curio shop and jet through the multiverse in a dimension-hopping bathtub. Watch the premiere episode titled “Gummy Phone Home” for free Saturday, June 4, at 7 am PT / 10 am ET on the Guava Juice YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app, with all-new episodes rolling out weekly on Saturdays.

With 16.8 million subscribers and more than 8.8 billion views, Roi of Guava Juice fame is known for his infectious positivity and messages of staying humble, being true to yourself, and chasing your dreams; as well as for his creativity, youthful spirit and love of all things messy.

“I’ve always wanted to launch a bathtub into space since I was a kid and now YouTube Kids & Family has given me the platform to do it,” said creator Roi Fabito. “This show is an embodiment of that dream and it goes beyond space — it’s multiversally juicy!”

The trailer showcases Roi, Jenny and Guava’s wild adventures as they travel through the multiverse in a magic bathtub, explore thrilling and outrageous lands, and have a blast being a trio of unforgettable superfriends. With Roi’s unflinching positivity, Jenny’s brave tenacity and Guava’s knack for planning – the “boardwalk trio” is able to explore new worlds while promoting community, teamwork and inclusion.
In the series premiere, “Gummy Phone Home,” a lost gummy bear from the multiverse accidentally ends up back in the curio shop and an unwitting and nervous Guava is forced to take on the role of protector. Roi and Jenny help Guava face his fears in an escalating series of outlandishly dangerous situations so they can get gummy bear back home safely.

Additional cast includes Cherilynn Fulbright as the cynical teen Nancy; Brian Drummond as Uncle Hampersand, the owner of the curio shop; Beth Trisko as Roi’s Lola; and Ian Hanlin as the villainous multiversian cheerleader Hart Spirit.

Produced by Studio71 and Mainframe Studios, “The Guava Juice Show” was created by John Hazlett, Lienne Sawatsky and Dan Williams. Roi Fabito, Gregory R. Little and Michael Schreiber executive produce along with Michael Hefferon, Adam Boorstin and Hazlett, Sawatsky and Williams. Nadine Zylstra is Global Head of YouTube Originals. Craig Hunter serves as Global Head of Kids & Family Originals for YouTube. Daniel Haack is the creative lead on “The Guava Juice Show” for YouTube Originals.

About YouTube Kids & Family Originals:

This new slate of content announced today joins a growing roster of YouTube Originals focused on kids and family, including the award-winning series “Lockdown,” “Onyx Family Dinner,” “Tab Time,” “Fruit Ninja Frenzy Force, and recent hits such as “Millie & Lou,” “Coyote Peterson’s Wild Field Trip,” “Buster Saves Christmas,” “Supa Strikas: Rookie Season,” “BookTube Jr.,” “Get Curious with Vice President Harris,” “Growing with Lottie Dottie,” “The Workout Badges,” “Kid Correspondent,” “Break the Record,” “Super Sema,” Pinkfong Wonderstar,” “Sherwood,” “We Are Savvy,” “Hyperlinked,” “Kings of Atlantis” and “DanTDM Creates A Big Scene.” Shows on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel can be found here.

About Mainframe Studios:

Since 1993, Mainframe Studios has been a leader in the field of animation, producing creative, ground-breaking content for some of the world’s biggest branded properties and studios. Mainframe has produced 1,200+ episodes, 70+ movies and three feature films. The studio harnesses the creative power of its global talent base, along with the latest innovative technology, to create top-tier animated productions for broadcasters, clients and partners. Recent projects include Madagascar: A Little Wild for DreamWorks Animation, the Octonauts specials and series, the Knowledge Network special Luna, Chip & Inkie: The Festival of Wishes, Mattel’s Barbie: Big City Big Dreams movie, multiple Netflix Original Series, and their first 2D series, The Guava Juice Show, starring YouTuber Roi Fabito.

About Studio71:

Studio71 is a global media company that produces and distributes premium, brand-safe content across all video platforms. The S71 content division produces thousands of original videos for Studio71’s owned and operated channels, podcasts, and apps, and publishes over 1,800 partnered creator channels that generate over 13 billion monthly views across YouTube, Connected TVs, and social media platforms. The S71 sales division connects advertisers with Studio71’s top digital creators for targeted media campaigns and custom branded content. A Red Arrow Studios company, Studio71, is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Berlin, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, and Milan.



Ahead of Passover, New Installment of YouTube’s “Recipe for Change”





Ahead of Passover, New Installment of YouTube’s “Recipe for Change” Will Focus on Standing Up to Antisemitism and Premieres April 14 on the Jubilee YouTube Channel
In the special, Ilana Glazer, Moshe Kasher and Idina Menzel partner with esteemed chefs Nancy Silverton and Einat Admony, and culinary historian Michael Twitty to host dinner guests.
[via press release from YouTube]
AHEAD OF PASSOVER, NEW INSTALLMENT OF YOUTUBE’S “RECIPE FOR CHANGE” WILL FOCUS ON STANDING UP TO ANTISEMITISM AND PREMIERES APRIL 14 ON THE JUBILEE YOUTUBE CHANNEL

PRODUCED BY THE SPRINGHILL COMPANY, THE SPECIAL BRINGS TOGETHER IDINA MENZEL, ILANA GLAZER, MOSHE KASHER, SKYLAR ASTIN, HANNAH EINBINDER, TOMMY DORFMAN, JOSH PECK, HARI NEF, MICHAEL ZEGEN, BRYAN GREENBERG, JORDAN FIRSTMAN AND MORE TO CELEBRATE JEWISH CULTURE AND CUISINE

Los Angeles, CA, April 12, 2022 – YouTube and The SpringHill Company, LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s media conglomerate, today announced an all new installment of the groundbreaking “Recipe for Change”, an original series where celebrities, chefs, activists and creators gather around the dinner table for necessary conversations. This special, “Recipe for Change: Standing Up to Antisemitism,” celebrates the culture, traditions, identities and experiences of Jewish people and premieres on Thursday, April 14 on Jason Y. Lee’s Jubilee YouTube Channel.

In “Recipe for Change: Standing Up to Antisemitism” hosts Ilana Glazer, Moshe Kasher and Idina Menzel partner with esteemed chefs Nancy Silverton and Einat Admony, and culinary historian Michael Twitty to host dinner guests including Skylar Astin, Michael Ian Black, Rachel Bloom, Rabbi Sharon Brous, Tommy Dorfman, Alex Edelman, Hannah Einbinder, Jordan Firstman, Lori Gottlieb, Bryan Greenberg, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt, Hari Nef, Josh Peck, Zac Posen, Ruth Reichl, Rachel Sumekh, and Michael Zegen. Rachel Dratch also joins the special episode as an on-the-street reporter, speaking with Jewish people and allies in New York City.

The special celebrates the breadth of the Jewish experience, including food and culture, and discusses the recent and historic acts of hate and violence against the Jewish community, featuring conversations about how we can raise awareness and build allyship around Antisemitism. The most interesting and provocative conversations emerge around the dinner table as those from the Jewish community prove that when oppressed groups band together, the minority becomes a powerful majority and tiny ripples of action can create tidal waves of change.

This new installment will be the second in the series. The first “Recipe for Change: Stop Asian Hate,” which was also produced by The SpringHill Company and premiered in June 2021, was YouTube’s response to the reprehensible acts of violence against the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community last year. The premiere special was a beautiful celebration of Asian culture, tradition, storytelling and allyship led by prolific leaders in the API community including Simu Liu, Michelle Kwan, Hasan Minhaj, Olivia Munn, Jay Shetty, Lisa Ling, Tina Tchen, BD Wong, Amanda Nguyen, Ross Butler and more.

LeBron James and Maverick Carter will continue to serve as executive producers on “Recipe for Change” with their media conglomerate The SpringHill Company. Showrunner Joel Relampagos will also executive produce alongside Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron of The SpringHill Company. Co-executive producers include Camille Maratchi and Courtney Whitaker also of The SpringHill Company with talent booking provided by Cultivated Entertainment led by Jen Proctor and Danny Zaccagnino and Ali Schwartz overseeing casting for YouTube Originals. Nadine Zylstra is the Global Head of YouTube Originals, with Creative Executives Laurel Stier and Lauren Vrazilek overseeing “Recipe For Change: Standing Up to Antisemitism” for YouTube Originals.

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ABOUT THE SPRINGHILL COMPANY:

The SpringHill Company is a global consumer and entertainment company created to empower greatness in every individual. The SpringHill Company unites three brands built by LeBron James and Maverick Carter: UNINTERRUPTED, the Sports Emmy winning athlete empowerment media and consumer product brand, SpringHill Entertainment, the premium scripted and unscripted film and television production brand and The Robot Company, the brand and culture consultancy. With a dynamic and diverse team committed to creating the most culturally inspired content, entertainment and products, The SpringHill Company is built to be the defining brand for a new generation.

ABOUT JUBILEE MEDIA:

Jubilee Media is the definitive media company for human connection. At Jubilee, we explore experiences that push people to feel more, think more, and see more in others. We challenge the belief of a black-and-white world, and instead embrace the complexity and richness of our experiences. We believe that fostering empathy has the potential to solve many rapidly growing issues in today’s world – polarization, division, anger, hate. Jubilee is behind some of the most-watched video series on the internet, with over 2.6B views to date.



YouTube and Markiplier Premiere New Interactive Special “In Space with Markiplier”





YouTube and Markiplier Premiere New Interactive Special “In Space with Markiplier”
This follows the first hugely successful interactive special, “A Heist with Markiplier,” which premiered in 2019 and allowed viewers to control their favorite YouTube Gamer’s life-or-death decisions in a classic museum heist.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE AND MARKIPLIER PREMIERE NEW INTERACTIVE SPECIAL “IN SPACE WITH MARKIPLIER”

TUNE IN NOW TO THE THRILLING FIRST-PERSON SPACE NARRATIVE ONLY ON MARKIPLIER’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL

WHAT: Today, YouTube and star creator Markiplier (32M subscribers) premiered the new interactive series “In Space With Markiplier” on his YouTube channel where viewers are thrown into the captain’s seat of a launching spaceship carrying passengers to a new life on a far away planet… what could go wrong?! This epic-intergalactic interactive special is the latest adventure from the creative mind of Markiplier and a follow-up to the successful “A Heist With Markiplier,” with an even more ambitious scale full of high stakes twists and turns that could only fit in outer space.

“In Space With Markiplier” is a fully interactive series that puts you into a spaceship as it starts to spin into chaos, but something feels oddly familiar… like you’ve been there before. Mark acts as the head engineer on the ship and loosely guides you through time, space and misadventures as everyone tries to manage the warp core and get the ship safely back on course. In the vein of “A Heist With Markiplier,” viewers have at least two choices at the end of each video leading them down multiple adventures and non-linear paths.

This follows the first hugely successful interactive special, “A Heist With Markiplier,” which premiered in 2019 and allowed viewers to control their favorite YouTube Gamer’s life-or-death decisions in a classic museum heist. Both the “A Heist With Markiplier” trailer and the premiere trended in the top 5 on the day of launch in 2019 and the show itself has reached over 37M views to date!

“In Space With Markiplier” is produced by Markiplier (Mark Fischbach) and Rooster Teeth Studios. Executive Producers Include Mark Fischbach, Will Hyde, Ben Curtis, Ryan P. Hall, and Jordan Levin.



EMMY-WINNING HOME RENOVATION SERIES ‘GEORGE TO THE RESCUE,’ CONTINUES ITS LEGACY





EMMY-WINNING HOME RENOVATION SERIES ‘GEORGE TO THE RESCUE,’ CONTINUES ITS LEGACY WITH AN ALL-NEW EPISODE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 2

Winner of two consecutive National Daytime Emmy® Awards for “Outstanding Lifestyle Series” in 2020 and 2021, the popular home renovation series George to the Rescue debuts an all-new episode on Saturday, April 2 on LXTV and NBC stations across the country (check local listings) and is available to stream on Peacock.

Saturday, April 2: Rebecca’s Reveal

George leads on the largest projects in show history for Rebecca Koltun, paralyzed in a 2021 skiing accident. George and his team completed major interior and exterior accessibility renovations which are improving Rebecca’s quality-of-life.

ABOUT ‘GEORGE TO THE RESCUE’

The weekly show hosted by George Oliphant continues its legacy of bringing communities together through the power of home renovation and celebrating worthy individuals and organizations with the gift of life-changing construction renovations. George to the Rescue launched in 2010, with nearly 140 episodes airing to date. The series features George Oliphant and his team of volunteer contractors and designers taking on perplexing home improvement projects for families facing their own personal challenges within their homes and their daily lives that they can’t address on their own. In each episode, Oliphant and his team create life-changing, dramatic home transformations that develop before audiences’ eyes. At the end of each episode, Oliphant and his team join with neighbors and the community to welcome each family home to their newly renovated spaces.

George to the Rescue episodes are available on YouTube via the George To The Rescue channel, on Facebook at facebook.com/georgetotherescue, Twitter at @George2Rescue and @GeorgeOliphant. For more information, visit GeorgetotheRescue.com. Photos from several of the above episodes can be downloaded here.



Video: “The Shop” Season 5 with LeBron James – Official Trailer – Uninterrupted





Video: “The Shop” Season 5 with LeBron James – Official Trailer – Uninterrupted
Season 5 premieres this Friday, March 4 at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET on Uninterrupted’s YouTube.
[via press release from Uninterrupted]
THE SHOP Season 5 with LeBron James | Official Trailer (2022) | Uninterrupted

The Sports Emmy Award winning series UNINTERRUPTED The Shop is back for Season 5!

Pull up a chair and join Donald Glover, J Balvin, Quinta Brunson, Lamar Jackson and LeBron James for shop talk including the power of music, the rise of Latinos in the music scene, the difference between making music and television as well as LeBron speaking about breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Most NBA Points Record. UNINTERRUPTED The Shop is presented by GREY GOOSE.

Season 5 premieres this Friday, March 4 at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET on Uninterrupted’s YouTube.

For full episodes of #TheShop, subscribe to our UN channel: https://www.youtube.com/Uninterrupted



My Little Pony to “Make Its Mark” in 2022 with Nearly 500 Minutes of New Content





My Little Pony to “Make Its Mark” in 2022 with Nearly 500 Minutes of New Content Across Two Series and Two TV Specials!
Hasbro will premiere “My Little Pony: Make Your Mark,” an animated series which will premiere as a 44-minute animated special on Netflix May 26, followed by the launch of an 8-episode series with the same name on September 26.
[via press release from Entertainment One]
MY LITTLE PONY TO “MAKE ITS MARK” IN 2022 WITH NEARLY 500 MINUTES OF NEW CONTENT ACROSS TWO SERIES AND TWO TV SPECIALS!

eOne, Hasbro’s global entertainment studio, debuts all new MY LITTLE PONY animated content – a weekly YouTube series, a new Netflix series plus two Netflix Specials.

February 17, 2022 (New York, NY): Hasbro, Inc. debuts all new animated MY LITTLE PONY content in 2022-a weekly YouTube series, a Netflix series, and two Netflix Specials, giving fans almost 500 minutes of brand new PONY adventures!

Hasbro will premiere “MY LITTLE PONY: TELL YOUR TALE,” a weekly YouTube series launching on April 7th, 2022 and “MY LITTLE PONY: MAKE YOUR MARK,” an animated series which will premiere as a 44-minute animated special on Netflix May 26th, 2022, followed by the launch of an 8-episode series with the same name on September 26, 2022. A second 44-minute special “MY LITTLE PONY: WINTER WISHDAY” will debut on Netflix November 21st, 2022. The impressive cast lineup will span all content, featuring the voice of Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, the star of Netflix’s hit show “NEVER HAVE I EVER.”

“My Little Pony was a childhood favorite for me and now, I get to be a pony! Life brought me full circle and I couldn’t be more thankful. I am so excited to be able to bring some fun adventures and wholesome magic into fans’ lives!” Maitreyi Ramakrishnan said in a statement on joining the series.

The two series and bonus specials debut on the heels of the immensely successful release of 2021’s MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION on Netflix, which debuted as the #1 Kids Title in 86 countries and the overall No. 1 film in 20 countries. Both series will continue to follow the adventures of the MANE 5 ponies introduced in the film: SUNNY STARSCOUT, IZZY MOONBOW, HITCH TRAILBLAZER, PIPP PETALS and ZIPP STORM.

“MY LITTLE PONY: TELL YOUR TALE” will launch April 7th, 2022 for free on the MY LITTLE PONY YouTube channel, with a new 5-minute episode released each week. The series introduces MY LITTLE PONY’S beloved next-generation characters in a sprightly 2D animation style and features upbeat, comedic stories that kids of all ages can enjoy. The slice-of-life series will showcase new sides of the MANE 5 and expand their universe in exciting new directions. MY LITTLE PONY has an extensive presence on YouTube, with 35 channels in 33 different languages and over 5.9 million subscribers across all channels. “MY LITTLE PONY: TELL YOUR TALE” is produced by Lil Critter Workshop, with Gretchen Mallorie serving as Head Writer/Story Editor and David Flack as Creative Producer.

“MY LITTLE PONY: MAKE YOUR MARK” series will launch on Netflix May 26th, 2022 with a bonus 44-minute animated special teasing the “mane” series, to debut in September. Created with a dazzling 3D CG animation style evocative of the recent film, the special and series, which will consist of eight, 22-minute episodes, will follow the MANE 5 on a journey of self-discovery told through action-packed, hilarious, and heartfelt stories. “MY LITTLE PONY: MAKE YOUR MARK” was developed for television by Gillian Berrow, is produced by Atomic Cartoons, with Cort Lane serving as Executive Producer and William Lau as Supervising Director.

Parents and kids alike love MY LITTLE PONY because it inspires everyone to explore, express and celebrate what makes them unique. Just as Everypony has its special sparkle and “cutie mark,” every child has the opportunity to make their mark and celebrate their true colors. Aside from episodic content, fans will get to enjoy the MANE 5 through new audio stories, a console game, apps, music and a dedicated podcast throughout the course of the year.

Hasbro will also be bringing the series to life through their new line of toys which will feature characters, locations, and songs kids will love from the series. The two-in-one convertible “Musical Mane Melody Playset” gives kids the chance to beautify their ponies before taking the stage for an epic karaoke performance. Additionally, the MY LITTLE PONY Mini World Magic line of toys lets kids build their world of magical mini-friends from all across Equestria and consists of tiny scenes and adorable characters from the “MY LITTLE PONY: TELL YOUR TALE” YouTube series. Kids will be delighted by the MY LITTLE PONY Company Creation Set and MY LITTLE PONY Mini World Magic Epic Mini Crystal Brighthouse. Each set comes in a compact case so kids can take their pony scenes on the go. For travel-friendly fun, The MY LITTLE PONY Mini World Magic Crystal Keychain comes in a crystal-shaped carrying case that can be connected to a backpack.

All products will be available at most major retailers nationwide.

ABOUT MY LITTLE PONY

From its toy launch in 1983, MY LITTLE PONY has catapulted from iconic toy into a worldwide entertainment universe with multiple verticals including toys and games, licensed consumer products, publishing, music, a YouTube channel, digital gaming, live experiences and much more. In September 2021, MY LITTLE PONY: A NEW GENERATION launched on Netflix and introduced a new generation of ponies to a new generation of kids. The feature-length film became the #1 kids property at launch and was awarded the Common Sense Media Seal for Families. The movie kick-started a new era for the brand, with a focus on inspiring todays’ kids to explore, express and celebrate what makes them unique. This new generation of ponies has its own fresh toy line and licensed consumer products across multiple categories, with a wealth of content set to launch in 2022. MY LITTLE PONY has aired in nearly 200 territories and over 350 episodes and three feature films have been produced.

For more information on MY LITTLE PONY, please visit https://mylittlepony.hasbro.com

ABOUT eOne FAMILY BRANDS

Entertainment One Ltd. (eOne) is a talent-driven independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. As part of global play and entertainment company Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), eOne’s expertise spans across film and television production and sales; production, distribution and brand management of kids and family properties; digital content; and immersive and live entertainment. Through its extensive reach and scale, and a deep commitment to high-quality entertainment, eOne unlocks the power and value of creativity. eOne’s Family Brands division is a team within the global Hasbro family that specialises in the development, production, distribution and brand management of kids entertainment. Key properties in the brand portfolio include international preschool TV phenomenon Peppa Pig; superhero hit PJ Masks; newly-launched pre-school series Ricky Zoom; My Little Pony and Jem. Alongside these popular brand properties, eOne’s Family Brands’ portfolio also boasts acclaimed kids content including Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom, Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong and Cupcake & Dino: General Services. eOne’s Family Brands team currently has over 200 employees based in London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Shanghai and São Paolo.

ABOUT HASBRO

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play and Entertainment Experiences. From toys, games and consumer products to television, movies, digital gaming, live action, music, and virtual reality experiences, Hasbro connects to global audiences by bringing to life great innovations, stories and brands across established and inventive platforms. Hasbro’s iconic brands include NERF, MAGIC: THE GATHERING, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, BABY ALIVE, POWER RANGERS, PEPPA PIG and PJ MASKS, as well as premier partner brands. Through its global entertainment studio, eOne, Hasbro is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for all children and all families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked among the 2020 100 Best Corporate Citizens by 3BL Media, has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies(R) by Ethisphere Institute for the past nine years, and one of America’s Most JUST Companies by Forbes and JUST Capital for the past four years. We routinely share important business and brand updates on our Investor Relations website, Newsroom and social channels (@ Hasbro on Twitter and Instagram, and @HasbroOfficial on Facebook.)



YouTube Originals Record-Breaking Competition Series “The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast”





YouTube Originals Record-Breaking Competition Series “The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast” Returns on December 16
The two-part series, debuting December 16 and 18 for free on MrBeast’s YouTube Channel, will also feature guest appearances by celebrity talk show host Dr. Phil and Olympic athlete Kenny Bednarek.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS RECORD-BREAKING COMPETITION SERIES “THE CREATOR GAMES PRESENTED BY MRBEAST” RETURNS ON DECEMBER 16

Two-Part Series Features 15 of YouTube’s Biggest Creators Competing for a $1 Million Cash Prize to Give Away to Fans and Guest Appearances by Dr. Phil and Kenny Bednarek
New Episodes Debut December 16 and 18 on MrBeast’s YouTube Channel

LOS ANGELES, CA, DECEMBER 13, 2021 — Following two successful previous tournaments, “The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast” is back for a third round of tournament-style competition featuring YouTube’s biggest stars. MrBeast, the mastermind behind “The Creator Games,” returns to host the latest installment of the record-breaking YouTube Originals series, which features 15 all star YouTube’s creators going head-to-head in a set of challenges for a $1 Million cash prize to give away to fans. The two-part series, debuting December 16 and 18 for free on MrBeast’s YouTube Channel, will also feature guest appearances by celebrity talk show host Dr. Phil and Olympic athlete Kenny Bednarek.

With a massive fan base of over 84 million followers, MrBeast leads the action as “The Creator Games” competition takes over SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The first round of the tournament, premiering December 16, features new and returning fan-favorite YouTube creators competing for the prize including Airrack, Bella Poarch, Larray, Lexi Rivera, Logan Paul, Mark Rober, Matpat, Pierson, Preston, Quackity, Rosanna Pansino, Ryan Trahan, Sofie Dossi, Zach King and ZHC. The 10 winners of the first-round challenges will advance to an extreme hide and seek challenge as part two of the series on December 18, with the last one found claiming the $1 million reward.

Watch “The Creator Games 3 Presented by MrBeast” on December 16 at 4pm ET/1pm PT on MrBeast’s YouTube Channel

Challenges featured in the latest installment of the “The Creator Games Presented by MrBeast” include tag with Kenny Bednarek, a hunt for the hidden prize money, a target challenge featuring mini-creator dolls, and more. Dr. Phil also appears to host a special talent competition, declaring the winner after the creators put their unique and interesting skills on display. Rivalry between the creators heats up as it leads to the ultimate final challenge, a game of hide and seek lasting hours in the massive SoFi Stadium.

The latest season follows two highly successful rounds of “The Creator Games,” a series originally created by MrBeast and Reed Duchscher, CEO of Night Media. The first tournament debuted as one of the most-viewed YouTube Originals live events. The winners of the second tournament, Charli & Dixie D’Amelio, won $300,000 and donated the earnings to their subscribers. Round two also featured major YouTube creators such as KSI, Swoozie, Kwebblekop, Safiya Nygaard, Marques Brownlee and Alex Warren, among others.

“The Creator Games 3 Presented by MrBeast” is produced by Night Media and Fly On The Wall Entertainment, including Allison Grodner, Rich Meehan and Ian Mallahan, Executive Producers, and Jeff Anderson, Executive In Charge of Production.

Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted for YouTube Originals, and Cara Casey and Ryan Bratton, Development Leads for YouTube Originals, oversee “The Creator Games 3” for the global platform.

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About YouTube Originals:

YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube’s two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform’s growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform’s official blog at https://blog.youtube/.

About Fly on the Wall Entertainment:

Fly on the Wall Entertainment, co-founded by Emmy-winning producers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan, has produced successful and critically acclaimed unscripted series and specials, totaling over 10,000 hours of live and taped programming including 23 seasons of the global phenomenon, Big Brother. The company has also become a leader in live-event and live-stream programming with groundbreaking shows including the YouTube Originals Katy Perry: Witness World Wide, Will Smith: The Jump, Lover’s Lounge with Taylor Swift, Bear Witness, Take Action, A Day In The Live, The Creator Games with Mr. Beast, and The Creator Games 2 which set a record with 1 million concurrent viewers.