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News Bytes: TV Critics Youth Nominees, Marvel Returns to CCI, Rosamund Pike Cast in ‘Wheel of Time’ & More

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News Bytes: TV Critics Youth Nominees, Marvel Returns to CCI, Rosamund Pike Cast in ‘Wheel of Time’ & More

WATCH: Octopie Puts a Dark Twist on Pokemon in Fan Trailer
The End of Pokemon, produced by Adi Shankar, satirizes the hit entertainment franchise with a violent, neo-noir twist as Ash Ketchum sets out to “free them all” from the cruel bloodsport of Pokemon battles, seeking to avenge his beloved Pikachu. Produced in collaboration between Bootleg Universe, Octopie and Angry Metal Studios. Not suitable for kids!

Noovie Brings ‘Toy Story 4’ Trivia to Shuffle Cinema Game
Fans across the U.S. can get ready for Disney-Pixar’s summer blockbuster with all new games from movie trivia mobile game Shuffle — from National CineMedia, creators of the Noovie pre-show. This marks the first studio collaboration for Noovie Shuffle. Shuffle is a collection of card-based movie-trivia mini-games where players must answer questions as quickly as possible to earn points before time runs out. Pixar universe questions abound in:

  • Flicks – As new movie cards come up in the deck, quickly swipe the card left or right to answer a yes/no question about the Pixar universe.
  • Star Chains – Find the connection between Pixar movies and actors to create a chain of correct answers. The longer the chain, the higher the points.
  • Match Up – Correctly match 3 pairs of Pixar movie-related cards. The faster you are, the more sets you get to match and win.
  • Timeline – Which came first? Decide if an event happened before or after another event, such as the year a Pixar movie was released or the plot sequence of a story.
  • Bonus Round – Click on as many cards as you can that fit a given Pixar movie topic or category before they disappear.

Alex Kurzman Talks ‘Star Trek’ Toons
The co-creator of Star Trek: Discovery discussed the previously announced franchise projects Star Trek: Lower Decks (CBS All Access), the untitled CG series headed to Nickelodeon, and season 2 of Short Treks.

Rosamund Pike to Lead ‘Wheel of Time’ TV Adaptation at Amazon
The streamer’s adaptation of the best-selling fantasy novel series by Robert Jordan is set in a world where only certain women are permitted to access the powers of magic. Pike will star as Moiraine, a member of the elite Aes Sedai, who must embark on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five companions — one of whome is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Planning a Return to Comic-Con’s Hall H After 2018 Break
The studio’s return to San Diego is being heralded with lamp post banners ahead of the show (July 18-21). Deadline speculates fans may get first-looks and more info on upcoming features Black Widow and The Eternals, or Disney+ content like the Loki series.

Television Critics Association Youth Programming Awards Nominees

Congrats to this year’s amazing nominees! The awards will be handed out on Aug. 5th.

  • Arthur – PBS Kids
  • Carmen Sandiego – Netflix
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – PBS Kids (2016 Winner in Category)
  • Muppet Babies – Disney Junior
  • Odd Squad – PBS Kids
  • Sesame Street – HBO (2018, 2011, 2001 Winner in Category)
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