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TORONTO, Nov. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Disney XD gets a jolt of power this November with the premiere of Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage), a hilarious and authentic new series for kids that centres around the world of gaming. Debuting Sunday, November 16 at 6 p.m. ET, the innovative news-style show kicks off Disney XD's Power Prank Up Sunday which features brand new episodes from the network's top series, and a first look at Becoming, an inspiring special starring and executive produced by NBA superstar, LeBron James.
Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage) stars newcomers and real-life video game addicts Jesse Sukunda, Julia Schwartz and Ian Duchene, a trio of quirky young teens who aspire to create a popular and inventive YouTube channel devoted to gaming. All the magic happens in Jesse's tricked out parents' garage; this is where they hang out, debate the virtues of video games, and shoot cool and informative field segments. Among those spots are reviews on the latest games, head-to-head competitions and a look behind-the-scenes of fascinating "How Do They Do That?" moments. Plus, the gang often receives surprise visits from high profile YouTube, sports, music and gaming celebs.
In the premiere episode, Jesse visits LEGOLAND, Julia races the national karting champion in Mario Kart 8 and with a little help from internet pals ThinkNoodles and FinsGraphics, the trio launches the Gaming Show Youtube channel. Following the series debut, new episodes of Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage) will air regularly Sundays at 6 p.m. ET. Disney XD OnDemand will also offer new episodes as they become available weekly beginning November 25.
Gamers who want in on the action can head to DisneyXD.ca to help the Gaming Show crew design the ultimate videogame with the "Video Game Builder." Each week, kids can create a new component including, characters, sounds, levels and backgrounds. In the end, the best ideas will be combined to construct a cool new game that will be featured on the website. While on the site kids can also learn more about the series' cast and enter "The Ultimate Gaming Garage Contest" weekly for a chance to win the latest Nintendo games and consoles.
Commissioned by Disney XD Canada, Gaming Show (In My Parents' Garage) is executive produced by Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen of Banger Films' kids division, B-Minors (Big Ticket Summer Concert, Grizzly Cup) and was created by Jesse Shamata (Grizzly Cup, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, Long Story Short). Banger Films is an award-winning film and television production company based in Toronto. In its first 10 years, Banger has produced feature documentaries, TV series, live concerts and kids programs, broadcast worldwide.
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