Thursday, April 26, 2012

A.N.T Farm - Season 2 Premiere's June 1st (Press Release)

Here is the Disney Channel press release for A.N.T Farm season 2, featuring Vanessa Morgan:


-- "Shake It Up" Star Zendaya Guest Stars in Season Opener --

The second season premiere of the hit comedy series "A.N.T. Farm," starring China Anne McClain, will premiere with back-to-back episodes FRIDAY, JUNE 1 on Disney Channel. In "creative consultANT" (8:00 p.m. ET/PT), Chyna, Olive and Fletcher roll out the red carpet for teen movie sensation Sequoia Jones, played by "Shake It Up" star Zendaya, who is shadowing Chyna for a movie role, but chaos ensues when she tries to assume Chyna’s identity. Hollywood Records recording artist China Anne McClain will perform her original song, "DNA," in the episode. In "infANT" (8:30 p.m. ET/PT), a baby, thought to be a prodigy, is left in the care of the A.N.T.s and chaos ensues as Chyna, Olive and Fletcher try to uncover the baby’s prodigal aptitude.

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In 2011, "A.N.T. Farm" ranked as the #1 series across all television in Kids 6-11 and #2 in Tweens 9-14. [Source: NTI, U.S. ratings, Live + 7, 12/27/10-12/25/11.]

In addition to McClain, the series stars Sierra McCormick ("Ramona and Beezus") as Olive Doyle, Jake Short ("Shorts," "Dexter") as Fletcher Quimby, Stefanie Scott ("Flipped," "No Strings Attached") as Lexi Reed and Carlon Jeffery ("Heroes") as Cameron Parks.

Recurring are Finesse Mitchell ("Saturday Night Live") and Elise Neal ("The Hughleys") as Chyna's parents, Darryl and Roxanne Parks; Zach Steel as Gibson, the A.N.T.s’ school counselor; Mindy Sterling as Principal Skidmore; Aedin Mincks as Angus, the computer genius; Claire Engler as Violet, a sports prodigy; Allie Deberry as Paisley, Lexi’s sidekick; and Vanessa Morgan ("My Babysitter’s a Vampire") as supermodel Vanessa, who dates Cameron.

New episodes of "A.N.T. Farm" air FRIDAYS on Disney Channel and fans can play the new "Webster High StudANT" game, take quizzes and create A.N.T. Farm-inspired art at The series is a production of It's A Laugh Productions, Inc and carries a TV-G parental guideline.

The series was created by Dan Signer ("The Suite Life on Deck," "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody") and is executive-produced by Signer and Stephen Engel ("The Big Bang Theory," "Mad About You," "Dream On").

My Babysitter's a Vampire - "Calling All The Monsters" (Fan Video)

The both Vanessa Morgan & now the RE:Fresh blog have pointed out this awesome MBAV fan video using China Anne McClain's (A.N.T. Farm) song, "Calling All The Monsters".

Here's what RE:Fresh had to say about it:

Hey gang!

Vanessa Morgan shared this fun fan-made music video on her Twitter feed the other day, and we thought it was pretty great, too! Take a look for yourselves! ----- Video above -----

Have another fan video, piece of artwork or other cool fan work you think deserves more attention? Let us know in the comments below! It’s always awesome to see the awesome stuff you guys come up with and it really shows how much you can about the series! As always, it doesn’t necessarily have to be regarding MBV, we’re on the lookout for all Fresh Fan Favourites!

Stay fresh,

Monday, April 23, 2012

Alice Prodanou Wins for "Re-Vamped"

According to, My Babysitter's a Vampire writer Alice Prodanou has won a Canadian Screenwriting Awards, in the Children and Youth category for the first season finale episode, "Re-Vamped"

Well no wonder Prodanou won an award for "Re-Vamped" it was a very good & solid episode of the series and a good way to end the season. Everybody loves a good cliffhanger, it's playing "the waiting game" for the conclusion that is the problem!

Let's all applaud her, and now MBAV has won it's first of what I hope is many awards! Next person nominated for an award on MBAV is Matthew Knight (who plays Ethan Morgan), a Young Artist Award in the category for Best Performance in a TV series - Leading Young Actor.

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RE:Fresh's My Babysitter’s a Vampire Caption Contest

Fresh TV is finally doing something for My Babysitter's a Vampire fans online. Usually they are leaning towards the Total Drama world. Via Brendan at the RE:Fresh blog:

Hey gang!

We’ve got something for you guys today that I’ve been looking forward to for a while! Many of you already know about our awesome fan art group on deviantART, re:Fresh Pics and the monthly art jams we hold there. Coming up in May, we’re trying something totally different which should give even more fans a chance to participate: the first My Babysitter’s a Vampire caption contest!

Here’s now it works: download the screenshot above either here or on deviantART and add a caption to it. The funnier the better! Then submit it to the group. At the end of May, we’ll pick our favourites and share them on here on the blog! Simple but awesome!

Remember to keep things all-ages appropriate – that means avoid any salty language or inappropriate references – but otherwise get creative! Speech bubbles, motivational posters, it’s all good! If you have any questions, just drop me a line in the comments below! I’m really looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!

Stay fresh,

RE:Fresh Blog - My Babysitter’s a Vampire Caption Contest

Baby-sitting Vampire Triggers Second TV Season & Online 3D Gaming

Mediacaster Magazine talks about how My Babysitter's a Vampire has earned a second season and how successful season 1 online game, Humans vs. Vampires, is on the Teletoon website.

A second season of My Babysitter’s a Vampire is currently in post-production for the Teletoon specialty channel, and it’s already been acquired by Disney Channel and Disney XD.

The TV show has a huge online following, and its audience has tallied over four million page views on and the show’s online companion game.

Called Humans VS Vampires, the game uses stereoscopic 3D technology and features photorealistic game avatars, modeled from videos of the actual TV series actors.

Players can switch from stereoscopic 3D back to 2D instantly as they play the game. Computer keyboard commands control the actoin, and characters have special moves to use in battle. Multiplayer functionality is included and players can send invite codes to their friends by IM, text or email to play live remotely.

Based on the Movie of the Week directed by Bruce McDonald, the show is a special effects, live-action comedy for 'tweens, spoofing retro horror movies and the Twilight series, and Teletoon’s first live-action property.

Online, points scored in the game helped determine the final episode outcome of Season 1 of My Babysitter’s A Vampire, which aired on the specialty channel.

Although Season 1 has wrapped in Canada, the game continues online and on popular game site Kongregate.

Humans VS Vampires was co-produced by Secret Location and Fresh TV and funded by the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund. Humans VS Vampires is Secret Location’s first large-scale, stereoscopic 3D game.

Humans VS Vampires has been a resounding success with our audience. By combining an addictive game mechanic, exceptional graphics and the ability to play as their favourite MBV character, Secret Location has set the bar for transmedia properties on,” said Gavin Friesen, Director, Interactive, Teletoon Canada Inc.

Secret Location is an interactive based in Toronto, ON, led by President/Executive Producer James Milward.

Fresh TV is an award winning multi-media company based in Toronto. Founded by Tom McGillis, Jennifer Pertsch, George Elliott and Brian Irving, the company TV finances, develops and produces animated and live-action programming.

Fresh TV also operates animation studio Elliott Animation, which provides a full range of 2D, 3D-CGI and 2D Flash animation production services for major North American clients from its studios in Toronto and Hamilton.

Baby-sitting Vampire Triggers Second TV Season, Online 3D Gaming

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Babysitter's a Vampire Writer Ben Joseph on "Friday Night Frights"

My Babysitter's a Vampire first season writer Ben Joseph (episode: "Friday Night Frights") talks to TV, eh? about the episode "Friday Night Frights" which is nominated for a Writer's Guild of Canada Award in the Children and Youth category, with other MBAV episodes; "Blood Drive" (written by Ken Cuperus) and "Re-Vamped" (written by Alice Prodanou).

Apparently there was some mixed feelings of his writing amongst the MBAV's PTB (Powers That Be).

Ben Joseph: I was hired as a story editor on the show when it first got started. I wrote the first episode that got approved. I wrote a first draft … and then they fired me. Sure I was peeved but things happen — they just wanted to go in a different direction. Or so I thought. They never really gave me a good reason. Then 8 months later when I saw the actual episode, it was pretty much exactly the way I wrote the first draft. So that made me angry. So getting a nomination for a first draft that got me fired is kind of a nice karmic middle finger. That being said I wish the show well because I know most of the writers and they are quality people and all talented.

TV, eh?: Can you describe the episode, and how it fit into the season?

Ben Joseph: My episode revolves a ghost gym teacher who returns to the school and wants to finally win a trophy. He wants Ethan (the star of the show) to win it in wrestling – or this ghost coach will haunt him forever!

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Well me personally, I thought "Friday Night Frights" was one of the weaker episodes of the first season (I'm guessing Joseph was over those as story editor too, not gonna name them... (cough) "Blue Moon" (cough).). It had it's comedic moments don't get me wrong but it's something about the storyline's direction that didn't sit right with me [either].

Teletoon (Canada), My Babysitter's a Vampire just wrapped up the first season and now MBAV fans around the globe are playing "the waiting game"; all [im]patiently awaiting for word on the second season's premiere.

Friday, April 6, 2012

My Babysitter's a Vampire Writer Ken Cuperus on "Blood Drive"

My Babysitter's a Vampire writer Ken Cuperus (episodes: "Blood Drive" and "Guys and Dolls") talks to TV, eh? About the episode "Blood Drive" which is nominated for a Writer's Guild of Canada Award in the Children and Youth category, with other MBAV episodes; "Friday Night Frights" (written by Ben Joseph) and "Re-Vamped" (written by Alice Prodanou).

TV, eh?: Can you describe the episode, and how it fit into the My Babysitter’s a Vampire season?

Ken Cuperus: "Blood Drive" takes place early in the season as Sarah struggles to keep herself from drinking blood, which would turn her from a fledgling into a full vampire. But temptation comes knocking in the form of a school blood drive, and Erica is piling on the peer pressure to get Sarah to drink. Everything gets more complicated when it is revealed that the two nurses who are running the blood drive are, in fact, vampires themselves… and the blood drive is a long-running scam to stock up on fresh blood. Rory and Erica try to steal the blood from the blood truck, but get captured by the vamp nurses — and Ethan, Benny and Sarah are forced to give chase, to rescue their pals. That’s where the title comes from. It’s a blood drive … but also they are driving in a blood truck. Forget the script, the title alone is award worthy, right? (crickets)

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"Blood Drive" was an awesome episode of MBAV I don't know what I liked about the episode most; the story line itself, Sarah trying to eat junk to keep from drinking blood, Benny's antics on trying to get the ambulance doors open ("Doorus-openus!"), or Erica's attempts to steal the blood, only for her and Rory to be busted by the vampire nurses. An enjoyable episode which deserves an award!

Right now on Teletoon (Canada), My Babysitter's a Vampire just wrapped up the first season yesterday and now along with the Disney Channel (U.S., UK, Australian and etc.) MBAV fans around the globe; they have to wait for word on the second season's premiere as well.