Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy releases his new, global phenomenon “Giants.” The new animated video premiered on Flaunt. The otherworldly video showcases Dermot in a vast landscape with swirled animations flying around him. The incredible visuals along with Dermot’s powerful lyrics makes “Giants” the new powerful bop of the summer.
“Where’s Waldo?” brings the iconic character to life in a new animated series from DreamWorks Animation, executive producer F.M. De Marco (“Spy Kids: Mission Critical”) and co-executive producer John Tellegen (“Spy Kids: Mission Critical”). Twelve-year-old Waldo (voiced by Joshua Rush) and his best friend Wenda (voiced by Haley Tju) are members of the Worldwide Wanderer Society—the international order of curious travelers who circle the globe celebrating cultures and solving problems through observation. Their mentor—Wizard Whitebeard (voiced by Thomas Lennon), a seasoned wanderer—sends these inquisitive young adventurers on international travel missions so they can earn their stripes and someday become wizard-level wanderers too. But standing in Waldo and Wenda’s way is their rival Odlulu (voiced by Eva Carlton), who can’t help but cause trouble wherever she goes.
Premiere date: Saturday, July 20 at 10:00am ET/PT on Universal Kids
Sneak peek: Monday, July 1 on Universal Kids digital platforms including VOD, UniversalKids.com, and the Universal Kids app.
Learn to Code and Make Music with Roland’s New GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension
Kids can create interactive stories, games and animations with music and
|Roland Corporation (LVCC Central Hall, Booth# 17544) announces the release of GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension, a computer programing extension at the intersection of coding and music creation that offers a new way for kids to connect their GO:KEYS keyboards with the popular visual computer programming language Scratch. When ScratchX and the GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension are connected to a GO:KEYS instrument, kids can create original interactive stories, games, and animations with authentic sounds and music accompaniment. A project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is used by millions of children around the world.
ScratchX is a browser-based platform for working with experimental extensions built by developers for the visual programming language Scratch. With its high-quality sounds and Loop Mix function, GO:KEYS is an ideal companion for ScratchX. In addition, it’s possible to use GO:KEYS as an interactive controller for animation and other content created with ScratchX. Together, GO:KEYS and ScratchX form a unique platform for inspiring children and helping them explore their creativity.
The portable, battery-powered GO:KEYS offers music-making possibilities for those interested in creating their own music but have not learned to play piano notes or chords, or even read music. Its unique design offers one-touch operation with a “Loop Mix” feature, in which different instrument patterns are assigned to a range of keys on the keyboard. A simple key-press creates a musical pattern that can be combined with others to create custom grooves, while intuitive touch pads enable the sounds to be easily manipulated in real time. Bluetooth® connectivity to smartphones or tablets lets users jam with their favorite music or record songs using music creation apps. The GO:KEYS contains more than 500 high-quality sounds. A touch panel and backlit LCD makes it easy to select the perfect sound and musical genre. Built-in speakers and headphones jack offer on-the-go sound anywhere.
Brian Alli, Roland’s Vice President of Artist Relations and Business Development, offered, “As we’ve explored Scratch, we’ve grown our own appreciation for the natural relationship between learning to code and playing music. We’re excited to showcase the ScratchX Extension and its applications within GO:KEYS at CES this year.”
Learn more about the Roland GO:KEYS ScratchX Extension by visiting Roland.com.