Nickelodeon favorite and two-time Kids’ Choice Awards host Jack Black reunites with his School of Rock co-star Miranda Cosgrove in a new hour-long iCarly television movie, “iStart a Fan War.”
It is premiering Friday, Nov. 19, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Black stars as “Aspartamay,” Spencer’s online video game rival who challenges him to lyrical duel in the Comic-Con-inspired special.
Recently, the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, joined Nickelodeon in celebrating the network’s seventh annual Worldwide Day of Play by sharing a special message. She encouraged kids and families to turn off their televisions and computers and to get out and play. (Read: Michelle Obama Has a Special Message for Kids)
According to Nickelodeon, its iCarly ranks as the number-one live-action series on television with kids 2-11 and is the network’s top show among kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 year-to-date.
In “iStart a Fan War,” Carly and the gang are invited to host a panel at WebiCon, but the session is derailed when they are put on the spot by die-hard fans who demand to know whether Freddie is dating Carly or Sam and the “Creddie” and “Seddie” sides break out into an all-out fanboy riot.
Meanwhile, Spencer earns the adoration of fellow WebiCon attendees when he arrives impeccably costumed as an avatar from his favorite medieval-themed online video game.
However, Spencer’s euphoria is cut short when he comes face-to-face with his online nemesis, Aspartamay (Black).
Surrounded by an army of costumed WebiCon devotees, the two competitors launch a fan war like none other featuring their most impressive “wizard powers” and most biting lyrical warfare in the form of an operatic battle opus.
“Jack Black is one of the funniest people I know, and it was wonderful working with him again,” said Miranda Cosgrove, star of iCarly. “He kept the entire cast and crew laughing in between takes with hilarious riffs of the battle song he sings in the episode.”
Following its premiere, “iStart a Fan War” will be available for purchase in HD on iTunes, Amazon.com, Sony PlayStation and Xbox.
Additionally, beginning Monday, Nov. 15, iCarly.com will feature a brand-new game, “Tower of Defense,” inspired by the fictional online video game World of Warlords featured in the movie. In “Tower of Defense,” players must protect their fort from being pillaged by barbarians.
Nickelodeon, now in its 31st year, is a leading entertainment brand for kids.