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“Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” Season Two: The Austere Academy Part 1: Cake-sniffers!

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Welcome to Prufrock Preparatory Academy! Or it would be a genuine and cheerful welcome, if it was being given to anyone else besides the Baudelaire orphans, Violet (Malina Weissman), Klaus (Louis Hynes) and Sunny (Presley Smith).

Then again, why would anyone want to go to a school where the Vice Principle is actually named Nero (Roger Bart) and insists on playing the violin, very badly? The one giving the tour to the flummoxed Baudelaires, Carmelita Spats (Kitana Turnbull), is the cutest girl to ever tap the halls of Prufrock Prep and don’t you ever forget it, cake-sniffer, which of course lets her get away with also being the biggest non-teacher bully in school too.

Mr. Remora (Malcolm Stewart) teaches language arts, though you wouldn’t know it from his real-life anecdotes, and Mrs. Bass (BJ Harrison) teaches math and the metric system, which involves measuring all the random things. The school librarian Olivia Caliban (Sara Rue) does her best to help and educate the students, but is severely hampered with the ‘Library is only open for ten whole minutes each day’ restriction placed upon her by Vice Principle Nero. Larry Your-Waiter (Patrick Breen) has managed to infiltrate Prufrock Prep’s school cafeteria, to try and finally get that damnably important book to the Baudelaire children, which is going about as well as can be expected in Lemony Snicket’s world. And lastly, what about the gym teacher and athletic team we saw in the beginning? Why, that’s the infiltration point made by the dastardly Count Olaf (Neil Patrick Harris) and his gang of miscreant actors!

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This world really does enjoy constantly reminding the Baudelaires that their secretive parents died in a bad fire and they’re now orphans, and the shack they have to live in at Prufrock Prep is a clear example of this. Crabs, fungus, even the warning tapping announcing the coming of Carmelita Spats are no match for the Baudelaire pluck and inventiveness, especially when they have new friends to cheer them on.

The Quagmire children are eerily similar to the Baudelaires, having lost their parents and triplet brother Quigley to death, too. Isadora (Avi Lake) and Duncan (Dylan Kingwell) seem almost tailor-made to be good to Klaus and Violet, respectively, and it turns out Isadora is carrying a telescope very similar to the one Klaus still keeps from the Baudelaire parents. Because, most likely, the Quagmires and the Baudelaire adults knew each-other. It’s a shame they couldn’t prepare for the Prufrock Prep motto, from the Latin, Memento Mori –remember, you will die.

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Why would Vice Principle Nero and the laughable rest of the faculty require everyone to attend a mandatory pep rally? To raise school spirit, of course! Well, not really. To beat the school mascot, a dead horse, of course it is what else would it be, and also to introduce the brand new unqualified gym teacher, Coach Genghis! Boy, he looks familiar. That shiny brooch covering a unibrow used to be on the throat of a certain poppy pink cake-sniffer, and those tall lace-up sneakers can easily cover an ankle tattoo, so at least this time a smidge of effort went into costumery and covering.

Mr. Poe (K. Todd Freeman) is as useless as ever, though you will gain super-secret bonus points if you recognize the book he was reading at the beginning, ‘The Pony Party’! His secretary on the other hand, Jacquelyn (Sarah Canning), after getting a call from Larry Your-Waiter stuck in the freezer after getting found-out, decides to call in for him a super special secret Snicket taxi cab, and driver, for rescue.

Come again to Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events season two on Netflix now, and remember, “In a world too often governed by corruption and arrogance, it can be hard to stay true to one’s literary and philosophical principles.”

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Apple TV+ announces season two for delightful kids and family series “Camp Snoopy

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Today, Apple TV+ announced a season two for acclaimed kids and family series “Camp Snoopy,” based on the classic Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and directed by Rob Boutilier (“The Snoopy Show,” “Snoopy in Space”). The complete  first season of “Camp Snoopy” is now streaming globally on Apple TV+.

After discovering their troop is in danger of disbanding, Snoopy and the Beagle Scouts set off to immerse themselves in nature and the Great Outdoors, with the Beagle Scout Manual as their guide. Meanwhile, Charlie Brown and friends enjoy their summer at Camp Spring Lake, crossing paths with Snoopy as they experience hiking, swimming, sitting around campfires and everything summer camp and the outdoors have to offer. 

Produced for Apple TV+ by Peanuts and WildBrain, “Camp Snoopy” is based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and is directed by Rob Boutilier (“The Snoopy Show,” “Snoopy in Space”). Executive producers are Craig Schulz, Paige Braddock, Boutilier, Josh Scherba, Stephanie Betts and Logan McPherson.

“Camp Snoopy” joined an exciting slate of new offerings for kids and families on Apple TV+ this summer featuring the second season of beloved animated series “Frog and Toad,” based on the Caldecott and Newbery Honor-winning books; animated adventure trilogy “WondLa,” based on the New York Times bestselling book series “The Search for WondLa” by Tony DiTerlizzi; highly anticipated kids and family series “Yo Gabba GabbaLand!,” inspired by the hit, Emmy Award-nominated cultural phenomenon “Yo Gabba Gabba!”; “Me,” an elevated cinematic coming-of-age story from Barry L. Levy; and, the first-ever television adaptation of the cult classic film, “Time Bandits,” starring Lisa Kudrow.

Award-winning all-age offerings now streaming globally on Apple TV+ include celebrated live action animated hybrid special, “The Velveteen Rabbit”; the Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning animated short film “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”; Oscar-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning animated film “Wolfwalkers”; the BAFTA Award and Humanitas Prize-winning “El Deafo,” BAFTA Award-winning “Lovely Little Farm,” “Duck & Goose,” “Get Rolling With Otis,” Spin Master Entertainment’s “Sago Mini Friends,” GLAAD Media Award-nominated “Pinecone & Pony,” “Frog and Toad,” The Jim Henson Company’s Emmy Award-winning “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock,” “Harriet the Spy” and “Slumberkins,” Sesame Workshop’s “Helpsters,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment’s “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory,” Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero’s Emmy Award-nominated “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show,” Peanuts and WildBrain’s Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy in Space,” “The Snoopy Show,” Scholastic’s “Eva the Owlet” and Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series “Stillwater.” Live-action offerings include Bonnie Hunt’s DGA and WGA Award-nominated “Amber Brown,” DGA Award-winning “Best Foot Forward,” “Surfside Girls,” WGA Award-winning “Life By Ella,” Sesame Workshop and Sinking Ship’s Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter,” Emmy Award and Environmental Media Association Award winning “Jane,” and Scholastic’s “Puppy Place.”

Also included are “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times bestselling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers, and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy Presents: It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” “Snoopy Presents: Lucy’s School,” Humanitas and Emmy Award-nominated “Snoopy Presents: To Mom (and Dad), With Love,” “Snoopy Presents: One-of-a-Kind Marcie,” “Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin,” Emmy Award-winning “Snoopy Presents: Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” and “Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne.”

Apple TV+ offers premium, compelling drama and comedy series, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and kids and family entertainment, and is available to watch across all of a user’s favorite screens. After its launch on November 1, 2019, Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service in its debut. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have earned 499 wins and 2,262 award nominations and counting, including multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “Ted Lasso” and historic Oscar Best Picture winner “CODA.”

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