Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Slime Partners! Jamie Lynn Spears Teams Up with Daughter Maddie for the Return of Nickelodeon's 'Double Dare'

Jamie Lynn Spears and Maddie Briann are taking the physical challenge!


Jamie Lynn Spears and daughter Maddie on Double DareLisa. Credit: Rose/Nickelodeon

The singer and former Nickelodeon star, who rose to fame on Nickelodeon's All That and Zoey 101, teamed up with her older daughter, 10 on Tuesday (June 12th), to compete in the network’s revival of Double Dare, one of its most popular game shows of the 1990s.

Hosted by Liza Koshy (with commentary by original host Marc Summers!), the series sees contestants battle it out in a test of wits, strategy and athleticism — complete with a healthy dose of slime.


Jamie Lynn Spears on Double DareLisa. Credit: Rose/Nickelodeon

“I loved this iconic show growing up, and I knew it­ would be so special for Maddie and I to do together, so I was thrilled to say yes when I was asked to play!” Spears, 27, told PEOPLE of the duo’s memorable, messy experience on set.

While it’s unknown whether Spears and Maddies’ red team came out on top, from the aweslime photos shared with PEOPLE, it looks like they had a great chance!


Jamie Lynn Spears and daughter Maddie on Double DareLisa. Credit: Rose/Nickelodeon

The duo look eager to answer questions (or double dare their opponents!) — and are clearly having the time of their life during the physical challenges, with Spears having no reservations about sticking her full face into a whipped-cream-laden pie.

It’s no surprise Spears was a natural fit for the show, as the new mom of two is highly skilled at multitasking and thinking on her feet.


Jamie Lynn Spears and daughter Maddie on Double DareLisa. Credit: Rose/Nickelodeon

“I sat in the car at the ballpark and breastfed. I was like, ‘If one of Maddie’s friends sees me, she’s gonna be so livid,’ ” Spears — who welcomed her second child, daughter Ivey Joan, on April 11 — told PEOPLE in May of nursing her newborn at Maddie’s softball game. “You gotta do what you gotta do!”

Double Dare returns to Nickelodeon USA June 25 at 8:00pm ET/PT!

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Originally published: Monday, June 18, 2018.
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Ashima the Helpful Indian Tank Engine | Thomas & Friends | Kids Cartoon

Highlights of Ashima. Ashima shows Thomas the importance of being yourself. Ashima helps Rajiv cross a tall bridge.



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Join Thomas, James, Percy, Emily and all of your favorite engine friends as they embark upon endless adventures on the Island of Sodor! Based on a series of children's books, "Thomas & Friends" features Thomas the Tank Engine adventures with other locomotives on the island of Sodor. Thomas often gets into trouble, but never gives up on trying to be a really useful engine. Other members of Sir Topham Hatt's Railway include: Percy (Thomas' best friend), and Gordon (the fastest and most powerful member of the team).

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Encontro de Patas | Clipe Encontro de Patas 2018 | Nickelodeon Brasil

O evento mais animal do ano está chegando!



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Making A Cartoon - Full Episode | Speech Bubble w/Butch Hartman

Butch Hartman (creator of Fairly OddParents and Danny Phantom on Nickelodeon) and his Speech Bubble cohost, Jace Diehl discuss how a cartoon is made.

Kally´s Mashup | I´ve Changed Lyric Video | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

El final de Kally´s Mashup fue PURA EMOCIÓN con el hit de "I've Changed". ¡Aprende la letra con este lyric video exclusivo!



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Ad Rate Correction Alone Will Not Correct The Index, Says Nickelodeon India’s Nina Elavia Jaipuria

Ad rate correction alone will not correct the index, says Nickelodeon India’s Nina Elavia Jaipuria


Nina Elavia Jaipuria

Speaking to BestMediaInfo, Jaipuria opened up about under-indexation of the genre, ad rates, consumer products business, the Nick block on Rishtey, digital play and many other issues.

Having just launched Rudra Boom Chik Chik Boom, the fifth IP for Nickelodeon India recently, Nina Elavia Jaipuria is all set to take the kids’ cluster of Viacom18 to the top position by the end of March 2019. Right now, just 2% away from Disney’s kids’ cluster, the Nickelodeon group of channels - Nick, Nick Jr., Sonic and Nick HD+ - is marching up with increased ad rates, 500 hours of original content and stable growth in consumer products and distribution.

Since DAS’s implementation is almost completely, Jaipuria is happy with the subscription revenues coming her way. She said, “Year on year, we've seen anything from 12 to 15 % increase. But I'm quite happy with that because earlier this was almost zero. So, it’s a good change and the fact that it's been continuous and consistent over a couple of years, we are hoping that it substantially increases as the years go by.”

Speaking to BestMediaInfo, the head of Head of Viacom18's Kids Entertainment Cluster opened up about under-indexation of the genre, ad rates, consumer products business, the Nickelodeon block on Rishtey, digital play and many other issues.

Excerpts:

How long should it take to really balance out revenues and viewership?

While we have moved from 1-3 %, ideally we’d like to be at 6-7%, taking revenues exactly where the viewership is but it will take its due course. It’s also about how do we convince advertisers to make sure that this is a genre that is targeting an audience which is now very influential and has a say in almost every household decision, be it a phone, dinner location or vacation options.

I think advertisers are slowly and steadily understanding that this is a very influential TG. It also has a lot of co-viewing from young parents and mothers, particularly for two reasons, to know what the child is watching and to spend quality time with children. Also, close to 97% of the TV watching households are single TV households.

Advertisers also understand that the broadcasters are heavily investing in this genre and this has increased its potential. This has also increased the competition within the genre with the entry of newer players like Sony. There are about 400 million kids in India and the kids are entering and exiting the age groups all the time. There is a huge churn which means that there is a new set of kids out there who have come to the channel and are watching all of this for the first time.

Do you think that ad rate increase is the only option to remove under-indexation? [You've] talked about branded content and sponsorships and other things too.

It will be a major contributor. I don’t think we still get what we deserve for the number of GRPs that we deliver today. I think we are so CPRP efficient and we are efficient because our rates are low. As a franchise, my team has a mandate ‘to increase ad rates’. We have had stand-offs with brands while making our point that we will not go below a certain ad rate. When they can’t increase their rates, we accommodate them into Sonic. Even Sonic has come so close to Turner today. Why should Sonic not actually have an ad rate comparable to Cartoon Network, since it is just 1% away? Why should it be just a fledgling channel? There is no reason why it should have 10 times lesser ad rate.

But I also think that rate correction alone will not correct the index. We will have to find that ancillary revenue streams to support it because the lesser the dependency on ad rates, the better it is. Therefore, syndication revenue, consumer products revenue, digital review and even international revenue, all of these will start playing a very big role in correcting indexation. The ad sales under indexation will come from both. It'll come from one non-FCT and ad rates.

How much have you increased the last one?

It is upwards of 15 % because all of the growth that you saw on the top line has come from ad rate hike. On Sonic, we have increased ad rates by about 30 %, since the base was small.

You said 15 % in the top lines. How much would that be in the bottom line?

The bottom line increase for the year was quite huge, there is a nine-time increase in three years.

Everybody is focusing on digital and CPMs are very miniscule, despite the stickiness. What are your efforts towards that?

There are two different strategies; one is more of engagement strategy on digital. As a brand and as various characters outside of broadcast, we have many videos out there, and we have about 400 games. If we are giving that kind of engagement on digital, then why it should not be monetised is another question. Therefore we looking at very aggressively monetising our digital assets eventually, but as a marketer, I don't see any RoI there for what I put on digital. How do we measure it? How much do I know if I'm spending today on digital how does it come back to my brand? One of the reasons why digital marketing spends are so loose in nature and therefore as a marketer, people are very careful about how much should I spend there because how much can I not measure? Every other mass media is measurable, even the school contact programme has some amount of measurability. However, I feel that it is only going to grow because kids have become screenagers and they are moving from screen to screen. If you want to tap the kid, you've got to be on that screen and I can see more potential for advertisers wanting to engage with us on screens outside of broadcast. It is a one-on-one engagement while TV is one-to-many and if you want that one-on-one engagement, then digital is your best bet. I see it becoming a potential monetisation platform in the future. I haven’t seen any significant ad rate increase there, as yet.

Your content is not available on any other platforms, except for Voot Kids. Wouldn’t it be better disseminating the content to a larger audience?

Yes and no. The Nick block on Rishtey is doing exactly that task of disseminating the content, a sampling exercise. Rishtey is getting great content and ratings, but Nick is also getting eyeballs and a chance to tell kids ‘if you want to watch more of Shiva then come to Sonic’.

But I think as an organisation we are dedicated to saying that our platform is Voot. All our content will be exclusively for Voot even if it is at the cost of not getting discovered. This will only strengthen our OTT platform and make it robust. Like I said, we have all four of our own channels, but there has to be only one destination online because the minute you distribute it at more than one destination, then the eyeball is not going to Voot.

These days, kids get hold of their own personal mobile phones quite early. What does your research say and is there an opportunity of sorts?

In our study, we noticed that kids are still getting to use the mobile phones of often older siblings or the parents. While on TV, our primetime is 12-2 or 4-6, on Voot, the primetime is 8 pm. It’s because people come home and the kids can use the phones. So to me, it is still distant where kids start getting their own phones, at least for the masses. The situation is different in the metros.

Regional is becoming the new normal. In fact, a few advertisers have suggested that they see very little effectiveness on the national channels, especially GECs. Have you noticed anything like that on kids?

So we are slightly different from them because we deliver animation and it is largely language-agnostic. When we started, we had a lot of Nickelodeon international content which was live action. We saw the foreign looking characters speaking Hindi and we realised that it won't work. When you do live action and a north Indian man starts speaking Tamil, there is disconnect. Live action has that limitation, but animation is free of all this. The network does have regional channels in the markets that require it, but then there are certain markets that are quite homogeneous. Animation is language-agnostic. Dubbing works for us because Shiva can speak in Tamil or Hindi or any other language for that matter. I'm not sure if we need a regional channel. But we can look at more languages to dub in, Kannada and Marathi.

Ultimately, if I launch a kids’ regional channel, what else will be different, other than language? Right now, our Tamil feed is available in Tamil Nadu. I don’t know what I can do differently.

What are the plans on original content for kids on Voot Kids?

I guess slowly and steadily when Voot Kids becomes an entity on its own, we will bring content only for that platform that will attract more eyeballs and will be available only on Voot Kids. No right now, till it is subsumed in Voot.

Last year, you had said that consumer products will grow much bigger. So how has that worked?

Look at what Peppa Pig is doing. I couldn't imagine it got sold out in Hamleys. It is about how powerful your character is and how you take that engagement onto a different level with consumer products. And, therefore, in less than three years, Motu Patlu, Shiva and Gattu Battu are giving us more than 30 % of our revenues on CP. So the local content is already delivering quite well and then we have international IPs like Peppa Pig, Dora.

The Kidzania partnership happened a while ago. How is the response?

We started about three months ago in Noida. They are quite happy with the demand, so they also offered to us to start the studio in Mumbai outlet. Imagine, for a kid who is a Motu Patlu fan, to give voice to the characters, record it through a glass window and then, later, watch the episode in their own voices. It gives them such a high. It is a brilliant engagement option.

How’s Rishtey block performed? Was that done largely for the rural/ tier III-IV markets?

It has performed very well, since it gives viewership numbers to Rishtey and to us, it gives us many more number of eyeballs to sample the content. We have seen traction where people are coming to Nick and Sonic after getting diverted from Rishtey. It is working well for both. This is also taking us to an FTA audience, who will ultimately graduate to becoming a pay audience.

Now that DAS is complete, are you seeing significant increase in subscription revenues?

Year on year, we've seen anything from 12 to 15 % increase. But I'm quite happy with that because earlier this was almost zero. So, it’s a good change and the fact that it's been continuous and consistent over a couple of years, we are hoping that it substantially increases as the years go by.

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Live-Action 'Dora The Explorer' Movie Will Be Everything Fans Want Says Star Isabela Moner

Dora The Explorer star Isabela Moner believes Paramount's forthcoming big screen adaptation of Nickelodeon's popular preschool television series will deliver everything fans will be looking for.


Running from 2000 to 2014 on Nickelodeon, Dora The Explorer follows the titular young adventurer on her travels alongside an anthropomorphic monkey and a talking backpack. Dora's quests were usually interrupted by the appearance of Swiper, a fox committed to a life of hard crime. Each episode of Dora The Explorer was, of course, highly educational for the show's young audience, helping them to develop mathematical and linguistic skills, while also teaching them messages of kindness and equality. Dora was also notable for speaking in both English and Spanish at a time when that was not common on children's programming in the United States.

In October of last year, it was revealed that Dora would be getting the live-action movie treatment at the hands of none other than Michael Bay. Since then, it has been announced that James Bobin will be directing from a script by Nick Stoller, the writer-director behind films including The Muppets, Zoolander 2, Neighbors, and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel. The movie hails from Paramount's new Paramount Players division. Bay’s Platinum Dunes label and his partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing the flick, although Michael Bay is not thought to be directly involved with the movie. Starring in the title role will be Isabela Moner, 16, who was last seen on the big screen in Transformers: The Last Knight with Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins. Moner will portray a teenage version of the iconic animated character who moves to the city to live with her cousin in the first live-action feature about Dora. Joining Moner on the movie will be Mexican star Eugenio Derbez (Overboard 2018), who will play a roguish explorer named Alejandro Gutierrez who ends up being the villain in the movie.

Prior to Dora the Explorer and Transformers 5, Moner appeared in Nickelodeon's 100 Things to Do Before High School comedy series, Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie, and voiced the character Kate in Nickelodeon's 2014 Dora the Explorer animated spinoff Dora and Friends: Into the City!.


Screen Rant recently had the chance to interview Moner while the young actor was on promotional duties for Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and couldn't pass up the opportunity to inquire about the progress of the Dora The Explorer movie:

SR: I know you have Dora the Explorer coming out. How excited are you for that, and did you watch Dora growing up? What do you think the tone of the film is going to be?

Isabela Moner: Um, so I... of course, yes. I watched Dora growing up. I'm bilingual and she's like my icon. So I read the script and I wasn't really sure I was going to do it, but when I read the script it was so funny and it was so like, I think it captured everything that audiences would have wanted to see in that childhood, you know, star, obviously. And it is a leap from this (Sicario 2: Day of the Soldado) but I think versatility is important and it's up to me to prove to people I can do it.

For those skeptical about Dora's transition to the big screen, it's somewhat reassuring that Moner herself admits she was wary about the project prior to reading the script, but was convinced otherwise by the movie's humor. The actress is also certainly not wrong when she mentions the stark contrast between her current movie, a crime thriller about the U.S-Mexico drug business, and her forthcoming portrayal of Nickelodeon's beloved cartoon character. However, if Moner proves her versatility and excels in both roles, the actress may find herself one of the most sought after young stars in Hollywood.

It is interesting however, that Moner promises Dora The Explorer will deliver what fans "would have wanted to see." Since the TV series first started eighteen years ago, many people familiar with the character are going to be adults by now and as a result, it's not immediately obvious how the movie is going to be pitched. Will it stick to the tone of the original and aim to bring in a new audience of youngsters or will it take a more realistic, comedic approach and seek to give fans of the original series a nostalgia-tinged parody? Moner's comments seem to suggest the latter is more likely.

Dora the Explorer will be filmed on location in Queensland, Australia, including at Sound Stage 9 at Village Roadshow Studios. Cameras due to begin rolling on Monday, August 6. The film will be released in the US on Friday, August 2, 2019, followed shortly by a international roll-out.

Dora the Explorer, the Nick series, was co-created by Eric Weiner, Chris Gifford, and Valerie Walsh.

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‘Worst Guy at the Beach’ 🏖️ | Nick’s Sizzlin Summer Camp Special | #MusicMonday | Nickelodeon

Summer’s finally here and Nick are back with the ultimate song of the summer from Nickelodeon's Sizzling Summer Camp Special, ‘Worst Guy at the Beach.’ 🏖️ Catch more Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn, SpongeBob SquarePants, Henry Danger, The Thundermans, The Loud House, Star Falls, and Alvinnn! and the Chipmunks on Nickelodeon and visit nick.com/nick-summer for more awesome summer videos and games!



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How to Make a Doodle Hairdo 🐩 Style Files Hair Tutorial | Nick Jr. | Sunny Day

It’s time to get styling with Sunny Day’s Style Files! Watch this DIY hair tutorial walkthrough video and learn how you can style hair to look just like Doodle from Sunny Day! To get started, you’ll need a teasing comb, hairspray, pink and purple hair paint, and some paintbrushes. Once you’ve gathered all the supplies, you’re ready to watch this video and give your child a doggy hairdo! For tips and tricks on how to create this paw-fect 🐾 new look, follow along with Sunny’s step-by-step hairstyling instructions. To find more DIY hair tutorial video clips, visit the FREE Nick Jr. App or go to NickJr.com. You’ll also find Sunny Day full episodes, games, and a collection of kids’ songs! 🐩



Watch Sunny Day, weekdays on Nickelodeon: http://nickjr.com/tvschedule/

Preschoolers can watch full episodes online, play games, and discover silly surprises at NickJr.com and in the free Nick Jr. App: iTunes | Google Play | Amazon.

Stream Nick Jr. for free in the Nick Jr. App on Roku and Apple TV or download full episodes for offline viewing on iTunes or Google Play

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Use Your Ears👂w/ PAW Patrol Ultimate Police Rescue 🚨 | Nick Jr.

Chase is on the ultimate police rescue case and needs your help! Test you listening skills 🎧 by figuring out what’s making each noise. Listen closely while watching Chase, Marshall, Zuma, and Skye. Once a sound is played, guess what’s making that noise! Is it a siren? 🚨 A helicopter? 🚁 Let’s see if your kids can call out the answer to each question! Play again and again and gear up for a big ruff-ruff rescue with Chase and the rest of the PAW Patrol pups in the all-new special PAW Patrol Ultimate Police Rescue, premiering Friday, June 22nd at 12pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA!



In the brand-new PAW Patrol 30-minute special "Ultimate Rescue: Pups Save the Royal Kitties", when the Royal Kitties are kidnapped on their way to Adventure Bay for a special visit, Ryder needs all the pups to help Chase investigate the case! Check out the trailer below!:

To find more videos, full episodes, games, and a collection of kids’ songs from the animated TV series PAW Patrol, visit the FREE Nick Jr. App or go to NickJr.com.

Preschoolers can watch full episodes online, play games, and discover silly surprises in the free Nick Jr. App and at NickJr.com: iTunes | Google Play | Amazon.

Stream Nick Jr. for free in the Nick Jr. App on Roku and Apple TV or download full episodes for offline viewing on iTunes or Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Nickelodeon&hl=en

You can also download premium apps featuring your child's favorite Nick Jr. shows on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

Draw and Play: iPhone | iPad | Google Play (Phone) | Google Play (Tablet) | Amazon

Nick Jr. Let’s Learn: iPhone | iPad

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