Monday, June 18, 2018

Kira Kosarin & JoJo Siwa 🤳Selfies, VidCon Fun, Mermaid Slime, Father's Day & More! | #WinYourWeek | Nickelodeon

Check out Nickelodeon’s fresh-picked tips for the best week ever, with Kira Kosarin and JoJo Siwa showing you how to win National Selfie Day! Celebrate World Oceans Month with mesmerizing mermaid slime and the weirdest SpongeBob sea life quiz ever! Plus, Kira Kosarin and Jack Griffo share how they celebrate their dads for Father’s Day! Featuring slimes from YouTubers @Melissa Russo and @Mellissa Swigart!

Nick wants to know what YOUR favorite summer activity is! Let them know in the comments on YouTube for a chance to be featured on an upcoming episodes of Win Your Week! 🏝

VidCon USA is ALMOST HERE! Get your tickets now to join us for all the awesomeness:

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JoJo Siwa | HIGH TOP SHOES (Official Video) | Its JoJo Siwa [Updated]

Watch JoJo Siwa's awesome music video for her brand-new song, "High Top Shoes"! Download now @!

Hi!! Thank you so much for watching my new music video "HIGH TOP SHOES"!!


Come hang out with me!!!

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Originally published: Sunday, June 17, 2018.
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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.

Planet Nickelodeon Video Round-Up | NickTube | Monday 18th June 2018

Check out a selection of video clips featuring your favourite Nickelodeon shows and stars from Nickelodeon channels around the world!

Please note that some videos may be subject to geographical restrictions.

NickALive! Head-2-Head Championship 2018 | Week 7 [Semifinals]

This summer, NickALive! will be putting 16 hit Nickelodeon shows through their paces in the Head-2-Head Championship 2018! #Head2Head2018

Week 7

The results for Week 6 are in! In the animation corner, ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks claimed sweet victory after going up against heavyweight The Loud House, winning 86.8% of the vote, whilst in the live-action corner, the Game Shakers coded its way to victory in its battle against Hunter Street, claiming 61.3% of the vote!

In the third week of the Quarterfinals of Head-2-Head Championship 2018! In the animation corner, The Loud House fam is against the musical superstars from ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks, whilst in the live-action corner, the the Hunter Street siblings are up against the all-star coders from Game Shakers! Only two shows can go through into the semi-finals - and those two shows are up to you! Vote for your favourites below!

Happy Father's Day! | Nickelodeon

Behold an epic tribute to our favorite Nickelodeon fathers 🙌

Watch more Danny Phantom, SpongeBob SquarePants, Henry Danger, The Thundermans, Game Shakers, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, Rocket Power, Kenan & Kel, iCarly, The Loud House, The Wild Thornberrys, Invader ZIM, Drake & Josh, Clarissa Explains It All, Rugrats, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fairly OddParents and Hey Arnold! on Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, TeenNick and NickSplat!

#HappyFathersDay from our #dads to yours! 🧡

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Take The SpongeBob Challenge! | Nickelodeon

Bet you can't get 5/5 on this SpongeBob Challenge 🍍

Featuring: The Sea Star Shuffle, SpongeBob Say What? Krabby Patty Konstruction, Cash Krab, and The Great Snail Race!

Watch SpongeBob SquarePants on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons, and get your tickets for Nickelodeon's critically acclaimed SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical at!

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Nickelodeon Land Spain Adds New 'SpongeBob' And 'PAW Patrol' Rides In Expansion To The Nick-Branded Theme Park

Nickelodeon Spain (España) and Atracciones de Madrid have unveiled its brand-new expansion to Nickelodeon Land, which features two new family attractions and add a water attraction!

The expansion of Nickelodeon Land España welcomes three brand-new Nickelodeon-themed rides to the Nick amusement park: 'Bob Esponja Herospin', 'Glove World Splash Bash!', and a La Patrulla Canina (PAW Patrol)-themed roller coaster!

Inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants, 'Bob Esponja Herospin' is a flying-car ride featuring the SpongeBob gang as their The International Justice League of Super Acquaintances alter-egos. Riders sit in futuristic cars and fly around E.V.I.L. villains The Dirty Bubble and Man Ray, who have Barnacle Boy all tied up. The ride was originally a dinosaur-themed ride called Telesaurio, and is built by Zamperla.

'Glove World Splash Bash!' is a Twist 'n' Splash 'wet teacup ride' family water attraction inspired by the fictional Glove World theme park featured in SpongeBob SquarePants, and features popular SpongeBob around the ride. Each each car is equipped with water pistols, which riders can squirt at other riders along the ride.

The brand-new PAW Patrol roller coaster is a single-helix steel family ride featuring a design inspired by Nickelodeon's hit preschool series. The ride features a single train with 6 cars, which zips around the pup's famous Lookout Tower command centre. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 12 riders. The ride is 262.5 ft long, reaches a height of 13 ft and features a Chain Lift Hill element. The roller coaster was manufactured by Zamperla and made its debut at Atracciones de Madrid in 2007 under the name 'Vagones Locos'.

In addition to the new attractions, Nickelodeon and Atracciones de Madrid's newly expanded Nickelodeon Land features a refreshed recreational area, including Nickelodeon Snack food stand and arcade games sections, and the additions of a small Nickelodeon shop and a stage for meet and greets with popular Nickelodeon characters.

The expansion to Nickelodeon Land Madrid began six months ago and opened to the public last weekend. The expansion is part of Atracciones de Madrid's plans to revitalise the amusement park, including integrating some family attractions and add a water attraction to Nick Land, which was necessary after the dismantling of the former children's area. Atracciones de Madrid is also working on a auditorium, which, when completed, will be able to host shows and music events.

Nickelodeon Land España opened as the first Nickelodeon-branded attraction in Spain in April 2014 under a partnership between Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) España and Parques Reunidos. Nickelodeon Land features over 15,000 square meters of customized Nickelodeon-branded attractions including new rides such as Dora’s Adventure and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – License to Drive, theatrical shows such as SpongeBob’s Krabby Patty Celebration, street entertainment featuring the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and meet and greets with some of Nickelodeon’s most beloved characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, amongst many others. Nickelodeon Land also includes a restaurant, shopping and leisure areas and the world’s first SpongeBob Pineapple House, where families and kids can take a picture in his home.

Check out a few amazing photos and video footage from the newly expanded Nickelodeon Land, via Freak Planet, and click here to view even more photos on!

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Nickelodeon India To Premiere New Movie 'Motu Patlu - Dino Invasion' On Sunday 24th June 2018

Nickelodeon India will premiere the brand-new Motu Patlu Nickelodeon Original Movie Motu Patlu - Dino Invasion on Sunday 24th June 2018 at 11:30am, as part of Nick India's summer extravaganza!

Motu Patlu – The Dinosaurs Invasion, Motu Patlu in Dino Island

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Original source: ToonZone Forums /@animegamer; Additional source: Times of India.
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Vivid Unveils Upcoming Plans For New 'Nella The Princess Knight' Merchandise

The Source recently chatted with Vivid’s Emma Weber about Nella, Tiana and spotting the ‘X factor’.

“We are the same entrepreneurial business as we were when we set up 25 years ago and sometimes we just see something in a property, that magic ingredient, the X factor that we feel will turn into an exciting toy line and appeal to children,” Emma Weber, international licensing director at Vivid, explains.

The toy company is in a good place currently, with a number of strong licences in its locker and a reinvigorated outlook.

Last year saw the ownership of Vivid change hands, with new investors, Privet, coming on board, bringing additional investment and focus for the business. New Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tony Hicks arrived, while other appointments were also made to ensure the company had all the resources needed for growth.

And this means there are now plenty of options to build up the licensing portfolio alongside its own-brand offer. Its Crayola business is performing well, with the roster including PAW Patrol, Peppa Pig, Disney, PJ Masks, My Little Pony, Spider-man and Shopkins among others, and there are plans to further grow the category moving into 2019.

The games portfolio also includes some evergreen licences, such as Catchphrase and Family Fortunes, while the Disney Emoji line is also benefiting from Vivid’s new strategy to build stories around the characters in its collectable ranges to help children engage further.

The big news for Vivid though comes in the form of Nickelodeon’s popular preschool property, Nella the Princess Knight (see separate box out below), and YouTube star Tiana Toys AndMe.

With 1.6 billion channel views and a forecast to reach 10 million subscribers by summer 2018, Vivid is launching its toy range for Tiana Toys AndMe into the UK, US and Australia/New Zealand later this year.

When it comes to Nella – for which Vivid is the master toy licensee – the company is working closely with Nickelodeon on various promotional activations for on-air, online and at retail. These will be supported by a TV ad campaign featuring Talk and Sing and Style Me Nella, as well as a role-play ad spot targeting 1,500 TVRs.

“We certainly took our time to find the next master toy opportunity in preschool that was the right fit for Vivid,” Emma continues. “We are lucky in that we see a lot of fantastic, creative content but our strategy was to move towards global rights and Nickelodeon properties offer just that.

“Vivid has offices in the UK, France and Germany and have rest of world reach through an amazing distributor network and also relationships direct with retail in key markets. We waited for the right property that allowed the R+D team the opportunity to develop a truly global product line. Those licences don’t come round that often.”

Even though the retail environment is very fluid at the moment, Emma says this has not dampened the response for great product, including licensed lines. “If the product and property are exciting the retailers are just as keen as always to get behind it,” she says. “The product itself, packaging, marketing and off-shelf promotion are all then vital to ensure it is top of mind for kids and parents when they are shopping.”

With the 2018 portfolio now locked down and listings in place, Vivid has now set its sights on securing rights for autumn/winter 2019 and into 2020. Emma teases: “There are some exciting discussions in licensing on the horizon and also a strong focus in-house to develop our own IP that may well have ‘licensing out’s opportunities.”

For the immediate future though, Emma is clear on her goals for the remainder of 2018. She tells us: “We have marketing and promotional plans in place to ensure we build a strong and successful platform for our new brands including Tiana and Nella this autumn/winter. This in turn will allow us to escalate our product development plans and investment into 2019.

“We will continue to build on our critical distribution and licensed partnerships, while at the same time looking to develop more and more of our own exciting product to expand our international footprint.”

Knight watch

Understandably, Nella the Princess Knight is a major priority for Vivid going forward.

Emma says: “When we first saw the property we knew that pre-schoolers would relate to such an exciting character, a princess who transforms into a daring knight. Nella is a positive and empowering role model for pre-schoolers and we could instantly see that the transformation from Princess to Knight would enable us to develop a compelling role-play category within the toy range.”

Toys launched earlier this year in several international markets including the UK, with the range encompassing figures, play-sets, plush, dolls and role-play.

Emma continues: “Transformation is so intrinsic to the show DNA that we have created two star products for autumn/winter: a Transforming Princess Knight Nella doll, as well as a Transforming Rose Shield – both TV promoted later this year. We have very ambitious product plans for Nella as we look towards the launch in the US during 2018 and to support the growing international potential.

“We have a breadth of categories to develop into and the creativity between Vivid and Nickelodeon when we brainstorm new concepts together is boundless.”

Click here to read the full article on Licensing Source.

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