Monday, December 31, 2012

Nickelodeon France Announces Plans To Fully Premiere Nick's Brand New CGI-Animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" TV Series From Saturday 5th January 2013!

Nickelodeon France has announced on the homepage on their official website the Nickelodeon News that Nickelodeon France will start to fully premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand new CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series, locally titled "Les Tortues Ninja" (translated as "Ninja Turtles") from Saturday 5th January 2013 at 9.15am, and to celebrate, Nickelodeon.fr has unveiled a special exclusive sneak peek online streaming video clip featuring the full first episode of Nickelodeon's hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, "Rise of The Turtles", which visitors located within France can watch here on Nick France's official website!:
LES TORTUES NINJA

EN ATTENDANT LE LANCEMENT OFFICIEL LE 5 JANVIER A 9H15 ON VOUS FAIT CADEAU DU PREMIER EPISODE EN INTREGRALITE !

NINJA TURTLES

WAITING FOR THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH ON JANUARY 5 9:15 A GIFT THEY MAKE YOU IN THE FIRST EPISODE INTREGRALITE!

Nickelodeon Australia Partners With Tennis Australia To Hold The Biggest Ever Kids Tennis Day Event In January 2013!

Nickelodeon Australia has unveiled the Nickelodeon News in the following Press Release (via twitdoc.com) that they and Tennis Australia have announced an exciting new partnership that will see Nickelodeon, the world's leading kids' entertainment company, produce the entertainment for MLC Tennis Hot Shots' Kids Tennis Day 2013 event, which will be held at Melbourne Park on Saturday 12th January 2013 as part of the Australian Open 2013. To headline the biggest ever Kids Tennis Day, some of Nickelodeon's best loved characters, such as "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dora the Explorer", will share the arena with some of the world's best tennis players. Also in the mix will be Nickelodeon's trademark green slime – relished by kids at events such as the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and "SlimeFest" – which will entertain families in the "Slime Time Live" stage show! Nickelodeon's full schedule of shows and events at MLC Tennis Hot Shots' 2013 Kids Tennis Day will also feature action on Garden Square Stage; a Garden Square Activity Zone; Court 6 wackiness with Nickelodeon's Oz's very own presenters, Luke and Wyatt (also known as Luke Ryan and Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd); and "The Rod Laver Arena Spectacular", where tennis superstars will get silly while showing off their skills – plus, one of Australia’s top music acts (to be announced soon!) will wow the crowd with an on-court concert experience not to be missed!:
MEDIA RELEASE

NICKELODEON PARTNERS WITH TENNIS AUSTRALIA FOR THE BIGGEST EVER KIDS TENNIS DAY!

Kids Tennis Day at Australian Open 2013 – 8.30am-1.00pm, Saturday 12 January, 2013

Event maps and schedule available online: hotshots.tennis.com.au

SYDNEY, 11 December, 2012 - Nickelodeon Australia and Tennis Australia today announced an exciting new partnership that will see Nickelodeon, the world’s leading kids’ entertainment company, produce the entertainment for the next annual Kids Tennis Day in 2013. This year’s event will feature The Rod Laver Arena Spectacular and is set to be the greatest day of tennis and kids' entertainment ever seen at Melbourne Park. Gates open from 8.30am, with activities running from 9.00am -1.00pm
on 12 January as part of Australian Open 2013.


Already a highly-anticipated family event for tennis fans around the country, Kids Tennis Day was established in 2011 in association with Tennis Australia's MLC Tennis Hot Shots program for kids. This year’s event attracted an impressive crowd of more than 8000 people. In 2013, Nickelodeon will play a driving role in designing and promoting Kids Tennis Day activities to its target audience nationwide, and will bring to the table its expertise in producing large-scale entertainment events for kids.

To headline the biggest ever Kids Tennis Day, some of Nickelodeon's best loved characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, will share the arena with some of the world’s best tennis players. Also in the mix will be Nickelodeon's trademark green slime – relished by kids at events such as the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and SlimeFest – which will entertain families in the Slime Time Live stage show.

The full schedule of shows and events will feature action on Garden Square Stage; a Garden Square Activity Zone; Court 6 wackiness with Nickelodeon's own Luke and Wyatt; and The Rod Laver Arena Spectacular, where tennis superstars will get silly while showing off their skills – plus, one of Australia's top music acts (soon to be announced!) will wow the crowd with an on-court concert experience.

Ben Richardson, General Manager for Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand, said the partnership between Tennis Australia and Nickelodeon was an excellent match:

“Tennis is one of the world’s best loved sports, with equal appeal to both girls and boys, making it an ideal sports association for Nickelodeon. We’re thrilled to be working on Kids Tennis Day 2013, bringing our brands and music connections to the event,” he said.

“Nick and Tennis Australia enjoyed working together earlier this year promoting the Hot Shots program for kids, integrating our Nick hosts Luke and Wyatt into a national competition to visit one of the tennis camps. We can’t wait to see how many aces we can serve up together at Kids Tennis Day in January – and you can’t ask for a better platform than the Australian Open!”

Craig Tiley, Australian Open Tournament Director, added:

“Kids Tennis Day has fast become one of the feature dates on the Australian Open calendar. We are excited to be taking the event to the next level and presenting our biggest and best program of events ever in 2013,” Tiley said.

“As well as showcasing our major participation program, MLC Tennis Hot Shots, and providing awesome on-court experiences, we will give away 500 racquets throughout the day, encouraging more kids to get involved in our great sport.”

Leader of the MLC Tennis Hot Shots program, former elite coach Craig Morris, can’t wait for the big day:

“Kids Tennis Day gives families the chance to enjoy free tennis events and entertainment as we count down to Australian Open 2013. It is designed to introduce children to the sport in a fun, friendly environment and we are looking forward to welcoming thousands of children through the gates here at Melbourne Park next month,” Morris said.

The entire family will love the Rod Laver Arena Spectacular, featuring tennis superstars, Nickelodeon characters, Nickelodeon hosts Luke and Wyatt and big music acts.

Kids will also have the chance to unleash their inner tennis star on the world famous Melbourne Park courts, and to meet some of their favourite tennis players at Autograph Island.

Entry to Kids Tennis Day is FREE but due to popularity, patrons are encouraged to submit their details online to receive a free venue map and event schedule. To find out more, go to: hotshots.tennis.com.au

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Media contacts:

Nickelodeon
Vasinee Jordan - Communications Manager
Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand
02 9813 6262
Vasinee.Jordan@nickaus.com.au

Tennis Australia
Erin Carter - Publicist
Tennis Australia
03 9914 4138
ECarter@tennis.com.au

About Nickelodeon Networks: Now in its 33rd year globally and 17th year in Australia, Nickelodeon is the number one entertainment brand for kids and the company has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. Nickelodeon Australia has been named Channel of The Year twice by the ASTRA Awards and won numerous other awards for local productions, events and digital applications. Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels air 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are seen in over 2.2 million households via Foxtel. The company portfolio extends across television, online, mobile, theme parks, consumer products and music. www.nickelodeon.com.au

About Australian Open 2013: Tickets for Australian Open 2013 are now on sale through www.ticketek.com.au

Australian Open 2013, presented by Kia Motors in association with ANZ, Jacob's Creek and Rolex, will take place at Melbourne Park, Melbourne, from 14 to 27 January.

Correction: Nickelodeon UK To Premiere Brand New Episodes Of "Supah Ninjas" From Monday 7th January 2013!

The Nickelodeon UK fanblog NickUKHub is reporting that Nick UK has announced the Nickelodeon News in their latest brand new 'Nickelodeon Presents Brand New Butt-Kicking Episodes of Supah Ninjas' promo that Nickelodeon UK will start to premiere and show brand new episodes of Nickelodeon's original action-comedy series "Supah Ninjas" on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK daily at 4.00pm (repeated one-hour later at 5.00pm on Nick UK's plus-one timeshift channel, Nickelodeon +1) from Monday 7th January 2013, a few days earlier than previously announced in Nick UK's previous 'New Episodes Of Supah Ninjas' trailer, as part of "January on Nickelodeon UK 2013"!

You can watch a high quality (HQ) high definition (HD) online streaming video clip (with transcript) of Nickelodeon UK's brand new "Nickelodeon Presents Brand New Butt-Kicking Episodes of Supah Ninjas" teaser promo/trailer which was written, edited and produced by London-based Nickelodeon Promo creative producer, writer and editor Allan Blatch, here on NickALive!.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Nickelodeon UK To Show The Brand New Nickelodeon Reality Series "You Gotta See This" From Saturday 12th January 2013!

According to the online Nickelodeon UK and Ireland television schedule guide on the official LocateTV website, LocateTV.com, Nickelodeon UK will start to premiere the brand new Nickelodeon reality show "You Gotta See This", which is hosted by Nickelodeon Stars Noah Caleb Crawford and Chris Richard O'Neal (who portray the characters 'Nelson Baxter' and 'Kevin Reed', respectively, in the popular Nickelodeon comedy series "How To Rock"), on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK from Saturday 12th January 2013 at 4.30pm (repeated one-hour later at 5.30pm on Nick UK's plus-one timeshift channel, Nickelodeon +1), where Nickelodeon UK will show brand new episodes of "You Gotta See This" every Saturday at 4.30pm (replayed at 5.30pm on Nick +1), as part of "January on Nickelodeon UK 2013"!

"You Gotta See This" is Nick's ultimate funny show that is guaranteed to generate some serious laughs. Each episode rolls all the funniest celebrity interviews, bloopers, pranks that make your favorite celebs break a sweat, behind-the-scenes footage, web clips of the week and more into one hilarious half-hour. "You Gotta See This" is produced by Comcast Entertainment Group for the Nickelodeon network and first premiered on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday 21st July 2012. The shows opening theme tune/song is called "P.A.F.".

[Nickelodeon UK News via Nickelodeon UK Fanblog NickUKHub]

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Nick Jr. UK And Nick Jr. 2 Announces Plans To Premiere The Brand Animated Preschool Series "Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures Of Little Nutbrown Hare" From Monday 4th February 2012

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has announced the Nickelodeon UK News in Nick Jr. UK's "What's On" schedule section on the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's preschool channels, Nick Jr. UK and Ireland and Nick Jr. 2, will start to premiere and show the brand new German-Australian animated preschool series "Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare" from Monday 4th February 2012 as part of "2013 on Nick Jr. UK". Nick Junior UK will show the brand new series, "Guess How Much I Love You", everyday on Nick Jr. UK at 6.00pm (repeated one-hour later at 7.00pm on Nick Jr. UK's +1 (plus-one) timeshift channel, Nick Jr. +1), and show an encore later in the evening everyday at 8.00pm on Nick Jr. 2:
6:00pm - Guess How Much I Love You: Follow the adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare as he explores the meadows, forests and streams, discovering the wonder that the world holds.
"Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare" (52 x 11 minute episodes) is based on the bestselling picture book by Sam McBratney and published by the Walker Books Group, and features the love-themed seasonal adventures of Nutbrown Hare's family and their friends, in which the father and son attempt to measure how much they love each other.

Tim Patterson, VP and scheduling director at Nickelodeon UK, described the cartoon as "A beautiful interpretation of the popular book series, GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare, is a fantastic property that has a warmth and charm that we love. The success of the show in other territories is testament to the great work achieved by everyone involved and we look forward to working closely with SLR Productions and CCI to launch this beguiling property on Nick Jr."

"Nick Jr. is a terrific home for this series in the UK and Ireland" said Jill Keenleyside EVP at CCI Entertainment. "We are delighted to be working with them once again, on such a charming and beautiful classic property."

"I am thrilled to see the continued acquisition of GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare for countries across the globe. It has become a much-loved and treasured series by parents and preschoolers in countries where it has already gone to air and I know its broadcast on Nick Jr. will have just the same success" said Executive Producer and CEO of SLR Productions, Suzanne Ryan.

NickToons UK Announces Plans To Premiere The Brand New Acton-Packed Animated Series "Huntik: Secrets And Seekers" From Saturday 12th January 2013

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has announced the Nickelodeon UK News in NickToons UK's "What's On" schedule section on the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's animation/action channel, NickToons UK and Ireland, will start to premiere and show the brand new Italian animated action series created and directed by Iginio Straffi, the creator of the popular animated Nickelodeon series "Winx Club", called "Huntik: Secrets & Seekers" every Saturday and Sunday (weekends) at 8.00am from Saturday 12th January 2013, as part of NickToons UK's Winter 2012/2013 highlights and "2013 on NickToons UK"!:
Saturday 12th January 2012: 8:00am - Huntik: Join the Seekers as they travel the world in search of ancient amulets.
NickToons UK's brand new animated action show "Huntik: Secrets & Seekers" is an action adventure comedy/drama about a group of Seekers traveling around the globe in search of ancient Amulets that can invoke different types of titans. Long before our times, humanity fought against an evil of unimaginable power. The darkness was broken only by the Seekers, humans able to invoke legendary creatures - the Titans - into their own plane of existence. With the Titans executing their every order, the first Seekers fought against the dark forces of the underworld and against themselves. Centuries went by, and one by one, the Titans were hidden: some were buried following grueling battles, others merely forgotten as time passed. The magical and powerful creatures lie hidden and dormant in the most remote parts of the universe, waiting to be awakened by a new and bold group of Seekers. After centuries, the Seekers divided themselves into chapters in order to find traces and clues of past and extinct populations in order to reveal the mystery of the Titans. The Huntik Foundation reaching for these answers will travel from the tip of the South American continent to Europe, from North America to African terrains. Only the most worthy of Seekers are able to invoke the Titans and benefit from their unbelievable powers.

"Huntik" is an Italian animated series created and directed by Iginio Straffi (creator of the "Winx Club"), and is a co-production between Big Bocca Productions, a company owned by Richard McWilliam, CEO and owner of Upper Deck and Rainbow S.p.A., and is one of the spin-offs to Nick's popular "Winx Club" series. All of the show's designs, animation and visual style were created in Italy, while the scriptwriting and original voice recording were done in the United States.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Nickelodeon Brazil Starts To Air Season 5 Of "Winx Club" ("Beyond Believix")

Nickelodeon Brazil has announced in a promo graphic on their official websites' homepage, mundonick.uol.com.br, the Nickelodeon News that Nickelodeon Brazil (also known as Nickelodeon Brasil) are currently premiering and showing brand new episodes of Nickelodeon's brand new fifth season of "Winx Club", called "Beyond Believix", which Nickelodeon co-produced with Rainbow S.r.l., every Saturday at 9.00am!:
NOVA TEMPORADA!

SABADOS, AS 9 DA MANHA

NEW SEASON!

Saturdays at 9 am

Nickelodeon Greece Airing Second Season Of Saban's "Power Rangers Samurai"

Nickelodeon Greece has announced in the 'Nickelodeon News' section on their official Nickelodeon website that Nickelodeon Greece, the Greek version of the popular kids' channel Nickelodeon, premiering and showing brand new episodes of the popular action series "Power Rangers Super Samurai", the second season of "Power Rangers Samurai", every Saturday and Sunday (from Sunday 23rd December 2012) at 2.15pm.

Below is Nickelodeon Greece's Nickelodeon News article about the Greek premiere of the second series of Saban's "Power Rangers Samurai" from the official Nickelodeon Greece website, nickelodeon.gr, which has been translated by Google Translate:
Power Rangers Samurai: There comes the second season of your favorite series!

POWER RANGERS SAMURAI - SEASON 2

Premiere: Sunday 23 December at 14.15

The favorite channel of our little friends, nickelodeon presents the new generation of Power Rangers. An ancient, mystical power of the Samurai gives them the ability to control the elements: Fire, Water, Sky, Forest and Earth. Under the guidance of the omniscient mentor and the aid of dedicated Zords, the Power Rangers fight against the dark forces of the Underworld and a mysterious warrior who is determined to destroy!

POWER RANGERS SAMURAI SEASON 2

Premiere Sunday, December 23 at 14.15

Every Saturday & Sunday at 14.15
Also, below is Nickelodeon Greece's original untranslated article from the "Nickelodeon News" area on the official Nickelodeon Greece website, nickelodeon.gr:

Power Rangers Samurai: Έρχεται η 2η σεζόν της αγαπημένης σας σειράς!

POWER RANGERS SAMURAI – SEASON 2

Πρεμιέρα: ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ 23 ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ στις 14.15

Το αγαπημένο κανάλι των μικρών μας φίλων, το nickelodeon παρουσιάζει τη νέα γενιά των Power Rangers. Μια αρχαία, μυστικιστική δύναμη των Samurai τους δίνει την ικανότητα να ελέγχουν τα στοιχεία της φύσης: Φωτιά, Νερό, Ουρανός, Δάσος και Γη. Υπό την καθοδήγηση του παντογνώστη μέντορά τους και με την ενίσχυση των αφοσιωμένων Zords, οι Power Rangers μάχονται ενάντια στις σκοτεινές δυνάμεις του κάτω κόσμου και ενός μυστηριώδη πολεμιστή που είναι αποφασισμένος για την καταστροφή!

POWER RANGERS SAMURAI SEASON 2

Πρεμιέρα Κυριακή 23 Δεκεμβρίου στις 14.15

Κάθε Σάββατο & Κυριακή στις 14.15

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Stages A "The Goonies" Reunion

According to the following Nickelodeon News / "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" News article on the official TV Guide USA website, Nick's brand new CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series has held a small "The Goonies" reunion as part of the shows second season, which saw actors Sean Astin (who provides the voice of the TMNT character 'Raphael' in Nick's new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series) and Corey Feldman (who provided the voice of TMNT's 'Donatello' in two "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movies) who played 'Mikey' and 'Mouth' respectively in the popular 1985 movie "The Goonies" reunite at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California, USA to record voiceovers for a upcoming season 2 episode of Nickelodeon's hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series! The "Goonies" actors who talk about the possibilities a "The Goonies" sequel:
Exclusive: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stages A Goonies Reunion

Sean Astin, Corey Feldman

The Goonies never say die, and here's proof. More than 27 years after the fan favorite film was released, two of its stars are back together, this time on TV.

Corey Feldman recently joined Sean Astin in the sound booth at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., where the two recorded voiceovers for a Season 2 episode of Nickelodeon's hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Astin plays Raphael, one of the pizza-loving ninjutsu-trained reptiles on the animated revival. Feldman's character remains shrouded in secrecy, although it's safe to say that he rocks Raphael's world. According to Feldman, his Ninja Turtles collaboration with Astin marks one of the few times any of The Goonies kids have shared screen time since the 1985 movie. "The coolest part is it's two Goonies working together again after all these years," Feldman says. "Which is crazy, because we're all such good friends."

Feldman (who played the delinquent Mouth in The Goonies) and Astin (the movie's young protagonist, Mikey) keep in close contact — which made things a little awkward when both tried out for the Raphael role. "If it was anyone else I would have taken it harder, but I love Sean," says Feldman, who was smoking at the time of his audition, sporting a voice that was ultimately deemed too raspy for the job.

Nonetheless, executive producer Ciro Nieli promised to find another role for Feldman, who had voiced Donatello in two of the Ninja Turtles movies. "His role is a perfect complement to his relationship with Sean," says Nieli. "It couldn't be any better."

Feldman is expected to return for multiple episodes. At the first voice-over session with Feldman and Astin, the actors are relaxed and playful with each other. Feldman takes iPhone pics of Astin, sitting in the booth next to him, while Astin admits he has to look away while Feldman voices his role. "I didn't think I'd get to see anybody, it would be a quick visit, do a few lines and that's it," says Feldman.

But, Astin notes, "Nickelodeon is very aware of the promotability of name actors in their shows. They get it. They care about this franchise a lot." Nickelodeon ordered 26 episodes of Season One, which premiered in September, and has already picked up a second season.

Besides Astin, the show also features the voices of Jason Biggs (American Pie), Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) and Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen). Small world time: Feldman worked with Cipes on the Toon Disney series Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go, which was created by Nieli.

Both Feldman and Astin say they're still asked about a Goonies sequel more than almost anything else on their robust resumes. Ideas that have been kicked around in the past include a second movie featuring the old cast, an animated reboot, and even a Goonies Broadway musical. But nothing will happen until producers Steven Spielberg and Richard Donner give their blessing.

"It will happen," Astin says. "I'm 1000 percent certain there will be a sequel. I will bet my children on it."

Feldman's not quite as certain. "Oh my God," he says. "I am betting no child on this matter."
The 1985 movie "The Goonies" tells the tale of a group of children who embark on a wild adventure after finding a pirate treasure map.

Also, from NiagaraThisWeek:
Corey’s coming to Comic Con

Feldman famous for 80s childhood roles

Undoubtedly one of the most famous child actors of the 80s and 90s, Corey Feldman has enjoyed a career spanning over 35 years, having starred in more than 80 films, 100 commercials, and 50 television shows. Feldman is known for starring in cult classics such as Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, Friday the 13th, Gremlins and License to Drive, to name just a few.

The actor will be in Niagara Falls June 8 and 9 when the third annual Niagara Falls Comic Con rolls into the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

Feldman was one half of the popular “Two Coreys” along with Corey Haim. The pair appeared in seven films together, including the aforementioned The Lost Boys and License to Drive. The pair also worked together on a reality series for A&E. Haim died in 2010.

“Feldman has starred in some of the most successful films that span an entire generation of moviegoers,” said Chris Dabrowski, Show Manager for NFCC. “To have him confirm for Niagara Falls Comic Con is huge. He’s an icon.”

Feldman is still going strong with a new solo album, featuring his first ever-music video, the launch of his internet series, a new film coming to theaters called “The M Word”, his autobiography “Coreography”, to be released this November and his new play “White Lies”, which will open in the UK.

Recently, Feldman returned to his former beloved franchises by narrating the Friday the 13th doc “Memories of Crystal Lake”, and by joining the cast of the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” cartoon series on Nickelodeon with former Goonies co-star Sean Astin.

“Corey is still a busy working actor in Hollywood, so we’re grateful that he is taking the time our of his schedule to appear at Niagara Falls Comic Con to meet and greet with fans. He doesn’t do many of these types of conventions, so it’s definitely a rare opportunity for fans to meet him,” Dabrowski added.

Feldman joins celebrities confirmed for the Con, including: Adam West (Batman), Lou Ferrigno (the Incredible Hulk), David Prowse (Star Wars), Jeremy Bulloch (Star Wars), Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Sam J. Jones (Flash Gordon), Pat Mastroianni (Degrassi High), Lee Meriwether (Catwoman), Mick Foley (WWE Hall of Famer), the “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase (WWE Hall of Famer), Tom Savini, Larry Thomas, (Seinfeld’s Soup Nazi), Jason David Frank (Green Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead).

Single-day advance tickets for Niagara Falls Comic Con are $20. A weekend pass is $30. Children 10 and under are free. For more information and for ticket locations, visit www.NFComicCon.com. The Niagara Falls Comic Con is presented by Niagara College.

Nickelodeon UK Announces Plans To Start To Premiere More Brand New Episodes Of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" From February 2013!

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has announced on their "What's On" schedule section on the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, that, after Nickelodeon UK takes a short break of premiering brand new episodes of Nick's brand new CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series, Nickelodeon UK will continue to premiere and show more brand new episodes of Nickelodeon's new TMNT TV series on Nickelodeon UK and Eire and Nickelodeon HD UK Saturday's at 9.30am (repeated at 10.30am on Nick UK's +1 (plus-one) timeshift channel, Nickelodeon +1) throughout February 2013 from Saturday 9th February 2013!

The 3 brand new episodes of Nickelodeon's brand new animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" TV series which Nick UK have scheduled to show on Saturday's at 9.30am (replayed at 10.30am on Nick UK's +1 (plus-one) timeshift channel, Nick +1) in February 2013 will be "Mouserthon" (also known as "Mousers Attack!") on Saturday 9th February 2013, "Leatherhead"​ (AKA "It Came From The Depths") on Saturday 16th February 2013, and "New Girl In Town" on Saturday 23rd February 2013. Below is episode information (synopsis') for each of the all-new episodes of TMNT which Nickelodeon UK will premiere in February 2013, as part of "February on Nickelodeon UK 2013"!

Saturday 9/2/2012 at 9:30am: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mouserthon: When threats from the Purple Dragon gang and Baxter Stockman's Mousers force the Turtles to split into two groups, Donnie and Mikey must prove that they are as valuable as Leo and Ralph.

Saturday 16/2/2012 at 9:30am: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Leatherhead: Michelangelo befriends an unstable mutant alligator who possesses a strange piece of Kraang technology, but the other Turtles aren't sure whether "Leatherhead" is a friend or a foe.

Saturday 23/2/2012 at 9:30am: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - New Girl In Town: Leonardo, tired of Raphael's criticism, lets his brother try his hand at leadership. Leonardo meets a beautiful and dangerous Kunoichi who tries to lure Leonardo to the dark side.

[Nickelodeon UK News via Nickelodeon UK Fanblog NickUKHub]

Nickelodeon UK May Be Planning To Premiere A Brand New Show In February 2013!

Nickelodeon UK's "What's On" online schedule section on the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, is currently displaying an empty time slot for weekdays at 6.30pm on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK from Monday 11th February 2013, which could indicate that Nickelodeon UK is planning to premiere a brand new show or brand new episodes of a series that isn't regularly shown on Nickelodeon UK on Nick UK & Eire/HD in February 2013!

Although not confirmed by Nickelodeon UK, it is rumored that the weekday 6.30pm time slot could feature the premiere of Nickelodeon's brand new live-action comedy show "How to Rock", the launch of the brand new original animated Nickelodeon series "The Legend of Korra", or the debut of season three of Nickelodeon's hit suspense-filled mystery drama series "House Of Anubis".

Nickelodeon's brand new live-action comedy show "How to Rock" follows the journey of Kacey Simon (Cymphonique Miller), a once perfect "mean girl" who falls out of favor with the "in-crowd" after she has to get glasses and braces, but discovers that hanging with a new group of friends may not be as bad as it first seemed. Season 1 of "How To Rock" will follow Kacey as she navigates through high school social circles, real and fake friendships and learning how to rock her "real" self.

"The Legend of Korra" takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the next Avatar after Aang – a girl named Korra (Janet Varney) who is from the Southern Water Tribe. With three of the four elements under her belt (Earth, Water and Fire), Korra seeks to master Air. Her quest leads her to Republic City, the modern “Avatar” world that is a virtual melting pot where benders and non-benders from all nations live and thrive. Korra quickly discovers that the metropolis is plagued by crime as well as a growing anti-bending revolution that threatens to rip the city apart. Under the tutelage of Aang’s son, Tenzin (J.K. Simmons), Korra begins her airbending training while dealing with the dangers at large.

In "House of Anubis" season three, titled "House of Anubis: The Reawakening" the Sibuna gang returns to Anubis House with new leader Eddie (Burkely Duffield) as the Osirian. It's up to the Sibunas to untangle the mysteries and stop the adults from unleashing an evil so great it will destroy the world and everyone in it. The new season will feature returning favorite characters and also introduce new faces including KT (Alexandra Shipp), a sunny and tenacious American girl who becomes a vital part of the Sibuna gang, and Willow (Louisa Connelly-Burnham), a bright and quirky student from another boarding house. "House of Anubis season three has new mysteries to solve, new characters, new crushes, and storylines that will both shock and delight fans," said Marjorie Cohn, President, Content Development, Nickelodeon. "The drama and suspense will leave viewers on The Edge of their seats eager to find out what will happen next."

What do you wish or think Nickelodeon's brand new show or episodes will be? Don't forget to tell NickALive! on Twitter @DailyNickNews!

[Nickelodeon UK News from Nickelodeon UK Fanblog NickUKHub]

Nickelodeon UK Announces Plans To Show Three Brand New Episodes Of "Victorious" In February 2013!

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has announced on their "What's On" schedule section on the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, that Nickelodeon UK are planning to premiere and show three brand new episodes of the popular Nickelodeon comedy series "Victorious" on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK on Monday's throughout February 2013, as part of "February on Nickelodeon UK 2013"!

The 3 brand new episodes of the hit Nickelodeon sitcom "VicTORIous" that Nick UK will show at 6.00pm (repeated at 7.00pm on Nick UK's +1 (plus-one) timeshift channel, Nickelodeon+1) in February 2013 will be "Wanko's Warehouse" on Monday 11th February 2013, "The Blonde Squad" on Monday 18th February 2013 and "Crazy Ponnie", which guest stars Nickelodeon & "iCarly" Star Jennette McCurdy, on Monday 25th February 2013. Below is the episode information (synopsis) for each of the all-new episodes of "Victorious" which Nickelodeon UK will premiere in February 2013:

Monday 11/02/2013 at 6:00pm: Victorious - Wanko's Warehouse: The gang's fave megastore is having a massive sale. To avoid a huge line of customers, the kids hide in the store until it closes so they can grab what they want before it's gone.

Monday 18/02/2013 at 6:00pm: Victorious - The Blonde Squad: While wearing a blonde wig for a film, Cat meets a boy and they quickly hit it off. When Cat realizes he thinks her costume is real, she worries he won't like the real her.

Monday 25/02/2013 at 6:00pm: Victorious - Crazy Ponnie: A strange new student named Ponnie (guest star Jennette McCurdy) befriends Tori, but keeps disappearing around other people. Everyone worries that Tori might be losing it.

[Nickelodeon UK News from Nickelodeon UK Fanblog NickUKHub]

Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Years Day 2013 On Nickelodeon UK And Ireland, Nickelodeon UK HD, Nicktoons UK, Nick Jr. Channel UK And Nick Jr. 2

Nickelodeon UK's "What's On" online schedule section on the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, has announced Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon HD UK's, Nick Jr. Channel's and Nick Jr. 2's New Years Day schedule highlights, which Nickelodeon UK will show on Tuesday 1st January 2013 as part of "Christmas On Nickelodeon UK 2012" to make sure everyone can celebrate the very first day of the brand new year in Nickelodeon Style!

Follow all of Nickelodeon's New Years action on twitter @NickelodeonUK using #xmasonnick. Don't forget to Tweet and let NickALive! know which parts of Nick UK's New Years schedules you're most looking forward to @DailyNickNews!

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be celebrating the first day of 2013 (New Years Day) on Tuesday 1st January 2013 by giving viewers a Rockin' New Years Day with a special "Victorious" day, which will feature a all day "Victorious" marathon featuring back-to-back episodes of the popular Nickelodeon original comedy show from 6.00am to 12.00am (repeated from 7.00am to 1am on Nick UK's +1 (plus-one) timeshift channel, Nickelodeon+1), which will include the special two-part "VicTORIous" specials "Freak The Freak Out" from 11.30am (repeated from 12.30pm on Nick+1) and "Locked Up!"!

Nickelodeon UK's action channel, NickToons UK and Ireland, will be celebrating New Year's Day with a special Spongy "SpongeBob SquarePants" marathon from 10.00am, a special trip to Central Park Zoo to visit the "The Penguins of Madagascar" at 4.00pm, a action-packed episode of "T.U.F.F Puppy" at 4.30pm, two back-to-back episodes of Nickelodeon's brand new CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series from 6.00pm, then Nicktoons will hold a second "SpongeBob SquarePants" marathon from 7.00pm, then, Nicktoons UK will offer even more help to viewers who are struggling to write their New Years Resolution Lists for 2013 with two episodes of "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids", then NickToons will end the evening by holding a traditional New Year's Day celebration featuring the Classic Nickelodeon original animated shows (Nicktoons) "Hey Arnold!", "Invader ZIM", and "The Ren & Stimpy Show", as part of "Winter On Nicktoons UK 2012"!

Nickelodeon UK's preschool channels, Nick Jr. UK and Nick Jr. 2, will also be celebrating New Years Day by showing episodes of favourite Nick Junior UK shows all day, including "Peppa Pig", "Thomas and Friends", "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom", "Team Umizoomi", "Olive the Ostrich", "Dora the Explorer", "Dinosaur Train", "Bubble Guppies", "Let's Go Pocoyo", "Pocoyo", "Super Why", "Max and Ruby", "The Wonder Pets!", "The Backyardigans", "Rugrats", "Poppy Cat", "A Bedtime Story", "Humf", "Rugrats", "Little Bill", "Blue's Clues", and "Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps", plus Nick Jr. Channel will show the special 'Barbie' movie called "Barbie and the Three Musketeers" at 2.00pm (repeated at 3.00pm on Nick Jr. +1), and Nick Jr. 2 will show the special 'Barbie' film "Barbie Fairytopia" at 4.00pm, as part of "Christmas On Nick Jr. UK 2012"!

New Years Eve 2012 On Nickelodeon UK And Ireland, Nickelodeon UK HD, Nicktoons UK, Nick Jr. Channel UK And Nick Jr. 2

Nickelodeon UK's "What's On" online schedule section on the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, has announced Nickelodeon UK's, Nicktoons, Nickelodeon HD UK's, Nick Jr. Channel's and Nick Jr. 2's New Years Eve schedule highlights, which Nickelodeon UK will show on Monday 31st December 2012 as part of "Christmas On Nickelodeon UK 2012" to make sure everyone can have end of the year party's in Nickelodeon Style!

Follow all of Nickelodeon's New Years action on twitter @NickelodeonUK using #xmasonnick. Don't forget to Tweet and let NickALive! know which parts of Nick UK's New Years schedules you're most looking forward to @DailyNickNews!

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be celebrating the end of the year (New Years Eve) on Monday 31st December 2012 by showing episodes from favourite Nickelodeon UK shows, including "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Victorious", "iCarly", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures", "Fred: The Show", "Life With Boys", "Big Time Rush", "Alien Surf Girls" and "H20 - Just Add Water", plus, a special New Years Eve showing of the musical Nickelodeon original television movie "Rags" at 6.00pm (repeated one-hour later at 7.00pm on Nick UK's +1 (plus-one) timeshift channel, Nickelodeon+1), as part of "Christmas On Nickelodeon UK 2012".

Nickelodeon UK's action channel, NickToons UK and Ireland, will be celebrating New Year's Eve with a "SpongeBob SquarePants" marathon from 9.00am, a action-packed episode of "T.U.F.F Puppy" at 4.30pm, two back-to-back episodes of Nickelodeon's brand new CGI-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" television series from 6.00pm, then Nicktoons will hold a second "SpongeBob SquarePants" marathon from 7.00pm, which will include a special presentation of the "SpongeBob SquarePants" special "The Clash Of Triton" at 9.30pm, then, Nicktoons UK will offer to help viewers write their New Years Resolution Lists for 2013 with two episodes of "Grizzly Tales for Gruesome Kids", then NickToons will end the evening by holding a traditional End of the Year celebration featuring the Classic Nickelodeon original animated shows (Nicktoons) "Hey Arnold!", "Invader ZIM", and "The Ren & Stimpy Show", as part of "Christmas On Nicktoons UK 2012"!

Nickelodeon UK's preschool channels, Nick Jr. UK and Nick Jr. 2, will also be celebrating New Years Eve by showing episodes of favourite Nick Junior UK shows all day, including "Peppa Pig", "Thomas and Friends", "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom", "Team Umizoomi", "Olive the Ostrich", "Dora the Explorer", "Dinosaur Train", "Bubble Guppies", "Let's Go Pocoyo", "Pocoyo", "Super Why", "Max and Ruby", "The Wonder Pets!", "The Backyardigans", "Rugrats", "Poppy Cat", "A Bedtime Story", "Humf", "Rugrats", "Little Bill", "Blue's Clues", and "Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps", plus Nick Jr. Channel will show the special 'Barbie' movie called "Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus" at 2.00pm (repeated at 3.00pm on Nick Jr. +1), and Nick Jr. 2 will show the special 'Barbie' film "Barbie: The Princess & the Pauper" at 4.00pm, as part of "Christmas On Nick Jr. UK 2012"!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas From NickALive!

NickALive!, Nickelodeon TV Media and The Daily Nick! would like to wish everyone a very orange Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

To celebrate, below are a selection of great festive Nickelodeon Christmas videos. Don't forget, it's not too late to download some great festive Nickelodeon Christmas downloads Enjoy! You can also tell NickALive! what Santa Claus brought you for Christmas this year and what has been your favourite Christmas present ever @DailyNickNews!

Nickelodeon Stars Sing "Sleigh Ride" In Sparkling High Definition:

Nickelodeon Holiday 2011 from Marcus Wagner on Vimeo.

Holiday music video for Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon UK Christmas Promo (Mid 2000s) - "Light Up Your Christmas":

Light Up Your Christmas from Phil Ball on Vimeo.

A Christmas promo made for Nickelodeon.

Written, Directed, Edited and Produced by Phil Ball and Jane Laffey [Senior Producer at Nickelodeon UK].

Audio by Envy Post Production House [which is located very near to Nickelodeon UK's studios and offices in Rathbone Place in London, UK [Postcode W1T 1JW]].

Nickelodeon Stars Sing "Jingle Bells" Music Video #1:



Nickelodeon Stars Sing "Jingle Bells" Music Video #2:

Nickelodeon . Jingle Bells . holiday promo 2009 from Melinda Beck on Vimeo.

Nickelodeon's "NickMas" Christmas Holiday Specials:



Classic Nickelodeon Ident/Station ID from the 1990s: Snow Globe/Shaker (not yet on Nickelodeon TV Media!):



Nickelodeon USA's "Don't Be A Jerk (It's Christmas!)" "SpongeBob SquarePants" Christmas Music Video From 2009:

Don't be a Jerk! Nickelodeon Christmas 2009 from Leandro Franci on Vimeo.

Christmas promo for Nickelodeon. We had lots of fun making this 1 minute animation, creating the characters and the animation for them (Robson did a great job giving life to them!).
I made the art direction, and After Effects.

You can find more great Nickelodeon Christmas videos here on NickALive!'s Nickelodeon design blog, Nickelodeon TV Media!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Official Nickelodeon Websites Unveil Their Christmas Downloads (2012 Edition)

To celebrate the 2012 Christmas holiday season, the official Nickelodeon websites of Nickelodeon channels around the world have put up some exclusive thoroughly festive Christmas-themed Nickelodeon goodies to download, which you can download by clicking on the links below:

The official Nickelodeon North America (Nickelodeon USA) website, Nick.com, have a selection of exclusive printables featuring characters from popular Nickelodeon shows to celebrate the Nickelodeon holiday season. Printables include Nickelodeon Christmas cards and Nickelodeon Christmas present gift tags featuring the casts of "Big Time Rush", "Victorious", and "iCarly", and a Nickelodeon orange snowflake (Clicking on the links will take you to .SWF Adobe Flash file format files hosted on the official Nick USA website which aren't geo-locked, so the Nickelodeon printables should be available to everyone).

The official Nickelodeon Japan website, NickJapan.com, has a selection of Christmas Nickelodeon computer desktop wallpapers in 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024 screen resolution sizes featuring festive scenes featuring characters from the popular Nickelodeon animated shows "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "The Penguins of Madagascar", including one of a Snowman SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SnowPants), plus Winter-themed snow scene "Dora The Explorer" Nick Jr. computer desktop wallpapers. The official Nickelodeon Japan website also has Christmas downloads featuring "SpongeBob Squarepants", "RugRats", and "Dora the Explorer" colouring in/painting activities, and "To Santa..." letter templates featuring "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dora the Explorer" in their Christmas Nickelodeon printables/crafts area.

Notes - A few of the above Nickelodeon Christmas downloads are in PDF format (Portable Document Format), and will require a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader X to be opened, viewed, and printed.

I will add more Nickelodeon-themed Christmas downloads if I spot any, so check back often!

Nickelodeon Italy Announces Plans To Premiere The New "Victorious" Christmas Special, "A Christmas Tori", On Tuesday 25th December 2012

Nickelodeon Italy has announced in a Nick News article in the "Nickelodeon News" area on their official Nickelodeon website, NickTV.it (below; Italian to English translation provided by Google Translate) that, as part of their Yuletide schedules and celebrations, Nickelodeon Italy (also known as Nickelodeon Italia), the Italian version of the popular children's channel, will premiere and show the brand new Christmas themed episode of the hit Nickelodeon comedy show "Victorious", called "A Christmas Tori", locally titled "Il Natale di Tori" (which translates as "The Christmas Tori"), on Tuesday 25th December 2012 (Christmas Day), as part of "Christmas on Nickelodeon 2012"!:
Victorious: The Christmas Tori

Music and laughter here is the menu for this Christmas Nickelodeon. 25th December at 19 comes the special Victorious Christmas Tori!

View the gallery of pictures of Christmas Tori!

The guys at Hollywood Arts have to find the perfect gift for their friends: they succeed? Who will choose the worst gift will be forced to accompany Sikowitz to do the yodeling on Christmas Day, so it's best that you give to do.

Meanwhile, Trina decides that this year the Christmas tree of Vega will be oversized, while Tori tries to help André get a good grade.

The soundtrack of the episode will be the song It's Not Christmas Without You watch the video!

Also, below is the original untranslated Nickelodeon News article from NickTV.it, the official website of Nickelodeon Italy (Nickelodeon Italia):
Victorious: Il Natale di Tori

Musica e risate: ecco il menù di Nickelodeon per questo Natale. Il 25 dicembre alle 19 arriva lo speciale di Victorious Il Natale di Tori!

Guarda la gallery di foto de Il Natale di Tori!

I ragazzi della Hollywood Arts devono trovare il regalo perfetto per i loro amici: ci riusciranno? Chi sceglierà il regalo peggiore sarà costretto ad accompagnare Sikowitz a fare lo jodel il giorno di Natale, quindi è meglio che si diano da fare.

Nel frattempo, Trina decide che quest'anno l'albero di Natale dei Vega sarà extralarge, mentre Tori cerca di aiutare André a prendere un bel voto.

La colonna sonora dell'episodio sarà la canzone It's not Christmas Without You: guarda il video!.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Nickelodeon UK To Start To Show "The '90s Are All That" Style Classic Nickelodeon Programming Block From February 2013!

According to the official Nickelodeon UK and Ireland website, Nick.co.uk, Nickelodeon UK are planning to start to show a "The '90s Are All That" style Classic Nickelodeon programming block on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK from Monday 4th February 2013, featuring the Classic Nick sitcom "Clarissa Explains It All", the Classic Nickelodeon sketch show series "The Amanda Show", and the Classic Nick Sci-Fi series "The Journey of Allen Strange", as part of "February on Nickelodeon UK 2013"! It is currently unknown whether Nick UK & Eire's Nickelodeon Classics block will be branded or advertised as a 'Classics' block, but if successful, it is thought that Nickelodeon UK may add other Classic Nickelodeon shows to the line-up, including "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", "The Secret World of Alex Mack", "Space Cases", "The Adventures of Pete & Pete", "KaBlam!", and "Cousin Skeeter".

Below is Nickelodeon UK's Classic Nickelodeon schedule line-up, which starts from Saturday 4th February 2012:

10:30pm - The Amanda Show
11:00pm - Clarissa Explains It All
11:30pm - The Journey of Allen Strange

(All shows repeated one-hour later on Nick UK's plus-one timeshift channel, Nickelodeon+1.)

In the USA, "The '90s Are All That" is a programming block that airs nightly on Nick's TeenNick network that shows reruns of classic Nickelodeon shows from the 1990s, airing in a two-hour block running every night from midnight to 2 a.m., with an encore from 2 to 4 a.m. The block derives its name and logo from "All That", a popular sketch comedy series that ran on Nickelodeon USA from 1994 to 2005. Classic Nickelodeon shows which have featured on Nick US's "The '90s Are All That" programming block include "All That", "Kenan & Kel", "Doug", "Rugrats", "Hey Arnold!", "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters", "The Angry Beavers", "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", "Family Double Dare"*, "Figure It Out"*, "The Journey of Allen Strange", "Legends of the Hidden Temple", "The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo"*, "The Ren and Stimpy Show", "Rocket Power", "Salute Your Shorts",
"The Secret World of Alex Mack", "Space Cases", "The Wild Thornberrys", "Clarissa Explains it All", "Rocko's Modern Life" and "Hey Dude" (* This show wasn't shown on Nickelodeon UK).

Which Classic Nickelodeon show would you like to be shown again on Nickelodeon UK? Let NickALive! know on Twitter @DailyNickNews!

[Nickelodeon UK News source: NickUKHub]

Nickelodeon And "Big Time Rush" Star Logan Henderson Hints That BTR May Release A Few Songs In Spanish In The Future

Nickelodeon has announced the Nickelodeon / Big Time Rush News in the 'Nickelodeon Stars' section of the (geo-locked) official Nickelodeon USA website, Nick.com, that, while doing a interview through a live video stream hosted by Cambio, BTR boyband member Logan Henderson, who portrays the character 'Logan Mitchell' in the hit Nickelodeon original comedy series "Big Time Rush", announced that, although it won't be apart of their third musical album, the Nickelodeon Boy Band are hoping to release new songs in Spanish in the future, and hinted that Big Time Rush may be planning to also release a album featuring acoustic tracks sometime in the future:
BTR In Spanish?

The BTR boys have fans all over the world. And they heart their Rushers abroad so much, they may have a special surprise in the works! In a live stream hosted by Cambio, Logan Henderson sat down for a quick Q and A. And one of his answers brought great news to his foreign fans! Plus, it kinda made us want to brush up on our language skills...

In the interview, Logan revealed that Big Time Rush might be taking on a whole new language just to connect with their fans. After being asked if the third BTR album will include a song in Spanish, Logan replied, "I'm not so sure that the third album will have a song in Spanish, but we are planning on putting out some songs in Spanish and maybe even doing an acoustic album!"

Can you imagine Logan, Carlos, James and Kendall singing sweet serenades en Espanol? Sounds fantastico! But the guys may have to do a little bit of practicing first. "I need to work on brushing up my Spanish though, for sure," Logan admitted. Well, if Logan needs a tutor, we've got the perfect gal in mind...and she goes by the name of Dora [The Explorer]! :)

Millennials Generation: Scratching The Digital Marketing Itch

From the Guardian:
Millennials generation: scratching the digital marketing itch

Scratch, a small creative team within Viacom, works to connect businesses to those born after 1980 through social media

The worlds of advertising in particular and media in general are currently fawning over the Millennials – those younger men and women born between 1980 and 2000 who, it is thought, have the greatest potential to live inside of the new digital culture.

For them, the smartphone and the Wi-Fi-connected laptop, Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, YouTube videos and all the other internet-inspired communication breakthroughs of the last decade or more are natural phenomena, simply part of the furniture of their lives. This is the generation that is always logged on and any brand considering its future wants to speak to the Millennials, to sell them products and to be involved in their daily lives.

One man, who is in the vanguard of this trend towards those who are replacing Generation X and the baby boomers as the next big thing, is Ross Martin, executive vice-president and head of a New York-based company Scratch, which is almost as hard to describe, as it is difficult to predict the digital future.

Scratch was born two years ago out of MTV, the music television channel that has moved far beyond "just music" with hits like Jersey Shore and Pimp my Ride, but Scratch's 50-strong staff is considered so important (and perhaps so different from the rest of MTV) that it reports directly Rich Eigendorff, the COO of Viacom Media Networks. Martin, who is a producer and programmer as well as holding an advanced degree in poetry, is quick to dismiss the notion that Scratch is Viacom's internal ad agency or a creative agency in any traditional sense.

He calls Scratch a "creative SWAT team" and a "cultural consultancy" that keeps tabs on everything from K-Pop smash hit phenomenon Gangnam Style to what Lady Gaga is up to. Of particular interest is how the Millennials are both interacting with and themselves creating the next cool cultural shifts. "It's difficult to anticipate where the zeitgeist is going and get there before culture does, but that's sort of what I have to try and do," says Martin. In Hong Kong he was speaking at Casbaa, the cable and satellite conference for Asia after a trip to Japan where he "hung out" in underground art bars and met sneaker designers, graffiti artists and photographers who, he says, are forming "visionary" communities both online and offline.

Martin doesn't believe it is possible to keep up with the Millennials but he does think that Viacom channels MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central can "let them speak through our brands and our platforms". Viacom has a separate, global group of some 400 people called Be Viacom run by Dave Sibley that helps brands integrate their messages with Viacom products, increasingly both online and on the ground (through live events such as the MTV EMA awards) and on their TV channels.

The two groups sometimes work together and certainly Martin and Sibley speak at each other's events, but Scratch also provides a sort of socio-cultural consultancy to brands and companies, helping with things like product development and branding that will work better with how this younger generation thinks. Having worked with blue chip companies including Microsoft and HP as well the Guggenheim Museum. Scratch's biggest client at the moment is General Motors. Recently Scratch began running corporate recruiting on several university campuses in the US for GM because the company is interested in changing the DNA of its workforce.

Martin is spending increasing amounts of time outside of the US as part of Viacom's desire to globalise Scratch's particular brand of advice and work. Viacom already does tons of work on younger audiences and international expansion has been on the company agenda for decades. "Two of the biggest issues facing the Millennials are financial services and healthcare," says Martin. "These are both areas that are important not just in the US but globally."

On 15 November Viacom published new research on Millennials called The Next Normal which found that although this generation is really concerned about the flaccid economy and their own dim employment prospects, they largely describe themselves as "very happy". One of the biggest sources of that happiness is their embracing of social media and the internet in general. "One of the core traits of Millennials is hyper-collaboration," explains Martin, which is why social media is such an important part of understanding this next generation. "You can't check a box in social media and be done. It's a 24/7 job and it's really hard. It's alchemy of science, technology and creativity and a degree of magic. If you don't have them all you will fail."

He admits that media companies are "still in the Dark Ages" of tracking the data of how content is consumed across multiple platforms and devices and what that means in terms of monetisation but says media companies are a step ahead of the internet giants like Google and Facebook because media companies are more "cultural anthropologists". While he admits the industry has a lot to learn about data he believes that figuring out the emotional drivers to behaviour are the real keys to understanding and monetising this hyper-connected generation. "What we have to get is that storytelling is different on social than it is on TV and doing events on the ground is different from putting something on a mobile device and you can't afford to be mediocre at any of these things anymore," says Martin. "Our job is to be open to what this next generation needs and wants and be ready and able to amplify the compelling stuff they are creating."

Canadian Preschool Children's Channel Treehouse TV Accquires Rights To Series 1 - 6 Of Nick Jr. UK's "Peppa Pig"; To Air From March 2013; Studio Licensing To Start To Launch "Peppa Pig" Merchandise In Canada From Late 2013

According to the following news article from Kidscreen, the international entertainment business Entertainment One Family has sold seasons one to six of Nick Jr. UK and Ireland's popular Astley Baker Davies-produced animated preschool series "Peppa Pig" to Corus Entertainment's 24-hour preschool channel, Treehouse TV. eOne has also announced that they and Toronto's Studio Licensing will launch "Peppa Pig" products in categories such as toys, accessories, outwear and nightwear, footwear, games and puzzles by the end of 2013:
Peppa Pig comes to Canada via new Corus deal

Entertainment One Family has sold seasons one to six of its hit Astley Baker Davies-produced series Peppa Pig to Corus Entertainment's 24-hour preschool net, Treehouse.

Episodes are set to air in March 2013 and eOne and the brand's L&M program [Licensing and Merchandising program] from Toronto's Studio Licensing will launch products in categories such as toys, accessories, outwear and nightwear, footwear, games and puzzles by the end of 2013.

The latest deal follows on the heels of recent Peppa Pig sales international broadcasters including Yo Yo (Taiwan), TVB (Hong Kong), Okto (Singapore), Cineplex (Thailand) and Disney Jr. (Spain and Italy).

To date, the series has been sold to more than 180 territories worldwide.

Tags: Corus Entertainment, eOne Family, Peppa Pig, Studio Licensing, Treehouse

SeaWorld Parks And Entertainment And Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Announce New Multi-Platform Partnership For Nick Jr. USA's "Franklin & Friends"

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has announced in the following Press Release, from PRNewswire, that they and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana have announced a new multi-platform partnership that combines the appeal of characters Nick Jr. USA's animated preschool series "Franklin & Friends" with the beloved SeaWorld brand:
SeaWorld and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Announce Franklin and Friends Partnership

-- Internationally renowned book and TV series character Franklin embarks on new adventures at SeaWorld parks --

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 19, 2012 /SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Press Release via PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana announced today a multi-platform partnership that combines the appeal of the popular Franklin & Friends characters with the beloved SeaWorld® brand. Beginning January 2013, the company's new SeaWorld Kids brand and Nelvana will team up to introduce kids and families to in-park Franklin characters, TV specials, books and merchandise.

(Download image - Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121219/FL32044 )

Highlights of this multi-faceted partnership include:

* Franklin will take up residence at the three SeaWorld parks for the year, where guests will be able to meet this classic character, take photos and get autographs. The parks include:

* SeaWorld Florida beginning with the "Just for Kids" event January 2013

* SeaWorld Texas beginning with the "Just for Kids" event April 2013

* SeaWorld California beginning with the "Spring into Night" event March 2013

* Franklin and Friends' specialty merchandise, much of it exclusive to SeaWorld, will be available in the parks

* SeaWorld and Nelvana are collaborating on two Franklin and Friends on-screen specials which will focus on the natural world

* The SeaWorld Kids brand will be reflected in select Franklin products, including co-branded books published by Corus Entertainment's Kids Can Press.

"Families throughout North America and from around the world look forward to their visits to SeaWorld parks in the U.S., and we are very excited to integrate the Franklin and Friends preschool brand into that experience," said Colin Bohm , Managing Director, Nelvana. "The theme parks and the new SeaWorld Kids entertainment and merchandising opportunities provide ideal platforms for kids and families to connect with Franklin and Friends."

"This partnership is a 'natural' for us to create fun, family experiences that connect young kids to animals and the world we share," said Scott Helmstedter , Chief Creative Officer for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. "SeaWorld Kids is a brand dedicated to specifically connecting children with animals and nature, and Franklin is an enduring, much-loved animal character that brings adventure to kids. We look forward to working together to create unique opportunities for the Franklin and Friends' characters to have outdoor adventures and also educate viewers along the way."

Based on the best-selling children's book series by Paulette Bourgeois and Brenda Clark , published by Kids Can Press, the new CGI-animated TV series, Franklin and Friends, follows Franklin the Turtle as he experiences adventures and milestones, learning lessons along the way with his pals Snail, Rabbit, Beaver, Fox, Goose and best friend Bear. The series airs on Nick Jr. in the U.S. and Corus Entertainment's preschool channel Treehouse in Canada. Franklin and Friends is a Canada-Singapore co-production from Nelvana Limited and Infinite Frameworks.

The new SeaWorld Kids banner features entertainment and lifestyle products that connect children as old as 12 with the joy and wonder of animals. This new brand brings kids up-close to nature in fun new ways, allowing them to connect with the world we share at home, schools and on-the-go. SeaWorld Kids will represent both custom and library-driven content programming in animation, TV, film, gaming, publishing and music.

About Nelvana

Nelvana is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing, children's animation and animation software. The Company's multimedia entertainment brands include YTV, Treehouse, Nickelodeon (Canada), ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), CosmoTV, Sundance Channel (Canada), Movie Central, HBO Canada, Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 37 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99.3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. Corus creates engaging branded entertainment experiences for its audiences across multiple platforms. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CJR.B). Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

For five decades SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has inspired millions to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The company is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands.

In 2011 the company began expanding its popular brands into media and entertainment platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television and digital media; plus began developing new lines of licensed consumer products.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment also is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company cares for one of the largest collections of animals in the world, including more than 7,000 marine and terrestrial animals and 60,000 fish, The company has supported conservation programs on every continent and operates one of the world's most respected wildlife rescue programs to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return them to the ocean. SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 22,000 animals in need - ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned - over more than four decades.

SOURCE SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Saturday, December 22, 2012

TeenNick USA To Premiere The Brand New "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures" Episode "Epic Christmas" On Saturday 22nd December 2012!

Nickelodeon USA has announced the Nickelodeon News on their official Tumblr blog, nickelodeon.tumblr.com, that Nick USA's teens and young adults channel, TeenNick, will premiere the brand new special Christmas holiday themed episode of the Nickelodeon comedy series "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures", called "Epic Christmas", TONIGHT! (Saturday 22nd December 2012) at 4:00pm / 3:00c, and show an encore at 7:30pm / 6:30c as part of TeenNick USA's festive programming line-up and "December on TeenNick 2012"!:
Christmas is getting epic

Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Christmas airs today (12/22) at 4pm/3c and 7:30pm/6:30c on TeenNick.

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The Official Nickelodeon USA Website, Nick.com, Unveils Sneak Peek Video Of The Upcoming Brand New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Episode "Squid Defense"

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering and showing the brand new episode of the hit Nickelodeon original animated series (Nicktoon) "SpongeBob SquarePants" called "Squid Defense" on Friday 28th January 2013, the SpongeBob Video Clips section on the official Nickelodeon USA websites' official "SpongeBob SquarePants" website has unveiled a special brand new and exclusive sneak peek online streaming video clip featuring a early look at SpongeBob KaratePants in the brand new "SpongeBob SquarePants" episode, titled "Squid Defense", in which, after Squidward Tentacles' groceries get stolen, he wants to learn Karate from Sandy Cheeks and SpongeBob, which visitors located within North American can watch here on Nick USA's (geo-locked) official "SpongeBob SquarePants" website, spongebob.nick.com!

The Official Nick Jr. UK Website Unveils Brand New "Grown Ups" Section Especially Designed For Parents Of Nick Junior Viewers

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's preschool channel, Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, has launched a brand new section to their official website, nickjr.co.uk, especially designed for parents of Nick Junior viewers to enjoy called 'Grown Ups', which is packed full of useful stuff, information and ideas for parents to make the most of their time with their little Jr's.

Nick Jr. UK's brand new 'Grown Ups' website is split up into different areas in which visitors can find a whealth of information relevant to parents, such as great ideas for busy lifestyles in the 'YouTime' area, a guide to all the activities available on the Nick Jr. website in the 'FunFinder' area, a guide to the hottest mobile and tablet Apps around for little fingers from Nickelodeon and other recommended App developers in 'HappyApps' to help you navigate your way around the increasingly busy world of Apps, a guide to online safety in 'StaySafe', and a 'Events' guide which lists all the locations around the UK and Ireland where you can meet and greet your favourite Nick Jr. friends, plus links to Nick Jr. UK's official Facebook and Twitter profile pages.

Visitors also have the chance to register for 'myJr' in Nick Jr's "Nick Jr. for Grown Ups" section, which will then allow to access exclusive content, save their (or their child's) favourite Nick Jr. activities, games, and video clips, and the chance to opt-in to Nick Jr. UK's brand new newsletter.

You can visit Nick Jr UK's brand new 'Grown Up's' section here on the official Nick Jr. UK website, nickjr.co.uk/grown-ups.

British Children's Television Channel 'Kix' To Start To Show NickToons USA's Popular Anime "Dragon Ball Z Kai" From Wednesday 26th December 2012

Kix, a free-to-air children's and teen's television channel in the UK, has announced in a Tweet (post) on their official Twitter profile page (@Kix_TV) that the channel will start to premiere and show the popular Japanese anime [Japanese animation] television series "Dragon Ball Z Kai" (known in Japan as "Dragon Ball Kai"), which frequently airs on Nickelodeon USA's animation channel, NickToons, from Wednesday 26th December 2012 (Boxing Day). According to Kix's "What's On" online television schedule guide on Kix's official website, kixtv.co.uk, Kix will show "Dragon Ball Z Kai" weekdays at 6.00pm:
4 days to #DragonballZKai!!!!
"Dragon Ball Z Kai" is a revised version of the anime series "Dragon Ball Z" produced in commemoration of the original's 20th anniversary, and features remastered high definition picture, sound, and special effects as well as a re-recorded voice track by most of the original cast. In the opening (first) episode, titled "Prologue to Battle! The Return of Goku!", five years have passed since Goku's victory over Piccolo. An odd looking spacecraft crashes to Earth and a strange man emerges who almost kills Piccolo!

Video Of Nickelodeon UK's Brand New "Nickelodeon Presents Brand New Butt-Kicking Episodes Of Supah Ninjas" Teaser Promo

Below is a high quality (HQ) high definition (HD) online streaming video clip and transcript of Nickelodeon UK's brand new "Nickelodeon Presents Brand New Butt-Kicking Episodes of Supah Ninjas" teaser promo/trailer which was written, edited and produced by London-based Nickelodeon Promo creative producer, writer and editor Allan Blatch, voiced by Nickelodeon Voice over artist Lewis MacLeod, with graphics by Marlon Nico Thomas and audio by sound engineer and designer Gez Lloyd from The Jungle Group to promote Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK premiering and showing brand new episodes of Nick's original action-comedy series "Supah Ninjas" in January 2013:

SUPAH NINJAS ON NICKELODEON, ALLAN BLATCH from Allan Blatch on Vimeo.

New Episodes promotion for Supah Ninjas, mimicking the feel and music of the very popular KickAss theatrical trailer. Written, Edited and Produced by Allan Blatch for Nickelodeon UK. Voiced by Lewis MacLeod, Graphics by Marlon Thomas and audio by Gez Lloyd from The Jungle Group.

Background music: Bad reputation

[Owen Reynolds (Carlos Knight): We're going undercover.]

[Amanda McKay (Gracie Dzienny): I'll do it!]

[Owen: We're supposed to be undercover, this is VERY above cover!]

[Mike Fukunaga (Ryan Potter): You just got double-decker busted!]

On-screen text: Nickelodeon Presents

Brand New]

[Owen: That was weird!]

[Text: Butt Kicking Episodes]

[Amanda: You know you're not supposed to throw them.]

Brand new Supah Ninjas, today at 4pm [5pm Nick+1], only on Nickelodeon!

NickToons UK Announces Plans To Premiere The Brand New Acton-Packed Animated Series "Huntik: Secrets And Seekers" Soon!

Nickelodeon UK has announced the Nickelodeon UK News in a brand new promo/trailer (below with transcript) that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's animation channel, NickToons UK and Ireland, will start to premiere and show the brand new Italian animated action series created and directed by Iginio Straffi, the creator of the popular animated Nickelodeon series "Winx Club", called "Huntik: Secrets & Seekers" soon, possibly in 2013, as part of NickToons UK's Winter 2012/2013 highlights and "2013 on NickToons UK"!:

In a brand new series, mysteries need to be solved, riddles need to be cracked, and it all needs to happen

before school starts.

[Lok Lambert: Did I mention that I have a history final tomorrow?]

Let the adventure begin!

[Lok Lambert: I hope this works!]

Huntik: Secrets & Seekers, this weekend at 8am, only on NickToons!
NickToons UK's brand new animated action show "Huntik: Secrets & Seekers" is an action adventure comedy/drama about a group of Seekers traveling around the globe in search of ancient Amulets that can invoke different types of titans. Long before our times, humanity fought against an evil of unimaginable power. The darkness was broken only by the Seekers, humans able to invoke legendary creatures - the Titans - into their own plane of existence. With the Titans executing their every order, the first Seekers fought against the dark forces of the underworld and against themselves. Centuries went by, and one by one, the Titans were hidden: some were buried following grueling battles, others merely forgotten as time passed. The magical and powerful creatures lie hidden and dormant in the most remote parts of the universe, waiting to be awakened by a new and bold group of Seekers. After centuries, the Seekers divided themselves into chapters in order to find traces and clues of past and extinct populations in order to reveal the mystery of the Titans. The Huntik Foundation reaching for these answers will travel from the tip of the South American continent to Europe, from North America to African terrains. Only the most worthy of Seekers are able to invoke the Titans and benefit from their unbelievable powers.

"Huntik" is an Italian animated series created and directed by Iginio Straffi (creator of the "Winx Club"), and is a co-production between Big Bocca Productions, a company owned by Richard McWilliam, CEO and owner of Upper Deck and Rainbow S.p.A., and is one of the spin-offs to Nick's popular "Winx Club" series. All of the show's designs, animation and visual style were created in Italy, while the scriptwriting and original voice recording were done in the United States.

Season one of "Huntik: Secrets & Seekers" introduces viewers to Lok Lambert, a normal highschool boy who is thrown into a new life of Titans and battles when he discovers his father's amulet along with his journal; proof that he may still be alive. He meets Seekers Sophie Casterwill, Dante Vale and Zhalia Moon, who help him learn to be a Seeker and to try and find his father, Eathon. But, there are those that plot in the shadows: the evil Organization with their tough leaders; DeFoe, Rassimov, Klaus and Grier. With danger and betrayal lurking around the corner, the shattered team must try to pull themselves together for the worst is yet to come. The young team of seekers must take down enemy number one The Professor,who is one of the most powerful seekers to have ever graced the face of the earth.Who is coming closer and closer to taking over the world if he is not stopped before time runs out and gains the most dangerous power and amulets,and Titans. After an awesome battle of seekers and titans The Professor is ultimately defeated in the end. Dante and the rest of the seekers celebrate the defeat of The Professor and talk and wonder of the future yet to come and their further involvement with the Foundation. Lok becomes a skilled and talented young seeker thanks to the teaching of Dante Vale and his newfound experiences on the previous adventures.