Friday, February 28, 2020

Nickelodeon Developing New JoJo Siwa Movie

Nickelodeon is currently working on a brand new movie starring social media superstar and Dance Moms phenom JoJo Siwa, Forbes is reporting!

Details about the project, which is currently in the works, including whether it'll be a theatrical movie for theatres or a made-for-TV Nickelodeon Original Movie - are currently still underwraps. JoJo previously featured alongside Jace Norman (Henry Danger) and Daniella Perkins (Knight Squad) in Nickelodeon's made-for-television movie Blurt.

Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube sensation, pop star, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Times bestselling author and star on Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties. Siwa connects with her fans through many channels: via social media, where she currently has over 8.6 million followers on Instagram, over 17.3 million followers on TikTok (formerly, over 437,000 Twitter followers, 581,000 likes on Facebook, and on YouTube, over 10.2 million subscribers with over 2.5 billion views. She was recently listed as one of the top 25 most influential people on the internet by TIME Magazine. JoJo also remains close to her fans through her SIWANATORZ club, which stands against negativity and bullying; through her global reach of consumer products including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods and party supplies; and with her hugely popular singles, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed almost 709 million times and is RIAA certified platinum, “Kid in a Candy Store” which is RIAA certified gold, “Hold The Drama,” and “D.R.E.A.M.” JoJo has released 2 EP’s Celebrate released in April and D.R.E.A.M. The Music released in November 2018.

Siwa recently launched her first animated shorts series, The JoJo & BowBow Show Show starring Siwa and her furry best friend BowBow, which can be streamed via the Nick Play App. She also works alongside Nick Cannon in Nickelodeon’s hit competition series Lip Sync Battle Shorties, as well as appearing on various Nickelodeon live-action series including The Substitute, School of Rock and The Thundermans and animated series Middle School Moguls. Siwa performed at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards and has won two blimps for Favorite Viral Music Artist in 2017 and Musical YouTube Creator in 2018.

In addition to an overall talent deal, Siwa and Nickelodeon have a licensing partnership for consumer products inspired by the star. She is a top licensed property with popular consumer products across multiple categories at retailers around the world. In May, the Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) named JoJo the number one live-action licensed property. More than 41 million of her iconic bows have been sold globally, and she has a popular line of Danskin apparel and athleisure line at major US retailers.

JoJo Siwa is currently on a worldwide tour of her sellout Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. the Tour, in which she became the youngest artist to play at the O2 in London, and recently released a mobile game titled JoJo Siwa — Live to Dance.

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