Sunday, August 10, 2014

Nickelodeon France To Premiere "The Thundermans" And "Rabbids Invasion" In September 2014; "Breadwinners" Soon

Nickelodeon France has unveiled a few of their exciting Autumn/Winter 2014 programming highlights!

Meet The Thundermans - Nickelodeon France has announced the exciting news in a post on their official Facebook profile page,, that Nick France will start to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new superhero-themed original comedy series "The Thundermans", locally titled "Les Thunderman", from Monday 1st September 2014! To celebrate the French debut of Nick's all-new sitcom, has unveiled the channels official "Les Thunderman" website, which features show information, character bios for Max (Jack Griffo), Phoebe (Kira Kosarin), Billy (Diego Velazquez), Nora (Addison Riecke), Hank (Chris Tallman) and Barb (Rosa Blasi), and a online streaming video clip featuring a special sneak peek preview!

The Invasion Continues - Nick France has announced the Bwaah-some news on their official "Rabbids Invasion" website that Nickelodeon France will start to show Nickelodeon and Ubisoft's popular CG-animated series "Rabbids: Invasion", locally titled "Les Lapins Crétins : Invasion", from September 2014! To celebrate Nick France's debut of "Les Lapins Crétins: Invasion", has unveiled the networks official "Les Lapins Crétins: Invasion" show website, which features information about the show, exclusive animated GIFs and a video clip featuring Nickelodeon France's "Les Lapins Crétins : Invasion" launch trailer!

To the Rocket Van! - Nickelodeon France has announced on their brand-new "Breadwinners" website that Nickelodeon France will start to air Nickelodeon's brand-new bread-tastic original animated buddy comedy series (Nicktoon) "Breadwinners" very soon! To celebrate, has debuted the channels official show webpage for the series, which features show information, character bios for SwaySway and Buhdeuce and Nick France's "Breadwinners" teaser trailer/promo! "Breadwinners" is the best thing since sliced bread! YEAH BOYEEEEEE!

Below are online streaming video clips featuring Nickelodeon France's teaser promos for "Les Lapins Crétins : Invasion" and "Breadwinners", from Nickelodeon France's official YouTube channel:

Les Lapins Crétins : Invasion:

Breadwinners - Bientôt sur NICKELODEON:

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Nickelodeon Australia Adds "Every Witch Way" To Foxtel Go

Nickelodeon Australia has announced in a post and trailer on their official Facebook profile page,, the very exciting Nickelodeon International News that, to celebrate Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand recently starting to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new spell-binding fantasy television series "Every Witch Way", Nickelodeon Australia has debuted every episode of EWW on Foxtel's multi-platform TV service, Foxtel Go, letting Aussie NickHeads watch every episode from "Every Witch Way" season one on-demand on smartphones (iPhone and and selected Samsung GALAXY devices), tablets, laptops, PC and Mac's, including many episodes which haven't been aired on Nick AUNZ yet!

Watch Every Witch Way on Foxtel Go!
Can't wait for more Every Witch Way? You don't have to!

You can watch every single episode RIGHT NOW on Foxtel Go!! #EveryWitchWay

You can find out more information about how to watch "Every Witch Way" on Foxtel Go here on Foxtel's official website.
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Nick Jr. UK Unveils "Nick Jr. Leap", A Brand-New Interactive Learning Zone

Nickelodeon UK's preschool channel, Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, has unveiled a brand-new area on their official website called "Nick Jr. Leap"!

Targeted for children aged 2 and upwards, "Nick Jr. Leap" is a brand-new learning tool containing a wide variety of fun and educational worlds and mini-games that aim to develop the players mathematics, problem solving and language skills. "Nick Jr. Leap" currently features three different educational worlds, with each world presented by favourite Nick Jr. characters from popular Nickelodeon preschool shows:

In "Numbers World", players can grow their own flowers and trees and look after their garden while they learn a bit of maths with the help of "Team Umizoomi".

In "Language World", children can start learning how to say words in English, Spanish, French and Italian in three fun mini-games presented by "Dora the Explorer".

In "Solving World", players visit space park with the fin-tastic Bubble Guppies and solve puzzles along the way.

"Nick Jr. Leap" has been made to encourage both independent and parent-led game play with learning targets that cover the 2014 EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) framework. This includes reception class for mathematics development and understanding the world. The language games are an entertaining introduction to French, Spanish and Italian, and can also help children who speak English as a second language.

This forms the basis of current school Reception year curriculum and was developed alongside an education expert to ensure the games have a solid foundation and are suitable for the learning development of this age range.

"Nick Junior Leap" is specifically tailored to a child's age as they begin their adventure but will adapt based on their performance to ensure that they are always challenged but progressing at a suitable pace.

As part of "Nick Jnr Leap", players can choose a Leap friend to go on their learning adventure with them, and as they progress and complete games, their Leap friend is rewarded.

Parents can choose to create an account and benefit from tracking their child's progress in the designated 'Grown Ups' area. This shows their progress within each game so parents can see where their children are flourishing and where they might need a little more help. Parents can also edit user and audio settings and find out more information about "Nick Jr. Leap" in the "Grown Ups Zone".

Your just a moment away from starting your Nick Jr. Leap experience!
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WIN VIP Tickets To Nickelodeon Australia's SLIMEFEST 2014

To celebrate SLIMEFEST 2014, Nickelodeon Australia has launched a brand-new competition which is giving one very lucky Aussie NickHead the chance to win the slimiest-of-all-time VIP SLIMEFEST experience for themselves and their very best friend!

To enter Nickelodeon Australia's 'Spot the Slime Sloth' contest, simply visit and explore Nickelodeon Australia's official website,, to find the 'Slime Sloth'. Once you've spotted the Slime Sloth, click on the 'Slime Sloth' image displayed to be directed to the contests official entry form.

When you arrive at the entry form, fill in your details and answer the following question: The Slime Sloth has built the slimiest celebrity hang-out backstage at SLIMEFEST. What should it be called?

Once you've typed your answer and filled in your details, click submit at the bottom of the page and you'll be entered into Nick's prize draw to win a once in a life-slime VIP SLIMEFEST experience for you and you're bestie, where you'll also both be a part of the the Slime Sloth's Slime Squad!

The winning entrant will win the ULTIMATE SLIMEFEST 2014 experience:

* Two (2) VIP Premium Mosh Area Meet and Greet tickets to the 6.00pm SLIMEFEST 2014 show at Sydney Olympic Park on Friday 26th September 2014 for the winner and one (1) friend (valued at up to $210.62);

* A place on the Nickelodeon Slime Sloth Slime Squad for the winner and their friend (this is a money can't buy experience);

* One (1) single pass seated ticket to the Event for the parent/guardian of the winner or the winner's guest (valued at up to $71.67);

* Three (3) return economy flights from the winner's closest major city airport to Sydney (valued at up to $2,400);

* Two (2) x nights' accommodation for three (3) people at the Novotel Hotel in Olympic Park, Sydney (valued at up to $558.30); and

* Return transfers for three (3) people to between Sydney Airport and the accommodation and between the Event and the accommodation (valued at up to $300).

A Total Prize Value of AUD$3,540.59!

Get hunting the Slime Sloth today!

Nickelodeon Australia's 'Slime Sloth Slime Squad Competition' is open to residents of Australia aged between 8 and 15
years of age at Friday 26th September 2014. Entrants must be at minimum 140cm in height to be eligible to enter the Competition and win the grand Prize. Other terms and conditions apply.

The craziest kids' concert ever, Nickelodeon's SLIMEFEST is jam-packed with cool celebrities, mega-messy stunts, electrifying musical performances, and of course, tons and tons of Nickelodeon's trademark slime! It's a festival experience that makes it THE ultimate family concert event for 2014. Currently announced performers include the Australian pop singer Cody Simpson, the Sydney-based all-male hip-hop dance & pop music group and "Australia's Got Talent" winners Justice Crew, the Australian singer-songwriter and dancer Timomatic, and Alli Simpson, the younger sister of Cody!

To make sure that their third annual SLIMEFEST event is the biggest, bestest and and slimiest SLIMEFEST ever to give attendees the slime of their life, Nick AU will take over the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre in Sydney (SYD), New South Wales (NSW) on Friday 26th September 2014 to hold their first SLIMEFEST concert, then will be taking all the slimy action on the road to Melbourne (MEL) to hold a second SLIMEFEST concert at the State Netball Hockey Centre in Parkville, Victoria (VIC) on Sunday 28th September 2014! Each concert will feature two SLIMEFEST shows, a morning show at 11:00am and a evening show at 6:00pm. Tickets to attend SLIMEFEST 2014 are currently available to be purchased on Ticketmaster Australia!

Plus, this year Nickelodeon are going to attempt something huge at SLIMEFEST! Help Nick break the world record for the most kids slimed EVER! Get your tickets and help make history today! SLIMEFEST 2014 is going to be the most slime of all time - guaranteed!
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Nickelodeon And Paramount Announce "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Sequel; To Be Released In 2016

The entertainment industry news websites and The Hollywood Reporter are reporting the exciting Nickelodeon Movies news in the following articles that, following the hugely successful opening weekend for Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures' brand-new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, Paramount Pictures today, Sunday 10th August 2014, announced that Nick and Paramount are making sequel TMNT film, which is currently set for release in theaters (cinemas) on Friday 3rd June 2016! The announcement was made by Brad Grey, the chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Paramount Pictures.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2', the second movie from Nick and Paramount's new TMNT film franchise, will again be produced by Michael Bay alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick. Screenwriters Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec ("Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocal") are also coming aboard again to write the sequel and will also receive an executive producing credit. It's not clear if Jonathan Liebsman will again direct.

It is also currently unknown whether Megan Fox and Will Arnett will return to reprise their roles of fearless reporter April O'Neil and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick.

Upon opening worldwide on Friday 8th August 2014, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" has wowed in its North American debut by making $65 million so far at the box office. Worldwide, the movie has opened to $97.3 million.

From THR:
Box Office: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Wows With $65M Domestic Debut

UPDATED: The Michael Bay-produced movie steals the top spot from "Guardians of the Galaxy," with Paramount immediately announcing a summer 2016 sequel.

Launching a new film franchise, Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles wowed in its North American debut with $65 million, becoming the second August tentpole after Guardians of the Galaxy to wildly overperform. Worldwide, the movie opened to $97.3 million, prompting Paramount chief Brad Grey and producer Michael Bay to immediately announce a sequel, set for release June 3, 2016.

TMNT is a needed win for Paramount, which makes fewer movies than other studios. It also exploits parent company Viacom's various divisions.

TMNT screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Neme are returning to write the script for the sequel.

The family friendly film, earning a B CinemaScore, easily bested Guardians to claim the No. 1 spot domestically. Guardians certainly held its own, however, falling a respectable 56 percent in its second weekend to $41.5 million for a domestic total of $175.9 million. Globally, the Marvel Studios and Disney tentpole raced past the $300 million mark after earning another $40.1 million for a foreign total of $137.3 million and world haul of $313.2 million.

In North America, Guardians and TMNT are helping to shore up the otherwise troubled summer box office, where revenue was down a steep 20 percent two weeks ago. Revenue is now down by 17 percent or less.

Guardians placed No. 2 domestically, followed by new entires Into the Storm and adult dramedy The Hundred-Foot Journey, which opened to $18 million and $11.1 million, respectively. The weekend's fourth new nationwide film, Step Up All In, opened to $6.6 million, a franchise low. The dance film is making up ground overseas, where it has earned $37.7 million for a worldwide total of $44.2 million.

Heading into the weekend, the $125 million TMNT was expected to debut in the $50 million to $55 million range, and its better-than-expected performance underscores the pent-up appetite for family fare, even though it is rated PG-13. Bay's Platinum Dunes shepherded TMNT for Paramount and Nickelodeon. (There's already a new television series.)

Males fueled the film (61 percent), while 45 percent of Friday's audience was under the age of 25.

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman, TMNT stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Danny Woodburn, Abby Elliott, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson and Minae Noji. It's based on the characters created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman.

In the film, four outcast brothers rise from the sewer and discovery their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles while working with a fearless reporter (Fox) to save New York City from Shredder and his evil Foot Clan.

"To know moviegoers are embracing the Turtles with such enthusiasm is everything that we and all our filmmakers have been hoping for. Along with our partners Michael Bay and Platinum Dunes, and of course Cyma Zarghami and everyone at Nickelodeon, we are thrilled with this weekend’s result, the enduring power of this franchise, and the opportunity to make another one," Grey said in a statement.

Paramount Film Group president Adam Goodman added, "Launching a new take on the turtles into the feature film world was a daunting task because as fans of them ourselves, we felt a great responsibility to ensure audiences were going to experience everything they loved about the turtles, while also getting to see them brought to life in a way they had never been seen before."

New Line and Warner Bros.' tornado disaster film Into the Storm, earning a B CinemaScore, opened to less than half of Twister's $41.2 million debut nearly 20 years ago, not accounting for inflation. (That film was also from Warner Bros.) Lacking any big stars but boasting plenty of tornadoes, Into the Storm cost under $50 million to make.

Into the Storm played heavily to females (58 percent), while a full 71 percent of the audience was over the age of 25. Steven Quale directed the found-footage movie

Going after adults was DreamWorks and Participant Media's dramedy The Hundred-Foot Journey, about dueling French and Indian chefs in a small French town.

The $22 million film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom and based on the book by Richard C. Morais, has plenty of pedigree behind the camera in producers Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, while star Helen Mirren is a big draw for older moviegoers. Middling reviews likely muted the film's showing, although it did boast an A CinemaScore. More than 40 percent of the audience was over the age of 50.

From Summit Entertainment, Step Up All In is the fifth installment in the dance franchise. Trish Sie directed the movie, which stars Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan, Stephen "tWitch" Boss, Misha Gabriel, Izabella Miko, Alyson Stoner and Adam Sevani. Step Up All In received a B+ CinemaScore, with females making up 59 percent of the audience.

At the specialty box office, CBS Films' romantic comedy What if, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, launched in 20 theaters in 10 top markets, grossing $130,000 for a location average of $6,500, on par with Promised Land and just behind The Young Victoria in terms of location average.

What If earned an A- CinemaScore, and will continue to expand next weekend.
Also, from Deadline Hollywood:
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Sequel Underway; Bay To Return

On the strength of the $65M-plus domestic opening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Paramount announced this AM that a sequel is underway with Michael Bay steering the production once again. The project from Nickelodeon Movies will bow on June 3, 2016. Bay will produce alongside his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, with Galen Walker and Scott Mednick. Screenwriters Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec (Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocal) are again coming aboard to write the sequel and will also receive an exec producing credit. It's not clear if Jonathan Liebsman will again direct. Kudos to Paramount's marketing team led by Josh Greenstein — talk about negotiating from a place of strength.

The date for the sequel will come only a week after the studio bows Monster Trucks and in the same weekend scheduled currently for Warner Bros.' San Andreas starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and 20th Century Fox's B.O.O. Bureau of Otherworldly Operations starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Seth Rogen so, I would think, that eventually one of the three studios is going to blink and move off the date.

The surprise box office hit bowed in 17 markets internationally this weekend to take in an estimated $28.7M (final figures will be out tomorrow). So its worldwide total is around $97.3M, depending on today's grosses. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been playing well both during the family moviegoing matinees and the older 25 to 35 demo-pushing evening and late night showings. Paramount and Michael Bay who together just launched another franchise this summer after kicking it earlier in the summer with a gonzo $95.7M opening for Transformers: Age of Extinction. It's been a Michael Bay summer for the studio. Some have called the latest Turtles revamp Transformers with Turtles.

"Launching a new take on the Turtles into the feature film world was a daunting task because as fans of them ourselves, we felt a great responsibility to ensure audiences were going to experience everything they loved about the Turtles, while also getting to see them brought to life in a way they had never been seen before," said Adam Goodman, President of Paramount's Film Group in a statement this AM. "The result exceeded our high expectations and the response to the film is beyond great, making it all the more fun to get started on the continuation of their story."

Much of its opening success was propelled not only by family audiences, which the Paramount marketing team was largely responsible for getting them into the theaters, but also the 25 and and 35 year-olds — kids who grew up watching the animated series on Saturday mornings.

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