Friday, December 19, 2014

Popular Nickelodeon Shows Nominated In IGN's Best Of 2014 Awards

The entertainment news website IGN has announced the exciting news that the hit Nickelodeon shows "Legend of Korra", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Power Rangers" have been nominated in the TV category's of IGN's Best Of 2014 Awards!

Nickelodeon's epic original animated series (Nicktoon) "The Legend of Korra" has been nominated for three "Best Of 2014" Awards. The entire "Korra" series has been nominated in the "Best TV Series" and "Best TV Animated Series" category's, and the second episode of the fourth and final season of "The Legend of Korra", "Book 4: Balance", titled "Korra Alone", has been nominated in the "Best TV Episode" award.

Shout! Factory's "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Legacy Collection" DVD box set, which features the first twenty seasons of Saban's popular "Power Rangers" series, including "Power Rangers Samurai", "Power Rangers Super Samurai" and "Power Rangers Megaforce", has been nominated for the "Best TV DVD/Blu-ray" award, along with the "The Wonder Years – Complete Series" DVD set by Time Life, featuring every episode of the classic Nick At Nite series, and Shout! Factory's "Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series" Blu-ray set, featuring every episode from the classic Nickelodeon UK series.

Additionally, Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated series "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" has been nominated in the "Readers' Choice: Best TV Animated Series" category.

Voting for IGN's Best Of 2014 Awards closes at 11:59 PM PST on Wednesday 7th January 2015!

Congratulations and good luck to everyone nominated for a IGN "Best Of 2014" award!

Additional source: Korra Nation.
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"Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles" Receive Top Honors This Holiday Season

Original Playmates Toys Press Release from PR Newswire via



11 Inch Interactive Talking Turtles

El Segundo, CA (November 27, 2014) / PR Newswire / — With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, Playmates Toys, the company behind the Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles toy line for over 25 years, is proud to announce that it has received numerous accolades from esteemed toy and parenting industry experts and retailers. In addition to the individual product awards, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand was identified as one that is hot by TTPM, the leading online resource for all things play.

Half Shell Heroes Mega Mutant Leonardo

"We are grateful to have received such prestigious recognition for our innovative line-up this holiday season," said Karl Aaronian, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Playmates Toys. "The toys make the perfect gift for Turtles' fans of all ages, allowing them to enjoy a unique and imaginative Ninja play experience that brings their favorite characters from Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated show to life."

The complete list of awards includes:

Kids' favorite heroes in a half shell come to life with the new award-winning 11' Interactive Talking Turtles. Named to the Toy Insider's Hot 20 for 2014,'s 2014 Top Toys,'s 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List and TTPM's 2014 Most Wanted list, these Turtles can talk to one another. Each Turtle knows when one of his brothers is talking and can even provide his own unique responses. When all four of the Turtles are together, kids can listen as their personalities come to life!

Half Shell Heroes Secret Sewer HQ Playset

Playmates Toys' all-new PreSchool line, Half Shell Heroes, picked up several awards. The Secret Sewer HQ Playset received the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval. The playset comes complete with Mikey and Splinter figures, an exclusive T-Rawket vehicle, and is packed with exciting Ninja action features and phrases allowing little ones to engage in endless, imaginative play. The Half Shell Heroes Mega Mutant Leonardo was named a Silver winner from the National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA) and was honored on TTPM's 2014 Most Wanted list. With Mega Mutant Leonardo, preschoolers can practice their training with the leader of the Ninja Turtles, as they hear his phrases, and control his ninja kicks and chops.

The award-winning Stretch N Shout figures stand 8" tall, are stylized with an oversized head, arms and legs and feature stretchable arms that as kids stretch farther and farther apart, they hear the pitch of the Turtles' voice get higher and higher. Stretch N Shout Leonardo was included in the "Fabulous 15" on the Toys"R"Us Holiday Hot Toy List and Stretch N Shout Raphael was honored on TTPM's 2014 Most Wanted list.

Playmates Toys has also received honors for its product line inspired by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' summer blockbuster film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Combat Warrior Deluxe Figures were named a People's Play Award winner from TTPM. Additionally, the Toy Industry Association named the Movie Action Figures a finalist for the prestigious 2015 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY).

Named to Target's Top Toy List and Savvy Auntie's Coolest Toy Awards, the Secret Sewer Lair Playset is the ultimate playset for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fans. It stands 42 inches tall and resembles the Sewer Lair that is home to the Turtles in the TV show, featuring more than 20 different Ninja action figures.

About Playmates Toys

With a history of over 40 years, Playmates Toys is today among the most well-respected and innovative marketing and distribution companies in the global toy industry with a proven history in the creation of imaginative products as well as the development and management of profitable, long-term brand franchises. Key brands include TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, HEARTS FOR HEARTS GIRLS and WATERBABIES. From its offices in Hong Kong and California, Playmates designs, develops, markets and distributes its products in over 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit or

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 33rd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB)

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In addition to "Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles", Nickelodeon Preschools hit CG-animated preschool series "PAW PATROL" has been nominated for two awards in the Toy Industry Association's (TIA) prestigious 2015 Toy of the Year Awards (TOTY)! The show has been nominated for "Property of the Year" and the "PAW Patrol" LOOKOUT HQ, by Spin Master, has been nominated for "Preschool Toy of the Year".

Congratulations and good luck to "Teenage Mutant Ninjas Turtles", "PAW Patrol", Nickelodeon, Playmates Toys and Spin Master!
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Nickelodeon Germany To Premiere "Every Witch Way" From Monday 19th January 2015

Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) has announced the exciting Nickelodeon International news in the following press release, from Nick Germany's "Nick Pressecenter", that, following the success of "Das Haus Anubis" ("House of Anubis") and "Hotel 13", Nickelodeon Germany will start to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new spell-binding fantasy television series "Every Witch Way", locally titled "Emma, einfach magisch", which translates into English as "Emma, ​​just magical", from Monday 19th January 2015 at 5:10pm, as part of "2015 on Nickelodeon"! Following the shows debut, Nick Deutschland will then continue to air all-new episodes of "Every Witch Way" every Monday to Friday at 5:10pm.

The German debut of EWW follows Nickelodeon Netherlands (Nederland) premiering "Every Witch Way", locally titled "Verhekst!", in May 2014. It is currently unknown whether Nickelodeon's other localised Nickelodeon channels across Northern Europe will also start to show the series in January 2015.

Original Nickelodeon Deutschland Press Release:

Nickelodeon startet mit 'Emma, einfach magisch' neue tägliche Live-Action-Serie

Start der neuen täglichen Serie 'Emma, einfach magisch' am 19. Januar um 17:10 Uhr // Teenie-Trubel, erste Liebe und Magie: eine Mischung die verzaubert

Berlin 4. Dezember 2014 – Am 19. Januar startet Nickelodeon mit einer neuen Daily Soap ins Jahr 2015. 'Emma, einfach magisch' erzählt die Geschichte der 14jährigen Emma, die mit ihrem Vater gerade erst nach Miami gezogen ist. Neben den typischen Problemen eines Teenagers in einer neuen Stadt und einer neuen Schule, bekommt Emma aber plötzlich noch ganz andere Schwierigkeiten: durch einen Zufall entdeckt sie, dass sie magische Fähigkeiten besitzt.

Mit 'Emma, einfach magisch' holt Nickelodeon, nach dem Erfolg von 'Das Haus Anubis' und 'Hotel 13', eine neue fortlaufende Daily-Soap auf den Sender. Die ersten 20 Episoden der Serie werden von Montag bis Freitag am Vorabend um 17:10 Uhr gezeigt. Bei Nick US läuft aktuell die dritte Staffel.

Die Charaktere im Überblick:

Emma – ist stets optimistisch und voller Energie. Doch niemand konnte ahnen, vor allem nicht Emma selbst, dass diese Energie buchstäblich ist. Emma ist eine Hexe, doch sie muss erst lernen ihre Kräfte zu kontrollieren.

Maddie – ist Emmas Erzfeindin. Vom ersten Tag an hat sie es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, Emma das Leben schwer zu machen. Nicht zuletzt, weil ihr Freund Daniel mehr in Emma zu sehen scheint, als Maddie lieb ist …

Daniel – ist der beliebteste Junge der Schule. Er ist schlau, charmant und der Anführer des Schulschwimmteams. Mit Magie jedoch kann er gar nichts anfangen – er findet jegliche Art von Magie ist Betrug.

Andi – ist Emmas neue beste Freundin. Sie steht eher auf „Jungskram“ und ist sehr impulsiv. Mit ihr kann man immer Spaß haben – solange man ihren Sarkasmus versteht …

Premiere der neuen Nickelodeon Daily Soap 'Emma, einfach magisch' am Montag, den 19. Januar um 17:10 Uhr. Ab dann immer montags bis freitags um 17:10 Uhr.

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