Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Nickelodeon News Bytes - Tuesday 8th December 2015

NickALive!'s pick of Nickelodeon News from around the internet!

- Nickelodeon's dedicated Kids' Choice Awards hashtag, #KCA, was the number one TV-related hashtag on Twitter in 2015!;

- Major League Baseball pitcher for the Blue Jays Marcus Stroman appeared on "Figure It Out" when he was six-years-old! Nickelodeon cameras turned to Stroman midway through the episode after the Long Island, N.Y., native was chosen to participate as a lucky audience member, in which he won $100 in Toys "R" Us money following Amanda Bynes performing the Secret Slime Action - Asking A Question!;

- Nickelodeon Preschool's "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" and NickSports "Little Ballers" have been nominated for the "Outstanding Children's Program" in the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards!;

- PHD, Starcom Mediavest Group, the7stars, UM London and Vizeum are getting ready to compete for Viacom International Media Networks' (VIMN) media business this week. UM London currently works on Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, while Vizeum handles Channel 5 and MTV;

- Nickelodeon Iberia started to premiere more brand-new episodes of "Harvey Beaks" weekdays at 19:30 on Nickelodeon Portugal and 20:30 on Nickelodeon Spain (Espana) on Monday 7th December 2015!;

- Nickelodeon Iberia also started to premiere more brand-new episodes of "Bella e os Bulldogs" weekdays at 20:30 on Nickelodeon Portugal and "Bella y los Bulldogs" weekdays at 21:30 on Nickelodeon Spain (Espana) on Monday 7th December 2015!;

- Nickelodeon Netherlands (Nederland) started to premiere and show "Make It Pop" on Monday 7th December 2015!;

- A collection of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" toys that lay in an attic for 35 years recently sold for more than £5,000 at a auction! Dating from the 1980s, the 150 fighting turtles, still in their original packaging, caused "turtle mania", said auctioneer Tim Weeks. They were put up for sale at Wessex Auction Rooms in Wiltshire by a former toy shop owner from County Mayo;

- Casting Society of America (CSA) Breakdown on Danielle Pretsfelder, the manager of talent and casting at Nickelodeon, who is currently working on such projects as "Welcome to the Wayne" and the second season of "Wallykazam!";

- "Hey Dude" star Jonathan Galkin reflects on his troublemaking character, Jake Decker, on the classic Nickelodeon favorite and 15 years of DFA Records;

- Nick Jr.'s Dora's Dance Party and Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to celebrate the end of the year by visiting North Ipswich Reserve in Queensland, Australia on Thursday 31st December 2015!;

- Nickelodeon star Tia Mowry-Hardrict ("Instant Mom") hits back at 'body shaming' Instagram trolls who criticized her for 15lb weight gain;

- Nickelodeon has partnered with Odd Sox for a brand-new range of Nickelodeon-inspired designer socks! The range, "Odd Sox X Nickelodeon", features socks featuring characters from Nickelodeon favorites "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Rugrats", "Hey Arnold!" and "SpongeBob SquarePants"! The sock designs are on sale at Kids Foot Locker now!

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