Friday, January 23, 2015

Gilbert Gottfried Reprises Role Of "Kraang Sub-Prime" For Upcoming Brand-New Episode Of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"

The American stand-up comedian, actor, and voice artist Gilbert Gottfried has announced in a post on his official Facebook profile page,, the exciting TMNT News that he recently recorded his voice for a upcoming brand-new episode of Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" series, in which he reprised his role of the villainous "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" character "Kraang Sub-Prime" (aka Irma)!:
Watch out Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I just recorded a new episode as "Kraang Sub Prime". - Wednesday 21st January 2015

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Viacom International Media Networks Announces International Sales Of "Every Witch Way"

The entertainment news website C21Media and the licensing news website License! Global are reporting the exciting news that Viacom International Media Networks–The Americas has announced that they have sold the broadcast rights to Nickelodeon's hit spell-binding fantasy television series "Every Witch Way" to a number of Latin American broadcasters!

Televisa (Mexico), TV Globo (Brazil), Telenica (Nicaragua) and Teleamazonas (Ecuador) have all picked up the show.

"Every Witch Way", Nickelodeon Latin America's first English-language production for international distribution and now in its third season, has also been licensed to YTV for English-speaking Canada, and is slated to premiere in Europe and Asia. "Every Witch Way" is based on Nick LatAm's popular telenovela "Grachi".

Meanwhile, MTV Latin America's "Acapulco Shore" has been picked up by undisclosed broadcasters in Brazil, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain which will debut the show in 2015.

"With both franchises delivering colorful personalities and entertaining storylines, we knew we had great content on our hands that could potentially engage broader audiences beyond Spanish-speaking Latin America," says Pierluigi Gazzolo, president, VIMN Americas, and executive vice president, Nickelodeon International. "As we produce more original telenovelas and unscripted content, we're confident our bold creative will continue to deliver multi-market appeal."

VIMN The Americas announced the deals at NATPE 2015 in Miami, Florida.
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Nickelodeon Asia To Kick Off "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season Three In February 2015

Original Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia Press Release via VIMN Asia's official Pressroom:


Premieres on Monday, 16 February at 6.25pm (HK/SG), 6.50pm (WIB/TH), 7pm (PH), and 7.50pm (MY)

Plus More Funny Sibling Action with Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Tweet it: .@nickelodeontv kicks off season 3 of #TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles @TMNTMaster on 16 Feb in #Asia

SINGAPORE, 22 JANUARY 2015Nickelodeon announced action-comedy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is back in Asia with a third season consisting of 26 half-hour CG-animation episodes which premieres on Monday, 16 February at 6.25pm (HK/SG), 6.50pm (TH/WIB), 7pm (PH), and 7.50pm (MY) before returning to its regular time slot on weekends from Saturday, 28 February at 12pm (HK/MY/PH/SG) and 12.15pm (TH/WIB). Before the premiere, viewers will be treated to a Super Sibling Ninja Turtlethon special of the best season two episodes on Monday, 16 February at 4.30pm (PH), 4.35pm (HK/SG), 5.05pm (TH/WIB), and 6.05 (MY). This special is hosted by the cast of Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, another show featuring the adventures of four siblings.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The series continues to showcase the camaraderie of the four mutant brothers, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo as they use their ninjutsu skills to battle the supernatural evil forces that threaten not only New York City, but the entire world. At the end of season two, the Turtles were forced out of New York by Shredder and need to retreat in order to gain new skills and strategies, and return to fight back for control of New York. They also have to rescue Splinter and take revenge against Shredder and new villains along the way. In the first episode, "Within the Woods," the Turtles come to grips with the possibility that Leonardo won't get better, while things only get worse as a new mutant captures Raphael.

Beginning this season, Seth Green (Robot Chicken) joins the voice cast as Leonardo alongside Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) as Raphael, Rob Paulsen (Planet Sheen) as Donatello, Greg Cipes (Teen Titans) as Michelangelo, Mae Whitman (Parenthood) as April O'Neil, Hoon Lee (Royal Pains) as Master Splinter and Kevin Michael Richardson (Penguins of Madagascar) as Shredder. Josh Peck (Drake & Josh) is Casey Jones, and Corey Feldman (The Goonies) reoccurs as Slash. The series is executive produced by Ciro Nieli.

The first global mobile app based on the TV show, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run launched in 2013 and was number-one among all paid apps in the U.S. and in more than 40 territories around the world. It consistently ranks in the top 10 paid gaming apps on iTunes. Last year, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon released the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mobile Game for the film "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES" globally for iOS, Android and Amazon devices. Nickelodeon also launched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated emoticon stickers* on Weixin and WeChat globally in 2014.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn follows the hysterical adventures of the four, 10-year-old quadruplets of the title who don't have much in common, except their birthday and their parents. The show finds the Harper quadruplets in situations everyday kids experience, but multiplied by four. From each of them planning their own "grownup" birthday parties to finding the perfect babysitter to seeing a scary movie for the first time, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn may approach life differently, but in the end they can always depend on each other. The show airs on weekdays at 3.50pm (TH/WIB), 4.05pm (HK/SG), and 4.50pm (MY), and 8pm (PH).

*Availability of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated emoticon stickers vary by markets.


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Nickelodeon Issues Statement Regarding the Passing of Peggy Charren

Peggy Charren, who as the mother of two daughters in the 1960s launched a grassroots movement called Action for Children's Television to improve the educational quality of children's television in the USA, culminating in the passage of the 1990 Children's Television Act, sadly died on Thursday 22nd January 2015, aged 86.

Following the announcement of the sad news, Nickelodeon released the following tribute to Peggy Charren in a press release through Business Wire:

"Peggy Charren was TVs first true kids’ advocate and someone who we profoundly respected. She was a pioneer who transformed the TV landscape to serve kids with high quality programming. Her legacy is one that we will always honor and uphold."

You can read Variety's touching obituary detailing Peggy Charren's life work and her legacy here on Variety.