Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Nickelodeon Unveils Themed Activities in Asia Around Highly Anticipated "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water"

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


Nickelodeon Unveils Themed Activities in Asia Around Highly Anticipated "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water"

Launches Brand-New Mobile Game, "SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run" with Paramount Pictures

Tweet it: Dive into a super-heroic adventure with @SpongeBob SquarePants and friends with themed activities in #Asia!

SINGAPORE, 11 FEBRUARY 2015 – Bikini Bottom fans in Asia are in for a super-heroic adventure as Nickelodeon gears up for highly anticipated The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water with SpongeBob SquarePants-themed activities taking place across multiple platforms. The network will air a "Champ-packed" marathon of episodes from Nickelodeon shows featuring heroes-related storylines on Friday, 13 March at 4pm (HK/SG/TH/WIB) and 5pm (MY) before premiering a brand new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. Together with Paramount Pictures, it has launched the all-new SpongeBob game SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run which was inspired by the upcoming movie.

Fans in Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore also stand a chance to win coveted tickets to preview screenings of the movie from the Nickelodeon website. Meanwhile, Asia's biggest SpongeBob SquarePants exhibition has opened in Taiwan through a specially designed Nickelodeon "SpongeBob SquarePants: Bikini Bottom Adventure" exhibition for kids and their families to enjoy. Presented by KHAM Inc., the immersive paid exhibit will run from 10 February to 10 May at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall ZhongZheng Art Gallery in Taipei.

Throughout the next few weeks, audiences will get to see more of SpongeBob as the network will be airing short-form interstitials, sneak peeks of the upcoming movie and spreading SpongeBob's unique optimism through its on-air branding. The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water hits theatres 5 March (Malaysia/Singapore), 20 March (Indonesia), 2 April (Hong Kong), 4 April (Philippines) and 16 April (Thailand). The movie opened in Taiwan on 30 January and had a strong start taking in US$404,875 from 88 locations.

"Champ-packed" Marathon

The hero-themed marathon premieres on Friday, 13 March at 4pm (HK/SG/TH/WIB) and 5pm (MY) and consists of episodes from Nickelodeon's shows including The Thundermans, Henry Danger, Kung Fu Panda, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. These episodes contain heroes-related storylines and a brand new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants with the same theme will premiere on the channel. In this episode, an imprisoned Plankton teams up with his fellow inmates to break out of jail in order to steal Mr Krabs' secret formula and SpongeBob decides to intervene with the jailbreak plot. The second part sees SpongeBob replacing his broken spatula with one from Plankton, which may or may not have magical powers.

SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run

The app is an endless runner mobile game now available for Android, available for iOS from 12 February and coming soon to Amazon app stores. In the app, SpongeBob and Plankton are racing to find the lost Krabby Patty formula through three seaworthy locations including Bikini Bottom, Apocalyptic Bikini Bottom and a real-world beach. When he is not running, SpongeBob is flying past obstacles with Plankton's jetpack, floating in a bubble through a coral forest, racing through Bikini Bottom in the Patty Wagon, or has Plankton jumping through his surreal imagination. When the running gets tough, SpongeBob gets heroic as he transforms into Super SpongeBob. The new upgrade allows SpongeBob to knock through any obstacle in his way without risk.

The game includes the following features:

* Customize SpongeBob with unique costumes like Caveman and Pirate

* Run through iconic locations including Bikini Bottom, Apocalyptic Bikini Bottom, Jelly Fish Fields and on a real-world beach

* Travel between locations with Plankton's time machine

* Become Super SpongeBob and knock everything out of SpongeBob's path

* Power up with Plankton using shields and magnets

* Hilarious dialog between SpongeBob and his arch-rival Plankton

* Compare distance and scores after your run with other players (for iOS and Amazon only)

* Custom animation and voice-overs with SpongeBob and Plankton created just for the game

SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run was developed by Playside Studios, creators of the App Store's Worldwide Editor's Choice game Catch the Ark.

SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run App Preview Video: http://youtu.be/dnzHx_LC_mg

Get the SpongeBob: Sponge on the Run app here: www.SpongeBobMovie.com/app

SpongeBob SquarePants: Bikini Bottom Adventure

Young fans and lovers of the beloved Nickelodeon character will experience the underwater world of Bikini Bottom and life as a sponge in a pineapple house under the sea with his friends. The exhibition will not only feature all eight of the main characters, but for the first time in Taiwan, eight classic scenes from the underwater Bikini Bottom town will be showcased under one exhibition. These include SpongeBob, Patrick, Squiward, Mr. Krabs, Mrs. Puff, Gary, Plankton and Sandy, all of whom will get a chance to meet with fans. Visitors will get to stroll downtown Bikini Bottom, explore the Jellyfish Fields, experience the murky depths of Rock Bottom and even enter the world famous Krusty Krab restaurant. Other highlights of the exhibition include riding on a Bikini Bottom bus, learning to drive at Mrs Puff's Boating School, hitting the town of Rock Bottom and checking out Sheldon J. Plankton's Chum Bucket lab. The exhibition runs from 10 February to 10 May at the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall ZhongZheng Art Gallery in Taipei.

For more information, visit www.kham.com.tw.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

From now till 20 February, SpongeBob fans in Singapore and Malaysia are invited to take part in an online contest at at.nick.asia/spongeoutofwater to win tickets to preview screenings of the movie held on 28 February. The contest will open to audiences in the Philippines from 23 February to 20 March with the preview screening taking place on 28 March.

In The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, SpongeBob SquarePants, the world's favourite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet. Starring Antonio Banderas, Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence and Mr. Lawrence. Produced by Paul Tibbitt and Mary Parent. Based on the series SpongeBob SquarePants created by Stephen Hillenburg. Story by Stephen Hillenburg & Paul Tibbitt, screenplay by Glenn Berger & Jonathan Aibel and Paul Tibbitt and directed by Paul Tibbitt.


About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year globally and 17th year in Asia, is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. Creating surprising and playful entertainment experiences everywhere it goes, Nickelodeon has a portfolio that includes television programming and production around the world, plus special events, consumer products, digital offerings, recreation, books, feature films and pro-social initiatives. Nickelodeon's brands are seen globally in more than 450 million households in over 100 territories via more than 70 locally programmed channels and syndication. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.



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Season Two Of "Digimon Fusion" Premieres Sunday 8th March 2015 On Nicktoons USA

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Toon Zone News:


Get ready for more fusion powers and endless battles as Nicktoons premieres the second season of the action-packed series, Digimon Fusion, with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 8, at 10 a.m. (ET). The new season (24 half-hour episodes) continues the journey of Mikey and his Digimon partner, Shoutman, in the Digital World. Digimon Fusion will air regularly Sundays at 10 a.m. (ET) and 10:30 a.m. (ET) on Nicktoons.

In the season premiere, "Back to the Digital World! Hot Time in Dragon Land," at 10 a.m. (ET), Mikey and Shoutman return to the Digital World, but discover it has been completely taken over by the evil Bagra Empire, divided into seven lands and ruled by seven Dark Generals who all have the power to Digi-fuse. In the second premiere, "Take a Stand, Christopher! Fusion Fighters' Rescue Mission," at 10:30 a.m. (ET), Christopher and Metal Greymon's strength is put to the test when they join Mikey and Shoutman on a rescue mission to save the rest of the Fusion Fighters from being deleted at the hands of the Dark General Dorbickmon.

Fans can visit Nicktoons.com to unlock every episode from season one before the season two premiere.

About Nicktoons

Nicktoons has the highest concentration of B2–11 across all television and offers a roster of hits that have defined kids' and animation lovers' TV, including the Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon and Power Rangers franchises; Avatar: The Last Airbender; Invader Zim; Danny Phantom; SpongeBob SquarePants; The Fairly OddParents; and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. The network also features NickSports, a weekly programming block showcasing a mix of original and acquired long- and short-form content from professional sports leagues NFL, MLS, NASCAR and WWE; series including Wild Grinders from Rob Dyrdek, the animated NFL RUSH ZONE and the magazine-format show NFL RUSH; documentary programming; and acquired sports-themed theatrical movies. Nicktoons currently reaches almost 68 million homes via cable, digital cable and satellite. Nicktoons and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

About Digimon Fusion

Digimon Fusion is an animated series and the sixth installment of the Digimon franchise. The action-packed series follows Mikey, a human boy, who is transported into the digital world and must team up with his new "Digimon" or "Digital Monster" friends to defeat evil once and for all. New fusion powers allow Digimon to combine and fuse, creating endless battle possibilities. A property of Saban Brands, Digimon Fusion airs on Nicktoons every Sunday at 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Visit www.digimonfusion.com for more information.

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Nickelodeon UK Launches Official "Road to the KCAs" Website And Blog

To celebrate Jordan and Perri hosting the UK version of the Nickelodeon 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland's official website, nick.co.uk, has unveiled the channels brand-new official "Road to the KCAs" website and blog, which you can visit here at nick.co.uk/kca!

In the lead-up to Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2015, Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, the UK hosts of the 2015 KCAs, will be posting regular updates and exclusive videos featuring Nick UK's dynamic dance duo stylin' and proflin' in the US of A, meeting and greeting some of the biggest Nickelodeon stars, including Jack Davis Griffo and Kira Kosarin, and gearing up for the greatest and slimiest show on earth, the 2015 Kids Choice Awards!

Nick UK's all-new "Road to the Kids' Choice Awards" website also features fantastic bios for Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely!

Remember, the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards are coming up fast so make sure you have your say on who wins what by heading to Nickelodeon UK's official KCA 2015 website and voting for your favourites!

Don't forget to tune in and hang with Jordan and Perri as they visit LA, tour Hollywood, meet Nickelodeon stars, send back the very latest Orange Carpet gossip, showcase the very best of Nickelodeon, cover all the excitement in the build-up to this years slime-tastic extravaganza and countdown to the Nickelodeon 2015 Kids' Choice Awards every Friday from 4:00pm, only on Nickelodeon UK (from 5:00pm on Nick+1)!

Then, tune-in to Nick for the UK premiere of the Nickelodeon 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, on Sunday 29th March 2015, starting with "Kids' Choice Countdown 2015" at 5:00pm, then the main show, the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by the multi-talented singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas, from 5:30pm (repeated from 6:30pm on Nick UK's plus-one (+1) timeshift channel, Nick+1), less than 24 hours after the live US show, which will take place in Los Angeles' legendary 'Fabulous' Forum for the first-time ever on Saturday 28th March 2015!
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Nickelodeon Brings Ultimate "Kids' Choice Awards" Interactive Experiences To Kids And Families Across The USA

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via TV by the Numbers:


Brand to Kickoff KCA Six-City Slime-fest

Network to Give 1,000 Fans an Opportunity to Host Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Live Viewing Parties

KCA Fan Shoutouts Campaign to Make Kids a Part of 2015 Kids' Choice Awards Show

NEW YORK – March 3, 2015 – Nickelodeon will bring the fun, excitement and slime of Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards to fans across the country with a series of consumer-driven events to connect them to the biggest kids and family event of the year. Beginning Saturday, March 7, Nickelodeon will launch the Kids' Choice Awards Experience, a six-city tour featuring meet and greets with Nick stars and one of-a-kind interactive elements. The brand has also teamed up with House Party, Inc., to give 1,000 fans a chance to host live Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (KCA) viewing parties on March 28th. Additionally, fans will have an opportunity to be a part of this year's Kids' Choice Awards with the KCA Fan Shoutouts campaign, which offers them a chance to cheer on their choice nominees with a short video that may be featured in the show when their favorites claim one of Nick's coveted blimps.

The Kids' Choice Awards Experience will feature the iconic Orange Carpet, photo opportunities with a real blimp trophy, talent from hit Nickelodeon shows at select locations, interactive voting booths featuring Amazon's Fire HD Kids Edition tablets, slime booths, a Nick Radio dance party and more. The tour will make stops at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J. (March 7) and will feature an appearance by Benjamin Flores Jr. (The Haunted Hathaways) and Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans); Westfield Oakridge in San Jose, Calif. (March 7 and 8); Westfield Fox Valley in Chicago, Ill. (March 14 and 15); Stonebriar Centre in Dallas, Tex. (March 14 and 15); Westfield North County in San Diego, Calif. (March 21 and 22), featuring an appearance by Jace Norman (Henry Danger) and culminate at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. (March 21 and 22).

Now through March 6th, parents can log onto http://www.houseparty.com/event/nickkca to register their kids for a chance to be one of 1,000 fans picked to host a Kids' Choice Awards live viewing party. Those chosen will receive party packs equipped with everything they need to be a part of the action during the biggest night in kids' television including KCA-themed photo props, branded t-shirts, stickers, mini posters, magnetic photo frames, color-changing cups and more.

Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards will also give kids a chance to be at the center of the slimiest night on all TV with the KCA Fan Shoutout campaign. Beginning next week, kids and families can log on to www.kcafanshoutouts.com to submit a short video rooting for their favorite nominee or they can visit any of the Kids' Choice Awards Experience tour stops, which kick off March 7, to record their message at one of the activity booths. All video submissions will be considered for a chance to be used as part of the winners intro package during this year's Kids' Choice Awards.

The 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas will celebrate kids' favorites across the categories of music, movies, TV, video games and more. Airing live on Saturday, March 28 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT, tape delayed for West Coast) from L.A.'s 'The Fabulous' Forum, in Inglewood, Calif., tinsel town's biggest and brightest, including first time nominees Meryl Streep, Sam Smith, Angelina Jolie, Channing Tatum, and Chris Pratt, and fan favorites Emma Stone, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Lawrence will vie for a coveted blimp on the slimiest night of the year. For more information on Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards visit NickKCApress.com.

Presenting sponsors of Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards are Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition, General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, Gogurt® & Fruit Snacks, Hasbro DohVinci, and Walmart. Associate sponsors are Bounty®, Capri Sun, McDonald's®, Nintendo and Toyota.

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th 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 almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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