Thursday, May 07, 2015

Art Phenom KAWS Creates Brand-New KAWSBOB Pieces for Upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Race at Kansas Speedway, May 9

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Business Wire:

Art Phenom KAWS Creates Brand-New KAWSBOB Pieces for Upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants 400 Race at Kansas Speedway, May 9

SpongeBob 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Race to Feature 70-ftX900-ft KAWSBOB Mural and Branded Trophy

Art Phenom KAWS creates winner's trophy for highly anticipated SpongeBob 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race this Saturday, May 9, at Kansas Speedway. Courtesy: KAWS/Nickelodeon

May 07, 2015 03:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nickelodeon today announced world-renowned artist KAWS is reimagining SpongeBob SquarePants for the SpongeBob 400 Sprint Cup race on May 9, at the Kansas Speedway. Through this collaboration, KAWS will bring his dynamic, and avant-garde, interpretation of the most absorbing personality on all TV to NASCAR fans across the country. Elements will feature the artist's KAWSBOB character and include a custom 3-ft. trophy and a 70-ft. x 900-ft. mural spanning the track's backstretch.

"I have a great appreciation for the aesthetic of SpongeBob. The character's positive outlook and the shows vibrant colors have inspired me to create several pieces over the years," said KAWS. "The SpongeBob 400 Sprint Cup presented a unique opportunity to bring KAWSBOB to life in a big way. I'm excited to reinterpret this iconic character in several different ways throughout the race and share my appreciation of SpongeBob with NASCAR fans."

On May 9, the world's most famous sponge and his friends will take over the Kansas Speedway and will appear on paint schemes for five NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers: David Ragan in the No. 55 Aarons/SpongeBob SquarePants Toyota Camry; Greg Biffle, cruising down the track in the No. 16 Cheez-It/ Patrick Star Ford Fusion; Casey Mears helming the No. 13 Squidward Tentacles Chevrolet SS; Ty Dillon in the No. 33 Circle Sport Racing/Plankton Chevrolet SS and Michael McDowell, driving the No. 95 WRL/Larry the Lobster Ford Fusion. Additionally, Ben Kennedy will also join in on the fun when he takes out his No. 11 Local Motors/SpongeBob SquarePants Toyota Tundra for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway on Friday, May 8.

The Nickelodeon Kids Zone will also be set up for kids and families in the Kansas Speedway Fan Zone and will feature appearances from the SpongeBob SquarePants costume characters, a SpongeBob SquarePants photo station and more.

Brooklyn-based, KAWS is a renowned artist who exhibits in museums and galleries internationally. KAWS's art stands within the historical continuum that began with Pop Art, straddling the line between fine art and global commerce. His artworks are immediately recognizable as he transforms iconic pop culture characters into thought-provoking works of art. His work possesses a sophisticated humor while utilizing a refined graphic language that revitalizes figuration with big, bold gestures and keen, playful intricacy. KAWS will participate in an outdoor group sculptural exhibition, ARTZUID, Amsterdam opening on May 22nd, while a mid-career survey of his work is scheduled to open at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in the fall of 2016. Follow @KAWS on Instagram.

Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the most-watched animated program with kids 2–11 for more than 13 consecutive years. SpongeBob is seen in over 185 countries and translated in more than 50 languages. The character-driven animated series chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

Nickelodeon, now in its 36th 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 Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Nickelodeon Asia Announces Nickelodeon Slime Cup 2015

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


The slimiest integrated sports festival is back for the 3rd year – inspired by the SEA Games!

Tweet it: #Nickelodeon #SlimeCup is back for its third year from 6-7 Jun @Downtown_East!

SINGAPORE, 6 MAY 2015 – Save the date and get your kids to start stretching those muscles because Downtown East is the place for a day of slimy play – come June! Nickelodeon today announced the return of Singapore's slimiest integrated sports festival – the Nickelodeon Slime Cup 2015. Presented by Singtel TV and sponsored by Pilot Pen, with venue partner, Downtown East, the free-play event continues to promote active living through fun for kids and their families, and this year's edition is augmented with a host of SEA Games (Southeast Asian Games)-inspired activities with Nickelodeon's trademark green slime at Downtown East from Saturday, 6 June to Sunday, 7 June at 11am to 7pm.

Since the inaugural event in 2013, the Nickelodeon Slime Cup in Singapore has seen more than 15,000 kids and their families take part in activities utilising over 16,000 litres of slime. In its third edition this year, kids will now have the opportunity to participate in sports activities featured in the upcoming 28th SEA Games, represented by their favourite Nickelodeon show characters, such as "Soccer Showdown" with SpongeBob SquarePants, "Chip-py Triathlon" with Nickelodeon's newest characters from ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks and "Dora's Tee Party" from Dora and Friends: Into the City!, and "Oggy's Shootout" with Oggy from Oggy and the Cockroaches.

An Opening Ceremony for the Nickelodeon Slime Cup 2015 will be held on Saturday, 6 June at 12pm to kick off this year's slime-tastic games. The ceremony will see Nickelodeon favourites such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer, Diego, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appearing one after another on one stage, followed by a fun dance and sing-along session. Families will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet sessions.

"We are thrilled to be organising the Nickelodeon Slime Cup together with Singtel TV over the June school holidays once again. Nickelodeon is always looking for new ways to encourage play through sports, and to give kids and their families the opportunity to get outdoors and bond over silly, slimy fun – in true Nickelodeon style!" said Ms Syahrizan Mansor, Vice President, Nickelodeon Brand, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks.

"We are pleased to be hosting the Nickelodeon Slime Cup for the third year. Viacom International Media Networks is a longstanding partner with whom we share the vision of bringing entertainment to fans all over Singapore. We are particularly excited about this year's Nickelodeon Slime Cup because of its fresh line-up of activities inspired by the upcoming SEA Games, of which Singtel will be the Official Multimedia Partner. It's a great way to inculcate sportsmanship and celebrate family bonding in a fun and dynamic way," said Jennifer Ng, Head of Singtel TV Marketing & Home Services.

In addition, Downtown East will be organising the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dojo Experience event with Nickelodeon for the first time in Singapore. Taking place at Downtown East's Event Square from Friday, 29 May to Sunday, 28 June, this interactive event is set in the Dojo training grounds of the Turtles and families and kids can explore the training grounds and participate in a series of secret ninja activities for an added dose of healthy fun.

The fun family weekend Nickelodeon Slime Cup 2015 event features:

* An Opening Ceremony where kids and their families get the chance to gather at the stage and see all their favourite characters SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer, Diego, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appearing one after another on one stage, followed by a fun dance and sing-along session

* The Soccer Showdown is the festival's main competition in which kids get to participate in different soccer challenges

* Meet-and-Greet Sessions with Nickelodeon characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

* Sports activities and challenges inspired by the upcoming SEA Games which include Nickelodeon's trademark slime

* Kids get to sit on the epic Slime Throne and be drenched in slime and take home pictures of this memorable experience

* A Pre-school corner where littles ones can get instant tattoos and take part in activities like face painting

* Kids can take home Nickelodeon Goodie Bags* and there will be an instant photo giveaway to capture all the memorable slimy moments

* The Closing Ceremony which will include the prize presentation for the Soccer Showdown challenge, and sliming of the winner

For more information, visit from 16 May and stand the chance to win a mystery gift.

The unique Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dojo Experience event will feature:

* Games and activity stations for kids from age six where they have the opportunity to test their courage, teamwork, accuracy and agility through a variety of Turtles-themed games

* Meet-and-Greet Sessions on the weekends with the different Turtles

*While stocks last. Terms and conditions apply.

A one-sheet appendix on both Nickelodeon Slime Cup 2015 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dojo Experience can be accessed from HERE.

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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

About Viacom International Media Networks

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands, including MTV, MTV LIVE HD, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel, and more. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 3.2 billion households in approximately 170 territories and 37 languages via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties. Keep up with VIMN news by visiting the VIMN PR Twitter feed at For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit, the Viacom blog at and Twitter feed at

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Singtel is Asia's leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including infocomm technology, pay TV as well as voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms. The Group has presence in Asia, Australia and Africa with over 500 million mobile customers in 25 countries, including India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. It also has a vast network of offices throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States.

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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere Mother's Day-Themed Episodes Of "Wallykazam!" And "Little Charmers" On 5/8

To celebrate Mother's Day, Nickelodeon USA will be premiering brand-new Mother's Day-themed episodes of the networks popular CG-animated series "Wallykazam!" and "Little Charmers" on Friday 8th May 2015, as part of Nick USA's preschool programming block!

Pictured: L-R: Gina Giant, Ogre Doug, Wally, Norville, Libby Light Sprite, Bobgoblin in WALLYKAZAM! on Nickelodeon. Photo: Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved

In the brand-new "Wallykazam!" episode "Mission for Mom", premiering at 12:00pm ET/PT on 5/8, Wally wants to give his Mom her favorite flower for Mother's Day. Fans can watch a sneak-peek from the all-new "Wallykazam!" episode "Mission for Mom" here on!

Little Charmers L-R: Lavender, Hazel and Posie

Then, in the brand-new "Little Charmers" episode "Charm Your Mom Day; A Charming Campout" at 12:30pm ET/PT, Hazel gives her Mother a jar of coupons, then Hazel and the Charmers get lost while on a camping trip.

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Sneak Peek Of New "Sanjay and Craig" Episode "Conquistador", Premiering 5/10 On Nickelodeon USA

Dudes, what's up? To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering and showing the brand-new episode of Nickelodeon's Emmy-nominated original animated series (NickToon) "Sanjay and Craig" titled "Romper Chomper"/"Conquistador" on Sunday 10th May 2015 at 7:30pm ET/PT as part of Nick USA's all-new Sunday night line-up, the dude-snake duo have unveiled a fantastic super top secret sneak peek preview from the episode "Conquistador", which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip from Nickelodeon's official YouTube channel below! Check it!:

Grandma Wheezy, aka G-Ma Dubs, is in da house!!! Hop up on the furniture and kick back with a brand new episode of "Sanjay and Craig" this Sunday at 7:30pm on Nickelodeon USA!

Plus, check out two more aweslime "Sanjay and Craig" videos below!:

'Hectorman Rap’ Music Video:

Through the power of the Ting and some sick rap skillz, Hectorman will turn you into a talking snake... WITH A TAN! Catch "Sanjay and Craig" every Sunday on Nickelodeon!

Official Sanjay and Craig Theme Song:

Rock out to the official theme song of Sanjay and Craig, but don’t be fooled, there is no Best Friends Hall of Fame, they made it up.
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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New "100 Things To Do Before High School" TV Series On Saturday 6th June 2015

Nickelodeon star Isabela Moner has announced the fantastic news on her official Twitter and Instagram profile pages that, following Nick USA debuting the networks award-winning "100 Things To Do Before High School" TV movie special in November 2014, Nickelodeon USA will fully launch their brand-new series, which will introduce Nickelodeon's latest crop of super-star talent, on Saturday 6th June 2015!
So happy to be able to announce the air date of 100 Things to do Before High School: June 6th
The countdown begins.. Get your DVR's set!

"100 Things To Do Before High School" is a brand-new live-action creator-driven comedy-focused series from "Big Time Rush" creator and executive producer Scott Fellows. The half-hour, single-camera series follows three best friends as they navigate the highs and lows of middle school, with the help of a bucket list of adventures that help them overcome class cliques, terrifying bullies and clueless teachers.

Pictured: "100 Things to Do Before High School - movie" -- Pictured: CJ Parker (Isabela Moner), Fenwick Frazer (Jaheem King Toombs), Crispo Powers (Owen Joyner), in 100 THINGS TO DO BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL. Photo: Robert Voets/Nickelodeon©2014 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nickelodeon USA also recently launched the channels official "100 Things To Do Before High School" website at, which features show information, character bios, online streaming video clips and the shows official message board/forum for fans to talk about Nick's brand-new show!

Isabela Moner (CJ Parker), Jaheem Toombs (Fenwick) and Owen Joyner (Crispo) in "100 Things To Do Before High School".

Following the shows US debut, "100 Things To Do Before High School" is expected to debut on Nickelodeon's international channels beginning this Autumn/Fall.

Sources: Toon Zone forums member kanc, M Magazine.
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