Monday, June 15, 2015

Over 8,000 Kids And Families Experienced The Slimiest Weekend Of The Year At Nickelodeon Slime Cup 2015

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


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SINGAPORE, 8 JUNE 2015 – The third edition of Nickelodeon Slime Cup, Singapore' slimiest integrated kids' sports festival held at venue partner Downtown East, on 6 and 7 June, drew more than 8,000 kids and their families who spent the weekend taking part in a host of SEA Games (South East Asian Games)-inspired activities, a few of which featured Nickelodeon's trademark green slime. An approximate 5,000 litres of slime were produced over the course of only one weekend! Presented by Singtel TV and sponsored by Pilot Pen and VITAGEN Less Sugar, the free-play event aimed to promote active living through fun for kids and their families.

Following the traditions of the SEA Games, the Nickelodeon Slime Cup had Opening and Closing Ceremonies that featured Nickelodeon's all-time favourite characters SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer, Diego, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all appearing on one stage.

The highlight of this year's event was the Soccer Showdown challenge which saw a total of 12 lucky winners taking home Nickelodeon Slime Cup Gold medals and sponsored goodies to commemorate their 'slime-tastic' achievements.

The game stations showcased activities featured in the ongoing 28th SEA Games, and were represented by Nickelodeon show characters, such as "Chip-py Triathlon" with Nickelodeon's newest characters from ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks and "Dora's Tee Par-ty" from Dora and Friends: Into the City!, and "Oggy's Shootout" with Oggy from Oggy and the Cockroaches.

"Judging from the feedback received, it's possibly our best 'slime-tastic' edition of Nickelodeon Slime Cup! We were thrilled to see kids and their parents enjoying themselves at our SEA-Games inspired activities. The event, in its third year, is testament to our continued commitment to promote active and healthy living through one of the largest integrated kids' sports festivals in Singapore. This slime fun has certainly become a fan favourite during their June holidays." said Ms Syahrizan Mansor, Vice President, Nickelodeon Brand, Asia, Viacom International Media Networks.

Highlights of the fun family weekend Nickelodeon Slime Cup event included:

* An Opening Ceremony where kids and their families gathered at the stage to 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

* 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 ongoing SEA Games which included Nickelodeon's trademark slime

* A Kids' Zone where little ones got instant tattoos and their faces painted

* Kids had the time of their lives on the epic Slime Throne getting drenched in slime and were able to take home pictures of this memorable experience

* Soccer Showdown - the festival's main competition saw a total of 12 winners who participated in the different soccer challenges

* Kids took home fun Nickelodeon Goodie Bags and the instant photo giveaway captured all their memorable slimy moments

* The Closing Ceremony included the amazing prize presentation for the Soccer Showdown challenge with sliming of the winners and a surprise appearance by SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Dora the Explorer, Diego, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Aside from having hosted the Nickelodeon Slime Cup, Downtown East is also organising the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dojo Experience for the first time in Singapore, in partnership with Nickelodeon. The event takes place at Downtown East's Event Square until 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.

The unique Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dojo Experience that will run until the end of this month includes the following:

* 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

* Merchandise area – The public can purchase a variety of Nickelodeon, primarily Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise.

Fans who were unable to catch SpongeBob SquarePants last weekend at the Nickelodeon Slime Cup still have one more opportunity to see their all-time favourite character on stage. As part of the Great Singapore Sale from 29 May till 26 July, VivoCity will present the SpongeBob SquarePants live show at its Central Court from 1 to 14 June - free for all shoppers!

More information on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dojo Experience event and SpongeBob SquarePants live show can be viewed from the Appendix HERE.

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New Preschool Series "Mutt & Stuff" On Friday 10th July 2015

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Business Wire:


Calvin Millan and Cesar Millan Star in Live-Action Series

Created by Sid and Marty Krofft, and Bradley Zweig

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Cesar Millan, Calvin Millan and Stuff, stars of Nickelodeon's live-action preschool series, Mutt & Stuff. (Photo: Business Wire)

Nickelodeon is expanding its hit preschool roster with the launch of the inventive Mutt & Stuff, a live-action preschool series created by TV legends Sid and Marty Krofft, and Bradley Zweig. Set in a unique school for dogs, the series stars Calvin Millan and his dad, Cesar, star of Cesar 911 and former star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, interacting with a cast of both real dogs and puppets at a canine school called Mutt & Stuff. In addition to adorable puppies and unbelievable dog tricks, the series balances moments of heart and comedy with a social-emotional curriculum that helps preschoolers with identifying and managing emotions, building interpersonal awareness and developing social skills. The show also carries a message of pet adoption and responsible pet care based on Cesar Millan's philosophies.

Mutt & Stuff will premiere Friday, July 10, at 10 a.m. (ET/PT), joining Nick's number-one lineup of preschool content that features the top-rated PAW Patrol and Blaze and the Monster Machines. Mutt & Stuff is created and executive produced by Sid and Marty Krofft (H.R. Pufnstuf, Land Of The Lost), along with Bradley Zweig. Cesar Millan also serves as executive producer.

"Mutt & Stuff will capture the hearts and imaginations of preschoolers everywhere with its upbeat energy, heartwarming friendships and valuable lessons," said Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon Group. "Sid and Marty Krofft have been entertaining kids for decades with shows that expertly blend fantasy and reality, and Mutt & Stuff truly embodies their colorful signature style."

Added Marty Krofft, "From the moment we met with the Millans it was clear that partnering with them was going to lead to something extraordinary. Mixing their dynamic talent with the unmatched appeal of puppies and the quirkiness of puppets, we knew that Mutt & Stuff would be a one-of-a-kind show that would pique the interest of preschoolers and enable us to connect with a new generation of kids."

The series follows Calvin Millan and his best friend Stuff, a larger-than-life dog with a personality to match, as they take preschoolers inside the doors of Mutt & Stuff, a school for dogs, to explore the daily lives of these canine companions. Each episode features incredible tricks, training lessons and high-spirited humor. With the help of 15 playful puppies and charismatic puppets, Calvin educates preschoolers on how to train and guide their dogs, as well as showcase the friendship and loyalty that puppies can provide. Mutt & Stuff airs regularly Fridays at 10 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

In Mutt & Stuff's series premiere, "Hip Hop Dogs," Calvin helps one of his canine students cope with missing his owner. In addition to helping his pup pal, Calvin helps the dog's owner when she needs back-up dancers for her dance performance. Cue the Mutt & Stuff hip hop dog dancers!

Nickelodeon's award-winning and the Nick Jr. App will feature Mutt & Stuff content including episodic clips, series trailer and theme song. The series premiere of Mutt & Stuff will be available on, the Nick Jr. App, Nick VOD and DTO beginning July 11.

Calvin Millan, 16, is the son of Cesar Millan, star of Nat Geo WILD's Cesar 911 and former host of the Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. Calvin began his acting career at the age of eight when he appeared as a guest on the Dog Whisperer helping to train small dogs. In 2012, he traveled with his father appearing in CESAR MILLAN LIVE touring shows in Asia and Canada. Calvin has one dog named Coco and actively works with the Cesar Millan Foundation in support of the Mutt-i-grees elementary school program that teaches children empathy and compassion for animals. The program has been taught in over 1,200 school districts in the United States and Canada.

Cesar Millan is a best-selling author, a much-in-demand public speaker, a branded pet care product designer/entrepreneur, international star of Nat Geo WILD's Cesar 911 and original host of the Dog Whisperer. Cesar has co-authored several books as well as generated numerous instructional DVDs and CDs. In 2007, Cesar officially launched The Cesar Millan Foundation, a national nonprofit organization designed to champion worldwide animal advocacy for animals through the support of community education and awareness programs.

Many of the most colorful and fondly remembered children's series of the 1970s and 1980s sprang from the imaginations of Sid and Marty Krofft. The Kroffts made their television debut in 1969 with NBC's H.R. Pufnstuf and introduced the brothers' innovative mix of live-action and puppetry. For the next two decades, the Kroffts developed several hit shows including The Bugaloo, Lidsville, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters and Land Of The Lost. The Kroffts also found success as producers of popular primetime variety series such as The Donny and Marie Show, The Brady Bunch Variety Hour and the top-rated Barbara Mandrell & the Mandrell Sisters. In 2009, the Kroffts produced a feature film version of their classic TV program Land of the Lost, which was distributed by Universal Pictures. The Kroffts recently signed a development deal with Amazon Studios to develop a reimagined pilot based on Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. They are also producing a reboot of Electra Woman & Dyna Girl, consisting of a series of eight 11-minute episodes that can also be released as an 88-minute movie, at Legendary Entertainment.

Bradley Zweig is an Emmy-nominated executive producer and writer who has worked on numerous live-action and animated preschool shows for Nickelodeon including Yo Gabba Gabba, Wallykazam!, Zack and Quack and The Fresh Beat Band. He has also written and produced projects for The Jim Henson Company and Cirque Du Soleil. In addition to his television work, Zweig has written several live touring shows including Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and multiple touring musical productions for Disney Jr.

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 Brazil To Premiere "Toni, La Chef" On Monday 20th July 2015

The Brazilian entertainment news blog Anime, Mangá e TV is reporting the exciting Nickelodeon International News that Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil) will start to premiere and show "Toni, la Chef", Nickelodeon's brand-new telenovela from Ecuadorian writer Catharina Ledeboer ("Grachi" (seasons 2 and 3) and "Every Witch Way"), every Monday to Thursday at 7:00pm (19h) from Monday 20th July 2015!

"Toni La Chef" (40 episodes) follows Toni, a 16-year-old prodigy chef who has always dreamed of owning her own restaurant. After she movies in with his crazy grandmother Dolores in Miami Beach and starts spending time in the kitchen of his family's restaurant, Lola's, Toni discovers her true passion: cooking. With a natural ability, Toni conveys her emotions through delicious dishes prepared according to the tastes of each customer. Things will not be so simple, as they will face some rivalry from the Fuccinelli restaurant, owned by Sara and Frenchie Fuccinelli. "Toni La Chef" stars a wide range of actors from the worlds of Latin American television and theater, including Ana María Estupiñán from Colombia, Josette Vidal from Venezuela and Luis Álvarez and Patricio Gallardo from Mexico. Tatiana Rodriguez, Senior Vice President (SVP) of Programming for Nickelodeon Latin America, serves as the executive producer of "Toni, La Chef". The series will be supported by Chef Lorena Garcia, host of known culinary programs for different American TV.

"Toni La Chef" debuted on Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) in May 2015.

Big thanks to matteu21 for the news!
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