Monday, July 13, 2015

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "A Cinderella Story" On Friday 24th July 2015

The television listings website Zap2it is reporting the exciting Nick News that Nickelodeon USA will debut the movie "A Cinderella Story", starring Hilary Duff, on Friday 24th July 2015 at 8:00pm ET/PT!

"A Cinderella Story" (2004) follows high school student Sam Montgomery (Hilary Duff), a tomboyish, unpopular girl at school who scrubs floors at her family's diner, who copes with her wicked stepmother and stepsisters, and all the while dreams of Princeton (the perfect spot for a would-be princess to find a prince). But maybe she has a Prince Charming already: her anonymous text and e-mail buddy (Chad Michael Murray), who arranges to meet her at the Halloween dance. Sam panics when Mr. Anonymous turns out to be the coolest guy on campus. Can he love a girl who isn't part of the in crowd? Can fairy tales come true? Sure - but only if Sam stands up for herself and turns her dreams into reality.

"A Cinderella Story" also stars Jennifer Coolidge, Dan Byrd, Regina King, Julie Gonzalo, Lin Shaye, Madeline Zima, Andrea Avery, Mary Pat Gleason, Paul Rodriguez, Whip Hubley, Kevin Kilner, Erica Hubbard, Simon Helberg, Brad Bufanda, Kady Cole and Hannah Robinson. The movie is directed by Mark Rosman, written by Leigh Dunlap, and executive produced by Michael I. Rachmil, Peter Greene and Keith Giglio.

Original source: Toon Zone forums member kanc.
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The Nickelodeon Artist Program Announces 2015 NAP General And Storyboard Track Artists

The Nickelodeon Artist Program, a program designed to nurture the development of emerging and diverse artists for positions at Nickelodeon, while supporting their growth, has announced the artists selected for the 2015 Nickelodeon Artist Program!

Nickelodeon can't create the most awesome kids television in the world without the most awesome artists in the world. Nickelodeon provides a salaried position for six months to aspiring artists and offer them the chance to hone their craft in a totally hands-on way; by learning from artists who are currently working on one of Nickelodeon's series.

Nickelodeon's Artist Program offers two creative avenues to pursue: The General Track and Storyboard Track. The General Track offers hands-on experience working with established color, background, character, and prop artists, while the Storyboard Track offers hands-on experience working with lead storyboard artists.

This year, the Nickelodeon Artist Program received a record number of submissions this year.

Without further ado, Nickelodeon are pleased to announce that the artists selected for the 2015 Nickelodeon Artist Program are...

General Track
Mallory Carlson
Jerry Suh
Marcos Cohen

Storyboard Track
Caitlin Elise Willis
April Amezquita


Mallory, Jerry, Marcos, Caitlin Elise & April will start the 2015 Nickelodeon Artist Program next week. Throughout the Program, they'll be posting fantastic tidbits about their experiences at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio on the official Nickelodeon Artist Program's Facebook & Twitter pages, so make sure to check back every week to hear about their Nickelodeon adventures!

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First Look At Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Episode "Lost In Bikini Bottom", Premiering 7/16 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new episode of the networks hit original animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" titled "Lost In Bikini Bottom"/"Tutor Sauce" on Thursday 16th July 2015 at 7:30pm ET/PT (6:30pm C), Nick USA have unveiled a Sponge-tastic sneak peek preview from the all-new episode "Lost In Bikini Bottom" at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015, which you can watch in the online streaming video clip here on!

In the brand-new "SpongeBob SquarePants" episode "Lost In Bikini Bottom", SpongeBob is looking for a quicker way to work, but takes a wrong turn and ends up being lost in Bikini Bottom! In the sneak peek preview, above, SpongeBob stumbles upon a telephone booth, but gets frustrated trying to use it to call for help. #WheresTheSquare? "Krusty Krab. May I reluctantly help you?" - Squidward Tentacles.

UPDATE - From Sketch to Screen: Check out SpongeBob and sketched out SpongeBob side by side in this special sneak peek of the new episode, "Lost in Bikini Bottom"!:

In the all-new "SpongeBob SquarePants" episode "Tutor Sauce", Mr. Krabs decides to teach him how to drive. Can SpongeBob finally pass his driving test?

Catch the brand-new episode of "SpongeBob SquarePants", premiering 7/16 at 7:30pm ET/PT (6:30pm C), followed by Nickelodeon's "Kids' Choice Sports 2015" at 8:00pm ET/PT (7:00pm C), only on Nickelodeon USA!

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First-Look At Nickelodeon's "The Loud House"

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new animated comedy series "The Loud House" from January 2016, Nickelodeon unveiled a fantastic sneak peek preview from the first episode of "The Loud House", titled "Left in the Dark", at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015, which you can watch in the online streaming video clip here on Toon Zone!

In the series premiere episode of "The Loud House", "Left in the Dark", Lincoln and his siblings venture down to the basement during a power cut, where they are confronted by a series of scary situations, including a laundry ghost! Once power is restored, can Lincoln make it back to the TV in time to watch the best ever episode of "ARGGH!"?

Inspired by first-time creator Chris Savino's ("Rocko's Modern Life", "The Powerpuff Girls") chaotic life growing up in a huge household, the series will follow 11-year-old Lincoln as he gives an inside look at what it takes to survive in the bedlam of a large family, especially as the only boy with 10 sisters. The series is based off a short of the same name from Nickelodeon's 2013 Animated Shorts Program, and is scheduled to debut on Nick USA in January 2016. You can watch a online streaming video clip featuring Chris Savino's original Nickelodeon 2013 Animated Shorts Program short here on NickALive!. Nickelodeon will held the world premieres of "The Loud House" and "Pig Goat Banana Cricket" at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 on Saturday 11th July 2015!

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Nickelodeon UK Digitally Premieres First Episode Of "Make It Pop"

To celebrate Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK starting to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new musical comedy series "Make It Pop" weekdays at 6:00pm from Monday 20th July 2015, Nick UK has made the first episode of "Make It Pop", "Rumors and Roommates", available to watch for free on the channels official "Make It Pop" website,, and on the award-winning Nick App!

What do an aspiring pop diva, a fashionista and a book worm have in common? Music! "Make It Pop" (20 episodes) is a comedic, music-infused daily strip about three unique girls who come together to start their own K-Pop-inspired band. Randomly selected to room together at the at Mackendrick Prep boarding school, bookish Corki (Erika Tham), fashion-forward Jodi (Louriza Tronco) and social media maven Sun Hi (Megan Lee) meet and bond over music. With the help of fellow classmate and aspiring DJ, Caleb (Dale Whibley), the girls grow from roommates to bandmates when they form their new group, XO-IQ. Can they achieve pop stardom in a school where academics come first and the arts come last? How will these rising stars balance music, grades, relationships and crushes? There's only one way to find out! Get ready for fun, drama, and musical comedy with a K-pop twist and an EDM beat! The series, which features original songs and performances in every episode, is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media. Nickelodeon recently ordered a twenty episode second season of "Make It Pop".

In the series premiere of "Make It Pop", "Rumors and Roommates", Sun Hi and Jodi start life at MacKendrick Prep boarding school with big expectations and bigger dreams. All of which might unravel because of a secret Corki refuses to reveal.

Nickelodeon UK's all-new "Make It Pop" series webpage features information about Nick's brand-new show, character bios for Sun Hi, Corki, Jodi and Caleb, photo gallery's featuring photos from the series and of the shows stars, including 3D photos, exclusive online streaming video clips, including XO-IQ's "Party Tonight" music video, a exclusive quiz to find out your "Make It Pop" personality, and a fan poll asking what are you most psyched to see on "Make It Pop", the laughs of the music!

Watch Nickelodeon UK's brand-new comedy "Make It Pop" weekdays at 6:00pm from Monday 20th July 2015, plus visit to learn more about the show and each character, watch exclusive video clips, take part in polls and quizzes, and view fantastic photo gallery's! Fans can follow the conversation on social media using #MakeItPopUK.

(all times plus-one hour on Nick+1)
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Nickelodeon Unveils Kids' Choice Sports 2015 Plans

Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter and many more of the USA's top athletes will take a new stage at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports 2015 on Thursday 16th July 2015. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will host Nickelodeon's second annual Kids' Choice Sports awards ceremony live from Pauley Pavilion at UCLA where sports stars Stephen Curry, Serena Williams and LeBron James are among the night's nominees. To celebrate, executive producer and Nickelodeon veteran Jay Schmalholz talked to The Hollywood Reporter about what's in store for this year's awards, and revealed the new stage setup! Among the things fans can watch for during the event:

A brand-new stage design that will feature non-stop sports action.

High-octane dunkers and parkour free runners are part of the non-stop sports performances planned to fill the stage every minute of what will be a continuous sporting event. Rather than sprinkling the sets with musical performances, Schmalholz said they opted for continuous athletic feats that will be performed to the sounds of current hit songs played by DJ Boogie. Wilson has also come up with a unique way to spray slime above and throughout the audience.

"It's a transforming set," said Schmalholz. "There's lots of movement. Nets are coming in. Goals are coming in. A racetrack is being revealed for something called the KCS 500. It's sort of a tricked-out race with athletes (possibly NASCAR nominees Danica Patrick or Joey Logano?). The whole floor will get cleared to reveal a track on the floor, and then there's little secrets built in everywhere for where the slime comes from."

"There is sliming happening all round the arena floor and in the bleacher section as well," added fellow executive producer and director Hamish Hamilton. "The same way a great football game or basketball game uses the entire arena floor and the action flows from one end to the other, this show will do exactly the same thing,"

Russell Wilson will be slimed!

It is Wilson's first hosting gig, and he will be rewarded with his very first sliming experience by being doused in Nickelodeon's famous green slime, Nickelodeon's highest honor, too. However, the quarterback is being kept in the dark about the details.

"He will get his moment in the show, and he doesn't even exactly know when it's going to happen yet," said Schmalholz. "He seems very excited about the idea, so that will be fun."

Carmelo Anthony will attempt to set a world record.

A Guinness World Record representative will be on hand to watch the NY Knicks basketball star high-five 130 kids within a matter of seconds!

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team will open the show.

"I know our audience is super excited about that win so having them there will be really special," said Schmalholz about the FIFA Women's World Cup champions. "It's live TV. Anything can happen."

The program will air live the day after the ESPYs.

"The reason these shows happen in this pocket because it's a unique time in sports," said Schmalholz. "This is when the NBA is off, they just finished their championship. The NHL is done. This year's Women's World Cup is done, and baseball is on an all-star break."

Honoree Derek Jeter will have his slime moment.

The former New York Yankees star is the recipient of the Legend Award, and he may or may not be soaked with a special color of slime.

"Last year we hit David Beckham with the gold slime," said Schmalholz. "This year we have a surprise set for Derek as well."

Three kids will try their shot at winning $50,000.

Wilson will coach three kids onstage, as they each have the opportunity to win $50,000 by completing a sports challenge. They will either throw a football to hit the target 30 yards away, nail a half-court shot or hit the crossbar of a soccer goal 22 yards away. Last year, 15-year-old Ricardo Jacobo Jr. hit the winning half-court shot that received an emotional standing ovation from the audience.

Kids will attempt to take down NFL player Marshawn Lynch.

Wilson's Seahawks teammate will have to hold on for dear life as kids pull from the opposite end of the rope to try and pull him down into a pit. Schmalholz exclaims he gets multiple calls each year from celebrities wanting to be slimed, including Lynch who was dying to be slimed last year.

"Believe it or not, athletes are lining up around the block to be slimed," said Schmalholz. "The calls just keep coming in."

Schmalholz wasn't able to give away too many details on the sliming, but he did share the advice he gives celebrities on preparing for the green goo.

"Take it as if it was your birthday — as if it was the greatest thing that has happened. Enjoy the moment, and don't try and protect yourself."

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports 2015 will air live on Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, TeenNick and TV Land in the USA and YTV in Canada on Thursday 16th July 2015, from 8-9:30pm ET/PT (tape-delayed on the West Coast) from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Last year's host, Michael Strahan, will also serve as executive producer on the show along with Constance Schwartz from SMAC Entertainment and Hamish Hamilton and Ian Stewart of Done + Dusted Productions.
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Nickelodeon At Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015 News Round-Up - Part Three

Welcome to the third part of NickALive!'s special Nickelodeon at San Diego Comic-Con 2015 News Round-Up! In celebration of Nickelodeon attending Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015, below is a selection of news and highlights from the third and fourth days of Nick at SDCC '15, plus a few extras!

Sneak Peek Of New "Sanjay and Craig" Episode "Snake Parts Unknown", Guest Starring Anthony Bourdain

Dudes, what's up? To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the upcoming brand-new "Sanjay and Craig" episode "Snake Parts Unknown", guest starring American chef, author, and television personality Anthony Bourdain ("No Reservations", "Parts Unknown"), very soon, The Daily Meal has unveiled a fantastic sneak peek preview from the all-new episode, in which Craig meets his hero, Anthony Bourdain, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip below! Check it!:

UPDATE: "Snake Parts Unknown" will premiere on Saturday, July 25th at 11:30am ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA! (Source: Toon Zone)

In the brand-new "Sanjay and Craig" episode "Snake Parts Unknown", Craig has a new obsession: Anthony Gourmand (guest star Anthony Bourdain), the rad host of the TV series "Foodventurer". One day, Sanjay and Craig find him and his production crew at the Frycade, where they're looking for the ultimate food, in the most amazing food capital of the whole world so they can film the shows awesome series finale.

When Bourdain, who hasn't checked the schedule, forgets where exactly that's supposed to be, Sanjay and Craig convince Anthony that he will find the ultimate food in the world in Lundgren, so the trio set off and dine on all the local delicacies: Hector's Grandma's armpit tamales, Munchie's lollipops, Farmer Larry's famous falcon butter and Noodman's jam, but Gourmand deems all of it "not ultimate". During a heated rant, Gourmand puts the pieces together, and discovers that the elusive "ultimate" food he is chasing is actually Craig. The exotic gourmet rushes back to the Frycade with Craig in hand to tape the TV finale featuring him eating Craig so it's up to Sanjay to pull off the ultimate rescue to save his best bed from Gourmand's boiling pot.

Catch brand-new episodes of "Sanjay and Craig" Saturdays at 11:30am ET/PT from Saturday 18th July 2015, only on Nickelodeon USA!
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