Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Meet The Game Shakers In Nickelodeon USA's Latest Promo

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new original comedy series "Game Shakers" from Saturday 12th September 2015 at 8:30pm ET/PT, Nick USA's official YouTube channel has released the networks latest "Game Shakers" trailer, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip below!:

From the creator of iCarly, Sam & Cat and Henry Danger comes a brand new show about a group of friends that build a gaming empire. Meet the Game Shakers! And tune-in to the series premiere on September 12th on Nickelodeon USA.

Created by hit-maker Dan Schneider ("Henry Danger", "iCarly", "Victorious", "Sam & Cat", "Zoey 101", "Drake & Josh", "Kenan & Kel", ), the show follows a pair of 7th grade girls, Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Kenzie (Madisyn Shipman), who, after creating a wildly successful mobile game app called Sky Whale for a science project, start a gaming company in Brooklyn called Game Shakers with their friend Hudson (Thomas Kuc).

But when superstar rapper Double G (Kel Mitchell, "Kenan & Kel", "All That", "Good Burger"), a super successful, unpredictable rapper, finds out the girls used one of his songs in their game without licensing it, he threatens to sue them for all he is owed! To make things right, Babe and Kenzie decide to make the rap superstar their business partner and hire his son, Triple G (Benjamin Lil P-Nut” Flores, Jr, "The Haunted Hathaways"), as a game consultant. Together, Babe, Kenzie, Hudson, Triple G and Double G will work to make Game Shakers a huge success in the gaming world! Will this new deal be a high score or a game over for Babe and Kenzie? Let the games begin!
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"Breadwinners" - "Into the Bread Mines" Official Music Video

Shake your tail feathers with SwaySway and Buhdeuce's official music video for "Into the Bread Mines" from the "Breadwinners" episode "Mine All Mine"!:

Watch "Breadwinners", only on Nickelodeon!

Mumbai Girl, Madhya Pradesh Boy To Guest Star On Upcoming Brand-New Episode Of "Motu Patlu" On Nickelodeon India

The dreams of 14-year-old Akash Pandey from Jabalpur and eight-year-old Mansi Tiwari from Mumbai are soon to come true! The two have won the Motu Patlu Hero Hunt - Nickelodeon India's quiz-based summer campaign - and will not only get to meet their favourite cartoon characters but will also appear as animated characters in a upcoming brand-new episode!

Mansi and Akash pose with their favourite cartoon characters. The lucky winners of Nickelodeon India's quiz contest will get to share the screen with Motu and Patlu

Tiwari, a Kalyan resident, said, "I watch "Motu Patlu" every day. It is my favourite cartoon. I am happy to win the competition. Now I will be seen with my favourite cartoon characters in one of the episodes. I have told my close friends about it. My father helped me answer the quiz."

Echoing her sentiments, Pandey said, "When I started watching "Motu Patlu", everybody at home started watching it as well. We all love the characters. I have not told my friends about my win yet. I want to see their reaction when they see the episode in which my character will be there."

Commenting on the campaign, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, executive vice-president and business head of Kids Cluster, said, "At Nickelodeon, we have always endeavoured to make dreams come true for kids through campaigns such as the Motu Patlu Hero Hunt. This innovative engagement gave an opportunity to children to turn into stars. We are thrilled with the amazing response and the excitement among the winners."

"Motu Patlu" follows the comical adventures of Motu and Patlu, two clueless, simple but lovable adventurers who live in a small town in the heartland of India, known as Furfuri Nagariya. The awesome twosome have an uncanny ability to attract trouble which only lands them in entertaining and hilarious situations.

The two act like a trouble magnet but are always by each other's side in good and bad situations. The two form a rather odd couple as Motu is a food addict and Patlu considers himself as the 'Bright chap' of the team, but when they come together, they sure bring laughter riots along. Join the awesome twosome in their journey of side-splitting adventures and ride through the thick and thin of comedy with them!

The comedy of errors and the friendship between the characters are adored by children. The popular CG-animated is adapted from the classic comic strip on Lot Pot.

You can find more information about "Motu Patlu" here on NickIndia.com/MotuPatluOriginal source: Daily News & Analysis.
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Popular Nickelodeon UK And Nick Jr. UK Shows Nominated In The Licensing Awards 2015

The licensing business news website Licensing.biz is reporting the exciting Nickelodeon UK news that Nickelodeon's hit animated series "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and Nick Jr. UK's popular animated series "Peppa Pig" and "Paw Patrol" have been nominated for a raft of prestigious awards in The Licensing Awards 2015!

The line-up was arrived at as a result of nominations canvassed from an extensive panel of experienced retailers and licensees.

"The finalists in the licensed property categories are a true reflection of the strength of this dynamic industry," said Ian Hyder, joint managing director of Max Publishing, owner of The Licensing Awards and The Licensing Source Book.

"The contenders fanfare an array of properties from across the spectrum – from relative newcomers from the world of music and new media right through to true stalwart brands that wield the power of their heritage.

"To properly reflect the immense licensing activity that hails from the film world, a dedicated award which celebrates this joins the line-up."

The winners will be revealed at The Licensing Awards event, held in The Great Room in London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday 15th September 2015.

For tickets or tables at The Licensing Awards 2015, please contact Clare Davis at Createvents on clare@createvents.co.uk or call 0118 334 0085.

Check out the complete list of finalists below:

The Product Awards Finalists

Approaching 5,000 licensed products were entered into the Product Awards this year. The Judging Panel comprised of almost 100 top retail buyers, including those from Sainsbury's, Argos, Primark, Claires, Toys R Us, Tesco, Mothercare, Poundland, Boots, The Entertainer, Forbidden Planet, Lakeland, Asda, Mothercare, Matalan, BHS, Paperchase, Paulton's Park, Blue Inc, Oliver Bonas, River Island, Lloyds Pharmacy and Rymans.

Best Licensed Toys or Games Range

Despicable Me 2 RC Inflatable Stuart and Dave Minions with sound from Bladez Toyz
Frozen Toddler Doll Range from Jakks Pacific
Paw Patrol Toy Range from Spinmaster
Peppa Pig Construction Toys from Simba Smoby
Shopkins Series 3 Collectable Mini Figures and Playset from Moose Enterprise/GP Flair
Star Wars Roar and Rage Chewbacca and Lightsaber Battle Yoda Action Plush from Underground Toys

Best Licensed Dress-Up or Partyware Range

Frozen Light-Up Princesses Range from Rubies Masquerade
Marvel Avengers Age Of Ultron Dress-Up From Rubies Masquerade
Marvel Superheroes Dress-Up from Morph Costumes
Minions Novelty Party Range from Icon Live
Paddington Bear Partyware Range from Creative Party
Roald Dahl Children's Dress-Up Range from Smiffys

Best Licensed Preschool Apparel Range (0-5 years)

Minions Build Your Own PJs for George@ASDA from Cooneen By Design
Minions Preschool Collection for TU at Sainsbury's from Smith & Brooks
Minnie Mouse Denim Girls Preschool Range from Primark
Paddington Babywear for Tesco from Brecrest Fashion
Peter Rabbit Baby Range for M&S from Watermelon
Star Wars Baby Range for Mothercare from Dennicci

Best Licensed Children's or Adult Apparel Range

Coca Cola Adult Range from Retro Freds By Brand Alliance
DC Comics Superman Collection from Fabric Flavours
Minions Boys' Range for George@ASDA from Cooneen by Design
Despicable Me 2 Children's Footwear Range for George@ASDA from William Lamb Footwear
Frozen Nightdress for TU Sainsbury's from Cooneen by Design
Harry Potter Autumn / Winter 14 Ladies Range from Primark

Best Written, Listening or Learning Range

Alien Classic Range from Titan Publishing Group
Frozen Magazine from Egmont Publishing
Jurassic World Where Dinosaurs Come To Life Augmented Reality Books from Carlton Publishing
Peppa Pig Book and App Range from Penguin Random House
My Very Hungry Caterpillar App from Story Toys
Winnie The Pooh Classic Collection from Egmont Publishing

Best Licensed Paper Products or Stationery Range

Despicable Me Stationery Range from Pyramid International
Great British Bake Off Stationery and Gift Range from Otter House
House of Holland Stationery Range from Blueprint Collections
Despicable Me Greeting Cards, Gift Bags, Calendars and Giftwrap from Danilo Promotions
Star Wars Greeting Card Range from Hallmark Cards
Winnie the Pooh Bother Free Days Card Range from Moonpig

Best Licensed Giftware Range

Cinderella Adult Jewellery Collection from Icon Live
IWM Victory Is In The Kitchen Range from Kimm & Miller
Despicable Me Minion Made Plush Backpacks from Posh Paws
The Makery Giftware Range from Wild and Wolf
Mr. Men and Little Miss Grow Kits from Gift Republic
Winnie The Pooh Classic Gift Range from Widdop Bingham

Best Licensed Food or Drink Range

The Beano Sweet Shop and Selection Tin from Rose Marketing
DC Super Heroes Biscuit Collection from Biscuiteers
Frozen Baking Range from Fiddes Payne
Jammie Dodger Celebration Cake from Finsbury Food Group
Minions Ice Creams, Lollies and Squeezers Range from Icefresh Foods
Snowman And The Snowdog Chocolate Gift Range from Thorntons

Best Licensed Home Décor, Tableware or Housewares Range

Frozen Crystal Bedding and Home Furnishings Collection from Character World
Happy Jackson Storage Tin Range From Elite
Roald Dahl Bedding And Accessories Collection from Ashley Wilde
Star Wars Homewares Collection from Half Moon Bay
Ted Baker Portmeirion The Fine Collection Rosie Lee from Portmeirion
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Nursery Collection from East Coast Nursery

Best Licensed Brand Range

Kellogg's Vintage Health And Beauty Range from Mad Beauty
Historic Royal Palaces Baroque Gardening Collection from Briers
Playstation Retro Range from Bioworld
Rugby World Cup Collection from Ulster Weavers
V&A Spring/Summer 15 Collection from Oasis
Volkswagen Retro Housewares Range from Half Moon Bay

The Innovation Award

Doctor Who Cyberman Edge Sculpture from Robert Harrop
Historic Royal Palaces Fashion Collection No4 From Hobbs
Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain Boombox from Konami Digital Entertainment
SpongeBob SquarePants Cycle Jersey from Scimitar Sports
Star Wars Melting Storm Trooper from Blue Sky Designs
Thunderbirds Classic merchMAKER range from Merchant On Demand

Best Licensed Marketing Communication Campaign Award

For this award category, a highly qualified panel of marketing and promotions experts judged the entries.

Adventure Time Dr Martens Bounce Mob Stunt
The Beano at Brewers Fayre
The Gruffalo Forestry Commission Trails
Paddington Warbeartons Campaign
The SpongeBob Movie Clean Start Appeal for British Red Cross
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Giant Wiggle for Action for Children
The Retailer Award Finalists

The finalists of the Retailer Award categories were decided as a result of an online nomination process involving manufacturers, suppliers and importers of licensed products, inviting them to state which retailers have excelled in their retail delivery of licensed merchandise to the public over the last year. These results were then taken into account by a validation panel of industry experts to arrive at the final line-up.

Best Preschool Retailer of Licensed Products (age group 0-5)

The Entertainer

Best Kids Retailer of Licensed Products (age group 6-16)

The Entertainer

Best Retailer of Adult Licensed Products

Forbidden Planet
Urban Outfitters

The Radar Award

This award is for any UK based retailer (bricks and mortar/or online) that have 'come on the radar' by upping their licensing activities in the last year.

Shop Direct

Top Retailer Award

All winners of the other categories are contenders for this award.

The Best Licensed Property finalists are:

Best Preschool Licensed Property

Fireman Sam
The Gruffalo
In The Night Garden
Paw Patrol
Peppa Pig
Thomas & Friends
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Best TV Licensed Property

Adventure Time
Breaking Bad
Doctor Who
The Great British Bake Off
My Little Pony
The Simpsons
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Best Film Licensed Property

Jurassic World
Marvel Avengers: Age of Ultron
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Best Sports Licensed Property

Arsenal Football Club
Chelsea FC
England Rugby
Liverpool Football Club
Manchester United Football Club
Rugby World Cup 2015
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

Best Music or Celebrity Licensed Property

5 Seconds of Summer
The Beatles
Jamie Oliver
Jane Asher
One Direction
Orla Kiely

Best Gaming or New Media Licensed Property

Angry Birds
Candy Crush
Metal Gear Solid
Plants v Zombies
World of Warriors

Best Brand Licensed Property

Britvic Brands
Happy Jackson
Kellogg's Vintage
Ted Baker

The Classic Licensed Property Award

(This is for properties that are over 10 years old. The winning property will enter the Classic Hall of Fame and join previous winners, Thomas & Friends in 2014, The Beano in 2013, Mickey Mouse in 2012 and Star Wars in 2011)

Doctor Who
Me to You
Mr. Men and Little Miss
My Little Pony
Sesame Street
The Simpsons
SpongeBob SquarePants

Congratulations and good luck, Nickelodeon UK!
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Nickelodeon UK And Tesco Launch "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Competition

Nickelodeon UK and Tesco have teamed up for a Turtley Awesome "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" competition!

With GP Flair's brand-new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Turtles Mutations Mix & Match action figures, fans can swap around body parts on each figure to create their very own mutants!

And to celebrate, fans can head to nicktoons.co.uk/turtlestesco to play the brand-new "Mutate The Ultimate Baddie" online game, where they can create the ultimate baddie and win the chance to have their creation featured in their very own comic strip within the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" magazine! The winner will also win a giant "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Leo Sewer Lair toy playset! 25 runners up will also win a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Mix and Match Action Figure! Booyakasha! Ooze Your Mutant today!

Fans can also receive 25% off this summer when they buy "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" toys at Tesco!

It's time to mutate with the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and Tesco!

Watch brand-new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" episodes every Saturday and Sunday at 9:30am, only on Nicktoons UK & Ireland!

Plus, don't forget to enter Nick.co.uk's exclusive Code-it competition where you could win a Microsoft Surface 3 tablet and Nickelodeon goody bags simply by creating your very own awesome animations!

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Offer ends Wednesday 2nd September 2015
Contest open to fans aged aged 15 or under and live in the UK or Eire
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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" Special "Before I Go...Living With Dying" On 8/23

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via NickPress.com:


NEW YORK – Aug. 18, 2015 – Kids who are suffering from terminal illnesses share their stories and their appreciation for life in a brand-new Nick News with Linda Ellerbee special, "Before I Go…Living with Dying," premiering Sunday, August 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

In their dying, kids teach people the real meaning of courage and grace. They also serve as a reminder that they are just kids handling the hardest thing in life--leaving it. For many kids who are dying, it's clear they want to control their own lives for as long as possible.

Rhett, who's suffering from cancer says, "I made the decision to have no more treatment. Life to me is more fun and entertaining because I play with my brother and my dog outside in the warm weather...and it's more fun than just sitting there in a hospital bed dying slowly."

Nohemy, 15, from Norwalk, Calif., who was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer, wants some control over what happens after she dies. "For my funeral I don't want anyone to have depressing colors. I want them all to be wearing blue or white. I don't want any sad music. I'd rather have uplifting music."

"Each person is his or her own life story, and just because one person's story may be shorter than another doesn't mean it's worth less," says Ellerbee. "When kids are dying, they often teach the rest of us how to live."

As Nohemy says, "Death is a part of life and I'm trying to live every day like it's my last."

Nick News, produced by Lucky Duck Productions, is now in its 24th year and is the longest-running kids' news show in television history. It has built its reputation on the respectful and direct way it speaks to kids about the important issues of the day. Over the years, Nick News has received more than 21 Emmy nominations and won its tenth Emmy Award for Forgotten But Not Gone: Kids, HIV & AIDS in the category of Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program. Additional Emmy wins for outstanding children's programming include: Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics (2011); (The Face of Courage: Kids Living with Cancer (2010); Coming Home: When Parents Return from War (2009); The Untouchable Kids of India (2008); Private Worlds: Kids and Autism (2007); Never Again: From the Holocaust to the Sudan (2005); Faces of Hope: The Kids of Afghanistan (2002) and What Are You Staring At? (1998). In 1995, the entire series won the Emmy. In 2009, Nick News was honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for best Network News Documentary for Coming Home: When Parents Return from War — the first-ever kids' television program to receive this prestigious award. Nick News has also received three Peabody Awards, including a personal award given to Ellerbee for explaining the impeachment of President Clinton to kids, as well as a Columbia duPont Award and more than a dozen Parents' Choice Awards.

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 http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Nickelodeon Continues To Charm Fans With Season 10 Order Of "The Fairly OddParents"

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via NickPress.com:


Brand-New Character to Debut in 13 Half-Hour Episode Pick-up

BURBANK, Calif. – Aug. 18, 2015 – Season 10 has been greenlit for the Emmy Award-winning animated series, The Fairly OddParents, which follows the magical adventures of 10-year-old Timmy Turner and his well-meaning fairy godparents who grant him wishes. The announcement was made today by Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production. The Fairly OddParents, created and executive produced by Nickelodeon hit-maker Butch Hartman, is the network's third longest running animated series behind worldwide hits SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.

"As one of Nickelodeon's most successful and longstanding series, this renewal of The Fairly OddParents is a promise to our loyal and ever-growing fans that we will continue the adventures, magic and fun," said Hicks.

Said Hartman: "Our fans are a huge part of the show's enduring success, so it's an honor to bring them another milestone season of The Fairly OddParents. With the introduction of Chloe, the magic, laughter and classic stories will be amped to the max!"

The 13 half-hour episode order continues the comedic adventures of Timmy Turner, who overcomes typical kid obstacles with the help of his wand-wielding wish-granting fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda. Joining the cast of characters is Chloe Carmichael, an enthusiastic, funny and over-achieving little girl who Timmy will have to share his fairies with. Well-intentioned, she wants to make the world a better place, but comically goes too far sometimes. With her and Timmy both being able to make wishes – the series will be wackier than ever.

The animated series cast includes Tara Strong (Ultimate Spider-Man) as Timmy Turner, Susanne Blakeslee (Shrek the Third) as Wanda, Daran Norris (T.U.F.F. Puppy) as Cosmo, Grey Griffin (T.U.F.F. Puppy) as Vicky, Carlos Alazraqui (Happy Feet) as Mr. Crocker and Matt Taylor (South Park, Open Season) as Sparky.

Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An American Tail. He created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!, and also wrote and directed episodes of Dexter's Laboratory, Cow & Chicken and Johnny Bravo. Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including The Fairly OddParents. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the animated series, Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010 live-action/CG animated hit TV movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! The series came to life once again with the 2012 holiday-themed sequel, A Fairly Odd Christmas, drawing 4.5 million total viewers, and in 2014 with A Fairly OddSummer. Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon's animated series Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy.

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

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