Friday, October 02, 2015

Nick Jr. Orders Second Season Of "Zack & Quack"; To Premiere In Summer 2016

Original QQD Ltd. Press Release via Animation World Network:

Nick Jr. Orders Second Season of 'Zack And Quack'

CG-animated preschool series is produced by creators QQD Ltd. in partnership with U.K. producers Belly Up Productions, Israel's Candy Bear Studios, and Singapore's Infinite Frameworks.

QQD Ltd. has signed an enhanced acquisition deal with Nick Jr. for a second season of the 3D animated preschool series Zack and Quack. It will air on Nick Jr. channels around the world, including Nick Jr. in the U.S., where it will premiere in the summer of 2016.

Produced by creators QQD Ltd in partnership with U.K. producers Belly Up Productions, Israel's Candy Bear Studios, and Singapore's Infinite Frameworks, Zack and Quack is a pop-up world of creative play where even the ordinary can be extraordinary...if you use your imagination.

The series features the exciting adventures of an inquisitive seven-year-old boy, Zack and his devoted duck, Quack. In their unique Pop-up World, they use tabs, pulls and other devices to trigger pop ups that create surprising and interactive stories in every episode.

The first season of Zack and Quack received two Annie Award nominations for Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children and Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production.

"We are delighted to be making a second season of Zack and Quack for Nick Jr. following the success of season 1," said QQD executive Producer Ronen Shani. "With Nickelodeon's creative input as our global broadcast partner, Zack and Quack has become a worldwide hit."

"Zack and Quack has delighted Nick Jr. audiences around the world and we are excited to be producing a second series of poptastic adventures!" added Spindrift Media executive Producer Nigel Pickard.

The series is created by Gili Dolev (The Happy Duckling) and Yvette Kaplan (Ice Age, Beavis & Butthead). Nigel Pickard and Ronen Shani are the executive producers alongside Yvette Kaplan. QQD Ltd's Gili Dolev is the supervising director, Erez Gavish is the series Art Director, and Maria O'Loughlin is the Head Writer.

QQD has partnered with world leading toy inventors, JMP, to transform the magical pop-up world of Zack and Quack into inventive toy and play patterns products for the preschool market.

"It's amazing how well Zack & Quack translates to product," McCafferty commented. "From an invention perspective, Zack & Quack stands out among kids' properties through play patterns and themes such as pop-up interactivity, adventure, discovery and imagination. Working with these equities is an inventor's dream."

Source: QQD Ltd.

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Introducing The Fearleaders!

They're young, they're popular, they're undead. They are the Fearleaders! Watch Nickelodeon's brand-new Short & Funny clip starring Sydney Parks as Victoria Vam Pire, Brec Bassinger as Hauntley Spector, Isabela Moner as Braaainsley & Kira Kosarin as Mummy then go behind the scenes to see how it was made! Go Noxville Nightmares!:

Fearleaders is written Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna and directed by Ian Pfaff.
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"Mega Mutant Battle" Tips From NickGamer

Test your dexterity in the Nickelodeon's brand-new and exclusive "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" online game, "Mega Mutant Battle", here on!

"Mega Mutant Battle" is a all-new game of speed and skill. Play as any of Nickelodeon's justice-sworn, pizza-fuelled, half-shelled heroes as you battle the evil Footbots, working on behalf of their masters, Bebop and Rocksteady. Battle your way through 9 levels and reach level number 10 to fight against Bebop and Rocksteady themselves! Need tips? Nickelodeon's NickGamer has all the tips you need to play "Mega Mutant Battle" like a lean, green ninja in the Turtley Awesome video above!
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Sneak Peek Of New "Henry Danger" Episode "Henry & the Woodpeckers", Premiering 10/3 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new "Henry Danger" episode "Henry & the Woodpeckers" on Saturday 3rd October 2015 at 8:00pm (ET/PT), Nick USA has unveiled a super sneak peek preview of the all-new "Henry Danger" episode, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip below!:

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 4 On Sunday 25th October 2015

The television news website The Futon Critic is reporting the Turtley Awesome news that Nickelodeon USA will start to premiere and show "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season four, which will continue the adventures of Nickelodeon's justice-sworn, pizza-fuelled, half-shelled heroes, on Sunday 25th October 2015 at 11:00am ET/PT, beginning with the series' fourth season premiere episode, "Beyond the Known Universe"! Booyakasha!

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season four will feature a list of out-of-this-world stellar guest stars, including:

David Tennant ("Doctor Who") as The Fugitoid, a former alien scientist named Dr. Honeycutt, whose brain is saved and placed into the body of a robot when his body gets destroyed;

Peter Stormare ("Fargo") as Lord Dregg, an arrogant, insectoid crime lord. When the Turtles incur his wrath, he becomes one of their most dangerous enemies;

Ron Perlman ("Sons of Anarchy") as Armaggon, a vicious, bounty-hunter robo-shark with a taste for turtle;

Zelda Williams ("The Legend of Korra" and Robin Williams' daughter) as Mona Lisa, a highly skilled Salamandrian warrior;

And Michael Dorn ("Star Trek") as Captain Mozar, the supreme Commander of the Triceraton Fleet. He is a cunning and brutal military commander who answers only to the Triceraton Emperor!

Nickelodeon will also be holding a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" panel at New York Comic Con 2015! The "TMNT" team will be returning to New York Comic Con to reveal exclusive sneak peeks from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season 4 and what action is in store for the four hero brothers. The panel will feature executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman, along with the talented voice actors Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw, Hun), and more special guests! Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" NYCC 2015 panel will take place on Thursday 8th October 2015 between 2:00pm and 3:00pm!

Original source: ToonZone Forums member kanc.
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Nick Jr. UK To Premiere "Shimmer And Shine" On Monday 9th November 2015

Shimmer and Shine, your genies divine!

Nick Jr. UK has announced the magical news on the channels recently launched official "Shimmer and Shine" show website that Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon UK's top-performing preschool channel, will start to premiere and show "Shimmer and Shine", Nickelodeon's brand-new animated preschool series, on Monday 9th November 2015 at 4:30pm (repeated at 5:30pm on Nick Jr. +1)!

In Nickelodeon's brand-new animated preschool series, preschoolers will enter a whimsical genie world full of magic, music and misadventures! The series (20 episodes) follows twin genies-in-training, Shimmer and Shine, who grant wishes for their friend Leah that lead to surprising mishaps - but the trio always figures out a way to make the mistakes turn out great.

"Shimmer and Shine" features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting the importance of teamwork, resilience and overcoming obstacles. The series is created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz (post-production supervisor for "Dora the Explorer", "Go, Diego, Go!") and produced at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California.

Shimmer & Shine Pictured: (L-R) Nahal, Shine, Shimmer and Tala in new animated preschool series, Shimmer & Shine, coming to Nickelodeon in 2015. Photo Credit: Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

In the series premiere episode, "The Sweetest Thing," Leah wishes for the genies' help in making cupcakes for her school bake sale. Through silly misunderstandings, Leah, Shimmer and Shine find themselves stuck with a giant birthday cake, some farm animals and no wishes left. They must work together to fix their magical mistakes without drawing the attention of Leah's curious (and hungry) neighbor, Zac.

"Shimmer and Shine" follows the magical adventures of genie-in-training twin sisters Shimmer and Shine and their human best friend Leah. Whenever Leah has a dilemma she calls upon her secret genies with a special chant and a rub of her pendant necklace. Shimmer and Shine, along with their special pets Nahal a Bengal tiger cub and Tala a playful Gibbon monkey, fly out of their genie world and into Leah's human one helping her by granting her three wishes! But the genies' naiveté about the human world means they accidentally grant wishes Leah didn't intend to make. In the end every wrong wish turns into a crazy adventure!

Your best friends are on the way! Shimmer and Shine is a preschool show about twin genies and their magical adventures with their best friend Leah. (L-R) Leah, Shimmer and Shine on Nickelodeon. Art: Nickelodeon©2015 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nick Junior UK's official "Shimmer and Shine" showpage on features information about the series and each of the characters in the show - Shimmer, Shine, Nahal, Tala, Leah and Zac - plus a 'Watch' section featuring exclusive online streaming "Shimmer and Shine" video clips, including the shows theme song, and a fantastic 'Create' area full of fantastic colouring in sheets!

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"Drake & Josh" Stars Josh Peck And Yvette Nicole Brown Reunite

Hot on the heels of recent Nickelodeon reunions, two more Nickelodeon stars have reunited, this time, Josh Peck and Yvette Nicole Brown!

Josh Peck, who starred as one half of the show's fun-loving brother duo on the hit Nickelodeon show "Drake & Josh", recently shared an adorable selfie with Yvette Nicole Brown, who played Josh's take-no-prisoners manager of the The Premiere, the movie theater Josh's character worked at:

"Helen and Josh finally getting along. Love u @YNB," Peck tweeted. For four seasons, Josh and Yvette's characters, Josh Nichols and Helen Dubois, respectively, were often at each other's throats, so it's nice to see the two have put aside their on-screen squabbles for all the die-hard "Drake & Josh" fans out there.

Since the Nickelodeon sitcom ended eight years ago, both Nickelodeon stars have gone on to lead hugely successful careers in showbiz. Brown went on to star in fan-favorites "Community" and "The Odd Couple", and even reprised her role of Helen on the "Victorious" episode "Helen Back Again", and Peck has gone on to voice Casey Jones in Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" TV series, and is also starring alongside John Stamos and Christina Milian in Fox's new show "Grandfathered".

What would have been the cherry on top of this epic reunion? The entire cast — Josh, Yvette, Drake Bell, Miranda Cosgrove, Jonathan Goldstein and Nancy Sullivan - of course!

Original sources: E! Online UK, Hollywood Life.
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Nickelodeon USA's Unveils The Splat's Premiere Week Schedule; Launches Website

Nick & More! is reporting the very exciting news that Nickelodeon USA has released their first week's schedule for The Splat, Nickelodeon's brand-new multiscreen content destination for all things classic Nickelodeon, spanning television, social media platforms and a dedicated website aggregating the most loved Nick content from the 1990s and beyond, which will launch on Monday 5th October 2015 at 10:00pm!

Image via E! Online UK

The Splat's premiere week will include 27 different beloved classic Nickelodeon series ranging from the 1980's to the early 2000's.

The Splat's first week's schedule will be focused on first episodes, and each series will air in one-hour blocks. The schedule will run each night on TeenNick USA from 10:00pm to 2:00am, with a repeat of that nights schedule between 2:00am and 6:00am.

Below is Nickelodeon's premiere week schedule for The Splat:

Monday 5th October 2015:
10:00-11:00pm: "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" and "You Can't Do That on Television"
11:00pm: "Kenan & Kel"
12:00am: "Doug"
1:00am: "The Ren & Stimpy Show"
2:00am - 6:00am: Repeat of 10:00pm-2:00am

Tuesday 6th October 2015:
10:00pm: "Rocko's Modern Life"
11:00pm: "CatDog"
12:00am: "Are You Afraid of the Dark?"
1:00am: "Welcome Freshmen"
2:00am - 6:00am: Repeat of 10:00pm-2:00am

Wednesday 7th October 2015:
10:00pm: "Clarissa Explains It All"
11:00pm: "All That" and "The Adventures of Pete & Pete"
12:00am: "Hey Arnold!"
1:00am: "The Angry Beavers"
2:00am - 6:00am: Repeat of 10:00pm-2:00am

Thursday 8th October 2015:
10:00pm: "Rugrats"
11:00pm: "Rocket Power"
12:00am: "Hey Dude"
1:00am: "Salute Your Shorts"
2:00am - 6:00am: Repeat of 10:00pm-2:00am

Friday 9th October 2015:
10:00pm: "Double Dare"
11:00pm: "Legends of the Hidden Temple"
12:00am: "As Told By Ginger"
1:00am: "Doug"
2:00am - 6:00am: Repeat of 10:00pm-2:00am

Saturday 10th October 2015:
10:00pm: "The Wild Thornberrys"
11:00pm: "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters"
12:00am: "Roundhouse"
1:00am: "Weinerville"
2:00am - 6:00am: Encore of 10:00pm-2:00am

Sunday 11th October 2015:
10:00pm: "Nickelodeon GUTS"
11:00pm: "Figure It Out"
12:00am: "All Grown Up"
1:00am: "Rugrats"
2:00am - 6:00am: Replay of 10:00pm-2:00am

Additionally, to celebrate the launch of "The Splat", Nickelodeon USA has updated their official "The Splat" website,, a fan-driven and generated digital destination that pulls '90s Nick content from all social spaces, including "The Splat's" social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter, Vine and YouTube!

Additional sources: ToonZone Forums members ClassicNick98 and Toon Master.Follow "The Splat" at and on Twitter @thesplat, Instagram @thesplatgram, Facebook, YouTube, Vine, Tumblr and Pinterest. #TheSplatIsComing
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Official "ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks" Karaoke Music Video For "Got to Be Free"

The Chipmunks are about being free and not allowing anyone to stop them. Let out your inner animal and roar! Catch your tasty scoop of "ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks" on Nickelodeon channels worldwide, including Nick USA weekdays at 4pm/3c!:

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