Friday, March 11, 2016

Nickelodeon International's Together For Good and UNICEF Partner To Help Every Child Reach Their Full Potential

Original Nickelodeon International and UNICEF Press Release via

Nickelodeon International's Together For Good and UNICEF Partner To Help Every Child Reach Their Full Potential

On-going partnership kicks off with new PSA featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry

NEW YORK, 10 March, 2016 – Nickelodeon International's Together for Good and UNICEF have joined forces to educate and inspire kids around the world to tackle discrimination and inequality in their homes, schools and communities. With the theme of social inclusion at its core, the goal of the partnership is to give kids the knowledge and resources to support UNICEF on their quest to ensure every child can reach their full potential.

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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry takes a photo of herself and children at a primary school in Ampihaonana village in Madagascar.

The partnership officially kicks off with a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry, which will premiere on Nickelodeon channels internationally during the biggest night in kids' television - Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards.

"We're excited to partner with UNICEF to help support their mission to ensure every child around the globe has the opportunity to reach their full potential," said Pierluigi Gazzolo, President, Viacom International Media Networks Americas and EVP, Nickelodeon International. "At Nickelodeon, we put kids first in everything we do, and we're committed to encouraging and empowering children everywhere to make a positive impact on the world around them."

"Every child deserves a fair chance in life. This new partnership provides a great opportunity to connect UNICEF's work on child participation and parenting education with a global media platform aimed at young people. By amplifying children's voices on the world stage we can encourage social inclusion and equity, leading to real change for children," said UNICEF's Director of Programmes Ted Chaiban.

The on-going partnership will include a two-hour programming block co-produced by UNICEF and Nickelodeon, which will be broadcast to millions of children via Nickelodeon channels in more than 180 countries and territories. The special block will feature episodes from some of Nickelodeon's most popular series, focusing on challenges kids face and the actions they can take to create positive change in their own communities.

UNICEF and Nickelodeon will continue to work on additional content co-productions and opportunities to engage kids in fun activities that will help raise awareness, stimulate changes in attitudes and motivate positive action in their daily lives.

Children and their families can learn more and get involved with the UNICEF and Nickelodeon International's Together for Good partnership here

Nickelodeon Commissions Custom Animated Vines To Celebrate 25 Years of Nickelodeon Animation


As part of Nickelodeon's 25 Years of Nickelodeon Animation Celebration, Nickelodeon has commissioned a series of custom-animated throwback Vines from artists in the studio, on the internet, and around the globe.

Check out Nickelodeon's first two Vines to celebrate Nickelodeon Animation's 25th anniversary below!:

This amazing morph featuring many popular Nicktoons stars was created by cartoonist M. Wartella and Dream Factory Animation with music by Nickelodeon's own Jonathan Hylander:

Jordan & Perri's KCA Blog #5: Hollywood Hills - Kids Choice Awards 2016

Jordan & Perri are in the Hollywood Hills mingling with Dogs, Chickens and Goats at the ranch! They then head down to Venice Beach, check out the skaters and Segway beside the ocean!:

Watch Benji & Fede Getting Slimed At SlimeFest Milano

Check out Italian pop duo Benji & Fede getting slimed at SlimeFest Milano in the aweslime video below! Relive all the best moments from Nickelodeon SlimeFest this weekend in Nickelodeon Italy's SlimeFest special, airing on Saturday 12th March 2016 at 13:30 and 18:40 and on Sunday 13th March 2016 at 09:00 and 19:30, only on TeenNick Italia (SKY 620)!:

Did you hear? Nickelodeon UK & Ireland will be holding the UK's first ever Nickelodeon's SLIMEFEST in Blackpool in September 2016!

Additional source: Wikipedia.
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Jace Norman & Jordyn Jones Skydiving - Henry Danger

Experience indoor skydiving with Jace Norman and Jordyn Jones at iFLY Hollywood – Universal CityWalk! Join in on the action as this talented Hollywood duo defy gravity & enjoy a fun-filled day around town!:

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International Networks Acquire Rights To Popular Nickelodeon Programming

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has sold a number of popular Nickelodeon shows, including Pig Goat Banana Cricket, to broadcasters around the globe, TV Kids reports!

Spain's Antena 3 has acquired the rights to Pig Goat Banana Cricket, an upcoming animated original. The network also picked up the rights to animated series Harvey Beaks and the live-action Bella and the Bulldogs. Preschool hit PAW Patrol is headed to TV Cultura in Brazil (season two), RTS in Switzerland (season two), Channel Balapan in Kazakhstan (seasons two and three), Able Systems in Adria (season one) and Canal Panda/Dreamia in Portugal (season two).

Canal Panda also snapped up the first two seasons of Blaze and the Monster Machines for broadcast this Spring. France's Gulli took the first season of the show, which is also headed to Clan/TVE in Spain and Brazil's TV Cultura. The first season of Shimmer and Shine has been licensed by TV Cultura and Canal Panda.
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Just Jared Jr. Presents Nickelodeon's #BuzzTracks Live Concert On 3/19

Get ready for the coolest concert ever!

Just Jared Jr. has teamed up with Nickelodeon's #BuzzTracks for a special live concert on Saturday 19th March 2016 at 5PM at Hollywood & Highland!

At the concert, you'll get to rock out to music from Conrad Sewell, Megan Nicole and Jacob Whitesides, and the entire event is hosted by JJJ, and some of your favorite Nickelodeon stars!

Nickelodeon's #BuzzTracks on JustJaredJr is a new destination hub where all content lives along with an on-going Sweepstakes. Nickelodeon Prize packs are given out weekly and of course the grand prize of the Sweepstakes is a trip to the #BuzzTracks Live concert event, so make sure you're entering to win!
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Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles And Alex Ebert To Write Original Songs For "The SpongeBob Musical"

Songwriters Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros will write original songs for Nickelodeon's Broadway-bound The SpongeBob Musical, Playbill reports!

Sara Bareilles (Monica Simoes)

They join a cadre of contemporary writers who are also adding to the show's score, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of the band Aerosmith, Tony winner Cyndi Lauper (Kinky Boots), They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T's and T.I., with an additional song by David Bowie and additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.

The production's tryout will begin previews on Tuesday 7th June 2016 at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, with a limited run scheduled through Sunday 3rd July 2016. The production is co-conceived and directed by Tina Landau (Superior Donuts, Bells Are Ringing), and Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies) will choreograph.

The SpongeBob Musical will be part of the "Broadway In Chicago" subscription series. Group tickets for 10 or more are now on sale by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets for The SpongeBob Musical will go on sale March 13.

For the most up-to-date news and information about The SpongeBob Musical, visit and

Broadway dates, theatre and ticket information have not been announced.

The cast features Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward, Nick Blaemire as Plankton, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Danny Skinner as Patrick, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L’ogan J’ones, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Mark Ledbetter, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, JC Schuster, Allysa Shorte, Abby C. Smith, Jason Michael Snow and Allan K. Washington.

Spanning nine seasons on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants has had his fair share of underwater adventures. But, on Broadway, he's going to have to save the world!

"I know this sounds insane, but it's basically SpongeBob Apocalypse," book writer Kyle Jarrow (A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant, Whisper House) told "If you can imagine the movie 'Armageddon' with SpongeBob as like the main character, essentially saving the world, that is... It's not about an asteroid, but other than that it's basically SpongeBob has to save the world from certain destruction."

"All of the musicians got a brief on where their song fits in the story, so they weren't randomly writing songs on the topic of SpongeBob," Jarrow explained. "They knew where it fit in the story."

He added, "SpongeBob is super fun. It's obviously family-friendly; it's got like a hipster humor to it as well, but I think there's an opportunity to say something that actually matters about the way that we live now and about the way that fear can make people make decisions that are maybe not the smartest decisions."

Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then) provides music supervision for the show and, according to Jarrow, is "making it sound cohesive."

He added, "To be a book writer, where you have, I think, 14 different songwriters, it's just a crazy beast. It's been really wild, but it's super awesome. It's just a really complicated animal, so it's been this fun process of figuring out how to get the songs to fit."

Additional The SpongeBob Musical credits include: Scenic and costume design by David Zinn; Lighting design by Kevin Adams; Projection design by Peter Nigrini; and Sound design by Walter Trarbach.
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Ryan Gosling & Gilbert Gottfried on Are You Afraid Of The Dark? - The Splat

Really hoping Gilbert Gottfried guards the afterlife. Wouldn't mind if Ryan Gosling were there too. Scene from Are You Afraid of the Dark? episode "The Tale of Station 109.1":

Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on The Splat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! The Splat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 10pm ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #TheSplat!
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"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Theme Song - Episode Opening Credits - Nickelodeon's 25 Years of Animation Celebration

Watch the original theme song and opening credits of Avatar: The Last Airbender, as part of Nickelodeon's 25 Years of Animation celebration!:

Nicktoons Facts: Avatar: The Last Airbender, also known as Avatar: The Legend of Aang, was created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino. It premiered on February 21st, 2005 and ran for three seasons. It was later adapted into a feature film and was followed by the spin-off The Legend of Korra, as well as numerous comic books and graphic novels, and a video game.

Check out the official 25 Years of Nickelodeon Animation Tumblr blog for more fantastic Nickelodeon memories, and remember to watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on The Splat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows!

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Bella and the Bulldogs - Meeting Kurt Warner - Nickelodeon UK

As Bella finds out that Troy has left the team and accepted a place at Whitworth Academy, their meeting with NFL legend Kurt Warner gets a little awkward in this super video clip from Bella and the Bulldogs season two episode "Wide Deceiver"!:

Catch brand-new episodes from the all-new second season of Bella and the Bulldogs every Monday at 5:30pm, only on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD! Shabooya!
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Jordan & Perri's KCA Blog #4: Tour Of LA - Kids Choice Awards 2016

It's day four of Jordan & Perri's trip to LA for Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards! The boys take a walk down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and muck around in some American stores!:

Catch the UK & Irish premiere of Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by Country music superstar and coach panelist on NBC's The Voice, Blake Shelton, and UK dance stars Jordan and Perri, on Sunday 13th March 2016 from 5:00pm, only on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD and Nicktoons!
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Nickelodeon Asia Rocks Out With The 2016 Kids' Choice Awards, Premiering Monday 14th March 2016

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


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Tweet it: .@nickelodeontv rocks out next Mon 14 Mar with the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards #KCA at 10.30am (TH/WIB) and 11.30am (HK/MY/PH/SG)!

SINGAPORE, 10 MARCH 2016 - On Monday, 14 March, fans in Asia will get a "front-row" seat to the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards, the ultimate celebration of everything kids love in pop culture. Hosted by country music superstar and NBC's The Voice coach Blake Shelton, the biggest and slimiest event of the year will tape from the "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, California, and feature some of the biggest names in television, movies, music and social media. The show premieres at 10.30am (TH/WIB) and 11.30am (HK/MY/PH/SG). It repeats on the same day at 5pm (TH/WIB) and 6pm (HK/MY/PH/SG).

The star-studded event will feature musical performances by DNCE, Charlie Puth with Wiz Khalifa, plus appearances by celebrities including Robert Downey Jr., Amy Poehler, Megan Fox, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Evans, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, John Stamos, Heidi Klum, Cameron Dallas, Keke Palmer, Jason Sudeikis, Anthony Anderson, Zendaya, Chloe Bennet, Bethany Mota, Buddy Valastro, Dove Cameron, Grant Gustin, Josh Gad, Laura Marano, Will Arnett and cast members from Dance Moms, plus stars of Nickelodeon's hit series Game Shakers (Kel Mitchell, Benjamin Flores Jr., Cree Cicchino, Madisyn Shipman, Thomas Kuc), The Thundermans (Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin) and Henry Danger (Jace Norman).

During the breaks in the show, viewers in Asia will be able to watch exclusive videos of their Favorite Asian Sports Star nominees Kim Kurniawan (Indonesia), Pandelela (Malaysia), Jeron Teng (Philippines) and Irfan Fandi (Singapore) taking part in fun challenges before the winner is revealed.

Immediately following the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon will premiere the new season of Make It Pop. The music-infused scripted series features all new songs and performances, heightened drama and lots of laughs. It continues to follow the coming-of-age journey of social-media maven Sun Hi (Megan Lee), bookish Corki (Erika Tham), fashion-forward Jodi (Louriza Tronco) and DJ Caleb (Dale Whibley) at Mackendrick Prep, who, out of their love of music, formed the band XO-IQ.

About the 2016 Kids' Choice Awards

The 2016 Kids' Choice Awards will air live in the U.S., Canada and Australia on Saturday, 12 March from The "Fabulous" Forum in Inglewood, California, before rolling out across Nickelodeon channels internationally in more than 160 countries and territories. As only Nickelodeon can, Kids' Choice Awards offers a front-row seat to stunts, slime and celebrities. Fans can join in on the slime-fest by going to, the official destination for everything Kids' Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, quizzes, photo galleries and to get the latest KCA news on this year’s show and nominees. The presenting International sponsors for the 2016 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards are Heelys, EA Games and the brand new comedy, Kung Fu Panda 3. Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards is produced by Nickelodeon Productions. Executive producers are Elizabeth Kelly, Michael Dempsey, Shelly Sumpter Gillyard and Jay Schmalholz.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company's portfolio 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 reach 1.1 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 160 countries and territories, via more than 80+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit


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