Monday, March 28, 2016

Nickelodeon Acquires Global Rights To New Preschool Series "Peckles"

Nickelodeon has picked up the global rights to Peckles, a brand-new preschool comedy series about a little bird who has a big heart, from Dublin-based animation house Jam Media!

Under the $7.5m (€6.7m) deal, the all-new preschool series (52x11') will air on more than 70 Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels around the world (Nickelodeon International).

Additionally, the American publishing rights for a Peckles storybook have been sold to Walker, with the non-US rights snapped up by Egmont. Jam Media are also in advanced negotiations over a multimillion-dollar toy and merchandising deal for the preschool property. "It's all about breaking the US," said John Rice, a co-founder and chief executive of Jam Media.

Peckles is an exciting, new entertainment show for preschoolers. Peckles is a unique little bird who wears a pink woolly hat and overcomes obstacles with the courage of an Eagle! She has an innate curiosity and a wonderful way of looking at things. From her quirky dress sense to her hobbies – Peckles is a Bird like no other and chirps to her own tune! Her can-do attitude allows her big ideas to take flight on the most fantastical adventures with her three best friends – Stewy, Pedro and Sylvia. Peckles infectious enthusiasm encourages her besties, aka The Wild Bunch, to seek out adventure in Wagtail Woods and boldly go where no Bird, Worm, Squirrel and Badger have gone before! The Wild Bunch haven't been everywhere, but it's on Peckles' list!

Peckles merges live action, puppetry and 2D and 3D animation – creating a textured world that the audience will want to reach out and touch!

Peckles started life as an idea in the mind of Dublin student Conor Finnegan.

The preschool series was pitched by Ireland's Jam Media at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse in 2014 under the title Early Bird and attracted strong interest from buyers bewitched by its unique style. Nickelodeon licensed the series at Animation Dingle 2015.

Watch Jam Media's Peckles trailer here on!

Sources: The Sunday Times, Ian David Hamilton, C21 Media.
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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "The Loud House" On Monday 2nd May 2016

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Business Wire:

10 SISTERS? NO PROBLEM! Nickelodeon’s New Original Animated Comedy Series, The Loud House, Opens Its Doors, Monday, May 2, at 5:00p.m. (ET/PT)

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Nickelodeon’s New Original Animated Comedy Series, "The Loud House," Opens Its Doors, Monday, May 2, at 5:00p.m. (ET/PT) (Photo: Business Wire)

March 28, 2016 12:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--10 sisters and one brother bring a whole lot of havoc in Nickelodeon’s newest animated comedy The Loud House, debuting Monday, May 2, at 5:00p.m. (ET/PT). Inspired by creator Chris Savino’s life growing up in family of 10 kids, the 26-episodes series follows Lincoln Loud and his 10 sisters as he gives an inside look at what it takes to survive the chaos of a huge family. A first-look at full-length episodes from the series will be available Friday, April 1, and Friday, April 15, on, the Nick App, and Nick On Demand. New episodes will premiere weekdays at 5:00p.m. (ET/PT) through May on Nickelodeon. The Loud House is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.

The Loud House follows 11-year-old Lincoln, the only boy in a family with 10 sisters who each have unique personalities: Lori, Leni, Luna, Luan, Lynn, Lucy, Lola, Lana, Lisa, and Lily. With his best bud Clyde, Lincoln always comes up with a plan to stay one step ahead of the chaos, but whether or not it works is where the adventures begin.

In the premiere episode “Left in the Dark,” Lincoln wants to watch the finale of his favorite show, but in order to do that, he must beat each sister to the couch first. Then, in “Get the Message,” after Lincoln leaves a scathing voicemail on sister Lori’s phone, he realizes he has to erase it before she hears it.

The Loud House is based on an animated short of the same name from Nickelodeon’s annual Animated Shorts Program. It is the first series to be greenlit out of the global program which is designed to mine and cultivate a new generation of creative talent. Created and executive produced by Chris Savino (Rocko’s Modern Life, The Powerpuff Girls), The Loud House voice cast includes: Grant Palmer as Lincoln Loud; Caleel Harris as Clyde McBride; Catherine Taber as Lori; Liliana Mumy as Leni; Nika Futterman as Luna; Cristina Pucelli as Luan; Jessica DiCicco as Lynn and Lucy; Grey Griffin as Lola, Lana and Lily; and Lara Jill Miller as Lisa.

Viewers can visit the The Loud House page on and the Nick App to learn more about the show and its characters, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the series. Beginning Monday, April 25, witness some crazy antics in the new game “Welcome to The Loud House,” where users can place Lincoln in different environments with any four of his sisters to manipulate a fun mix of hilarious and unexpected results. Episodes of The Loud House will be available on and the Nick App, along with platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Google Play, Vudu, Playstation, and Nick On Demand.

Troy's New New Team - Bella and the Bulldogs - Nickelodeon UK

Troy (Coy Stewart) brings his new Whitworth Academy team into Bulldog territory where things get a little heated!:

Catch more Bella and the Bulldogs, only on Nickelodeon and TeenNick! Shabooya!
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Are You An Easter Bunny? - Nick Jr. - The Splat

Face, the host of the Nick Jr. block in the '90s, is here to help you find the Easter Bunny!:

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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Nickelodeon News Round-Up - Issue 41: Global Edition

Below is a round-up of aweslime Nickelodeon International news and highlights!: