Monday, January 30, 2017

Are You A SpongeMaster? Download The App And Play All Half Term With Nicktoons UK

Are you an expert on the yellow, porous being named SpongeBob SquarePants?! Then Nickelodeon UK has got the ultimate game for you this February half-term!

All you have to do is download the brand spanking new SpongeMaster App on iOS or Android, log in watch SpongeBob SquarePants every weekday on Nicktoons UK & Ireland, and play along on the app at the beginning of every hour!

You will get points for every question you answer correctly, and the faster you answer the more points you get! Answer all the questions correctly and your nick name could appear on TV. You can also take a SpongeBob Selfie to share with your friends!

Watching TV and playing games at the same time, what could be better? PRIZES!!

The fun doesn't end with playing along! You could be in with a chance of winning some Sponge-eriffic prizes too! If you (a) enter your details on the app and (b) manage to make it onto the leader board after a game and (c) place 1st, 2nd or 3rd!

If you come in 1st place you'll win:
- 1x Kurio Smart Watch

If you come in 2nd or 3rd place you'll receive:
- 1x SpongeBob goody bag

Plus the player that receives the most points over the whole two weeks and enters their details on the app will be Nickelodeon's Grand Prize Winner and receive:

- 1x iPod Touch
- 1x Nintendo Wii
- 1x SpongeBob goody bag.

What are you waiting for? Download SpongeMaster now!

Full Terms and Conditions apply.

Do you think you think you have what it takes to make it onto the leader board? Let Nickelodeon know in the comments here on!


1) Download the SpongeMaster app. Click here for iOS Download or here for Android Download.

2) Enter your details and select your TV provider (Sky, BT etc) in the app.

3) Play from Monday 13th - Friday 24th February 2017 (see below for times).

4) Watch SpongeBob 10am-4pm on Nicktoons.

5) Answer questions in the game as they appear on the app.

Every weekday a game will begin at the following times:

SpongeMaster App Screenshots:

Nickelodeon Brazil To Premiere "Rank The Prank" On Friday 10th February 2017

Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil) will premiere and show Rank the Prank every Friday at 20h30 from Friday 10th February 2017!

Nickelodeon Latinoamérica is also expected to debut Rank the Prank in February 2017.

What do you get when you mix kids' incredible imaginations with super skilled special effects experts? Only the most ultimate prank show ever!

In Rank the Prank, real kids are in control. Two teams of prank-loving kids join forces with professional special effects gurus, or 'effectors', to plan, prep and pull off some truly tricked-out tricks on the unknowing public! But the fun doesn't end there, next it's up to a panel of kid judges to decide which prank takes the cake. The winning team is given the opportunity to stage an epic prank on their family or friends! Rank the Prank takes hijinks to the highest level, so get ready for sidesplitting stunts, priceless reactions and a whole lot of PRANKS!

To celebrate Nickelodeon Brazil starting to air Rank the Prank in February 2017, has unveiled Nickelodeon Brasil's official Rank the Prank movie website, which features information about the show and Nickelodeon's launch trailer for the brand-new hidden camera series!

Commissioned for CBBC, Rank the Prank (13x22) is co-produced by CBBC Productions and Apartment 11.

More Nickelodeon: Nickelodeon Brazil To Premiere "Legends Of The Hidden Temple" On Saturday 18th February 2017!

Original source: Anime, Mangá e TV.
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Nickelodeon Brazil To Premiere "Legends Of The Hidden Temple" On Saturday 18th February 2017

Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil) will premiere the highly anticipated Legends of the Hidden Temple original TV movie, inspired by Nick USA's iconic ‘90s game show of the same name, on Saturday 18th February 2017 at 20:00! Locally titled Lendas do Templo Perdido, Isabela Moner (100 Coisas Pra Fazer Antes do High School, Transformers 5), Colin Critchley and Jet Jurgensmeyer (Bubble Guppies, Shimmer e Shine) join original TV show host, Kirk Fogg, and voice of Olmec, Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!, Bob Esponja), in the 90-minute action-adventure movie, which tells the story of three siblings who embark on a high-stakes, life-or-death mission.

Nickelodeon Latinoamérica is also expected to debut Legends of the Hidden Temple, locally titled Leyendas del Templo Escondido, in February 2017.

The Legends of the Hidden Temple TV movie follows three siblings, Sadie (Moner), Noah (Critchley), and Dudley (Jurgensmeyer), who break away from a lackluster tour in a jungle, finding themselves immersed in a high-stakes adventure comprised of obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV movie will feature elements from the original game show including: Olmec, a talking stone head who greets anyone who dares to enter the temple; The Steps of Knowledge, the entrance to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and cameos from a green monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among others.

To celebrate the debut of Legends of the Hidden Temple, has unveiled Nickelodeon Brasil's official Lendas do Templo Perdido movie website, which features information about Nickelodeon's brand-new film and the characters in the movie - Sadie, Noah, Dudley and Kirk Fogg - and Nickelodeon's launch trailer for the brand-new Nick Flick!

Legends of the Hidden Temple is executive produced by Scott McAboy and Michael Sammaciccia, and produced by Amy Sydorick. The TV movie is directed by Joe Menendez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and written by Jonny Umansky & Zach Hyatt, and Alex Reid.

Original source: Anime, Mangá e TV.
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Nickelodeon Latinoamérica To Premiere "Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa" On Monday 13th March 2017

Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) will start to premiere and show Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa, a brand-new live-action teen series inspired by the 1880 novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri that tells the story of a young girl full of charm who leaves her mountain home for the city, from Monday 13th March 2017 at 19:00 on Nickelodeon Mexico (Méx.) and Nickelodeon Colombia (Col.) and at 20:00 on Nickelodeon Venezuela (Ven.) and Nickelodeon Argentina (Arg.)!

Leading up to the premiere, and the Nick Play app will offer a exclusive preview of the all-new series on Friday 10th March 2017.

Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa follows Heidi, a charming girl who lives on the mountain with her grandfather, her best friend and her animals. One day, Heidi's Aunt Dete arrives to take her to the city. In her new home, Heidi will have many new friends, learn many new things she never learnt in the mountains, and must try to return the smile to Clara, a sad girl who lost her smile when her mother left the mansion.

The series invites viewers to experience the fantasy world of Heidi in a modern day setting. The series is full of humor, songs and passion and takes place in a colorful aesthetic and cinematic setting that creates a magical universe.

Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa will star young Argentine actress Chiara Francia (Patito feo, Consentidos, Chica vampiro), the daughter of the shows producer Javier Francia, Mercedes Lambre (Violetta), Florencia Benítez (Violetta, Sueña conmigo), Victorio D’Alessandro (Casi ángeles), and Minerva Casero (Esperanza mía), as well as many more outstanding actors and actresses.

On Nickelodeon Latinoamérica's official Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa website, fans can more information about the series and the characters in the show - Heidi, Toro, Clara, Emma, Pedro, Maxine, Boris, Sesemann, Rottermeier, Dete, Morena, Junior, Lolo, Abril, Sol, Diego, Imanol, Oliver, Vicky, Ulises, Rita, Paulina, and Gerardo - and exclusive video clips!

The 60×45-minute show, produced entirely in Argentina, is created by Argentinian author Marcela Citterio, writer of Nickelodeon Latinoamérica's hit series Chica Vampiro and Yo soy Franky, in addition to the acclaimed Patito feo. The series is a co-production between Mondo TV subsidiary Mondo TV Iberoamerica and Javier Francia of Alianzas Producciones.

Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa has been renewed for two additional seasons, head of the series premiere in March. Season two will begin production in April 2017 and will air towards the end of the year, and season three will begin shooting in July 2017.

Additionally, Mondo TV has announced that the Madrid, Spain-based distributor has licensed the series in three markers in Latinoamérica: Red Uno in Bolivia, Teletica in Costa Rica and Megavisión in El Salvador.

To celebrate the launch of Heidi Bienvenida a Casa on Nickelodeon, the channel will host a special event on Thursday 2nd March 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires with the cast and production crew of the new series.

Mondo TV Iberoamérica has also finalized the negotiations with licensing and merchandising (L & M) agents in Latinoamérica for the development of a licensing program for the series.

Mondo TV Iberoamérica has focused on the original production of live action series, and this year will also develop Candela, written by Argentine writer Patricia Maldonado.

Mondo TV Iberoamérica also announced in 2016 the opening of Mondo TV Producciones Canarias in Tenerife, where it seeks to produce animated content with important tax benefits.

Sources: Anime, Manga y TV, TTVNews, Prensario Internacional.
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Detroit Lions' Kerry Hyder Fulfills Lifelong Dream By Getting Slimed By Nickelodeon At Super Bowl

Detroit Lions' Kerry Hyder spent part of his weekend working with kids at the NFL Experience in Houston ahead of Super Bowl LI. Then he got to turn back into a kid for a few seconds himself, stepping into the Nickelodeon slime tank wearing a blue Detroit Lions shirt to receive the ultimate Nickelodeon honor - a Nickelodeon Sliming!

Childhood dream fulfilled -- something the defensive lineman proudly posted on his Twitter account Sunday night. He did take the easy way out a little bit, wearing a clear poncho over his clothing before getting slimed instead of accepting his slime fate on his clothes:

"Ride" Star Kendra Leigh Timmins Talks Horses, Stunts, and the Toronto Raptors

Kendra Leigh Timmins, a Horse lover, stars in Ride, a brand-new Nickelodeon TV show about a girl named Kit, who is scared to ride Horses but ends up competing in equestrian events. The show premieres with back-to-back episodes on Monday, January 30, at 8:00 and 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. To celebrate, Timmins spoke with SI Kids about her favorite sports, getting into character on set, and some silly moments that happened along the way!:

Photograph courtesy of Nickelodeon

How did you get into acting?
I first got into acting by being in my school play. I was five years old, and we were doing The Wizard of Oz. I played a chipmunk, a flower, and a munchkin.

How did you get this role?
I auditioned for this role. It was something that came along, and I just read it and thought, “This is super awesome. This is a great character, and it films in Northern Ireland, and it involves Horses. I have to be a part of this.” And then I had, I think, four or five auditions, where they kept narrowing it down and changing things up. Four or five weeks later, I got the call saying that I got to play Kit.

Do you relate to your character?
Definitely! I think Kit and I are a lot alike. She's a little quirky, and she has a lot of energy. She always means well, but sometimes she gets herself into trouble. And I've also been told that I am as stubborn as Kit is.

What was your reaction when you got the role?
When I got the phone call from my agent, I did a very, very embarrassing happy dance in my apartment by myself, and I was so excited, and I was crying, and the first thing I did was hang up the phone and call my sister. I had to tell her, and then we had a party over the phone.

Are you a sports fan?
I like to play sports more than I like to watch them, but I'm from Canada, so I have to cheer on my [Toronto] Raptors.

What sports do you play?
I love soccer. I played soccer all the time growing up. I try to get out and play with friends any time that I can. I feel like dance should count as a sport because there is a lot involved in that, so those are probably the two that I still do the most of. I like to keep active because I think it's more fun to get exercise that way.

Do you have experience with Horses in the past?
I actually went to a Horseback riding summer camp when I was younger because I thought Horses were so cool, and I just loved them so much. So I had ridden a little bit, and I was really comfortable around Horses. But we learned Western style, and it's more English-style riding in the UK, [where the show is set], so I had switch it up a little bit. But we were very well trained and very well looked after.

Other than that, you were able to get into character pretty well?
That was the only real learning curve. My character in the show, Kit, has been afraid of Horses her whole life, so it was kind of nice because I also didn't have to be very good. I didn't even have to pretend that I knew what I was doing until a little bit later on, so it was really nice.

Do you have any funny stories about the Horses from filming?
Our Horses had really big personalities. A lot of the horses we worked with had worked on other movies. The main Horse in War Horse was the Horse on our set, and lots of our Horses had been in Game of Thrones and all kinds of movies. So when they got on set, they were divas. They knew that they were the stars and that they were in charge. One of the Horses used to notice when someone had a walkie-talkie in their pocket, and he would lean over and pull it out of their pocket and just drop it on the ground. It was just to get some attention for himself, and that was always pretty funny.

Did you jump while riding a Horse in the filming process?
Actually, I don't think any [of the actors] jumped only because when you’re filming, sometimes it’s a little bit difficult because you have to concerned about safety and making sure the actors are O.K. We had incredible stunt doubles who did the jumping. We needed them because when you’re jumping, technically it’s great and everything looks awesome, but we had things written in the script like, “So-and-so gets distracted and knocks a pole,” which means that all of a sudden the stunt double not only had to be able to jump, but also knock a pole specifically when they needed to, which gets a little complicated. Luckily, we had a very good team. I don't know how they did it, but it was pretty phenomenal.

What would you say was the most athletic thing that you had to do on a Horse?
I had to mount a Horse bareback, which I had never done before. I’d always used a saddle, and I remember that day because they walked both my stunt double and me through it. They had her run it to show me how it would look, and even she was having a bit of a struggle because it’s just a larger Horse. And you have to do a little bit of a jump. I went, “You know what? I want to try it. I want to go for it.” I ended up being able to do it, and we got a bunch of takes. That was one of my very proud moments of Horsemanship.

Do you have any advice for young actors?
My best advice is to do it as much as you can. Sign up for anything that involves performing or working with other people. If there is a play going on at your school, or maybe sign up to be in the choir, or find a play that’s in your neighborhood instead, and then work really, really hard at it.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.


Additionally, from Kidsday:

Come along for the ‘Ride’

By Emma Darmody, JJ Joyce and Max Melnik, Lauren Smalley

Our interview with actress Kendra Leigh Timmins was a once in a lifetime experience! Early last week we went to the Nickelodeon offices in Manhattan to talk to Kendra. To prepare for the interview, we looked up information about her to get ideas for questions.

We found out that Kendra was born in London, Ontario, Canada. We came up with questions that allowed us to know more about Kendra and her character, Kit, on her new show, “Ride,” which airs this Monday night at 8 p.m. on Nickelodeon.

We saw the premiere of the show so we could get ready for our interview. Here are just a few of the things that we found out. The show is filmed in Ireland and Toronto. Since she has been on so many TV shows, we wanted to know of all the characters she has played and which one is most like her.

Kendra told us that she is a lot like Kit from “Ride.” She also told us that right now she prefers working on TV shows instead of movies. One of the reasons is it gives her more time to find out and relate to the character she is playing.

Just kidding around, we wanted to know who were the better actors: the horses or the people. She answered immediately and laughed, “Definitely the horses!” She told us that her mom is with her most of the time when she is on the set acting.

So, what is the new show all about? Well, it’s about horses, adventure, making friends, and trying to be yourself as a kid. You will love watching Kendra as Kit as she adjusts to her new life at Covington Academy -- an elite equestrian-focused boarding school that looks like a beautiful castle.

Kit moves to Covington with her dad, who has a new job.

Almost all of the students ride horses, except Kit. One horse named TK is always getting out of hand, and no one seems to be able to tame the horse. The other people at the school want to get rid of the horse, but Kit feels differently. Kit, who is generally afraid of horses, finds her fears going away as she spends time and bonds with TK.

Kit develops a relationship and connects with this wild horse. Kit feels that the horse is misunderstood and she wants to keep the horse. Other kids who watch Kit interact with TK are amazed by her ability to tame the horse and feel that Kit has a special gift.

You will also love watching how Kit develops new friendships at Covington Academy and how she handles being the new girl in a new place. Kit has a new roommate who is quite different from her, but we loved to see how Kit teaches her new roommate how to have a little fun, fool around, and get in a little bit of trouble. You will love the way Kit handles the new rules she should follow, but finds a way to be herself and breaks the rules, just a little bit! We love Kit’s personality in this show and the scenery is beautiful, it really takes you away!

Kendra is such a great actress! Kit and Kendra have lot in common. They are both funny, quirky, girlie, but yet also have a bit of a tomboy in them.

Kendra really showed the funny and quirky side of herself after our interview was over when we took many pictures, some with big smiles and some with silly faces. We also introduced her to the app,, which she had never heard of before.

She took the time to download the app and find a song that we all liked. We decided on the song “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift for Kendra’s very first It was so much fun. Kendra was so patient and kind, and we had a blast with her. We hope you love her new show “Ride,” just as much as we did.


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Kendra Leigh Timmins Dishes On the Making of Nickelodeon's Brand-New Series, "Ride"

Tonight, Nickelodeon's brand new live-action series Ride premieres on Nick USA at 8 PM ET/PT, and NickALive! has a feeling it is going to instantly become one of your favorite shows to binge-watch!

The series is about a group of classmates at a prestigious equestrian boarding school called Covington Academy in England – and all the mystery, romance, and drama that follows them in their adventures. TWIST Magazine recently caught up with actress Kendra Leigh Timmins, who plays the lead role of Kit Bridges on the new series, and she shared all about getting to know her human – and horse! – co-stars, behind-the-scenes stories about shooting on location in castle-studded Northern Ireland, and more!

Check out the video to hear Kendra dish all about the making of the series, and let NickALive! know if you're excited to tune in to the first two episodes tonight by leaving a comment below!:

"SpongeBob SquarePants" Meets "Mad Men": See Jon Hamm As Don Grouper

He sold suitcases, cereal and more with a smile, but Don Draper never got a bite of the elusive Krabby Patties account – until now!

Update: Added Nickelodeon's official press release announcing the Sponge-Tastic news.