Monday, March 06, 2017

Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand To Premiere "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Season 5 In May 2017

Nickelodeon Australia has announced the Turtley Awesome news at their annual Upfront presentation that Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will start to premiere and show the explosive fifth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", from May 2017! Booyakasha!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season five will continue shell-raising crime-fighting adventures of the four mutant Heroes in a Half-Shell turtles — Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo, and will also see the arrival of the highly anticipated character, Kavaxas, voiced by Star Wars star Mark Hamill!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles season five, "Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", is set to kick off on Nick USA on Sunday 19th March 2017 9:00am ET/PT.

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Nickelodeon | Viacom Consumer Products Unveils New Properties At Annual Australian Upfront Event

Original Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) Press Release via Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand's press office:


‘Fans first’ focus drives growth for PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Shimmer & Shine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon and MTV

Rusty Rivets and Nella the Princess Knight to premiere on Nick Jr. in 2017;

Consumer Products Lines to launch in 2018

MELBOURNE, 7 MARCH 2017 -- Nickelodeon | Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) held its annual Australian upfront event at Studio 3 at Crown Melbourne last night, attracting hundreds of retailers, buyers and licensees from across Australia and New Zealand. During the presentation, NVCP executives shared insights into how its research, content pipeline and long-term, multi-year plans have powered the growth of Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV and Viacom’s other brands and properties on TV, online, at retail and in recreation.

2016 highlights showcased at the event centred around key properties including PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Shimmer & Shine, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants and iconic youth brand MTV. 2017 is poised to be the company’s largest ever with the launch of new properties Rusty Rivets and Nella the Princess Knight and new offerings surrounding its library of existing and evergreen properties.

Senior Vice President and General Manager of Viacom International Media Networks Australia and New Zealand, Ben Richardson said, “In 2016 we worked hard to be everywhere our audiences were and this is only going to grow in 2017.” Richardson added, “As a fans first company, we are committed to creating content, consumer products, events and experiences that connect in exciting and meaningful ways. Our goal is for fans to watch it, play with it, wear it and share it with everyone they can.”

Ben Cox, General Manager and Vice President of Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand, pointed to the success of Nickelodeon content across all platforms, saying, “Last year, we launched more animated and live action content than ever before and continued to grow share of viewing audiences across broadcast and digital.” Cox added, “21 of the top 25 shows watched by kids 0-4 were on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon reached over 2.8 million viewers on subscription television alone, we attracted over 2.1 million page views across and and the Australian Nick Play app has been downloaded onto 245 thousand devices.”

Claire O’Connor, Vice President of Consumer Products and Retail Marketing for Asia Pacific presented Nick Jr.’s pre-school portfolio, which includes the award-winning PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Shimmer & Shine. O’Connor shared insight on how NVCP has successfully created tailored programs for Consumer Products around key properties to continuously feed product development and retail programs both locally and globally.

Nickelodeon’s world-renowned pre-school content library expands further in 2017 with the Australian launch of two new titles targeting kids 0-4.

- Following the global success of pre-school phenomenon PAW Patrol, Nickelodeon has again partnered with Spin Master to co-produce Rusty Rivets. Rooted in the Maker Movement, Rusty Rivets encourages kids to use their imagination to design and create fun and new inventions. Rusty Rivets premieres on Nick Jr. on Monday, 13 March with toys planned for release within the next year.

- Nella the Princess Knight is a brand-new animated pre-school series following Nella, an unconventional 8-year-old who possesses the royal qualities of a princess such as, compassion and grace, while also embodying the courage and determination of a brave knight. Nella the Princess Knight features a social-emotional curriculum promoting self-confidence, inclusiveness and compassion for others and premieres on Nick Jr. on May 1, with Consumer Products launching in 2018.

NVCP also showcased how Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles continues to build its strong profile through extensive reach across TV, online, apps and last year, in cinema. Demand is high year round and Nickelodeon continues to diversify the evergreen property’s appeal with market-leading partnerships. In 2016 Turtles connected with Australian fans in new ways through collaborations with the AFL, Kinder Surprise Eggs, McDonald’s Happy Meals, The Langham Hotel Melbourne, Peter Alexander sleepwear and Kelloggs Cereal. Season Five of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will launch on Nickelodeon Australia in May 2017.

NVCP also announced that Nickelodeon will reimagine the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with an all-new 26-episode 2D-animated series launching in the US in 2018 (Australian debut to be announced). Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (working title) will follow the band of brothers as they encounter new allies and villains and discover a magical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City.

Attendees at the Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products Upfront were also given previews of SpongeBob Gold, a 360-degree marketing and retail global initiative launched via collaborations with six international designers. To further cater to adults, NVCP also unveiled licensing plans for a Nickelodeon retro line featuring classic properties such as Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy and Hey Arnold! and also showcased new global licenses for MTV in the fashion, technology and beverage categories.

Together with Haven Licensing, NVCP concluded the evening with a special presentation recognising key retailers and licensees. The winners were: Target Australia (2017 Softlines Licensee Award), ZAK (2017 Hardlines Licensee Award), Kinnerton (2017 FMCG Licensee Award), Hunter Products (2017 Innovation Excellence), BIG W Australia (2017 Retail Marketing Excellence) and Caprice Australia (2017 Partner of the Year).

“Our success is due to the combination of a strong content pipeline and the partnerships we form to create experiences for fans. We could not achieve this without our incredible partners who have been instrumental in building and maintaining our key properties,” concluded Ben Richardson.



About Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP)
Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) oversees all merchandising and retail operations for Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading multimedia entertainment companies and home to such powerhouse brands as Nickelodeon, MTV, Paramount Pictures and Comedy Central. With a diverse portfolio spanning animation, preschool, student and youth-oriented licenses, NVCP is committed to providing key partner development and innovative marketing solutions, ensuring the highest quality product offering across some of the world's most powerful TV and entertainment properties, including SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


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Nickelodeon Iberia To Premiere New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Special "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?" On Saturday 25th March 2017

It's finally happened, Mr. Krabs has turned the Krabby Patty into pure GOLD, and Nickelodeon Iberia is celebrating with a special SpongeBob SquarePants marathon + the PREMIERE of a brand NEW episode!

Nickelodeon Spain has announced the Sponge-Tastic news in a post on their official blog, Nickelodeon Xtra!, that Nickelodeon Iberia will premiere the brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants special "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?" on Saturday 25th March 2017 at 19:40 on Nickelodeon Portugal and 20:40 on Nickelodeon Spain (España; locally titled "¿Adiós a la Cangreburguer?")!

In the brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants special "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?", when the charismatic, sharp-witted and devastatingly charming advertising agency executive Don Grouper introduces his big plan for the Krabby Patty, it may prove irresistible, even to the impervious Mr. Krabs! In the episode, Mr. Krabs manufactures Krabby Patties on an industrial scale, but it drives a wedge between SpongeBob and Patrick. The special marks the 200th episode of SpongeBob SquarePants! In the North American dub of the special, Don Grouper is voiced by Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men). SpongeBob SquarePants locally titled Bob Esponja in Spain and SpongeBob in Portugal.

Leading up to the premiere of the all-new SpongeBob SquarePants special "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?", Nick Iberia will host the "Golden Krabby Patty Spectacular" (Maratón de la Cangreburguer de Oro in Spain), a super sized marathon featuring the best Krabby Patty-themed SpongeBob episodes ever, from 17:35 on Nickelodeon Portugal and from 18:35 on Nickelodeon España.

Following the debut of the all-new SpongeBob SquarePants special "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?", Nickelodeon Iberia will continue to premiere more brand-new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants season 10, including "House Worming" and "Snooze You Lose", from Monday 27th March 2017 at 18:00 on Nickelodeon Portugal and at 19:00 on Nickelodeon España.

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Irama Takes Nickelodeon Italy's Slime Challenge! | SlimeFest Milano 2017

Nickelodeon Italy's (Italia) Slime Challenge has struck again! This time, Irama, singer of the hit song "Tornerai da me", could not resist the slipperiness of Nickelodeon's famous green slime!

To celebrate Nickelodeon SlimeFest Milano 2017, set to take place on Sunday 26th March 2017 at Alcatraz di Milano, Nickelodeon Italy (Italia) is challenging the stars of SlimeFest 2017 to video themselves receiving a slime shower, then to post their videos to social media! To kick off the greenest battle of all-time, Ehi Leus, Gemeliers, Niccolò Torricelli, Alessio Bernabei, and Farid Shirvani (MTV's #Riccanza) all took slime showers, and posted the videos to prove it! Not to be outdone, SlimeFest 2017 performer Irama took the Slime Challenge, which you can check out in the aweslime video below!:

Nickelodeon UK Digitally Premieres First Episode Of "School Of Rock" Season Two

To celebrate Nickelodeon UK and Ireland/HD starting to premiere and show the brand-new second season of School of Rock, Nickelodeon's hit live-action musical comedy series inspired by the hit movie of the same name, Mondays to Thursdays at 6:00pm from Monday 13th March 2017, following a special sneak-peek on Sunday 12th March 2017 at 11:30am, straight after the UK & Irish premiere of Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, Nick UK has made the very first episode of School of Rock season two, "Changes", available to watch in full for free on and award-winning Nick Play app!

In the second season premiere episode of School of Rock, "Changes" (#201), the kids' plans are jeopardised when their regular teacher returns, so they must find a way to get Dewey (Tony Cavalero) back and keep their rock and roll dreams alive!

School of Rock stars Lance Lim (Growing Up Fisher) as Zack, Aidan Miner (Nickelodeon Creative Lab's Legendary Dudas (formally Homeroom)) as Lawrence, Ricardo Hurtado as Freddy, Jade Pettyjohn (Henry Danger) as Summer, Breanna Yde (The Haunted Hathaways) as Tomika, Tony Cavalero (Splitting Adam) as Mr. Dewey Finn, and Jama Williamson (Parks and Recreation) as Principal Mullins.

School of Rock season two (13 episodes) will continue to mix comedy with rockin' cast performances of many popular and original songs, and will feature a dazzling guest stars, including Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs), Daya, and Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic)!

Below is a list of currently announced brand-new School of Rock season two episodes set to premiere on Nickelodeon UK and Ireland/HD in March 2017:

Sunday 12th March 2017 at 11:30am & Monday 13th March 2017 at 6:00pm - Changes: The kids' plans are jeopardized when their regular teacher returns, so they have to find a way to get Dewey back to keep their rock and roll dreams alive. (season two premiere; #201)

Tuesday 14th March 2017 - Wouldn't it be Nice: Summer's failed attempt to share a locker with Freddy sets off a chain reaction of locker-switching that puts the entire band out of sync. (#202)

Wednesday 15th March 2017 - With or Without You: Lawrence tries to prove his value to the group by taking over the production of their first recording, but his methods create a rift in the band. (#203)

Thursday 16th March 2017 - Brilliant Disguise: Summer decides to reveal her feelings to Freddy at the school dance, where the band is booked to perform in disguise to keep their identities a secret. (#204)

Monday 20th March 2017 - Taking Care of Business: For a school business assignment, Zack has classmates invest in Lawrence's future. Summer and Tomika help Dewey study to earn his teaching credential. (#205)

Tuesday 21st March 2017 - Is She Really Going Out with Him: Summer's jealousy of Freddy's new girlfriend gets the best of her when she befriends the girl and tries to sabotage their relationship. (#206)

Wednesday 22nd March 2017 - Voices Carry: Freddy is forced to join the school's acapella group, jeopardizing School of Rock's chance to record their song. Problems mount when Freddy starts to prefer his new group. (#207)

Thursday 23rd March 2017 - I Put a Spell on You: After being hypnotized to sing well, Summer spars with Tomika over auditions for their favourite singing show. The boys take advantage of Principal Mullins. (#208)

Monday 27th March 2017 - Truckin': Zack starts a food truck, only to find himself in competition with his rival Justin. The students vote on which truck gets to stay, Zack wonders if he has his friends' support. (#209)

Tuesday 28th March 2017 - Total Eclipse of the Heart: Summer tries to get over Freddy once and for all. Mr. Finn helps Tomika overcome one of her biggest fears. (#211)

Wednesday 29th March 2017 - Don't Let Me be Misundertsood: Tomika and Zack work on a love song, changing their friendship forever. Summer and Lawrence hang out together, and Freddy helps Mr. Finn with a problem. (#212)

Thursday 30th March 2017 - Don't Stop Believin': The band finally has the chance to get their music to a super producer, but when they fail to impress, they must decide whether to keep the band together at all. (second season finale; (#213))

Not included in the current set of new episodes is the School of Rock Halloween special "Welcome to My Nightmare", which Nickelodeon UK may be saving for Halloween 2017.

Cra-Z-Art Announces Licensing Deal For Nickelodeon Slime

Original Cra-Z-Art Press Release via PR Newswire:

Cra-Z-Art Announces Licensing Deal For Nickelodeon Slime

Company to produce activity kits that allow kids to make their own Slime - it's the latest craze!

RANDOLPH, N.J., March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cra-Z-Art, a prime manufacturer and leader in trendy toy, art and stationery products, announced today a strategic licensing agreement with Nickelodeon to market and distribute Slime kits in the U.S. The Slime kits, which will be branded Nickelodeon Slime, will include the ingredients needed for kids to make their own version of the network's iconic and beloved green goo. Available this March, Slime will also come in a variety of colors and textures, including glitter, neon, and glow in the dark.

Do-it-yourself slime has become a recent craze with kids and has spread virally via social media. Cra-Z-Art is known for discovering hot trends and quickly bringing quality products to market. Cra-Z-Art already produces components of Slime, including white and clear glue, in the US.

"Cra-Z-Art is very excited to be partnering with Nickelodeon to produce a branded Slime product for the consumer marketplace. We quickly saw the make-your-own slime craze gain momentum and who better to partner with than the iconic home of Slime, Nickelodeon. Of course, Nickelodeon Slime is also a perfect complement to our current popular arts and crafts segment. Like all of our great products, our Slime kits will allow kids to be creative and explore a fun world of imaginative play while also encouraging STEM learning," said Cra-Z-Art Chairman, Lawrence Rosen.

Nickelodeon Slime will be proudly manufactured in the USA and is expected to be available at major retailers in March, prior to the Easter holiday.


CRA-Z-ART, based in Randolph, NJ, offers original, creative, exciting and trendy activity, toy, art and stationery products. The CRA-Z-ART management team has over 120 years of experience in creating, manufacturing and marketing stationery and activities products. At CRA-Z-ART we clearly, understand the needs of the retailer and the desires of our consumers. We make it a point daily to be....Always creative! To learn more, please visit



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Nothing says it’s Kids’ Choice time like slime! So YouTube star Meg DeAngelis (aka MayBaby), JoJo Siwa, and the casts of Henry Danger (Jace Norman & Sean Ryan Fox), The Thundermans (Jack Griffo), Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn (Lizzy Greene), School of Rock (Jade Pettyjohn & Ricardo Hurtado), and Game Shakers (Benjamin Flores Jr., Thomas Kuc, & Cree Cicchino) are getting in on the slime action. Check out this video to see all the green goodness! And don’t miss Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards, Saturday, March 11th at 8/7c on Nick USA, YTV (Canada) and Nickelodeon Canada, and on Nickelodeon channels around the world soon after, including Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD at Sunday 12th March 2017 at 10:00am GMT!

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Nickelodeon Video Round-Up - Issue 73: Global Edition

Check out a wide range of video clips featuring your favourite Nickelodeon shows and stars from Nickelodeon channels around the world!: