Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Profile: Rick Witkowski, Iconic Nickelodeon Theme Song Composer

Composer and producer Rick Witkowski made a name for himself in the 1990s as a music and jingle writer for Nickelodeon. Most famously, he wrote the theme song for Nickelodeon's action-packed sports game show GUTS. But that's just scratching the surface. Witkowski also composed music for Nickelodeon shows, such as The Big Help, Kids' Choice Awards, Figure It Out, Double Dare 2000, Action League Now!, as well as music for Nick at Nite. In other words, he made a lasting contribution to our '90s childhoods. Check out Great Big Story's fantastic interview with Witkowski below!:

Whats your favorite Nickelodeon theme song/jingle? Let NickALive! know in the comments below!

Do-do-do you have it?

More Nick: Nickelodeon Brings O-Town, Hillwood, Bikini Bottom, and More to Life at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 20-23, 2017!

Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on NickSplat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! NickSplat 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! #NickSplat!

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Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand Announces Jack Griffo & Kira Kosarin As International Hosts Of "SLIME CUP" 2017

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand has announced the aweslime news in their latest promo that The Thundermans stars Jack Griffo and Kira Kosarin will be the international hosts of the second season of the channels family-favourite adventure series, SLIME CUP!

In SLIME CUP 2017, 15 teams of superstar besties will compete in the Slime Arena and take on a series of larger-than-life inflatable challenges that will test their stamina, strength and stomachs to determine the final four teams.

The 15 teams of besties taking part in the Slime Arena were found through online and live auditions. The live auditions returned to Mt Druitt in New South Wales this year and for the first time travelled to Gold Coast through Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand’s partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland. The competition was open to children aged 9-13.

In the final episode of the six-part series, four teams will compete to win the ultimate prize, the 2017 Nickelodeon SLIME CUP trophy, on a inflatable obstacle extravaganza that has been kept tightly under wraps.

Jack and Kira will join local host Kristy Best to commentate on all the slimy action!

SLIME CUP 2017 premieres at 5.30pm on Friday, 30th June 2017 on Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand, and will feature expanded digital content, including the chance for kids to create their own SLIME CUP course online and opportunities for bespoke integration across multiple platforms.

Double Threat, winning team of SLIME CUP 2016

Fans watching at home will also be able to get in on all the slimy action by visiting www.slimecup.com.au and creating their own SLIME CUP courses, as well as watch short-form clips, play aweslime games, view slime-tastic photos and see all the behind-the-scenes action!

Aquarius Unveils Retro Nickelodeon Novelties

Get set for nostalgia overload this summer, as Aquarius Entertainment Merchandising, Inc. has partnered with Nickelodeon for a brand-new line of novelties inspired by classic Nickelodeon shows!

Aquarius' retro Nickelodeon product range features stylish magnets, puzzles and playing cards based on the iconic Nicktoons series Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Rocko's Modern Life, Invader ZIM and Rocket Power, as well as Retro Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise inspired by the original 1980's animated TMNT series.

Aquarius's Classic Nickelodeon line is set to be released in August 2017, with each item available to pre-order now on Entertainment Earth! Check out Aquarius's Retro Nickelodeon line below!:

New "The Thundermans" Special "Thunder In Paradise" Delivers Great Ratings For Nickelodeon USA

The premiere of the brand-new The Thundermans 60-minute special "Thunder in Paradise" on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday 24th June 2017 at 8:00pm ET/PT was watched by a fantastic 2,284,000 viewers!

Below is the demo breakdown of the ratings for the debut of the all-new The Thundermans special "Thunder in Paradise":

P18-49 Rating: 0.50
P2+: 2,284,000

In the brand-new The Thundermans one-hour movie special "Thunder in Paradise" (#995), The Thundermans leave Hiddenville for sunny Hawaii for summer vacation, but its not long until the family of superheroes experience trouble in paradise! It all begins when Phoebe (Kira Kosarin) accidentally absorbs the evil powers of mega villain Dark Mayhem (Jamieson Price (Voice), Omid Zader). She becomes determined to complete his plan for world domination and must be stopped!

Fans in the US can watch the special on nick.com/thundermans and on the Nick App.

In additional The Thundermans news, the cast and crew have this week begun working on the shows milestone 100th episode, tentatively titled "The Thundredth" (#429; written by Jed Spingarn; directed by Eric Dean Seaton)! To celebrate, Jack Griffo and Kira Kosarin have been sharing super photos and videos about their hit Nick shows' 100th episode, including from the episodes live table read-through, on their official Instagram Stories! Check out some snaps from Kira & Jack's Instagram Stories below!:

Music Monday ‘Alphabetical Acrobatic Challenge’ Rap ft. SpongeBob, TMNT & More | Nickelodeon

Whoever said the ABCs were as easy as 123 never had to rap it like this! We’re giving you all the stuff you love from A to Z in a way you’ve never seen - or heard - before. Let us know if you can keep up and complete the Alphabetical Acrobatic Challenge in the comments below! BTW Luna had a gig so she was a little late to this show but now she’s ready to ROCK (or rap)!:

More Nick: Seattle Seahawks' Quarterback Russell Wilson Returns as Host of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2017; KCS 2017 Voting Now Open!
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#KCAMexico 2017: ¡VOTA A LOS PRENOMINADOS! | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

¡Vota sin parar por los prenominados de los Kids' Choice Awards México 2017!:

-En el sitio: www.kcamexico.com
-En TWITTER, con #KCAMexico + el # de tu favorito: http://www.trendybynick.com/2017/06/kca-mexico-2017-estos-son-los-prenominados/
-O en tu Nick Play ¡bájala ahora!

Más Nick: Nickelodeon Latin America Announces Kids' Choice Awards México 2017 Pre-Vote Nominees!
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Bring Your Dog to Work Day 2017 | Viacom Talent

On Friday, Viacom Talent had Bring Your Dog to Work Day in their London HQ, or in other words #BestDayInTheOfficeEver! Here’s what VIMN's doggy owners had to say about bringing their canine friends to work with them!:

Find your perfect job at Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) UK at careers.vimn.com!

Visit viacomtalent.blog for more insights from Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) UK!

More VIMN: Intern Video: Dennis McInnes | Viacom Talent!
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Hide N’ Seek!: Underwater 360° Game | PAW Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, Bubble Guppies | Nick Jr.

Get ready to play a game of hide-and-seek with this online 360° Nick Jr. video featuring some of kids’ favorite Nick Jr. cartoon characters, Shine, Deema, and Zuma! Kids can watch the video to search for the Nick Jr. friends who are hidden in each scene. Grownups, help kids watch this video from every angle by moving it up, down, and all around for the ultimate Nick Jr. 360° experience! Are you ready, super seekers? Let’s go!:

Watch Shimmer & Shine, Bubble Guppies, and PAW Patrol weekdays on Nickelodeon or all week long on the Nick Jr. Channel: http://www.nickjr.com/tvschedule/

Get ready to meet Sunny Day in the brand-new series, premiering Monday 21st August 2017, only on Nickelodeon USA!

Preschoolers can watch full episodes, play games, and more in the free Nick Jr. App and at NickJr.com: iTunes | Google Play | Amazon.

Stream Nick Jr. for free in the Nick Jr. App on Roku and Apple TV or download full episodes for offline viewing on iTunes or Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Nickelodeon&hl=en

You can also download premium apps featuring your child's favorite Nick Jr. shows on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

Shimmer and Shine Enchanted Carpet Ride: iPhone | iPad | Google Play |

Bubble Guppies: A Grumpfish Tale: iPhone | iPad | Android Phone | Android Tablet | Amazon

PAW Patrol Pups Take Flight: iPhone | iPad | Google Play | Amazon

More Nick: Nickelodeon Introduces Interactive, Play-Along Preschool Videos In NOGGIN App On iOS!
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Healthy Eating: Bebop and Rocksteady | TMNT | Nickelodeon Germany

Delicious and healthy, the only downside is, this piece of foody art is too good to eat!:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Schurken zum Nachkochen - Nickelodeon Deutschland
So bereitet ihr Bebop und Rocksteady zu einem gesunden Essen vor!

Mehr Videos von den TMNT gibt es hier: http://www.nick.de/shows/1399-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles

Watch more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons!

Mehr Nick: Nickelodeon Germany To Premiere "Bunsen Is A Beast" On Monday 17th July 2017!
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Hunter Street | Secret Safe | Nickelodeon UK

A hidden safe is revealed, but Daniel (Thomas Jansen) is worried about an impending visit from social services!:

Watch more Hunter Street on Nickelodeon, and check out nick.co.uk/hunterstreet for Hunter Street videos, games, photos and more!

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More Nick: "School Of Rock" Stars Breanna Yde And Ricardo Hurtado Set For SLIMEFEST 2017 | Nickelodeon UK!
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TMNT Summer Shorts: ‘Flora the Fedora’ | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Nickelodeon

Leo learns what a real NYC pothole feels like, the Turtles race through the sewers, April has toilet trouble, Shredder can’t fly, Leatherhead talks gumbo, Krang goes boop, Bebop and Rocksteady watch a TV show about a creepy talking hat and clog-wearing monkey, and Ralphy loses his noodles when he can’t find the soy sauce!! TMNT: Team Up! is developed, written, directed, produced and animated by Gary Doodles and Tommy Sica (Breadwinners). Catch more TMNT on Nickelodeon and Turtle Powered short films all summer long!! Booyakasha!:

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA To Premiere More New Episodes Of "Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" From 7/23 | #TMNT!
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