Thursday, August 24, 2017

What Connects David Bowie, T.I. and Aerosmith? The SpongeBob SquarePants Musical, Coming Soon to Broadway

Nickelodeon's highly anticipated SpongeBob SquarePants musical, which opens at the Palace Theater on Broadway on Monday, December 4th, boasts a score written by pop and rock stars from David Bowie to T.I. Musical supervisor Tom Kitt, who worked with the artists, recently explained in a Sponge-Tastic interview with Billboard how their tunes came together.

Scheming character Plankton needed an energetic song “that felt like he was on top of his game,” says Kitt. “The world of hip-hop and T.I. felt perfect.”

“A huge SpongeBob fan” who appeared in one episode, Bowie allowed Nickelodeon to use his song “No Control” in the show.

The trio’s “Chop to the Top” (a “Rocky moment” for SpongeBob) has a “warm, country-pop feel -- a groove you want to sit in.”

Tyler sang the demo for “Bikini Bottom Boogie,” a bluesy rocker Kitt calls “Aerosmith, right in front of you.”

Wayne Coyne and Co. turned in a four-minute-plus “gorgeous melodic experimental” demo for the act-one finale.

The Kinky Boots Tony winner delivered “an earworm, but with that dramatic quality” for a rallying moment.

Available to preorder today, the Original Cast Recording of SpongeBob SquarePants – The New Musical, chock full of original songs unlike anything Broadway has ever heard, will be released on Friday, September 22nd by Masterworks Broadway!

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Watch The "SpongeBob SquarePants" Opening Re-imagined In Anime Style

We all know and love SpongeBob SquarePants’s original theme song and opening sequence - it's a big part of the hit Nickelodeon show’s long-lasting success. They’re catchy, fun, and explain the basic premise of the show every episode.

The iconic opening originally aired during the first episode of SpongeBob SquarePants in May 1999, and was recently digitally remastered in HD.

Last night, US-based animator Narmak uploaded a video to their YouTube account meant to answer a simple question: what would a reimagined SpongeBob SquarePants credit sequence look like if it were designed by an anime-obsessed westerner. The answer? Most likely this! The video plays on a number of visual anime cliches like having characters dramatically stare off-screen moments before a moving into a fluid action scene, and is chock full of wordless, overwrought melodrama. This reimagined anime style version of the intro still leads with Painty the Pirate—but from there, things get very anime... such as Squidward now a total Krusty Krab traitor, and Plankton actually looks like a villain! Besides including classic SpongeBob reference die-hard fans will love, Narmak turned Bikini Bottom into a type of mini Battle Royale bloodbath. Patrick — wearing a speedo — dukes it out with Squidward.

Seriously, this is almost as creepy as those 3-D renderings of SpongeBob characters as humans.

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Nickelodeon Latin America Announces Kids' Choice Awards Argentina 2017 Pre-Vote Nominees | #KCAArgentina

Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) today announced the pre-nominees for Kids' Choice Awards Argentina 2017!

NickHeads in Argentina can now vote for their favourites to become finalists in each category, with the top four most voted for nominees in each category going onto the final stage of voting, in which NickHeads will be able to vote who wins a coveted Nickelodeon Orange Blimp Award at Kids' Choice Awards Argentina 2017!

Fans can vote for their favourites online at, via the Nick Play app, and on Twitter using the hashtags below. Fans can vote as many times as they wish to support their favourites from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and more!

Each voting Tweet must feature both the unique hashtag and #KCAArgentina in it for the vote to be counted:

#HashtagPreNominado + #KCAArgentina

For example, if you want to see Vikki RPM win the blimp for Serie o Programa Favorito, your Tweet should look similar to:

¡Voto por Vikki RPM! #VikkiRPM #KCAArgentina

Or if you wanted to support Samantha Siqueiros you could do it by Tweeting:

¡Mi corazón robot es de #SamanthaSiqueiros y voto por ella en los #KCAArgentina!

*¡Si usas más de un hashtag en el mismo tweet tu voto SÍ cuenta
*¡Los tuits con emojis TAMBIÉN CUENTAN!

This years Kids' Choice Awards Argentina also features many new voting categories, including "20 Años Nick En Latinoamérica", in which fans can vote for their favourite classic Nickelodeon series to celebrate Nickelodeon Latinoamérica's 20th anniversary!

Nickelodeon will reveal the winners of Kids' Choice Awards Argentina 2017 at a star and slime-studded ceremony in Argentina later this year.

Below are the pre-nominees for Kids' Choice Awards Argentina 2017!:

Actor Favorito:
Favorite Actor

Nazareno Casero - #NazarenoCasero
Gastón Soffritti - #GastonSoffritti
Michael Ronda - #MichaelRonda
Joaquín Ochoa - #JoaquinOchoa
Victorio D’Alessandro - #VictorioDAlessandro
Stefano Ollivier - #StefanoOllivier
Harold Azuara - #HaroldAzuara
Manuel Masalva - #ManuelMasalva

Actriz Favorita
Favorite Actress

Natalie Pérez - #NataliePerez
Samantha Siqueiros - #SamanthaSiqueiros
Brenda Asnicar - #BrendaAsnicar
Laura Esquivel - #LauraEsquivel
Mercedes Lambre - #MercedesLambre
Chiara Francia - #ChiaraFrancia
Carolina Kopelioff - #CarolinaKopelioff
Paulina Vetrano - #PaulinaVetrano

Serie o Programa Favorito (Programa Favorito)
Favorite Program or Series

Las Estrellas - #LasEstrellas
Peligro: sin codificar - #SinCodificar
Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa - #HeidiBienvenidaACasa
Divina - #Divina
Soy Luna - #SoyLuna
O11CE (ONCE) - #O11CE
Morfi - #Morfi
Vikki RPM - #VikkiRPM

Serie o Programa Internacional Favorito
Favorite International Program or Series

Atrapada en el Medio (Stuck in the Middle) - #AtrapadaEnElMedio
Bizaardvark - #Bizaardvark
Kirby Buckets - #KirbyBuckets
Liv y Maddie (Liv & Maddie) - #LivYMaddie
Power Rangers Dino Charge - #PowerRangersDino
Game Shakers - #GameShakers
School of Rock - #SchoolOfRock
Los Thundermans (The Thundermans) - #TheThundermans

Villano(a) Favorito(a)
Favorite Villain

Valentina Zenere - #ValentinaZenere
Isabella Castillo - #IsabellaCastillo
Andrés Mercado - #AndresMercado
Leo Deluglio - #LeoDeluglio
Scarlet Gruber - #ScarletGruber
Jenny Martínez - #JennyMartinez
Minerva Casero - #MinervaCasero
Sebastián Athié - #SebastianAthie

Animación Favorita (Caricatura Favorita)
Favorite Animated Series

Escandalosos (We Bare Bears) - #Escandalosos
Las Chicas Superpoderosas (The Powerpuff Girls) - #LasChicasSuperpoderosas
Uncle Grandpa - #UncleGrandpa
Elena de Avalor (Elena of Avalor) - #ElenaDeAvalor
Star vs. Las Fuerzas del Mal (Star Vs. The Forces of Evil) - #StarVsLasFuerzasDelMal
Los Padrinos Mágicos (The Fairly OddParents) - #LosPadrinosMagicos
Bob Esponja (SpongeBob SquarePants) - #BobEsponja
The Loud House - #TheLoudHouse

Reality o Concurso Favorito
Favorite Reality Contest

¿En qué mano está? - #EnQueManoEsta
Juguemos En El Bosque - #JuguemosEnElBosque
Combate - #Combate
Hacelo Feliz - #HaceloFeliz
A todo o nada - Las Puertas - #ATodoONada
Dueños de la Cocina - #DueñosDeLaCocina
Pasapalabra - #Pasapalabra
Food Hunters - #FoodHunters

Película Favorita
Favorite Movie

La Bella y la Bestia (Beauty and the Beast) - #LaBellaYLaBestia
Un Jefe En Pañales (The Boss Baby) - #UnJefeEnPañales
Mujer Maravilla (Wonder Woman) - #MujerMaravilla
Mi Villano Favorito 3 (Despicable Me 3) - #MiVillanoFavorito3
Spiderman: de regreso a casa (Spider-Man: Homecoming) - #Spiderman
Cars 3 - #Cars
Cantantes En Guerra - #CantantesEnGuerra
Emoji La Película (The Emoji Movie) - #Emoji

Programa de Radio Favorito
Favorite Radio Program

El Club del Moro - #ElClubDelMoro
Todos Arriba - #TodosArriba
Guatsap - #Guatsap
No Está Todo Dicho - #NoTodoEstaDicho
Qué Te Puedo Cobrar - #QueTePuedoCobrar
Morning Time - #MorningTime
El Despertador - #ElDespertador
Oh My God! - #OhMyGod

Artista o Grupo Internacional Favorito
Favorite International Artist or Group

Ariana Grande - #ArianGrande
Selena Gomez - #SelenaGomez
Ed Sheeran - #EdSheeran
Harry Styles - #HarryStyles
Justin Bieber - #JustinBieber
Camila Cabello - #CamilaCabello
Shawn Mendes - #ShawnMendes

Artista o Grupo Nacional Favorito
Favorite National Artist or Group

Airbag - #Airbag
Axel - #Axel
Lali - #Lali
Oriana Sabatini - #OrianaSabatini
Será Pánico - #SeraPanico
Benjamin Amadeo - #BenjaminAmadeo
Toco Para Vos - #TocoParaVos
Rombai - #Rombai

Canción Latina Favorita
Favorite Latino Song

Make You Mine (Maxi Trusso) - #MakeYouMine
Una Na (Lali) - #UnaNa
Love Me Down Easy (Oriana Sabatini) - #LoveMeDownEasy
Traicionera (Sebastián Yatra) - #Traicionera
Me Llamas (Piso 21) - #MeLlamas
Me Rehúso (Danny Ocean) - #MeRehuso
Reggaetón lento (CNCO) - #ReggaetonLento
Mi Gente (J Balvin) - #MiGente

Colaboración Favorita
Favorite Collaboration

Chantaje (Shakira ft. Maluma) - #Chantaje
Despacito (Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber) - #DespacitoJB
Hey DJ (CNCO ft. Yandel) - #HeyDj
Hey Ma (Camila Cabello, Pitbull ft. J Balvin) - #HeyMa
Vente Pa´ca (Ricky Martin ft. Maluma) - #VentePaCa
Súbeme La Radio (Enrique Iglesias ft. Zion y Lennox y Descemer Bueno) - #SubemeLaRadio
2U (David Guetta ft. Justin Bieber) - #2U
It Ain’t Me (Selena Gomez ft. Kygo) - #ItAintMe

Chico Trendy
Most Trendy Boy

Agustín Casanova - #AgustinCasanovaTrendy
Francisco Tinelli - #FranciscoTinelliTrendy
Pollo Álvarez - #PolloAlvarezTrendy
Agustín Bernasconi - #AgustinBernasconiTrendy
Tucu López - #TucuLopezTrendy
Pico Mónaco - #PicoMonacoTrendy
Franco Masini - #FrancoMasiniTrendy
Victorio D’Alessandro (Victorio D’Allesandro) - #VictorioDAlessandroTrendy

Chica Trendy
Most Trendy Girl

Cande Molfese - #CandeMolfeseTrendy
Flor Vigna - #FlorVignaTrendy
María del Cerro - #MariaDelCerroTrendy
Isa Castillo - #IsabellaCastilloTrendy
Mica Viciconte - #MicaViciconteTrendy
Meli Garat - #MeliGaratTrendy
Stephanie Demner - #StephanieDemnerTrendy
Melina Lezcano - #MelinaLezcanoTrendy

Revelación Digital
Digital Revelation

Dario Orsi - #DarioOrsi
Santiago Maratea - #SantiagoMaratea
Mike Chouhy - #MikeChouhy
Mili Masini - #MiliMasini
Azu MakeUp - #AzuMakeUp
Emily Lucius - #EmilyLucius
Delfi Ferrari - #DelfiFerrari
Bárbara Martínez - #BarbaraMartinez

This year, the YouTuber category has been split into two

Youtuber Favorito
Favorite Male YouTuber

Julián Serrano - #JulianSerrano
Lionel Ferro - #LionelFerro
Mariano Bondar - #MarianoBondar
Kevsho - #Kevsho
Fran MG - #FranMG
Dosogas - #Dosogas
Alejo Igoa - #AlejoIgoa
El Chuiucal - #ElChuiucal

Youtuber Favorita
Favorite Female YouTube Star

Mica Suárez - #MicaSuarez
Frutilla Picante - #FrutillaPicante
Ann Look - #AnnLook
Daiana Hernández - #DaianaHernandez
María Becerra - #MariaBecerra
Yoana Marlen Style - #YoanaMarlenStyle
Vikinga Make Up - #PrimaVikinga
Ceci Saia (Cesi Saia) - #CeciSaia

Kids' Choice Awards Argentina 2017 also features several new category's:

20 años Nick en Latinoamérica
20 Years of Nick in Latin America

Drake & Josh - #DrakeYJosh
iCarly - #iCarly
Zoey 101 - #Zoey101
Big Time Rush (BTR) - #BTR
Rugrats - #Rugrats
Hey Arnold! - #HeyArnold
Kenan y Kel (Kenan & Kel) - #KenanYKel
La Vida Moderna de Rocko (Rocko’s Modern Life) - #LaVidaModernaDeRocko

Instagramer Favorito (Instagrammer Favorito)
Favorite Instagrammer

Magalí Tajes - #MagaliTajesIG
Sofi Morandi - #SofiMorandiIG
Minerva Casero - #MinervaCaseroIG
Gonzalo Goette (Gonzalo Goettel) - #GonzaloGoettelIG
Belu Lucius - #BeluLuciusIG
Nati Jota - #NatiJotaIG
Federico Cyrulnik - #FedecyrulnikIG
Dustin Luke - #TheDustinLukeIG

Musically Favorito
Favorite Artist

@karolsevillaofce - #karolsevillaofce
@cande.copello - #candecopello
@juanitinelli - #juantinelli
@francommedina - #francommedina
@robleisiutu1 - #robleisiutu1
@violenarvay - #violenarvay

Mejor Fandom
Best Fandom

#Lalitas (de Lali) - #Lalitas
#Vignistas (de Flor Vigna) - #Vignistas
#Micaelistas (de Mica Viciconte) - #Micaelistas
#Serranistas (de Julián Serrano) - #Serranistas
#Selenators (de Selena Gomez) - #Selenators
#Rushers (de Big Time Rush) - #Rushers
#Beliebers (de Justin Bieber) - #Beliebers
#Army (de BTS) - #Army


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UK: Virgin Media Launches Kids TV App

UK cable operator Virgin Media is launching its dedicated kids app, which was first announced to television news publication TBI Vision at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield in July.

The Virgin Kids App is designed specifically for pre and early primary school children (3-7 years old) for kids aged 3-7, and will offer more than 2,000 episodes of on-demand kids TV programming at launch, plus games and reading books.

Virgin’s chief digital entertainment officer, David Bouchier told TBI the app would be a “safe space” for children with no advertising, commercial influences or in-app purchase opportunities.

Show available at launch come from Virgin’s partners, including Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney. They include Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina, Mike the Knight, Bob The Builder, In the Night Garden, Masha and Bear, Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, and Monkey See, Monkey Doo.

Book titles available at launch include Monsters Love Underpants, Princess Evie’s Ponies, Dogs Don’t Do Ballet and the Robot with No Bottom, whilst the games list includes Playful Kitty, Bubble Gems, Kids Tangram and Doctor Teeth.

Virgin customers can download the Virgin Kids app from the Apple and Google download stores, with shows available to view offline when abroad. The app is available at no extra cost to Virgin customers who have the Fun or Full House TV package.

“Our Virgin TV Kids app is a safe and fun space designed exclusively for pre-schoolers, Virgin TV’s youngest customers,” said Bouchier. “Parents and carers can let their children explore the best children’s TV shows from all their favourite channels such as Disney, Nick Jr, Boomerang and more, as well as a wide range of books and games safe in the knowledge that kids can never be exposed to age inappropriate or harmful content.

“Our Kids app has not only the UK’s best selection of pre-school entertainment, but it comes with added peace of mind for parents – an environment free from ads and other commercial influences.

"Best of all it comes at no extra cost to Virgin TV customers who subscribe to our kids channels. What could be a better parental antidote for the holidays!"

Virgin’s music and kids content editor, Sarah Aspinall, first mentioned the service earlier this summer. She also revealed the service was looking at original commissioning.

The launch of the Virgin Kids App follows Sky launching the Sky Kids app, which offers a similar service, in March 2016.

To celebrate the launch of the Virgin Kids App, Virgin Media held a special event in London:

Virgin TV Kids Mobile App Download Links:

Google Play (Android):

iTunes App Store (iOS):

From the Virgin TV Kids App Description From Google Play

Designed for kids aged 3-7 the Virgin TV Kids app lets you conjure up entertainment with the tap of a finger (or the stamp of a foot) at home – and on the go.

There’s top telly available on demand, brilliant books and great games for developing curious minds. Loads of TV favourites are there, ready to watch – from Nick Jr, Cartoonito, Milkshake and TinyPop. There are hundreds of hours of shows on demand including Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Pingu, Mike the Knight, Peppa Pig, Thomas & Friends, In The Night Garden, Paw Patrol, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and more.

And it’s not just TV. There are lots of games and books to enjoy together, too. The best thing is,
there are no ads to skip, or breaks to huff and puff through. And there’s no way they can rack up costs with in app purchases. Phew

You can set up separate profiles for each child and the app will remember the most recent activities done on the app so it’s quick and easy to continue where they left off. You can even select the loop button to repeat the same show 5 times.

Key Features:

As a Virgin TV customer, this app lets your child:
– Watch loads of kids content on demand
– Play kid friendly games
– Read children’s books
– Watch on up to 4 compatible devices

Kidscreen interviewed David Bouchier, Virgin Media’s chief digital entertainment officer, about the launch of Virgin TV Kids:

Inside Virgin Media’s brand-new preschool app

Virgin Media's chief digital entertainment officer talks Virgin TV Kids, and why preschoolers are a key component of the pay-TV value proposition.

UK pay-TV operator Virgin Media has released Virgin TV Kids, a safe, dedicated iOS and Android app for preschoolers featuring a carefully curated selection of popular on-demand programs from the likes of Viacom, Turner and Disney, as well as interactive games and books.

The app, available to all Virgin TV subscribers on the network’s Fun and Full House bundles via free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play, is devoid of advertising and in-app purchases. It offers thousands of episodes of kids programming from Virgin channel partners including Boomerang, Cartoonito, Disney Junior, Tiny Pop, Milkshake!, Nick Jr., NickToons, Tiddlers TV, VTV Kids and ZooMoo, along with an expansive book library and 14 interactive games. Its unique “repeat” button lets kids watch the same episode of a show five times in a row, and parental settings allow for offline viewing, as well as usage history of games, books and TV shows.

According to David Bouchier, Virgin Media’s chief digital entertainment officer, the decision to launch Virgin TV Kids was driven by the fact that preschool is a key component of the pay-TV value proposition, given that a significant chunk of Virgin’s roughly 40% of subscribers with children under 16 are, in fact, preschoolers.

“It’s also about exploiting and developing the unique position we have as a platform with the best content partners in Viacom, Turner and Disney,” says Bouchier. (Virgin renewed its multi-year programming deal with Viacom in the UK and Ireland in October 2016. Part of that deal brought Viacom-owned Channel 5′s preschool programming block Milkshake! to the operator a month later, along with access to Viacom’s mobile streaming apps Nickelodeon Play and Nick Jr. Play. Virgin also extended its long-term content deal with Turner in November 2016.)

Other reasons for the release, according to Bouchier, include Virgin’s need to follow its increasingly on-the-go, tech-savvy younger audience that’s demanding content across every screen. He points to the app’s ability to provide offline downloads as a key component for serving this demo.

“Netflix recently allowed temporary downloads, and Sky Go Extra in the UK has had the functionality for a few years, but we did not offer it on our streaming app. Virgin TV Kids is our first app for temporary downloads, which is a big deal,” he says.

As for competing with established products in the region like the Sky Kids app, Bouchier says Virgin purposely designed an app dedicated to preschoolers from the get-go to help it stand apart. “We have a lot of respect for Sky and how they operate, but their strategy is different from ours,” he says. “We deliberately did not try to create a soup to nuts, big age group kids app because we would alienate the older kids, not engage the younger ones and potentially expose preschoolers to inappropriate programming.”

Among the shows debuting on the app are Bob The Builder, Mike The Knight, In The Night Garden, Thomas & Friends, Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol, Masha and Bear, Scooby Doo, Tom and Jerry, Monkey See, Monkey Doo and Angelina Ballerina. (Content will be refreshed monthly.) For its book library, the app features Monsters Love Underpants, three Princess Evie’s Ponies titles, Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, Barry The Fish With Fingers and No-Bot, the Robot with No Bottom, to name a few. Its games include Playful Kitty, Bubble Gems, Kids Tangram and Doctor Teeth.

“It’s very difficult in the current media environment to try and be the one place for everything. We do know that if you build a fantastic proposition, you’ll get your audience,” Bouchier says. “With Viacom, they have created complementary streaming environments, so why wouldn’t we offer those to our customers? Nickelodeon Play allows us to hit all the other demos and maximize the investment that they bring.”

The app launch follows the arrival of former Azoomee creative director Sarah Aspinall as Virgin’s kids and music editor last December. Reporting to Virgin Media’s director of subscription services Pete Chapman, Aspinall is currently responsible for Virgin’s kids programming including channel relationships, on-demand strategy and kids initiatives.

“Bringing Sarah in was a very good move to strengthen Pete’s team in the area of kids and get a dedicated head for that area,” says Bouchier. As Virgin grows its kids business across screens, the operator may soon invest in original commissions to help keep pace with Amazon and Netflix.

Bouchier, however, says the biggest challenge going forward is getting more subscribers to pay for TV. “In the UK, we have exactly the right brand, market position, product and triple-play, quad-play offer, but we need to ensure we keep delivering the value proposition. To get people to pay for TV is always the challenge,” he says.


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Gerald Comes Over | Sneak-Peek | Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie

To celebrate Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, Craig Bartlett, the creator of Nickelodeon's iconic '90s animated series Hey Arnold!, has shared a brand-new frame from Nickelodeon's upcoming brand-new two-part Hey Arnold! television movie in a post on his official Instagram profile page, @CraigBartlett! Craig's latest super sneak-peek, titled "Gerald comes over", features Arnold's best friend, Gerald, outside the boarding house. Check it out below, and let NickALive! know in the comments if you're excited for Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie!:

Gerald comes over #thejunglemovie.

Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie takes the kids on the field trip of a lifetime: action packed and full of adventure! They’ll join Arnold on a quest in which he’ll try to achieve his ultimate dream and finally find his missing parents. It all starts when Arnold and his classmates take a trip to San Lorenzo, South America, which, coincidentally, is the last place Arnold’s parents were seen! Their trip takes a turn when pirates kidnap Arnold and his friends! From there it’s one jungle hazard after another, and the gang must put their heads together to get out of danger. As the leader of the journey, Arnold must make sure he and his friends survive safely, all while working towards a reunion he’s dreamt of his whole life!

Click the picture to open it fully. It's just so beautiful! Via Nickelodeon.

The two-hour TV movie features a storyline that picks up from where the original series ended in the "The Journal" in 2004 and resolves unanswered questions and plotlines-including Arnold finally getting answers about the whereabouts of his missing parents, Arnold's last name, and how Arnold feels about Helga! The movie is co-written and executive produced by the series’ original creator Craig Bartlett and produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie is slated to premiere on Nickelodeon USA on Thursday 23rd November 2017, as part of the networks Thanksgiving celebrations.
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Nickelodeon Launches Brand-New "Shimmer And Shine Magical Genie Games" App Inspired By The Hit Preschool Series

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via


Preschoolers will embark on all-new magical adventures with their favorite genies-in-training in Nickelodeon’s brand-new Shimmer and Shine Magical Genie Games app, the second app inspired by the hit preschool series, Shimmer and Shine. Available now on the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore for Android, Shimmer and Shine Magical Genie Games introduces key learning concepts for preschoolers including counting, shape identification, color recognition and social-emotional skills.

Users can explore the world of Zahramay Falls with the characters and pets from Shimmer and Shine and earn genie rewards to obtain objects and personalize their very own genie palace. Through an array of mini-games in the app, preschoolers can learn social-emotional skills while taking care of Tala and Nahal with Shine, identify different gem shapes and colors with Shimmer, count how many times they find Parisa in the forest with Leah, cook up potions with Zeta, and design and decorate various items from the marketplace.

For the Shimmer and Shine Magical Genie Games app preview video, click here.

The debut Shimmer and Shine app, Shimmer and Shine Enchanted Carpet Ride, reached #1 on the App Store’s Kids 5 & Under category and #2 in the Kids and Education categories. To date, Nickelodeon has launched more than 30 preschool apps including top-performing titles like PAW Patrol Rescue Run (problem-solving and social skills), Blaze and the Monster Machines (STEM), Team Umizoomi (math), Bubble Guppies Animal School Day (science) and the award-winning Nick Jr. Draw and Play (creativity and imagination).

Shimmer and Shine: ‘Magical Genie Games’ Game Walkthrough | Nick Jr. Games

Play ‘Magical Genie Games’ with Shimmer and Shine in this NEW Nick Jr. App! Kids can choose from a variety of dress-up and hide-and-seek mini-games to earn special genie rewards. Watch this walkthrough video featuring our Nick Jr. Gamer, Alyssa, to see how it’s done! Kids can learn how to wash, dry, and pamper Nahal and Tala, and then make some potions with Zeta and Nazboo. Kids can then decorate their very own genie palace with all the genie rewards they earned! Download Shimmer and Shine: Magical Genie Games on iOS and Android devices today to start playing!

Shimmer and Shine follows the adventures of twin genies-in-training, Shimmer and Shine, and their best friend, Leah. Currently in its third season, the series features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting the importance of teamwork, resilience and overcoming obstacles.


Shimmer and Shine Genie Games screenshots (iPad version):

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Welcome to the Wayne Chase | Animatics Library | Nickelodeon Animation

Team Timbers barely gets away with another adventure in this Welcome to the Wayne animatic!:

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Penelope Taynt vs. Daphne | The Amanda Show | SNICK House | #SNICK25 | NickSplat

Penelope Taynt vs. Daphne Part 1:

Penelope (Amanda Bynes) runs into Daphne (Ashley Tisdale), a girl who also thinks she is Amanda's number one fan. The two girls battle it out backstage to see who is Amanda's true number one fan (please)!

Penelope Taynt vs. Daphne Part 2:

Drake Bell helps Penelope (Amanda Bynes) and Daphne (Ashley Tisdale) figure out once and for all who Amanda's true number one fan is!

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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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Style Files Hair Tutorial - How to Make a Star Braid | Sunny Day | Nick Jr.

It’s time to get styling with Sunny Day’s Style Files! Watch this hair tutorial to learn how to make the perfect star braid. Give it a try and look just like Sunny from the brand-new series, Sunny Day! It’s easy — just follow along with Sunny’s hairstyling instructions. All you’ll need is a brush, a teasing comb, some hair clips, hair elastics, hairpins, and a bit of tinsel to create this new awesome look! To find more Sunny Day videos, games, and a collection of kids' songs, visit the FREE Nick Jr. App or go to!

Watch Sunny Day, weekdays on Nickelodeon:

Preschoolers can watch full episodes online, play games, and discover silly surprises in the free Nick Jr. App and at 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:

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

Draw and Play: iPhone | iPad | Google Play (Phone) | Google Play (Tablet) | Amazon

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Back to School: What’s in My Backpack ft. Lizzy Greene | Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn | Nickelodeon

Curious to know what Lizzy Greene keeps in her backpack? Watch as the Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn star gives us the inside scoop on her school supplies, knick knacks and the silly things she keeps on hand to get through a school day. Tell Nickelodeon what you keep in your backpack in the comments on YouTube! Catch more Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn on Nick!

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Maddie Shipman Loses Her Marbles on the Dub-Sub! | Game Shakers | Nickelodeon

Maddie Shipman may have left her marbles ashore when she took command of the Dub-Sub! Catch brand-new Game Shakers this September on Nick USA and Nickelodeon UK!

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The Thundermans | Top 5 in 5 | Nick Likes Summer | Nickelodeon UK

Jack Griffo and and Kira Kosarin from the Thundermans list their summer top fives, but will they be able to agree?

Visit for more video clips and games featuring your fave Nickelodeon stars, and catch brand-new episodes of The Thundermans, Henry Danger, Game Shakers and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn this September on Nickelodeon UK!

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Meet the Mysticons! | DRAKE CITY

Every hero has a home. Find out where the Mysticons are from!:

A mythic quest to save the world unfolds in Nickelodeon’s newest animated series, Mysticons, premiering Monday, August 28, at 4 p.m. (ET/PT)! Produced by Corus Entertainment’s premier animation company Nelvana, the half-hour action series rich in story and mythology follows four girls who transform into legendary warriors, Mysticons, who band together to save their realm from evil. The series airs at 4:00 p.m. (ET/PT) through Friday, Sept. 1, and continues with premieres in its regular timeslot of Sundays at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Beginning August 30, fans can watch encore episodes Wednesdays at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons.

Mysticons will also debut on YTV in Canada on Monday, August 28.

Follow the adventure online!:, | YouTube channel | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram!

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Nickelodeon France To Premiere Four New Episodes Of TMNT In Special Marathon On Saturday 2nd September 2017

Nickelodeon France will premiere four brand-new episodes of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles back-to-back in a Turtley Awesome marathon on Saturday 2nd September 2017 from 9:45am!:

Les Tortues Ninja | Marathon d'épisodes inédits samedi 2 septembre | NICKELODEON FRANCE
Ne rate pas le marathon événement de 4 épisodes inédits des Tortues Ninja, samedi 2 septembre à partir de 9h45 sur NICKELODEON !

Retrouve les Tortues Ninja sur NICKELODEON !

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Mecanickando con Rox - Tutorial 3: Porta llaves | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

¡Aprende a hacer un porta llaves junto a Rox! En este tercer tutorial de Mecanickando, Isabella Castillo, Rox, nos enseña el paso a paso para armar tu llavero en c asa. ¿Qué te pareció su DIY? ¡Comenta en YouTube! ¡Mira nuevos tutoriales aquí cada miércoles!

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Power Rangers Ninja Steel | "Poisonous Plots" Sneak Peek (2) | Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the next brand-new episode of Power Rangers Ninja Steel, "Poisonous Plots", on Saturday 26th August 2017 at 12:00pm ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a fantastic sneak peek preview from the all-new PRNS episode, which you can watch in the super video clip here on!

In the brand-new Power Rangers Ninja Steel episode "Poisonous Plots" (#711), Brody (Will Shewfelt) is poisoned by Galvanax’s (Richard Simpson) latest contestant. Will the Rangers make the ultimate sacrifice in order to save him? In Nick's super sneak-peek, titled "The Ultimate Decision", the Red Ranger is down! In order to help him get his powers back, they need to get the antidote!

Miss Saban's super sneak-peek of the brand-new Power Rangers Ninja Steel episode "Poisonous Plots"? Check it out below!:

Power Rangers Live Stream #5:

Catch up with the first half of the brand-new season of Power Rangers, Power Rangers Ninja Steel, on!

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India: CIPAM And Viacom18 Join Hands To Launch Campaign Against Piracy

Being at the forefront of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection, Viacom18 on Wednesday (23rd August 2017) announced its partnership with the Cell for IPR Promotion and Management (CIPAM), a professional body under the aegis of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) to launch a sustained behavior change and capacity building campaign around protection of proprietary content and fight against piracy, reports

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are increasingly becoming crucial drivers of social and economic growth in the 21st century. In this context, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is organising a three-day “National Workshop on Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights” from 22nd to 24th August, 2017. The workshop was inaugurated on Wednesday by Hon’bleUnion Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh. This workshop is designed to help police officials and prosecutors across the country in understanding and appreciating the importance of their role in effective enforcement of IPRs. It is also providing an opportunity to the officials to share their experiences, exchange best practices and coordinate effectively with each other.

This is not the first time that Viacom18 has been championing the cause of IPR protection. Earlier this year, along with the Bombay High Court, the media conglomerate conducted a crack-down on counterfeit merchandise of their licensed character Dora the Explorer. This initiative was primarily targeted to protect children from hazards of using inferior quality products under their misrepresentation of them as Viacom18 Consumer Products merchandise. The company, which owns Nickelodeon, Sonic, Nick Jr. and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, had previously led a campaign against film piracy.

Speaking about this initiative, Sujeet Jain, Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, Viacom18 said, “When it comes to consumption and circulation of pirated content, there is very limited knowledge about its economic and social impact. In furtherance to the National IPR Policy adopted by the Government of India and through this partnership with CIPAM, we hope to raise awareness amongst youth and children about the perils of piracy and need for the protection of IPR.”

Rajiv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion said, “A possible solution to the problem of piracy lies in creating awareness about IPR among the masses. It is pertinent to note that one of the main objectives enshrined in the National IPR Policy is creating awareness about IPRs to build a healthy IP ecosystem in the country. We are glad that Industry is helping us in our journey of making Creative India; Innovative India. I thank Viacom 18 for taking lead to rally the cause of IPR protection.”

As a part of the association with CIPAM, Viacom18 has created behaviour change awareness videos for kids involving its popular animated characters of its flagship kids’ channel Nickelodeon and Sonic, Motu Patlu and Shiva, respectively, spreading the message of how piracy is equivalent to stealing. The campaign will see CIPAM and Viacom18 airing these videos across schools, colleges and various educational institutions, in addition to the network’s kids channels, to educate young minds on the ills of piracy.

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