Sunday, October 08, 2017

The Mind Behind Mr. Lemoncello | Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library

It wasn't the book Chris Grabenstein set out to write, but The Crossroads marked a turning point for the author, thanks to a book editor who rejected the original.

Characters Kyle (Casey Simpson), Akimi (Breanna Yde) and Sierra (Klarke Pipkin) are chased by the Wicked Witch from the East (Breanna Watkins) in "Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library."

Grabenstein, who had already won awards and impressed critics with his earliest mystery novels, had submitted a ghost story for adults. But the editor gave it a thumbs-down, suggesting instead that it would make an interesting story for young readers.

"After I cut out about 70,000 words and took out the adult stuff," Grabenstein tells the Times Free Press. "I tried it and found this inner child in me. I kind of lost interest in writing for adults after that."

Chris Grabenstein

That was in 2008 and Grabenstein, a 1973 graduate of Notre Dame High School, has since written numerous best-selling books for kids, including multiple titles with James Patterson, who was his boss when Grabenstein worked in advertising.

Now Grabenstein's Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library has been made into a brand-new Nickelodeon Original TV Movie, premiering Monday, October 9th at 7:00pm ET/PT on Nick USA. The next day, the third book in the series, Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race, will hit bookstores.

The day Times Free Press chatted with Grabenstein, he was in Los Angeles for Nickelodeon's media premiere of the movie.

"It's pretty exciting," he said of the events. "I'm not sure if they are doing the whole red-carpet thing or not, but it's pretty cool."

The premise of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library is that a dozen 12-year-olds have to escape from the craziest library in the world using only the resources found in the library.

It's a fast-paced adventure in which readers can solve the clues along with the characters while learning about things like the Dewey Decimal System.

Grabenstein says the book series is an homage to his teachers and the library at Notre Dame. One particular teacher was especially encouraging to him and opened up the world of books and writing.

"Schaack Van Deusen said writing and being a writer was just as cool as playing football," Grabenstein says. "He was that teacher for a lot of people."

Grabenstein has dedicated two of his books to Van Deusen, who coached wrestling and taught theater at Notre Dame and Baylor. Through his own writing and talks he gives to school kids live and via Skype, Grabenstein has also inspired kids.

In one case, he learned of a young boy who kept getting into trouble. His teacher gave him a copy of the first Mr. Lemoncello novel and he became obsessed, reading it on the playground, at home, on the bus. When Grabenstein heard from the young man thanking him for writing the book, he sent him another book.

The young man came to a book signing, and Grabenstein bought him a copy of every book he'd written.

"Last year, he wrote his own book," Grabenstein says. "I get emails all the time. My books appeal to kids with short attention spans."

Grabenstein and his wife, J.J., have no kids of their own, but he says he grew up on television and Mad Magazine. He credits both with helping him channel his 8-year-old inner self.

"Kids tell me I write visually. I just remember hanging out in sixth grade [at Thrasher Elementary on Signal Mountain], and one kid brought a record player and we would listen to records."

When he writes, he says, he listens to The Monkees and it helps remind of him what being a preteen and young teen was like. He says kids today have the same wants and worries as he did, but there is one thing about being a kid today that makes his work challenging.

"The hardest part these days is to find a reason for kids to be without parental supervision," he says. "Now their lives are so structured."

If kids today were to just get on their bikes and ride off unsupervised looking for an adventure today, the parents would be in big trouble.

Grabenstein studied communications and theater at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville before moving to New York City. There, he performed with several improvisational comedy troupes, occasionally working alongside people like Bruce Willis and Robin Williams.

He also wrote for Jim Henson and his Muppets and later co-wrote, with Ronald Venable, a 1986 TV movie titled The Christmas Gift. It starred John Denver and is still shown around the holidays.

"I know because my mother calls to tell me," he says. "Usually at 3 a.m."

Don’t miss the Nickelodeon Original Television Movie Event, Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library. Monday, October 9th, only on Nickelodeon USA! Starring Casey Simpson from Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn, and Breanna Yde from School of Rock.

Visit to find out more about Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and to watch exclusive clips from Nickelodeon's brand-new TV movie!

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Nick Jr. Italy To Premiere New Episodes Of "PAW Patrol" From Monday 9th October 2017 at 19:30

Yeah! Da lunedì 9 ottobre alle 19:30 arrivano i nuovi episodi di Paw Patrol su Nick Jr. Italia (SKY 603)

Nickelodeon Star Breanna Yde On Achieving Success At A Young Age

Nickelodeon star Breanna Yde recently stopped by ABC News to chat with Amna Nawaz and promote her upcoming brand-new Nickelodeon Original TV Movie Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library! In her super interview, Breanna talks about starring Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, working with her co-stars, including fellow Nickelodeon star Casey Simpson from Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, achieving success at a young age, how she got the role 'Tomika' on School of Rock, her musical talents, and the actor's upcoming movie, Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You! Breanna also reveals that she was originally offered the role of 'Summer' on Nickelodeon's School of Rock! Check out Breanna's fantastic interview with ABC News below!:

Tia Mowry Confirms Original Cast Will Return For "Sister, Sister" Revival

A Sister, Sister reboot is closer than ever!

Tia Mowry sat down with ET's Denny Directo in their Burbank studio on Friday, where the conversation quickly turned to her hit '90s comedy series that also starred her twin sister, Tamara, and if a revival is in the works.

"I will say this, we are definitely closer than ever," the 39-year-old actress shared. "That's basically all I can say. But I'm getting excited."

So will the rest of the original cast be returning for the potential reboot?

"Yes. As I know of now, definitely Jackée Harry (Lisa) and Tim Reid (Ray) will definitely be part of the show," Mowry revealed.

The cast of Sister, Sister.

While she couldn't say much about what fans could expect, Mowry did share how she envisions the show to be 18 years after it aired its series finale.

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand Reveals Inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2017 (Update: Nominees Added)

Original Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand Press Release via Nickelodeon Trade:


Leading kids’ entertainment brand Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand today unveiled the inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2017, a six-week celebration of sports, stars and slime across Australia and New Zealand.

Building upon a long-standing history of celebrating the sports and athletes kids love, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards gives kids the power to choose the biggest sports stars to win awards from eleven uniquely unconventional categories.

During the six-week campaign, original content featuring superstar athletes will be distributed via the Nick Play app, online at, and on television, allowing kids to catch behind-the-scenes footage and stunts with their favourite sporting stars. They can also cast their votes in eleven uniquely unconventional categories to determine the winners, who will be announcing in a one-hour television special.

Unlike traditional awards, there are no rules – it’s AFL players, verses cricketers, verses surfers; it’s code verses code and male verses female in categories such as #Hero, Sickest Moves and Hands of Gold. Nominees will be announced on Friday, 6 October 2017.

Voting opens on Friday, 6 October and closes on Sunday, 12 November, with winners announced when Kids’ Choice Sports Awards airs on Nickelodeon and on Nick Play at 5.30pm on Monday, 20 November.

Ben Cox, General Manager and Vice President of Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand believes that this is the next logical step for a kid’s entertainment brand operating in sport-loving nations such as Australia and New Zealand.

“We know sports are a huge passion point for kids and the launch of Kids’ Choice Sports is the perfect way for us to continue to connect with them on the things they love. After several years of working with Tennis Australia and now more recently, the KFC Big Bash League, we know that for a lot of kids, their biggest heroes are local sporting stars.”

“We also recognise the desire for sporting codes and brands to connect with kids and we’re able to offer them somewhere those desires can come together with high-quality locally produced content. Giving us the opportunity for bespoke integration across multiple platforms throughout the six-week voting campaign as well as in-show – the possibilities are endless.”

Fuelled by local productions, tent pole events and world-leading properties, Nickelodeon has spent the last 15 months ranked #1 STV channel among Children 0-12 – creating the perfect audience availability for a new property launch.

“The inaugural Kids’ Choice Sports Awards will be an immersive entertainment experience across all screens,” said Hugh Baldwin, Nickelodeon’s Director of Television and Multiplatform. “Anyone can do a one-off awards show with a red carpet, but kids want to be engaged online, on the app, with games, and to have their say. The Kids’ Choice Sports Awards will provide a new take on the awards format and re-invent it for sports-loving Aussies and Kiwis.”

Beginning October 6, kids can cast their votes at before the one-hour special will premiere on Nickelodeon at 5.30 on Monday, 20 November.

For partnership and integration opportunities, please contact us via the contact tab.

Source: OzTAM, e.TAM, National STV Panel, Cons+7, 06:00-19:59. 01/01/17 – 31/08/17


UPDATE (Sunday 8th October 2017):
Nickelodeon has announced the nominees for Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2017 Australia and New Zealand!:


These certified superheroes of sport possess powers beyond ordinary humans, inspiring superfans of all ages with their hardcore heroics on the field.

Lydia Ko
Tim Cahill
Cameron Smith
Mick Fanning

Sibling Superstars

Burgess Brothers (Sam, George, Tom & Luke)
Barrett Brothers (Beauden, Scott & Jordie)
Cate & Bronte Campbell
Kurt & Gretel Tippet

Sickest Moves

These legends do stuff that isn't humanly possible. In their sporting field, they've not only got the sickest skills, they've got the sickest moves!

Caroline Buchanan
Jack Wilson
Stephanie Gilmore
Isaac Heeney

Clutch Player

When it comes to the crunch, these players never crumble. They're the match winners, the unstoppables. When the game is on the line, they can be counted on to snatch victory every time.

Johnathan Thurston
Buddy Franklin
Gabi Simpson
Sam Kerr

Commentary Boss

Trapped in a tiny glass box, these maestros of the microphone weave words like wizards. They know every play and every player, delivering whatever it takes in just one take, every time!

Anthony Hudson
Andrew Voss
Mel Jones
Kelli Underwood

Next Big Thing

These superstars of the future are on the rise; this award could be all it takes to rocket them from the field into folklore.

Nathan Cleary
Jack Silvagni
Jamie-Lee Price
Destanee Aiava

Hands of Gold

These palm-ministers were born with fingers of fury. They drop nothing, they stop everything - their limbs are legendary!

Israel Folau
Matthew Dellavedova
Laura Langman
Charlotte Caslick

Hardest Hitter

No ball is safe from destruction when these powerhouse players are on the field. Their physical prowess defies the laws of physics. They don't just hit it out of the park, they hit it off the planet.

Alyssa Healy
Meg Lanning
Nick Kyrgios

Need For Speed

Time has no power over these powerhouse speedsters. Blink and you'll miss them, they're aces of pace!

Daniel Ricciardo
Kyle Chalmers
Ellia Green
Britt Cox

All Star Bench Warmer

These legends love sport to the max. If they weren't already fully famous in their own field, they could have been all-star MVPs on the field.

Ryan 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald
Peter Helliar
Mel McLaughlin
Grant Denyer


These legendary players have excelled at not just one, but TWO sporting codes. They've broken ground on multiple sporting grounds!

Ellyse Perry
Ashleigh Barty
Erin Phillips
Dylan Alcott

Who will lose and who will ooze? Vote for their sporting favourires now at! Plus, enter Nickelodeon's exclusive competition for your chance to win a limited edition Nick Sports Swag Bag, containing a: Limited Edition Signed Kids’ Choice Sports Jersey; Nick Sports Sports Bag; Kids’ Choice Sports SnapBack; and a Nick Sports Drink Bottle!

In related news, Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will be launching a localised version of Nick USA's popular NickSports programming block soon! Nick Sports will serving up action, excitement and SPORTS! Nick are bringing fans all their favorite shows. PLUS, they're airing the biggest and best sports movies. Nick will bring you into the huddle with all your favorite athletes, teams and leagues, like the AFL, NRL and the BBL. Get ready for an all-access pass to Nick Sports!

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2017 Australia and New Zealand will be inspired by the US version of the awards, which are currently in their fourth year.

Originally posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
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Jazwares Unveils New "Peppa Pig" And "Ben & Holly" Toys At 2017 Dallas Fall Toy Preview

NORTH AMERICA – Entertainment One (eOne) recently unveiled a raft of toys for preschool hits Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly from licencee Jazwares at Dallas Fall Toy Preview.

The new Peppa Pig products from Jazwares include Peppa Pig’s Lights ‘N’ Sounds Family Home, which includes multiple character figures, a telescope, ladder, computer table, office chair, double bed, toilet, bunk beds and other accessories to fully decorate Peppa’s home. It also includes the Peppa Pig’s Giggle ‘N’ Back Kitchen, which includes all the sights and sounds of Peppa’s kitchen and features 18 play accessories.

Additionally, Jazwares has released a new play set for Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom. The new play set features exclusive Holly, Daisy and Poppy figures as well as 10 new accessories.

Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom air on many Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels globally, including Nick Jr. UK & Ireland and Nick Jr. USA.

In related news, eOne has announced the exciting news that there'll be a new Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom live stage show launching in the UK in 2017!

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BBC Worldwide And CBeebies Renew "Hey Duggee" For Season Three

BBC Worldwide and CBeebies have commissioned a third season Hey Duggee, a award-winning preschool series that airs on Nick Jr. USA!

The 52-episode new series is expected to transmit on CBeebies in the UK in Autumn/Fall 2018 before rolling out to other global markets. Additional episodes from season two, including a Halloween special, are slated to air on CBeebies this fall, with more new episodes set to hit U.K. TV screens in spring 2018.

Season three will continue the story of a huggable dog named Duggee and The Squirrel Club, a place where kids can take part in activities, learn new skills and earn badges along the way. The series helps teach preschoolers about responsibility, teamwork and how to make good choices. Hey Duggee is produced by London-based animation production company Studio AKA and was created by senior director Grant Orchard.

It is a breakout hit for CBeebies in the UK, consistently ranking as a top three show on the channel. (Amazon Prime Video holds SVOD rights to the cartoon in the UK and Ireland.)

Henrietta Hurford-Jones, director of children’s content and executive producer of Hey Duggee for BBC Worldwide, said, “Hey Duggee has fast become a firm favorite with children and their parents across the globe and we are incredibly proud of that, so we’re very much looking forward to working with the incredibly talented Studio AKA to deliver another fantastic series of Hey Duggee.”

Jackie Edwards, the head of BBC children’s acquisitions, commented, “Hey Duggee is a smartly animated series that unleashes everyone’s sense of fun. We are delighted that Duggee and the Squirrels are coming back to CBeebies for a third series—A Woof!!”

Sue Goffe, managing director of Studio AKA and executive producer of Hey Duggee, added, “We couldn’t be more excited to continue to work with BBC Worldwide and CBeebies on another series of the much-loved Hey Duggee. We are extremely proud of what we’ve achieved, grateful and thankful to have such an extraordinary team of many talents, and we have some excellent new episodes up our sleeve, so stay tuned for another brilliant series!”

Hey Duggee premiered on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon USA's top-performing preschool channel, in July 2016. Following its success, Nickelodeon USA acquired season two in January 2017. At launch, the series was in Nick Jr.’s top five programmes, and is consistently a strong performer for the channel. It's currently unknown whether Nickelodeon USA will acquire the rights for Hey Duggee season three.

The show is also available in more than 150 territories including China, where it had a phenomenal start, already reaching 470 million subscribers on streaming platforms Tencent and iQIYI since launching on these sites in April and May. It also airs on France 5, ABC Kids in Australia and Cartoonito in Italy.

In an exclusive interview with, BBC Worldwide's global brand director for pre-school, Harriet Newby Hill, talks about the global success of Hey Duggee, the brand’s popular toys and apps, its burgeoning social media following, and BBC Worldwide's future plans for Hey Duggee. Click here to read the interview!

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Nickelodeon South East Asia To Host Worldwide Day Of Play Event In The Philippines On Saturday 14th October 2017 (Update: 8/10/2017)

Nickelodeon South East Asia has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon Philippines will be hosting a special Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play event at The Filinvest Tent in Alabang on Saturday 14th October 2017!

UPDATE (8/10): Added Nickelodeon South East Asia's official Press Release announcing the news (see below)!

On Saturday 14th October 2017, Nickelodeon are inviting Nicksters in the Philippines to go out and play! At Worldwide Day of Play, kids can run, jump, climb and slide through many different play zones with their favorite Nickelodeon pals!

Play Zones:

Fit Kid

Release the inner fit kid in you with intense challenges prepared by Ninja Academy!

UP and UP

Stock up on words and step up to ace your vocabulary game!

Play Ball

Roll with Cignal's basketball and volleyball players and aim to be champs just like them!

Hearts for Arts

Get a chance to turn your heart for the arts to real life art pieces with Kids Republic!


Get to do play-based experiments and learn new tricks with Nickelodeon's play partner, Makerspace Manila!

Learn these words and commit them to heart. Reciting this pledge could bag you a sweet surprise at Worldwide Day of Play!

"I promise that on this day
I will keep my gadgets away
Learn to run, jump and sway
And just play, play, PLAAAAAY!"

Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play will take place between 10:00am - 6:00pm at The Filinvest Tent in Alabang on Saturday 14th October 2017. Admission to the tent is FREE! Visit for more information. #DayofPlayPH


- Everyone should be in proper playtime or active wear attire. This means sneakers, shorts or pants and shirt, or anything that you would be comfortable running and moving around in.

- Entrants under 18 years of age will need parental approval to join the event.

Nickelodeon Australia And New Zealand To Premiere "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend Of Boo-Kini Bottom" On Saturday 21st October 2017


Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand treats viewers to a spooky stop-motion special with the premiere of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom, on Saturday 21st October 2017 at 4:30pm (AU; NZ time TBA)! The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared--especially SpongeBob, who seems to be unflappable in his belief that spooky things are actually funny.

Inspired by the visual style of classic stop-motion animation TV specials, Bikini Bottom is decked out for Halloween and features Sandy's treedome as a mad scientist's lab, including a giant remotely operated Acorn Monster; Mr. Krabs' restaurant as "The Horrors of the Chum Bucket," displaying scenes of Plankton torturing food; and Plankton's restaurant as "The Horrors of the Krusty Krab," telling the story of Mr. Krabs turning customers into Krabby Patties and more.

The characters wear Halloween costumes, with SpongeBob as a flower, Patrick as a knight, Sandy as a mad scientist, Mr. Krabs as a dollar bill, Plankton as a devil, Squidward as himself, and Karen as a cat. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom features an original song, "The Scare Song," written by Mr. Lawrence, music by Eban Schletter and performed by the Flying Dutchman's crew of pirate ghosts.

The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom was produced at Screen Novelties, a Los Angeles-based stop-motion animation production company, where miniature puppets and sets brought Bikini Bottom to life in three dimensions. The production featured 27 unique sets, across five stages, where 15 boxes of breakfast cereal were used to create texture on Bikini Bottom's coral reefs; eight pounds of glitter were used to decorate SpongeBob's Halloween pineapple house; hundreds of popsicle sticks created the planks of the rollercoaster track that Patrick and SpongeBob ride; and "black lights" were used to create a fluorescent glow across the puppets and sets.

The special features various production techniques including: stop-motion puppet animation, marionette puppeteering, hand puppets and 2D hand-drawn animation designed by Sally Cruikshank.

Marc Ceccarelli and Vincent Waller are co-executive producers on SpongeBob SquarePants. The special was written by Mr. Lawrence, with Brian Morante serving as the storyboard director and Jennie Monica as producer. The special is being directed by Mark Caballero and Seamus Walsh, and produced by Chris Finnegan of Screen Novelties.

This is the second time Nickelodeon has partnered with Screen Novelties on a SpongeBob SquarePants stop-motion episode. SpongeBob SquarePants: It's a SpongeBob Christmas! debuted December 2012 and featured Plankton turning everybody in Bikini Bottom from nice to naughty.

Viewers can visit the SpongeBob SquarePants page on, the Nick Play app, along with the SpongeBob Facebook page and SpongeBob Instagram, to get an exclusive look at the series.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom will make its world debut on Nickelodeon USA on Friday 13th October 2017 at 7:00pm (ET/PT).

SpongeBob SquarePants is voiced by Tom Kenny as SpongeBob SquarePants, an incurably optimistic sea sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea; Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star, SpongeBob's silly best friend; Roger Bumpass as Squidward, an aloof cashier of The Krusty Krab and SpongeBob's neighbor; Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs, SpongeBob's boss and greedy owner of The Krusty Krab; Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks, Bikini Bottom's only resident rodent aquanaut and scientist; and Mr. Lawrence as Plankton, owner of the Chum Bucket and chief rival of Mr. Krabs.

SpongeBob SquarePants is executive produced by creator Stephen Hillenburg, who previously worked as a writer, director and creative director on Nickelodeon's animated series Rocko's Modern Life. Hillenburg graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a master's degree in experimental animation and his undergraduate degree, from Humboldt State University, was in natural science with an emphasis in marine biology. Hillenburg executive produced his first feature film, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, which debuted Nov. 19, 2004 and his second theatrical, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, hit theaters Feb. 6, 2015. The series is produced at Nickelodeon in Burbank.

About SpongeBob SquarePants

Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has emerged as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the most-watched animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 15 consecutive years, and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks. SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom International Media Networks history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories and translated in 55+ languages. The Paramount Pictures feature film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water premiered Feb. 6, 2015, landing at #1 opening weekend. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimistic and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

About Nickelodeon Networks

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year globally and 21st year in Australia, is a globally recognised and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brand for kids and family. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes both locally produced and global television programming plus consumer products, digital applications, theme parks, recreation, books and feature films.

Nickelodeon Australia has been named Channel of The Year twice by ASTRA and won numerous industry awards. Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels air 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are seen in over 2.3 million households via Foxtel (Channel 701) and Fetch TV (Channel 146). Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is a part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.

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Original source: The Official Foxtel Australia TV Guide; Additional source: Wikipedia.
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Saban Expands The Presence Of "Power Rangers" In The UK & EMEA

Saban’s Power Rangers expansion is being fuelled by new content, fresh product lines, retail initiatives, and comprehensive marketing activity!

Saban has unveiled plans to continue the momentum of Power Rangers' growth in the UK and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), following the recent UK premiere of Power Rangers Ninja Steel, the 24th season in the TV series, on kids channel POP and ahead of the franchise’s 25th anniversary.

Following the March 2017 release of the feature film Saban’s Power Rangers, Saban Brands is bringing fresh content to UK fans with the TV series’ 24th season, Power Rangers Ninja Steel which premiered in August and is currently rolling-out across EMEA. New broadcast partners continue to come on board and this year Saban Brands has welcomed Neox (Spain), POP (Italy), E-Vision (UAE), Gulli Arabi (Middle East), Smile TV (Greece) and London Live (UK) to its expanding line-up.

Saban’s Power Rangers is a top boys action brand in the UK and to support its continued expansion, Saban Brands and longstanding toy partner Bandai are teaming with major retailers across EMEA who are lining-up to stock the Ninja Steel products and proactively supporting the launch. For example, The Entertainer ran a comprehensive marketing campaign that included four ‘Super Saturdays events across its stores where fans could take part in challenges inspired by the new toys, enter competitions and enjoy exclusive discounts. Alongside this, Toys 'R' Us will showcase the new toy range until August 2018. In June, Saban Brands launched a successful DTR deal with UK retail giants Toys ‘R’ Us and Tesco, that saw a range of personalised gifting items including stationery, drink bottles, phone cases and much more launch online that fans can customise with their name. To generate excitement in France, hypermarket Auchan and toy specialist JouéClub will host Power Rangers meet and greet events, with JouéClub also having flagship window displays and promoting their activity through radio advertisements.

Saban’s Power Rangers partners continue to be attracted to the broad EMEA licensing programme that now boasts almost 50 licensees. Bandai has launched a brand new Ninja Steel line of action figure and role-play toys. New additions to Saban Brands’ licensee roster include Sambro for backpacks/arts & crafts, IMC for RC and electronic toys, as well as Tech 4 Kids for “Mashems” and “Bastems.” Alongside these deals, Saban has recently renewed its long-standing partnerships with Rubies for dress-up items and AFG Media for Morphsuits, and continues to see significant growth with apparel partner Smith and Brooks.

To continue driving brand awareness and fan engagement, Saban Brands is committed to ensuring fans can access dedicated Power Rangers content across multiple platforms including digital, on-demand, apps, games and social media. The popularity of the official Power Rangers channel on popular Super Awesome kids’ app, PopJam continues to climb while over on YouTube, this year has already seen Power Rangers videos receive over 186 million views across Europe, which equates to over 396 million minutes watched.

“Saban’s Power Rangers is the true definition of an evergreen property and for more than two decades, the brand has continued to prove its power with fans of all ages as demonstrated by the fact it currently ranks as a top action brand in the U.K.,” says Leila Ouledcheikh, Senior Vice President (SVP), Distribution and Consumer Products, EMEA, Saban Brands. “With the milestone anniversary on the horizon and the roll-out of ‘Power Rangers Ninja Steel,’ we’re delighted to be bringing fans in the EMEA region a fantastic pipeline of multiplatform content, alongside a swathe of new merchandise.”

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Sources: Toys 'n' Playthings, License! Global, TVKIDS, Toy World Magazine, POP.
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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Henry Danger" Season 4 On Saturday 21st October 2017

Following Nickelodeon USA premiering the third season finale of Nickelodeon's hit superhero-themed comedy series Henry Danger on Saturday, October 7th, Nick USA will start to premiere the brand-new fourth season of Henry Danger on Saturday, October 21st at 8:00pm ET/PT!

In the season four premiere of Henry Danger, "Sick & Wired", thinking that Henry (Jace Norman) is not telling the truth about being sick, Ray (Cooper Barnes) plants cameras and microphones in Henry's house to catch him in a lie! Check out Nickelodeon's first teaser trailer for Henry Danger season four below!:

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Additional source: Zap2it TV Listings.
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JoJo Siwa, Breanna Yde, & More Try the Halloween 'Trick or Treat Taste Test' | Nickelodeon

Check out your favorite Nick Stars JoJo Siwa, Breanna Yde, Jade Pettyjohn, Ricardo Hurtado, and Aidan Miner as they get tricks and treats that they’ll have to eat! Don’t miss Nickelodeon’s Ultimate Halloween Haunted House October 14th at 8pm ET/PT, only on Nick USA!

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA's October 2017 Premiere Highlights | Halloween | Nick Or Treat!
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Kuu Kuu Harajuku | Mushroom | Let's Draw it Kawaii!

Learn how to draw and color a kawaii mushroom!:

Watch Kuu Kuu Harajuku on Nick Jr. (USA) and Nickelodeon (Greece)!

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Game Shakers | Hyper Kenzie | Wing Suits & Rocket Boots | Nickelodeon UK

Babe (Cree Cicchino) and Triple G (Benji Flores, Jr.) try to deal with Kenzie's (Maddie Shipman) hyperactivity after she takes pills for her illness, meanwhile Hudson (Thomas Kuc) puts a pair of Rocket Boots to the test in this hilarious video clip from Game Shakers episode "Wing Suits & Rocket Boots"!

Watch brand-new episodes of Game Shakers Fridays at 6pm on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland!

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Shimmer and Shine | Game On! | Nick Jr. UK

Leah and Zac have been saving to get the big prize at the arcade. When the ticket machine malfunctions, Leah calls on her genies for some arcade assistance!

Featuring the UK dub of Shimmer and Shine.

Watch Shimmer and Shine everyday on Nick Jr.! For more PAWsome Nick Jr. activities and games visit!

More Nick: October 2017 on Nickelodeon UK, Nicktoons UK and Nick Jr. UK!
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Bunsen is a Beast | Sneeze Beast | Nickelodeon UK

Amanda tries to prank Bunsen and Mikey but it all goes wrong when Bunsen sneezes on her and unleashes the Sneeze Beasts!

Watch more Bunsen Is a Beast on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons, and check out and the Nickelodeon Play app for Bunsen Is a Beast videos, games and more!

More Nick: Nickelodeon UK's October 2017 Highlights!
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MYSTICONS MOMENTS | Oh My Goblin! | #ItsMagicHour | Sunday's @ 8:30AM on Nickelodeon USA!

All the "Oh my goblins" from THE MYSTICONS!

Watch Mysticons on Nickelodeon and YTV!

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

More Nick: MYSTICONS PIPER PARKOUR - Gameplay Trailer!
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Amaro's Kooklab - Mexicaanse Omelet | Nickelodeon Nederlands

Het is zaterdag, dus dat betekend een nieuwe video van Amaro's kooklab!

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Meer Nick: Nickelodeon Netherlands & Nick Belgium To Premiere "De Ludwigs - Op jacht Naar De Stenen Schat" On Monday 16th October 2017!
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Wonderful Wizard of Quads ‘Together’ Music Video (ft. Lizzy Greene) | NRDD | Italian Version | Nickelodeon

Dawn (Lizzy Greene) has to make a tough choice. She desperately wants to be Dorothy, but is it worth putting herself before her brothers Nicky (Aidan Gallagher), Ricky (Casey Simpson), and Dicky (Mace Coronel)? Only one way to decide — with an Oz-some song! Watch Dawn perform "Together" - in Italian - in this quad-tastic clip from the brand-new Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn special "Wonderful Wizard of Quads"! Watch the English version here!:

Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn | Incontro col mago di Oz | Nickelodeon Italia
Dorothy e Dorothy incontrano il mago di Oz a Gemellandia!

Di Più Nickelodeon: TeenNick Italy To Premiere "I Am Frankie" On Monday 16th October 2017!
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Power Rangers | Awesome Ranger fights from Jungle Fury! | EN, ES, PT

The Jungle Fury rangers take on monsters in these exciting fights in this clip from Power Rangers Jungle Fury, available to watch in English, Spanish and Portuguese!

Power Rangers | Awesome Ranger fights from Jungle Fury!

The Jungle Fury rangers take on monsters in these exciting fights!

Power Rangers en Español | ¡Increíbles peleas de Ranger de la Jungla Fury!

¡Los guardabosques de la Furia de la Selva asumen monstruos en estas emocionantes peleas!

Power Rangers em Português | Lutas incríveis dos Jungle Fury

Os Rangers Jungle Fury enfrentam monstros em empolgantes lutas!

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Watch Power Rangers on Nickelodeon! Catch up with the latest season of Power Rangers, Power Rangers Ninja Steel, on!

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Nick 20 años: Victorious - Bromista desconocido | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

¡Cada sábado, nuevos videos de tus Nick shows favoritos de todos los tiempos! ¿Cuál fue tu broma favorita de Victorious? ¡Dile a Nick en YouTube!

Más Nick: Nick 20 años: iCarly Remix - Conoce a Nevel | #Nick20Años | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica!
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The Scare Song | SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend Of Boo-Kini Bottom

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the networks brand-new spooky Halloween stop-motion special SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7p.m. (ET/PT), Nerdist has unveiled the spooktacular music video for “The Scare Song”, the original song performed by the Flying Dutchman's crew of pirate ghosts that will be featured in the all-new special! Check out below!: