Friday, September 13, 2019

Nickelodeon Reveals 'The Casagrandes' Theme Song, Performed by Pop Star Ally Brooke

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:


New Animated Series Celebrating Culture, Humor and Love of Family Debuts Monday, Oct. 14

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Nickelodeon revealed today The Casagrandes main title, an energetic, authentic theme song that celebrates of all the things that make up the Casagrandes - family, love, humor and food. Performed by pop star Ally Brooke, the song has elements of urban and pop music and authentic, fast and upbeat Latin music rhythms, giving it a catchy vibe made for kids and adults alike. Most importantly, The Casagrandes’ theme song expresses that “we’re all familia!”

Theme song credits:
Performed by: Ally Brooke
Composed by: Germaine Franco
Lyrics by: Germaine Franco, Michael Rubiner and Lalo Alcaraz

A new home in the city holds big adventures, laughs and love around every corner in Nickelodeon’s new original animated series The Casagrandes, premiering Monday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT). A spinoff of Nick’s animated hit The Loud House, The Casagrandes tells the story of 11-year-old Ronnie Anne who moves to the city with her mom and older brother to live with their big, loving family, the Casagrandes. Following its premiere, the series moves to its regular timeslot on Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) beginning Saturday, Oct. 19, on Nickelodeon.

Starring Izabella Alvarez (Westworld) as 11-year-old Ronnie Annie, Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush) as her brother Bobby and Sumalee Montano (Nashville) as her mom Maria, the series showcases the culture, humor, and love that’s part of growing up in a multigenerational Mexican-American family. After moving in with their grandparents in Great Lakes City, Ronnie Anne adjusts to her new life living under one roof and over the family-run mercado (local market), which is a gathering place for everyone in the neighborhood.




The songstress sings the opening theme for the series and appears in an episode

When Nickelodeon asked Ally Brooke to sing the theme song for their new series The Casagrandes, it was an automatic 'yes!' from the Fifth Harmony member. “It’s a show about a Mexican-American family and I’m Mexican American and it just goes hand-in-hand with who I am,” she told HOLA! USA. “Not only that, but they asked me to star in an episode which was so incredible and so much fun. This is all a dream and I was so happy to do it.” Nickelodeon's The Casagrandes is about a sibling duo that leave their small and move into the city with their larger-than-life family. The 26-year-old songstress spoke to HOLA! USA about what it means to see a family like hers on television, her breakout voiceover role and the importance of the series.

Ally Brooke sings the Casagrandes theme song and makes a special appearance in one episode

HOLA! USA: What can you tell us about your role on the show?
Ally Brooke: "I actually play a pop star named Alisa Barela. It’s really cool because I’m a singer, so it’s kind of like playing an enhanced version of myself. The episode is so much fun and hilarious and also really heartfelt. I actually saw a sketch of what she’s going to look like so spot on to what I wear."

What’s more challenging: doing voiceover for the series or going in the studio to record?
"Being in the recording studio, recording my own music it’s kind of free and loose. But of course recording a character is so different. You have to give different options and the tone of voice and different lines. It’s a different experience but it’s awesome. I didn’t want to leave. I would do it again in a heartbeat."

What does it mean to you personally to see a show highlighting a series about a Mexican-American family on Nickelodeon?
"One of the main reasons I did the show was because I picture my little cousins watching this and seeing themselves in the show and of course seeing me on the show and singing the theme song. It’s so important to be able to show our culture in the world and on television and the fact that Nick brought that opportunity is so special. It’s so incredible that other kids who are Hispanic, but who aren’t as well, are going to see this and hopefully love it and appreciate the different culture."

Do you see any similarities in The Casagrandes to your family?
"Yes! The family is so hilarious and they’re really loud and funny and really involved in each other’s lives and [are] super close knit. That is exactly how my family is, they’re loud and crazy and funny. When I read it I was like wait this is literally my family. So it resonated so perfectly with me."

The Casagrandes follows a Mexican-American family

What do you want viewers to take away from the series?

"I hope that the Mexican-American kids, teenagers, adults, whoever will be able to watch the show and have fun, see themselves and be proud of who they are and proud of how far we have come. I hope that other cultures will be able to appreciate our heritage and our community and our family and who we are. That’s the goal. I can’t wait to see what everyone says about the characters, about the theme song, because this family is a lot of fun with a big heart."

The Casagrandes will premiere Monday, October 14 at 1:30pm on Nickelodeon. After it’s premiere, the series will run weekly on its original slot date starting Saturday, October 19, at 11:30am.


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Originally published: Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 17:21 BST.
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Nickelodeon Africa Joins Forces with DStv and Cadbury for NickFest Nigeria 2019

Nickelodeon Africa Joins Forces With DStv And Cadbury For The 2019 NickFest Nigeria

Nickelodeon Africa in partnership with Maltina is thrilled to announce their collaboration with powerhouses and associate sponsors, DStv and Cadbury for the family fun-filled experience of the 2019 Nickfest Nigeria taking place on 28 and 29 September 2019 at the Federal Palace in Lagos, Nigeria.

The associate sponsors DStv and Cadbury will be creating additional experience zones at the two-day extravaganza in addition to Maltina’s Happyland.

Commented Executive Vice President and Managing Director for VIMN Africa and BET International, Alex Okosi: “Nickelodeon Africa NickFest together with Maltina continues to be the must attend family and kids fun-filled weekend experience. Welcoming associate sponsors DStv, and Cadbury expands and builds on our 360 experience for consumers.”

Speaking about their sponsorship of Nickfest 2019, Martin Mabutho, Chief Customer Officer, Multichoice Nigeria Limited said, “We at MultiChoice Nigeria, are proud to be one of the sponsors of the third edition of NickFest 2019. We place a premium on family values and the integral role children play within that ecosystem and this is evident in some of the content on both DStv and GOtv; these are specially designed to bring families together and foster unity amongst them. So being one of the sponsors of this event is very much an extension of who we are as a company and what we stand for.”

According to Cadbury Category Brand Manager, Tolulope Olaoye, “Bournvita is very excited to be part of the Nickfest Carnival. Bournvita is a rich cocoa beverage that nourishes the children and the entire family and will be fully present to nourish the family bonding time throughout the 2 days. Lots of fun, delicious Bournvita and amazing stuff awaits kids at the NickFest carnival”.

With tickets still on sale for N5000, families can anticipate performances by Nickelodeon’s superstar characters: SpongeBob Square Pants; Adventure Bay’s intrepid pups, Paw Patrol; The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Turtles, performing for the first time in Nigeria; and the famous genies Shimmer and Shine. Audiences will also be treated to amazing performances from some of the country’s biggest performers while they get to watch their favourite personalities get splashed with slime as part of The Celebrity Slime Challenge, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for children’s support through NGO projects in Nigeria.

Tickets are still on sale on

For more information on NickFest Nigeria 2019, visit the website, and follow Nickelodeon Africa on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can also join the conversation using the hashtags #NickFestNG and #NickfestWithMaltina.

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The JoJo & BowBow Show Show's Best Moments! 🎀 Season 1 | Nickelodeon

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Get ready for all new episodes of JoJo & BowBow by watching all of the best moments from Season 1! From doggy fashion shows to pup-tastic hideaways, Nick’s own queen of bows and her small pooch sure know how to party! What was your favorite moment? Let me know in the comments below, and keep it here for an all new season of The JoJo & BowBow Show Show! Watch every episode of The JoJo & BowBow Show Show season one here!:

Comment your favorite HEART EMOJI below if you're excited for season 2 of The JoJo & BowBow Show Show! 💜💙💚💛

JoJo Siwa is currently in the midst of her first North American tour, Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, and will be extending her tour to the UK during Autumn 2019 and Australia in January 2020. For more information and tickets to Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, visit

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The first minutes of the start of Avatar: The Last Airbender is simply and purely iconic!

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Foot Locker to Launch SpongeBob x Timberland Collection on Friday, September 13

Originally published: Thursday, August 15, 2019.

Update (9/13) - Below is Nickelodeon's official press release announcing the spongeriffic news!:

In celebration of SpongeBob’s 20th Anniversary, Nickelodeon partnered with Timberland for SpongeBob SquarePants X Timberland 6-Inch Waterproof Boots and apparel collection, available today at Timberland, and select retailers nationwide.

This limited-edition collection features classic boots in adult and kids (toddler, youth and junior) sizes, and a line of streetwear!

For more background:

  • Boots styles are available in black and bright blue for $220 (adult) and $90-$140 (kids).
  • Apparel includes streetwear items like jackets, hoodies, short and long-sleeve shirts.
  • Each boot features iconic images of SpongeBob and other characters in the show, including SpongeBob’s BFF starfish Patrick Star, his evil nemesis Plankton, wild jellyfish, and the Krusty Krab’s signature Krabby Patty-- all alongside the iconic Timberland logo.
  • Uppers are premium leather from a LWG Silver-rated tannery and are waterproof.
  • Each pair features, 400 grams of PrimaLoft® insulation, rubber lug outsoles, lined tongues, and includes a secondary pair of laces.


Literally hot on the heels of the release of Nike's Spongebob x Kyrie collection, it’s Timberland’s turn to incorporate Nickelodeon's iconic character into their footwear designs. The SpongeBob x Timberland collaboration includes two pairs of 6” Premium Waterproof Boots, both filled with spongey goodness and clever design details from the celebrated animated series: one in a bright blue colorway and the other in black.

The blue pair is jellyfish-themed, with a nice deep teal colour on the sole and lower part of the boots, and a lighter teal on the upper portion and tongue, and features SpongeBob SquarePants hunting jellyfish equipped with his glasses and jellyfish net on one side, a classic scene from many of the most iconic SpongeBob episodes, while the other side shows Patrick running away from the jellyfish. This pair also comes equipped with a set of pink laces and a keychain of a jar of jelly. With net in hand and glasses on tight, SpongeBob peers over the contrasting white stitching looking down at three jellyfish surrounding Timberland’s debossed logo. A debossed image of SpongeBob replaces the Timberland logo on the tongue. The option of two interchangeable laces allows wearers to keep things tonal with blue or match the jellyfish with a bright pink. A giant jar of jelly keychain replaces the classic removable Timberland branding attached to the shoe.

Depicting another famous SpongeBob scene, the black pair shows Plankton happily running in front of a fresh Krabby Patty printed over Timberland’s logo on the heel. The top two lugs are a contrasting red, while the laces that run through them are a yellow sponge pattern. SpongeBob’s iconic outfit makes an appearance on the dubrae, playing with the scale of the oversized tongue graphic behind it. The tongue is printed over with a graphic of SpongeBob’s face, with his body represented by yellow laces and lace locks that depict SpongeBob’s white shirt and red tie outfit. This pair also comes with a removable rubber SpongeBob keychain completes the shoe.

The SpongeBob SquarePants x Timberland collection recently saw a limited release at Nordstrom, where both pairs quickly sold out, but will be getting a wider release courtesy of Foot Locker on Friday, September 13. Check out both boots below, which will be available in both kid and adult sizes. Prices will be announced closer to their release.

Check out the SpongeBob SquarePants x Timberland collection below!:

If nautical nonsense be something you wish, then sport this head-turning boot that's waterproof for comfort at the bottom of the sea. PrimaLoft® insulation keeps you as warm as a fresh Krabby Patty, and an anti-fatigue footbed keeps you going for a long day of jellyfishing.

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'Invader Zim' Creator Jhonen Vasquez Explains Why 'Enter the Florpus' Released on Netflix

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, the animated movie special that picks up after the events of the television series, is a bit of a odd thing. Not because of its humor or tone, which is unusual in the way that all of the Invader Zim franchise is unusual, but because of the fact that it's a movie based on a Nickelodeon show that ended up on Netflix, along with Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling. But the reason Enter the Florpus ended up on Netflix rather than at the television network is apparently simple: bureaucracy.

At least, according to Invader Zim creator Jhonen Vasquez. had a chance to speak with Vasquez ahead of the special's release on Netflix, and while his answer to why the Enter the Florpus ended up on Netflix came across as almost half joking, there was an undercurrent of seriousness.

"We had already finished production," Vasquez revealed when asked about the move to Netflix. "Netflix really had no hand in the creation of the thing. Nickelodeon was the intended destination for it, but then there was a lot of changeover that happened in the last couple of months of production at Nickelodeon, just suddenly everyone that was supportive was no longer present. And I think we just rolled to the finish line in this junky machine that I think really only crossed the finish line out of sheer neglect by the end of it."

What do you think of Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus? Have you watched the Netflix special already, or are you saving it for a special occasion? Let us know in the comments, or hit me up directly on Twitter at @rollinbishop to talk all things animation!

Although Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus being released on Netflix, it wasn't the first Nickelodeon show to be released on the streaming service, and won't be the last. Earlier this year, Netflix released Nickelodeon's animated series Pinky Malinky, and Nickelodeon is currently producing animated movies inspired by network hits Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Loud House. Netflix is also producing a live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender with Nickelodeon.

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling are now available to stream on Netflix.

Dora the Explorer Visits Sick Children at UnityPoint Health St. Luke in Sioux City, Iowa

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — This weekend, Nickelodeon is bringing some of its most popular characters to Sioux City for a live stage show at the Orpheum Theatre.

Dora the Explorer spent the afternoon at UnityPoint Health St. Luke's visiting kids who won't be able to attend Nick Jr.'s performances this weekend. (Siouxland News photo)

But Thursday (September 12, 2019) afternoon, one of the performers from that show, who plays Dora the Explorer, stopped by UnityPoint Health St. Luke's to visit kids who won't be able to attend those shows.

"We understand that not all the kids are going to make it to the show. We want to make sure we can bring the show to them and bring a smile to their face regardless of where they're at," said performer Courtney Martin.

On This Day in 2004 | 'Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide' Premiered on Nickelodeon

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On this day 15 years ago Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide premiered on Nick!

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