Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Professor Green Headlines Saturday’s SLIMEFEST UK 2019 Extravaganza Alongside Alice Chater; Slime Squad Announced

Update (9/10) - Nickelodeon UK & Ireland has announced the exciting news that Holly H, Joe Tasker, Kaci Jay and GeorgeMasonTV will be part of the SLIMEFEST UK Slime Squad! Make sure you check out @NickelodeonUK's IG & Twitter during SLIMEFEST from 19th October as Nick brings you all the mayhem from backstage at the show!

Professor Green Headlines Saturday’s SLIMEFEST Extravaganza alongside Alice Chater

The final addition to the lineup of completely sold-out SLIMEFEST shows, Professor Green will perform as headliner on Saturday 19th October 2019 at The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach alongside Alice Chater! They join hosts Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely and performers Diversity, Scouting for Girls, Raye, Max and Harvey, Jess Folley, New Hope Club, Kira Kosarin and Road Trip

London, Friday 4th October 2019 – Professor Green has joined SLIMEFEST’s line up as a headliner, with Alice Chater featuring, on Saturday 19th October 2019 at The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, across both 1pm and 6pm shows.

Families can visit for more information on the music and slime-filled events.

With two weeks to go until Blackpool gets slimey, Professor Green featuring Alice Chater are the last acts to be confirmed for the star-studded line up of sold-out SLIMEFEST shows across the weekend.

Marking his second SLIMEFEST performance, Professor Green is firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper has notched up two Top 3 albums and over 3.5 million combined sales in the UK alone. Professor Green has recently released his brand-new EP M.O.T.H with his latest single ‘Got It All’ ft. pop newcomer Alice Chater before embarking on a nationwide headline UK tour in November.

Professor Green said “I can’t wait to get slimey in Blackpool again! I had so much fun last time so Alice and I are excited to perform for you all very soon”

SLIMEFEST 2019 is hosted by Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely from with 19th – 21st October. Professor Green and Alice Chater joining resident acts Diversity, Jess Folley, Max and Harvey, New Hope Club, Kira Kosarin and Road Trip. Raye headlines the Sunday 20th shows and Scouting for Girls perform on Monday 21st.

Tickets to SLIMEFEST UK 2019 have now SOLD OUT! The only way in is to win! Keep your eye out on and on Nickelodeon UK's Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for competitions where you could win tix to SLIMEFEST!

Over 100,000 people have attended related SLIMEFEST events across the globe in the US, Australia, Italy, UK, Germany and Spain.

Filled with SLIME, MUSIC and MAYHEM join Nickelodeon for the biggest and slimiest event of the year here in Blackpool! Packed full of top music acts, special guests, your favourite Nickelodeon stars and most importantly, SLIME!

Oh and shhh, Nick has a super slimy, big green secret to tell you. For children aged between 8-15 years old, a SLIME PIT ticket will get you up-close to your favourite stars, plus it’s the ONLY way to experience the SLIME! Accompanying parents/guardians & younger children can experience the fun with a seated ticket or a standing adult ticket (for adults and kids 15yrs +)

Slimefest 2019 line up:

Saturday 19 October
1pm & 6pm
Sunday 20 October
1pm & 6pm
Monday 21 October
1pm & 6pm
Professor Green ft Alice Charter
Scouting for Girls
Hosts Jordan & Perri
Hosts Jordan & Perri
Hosts Jordan & Perri
New Hope Club
New Hope Club
New Hope Club
Kira Kosarin
Kira Kosarin
Kira Kosarin
Jess Folley
Jess Folley
Jess Folley
Road Trip
Road Trip
Road Trip


The home of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PAW Patrol and Nella the Princess Knight, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Network is available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes and now reaches more than 10 million viewers a month. Launched in 1993, the top-performing Nickelodeon network comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families: Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon HD, Nickelodeon +1, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick Jr. +1 and Nick Jr. Too. The entertainment company has built a diverse multi-platform business by putting kids first in everything it does – Kids Rule! Content is at the core of the business with critically-acclaimed and hugely-popular television programming from the UK and around the world.

In addition to the quality television programmes, Nickelodeon also produces bespoke content available online and on Nick Play, as well as consumer product and recreation opportunities such as the UK’s first-ever Nick theme park, Nickelodeon Land and the slimiest music festival for kids, SLIMEFEST UK.

Families can click here for more information on the music and slime-filled events.

Check out this aweslime photo gallery from SLIMEFEST 2018!:

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Originally published: Friday, October 04, 2019.
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October 2019 on Nickelodeon Russia: LEGO City Adventures | Всеология | Hunter Street S3 | The Loud House | Halloween + More

--- This October (октябре), Nickelodeon Russia (Россия) will be premiering:

Смотри в октябре 🎃| Nickelodeon Россия
Вау, сколько всего ждёт тебя в октябре!

-- Brand-new episodes of Chop Chop Ninja (Чоп Чоп Ниндзя) weekdays at 12:55 MCK (until Friday 11th October 2019)!;

-- Brand new episodes of Hunter Street (Хантер Стрит) season three weekdays at 15:20 MCK! Plus catch encores every Saturday at 15:20 MCK!;

-- Brand new episodes of Nickelodeon Россия's all-new locally produced game show Всеология Saturdays and Sundays at 10:05 MCK, with each episode encoring the same day at 18:05 MCK!;

-- Brand-new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants (Губка Боб Квадратные Штаны) Saturdays at 13:45 from Saturday 19th October 2019! Each all-new episode will encore at 19:20 MCK;

-- Brand new episodes of The Loud House (Моего шумного дома) season four weekdays at 07:40 MCK starting Monday 21st October 2019! Each episode will encore at 17:45 MCK;

-- The brand new show LEGO City Adventures (Лего Сити: приключения) weekends at 09:40 MCK from Saturday 26th October 2019! Each episode will encore at 20:55 MCK.

--- Additionally, Nickelodeon Россия will host:

- Halloween marathons, featuring the most spooktacular episode of hit Nick shows such as iCarly (АйКарли), Sam & Cat (Сэм и Кэт), Haunted Hathaways (Призраки дома Хатэвэй), Victorious (Виктория-победительница) and Big Time Rush (Биг Тайм Раш), weekdays from 16:55 MCK between Monday 7th October - Friday 1st November 2019!

-- A fang-tastic SpongeBob ScaryPants (Губка Боб страшные штаны) marathon between Monday 28th October - Friday 1st November 2019!

--- Plus, Nick Jr. октябре is currently premiering brand-new episodes of Peppa Pig (Свинка Пеппа) everyday at 7:00, 12:15 and 19:00 MCK!

From Nickelodeon Россия's VKontakte page:

Что новенького в октябре

ММесяц будет кошмарно интересным!

Сладость или гадость?

C Nickelodeon твоё осеннее настроение станет максимально оранжевым! Обещаем, что не дадим тебе заскучать ни до, ни после школы до самых каникул :)

Хочешь узнать, какие сюрпризы тебя ждут в октябре? Читай до конца!

ППремьеры и новые серии

С этими забавными и отважными учениками Академии Ниндзя ты уже познакомился. «Чоп-Чоп Ниндзя» продолжат поднимать тебе настроение по будням в 12:55 МСК до 11 октября.

А встречать тебя после школы весь октябрь будут Хантеры!

Где же эти новые серии?

От нового сезона невозможно оторваться, поэтому мы и пытаться не будем. Новые артефакты, знаки, загадки и герои — не пропускай «Хантер Стрит» по будням в 15:20 МСК. И повторы по субботам в это же время.

И на выходные планы готовы: весь октябрь смотри новые выпуски «Всеологии» по субботам и воскресеньям в 10:05 МСК с повтором в 18:05 МСК.

Губка Боб расскажет тебе парочку интересных историй :)

С 19 октября к нам вернётся «Губка Боб Квадратные Штаны»! Смотри новые серии по субботам в 13:45 МСК или повтор в 19:20 МСК.

«Мой шумный дом» и семейство Лаудов тоже возвращаются с перерыва: продолжим смотреть четвёртый сезон с 21 октября по будням — в 7:40 МСК и повтор в 17:45 МСК.

А напоследок тебя ждёт кое-что новенькое: «Лего Сити: приключения» — новый мультсериал о жителях весёлого и неспокойного города. Смотри с 26 октября по выходным в 9:40 МСК, с повтором в 20:55 МСК.

ООктябрьские марафоны!


Вот мы и добрались до самого интересного! Хэллоуинские, ужасно интересные и страшно весёлые марафоны :)

Целых ЧЕТЫРЕ НЕДЕЛИ — с 7 октября и по 1 ноября будем повторять до жути клёвые серии твоих любимых шоу: «АйКарли», «Сэм и Кэт», «Призраки дома Хатэвэй», «Виктория-победительница», «Биг Тайм Раш»… И это далеко не весь список, так что включай Nickelodeon по будням в 16:55 МСК :) А с 28 октября по 1 ноября смотри марафон «Губка Боб страшные штаны».

ДДо встречи в эфире!
Твой Nick.


Official Nickelodeon press release:

Опубликовано 07.10.2019


Этой осенью Nick Jr. показывает популярный мультсериал «Свинка Пеппа». Новые эпизоды про маленькую свинку Пеппу, которая живет вместе с мамой, папой и братом Джорджем, уже можно посмотреть в эфире телеканала.

«Свинка Пеппа» — анимационный хит для дошкольников, который любят дети и родители по всему миру. Главная героиня шоу обожает играть, наряжаться, бывать в новых местах и заводить знакомства, но больше всего Свинка Пеппа любит прыгать по лужам. Её приключения всегда заканчиваются благополучно и сопровождаются хрюканьем и смехом.

Каждая серия шоу – это непродолжительная и увлекательная история, в которой анимационные персонажи учат маленьких зрителей помогать своим друзьям и семье, а также с улыбкой преодолевать любые трудности.

Смотрите мультсериал «Свинка Пеппа» в эфире телеканала Nick Jr. каждый день в 7:00, 12:15 и 19:00 по московскому времени.


More Nick: Nickelodeon Russia Premieres New Locally Produced Game Show 'Всеология'!

Originally published: Tuesday, October 01, 2019.

Additional sources: Google Translate, DeepL Translator.

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Inside Nickelodeon’s Subscription Gaming Strategy

The kids broadcaster has a unique take on using subscription services versus driving people to its proprietary apps.

It’s strange that in 2019 we’re not all playing games on headsets or via a microchip embedded in our brains, like so many movies made us all believe would happen.

Actually, gaming in general has progressed a lot more slowly than everyone in the '80s thought it would. (Marty McFly, we're looking at you.) That’s not to say that developers haven’t tried—just think of 2013′s Google Glass, and how the technology company claimed that everyone would be walking around with goggles within a decade. Or look at Virtual Reality (VR), which continues to fight for relevance with the masses, even as its adoption remains niche.

To entice users away from the cotton candy of gaming (sugary, sweet, not a lot of substance) Google created Stadia, a subscription-based cloud gaming service. The 4K-streaming paltform will launch in November, the tech giant says.

Microsoft, meanwhile, is diving into the interactive and eSports space with Mixer, a video game live-streaming site. It recently lured the internet’s most-watched streamer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, away from Amazon’s Twitch, where he was the first (and only) star to hit 10 million followers.

Not to be left behind, Apple—arguably the primary purveyor behind the free-to-play movement—is rolling out Apple Arcade in fall 2019. The aim of the service, which will launch in 150 countries, is to bring ad-free subscription gaming to the casual user and meet them where they’re already playing with exclusive original titles from the likes of LEGO, Cartoon Network and Disney.

But with all of these new pathways opening up, no one is quite clear yet what will take off, particularly with kids. So companies, such as Nickelodeon, are putting their eggs in different baskets to see what approach draws young players in and expands their brands to keep ahead of the competition.

This week, Kidscreen has been looking at different company’s video game strategies, including Cartoon Network’s virtual reality plans and Aardman’s way of blending story and gaming. Now, Kidscreen are looking at why Nickelodeon is betting on subscription gaming.

There’s a subscription in my boot

Nickelodeon prefers to put its existing titles on third party subscription platforms.

Nickelodeon is seeing a way forward for gaming by betting on subscription services, after it saw how the model took off in music (Spotify and Apple Music), and content (Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu).

“Games are that natural next frontier,” says Francis Dahl, director of international games and apps at Nickelodeon. “I think all of these different avenues offering kids access to games is great. It provides more opportunities for people to play.”

Nickelodeon’s strategy is a cautious one: It’s testing third-party subscription services such as GlobalFun (available to more than two billion Android users in 120-plus countries) with pre-existing titles such as SpongeBob SquarePants: Bubble Party (pictured), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Brothers Unite and Sky Whale. And Dahl will take a similar approach to Stadia and Apple Arcade. Instead of building out originals for third parties, Nick will dedicate resources to its standalone and Nickelodeon-branded apps (such as Nick Play or Noggin).

That’s not to say this will always be the case—the benefit of ad-free subscription models is too great to ignore.

“The problem for kids is that a lot of free-to-play games are designed in a way that continually asks users to pay for more content,” says Dahl. “But with subscription services, you don’t need to build games around constantly trying to monetize [the game]. If there’s no in-game transactional downloads, it creates a better experience for kids.”

Nickelodeon will also be delving into VR and AR (Augmented Reality) with Meet the Voxels (working title), an original TV, virtual reality and augmented reality series conceived by Chris Young, Senior Vice President of Nickelodeon’s Entertainment Lab. The animated sitcom, created in a game engine, marks a first for Nickelodeon in its use of cutting-edge virtual cinema technology, including real-time full body and facial performance capture, bringing an innovative approach to immersive storytelling.

Nickelodeon Africa are also developing NickX, a kid-focused competitive gaming eSports platform, with Emerge Gaming Limited (ArcadeX).

Meanwhile, in Asia, Nickelodeon is on the verge of launching Nickelodeon Pixel Town, a brand-new game app featuring a variety of Nickelodeon properties, in partnership with goGame.

And in the U.K., Nickelodeon has just launched its Living Loud: The Surprise Party, it's multiplayer digital game inspired by Nicktoons' hit animated series The Loud House.

Keep checking into Kidscreen to learn where LEGO lands on the gaming subscription issue and the what the Danish brickmaker sees as the future of gaming.

More Nick: Nickelodeon and Emerge Gaming Partner for 'NickX', a New Kid-Focused Competitive Gaming eSports Platform!

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What’s On Your Playlist AND Bucket List? 🎤 w/ GEM Sisters & All That Cast | Nickelodeon

What’s On Your Playlist AND Bucket List? 🎤 w/ GEM Sisters & All That Cast | Nick

Your favorite Nick stars are giving you an all-access look at their playlists! Kids’ Choice Awards Abu Dhabi 2019 winner Billie Eilish, Christine and the Queens, Beyoncé, ONE DIRECTION... See which artists they love the most, how they organize their music, what songs they listen to AND even the weirdest song they have on their phone! Then, the Nick stars are talking Bucket Lists! Watch as they reveal who they’d like to meet, adventures they’d like to go on, smells they like to smell, and more! What’s on your playlist and bucket list? Let me know in the comments below, and keep it here for more Nickelodeon!

❗I WANT TO KNOW❗ What song is currently at the TOP of your playlist? 🎧

Are You Afraid of the Dark? premieres Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon!

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Thomas & Friends | Lorenzo's Song | Digs & Discoveries | Karaoke | Kids Cartoon

Thomas & Friends | Lorenzo's Song | Digs & Discoveries | Karaoke | Kids Cartoon

Thomas & Friends "Big World! Big Adventures!" is airing now on Milkshake! in the UK and on Nickelodeon USA!

Connect with Thomas & Friends Online: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Looking for even more safe, fun, kid friendly activities and apps? Head over to and shop for Thomas & Friends engines, games, and other products at

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Nickelodeon's 'Star Trek' Series Won't Talk Down to Its Younger Audience

When it was first announced that a new Star Trek animated series would be heading to Nickelodeon, a certain subsection of Star Trek fans began wringing their hands that this might be the point the franchise “dumbs itself down” to attract kids. Well, good news: that’s not going to be the case.

Speaking to Trek Core at New York Comic Con this past weekend, producer and Star Trek franchise head Heather Kadin briefly touched on the upcoming 3D animated Nick series, being helmed by Trollhunters and Lego Ninjago’s Kevin and Dan Hageman. The series sees a bunch of “lawless” teens coming across a derelict Starfleet vessel, taking it as their own and charting a course for adventure across the galaxy.

Although it’s a long way away yet—in the same interview, Kadin suggested to not expect to see the show air until even after 2021—it’s going to be the first Star Trek series explicitly aimed at a younger audience since, well...the original Star Trek animated series. Some fans came out of the announcement concerned that kids these days should just get into Trek the way they did—by watching a mainline show like Discovery as it airs, or watching one of the classic series through repeats, streaming, or home releases—instead of getting a new series aimed at them and them alone that could dilute the “maturity” of the franchise. But Kadin took the time to stress not just how the new series won’t look down on the younger audience it’s chasing, but why it’s important to give that audience their own way into Star Trek as a franchise.

“The reason we went to the Hagemans is because if you’ve seen their work, you know that they’re not writing Muppet Babies. It’s not ‘Little Spock and Little Kirk. It’s not playing down [to viewers] that way,” she said. “Even [with] their characters in Ninjago—they are teenagers—I was able to watch that with my kids and they write with a very epic quality. They tell stories the way we tell stories in live action: serialized, turning over cards...I think it will be a great way for fans to introduce the franchise to their kids, and for new fans to be formed, because it’s such a big franchise, [it can be hard] to get into as a kid.”

In an age where kid’s animation is more varied and way more mature than adults will often give it credit for—look at everything from The Loud House, The Legend of Korra to Clone Wars and She-Ra, and especially to, as Kadin notes, shows like Ninjago and Trollhunters that the Hagemans worked on before starting this new series—the thought that a Star Trek show would have to be “lowered” in some capacity to cater to kids was already ridiculous gatekeeping in the first place.

But Kadin is right in that, as Star Trek enters this new phase of expansion and revival on the TV side of things, it needs to reach out beyond audiences that are already fans. It needs to create new fanbases, young fanbases, that can then grow into shows like Picard or Discovery or whatever else is being cooked up.

You can’t really do that by expecting a pre-teen to sit down in front of a TV or PC, load up CBS All Access, and get stuck into an episode of Discovery—a show that is decidedly aimed at a mature audience more so than any other prior Trek series in the first place, with f-bombs and violence (and the occasional Klingon sexual assault). And sitting them in front of Netflix or a DVD box set and punching up an episode of Deep Space 9 or The New Generation might work, but it’s not exactly giving them their own in-road in the series, but instead expecting them to bend to the same in-road old fans already took.

Star Trek can’t grow the audience it reaches with an attitude like that. It needs the variety of perspectives on the series, the variety of viewpoints, if it’s to survive in this age of rapid expansion—and it’ll get that by bringing new audiences in beyond the diehards who are already invested.

Star Trek will be alright. So will the kids. Let them have their show.

Below are the parts of Trek Core's exclusive interview with Star Trek franchise heads Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin at NYCC 2019 in which they talk about Nickelodeon's upcoming animated Star Trek series. The full interview can be read at

TREKCORE: How about the Nickelodeon animated series that was announced back in April? The writers room was revealed on social media a while back… is that something to look for, maybe, in 2021?

KADIN: Looooonger. I was surprised! As someone who makes big, live-action shows, I heard how long it was going to take and I was like, “What?!” Because it’s 3D animation, so just takes that much longer…

TREKCORE: Oh, so it will be more of a digital look, compared to the “cartoon” animation in Lower Decks?

KADIN: Exactly.

KURTZMAN: (Nods) Very different animation style.

KADIN: But the Hageman brothers [come from] Ninjago and TrollHunters, they’re doing it, so it’s definitely going to be more in that visual look.

TREKCORE: Lower Decks was picked up to series with a two-season order, due to the animation work, I believe.


TREKCORE: Is that the same for the Nickelodeon show?


TREKCORE: When do think there might be a title for that series?

KURTZMAN: We have a title. We’re just not going to tell you what it is! (Laughs)

TREKCORE: The other Star Trek shows are accessible, mostly, to younger viewers, but some fans have expressed a bit of apprehension about a Trek show that’s aimed to be specifically for a younger audience.

What are your thoughts on that reaction, for those who think it might not be the right move for Star Trek?

KADIN: The reason we went to the Hagemans is because if you’ve seen their work, you know that they’re not writing “Muppet Babies.” It’s not “Little Spock and Little Kirk.” It’s not playing down [to viewers] that way.

Even [with] their characters in Ninjago — they are teenagers — I was able to watch that with my kids and they write with a very epic quality. They tell stories the way we tell stories in live action: serialized, turning over cards…

I think it will be a great way for fans to introduce the franchise to their kids, and for new fans to be formed, because it’s such a big franchise, [it can be hard] to get into as a kid.

TREKCORE: So you expect it to have some ongoing storylines, and not just be an ‘episode of the week’ kids show?

KADIN: (Nods) A hundred percent, yeah.

TREKCORE: Speaking of the “big franchise,” I’m sure you’ve seen the speculation from fans — and in the trades — about the CBS / Viacom merger and how it might impact Trek. Has that affected your plans, or have you been thinking about what opportunities the merger might make available to you?

KURTZMAN: (Shakes head) No, it’s very business-as-usual for us. It has not impacted our plans at all. We have a slate of shows that’s going to take us easily through the next five years. So that’s the plan looking forward, and if movies come into play then we’ll be ready.


Update (11/14) - Although currently unconfirmed, CBS has registered the trademark for Star Trek: Prodigy, which could be the title of Nickelodeon's upcoming Star Trek series!

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Originally published: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 19:43 BST.

Original source: io9; Additional source: Anime Superhero Forum /@The Overlord.
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Nickelodeon Volunteers Build Backyard Oasis for Los Angeles Residence

Nickelodeon Volunteers Build Backyard Oasis for Los Angeles Residence

On Friday, September 13, Nickelodeon held its first ever Summer Day of Service to benefit LA Family Housing’s Pacoima Place residence. Pacoima Place houses 18 families and was most recently a pay by the hour motel before the folks at LA Family Housing put a master lease on the property.

In August, Nickelodeon's Summer Nick Animation Studio Interns (NICKterns) partnered with local org to paint a Nickelodeon themed around the concept of unity and family. A month later for the Summer Day of Service, about 35 volunteers braved 100 degree temperatures to transform the courtyard into a relaxation place for parents and a play space for kids. The Nickelodeon volunteers were busy turning soil, building planter beds, planting drought-tolerant plants, shoveling and wheelbarrowing gravel and mulch into the courtyard, placing weed cloth, and building a pergola, benches, and a play set. The families living at Pacoima Place now have a safe place for their children to play, and for the families to spend time together.

Nick Helps LA Family Housing 🎨🏡 | Nick Community Efforts | Nickelodeon Animation

For this year's Summer Day of Service, our team of employees and NICKterns partnered with LA Family housing, a non-profit that helps families transition out of homelessness and poverty. Together, we headed to their Pacoima Place family site and gave their backyard a major upgrade featuring a new playground and Nicktoons mural!

From Spectrum News 1:

Nickelodeon Helps Create Pacoima Place Playground For Homeless Kids

PACOIMA, Calif. – Nancy Gomez is desperately trying to get her son out of a tree. One of the many challenges for her and the 18 other families who currently reside here at Pacoima Place, is keeping their children entertained.

But the only area where the kids can play here is in the parking lot.

Gomez has been homeless with her three children on and off for almost five years.

“It's been really hard. It's really hard. But LA Family Housing has helped me a lot. My kids have a roof over their head and we're not spending the night in a car, or on the streets or in a tent. And I really appreciate that,” said Gomez.

LA Family Housing teamed up with Nickelodeon’s Community Outreach Program, “Nick Helps,” and an organization called Muralism. They’re transforming the dirt-filled front yard of Pacoima Place into a fun and safe place for these kids to play.

“Homelessness is really hard, especially for children," said Andrea Johnson of LA Family Housing. "So when we have partners like Nickelodeon who understand that building a playground can really bring joy to a child's life, that means so much to us. So we're incredibly grateful for this partnership. And we're so grateful to have a place where children can play -- that's not in a parking lot.”

Gomez and other parents are happy their kids have a place where they can laugh and just be kids.

“My kids are my strength. They're the reason why I keep on doing what I'm trying to do,” said Gomez.

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More Nick: Nickelodeon Launches 'Nick Helps' Pro-Social Initiative!

Originally published: Sunday, October 06, 2019.

Source: 3BL Media; H/T: MarketWatch.
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Corus Announces Canadian Premiere Dates for 'The Casagrandes', 'All That', 'Hunter Street' and More


YTV Welcomes The Loud House Spinoff, The Casagrandes, and the Return of Popular Nineties Series All That

Toon-In to Animation Station TELETOON for the Premieres of Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart, Infinity Train, Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?, and Season 2 of Nelvana’s Hotel Transylvania: The Series

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs on Treehouse with the Debut of Nelvana’s Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe and The Remarkable Mr. King, and Reboot of Fan-Favourite Preschool Series, Blue’s Clues & You

TORONTO, September 4, 2019 – This fall, YTV, TELETOON, and Treehouse are delivering unparalleled programming line-ups guaranteed to please both kids and parents alike, with a mix of brand new series and revivals of popular classics including All That and Blue’s Clues & You.

YTV Premieres

Pop-culture phenomenon All That is returning for a new generation of kids. The sketch-comedy series premieres Friday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. and showcases an all-new cast of young comedians, with original cast members such as Kel Mitchell, Josh Server and Lori Beth Denberg making special appearances. Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell serve as executive producers.

Then, the kids of Hunter Street return for Season 3 on Monday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. as they embark on mysterious journeys around Amsterdam and encounter puzzling clues, secret rooms and unexpected revelations.

  • Hunter Street Season 3 resumes Monday, September 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on TeenNick USA.

After garnering numerous accolades in the international film festival circuit, Nelvana’s first-ever animated short film, The Most Magnificent Thing, makes its broadcast premiere on Friday, October 11 at 6 p.m., as part of YTV’s International Day of the Girl special programming. Adapted from Ashley Spires’ bestselling book published by Kids Can Press, The Most Magnificent Thing, the film features the voices of Alison Pill, Lilly Bartlam, Tony Daniels, and Whoopi Goldberg.

A new family has found a home on YTV. Moving in on Monday, October 14 at 5 p.m., The Casagrandes is a spinoff of the Emmy Award-winning The Loud House, and follows Lincoln Loud’s friend Ronnie Anne and her big, loving, multi-generational family. The new 2D-animated series highlights the culture, humour, and affection of growing up in a multi-generational Mexican-American family living together in the city. The voice cast includes Eugenio Derbez (Overboard), Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken) and Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch).

  • The Casagrandes will make its global debut on Monday, Oct. 14, at 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA.

YTV gets into the Halloween spirit with Best Scarepants Ever from October 21 to October 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Each day, tricksters will be in for a treat with two back-to-back spooky SpongeBob SquarePants episodes leading up to a new Halloween-themed episode on Friday, October 25 at 4 p.m.

YTV is available on a National Free Preview from October 1 to November 17. Please check local listings for additional details.

For side-splitting, kid-friendly fun all day, every day, all Nickelodeon fan-favourite shows are available through the Nickelodeon Channel with Amazon Prime Video Channels.

TELETOON Premieres

A brand new adventure begins with the animals of Pure Heart Valley on Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m. with the premiere of Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart. The series follows the explosive loner and famous hero, Sheriff Mao Mao, the lovable oaf, Badgerclops, and the adorable sidekick, Adorabat, who work together to bring justice and peace to the people of the valley.

All aboard! Arriving on Monday, September 23 at 8 p.m., Infinity Train centres on Tulip (voiced by Ashley Johnson, Teen Titans Go!), a headstrong 12-year-old girl, who must use her wits to uncover the train’s many secrets – and hopefully return home. Tulip’s mind-bending journey will find her forging friendships with One-One, a robot with dueling personalities, and Atticus, the canine king of Corginia. With new surprises awaiting in every car, will Tulip ever find a way off the train? Created by Owen Dennis, Infinity Train is a wild adventure filled with puzzles and peril at every twisty turn of events.

Jinkies! The Mystery Inc. gang welcomes new members in the new series, Scooby-Doo! And Guess Who? premiering on Friday, October 4 at 8:30 p.m.. Faced with some of their toughest mysteries yet, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo will join forces with some of the biggest names in celebrity and pop culture including NBA superstar Chris Paul, recording artist Sia, Ricky Gervais, Kenan Thompson, Bill Nye, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Mark Hamill, Steve Urkel (voiced by Jaleel White reprising his iconic role) Batman, Sherlock Holmes, The Flash, Wonder Woman and many more. Jump into the Mystery Mobile for all-new comedic mystery-solving adventures where the biggest mystery will be who’s teaming up with those “meddling kids!”

It’s time to check in to Hotel Transylvania again with Mavis and her pals Wendy, Pedro and Hank who are back at the hotel causing mayhem and mischief under the watchful eye of her Aunt Lydia. Produced by Nelvana in association with Sony Pictures Animation, Season 2 of Hotel Transylvania: The Series premieres Saturday, October 12 at 4 p.m.

Then, the hilarious animated series Apple & Onion returns this fall with an all-star voice cast featuring YouTube star Timothy DeLaGhetto, The Great British Bake Off‘s Sue Perkins, and more as best friends Apple and Onion experience big city living with their menagerie of anthropomorphic food friends.


Agent Binky: Pets of the Universe blasts off on Saturday, September 7 at 12:40 p.m. Based on the Kids Can Press graphic novel series, and presented by redknot, a joint venture between Nelvana and Discovery, Inc., the series follows Binky and his fellow P.U.R.S.T. agents (Pets of the Universe Ready for Space Travel) as they protect their human families from aliens, robots, and interstellar threats. It’s a pretty big job for these small pets, but this paw-some team is certified and ready for action.

Also from Nelvana, The Remarkable Mr. King, based on the Kids Can Press picture book series by Montreal author-illustrator Geneviève Côté, premieres Saturday, October 5 at 10:10 a.m. Mr. King is a well-meaning, short sighted little lion who thinks he should know everything, but sometimes his ‘big think’ causes big snags and tangles. If Mr. King tries and fails, he tries again to make things right. Mr. King shows us how to turn mistakes into wins for everyone to share.

More family favourites round out the fall schedule including Season 23 of Thomas & Friends pulling into Treehouse on Sunday, September 8 at 11:50 a.m., and Sesame Street celebrates 50 years and counting. The iconic series’ 50th season, premiering this fall, focuses on the power of possibilities, empowering kids to take safe risks and learn from their mistakes.

Blue and her crew are back in Blue’s Clues & You!. Premiering in November, beloved puppy Blue invites viewers to join her and the new live-action host, Broadway star Josh Dela Cruz, on a clue-led adventure to solve a daily puzzle. With each signature paw print, Blue identifies clues in her animated world that propel the story and inspires viewers to interact with the action. Blue’s Clues & You! is also available through the Nickelodeon Channel with Amazon Prime Video Channels.

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-- Treehouse will start to air 44 Cats weekdays at 12:40pm ET/PT starting Monday, September 30th 2019!

-- Treehouse will premiere Ricky Zoom on Saturday 5th October 2019 at 12:15pm ET/PT!


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YTV, TELETOON, and Treehouse are Corus Entertainment networks and are available through all major TV distributors, including: Shaw, Shaw Direct, Rogers, Bell, Videotron, Telus, Cogeco, Eastlink, SaskTel and the new STACKTV, streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime Video Channels.

About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 37 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is also an established creator of globally distributed content through Nelvana animation studio, Corus Studios, and children’s book publishing house Kids Can Press. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, and lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada, Global News,, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX. Visit Corus at

YTV Promo (Fall 2019)

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Originally published: Thursday, September 05, 2019.

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Band of Boys Launches Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collab Collection in Australia and New Zealand



OCTOBER 05, 2019

COWABUNGA! Kiwi boys clothing brand Band of Boys has curated a sweet collaboration with Nickelodeon and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, marking Nickelodeon's first-ever collaboration in New Zealand! Think 90’s retro meets Band of Boys fashion cool. From tees, shorts, hats and a backpack to Band of Boys' very first range of socks and underwear, get ready to meet the super-statement pieces guaranteed to crank up the volume on summer wardrobes.

This is not your average licensing deal; this is a true collaboration between Band of Boys and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Obviously, the label chose their go-to artist from New York, Matthew Langille, like totally rad dude because the Turtles are from New York too! Matthew custom drew our radical custom illustrations of the franchise logos and characters exclusive to the apparel and what you see in this collection is Band of Boys' unique take on the Turtles and their fave memories of spending a good part of the 90’s watching TMNT.

"We are stoked to be representing Nickelodeon's first collaboration in New Zealand," said Band of Boys in a statement.

Nickelodeon’s Australian licensing agent Haven Global closed the deal.

“‘TMNT’ and Band of Boys make a perfect combination for collaboration,” says Yvonne King, director, Haven Licensing. “Both brands encourage kids to embrace their individuality while recognizing the importance of being part of a team. We’re so pleased with the creativity Band of Boys brought to the ‘TMNT’ brand, further elevating the range to something truly unique and special.”

To celebrate the debut of the collection, Band of Boys held a exclusive launch party. The collection went on sale on Saturday 5th October 2019 at 9:00am NZST.

The Band of Boys X Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Collab Collection is available in a wide variety of sizes with price points between $20-$80 NZD.

Stocked exclusively at these rad retailers, make sure you check out the range asap before it sells out!



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Considered one of the most popular kids’ television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned numerous blockbuster theatrical releases. The property is a global consumer products powerhouse, winning in every category that has hit shelves to date—with toys, apparel, video games, DVDs and more—and generating billions of dollars at retail. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been the number-one action figure for the past three years and the franchise is a previous recipient of the Toy Industry Association’s top honor for Property of the Year at the TOTY Awards. The franchise's current series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, currently airs on Nickelodeon channels globally.

Take a closer look at the BOB x TMNT collection below!: