Monday, December 28, 2020

ViacomCBS Italy Unwraps Festive Highlights for Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Super!

ViacomCBS Networks Italia has unwrapped their Christmas programming highlights for Nickelodeon Italy, Nick Jr. and Super!, including the premieres of the brand new Baby Shark’s Big Show! holiday special “Baby Shark’s Big Fishmas Special”, on Tuesday 22nd December 2020 at 20:00 on Nick Jr., and the brand new CG-animated preschool series Deer Squad weekdays at 20:00 from Wednesday 23rd December 2020 on Nick Jr., as well as the final episodes of It's Pony season 1 weekdays at 15:30 starting Monday 23rd December 2020 and The All Star Nickmas Spectacular on Nickelodeon!

In additional news, ViacomCBS will be taking part in the first-ever Winter Edition of the Giffoni Film Festival. Taking place digitally up until Wednesday 30th December 2020, Nickelodeon Italia and RCS MediaGroup will discuss their "Manifesto della Generazione Blu con SpongeBob" initiative designed to help encourage kids to look after their planet and oceans, and Super! will showcase its new format, Talent Reverse.

Nickelodeon UK Ratings For Week Of Monday 14th - Sunday 20th December 2020

Nickelodeon UK Network Ratings for week of Monday 14th - Sunday 20th December 2020.

The Nickelodeon UK Network's ratings were a bit of a mixed bag again this week, according to BARB data, compared to the previous week (Dec. 7-13). Ratings were up on Nickelodeon, with It's Pony making the channel's Top 15 chart twice. Unfortunately, ratings data for Nicktoons for this week is currently unavailable.

Meanwhile, ratings were down on Nickelodeon's preschool channels, Nick Jr. and Nick Jr. Too. However, Nick Jr.'s brand new 2D-animated series Baby Shark’s Big Show! got off to a strong start with the premiere of it's all new Christmas special, “Baby Shark’s Big Fishmas Special”. Following the debut of the holiday special, alternatively titled "All I want for Fishmas", Baby Shark’s Big Show! will fully launch in 2021 on Nick Jr.

Nickelodeon Total:

1. THE THUNDERMANS (FRI 16:31) - 94,700
2. HORRID HENRY (WED 06:32) - 68,900
3. THE THUNDERMANS (MON 17:31) - 68,500
4. HORRID HENRY (WED 06:15) - 67,700
5. HORRID HENRY (WED 06:43) - 62,700
6. IT'S PONY (WED 15:59) - 53,400
7. GAME SHAKERS (MON 24:59) - 43,000
8. HORRID HENRY (FRI 14:59) - 39,100
9. THE THUNDERMANS (THU 07:29) - 38,200
10. HORRID HENRY (FRI 15:15) - 37,500
11. THE THUNDERMANS (WED 15:32) - 36,000
12. IT'S PONY (TUE 16:00) - 33,700
13. SAM & CAT (TUE 12:00) - 33,100
14. HENRY DANGER (THU 08:00) - 32,100
15. THE THUNDERMANS (SAT 14:00) - 32,100

NickToons Total:

There were no records for the selected period for NickToons Total.

Nick Jr Total:

1. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:35) - 163,500
2. PEPPA PIG (TUE 13:15) - 163,100
3. PEPPA PIG (MON 14:20) - 154,800
4. BABY SHARK'S BIG SHOW (FRI 17:30) - 150,300
5. PEPPA PIG (MON 14:30) - 137,000
6. PEPPA PIG (FRI 12:44) - 136,900
7. PEPPA PIG (TUE 13:30) - 128,500
8. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:00) - 123,400
9. PEPPA PIG (TUE 13:50) - 108,200
10. PEPPA PIG (FRI 12:35) - 105,700
11. PEPPA PIG (FRI 12:59) - 105,500
12. PEPPA PIG (FRI 12:00) - 102,800
13. PEPPA PIG (FRI 12:49) - 100,700
14. PEPPA PIG (FRI 11:45) - 100,200
15. PEPPA PIG (THU 06:15) - 99,200

Nick Jr. Too:

1. PAW PATROL (MON 17:00) - 110,500
2. PAW PATROL (WED 17:29) - 105,400
3. PAW PATROL (MON 17:15) - 104,000
4. PAW PATROL (WED 17:15) - 94,600
5. PAW PATROL (WED 17:44) - 91,300
6. PAW PATROL (MON 16:45) - 79,200
7. PAW PATROL (WED 18:15) - 77,500
8. PAW PATROL (WED 18:44) - 73,400
9. PAW PATROL (MON 17:45) - 73,200
10. PAW PATROL (MON 17:29) - 73,100
11. PAW PATROL (MON 10:45) - 72,700
12. PAW PATROL (THU 17:15) - 69,100
13. PAW PATROL (MON 08:00) - 68,400
14. PAW PATROL (WED 07:29) - 67,300
15. PAW PATROL (WED 18:29) - 67,100

Notes: Nick Jr. Too is listed as Nick Jr 2 on BARB; the channel is named Nick Jr. PAW Patrol during December 2020.

Nickelodeon Network:

1. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:35) - Nick Jr Total - 163,500
2. PEPPA PIG (TUE 13:15) - Nick Jr Total - 163,100
3. PEPPA PIG (MON 14:20) - Nick Jr Total - 154,800
4. BABY SHARK'S BIG SHOW (FRI 17:30) - Nick Jr Total - 150,300
5. PEPPA PIG (MON 14:30) - Nick Jr Total - 137,000
6. PEPPA PIG (FRI 12:44) - Nick Jr Total - 136,900
7. PEPPA PIG (TUE 13:30) - Nick Jr Total - 128,500
8. PEPPA PIG (FRI 14:00) - Nick Jr Total - 123,400
9. PAW PATROL (MON 17:00) - Nick Jr 2 - 110,500
10. PEPPA PIG (TUE 13:50) - Nick Jr Total - 108,200
11. PEPPA PIG (FRI 12:35) - Nick Jr Total - 105,700
12. PEPPA PIG (FRI 12:59) - Nick Jr Total - 105,500
13. PAW PATROL (WED 17:29) - Nick Jr 2 - 105,400
14. PAW PATROL (MON 17:15) - Nick Jr 2 - 104,000
15. PEPPA PIG (FRI 12:00) - Nick Jr Total - 102,800

Ratings data provided by BARB.

Programmes of less than 5 minutes duration are excluded from these reports.

Linear TV viewing only; Data for viewing programming on PC/laptops, Tablets and Smartphones is currently unavailable.

Originally published: Monday, December 28, 2020.
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Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Monday, December 28, 2020 | Nickelodeon

Classic Rugrats Comic Strip for Monday, December 28, 2020 | Nickelodeon
Rugrats, provided to Creators Syndicate by Nickelodeon, based off the popular animated television series has been created for children and family's to laugh and enjoy together.

Follow these comics and their take on real episodes of the show and their own spin on hilarious adventures.

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Creating Value for Your Cartoon 🎥 | Animation 101 | Nickelodeon Animation

Creating Value for Your Cartoon 🎥 | Animation 101 | Nickelodeon Animation

Before you go to pitch, you have to know your characters and the world you’ve built inside and out! Hear executives Kari Kim (VP, Animation Development), Daniel Wineman (Sr. Director, Animation Development), and Neil Wade (Manager, Animation Current Series) go through what they look for when they take pitches for new cartoons. If you want to know even more about the Development process, watch the full video HERE:

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October, November and December 2020 on Nickelodeon Germany and Nick Jr. Deutschland | Highlights

Below is a round-up of Nickelodeon Germany's (Deutschland) October, November and December 2020 programming highlights for Nick and Nick Jr.!:

Nickelodeon Orders Pilot for New Comic Book Store Comedy ‘Warped!’ From ‘All That’ EPs Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert, Kevin Kay

Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert, Executive Producers/showrunners of Nickelodeon’s All That and creators/EP of the network’s Cousins For Life, are making another comedy for the ViacomCBS network.

Cousins for Life

Deadline understands that the pair have scored a pilot order for Warped!, a comedy set in a popular comic book store.

Update (12/28) - It looks like Nickelodeon may have greenlit Warped! to series! ViacomCBS has applied to register the title with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under Education & Entertainment: "Entertainment services in the nature of continuing program series, featuring live action, comedy and drama provided through cable television, broadcast television, internet, video-on-demand, and through other forms of transmission media; providing online information in the field of entertainment concerning television programs". The trademark, filed on December 14, is currently pending.

Kopelow and Seifert, who also created Austin & Ally for the Disney Channel and wrote on Kenan & Kel, starring a young Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, are writing and exec producing the project, with former Paramount Network, TV Land and CMT President Kevin Kay also exec producing. Kay left Viacom in 2018.

It follows Milo, the beloved head geek and manager at a popular comic book store whose microcosm is disrupted when his boss hires the loud and excitable, Ruby. Despite their differences, the two form an unlikely alliance when they team up to create the next great superhero franchise.

It is the latest project for the kids’ network; its animated Star Trek spin-off Star Trek: Prodigy, from Kevin and Dan Hageman, is expected to launch in 2021, it recently handed a 13 episode order for live-action puppet comedy series Brendar The Barbarian and just launched Unleashed, a pet talent competition format hosted by comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias. Nickelodeon is also set to premiere new comedy Side Hustle on November 7 and new sci-fi series The Astronauts from November 13.

Originally published: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 18:21 BST.

H/T: Special thanks to @RealMagitroopa for the news!
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Alessandro Taini and Steve Ahn Board 'Star Trek: Prodigy'

Nick News Mini - A couple of staffing updates for Nickelodeon's upcoming CG-animated Star Trek series, Star Trek: Prodigy.

-- Video game artist and illustrator Alessandro “Telexi” Taini (Heavenly Sword, Enslaved, DMC (Devil may Cry)) is serving as an Art Director on Star Trek: Prodigy;

-- The Legend of Korra storyboarder Steve Ahn is serving as a Director on Star Trek: Prodigy.

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Oni Press to Release 'Invader ZIM Quarterly: ZIM's Greatest Plan' on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

ZIM continues in his quest for world domination in the next issue of Oni Press' hit Invader ZIM Quarterly graphic novel series, "ZIM's Greatest Plan", set to be released on Wednesday, March 17, 2021!

In Invader ZIM Quarterly: "ZIM's Greatest Plan," ZIM hasn't come up with a new scheme in weeks - not because he's out of ideas, but because of the constant distractions. (Dib's endless hounding! Gir's endless nonsense! Minimoose's deeply, deeply judgmental stares!) Because everyone else is the problem, ZIM inserts himself in a sensory deprivation tank, where his genius brain will be free to concoct the ULTIMATE PLAN in undisturbed isolation.

Invader ZIM Quarterly: "ZIM's Greatest Plan" - Cover A

He emerges six weeks later to a world completely changed. Everyone has fallen victim to a digital self-improvement program that seems to be subliminally conditioning them. And to ZIM's horror, the delightful digital mascot for the program is a cute little alien named "Zip" that looks extremely similar to ZIM's undisguised form.

Invader ZIM Quarterly: "ZIM's Greatest Plan" - Cover B

Invader ZIM Quarterly: "ZIM's Greatest Plan" will be available with two covers: one main, featuring ZIM; and one variant, featuring Dib's sister, Gaz.

CVR B CAB: JAN211459
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In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
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