Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Nickelodeon USA To Show Three Animated "Monster High" Specials Throughout 2012

According to this Nickelodeon News article on Kidscreen, Nickelodeon USA has unveiled plans to broadcast three one-hour-long CGI-animated (animated using computer-generated imagery) specials based on the characters from Mattel's "Monster High" American Fashion doll line. The first "Monster High" special episode Nickelodeon USA will show will be a Valentine's Day special called 'Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love', in which "Monster High" character Draculaura is torn between two "fangtastic" love interests, which Nick USA is scheduling to air on Sunday 12th February 2012 at 1pm, with Nickelodeon North American planning to show the other two "Monster High" specials closer to Friday 13th April 2012 and Friday 13th July 2012:
Friday the 13th is Monster High's lucky day

Mattel's Monster High has been a hit with tween girls in stores and online, and owner Mattel is about to embark on a large-scale, year-long marketing push for the brand revolving around Friday the 13th, including three one-hour specials set to air on Nick US.

Mattel plans to celebrate every Friday the 13th (the day Monster High officially launched on YouTube) this year by unveiling special content and activities for fans on its Freaky Fab 13 microsite timed to the 13th of every month.

Among the content will be three new hour-long CGI-animated specials airing on Nickelodeon with the first, a Valentine's Day special entitled Why Do Ghouls Fall In Love, airing close to February 13. A YouTube teaser trailer [below] went live today [Friday 13th January 2012] to kick off the promotion cycle. The other two specials will air closer to April 13 and July 13. The specials also mark the move from Flash animation to CGI, completed with the help of Vancouver, Canada's Nerd Corps Entertainment.

Monster High features the humorous high school adventures of characters including Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf and Draculaura, and there’s nothing scary about the brand’s recent growth.

The property already has a line of successful fashion dolls, its Flash-based webisodes have currently amassed more than 140 million views on and YouTube combined, and a deal was signed last July with game developer THQ that brought Monster High Ghoul Spirit to Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS/DSi.
Below is Mattel and Nickelodeon USA's teaser promo for the special "Monster High" episode called 'Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love':

Monster High Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love - Nickelodeon Special

Draculaura is torn between two fangtastic love interests in Monster High's newest TV special "Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love" airing February 12th at 1pm on Nick!

It is not yet known whether Nickelodeon UK and Ireland, or any other international Nickelodeon channel/network, will also show the three "Monster High" specials as well.

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