Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nickelodeon UK To Unveil Exclusive "Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party" Competition On Friday 28th June 2013

Nick UK has announced in a Tweet (post) on their official Twitter profile page that, to celebrate Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK premiering and showing the next brand new episode of the channels dance-themed reality series "Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party" on Friday 28th June 2013 at 6.30pm, they will be unveiling and launching a special brand new Twitter competition on Friday 28th June 2013 exclusively for followers (subscribers) of Nickelodeon UK and Eire's Twitter feed, where one lucky winner can win a very special "Jordan & Perri" prize! To be in with the chance to win the Nick's great "Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party" contest prize, simply check @NickelodeonUK at 5.00pm (BST (GMT+1))!
Yep, #jordanandperri have @TomDaley1994 on the show tomorrow at 6.30pm!!! Oh & there's more news... - Thursday 27th June 2013

.. we have a VERY SPECIAL #jordanandperri prize to giveaway to 1 lucky winner on Twitter - check our feed at 5pm tomorrow! - 27/6/2013.
In the next all-new episode of "Jordan & Perri's Ultimate Block Party", presenters Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, of British street dance troupe Diversity fame, will help The Kent Divers, a group of nine divers from Crystal Palace, South London, who have never danced before, perform an impressive street dance routine in front of their friends and family! The group will also receive a very special surprise video message from Team GB Olympian Tom Daley, who will share his advice on how to work well under pressure, as well as offering hints on how to move diving skills on to the dance floor.

The Divers, from Crystal Palace, join Jordan and Perri from Diversity for the new Nickelodeon show.

Nickelodeon UK Job Opportunity - Coordinator To Support Nick UK's International Toys And Games Team

The licensing industry news website is reporting the Nickelodeon UK Job News that Nickelodeon UK, the British version of the number-one entertainment brand for kids, have announced that they are on the lookout for a new coordinator Nickhead to support their busy and friendly International Toys & Games Team based in Viacom International Media Networks' (VIMN) Camden Lock offices in North London!

Key responsibilities of the Nick Job will include communicating all master toy activities globally to international cluster heads, the international retail team and international brand team in an effort to drive the global toy programme from a product and sales perspective:

Title - Coordinator
Location - UK - Camden
Salary - DOE (Depending on Experience)
Date Posted - Monday 24th June 2013
Recruiter - MTV
Contact - MTV





An exciting opportunity has arisen for a coordinator to support our busy and friendly International Toys & Games Team

You should be self-motivated and confident with excellent communication skills.


* Communicate all Master Toy activities globally to International Cluster Heads, International Retail team and International Brand team in an effort to drive the Global toy program from a product and sales perspective.

* Open up new lines of communication to agents, to ensure they are educated and supported with Master Toy partner agreements.

* Oversee the product development process for all Master licensees; Manage any creative conflicts between NCR and licensees during the product development process

* Support during quarterly financial forecasting process: ensure partners report royalties in a timely and consistent manner; create detailed financial forecast analysis; support with the presentation of quarterly royalty results and analysis to senior management and Cluster heads on forecasting calls

* Present property and business updates to licensees in creative and business “kick-off” meetings

* Support pre, during and post tradeshows, conferences, regional planning meetings, and licensee’s domestic & international offices to present property activities and provide strategic direction;

* Support on new business opportunities with current and prospective licensees; make recommendations to Manager /Director

* Assist with the creation and research documents that identify top selling toys, new growth opportunities and competitive landscape culled from trade journals, industry trend reviews and/or other available resources

* Initiate quarterly update meetings with key licensees and Cluster heads to ensure Licensee and Nickelodeon regions receive accurate and transparent information; distribute notes afterwards

* Work with licensees on setting up regular global meetings / updates

* Maintain an overall calendar of key products releases by licensee and distribute to territories on a quarterly basis

*Manage the deal memo and contract process for all licensees

* Maintain international licensee lists, Visual Line Lists (with product shots, in-store dates, wholesale and retail prices), Priority Product Lists, Contact Data Base, Contract Management System, Contract Status

* Pull together best practices and share – i.e. presentations / TVC / product development


Experience in a licensing role
Proficiency with MS Office, including PowerPoint and Excel
Experience of working in a people-intensive environment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Problem solving and analytical skills with a strong attention to detail
A solutions-focused team player with a “can-do” attitude.
Ability to multi-task and ensure competing deadlines are successfully met.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to deal with different cultures from around the world
Excellent attention to detail and strong organisational skills.
Commercially minded and highly dedicated, as a Licensing coordinator, you must have first class multi-tasking ability coupled with project management skills.
Strong team-player
Experience dealing with foreign businesses.
Foreign language skills - French, Spanish, German or Portuguese

MTV Core Competencies:

* Is direct and honest in dealing with others

* Treats all people with respect and fairness

* Acts consistently with their words

* Follows ethical business practices

* Works effectively through job and organisation changes

* Deals constructively with frustration and stress, maintaining a professional and positive manner

VIMN Values

* Creative Excellence

* Integrity

* Passion & Optimism

* Teamwork & Transparency

* Citizenship

* Flawless Executive

* Innovation

* Accountability

Apply here:
For further details on the role - and to apply in confidence - simply click on this link.

Nick Star Lucas Cruickshank Hints That Nickelodeon May Not Renew "Marvin Marvin" For Second Season

Nickelodeon Star Lucas Cruickshank ("Fred: The Show"), who plays Marvin Forman in Nick's live-action original comedy series, "Marvin Marvin", has hinted in a Tweet (post) on his official Twitter profile page (@LucasCruikshank) that Nickelodeon may have decided to cancel and not renew "Marvin, Marvin" for a second season ("Marvin Marvin" season 2). In his Tweet, below, Lucas Cruickshank also took the opportunity to express his love for his fans:
I've been a Nickelodeon boy for years and today it came to an end. So excited for new beginnings. Love you all!
The above Nickelodeon News comes hot of the heels after it was revealed that Nick's hit musical comedy series "Big Time Rush" would be ending after the shows fourth season, which is currently airing on Nick USA every Thursday as part of "Big Time Thursdays". It is also unknown whether Nickelodeon will renew their popular mystery drama series "House of Anubis" for a fourth season. Brad Kavanagh announced in a recent TwitCam chat session that no-one knows yet if Nickelodeon will make "House of Anubis" season 4. It has also been announced that Nickelodeon has cancelled "Supah Ninjas", which Nick USA recently premiered the series finale episode of, titled "The Floating Sword", which featured a cliff-hanger. Other shows recently cancelled by Nickelodeon include "Victorious", "Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures", and "How To Rock".

Although Nickelodeon has ended many shows from their live-action programming slate, Nickelodeon has a few brand new live-action shows in the pipeline, including "The Haunted Hathaways" and "The Thundermans", which Nick USA is slated to start to premiere and show from Fall (Autumn 2013), and the brand new unscripted reality video series "AwesomenessTV", which, starring Daniella Monet, Nickelodeon USA will premiere on Monday 1st July 2013 at 8:00pm (ET/PT). Segments of the show will include character sketches, celebrity satires and parody music videos.

Nickelodeon Unveils Their Plans For San Diego Comic-Con International 2013

The entertainment industry news magazine The Hollywood Reporter is reporting in the following article from their 'The Live Feed' column that Nickelodeon have announced their plans for this years San Diego Comic-Con International (SDCC) event, San Diego Comic-Con International 2013!

THR are reporting that, as part of the kids networks SDCC 2013 programme, Nick will be hosting exclusive panels for popular Nickelodeon original animated series (Nicktoons), including "The Legend of Korra", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "SpongeBob SquarePants". "The Legend of Korra" will hold its panel on Friday 19th July 2013 from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Ballroom 20.

Ahead of Comic-Con, Nickelodeon will make available an interactive book, "The Legend of Korra: Enhanced Experience", in the iBook store beginning Tuesday 2nd July 2013. Concept art, an in-depth look at the characters, animatics, storyboards, a sneak peek at Book Two: Spirits, and more will be featured. (THR has the first-look at a page from the "book", which you can view below).

Additionally, Nickelodeon will hold a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Q&A session on July 19 from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room 6A. A limited-edition poster featuring Casey Jones will go on sale at Comic-Con from July 18, which THR has also exclusively debuted, which you can also view below.

Nickelodeon has also announced that Nickelodeon Star Josh Peck ("Drake & Josh", "The Amanda Show", "Snow Day") will voice the character Casey Jones!

A special Comic-Con edition Shredder action figure will also be on sale in San Diego.

Other panels that Nickelodeon will be holding are: "Nick Re-Mix" on Thursday 18th July 2013 from 2-3 p.m. in Room 7AB and SpongeBob SquarePants on Sunday 21st July 2013 from 1-2 p.m. in Room 6A!:
Comic-Con: Nickelodeon Sets 'Legend of Korra,' 'Ninja Turtles' Panels (Exclusive)

"Drake & Josh's" Josh Peck voices the "Ninja Turtles" character, Casey Jones, who will have a special-edition poster in San Diego.

Nickelodeon has set their Comic-Con plans.

The kids network will head to San Diego with with panels for its popular programs, including The Legend of Korra, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob SquarePants, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

The Legend of Korra will hold its panel on July 19 from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Ballroom 20. Ahead of Comic-Con, Nickelodeon will make available an interactive book, The Legend of Korra: Enhanced Experience, in the iBook store beginning July 2. Concept art, an in-depth look at the characters, animatics, storyboards and more will be featured. (THR has the first-look at a page from the "book" above.)

Additionally, Nickelodeon will hold a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Q&A session on July 19 from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Room 6A. A limited-edition poster featuring Casey Jones will go on sale at Comic-Con from July 18, which THR exclusively debuts below. The character of Casey Jones will be voiced by Drake & Josh alum Josh Peck.

A special Comic-Con edition Shredder action figure will also be on sale in San Diego.

Other panels that Nickelodeon will be holding are: "Nick Re-Mix" on July 18 from 2-3 p.m. in Room 7AB and SpongeBob SquarePants on July 21 from 1-2 p.m. in Room 6A.

Nickelodeon's "Dora The Explorer LIVE! Search For The City Of Lost Toys" Musical Stage Show Tour To Perform At The Bristol Hippodrome In July 2013 - WIN TICKETS!

UPDATE (Sunday 4th August 2013) - Added a review of "Dora The Explorer LIVE! Search For The City Of Lost Toys" at the Bristol Hippodrome below.

The British regional newspaper the Weston & Somerset Mercury is reporting in the following article from their official website,, that Nick Jr. megastar "Dora the Explorer" will be bringing her live musical stage show, "Dora The Explorer LIVE! Search For The City Of Lost Toys", to the Bristol Hippodrome in Bristol, South West England, UK, where Nickelodeon's preschool superstar will be holding performances of her live musical stage show on Friday 26th July 2013 at 4:00pm, Saturday 27th July 2013 at 10:00am, 1:00pm and 4:00pm, and on Sunday 28th July 2013 at 10:00am and 1:00pm, as part of the venues Summer 2013 season of entertainment! Tickets for Dora the Explorer LIVE! at the Bristol Hippodrome are priced between £14-19 are are available from the box office on 08448 713012 and through the Bristol Hippodrome's official website,!

To celebrate "Dora The Explorer LIVE! Search For The City Of Lost Toys" coming to the Hippodrome in Bristol this July, the Weston & Somerset Mercury has teamed up with the theatre to launch a exclusive competition where readers can win two family tickets to attend a performance of Dora The Explorer LIVE! Search For The City Of Lost Toys on Saturday 27th July 2013 at 10.00!. To enter the contest to be in with a chance of winning a set of the family tickets, simply answer the following question correctly: What item has Dora lost in the show? Send your answer, along with your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number to: Dora the Explorer competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on July 5. You can also enter here on the competitions official webpage on
Win tickets to see Dora

Dora the Explorer.
DORA the Explorer will be on stage in Bristol next month, in a singing and dancing spectacular - and your family could win tickets.

Following its UK premiere in London’s West End, the national tour of Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer Live! Search for the City of Lost Toys will soon hit the Hippodrome.

Fans of Dora will delight in this two-act, song and dance spectacular which invites them to think, sing and play along.

Dora the Explorer Live! is designed to teach kids to explore, communicate, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and discover a diverse and exciting world full of fun.

In this show, which has been seen by more than two million people, Dora has lost her teddy bear, Osito, and the search is on to retrieve him.

With the help of the audience, Map, Backpack, Boots, Diego and their courageous friends, Dora uses her map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully pass through the number pyramid and the mixed-up jungle to reach the City of Lost Toys.

But that sneaky fox Swiper is playing tricks along the way.

The show will be staged at the Hippodrome from July 26-28. Performances will take place at 4pm on July 26; 10am, 1pm and 4pm on July 27 and at 10am and 1pm on July 28.

Tickets, priced £14-19, are available from the box office on 08448 713012.

We have teamed up with the Bristol Hippodrome to offer the chance for readers to win two family tickets to the show at 10am on July 27.

To be in with a chance of winning a set of the family tickets, all you have to do is answer the following question: What item has Dora lost in the show?

Send your answer, along with your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number to: Dora the Explorer competition, North Somerset Times, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on July 5.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant. You can also enter by clicking on the link [here].
Also, below is a review of "Dora The Explorer LIVE! Search For The City Of Lost Toys" at the Bristol Hippodrome, from The Bristol Post, via This Is Bristol:
REVIEW: Dora The Explorer at the Bristol Hippodrome, eight out of ten, by Martin Booth

AN adult approaching Dora the Explorer for the first time would be utterly bamboozled.

Dora is a young Mexican girl who talks in both Spanish and English.

Her best friend is a monkey called Boots, and he accompanies her on lots of adventures with the help of a talking map and backpack.

The show over the weekend at the Hippodrome was a stage version of the Nickelodeon cartoon, which has tapped in to the psyche of children of a certain age.

My two-and-a-half year-old daughter was enraptured throughout this performance.

With the other children in the audience she pointed and waved at the oversized characters on stage, she gesticulated wildly when Dora's nemesis, a sneaky fox called Swiper appeared, she clapped her hands, stamped her feet, held a star aloft when instructed, and spun round and round in the aisle even when not instructed.

There might have been talking monkeys and dancing cows, but this was also a production which had a story with a classic three-act structure.

Dora and some of her friends had lost their toys, the adventure took us to the Number Pyramid and Mixed-up Jungle, before the final reconciliation at the City of Lost Toys.

Turning a 20-minute television programme into a 90-minute stage show never felt forced.

Instead, this meant there was time for a few exuberant song and dance routines, and the introduction of more popular characters such as Azul the blue train and Dora's animal-loving cousin, Diego, who are usually more peripheral figures on the screen.

There would have been a lot of very happy youngsters in Bristol this weekend, thrilled to meet their bilingual heroine in this fun-filled and surprisingly educational show.

Any production that teaches children not just to count to three, but to count to three in Spanish with the help of a hyperactive monkey with a penchant for colourful footwear, should be applauded.

Nickelodeon UK And ASDA Team Up For The Shellraiser Tour, A 10-Date Tour Of The UK Starring The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Ultimate Fighting Machine!

IMPORTANT UPDATE - Please note the updated times for each show - each Saturday tour date will start at 10:00am and each Sunday tour date will start at 11:00am.

Are you a total shell-head? Then don't miss your chance to get up close and personal with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and their ultimate fighting machine, The Shellraiser, during Nickelodeon's 10-date Shellraiser Tour of the UK!

To celebrate summer, Nickelodeon UK, in association with Sky Go, are putting pedal to the metal to bring the Turtles' ultimate fighting vehicle, The Shellraiser, to an ASDA near you, where you'll be able to discover if you've got what it takes to be a fully certified ninja with the Dojo Training Experience, where professional Martial arts experts from the Regents Park Studio will show you some moves! With Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo at your side, get ready to become the hero you are destined to be and join the leanest, meanest, greenest heroes around! Unleash your inner ninja as you learn essential martial arts skills that will make Master Splinter proud, and get to know your enemy by discovering all about the ooze. Then, when you're ready to hit the streets, jump in Nick's lifesize replica of the The Shellraiser and save the city!

To be a part of all the epic action simply click the Nickelodeon Shellraiser Tour dates below to find your nearest participating ASDA store. Please note that while the tour itself is free, the activities will be taking place on a first-come, first-served basis so use your ninja stealth mode and get there early!

On top of all of this, you will be able check out all the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys in action and win awesome prizes, including one of x5 fantastic prize packs, including the Shellraiser vehicle toy and brand new ’Enter Shredder’ DVD, available in-store from 22nd July, PLUS, Nickelodeon will be offering one lucky winner the leanest, meanest, greenest prize around - a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle takeover of YOUR school to make lunch time Turtle time! Ever wanted to share your lunch with Leo, mess around with Mikey or see the Shellraiser pull up in your playground? Well now's your chance! You will get Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo Donatello AND the Shellraiser vehicle at your school, plus a Booyakasha pizza lunch for you and your school friends! Get Ready for a Turtle invasion at your school! To be in with the chance of winning great TMNT prizes AND to be entered into the epic prize draw, tune in to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles every weekend at 8:30am on Nicktoons then answer the question here on the dedicated competition webpage on the official Nicktoons website,! Competition opens on Monday 1st July at 11.30am.

Have you seen the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser on tour? Remember to Tweet @NickelodeonUK about your experiences and pictures using the Twitter hashtag #turtlesshellraiser!

Shellraiser Tour Dates and Locations:

Saturday July 6th: ASDA. Park Royal - 10:00am - 5:00pm
North London: Western Road, Ealing, London, NW10 7LW

Sunday July 7th 2013: ASDA. Great Yarmouth - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Acle New Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1SF

Saturday July 13th 2013: ASDA. Brighton Hollingbury - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Kent: Unit 1, Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury, Brighton East, Sussex, BN1 8AS

Sunday July 14th 2013: ASDA. Havant - 11:00am - 5:00pm
South Coast: Purbrook Way, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 3QW

Saturday July 20th 2013: ASDA. St Austell - 10:00am - 5:00pm
South West: Cromwell Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4PR

Sunday July 21st 2013: ASDA. Haydon - 11:00am - 5:00pm
South West: Thamesdown Drive, Swindon, Wiltsure, SN25 4BG

Saturday July 27th 2013: ASDA. Milton Keynes - 10:00am - 5:00pm
South East: Bletcham Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1QB

Sunday July 28th 2013: ASDA. Aintree - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Merseyside: Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool, L10 3LN

Saturday August 3rd 2013: ASDA. Pudsey - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Owlcoates Centre, Stanningley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6AR

Sunday August 4th 2013: ASDA. Sheffield - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Handsworth Road, Handsworth, Sheffield, S13 9BN

Find out more at and in the latest issue of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles magazine, out now!

Buy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles merchandise at ASDA!