Thursday, August 20, 2015

Nickelodeon UK Launches "Short Toons" Animation Showcase On Official Nicktoons Website And Nick App

Nickelodeon UK and Ireland has unveiled a brand-new area on their official Nicktoons website and award-winning Nick App called "Short Toons", which is bringing viewers free non-stop videos of the latest and funniest cartoons!

Covering topics as varied as video games, zombie siblings and port-a-loo-loving Meerkats, the twelve developed shorts from the 2013 edition of Nickelodeon's world renowned Global Animated Shorts Programme will roll out on and Nick App across the next 12 weeks. Four shorts will be available to view at any one time and, on the Nicktoons site, viewers will be able to show their appreciation for the creative work by selecting the "vote" button.

The current shorts available to view are:

Austin Oliver, created by Greg Worswick

Austin Oliver, the ultimate class clown, turns the most boring classroom ever into the most awesome one.

Level 15, created by Rudi Bloss

Two video game characters, a fly-catching tadpole and a hunted duck jump their games in search of safety.

Pam & Sid's Port-a-Party, created by Mindy Sterling and Annie Sertich

Two hyperactive high-pitch-voiced Meerkats love to party and dance inside a port-a-pottie.

Zombie Brothers created by Eric Robles

Two zombie brothers aren't trying to be cool, they're just trying to eat brains.

Nickelodeon UK will unveil the next batch of animated Nickelodeon Shorts on Monday 31st August 2015.

"The Animated Shorts Program aims to discover, mentor and collaborate with exciting new talent in order to develop the best content for Nickelodeon," said Nina Hahn, Senior Vice President, International Production and Development, Nickelodeon. "These shorts all have the potential to be developed into a longer-form series so it is great to be able to share them with UK fans and, through the vote button, get a sense of what is popular with audiences."

The Global Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program is open to creatives across the world. The 2016 edition of the initiative will launch in January 2016. More information is available at

Available in over 13 million homes, Nicktoons showcases the world's best comedy animation. Launched in 2002 and part of the Nickelodeon network of channels, Nicktoons broadcasts the very best in funny cartoons to audiences across the UK and Ireland, featuring top shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Sanjay and Craig", and "Fairly OddParents". More information is available at Nicktoons is available on Sky 606, Virgin 717 and through BT Vision.

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993, Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

Available for free and featuring over 200 pieces of Nickelodeon-themed content, the Nick App launched in the UK on iOS in November 2013 and has been downloaded over 236,000 times.

An immersive branded experience, the Nick App allows Nickelodeon fans to explore a laughter and slime-filled world that showcases content from hit Nickelodeon and Nicktoons shows and original series developed and produced exclusively for digital platforms. In 2014 the Nick App won the best app or website (channel, strand or genre) at the 2014 Broadcast Digital Awards.

Visitors to the Nick App can watch full-length episodes, take part in polls, quizzes, read blogs, play games, view exclusive photo galleries and more. New content is added to the Nick App every day. Plus, look out for the Do Not Touch Button! More information on the Nick App can be found at

Images via Cartoon Brew.
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