Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Nickelodeon Arabia Launches Official Website

Following the launch of of Nickelodeon HD and Nick Jr. on the OSN pay-TV platform in the Middle East in January 2015, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has launched Nickelodeon Arabia's official website at nickelodeonarabia.com!

Available to view in English and Arabic, Nickelodeon Arabia's localised dual-language website is based on Nickelodeon's international website design, and features Nickelodeon's official webpages for popular shows on Nickelodeon HD and Nick Jr., including "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Dora and Friends: Into the City!" and "PAW Patrol", endless games and videos to play and watch, and Nickelodeon's app store! Look out for the giant Do Not Touch buttons throughout the website. Just watch out for surprises!

NickelodeonArabia.com features a intuitive responsive web design (RWD) layout that provides NickHeads with an optimal viewing experience, allowing fans to experience the full world of Nickelodeon by easily clicking or swiping as they wish across the site's content-heavy offering whether viewing the all-new look website on desktop PC's and laptop computers or on tablet and smartphone (mobile) devices.

Original source: ToonZone forums member dcbanners.

Nickelodeon HD (Arabia) is available to watch on OSN channel 355 and Nick Jr. Arabia is available to watch on OSN channel 356.
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Nickelodeon USA Kicks Off "Road to Worldwide Day of Play" 2015 Tour; To Hold Annual "Worldwide Day of Play" Event On 9/26

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, has announced the exciting Nick News that Nickelodeon will celebrate kids' love of play this summer with "Road to Worldwide Day of Play" events that will visit cities across the USA! Nick's summer time celebration of play will culminate with Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play event on Saturday 26th September 2015, when the network will suspend programming from noon to 3pm in order to encourage kids to get up, get out and get active, and its partners host grassroots activities to celebrate play!

Nickelodeon's "Road to Worldwide Day of Play" 2015 tour kicked off on Monday 15th June 2015 at a event at the Ford Ice Center in Tennessee in partnership with the Nashville Predators!

At the Nashville "Road to Worldwide Day of Play", families gathered outside the Ford Ice Center to play Twister, dance, run into giant inflatable bowling pins, take pictures with SpongeBob and Patrick, and more!

Also in attendance were Isabela Moner, Owen Joyner and Jaheem Toombs from Nickelodeon's brand-new original comedy series "100 Things to do Before High School", as well as Nashville Predators player Seth Jones and team mascot Gnash!

Gnash danced with children at the Road to Worldwide Day of Play event Monday. (Photo: Jen Todd / The Tennessean)

Gnash did the "Stanky Legg", Isabela, Owen and Jaheem Toombs "human bowled", and the Nashville Predators' Seth Jones and 500 children got slimed!

Seth Jones of the Nashville Predators "human bowled" at the Road to Worldwide Day of Play event to encourage children to play outside. (Photo: Jen Todd / The Tennessean)

"I feel like technology is kind of taking over now, and this causes kids to get outside and play and just kind of get outdoors," Jones said.

"(To) be at the house playing a video game is out of the question," said Antioch resident Ken Thompson, who attended with his 7-year-old, Keegan. "A lot of kids when they do that, they tend to not be sociable. So (I) get him to get out and meet new people and stuff and enjoy life, enjoy the sun."

"Of course he said, when we pulled up, 'You're the best dad ever.'"

"Worldwide Day of Play" is part of Nickelodeon's ongoing health and wellness efforts and combines the network's legacy of promoting positive messages to its viewers.

In addition to the Nickelodeon Slime Launchers and Slime Booth, "Road to Worldwide Day of Play" events will feature giant bowling, inflatable games, Nickelodeon Radio Dance Parties and much more!

Sources: Nickelodeon USA's on Twitter, The Tennessean, Nashville Predators on Twitter, the official Nashville Predators website, ToonZone forums member kanc.

Video of Nashville Predators player Seth Jones getting slimed at Nickelodeon's "Road to Worldwide Day of Play" 2015 Nashville event!:
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Nickelodeon Announces Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) 2015 Program

Nickelodeon has unveiled their Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) 2015 program!

Every year at the beginning of June, Annecy in France becomes the capital of animated film for six days. It is an opportunity for professionals and fans to discover new productions from around the world. Since 1960, the city of Annecy in Haute-Savoie has hosted the Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy (Annecy International Animated Film Festival), an event that brings together fans and professionals of the sector. For six days, the city comes alive through screenings held in various venues across the city and on the Pâquier, a vast outdoor promenade along Lake Annecy. Each edition focuses on a different theme.

The festival also enables professionals to meet at the Marché International du Film d’Animation (Mifa, or International Animation Film Market). This three-day event is dedicated to the development of the animation industry to encourage the creation of projects and distribution of works, promote inter-professional exchanges and meetings, close partnerships and co-productions, and also discover the latest trends in the sector.

As part of this years Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market, Nickelodeon will be showcasing Nickelodeon's Global Animated Shorts Programme!

Nickelodeon's Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) 2015 Program:

Wednesday, 17 June / 16:00 / Salle Pierre Lamy

Nickelodeon's Global Animated Shorts Program:

Please join Nickelodeon's Nina Hahn, SVP Production Development, and Phil Rynda, Vice President Artist Development, as they showcase original work and give a behind-the-scenes look at Nickelodeon's Global Animated Shorts Programme.

For the past four years, Nickelodeon has worked with creative talent from around the world to generate original short-form content for kids. Through this programme, Nickelodeon has helped creators find their voices, helped artists to explore exciting new aesthetics and techniques and helped studios produce world class animation. All of these ingredients have combined to make not only an exciting group of shorts, but has also helped Nick find some of their next big Nickelodeon animated series.

During this presentation, attendees will discover what Nickelodeon looks for in a submission, who should apply and what resources are available to help talent showcase their individual creative voice.

Friday, 19 June / 16:00 / Salle Pierre Lamy

FISHtory in The Making: The Evolution of SpongeBob SquarePants:

Starting in 1999, Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" is a world-renowned series that chronicles the adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimistic sea sponge, and his friends. In this panel the producers and artists will share the inspirations that have helped create the show's unique style and characters in a great opportunity to learn, firsthand, what goes into making an iconic property.


Vincent Waller, Creative Director, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, USA

Peter Bennett, Art Director, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, USA

Teale Wang, Color Supervisor, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, USA

Jennie Monica, Producer, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, USA

Kenny Pittenger, Background Layout Supervisor, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, USA


Claudia Spinelli, Vice President, Nickelodeon Animation Studio, USA

Nickelodeon Screenings!

"Breadwinners" episode "Employee of the Month":

Tuesday, 16 June / 14:00 / MJC Novel

Wednesday, 17 June / 15:00 / Pathé Annecy Pathé 4

Thursday, 18 June / 10:00 / Pathé Annecy Pathé 1

Open-air screening of "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water":

Thursday 18 June 22:15 - Le Pâquier - version: VF

Admission info: Open to all, first come first seated

About "Breadwinners" episode "Employee of the Month":

SwaySway gives the Rocket Van a prestigious award, unintentionally hurting Buhdeuce's feelings. Never one to give up, Buhdeuce sets out on a mission to learn the secrets to the Rocket Van's success. (TV film in competition)

The film:

Film identity:
Directed by: Gary DIRAFFAELE, Steve BORST, Chris MARTIN
Country: USA
Year of production: 2014
Running time: 11 min

Category: TV serie
Techniques used: 2D Computer, Photos, Diverse techniques
Process: Colour
Target public: Kids

Directed by: Gary DIRAFFAELE, Steve BORST, Chris MARTIN

About "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water":

The heroes from Bikini Bottom are coming up to the surface to lounge with you on the Pâquier!

SpongeBob SquarePants leads a happy life in Bikini Bottom with his best buddy Patrick the Starfish. But one day, the famous Krabby Patty recipe gets stolen while Mr. Krabs and Plankton are arguing. SpongeBob gathers his friends (and enemies) to form an unstoppable team and bring order back to the town that has collapsed into chaos. Together through thick and thin, they'll face off against the man behind the theft, the evil pirate Burger Beard! Come meet up with your heroes who will be sporting new superpowers at this open-air screening that's sure to make waves!

Director: Paul Tibbitt
USA, Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Animation
2015, 92 min, all audiences

Nickelodeon's booth at Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market 2015! Photo by Karen Kirkland, Vice President of the Nickelodeon Writing Program, the Nickelodeon Artist Program and Nickelodeon Talent Outreach.

Wednesday, 17 June - Friday, 19 June / 9:30 - 19:00 / Booth 4.C09

Nickelodeon is on a mission to find innovative and creative talent!

Come meet with Nickelodeon execs, artists, and Nickelodeon's Studio recruiter to learn about the Nickelodeon International Writing Program, Internships (NICKternships), and other career opportunities.

Don't forget your portfolio or demo reel!

In addition, join Nickelodeon on Thursday, 18 June for a series of Roundtable Sessions with the Breadwinners crew!

Writing for Animation with Steve Borst
[Co-creator, Executive Producer, Story Editor]

Music Composition with Tommy Sica
[Composer, Co-producer]

Creation and Collaboration in Animation with Gary Di Raffaele (Co-creator, Executive Producer)

* Seating will be first come, first served.

Additionally, to celebrate Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market's (MIFA) 30th anniversary, SpongeBob and Nickelodeon have sent the annual festival a very special video message! In the video, below, SpongeBob and his best friend, Patrick the Starfish, have received their invitation to Mifa's 30th anniversary, but as usual, Patrick is having a hard time making sense of it all. Oh well, it's the thought that counts!:

Sources: Nickelodeon Animation Studio's official Tumblr blog, Annecy.org, France.fr.
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Nickelodeon USA Unveils New "One Crazy Cruise" Video Clips

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering and showing Nickelodeon's brand-new original TV movie "One Crazy Cruise" on Friday 19th June 2015 at 8:00pm ET/PT, Nickelodeon USA has unveiled five all-new "One Crazy Cruise" videos on the networks official YouTube channel, including two featuring Cody Simpson, who will be guest starring in the all-new Nick Flick, which you can watch in the online streaming video clips below!:

One Crazy Cruise | Jamming w/ Cody Simpson | Nick

Cody Simpson jams out with the cast of Nickelodeon's newest movie One Crazy Cruise premiering June 19th!

One Crazy Cruise | Official Promo | Nick

Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans), Benjamin Flores Jr. (The Haunted Hathaways), Sydney Park (Instant Mom), and Rio Mangini (Bella and the Bulldogs) are in a boat load of trouble in this latest clip for Nickelodeon's new movie One Crazy Cruise premiering June 19th!

One Crazy Cruise | Official Trailer #2 | Nick

Join all your favorite Nickelodeon stars in this summer's craziest movie of the year! One Crazy Cruise premiers June 19th at 8pm!

One Crazy Cruise | Bloopers Official Clip | Nick

Catch the craziness between takes! Check out these bloopers from the set of One Crazy Cruise premiering June 19th at 8pm only on Nickelodeon.

One Crazy Cruise | Cody Simpson Official Music Clip | Nick

Cody Simpson is back with his song 'La Da Dee' and the cast of Nickelodeon's craziest movie of the summer. Catch One Crazy Cruise June 19th at 8pm!

In Nick's all-new film, "One Crazy Cruise", (formally titled "Tripwrecked"), the Jensens and the Bauers are now the Jensen-Bauers, and they're going on a cruise to bring the family together! After one crazy night leads to an even crazier next day, the newly formed siblings must figure out what happened to them and how to put things back to normal before Mom and Dad find out. The kids have no choice but to work together and find answers to some super wacky questions. It'll take a family trip at sea to come together and have an adventure they will never remember.

"One Crazy Cruise" stars Kira Kosarin ("The Thundermans") as Ellie Bauer, Sydney Park ("Instant Mom") as Piper Jensen, Rio Mangini ("Bella and the Bulldogs") as Cameron Bauer, Benjamin Flores Jr. ("The Haunted Hathaways") as Nate Jensen, Sedona James/Cohen ("Henry Danger") as Melina, Ken Tremblett ("Caitlin's Way") as Dad, Karen Holness ("Make It Pop") as Mom, and Erika Forest ("A Fairly Odd Christmas")!
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Nickelodeon Presents "Soccer Superstar", Debuting Wednesday 8th July 2015 At 9pm On Nicktoons USA's NickSports Block

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via The Futon Critic:



Olympic Gold Medalist Heather Mitts Hosts Search for Best Teen Female Soccer Player in Special Four-Night TV Event

All-Star Judges Include Marcelo Balboa, Angela Hucles and Dan Metcalfe

NEW YORK - JUNE 15, 2015 - Right after the crowning of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup champion, Nickelodeon presents Soccer Superstar, a four-night reality competition TV event that follows the coast-to-coast search across the U.S. for the next best teen female soccer player. Debuting Wednesday, July 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT),during the NickSports TV block on Nicktoons, Soccer Superstar is hosted by three-time soccer Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts, who is joined by a panel of all-star judges including National Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa, two-time Olympic gold medalist Angela Hucles and youth development expert Dan Metcalfe. Soccer Superstar is produced by Kristopher Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance) and will air on four consecutive nights, Wednesday, July 8, through Saturday, July 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nicktoons.

"Soccer Superstar provides a great opportunity for young girls to showcase their skills, while promoting the growth of women's soccer in the U.S.," said Heather Mitts. "I remember the nerves, being challenged and working hard on the field, and Soccer Superstar takes the audience through that journey of becoming a skilled soccer player in an exciting, up close and personal way."

Soccer Superstar also features interviews with soccer professionals, including members of this year's U.S. Women's World Cup team Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd and Amy Rodriguez, and training challenges led by former soccer professionals Lorrie Fair, Cobi Jones and Mario Melchiot, and Olympic Beach Volleyball silver medalists Jen Kessy and April Ross.

Throughout the season, Soccer Superstar follows 15 teen female soccer players on the Final Squad as they compete for the title of Soccer Superstar. After each week, the judges, Marcelo Balboa, Angela Hucles and Dan Metcalfe, decide who is eliminated based on their performances in training, competitive games and various soccer challenges on the field (penalty kicks, kick ups, beep test fitness) and personality challenges off the field (ballet, beach volleyball). After four games, one girl will be crowned the Soccer Superstar.

Soccer Superstar is the latest series to join NickSports, a lineup of sports-themed content including series, specials, movies and documentaries from major professional leagues and athletes. NickSports on Nicktoons airs every Wednesday from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT).

Soccer Superstar is produced by Mint Pictures,(Bushwhacked!, Code of Silence and Red Bull Cape Fear) Magic Pictures International (My Beautiful Game, Opening Night, Who Are You? Corkscrewed) and Bizzy Signals Entertainment (2012 Summer Olympics, 2015 Women's World Cup). The series is Executive Produced by Kristopher Lythgoe, Michael Cohen and Adam Kay. Soccer Superstar is based on the award winning format, Football Superstar, created by Mint Pictures and Foxtel Australia.

NickSports celebrates kids' love for the action and excitement of sports with an all-access pass to their favorite athletes, teams and leagues. Airing every Wednesday (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) on Nicktoons, the primetime programming block for kids and families features a lineup of original and acquired sports-themed programming including series, specials, movies and documentaries from major professional sports leagues including the NFL, MLS, NASCAR and WWE, and professional athletes. The weekly block features long- and short- form content including the NFL RUSH ZONE franchise, the magazine-format show NFL RUSH, NASCAR's Hammer Down, WWE Slam City, EA SPORTS Game Changers, the animated series Wild Grinders from Rob Dyrdek, NFL Flag Championship at the Super Bowl and the critically-acclaimed basketball documentary Little Ballers, as well as fun interviews, parodies and sketches .

Fans can follow NickSports on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - @NickSportsTV #NickSports.

Nicktoons has the highest concentration of B2-11 across all television and offers a roster of hits that have defined kids' and animation lovers' TV, including the Yu-Gi-Oh!, Digimon and Power Rangers franchises; Avatar: The Last Airbender; Invader Zim; Danny Phantom; SpongeBob SquarePants; The Fairly OddParents; and The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius. The network also features NickSports, a weekly programming block showcasing a mix of original and acquired long- and short-form content from professional sports leagues NFL, MLS, NASCAR and WWE; series including Wild Grinders from Rob Dyrdek, the animated NFL RUSH ZONE and the magazine-format show NFL RUSH; documentary programming; and acquired sports-themed theatrical movies. Nicktoons currently reaches almost 68 million homes via cable, digital cable and satellite. Nicktoons and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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