Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Shimmer and Shine" On Monday 17th August 2015


Sarah Marino, a Character Designer and Background Painter at Nickelodeon Animation Studio, has announced the magical news in a post on her official Tumbler blog, Sarah Marino's Sketchblog, that Nickelodeon USA will start to premiere and show "Shimmer and Shine", Nickelodeon's brand-new animated preschool series, on Monday 17th August 2015 at 7:00pm!

To celebrate, Sarah Marino is sharing fantastic concept artwork from the production of Nick's all-new animated preschool series on her official Tumblr blog!

Additionally, to further celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show "Shimmer and Shine", Nickelodeon's brand-new animated preschool series, in August 2015, Nick USA has made the shows very first episode, "Genie Treehouse", available to watch online for free at NickJr.com and available to download for free on iTunes, ahead of the shows debut this Summer!

Shimmer & Shine Pictured: (L-R) Nahal, Shine, Shimmer and Tala in new animated preschool series, Shimmer & Shine, coming to Nickelodeon in 2015. Photo Credit: Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

"Shimmer and Shine" is a brand-new animated preschool series that follows the magical adventures of fraternal twin genies, Shimmer and Shine, who unintentionally create chaos while attempting to grant wishes for their human best friend, Leah. The new series features an emotional-intelligence curriculum that highlights mistakes as an important avenue to learning and doing better next time. "Shimmer & Shine", greenlit for 20 episodes, is created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz and produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio. Watch these twin genies pop out of their genie bottle and get ready for your wishes to be granted!
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Nickelodeon USA Unveils "Every Witch Way" Season 4 Sneak Peeks

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show brand-new episodes from the brand-new fourth, and sadly, final season of "Every Witch Way" weeknights at 7:00pm ET/PT from Monday 6th July 2015, Nickelodeon USA has unveiled a bunch of magical sneak-peek videos offering a first-look at "Every Witch Way" season four on their official Instagram profile page, @NickelodeonTV, and YouTube channel, which you can watch in the InstaVid's below!

UPDATE (6/24): Added more fantastic videos!:

Stephen Amell Unveils Casey Jones' Car In "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2"

To celebrate "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2", the sequel to Nickelodeon Movies, Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes' 2014 fun-filled and action-packed blockbuster "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, actor Stephen Amell, who is set to play fan-favourite Casey Jones in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2", has shared a exclusive behind-the-scenes photo on his official Facebook profile page revealing Casey's "ride" in the movie, as well as sharing some positive words for fans!:

"Hey guys — it makes sense," Amell writes after fans asked him about his version of Casey Jones versus the classic version, "But it'd be tough to know that when you haven't seen a trailer much less read a synopsis. I'd just try and be patient."

Additionally, Nickelodeon Africa has shared fantastic photographs of what Bebop, Krang and Rocksteady MIGHT look like in the next TMNT movie on their official Facebook profile page!:

Nickelodeon UK To Reveal Fans Top 10 Cat Valentine Moments On Saturday 27th June 2015

Throughout June 2015, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland gave you the chance to vote for your favourite Cat Valentine moment! Cat has got up to the most hilarious antics, giving fans plenty to choose from!

Fans could vote from the "Victorious" episodes "Cat's New Boyfriend", "Survival of the Hottest", "Andre's Horrible Girl", "Car, Rain, and Fire", "Tori & Jade's Playdate", "Driving Tori Crazy", "How Trina Got In", "The Blonde Squad", "Three Girls and a Moose" and "One Thousand Berry Balls", and from the "Sam & Cat" episodes "#TheBritBrats" (guest starring Sophia Grace Brownlee & Rosie McClelland), "#BabysitterWar", "#ToddlerClimbing", "#RevengeOfTheBritBrats" (guest starring Sophia Grace Brownlee & Rosie McClelland), "#BabysittingCommercial", "#PeezyB" (guest starring Kel Mitchell), "#MagicATM", "#DroneBabyDrone" and "#FirstClassProblems" (guest starring Jessica Chaffin from "Zoey 101" and Josh Server from "All That"/"ComedyZone"/"Nick.Comedy" and "Good Burger")!

You also tuned into Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD every weekend to watch classic episodes of "Victorious" and "Sam & Cat" to help you decide which moment to vote for!

Now it's time to reveal YOUR top 10 Cat Valentine moments!

Tune in to "The Cat Valentine Takeover" on Saturday 27th June 2015 from 10:00am to find out what fans around the UK and Ireland have voted as their top ten Cat Valentine moments, only on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD! Join the conversation using the hashtag #CatVTakeover!

(replayed from 11:00am on Nick+1)

Are you a true Arianator? Test your Ariana Grande knowledge in Nickelodeon's brand-new and exclusive Arianator quiz!

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Papercutz Releases All-New Nickelodeon Magazine - First Issue On Newsstands Now!

Original Papercutz Press Release via Papercutz.com:


New Monthly Magazine is "First Fruit" of new Papercutz-Nickelodeon Deal

Papercutz, the industry leader in children's graphic novel publishing is proud to announce the debut of the first publication to emerge from their "First Look" deal with kids' media powerhouse Nickelodeon– the all-new monthly NICKELODEON MAGAZINE. The first issue of the new publication will be released today, June 23rd and the magazine features a mix of comics, games, puzzles and "behind the scenes features" starring Nickelodeon's animated characters. The launch issue features hit properties SANJAY AND CRAIG and BREADWINNERS in all-new comic stories.

The new magazine will provide a mix of content but the focus is definitely on comics, with over two-thirds of each issue devoted to comic book material. The new version of the magazine will preview the comics content that will be featured in upcoming Papercutz graphic novels, debut new properties in comics form and also feature a variety of games, puzzles and other activities for kids.

"Nickelodeon has always been known for creating great comics material", noted Papercutz Editor-in-Chief Jim Salicrup. "And we're proud to continue that tradition with our new publication. I'm personally excited by the opportunity to get the great work of our writers and artists out in front of the biggest possible audience possible. The magazine is going to be a great way for kids to sample our graphic novels and be introduced to some of the fantastic Nickelodeon characters. It's also a great way for us to put comics in places that haven't seen this type of material in quite a while."

"Nickelodeon characters already reach millions of kids worldwide", explained Sven Larsen, VP of Marketing for Papercutz. "But we wanted to help them grow their audience and give existing viewers new opportunities to enjoy their favorite shows. The new NICKELODEON MAGAZINE is another great way for fans to experience the brand and spend more time with characters they love!""
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Nickelodeon UK To Premiere "Make It Pop" In July 2015

Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has announced the very exciting Nick UK news in a new trailer/promo that Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will start to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new musical comedy series "Make It Pop" in July 2015!

"Make It Pop" (20 episodes) is a comedic, music-infused daily strip about three unique girls who come together to start their own K-Pop-inspired band. Randomly selected to room together at boarding school, bookish Corki (Erika Tham), fashion-forward Jodi (Louriza Tronco) and social media maven Sun Hi (Megan Lee) meet and bond over music. With the help of fellow classmate and aspiring DJ, Caleb (Dale Whibley), the girls grow from roommates to bandmates as their group, XO-IQ, becomes a school-wide sensation. The series, which features original songs and performances in every episode, is co-created by Thomas W. Lynch and Nick Cannon and produced by DHX Media.

Pictured: (L-R) Jodi (Louriza Tronco), Sun Hi (Meghan Lee) and Corki (Erika Tham) in the new live-action series, Make It Pop, coming to Nickelodeon in the 2015-16 season. Photo Credit: Nickelodeon. ©2015 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

To celebrate, Nickelodeon UK is expected to launch the channels official "Make It Pop" website at nick.co.uk/makeitpop and unveil a area on the award-winning Nick App in the lead up to the shows UK and Irish debut.
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Nickelodeon Orders "Harvey Beaks" Season 2

Cartoonist C.H. Greenblatt, the creator of "Harvey Beaks", has announced the very exciting news on his official Tumblr blog, Nerd Armada, that Nickelodeon has greenlit a second season of the networks brand-new original animated buddy comedy series (Nicktoon) "Harvey Beaks"!

To celebrate, C.H. Greenblatt has been posting hints about what fans can expect in the second season of "Harvey Beaks"!:
You'll see us flesh out some of the random kids that have only been in the background of other episodes. Kathy shows up in season 2! Who is Kathy?! I guess you'll have to wait and see. And who is Brad Paxton?! Oh my gosh!
Additionally, C.H. Greenblatt has announced the further exciting "Harvey Beaks" news that the shows production crew are currently working on a brand-new 44-minute "Harvey Beaks" mini-movie special!

"Harvey Beaks" follows Harvey, a sweet and well-meaning bird who's never broken the rules, who makes two new best friends, Fee and Foo, the wildest imps in the forest who don't know there are any rules. Although their friendship seems unlikely, their connection only grows as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into endless adventures. Harvey Beaks is a good kid on a mission to have fun, and nothing can stand in his way! Well, except for the fact that he irons his bed sheets and is always on time. Will his best friends, Fee and Foo, be able to help Harvey tap into his wild side? From fighting a gang of squirrels to stealing bikes from Randl the grumpy raccoon, there are tons of adventures to be had in Bigbark Woods. Harvey, Fee and Foo are ready to cause some trouble and have a blast along the way. Are YOU? The show is created, written and directed by C.H. Greenblatt ("SpongeBob SquarePants", "Chowder"), and is produced in-house at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California.

Original source: Bakertoons
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