Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Team StarKid Announces "Yes, I Am Afraid of the Dark!" Improv Show

"Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society..."

StarKid Productions has announced the very exciting news that they'll be holding a tribute to the Classic Nickelodeon favorite "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" this Fall!

Inspired by the spookiest programming block in Nickelodeon history, Team StarKid create a riveting half-hour of spooktacular television before your very eyes in their brand-new improvisational comedy show "Yes, I Am Afraid of the Dark!"!

"Yes, I Am Afraid of the Dark!" will be taking place at the iO Theatre in Chicago, over five Sundays during the Fall — September 6, 13, 20 and October 11 and 18. During each performance, the cast will crowdsource an episode title and improvise an episode of the nostalgic kids' horror show.

This is StarKid's first foray into improvised parody, but have been creating parody musicals over the last 6 years including "A Very Potter Musical", "Holy Musical, B@man!", and the "Trail to Oregon!"

The cast includes Jaime Lyn Beatty, Denise Donovan, Brian Holden ,Lauren Lopez, Pat Rourke, Eric Schinzer, Meredith Stepien, Joe Walker, and maybe some special guests!!! OOOOOOHHOOOooohooooo

There will also be opening entertainment from StarKid-adjacent band Jim and the Povolos, and from "Holy Musical B@man!" composer Nick Gage.

Tickets for these performances are on sale now!

For more information, please visit teamstarkid.com.

Reminisce with the "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" opening titles!:

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Triforcefilms Unveils A Capella Versions Of Popular Classic Nickelodeon Shows And More

'90s Nickelodeon kids, rejoice! The iconic theme song for Nickelodeon's popular Nicktoon "CatDog" was recently brought back to life when YouTube star Triforcefilms uploaded a new video to his "Saturday Morning A Capella" playlist on Saturday 22nd August 2015!

He records himself singing and humming 12 different parts (which you can see individually), while the theme song's familiar opening titles plays in the centre of the screen.

Plus, Mr Dooves, the singer in the video, sounds 100% like the original singer's voice, Peter Hannan, who also created the hit animated Nickelodeon series, so much so that it's kind of creepy — yet still aweslime!

If you need a refresher, here's the original theme song, in all its nostalgic glory:

And here's Triforcefilms's version. It's one of those videos you can watch multiple times, yet continue to notice new things!

Want to sing along? Check out the lyrics to the "CatDog" theme tune below!:

One fine day with a woof and a purr
A baby was born and it caused a little stir
No blue buzzard, no three-eyed frog
Just a feline canine little CatDog.

CatDog, CatDog, alone in the world is a little CatDog!

Out on the road or back in town
All kinda critters putting CatDog down
Gotta rise above it gotta try to get along
Gotta walk together gotta sing this song.

CatDog, CatDog, alone in the world is a little CatDog!

CatDog (CatDog) CatDog (CatDog)
Alone in the world is a little CatDog!

Mr Dooves has also recorded a capella versions of the "Rocko's Modern Life" and "Doug" theme tunes, plus the 1980s "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" theme song, the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" theme tune, and the theme song to the classic Nickelodeon UK show "Wishbone"!:

Rocko's Modern Life - Saturday Morning Acapella

Mr Dooves A Cappella cover of the intro theme to Rocko's Modern Life

Doug - Saturday Morning Acapella

Mr Dooves A Cappella cover of the Intro theme to Doug

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme (TMNT) - Saturday Morning Acapella

Power Rangers Theme - Saturday Morning Acapella

"Alpha Ritas escaped, recruit a group of Mr Dooves with Acapellatude!" Join us for another Saturday Morning Acapella with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Theme (TMNT) - Saturday Morning Acapella

There are few kids of the 80's and 90's that don't STILL get this song caught in their heads. High up on the totem of best cartoon themes, We bring you Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Wishbone - Saturday Morning Acapella

Mr Dooves A Cappella cover of the opening theme to the TV show Wishbone

Original source: MTV News; "CatDog" theme tune lyrics via Charlie Ayee.
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Nickelodeon USA Number 1 In Total Day Viewing For Week Ending Sunday 23rd August 2015

The television news website TVbytheNumbers is reporting the fantastic Nickelodeon News in the following article that Nick USA was the number one US cable TV network in total day viewing, beating Disney and Adult Swim, for the week ending Sunday 23rd August 2015, powered by its robust portfolio of best-in-class programming, including animated hits "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks"!

AMC Number 1 in Cable Primetime Adults 18-49, FOX News Wins Primetime Viewers, Nickelodeon Tops Total Day For Week Ending August 23, 2015

FOX News was the top network among total viewers during primetime, beating Disney and AMC.

AMC won the week among adults 18-49 during primetime, beating USA and TBS.

Nickelodeon was number one in total day viewing, beating Disney and Adult Swim.

Primetime Viewers (Live+SD) Week Ending August 23, 2015:

Network (000s)
FOXN 1981
DSNY 1731
AMC 1678
USA 1612
HGTV 1583
TNT 1497
ESPN 1360
TBSC 1322
HIST 1320
DISC 1186
ADSM 1034
A&E 1033
FX 985
LIFE 968
ID 950
FOOD 897
SYFY 867
SPK 756
NFLN 724
NBCS 717
TLC 714
NAN 699
VH1 688
BET 667

Prime-time Adults 18-49 Viewers (Live+SD):-

Network (000s)
AMC 896
USA 650
TBSC 629
ADSM 553
ESPN 519
DISC 483
HGTV 474
FX 470
TNT 438
A&E 430
LIFE 421
VH1 418
SPK 389
HIST 382
FOOD 375
DSNY 357
SYFY 327
NFLN 318
MTV 317
ID 316
BRAV 314
FAM 290
BET 278
NAN 259

Total Day Viewers (Live+SD):-

Network (000s)
NICK 1273
DSNY 1209
ADSM 1133
FOXN 1130
TOON 1092
USA 898
TNT 839
HGTV 834
NAN 721
AMC 717
ID 656
HIST 654
ESPN 581
TBSC 563
A&E 542
FOOD 532
DISC 531
DSJR 501
FX 460
HALL 446
CNN 435
LIFE 432
SPK 419
SYFY 412
TVLD 390

-Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2015 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.Cable Channel Abbreviations: NICK = Nickelodeon, NAN = Nick At Nite, TOON = Cartoon Network, ADSM = Adult Swim, TRU = truTV, LIFE = Lifetime, NKJR - Nick Jr., FAM = ABC Family, TVLD = TV Land, FOXN = Fox News, TBSC = TBS, DISC = Discovery-
Original source: ToonZone Forums member kanc. Big thanks to matteu21 for the news!
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Nickelodeon UK To Premiere "100 Things To Do Before High School" TV Series On Monday 28th September 2015

Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has announced the exciting news in the following press release, from VIMN's official Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Press Centre, following the debut of Nickelodeon's brand-new "100 Things to Do Before High School" hour-long special on Friday 11th September 2015 at 5:30pm, Nickelodeon UK and Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will launch Nickelodeon's brand-new "100 Things to Do Before High School" live-action original comedy television series on Monday 28th September 2015 at 4:30pm with a week of brand-new episodes! Following the week of new episodes, Nick UK & Eire/HD will continue to premiere more brand-new episodes of "100 Things to Do Before High School" every Friday at 4:30pm from 9th October 2015!

(all times plus-one hour on Nick UK's plus-one (+1) timeshift channel, Nickelodeon +1)

Original Nickelodeon UK Press Release:


Nickelodeon's new live-action series 100 Things To Do Before High School premieres on Monday 28th September at 4:30pm

London, 24th August 2015 – An adventurous tween makes the most of her middle school days in Nickelodeon's new live-action series 100 Things To Do Before High School, launching on Monday 28th September at 4:30pm with a week of brand-new episodes. The show follows CJ and her two best friends as they take on a bucket list of challenges before starting high school.

100 Things To Do Before High School introduces new Nickelodeon star Isabela Moner as CJ Martin, who always dreamed that high school would be the greatest years of her life. However, when CJ's older brother warns her that life after middle school isn't quite the teenage dream, she realises she only has a short time left to make the most of her middle-school years. Together with her two best friends Fenwick (Jaheem Toombs) and Crispo (Owen Joyner), CJ is determined to get the most out of this time using an ever-expanding list of challenges to do before high school as a guide. For this group, growing up means trying everything and taking chances while they still can.

In the first episode "Start a Garage Band Thing" CJ, Fen and Crispo start a garage band in the hope of winning the top prize at their school's music festival. However, when creative differences break up the band, CJ must find a way to reunite them for their big performance.

A sneak peek of the first episode will be available a week before the TV premiere on nick.co.uk/100things. Fans can also find quizzes, exclusive behind the scenes clips and images.

100 Things To Do Before High School is created and executive produced by Scott Fellows (Big Time Rush), following a week of premieres, new episodes will continue to air every Friday at 4:30pm.


Available in over 13 million homes, Nickelodeon is the place where kids rule and features top shows such as Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, The Haunted Hathaways, The Thundermans, SpongeBob SquarePants and Sam & Cat. Launched in 1993, Nickelodeon brings hit international and locally-produced entertainment content to audiences in the UK and Ireland. Viewers can also watch Nickelodeon in high definition through Nickelodeon HD and have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nickelodeon +1. Exclusive games, behind the scenes clips, show information and more are available on nick.co.uk and the dedicated Nick app where viewers can find exclusive content updated daily. Viewers can watch Nickelodeon on Sky, Virgin, TalkTalk, BT Vision, YouView, VUTV on Freeview and on UPC in the Republic of Ireland.

The Nickelodeon Network brings the best in kids' content to 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.

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"Breadwinners" - "Jenny Quackles" Official Music Video

Check out SwaySway and Buhdeuce's official music video for "Jenny Quackles (Love Song)" from the "Breadwinners" episode "Love Loaf"!:

Lyrics By: Steve Borst, Gary Doodles, Tommy Sica

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Behind-The-Scenes Of The "Harvey Beaks" Episode "Foo's Panic Room"

Go deep behind-the-scenes of Nickelodeon's popular original animated buddy comedy series (Nicktoon) "Harvey Beaks" and marvel at how much work goes into every episode the Nickelodeon Animation Studio make! The episode featured in the video, "Foo's Panic Room", is synced up to the original storyboard animatic and filled with fun facts from the creator, artists and production team!:

"Harvey Beaks" facts:

C.H. Greenblatt, the creator of "Harvey Beaks", conceived the idea of Furberries: a berry purely made of hair. Greenblatt thought it would be funny if Foo is the only one who enjoys them.

Greenblatt wanted to use original photography for the titles. By showcasing our natural world, it gives real texture and placement to Harvey's world - one not that different from our own. It reminds us that all sorts of magical things take place right outside our window!

Be on the lookout for lots of friendly critters throughout Bigbark Woods, they pop up from time to time in the series.

An early inspiration for Piri Piri's character was musician and artist, Björk.

Foo's character is a bit like a Puppy. He goes by instinct. He typically acts without thinking, and he's easily distractable.

Anytime Fee and Foo are forced apart from one another, they do whatever it takes to get back with their sibling.

Dade is voiced by C.H. Greenblatt. He also voices other characters in the show, including the soft and friendly Jeremy.

An early version of "Foo's Panic Room" involved the kids "walking" to Farbark to face a tribe of Furberry eating creatures, played by Kratz. It later played to the singular witch, played by Princess, of course.

Writer Kevin Kramer also found radio plays to be captivating. The idea that Harvey and friends put on a "play" for Foo (who listens and uses his imagination to bring the story to life) seemed fitting for this tale.

The crew thought it would be funny if each of Foo's friends played exaggerated versions of themselves: Fee likes punching, so the team gave her 10 arms!

The simplicity of the kids taking Foo on a "journey" whilst staying close to home resonated with the crew: the notion that children have boundless imaginations that can send them on a quest miles away.

An earlier version of "Foo's Panic Room" also had Foo "duck inside a cave" at one point (a barrel on its side).

This is the second time the Squirrels have appeared in the series. The first was in the series premiere episode "A Tail of Les Squirrels".

Any plan involving Princess will most likely veer off on a different course, taking the rest of the kids by surprise. This means that Harvey and friends sometimes think on their feet to fix the problem.

In true Squirrel Mafia fashion, the Squirrels want what is inside the box, even though they have no idea what's inside.

The weapon of choice for the Squirrel: Acorns!

Foo will also choose his friends over anything... even his beloved Furberries.

Look out for the Squirrel to appear in upcoming episodes!

Catch a brand-new episode of "Harvey Beaks" on Monday 7th September 2015 (Labor Day), then every Friday at 7:30pm from 18th September 2015, only on Nickelodeon USA! (all times ET/PT)
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