Tuesday, September 15, 2015

"Sanjay And Craig" Star & Creators Deliver "More Heart, Less Fart"

Dudes, what's up? CBR TV has unveiled the first part of their fantastic interview with Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell, the co-creators of Nickelodeon's Emmy-nominated original animated series (NickToon) "Sanjay and Craig", and Maulik Pancholy, the voice of Sanjay!:

"Sanjay & Craig" Star & Creators Deliver "More Heart, Less Fart"

In the first part of the conversation, recorded at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015, Maulik, Jim and Jay discuss where they find inspiration for the show's absurdist comedy, and how they impart messages that will be relevant to kids while not being preachy. They also talk about working with Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, the creators of "The Adventures of Pete and Pete", how that collaboration helped shape the tone of the series, and the odd process of animation, in which each part of the process is slightly separate from every other, including the voice actors from each other!

"Sanjay and Craig" Creators Explain Why Diversity is Not An Issue

In the second part of the conversation with CBR TV from Comic-Con International 2015, "Sanjay and Craig" creators Jim Dirschberger and Jay Howell and star Maulik Pancholy discuss the fact that a character of Indian descent, and his family, are front and center in the show, as well as why the issue of diversity is both an important thing for television and why there's not some kind of agenda attached to it. Following that, they discuss what fans can expect from the third, totally absurd season of the show when it airs on Nickelodeon later this year!

Fans can catch brand-new episodes of "Sanjay and Craig" every Friday at 8:15pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!
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Sneak Peek Of Brand-New "Sanjay And Craig" Episode "Bike-o Psycho", Premiering 9/18 On Nickelodeon USA

Dudes, what's up? To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand-new "Sanjay and Craig" episode "Bike-o Psycho", guest starring Natasha Lyonne ("Orange Is The New Black"), on Friday 18th September 2015 at 8:15pm ET/PT, Nick USA have unveiled a fantastic super top secret sneak peek preview from the all-new "Sanjay and Craig" episode, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip below! Check it!:

Sneak Peek Of Brand-New "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Episode "Dinosaur Seen In Sewers!", Premiering 9/20 On Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season three episode "Dinosaur Seen in Sewers!" on Sunday 20th September 2015 at 11:00am ET/PT, Nick.com has unveiled a Turtley Awesome sneak peek preview from the all-new TMNT episode, which you can watch in the super online streaming video clip below!:

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere Brand-New Original Movie "Liar, Liar, Vampire" On Monday 12th October 2015

Nickelodeon star Brec Bassinger has announced the nail biting news in a post on her official Instagram profile page, @BrecBassinger, that Nickelodeon USA will premiere the networks brand-new Nickelodeon Original Movie "Liar, Liar, Vampire" on Monday 12th October 2015 (Columbus Day)!

GUYS GUYS i have some nail BITING news! Liar Liar Vampire is premiering on October 12th!!! I'm so excited for yall to meet Vi! [Ghost emoji]

High school is hard enough, especially when you're the new kid! In Nickelodeon's all-new film, when introverted, 17-year old Davis Pell (Rahart Adams, "Every Witch Way") switches schools, popular Caitlyn Crisp (Tiera Skovbye) mistakes him for a Vampire! With the help of his new neighbor and vampire expert Cameron/Vi (Brec Bassinger, "Bella and the Bulldogs"), Davis plays up to this misconception and his new supernaturally super cool persona helps him score some serious popularity points! However, as word spreads fast, Davis might be biting off a bit more than he can chew...

Original source: ToonZone Forums member Rex Kamex.
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"Blaze And The Monster Machines" Heats Up With Guest Voice Actor Joe Manganiello In "Fired Up!", Premiering 9/25 On Nickelodeon USA

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via TV by the Numbers:


NEW YORK – Sept. 15, 2015 – Nickelodeon's Blaze and the Monster Machines heats up with special guest Joe Manganiello (True Blood) as the voice of the Fire Chief in "Fired Up!" premiering Friday, Sept. 25, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT). As commander of Axle City's firefighting brigade, the Fire Chief tackles the toughest emergencies with authority and thinks Blaze may have what it takes to be a firefighter. Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ, and it's the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every episode. Blaze and the Monster Machines currently ranks as the number-one preschool show in its time period on all TV, and airs regularly weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

In "Fired Up!," Blaze smells smoke at Axle City's garage, so he calmly and courageously leads his friends outside to safety. The Fire Chief is impressed with Blaze and encourages him to work hard to earn his firefighter badge and join his team. Blaze and AJ set out on a series of thrilling adventures to avert disaster in Axle City.

NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App will feature exclusive content including a first-look at "Fired Up!" beginning Friday, Sept. 18, and a special video that highlights fire trucks and firefighters across Nick Jr.'s hit series beginning Monday, Sept. 21. NickJr.com will also debut a brand-new "Firefighters" game which partners Blaze with other popular Nick preschool characters as they team up to help fight fires and save the neighborhood on Monday, Sept. 21.

Additional upcoming celebrity guest stars in Blaze and the Monster Machines include Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) as the Sphinx and Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) as Pegwheel the Pirate. In the episodes premiering this fall, Blaze cranks up the power on his monster machine transformations by turning himself into a rocket, fire engine, catapult, cannon and more.

The first mobile app based on the series, Blaze and the Monster Machines, recently launched a Dragon Island update that propelled the app to number-one on the Kids and Education chart and the Top 10 overall with iPad Paid Apps. The Blaze and the Monster Machines app introduces preschoolers to STEM concepts as they race along preset courses or build their own tracks, encouraging children to apply critical thinking skills and explore scientific principles including acceleration, adhesion, force, friction and more.

In the toy aisle, Nickelodeon and Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc., recently launched an all-new toy line based on Blaze and the Monster Machines. With strong online pre-sales leading the way, the line debuted in May exclusive to Toys'R'Us and is now available at all major retailers. The complete introductory line includes diecast vehicles, talking vehicles, Slam & Go, playsets and more that bring the fun and dynamic characters featured in the series to life. Nickelodeon will expand the Blaze license into new categories this fall to include games and puzzles, consumer electronics, outdoor sports and inflatable play structures.

In Blaze and the Monster Machines, the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ have adventures that explore the physics of how things move; tackle problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics; and discover the parts needed to make everyday technologies work. Each action-packed episode is filled with monster trucks, physical humor and upbeat original songs with lyrics that highlight a STEM concept such as adhesion, friction, force, trajectory and magnetism. Blaze and the Monster Machines is created by Jeff Borkin (Team Umizoomi head writer) and Ellen Martin (Bubble Guppies supervising producer).

Nickelodeon, now in its 36th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Nickelodeon Announces "The Splat" To Be Programming Block; To Launch In October 2015

After much speculation, Cyma Zarghami, the president of Viacom Inc's Kids & Family Group, has announced the exciting news in a exclusive interview with WorldScreen.com that the "The Splat" will be a rebrand of Nickelodeon's current "The '90s Are All That" classic Nickelodeon programming block, which airs on TeenNick USA!:

UPDATE: A Nickelodeon Australia spokesperson told BuzzFeed that, "The Splat is a new day part (10pm - 6am) that is launching next month in the U.S."!

TV KIDS: Today's generation of kids have parents who grew up with Nick and young talent also grew up with Nick. How does this affect parents' expectations and the talent you work with?

ZARGHAMI: If you follow somebody like Nick Cannon, he's a really interesting example because he probably grew up watching Nickelodeon and he was 19 when he did his first work for us. Then he started making shows for us probably in his early 20s, and now he has 3-year-old kids and he's still working with us, but through a slightly different lens. People who started with Nickelodeon have a real emotional connection to it; it's fantastic. The moms have built-in equity and feelings about the preschool content, so they know it's good and they trust us implicitly. There are a lot of people between 20 and 30 who are yearning for their early Nickelodeon days. So we've created The '90s Are All That, [a nightly block on TeenNick], where people can come back and connect with the stuff that they grew up on. The '90s Are All That is getting a new name. We're calling it The Splat, so we can [tap into programming] from the 2000s. We didn't want to be limited to the '90s. We're trying to take advantage of the social aspect of the people who really want to connect with their old Nickelodeon, so there are a lot of social components to it as well.
You can read Cyma's interview with World Screen in full here on WorldScreen.com (paid subscription required).

Additionally, a Nickelodeon Insider has revealed to Variety that Nickelodeon will launch "The Splat" in October 2015!

Similar to "The '90s Are All That", "The Splat" will be dedicated to classic Nicktoons, including "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters", "The Ren & Stimpy Show", "Rugrats", "The Angry Beavers", "Hey Arnold!", "Rocko's Modern Life", "Rocket Power", "CatDog", "The Wild Thornberrys", and many many more! It is currently unknown whether "The Splat" will also air classic live-action Nickelodeon series in addition to Nicktoons.

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA launching "The Splat" very soon, the official "The Splat" Youtube channel has unveiled a brand-new teaser trailer starring Tommy Pickles from "Rugrats", which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip below!:

Follow "The Splat" online at thesplat.com, on Nickelodeon's official "The Splat" social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine and Pinterest, and via #TheSplatIsComing!

Sources: ToonZone Forums member ninetieskids; RangerBoard.
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Watch The First Few Moments Of Nickelodeon's "Game Shakers"

As a special thank-you to all the "Game Shakers" fans for tuning in to the premiere on Saturday 12th September 2015, Nickelodeon USA has unveiled a fantastic video featuring the first few minutes from the shows very first episode, "Sky Whale" for fans to enjoy again and again, which you can watch in the super online streaming video clip below! Fans in North America can watch the episode in full for free here on nick.com!

To celebrate the launch of "Game Shakers", the stars of Nick's all-new sitcom gave YouTube star GloZell Green the ultimate honor by covering her with Nickelodeon's world famous green slime at GloZell Fest 2015 in LA!:

Take A Tour Of The W.I.Ts Academy

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show "W.I.Ts Academy" from Monday 5th October 2015 at 7pm/6c, continuing the spellbinding journey of "Every Witch Way" with a magical mix of fresh & familiar faces, Nick USA has unveiled a magical selection of videos in which the bewitching characters from "W.I.Ts Academy" take viewers on a tour around the W.I.Ts Academy, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clips below!:

WITS Academy | Explore The Campus | Nick

Take a tour of the WITS Academy campus with Andi and a few of our other Guardians as they show us around the cafeteria, library, dorms, and more! Be sure to watch the season premiere of WITS Academy on October 5th at 7pm/6c

WITS Academy | Take a Tour of the WITS Academy | Nick

Welcome to the WITS Academy where witches and wizards are training to master their magical powers. Look around and explore with Andi (Daniela Nieves), and don't forget to tune in for the premiere of WITS Academy on Oct 5! (Best viewed on a computer)

WITS Academy | Tour the Library with Cameron | Nick

Welcome to the WITS Academy library! Our resident prefect, Cameron (Tyler Perez), is here to take you on a tour. Just be careful not to break any rules around him... his favorite book is the Rule Book. (Best viewed on a computer)

WITS Academy | Tour the Dorms with Ruby | Nick

Ruby (Kennedy Slocum) was kind enough to show us around her WITS Academy dorm room. Her room is so cool! Wondering what the other dorm rooms look like? Find out during the premiere of WITS Academy on Oct 5. (Best viewed on a computer)

WITS Academy | Tour the Cafeteria with Luke | Nick

Feeling hungry? Take a trip around the WITS Academy cafeteria with Luke (Ryan Cargill), our future guardian to the Chosen One. Just watch out for any flying pink smoothies! (Best viewed on a computer)

"W.I.Ts Academy" is created by Catharina Ledeboer and is produced by Viacom International. "The W.I.T.s Academy" is executive produced by Tatiana Rodriguez ("Talia in the Kitchen"). "W.I.Ts Academy" season one will feature 20 episodes.

Also starring in the new series are Julia Antonelli, Jailen Bates, Lidya Jewett, Meg Crosbie, Andrew Ortega, Timothy Colombos, Tyler Perez, Jazzy Williams, Bianca Matthews, and Ryan Cargill.

The cast of "W.I.Ts Academy". Photo via Instagram/Caleb_Griffith_.

To celebrate, nick.com recently launched Nickelodeon USA's official "W.I.Ts Academy" website, nick.com/wits, which features information about the show, exclusive online streaming video clips, the shows official message board/forum, a tour of the "W.I.Ts Academy", and a "W.I.Ts Academy" application form game!
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