Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Nickelodeon News Bytes - Tuesday 19th January 2016

NickALive!'s pick of Nickelodeon News from around the internet!

- When David Bowie did a voice for "SpongeBob SquarePants": As the world comes to grips with the fact that David Bowie has died, one person who had the chance to work with Bowie in a gig that could be surprising even for Bowie shared his memories of their work together. Paul Tibbitt, a producer and director on the hit Nickelodeon animated kids show "SpongeBob SquarePants" (as well as the movies) had the idea to cast David Bowie in a special episode, "Atlantis SquarePantis", in 2007. The role: The King of Atlantis, otherwise known as Lord Royal Highness. You can read Paul Tibbitt's remembrance of David Bowie, a SpongeBob fan along with his daughter, who regularly watched the show together, here on 89.3 KPCC's The Frame.

- Nickelodeon UK and Nickelodeon USA also recently paid tribute to David Bowie by airing his "SpongeBob SquarePants" special, "Atlantis SquarePantis", on Nicktoons UK & Ireland and letting fans stream the special for free on nick.com.

- Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand will be announcing exciting news about auditions for "Camp Orange" 2016 very soon!

- Two upcoming "Fairly OddParents" season 10 episodes will be titled "Girly Squirrley" and "Fish Out of Water"!

- Nickelodeon USA will premiere a brand-new episode of "Alvinnn!!! and the Chipmunks" very soon!

- The Splat will be hosting a "U-Pick" ("U-Pick 'Em") week, in which viewers can choose the '90s Nickelodeon shows they'd like to watch on The Splat, from Monday 8th February 2016!:

- Nickelodeon USA will start to premiere and show the networks brand-new adventure-filled docu-series "I Wanna Be", hosted by the Carolina Panthers two-time Pro Bowl quarterback Cam Newton, from Fall 2016!

- Nickelodeon Australia has opened a pop-up Nickelodeon Store at "Kids' World", Nickelodeon's free kids' playground at the Australian Open Festival at Birrarung Marr! The pop-up Nick Shop is selling a range of Nickelodeon merchandise, such as "show bags" featuring Nickelodeon favourites "Dora the Explorer", "Dora and Friends", "Half Shell Heroes", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "Paw Patrol"! "Kids' World" also features a giant Nickelodeon inflatable playground, meet and greets with characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, and Nickelodeon's signature slime at the world famous Slime Lab. "Kids' World" is open at the Australian Open Festival at Birrarung Marr everyday between 9am-7pm from Monday 18th - Sunday 31st January 2016.

- Nickelodeon South East Asia is currently premiering the epic fourth and final season of "Every Witch Way" weekdays at 8:30pm in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Taiwan, and weekdays at 8pm in the Philippines!

- Nickelodeon France will start to premiere and show "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season four from Monday 15th February 2016 at 17h10!:

- Nickelodeon Italy (Italia) will start to premiere and show "Henry Danger" season two from Monday 1st February 2016 at 18:40!:

- Nickelodeon Italy will start to premiere and show "The Thundermans" season three from early 2016!

- Moze From ‘Ned’s Declassified’ Just Gave Us Coconut Head 2.0! "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" star Lindsey Shaw, aka Moze Mosely, decided to style her hair à la Coconut Head (Rob Pinkston). What resulted was nothing short of Nickelodeon magic!:


A photo posted by Lindsey Shaw (@ladymshawsters) on

"Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" fans can watch classic episodes on Nick.com!

- Nickelodeon USA is currently airing Panini's first TV campaign exclusively featuring Kevin Durant!

- Two-year old studio HopMotion Animation from Mumbai has sold its first-ever 2D-animated series, Chhoti Anandi, to Viacom18--owned Indian broadcaster Colors TV! The family-friendly series produced by Sphere Origins made its Colors TV debut on January 17, expanding the channel's adult audience base to families and kids for the first time. Chhoti Anandi's debut marks a number of other firsts for Indian television, including the first time a major network in the country has ordered a homegrown animated series and the first time a popular live-action character (Anandi is from the cult classic series BalikaVadhu) has been spun off into an animated series. It's also one of the first animated shows in India to star a female protagonist. Chhoti Anandi follows the adventures of a brave and cunning eight-year-old girl who is known for her clever ways of solving people’s problems in her village. The series will also be simulcast on free-to-air channel Rihstey for rural India. It’s Rihstey's first original programming.

- Nickelodeon Spain (Espana) recently teamed up with Madrid Xanadú to launch "Xanadú Nickelodeon Slime Zone"! "Slime Zone" is a brand-new interactive Nickelodeon-themed area at the shopping mall featuring Nickelodeon favourites, including "SpongeBob SquarePants" and "Dora the Explorer"!

- SpongeBob SquarePants recently visited the 33ο Αυθεντικό Μαραθώνιο Δρόμου in Greece to support and encourage marathon runners and kids!

- Nickelodeon Hungary (Magyarország) recently toured the country in a special Nickelodeon boat!
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