Thursday, May 26, 2016

Kenan Thompson And Kel Mitchell Reunite In New Fandango Ad

Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell, best known for their beloved '90s Nickelodeon TV show Kenan & Kel, have reunited in a new TV advert!

The duo have reunited before for a sketch on The Tonight Show and later during The Splat's All That reunion.

Recently, the TV bros reunited again, though not as their classic characters this time around. In perhaps one of the most random - but still worthy of an "Aww, here it goes!" — reunions ever, Mitchell crashes Thompson's new Fandango ad as the bestie of Thompson's movie superfan character, Miles Mouvay. In the ad, Mouvay recalls how he met his pal during a Jurassic Park screening in 1993. Cue Mitchell and the ensuing bromance.

Watch the advert in full below, via MTV!:

Both actors reminisced about old times during shooting. "Filming these new ads with Kel brought back warm memories of going to the movies together and riffing on memorable scenes from our favorite flicks," Thompson said.

Kenan & Kel might have ended in 2000, but Thompson and Mitchell are still going strong 16 years later!

Last year, the Nickelodeon stars reunited for the first time in 15 years to play tribute to two of their most beloved All That characters on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The seven-minute sketch was based on the hit Nickelodeon Movie Good Burger, which itself was based on a sketch from Nickelodeon's long-running comedy series All That.

Fallon, who co-starred as Kel's Good Burger co-worker, introduced the sketch by saying: "I love hosting this show. It's the best job I've ever had. But I do have a soft spot for my first job, back in the '90s when I worked for a local fast-food restaurant. In fact, I remember it like it was yesterday..."

Kel reprised his role of Ed (now promoted to a supervisor role) and Thompson returned as Lester Oaks, the hangry impatient construction worker who frequents Good Burger with no time for Ed's "good shake".

Kel can currently be seen in Nickelodeon's hit original comedy series Game Shakers.

Sources:, MTV News.

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Chiquita UK Partners With Nickelodeon

Chiquita UK has partnered with Nickelodeon, the worlds number one kids TV network!

The banana brand - aiming to follow up on its 2015 consumer marketing successes, which helped double the company's sales figures - is using the partnership to expand its "Just Smile!" campaign, and follows on from Chiquita's tie-in last year with Universal Pictures and the hit movie, The Minions.

The fully integrated campaign includes an online microsite with games and recipes, and there is also a substantial social media initiative and promotional TV spots.

One of the most innovative features is the Just Smile! photo App. Exclusively produced for Nickelodeon's Worldwide Day of Play, the app allows users to take funny pictures with multiple filters and emojis including various fun Chiquita emoticons.

John Cockle, Chiquita's UK director says: "Last year's consumer marketing was the first we had done in the UK and we were delighted with the results. Consumer awareness levels of the Chiquita brand were significantly boosted and this has helped produce a 100% rise in sales of our bananas, hence the decision to expand our marketing activity this year.

"We are the only banana brand promoting directly to the general public in support of our wholesale and retail customers, and this policy is now embedded in a long term investment programme aimed at strengthening the Chiquita brand in the UK as part of the company's global strategy."

Other highlights of this year's promotional push are a repeat of the London taxi campaign – with Chiquita branding on both the exterior and interior of black cabs. This ran in October and was one of 2015's major successes. So much so that this year's promotion is doubling in size to 600 taxis in a six-week span.

As part of the taxi promotion, wholesale customers are being invited to breakfast events throughout June 2016 at New Covent Garden, New Spitalfields and Western International markets in London and also Brighton Fruit & Flower Market where they will get an opportunity to meet the iconic Miss Chiquita.

Additionally in London during the summer, Chiquita is featuring on the giant digital billboard in Piccadilly Circus, and will be seen by the millions of people every week who visit and pass through this world-famous location in the capital city. "Chiquita's commitment to the UK market is further underlined by our plans to advertise on the Piccadilly Circus billboards in June," says Cockle. "This is a very exciting venue and our campaign will be further brought to life by Miss Chiquita making an appearance every day of the promotion in Piccadilly, handing out our bananas to the public. We shall also be engaging the wider public through social media activity to support the campaign and provide opportunities to win prizes.

"All of the fruit and veg wholesale markets that serve the London area offer Chiquita Premium bananas to food channels such as retail outlets, open air markets, restaurants and catering facilities, so it's a very important market for us.

"We are pleased once again to be attending the London Produce Show and Conference, at the Grosvenor House Hotel on June 8-10. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the Chiquita stand, where they can see the range of our product offer and also meet the famous Miss Chiquita."

Sources: Produce Business UK,
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Jamie Lynn Spears Will Open Up About Her Journey from "Zoey 101" to Motherhood and Music in New TLC Special

Jamie Lynn Spears is ready to step back into the limelight with a new hourlong special on TLC! This will be the actress and singer's first television show since her Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 ended in 2008, following her announcement of being pregnant at age 16.

The cast of Nickelodeon's Zoey 101

In 2008, Jamie Lynn Spears was the star of Nickelodeon's hit television show, Zoey 101, following in her sister Britney Spears' footsteps when life threw her a curveball.

After getting pregnant out of wedlock with daughter Maddie at age 16, Spears retreated from Zoey 101 and the media spotlight. Now, eight years later – and with success in the world of country music - Spears is headed back to television with a new TLC special called Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out, which will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Spears' life.

In Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out, Spears will let viewers in on how the media reactions to her teenage pregnancy have affected her, and also tell her current story of finding her way as a country music artist.

"The child star who got pregnant – I mean a lot of horrible nasty things were said," Spears says in an sneak peek of the special. "I look back now and I'm like, 'Oh my Gosh,'" she adds, wiping away tears.

Recently married to Jamie Watson, Spears juggles parenting now-7-year-old Maddie and creating new music. In addition to performing her own tunes, Spears has even penned hits for other stars, including Jana Kramer's "I Got the Boy."

The special will also document Spears' performance at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville this past March, where her big sister and brother Bryan popped in to surprise her. "Not only is she beautiful and extremely talented, she's my little sister," Britney said whilst introducing Jamie on-stage.

"I wanna do something that I'm gonna be proud of," Spears says. "I'm not just a child star. I'm not just someone's sister. And I'm not just a teen mom."

Jamie Lynn has occasionally talked about her teen pregnancy in the press. She told Glamour in 2012, "Like many young girls...I was really scared to go to the doctor. And I was on a Nickelodeon show, and it [felt] especially embarrassing to ask someone to put me on birth control." She also said Maddie's father, ex-boyfriend Casey Aldridge, was her "first love," adding, "Since the day I saw him, I just wanted to marry him and be with him forever and ever."

In a 2013 interview with E! News' Ken Baker, Jamie Lynn recalled being surprised to find out she was pregnant, adding, "This made no sense and I didn't understand it and I was young."

Her and Britney's parents, Jamie Spears and Lynne Spears also appear on program and discuss her emotional journey.

Jamie Lynn Spears: When the Lights Go Out premieres Sunday, June 26 at 10/9c on TLC USA!

Nickelodeon UK To Host "Spot It" Afternoon On Friday 27th May 2016

Get ready for Nickelodeon Spot It, a whole afternoon filled with pineapples, your favourite Nick shows, and the chance to play along!

Simpy tune into Nickelodeon UK and spot the pineapples in The Thundermans, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and brand-new Bella and the Bulldogs. Then, head to to play "PineTapple" and tell Nick how many pineapples you've found hidden in your fave Nickelodeon shows!

Check out Nickelodeon's "Spot It!" line-up below!:

4:30pm - Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - Quaddy-shack: Ricky (Casey Simpson) befriends a group of sophisticated country club kids who challenge the quads to a high-stakes mini-golf match.

5:00pm - Bella and the Bulldogs - Dudes & Chicks: Bella (Brec Bassinger) takes an interest in Sawyer's (Jackie Radinsky) cousin but an incident from her past threatens the budding friendship; Sophie (Lilimar Hernandez), Troy (Coy Stewart) and Newt (Buddy Handleson) try to save baby Chicks from an awful fate.

5:30pm - The Thundermans - No Country for Old Mentors: A tech savvy superhero named "Tech Rider" (guest starring Carlos PenaVega ("Big Time Rush", "Webheads")) becomes Phoebe's (Kira Kosarin) mentor.

So get your game on for Nickelodeon's Spot It, this Friday from 4:30pm to 6pm, leading up to the premiere of the brand-new Nick Flick Rufus, only on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD!

Additional sources: Digiguide.
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Ludia Teams up with Nickelodeon to Launch an "Out-of-This-Dimension" Experience with "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends" on iOS

Original Ludia Inc. Press Release via Business Wire:

Ludia Teams up with Nickelodeon to Launch an "Out-of-This-Dimension" Experience with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends on iOS

May 26, 2016 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ludia, in partnership with Nickelodeon, launches worldwide (*except in Japan and China) today Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends on the iOS platform. In this first-ever TMNT turn-based combat game, Kraang Prime is back with a new nefarious scheme to destroy Earth and the Turtles must recruit allies and foes alike to stop him. Fans can play for free on iOS devices with cross platform availability coming soon.

TMNT Legends Splash Screen (C) 2016 Viacom International Inc.

Ludia & Nickelodeon launch today their first turn-based combat game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends on iOS

In this fast-paced collectible card-style game, players can gather over 35 character and enemy cards from the Nickelodeon TV series and the upcoming Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows universe to unleash new moves, explore different environments, and play as new characters in order to defeat the Kraang and save Earth. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends has endless gameplay, with updates continuously being added.

"Ludia has a strong track record of delivering the best entertainment experiences featuring some of the most renowned franchises of all time and we are very happy to add Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to that long list of success, says Alex Thabet, President and CEO of Ludia. With the game coming to your phone today, there is one more reason to yell, BOOYAKASHA!"

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends features include:

* ORIGINAL NINJAS: Explore the Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles universe with an all-new original story. Battle your way through seven chapters and over 70 stages to take on the baddest of bosses – Shredder, Kraang and more!

* RESPECT THE SHELL: For a limited-time, play and experience an all-new chapter based on this summer's highly anticipated new film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. When their recon mission goes awry, the Turtles must take on the Foot Clan and bad boys Rocksteady and Bebop.

* TURTLE POWER: Help Leonardo as he takes on the Kraang army to save his brothers and fellow mutants. Play alongside Leonardo in a 5 on 5 battle with your favorite TMNT characters.

* MUTANT MAYHEM: Collect and level up over 35 TMNT characters! Train them to learn their super sweet moves and build your Turtle-rrific team. Don't forget to pack your freezer for Ice Cream Kitty.

* SHRED ALERT: For the very first time, fight the Kraang as a Ninja Turtle friend... or FOE! Collect and play as Tiger Claw, Rocksteady, Bebop, and more. Create strategic teams and take on the Kraang.

* FOOD FIGHT: Collect daily prizes and card packs to enhance your team!

* WE RUN THIS TOWN: Fight against the Kraang in the Ninja Turtles' favorite locations from the TV show, including Dimension X, the sewers and the classic New York City rooftops.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Legends creates an exciting toy-to-game experience where Playmates Toys 5" movie figures contain in-package codes that unlock game rewards. For more information, visit

"TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS," from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, opens in theaters June 3rd, 2016.

"Danny Phantom" Theme Song (HQ) | Episode Opening Credits | Nick Animation 25

Watch the original theme song and opening credits of Danny Phantom as part of Nickelodeon's 25 Years of Animation celebration! Sing-along with the lyrics below!:

Nicktoons Facts: Danny Phantom, the second Nicktoon created by Butch Hartman, premiered on April 3, 2004 and ran for 53 episodes over three seasons. It spawned two video games, Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy and Danny Phantom: Urban Jungle, plus appearances in over a dozen more.

"Danny Phantom" Theme Song Lyrics:

(He's a phantom)
(Danny Phantom, Danny Phantom, Danny Phantom)

Yo, Danny Fenton, he was just 14,
When his parents built a very strange machine.
It was designed to view, a world unseen.
(He's gonna catch em all 'cause he's Danny Phantom.)

When it didn't quite work, his folks, they just quit,
But then Danny took a look inside of it,
There was a great big flash, everything just changed,
His molecules got all rearranged!

(Phantom, Phantom)

When he first woke up, he realized,
He had snow white hair, and glowin' green eyes.
He could walk through walls, disappear, and fly,
He was much more unique than the other guys.
And it was then that he knew what he had to do,
He had to stop all the ghosts that were comin' through,
He's here to fight, for me and you! He's-

Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's Danny Phantom,
Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's Danny Phantom,
Gonna catch 'em all, 'cause he's (Danny Phantom.)

Additional source: Danny Phantom Wiki.

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