Monday, December 05, 2016

Nickelodeon And Nick Jr. Lead 2017 Kidscreen Awards Finalists

The children's entertainment and media news website Kidscreen has announced the exciting news that Nickelodeon has been nominated for several awards in the 2017 Kidscreen Awards, Kidscreen's annual competition that honors the best work in children's television and digital media!

This year’s nominees in the Programming, Broadcasting and Digital categories - led by Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. - will continue in the competition through a final round of judging. Winners will be announced at a special presentation event during Kidscreen Summit 2017 in Miami, on the evening of Tuesday, February 14.

The nominees in the Programming categories are:


Best New Series
Dot. (Industrial Brothers/The Jim Henson Company/CBC/Sprout)
Jamillah and Aladdin (Kindle Entertainment/Mediabiz International/Toonz Entertainment)
Nina’s World (Sprout)

Best Animated Series
Clangers (Coolabi Productions/Factory/CBBC)
Doc McStuffins (Disney Junior/Brown Bag Films)
Sarah and Duck (Karrot Entertainment/CBeebies/BBC Worldwide)

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
The Adventures of Napkin Man (Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Little Airplane and CBC Kids)
Floogals (Jellyfish/Nevision/Zodiak Kids Studios/Sprout)
Sesame Street (Sesame Workshop)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Katie Morag (Move On Up/CBeebies/BBC Scotland)
Peg + Cat (The Fred Rogers Company/9 Story Media Group)
Peppa Pig Pumpkin Party (Astley Baker Davies/Entertainment One/Nick Jr. UK)


Best New Series
Bottersnikes & Gumbles (Cheeky Little Media/Mighty Nice/CAKE Entertainment)
The Deep (DHX Media/A Stark Production *Airs on Nickelodeon Greece)
Home: Adventures With Tip & Oh (DreamWorks Animation Television/Netflix)

Best Animated Series
Miles From Tomorrowland (Disney Junior/Wild Canary Animation)
Scream Street (Coolabi Productions/Factory/CBBC)
We Bare Bears (Cartoon Network Studios)

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
Horrible Histories (Lion Television)
Matilda and the Ramsay Bunch (One Potato Two Potato)
Odd Squad (The Fred Rogers Company/Sinking Ship Entertainment)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
Bruno & Boots: Go Jump In The Pool (Aircraft Pictures *Nickelodeon has the rights to Bruno & Boots for Australia & New Zealand and Europe)
Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas (Aardman Animations)
Stick Man (Magic Light Pictures)


Best New Series
Bear Grylls Survival School (Potato/BGV)
Lost and Found Music Studios (Radical Sheep Productions/Boat Rocker Studios)
Raising Expectations (Aircraft Pictures in association with Dolphin Entertainment)

Best Animated Series
Bob’s Burgers (Bento Box Entertainment/20th Century FOX Television)
Dragons: Race to the Edge (DreamWorks Animation Television /Netflix)
Voltron Legendary Defender (DreamWorks Animation Television/Netflix)

Best Non-Animated or Mixed Series
Degrassi: Next Class (DHX Media/Netflix)
Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street (Amazon Studios/Pictures in a Row)
The Next Step (Radical Sheep Productions/Boat Rocker Studios)

Best One-Off, Special or TV Movie
The Curse of Clara: A Holiday Tale (Smiley Guy Studios)
L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables (Breakthrough Entertainment)
Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows (Matchbox Pictures)

These shortlisted entries will be reviewed and assessed by a fresh panel of judges, including Andy Yeatman (Netflix), Sarah Muller (Channel 5), Amy Friedman (Sprout), Lucy Murphy (Sky), Grainne Rowe (Disney Channels EMEA), Jackie Edwards (BBC Children’s), Andrew Thomas (Hulu), Nina Hahn (Nickelodeon International) and Deirdre Brennan (Corus Kids).

The nominees in the Broadcasting categories are:

Channel of the Year

Best Channel Design

Best Programming Block
CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic! (Litton Entertainment)
Sunny Side Up (Sprout)
WILD Kids (National Geographic)

Best Channel Website
Nick Jr.

Best On-Air Host or Hosting Team
Jonas Lihaug Fredriksen, Henrik Hildre—FlippKlipp Studio (NRK Super)
Charlie Engelman, Kirby Engelman, Patrick Rahill—Nature Boom Time (National Geographic)
Carly Ciarrocchi, Tim Kubart, Kaitlin Becker, Emily Borromeo—Sunny Side Up (Sprout)

The nominees in the Digital categories are:


Best Learning App—Tablet
Hopster (Hopster)
Nick Jr. App (Nickelodeon Digital)
Pocoyo Playset: Let’s Move (Early Learning Collaborative/ HITN/Zinkia Entertainment)

Best Learning App—Smartphone
Curious World (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
HooplaKidz Nursery Rhyme Activities (YoBoHo)
Ready Jet Go! Space Explorer App (Wind Dancer Films/Two Moos)

Best Game App—Tablet
CBeebies Playtime Island (BBC)
Curious George Train Adventures (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Best Game App—Smartphone
Curious George Train Adventures (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Curious World (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Best Streaming Video Platform
BBC iPlayer Kids (BBC)
Hopster (Hopster)
NOGGIN (Nickelodeon Digital)

Best Web/App Series
Disney Whisker Haven Tales with the Palace Pets (Disney Publishing Worldwide)
Elmo at the Zoo (Sesame Workshop)
Sesame Street Happy Birthday Songs(Sesame Workshop)

Best Website
Dinosaur Train (The Jim Henson Company/Sparky Entertainment) (Nickelodeon Digital)
Ready Jet Go! (Wind Dancer Films/Two Moos)

Best eBook

Colored Dots (Uyoung Interactive Technology Co.)
PAW Patrol—Meet Tracker! (Nickelodeon)
PAW Patrol—Pirate Pups (Nickelodeon)


Best Learning App—Tablet
La Francomobile (TV5 Québec Canada/Manito Média/Tobo)
Little Lunch (Australian Children’s Television Foundation)
Nancy Drew: Codes & Clues (HeR Interactive/Brandissimo!/Picture Fish Studios)

Best Learning App—Smartphone
Monkey Spot Scavenger Hunts (Monkey Bar Collective)
Nature Cat’s Great Outdoors (Spiffy/PBS/REDspace)
Nickelodeon: Code a Character (Nickelodeon Digital)

Best Game App—Tablet
Animal Jam—Play Wild! (WildWorks)
Flipped Out—The Powerpuff Girls (Cartoon Network Games/Grumpyface Studios)
Toca Blocks (Toca Boca)

Best Game App—Smartphone
Cut the Rope: Magic (Zeptolab)
Teeny Titans—Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network Games/Grumpyface Studios)
Total Drama Presents: ‘Donculous Dash (Secret Location/Cartoon Network Canada/Fresh TV/Bell Fund/Teletoon)

Best Streaming Video Platform
Flipp Klipp Studio (NRK Super) (Nickelodeon Digital)
Toca TV (Toca Boca)

Best Web/App Series
Don’t Mix Us Up (Toca Boca/FableVision)
Secret Life of Boys(Zodiak Kids Studios for CBBC and ABC Australia)
Tsum Tsum Kingdom (Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media)

Best Website
Animal Jam (WildWorks)
National Geographic Kids (National Geographic Partners) (Nickelodeon Digital)

Best Tablet
LeapFrog Epic (LeapFrog)
La Tablette Motion 2 by Gulli (KD Interactive/Taldec/Gulli)

Best eBook
Little Lunch: A Teachers’ Guide (Australian Children’s Television Foundation)
The Restricted Adventures of Raja (RedRover/Sticky Brain Studios)
Stand Together! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (Nickelodeon)

These shortlisted entries will now be reviewed by panels of professional judges, including Angela Lin (YouTube), Azadeh Jamalian (Tiggly), Bill Shribman (WGBH), Jens Peter de Pedro (Monkimun), David Kleeman (Dubit), Eric Huang (Made in Me), Daniel Bays (Lightning Sprite Media) and Brenda Bisner (Baby Toes Media).

Last year’s Kidsceeen Awards was hosted by renowned comedian Allana Harkin and exclusively sponsored by the Canada Media Fund. Kidscreen Summit delegates are invited to attend the upcoming Kidscreen Awards 2017 as part of their event registration, and tickets for just the ceremony can be purchased for US$150 by contacting Kidscreen events sales manager Joel Pinto (416-408-2300 x650 or

Additional details about the Kidscreen Awards, including categories, eligibility, judging and entry process, can be found at

Good luck to Nickelodeon and everyone nominated in the 2017 Kidscreen Awards!
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Nickelodeon Iberia To Premiere "Regal Academy" On Monday 19th December 2016

Nickelodeon Spain has announced the exciting news in a post on their official blog, Nickelodeon Xtra!, that Nickelodeon Iberia will start to premiere and show Regal Academy from Monday 19th December 2016 at 08:00 on Nickelodeon Portugal and at 09:00 on Nickelodeon Spain (Espana)!

Regal Academy is a brand-new funny and exciting animated series (26 episodes X 26') from Winx Club creator Rainbow that brings classic fairy tale characters into the modern world. Using a a mixture of comedy, music and innovative animation techniques, the new show takes the familiar world of fairy tales and turns it upside down by adding a delicious and charming twist.

The action takes place through the eyes of Rose Cinderella, a average teenage girl who's as obsessed with shoes as she is fairy tales. But when she finds a key that unlocks a magical new world, she learns that fairy tales are not just in storybooks!

When Rose tumbles into Fairy Tale Land, she discovers something even greater--her own magical family legacy! Her grandmother Cinderella is headmistress of Regal Academy, where five famous fairy tale families come together to teach the next generation of princes and princesses how to become heroes... with a lot of help from their legendary grandparents.

Now Rose and her new best friends – Astoria Rapunzel, Joy Le Frog, Travis Beast, LingLing Iron Fan and Hawk Snowwhite, all of whom belong to the school's founding families – figure out how to fly dragons and outsmart witches, all while learning to use their magic and live up to their famous family names. Can they make the grade?

In the series premiere of Regal Academy, "A School for Fairy Tales" (#101), Rose falls into Fairy Tale Land and begins her adventure at her new school, Regal Academy!

Created and produced by Rainbow in collaboration with Rai Fiction, Regal Academy premiered in Italy last May on Rai YoYo and has been sold in more than 120 countries. Nickelodeon acquired the global broadcast rights To Regal Academy in October 2015, and is currently rolling the all-new series on Nickelodeon channels globally, including on Nick USA, where the show debuted on Saturday 13th August 2016.

Rainbow's new IP also has more than 80 licensing agreements to its name.

Giochi Preziosi, is the pan-European master toy licensee for the brand; while Auldey Toys of North America will serve as the North American master toy licensee for the property; Guangdong Alpha Animation & Culture Co., which specialises in both toys and animation, will cover the U.S., Canada and Asia; and Witty Toys, which has a strong reputation in toy production and distribution across more than 20 countries, will manage the rest of the world.

Giochi Preziosi is already developing a range that includes fashion dolls and accessories, play sets and role play toys. A range of dolls will be the first toy line on the market and will launch in Europe in the run-up to Christmas 2016, building on the strong expected response to the show's first series (season).

Other licensees already signed on include Justbridge Entertainment (DVD distribution) and Italian publisher Fabbri Editori (storybooks and activity and novelty formats). Procos has also signed a multi-territory agreement to cover the party-ware category.

Regal Academy is the latest property created and developed by Rainbow, the force behind Winx Club, whose consumer products sales generated more than US$2 billion at global retail last year.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Iberia To Premiere "Albert" On Friday 23rd December 2016!
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Nickelodeon Iberia To Premiere "Albert" On Friday 23rd December 2016

Nickelodeon Spain has announced the exciting news in a post on their official blog, Nickelodeon Xtra!, that Nickelodeon Iberia will premiere Albert, the first original animated TV movie Nickelodeon has ever made, on Friday 23rd December 2016 at 15:00 on Nickelodeon Portugal and at 16:00 on Nickelodeon Spain (Espana)!

L-R: Maisie, Gene, Cactus Pete, and Albert in Nickelodeon’s TV movie, Albert.

Albert is the story of a tiny Douglas fir tree named Albert who has big dreams of becoming Empire City’s most famous Christmas tree. When the search for this year’s tree is announced, Albert believes he has found his calling and hits the road with his two best friends, Maisie, the persistently positive palm tree, and Gene the abrasive and blisteringly honest weed, to fulfill his destiny. With a few prickly situations along the way, and Cactus Pete out to stop him, Albert learns the true meaning of Christmas. The hour-long CG-animated TV movie will also feature two original songs, “The Best Thing That Can Happen to Christmas” and “Christmasiest Christmas,” performed by the voice cast.

The US-English dub of Nickelodeon's brand-new animated TV movie features a star-studded cast, including Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live) in the title role; Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) as Maisie, the persistently positive palm tree; Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) as Gene, the abrasive and blisteringly honest weed; Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street) as Cactus Pete; Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as a TV news correspondent; Brenna Yde (School of Rock) as Molly, Earth Mama’s granddaughter; John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Donny, Molly’s father; and Mary Pat Gleason (Mom) as Earth Mama, the owner and caretaker of the nursery.

Albert is directed by Oscar®-nominated Max Lang (The Gruffalo), executive produced by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete), and written by Will and Aaron Eisenberg (The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery) and Joe Stillman (Shrek). The Eisenbergs are also co-executive producers, and Viscardi serves as Nickelodeon’s SVP, Content Development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties.

Additionally, to further celebrate the Christmas holidays, Nickelodeon Iberia has launched a exclusive competition, which is inviting viewers to design their own Christmas trees, with the best designed Christmas trees winning awesome prizes, including Power Ranger toys and the latest electronic gadgets! NickHeads can enter the contest via their local official Nickelodeon website: Nickelodeon Navidad (Espana) and Nickelodeon Natal (Portugal)! Good luck!

Additional source: wikiHow.
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