Monday, February 26, 2018

Nick To Host Nickelodeon Upfront 2018 Presentation On Tuesday 6th March 2018 In New York City [Updated]

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, will be holding their annual upfront presentation, Nickelodeon Upfront 2018, where Nickelodeon will be unveiling the networks upcoming highlights for the 2018-2019 season, on Tuesday 6th March 2018! The event will take place late afternoon at a venue in New York City.

Update: Nickelodeon will host Nickelodeon Upfront 2018 at the Palace Theatre, home of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, at 5:00pm ET/PT!

Although unconfirmed, Nickelodeon is expected to announce information and preview the networks slate of upcoming brand-new shows, including:

(* = currently unconfirmed and totally speculated at this point)

New animated series:

- Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Pinky Malinky
- Glitch Techs
- The Bugaloos *

Upcoming brand-new live-action series:

- Star Falls
- Keep It Spotless

Brand-new preschool series:

- Abby Hatcher
- Butterbean's Cafe
- Canticos
- Thomas & Friends
- Rainbow Rangers

Brand-new Nickelodeon Original Movies:

- Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling
- Invader Zim

New seasons and episodes:

- Welcome to the Wayne
- The Loud House
- SpongeBob SquarePants
- I Am Frankie
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
- PAW Patrol
- Hunter Street season three *
- Game Shakers (season three continuation)
- Henry Danger (season four continuation)
- Nella the Princess Knight
- Rusty Rivets
- Blaze and the Monster Machines
- Shimmer and Shine
- Top Wing
- Sunny Day season two
- Welcome to the Wayne season two *
- Paradise Run season four *
- Power Rangers season 26
- The Adventures of Kid Danger (season one continuation)
- Knight Squad
- Lip Sync Battle Shorties season two *

Events, live stage shows, festivals and tours

- Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards
- Nickelodeon SlimeFest
- Sunny Day Tour
- Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports 2018
- 2018 Nickelodeon HALO Awards
- Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play 2018
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical
- PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" & "The Great Pirate Adventure" Tours
- Bubble Guppies Live! Ready to Rock Tour

New theatrical movies

- Amusement Park
- SpongeBob Movie 3
- Live-Action Dora The Explorer Movie
- The Loud House Movie
- Henry Danger Movie
- Are You Afraid Of The Dark? Movie
- Unset

From Broadcasting & Cable:

Reinventing Kids’ Nets for a New Media Generation

Producing more content part of plan to retain ad dollars

WHY THIS MATTERS: Kids networks are trying to hold onto ad dollars by helping marketers reach families on more platforms.

As Another Upfront advertising market approaches, the kids’ cable networks are dealing with the changing TV environment in a big way.

Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Media are creating more content as the programming becomes more competitive, and they’re putting that content on more platforms in search of that new post-millennial generation of young viewers.

On March 6, Nickelodeon will hold its upfront presentation for media buyers at New York’s Palace Theatre, where SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical currently runs. Cyma Zarghami, president of Nickelodeon and Viacom Media Networks Kids & Family Group, said the venue is illustrative of how the network and its content are being reinvented.

Nickelodeon is the leader in the kids’ TV category, but traditional ratings are down as kids entertain themselves with video-on-demand, YouTube, games and whatever else they can find on digital devices.

“What we do is we reinvent ourselves every couple of years as kids outgrow Nickelodeon and another generation of kids come in,” Zarghami said. “So reinvention is in our DNA.”

Added Disney/ABC Television president of ad sales Rita Ferro: “The transformation that’s happening in the world of television, this is where you see it all first. And you see it all earlier than everywhere else. And you’re also more limited and restricted in terms of how you address some of that in the space of measurement and data.”

Nickelodeon is producing more programming than ever before and creating digital and social content for kids and their parents. It is also doing more virtual reality, augmented reality, eSports, consumer products and live events like the upcoming Slimefest.

“The good news about us is we’ve proven time and again that with great IP at the center, we can go anywhere,” Zarghami said. “So we feel pretty well prepared and in a great position to be able to adapt to how the landscape is changing.”

Nickelodeon is getting advertisers to follow along from platform to platform using an “all for one” strategy, said Viacom ad sales head Sean Moran. He noted that Nickelodeon’s VOD plays are up 13% and video streams are up 20%.

“When you come on board with Nickelodeon, you’re going to be part of a deal that’s going across every platform, and that’s the way it’s being served up,” Moran said.

But Jason Maltby, executive director of national video investment at media agency Mindshare, said that while the networks’ online efforts help, ad dollars are being shifted from TV because the solution to audience fragmentation isn’t as simple as shifting 22-minute episodes to a full-episode player.

“You know that kids are online,” Maltby said. “You know they’re using multiple screens. They like to play a lot of games. You know that they are consuming vast amounts of user-generated content. But you don’t always have measurement you’re comfortable with and increasingly you’re going to have concerns about brand safety.”

While lower ratings have put upward pressure on pricing, “I don’t think [kids’ TV] is a growth market. If anything it’s probably plateaued or has started to decline,” he said.

Viacom’s Moran, speaking from Toy Fair in New York, said he sees the kids’ market as pretty healthy. Food marketers such as Dannon, Milk Life and Bel Group cheese have healthy eating initiatives and bigger companies such as Kellogg’s and Campbell Soup are recommitting to the kids market, he said.

On top of that, 25% of Nickelodeon advertisers are nonendemic, looking to reach parents watching with their children.

Christine Miller, president and general manager of Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, said Cartoon is seeing audience growth on mobile, VOD and connected devices and is developing programming with those platforms in mind.

“That’s really the world we’re living in and until measurement catches up, we can’t slow down,” Miller said.

For example, Cartoon last year launched its series OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes on a gaming platform. Uni-kitty! is based on a character from The Lego Movie. And Teen Titans Go! will be coming to theaters this summer.

Other new shows coming up, such as Apple and Onion, Craig of the Creek and Summer Camp Island, get sneak peek online views before appearing on the networks.

“It’s the most robust content play that we’ve had in a few year and it’s diverse both in the content we’re creating and the creators,” Miller said. As online sites and streaming services jump into the kids category, more programming than ever is being created.

“I still think that quality storytelling and real world-building and character-building gets rewarded and breaks through and that’s what we’ve seen to date,” she said.

Disney/ABC is holding upfront meetings with advertisers at Walt Disney World this week and will be talking about how to connect with kids and their families not just through Disney Channel and Disney Junior — which are sponsored but commercial-free — and the ad-supported Disney XD, but across the whole Disney portfolio.

After the relaunch of DuckTales, sponsor Aflac’s spokes-duck was featured watching the show during a customized segment on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Toons for Our Times

Animation remains key for Disney, with upcoming series including Big City Greens and Amphibia among the entries on Disney Channel’s slate.

But Disney is also putting material together for the Disney Digital Network and creating shows with Facebook, including Club Mickey Mouse.

“It’s going to be an interesting marketplace,” Ferro said. Marketers are looking to move fast to take advantage of trends that come and go quickly. They’re seeing that licensing products are big movers for them, she said.

Working with a company such as Disney can give marketers broad reach and the ability to tell stories as part of their advertising messages using new technologies and new platforms.

“When you think about video there is no better place than television to be able to tell that story — and when I say television, I’m using the word elastically,” Ferro said. “I’m not talking about the screen, I’m talking about the content.”


Originally published: Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

Original source:; Additional source: AdAge, @Elizabeth Connell in the comments.
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Cassper Nyovest, Caster Semenya Among African Stars Nominated For Nickelodeon 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards

Johannesburg - Nickelodeon Africa (DStv channel 305) on Monday announced the nominees for the 2018 Kids' Choice Awards, the only live event where kids' votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed!

Cassper Nyovest (Photo: Gallo Images)

Celebrating kids' favorites across movies, television, music and digital, this year's local nominees include: Cassper Nyovest, Caster Semenya (South Africa), Davido (Nigeria), Emmanuella (Nigeria), Eddy Kenzo (Uganda) and Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) in the Favourite African Star category and Black Coffee (South Africa) in the Favourite Global Music Star category.

Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Alex Okosi, commented: "The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards offer a platform for African stars to be recognised for their excellence in their various talents including, music, sport and television by kids all over the globe. We are delighted to feature the continent's highly talented nominees in the Favourite African Stars category where Black Coffee is nominated for the Favourite Global Music Star category alongside international counterparts."

Voting lines for Favourite Global Music star open on Monday 5th March 2018 and Favourite African Star open on Monday 19th March 2018.

Other nominees of Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards include Dwayne Johnson, Beyoncé, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Millie Bobby Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth, and Ed Sheeran among many others. A full list of Nickelodeon's global 2018 Kids' Choice Awards can be found here on NickALive!.


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Nick Jr. USA To Premiere 'Thomas & Friends' On Monday, March 12, 2018

Latest update (2/26): Nick Jr. USA has unveiled Nickelodeon's official Thomas & Friends show page on, which is currently offering the chance to stream a brand-new episode of Thomas & Friends season 21 ahead of its TV debut! The episode, "P.A Problems"/"Hasty Hannah", there's confusion and delay when Sir Topham Hatt buys a new P.A system!

Latest update (2/26) (II): Nickelodeon USA will premiere the hour-long Thomas & Friends special "The Adventure Begins" on Monday 12th March 2018! See below for the trailer!

Update (2/23): Nick Jr. USA will start to premiere and show Thomas & Friends season 21 weekdays from Monday, March 12, 2018!

Update - Official Mattel, Inc. Press Release via the Mattel, Inc. Newsroom:

Mattel and Nickelodeon Form U.S. Television and Consumer Products Partnership for Thomas & Friends™

New season of animated preschool series to debut on Nick Jr. channel in March

Nickelodeon to serve as exclusive consumer products agent for Thomas & Friends

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2018 -- Mattel, Inc., a global learning, development and play company and Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, today announced a new U.S. television and consumer products partnership for preschool favorite, Thomas & Friends. The partnership will include the launch of the brand-new seasons of Thomas & Friends on the Nick Jr. channel, as well as additional specials that will air on Nickelodeon throughout the year. Nickelodeon will also become Mattel's exclusive U.S. consumer products agent for Thomas & Friends across multiple merchandise categories including apparel, accessories, home goods, consumer electronics, and more.

"Securing Nick Jr. as our new home for Thomas & Friends is a huge game changer for the brand franchise, and one that, alongside our reimagined content direction will enable us to captivate new audiences as well as deepen engagement with our existing fans in the US," said Kate Schlomann, VP & Global Brand GM, Thomas & Friends. "The brand is undergoing a huge evolution to ensure that it remains relevant & competitive for today's audiences. We are taking Thomas off Sodor for the first time in our episodic series, evolving our storytelling to be more inclusive, meaningful and entertaining which will strengthen our brand franchise. We are thrilled to have Nick Jr. as our partner as we bring the world into a child's home through the eyes of Thomas & Friends."

"Thomas & Friends' iconic characters and engaging stories have resonated with kids for decades and we believe the new seasons will be a great complement to Nickelodeon's curriculum-driven preschool programming," said Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President, Nickelodeon Consumer Products. "We look forward to working with licensing partners to capture the spirit of Thomas through fresh, innovative products that inspire kids to live out their own adventures through play."

The new season (season 21, 11 half-hour episodes) of Thomas & Friends will debut weekdays in March on the Nick Jr. channel, and full-length episodes and short-form content will also be available on and the Nick Jr. App. In addition, movie specials will air on Nickelodeon throughout the year, including the world premiere of Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie (1 x 80'). The movie includes newly revamped content that will appear in season 22 of the franchise, premiering this fall.

Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! (season 22, 13 half-hour episodes) had its first screening at the recent 2017 MIP Junior World Premiere TV Screening to much critical acclaim. Season 22, follows the world's No.1 blue engine as he takes kids on a journey of wonder and curiosity around the world to discover & experience new countries, learn about other cultures and of course, make new friends along the way! In addition to Thomas' expanded adventures, several aspects of the show were evolved to appeal to contemporary viewers, including: an all-new format series, faster-paced plots, increase in humor, and more action and adventure-based storylines with several new fantasy and musical elements. For the first time ever, Thomas will also be breaking the forth wall and speaking directly to the viewer.

Thomas the Tank Engine was originally created over 70 years ago by the Rev W Awdry, as a storybook for his son. That story quickly grew to become the award-winning global brand franchise it is today, enjoyed by families around the world across multiple touch-points and formats, including; toys, apps; consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more. Thomas & Friends is aired in over 160 territories, in over 50 languages with over 1.16 billion lifetime views on YouTube, and offers more than 80 hours of original content produced from 500 episodes and 12 specials.


About Mattel, Inc.
Mattel is a global learning, development and play company that inspires the next generation of kids to shape a brighter tomorrow. Through our portfolio of iconic consumer brands, including American Girl®, Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Hot Wheels® and Thomas & Friends™, we create systems of play, content and experiences that help kids unlock their full potential. Mattel also creates inspiring and innovative products in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies as well as other partners. With a global workforce of approximately 32,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at

About Thomas & Friends™
Thomas the Tank Engine™ was created over 70 years ago, by a British clergyman, the Rev W Awdry, as a storybook for his son. That story quickly grew to become the award-winning global brand franchise it is today, enjoyed by families in more than 160 territories and over 55 languages across multiple touch-points and formats, including: 500+ original TV shows; 12 feature-length films; 20 websites in 12 languages; apps; toys; consumer products; publishing; live attractions and much more. Thomas & Friends has earned numerous prestigious accolades including, a Parent's Choice Award, a Webby and a Licensing Award for Best Classic Licensed Property. Thomas & Friends™ is viewable on more than 30 world-class broadcasters including Nick Jr. in the US, Super RTL in Germany, and on Five's Milkshake! and Nick Jr. in the UK. Thomas & Friends can also be viewed across digital platforms including Hulu, iTunes, YouTube and more. On YouTube, the Thomas & Friends channel has had over 1.16 billion lifetime views, over 909k subscribers and 2.6MM engagements. For more information about the world of Thomas & Friends, please visit and

About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th 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, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids' basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).


Die Nominierten der 'Nickelodeon Kids‘ Choice Awards' stehen fest: Kinder aus Deutschland, Österreich & Schweiz voten 2018 in sechs lokalen Kategorien

Original Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland) press release, via the Nick Pressecenter:

Die Nominierten der 'Nickelodeon Kids‘ Choice Awards' stehen fest: Kinder aus Deutschland, Österreich & Schweiz voten 2018 in sechs lokalen Kategorien

Voting ab sofort geöffnet // Mike Singer, Mark Forster, Fack Ju Göhte 3, Samu Haber und mehr fĂŒr den deutschsprachigen Raum nominiert

Berlin, 26. Februar 2018 – Sie stehen fest: Nickelodeon hat heute die Nominierten der diesjĂ€hrigen 'Kids‘ Choice Awards' bekanntgegeben. Die Show in der einzig und allein die Kinder entscheiden, wer einen der begehrten Blimps mit nach Hause nehmen darf, prĂ€sentiert auch in diesem Jahr wieder eine lange und imposante Liste der Stars von Millionen Kids weltweit. Ganz oben mit dabei sind in diesem Jahr: Dwayne Johnson, BeyoncĂ©, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Millie Bobby Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth und Ed Sheeran.

Auch die erste Performerin ist gefunden: Nickelodeon-Star und Social Media-Sensation JoJo Siwa wird auf der BĂŒhne ein Medley ihrer Hits singen. In Deutschland feiert ihr Nickelodeon-Film 'Blurt – Voll verplappert' dieses Jahr Premiere.

„Ich bin so aufgeregt und freue mich wahnsinnig auf die diesjĂ€hrigen Kids‘ Choice Awards. Ich trete nicht nur zum allerersten Mal bei den KCAs auf sondern bin auch noch in der Kategorie ‚Lieblings-Musik-YouTuber‘ nominiert. Also her mit dem Slime – Ich bin bereit!“, freut sich JoJo Siwa.

Neu in diesem Jahr ist das wellenartige Voting-Verfahren. Über einen Zeitraum von vier Wochen werden wöchentlich neue Kategorien zur Abstimmung freigegeben. Abgestimmt werden kann sowohl online auf als auch per Hashtag via Twitter. Hier nutzen die Kids einfach den Hashtag ihres Lieblingsstars oder Lieblingstitels, um ihm eine Stimme zu schenken. Zum Beispiel #KCA #FilmSchöneUndDasBiest.

Und auch fĂŒr den deutschsprachigen Raum steht in diesem Jahr alles unter dem Motto: Mehr Slime, mehr Stars, mehr Action. 2018 werden daher statt der ĂŒblichen zwei lokalen Kategorien gleich sechs Abstimmungskategorien fĂŒr Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz ins Rennen geschickt. Die Kids bekommen die Möglichkeit fĂŒr ihre Stars in den folgenden Kategorien abzustimmen: Lieblings-SĂ€nger/-in: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Lieblings-Cast: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Lieblings-„Big-Kid“: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz“, Lieblings-Zwillinge: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Lieblings-Muser: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz und Lieblings-Sportler: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz.

Unter den Nominierten sind: Mike Singer, Mark Forster, die Jury von „The Voice of Germany“, der Cast der Nickelodeon-Serie 'Spotlight', Muser Falco Punch und Selina Mour sowie die Zwillinge DieLochis und Marcus & Martinus. Die vollstĂ€ndige Liste der Nominierten findet sich unten.

Moderiert werden die 'Nickelodeon Kids‘ Choice Awards' 2018 von Wrestling-Star John Cena.

Die Show aus Los Angeles wird am 25. MĂ€rz um 19:00 Uhr bei Nick ausgestrahlt.

Mehr Informationen rund um die 'Nickelodeon Kids‘ Choice Awards':

Wann und wie Nickelodeon die 'Kids‘ Choice Awards' in diesem Jahr im deutschsprachigen Raum feiert, wird in den nĂ€chsten Tagen bekanntgegeben.

PrÀsentiert werden die 'Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards' 2018 in Partnerschaft mit Heelys.

Nominierte Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz:

Lieblings-SĂ€nger/-in: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz
Mike Singer
Mark Forster
Max Giesinger

Lieblings-Cast: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz
Ostwind - Aufbruch nach Ora
The Voice of Germany (Jury)
Fack Ju Göhte 3

Lieblings-"Big Kid": Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz
Luke Mockridge
Julien Bam
Samu Haber

Lieblings-Muser: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz
Falco Punch
Selina Mour
Mario Novembre
Laura Sophie

Lieblings-Zwillinge: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz
Laila und Rosa Meinecke („Hanni und Nanni“)
Marcus & Martinus
Valentina & Cheyenne Pahde

Lieblings-Sportler: Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz
Angelique Kerber
Andreas Wellinger
JĂ©rĂŽme Boateng

Internationale Nominierte:

Die Schöne und das Biest
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jumanji: Willkommen im Dschungel
Pitch Perfect 3
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Star Wars: Der letzte Jedi
Greatest Showman
Wonder Woman

Ben Affleck (Batman, „Justice League“)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, „Thor 3: Tag der Entscheidung“)
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord, „Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2“)
Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, „Jumanji: Wilkommen im Dschungel")
Kevin Hart (Mouse Finbar, „Jumanji: Wilkommen im Dschungel)
Will Ferrell (Brad, „Daddy’s Home 2 - Mehr VĂ€ter, mehr Probleme!")

Anna Kendrick (Beca, „Pitch Perfect 3")
Daisy Ridley (Rey, „Star Wars: Die letzten Jedi")
Emma Watson (Belle, „Die Schöne und das Biest")
Gal Gadot (Diana/Wonder Woman, „Wonder Woman" & „Justice League")
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, „Greatest Showman" & „Spider-Man: Homecoming")
Zoe Saldana (Gamora, „Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2")

Captain Underpants - Der supertollste erste Film
Cars 3: Evolution
Coco - Lebendiger als das Leben!
Ich – Einfach unverbesserlich 3
Ferdinand - Geht STIERisch ab!
Die SchlĂŒmpfe - Das verlorene Dorf
Emoji - Der Film
The LEGO Batman Movie

Fifth Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

Bruno Mars
DJ Khaled
Ed Sheeran
Luis Fonsi
Kendrick Lamar
Shawn Mendes

Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

„Despacito – Remix” (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber)
„HUMBLE.” (Kendrick Lamar)
„I’m The One” (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne)
„It Ain’t Me” (Selena Gomez & Kygo)
„Look What You Made Me Do” (Taylor Swift)
„Shape Of You” (Ed Sheeran)
„That’s What I Like” (Bruno Mars)
„Thunder” (Imagine Dragons)

Alessia Cara
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Harry Styles
Noah Cyrus

Lieblings-Musikstar weltweit
AFRIKA: Black Coffee
EUROPA: Zara Larsson
USA: Taylor Swift
ENGLAND: The Vamps

Fuller House
Henry Danger
K.C. Undercover
Power Rangers Ninja Steel
Stranger Things
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
Die Thundermans

Alvinnn!!! und die Chipmunks
SpongeBob Schwammkopf
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Willkommen bei den Louds
Die Simpsons

Andrew Lincoln
Grant Gustin
Jace Norman
Jack Griffo
Jim Parsons
William Shewfelt

Candace Cameron-Bure
Kaley Cuoco
Kira Kosarin
Lizzy Greene
Millie Bobby Brown

Just Dance 2018
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Minecraft: Java Edition
Star Wars Battlefront II
Super Mario Odyssey

Alex Wassabi
Dude Perfect
Liza Koshy
Miranda Sings

Ayo & Teo
Jack & Jack
Jacob Sartorius
Johnny Orlando
JoJo Siwa
Why Don’t We

Über Nick:

Nick ist ein weltweit ausstrahlender Kindersender und die Heimat einiger der beliebtesten Kinderserien derzeit, darunter 'SpongeBob Schwammkopf', 'Die Thundermans', 'Henry Danger' und die 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'. Besonderes Programm-Highlight sind die jĂ€hrlich stattfindenden 'Nickelodeon Kids‘ Choice Awards', eine starbesetzte Show, in der Kinder weltweit ĂŒber die PreistrĂ€ger abstimmen. Nick gehört zu der Viacom International Media Networks GmbH. Zu Nick gehören neben dem abwechslungsreichen Fernsehangebot fĂŒr Kinder außerdem der Bereich Consumer Products, Online- und Freizeitangebote sowie Publishing-Produkte. Die Eigenproduktionen 'Het Huis Anubis' / 'Das Haus Anubis', 'Hotel 13', 'Nickelodeon Alaaarm' und 'Spotlight' runden das Angebot von Nick ab.


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Nickelodeon Announces '2018 Kids’ Choice Awards' Nominations | Nick UK PR

Official Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Press Release via Viacom International Media Networks' (VIMN) UK & Ireland Press Centre:









Brand-New, Four-Week Voting Wave Kicks Off Today, Monday, Feb. 26;

WWE Superstar John Cena to Host show, airing on Sunday 25th March at 10:30am on Nickelodeon.

Share it: #KCA and @NickelodeonUK

Feb. 26, 2018 -- Nickelodeon today announced the superstar nominees and a one-of-a-kind performance for the highly-anticipated 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards. Celebrating kids’ favorites across movies, television, music and digital, this year’s nominees include: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot, BeyoncĂ©, Kevin Hart, Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Luis Fonsi, Shawn Mendes, Zendaya, Chris Pratt, Khalid, Cardi B, Selena Gomez, Millie Bobby Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles, Chris Hemsworth, Ed Sheeran, Coco, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and Wonder Woman, among others. WWE Superstar John Cena returns as host of Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards on Sunday 25th March at 10:30am on Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon star and social media sensation JoJo Siwa will perform a medley of hits, including her triple-platinum smash “Boomerang,” with has garnered over 500 million views on YouTube.

Said Siwa, “I am so excited about this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards. Not only will I be performing for the first time at the KCA’s, but I am also super excited about my nomination for Favorite Musical YouTube Creator. Bring on the slime, I am soooooo ready!!”

Beginning today, Nickelodeon will roll out a brand-new, four-week voting wave, where new categories will be revealed each week leading up to the show. Kids can cast their votes on Nickelodeon’s digital site, using special KCA hashtags and the hashtag of their favourite nominee. In addition, kids will have the chance to influence the show in real time with all-new live votes.

Fans can go to, the official destination for everything Kids’ Choice Awards, for hilarious videos, trivia, polls, word scrambles, and photos, and to get the latest KCA news on this year’s show, nominees and attendees.

The presenting international sponsor for the 2018 Nickelodeon’s Kids' Choice Awards is Heelys.

The nominees and categories for Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards are (*new categories):


FILM: (Voting for the film categories begin today, 26th February)

Favourite Movie
Beauty and the Beast
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Pitch Perfect 3
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
Wonder Woman

Favourite Movie Actor
Ben Affleck (Batman, Justice League)
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Thor: Ragnarok)
Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)
Dwayne Johnson (Dr. Smolder Bravestone, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Kevin Hart (Moose Finbar, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Will Ferrell (Brad, Daddy’s Home 2)

Favourite Movie Actress
Anna Kendrick (Beca, Pitch Perfect 3)
Daisy Ridley (Rey, Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
Emma Watson (Belle, Beauty and the Beast)
Gal Gadot (Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman & Justice League)
Zendaya (Anne Wheeler, The Greatest Showman & Michelle, Spider-Man: Homecoming)
Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2)

Favourite Animated Movie
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Cars 3
Despicable Me 3
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Emoji Movie
The Lego Batman Movie

MUSIC: (Voting for the music categories begin Monday 5th March)

Favourite Music Group
Fifth Harmony
Imagine Dragons
Maroon 5
The Chainsmokers
Twenty One Pilots

Favourite Male Artist
Bruno Mars
DJ Khaled
Ed Sheeran
Luis Fonsi
Kendrick Lamar
Shawn Mendes

Favourite Female Artist
Demi Lovato
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Favourite Song
Despacito (Remix) – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, featuring Justin Bieber
HUMBLE. – Kendrick Lamar
I’m The One – DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne
It Ain’t Me – Selena Gomez & Kygo
Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
Thunder – Imagine Dragons

Favourite Breakout Artist
Alessia Cara
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Harry Styles
Noah Cyrus

Favourite Global Music Star
Black Coffee (Africa)
BTS (Asia)
Lorde (Australia/New Zealand)
Maluma (South America)
Taylor Swift (North America)
The Vamps (UK)
Zara Larsson (Europe)

TELEVISION: (Voting for the television categories begin Monday 12th March)

Favourite TV Show
Fuller House
Henry Danger
K.C. Undercover
Saban’s Power Rangers Ninja Steel
Stranger Things
The Big Bang Theory
The Flash
The Thundermans

Favourite Cartoon
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
SpongeBob SquarePants
Teen Titans Go!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
The Loud House
The Simpsons

Favourite TV Actor
Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes, The Walking Dead)
Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)
Jace Norman (Henry Hart, Henry Danger)
Jack Griffo (Max Thunderman, The Thundermans)
Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)
William Shewfelt (Brody Romero/Red Ninja Steel Ranger)

Favourite TV Actress
Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)
Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)
Kira Kosarin (Phoebe Thunderman, The Thundermans)
Lizzy Greene (Dawn Harper, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn)
Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)

OTHER CATEGORIES: (Voting begins Monday, 19th March)

Favourite Video Game
Just Dance 2018
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Minecraft: Java Edition
Star Wars Battlefront II
Super Mario Odyssey

Favourite Funny YouTube Creator
Alex Wassabi
Dude Perfect
Liza Koshy
Miranda Sings

Favourite Musical YouTube Creator
Ayo & Teo
Jack & Jack
Jacob Sartorius
Johnny Orlando
JoJo Siwa
Why Don’t We

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Paramount's Live-Action 'Dora the Explorer' Movie Gets a Summer 2019 Release

Vamanos! Dora the Explorer will be making the trek to movie theaters in summer 2019!

Paramount has today announced that the studio's live-action feature, based on the Nickelodeon's beloved Dora the Explorer animated preschool series, will receive a wide release in North America on Friday, August 2, 2019! A UK release should hopefully follow soon after.

In the works since 2015. Dora the Explorer is being developed through the studio’s Paramount Players division, and will center on Dora as a teenager moving to the city and living with her cousin.

James Bobin, who directed The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, and Alice Through the Looking Glass, will be directing the film with a script from Storks and Neighbors director Nick Stoller. Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes label and his partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller are producing the flick.

The August 2019 release calendar is currently pretty empty, save for a untitled WB event film and Disney's Artemis Fowl, currently dated for Aug. 9.

There is currently no word of when production for the film will commence.

Dora the Explorer was a series that proved to be a massive hit for Nickelodeon, running from 2000 to 2014 with 172 episodes aired. It centered on an a seven-year-old American Latina who, along with her monkey, Boots, faced riddles and characters like a thieving fox named Swiper as she went on quests. She was notable for speaking in both English and Spanish at a time when that was not common on children's programming in the United States. The show spawned two spin-off series, Go, Diego, Go!, which follows Dpra's 8-year-old cousin Diego as he rescued animals around the world, and Dora and Friends: Into the City!, which follows the iconic character Dora living in a city, attending school and at the center of a new group of friends that works together to give back to the community--having both real-life and magical adventures along the way. The success of Dora spawned a number of toys and dolls, video games, DVDs, and a slew of merchandising, which industry estimates peg at more than $11 billion since 2000, as well as stage adaptations. It’s a generational evergreen.

The original series, which ran for more than 170 episodes between 2000 and 2014, spawned a number of toys, books, video games, and direct-to-DVD movies – so a live-action version is ripe for the taking.

Dora earned praise for its focus on diversity when it aired, and won a Peabody Award in 2003 for its outstanding efforts in making learning a pleasurable experience for pre-school viewers.

Platinum Dunes has a first-look deal with Paramount. Stoller’s writing credits include Get Him to the Greek, Neighbors, the Muppet movie reboots, animated films Storks and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, and Kevin Hart’s Night School.

Paramount has three other movies already set for the 2019 summer — Transformers 7 on June 28, Tom Cruise’s Top Gun remake on July 12, and an untitled Terminator movie on July 28.

Dora the Explorer, the Nick series, was co-created by Eric Weiner, Chris Gifford, and Valerie Walsh.

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Nickelodeon Confirms That 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Is NOT Being Canceled | 2018 Edition

Relax, SpongeBob SquarePants is not canceled!

A tweet surfaced over the weekend of Feb. 24 that appeared to come directly from Nickelodeon's official verified SpongeBob Twitter account (@SpongeBob), and its message was concerning to longtime lovers of the beloved animated series. “Unfortunately, our show will be coming to a final end on March 1, 2018,” the tweet read. “It’s been a long ride, and we are very grateful for all the fans worldwide that have shown support throughout the years, none of this would have been possible without you.” The tweet goes the extra mile, including a screen grab of a teary-eyed SpongeBob himself, and was spread like wildfire across social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

Don’t worry, though — it turns out that Plankton may have been up to his tricks again, as the whole thing was a hoax! This message doesn’t even appear on the official SpongeBob Twitter page!

Nickelodeon confirmed that SpongeBob SquarePants wouldn't be ending on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in a Tweet on the networks official Twitter page, reiterating that SpongeBob SquarePants has been renewed through to at least the show's twelfth season, will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, and even has its own critically acclaimed Broadway show!

Aside from getting renewed on TV, SpongeBob SquarePants will also be featured in his third movie, which is slated to premiere on July 31, 2020, under Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Pictures!

A new rumor circulates the Internet nearly every year that SpongeBob SquarePants will be ending. In 2016, one hoax claimed that Nickelodeon would be ceasing production on the networks hit original animated series on Monday 17th October 2016. A Nickelodeon representative confirmed, via, that "after 17 years", the show wasn't cancelled.

Example, collected via Facebook during October 2016: "I heard the beloved Nickelodeon TV series "Spongebob Squarepants" is being cancelled on October 17, 2016. Is this true?"

"The claim struck enough of a nostalgic chord amount social media users, many of whom grew up watching the exploits of the seafloor denizens of the Bikini Bottom, that few stopped to consider that it cited no reference," noted "No articles heralded the end of the Krusty Krab era, nor did any major entertainment outlets cover the cancellation of one of the most prominent children's' shows of the last two decades. Nonetheless, viewers across the country expressed disappointment on [social media]."

“It blows my mind when I do the math and realize that SpongeBob has been living in my head for nearly one-third of my life now,” Tom Kenny, who voices the title character, said in a statement in 2017. “And he’s the best roommate I’ve ever had!” New episodes of SpongeBob’s 11th and 12th season's will continue airing throughout 2018-2019.

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