Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Nickelodeon Brazil to Host Encontro de Patas 2018 on Sunday 22nd July 2018 at Parque Villa Lobos in São Paulo

Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil) has announced the PAWsome news that the number-one brand for kids will host its second annual "Encontro de Patas" event at Parque Villa Lobos in São Paulo on Sunday 22nd July 2018 between 10h - 17h!

Geared towards the whole family, "Encontro de Patas 2018" is a free event that aims to further promote interaction between children and their pets, providing a fun day for all the family whilst at the same time raising awareness about the vital care animals need and helping to build a more peaceful world.

The day will be themed after Nick Jr.'s beloved preschool series Patrulha Canina (PAW Patrol), and will have lots of animal-themed entertainment on offer, including pranks, stage entertainment, and even presentations from PAW Patrol characters!

Please note that, not all puppies will be able to endure the high temperatures and some of the activities, so remember to respect the limits of your pet.

Food trucks will be available to purchase food, however, attendees are more than welcome to take their own food and have a yummy picnic.

To keep everyone safe, staff will distribute wristbands to each child attending on the day.

At Nickelodeon's first "Encontro de Patas" in 2017, over 15,000 kids and families and over 4,000 dogs got the chance to see their heroes from Nickelodeon's hit preschool series Patrulha Canina live.

Get ready to play with Nickelodeon and lots of animals at "Encontro de Patas 2018"!

From TrendyByNick Brasil:

Vem aí o #EncontroDePatas da Nick!

Você ama animais e está sempre buscando uma forma de se divertir com eles? Pode ficar feliz, vem aí o #EncontroDePatas da Nick! 🐾

Isso mesmo! Um dia para curtir muito com a família e cachorrinhos! Vão rolar brincadeiras, atrações no palco e até apresentações dos nosso personagens da Patrulha Canina!

AWN! 🐶💘

Separamos todas as informações pra você, se liga!

Onde será o Encontro de Patas?

No Parque Villa Lobos - Av. Prof. Fonseca Rodrigues, 2001 – São Paulo

Como chegar?

Transporte público é a melhor opção!

E tem uma estação de trem ao lado do parque: Estação Villa Lobos-Jaguaré -(linha Esmeralda da CPTM)


Dia: 22 de julho;

Horário: Das 10h às 17h.

Agora vamos te dar algumas dicas e informações úteis... 🐶

1) Use roupas confortáveis e leves; 👗👖

2) Leve água, protetor solar e repelente de mosquitos; 💦🐝

3) O Parque Villa Lobos tem o estacionamento próprio sujeito à lotação, que é bastante concorrido. Opte sempre por transporte público. 🚍🚋

4) Nem todos os cachorrinhos aguentam temperaturas altas e muitas atividades. Respeite o limite do seu pet. 🐶☀️

5) O Parque possui FOODTRUCKS, mas você poderá levar alimentos para consumo próprio, e é um lugar PERFEITO para você fazer aquele piquenique gostoso! 🌴🍽

6) Distribuiremos pulseiras de identificação para as crianças. Utilize para a segurança de todos. ⚠️


E aí, curtiu a novidade?

Agora é só se preparar para brincar MUITO com a gente e com os animaizinhos!

Tá chegando!


Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New 'PAW Patrol' 'Sea Patrol' Special 'Pups Save Tilly Turbot' On 7/19

Nickelodeon USA will premiere the brand-new PAW Patrol "Sea Patrol" special "Sea Patrol: Pups Save Tilly Turbot" (#513a), along with the all-new episode PAW Patrol "Pups Save an Upset Elephant" (#513b) on Thursday 19th July 2018 at 12:00pm (ET/PT)!

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Additional source: PAW Patrol Wiki.
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Joe Murray Confirms 'Rocko's Modern Life' Episode "Closet Clown" Is About Being Gay; 'Static Cling' To Have LGBTQ Theme

The episode's name "Closet Clown" does kind of give it away.

'90s kids who grew up watching Rocko's Modern Life knows that it wasn't just a show for kids. The Nickelodeon series was peppered with PG-13 references—a parent watching this show could chuckle at things flying far over their child's head, while their kid would have to wait about 10 years for the joke to finally click. See: the episode where Rocko's neighbor, Mrs. Bighead, tries to seduce him Mrs. Robinson-style. Or the quick joke about Rocko working for a phone sex hotline.

Or the episode "Closet Clown." In the 1996 episode, Rocko is chased by a mob for admitting he likes rainbows. Rewatching it now they're older, adults can easily see that the hidden connotation is actually pretty overt: the entire plot is about coming out as gay. To recap: consistently-cranky neighbor Mr. Bighead sees a clown with a flat tire on his clown truck in front of his house. He berates the clown and scares him off.

The clown leaves behind a red nose, and when Mr. Bighead tries it on, he realizes he LOVES being a clown. This epiphany complicates his life – he fears people at work catching on, and has a moment of panic when his boss walks in on him trying on the clown nose in the bathroom (only to discover that his boss is actually a clown himself).

Mr. Bighead slowly, albeit still secretly, starts to embrace his identity, entertaining kids at birthday parties while lying to his wife about his whereabouts. By the end, everyone finds out Mr. Bighead is a clown and reacts warmly to his coming-out, including Mrs. Bighead, who's relieved that he hasn't been cheating.

Obviously, if this was actually meant to be about being queer, it was a pretty radical storyline to air. Cosmopolitan's Julia Pugachevsky wanted to know: Was this really an allegory for hiding your sexuality, or was she just diving too deep into the Rocko fan forums? Julia spoke with Joe Murray, the series creator, and Rob Porter, a storyboard artist and writer on the episode, if the fan theory had any legs. Hang on to your Chokey Chicken!

"It was intentional, yeah," says Murray. “It started out in the writers' room. We had a really good time writing for Ed Bighead, who had a lot of hidden neuroses that would come out at different times. One of the writers had this idea that we make this about him wanting to be a clown."

As the idea was brainstormed some more, the writers' room (which had several openly-gay writers on staff) decided to make the episode a metaphor for being in the closet. “Once we had that anchor, it really helped guide us through Mr. Bighead’s motivations," says Porter. "The fear of hiding something deep and personal from his wife. [The] fear of creating more lies and the problems that come from creating lies. And then the sense of euphoria of getting that weight off your chest."

One of the most on-the-(red)-nose moments in the episode: Mr. Bighead yells at the clown to "go back to Scandinavia!", prompting him to hop on a bus to Oslo (in 1993, Norway became the second country in the world, following Denmark, to legalize same-sex partnerships). Another happens when Mr. Bighead's boss, after revealing his own clown identity, asks "So, what are you into? Birthdays? Barbecues? Bat mitzvahs?" maybe alluding to sexual preferences.

Of course, this was far from the first time that Rocko's Modern Life tackled some more mature themes. “With Rocko, we really tried to take social issues on – it was part of the whole structure of the show," says Murray, citing episodes that dealt with everything from adoption to racism. "But it still had to appeal to kids – it had to have a visual, cartoon-y feel and lots of wackiness. I think that because that was all happening, we were maybe able to do things that somebody else might not have been able to do.”

Murray also says that choosing a curmudgeonly character like Mr. Bighead to go through this change may have helped with the greenlighting process. "It was a definite character trait of Ed Bighead to start out being against something and then realizing that he actually likes it." Had an earnest character like Rocko struggled with his identity, the hidden meaning of the episode would be much clearer – and less funny. "I think it’s why it went over the network’s heads," says Murray.

He credits getting away with a lot of the show's jokes to Nickelodeon still being so new at the time, along with cable still coming into its own. On the heels of a hit like The Ren & Stimpy Show, the only-adults-will-get-this parts of Rocko's Modern Life hardly raised any alarms.

“I would hope, with the amount of people who watched this – there must’ve been somebody who found a positive connection to being more comfortable in their skin,” says Porter. "I’m just really glad we could’ve done that.”

Now, over 20 years later, Rocko's Modern Life is getting a reboot, and this time, the handling of LGBTQ themes is quite different.

"There’s a definite turn in the episode that we had an advisor from GLAAD work with us closely on it so that we get it right," says Murray. "It was actually embraced by the network – they knew we were doing it, so we’ve come a long way.”

Murray says that at least two representatives of the LGBT media-monitoring organization were present for each major stage of production – from reading the outline to looking at the storyboards to viewing the final film. "They loved the way that we approached it," he says. "I’m really happy about it.”

LGBTQ rights have come a long way since the '90s, but the community still faces hurdles, and visibility in media matters just as much now as it did back then. "Closet Clown" still holds up today, and could also resonate with someone finding comfort, strength, compassion in coming out as gay or any number of sexual and gender identities.

"If somebody got something from it and it helped them in some way, you can’t ask for more than that,” says Murray. And as far as the reboot, "Static Cling" goes, the writing process has been a new experience. "It’s completely open," he says. "We’re not even trying to hide it."

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Nickelodeon Appoints Production And Development Executives For Preschool Group

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release:



Sarah Landy Promoted to Senior Vice President, Production & Development,

Nickelodeon Preschool

Aghi Koh Joins Network as Vice President, Production & Development,

Nickelodeon Preschool

NEW YORK–June 27, 2018– Nickelodeon today announced two key appointments in its preschool group: Sarah Landy has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Production & Development and Aghi Koh joins the team as Vice President, Production & Development. Both Landy and Koh will report to Cathy Galeota, Senior Vice President, Preschool Content, Nickelodeon Group.

In Landy’s new role as Senior Vice President of Production & Development, Nickelodeon Preschool, she will oversee the production and development of Nickelodeon’s live-action and animated preschool shows on the east coast. Based out of Nick’s New York office, she is responsible for the day-to-day development and production of series including the upcoming Blue’s Clues remake and Butterbean’s Café, and oversees the recruitment of artists and writers.

Sarah Landy, Senior Vice President, Production & Development, Nickelodeon Preschool

A 20-year Nickelodeon veteran, Landy was most recently Vice President, Production & Development, Nickelodeon Preschool, and she also served as the Executive in Charge for top-rated shows including Blaze and the Monster Machines, Bubble Guppies, The Fresh Beat Band and The Wonder Pets! Landy began her career in television as an intern at the network and quickly transitioned to assisting one of the creators of the original groundbreaking Blue’s Clues series. She later became the production and development manager for productions such as LazyTown, Jack’s Big Music Show, Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends and Curious Buddies.

Koh, based in Burbank, Calif., joins the team as Vice President of Production & Development, Nickelodeon Preschool, where she will supervise the production and development of Nickelodeon’s animated and live-action preschool series on the west coast.

Aghi Koh, Vice President, Production & Development, Nickelodeon Preschool

Prior to joining Nickelodeon, Koh, a 10-year Universal Studios veteran, served as Vice President of Development and Production for Universal Studios Kids and Family where she was the first executive recruited to help establish the company’s foothold in original kids’ content. Throughout her career, Koh oversaw development and production for the animated TV series CURIOUS GEORGE for PBS; managed animated non-theatrical brands for Universal Studios including The Land Before Time, The Little Engine That Could and the CURIOUS GEORGE movies; and executive produced the Walt Disney feature animated movie The Princess and the Frog.

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th 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).


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Additional source: Kidscreen.
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And now...inspirational quotes from SpongeBob SquarePants | The Zone | YTV

Be excited! The Zone's Suki, Spencer, & Jesse share their favourite inspirational quotes from the one and only...SpongeBob!

Watch SpongeBob SquarePants on YTV and Nickelodeon!

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Top Wing | ‘Go Bananas!’ 🍌 FULL Episode Compilation | Nick Jr.

Everyone’s going bananas for... bananas! Join the Top Wing team and go bananas for this fun, free video! Top Wing characters Swift, Rod, Brody, Penny and their friends from Big Swirl Island all take turns shouting “bananas!” Kids are invited to follow along and shout “bananas!” 🍌 whenever they see an image of a banana appear on the screen. How many times is the word “bananas” shouted out? Watch and count along to find out! For more adventures, visit and the FREE Nick Jr. App where you’ll find fun videos, full episodes, games, and a collection of kids’ songs.

Watch Top Wing, weekdays on Nickelodeon:

Preschoolers can watch full episodes online, play games, and discover silly surprises in the free Nick Jr. App and at iTunes | Google Play | Amazon.

Stream Nick Jr. for free in the Nick Jr. App on Roku and Apple TV or download full episodes for offline viewing on iTunes or Google Play:

You can also download premium apps featuring your child's favorite Nick Jr. shows on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

Draw and Play: iPhone | iPad | Google Play (Phone) | Google Play (Tablet) | Amazon

Nick Jr. Let’s Learn: iPhone | iPad

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Nickelodeon Portugal Celebrates 13th Anniversary With Big Party At Lisbon Zoo

To celebrate Nickelodeon Portugal's 13th birthday on Friday 1st June 2018, Nick threw a aweslime party at Lisbon Zoo! Lucky guests got the chance to watch fantastic shows and meet and greet their favourite Nickelodeon characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants and the heroic pups from PAW Patrol (Patrulha Pata)! Check out Catarina Perez's special report from Nickelodeon's big birthday bash in the super video below! Happy Birthday, Nickelodeon Portugal! :)

13º Aniversário Nick | Reportagem | Nickelodeon Portugal

Celebrámos o 13º aniversário do teu canal favorito no Jardim Zoológico e foi tão giro! Como não queremos que percas pitada partilhamos contigo a reportagem com a Catarina!

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Additional sources: Google Translate,, Wikipedia.
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Nick Jr. UK and Ireland to Premiere 'Becca's Bunch' on Monday 2nd July 2018; Digitally Premieres First Episode

Nick Jr. UK and Ireland will premiere the brand-new animated preschool series Becca's Bunch on Monday 2nd July 2018 at 7:00am! Following its debut, Nick Jr. will continue to air brand-new episodes of Becca's Bunch, which follows the adventures of a unique little bird who has a big heart everyday at 7:00am and 7:00pm.

Update (27/6): To celebrate the launch of Becca's Bunch, Nick Jr. has digitally premiered the very first episode of Becca's Bunch, "Legendary Gill"/"Benny and Shelly's Big Day Out", which you can watch now for free at and on the free Nick Jr. Play app!

In Wagtail Woods a little bird called Becca and her bunch of friends are always ready for action! Becca has a innate curiosity and a wonderful way of looking at things. She sees adventure in every situation and as a result often bites off more than she can chew, landing herself and the bunch - Russell, Sylvia and Pedro - in some sticky situations. Thinking on her feet, Becca will urge a generation of kids never to give up, aim high and have big ideas, because once they do every day will be an adventure!

From her quirky dress sense to her hobbies, Becca is a bird like no other and chirps to her own tune. Her can-do attitude allows her big ideas to take flight on the most fantastical adventures with her three best friends. Becca’s infectious enthusiasm encourages her besties, aka The Wild Bunch, to seek out adventure in Wagtail Woods and boldly go where no bird, worm, squirrel and fox have gone before. The Wild Bunch haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on Becca’s list! With unique ideas, heart and positive thinking, the gang always manage to overcome any challenge they encounter in Wagtail Woods.

Becca's Bunch is an exciting, new entertainment show for preschoolers which merges live action, puppetry and 2D and 3D animation to create a textured world that the audience will want to reach out and touch!

Online at and on the Nick Jr. Play app, parents and children can find out more about Becca's Bunch, as well as sing-along to the show's catchy theme song, learn how to make tasty and healthy Becca snacks, and dance-along to a Becca's Bunch music video. Fans can like the official Nick Jr. UK & Ireland Facebook and Instagram pages and sign up to the official Nick Jr. Fan Club for the latest Nick Jr. news, highlights, video clips, competitions and more.

Becca's Bunch (52 x 11') is produced by Dublin-based creative production, distribution and licensing company JAM Media. Nickelodeon acquired the exclusive broadcast rights to the series in the US and Pay TV rights for the rest of the world in October 2016, and is expected to roll out the series onto Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels around the world soon after its debut on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland. The show has also been picked up by ABC KIDS in Australia, France Télévisions in France and CBC in Canada.

Talking about the series, Nickelodeon Senior Vice President (SVP) of International Production and Development Nina Hahn says the project was introduced to her and Nick’s Vice President (VP) of Content Acquisitions, Layla Lewis, at a very early stage. And it was love at first sight.

“[JAM Media] showed us the short even before they did the formal pitch into our larger group, which allowed us to give them feedback from multiple different filters on what we wanted to see,” Hahn says. “The content itself had a lot of the DNA of Nickelodeon, from the visual quirkiness, to the way the characters were developed and its strong female lead at the center. It really tapped into the kind of broad, emotional and simple ideas that we like to work with.”

Jam Media, which has studios in both Dublin and Belfast in Northern Ireland, pitched the series at Cartoon Forum in 2013 under the title Early Bird.

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About JAM Media:

JAM Media, with operations in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, is one of the leading creators and producers of multi-award winning animated and live action content for the children’s and pre-school audience. The company pride themselves on delivering high quality, innovative, story-driven brands across multiple platforms based around engaging characters with humour at its heart. Shows include Becca's Bunch, PICME, Roy, The Slimefoots, Jessy and Nessy and Zig & Zag. The company was founded in 2002 by animator friends John Rice, Alan Shannon and Mark Cumberton. Visit to find out more about the company.

About Nick Jr.

Where every day’s an adventure, Nick Jr. is a top-performing commercial pre-school entertainment brand in cable and satellite homes. Launched in 1999 as the world's first channel dedicated to pre-school children, Nick Jr.’s programming includes beloved shows PAW Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Nella the Princess Knight and Peppa Pig. Kids and parents can find lots of video clips, games, exclusive activities and downloads featuring their favourite Nick Jr. friends online at and on the Nick Jr. Play app. Viewers also have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick Jr. +1. Nick Jr. is available on Sky 615, Virgin 715, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 318.

About Nickelodeon

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids’ TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

Originally published: Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Schedule source: Digiguide.
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JoJo Siwa Performs Live At VidCon 2018's Night Of Dance | JoJo Siwa Vlogs


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NickTube: Planet Nickelodeon Video Round-Up | Tuesday 27th June 2018

Check out a selection of video clips featuring your favourite Nickelodeon shows and stars from Nickelodeon channels around the world!

JoJo Siwa, Jade Pettyjohn & More in the 😋 Nickelodeon-Inspired Food Taste Test 🍔 | Nickelodeon International

Nickelodeon are putting the Nick stars to the ultimate test - the Nickelodeon Food Taste Test! Watch as Nick stars Jojo Siwa, Riele Downs, Breanna Yde, Jade Pettyjohn & Sean Ryan Fox try some of the weirdest foods from your favorite Nickelodeon shows!

NickSplat To Host The 'Hey Arnold! Takeover' Week

Are you ready for some football head? Hey Arnold! is taking over NickSplat, and there's nothing anyone can do about it, except maybe Helga. So get hype, get snacks, and get to the nearest TV for all your favorite Hey Arnold! episodes, all night every night, all week long! The Hey Arnold! Takeover, starts Monday 2nd July 2018 from 11:00pm ET/PT, only on NickSplat!

Hey Arnold! Takeover Promo from PinkiePie97 on Vimeo.

Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on NickSplat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! NickSplat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 11 PM ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #NickSplat!

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Double Dare w/ Liza Koshy 👃Freshest & Messiest Moments from Week 1 🤣 | Nickelodeon

Did you catch all of this epic mess and craziness? Liza Koshy was caught slipping, there was an epic sponge cake tower, and a nail-biting obstacle course. What’d you think of the brand new episodes of Double Dare? Let Nick know in the comments on YouTube! And be sure to catch more new episodes all week long at 8/7c – only on Nickelodeon USA!

Hang on to your diapies, babies!:

The messiest game show on TV returns for a brand-new series, the all-new Double Dare, premieres Monday, June 25 at 8:00pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!

Hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, Nickelodeon's Double Dare revival will see a new generation of fans compete in the messiest and most physically challenging competition of their lives. Bringing together new fans and the iconic game show’s millennial audience from the ‘90s, original series host Marc Summers returns to give color commentary on the challenges, lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode.

Series guests will include Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg, Jamie Lynn Spears, Rico Rodriguez, Chloe Kim and Lindsey Vonn.

Nickelodeon’s new Double Dare will also spill off of the screen and into the real world this summer, connecting to fans both old and new in a series of forthcoming location-based live experiences. There will be opportunities for fans to play Double Dare in a on-the-ground version all summer long at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America in Minneapolis.

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Originally published: Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
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Nickelodeon News Bytes - Wednesday 27th June 2018

NickALive!'s pick of Nickelodeon news, highlights and more from around the internet!:

Actor Carlos Lopez Jr., who is widely known for starring in Operation Repo and iCarly, has sadly passed award aged 35. Carlos played a fireman named Firefighter Vicente in the iCarly episode "iPear Store".

- The popular Nickelodeon Movies theatrical film Rugrats Go Wild will be leaving Netflix on July 1st!

- Actor Sheldon Bailey, known as “Ruthless” on the hit Nickelodeon sitcom Game Shakers, will be a celebrity coach at Celebrity Basketball Summer Camp July 23-27, 2018 in Raleigh, NC!

- Telefónica’s Brazilian telco Vivo has boosted its streaming service Vivo Play with 21 live linear channels from broadcasters such as Viacom, Turner, Fox and Disney! The 21 new channels include children’s favourites the Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel; film and series-focused channels such as TNT, Fox, TNT Series, and Fox Premium 1 and 2; news from CNN and Bloomberg; sports from ESPN; and varied entertainment from Comedy Central, MTV and Space.

- Fred Penner, star of Fred Penner's Place, will be a guest at the University of Waterloo's annual Canada Day celebrations as the nation celebrates its 151st birthday on July 1!

- Yes, Women Can Have It All: Viacom and The Girls Lounge on Thriving in the Workplace!

- Cra-Z-Art to showcase Nickelodeon light-up slime kits at The Toy Insider's Sweet Suite event on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in New York City!

- SpongeBob Musical star Lilli Cooper joins cast of Tootsie.

- Turbine Medien to release Invader ZIM on Blu-ray in Germany on 3rd August 2018 as part of their Steel Collection! The Region B/2 Blu-ray is a "SD on Blu-ray" release, which offers DVD quality, but uses the storage capacity of Blu-ray discs perfectly and thus offers the complete series on only two discs. Invader ZIM - Turbine Steel Collection is available to pre-order now on!

- The 20 Raddest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Toys You Probably Had! * Or Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles. ;)

- Irish take Hollywood as 15 animation companies partake in official trade mission to LA. As part of the Government of Ireland-led Trade Mission, the representatives were personally introduced to top ranking staff at major companies including Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Netflix and Disney.

- 5 Questions With VidCon Co-Founder and Chairman Hank Green!

- How VidCon Went From An Industry Conference To Massive Celebration Of All Things Online Video: A conversation with VidCon CEO Jim Louderback!

- Viacom Velocity Helping Advertisers Understand New Generations (paid subscription required)

- 38 TV Shows All '90s Kids Have Definitely Forgotten About (including Space Cases, Salute Your Shorts, Gullah Gullah Island, Figure It Out, What Would You Do?, Hey Dude, Roundhouse, The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, KaBlam!, Bananas in Pajamas, The Secret World of Alex Mack and more)!

- Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) España reportedly earned 34 million euros in 2017, a figure that represents an increase of 5% and 13% over the previous two years!

Viacom. MTV España, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central y Paramount Channel alcanzaron una facturación de 34 millones de euros en 2017, cifra que representa un incremento del 5% y 13% respeto a los dos años anteriores.

- The Moment the War for Sumner Redstone’s Media Empire Really Began (Book Excerpt).

- Croatia has issued a 3.10-kuna stamp honoring the 50th anniversary of the animated television series Professor Balthazar, which originally aired in Croatia from 1968 to 1977! The title character was created by Croatian animator Zlatko Grgic (1931-88). In the United States, it aired as part of ABC’s Curiosity Shop in the early 1970s and as part of Nickelodeon’s Pinwheel in the 1980s.

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France: TF1 Acquires 'Top Wing' and 'PAW Patrol' Season 5 for Tfou!

Leading French commercial broadcaster TF1 has acquired the broadcast rights to Nickelodeon's brand-new CG-animated preschool series Top Wing for it's Tfou! kids’ programming strand!

Locally titled Top Wing, toutes ailes dehors, the action-packed series follows a team of eager young birds as they work together to help their island community, go on amazing adventures and earn their wings as full-feathered rescue birds. Produced by 9 Story Media Group, the show features storylines that help preschoolers build self-confidence, and includes lessons about perseverance and hard work.

Top Wing follows four best friend rescue birds–Swift, Penny, Rod and Brody–who are training to earn their wings at the Top Wing Academy on Big Swirl Island. With the help of their mentor Speedy, and unique turbo-charged vehicles and high-tech gadgets, the cadets are assigned different missions to sharpen their rescue skills and help those in need while learning valuable lessons along the way.

In Top Wing’s series premiere, “Time to Earn Our Wings,” cadets-in-training Swift, Penny, Rod and Brody gather at Top Wing Academy where they learn to pilot their new vehicles and become the best rescue team Big Swirl Island has ever seen.

Meet the Top Wing cadets:

Nickelodeon's Top Wing (l-r) Brody, Swift, Rod and Penny

  • Swift – A daring and playful blue jay who is the fastest turbo-charged pilot in the sky.
  • Penny – A curious penguin and undersea expert who is always up for a challenge in her super submarine.
  • Rod – An energetic and funny rooster who is ready to fly across the island on his all-terrain vehicle.
  • Brody – A laid-back puffin who loves to fly across, over and on the waves in turbo-charged vehicle.

Tfou! is slated to premiere Top Wing, toutes ailes dehors during its later this year as part of the strand's 2018/2019 programming season, which also includes the brand-new animated series MarbleGen, Loup and Ernest & Rebecca, as well as season five of Paw Patrol : la Pat'Patrouille, Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat noir season three, Super Wings season three, and seasons two of Mölang, Ranger Bob, Mini Ninjas, Robin des bois et Lassie. In addition to the new episodes, Tfou will also air new specials of hit shows, including Paw Patrol : la Pat'Patrouille, Tib et Tatoum, Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat noir, Robin des bois and Lassie, plus, at the end of the year, will premiere the Disney Pixar feature film, Clochette et la créature légendaire.

Top Wing is created by Matthew Fernandes of Industrial Brothers (Dot, Yup Yups, Gummandos) and executive produced by Scott Kraft (co-creator, Fresh Beat Band; executive producer/head writer, PAW Patrol), Vince Commisso for 9 Story Media Group and Matthew Fernandes and Arthur Spanos for Industrial Brothers. It is the newest series to join Nick’s top-ranked preschool roster, joining hit series like Paw Patrol : la Pat'Patrouille, Blaze et les Monster Machines, Shimmer & Shine and the recently launched Sunny Day. Nickelodeon recently renewed Top Wing for a 26-episode second season.

Top Wing made its world debut on Nickelodeon USA in November 2017, and is currently rolling out on Nickelodeon channels and programming blocks worldwide.

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Original source: Le Figaro; Additional source: Google Translate.
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