Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Viacom to Launch Paramount+ SVOD Service in Latin America; To Include Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. Programming

Viacom is expanding its subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service Paramount+ globally and has struck a mobile distribution deal in Latin America. Building on its existing presence in Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe, Paramount+ will become available May 1 in Brazil before rolling it more widely.


The service is currently available in the Nordics and across Central and Eastern Europe where it offers the exclusive first pay-window for Paramount movies such as The Godfather, Shutter Island, True Grit, Star Trek Into Darkness and The Ring as well as MTV and Comedy Central titles including Inside Amy Schumer, Geordie Shore, Broad City, Teen Mom and South Park.

From Wednesday, May 1, the service will be available in Brazil to mobile subscribers via NET, marking the first mobile distribution partnership in Latin America. It will also be available to NET subscribers and non-subscribers via Android and iOS apps and will roll out across Latin America through Claro Video, part of telecom from America Movil, with the company hoping to reveal a raft of additional pay-TV, internet and mobile deals.

Paramount+ in Latin America will offer series on-demand, including The Handmaids' Tale and Paramount Network original Yellowstone along with more than 2,000 episodes of programs from Viacom’s other flagship channels, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central and MTV. The service will also provide on-demand access to a curated library of more than 150 movies from Paramount Pictures.

David Lynn, David Lynn, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viacom International Media Networks, who is set to discuss the roll out at the APOS conference in Bali this week, said, “By forging partnerships with the world’s leading operators and distributors we are able to bring Viacom’s premium content to new global audiences. As the media landscape continues to evolve, we will aggressively innovate to expand our partner offerings, including Paramount+, across our massive global footprint.”

Paramount+ debuted as an SVOD aggregation service in 2017 in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, with Finland added in March 2019. Also in 2018, the service debuted in Hungary and Poland, where it became available under the name Paramount Play.

Nickelodeon Bolsters Noggin Through Acquisition of Sparkler, an Early Childhood Learning Platform

Nickelodeon Bolsters Noggin Through Acquisition of Sparkler, an Early Childhood Learning Platform

Sparkler Co-Founder Kristen Kane Named Noggin’s New Executive Vice President


Nickelodeon Bolsters Noggin Through Acquisition of Sparkler, An Early Childhood Learning Platform

NEW YORK--In a move that further expands the educational value of Nickelodeon’s Noggin, the network has acquired Sparkler, an early childhood learning technology platform, and has installed its co-founder Kristen Kane as the new leader for the direct-to-consumer preschool subscription service. Noggin is Nickelodeon’s ad-free, video subscription service with educational content currently featuring over 1,500 iconic, full-length library episodes, short-form videos, Spanish-language videos, and music videos featuring preschoolers’ favorite characters and more.

Sparkler is an early learning platform that measures child development and delivers personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes. Over the next year, Sparkler’s technology will be integrated into Noggin’s platform, enabling parents to guide and support their kids’ continued growth and development through engaging, playable content and experiences on and off screen, with personalized features that track progress over time.

Kane, in the new role of Noggin’s Executive Vice President (EVP), will oversee the integration of Sparkler and drive Noggin’s strategy and next phase of development as an educational digital platform. She will be based in New York and report to Nickelodeon President Brian Robbins.


Said Robbins: “Pairing Sparkler’s capabilities with our curriculum-driven content will fully transform Noggin into a premier interactive learning destination for preschoolers and their families. Kristen brings extensive experience in the education and technology space, and she will help drive Noggin’s growth with an increased focus on delivering even greater value to our direct-to-consumer service.”

Subject to the terms of the transaction, Sparkler’s work with schools, healthcare providers, and social services providers will continue through a new non-profit organization called Sparkler Learning, and Viacom will support its mission of helping families give their children a strong start in life through partnerships with educators, doctors, and others serving young families.

Previously, Kane was the founding Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Amplify, an education technology company dedicated to collaborating with educators to create learning experiences for students K-12. Prior to that, she was COO of the New York City Department of Education in the Bloomberg administration, responsible for the implementation of reforms and oversight of daily operations. Kane also served at the Federal Communications Commission, where she led the development of strategies for applying broadband technologies in the education, healthcare, and energy sectors.

Noggin subscriptions have grown by triple digits year over year from 2017 to 2018, and the service is currently available for iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, Android, Fire tablet and Roku devices, as well as on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels and The Roku Channel. With over 30 series to date, including current titles like PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Peppa Pig, and Bubble Guppies, Noggin’s lineup also features classic favorites such as Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Team Umizoomi and Yo Gabba Gabba!

Since its launch in 2015, Noggin has consistently ranked at the top of the charts in the Family and Kids categories, and it is one of the Top 10 Kids Apps on the Free Apps chart on the App Store, in addition to being the number-one grossing app for Music and Video in the Family Category on Google Play. Noggin was also selected by Apple as an Apple TV app of the year.

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 http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Viacom's Nickelodeon Acquires Sparkler in Pivot Toward Education

- Learning app will be folded into its successful Noggin service
- Sparkler co-founder Kristen Kane will oversee merged business

Nickelodeon wants to turn kids’ living rooms into classrooms.

The Viacom Inc.-owned kids’ network has acquired the learning app Sparkler and plans to fold it into Noggin, a video service for preschoolers. Kristen Kane, the co-founder of Sparkler, will now oversee Noggin, which combines a catalog of more than 1,500 episodes of shows like “Paw Patrol” and “Peppa Pig” with play-as-you-go learning challenges involving popular Nick characters.

The companies didn’t disclose terms. The acquisition is a sign of Nick’s growing confidence and investment in Noggin, which has about 2.5 million subscribers.

“This app all of a sudden over the last year is growing like a weed,” said Brian Robbins, the president of Nickelodeon.

Robbins, a successful actor, producer and entrepreneur, hesitated when Viacom Chief Executive Officer Bob Bakish asked him to take over Nickelodeon. While Nick is still the most-watched kids’ TV network in the U.S., viewership of kids’ TV has been in decline for the better part of a decade -- hurt by a new generation of youngsters watching YouTube and Netflix instead of traditional cable and satellite.

Revived Brand

But he saw opportunities to capitalize on its animation studio and live events -- and he saw an underappreciated asset in Noggin. Viacom co-founded Noggin as a cable network in 1999, an offshoot of its popular Nickelodeon channel aimed at younger kids. After turning Noggin into Nick Jr., it revived the brand in 2015 as the name of an online-only service for kids.

Noggin is one of Viacom’s earliest efforts to gain a foothold in the booming market for online video. But it has been something of an afterthought for the past few years, seldom discussed as a huge growth opportunity for a company that has reported declining sales. Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., meanwhile, invested billions of dollars in kids’ programming to lock in a new generation of families.

That all changed when Viacom began selling the service via Amazon’s channels store. Its domestic subscriber base has more than tripled over the past year. Deals with international pay-TV providers like Telefonica SA have provided a further 1.9 million customers, Robbins said.

Robbins has no intention to compete head-to-head with Netflix and Amazon in entertainment, an expensive proposition. Instead, he wants to further establish Noggin as an app parents can trust -- a productive use of screen time that also entertains. He also intends to expand the service’s target audience to include kids as old as 8, from the current range of 2 to 4.

Sparkler allows parents to measure a child’s early-stage educational development, and it delivers personalized coaching to reach certain goals. Kane used to work for New York City’s Department of Education and News Corp.’s former Amplify digital education unit.

“When handing a kid a device, it feels really good to know that they are getting more out of the experience than just watching,” Robbins said. “Ramping up the education -- and the benefits of that -- I think will make Noggin explode.”

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Update (4/23) - In additional news, Nickelodeon's NOGGIN app has won the "Family & Kids" award in "Apps, Mobile, and Voice" category of the 2019 Webby Awards! Congrats Nick!

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Originally published: Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5:58pm GMT.
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Nickelodeon Stars Receive Nominations in the 2019 Young Artist Awards

The Young Artist Academy has announced the very exciting news that a raft of Nickelodeon stars have been nominated in the 40th annual Young Artist Awards, which recognizes exceptional talent in entertainers from ages 5-18!


Below is a list of the nominations for the 2019 annual Young Artist Awards, featuring the categories in which Nickelodeon stars have been nominated in. A full list of all nominees in all categories can be viewed at https://youngartistacademy.org/2019nominees.

Congratulations and good luck to everyone nominated in the 40th annual Young Artist Awards!

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A VOICE-OVER ROLE - Young Artist

Bria Singleton
THE LOUD HOUSE

Brandin Stennis
PAW PATROL TOYS

Dillon Fontana
PUPPY STAR CHRISTMAS

Roman Dean George
Daniel Diaz, LIFE IS STRANGE 2

Mia Sinclair Jenness
FANCY NANCY

Lynsey Pham
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS RIDES AGAIN

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A VOICE-OVER ROLE - Teen Artist

Andre Robinson
Clyde McBride, THE LOUD HOUSE

Nicolas Cantu
SOFIA THE FIRST

Ruby Jay
WHAT THEY GOT RIGHT

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES - Recurring Teen Actress

Haley Powell
Esmeralda, SCHOOL OF ROCK

Maya Jade Frank
BIZAARDVARK

Imogen Tear
WHEN CALLS THE HEART

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV SERIES - Supporting Young Artist

Marcus Cornwall
Bo Brooks., STAR FALLS

Christian Michael Cooper
BEYOND

Wyatt McClure
YOUNG SHELDON

Additionally, former Nickelodeon Star Paris Smith (Every Witch Way) has been nominated for the "Best Performance in a TV Movie or Special - Young Actress" award for her role in A Stolen Life!

About The Young Artist Awards

Since 1978, the Young Artist Academy™ hosts Hollywood's oldest youth awards show each summer. Affectionately called the "Youth Oscars" by Huffington Post, the Academy has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood over the last 40 years, and is the only youth awards to be structured the same as major Hollywood guilds. By using the same business model as Hollywood’s foremost Awards organizations, the Academy aims to prepare each young artist for acceptance into those adult counterpart organizations - complete with Academy Membership and Peer Voting. For over 40 years, the Academy has recognized exceptional talent in entertainers from ages 5-18, and continues to offer exclusive industry connections, networking, press training, protection education, academy references, and publicity opportunities for young artists on the rise.

YAA has honored a multitude of young artists who have continued on to successful adult careers, becoming household names in the entertainment industry. Some notable examples include: Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic), Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, Julia Roberts, Drake (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Johnny Depp (Edward Scissorhands), Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson (The SpongeBob Movie), Selena Gomez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Zendaya, Lisa Boet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder, Mario Lopez (Saved by the Bell), Michelle Pfeiffer, Jaden Smith (Karate Kid), Emma Watson (Harry Potter), Michelle Williams, Zac Effron, Tatyana Ali, John Stamos (Fuller House, Grandfathered), Reese Witherspoon, Jody Foster, Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigel, Mila Kunis (Wonder Park, Family Guy), Kaley Cuoco, Joaquin Phoenix, Johnny Galecki, Yara Shahidi, Kirsten Dunst, Hilary Duff, Hayden Panettiere (Until Dawn, Malcolm in the Middle), Jake Gyllenhall, Emmy Rossum, Megan Fox (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Saoirse Ronan, Emma Roberts (Unfabulous), Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Shailene Woodley, Ariel Winter (Modern Family), Quvenzhané Wallis, Brie Larson. Elle Fanning, and Hillary Swank.

For more information about the Young Artist Academy and the he Young Artist Awards, visit https://youngartistacademy.org. Like the Young Artist Academy on Facebook, follow the Young Artist Academy on Twitter, Instagram, and subscribe to the Young Artist Academy YouTube channel for the latest for the Academy.

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Nickelodeon Latin America to Premiere New Original Movie 'Bixler High Private Eye' on Saturday 27th April 2019

NICKELODEON’S NEW ORIGINAL TV MOVIE, BIXLER HIGH PRIVATE EYE,
STARRING JACE NORMAN AND ARIEL MARTIN,
PREMIERES SATURDAY 27th APRIL 2019
ON NICKELODEON LATIN AMERICA

Share it: #BixlerHighPl


Nickelodeon’s new original TV movie, Bixler High Private Eye, starring Jace Norman (Henry Danger) and multihyphenate actress, singer and author Ariel Martin, a.k.a. “Baby Ariel,” is set to premiere on Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) on Saturday 27th April 2019 at 18:00 on Nickelodeon Argentina and at 20:00 on Nickelodeon México, Nickelodeon Colombia and Nickelodeon Venezuela (TX time for Nickelodeon Chile TBA)! The live-action comedy, locally titled O Agente Secreto de Bixler in Latin America, follows Xander DeWitt (Norman), an inquisitive teenager who has a knack for solving mysteries, as he tackles his biggest case yet when his father suddenly disappears.

The film will also premiere on Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil) the same day.

In O Agente Secreto de Bixler, Xander’s sleuthing skills get put to the test when his dad, Russell, leaves for work one day and vanishes without a trace. Frustrated by his attempts to find his dad, Xander’s mom sends him to go live with his grandfather (Ed Begley Jr.), a retired private investigator. It’s in his dad’s hometown that Xander finds a surprising lead in the case and builds an unexpected partnership with Kenzie Messina (Ariel Martin), an investigative reporter for the school newspaper.


Bixler High Private Eye marks Norman’s fifth starring role in a Nickelodeon TV movie, and his first as an executive producer. He currently stars in Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger, the number-one live-action show on TV with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, and the network’s longest-running live-action sitcom. Norman is also the co-founder of Creator Edge Media, an influencer marketing agency.

Ariel Martin, a.k.a. “Baby Ariel,” is an award-winning actress, singer, entrepreneur and author who has catapulted into mainstream media. She has captured an audience of over 40 million across all her social media platforms, and over 282 million views on her YouTube videos alone. Most recently, Martin released her debut book, “Dreaming Out Loud,” as well as her fourth single, “8 Letter,” in October 2018.

Bixler High Private Eye made its world debut on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Monday, January 21, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Following its U.S. launch, the film will roll out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and branded blocks throughout 2019.

Bixler High Private Eye is executive produced by Jace Norman, Scott Norman, Rene Rigal (Immortals, 21 & Over) and Tobin Armbrust (Dark Places, Snitch), and is produced by Greg Sills (Grease Live!, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards). The TV movie was written by Christopher Baldi (Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow) and Danny Kallis (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) & Michele Wolff (Ella Enchanted), and is directed by Leslie Kolins Small (Stuck in the Middle).

Fans can visit mundonick.com, like the official Nickelodeon Latinoamérica Facebook page, follow Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to the official Nickelodeon Latinoamérica YouTube channel for the latest Nick news, highlights and videos.

Más Nick: Nickelodeon Latin America and Nickelodeon Brazil to Premiere 'Club 57' on Monday 6th May 2019!
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Nickelodeon Brazil to Premiere New Original Movie 'Bixler High Private Eye' on Saturday 27th April 2019

NICKELODEON’S NEW ORIGINAL TV MOVIE, BIXLER HIGH PRIVATE EYE,
STARRING JACE NORMAN AND ARIEL MARTIN,
PREMIERES SATURDAY 27th APRIL 2019
ON NICKELODEON BRAZIL

Share it: #BixlerHighPl


Nickelodeon’s new original TV movie, Bixler High Private Eye, starring Jace Norman (Henry Danger) and multihyphenate actress, singer and author Ariel Martin, a.k.a. “Baby Ariel,” is set to premiere on Nickelodeon Brazil (Brasil) on Saturday 27th April 2019 at 19:00! The live-action comedy, locally titled O Agente Secreto de Bixler in Brazil, follows Xander DeWitt (Norman), an inquisitive teenager who has a knack for solving mysteries, as he tackles his biggest case yet when his father suddenly disappears.

The movie will also debut on Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) the same day.

In O Agente Secreto de Bixler, Xander’s sleuthing skills get put to the test when his dad, Russell, leaves for work one day and vanishes without a trace. Frustrated by his attempts to find his dad, Xander’s mom sends him to go live with his grandfather (Ed Begley Jr.), a retired private investigator. It’s in his dad’s hometown that Xander finds a surprising lead in the case and builds an unexpected partnership with Kenzie Messina (Ariel Martin), an investigative reporter for the school newspaper.


Bixler High Private Eye marks Norman’s fifth starring role in a Nickelodeon TV movie, and his first as an executive producer. He currently stars in Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger, the number-one live-action show on TV with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, and the network’s longest-running live-action sitcom. Norman is also the co-founder of Creator Edge Media, an influencer marketing agency.

Ariel Martin, a.k.a. “Baby Ariel,” is an award-winning actress, singer, entrepreneur and author who has catapulted into mainstream media. She has captured an audience of over 40 million across all her social media platforms, and over 282 million views on her YouTube videos alone. Most recently, Martin released her debut book, “Dreaming Out Loud,” as well as her fourth single, “8 Letter,” in October 2018.



Bixler High Private Eye made its world debut on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Monday, January 21, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Following its U.S. launch, the film will roll out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and branded blocks throughout 2019.

Bixler High Private Eye is executive produced by Jace Norman, Scott Norman, Rene Rigal (Immortals, 21 & Over) and Tobin Armbrust (Dark Places, Snitch), and is produced by Greg Sills (Grease Live!, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards). The TV movie was written by Christopher Baldi (Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow) and Danny Kallis (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody) & Michele Wolff (Ella Enchanted), and is directed by Leslie Kolins Small (Stuck in the Middle).

Fans can visit mundonick.com.br as well as like the official Nickelodeon Brasil Facebook page, follow Nickelodeon on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to the official Nickelodeon Brasil YouTube channel for the latest Nick news, highlights and videos.

Mais Nick: Nickelodeon Latin America and Nickelodeon Brazil to Premiere 'Club 57' on Monday 6th May 2019!

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Nickelodeon Receives 16 Nominations in 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the fantastic news that Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, has received 16 nominations in the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards! Additionally, Beat Bugs, which airs on Nick Jr. Australia also garnered two nominations in this years awards!


The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television production and are presented to individuals and programs broadcast in the U.S. from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. during the 2018 calendar year.

The 46th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Gala honors the more than 70 craft & program categories behind the many shows that grace the Daytime genre.

The winners of Daytime Emmy Awards 2019 will be announced at a prestigious ceremony held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sunday, May 5, 2019. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will also be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday, May 3, 2019. The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations were revealed today on the Emmy Award-winning show The Talk on CBS.

The 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards is a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Both of this year’s shows will be led by Executive Producer, David Michaels, SVP, Daytime (NATAS) and Executive Producer, David Parks, Ignition Entertainment.

Below is a list of the nominations for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards, featuring the awards Nickelodeon has been nominated for. A full list of all nominees in all categories can be downloaded at: http://www.emmyonline.tv/daytime-46th-nominations

Congratulations and good luck to everyone nominated in the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!

Outstanding Short Format Children’s Program
Canticos Nickelodeon
Nick Jr Block Party: Quest for the Golden Cube - Nickelodeon
Nick Jr Color Song: RED - Nickelodeon
Sesame Street: Elmo’s Food Rap Battle - HBO
Sesame Street: A Rainbow Kind of Day - YouTube.com

Outstanding Children’s Animated Series
The Loud House - Nickelodeon
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Nickelodeon
Welcome to the Wayne - Nickelodeon
Disney Mickey Mouse - Disney Channel
Hilda - Netflix

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups - Nickelodeon
Tumble Leaf Halloween Special - Amazon Prime Video
Watership Down - Netflix
DuckTales: The Shadow War! - Disney Channel
Crow: The Legend - Baobab Studios

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Preschool Animated Program
Beat Bugs - Netflix
Elena of Avalor - Disney Junior
Let's Go Luna! - PBS Kids
The Stinky & Dirty Show - Amazon Prime Video
Vampirina - Disney Junior

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement – Brand Image Campaign – Network or Program
Black History Month Campaign - Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon - Pride Month - Nickelodeon
Women’s History Month Campaign - Nickelodeon
The Young and the Restless – 45th Anniversary - CBS
DreamWorks Spirit Riding Free – Seasons 5 and 7 - Netflix

Outstanding Performer in a Preschool Animated Program
Olivia Manning, as Dazzle - Butterbean's Café - Nickelodeon
Eric Bauza, as Fozzie Bear, Bunsen Honeydew, Mr. Statler - Muppet Babies - Disney Junior
Steve Buscemi, as Saloso - Elena of Avalor - Disney Junior
Devan Cohen, as Daniel Tiger - Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood - PBS
Ben Diskin, as Gonzo, Rizzo - Muppet Babies - Disney Junior

Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program
The Loud House - Nickelodeon
Angela's Christmas - Netflix
Hilda - Netflix
Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters - Netflix
Wild Kratts - PBS

Outstanding Directing for a Preschool Animated Program
Nella the Princess Knight - Nickelodeon
Ask the StoryBots - Netflix
Fancy Nancy - Disney Junior
Peg+Cat - PBS
Tumble Leaf - Amazon Prime Video

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Preschool Animated Program
PAW Patrol: Mighty Pups - Nickelodeon
Rusty Rivets - Nickelodeon
Beat Bugs - Netflix
The Stinky & Dirty Show - Amazon Prime Video
Vampirina - Disney Junior

Outstanding Music Direction And Composition
The Loud House - Nickelodeon
Disney Mickey Mouse - Disney Channel
Elena of Avalor - Disney Junior
The Tom & Jerry Show - Cartoon Network
Watership Down - Netflix

In additional Nickelodeon Awards news:

-- Nickelodeon's The Loud House and PAW Patrol have each picked up a nomination in The Banff World Media Festival's 2019 Rockie Awards International Program Competition! The Loud House (Nickelodeon/Jam Filled USA) has been nominated for the Best "Animation: Children & Youth" award (the award the show won in 2018) and PAW Patrol (Spin Master/TVOKids/Nickelodeon) has been nominated for the Best "Preschool Program" award. Both awards feature in the "Children & Youth" category of the awards.

The Rockie Awards is BANFF’s flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Each year, hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including an international industry jury of over 100 professionals working in entertainment and media around the world, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind.

The 2019 Rockie Awards will be handed out on June 10, during the Banff World Media Festival is set to run June 9-12 in the Canadian Rockies. A full list of Banff Rockies nominees is available at banffmediafestival.playbackonline.ca

-- Meanwhile, in the UK, Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. Ready Steady Dough line for The Entertainer from Addo Play has been nominated for the "Best Brand Licensed Children’s Product or Range" in the Product category of the Brand & Lifestyle Licensing Awards 2019! The B&LLAs shine the light on all aspects of brand licensing, giving a platform for non-entertainment properties to be celebrated. These include lifestyle brands, as well as corporate, food and drink, heritage, fashion and talent among others. A full list of 2019 B&LLAs Awards nominees can be found on Licensing Source!

Update (4/12) - From Animation Scoop:

INTERVIEW: Mike Rubiner on producing Nick’s “The Loud House”

The Loud House continues to make a lot of noise. While production is beginning for Season 4 of Nickelodeon’s hit comedy, so is work on the recently-announced, The Loud House Movie, which will find a home on Netflix. Oh, and the show just picked-up a trio of 2019 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, the most in the three years of the series. Exciting times, indeed, for Executive Producer Mike Rubiner.

Mike Rubiner: Honestly I had sort of forgotten that it was even time for that. I just heard excited voices around the office and stuck my head out the door. I was like, “What’s going on?” And I found out that we were nominated for three Emmys. So in a way that’s the best way to find out – when you’re not waiting for it and it just, kind of, catches you by surprise.

Jackson Murphy: Did you have a little celebration?

MR: We did. I think there might’ve been some bubbly of some sort opened up. Everybody was super excited. I think we were nominated for one or two last year, but this was the most that we’ve gotten. And the fact that it was three really significant categories was pretty exciting.

JM: Let’s start with Outstanding Children’s Animated Series. Producer Karen Malach is credited. When you’re going through the process of submitting for this category… are you part of that? And which episode did you guys submit for this?

MR: Yeah. I am part of it. And we submitted, I think in all of our categories, we ended-up submitting the same half-hour special, Really Loud Music. It was a two-parter, 22-minute episode that features Luna, our rocker teen, but also very much features the whole family – and it’s got a lot of music. It was a much bigger episode, not just length-wise, but also visually as well. It had a lot of music video elements to it and was a lot of fun. So we felt like that episode was firing on all cylinders, so that’s the one that we submitted.

JM: I agree with you completely. A lot of components to that episode. I interviewed Michelle Lewis and Doug Rockwell, the songwriters, around November when that episode aired. And they’re nominated for Outstanding Music Direction & Composition. I could tell that they were thrilled with how the episode turned out.

MR: We all were. Working with Doug and Michelle was amazing. They brought so much to the episode, not just writing the songs (and I think, pretty much, all the lyrics came from them) – really hooked into all the characters and what they were about. They found ways to express those characters through song, and it kind of blew all our minds what an amazing job they did. If production-wise, it was not such a beast that nearly killed us all, we’d love to do more musical episodes.

JM: That’s what they said. They told me they would love to do more music-themed episodes, so we’ll see what happens. You were nominated last year, as you are this year, as Story Editor in the Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program category. There are five writers credited as well. Did you go to the Creative Arts Emmys last year?

MR: Yes, we did go last year. And that was really cool. That was my first time going to the Emmys, and I think for a lot of our writers as well. So it was super fun. We didn’t go home with the award, but it was still pretty awesome, and there were great before and after parties.

JM: And I’m sure it has to be an amazing experience to be among others in the animation community.

MR: Yeah, totally. It’s like a “This is Your Life” experience, where you see everybody you’ve ever worked with. A lot of my career was in New York, so I’ve only been in L.A. for six years or so, which seems almost like a heartbeat. For some of the other people I’ve worked with who have been here for decades, it’s like a big family reunion.

JM: And what would it mean to you to win this year in the Writing category?

MR: It would be a really great honor. We’re up against some really strong shows. The Loud House is very much a script-driven show, as opposed to a board-driven show. We put a lot of care and a lot of thought into our scripts. To have that recognized would be really awesome, and we have a really strong team. We work with a Writer’s Room, as opposed to freelancing stuff out, so we have a very strong group of writers who have been with us for a number of years – who really know these characters. I think that’s been a great way to run the show.

JM: And all the scripts you write are so complex because you have so many characters. Maybe the Emmy community should reward you because you’re writing for so many characters in every episode.

MR: Yeah, definitely. A family of 13, plus our ever-growing group of friends and school characters, and characters around the neighborhood: it’s grown into quite a big world, which is a lot of fun. And I think that’s part of the fun of working on a show that lasts numerous seasons like this one does. You get to keep expanding the world. When we all started on this show, knowing that we were writing for 13 characters, it was a little bit daunting. But it has actually turned out to be a real boon to the writing because it just gives you so many different places to go for ideas, comedy and stories.

JM: You say “expanding the world”. Do you think that’s the main reason why the show has grown over the years?

MR: We started out, in the first season, having this very Lincoln-centric (because of the whole concept of one boy with 10 sisters). So for the first season, almost all the stories were Lincoln’s point of view, and also the notion of the “Loud House”. Everything is in this small house with all these people crammed in it. So that first season, we really tried to milk all the story we could out of that concept. But I think we knew that by the second season, we had to open things up.

We started doing more stories about the sisters – even stories that wouldn’t have Lincoln in them. And then we expanded out to locations across the town and region (specifically suburban Detroit/southeastern Michigan). And I think every season we have expanded a little bit more and gotten to know characters who are not even part of our family, like Lincoln’s best friend, Clyde, and his two dads and all the girls’ friends. There are a lot of places to go, and I feel like we still can keep expanding that world. That’s the great thing about this show – it’s diversity.

JM: When you said, “making it Lincoln-centric”, that made me think about “The Simpsons”. That show started out with a lot of episodes about Bart the first couple of seasons, and then it expanded out to the world of Springfield. Were there other animated family shows that have inspired The Loud House?

MR: Yeah. I think a lot of the inspiration came from old comic strips, things like “Peanuts”. It has a little bit of that retro look about it. Though we’ve ended-up situating the kids in a very modern world with all our technology. So it has a little bit of that retro feel, but also I think is very relatable to present day kids. The other touchpoint for I think a lot of us on the staff and the writing is “The Brady Bunch”, oddly enough.

JM: I love it!

MR: It was a live-action show, and quite a while ago, but we were all influenced by it and that whole notion of a big family and the chaotic-ness of it – but the warmth of it and a lot of heart as well. So that was another inspiration for us.

JM: So many people have called The Loud House Nickelodeon’s most successful animated series since “SpongeBob”. How does hearing a statement like that feel to you?

MR: Pretty incredible. “SpongeBob” is such a massive phenomenon. To be in the footsteps of that is pretty great. I feel really fortunate to be part of this show, and I think we all knew from the beginning that it was something special. And we have a really amazing and very carefully picked group of people that we work with: our cast and crew. So it’s been an amazing experience for me – definitely the most exciting experience I’ve had working on a show.

JM: And I think it’s been resonating, not only with kids in the key 2-11 demo at Nickelodeon, but also older audiences.

MR: That’s super fulfilling to hear that. That’s the kind of ultimate thing that you want to hear: that kids can watch it with their parents, and the parents are not cringing or running from the room – but actually enjoying it. And that’s really satisfying for all of us. And I don’t even think we consciously think, “Okay. We need to have those two-levels” that you look for sometimes in kids shows: there’s the kid level, and there’s the adult level. We kind of take the approach of not writing down to kids at all and looking for stories that we feel are funny. Of course, we want to be sure there’s something that kids relate to in these stories, but… we want to make ourselves laugh as well. So I think that’s how it comes about.

JM: I’m a ratings guy: love looking at those stats. The ratings have been fantastic: around 1.5 million viewers for the first airings of each new episode. But the beauty of Nickelodeon is that the episodes get to air over and over again. So how important are the ratings for the first airings, or does it not really matter because they’re gonna be airing over and over again?

MR: We do re-air a lot. The Loud House is on numerous times almost every day. And I think one of the things that really makes the network happy about The Loud House is that it does really well in its premieres but also does really well in the re-airings. It keeps a really solid number throughout the day and throughout the week. And that’s what you hope and dream for with the show.

JM: So it has been announced that a movie is in the works. And we know that Season 4 is also in the works. Several shows like “SpongeBob” and “The Simpsons” – and “Bob’s Burgers” is dealing with it right now – doing production of the series at the same time as making a movie. How are you guys going about doing that?

MR: Good question. Well, we’re not putting a pause on the series to do the movie. We’ll just be hiring a separate team, basically. One of our The Loud House writers who’s been with us for a long time is going to be writing the movie, and we have some other staff members from our team who will migrate over to the movie – who will help us keep all the important aspects of the series consistent with the movie. But we’ll also have a lot of new people and a director and producers. They’ll be some overlap with our team, but we won’t be asking our team to make a movie at the same time as they’re making a TV series, which would kill everybody, I’m sure. I think we’ve found a way to have the best of both worlds.

JM: That’s good. I’m sure the fans will be happy with that strategy. So for the Daytime Emmys, do you have a speech ready?

MR: I do not have a speech ready. I can tell you that I will try to keep it short because I remember how long the Emmys was last year. It will be short, succinct, really just thanking the amazing team that I work with here if we’re lucky enough to win.

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From BSCkids:

The Loud House – Exclusive Interviews With Grey Griffin and Tex Hammond


Photo Credit: Deidrha Fahey

“The Loud House” Season 4 returns in May on Nickelodeon and we got the wonderful opportunity to interview Grey Griffin and Tex Hammond, mother and son duo who lend their voices to the show. Grey voices Lola, Lana, and Lily Loud while Tex voices the star of the show, Lincoln Loud. “The Loud House” was nominated for a total of three Emmy Awards – Outstanding Children’s Animated Series, Outstanding Writing for an Animated Program and Outstanding Music Direction And Composition.

Bringing to life some of the show’s lead characters are mother-son duo Grey Griffin and Tex Hammond. Grey is a voice industry veteran who lends her voice to Lola, Lana, and Lily Loud and Tex voices Lincoln Loud. The pair record together at Nick’s studio in Burbank.

Tex And Grey

BSCKids: So how is it working together on “The Loud House”? And how does it feel to voice siblings instead of your normal mother son relationship?

Grey: Ha! Well, he’s way more mature than I am sometimes…so having him play my big brother doesn’t feel like that much of a stretch!

Tex: I give great advice!

BSCKids: What has been the funniest thing that has happened while you have been recording?

Tex: Sometimes my mom tries to help direct me, and I’m like, “Let’s leave this to the director, shall we?”

Grey: Guilty.

BSCKids: How do you get into character to do your recording?

Tex: It’s easy for me, because I feel like Lincoln and I are similar. I have a 2-year-old sister and a 4-year-old brother, so I’m used to a certain amount of craziness and diaper disasters at home!

Grey: He’s a very sweet big brother, as is Lincoln! Sometimes I get confused as to which sister I’m playing! It’s hard to keep all of those “L-names” straight!

BSCKids: What does a normal day of recording usually entail?

Tex: My dad usually picks me up from school and then we go straight to Nick to meet my mom! I’m usually starving, but the studio has great craft service…and candy…which I only eat a very sensible amount of?

Grey: Don’t eat a bunch of candy, honey!

BSCKids: Besides “The Loud House”, name some of your other favorite characters you have voiced?

Tex: I’ve done guest roles on “Glitch Techs” and I play Astro on a show called “Super Wings” that my baby brother loves! I also play Fangbert on “Vampirina”!

Grey: I loved playing Vicky on “The Fairly Odd Parents” and Sam on “Danny Phantom”. I also have been the voice of Daphne on “Scooby-Doo” for over 20 years. And I’m the new Redhead on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland! Lots of redheads! Ha!

BSCKids: In one sentence, why should people tune in to watch “The Loud House”?

Tex: Watch “The Loud House” if you’d like to see a family that REALLY loves each other and sticks up for each other no matter what!

Grey: That was good, Tex. Same.

BSCKids: If you could guest star on one live action Nickelodeon show, which one would it be and why?

Tex: THE NEW “ALL THAT” SHOW! I have been a fan of sketch comedy forever and I make a ton of funny YouTube videos with different characters…wigs. I’m such a fan of “SNL” and Keenan Thompson. If would be AMAZING to do that show!

Grey: I don’t do live-action! Ha, I guess I’ll wait and see if Tex can get me a part on ALL THAT if his dream comes true!

Grey

BSCKids: You must love being able to work with your son. Is there anything you feel that you have to do a bit differently as a parent because you work together?

Grey: I have to be more prepared than I normally am, so I don’t set a bad example. I also have to watch my mouth a bit more…sometimes I’m naughty.

BSCKids: How do you feel that Lola and Lana voices are different? Can you describe what it takes to go between the two of them? With Lily not really talking that much yet, do you actually get lines for her or more of you do what you feel the scene requires?

Grey: Thank goodness, they color-code the highlighter because it can get confusing! With Lily…I just say “poopoo” with different inflections depending on the scenario!

Tex

BSCKids: Do you feel like you have anything in common with Lincoln? How would you feel having 10 sisters of your own?

Tex: Well one thing I totally have in common with Lincoln is that the kid who plays Clyde is REALLY one of my REAL-LIFE best friends! HI ANDRE!

I would definitely not want 10 sisters. Two siblings is crazy enough!

BSCKids: How do you fit in the rest of your hobbies and school with the voice acting that you do?

Tex: Well my art is important to me. I’m constantly drawing and posting pics to my Instagram (@texhammond. Sorry! Shameless plug!) and I recently cut back playing video games to only a few hours on Saturdays, so I feel like I have enough time for homework, acting and drawing now! For a while, it was a little nuts…but its way better now! Balance!


Photo Credit: Deidrha Fahey

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Originally published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 8:21pm GMT.

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NECA's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Line Goes Global

Original NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) Press Release via necaonline.com:

NECA’S TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES LINE GOES GLOBAL!

Licensing agreement with Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products expanded to include international territories


April 22, 2019 – U.S.-based National Entertainment Collectibles Association (NECA) announced today the expansion of its licensing agreement with Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT). For the first time ever, NECA’s distribution agreement will include international markets, allowing its bestselling TMNT action figures and collectibles to be sold in dozens of countries around the world from Asia to Europe to South America.

NECA first acquired the TMNT license in 2016 and has produced an expansive line of collector products based on the franchise’s movies and animated series, including action figures, prop replicas, accessories, collectibles and more. Until now, NECA items have only been available in the U.S., and this expansion into international markets will bring NECA’s TMNT product to fans around the world.


“Bringing our Turtle product to fans worldwide is something we have wanted for years. Thanks to our great partnership with Nickelodeon, we are so grateful to finally give loyal international Turtle fans – who have been supporting our TMNT line since its inception – an opportunity to collect this fantastic range,” said Randy Falk, NECA’s director of product development.

ABOUT NECA
NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) is a leading creator, marketer, and global distributor of licensed consumer products based on some of the world’s most recognizable movies, video games, comic books, and pop culture. The NECA group of companies includes game developer and publisher WizKids, urban vinyl icon Kidrobot, and Joseph Enterprises, Inc., the creator of Chia Pet, The Clapper and other iconic American products.

About Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products
Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products (VNCP) oversees all merchandising and retail operations for Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading multimedia entertainment companies and home to such powerhouse brands as Nickelodeon, MTV, Paramount Network, Paramount Pictures and Comedy Central. With a diverse portfolio spanning animation, preschool, youth and adult licenses, VNCP is committed to providing key partner development and innovative marketing solutions, ensuring the highest quality product offering across some of the world’s most powerful TV and entertainment properties, including SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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Originally published: Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:30pm BST.

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Chloe's Pops Launches 'Thomas & Friends' and 'Sunny Day' Fruit Ice Pops

Chloe's Pops, a line of frozen treats, has partnered with Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids for a new kid-focused line!


The line of 40 calorie fruit pops is made with the same simple base ingredients as Chloe’s main line — fruit puree, water, and cane sugar. At launch, a new blueberry-banana combination features Thomas & Friends branding and packaging, while Sunny Day will be featured alongside a new strawberry-mango blend. The line made its debut at Natural Products Expo West earlier this year, and will roll out nationwide across North America at Walmart, ShopRite, and other major retailers by the end of May. For its kids line, Chloe has gone with a 1.5-ounce (compared to the 2.5-ounce original size), 'bullet' shape product.

The collaboration with Nickelodeon marks the first licensed line extension for Chloe’s Pops, which was founded by mom-to-be Chloe Epstein in 2014, as an alternative to frozen treats packed with sugar and artificial ingredients. The brand began as a retail location in NYC prior to branching into consumer packaged goods.

For Epstein, the brand's kids line extension is a fulfillment of the original mission she had when launching Chloe's CPG Pops back in 2014. As a mom of young kids, Epstein was always searching for a clean label treat with simple ingredients that weren't loaded with artificial ingredients, but felt dismayed at the options available.


Partnering with Nickelodeon will help Chloe's better reach a new target consumer audience of young kids.

“Who better to capture kids’ attention than the number-one entertainment brand for children?,” commented Epstein.

"For me, the kids part of this is why we started the business: to offer clean, exciting options that kids could enjoy and parents could feel excited about,"​ Epstein told FoodNavigator-USA. Chloe's saw a hole in the market for pops that appeal to a younger age group (aged 2-6), addressing the market need by creating a smaller version that kids could finish in one sitting.

"We were getting a lot of feedback that kids love our pops, but for the younger ones they were not able to finish them," Epstein added.

Find Chloe's at your local grocery store at www.chloesfruit.com/where-to-buy.

About Sunny Day:

Sunny Day is an animated preschool series that centres on Sunny, a 10-year-old master hairstylist and entrepreneur who uses creative problem-solving to tackle any dilemma that arises in her seaside town of Friendly Falls. The characters in the series celebrate individuality and self-expression, while the show’s social-emotional curriculum highlights leadership, innovative thinking and teamwork. Sunny is a confident and creative natural leader who runs her own hair salon in the town of Friendly Falls. When adventure calls, Sunny sets out to save the day with her can-do attitude, salon-on-the-go Glam Van, best friends and colleagues, Rox and Blair, and her dog Doodle. Each episode of Sunny Day features a unique digital extension where kids and their parents can watch fun, live-action hairstyle tutorials that are tied directly to the hairstyles featured in each episode and narrated by Sunny.

Initially greenlit for 40 episodes, Sunny Day made its world debut on Nickelodeon USA in August 2017 and has since rolled out on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels globally. Season two will feature a new vehicle, Groom and Vroom, a new mobile saloon designed only on pets, in addition to the Glam Van. In addition, Lacey will join the salon team to manage Sunny’s new Pet Parlor.

Sunny Day is produced by Silvergate Media (Fashion Ally, Peter Rabbit) for Nickelodeon.

Visit nickjr.com and the Nick Jr. App for more Sunny Day.

About Thomas & Friends:

Thomas & Friends features Thomas the Tank Engine adventures with other locomotives on the island of Sodor. Thomas often gets into trouble, but never gives up on trying to be a really useful engine. Other members of Sir Topham Hatt's Railway include: Percy (Thomas' best friend), and Gordon (the fastest and most powerful member of the team).

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 #1 global preschool train 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 with over 1 engine sold per second. 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. Thomas & Friends will be celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2020.

Produced by Mattel Creations, Thomas & Friends is currently in its 22nd season (Big World! Big Adventures!), and will be steaming into its 23rd season later this year.

Thomas & Friends airs on Nickelodeon in the U.S.A. and Milkshake! in the U.K.

Under Nickelodeon's partnership with Mattel, Nickelodeon serves as the exclusive consumer products agent for Thomas & Friends in the USA across multiple merchandise categories including apparel, accessories, home goods, consumer electronics, and more.

Visit http://www.thomasandfriends.com to find out more about Thomas & Friends.

About Chloe’s:

Chloe’s makes frozen snacks with nothing to hide. Chloe’s pops are creamy, clean and delicious because of the simple ingredient list. Founded by a mom of three, the company launched their fruit pops in 2014 in a single retailer and has since expanded to over 13,000 stores nationwide, becoming one of the fastest-growing frozen novelty brands in the U.S. In 2019, Chloe launched an indulgent Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Dipped Pop line as well as a children’s focused line of pops in partnership with Nickelodeon (Thomas & Friends/Sunny Day). Chloe’s also operates both a retail store in New York City, offering consumers the ability to experience all of its creations, as well as a food service business nationwide. In 2017, Chloe’s participated in the Chobani Incubator and was selected as a leading brand with the best opportunity to disrupt, innovate and inspire a multi-billion dollar category. Founder Chloe Epstein, has been recognized by Food & Wine and Fortune as one of the most innovative women in food and drink. For more information, visit: www.chloesfruit.com.

About Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th 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 brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

Original source: The Toy Book.

Official Chloe’s press release via NOSH:

Chloe’s Debuts Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Dipped and Kid-Focused Pops

Mar. 12, 2019 at 1:25 PM

NEW YORK— At this year’s Natural Products Expo West, Chloe’s — the mom-founded, leading frozen snack brand famous for making frozen pops with just fruit, water and cane sugar — announced its dip into decadence with the launch of its new Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Dipped Pops. The brand will also introduce its first kid-focused line of fruit pops, featuring popular Nickelodeon characters.

Chloe’s first gained national attention when it launched into retail markets in 2014 and has grown significantly with distribution in over 13,000 top stores nationwide, including Kroger, Albertsons/Safeway and Publix. With a mission to provide delicious fruit pops made with clean, simple ingredients, Chloe’s has introduced nine fruit varieties, including stand-outs like Mango and Dark Chocolate and new comers such as Blueberry and Cold-Pressed Coffee featuring the coffee from La Colombe Coffee Roasters, a partnership that stemmed from its participation in the Chobani Incubator.

Due to an overwhelming consumer demand for indulgent food with a clean ingredient panel, Chloe’s developed a decadent spinoff to its classically clean fruit pops with the Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Dipped line, a product offering that Chloe Epstein, the brand’s co-founder, describes as “permissible indulgence.” Each pop has only 120 calories and the line includes: Banana Dipped, Strawberry Dipped and a special Dark Chocolate Dipped with organic quinoa puffs for that crave-worthy crunch. The Dipped Pop line is currently available at over 3,000 retailers nationwide, and one box containing four 2.5 oz. pops is priced at $4.99 – $6.49.

Chloe’s goal to provide better-for-you, accessible snacking choices for children is what drew the brand to collaborate with Nickelodeon. “My vision for Chloe’s was always to provide exciting and delicious options with simple ingredients that I, as a Mom, could feel great about feeding to my kids and, at the same time, know they would love,” said Epstein. “Who better to capture kids’ attention than the number-one entertainment brand for children?” Still made with the same simple ingredients: fruit, water and cane sugar, the new line of 40 calorie pops includes a Blueberry-Banana combination featuring Thomas & Friends and a Strawberry-Mango blend with new favorite character, Sunny Day. The line will launch in Walmart, Shoprite and other retailers nationwide Spring 2019, and a box with 10 of the 1.5oz pops is priced at $3.98 – $6.99.

Find us at your local grocery store at www.chloesfruit.com/where-to-buy.

About Chloe’s

Chloe’s makes frozen snacks with nothing to hide. Chloe’s pops are creamy, clean and delicious because of the simple ingredient list. Founded by a mom of three, the company launched their fruit pops in 2014 in a single retailer and has since expanded to over 13,000 stores nationwide, becoming one of the fastest-growing frozen novelty brands in the U.S. In 2019, Chloe launched an indulgent Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate Dipped Pop line as well as a children’s focused line of pops in partnership with Nickelodeon (Thomas & Friends/Sunny Day). Chloe’s also operates both a retail store in New York City, offering consumers the ability to experience all of its creations, as well as a food service business nationwide. In 2017, Chloe’s participated in the Chobani Incubator and was selected as a leading brand with the best opportunity to disrupt, innovate and inspire a multi-billion dollar category. Founder Chloe Epstein, has been recognized by Food & Wine and Fortune as one of the most innovative women in food and drink. For more information, visit: www.chloesfruit.com.

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Originally published: Monday, April 22, 2019 at 9:11pm BST.

Additional source: Wikipedia.
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SpongeBob & Lincoln Loud 📝 Study Music Playlist 📚 | #MusicMonday | Nickelodeon

SpongeBob & Lincoln Loud 📝 Study Music Playlist 📚 | #MusicMonday



Looking for the perfect soundtrack to your study sesh? So are Spongebob and Lincoln! Check out this playlist of smooth, chilled out songs that’ll be sure to help you lock in! 🎵👏🤓

Which playlist is YOUR favorite: STUDY PLAYLIST or RELAX PLAYLIST? 🎧

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Queen Bees with Stassi Schroeder! 🐝 | NickRewind

Queen Bees with Stassi Schroeder! 🐝 | NickRewind



This Queen Bee is one you’re sure to remember!

Watch more of your favorite shows on Nickelodeon!

Queen Bees was a reality show that followed seven high-maintenance girls who arrive in Los Angeles, convinced that they are set to compete for a reality TV show to pick the biggest diva. Instead, they learn that their fed-up friends and family have shipped them off for a personality makeover from Dr. Michelle Callahan (The Tyra Banks Show) and Yoanna House (America's Next Top Model). The mean girl who is able to turn it around the most wins $25,000.

The Queen Bees were Stassi Schroeder, Gisbelle Castillo, Michelle Madonna, Shavon Booney, Kiana Jenkins and Camille Lopez, with Gisbelle being named the winner and donating her winning money to Para Los Niños, the charity they visited in the show.

Queen Bees aired for eight episodes over one season July 11 – August 29, 2008 on The N, the predecessor of TeenNick.

Watch all your ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s Nickelodeon favorites on NickRewind, 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 on TeenNick USA, and anytime you want on NickSplat on VRV!

Like NickRewind on Facebook, subscribe to the NickRewind YouTube channel and follow NickRewind on Twitter and Instagram for exclusive digital content from all of your throwback favorites like Rugrats, Hey Arnold!, iCarly, Victorious, Kenan & Kel, CatDog, Doug, Rocko’s Modern Life, The Amanda Show, Clarissa Explains It All, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and so much more!

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All Unmorphed Battles | Power Rangers Beast Morphers Episodes 1-7 | Hasbro Compilation

All Unmorphed Battles | Power Rangers Beast Morphers Episodes 1-7 | Hasbro Compilation



All unmorphed battles and fights in Power Rangers Beast Morphers Episodes 1-7.

Devon, Ravi, and Zoey work together to battle Blaze, Roxy, and the Tronics. Power Rangers Beast Morphers Episode 8 airs Saturday, April 27 at 8:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA!

Cast: Rorrie Travis (Devon / Red Ranger), Jazz Baduwalia (Ravi / Blue Ranger), Jacqueline Scislowski (Zoey / Yellow Ranger).

About Power Rangers Beast Morphers:

Set in the future, a secret agency combines a newly discovered substance called "Morph-X" with animal DNA to create the Power Rangers Beast Morphers team. The Rangers must fight off an evil sentient computer virus bent on taking over the source of all Ranger power, the Morphin Grid itself.

Cast: Rorrie D. Travis (Devon / Red Ranger), Jazz Baduwalia (Ravi / Blue Ranger), Jacqueline Scislowski (Zoey / Yellow Ranger), Colby Strong (Blaze Ranger), Liana Ramirez (Roxy), Abraham Rodriguez (Nate), Kristina Ho (Betty), Cosme Flores (Ben).

Catch Power Rangers Beast Morphers, the latest season of Power Rangers, Saturdays at 8:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA!

Connect with Power Rangers: powerrangers.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

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Lullaby in Spanish & English: Little Sailor + This Little Piggy Remix | Canticos

Lullaby in Spanish & English: Little Sailor + This Little Piggy Remix | Canticos



Canticos classic nursery rhyme sing-along videos are the perfect tool for learning words and songs in two languages (English and Spanish). Learn “Little Sailor” and enjoy Nick Jr.’s "This Little Piggy" Remix featuring PAW Patrol, Bubble Guppies, Shimmer & Shine, & more!

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Kids can watch their favorite Nick Jr. shows weekdays on Nickelodeon and all week long on the Nick Jr. channel: http://nickjr.com/tvschedule/

Preschoolers can watch full episodes online, play games, and discover silly surprises in the free Nick Jr. App and at NickJr.com. 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, including Nick Jr. Draw and Play and Nick Jr. Let’s Learn!

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Victorious Karaoke | The Birthweek Song | Nickelodeon UK

Victorious Karaoke | The Birthweek Song | Nickelodeon UK



Join Tori (Victoria Justice) as she gives her sister the gift of song for her birthday!

On this day 8 years ago in 2011, Ke$ha guest-starred on Victorious!:


But wait what about Tori's cheekbones?

Watch Victorious on Nickelodeon!

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Don't Waste Water 💧⭐Earth Day ⭐ Life Lesson ⭐Cartoons for Kids ⭐ Thomas & Friends UK

Don't Waste Water 💧⭐Life Lesson ⭐Cartoons for Kids ⭐ Thomas & Friends UK



Water is really important, steam engines need lots of water to keep moving so it's important to not waste it. What do you use water for? #ThomasandFriends

Thomas & Friends season 22, "Big World! Big Adventures!" is airing now on Milkshake! in the UK and on Nickelodeon USA!

Connect with Thomas & Friends Online: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

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JoJo Makes BowBow’s DIY Dreams Come True! 🎀 The JoJo & BowBow Show Show Ep. 4 | Nickelodeon International

JoJo is always saying, “If you can dream it, you can do it!” Well, BowBow had the craziest dream ever, and now JoJo is going to try to make that dream a reality! It’s Do-It-Yourself dream time in the fourth episode of The JoJo & BowBow Show Show, available in a variety of different languages below (English version available here)!

Il JoJo & BowBow Show Show Ep. 4 | JoJo avvera il sogno fai da te di BowBow! 🎀 | Nickelodeon Italia



Come dice sempre JoJo: "se puoi sognarlo, puoi farlo!". Beh, BowBow ha fatto un sogno pazzesco, e JoJo proverà a trasformarlo in realtà! È il momento di un sogno fai da te nel quarto episodio de Il JoJo & BowBow Show Show!

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Originally published: Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
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Annie & Hayley LeBlanc Make SpongeBob's Birthday Cake?! 🎂 Annie vs. Hayley: Ep 1 | Nickelodeon

Annie & Hayley LeBlanc Make SpongeBob's Birthday Cake?! 🎂 Annie vs. Hayley: Ep 1 | Nick



Think you could make a SpongeBob Birthday Cake as good as Annie and Hayley? Let me know in the comments below!

In the first episode of Annie vs Hayley, the girls must harness all of their baking skills to create the ultimate SpongeBob SquarePants Birthday Cake!

Utilizing their knowledge and appreciation of cakes, they must find a way to navigate the recipe with an incomplete recipe card while still adding some awe-inspiring decorations. But look out! Halfway through the competition, they will be given a crazy challenge to complete as they finish their cakes. Once the girls are finished, the cakes will be scored by a guest Mystery Judge who will declare a winner, and the ultimate SpongeBob Birthday Baker!

Which SpongeBob birthday cake would you rather eat: ANNIE'S or HAYLEY'S? 🍰🎂

ABOUT ANNIE VS. HAYLEY:
Annie and Hayley LeBlanc square off in a head-to-head battle for baking glory inside the Nickelodeon Kitchen! In 60 minutes, they must conceptualize, cook, and plate their own versions of delicious dishes (while dealing with Kitchen Curveballs and Midway Mayhem) to be evaluated by a mystery judge! Only one sister shall reign supreme; who will come out on top?! Annie vs. Hayley: LeBake Off is produced by Viacom Digital Studios.

From Tubefilter:

LeBlanc Family Cookoff Series ‘Annie Vs. Hayley’ Debuts On Nickelodeon’s YouTube Channel


The first episode of Annie and Hayley LeBlanc’s new foodie family fued series, Annie vs. Hayley, went live on Nickelodeon’s YouTube channel this past weekend, and has since garnered nearly 400,000 views.

In the 14-minute episode, the sisters — who’ve amassed 7 million subscribers on their family YouTube channel Bratayley — have 60 minutes to see who can bake the best birthday cake for SpongeBob SquarePants, one of Nickelodeon’s flagship animated characters.

Annie and Hayley are helped by recipe cards and a complete stock of ingredients…but there’s a catch. The recipe cards only list which ingredients are needed and the basic order in which they’re incorporated, not specific measurements or cooking times.

In this and future episodes, Annie and Hayley’s already arduous task is complicated by a menacing wheel of mid-cooking twists. We won’t spoil anything, but each of them have another layer added to their endeavor thanks to an inconvenient challenge.

Guest judges for this episode included Annie and Hayley’s mom Katie LeBlanc, as well as fellow influencers DangMattSmith (8 million subscribers), Jayden Bartels (665,000), and Carson Leunders (1 million).

Further episodes of Annie vs. Hayley will, like this one, debut on Nickelodeon’s YouTube channel and feature a lineup of guest judges. Fans can also catch the duo on Bratayley, where they upload one video per week.

Both girls, who launched their entertainment careers thanks to their success on YouTube, appear in a number of other productions, primarily from digital studio Brat. Annie stars in Brat’s Chicken Girls and recently guest starred in Nickelodeon’s Cousins for Life. Hayley too appeared in Chicken Girls, as well as other Brat franchises like Mani and Hotel Du Loone.

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Originally published: Sunday, April 21, 2019.
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