Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Nickelodeon Unveils First Look at 'It's Pony' & 'Glitch Techs'

Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) has unveiled super first looks at Nickelodeon's upcoming upcoming animated series It's Pony and Glitch Techs! The video is available to watch now at!

It's Pony is an original 2D-animated buddy comedy that follows the life of an average girl, Annie, her (almost) average family and what happens when an excitable, unpredictable, loveable and talking pony comes to live with them in their city apartment. Pony is the first animated comedy series to be greenlit for the U.S. from Nickelodeon International. Created by Ant Blades, It's Pony (originally titled Pony) is based off a short of the same name from Nickelodeon’s 2015 International Animated Shorts Program. Nickelodeon greenlit the series for an initial 20-episodes in March 2018.

Pony follows Annie’s everyday life as a 9-year-old, from working at her parent’s city farm, located on their apartment balcony, homework, school friends and, most importantly, her friendship with Pony. Pony is Annie’s biggest cheerleader and best friend, although sometimes his optimism and enthusiasm lands the pair in unusual situations.

Ant Blades started his creative career writing and drawing for the cartoon strip Bewley. After his short stint as an animator, Blades worked for years in the digital creative industry before moving back to the animation field and setting up Birdbox, a studio that produces commercials, on-air spots and funny short films.

Nickelodeon’s International Animated Shorts Program is now a monthly themed outreach effort for original and funny content to fuel its dynamic development slate. Concepts for the program are received in all animation styles from 2D, digital 2D, stop motion, CG and mixed media. Finalists are provided with the necessary artistic and production support to help them complete their fully animated original, humor-based and character-driven short.

It's Pony is being produced in London, UK by Blue Zoo, which has produced on-air presentation for Nick Jr. UK & Ireland, as well as series such as Nick Jr.'s Digby Dragon and Olive the Ostrich, and shows such as Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small and Q Pootle 5.

Something Glitchy This Way Comes.. Nickelodeon's brand-new animated adventure-comedy series follows two newly recruited kids as they battle video game monsters that come to life in the real world.

This brand new animated series features High Five and Miko, two gamers who are recruited into the world of Glitch Techs: kids who battle the video game glitches that enter our world through faulty game consoles!

In the world of Glitch Techs, Hinobi is a huge gaming and tech company that makes massively popular video games consoles. What Hinobi customers do NOT know is that their games sometimes glitch and release dangerous video game creatures into the real world! That’s when the company send the Glitch Techs: a trained support team equipped with an arsenal of fantastic gaming gear designed to capture video game pests and out them back where they belong!

Once a glitch is returned, the Techs must remove any evidence it was there – including the memories of any witnesses! Not only do Glitch Techs fight for the safety of the city, they also work at Hinobi stores, helping customers with tech support and service needs.

Enter Miko and high Five – new recruits who fight glitches and reformat witnesses all before the store closes at 5pm. Talk about a crazy job! Respect the Tech!

Glitch Techs comes from Eric Robles (Fanboy & Chum Chum, The X's, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan) and Dan Milano (Greg the Bunny, Warren the Ape), both hailing from Nickelodeon's Artist Collective, an internal artist-led development program, and is produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif. Nickelodeon has picked-up Glitch Techs for an initial 20-episode first season. A second season was commissioned, however, Nickelodeon halted production half-way through.

Glitch Techs will boast a multi-ethnic cast, including a Muslim-American female character who will wear a hijab. At a industry panel held late last year, the co-creators explained that when they were developing Glitch Techs, they “recognized the need to incorporate characters reflective of the viewing audience, whether they are background characters or main characters,” and revealed that they had worked with MPAC (Muslim Public Affairs Council) to “figure out how to accurately display an authenticity, even down to little behaviors.” Dan Milano further elaborated, “Even though we’re an animated show and they are trying to catch creatures, we want small things. We want to know that a stray hair came out of that hijab, and she had to tuck it behind her ear because that’s a human moment, that’s a practical moment, from everyday life.”

It was recently announced that Emmy-award winning actor Bryton James (Winx Club, The Young and the Restless) will be voicing a character in Nickelodeon Glitch Techs.

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Nickelodeon Star JoJo Siwa Gets Her Own Dance-Tour Mobile Game, 'JoJo Siwa - Live to Dance'

Fans of JoJo Siwa will be able to join the teen influencer’s dance squad on stage — virtually — in a new mobile game!

In JoJo Siwa — Live to Dance, players will become part of the Nickelodeon and YouTube superstar’s worldwide tour on her professional dance team and experience what it’s like to be one of the biggest stars in the world. The game is being developed and published by Israel-based game publisher TabTale, under its Crazy Labs label, in partnership with Viacom’s Nickelodeon, who Siwa has a licensing partnership with for consumer products inspired by the star in addition to a overall talent deal.

The free-to-play game, which will feature JoJo’s fan-favorite BowWow dog, will lead fans on a dance competition throughout the tour. Along the way, they’ll learn various dance styles, styling tips and more in preparation for the big stage while engaging with the performer’s colorful style.

JoJo Siwa - Live to Dance, is slated to be available for download on the Apple App Store and Google Play next month. It will include optional in-app purchases and ads.


Nickelodeon superstar JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer, New York Times bestselling author and star on Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle Shorties. Siwa connects with her fans through many channels: via social media, where she currently has over 8.7 million followers on Instagram, over 17.5 million followers on TikTok, 430,000 Twitter followers, almost 580,000 likes on Facebook, and on YouTube, over 9.7 million subscribers with over 2.3 billion views; through her SIWANATORZ club, which stands against negativity and bullying; through her global reach of consumer products including her signature bows, accessories, apparel, arts and crafts, cosmetics, home goods and party supplies; and with her hugely popular singles, “Boomerang,” which has been viewed almost 709 million times and is RIAA certified platinum, “Kid in a Candy Store” which is RIAA certified gold, “Hold The Drama,” and “D.R.E.A.M.” JoJo has release 2 EP’s Celebrate released in April and D.R.E.A.M. The Music released in November last year.

The 16-year-old singer-dancer-actor launched her first animated shorts series, The JoJo & BowBow Show Show starring Siwa and her furry best friend BowBow (a second season is currently in the works), followed by JoJo’s Livin’ the D.R.E.A.M.. She also works alongside Nick Cannon in Nickelodeon’s hit competition series Lip Sync Battle Shorties. She has also appeared on various Nickelodeon live-action series including School of Rock and The Thundermans, and has starred in three of her own Nickelodeon specials, JoJo Siwa: My World, JoJo's Dream Birthday and JoJo's Follow Your D.R.E.A.M.. Siwa performed at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards and has won two blimps for Favorite Viral Music Artist in 2017 and Musical YouTube Creator in 2018. This summer, she performed at Nickelodeon’s 2018 Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico. JoJo Siwa has also performed for two years in a row at Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST in the UK (2017 and 2018) and Nickelodeon SlimeFest in the USA (2018 and 2019).

The Omaha, Neb., native is currently on her worldwide Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. the Tour, which kicked off in May 2019, and will be extending her tour to the UK during Autumn 2019 and Australia in January 2020. For more information and tickets to Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour, visit

“JoJo is an iconic, positive role model and a perfect fit for TabTale’s line of lifestyle games,” Sagi Schliesser, CEO and co-founder of TabTale, said in a statement. “We created a whole new gameplay experience tailored to JoJo’s life as a singer and entertainer that we know fans will love.”

Here’s a sneak peek of images from JoJo Siwa — Live to Dance, courtesy of Variety:

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Originally published: Friday, September 13, 2019.
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The Loud House & Casagrandes Halloween Party Interactive Guide ­čĹ╗ | Nickelodeon

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BOO! Haha… scared you, right? Halloween is right around the corner, and Ronnie Anne & Sid are searching for an awesome Halloween party. They’re even willing to go all the way to their friend Lincoln Loud’s neighborhood to find the perfect place to party down! Get ready to monster MASH the night away! It’s gonna be a SCARY good time.

What did you think of the all-new The Loud House and The Casagrandes Halloween specials? Click on the following links to vote in the polls!: "New Haunts" | "Tails of Woe" | "Last Loud on Earth".

Check out Nick's Halloween 2019 highlights here!:

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Meus Prêmios Nick 2019 | Now United "Who Would Think That Love?" no MPN | Brasil | Nickelodeon em Português

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Confira a apresenta├ž├úo COMPLETA do Now United no MPN 2019!

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