Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Nickelodeon Partners with Eckerö Line to Launch Slime Time Cruises in Finland

Nickelodeon recently partnered with the Finnish shipping company Eckerö Line to launch Slime Time Cruises with the exclusive concept Slimeulator, which was available at Eckerö Line m/s Finlandia during the autumn holidays in October 2019! This was the first time ever that the Nickelodeon Slimeulator concept was brought to Finland.

In collaboration with Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Nordics' kids’ entertainment brand Nickelodeon, one of the world leading kids network, and Eckerö Line, the exclusive slime-ulator concept was introduced to the Finnish market for the first time ever.

Being slimed by Nickelodeon is the ultimate badge of honour and the brand is known for covering celebrities in the iconic goo. The slime phenomenon has overwhelmed Finnish children in recent years, and this autumn, Nickelodeon and Eckerö Line offered kids the chance to be slimed. For a limited time during the autumn holidays between Wednesday 16th and Sunday 20th October 2019, kids could travel with Slime Time Cruises, which feature Nickelodeon's world-famous Slimeulator, a special contraption that pours litres of green slime over kids.

"Eckerö Line has 25 years of experience on ferry route between Helsinki and Tallinn. We are famous in serving tasty food, good music and great entertainment to our customers. Surprising people is so much fun. Kids love slime – so why not offer them a real never-experienced Slimeulator. Slimeulator is fun, exciting and very green, and kids love it – and that is most important. We are proud to launch it to Finnish and Estonian market. During fall holidays also younger kids will have chance for meet and greet with super-popular Paw Patrol characters. A real holiday fun for the whole family. Come and get slimed!," said Ida Toikka-Everi, Director of Marketing and Communications at Eckerö Line.

The activation previously saw success touring in UK and Finland is the first Nordic country to host the concept. Attendees were able to participate in slime games, slime making and slime tattoos. For the youngest kids, there was also a chance to meet fan-favourite characters from PAW Patrol.

"We’re constantly exploring new types of partnership models, and our partnership with Eckerö Line is a great example, that we’re very proud of. Slime is this big kids’ trend and we’re excited to bring the fun associated with the green substance to kids and their families at Eckerö Linjen," said Mikko Silvennoinen, Sales Director for Nickelodeon at Viacom Nordics.

The popular Youtubers Tixuu and Elina and Sofia were the first Finns to try the concept and shared their experience in social media.

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Nickelodeon Iberia to Premiere LEGO® 'City Adventures' on Monday 25th November 2019


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Nickelodeon Iberia and the LEGO Group will premiere the brand-new high-stakes CG-animated comedy series LEGO® City Adventures on Monday 25th November 2019 at 19:00h on Nickelodeon Portugal and at 20:00h on Nickelodeon Spain (España). Following the construction of the series premiere, newly constructed episodes will continue to premiere weekdays at 19:00h on Nickelodeon Portugal and at 20:00h on Nickelodeon España. LEGO® City Adventures is locally titled LEGO® Aventuras en la ciudad in Spain.

A rollercoaster ride of fantastic fun, the series (10 episodes) depicts the funny, smart, and dynamic slices of life within the sprawling and diverse LEGO City community, following the absurd and action-packed adventures of its residents.

“LEGO CITY is our strongest evergreen property globally, and for the first time we are leveraging episodic content to establish characters and personalities that bring the city to life,” said Jill Wilfert, Vice President, Licensing & Entertainment for LEGO Group. “We’re thrilled to partner with Nickelodeon for this important evolution of LEGO CITY given how well positioned they are to engage children and families with relevant programming.”

“The LEGO brand is known for creating imaginative and innovative content for kids, and we are excited to collaborate with the LEGO Group to bring the unique characters, style and humor of LEGO City Adventures to life on Nickelodeon,” said Layla Lewis, SVP of Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships, Nickelodeon.

LEGO City Adventures explores the intertwining paths of the city's everyday heroes as they work together to stop a mysterious master criminal who begins to wreak havoc on their town. In the premiere episode “Cubs and Robbers” ("Cachorros y cacos"), a movie promotion stunt goes wrong, unleashing a humongous ‘Cubby the Cop’ balloon on the city. Then, in “Billy the Bug” ("Billy el bicho"), Fire Chief McCloud accidentally buys a malfunctioning Twirly Hat for her nephew. (Local episode titled are Spanish)

LEGO City Adventures – Extended Trailer

Citizens of LEGO City introduced throughout the series include: Sergeant Duke DeTain (Joe Zieja, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4), an overly heroic cop; Freya McCloud (Misty Lee, DC Super Hero Girls), a crisis-ready fire chief; Shirley Keeper (Alex Cazares, The Loud House), the grumpy street sweeper; Harl Hubbs (Daniel MK Cohen, Fixed), an overeager handyman; Tippy Dorman (James Arnold Taylor, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), an expert doorman with a secret; Solomon Fleck (Roger Craig Smith, Avengers Assemble), the dedicated city mayor; Percival “Wheelie” Wheeler (Mick Lauer, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal), a skateboarding police chief and more.

Created and produced by LEGO Group, LEGO City Adventures is also produced by Flaunt Animation (Scotland) and Passion Pictures (France) and written by Jon Colton Barry (Phineas and Ferb), Steven Banks (SpongeBob SquarePants), Jamie Moyer (Modern Family) and Brian Hunt (Second City Chicago). Jason Oliveri is the executive in charge of LEGO City Adventures for Nickelodeon.

Nickelodeon España's show synopsis for Aventuras en la ciudad: "Todos los ciudadanos de 'Aventuras en la Ciudad' desde valientes policías, ladrones estrafalarios y bombeors bailarines hasta un alcalde con apariencia de mazorca de maíz, ven con frecuencia como sus ajetreados caminos se cruzan de manera hilarante e inesperada a lo largo de la extensa y moderna metrópolis."

Fans can visit nick.es, nick.pt, and the Nick Play app to learn more about their favourite Nickelodeon shows, play games and watch videos.

Fans can also Like the official Nickelodeon España and Nickelodeon Portugal Facebook (ES | PT) pages, follow Nickelodeon on Twitter (ES | PT) and Instagram (ES | PT) subscribe to Nickelodeon's official YouTube channels (Nickelodeon en Español | Nickelodeon em Português) for the latest Nickelodeon news, highlights and videos.

LEGO City Adventures made its world debut on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Saturday, June 22nd, 2019, and is currently rolling out on several of Nickelodeon’s international territories.

In additional news, a new episode of Escola dos YouTubers will premiere soon!:

A ESCOLA VAI FECHAR 🖲 Como irão os YouTubers reagir? Haverá alguma coisa a fazer ou será o fim? 🤭 O novo episódio da Escola dos YouTubers estreia brevemente no Nickelodeon 🧡 Yayyy ✨ Estás feliz ou muito feliz?

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-- Nickelodeon Arabia premiered LEGO City Adventures (ليغو سيتي أدفنشرز) on Sunday 10th November 2019!

-- Nickelodeon Arabia recently premiered Henry Danger The Musical (هنري البطل)!

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 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. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information about Nickelodeon in Asia, visit www.nick-asia.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

About The LEGO Group

The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK, Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit http://www.LEGO.com/aboutus.

From neeo:

Nickelodeon estrena su nueva serie de animación «Aventuras en la ciudad»

El lunes 25 de noviembre a partir de las 20:00h Nickelodeon estrena #AventurasEnLaCiudad, una nueva serie de animación que sigue de cerca las aventuras de los habitantes de la moderna metrópolis de Lego City. Y, es que, a pesar de que todos los ciudadanos están siempre dispuestos a que reine la paz…¡en muchas ocasiones es una misión muy complicada! La jefa de bomberos, la señora McCloud, el policía Duke DeTain o el auténtico manitas de la ciudad, Harl, son algunos de los encargados de proteger la ciudad de ladrones o criminales con malas intenciones. Pero también contarán con la ayuda de todos los vecinos, que no dudan ni un segundo en entrar en acción para que siempre reine la paz en la ciudad. En su estreno, toda la ciudad celebra el “Día sin manos” donde ningún habitante podrá utilizar las manos para hacer nada. Y, por si fuera poco, en otra de las aventuras, la metrópolis se prepara para la gran competición donde el premio es más ni menos que… ¡ir a una misión en Marte!

En estas primeras aventuras, un accidental truco publicitario de la película “Cubby el poli” pone patas arriba a toda la ciudad y acaba provocando que un gigantesco globo inflable de Cubby acabe suelto por la metrópolis. ¿Conseguirán entre todos atraparlo antes de que provoque daños? Además, a la jefa de bomberos, la señora McCloud, se le ocurre la gran idea de comprarle una gorra con hélice a su sobrino, pero..¡por accidente compra una que está defectuosa! En otro de los episodios, la ciudad celebra el “Día sin manos”, donde los habitantes de la metrópolis no pueden usar las manos para nada. Pero…¿serán capaces de conseguirlo?

¡Y, aún hay más aventuras! En otra ocasión, cuando el alcalde y Carol tienen que trabajar hasta tarde, empiezan a suceder toda clase de sucesos extraños. Además, por si fuera poco, toda la ciudad se prepara para la gran competición que organiza el presentador de deportes extremos, Dínamo. Y es que el premio es ni más ni menos que… ¡ir a Marte! Las ocurrencias de los vecinos de la metrópoli no acaban aquí porque llega el día de Nochebuena a la ciudad y el agente Duke DeTain es el único policía de patrulla que se queda sin compañero. ¿Se le ocurrirá algún plan para no estar solo?

Lunes 25 a las 20.00h
Lunes a viernes a las 20.00h


Originally published: Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Additional sources: Movistar+, OSN.
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Cosmos-Maya's 'Motu Patlu' wins ‘Best Animation’ Award at 9th Dada Saheb Film Festival

Cosmos-Maya's Motu Patlu wins ‘Best Animation’ award at 9th Dada Saheb Film Festival

The company is also working on its new season which has Motu Patlu traveling to Europe

MUMBAI: Cosmos-Maya’s flagship Intellectual Property (IP) Motu Patlu, which runs successfully on Nickelodeon India has added yet another feather to its cap. After featuring in the Madame Tussauds waxwork museum in New Delhi, the show won the ‘Best Animation – Jury’ award at the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival!

The production company is currently working on its new season of Motu Patlu, which will see Motu Patlu travel to Europe. The new season is being created with never-seen-before animation quality and will set new benchmarks of 3D animation in the country.

The show has come a long way since its idea was conceived back in 2012 by Cosmos-Maya. The last 5 years have seen the show constantly top the ratings charts in India. BARC data for the week 09 Nov – 15 Nov indicates that the top 5 programs for the week are all Motu Patlu.

Motu Patlu has been doing exceedingly well on WowKidz, Cosmos-Maya’s YouTube platform with more than 33 million subscribers. It has garnered more than 5 billion views despite the fact that it is geo-blocked in India.

The series has also become a hit with fans in China.

Cosmos-Maya’s IP portfolio also has the Inspector Chingum, an spin-off of Motu Patlu, Atchoo!, which airs on Nickelodeon channels globally, and buddy comedy, Selfie With Bajrangi, which airs on Disney Hungama.

Suhas Kadav, creator of the show commented on the development, “This award is testament to the genius of Motu Patlu - how one show has managed to change the landscape of the Indian animation industry. In the last seven years, the scale and reach of the show has increased exponentially. The show is now in its 10th season and instead of declining, the viewership is still increasing. As the creator of the show, it gives me immense pleasure to know that a huge number of people watch and admire the show and that Motu Patlu forms an integral part of their daily lives. That in itself is a very rewarding feeling.”

Congrats to the cast and crew of The Adventures of Motu Patlu and Cosmos-Maya!

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Original source: Indian Television Dot Com.
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Fresh Pawz Launches 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Dog Apparel and Accessories Collection

Your snail dog can now rep SpongeBob SquarePants with Fresh Pawz’s new collection of clothing and accessories inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, printed with the iconic character! The streetwear brand for furry friends has released a 6-piece range including a leash, harness, collar and three mini hoodie options.

Transform your dog into SpongeBob and Patrick with yellow and pink sweaters, featuring the respective characters’ faces. Another yellow option is printed with a sponge-like texture. The medley of SpongeBob characters including Sandy Cheeks and Squidward Tentacles also appear on a harness, leash and collar.

The SpongeBob x Fresh Pawz collection ranges from $18 to $40 US and can be purchased online at https://www.freshpawz.com.

What's more - Fresh Pawz donates 5% of every purchase to Petfinder Foundation, an organization who's mission is to ensure that no pet is euthanized for lack of a home!

To celebrate the launch of the SpongeBob x Fresh Pawz collab, Fresh Pawz hosted a launch party at PetPop in Los Angeles, California in September 2019! Attendees got to meet SpongeBob, play with puppies and shop Fresh Pawz apparel.

Check out the collection below!:

Balloon Parade w/ PAW Patrol, Blaze, Bubble Guppies & Dora! 🎈 Nick Jr.

Balloon Parade w/ PAW Patrol, Blaze, Bubble Guppies & Dora! 🎈 Nick Jr.

Join Rubble and Molly as they watch the first ever Nick Jr. balloon parade! See all your favorite Nick Jr. characters as balloons and watch your favorite clips while laughing along with Molly and Rubble! You can find more of your friends everywhere you find Nick Jr.

Catch Blue and Josh from Blue’s Clues & You!, Marshall from PAW Patrol, Shimmer from Shimmer and Shine, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Live on Thanksgiving Day! Check local listings to find out when and where to view the parade! Click the following link for all the PAWsome info!: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/2019/10/nickelodeon-to-debut-brand-new.html

For more fantastic Thanksgiving content featuring your favorite Nickelodeon characters and stars, visit: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/search/label/Thanksgiving%20On%20Nickelodeon

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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!

Watch more Nick Jr. everyday for FREE on Nick Jr. Pluto TV!

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Thomas & Friends | Christmas Special | Kangaroo Christmas | Kids Cartoon

Thomas & Friends | Christmas Special | Kangaroo Christmas | Kids Cartoon

For more festive holiday content featuring your favorite Nickelodeon characters and stars, visit: http://nickalive.blogspot.com/search/label/Holidays%20On%20Nickelodeon

Thomas & Friends "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

Looking for even more safe, fun, kid friendly activities and apps? Head over to http://www.thomasandfriends.com and shop for Thomas & Friends engines, games, and other products at http://fisher-price.mattel.com

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Originally published: Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
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Nick Tips | I segreti di Cabin 12006 | Nickelodeon Italia

Nick Tips | I segreti di Cabin 12006 | Nickelodeon Italia

Matteo Markus Bok ci svela in anteprima i segreti della web serie Cabin 12006, in cui recita al fianco di Luciano Spinelli, Valerio Mazzei, Sespo e Rosalba.

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CBS All Access Launches Children’s Programming; To Add Nickelodeon Programming from January 2020

CBS All Access Launches Children’s Programming

Service Launches Today with Originals
“Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and “Danger Mouse”

Service Begins Rollout of More than 1,000 Episodes of Library
Programming with “The Adventures of Paddington Bear,”
“Inspector Gadget,” “Madeline,” “Bob the Builder” and More

Nickelodeon to Join Growing Roster of Children’s Programming

Nov. 25, 2019 – CBS All Access, CBS’ digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today began its rollout of children’s programming. The service also announced today that a library of Nickelodeon programming will be available to subscribers, starting with select titles in January.

Subscribers can now stream CBS All Access’ original children’s series including new seasons of CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS and the new DANGER MOUSE, as well as library programming including the original DANGER MOUSE and hits like BOB THE BUILDER, INSPECTOR GADGET, MADELINE, HEATHCLIFF, and THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON BEAR. CBS All Access’ library of children’s programming will grow to more than 1,000 episodes as additional series are added over the coming weeks.

“Bringing children’s programming to CBS All Access is a significant step toward providing even more value for our subscribers and now for their children as well,” said Marc DeBevoise, President and COO, CBS Interactive. “We’re bringing to market a fantastic roster of exclusive originals along with a library of marquee series for families, and we look forward to continuing to expand our children’s programming offering, especially with the future addition of incredible programming from Nickelodeon.”

All CBS All Access children’s programming will be available commercial-free. At launch, parental pin controls will be available across the following platforms: CBS.com, the CBS app for iOS and Android, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV*, Roku and Xbox One. Parental controls will be available across additional connected TV platforms in the near future.

CBS All Access first announced plans to launch children’s programming on the service in August, teaming up with WildBrain (formerly DHX Media) and Boat Rocker Studios to license the service’s first two original children’s series, WildBrain’s CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, produced with Sony Pictures Animation, and Boat Rocker’s new DANGER MOUSE, produced with BBC Children’s Productions, as well as more than 1,000 episodes of library programming including the classic original DANGER MOUSE series from Boat Rocker Studios and titles from WildBrain like the classic INSPECTOR GADGET, THE ADVENTURES OF PADDINGTON BEAR, MADELINE and HEATHCLIFF.

A full list of children’s programming available at launch can be viewed here.

*Apple TV 4th generation and newer devices

About CBS All Access:

CBS All Access is CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 12,000 episodes on demand – spanning exclusive original series, CBS Television Network’s primetime, daytime and late night shows, plus classic TV hits – as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. CBS All Access’ original series include THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, TELL ME A STORY, NO ACTIVITY, and WHY WOMEN KILL, as well as the upcoming INTERROGATION, THE STAND, and THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the upcoming STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD featuring Sir Patrick Stewart. CBS All Access also includes the ability to stream CBS Interactive’s other live channels, CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

The service is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app for iOS and Android, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio Smartcast TVs, Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV channels. Versions of CBS All Access have now launched internationally in Canada and Australia (10 All Access), with unique but similar content and pricing plans. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit https://www.cbs.com/all-access.

About WildBrain:

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With over 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as “Peanuts,” “Teletubbies,” “Strawberry Shortcake,” “Caillou,” “Inspector Gadget” and “Degrassi.” Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. Our AVOD business – WildBrain Spark – offers one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 109 million subscribers. We also license consumer products and location-based entertainment in every major territory for our own properties as well for our clients and content partners. Our television group owns and operates four family entertainment channels that are among the most-viewed in Canada. WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (DHX) and NASDAQ (DHXM). Visit us at www.wildbrain.com. (On September 23, 2019, DHX Media Ltd. announced it is rebranding as “WildBrain”.)

About Boat Rocker Media:

Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and exploits premium media content for all platforms and develops brands and IP for worldwide monetization. Boat Rocker Studios, the content, distribution, and brands arm of the company, consists of the following content groups: Platform One Media, Temple Street, Matador Content, Crooked Horse, Proper, Insight Productions, Boat Rocker Kids & Family, Jam Filled Entertainment, and partnerships with Untitled Entertainment and Industrial Brothers. Boat Rocker Ventures also has investments in Serial Box, MarcoPolo Learning, the Toronto Arrows Rugby Football Club, CAA Creative Labs and Bustle. A selection of Boat Rocker’s recent projects includes: “Orphan Black” (BBC AMERICA, Space), “Lip Sync Battle” (Paramount Network), “Iron Chef Canada” (Food Network), “Killjoys” (Syfy, Space), “The Amazing Race Canada” (CTV), “Knight Fight” (History), “Vintage Tech Hunters” (Discovery), “X Company” (CBC), “Masterchef Canada” (CTV), “The Next Step” (Family Channel, CBBC), “The Loud House” (Nickelodeon), “Bitz & Bob” (CBeebies) and “Danger Mouse” (CBBC). For more information on Boat Rocker Media, please visit www.boatrocker.com and connect via (Twitter) or (Facebook).

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

Nickelodeon Content Coming to CBS All Access

With the ViacomCBS deal closing Dec. 4, the integration is already beginning.

CBS All Access is bulking up.

The subscription video platform is adding children's programming from Viacom-backed Nickelodeon in one of the first moves ahead of the media titans' Dec. 4 merger. The news was announced Monday, the same day that kids programming from Boat Rocker Studios (Danger Mouse) and WildBrain (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) began streaming on CBS All Access.

The Boat Rocker and WildBrain deals, announced in August, see the Marc DeBevoise-led streamer land library titles including The Adventures of Paddington Bear, Inspector Gadget, Madeline and Bob the Builder, among others. As part of that pact, CBS All Access will be rolling out new original seasons of Cloudy and Danger Mouse as the platform doubles down on kids programming.

“Bringing children’s programming to CBS All Access is a significant step toward providing even more value for our subscribers, and now for their children as well,” said the recently promoted DeBevoise. “We’re bringing to market a fantastic roster of exclusive originals along with a library of marquee series for families, and we look forward to continuing to expand our children’s programming offering, especially with the future addition of incredible programming from Nickelodeon.”

While it's unclear which library titles from Nickelodeon will head to CBS All Access, it's safe to assume that hit titles like SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer will be included, as Viacom currently doesn't have another subscription streaming platform to house them. Nickelodeon famously pulled its library titles from Netflix years ago in a bid to stem its linear ratings downfall.

The Nickelodeon-CBS All Access deal arrives shortly after Viacom agreed to create and produce new original series and spinoffs of some of its beloved titles (like SpongeBob) for Netflix in a deal worth an estimated $200 million.

Monday's news reinforces Viacom's larger strategy of being both an arms dealer — providing content to competitors — while also servicing its own platforms. In an interview with THR last week, Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins noted that his network's streaming strategy would become more crystallized in the coming years as parent company Viacom and CBS figured things out.

Joining CBS All Access' kids programming slate are new seasons of Cloudy and Danger Mouse as well as the libraries for the latter, Bob the Builder, Inspector Gadget, Madeline, Heathcliff and The Adventures of Paddington Bear. The platform's library of children’s programming is expected to grow to more than 1,000 episodes as additional series are added over the coming weeks.

In a larger sense, kids programming has emerged as a top priority among streaming services with Disney+ having its massive library, Apple TV+ teaming with Peanuts and Sesame Workshop and the forthcoming HBO Max having Sesame Street.


From CNET:

CBS All Access to stream Nickelodeon programming in January

CBS All Access is the latest service to focus in on kids shows.

CBS All Access, CBS' subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, announced Monday that it's doubling down on children's programming. In addition to originals like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Danger Mouse and 1,000 other episodes of shows, Nickelodeon content will join the catalog in January, according to a release. The list of Nickelodeon shows that will stream on CBS All Access has yet to be released.

Subscribers can now stream Inspector Gadget, Healthcliff, Madeline, Bob the Builder and The Adventures of Paddington Bear, the company said.

CBS All Access' kids shows are all available commercial-free, and at launch, parental pin controls can be used to access CBS.com, the CBS app for iOS and Android, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV*, Roku and Xbox One. Compatible Apple TV devices include the 4th generation and newer. (Disclosure: CBS All Access, like CNET, is owned by CBS.)

"Bringing children's programming to CBS All Access is a significant step toward providing even more value for our subscribers and now for their children as well," Marc DeBevoise, president and chief operating officer of CBS Interactive said in a release. "We're bringing to market a fantastic roster of exclusive originals along with a library of marquee series for families, and we look forward to continuing to expand our children's programming offering, especially with the future addition of incredible programming from Nickelodeon."

The news comes shortly after the debut of Disney Plus, Disney's family-focused streaming service that costs $7 per month.

Nickelodeon is owned by Viacom, which is set to merge with CBS next week.


From IGN:

Nickelodeon Shows Going to CBS All Access


Nickelodeon shows are coming to the CBS All Access streaming service, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter.

As Viacom (which owns Nickelodeon) and CBS close in on their December 4 merger, the two companies announced the content deal early Monday.

It’s currently unclear exactly which Nickelodeon shows and movies will be coming to CBS All Access, THR reports that it’s likely we’ll see classic Nickelodeon properties like Spongebob Squarepants and Dora the Explorer will be included. That reporting is bolstered by the fact that Viacom currently has no streaming service to house much of their back catalog of shows like the aforementioned Spongebob and Dora, save for Amazon Prime Video and Nickelodeon’s NickHits platform, which costs $7.99 a month. Netflix previously declined to sign a contract renewal with Viacom back in 2013, leading to a split in content.

All that said, Viacom/Nickelodeon content is in a weird sort of limbo, split between multiple services, with new projects still coming to Netflix, including a Spongebob Squarepants spinoff focusing on Squidward. Viacom and Netflix’s deal reportedly cost an estimated $200 million.

Currently, Netflix also possesses the new made-for-TV movies Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus and Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling, and just recently added shows like Victorious, Sam & Cat, and Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie. The two Rugrats movies are also currently on Netflix. The fan-favorite Drake & Josh series is currently on Hulu.

Kids programming has almost certainly become a heavier focus in the ongoing streaming wars, particularly as Disney Plus has leveraged its large catalog of family-friendly content.

Viacom has described its strategy of providing competitors with content while also bolstering their own libraries as being a sort of “arms dealer,” according to a separate interview with THR.

Viacom also owns the ad-supported TV network Pluto TV, which it bought for $340 million in January and features 20 million users.

Nickelodeon also announced a Spongebob Squarepants prequel series earlier this year, which will focus on a 10-year-old Spongebob and his adventures at Kamp Koral. The Spongebob Squarepants Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated game, a remaster of the original, is due out in 2020.

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From CordCutters:

CBS All Access now has a treasure trove of children's programming, adds Nickelodeon

Classics like Danger Mouse, Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff are available now, with more on the way.

While many of us nerds are awaiting the new Star Trek: Picard on CBS All Access — and we've got a few more months to go on that one — parents have one more reason to subscribe to CBS' streaming network. Today, a number of dedicated children's shows are now available. And more are on the way.

From the press release:

"Bringing children's programming to CBS All Access is a significant step toward providing even more value for our subscribers and now for their children as well," said Marc DeBevoise, President and COO, CBS Interactive. "We're bringing to market a fantastic roster of exclusive originals along with a library of marquee series for families, and we look forward to continuing to expand our children's programming offering, especially with the future addition of incredible programming from Nickelodeon."

Here's what's available at launch:

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
Danger Mouse
Inspector Gadget
The New Adventures of Madeline
The Adventures of Paddington Bear
Bob the Builder (2015)

Also on the way are additional shows from:

Classic Bob the Builder
Inspector Gadget's Field Trip
Sonic the Hedgehog
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic Underground
Adventures of Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario World
Archie's Weird Mysteries
New Archies
Polly Pocket
Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?
Strawberry Shortcake Berry Bitty Adventures

CBS All Access goes above and beyond what you're able to find on the traditional CBS outlets, with a number of originals shows, including the aforementioned Picard, as well as Star Trek: Discovery, The Twilight Zone, and others. It starts at $5.99 a month if you don't mind advertising, or $9.99 a month if you want to get rid of ads. (And you can pay annually to get a bit of a price break.


From The Hollywood Reporter:

Viacom's Streaming TV "Arms Dealer" Strategy Paying Off (For Now)

Viacom CEO Bob Bakish has moved to ink new deals for Paramount and Nickelodeon properties with Netflix.

CEO Bob Bakish is carving out a lucrative short-term niche "renting" IP and inking massive deals (like for 'South Park') with streaming platforms desperate for content: "It's not a zero-sum game."
In 2013, Nickelodeon pulled its library from Netflix in an attempt to stem its free-falling linear ratings. Now, Viacom's kid-focused cable network has pivoted in the opposite direction: supplying the streaming giant with new film and TV series, including a SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff, in a Nov. 13 deal valued at north of $200 million. And on Nov. 14, Viacom's Paramount unit licensed its long-gestating Beverly Hills Cop 4 to Netflix rather than risk distributing the Eddie Murphy vehicle itself theatrically.

The deals reflect the new reality for legacy media companies that aren't quite big enough to challenge Netflix or Disney with their own direct-to-consumer platforms. Hence, Viacom's so-called "arms dealer" strategy, which paid off when it sold domestic rights to Comedy Central's South Park to WarnerMedia's HBO Max on Oct. 29 in a deal worth up to $500 million.

"It's not a zero-sum game," Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins tells The Hollywood Reporter of the decision to reserve content for its own internal platforms or sell to third-party competitors. "We look at each piece of content separately and through three different lenses: What's the value of that piece of content and how do you maximize it; second is the relationship with the talent; and third is what does it mean to our own platforms?"

To be sure, Viacom's own streaming strategy must be solidified once the company re-merges with CBS in early December. The $15.4 billion deal will see Viacom add DTC platforms CBS All Access, BET+ and Showtime to pair with ad-supported Pluto TV and younger-focused Noggin and Nick+.

In the interim, Viacom is focused on making sure brands like Nickelodeon live beyond its linear network. Robbins notes that Netflix is "renting" Nick IP, meaning Viacom will eventually get it back. The streaming pact allows Nick to further monetize programming that doesn't fit on its linear network while leveraging the output of its animation studio. Robbins also notes that originals it produces for Netflix will provide lucrative revenue streams from consumer products and live events.

Meanwhile, other media conglomerates like Sony also are leaning away from the direct-to-consumer game. Sony TV chairman Mike Hopkins says that the company's strategic decision to exit the streaming space has allowed the indie studio to benefit from the demand for originals and library content. In September, Sony TV sold global streaming rights to Seinfeld to Netflix in a deal worth $500 million. The studio is now shopping library rights to the Joel McHale comedy Community and soon will shop TV rights to its theatrical films when its current pacts with Starz (for live-action) and Netflix (animation) expire.

"The volume of activity for us increases every week as everyone is ramping up their streaming services," says Hopkins, calling the appetite for content a "gold rush" for the company.

While Sony, as well as fellow streamer-less studios like MGM, are profiting from the demand for content, Viacom's strategy is wide-ranging. The company's key streaming licensing deals include The Real World to Facebook Watch (via MTV Studios); Comedy Central Productions and Trevor Noah producing content for Quibi; and Paramount TV supplying hits 13 Reasons Why to Netflix and Jack Ryan to Amazon, among others.

However, once the ViacomCBS merger closes, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish likely will be pressured to pull back on licensing and supply its internal streamers with originals to better compete with the likes of Netflix, Disney+ and the forthcoming HBO Max and NBCUniversal's Peacock.

"Demand for content from third parties is incredible," Bakish said during a Nov. 14 earnings call. “And the combination of our assets and capabilities with the fact that some of our competitors are pulling back, makes this sector an enormous opportunity for ViacomCBS.”

Viacom CFO Wade Davis added that when the company sells to Netflix, Hulu and the like, "they are underwriting the budget and they are paying us that budget, plus, call it 20 percent." Then, the licensee owns the show for a certain window or geography and Viacom is free to "exploit the rights they don't own," and eventually, all of the IP reverts back to Viacom.

During the same call, analyst Richard Greenfield opined that, if South Park were to have been licensed to Viacom's soon-to-be-owned CBS All Access, it would have been its No. 1 show — though Greenfield added that "I actually prefer that arms dealer strategy" of selling content to the highest bidder.

Bakish's statements represent a change of strategy, as he conceded Feb. 26 that Viacom "took it on the chin" in previous years, leaving money on the table by not licensing bundles of content to Netflix and other streamers. However, he added the previous approach left Viacom with a "warehouse" of rights that went to Pluto TV, the ad-supported service it bought in January for $340 million and now boasts 20 million users.

Still, keeping content in-house or cashing in with third-party deals is an increasingly common dilemma as AMC, for example, gave its Breaking Bad movie El Camino a first window on Netflix rather than airing it exclusively on its own linear network.

"Many of the smaller content providers, such as Viacom, Discovery, AMC Networks, Sony, tend to be more cautious by pursuing hybrid direct-to-consumer strategies that seek to differentiate their offerings in a cluttered landscape, e.g. based on niche content or demographically targeted audiences," says CFRA Research analyst Tuna Amobi. "Such companies have been focused on leveraging their existing film/TV libraries by embracing licensing, or revenue-sharing, partnerships with third-party aggregators to enhance and/or preserve their upside, as well as mitigate their downside risk."

Adds Nickelodeon's Robbins: "We're living in this feverish time right now that you have to be all in with direct-to-consumer platforms, and if you're not, then you're out. And I'm not sure that's correct."

Source: FilmLA 2019 Television Report (Oct. 16, 2019)


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NE-YO to Fool the School in New Holiday Episode of 'The Substitute', Premiering Saturday, November 30, 2019 on Nickelodeon

Update (11/18) - Below is Nickelodeon's official Press Release announcing the exciting news!:

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Nickelodeon is giving the gift of surprise with its hidden camera prank show The Substitute, this time featuring guest star and Grammy Award-winning artist and performer NE-YO going undercover at John Muir Middle School in Burbank, CA. The holiday-themed episode airs on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Using a full costume and prosthetics to hide his identity, NE-YO is transformed into three completely unrecognizable substitute teachers, pranking students as a master chef with a disastrous recipe for gingerbread cookies and eggnog, an out of control ‘90s rocker with an appetite for destruction and a quirky artist with an unusual flare for the arts.

The series features celebrities who are transformed by a team of Hollywood special effects artists to go undercover as a substitute, surprising unsuspecting kids in schools, camps and other locations. After a day full of ridiculous mayhem, the substitute reveals themselves and the organization receives a donation for $25,000.

The Substitute premiered last month with international superstar John Cena, following two specials that aired earlier this year with guest stars Jace Norman (Henry Danger) and the multitalented comedian Lilly Singh. Additional celebrities will be announced at a later date.

The Substitute is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation. Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman and Todd Hurvitz (Punk’d), serve as executive producers, with Hurvitz also serving as the showrunner. Jessica Brown, Nickelodeon’s Vice President of Current Series, also serves as an executive producer. Production of The Substitute for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

NE-YO’s first-ever holiday album, Another Kind Of Christmas, is available everywhere HERE.


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NE-YO is set to guest-star on the holiday-themed episode of Nickelodeon's hit hidden camera prank show The Substitute, HollywoodLife has revealed!

The holiday-themed episode of The Substitute will air Nov. 30, at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The episode will feature singer and World of Dance judge NE-YO, who will transform into three completely unrecognizable substitute teachers at John Muir Middle School in Burbank, California, pranking students as a master chef with a disastrous recipe for gingerbread cookies and eggnog, an out of control ‘90s rocker with an appetite for destruction, and a quirky artist with an unusual flair for the arts. He is completely unrecognizable with each and every look!

First look photos show the incredible transformation process for NE-YO. He clearly spent a lot of time in the makeup chair. From the prosthetic nose to a curly wig, the singer went to great lengths to go undercover. Check out NE-YO’s ’90s rocker below!

The Substitute features celebrities who are transformed by a team of Hollywood special effects artists to go undercover as a substitute, surprising unsuspecting kids in schools, camps, and other locations. At the end of the day, the substitute reveals themselves and the organization receives a donation for $25,000. The Substitute premiered in Oct. 2019 with John Cena guest-starring, following two specials that aired earlier this year with Henry Danger star Jace Norman and late-night host and YouTuber Lilly Singh. Additional celebrities who will appear on The Substitute will be announced at a later date.

NE-YO spent some time in the makeup chair in order to complete his transformation. He got a prosthetic nose for one of his looks! Credit: Bill Inoshita/Nickelodeon

NE-YO looks in the mirror as his transformation gets underway. This is just the beginning of an unrecognizable look. Credit: Bill Inoshita/Nickelodeon

The makeup artists work to complete NE-YO’s transformation. He was given a curly wig for one of his characters. Credit: Bill Inoshita/Nickelodeon

Episode 104 – Pictured: Ne-Yo in THE SUBSTITUTE on Nickelodeon. Photo: Bill Inoshita/Nickelodeon. ©2019 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: Bill Inoshita/Nickelodeon

In addition to guest-starring on The Substitute, NE-YO’s first-ever holiday album, Another Kind of Christmas, is out now. The album dropped Oct. 12 and it’s perfect if you’re getting into the holiday spirit. NE-YO is staying busying this holiday season!

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BOOM! Studios Unveils First Look at 'Saban's Go Go Power Rangers #26'


Omega Rangers Assemble in SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #26

Secrets Unfold in the Next Chapter of the Epic “Necessary Evil” Event in December 2019

BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), revealed today a first look at SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #26, by the acclaimed team of writers Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and Sina Grace (Ghosted in LA) and artist Francesco Mortarino (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), revealing an exciting new chapter in the epic POWER RANGERS event, Necessary Evil, in December 2019.

As Jason begins to form his new team—the Omega Rangers—he struggles to keep the truth from his friends, Trini and Zack. Meanwhile, on another planet, Tommy has reached the Tower of Light but is he truly worthy of becoming the White Ranger?!

SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #26 features main cover art by illustrator J. Lou, with variant cover art by Amelia Vidal (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Miguel Mercado (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and more.

Currently, POWER RANGERS is celebrating 26 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 26th season, Power Rangers Beast Morphers currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.

Print copies of SABAN’S GO GO POWER RANGERS #26 will be available on December 11, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

Softcover collections of GO GO POWER RANGERS, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and other POWER RANGERS releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.

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BOOM! Studios Unveils First Look at 'Rugrats: The Last Token'


Your First Look at RUGRATS: THE LAST TOKEN from BOOM! Studios

Discover One Token To Rule All the Babies in Their First Graphic Novel in November 2019

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at the first-ever Rugrats original graphic novel RUGRATS: THE LAST TOKEN, about the babies’ journey to save the arcade from certain doom with the treasured last token, from writer Pranas T. Naujokaitis (Adventure Time) and artist Maurizia Rubino (Steven Universe). Join the Rugrats as they set off on a magical quest to battle monsters, hordes, and the pernicious influence of greed in the most epic adventure of all time, in stores November 2019.

Stu and Drew have taken the babies to the local arcade for a relaxing day of pizza and games but one does not simply walk into the Wizard Rat Pizza Parlor Fun Time. When the arcade’s token stock goes down to one, a frenzy breaks loose and darkness descends upon the arcade floor. Every child seeks the precious golden coin for their own game with no thought to the needs of all the children of Fun Time. It is up to Tommy, son of Stu, and his noble fellowship of Rugrats to guard the one token across the treacherous game room floor to the fabled volcano arcade machine, told to yield a stream of tokens if you win, in order to save the day.

RUGRATS: THE LAST TOKEN, featuring a cover by Chrystin Garland (Steven Universe), is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers, including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, Ben 10, and Over The Garden Wall, along with original series like Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, and Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews.