Thursday, June 25, 2020

'Avatar Bending' Lens Now Available on Snapchat

Ever wished that you could bend the elements like an Avatar master? Well, the bad news is you'll need to keep hoping for that dream to come true. However, you can now do some bending virtually!


Ever since Netflix re-added Avatar: The Last Airbender to its programming library in May, the buzz surrounding Nickelodeon’s beloved animated series has intensified, so there is no surprise that there is a Snapchat lens for it as well!

Snapchat filters and lenses range from dog faces to FaceTiming the former President Barack Obama, and everything in-between. The first geofilters were introduced on the app in August 2014, and were shortly followed by the face filters in January of 2015. In 2018, Snapchat upped the ante again when the service added a feature that allows users to create their own. Whereas lenses were once on a limited rotation for users, they can now press the explore magnifying glass and search through thousands of lenses at anytime.


The lens is called "Avatar Bending" and cycles through the types of bending from the series, but with a twist. Alongside water, fire, earth, air, and blood, is now the option of back bending. Users simply need to put their face on screen and open their mouth to find out what kind of bender they are.

"Avatar Bending" is live on Snapchat now!

Watch Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix & CBS All Access and The Legend of Korra on CBS All Access!

More Nick: Netflix to Host Open Casting Call for Live-Action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Series!

Original source: ScreenRant; Additional source: Reddit u/Jinnie_the_Wew, Writing Explained.
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Netflix to Welcome Abby Hatcher and her Fuzzly Friends on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WHEN TROUBLE IS ON THE WAY, ONE LITTLE GIRL WILL SAVE THE DAY IN ABBY HATCHER, NICKELODEON’S BRAND-NEW ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES, COMING TO NETFLIX ON JULY 1


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Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated preschool series, Abby Hatcher (created and produced by Spin Master Entertainment), tells the story of a little girl with a big heart who helps her friends, the amazing and quirky Fuzzly creatures, fix their mishaps, learn from their mistakes and negotiate their emotions. Launching on Netflix USA on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, Abby Hatcher features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting empathy, compassion and problem-solving skills.

Update (6/25) - Netflix has acquired the rights to Abby Hatcher season one, with the first two seasons continuing to air on Nickelodeon, a spokesperson from Nickelodeon confirmed to Kidscreen.


In Abby Hatcher, Abby is an eternally optimistic, kind-hearted seven-year-old girl who loves to lend a helping hand to others and accepts everyone--no matter how different they are. In Abby’s world, humans coexist with Fuzzlies, incredible creatures that each have their own unique abilities that make them special, and Abby’s parents’ hotel is home to many. Together with her best Fuzzly friend Bozzly, Abby goes on wild adventures to fix Fuzzly mishaps and help them in any way she can. Whenever a problem arises Abby and Bozzly always say, “Fuzzly trouble can’t delay, to the rescue, save the day!”

In the series premiere of Abby Hatcher, “When Abby Met Bozzly/Hair Flair Everywhere,” Abby meets the best friend of her dreams, a fuzzly named Bozzly, for the first time. Then, when the hotel’s salon owner Mrs. Melvin closes the salon for the day, Abby tries to help Harriet, a hair-obsessed Fuzzly, find a new hobby, when all she really wants is to style. In additional new episodes, Mo and Bo are mistaken for a snow monster, and, after taking a tumble, Otis suffers a fear of heights and becomes scared to use his elevator.


Currently in its second season, Abby Hatcher made its world debut on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, and airs on Nickelodeon channels and branded blocks globally. The series also airs on TVO and Knowledge in Canada. In addition to the long-form series, characters from Abby Hatcher also feature in the show's short-form series, Abby Hatcher Original 5s.

New episodes of Abby Hatcher continue to air on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels globally.


Abby Hatcher is the ninth series from Spin Master Entertainment and follows on the success of PAW Patrol. The new series is overseen by executive producers Ronnen Harary and Laura Clunie.

More Nick: 'Paw Patrol' Movie from Spin Master and Nickelodeon Movies, with Paramount Pictures Distributing, Set for August 2021 Release!

Originally published: Monday, June 22, 2020.

H/T: Special thanks to @littlewarior9 for the news!
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Paddington Continues His journey to Benelux with License Connection

Paddington continues his journey with License Connection


The Copyrights Group, the brand development agency for writers, artists and brand owners has appointed License Connection as its licensing agent in Benelux for Paddington Bear.

The Paddington books were written by Michael Bond and the first volume: “A Bear Called Paddington” was published in 1958. Since then, thirty-five million copies of the Paddington books have been sold worldwide and the series has been translated into over forty different languages

The Paddington movies produced by Studiocanal, with Harry Potter’s David Heyman have become the most successful independent family movie franchise ever, with more than $500m at the box-office.

In 2020, a brand-new Paddington TV series designed for a pre-school audience, is launching worldwide on Nickelodeon. The Adventures of Paddington features a young Paddington and reaches out to a whole new generation of fans!

License Connection will represent the Paddington brand across classic, baby, movie and TV for a broad range of products in the Benelux region.

“We are very pleased to be working with License Connection on Paddington Bear in the Benelux,” says Franca Bernatavicius, Senior International Licensing Manager at The Copyrights Group. ” This is a very exciting time for Paddington, with the rich publishing heritage and the success of the films now paving the way for the upcoming TV series and a new generation of fans across the Benelux.”

“We are delighted that The Copyrights Group has appointed License Connection as the Benelux Licensing Agent for Paddington, says Licensing Connection’s Daphne Kellerman. “We see great potential for the brand in the territory because of its heritage and the new adventures that are about to come. It is a well-known brand already globally and we look forward to add partners to create new products, so kids and parents can go on their own journey with Paddington.”

About The Copyrights Group

The Copyrights Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi, is a full-service international agency and consultancy offering strategic brand development, licensing and retail expertise.

With a wealth of industry experience, The Copyrights Group focuses on the long-term development of intellectual properties.

About License Connection

License Connection is an International Licensing Agency & Consultancy Company that connects top brands with a range of quality products in Europe. Since the start of the company in 2002 License Connection works closely together with their partners to translate creative ideas into concrete sales promotions, successful campaigns and licensed products. With years of experience, License Connection offers its licensing partners a unique service.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Upfront 2020 Roundup!

Press release via Licensing International; H/T: AnimationXpress; Additional source: License Global.
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Nickelodeon Latin America and Grupo Éxito Partner to Launch Limited-Edition 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Clothing Line in Colombia

Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) has partnered with Grupo Éxito in Colombia to launch a limited-edition clothing collection inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants!


The collection features colourful print apparel spanning T-shirts, shorts, sweatshirts, swimwear, pyjamas, underwear and socks for tweens, teens, and adults, as well as a line for babies and toddlers (rompers, dresses and sleepwear). The collection will be promoted in-store with amazing displays. The SpongeBob SquarePants apparel collection will be available to purchase in more than 30 Grupo Éxito stores across Colombia between June - August 2020. The collection is exclusive to Grupo Éxito.

"We continue to celebrate the 20th anniversary of SpongeBob and we are very happy to be able to give Colombian fans access to this exclusive collection through our partnership with Grupo Éxito," said Ángela Cortez, Vice President (VP) of ViacomCBS Consumer Products Latinoamérica.

"As part of Grupo Éxito's commitment to supporting the textile industry in Colombia, we are pleased to present this new SpongeBob collection, which includes more than 60 options for all family members," said Juan Esteban Valencia, director textil of Grupo Éxito. "Also, we are proud to say that 100 percent of this collection was made by Colombian workers, with whom we contribute to the development of the country. We thank Nickelodeon for trusting Grupo Éxito as a company that offers customers garments that are at the forefront of the textile industry.

The SpongeBob apparel joins other recent fashion collaborations from brands such as Unimatic, Nike and Timberland, Pharrell Williams' Billionaire Boys Club ICECREAM, Edward Venero's VNRO, Happy Socks, a skateboard collection from Santa Cruz Skateboards, a homeware collaboration from Modernica with Chicago-based visual artist Louis De Guzman and global music artist J Balvin, a dog apparel and accessories collection with Fresh Pawz, clothing with Zara, streetwear with Teddy Fresh, and a Grillz collaboration between J Balvin and Ian Delucca.

From TVNIÑOS:

Nickelodeon lanza línea de ropa de Bob Esponja en Colombia

Como parte de una importante estrategia de Bob Esponja, Nickelodeon Latinoamérica se ha asociado con Grupo Éxito en Colombia para el lanzamiento de una colección de ropa de edición limitada de los personajes animados de la exitosa serie.

La colección estará disponible exclusivamente en más de 30 tiendas Grupo Éxito a nivel nacional.

La colección cuenta con camisetas de coloridos estampados y pijamas para preadolescentes, adolescentes y adultos, así como una línea para bebés y niños pequeños. La colección tendrá increíbles exhibiciones dentro de la tienda y estará disponible a partir de junio hasta agosto 2020.

“Continuamos celebrando el vigésimo aniversario de Bob Esponja y estamos muy contentos de poder darles a los fanáticos colombianos acceso a esta colección exclusiva a través de la alianza con Grupo Éxito”, comentó Ángela Cortez, VP de ViacomCBS Consumer Products Latinoamérica.

“Como parte del compromiso de Grupo Éxito de apoyar a la industria textil en Colombia, nos complace presentar esta nueva colección de Bob Esponja, la cual incluye más de 60 opciones para todos los miembros de la familia”, comentó Juan Esteban Valencia, director textil de Grupo Éxito. “También, nos enorgullece decir que el 100 por ciento de esta colección fue hecha por trabajadores colombianos, con quienes contribuimos al desarrollo del país. Agradecemos a Nickelodeon por confiar en Grupo Éxito como una empresa que ofrece a los clientes prendas que están a la vanguardia de la industria textil”.

Los productos temáticos de Bob Esponja incluyen camisetas, pantalones cortos, sudaderas, trajes de baño, pijamas, ropa interior y calcetines, así como una línea para bebés y niños pequeños (mamelucos, vestidos y ropa de dormir).

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From PRODU.COM:

Nos asociamos con Grupo Éxito en Colombia para lanzamiento de ropa de Bob Esponja: Ángela Cortez de ViacomCBS

Como parte de una importante estrategia de Bob Esponja, Nickelodeon Latinoamérica se ha asociado con Grupo Éxito en Colombia para el lanzamiento de una colección de ropa de edición limitada de los personajes animados de la exitosa serie.

La colección estará disponible exclusivamente en más de 30 tiendas de Grupo Éxito a nivel nacional, a partir de agosto, e incluye: camisetas, pantalones cortos, sudaderas, trajes de baño, pijamas, ropa interior y calcetines, así como una línea para bebés y niños pequeños.

“Continuamos celebrando el vigésimo aniversario de Bob Esponja y estamos muy contentos de poder darles a los fanáticos colombianos acceso a esta colección exclusiva a través de la alianza con Grupo Éxito” comentó Ángela Cortez, VP de ViacomCBS Consumer Products Latinoamérica.

“Como parte del compromiso de Grupo Éxito de apoyar a la industria textil en Colombia, nos complace presentar esta nueva colección de Bob Esponja, la cual incluye más de 60 opciones para todos los miembros de la familia. También nos enorgullece decir que el 100% de esta colección fue hecha por trabajadores colombianos, con quienes contribuimos al desarrollo del país. Agradecemos a Nickelodeon por confiar en Grupo Éxito como una empresa que ofrece a los clientes prendas que están a la vanguardia de la industria textil” comentó Juan Esteban Valencia, director textil de Grupo Éxito.

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From Señal News:

NICKELODEON CLOSES LICENSE AGREEMENTS FOR "PAW PATROL" AND "BOB ESPONJA"

In Mexico it will launch pet food from the hand of the Winner brand with the image of “Paw Patrol”; and in Colombia, Grupo Éxito stores will have the new “SpongeBob” clothing collection.

Nickelodeon Latin America continues its expansion in the licensing area by signing an agreement with the pet food manufacturer Ganador to create dog food under the “Paw Patrol” license; meanwhile, more than 30 Grupo Éxito stores in Colombia will have the new “SpongeBob” clothing collection.

As part of the promotional campaign, a series of interstitials featuring the Paw Patrol pups are streaming on YouTube monthly through September, highlighting helpful pet care tips including pet hygiene and nutrition, among others. The campaign also features in-store displays at various grocery and convenience stores throughout Mexico.

Meanwhile, the "Bob Esponja" clothing collection features colorful print shirts and pajamas for tweens, teens, and adults, as well as a line for babies and toddlers. The collection will have amazing in-store displays and will be available from June through August 2020.

"We continue celebrating SpongeBob SquarePant's twentieth anniversary and are extremely happy to be able to give fans in Colombia access to this exclusive line through this partnership with Grupo Exito", commented Angela Cortez, VP, ViacomCBS Consumer Products Latin America.

“As part of Grupo Éxito's commitment to supporting and energizing the textile industry in Colombia, we are very pleased to present this new SpongeBob Square Pants collection that includes more than 60 references for all family members. Likewise, we are proud to say that 100% of this collection was made by Colombian workers, with whom we contribute to the country’s development. We thank Nickelodeon for trusting Grupo Éxito as a company that offers customers garments that are at the forefront of the textile industry” commented Juan Esteban Valencia, Textile Director, Grupo Éxito.

The SpongeBob Squarepants themed products include exclusive apparel including t-shirts, shorts, joggers, pajamas and loungewear, as well as infant and toddler and rompers, dresses and sleepwear.

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From https://www.larepublica.co:

Nickelodeon y Grupo Éxito lanzan colección edición limitada de Bob Esponja

La colección tiene camisetas y pijamas para preadolescentes, adolescentes y adultos; además de una línea para bebés y niños pequeños

Como parte de una estrategia de Bob Esponja, Nickelodeon Latinoamérica se ha asociado con Grupo Éxito en Colombia para el lanzamiento de una colección de ropa de edición limitada de los personajes animados de la serie. La colección estará disponible exclusivamente las tiendas del Grupo Éxito a nivel nacional hasta agosto.

"Continuamos celebrando el vigésimo aniversario de Bob Esponja y estamos muy contentos de poder darles a los fanáticos colombianos acceso a esta colección exclusiva a través de la alianza con Grupo Éxito", dijo Ángela Cortez, Vicepresidenta de ViacomCBS Consumer Products Latinoamérica.

La colección tiene camisetas, pantalones cortos, sudaderas, trajes de baño, pijamas, ropa interior y calcetines, así como una línea para bebés y niños pequeños con mamelucos, vestidos y ropa de dormir.

“Como parte del compromiso de Grupo Éxito de apoyar a la industria textil en Colombia, nos complace presentar esta nueva colección de Bob Esponja, la cual incluye más de 60 opciones para todos los miembros de la familia. También, nos enorgullece decir que el 100% de esta colección fue hecha por trabajadores colombianos, con quienes contribuimos al desarrollo del país. Agradecemos a Nickelodeon por confiar en Grupo Éxito como una empresa que ofrece a los clientes prendas que están a la vanguardia de la industria textil”, comentó Juan Esteban Valencia, Director Textil, Grupo Éxito.

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Más Nick: Viacom International Studios Americas to Produce 'Planeta Marcia', a New Out-Of-This World Scripted Series for Nickelodeon!

Originally published: Thursday, June 18, 2020.
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Nickelodeon Latin America and Ganador Partner for 'PAW Patrol' Dog Food Promotion in Mexico

Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) has announced a new agreement with Ganador, the pet food manufacturer based in México, for licensed dog food inspired by Nickelodeon's beloved CG-animated preschool series PAW Patrol!


Produced by Spin Master Entertainment, PAW Patrol follows the adventures of a tech-savvy boy named Ryder and his team of pups who are ready to save the day. Whenever there's trouble, pups Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Zuma, Rocky and Skye are ready for action, no matter what comes their way. With a mission to work together to keep Adventure Bay safe, no job is too big, and no pup is too small.

Ganador's PAW Patrol promotion will see the launch of licensed PAW Patrol branded dog food, and well as a series of interstitials available on YouTube through September. The series highlights pet care tips and other nutritional facts. The campaign also includes in-store displays at grocery and convenience stores throughout Mexico.

Ganador is a subsidy of Chicago, Illinois-based Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).


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From TVNIÑOS:

Nickelodeon cierra acuerdo con fabricante de alimento para mascotas

Nickelodeon Latinoamérica anunció que cerró un acuerdo con el fabricante de comida para mascotas Ganador, para crear comida para perros bajo la licencia de Paw Patrol.

Como parte de la campaña de promoción, todos los meses hasta septiembre, se transmitirán videos en YouTube con los cachorros de Paw Patrol, sobre consejos para el cuidado de las mascotas, como la higiene y nutrición, entre otros. La campaña también tendrá exhibiciones en varios supermercados y tiendas de conveniencia en todo México.

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From Señal News:

NICKELODEON CLOSES LICENSE AGREEMENTS FOR "PAW PATROL" AND "BOB ESPONJA"

In Mexico it will launch pet food from the hand of the Winner brand with the image of “Paw Patrol”; and in Colombia, Grupo Éxito stores will have the new “SpongeBob” clothing collection.

Nickelodeon Latin America continues its expansion in the licensing area by signing an agreement with the pet food manufacturer Ganador to create dog food under the “Paw Patrol” license; meanwhile, more than 30 Grupo Éxito stores in Colombia will have the new “SpongeBob” clothing collection.

As part of the promotional campaign, a series of interstitials featuring the Paw Patrol pups are streaming on YouTube monthly through September, highlighting helpful pet care tips including pet hygiene and nutrition, among others. The campaign also features in-store displays at various grocery and convenience stores throughout Mexico.

Meanwhile, the "Bob Esponja" clothing collection features colorful print shirts and pajamas for tweens, teens, and adults, as well as a line for babies and toddlers. The collection will have amazing in-store displays and will be available from June through August 2020.

"We continue celebrating SpongeBob SquarePant's twentieth anniversary and are extremely happy to be able to give fans in Colombia access to this exclusive line through this partnership with Grupo Exito", commented Angela Cortez, VP, ViacomCBS Consumer Products Latin America.

“As part of Grupo Éxito's commitment to supporting and energizing the textile industry in Colombia, we are very pleased to present this new SpongeBob Square Pants collection that includes more than 60 references for all family members. Likewise, we are proud to say that 100% of this collection was made by Colombian workers, with whom we contribute to the country’s development. We thank Nickelodeon for trusting Grupo Éxito as a company that offers customers garments that are at the forefront of the textile industry” commented Juan Esteban Valencia, Textile Director, Grupo Éxito.

The SpongeBob Squarepants themed products include exclusive apparel including t-shirts, shorts, joggers, pajamas and loungewear, as well as infant and toddler and rompers, dresses and sleepwear.

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Más Nick: Nickelodeon Latin America Launches #ChicosUnidos, A Prosocial Initiative to Help Kids and Families Stay Informed and Engaged With Activities

Original source: VideoAge.

Originally published: Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
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Nickelodeon India to Air 'Classmate Spellbee' Season 12 Finals

Classmate Spell Bee Competition Comes Up With 12th Season

The initial phase of the competition will comprise of an on-ground exercise where children will be given spelling tests in schools.

  • Students from 5th to 9th standard across the country can apply online at www.classmatespellbee.in
  • The National Champion will win a grand prize of Rs. 2, 00,000, a trip to White House and a chance to be on TV, apart from witnessing the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee 2020 with a parent in Washington D.C., USA.


Classmate, India's Notebook Brand by ITC and Radio Mirchi are back with India’s school spelling competition, Classmate Spell Bee Season 12. The competition provides the largest platform for the country’s best spellers to identify their strengths and achieve recognition for their unique spelling skills. The spelling extravaganza promises to deliver a bigger and better experience than it did in its previous season. It will travel to 1000 schools across 30 cities and will reach out to more than 5,00,000 students from standards V to IX.

Update (3/8/2020) - Classmate Spell Bee is currently airing weekends at 8:00pm on Nickelodeon India and Nick HD+ and 10:00pm on Sonic!

Students from across India can also participate online at https://www.classmatespellbee.in. Only the top 16 participants will battle it out in the televised national finals, which will be simulcast this year on Nickelodeon India, Sonic, Nickelodeon HD+.

Commenting on the event, Shailendra Tyagi, Chief Executive, ITC’s Education and Stationery Products Business said, “This year’s theme for the competition centres on the brand’s philosophy of celebrating uniqueness. Building on the scale Classmate Spellbee achieved last year and entering its 12th season, Classmate Spellbee will reach out to an even larger number of students across schools and cities in India through a school contact program. Classmate through its MyClassmate App and it’s dedicated website will help students register and prepare for the competition. Classmate promises to support a child’s dream with an equally unique and world-class set of stationery products like notebooks, writing, art and math instruments.”

Yatish Mehrishi, COO, Entertainment Network (India) said, “Every year Spell Bee is intrinsically connecting more with students, parents and teachers. Started off as a spelling competition, today it’s become a landmark event that proliferates the education of English language at the highest level. Our aim was and is to bring together some of the brightest children from across the country to the most credible edutainment-based platforms. Spell Bee is a brand serves two educational purposes. One, a platform that inspires students to showcase their improved skills. And two, as an instrument that hones their command over the language. Like every year, the competition will be televised to encourage students to showcase their skills on a national platform and prepare for the upcoming season.

Gratification details of Classmate Spell Bee Season 12

The National Champion of Classmate Spell Bee Season 12 will win a grand prize of Rs 2,00,000 a trip to the White House and a chance to feature on national television, apart from witnessing the Scripps National Spelling Bee 2020 with a parent in Washington DC, USA. in an all-expenses-paid trip. The 4 semi-finalists will win a cash prize of Rs 50,000 each. The grand prize for the winner of Classmate Spell Bee Season 12 and those for the semi-finalists have been specifically designed by Classmate to help encourage and enable students to follow their heart’s true calling.

The initial phase of the competition will comprise of an on-ground exercise where children will be given spelling tests in schools. Top scorers from the school level and online applicants will battle it out in the gruelling city finale round and the best performing students will make it to the semi-finals from there. The top 10 students from each city will then appear for an online test which will choose the best 16 spellers from across India. These students will then battle it out in the grand finale to win the title of Classmate Spell Bee Champion.

This year, Times of India is the Co-Powered by partner, Nickelodeon Sonic is a Co-Powered by and television partner and Victor Tango is the event partner for the property.

From India Education Diary:

AASHIRYA MALIK from DPS Rohini, announced the city champion of Classmate Spell Bee Season 12

Mumbai: The online semi-finals of Classmate Spell Bee Season 12, India’s largest spelling competition were conducted in Mumbai. Classmate and Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM launched season 12 of Classmate Spell Bee a couple of months back. The ultimate winner will win a grand cash prize of INR 2, 00, 000, a trip to the White House, and to witness the Scripps National Spelling Bee 2020 with a parent in Washington DC, U.S.A. in an all-expenses paid trip.

Classmate, India’s No.1 Notebook Brand* by ITC, believes that each child is unique. Organising India’s largest spelling competition is a way for ITC to cultivate children into bright young minds. The excitement and rush around Classmate’s Spell Bee Competition has increased exponentially with the advent of newer seasons.

This year too, the competition saw some of the most talented spellers participate in the third level of the competition in an online test and AASHIRYA MALIK from DPS Rohini, Delhi of class 9th emerged as the winner. AASHIRYA MALIK will now be in competing in the National Finals of the competition.

The initial round of the competition received a roaring response from students all over India. In the initial phase, an on-ground exercise was conducted among major schools in around 30 cities. The top 15 scorers from the 30 cities from each school participated in the city finals round. The top contestants from each city contended in the semi-final stage of the competition which was held in Mumbai.

The grand finale of the Classmate Spell Bee Season 12 will witness a gruelling competition between the top 16 participants of India to win the title of Classmate Spell Bee Season 12’ National Champion. The National Finals of the competition will be telecasted on National Television on Sonic and Nickelodeon.

Commenting on the event, Mr. Shailendra Tyagi, Chief Executive, ITC’s Education and Stationery Products Business said, “Classmate believes that every child is unique and so is every word. Hence this year’s theme for the competition centers on the brand’s philosophy of celebrating uniqueness. Building on the scale Classmate Spellbee achieved last year and entering its 12th season, Classmate Spellbee reached out to an even larger number of students across schools and cities in India through a school contact program. Classmate through its MyClassmate App and its dedicated website also helped students register and prepare for the competition. Classmate promises to support a child’s dream with an equally unique and world class set of stationery products like notebooks, writing, art and math instruments.”

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Yatish Mehrishi, Chief Operating Officer, Radio Mirchi said, “Classmate Spell Bee Season 12 has made all of us at Radio Mirchi proud. Like in the past, each year our students raise the bar of the competition. The next stages including the televised National Finals promise to be extremely exciting. Classmate Spell Bee truly adds value to a student’s development.”

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From India Education Diary:

Soha Ali Khan announced Ms. Shrivalli Ghosh from St. Michael School, Siliguri the national champion of Classmate Spell Bee Season 12


Mumbai: The Classmate Spell Bee Season 12, India’s largest spelling competition, an initiative by Radio Mirchi, culminated on 23rd June, Tuesday at a thrilling finale where the winners were announced and feted by none other than Bollywood star Soha Ali Khan!

Shrivalli Ghosh of St. Michael School, Siliguri was declared the National Champion while Bhadra Panicker of Delhi Public School, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, was the first runner up.

The theme for the competition was ‘Be Better than Yourself’ which is in line with Classmate’s philosophy of encouraging children to excel in the field of their choice by striving to continuously improve by competing with themselves and not with others and to be better than themselves.

This year, the competition engaged with more than 3.5 lakh students across 1,000 schools in 30 cities. The competition was conducted in various phases comprising on-ground, online and a final televised phase. The top 15 spellers from each school competed for a place in the city finals and then further onto the national finals.

The top 16 students from across India battled it out in the televised National Finals, which was simulcast this year on Nick, Nick HD and Sonic. The National Champion of Classmate Spell Bee Season 12 won a grand prize of Rs 2,00,000, apart from an all-expenses-paid trip to witness the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee with a parent in Washington D.C., USA. The four semi-finalists won a cash prize of Rs 50,000 each.

“With each passing year, Spell Bee is connecting more integrally with students, parents, and teachers. Having started off as a spelling competition, it is today a landmark event that propagates the learning of the English language at the highest levels,” said Yatish Mehrishi, COO, Radio Mirchi.

“With this property, we aim to bring together some of the brightest children from across the country. What makes this competition truly special is the pride that participants take in being a part of this and making it what it has become today,” further said Yatish Mehrishi.

“Classmate has always endeavoured to recognize, nurture & celebrate the uniqueness of every child. Classmate Spell Bee Season 12 has taken Classmate’s brand thought of celebrating uniqueness further as it gave students yet another opportunity to identify and showcase their distinctive talents and skills on a nationwide platform” – Mr.Vikas Gupta, Education, Stationery Products Business (ESPB), ITC Ltd.

“Classmate Spell Bee season 12 has built on the scale we achieved last year with the aim of reaching out to even larger number of students across schools and cities in India, through a school contact program coupled with a dedicated website to engage students. The brand promises to support a child’s dreams with an equally unique & world class set of stationery products like notebooks, writing, drawing, art, and math instruments,” added Mr. Gupta

Season 12 saw Classmate Spell Bee actively engaged with the students through a dedicated website with a comprehensive set of learning modules, tests, interactive blogs and contests to help the students prepare for the event.

The grand prize for the winner of Classmate Spell Bee and those for the semi-finalists was specifically designed and sponsored by Classmate to help encourage and enable students to follow their hearts true calling.

The competition this year was presented by Classmate, co powered by Nickelodeon Sonic and The Times of India, and Victor Tango as the event partner for the property.

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Originally published: Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

Sources: BW Businessworld, Telangana Today, The Live Nagpur, Anime Superhero Forum /@animegamer.
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Nickelodeon Italy and SpongeBob to Sponsor Milanosport Campuses 2020

It's important that the values of sport and exercise be taught from an early age. That’s why SpongeBob SquarePants and Nickelodeon Italy (Italia) are one of the sponsors of this year's Milanosport Campuses which, like every year, offers many activities designed for kids who want to have fun whilst playing outdoors in the city whilst learning the fundamental values of sport!


Thanks to this collaboration, each member will be provided with the Milanosport Campus 2020 t-shirt, partly dedicated to SpongeBob. There will also be many surprises to celebrate the upcoming release of The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run.

Nickelodeon is the channel of fun, joy, healthy and explosive laughter, unpredictability and innovation, without forgetting the values of friendship, sharing and sport. In Italy, Nickelodeon is available exclusively on Sky (channel 605), and is the home of many hit series and characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants, the yellow sponge that lives at the bottom of the sea in Bikini Bottom. A character loved by all generations with a worldwide fanbase of over 51 million followers on the show's dedicated Facebook page. Children find SpongeBob as a fun and reliable character, able to create a positive relationship with everyone he meets.


Last year almost 4,000 children attended the Milanosport Campus during the three summer months. A product that was born 18 years ago, immediately becoming a point of reference for families in Milan.

For the 2020 edition, with CSI Milano, historical partner of Milanosport for the educational aspects of the Campus, Milanosport Campuses is organizing the activities in the best possible way, with great attention to the new rules and measures implemented due to the on-going COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, safeguarding as much as possible the fun of children and young people who will be living in Milan this summer.

Milanosport wants to maintain normality as much as possible, and for this reason it has organized the social life of the Campus in small groups.

Attendees can choose from between time groups in which they can arrive and go in order to limit how many are arriving and leaving and to avoid groups.

8.30 – 17.30
9.00 – 18.00

For the 2020 edition, there will be five centres involved, the historic centres of Lido and Saini will be joined by Cambini Fossati, Iseo and Procida; the registrations, which began Saturday, June 20, have already led to over 700 members, in particular Lido and Saini, although the first will not see the opening of the seaside resort due to the well-known events causing construction sites to grind to a standstill, preventing essential maintenance.

Children and young people in this period have learnt to stay at home, during the summer of the Campus will be able to stay in company, and thanks to the educators of the CSI Milan can move, socialize and learn, all in safety.

As always, the Milanosport Campuses are held from Monday to Friday from 22 June, finishing in September, to meet the needs of the many families who will be staying in the city.

All members will be provided the 2020 T-shirt, mostly dedicated to SpongeBob. There will be many other surprises and activities inspired by the animated series throughout the summer!

For more information about Campus di Milanosport 2020 and to register for this year's courses, visit milanosport.it.

Original source: Licensing Magazine.

From Licensing Magazine:

NICKELODEON E SPONGEBOB SONO SPONSOR DEI CAMPUS ESTIVI DI MILANOSPORT

Grazie a questa collaborazione ad ogni iscritto sarà fornita la t-shirt 2020, in parte dedicata a SpongeBob. Non mancheranno tantissime sorprese legate all’uscita del film “SpongeBob – Amici in Fuga”

È giusto che i valori dello sport siano insegnati sin da piccoli. Ed è questo il motivo per cui SpongeBob e Nickelodeon sono uno degli sponsor dei Campus di Milanosport che come ogni anno propongono tantissime attività pensate per i ragazzi che vogliono divertirsi in compagnia, giocare all’aperto in città e imparare i valori fondamentali dello sport.

Nickelodeon è il canale del divertimento, dell’allegria, della risata sana e dirompente, dell’imprevedibilità e dell’innovazione, senza dimenticare i valori dell’amicizia, della condivisione e dello sport. In Italia è presente in esclusiva su Sky (canale 605), tra le serie di maggior successo ci sono prodotti trasversali e intramontabili come SpongeBob, la spugna gialla che vive in fondo al mare di Bikini Bottom. Personaggio amato da tutte le generazioni con una fanbase a livello mondiale di oltre 51milioni di follower sulla pagina facebook dedicata. I bambini vivono SpongeBob come un personaggio divertente ed affidabile, capace di creare una relazione positiva con chiunque lo incontri.

L’anno scorso sono stati quasi 4.000 i bambini che nei tre mesi estivi hanno frequentato il Campus di Milanosport. Un prodotto che nasce 18 anni fa, diventando sin da subito un punto di riferimento per le famiglie milanesi.

Per l’edizione 2020, con CSI Milano, partner storico di Milanosport per gli aspetti educativi dei Campus, stiamo organizzando al meglio le attività, con grande attenzione alle nuove regole, salvaguardando il più possibile il divertimento dei bambini e ragazzi che si apprestano a vivere l’estate a Milano.

Milanosport vuole iniziare a progettare la loro normalità e per questo ha organizzato la vita sociale dei Campus in piccoli gruppi.

Si potrà scegliere tra due fasce in ingresso e uscita per contingentare gli ingressi ed evitare assembramenti.

8.30 – 17.30
9.00 – 18.00

Per l’edizione 2020, 5 sono i centri coinvolti, le sedi storiche di Lido e Saini verranno affiancate infatti da Cambini Fossati, Iseo e Procida; le iscrizioni, iniziate sabato scorso, hanno già portato a oltre 700 iscritti, in particolare Lido e Saini, nonostante il primo non vedrà l’apertura del centro balneare per le note vicende legate al fermo dei cantieri che ha impedito l’esecuzione delle manutenzioni.

I bambini e i ragazzi in questo periodo hanno imparato a stare in casa, durante l’estate dei Campus potranno stare in compagnia, e grazie agli educatori del CSI Milano potranno muoversi, socializzare e imparare, tutto in sicurezza.

Come sempre, i Campus Milanosport si tengono dal lunedì al venerdì e sono partiti il 22 giugno per terminare a settembre, proprio per venire incontro alle esigenze di tante famiglie che resteranno in città.

Per tutti gli iscritti verrà messa a disposizione la maglietta 2020 in gran parte dedicata a SpongeBob. Ci saranno tante altre sorprese e attività legate al cartone in serbo durante tutta l’estate!

Per partecipare ai Campus ci si può iscrivere direttamente sul sito milanosport.it.

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From ilgiorno.it:

Milanosport, ai campus estivi arriva SpongeBob: attività e divertimento

La spugna gialla di Nickelodeon sarà uno degli sponsor. Per l'edizione 2020 grande attenzione alle nuove regole dopo l'emergenza Coronavirus

SpongeBob si prepara per i Campus di Milanosport

Milno, 25 giugno 2020 - I valori dello sport? Vanno insegnati sin da piccoli. Ed è per questo che SpongeBob e Nickelodeon sono uno degli sponsor dei Campus di Milanosport, che come ogni anno propongono tantissime attività pensate per i ragazzi che vogliono divertirsi in compagnia, giocare all’aperto in città e imparare i valori fondamentali dello sport.

Nickelodeon è il canale del divertimento, dell’allegria, della risata sana e dirompente, dell’imprevedibilità e dell’innovazione, senza dimenticare i valori dell’amicizia, della condivisione e dello sport. In Italia è presente in esclusiva su Sky (canale 605), tra le serie di maggior successo ci sono prodotti trasversali e intramontabili come SpongeBob, la spugna gialla che vive in fondo al mare di Bikini Bottom. Personaggio amato da tutte le generazioni con una fanbase a livello mondiale di oltre 51milioni di follower sulla pagina facebook dedicata. I bambini vivono SpongeBob come un personaggio divertente ed affidabile, capace di creare una relazione positiva con chiunque lo incontri.

Ma il divertimento non manca neppure al Campus di Milanosport. L’anno scorso sono stati quasi 4.000 i bambini che nei tre mesi estivi lo hanno frequentato. Un prodotto che nasce 18 anni fa, diventando sin da subito un punto di riferimento per le famiglie milanesi. Per l’edizione 2020, con CSI Milano, partner storico di Milanosport per gli aspetti educativi dei Campus, si stanno organizzando al meglio le attività, con grande attenzione alle nuove regole, salvaguardando il più possibile il divertimento dei bambini e ragazzi che si apprestano a vivere l’estate a Milano, dopo l'emergenz Coronavirus.

La vita sociale dei Campus sarà divisa in piccoli gruppi. Si potrà scegliere tra due fasce in ingresso e uscita per contingentare gli ingressi ed evitare assembramenti: 8.30-17.30 e 9-18. Per l’edizione 2020, 5 sono i centri coinvolti, le sedi storiche di Lido e Saini verranno affiancate infatti da Cambini Fossati, Iseo e Procida; le iscrizioni, iniziate sabato scorso, hanno già portato a oltre 700 iscritti, in particolare Lido e Saini, nonostante il primo non vedrà l’apertura del centro balneare per le note vicende legate al fermo dei cantieri che ha impedito l’esecuzione delle manutenzioni.Come sempre, i Campus Milanosport si tengono dal lunedì al venerdì e sono partiti il 22 giugno per terminare a settembre, proprio per venire incontro alle esigenze di tante famiglie che resteranno in città.

Per tutti gli iscritti verrà messa a disposizione la maglietta 2020 in gran parte dedicata a SpongeBob. Ci saranno tante altre sorprese e attività legate al cartone in serbo durante tutta l’estate. Per partecipare ai Campus ci si può iscrivere direttamente sul sito milanosport.it. Tutte le info e i dettagli sono sul sito e sulle pagine social di Milanosport.

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From Corriere della Sera:

SpongeBob e Nickelodeon al fianco dei bambini dei Campus di Milanosport

Riparte l’attività estiva per ragazzi nel segno della «spugna gialla» e dello stare insieme. E in tv su NickJr torna anche la squadra di salvataggio della Paw Patrol

È giusto che i valori dello sport siano insegnati sin da piccoli. È questo il motivo per cui SpongeBob e Nickelodeon sono uno degli sponsor dei Campus di Milanosport che come ogni anno propongono tantissime attività pensate per i ragazzi che vogliono divertirsi in compagnia, giocare all’aperto in città e imparare i valori fondamentali dello sport. Nickelodeon è il canale del divertimento, dell’allegria, della risata sana e dirompente, dell’imprevedibilità e dell’innovazione, senza dimenticare i valori dell’amicizia, della condivisione e dello sport. In Italia è presente in esclusiva su Sky (canale 605), tra le serie di maggior successo ci sono prodotti trasversali e intramontabili come SpongeBob, la spugna gialla che vive in fondo al mare di Bikini Bottom. Personaggio amato da tutte le generazioni con una fanbase a livello mondiale di oltre 51milioni di follower sulla pagina facebook dedicata. I bambini vivono SpongeBob come un personaggio divertente ed affidabile, capace di creare una relazione positiva con chiunque lo incontri.

L’anno scorso sono stati quasi 4 mila i bambini che nei tre mesi estivi hanno frequentato il Campus di Milanosport. Un prodotto che nasce 18 anni fa, diventando sin da subito un punto di riferimento per le famiglie milanesi. Per l’edizione 2020, con Csi Milano, partner storico di Milanosport per gli aspetti educativi dei Campus, si stanno organizzando al meglio le attività, con grande attenzione alle nuove regole, salvaguardando il più possibile il divertimento dei bambini e ragazzi che si apprestano a vivere l’estate a Milano. I bambini e i ragazzi in questo periodo hanno imparato a stare in casa, durante l’estate dei Campus potranno stare in compagnia, muoversi, socializzare e imparare, tutto in sicurezza. Per tutti gli iscritti verrà messa a disposizione la maglietta 2020 in gran parte dedicata a SpongeBob. E tante altre saranno le sorprese e le attività legate al cartone per tutta l’estate.

Intanto sta per tornare la squadra di salvataggio della Paw Patrol e porterà con sé i primi episodi della settima stagione della serie di animazione prescolare tanto amata. Dal 29 giugno, dal lunedì al venerdì, torna con un doppio appuntamento su NickJr (Sky 603) alle 13 e alle 19 con i nuovi episodi. Ci saranno nuove missioni ad attenderli dove serviranno tutte le loro abilità e i loro super gadget tecnologici per risolvere ogni situazione e portare a termine ogni salvataggio, perché come dice Ryder: «Niente è faticoso per un cucciolo coraggioso!».

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