Sunday, November 30, 2014

Nickelodeon UK Launches New Look Official NickToons Website

Following Nickelodeon UK's recent rebrand of their animation and action channel, Nicktoons UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon UK has redesigned and relaunched their official NickToons UK and Ireland website, NickToons.co.uk!


The design of Nick UK's newly revamped Nicktoons website is based upon Nickelodeon UK's recently redesigned main website, nick.co.uk, and uses key aspects from Nicktoons UK's recent channel refresh, including the channels new logo and colours from NickToons' new design colour palette.

Putting kids in control of their experience with the site, Nickelodeon's revamped official Nicktoons website brings all the fun of Nickelodeon's award-winning Nick App to NickToons.co.uk, and features a endless stream of totally awesome content allowing visitors to play more games, watch tons more videos than ever before, vote in polls and see the NickToon characters they love.

In Nick UK's latest NickToons.co.uk update, all of your favourite Nickelodeon characters, games, videos and NickToons' popular ClipDeck are sticking around, with even more fun to discover. But now, visitors get to see them in a totally new way! The all-new NickToons.co.uk features revamped official websites for your favourite NickToons shows, such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Sanjay and Craig", "Breadwinners", "Rabbids Invasion", "Power Rangers", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "T.U.F.F. Puppy", "Fairly OddParents" and "Kung Fu Panda". There are endless games and videos, old and new, to play. Plus, Nick are giving visitors a BIGGER and BETTER way to watch online videos and play games, including the chance to rate your fave videos and games! The possibilities are endless on Nickelodeon's all-new NickToons website website!

To launch their brand-new NickToons website, Nickelodeon UK have also launched their official "SpongeBob's Advent Calender" watch and win competition webpage, where viewers can win amazing prizes, including a iPad, a Playstation 4, passes for Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and a TV, everyday throughout December 2014 simply by watching NickToons and matching the symbol displayed on-screen with a symbol at nicktoons.co.uk/christmas!

Nick UK's brand-new look nicktoons.co.uk features a intuitive responsive web design (RWD) layout that provides NickHeads with an optimal viewing experience, allowing fans to experience the full world of NickToons by easily clicking or swiping as they wish across the site's content-heavy offering whether viewing the all-new look website on desktop PC's and laptop computers or on tablet and smartphone (mobile) devices.
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Nickelodeon To Change The Name Of "Bad Seeds"

Cartoonist C.H. Greenblatt has announced the Nick news in a post on his official Tumblr blog, Nerd Armada, that, due to trademark issues, "Bad Seeds" is no longer the show name of his upcoming brand-new Nickelodeon animated series, and that the show is currently untitled.

C.H. Greenblatt's all-new NickToon follows Harvey, a sweet and well-meaning bird, who makes two new best friends, Fee and Foo, the wildest imps in the forest. Although their friendship seems unlikely, their connection only grows as they push each other out of their comfort zones and into endless adventures. The show, which is created, written and directed by C.H. Greenblatt ("SpongeBob SquarePants", "Chowder"), is expected to premiere on Nickelodeon USA in 2015, however, it is currently unknown whether the shows trademark issues will delay the shows debut. Nickelodeon picked up the series for 26 episodes in September 2013.

It isn't uncommon for a show in development to change it's name. Nickelodeon's upcoming brand-new live-action series "Bella and the Bulldogs", due to premiere in January 2015, was originally titled "Bella and the Bullfrogs", "SpongeBob SquarePants" was originally intended to be called "SpongeBoy Ahoy!", but that name was already trademarked, and "iCarly" was very nearly named "iSam" and "iJosie.com", however, those domains were already registered. Had Dan Schneider been able to buy iSam.com, Carly and Sam would likely have been named Sam and Kira, respectively, which were the characters in the original pilot script.

Along with his "Bad Seeds" name change announcement, C.H. Greenblatt also shared a fantastic piece of artwork from his upcoming Nickelodeon show which he made for the back of the Nickelodeon business cards when production started. C.H. Greenblatt mentions that the shows style has evolved a bit since the art was created:


Original news source: ToonZone Forums forum member BeanoMaster
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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nickelodeon Russia and CIS Unwraps Christmas Programming Highlights

Nickelodeon Russia and CIS (Nickelodeon Россия and СНГ) has announced their exciting programming highlights for December 2014 to celebrate the most festive time of the year!


From a brand-new show and old school favorites to a brand-new movie and the biggest episodes of current hits, Nick Russia and CIS has Christmas all wrapped up!


Brand-New Show - "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn": Nickelodeon Russia and CIS has announced the exciting news that they will start to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new hit original comedy series "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn", locally titled "Никки, Рикки, Дикки и Дон", from Saturday 6th December 2014!


Brand-New Movie - "Santa Hunters": Nickelodeon Russia and CIS will be premiering Nickelodeon's brand-new Christmas holiday movie "Santa Hunters" in December 2014! Everyone knows Father Christmas — white beard, red coat, belly that jiggles like a bowl of jelly, right? But what do we REALLY know about him? That's what the Santa Hunters are trying to find out. In Nickelodeon's brand-new Christmas-themed Original Nickelodeon TV Movie "Santa Hunters", Alex (Benjamin Flores, Jr.), his younger sister Elizabeth (Laya DeLeon Hayes), and his cousins Zoey (Breanna Yde) and Richard (Mace Coronel) go on a mission to catch Ol' Saint Nick in action Christmas night and rig up an elaborate setup of traps and video equipment to catch Santa Claus on video tape. However, their Santa stakeout has unintended consequences - when they see Santa, he begins to lose his Christmas magic. The kids have to protect the tape to save Christmas, and they learn that believing is more important than seeing. Can they save Christmas? You'll just have to wait and see!


Brand-New Episodes - "Every Witch Way": Nickelodeon Russia and CIS will be showing the second brand-new season of Nick's spellbinding drama series "Колдовская история" from Monday 1st December 2014! "Every Witch Way" season two promises to have more spells, more laughs, more romance and more awesomeness than ever, and will welcome a new student to Iridium High School, new boy Jax Novoa, played by Australian actor Rahart Adams ("Nowhere Boys", "Neighbours")!

Nickelodeon Classics: Nickelodeon will be giving viewers a old school Nickmas with a Classic Nickelodeon block featuring Christmas-themed episodes of popular Classic Nicktoons, including Christmas episodes of "Rocko's Modern Life" ("Rocko's Modern Christmas"), "Rugrats" ("Ох, уж эти детки!"), "The Angry Beavers" ("Gift Hoarse"), "CatDog" ("A Very CatDog Christmas"), and "Hey Arnold" (Arnold's Christmas)!

Rockin' Christmas: Nickelodeon will be getting viewers Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree with a great selection of musical episodes of current hit shows, including "How To Rock", "SpongeBob SquarePants" ("Губка Боб Квадратные Штаны"), "iCarly" ("АйКарли"; "iGo One Direction"), and "Dora the Explorer" ("Даша-путешественница")!

Coming Soon To Nickelodeon: Nickelodeon Russia and CIS has announced that they will start to premiere and show the animated series "Oggy and the Cockroaches" ("Огги и тараканы") and the brand-new animated preschool series "Zack and Quack" ("Зак и Кряк") soon!

It All Leads Up To This: Nickelodeon Russia and CIS will premiere and show the special one-hour second season finale episode of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "The Invasion", on Sunday 30th November 2014! Nick will also reveal the results of their exclusive TMNT poll to find out who ShellHeads think is the best "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" villain!

Check out Nickelodeon Russia and CIS's "Декабрь на Nickelodeon" ("December on Nickelodeon") promo in the online streaming video clip below!:

Декабрь на Nickelodeon from Nickelodeon_RU on Vimeo.


Be sure to follow Nickelodeon Russia and CIS, who recently celebrated their landmark 15th birthday, on their brand-new Twitter profile page, @NickTVru, and wish them a Happy Birthday using the hashtag #Nickelodeon15!
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Nickelodeon's European Channels To Premiere "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" This Weekend

Nickelodeon channels across Europe have announced the exciting Nickelodeon International news on their official websites that they will premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new hit original comedy series "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" over Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014!


Nickelodeon Benelux:

Nickelodeon Netherlands (Nederland) - Sunday 30th November 2014 at 6:50pm (18:50);

Nickelodeon Belgium (België; Flanders) - Sunday 30th November 2014 at 6:45pm (18:45), as part of a special Nickelodeon brothers and sisters themed programming stunt.

Nickelodeon Scandinavia:

Nickelodeon Denmark (Danmark) - Sunday 30th November 2014 at 6:50pm (18:50);

Nickelodeon Sweden (Sverige) - Sunday 30th November 2014 at 6:10pm (18:10);

Nickelodeon North:

Nickelodeon Poland (Polska) - Saturday 29th November 2014 at 7:45pm (19:45);

Nickelodeon Norway - Sunday 30th November 2014 at 6:10pm (18:10).
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Nickelodeon USA Unveils Second "Bella and the Bulldogs" Teaser Trailer

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show Nickelodeon's brand-new original comedy series "Bella and the Bulldogs" in January 2015, Nick USA's official website has unveiled the networks latest "Bella and the Bulldogs" teaser trailer titled "Football Dreams!" (1 minute 23 seconds), which NickHeads located in North America can watch here on nick.com/bella!



Bella was a fan who wanted to take the field. The Bulldogs were a team who needed to take a chance!

"Bella and the Bulldogs", formally titled "Bella and the Bullfrogs", follows a perky head cheerleader named Bella (Brec Bassinger, "The Haunted Hathaways") whose life in Texas takes an unexpected twist when she becomes the new quarterback for her school team, the Bullfrogs. Bella is joined by "The Troy" (Coy Stewart, "Are We There Yet?"), the Bullfrogs' dethroned quarterback along with his pint-sized sidekick, Newt (Buddy Handleson, "Wendell & Vinnie"). Rounding out the cast are Lilimar Hernandez as Sophie, Bella's cheerleader best friend: Jackie Radinsky as true southern cowboy, Sawyer; Haley Tju as Pepper; Paul Lacovara as a Referee; Rio Mangini ("See Dad Run") as Ace McFumbles; Evan Roe ("Sam & Cat") as Blake; and Sully Zack as Player #2. The series is written by Gabriel Garza and Jonathan Butler ("The Haunted Hathaways", "Fanboy & Chum Chum"), who were discovered through Nickelodeon's Writing Program. Jeff Bushell will serve as Executive Producer. Nickelodeon has picked up the series for 12 episodes.
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Preschool Megastar "Peppa Pig" Set To Go On A Big Adventure In Her New Movie "The Golden Boots"

The official UK "Peppa Pig" Facebook profile page, Facebook.com/OfficialPeppaPigUK, has announced the very exciting news that, fresh from her tenth anniversary celebrations, preschool megastar Peppa Pig will be going on a brand-new feature length adventure in her brand-new movie called "The Golden Boots", which will be released in cinemas across the UK in February 2015!:
We have some HUGE news: Peppa has a BRAND NEW adventure, coming to cinemas nationwide February 2015! The trailer will premiere right here in just 3 days: make sure you come back! #PeppaGoldenBoots

To celebrate Peppa Pig's all-new film, the official UK "Peppa Pig" Twitter and Facebook profile pages will exclusively premiere the movies first official trailer on Monday 1st December 2014!

"Peppa Pig" fans can find the latest "The Golden Boots" updates on social media using #PeppaGoldenBoots!
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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Every Witch Way" Season Three From Monday 5th January 2015

Nickelodeon USA has announced the magical Nick News in the networks first "Every Witch Way" season three trailer (promo), below, that Nick USA will start to premiere and show brand-new episodes from the all-new third season of "Every Witch Way" weeknights from Monday 5th January 2015! "Every Witch Way" season three promises to have more spells, more laughs, more romance and more awesomeness than ever!




"Every Witch Way" season three will be hotter than ever! In "Every Witch Way" season 3, it's a new year, and there's a new girl, Mia (Elizabeth Elias), who's causing new trouble. Mia is a mysterious troublemaker who is used to getting her way and dislikes being vulnerable. She arrives in Miami driven by a deep desire for revenge... but her plans become complicated once she falls for Daniel (Nick Merico). Things will be heating up, so don't miss a magical moment in the third brand-new season of "Every Witch Way"!


Miss Nickelodeon's brand-new "Every Witch Way" special "Spellbound" or just want to watch the magic again? NickHeads in North America can watch the whole episode and catch a exclusive first-look sneak-peek at "Every Witch Way" season three right now at nick.com/witch!



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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

TeenNick USA To Premiere Brand-New Drama Series "Open Heart" In January 2015

TeenNick USA, Nickelodeon USA's 24-hour network exclusively for and about teens and tweens, has announced the exciting Nickelodeon News in a post on the networks official blog on TeenNick.com that TeenNick USA will start to premiere and show the brand-new original teen live-action drama series "Open Heart" from January 2015!


"Open Heart" is a all-new thrilling mystery series that follows Dylan Blake, a rebellious daughter in a family of doctors who has to solve one giant family mystery. When a run-in with the law lands Dylan, the rebellious daughter of a fractured family of doctors, community service at Open Heart Memorial Hospital, she uses her volunteer position to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. And even though she's surrounded by a family of doctors and good friends, Dylan is determined to unravel the secrets of Open Heart Memorial Hospital… all while trying to find her place in the world.


The series stars:

Karis Cameron (Signed, Sealed, Delivered; The Haunting Hour) as Dylan Blake, the gutsy and headstrong heroine who is determined to unravel the mystery that plagues the halls of Open Heart Memorial;

Tori Anderson (The L.A. Complex, Warehouse 13, Flashpoint) as Dr. London Blake, Dylan's brainy older sister and first-year resident;

Justin Kelly (Degrassi, Lost Girl, Latest Buzz) as Wes Silver, the cool and playful charmer, with a smart mouth that gets him out of trouble just as often as it gets him into it;

Cristine Prosperi (Degrassi, Nicky Deuce) as Mikayla Walker, the bright and bubbly ally to Dylan who distracts herself with all the hospital's social drama;

Kevin McGarry (Being Erica, Saw 7) as Dr. Timothy "Hud" Hudson, the first-year medical resident and rugged bad boy of Open Heart Memorial;

Patrick Kwok-Choon (Nikita, Rookie Blue, Being Erica) as Seth Park, loveable hipster-nerd lab tech, whose knowledge of biochemistry is exceeded only by his collection of indie novels and ironic t-shirts;

Jenny Cooper (Hemlock Grove, Scandal, NCIS, C.S.I. Miami, 24) as Dr. Jane Blake, mother to Dylan and London, and the leading trauma doctor who would rather save lives than deal with her own family affairs;

Demore Barnes (Hemlock Grove, The Listener, Flashpoint) as Dr. Dominic Karamichaelidis, the handsome attending emergency physician and resident advisor who doesn't mind being the bad guy if it means saving lives;

Elena Juatco (Repo! The Genetic Opera, Breaking the Rules, Sorority Surrogate) as Scarlet, the first-year medical resident, whose stunning beauty often leaves her razor sharp medical skills underestimated by others;

Mena Massoud (King, Combat Hospital, Poser) as Jared, the snarky and upfront head of the youth volunteer program who plays by the rules and relishes the marginal authority his position gives him;

and Dylan Everett (Degrassi, Wingin' It, The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story) as Teddy, Dylan's old friend - a bored rich kid and a very bad influence.

For the latest news and more information about "Open Heart", "Like" Open Heart on Facebook, follow @openheart_tv on Twitter, and follow the latest gossip using #OpenHeart.

To celebrate TeenNick USA starting to air "Open Heart" in January 2015, the shows official YouTube channel has unveiled TeenNick's first "Open Heart" trailer, which gives a fantastic first-look at TeenNick's brand-new mystery drama series, which you can watch in the online streaming video clip below!:



"Open Heart" is executive produced by Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn, Ramona Barckert, Matt Hornburg and Mark Bishop. The series is developed in association with marblemedia, who will be producing a fully integrated interactive digital component to the series. Directors are Stefan Brogren and Samir Rehem. Writers include Ramona Barckert, Chris Pozzebon, Scott Oleszkowicz, Brendan Gall, Brendon Yorke and Barbara Haynes. Production Executives for Corus Entertainment are Jamie Piekarz and Chris Bell and for TeenNick, Kim Powers. The 12 x 30-minute series was commissioned by YTV and TeenNick and is produced by three-time Emmy-nominated production company Epitome Pictures ("Degrassi", "Instant Star", "The L.A. Complex"), a DHX Media company, with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund, the Cogeco Program Development Fund, Bell Fund and RBC Royal Bank.

Christmas Eve On Nickelodeon UK, NickToons, Nick Jr. And Nick Jr. Too

Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has unveiled their festive programming highlights to celebrate Christmas Eve on Wednesday 24th December 2014!


To celebrate Christmas Eve, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and Nickelodeon HD UK will be wishing viewers a fantastic Christmas with special festive episodes of the popular Nickelodeon shows "The Thundermans" ("Winter Thunderland"), "iCarly" ("iChristmas") and "How to Rock" ("How to Rock Christmas"), and there's another chance to catch Nickelodeon's brand-new Christmas holiday movie "Santa Hunters", plus, Cat gets into the present giving spirit in the "Sam & Cat" episode "Yay Day", and Louie gives Frankie the best present EVER in a encore of Nick's all-new "Haunted Hathaways" special "Mostly Ghostly Girl"! Nick UK will also be showing a huge selection box bursting with hit Nick shows, including "Sam & Cat", "iCarly", "Victorious", "Every Witch Way", "The Haunted Hathaways", "The Thundermans", "See Dad Run", "Wendell and Vinnie", "Drake & Josh", "Peppa Pig", "Genie in the House" and "Rugrats", and viewers will find out who receives the ULTIMATE Christmas present - a Nickelodeon sliming, in "Jordan & Perri’s Xmas Slime"!

NickToons UK and Ireland will wishing viewers A Cracking Christmas with two "SpongeBob SquarePants" Christmas specials, "It's A SpongeBob Christmas!", Nickelodeon's first full-length stop-motion animated special, and "It's a SpongeBob Christmas!", and a mega selection box bursting with hit NickToon shows, "T.U.F.F. Puppy", "Robot and Monster", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", "Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness", "Monsters vs Aliens", "Rabbids: Invasion", "Rocket Monkeys", "Breadwinners", "Sanjay and Craig", "The Penguins of Madagascar", "Power Rangers Megaforce", "Beyblade Metal Fury", "Gormiti", "The Matt Hatter Chronicles", and "The Fairly Odd Parents", and NickToons will then be making sure everyone knows that Santa Claus knows who's been naughty and nice with two episodes of "Grizzly Tales"! Plus, there's one more chance to enter NickToons' "SpongeBob's Advent Calender" competition to win amazing prizes!

Nickelodeon UK's preschool channels, Nick Jr. and Nick Jr. Too, will also be celebrating Christmas Eve by showing festive episodes of the popular Nick Junior UK shows "Peppa Pig" ("Peppa's Christmas"), "Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom" ("Christmas Episode"), "PAW Patrol" ("Pups Save Christmas"), "Olive the Ostrich" ("Olive and the Poorly Reindeer"), "Rugrats" ("The Santa Experience"), plus the "Dora the Explorer" specials "A Present For Santa", "Dora's Knighthood Adventure", "Tale of the Unicorn King" and "Dora's Enchanted Forest Adventures", and a a stocking full of hit shows, including "Peppa Pig", "Zack and Quack", "Paw Patrol", "Ben and Holly", "Dinosaur Train", "Wallykazam!", "Dora and Friends: Into the City", "Lily's Driftwood Bay", "Pajanimals", "Max and Ruby", "Guess How Much I Love You", "Rugrats", "Wonder Pets", "Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps", "Go Diego Go!", "Ni Hao Kai-Lan", "Team Umizoomi", "Thomas and Friends", "Blue's Clues", "Tickety Toc", "Lalaloopsy", "Bubble Guppies", "The Magic Roundabout", "Fifi and the Flowertots", "Pocoyo", "Louie", and "Humf", plus "The Go!Go!Go! Show" star Steve Leeds will join Arnie and Barnie (The Wiggly Worms; "The Wiggle Song") to read "A Bedtime Story" called "My Cat's A Superhero" to help everyone fall to sleep ready for Father Christmas to visit!

Source: Digiguide.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Google Adds Nickelodeon And Comedy Central Apps To Chromecast

Google has announced the exciting news on their official Google Chrome Blog that they have added Nickelodeon's Emmy Award-winning Nick App and the popular Comedy Central app to Chromecast, just in time for Thanksgiving and the holiday season!:

Now casting: Comedy Central, Nick and Sesame Street Go

Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chromecast is adding seven more great apps to your casting queue. Get bigger laughs with The Daily Show on Comedy Central, learn with Elmo on Sesame Street Go, or cast Nickelodeon and let Spongebob keep your family entertained. And, no matter how far you travel this winter, stay connected with TuneIn for international radio stations and millions of podcasts. With EPIX, YuppTV and ENCORE Play also casting, you have a full lineup of shows, sports, games and movies to last throughout the holiday season.
An immersive branded experience, the Nick App allows Nickelodeon fans to explore a laughter and slime-filled world that showcases content from hit Nickelodeon shows such as "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn", "Henry Danger", "The Haunted Hathaways", "The Thundermans", "Sam & Cat", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Sanjay and Craig" and "Breadwinners". Kids are able to interact with the Nick brand through a moveable tile layout that can be swiped in any direction, promoting discovery and exploration and offering fans instant and on-demand access to Nickelodeon content. The Nick App is the ultimate destination for hilarious original videos, animated shorts, games, full episodes, and more! Plus, look out for the Do Not Touch Button!

The Comedy Central mobile app offers comedy fans the latest episodes of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", "The Colbert Report", "South Park" and "@midnight", plus other hit CC shows, including "Tosh.0", "Key & Peele", "Drunk History", "Nathan For You" and much more. You can also kick back with great stand-up specials, archive shows (including Chappelle's Show) and full seasons of returning series.

Chromecast is a digital media player developed by Google. The device, a 2.83-inch (72 mm) HDMI dongle, plays audio/video content on a high-definition display by directly streaming it via Wi-Fi from the Internet or a local network. Users can select the media to play using mobile apps and web apps that support the Google Cast technology. Alternatively, content can be mirrored from the Google Chrome web browser running on a personal computer, as well as from the screen of some Android devices. Chromecast was released for purchase in the USA on Wednesday 24th July 2013. The Google Cast SDK was released on Monday 3rd February 2014, allowing third parties to modify their software to work with Chromecast [Source: Wikipedia].
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Nickelodeon USA Tops Basic Cable Ratings With Kids And Total Viewers

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, has announced the exciting Nickelodeon Ratings News in the following press release, from TVByTheNumbers.com, that Nick USA closed the fourth week of November 2014 (Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd November 2014) as the top basic cable network in total day with Kids 2-11 (2.2/670K) and total viewers (1.3M), scoring its sixth consecutive weekly win!


"SpongeBob SquarePants" was the net's top series for the week with Kids 2-11, averaging a (4.6/1.4M). It was followed in that category by live-action hits "Henry Danger" (3.9/1.2M) and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn" (3.7/1.1M), respectively. With Kids 6-11, "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn" was the network's number-one program landing a 5.3/990K average, while "Henry Danger" (5.3/989K) was second for the week. Additionally, "PAW Patrol" (6.5/771K) led Nickelodeon's preschool slate, with "Wallykazam!" (4.2/507K) following.

Nickelodeon USA's niche network, Nicktoons USA, posted double-digit year-over-year (YOY) increases with its core demo, posting gains with Kids 6-11 (0.6/79K, +50%), Boys 6-11 (0.9/59K, +50%) and P2+ (243K, +54%).

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

NICKELODEON TOPS BASIC CABLE WITH KIDS AND TOTAL VIEWERS

Net's Top Shows for the Week Include SpongeBob SquarePants, Henry Danger and Nicky Ricky, Dicky and Dawn

NEW YORK – Nov. 25, 2014 – Nickelodeon closed the fourth week of November (11/17/14-11/23/14) as the top basic cable network in total day with Kids 2-11 (2.2/670K) and total viewers (1.3M), scoring its sixth consecutive weekly win.

SpongeBob SquarePants was the network's top series for the week with Kids 2-11, averaging a (4.6/1.4M). It was followed in that category by live-action hits Henry Danger (3.9/1.2M) and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn (3.7/1.1M), respectively. With Kids 6-11, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn was the net's number-one program landing a 5.3/990K average, while Henry Danger (5.3/989K) was second for the week.

Additionally, PAW Patrol (6.5/771K) led Nickelodeon’s preschool slate, with Wallykazam! (4.2/507K) following.

Nickelodeon's niche network, Nicktoons, posted double-digit year-over-year increases with its core demo, posting gains with Kids 6-11 (0.6/79K, +50%), Boys 6-11 (0.9/59K, +50%) and P2+ (243K, +54%).

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th 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, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

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Nickelodeon USA Unwraps Festive Line-Up Full Of Holiday-Themed Specials, Premieres And Classic Fan Favorites

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, has announced in the following press release, from Nickelodeon's Kids and Family Press Site, NickPress.com, that Nickelodeon USA will be unwrapping a festive line-up packed full of holiday-themed specials, premieres and classic fan favorites across all their networks beginning Friday 5th December 2014!


Original Nickelodeon Press Release:

NICKELODEON BRINGS FESTIVE CHEER WITH HOLIDAY-THEMED SPECIALS AND PREMIERES BEGINNING FRIDAY, DEC. 5

Preschool Holiday Premieres Feature Special Guest Voice Appearances by Tony Bennett and Kate Micucci in Wallykazam! "Wally Saves the Trollidays!," and Beau Bridges in Bubble Guppies "A Very Guppy Christmas"

NEW YORK – Nov. 25, 2014 – Nickelodeon unwraps a festive line-up of holiday-themed specials, premieres and classic fan favorites across all Nickelodeon networks beginning Friday, Dec. 5. The celebration features all-new episodes of preschool hits Wallykazam!, Bubble Guppies, and Peppa Pig on Nickelodeon; a Zack & Quack premiere on Nick Jr.; plus a TeenNick Top 10 special and holiday-themed encores of current Nick hits (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, The Thundermans) and classic favorites (Big Time Rush, Drake & Josh, iCarly, Victorious) on TeenNick.



Norville, Wally and Elfelfa (voice of Kate Micucci) in Wallykazam! “Wally Saves the Trollidays!” in WALLYKAZAM on Nickelodeon. Photo: Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom International, Inc. All rights Reserved.

On Friday, Dec. 5, Nickelodeon kicks off the merriment with Wallykazam! "Wally Saves the Trollidays!" at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Legendary crooner Tony Bennett guest stars as the singing voice of Bobgoblin, an impulsive and egocentric goblin with a knack for finding trouble. Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates, The Big Bang Theory) also guest stars as the voice of Elfelfa, a spirited and enthusiastic elf who is the Jingle Troll's new helper.



“A Very Guppy Christmas”--Pictured: Mr. Claws, Gil, Bubble Puppy, Molly in BUBBLE GUPPIES on Nickelodeon. Photo: Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved

On Friday, Dec. 12, the holiday cheer continues with the premiere of the Bubble Guppies special, "A Very Guppy Christmas" at 9:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Beau Bridges (The Millers) guest stars as Mr. Claws, a jolly, white-bearded lobster who bears an uncanny resemblance to Santa.

Below is a rundown of holiday-themed programming by network (all times ET/PT unless otherwise noted):

NICKELODEON:

Friday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m. - Wallykazam! "Wally Saves the Trollidays!" *Tony Bennett and Kate Micucci Guest Star*

It's that time of year when the Jingle Troll makes Trolliday wishes come true. When Bobgoblin gets his hands on the sack of magical wishes, Wally has to help him remember the true spirit of the season.

Saturday, Dec. 6, at 11:30 a.m. - Rabbids Invasion "Rabbid Stick-Up/O'Come All Ye Rabbids/Slippery and Soapy"

A Rabbid gets mixed in with a group of goofy bank robbers. / The Rabbids try to recreate the spirit of Christmas by decorating a palm tree on the beach. / A Rabbid makes friends with a bar of soap.

Friday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. - Bubble Guppies "A Very Guppy Christmas"

Molly and Gil meet Mr. Claws and his horse Snowflake. When Mr. Grouper's van gets stuck in the holiday snow, Mr. Claws and Snowflake come to the rescue.

Friday, Dec. 19, at 9:30 a.m. - Peppa Pig "Snowy Mountain/The Airport/Flying on Holiday/The Holiday House/End of the Holiday"

"Snowy Mountain": Peppa and her friends are on Snowy Mountain learning how to ski. Their teacher Madame Gazelle was once a world champion but it's Mummy Pig who impresses everyone. / "The Airport": The Pig family is preparing to go on vacation. Peppa and George pack their favorite toys, and Granny and Grandpa are left to look after Goldie the Fish. / "Flying on Holiday": Peppa and her family have landed in Italy where they discover another language. Daddy Pig finds driving around difficult while Peppa rings Granny and Grandpa Pig to check if they are looking after Goldie the Fish. / "The Holiday House": It's the first day in their Italian villa. Peppa and her family explore the local village where there is pizza to eat, presents to buy and a postcard to be sent to Goldie the Fish. / "End of the Holiday": Peppa enjoyed her holiday abroad, but it's now time to go home. Suzy missed Peppa very much and can't wait to see her, while Peppa can't wait to see Goldie the Fish.

NICK JR.:

Friday, Dec. 5, at 5:30 p.m. - Zack & Quack "The Pop-Up Christmas Calendar/Zack's Christmas Letter"

Zack gives his friends a special pop-up calendar to help them count down the days until Christmas. When Quack and Fluffy accidentally lose all of the Christmas surprises that pop out of it, they have to find a way to make it right. / Zack's mailbox gets frozen at Christmastime so he sets out to deliver his letter to Santa Claus in person, but getting to the North Pole and finding Santa proves harder than Zack and Quack
expected. Now it's going to take a real Christmas miracle to save the day.

Nick Jr. will also air holiday-themed episodes of preschool favorites during the extended Satur-Yay! block from 1-5 p.m., every Saturday in December.

NICKMOM:

NickMom celebrates the holidays with all-new episodes of Parental Discretion (Friday, Dec. 26, from 10p.m. – 12a.m.); an Adventures of Old Christine marathon (Monday Dec. 22 – Thursday, Dec.25, from 10p.m.-2a.m.); and family-friendly movies like Run Fatboy Run (Monday, Dec. 8, at 11:30p.m.), Angus Thongs and Perfect Snogging (Wednesday, Dec. 10, at 12a.m.) and Ramona and Beezus (Monday, Dec. 15, at 11:30p.m.).

NICKTOONS

Nicktoons is stuffing viewers' stockings this holiday season with the first two seasons of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series from Dec. 22 – 28, at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and The Legend of Korra Book 4 premieres every Friday during December, at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

TEENNICK:

TeenNick Top 10 holiday special – Friday, Dec. 5, at 10 p.m. (ET)

Nick Cannon shares his weekly music video playlist and discusses what's hot in music, videos and pop culture. Special guests: Kendall Schmidt, Kalin and Myles.

TeenNick is also treating viewers to classic Nickelodeon holiday-themed episodes and movies every Thursday, at 9:00 p.m. (ET). The line-up includes Drake & Josh, iCarly, Big Time Rush, Victorious, A Fairly Odd Christmas, Drake & Josh Christmas and encores of the Nickelodeon original TV movie Santa Hunters, Nicky, Ricky Dicky & Dawn, and The Thundermans.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Nickelodeon And Paramount Unveil Brand-New "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" Character Posters

Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Animation have released three brand-new character posters for their upcoming brand-new "SpongeBob SquarePants" movie, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water", which you can check out below!

UPDATE (11/25): Added Squidward Tentacles as Sour Note poster!

The posters, debuted by Yahoo! Movies, feature Captain Eugene H. "Armor Abs" Krabs (also known as Mr. Krabs), Sheldon J. Plankton and Squidward Tentacles as their superhero alter egos in the movie, Sir Pinch-A-Lot, Plank-Ton and Sour Note. Yahoo! Movies will exclusively reveal the next new character poster tomorrow, Tuesday 25th November 2014, at 12pm ET; 9am PT!:



Mr. Krabs is Sir Pinch-A-Lot



Plankton is Plank-Ton



Squidward is Sour Note

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" centers on SpongeBob SquarePants and his Bikini Bottom pals as they go on a epic quest. After a pesky pirate named Alameda Jack, played by Antonio Banderas, finds a magical book which gives anybody writing on its pages the power to do just about whatever they want, he discovers that the final page is missing and sets out on a mission to retrieve the missing page, which is protected deep under the surface by one legendary hero - SpongeBob SquarePants! After the pirate gets his hands on the last page of the book to put his evil plans in motion, SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward Tentacles and Mr. Krabs discover that to save their underwater world, they must come to ours. After arriving on the surface and meeting a few humans, they learn that to fight off the menace endangering their beloved Bikini Bottom and get the last page back into the right hands so that they can rewrite the story, they must become superheroes - SpongeBob SquarePants becomes The Invincibubble, Patrick Star turns into Mr. Superawesomeness, Squidward Tentacles is Sour Note and Mr. Krabs turns into Sir Pinch-A-Lot. Get ready for a movie so extreme, you'll need new pants! "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" features a mix of 2D & 3D CG-animation and live action.

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" will be released in theatres in the USA on Friday 6th February 2015 and in Digital 3D and 2D in cinemas across the UK on Friday 20th March 2015!

Fans can keep up to date and get the latest "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" news by following and visiting the films official websites and social media profiles:

USA:

Website: SpongeBobMovie.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/SpongeBobMovie
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SpongebobMovie

UK:

Website: SquarePantsMovie.co.uk
Facebook: Facebook.com/SpongeBobMovie.UK

Worldwide:

Instagram: @SpongeBobMovie

Hashtag: #SpongeBobMovie
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Sneak Peek Of Nickelodeon's Brand-New Holiday Movie "Santa Hunters", Premiering 11/28 On Nick USA

To celebrate Nick USA premiering and showing Nickelodeon's brand-new original TV movie "Santa Hunters" on Friday 28th November 2014 at 7:00pm (ET/PT), the entertainment news website Just Jared Jr. has unveiled a exclusive first-look sneak-peek at Nick's all-new Holiday movie, which you can watch in the online streaming video clip here on JustJaredJr.com! In the clip, during a sleepover, Alex (Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores Jr.), his younger sister Elizabeth (Laya DeLeon Hayes) and cousins Zoey (Breanna Yde) and Richard (Mace Coronel) introduce their arsenal of stealthy Santa hunting equipment, including body cameras, glow in the dark paintballs, and a tiara cam!



Pictured: (l-r) Richard (Mace Coronel), Alex (Benjamin "Lil P Nut" Flores, Jr.), Grandpa (Alvin Sanders), Zoey (Breanna Yde), Elizabeth (Laya Hayes), in SANTA HUNTERS on Nickelodeon. Photo: Dean Buscher/Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom International, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Santa's making his list, checking it twice... and undergoing a secret investigation in Nickelodeon's brand-new original TV movie "Santa Hunters"! The film, which stars Benjamin "Lil P-Nut" Flores Jr. ("The Haunted Hathaways"), Breanna Yde ("The Haunted Hathaways") and Mace Coronel ("Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn"), follows nine-year-old Alex (Flores) as he sets out to prove to the world that Santa is real. However, unexpected consequences from Alex's meddling may cause Santa to lose his Christmas powers forever.

In "Santa Hunters", Alex and his cousins Zoey (Yde) and Richard (Coronel) create an elaborate setup of traps to catch Santa on tape, but their plan backfires when they realize that seeing Santa will cause him to lose his Christmas magic. The kids have to protect the tape to save Christmas, learning that believing is more important than seeing.

Fans can visit http://www.nick.com/santahunters/ to access an exclusive sneak peek of the movie, flip through photo galleries, take fun holiday polls and watch behind-the-scenes videos of the cast!

"Santa Hunters" is executive produced by Scott McAboy (Swindle, Big Time Movie, Merry Christmas, Drake & Josh), Robin Cowie (Exists, The Blair Witch Project), Christopher C. Dotson, III and Reed Frerichs (Exists). The film is produced by Amy Sydorick (Big Time Movie, Swindle, Jinxed, A Fairly Odd Summer), directed by Savage Steve Holland (Big Time Rush, Fairly Odd Summer, Fairly Odd Christmas) and written by Jamie Nash (Cordially Invited, Lovely Molly).
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Nickelodeon Names Sujata Luther Senior Vice President, Consumer Insights

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Nickelodeon's Kids and Family Press Site, NickPress.com:

NICKELODEON NAMES SUJATA LUTHER SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONSUMER INSIGHTS


NEW YORK – Nov. 17, 2014 – Nickelodeon has named Sujata Luther Senior Vice President, Consumer Insights, Nickelodeon Group. The announcement was made today by Ron Geraci, Executive Vice President of Research and Planning, to whom she will report.

In this role, Luther, a 20-year consumer insights and strategy maven, will be responsible for coordinating research projects conducted in support of Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nick at Nite, and Nickelodeon's digital brands. She will also design and conduct strategic consumer research on behalf of Nickelodeon's production, consumer products, recreation, public affairs teams and other lines of business.

"Sujata joins our team with over two decades of experience, leading and developing global consumer insights and planning strategies in the kids space," said Geraci. "Her knowledge, passion and expertise in understanding consumer behavior will help drive the network's business strategies and content as we continue to focus on this new generation of post-millennial kids."

Luther previously served as Chief Operating Officer at MGA Entertainment where she oversaw the marketing, branding, public relations, licensing and entertainment, customer relationships, finance and operations departments. She grew licensing and entertainment revenue; enhanced the consumer insights function to include a proprietary evaluation process for all products, brands, entertainment and advertising; established the development and coordination of worldwide marketing strategies; negotiated and executed a co-production broadcast agreement of the Lalaloopsy series with Nickelodeon; and developed and executed multi-layered demand-driven marketing strategies for key brands.

Prior to that, Luther was the Managing Partner and Executive Vice President of Consumer and Business Strategy, Marketing and Product Development for Enesco, LLC where she was responsible for the overall strategic direction, brand profitability and portfolio management of the company. Luther also served as Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Insights and Business Strategy for Mattel, Inc., providing strategic global marketing and insights for Mattel brands.

Luther holds a degree in Psychology from Delhi University in India and a Masters degree in Marketing from Santa Clara University.

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th 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, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 19 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

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Nickelodeon USA Serves Up Fall Feast Of Preschool Premieres Beginning Monday 24th November 2014

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via The Futon Critic:

NICKELODEON SERVES UP FALL FEAST OF PRESCHOOL PREMIERES WITH BRAND-NEW "DORA AND FRIENDS: INTO THE CITY!" AND "BUBBLE GUPPIES" BEGINNING MONDAY, NOV. 24

Nickelodeon stuffs Thanksgiving week with brand-new episodes of preschool favorites Dora and Friends: Into the City! and Bubble Guppies. The week kicks off with the Dora and Friends special, "Mystery of the Magic Horses," on Monday, Nov. 24, at 10 a.m. (ET/PT), followed by Bubble Guppies "Gobble Gobble Guppies" on Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 9 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.



Pictured: Naiya, Pablo and Dora in Dora and Friends “Mystery of the Magic Horses” in DORA AND FRIENDS, INTO THE CITY on NICKELODEON. Photo: Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved

In "Mystery of the Magic Horses," Dora and her friends set off on a magical journey to a mysterious island to save a herd of lost horses. Along the way, they must outwit bandits so they can safely return the horses to the city farm. In "Gobble Gobble Guppies," Molly and Gil discover all of the pumpkins are missing when they go to the pumpkin patch. Their turkey friend Giblet leads them on a harvest hunt to find the culprits--the pumpkin patch pirates!



"Gobble Gobble Turkey"--Pictured: Deema (Yellow hair} and Turkey in BUBBLE GUPPIES on Nickelodeon. Photo: Nickelodeon. ©2014 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved

On Nov. 14, Nickelodeon's award-winning website, www.nickjr.com, will launch a Dora and Friends "Legend of the Lost Horses" game and printable activity packs. Beginning Nov. 19, the Bubble Guppies page will feature an exclusive first look of "Gobble Gobble Guppies," Thanksgiving-themed episodes and fun activity packs.

Dora and Friends: Into the City! is a brand-new animated preschool series airing weekdays at 10 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The series features the iconic character Dora living in a city, attending school and at the center of a peer group that works together to give back to the community--having both real-life and magical adventures along the way. Dora and Friends, created by Chris Gifford and Valerie Walsh Valdes, is set to a soundtrack of Latin-influenced pop music and features an interactive curriculum focusing on community service, problem solving, emotional skills, Spanish language and Latino culture.

Bubble Guppies is a CG-animated series featuring a group of diverse preschoolers with colorful fish tails who go on adventures discovering their world. The Emmy Award-winning series, created by Robert Scull and Jonny Belt, is set to a soundtrack of catchy, educational pop songs and features a curriculum that infuses the core elements of kindergarten readiness including: math, literacy, the arts, science and socio-emotional development.

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"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Laser Maze is Newest Addition to Entertainment Line up at Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Nickelodeon Suites Resort has announced the Booyakasha TMNT news in the following press release, from Business Wire, that Nickelodeon Suites Resort (also known as the Nick Hotel / Nickelodeon Hotel) is set to debut an all-new laser maze experience called the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Laser Lockdown"! The first-of-its-kind experience for the iconic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" brand was created exclusively with attraction powerhouse SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment and Nickelodeon. This new offering expands on the typical laser maze model by combining state-of-the-art technology with the highly recognizable Heroes in a Half Shell.

Original Nickelodeon Suites Resort Press Release:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Laser Maze is Newest Addition to Entertainment Line up at Nickelodeon Suites Resort

November 20, 2014 11:45 AM Eastern Standard Time

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nickelodeon Suites Resort is set to debut an all-new laser maze experience, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Laser Lockdown. The first-of-its-kind experience for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle brand was created exclusively with attraction powerhouse SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment and Nickelodeon. This new offering expands on the typical laser maze model by combining state-of-the-art technology with the highly recognizable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.



Official Ribbon Cutting to open Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Laser Lockdown at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando. Louis Robbins from Nickelodeon Suites Resort and Kate Magnusson from SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Laser Lockdown delivers an action-packed adventure, featuring high-visibility lasers and UV lighting, as well as key graphic components, character dialogue and themed music to fully immerse guests into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle universe. The attraction also incorporates a few surprise special effects that further enhances the storyline and overall experience for guests.

"The Nickelodeon Suites Resort is excited to be the first to showcase the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Laser Lockdown laser maze, which will be a tremendous draw for our hotel," said Louis Robbins, Managing Director, Nickelodeon Suites Resort. "We can't wait for our guests to experience this new attraction and enter their "mission score" on the leaderboard to see where they rank against their friends and family."



Guests use their ninja stealth skills to navigate a web of high-tech lasers during the interactive experience. (Photo: Business Wire)

"We are proud to continue our partnership with Nickelodeon by utilizing such a well-regarded brand to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience that enhances the overall stay for hotel guests," says Mark Cornell, Senior Vice President, Attractions Development, SimEx-Iwerks.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Laser Lockdown is now open at the Nickelodeon Suites Resort, recruiting guests for an epic mission to thwart the Kraang's diabolical plan for world domination. With Mikey trapped in a super-secret Kraang Laboratory, it is up to maze participants to disable the security system, all while using their ninja stealth skills to navigate a web of high-tech lasers. The attraction is configured to entertain one or two participants at a time, providing a slightly different experience for guests each time they take on the challenge.

This new attraction marks the second collaboration between SimEx-Iwerks and Nickelodeon Suites Resort. The hotel is also home to a SimEx-Iwerks 4-D Theater that currently features several 4-D Experiences® including SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue and Dora & Diego's 4-D Adventure.

About Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Located in the heart of Orlando's tourism district, Nickelodeon Suites Resort, otherwise known as Nick Hotel, is much more than a place for guests to lay their heads at night. From two over-the-top pool complexes with slides and flumes, to live entertainment and character breakfasts featuring Nickelodeon's beloved characters, to a multimillion dollar 4-D Experience Theater, to the colorfully themed kid suites and gallons upon gallons of slime, Nick Hotel offers non-stop activity from dawn to dusk for the entire family any time of the year. For more information about the Nick Hotel, visit www.nickhotel.com or call (877) NICK-KID.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 34th 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, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

About SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment specializes in designing, building and operating special F/X driven cinematic attractions that feature blockbuster content from the world's major film studios. We build successful partnerships that provide 4-D Experience films and services to over 150 attractions in more than 30 countries. Our attractions generate revenue, drive attendance and provide family-friendly and memorable experiences to over 50 million guests each year. SimEx-Iwerks collaborates with Funovation, preferred provider of laser maze attractions.

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Nickelodeon Suites Resort to Offer Super Cyber Discount During Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year

Original Nickelodeon Suites Resort Press Release via PRWeb:

Nickelodeon Suites Resort to Offer Super Cyber Discount During Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year

Nickelodeon Suites Resort announces a limited time offer to save up to 40% on travel now through June 11, 2015. Simply reserve a stay any time Black Friday through Cyber Monday to enjoy extra savings.



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 19, 2014

For a limited time, Nickelodeon Suites Resort (Nick Hotel) is offering guests an extraordinary savings on a stay at the resort for travel through June 11, 2015. For just four days, beginning on Friday, Nov. 28 and ending on Monday, Dec. 1, guests can reserve suite accommodations at Nick Hotel for up to 40% off the best available rate.

With incredible family-friendly entertainment that everyone will enjoy, this remarkable deal also provides kids and their families with the chance to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants costumed characters, while experiencing all the green gooiness of Nickelodeon's world-famous 'slime'.

The Super Cyber sale offer includes:

* Up to 40% off the best available rate
* Kid-friendly accommodations
* Live shows and entertainment
* Use of water parks
* Parking for one standard vehicle
* Shuttle service to area theme parks
* Complimentary Wi-Fi

"Kids of all ages enjoy staying at the Nick Hotel and our Super Cyber Sale is the perfect opportunity to give the gift of entertainment this holiday season," said Tony Aslanian, Director of Sales and Marketing for Nickelodeon Suites Resort.

About Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Located in the heart of Orlando's tourism district, Nickelodeon Suites Resort, otherwise known as Nick Hotel, is much more than a place for guests to lay their heads at night. From two over-the-top pool complexes with slides and flumes to live entertainment and character breakfasts featuring Nickelodeon's beloved characters, to a multimillion dollar 4-D Theater, to the colorfully themed kid suites and gallons upon gallons of slime, Nick Hotel offers non-stop activity from dawn to dusk for the entire family any time of the year. For more information about the Nick Hotel, visit http://www.nickhotel.com or call (877) NICK-KID.

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Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando Offers Deep Discounts During the Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year with Super Cyber Sale

Nickelodeon Suites Resort has announced the exciting news in the following press release, from Business Wire, that Nickelodeon Suites Resort (also known as the Nick Hotel / Nickelodeon Hotel), the only Nickelodeon-themed resort of its kind, will offer special discounts on Orlando travel as part of the hotel's Super Cyber Sale! For a limited time, guests can take advantage of savings up to 40% off on their stay for travel through Thursday 11th June 2015!


Original Nickelodeon Suites Resort Press Release:

Nickelodeon Suites Resort in Orlando Offers Deep Discounts During the Biggest Shopping Weekend of the Year with Super Cyber Sale

November 19, 2014 12:37 PM Eastern Standard Time

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nickelodeon Suites Resort is excited to offer special discounts on Orlando travel as part of the hotel’s Super Cyber Sale. For a limited time, guests can take advantage of savings up to 40% off on their stay for travel through June 11, 2015.

Nickelodeon Suites Resort offers incredible family-friendly entertainment that everyone will love. For just four days beginning Black Friday through Cyber Monday, December 1, guests can reserve a suite at the home of some of their favorite Nickelodeon characters for up to 40% off the best available rate. Visit the Super Cyber Sale page today to sign up for a reminder to save big on a family vacation.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and experience SLIME. Simply select travel dates anytime now through June 11, 2015 to take advantage of incredible savings.

This Super Cyber Sale Offer Includes:

* Up to 40% off the best available rate
* Kid-friendly accommodations
* Live shows and entertainment
* Use of water parks
* Parking for one standard vehicle
* Scheduled shuttle service to area theme parks
* Complimentary Wi-Fi

"Kids of all ages enjoy staying at the Nick Hotel and this is a perfect opportunity to give the gift of entertainment this holiday season by taking advantage of our Super Cyber Sale," said Tony Aslanian, Director of Sales and Marketing for Nickelodeon Suites Resort. "It's been a very big year here with the excitement of the Total Turtle Takeover, but we aren't done celebrating yet. 2015 will be our 10th Birthday bringing Nickelodeon to life."

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to save big at Nickelodeon Suites Resort. The sale begins Black Friday, November 28 and runs through Cyber Monday, December 1.

*Visit our events page for a full calendar of exciting happenings and incredible entertainment in 2015.

Follow us on Twitter @nickhotel.

Join our Nick Hotel Facebook Fan page.

Additional photography is available upon request or by visiting Nick Hotel on Flickr.

About Nickelodeon Suites Resort

Located in the heart of Orlando's tourism district, Nickelodeon Suites Resort, otherwise known as Nick Hotel, is much more than a place for guests to lay their heads at night. From two over-the-top pool complexes with slides and flumes, to live entertainment and character breakfasts featuring Nickelodeon's beloved characters, to a multimillion dollar 4-D Theater, to the colorfully themed kid suites and gallons upon gallons of slime, Nick Hotel offers non-stop activity from dawn to dusk for the entire family any time of the year. For more information about the Nick Hotel, visit www.nickhotel.com or call (877) NICK-KID.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

NickToons UK Wishes Viewers A Prize-Tastic Christmas With "SpongeBob's Advent Calender"

'Tis the season for Mistletoe and presents!


Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has announced in their brand new trailer the very exciting Nick UK News that, to celebrate the Christmas season, Nick UK's animation and action channel, Nicktoons UK and Ireland, will be hosting a brand new and exclusive "SpongeBob SquarePants"-themed 'Watch and Win' competition called "SpongeBob's Advent Calender", where NickToons will be giving NickHeads in the UK and Ireland the chance to win amazing prizes, including a iPad, a Playstation 4, passes for Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and a TV, everyday throughout December 2014!


To be in with the chance to win fantastic prizes, simply 'toon in and watch NickToons every morning from 7:00am between Monday 1st and Wednesday 24th December 2014 and keep your eyes peeled to spot that days SpongeBob's Advent Calender symbol. Once you've spotted that days festive symbol, simply head to the contests official website, nicktoons.co.uk/christmas (coming soon!), and match the symbol to enter the competition!

Watch and Win this Christmas with SpongeBob's Advent Calender, this December, only on NickToons! Plus, don't forget to tune into "Jordan & Perri's Xmas Slime" every weekday between 4:00pm and 6:00pm on Nickelodeon UK from Monday 1st December 2014 for tons more festive fun, prizes, special guests, pranks and, of course, slime, with Nick's dynamic duo, Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely!
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Nickelodeon USA Unveils First "Power Rangers Dino Charge" Trailer

Following Nickelodeon USA premiering the epic "Power Rangers Super Megaforce" season finale, "Legendary Battle", on Saturday 22nd November 2014, Nick USA has unveiled the networks first teaser trailer for "Power Rangers Dino Charge", the upcoming 22nd season of Saban's popular "Power Rangers" franchise, to celebrate Nickelodeon USA starting to premiere and show "Power Rangers Dino Charge" from early 2015! "Power Rangers" fans watch Nick's first "Power Rangers Dino Charge" promo, which gives a first-look at the all-new "Power Rangers" series, here on nick.com!


Missed the thrilling conclusion of PRSMF, or just want to watch the exciting action again? NickHeads can watch the last episode of "Power Rangers Super Megaforce" now on nick.com! Additionally, NickToons USA will be airing a very special 75-minute extended version of the "Power Rangers Super Megaforce" finale on Monday 24th November 2014 from 11pm to 12:15am! Following the Monday airing, the extended finale will also be available on nick.com and Nickelodeon's Emmy Award-winning Nick App from Tuesday 25th November 2014!


On pre-historic planet Earth, an alien secretly entrusted the powerful Paragon Prisms to 12 majestic dinosaurs for protection, but when asteroids hit and the dinosaurs went extinct, the prisms were lost. In "Power Rangers Dino Charge", set in present day, an intergalactic bounty hunter has arrived, determined to locate the prisms, harness their power, and destroy Earth. To face this threat, a new team of heroic Power Rangers must join together, find all of the lost prisms, and use their prehistoric energy to charge up an arsenal of dino-fueled swords, blasters, zords and Megazords in order to save the world!
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

SpongeBob SquarePants To Guest Star In Macy's Black Friday 2014 TV Advert

Macy's and Nickelodeon have announced in the following press release, from Business Wire, that Nickelodeon megastar SpongeBob SquarePants, Macy's 2014 Holiday Ambassador, will guest star in Macy's brand-new Black Friday 2014 television advertisement, scheduled to premiere on US TV on Sunday 23rd November 2014! In Macy's all-new Black Friday TV ad, the world's most loveable undersea character, SpongeBob SquarePants, will share his special enthusiasm to help build excitement for Macy's Black Friday giveaway.


This year's Black Friday television spot centers around several customers' enthusiastic reaction to first hearing about Macy's "Black Friday Give-Away with a Million Dollars in Prizes". When one family, along with SpongeBob SquarePants and his BFF Patrick Star, receive word about the giveaway via breaking news, they take excitement to a new level, sharing an equally exuberant response.

Fans of all ages can bring home the fun with an exclusive "SpongeBob SquarePants" holiday plush, complete with Patrick and Plankton finger puppets, available in-store and online at macys.com/squarepants. Available only at Macy's, this giftable item also features a special code on the hangtag that can be used to unlock exclusive content.

Adding to the holiday cheer, the first-ever 'square' balloon will make its 11th triumphant return to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday 27th November 2014. Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants" balloon will be joined in the 88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by Nickelodeon's first-ever "Dora and Friends" float called "Aventuras Fantasticas", featuring the newly imagined Latina heroine and some of her new friends, Kate and Pablo, who win be singing and dancing along the parade route!


Original Macy's Press Release:

Macy's Reveals a Black Friday Giveaway with a Million Dollars in Prizes

Along with unbeatable doorbusters on the season's hottest items, Macy's will give away a total of $1 million in prize gift codes to shoppers nationwide through an interactive experience in-store

SpongeBob SquarePants™ brings his signature charm to Macy's Black Friday commercial

All Macy's Black Friday specials revealed today on macys.com

November 20, 2014 11:05 AM Eastern Standard Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shoppers will have even more reasons to be excited during Macy's Black Friday Giveaway with a Million Dollars in Prizes in stores nationwide during doorbuster hours. Beginning at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving Day, customers can shop the greatest deals of the weekend (all Black Friday specials were revealed today on macys.com/blackfriday), plus have a chance to win big, scoring digital gift codes that can be used instantly for Black Friday purchases. A new television spot scheduled to break on Nov. 23 features the world's most loveable undersea character, SpongeBob SquarePants, offering his special enthusiasm to help build excitement for Macy's Black Friday giveaway.

"This year, we're adding another level of entertainment to our highly-anticipated Black Friday doorbusters and specials," said Martine Reardon, chief marketing officer at Macy's. "As customers navigate their shopping route throughout the store, they will be able to score digital gift codes offering instant wins via Macy's mobile app. This element of surprise along with a playful new commercial featuring our official holiday ambassador, SpongeBob SquarePants, is certain to add a new element of fun to our customers' shopping experience on Black Friday this year."

"SpongeBob's special brand of optimism and cheer is the perfect complement to Macy's phenomenal Black Friday promotion that gives back to consumers in a big way," said Pam Kaufman, chief marketing officer and president Consumer Products, Nickelodeon Group. "I'm personally excited to see Black Friday turn SpongeBob yellow."

Using Macy's mobile app, customers can scan QR codes in-store to enter the instant win experience during doorbuster hours, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 through 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, and Saturday, Nov. 29 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upon scanning, customers will see if they have won a digital gift code worth $10, $25, $50 or $250. At the end of each hour, a new pool of prizes becomes available and customers can play again. See rules and regulations for full details, including alternate method of entry at macys.com/million. One million dollars in digital gift codes will be given away. No purchase is necessary. Text "APP" to 62297 to download Macy's mobile app. Customers are encouraged to download in advance. Message and data rates may apply.



With the help of SpongeBob SquarePants™, Macy's will host its Black Friday Give-Away with a Million Dollars in Prizes in stores nationwide during doorbuster hours. (Graphic: Business Wire)

This year's Black Friday television spot centers around several customers' enthusiastic reaction to first hearing about Macy's "Black Friday Give-Away with a Million Dollars in Prizes." When one family, along with SpongeBob SquarePants and his starfish sidekick Patrick, receive word about the giveaway via breaking news, they take excitement to a new level, sharing an equally exuberant response.

Fans of all ages can bring home the fun with an exclusive SpongeBob SquarePants holiday plush, complete with Patrick and Plankton finger puppets, available in-store and online at macys.com/squarepants. Only at Macy's, this giftable item also features a special code on the hangtag that can be used to unlock exclusive content.

Starting today, customers can preview Black Friday specials online at macys.com/blackfriday and add favorites to their shopping list which is available via desktop, mobile device and tablet. They can also create custom tags to organize recipients and shop straight from their list all Thanksgiving Day on macys.com.

For more information on Macy's Black Friday, including merchandise images, please visit http://pimsmultimedia.com/macys-holiday-2014/black-friday.php. Additionally, Black Friday video from our 2013 opening can be downloaded here for media use: https://www.hightail.com/download/UlRRblRxeFhUME5MWE1UQw.

About Macy's

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

For Macy’s media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.

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