PR: Nickelodeon Serves Up Thanksgiving "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend"
Nickelodeon Serves Up Full Plate This Thanksgiving with 65 Hours
of Non-Stop Animation in the “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend”
Four-Day Animation Marathon Includes Kid-Picked 100 Greatest Nicktoon Moments
and Sneak Peeks of New Nick Series, from Thursday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 25
Burbank, Calif. – Nov. 5, 2007 – Nickelodeon is stuffing more than just turkey this Thanksgiving with its non-stop “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend” – four jam-packed days featuring 65 hours of Nick’s hit animated series, airing from 6 a.m. (all times ET/PT) Thursday, Nov. 22 through 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25. Throughout the weekend, viewers can vote for and then count down the “100 Greatest Moments in Nicktoons History”; watch day-long marathons of Nicktoon pilots, movies and all-time favorite episodes; and get a special sneak peek at upcoming Nicktoon creations. The weekend kicks off with the three landmark episodes of Nickelodeon’s very first Nicktoons – Ren & Stimpy, Doug and Rugrats – airing together as they originally did on Aug. 11, 1991.
“Nick’s ‘Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend’ is for fans of classics like Ren & Stimpy, those who love current hits like Back at the Barnyard and everyone in between,” said Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon. “Viewers are not going to want to miss this rare opportunity to celebrate the entire Nicktoons history – from 1991 to 2008 – in one jam-packed weekend.”
Kids can log on to TurboNick.com to vote for their own “100 Greatest Moments in Nicktoons History.” Then, TEENick stars Jamie Lynn Spears (Zoey 101), Nat Wolff and Alex Wolff (The Naked Brothers Band), Devon Werkheiser (Ned’s Declassified), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly) and Lil JJ (Just Jordan) will unveil 25 of the voters’ picks on-air each day during the Superstuffed Weekend” from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fans can pick from moments like SpongeBob’s ripped pants or Ren & Stimpy’s “Happy Happy Joy Joy” duet, then tune in during the “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend” to see where his or her favorite moment ranks and which one is the greatest moment of all.
Each day, Nickelodeon’s “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend” will feature:
Thursday, Nov. 22 (6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.) – A day-long marathon of Nicktoons’ pilot episodes, including Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and more. The night wraps up with all three Rugrats feature films, starting with the first Nicktoons theatrical release, The Rugrats Movie (7:00 p.m.), Rugrats in Paris (9:00 p.m.) and the television premiere of Rugrats Go Wild (10:30 p.m.).
Friday, Nov. 23 (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) – SpongeBob SquarePants programming all day, including the TV movie Atlantis SquarePantis (7:00 p.m.), followed by four never-before-seen SpongeBob episodes (8:00 to 10:00 p.m.).
Saturday, Nov. 24 (6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) – A marathon of favorite Nicktoon series, with three back-to-back episodes at a time. The night will wrap up with premiere episodes of Nick’s latest Nicktoons – Back at the Barnyard (8:00 p.m.) and Tak and the Power of Juju (8:30 p.m.).
Sunday, Nov. 25 (6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) – A Nicktoon movie marathon, including the Rugrats in Paris feature film (7:00 a.m.), The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie feature film (9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.), Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius feature film (11:00 a.m.), Danny Phantom TV movie “Phantom Planet” (1:00 p.m.), Fairly OddParents TV movie “Channel Chasers” (2:00 p.m.) and Rugrats Go Wild feature film (4:30 p.m.).
On Sunday, Nov. 25 during The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie feature film (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.), Nickelodeon will also sneak peek clips of three new Nicktoons coming in 2008, including The Mighty B! starring SNL’s Amy Poehler as the world’s most ambitious and lovably unhinged “Honeybee” scout.
Also, Nickelodeon’s sister channel Nicktoons Network will push the Thanksgiving festivities through to the New Year by airing every full episode from the “100 Greatest Moments in Nicktoons History.” Ten episodes will air each night at 9:00 p.m. (ET) from Thursday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 25, and then every Monday thereafter until Dec. 31.
Online, at Nick.com/stuffed, the “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend” celebration will include a new Game of the Week – “Mini Game Mania,” available Thursday, Nov. 22, where fans can choose from 20 Nicktoons-themed mini games like “The Air Scooter,” where players must keep Aang balanced on a moving sphere of air; and “Plankton’s Escape,” where Plankton must be saved from being stamped on by the Krusty Crab customers. The site will also feature Thanksgiving-themed content and video.
Additionally, the December/January issue of Nickelodeon Magazine will feature Nicktoons stickers on the cover of newsstand copies, a pullout poster featuring 181 Nicktoons characters and a two-page article featuring trivia from several Nicktoons dating back to Ren & Stimpy.
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