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Jack Black to Host Nickelodeon's 19th Annual Kids' Choice Awards

Jack Black will host Nickelodeon’s 19th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 1, from 8:00pm – 9:30pm ET/PT (tape delayed for West Coast) from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. PR Newswire has a list of this year’s nominees.

Tanya Haider Promoted at Nickelodeon & Viacom International Consumer Products

Tanya Haider has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon & Viacom International Consumer Products, as part of the company’s ongoing commitment to expand the presence of its licensing and merchandising business worldwide. Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products manages the third largest licensing business in the world with $5 billion in retail sales in 2005, […]

Ed Wells to Head Nick Japan

Ed Wells has joined Nickelodeon Japan from Viacom International and will fill the newly created post of VP and general manager, World Screen reports. In his new position, Wells will be responsible for overseeing the growth of Nickelodeon’s operations in Japan, focusing on developing the brand as a multiplatform entertainment experience for kids, a source […]

SpongeBob Gets "Lost in Time" on February 20

SpongeBob SquarePants will embark on a time-traveling adventure when he is transported to the Middle Ages in “Lost in Time,” a special half-hour event premiering on Nickelodeon on Monday, February 20, at 8:00pm (ET/PT). After a freak jousting accident at a medieval-themed restaurant, SpongeBob and Patrick find themselves in a historic version of Bikini Bottom […]

Adult Swim January Ratings

For the month of January, Adult Swim ranked #1 among ad-supported cable for monthly total day delivery of adults 18-24, men 18-24 and men 18-34, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. The late-night service also topped all other basic cable networks for the number of telecasts that ranked among January’s top 50 programs […]

Nickelodeon Latin America Announces New Programming

Nickelodeon Latin America has announced a slew of new programming for its 2006 slate, including the animated series The X’s, Catscratch, Skyland, Yu-Gi-Oh! Gx, Lola and Virginia, and Kappa Mikey. New episodes of several current Nickelodeon Latin America’s shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Rugrats and Dora the Explorer, among others, will also air. [Source: World Screen]

Adult Swim Renews "The Boondocks"

Adult Swim has ordered a second season of The Boondocks. The network has signed on for 20 new episodes of the series. The new episodes are expected to air on Adult Swim this winter. [Source: Business Wire]

Upper Deck & Nickelodeon Team Up for "Avatar: The Last Airbender"

Upper Deck Entertainment (UDE) — in association with Nickelodeon — has announced plans to create and distribute a new trading card game (TCG) based on the cartoon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The trading card game will be the first collectible card game to use UDE’s new QuickStrike game engine, which features lightning-fast one-on-one card […]

Al Sharpton vs. "The Boondocks"

The Rev. Al Sharpton is demanding an apology from Cartoon Network over last week’s episode of The Boondocks, “The Return of the King,” where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., uses a racial epithet. Sharpton further demanded that the network “commit to pulling episodes that desecrate black historic figures.” A statement from Cartoon Network […]

Larry Schwartz Talks "Kappa Mikey"

The “Animated Shorts” column at Newsarama.com has spoken to Larry Schwartz of the Animation Collective about Kappa Mikey, a new series debuting on Nicktoons later this month. The series focuses on an American animated actor sent to star in a Japanese anime show, and combines American and Japanese animation styles to send up the culture […]

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