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NY Times on Disney Junior's Pre-School Challenge to Nickelodeon

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The New York Times has examined the rapid successes of Disney’s entries into the pre-school market, presenting a major challenge to Nickelodeon’s traditional dominance in that demographic. Within a year of the launch of Disney Junior as a programming block and a separate cable TV network, Disney has taken the top 3 pre-school programs while […]

Clips Released from "Peter Rabbit" Primetime Special, "Lalaloopsy" Series Launch, Both Premiering March 29, 2013

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NICKELODEON PRESCHOOL HOPS INTO SPRING WITH BRAND-NEW PETER RABBIT PRIMETIME SPECIAL AND LALALOOPSY SERIES LAUNCH ON FRIDAY, MARCH 29, BEGINNING AT 7 P.M. (ET/PT) NEW YORK, March 26, 2013 – Nickelodeon celebrates spring with a brand-new Peter Rabbit primetime special and the launch of the new animated preschool series, Lalaloopsy, on Friday, March 29. The […]

Nickelodeon Announces Call for Short Animated Films

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Nickelodeon has announced that it is looking for concepts for short animated films, specifically ones that make preschoolers giggle. Concepts can be submitted online by visiting shorts.nickjr.com. The following creative guidelines have been released: – Shorts should include strong characters that appeal to both boys and girls between the ages of 2-5 years old. – […]

PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights Lalaloopsy, New Animated Preschool Series Set to Premiere in Spring 2013

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NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS LALALOOPSY, NEW ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES SET TO PREMIERE IN SPRING 2013 Based on Award-Winning, Best-Selling Lalaloopsy Line, New Series Celebrates Diversity, Friendship and Teamwork NEW YORK – Feb. 11, 2013 – Nickelodeon has ordered 52 episodes of the animated preschool series, Lalaloopsy, set to premiere in spring 2013.  Based on the best-selling line, […]

PR: Adventure Abounds in Peter Rabbit, Nickelodeon's New Animated Preschool Series Premiering Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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ADVENTURE ABOUNDS IN PETER RABBIT, NICKELODEON’S NEW ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES PREMIERING TUESDAY, FEB. 19, AT 12 PM (ET/PT) NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 – Nickelodeon brings treasured literary icon Peter Rabbit to life with the debut of the brand-new CG-animated preschool series, Nickelodeon, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT).  The series is a […]

PR: Math Adventure in "Team Umizoomi" Special, "The Great Shape Race" on Sept 28, 2012; Jeff Gordon to Appear in Promo Spot

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MATH ADVENTURE IN TEAM UMIZOOMI SPECIAL, “THE GREAT SHAPE RACE,” PREMIERING FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 NASCAR Star Jeff Gordon to Appear in New Team Umizoomi Spot Team Umizoomi takes off on a high-speed racing adventure in the brand-new special, “The Great Shape Race,” premiering Friday, Sept. 28, at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.  In the episode, […]

The Latest "Yo Gabba Gabba!", "Backyardigans," and "Kai-lan" DVDs from Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has just released three more DVDs of their popular pre-school programming. The results won’t surprise anybody keeping track of Nick’s pre-school programming (or my reviews of them): Yo Gabba Gabba! is awesome, The Backyardigans is a surprisingly fun pleasure, and Ni Hao, Kai-lan is a pleasant variation on Dora the Explorer. YO GABBA GABBA! […]

"Yo Gabba Gabba! New Friends" Keeps on Rocking in the Gabba World

One of the greatest gifts Nickelodeon has given to parents is Yo Gabba Gabba!, a show that many adults seem to enjoy just as much or more than the kids who are supposed to be its target audience. Its wonderful combination of music, dancing, animation, life-size puppets, and hip attitude all combine to produce a […]

High Fives for "Yo Gabba Gabba! The Dancey Dance Bunch!"

For an adult, watching any new children’s title can trigger an involuntary twinge of fear. In the best cases the show is enjoyable for viewers of all ages, even if the older viewers are enjoying the show for entirely different reasons than the younger ones. Most people who can count past 10 and tie their […]

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