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SpongeBob "Square Butts" Burger King Ad Sparks Controversy

by Ed Liuon April 21, 2009
A Burger King ad that mixes SpongeBob SquarePants and Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” song is generating controversy for pushing obesity and inappropriate sexuality to children. The ad changes the original song’s lyrics to say, “I like square butts and I cannot lie,” and features several dancers gyrating suggestively with big square boxes stuffed down […]

Nickelodeon Creates Scholarship at CalArts School of Film/Video

by Ed Liuon April 18, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced the creation of the Nickelodeon Endowed Scholarship in Animation in Honor of Jules Engel at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) School of Film/Video. The scholarship will be open to students in the Character and Experimental Animation Programs, and is the first corporate-endowed scholarship at the institution. The scholarship is named […]

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

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2009
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 […]

Nickelodeon Announces Earth Day "Green"-Themed Programming Schedule

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced its scheduling for Earth Day, April 22, 2009, which will include environmentally-themed episodes of hit shows like The Wonder Pets, Olivia, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, iCarly, and Yo Gabba Gabba! In addition, Nickelodeon will be airing vignettes of real kids taking action to improve the environment, and Nickelodeon, NOGGIN, and The N will […]

"Penguins of Madagascar" Continues Ratings Domination

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced that The Penguins of Madagascar, their new series from DreamWorks Animation, continues to lead in the ratings, being the #1 kids’ show for the past week and #3 show on basic cable for all viewers (behind USA’s WWE Entertainment and NCIS). The show drew an average of 4 million viewers for “Operation: […]

Victoria Beckham to Guest Star on "SpongeBob SquarePants"

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Victoria Beckham (a.k.a. Posh Spice of the Spice Girls) will be providing a guest voice in an upcoming episode of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants. E! Online reports that she will be providing the voice of Queen Amphitrite, “a Brit-accented goddess of the sea.” The episode is scheduled to air in the summer of 2010.

"Yo Gabba Gabba!" Lands Season 3, Live Show, Movie, and Merch Deals

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2009
Variety is reporting on the crossover success of Yo Gabba Gabba!, which has just been renewed by Nickelodeon for a third season of 13 episodes. In addition to its success on television, a live show will launch in Australia next month before coming to the United States, and a feature film is being targeted for […]

Beyoncé Knowles on "Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!" April 27, 2009 (UPDATED with video)

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2009
Singing star Beyoncé Knowles will make her voice acting debut as Shine, the lead singer of the Wubb Girlz, on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! in a special week-long Wubb Girlz celebration starting on April 27, 2009, and running to an hour-long “Wubb Idol” movie on Thursday, April 30. UPDATED April 8, 2009: Check out the following […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Wins Peabody Award

by on April 2, 2009
The Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia announced the list of winners of the 2008 George Foster Peabody Awards, a prestigious award celebrating the best of electronic media. Among the eclectic list of winners is Nickelodeon’s anime-influenced action cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. The ceremony, hosted by […]

"SpongeBob vs. the Big One" Premieres April 17, 2009 on Nickelodeon

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2009
Nickelodeon will debut the new episode “SpongeBob vs. the Big One” on Friday, April 17, 2009, at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). Johnny Depp guest-stars as “Jack Kahuna Laguna,” a surfing expert who must teach the marooned SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward to surf the infamous “Big One” back to Bikini Bottom. “SpongeBob vs. the Big One” is […]