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Toon Zone Interviews Nick SVP Teri Weiss About "Ni Hao, Kai-lan"

In her 9 year tenure at Nickelodeon, Teri Weiss has been involved one way or another with some of Nick Jr’s biggest hits, including Dora the Explorer, Blue’s Clues, Go, Diego, Go!, and The Backyardigans, which have earned her a Peabody Award and multiple Emmy nominations. Her success comes as little surprise, considering her string […]

"Shrek" Leads Toon Nominees at Kids Choice Awards

Ratatouille, Bee Movie, Shrek the Third, and The Simpsons Movie will battle it out for Favorite Animated Movie at Nickelodeon’s 21st Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, the network announced on Thursday. Alvin and the Chipmunks and Transformers are competing with each other and with Are We Done Yet? and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End […]

Nick Theme Park Coming to Mall of America

Nickelodeon and Mall of America will open Nickelodeon Universe, a new theme park, on Saturday, March 15, the network said today. The attraction, which is the first-ever Nickelodeon theme park in the world, will feature such Nick-themed rides as the SpongeBob SquarePants Rock Bottom Plunge; Avatar Airbender; and Splat-O-Sphere. It will also have live shows, […]

Nick Airing Valentine's Day Romance Marathon

Nickelodeon will air romance-themed episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Go, Diego, Go and other series on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, as part of its Crush Week programming schedule, the network says. The Valentine’s Day marathon will run from 6:30am to 9:00pm (EST/PST). [Source: Viacom]

Royal Caribbean, Nick Team for Nickelodeon Family Cruise

Nickelodeon and Royal Caribbean International will inaugurate a Nickelodeon Family Cruise on August 10 with a seven-day voyage out of Miami, the companies announced today. The cruise will be held on Royal Caribbean’s “Freedom of the Seas” and visit Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; and Royal Caribbean’s private beach destination, Labadee. […]

Nick Names New Toon Prez

Brown Johnson has been named president of animation for Nickelodeon and the MTVN Kids and Family Group, Variety reports. In addition to overseeing development and production of all Nick programming, she will continue to manage preschool programming at the network, including Nick Jr. and Noggin. Marjorie Cohen, who had formerly overseen all Nick programming, will […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Book 3 Vol. 3 Announced

The third volume of Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s third season has been announced by Nick and Paramount. It will contain these five episodes: -The Day of the Black Sun Part 2: The Eclipse -The Western Air Temple -The Firebending Masters -The Boiling Rock: Part 1 -The Boiling Rock: Part 2 The DVD will be released […]

Nick Jr.'s "Ni Hao, Kai-lan" Premieres for Chinese New Year on Feb 7, 2008

Nickelodeon has just announced that their newest Nick Jr. Show, Ni Hao, Kai-lan, will be premiering on February 7, 2008, at 11:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific), which will also be the first day of the Chinese New Year. The series focuses on a 5-year old Chinese-American girl named Kai-lan, who will explore her background, her relationships with […]

Animation Insider on "Avatar" Animator Oh Seung-hyun

Animation Insider has posted a summary of a profile of Avatar the Last Airbender animator Oh Seung-hyun, based on an article from Korea.net. The article covers Oh’s start in animation, working in an animation production office in Seoul for $95 a month, and follows his rise through the Korean animation industry and eventually to a […]

"Backyardigans: Tale of the Mighty Knights" Movie Premieres Jan 14, 2008

Nickelodeon has announced a new Backyardigans TV movie, Tale of the Mighty Knights, which will premiere on Monday, January 14, 2008 at 7:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The movie will cast Uniqua and Tyrone as royal knights to King Pablo, following the pair’s misadventures as they try to take care of a magical egg. Tony-nominated Broadway star […]

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