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Nicktoons' Keith Dawkins Promoted to SVP, Nickelodeon Programming Partnerships

Nickelodeon has announced that the Keith Dawkins, Nicktoons Network General Manager, has been promoted to Senior Vice President (SVP), Nickelodeon Programming Partnerships. In his new role, Dawkins will be responsible for arranging creative partnerships and co-productions with “non-traditional programming partners” and also manage the acquisition of new programming for the Nickelodeon and Nicktoons networks. Dawkins […]

NY Times on SpongeBob's Yearlong Journey to Atlantis

The New York Times has examined the year-long process to bring the SpongeBob SquarePants special episode Atlantis SquarePantis from concept to screens (free registration required). The article examines the outline-driven writing of the show; the reasons, benefits, and added overhead for outsourcing animation to Korea; the continuing involvement of creator Stephen Hillenburg in SpongeBob; and […]

Nickelodeon Announces "Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend" for Nov 22-25, 2007

This Thanksgiving, Nickelodeon will be running day-long marathons of its hit animated series in the “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend.” The blocks will start at 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM (all times Eastern/Pacific) from November 22 to 25, 2007. Mixed in with the programming will be a chance to vote for and count down the “Top 100 […]

"Atlantis SquarePantis" featuring David Bowie to air on November 12, 2007 on Nick

Atlantis SquarePantis, the all new TV movie featuring SpongeBob SquarePants and his gang with special guest star David Bowie, will debut on Nickelodeon on November 12, 2007 at 8pm. The movie chronicles the adventures and mishaps that befall SpongeBob and his friends when SpongeBob reunites the two halves of a key to the mythical city […]

"Dora Saves the Mermaids" to Premiere at 7pm on November 5, 2007

Nickelodeon will be premiering the one hour long Dora the Explorer movie Dora Saves the Mermaids on November 5, 2007 at 7 PM Eastern. The movie stars Dora in an all new adventure at the beach. During beach cleanup day Dora and her friends hear the story of the fall of the mermaid kingdom from […]

Nickelodeon Releases Details for "Shocktober" Programming

Nickelodeon has issued a press release detailing their special October programming, which turns the month into “Shocktober” in a run-up to Halloween. New Halloween-themed episodes of Tak and the Power of Juju and El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera are scheduled, along with several holiday marathons on the Nick Jr. network and holiday activities […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Book 3, Vol. 2 Announced

Nickelodeon and Paramount announced Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s second volume of Book 3: Fire today: It is scheduled for 1/22/08 with a MSRP of $16.99. It will contain five episodes: “The Avatar and the Firelord”, “The Runaway”, “The Puppetmaster”, “Nightmares and Daydreams”, and “Day of the Black Sun”. In related news, the first volume of […]

Nickelodeon Pins Big Hopes on "Avatar"

According to an article on USA Today, Nickelodeon is beginning to ramp up its promotional efforts around its hit show Avatar the Last Airbender, hoping to tap into the growing appetite for fantasy action entertainment. The second season’s ratings were up 21% from the first, with an average of 2.9 million watching the show, and […]

"Go, Diego, Go!" Does a "Safari Rescue" on October 8, 2007

Nickelodeon will air a one-hour Go, Diego, Go! movie on Monday, October 8, 2007. Titled Safari Rescue, the movie will bring animal rescuer Diego to Africa, where he will team up with fellow animal adventurer Juma to save the elephants of the Serengeti plains from an evil spell. The movie will air at 9:30 – […]

"Edgar & Ellen" Prank Their Way onto Nicktoons Network Starting Oct 7, 2007

Edgar & Ellen will be debuting on the Nicktoons Network with two back-to-back episodes on Sunday, October 7, 2007, at 8:00 PM (Eastern). The title characters are a pair of twins who carry out a campaign of pranks on the residents of the town of Nod. Each episode also includes a two-minute segment inspired by […]

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