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"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 […]

Nickelodeon Orders Third Season of "Yo Gabba Gabba!"

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Nickelodeon has signed up for a third season of Yo Gabba Gabba! No word was given on how many episodes will be included in the order or when they will come on the air.

"Penguins of Madagascar" Becomes Nick’s Most-Watched Season Premiere

by Ed Liuon March 31, 2009
The debut episode of The Penguins of Madagascar on Nickelodeon this past weekend drew 6.1 million viewers, making it the most-watched season premiere in the network’s history. The show, spotlighting the misadventures of the supporting characters of the Madagascar franchise, will be running new episodes at 8:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific) on weeknights until April 10, 2009.

"Variety" on Nickelodeon Rebranding; Animation Insider on the Upfront (UPDATED)

by Ed Liuon March 17, 2009
Variety has taken a look at the long-expected rebranding of the Nickelodeon networks, where Noggin will be renamed Nick Jr. and the N will become TeeNick. The announcement was made officially at last Thursday’s Nickelodeon upfront, which also hosted a preview of Michael Eisner’s new stop-motion animated series Glenn Martin, DDS. UPDATED March 17, 2009: […]

Nick and Mattel Release "Tween Dora" Image to Soothe Negative Reactions

by Ed Liuon March 17, 2009
In the wake of an overwhelmingly negative reaction to a teaser image of a “tween Dora the Explorer,” Nickelodeon and Mattel have released a newer image and more information about the planned changes to the character (left, click to enlarge). The older, silhouetted image has been replaced with a true photo of Dora, which reveals […]

"Dora the Explorer" Teen Look Previewed, Causes Uproar

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2009
Nickelodeon and Mattel have released a teaser silhouette of a revamped Dora the Explorer line of toys that will debut in the fall, which will turn the character into a teenager who has abandoned her shorts and sneakers for longer hair, what seems to be a short skirt, and pointed ballet pumps. In the new […]

"Penguins of Madagascar" Premieres on Nickelodeon on March 28, 2009

by Ed Liuon March 9, 2009
Nickelodeon has announced that The Penguins of Madagascar will debut on Saturday, March 28, 2009, immediately following the 22nd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards at 9:30 PM. The new series will follow the misadventures of the penguins from the Madagascar franchise, with Andy Richter and Tom McGrath reprising their roles from the movies for the television […]

NY Times on Cyma Zarghami’s Leadership of Nickelodeon

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2009
The New York Times has taken a look at Cyma Zarghami’s long tenure as the President of Nickelodeon (free registration required), and the network’s general philosophy of capturing viewers from “cradle to grave.” Among other things, the article investigates how Nickelodeon has reacted to the success of Disney’s High School Musical and Hannah Montana franchises […]

"The Mighty B!" Comes to DVD on February 24, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2009
Nickelodeon will be releasing the first DVD of The Mighty B! on February 24, 2009. The Mighty B! We Got the Bee will contain 8 episodes of the show, plus a behind-the-scenes featurette, an original animatic from the episode “Bat Mitzvah Crashers,” and a karaoke music video for “Running with the Rainbow Unicorn.” Created by […]

New "Wonder Pets!" Premieres on March 9, 2009 Starting with "Join the Circus!"

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2009
Nickelodeon will be debuting a week’s worth of Wonder Pets! episodes starting on March 9, 2009, with the first being the half-hour special The Wonder Pets! “Join the Circus,” which guest-stars Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller, and Ben Vereen. All new debuts will premiere at 10:30 AM. The DVD of Wonder Pets! Join the Circus will […]