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Good Ratings News for Nickelodeon with "Penguins" and "SpongeBob"

by Ed Liuon April 24, 2009
The Los Angeles Times has taken a look at the ratings success of The Penguins of Madagascar on Nickelodeon (free registration required), which was the most-watched premiere in Nickelodeon history and has held on to a substantial portion of its audience since then. The article contains quotes from Nickelodeon’s president of animation Brown Johnson, discussing […]

"Iron Man: Armored Adventures" Survives the Move to High-School

by Ed Liuon April 24, 2009
With super-powers derived from his high-tech exoskeleton, Marvel Comics’ Iron Man is one of the ultimate wish-fulfillment superheroes. It might require Tony Stark’s technical brilliance and multi-billion dollar war chest to build the suit of armor, but if you accept that the armor exists, anybody who puts it on can be Iron Man. It almost […]

SpongeBob’s "To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants" Coming to DVD and Marathon

by Dan Collinson April 21, 2009
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Paramount and Nickelodeon will distribute “To SquarePants or Not to SquarePants,” in which SpongeBob goes in search for a new pair of pants. The new episode will air on Nickelodeon as part of a 100 episode marathon airing July 17th-19th, 2009. The DVD will feature the episode as well as 7 new-to-DVD […]

"Ni Hao, Kai-lan" Renewed for Second Season to Debut on May 11, 2009

by Ed Liuon April 21, 2009
Nickelodeon has renewed its pre-school series Ni Hao, Kai-lan for a second season of 20 half-hour episodes, which will begin on May 11, 2009. The series is a variation on the Dora the Explorer formula, centering on a young girl Kai-lan and her adventures with her animal friends and grandfather, teaching life-lessons for pre-schoolers and […]

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.