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"SpongeBob" Season 4 DVD Coming in September

Paramount Home Entertainment will release SpongeBob SquarePants, Season 4, Volume 1 to DVD in September, TVShowsOnDVD reports.

Kings Island Adds Nick-Themed Attractions

Paramount’s Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, is premiering six new Nickelodeon-inspired rides and attractions, the company says. The additions include features based on Avatar: The Last Airbender, SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, and Danny Phantom. [Source: PR Newswire]

UPDATED: Wayans' "Thugaboo" Coming to Nick, DVD in August

Thugaboo, a series of animated kids specials produced by the Wayans brothers, will debut on Nickelodeon in mid-August and then be released to DVD on August 29, Animation Magazine reports. Voice cast on the first special, Thugaboo Sneaker Madness, will include Kim Wayans, Michael Rapaport, Aries Spears, David Alan Grier, George Gore II, and Charlie […]

Nick Renews "Backyardigans" and "Kappa Mikey"

The latest “Animated Shorts” column by Steve Fritz reports that Nickelodeon has renewed The Backyardigans and Kappa Mikey, with orders for 20 and 26 additional episodes, respectively. Other news in the column includes coverage of the Adult Swim upfront (which mentions Dexter’s Laboratory/Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s involvement in Korgoth of Barbaria), a screening of […]

Nickelodeon UK Acquires "King"

Nickelodeon UK has picked up the animated series King from Canadian studio Decode Entertainment, C21Media reports. The show targets six- to twelve-year-olds and focuses on 12-year-old Russel, who is crowned king of a fantasy world of monsters he discovers.

NY Times on Nick's "Wonder Pets"

The New York Times has a profile article on Nickelodeon’s Wonder Pets, a new animated series in the Nick Jr. programming block (registration required). The show was created by Josh Selig, an alumnus of Sesame Street and Little Bill, and makes novel use of “photo-puppetry” animation and musical accompaniment to tell stories of a trio […]

Nickelodeon Developing Original Japanese Cartoon Series

C21Media is reporting that Nickelodeon is developing two original Japanese cartoon series. The first is Domo-Kun, named for Japanese broadcaster NHK’s mascot, which will be a co-production between Nickelodeon and NHK affiliate Domo Production Company. The second is Akihabara@Deep, based on the graphic novel series, which is being developed with 3D animation house Polygon Pictures. […]

Nickelodeon Announces New Series, Episodes, etc., at Upfront Presentation

Nickelodeon held its upfront presentation to advertisers on Thursday, March 9. During the presentation, Nickelodeon announced a slate that will include content developed from such platforms as feature films, video games, broadband and international production, as well as a multi-million dollar development slate for non-linear productions. Nickelodeon television will also premiere 254 new episodes during […]

Nickelodeon Ups Execs

Nickelodeon has promoted Marsha E. Williams to Senior Vice President of Research and Planning at Nickelodeon Networks. In her new position, Williams is responsible for Consumer Insights for Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., including all brand, programming and production, merchandising, public affairs, online and other corporate consumer research for Nickelodeon. Williams will report to Pam Kaufman, […]

Nick Jr. Commemorates 10 Years of "Blue's Clues"

Nick Jr. is inviting preschoolers, parents, and educators alike to join in commemorating the 10th anniversary of Blue’s Clues. Nick Jr. will kick off a special celebration of the series by introducing the audience to a new character–Blue’s brother–on the hour-long primetime movie Meet Blue’s Baby Brother on Sunday, September 10, 2006, from 7:00pm – […]

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