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"Fairly OddParents" Special Sets Ratings Records

by Maxie Zeuson February 20, 2008
The Fairly OddParents‘ President’s Day special was the highest rated entertainment program among all kid demographics for the year to date, Nickelodeon said today. The special had an average viewership of 8.8 million, making it second only to the Super Bowl among television events so far this year among kid audiences. It was also the […]

"Dora" Going Live-Action

by Maxie Zeuson February 18, 2008
Dora the Explorer will get a live-action, prime-time movie spinoff, Nickelodeon announced today. The film will feature Dora as a ten-year-old live-action character in a CG-effects enhanced world. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights" Tour Announces Schedule

by Maxie Zeuson February 15, 2008
Nickelodeon and Broadway Across America have announced the schedule for their The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights. touring production. The tour, which is based on the primetime special, has the characters trying to protect an unpredictable egg. The production comes from the same creative team behind the TV show, including writer Adam Peltzman, […]

"Dora," "Diego" Headline Nick Toys for 2008

by Maxie Zeuson February 14, 2008
New toy lines based Dora the Explorer, Diego, and SpongeBob SquarePants were announced by Nickelodeon today in advance of Toy Fair 2008. Dora‘s upcoming Dora Saves the Snow Princess TV movie will get a major push from Fisher Price, which will unveil a Dora’s Prance & Fly Pegasus and a line of 11″ fashion dolls. […]

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

by Ed Liuon February 12, 2008
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

by Maxie Zeuson February 9, 2008
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

by Maxie Zeuson January 29, 2008
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

by Maxie Zeuson January 29, 2008
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

by Maxie Zeuson January 28, 2008
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

by Maxie Zeuson January 28, 2008
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 […]