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Dora Explores Macy's Parade

On Thanksgiving Day, Dora the Explorer will make her debut as a giant helium balloon in the 79th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The balloon, filled with approximately 15,000 cubic feet of helium and measuring approximately 54 feet tall, will travel from Central Park to Herald Square on Thanksgiving Day. [Source: PR Newswire]

Nicktoons Network Announces Second Annual "Scare-A-Thon"

Nicktoons Network will celebrate Halloween with its second annual “Scare-A-Thon,” featuring 48 hours of Halloween-themed programming. The marathon will be hosted by Edgar and Ellen, the set of mischievous twins featured in the Edgar & Ellen book series from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. The “Scare-A-Thon” will feature Halloween-themed episodes from several Nicktoons shows, as […]

Nicktoons Network to Preview "Skyland" November 25

Nicktoons Network will join France 2, Teletoon (Canada), and ABC (Australia) in a first-ever global sneak-peek of the new series Skyland. All networks will preview the series with either the hour-long pilot or a 75-second clip in November. Nicktoons Network (U.S.) will sneak-peek the hour-long pilot of the series Friday, November 25, at 8:00pm (ET), […]

Nickelodeon 'Spy Day Friday' Marathon Airs Friday

Nickelodeon will air a ‘Spy Day Friday’ marathon on Friday, October 21, from 11:30am – 2:00pm (ET/PT). The marathon will feature a never-before-seen episode of Nick Jr.’s comic/action series LazyTown, entitled “Secret Agent Zero,” where Robbie Rotten tricks the LazyTowners into believing that he has won the Mayoral race. PR Newswire has the full schedule.

Jules Borkent Promoted to VP of Programming at Nickelodeon Int'l

Jules Borkent has been promoted to VP, Programming, Nickelodeon International, AWN reports. Based in London and reporting to Steve Grieder, SVP of Nickelodeon International, Borkent will be responsible for coordinating Nickelodeon’s global programming and acquisitions strategy, with a particular emphasis on working with local programming heads to coordinate and develop pan-regional deals for Nickelodeon’s thirteen […]

"Tak" Tries Leap from Videogame to TV Screen

An article in the New York Times covers the deal between Nickelodeon and THQ to co-develop Tak the jungle boy as a videogame and animated television property (registration required). The recently released Tak: The Great Juju Challenge is the third in the videogame series, while an animated pilot for a TV show is currently in […]

Nickelodeon Announces Halloween Programming

Nickelodeon has announced their Halloween programming plans for this year. PR Newswire has details.

Nickelodeon Blackout Coming October 1

Nickelodeon has announced the schedule for their previously announced, second annual “Let’s Just Play Worldwide Day of Play,” which includes a three-hour blackout on Nickelodeon on October 3, from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. PR Newswire has full schedule information, as well as additional info on the event.

Nickelodeon Unveils Second of On-Air PSA Series Focusing on Importance of Breakfast

Nickelodeon is unveiling the second of its PSA on-air series which focuses on the importance of breakfast. The spot, entitled “It’s Breakfast Time” and animated by Klasky Csupo (Rugrats), is based on research findings that Nickelodeon released this summer and features animated utensils rhyming and singing about breakfast foods as needed sources of energy for […]

Nickelodeon's "La Casa de Dora" Returns for a 2006 Tour

La Casa de Dora, the 10-city mall tour featuring the home of Dora the Explorer, was awarded this year’s Multicultural Award from CTAM. Nickelodeon has now announced that the tour will return in 2006. Details will be announced over the next few months. [Source: PR Newswire]

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