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Nicktoons Renames and Rebrands Itself as Nicktoons Network

Nicktoons, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation network, has now become Nicktoons Network, effective Friday, September 23. The network, which recently became ad-supported, will remain committed to animation, featuring programming that is 75% exclusive to the channel. In addition to a new name and logo, Nicktoons Network has unveiled a new look, including new packaging both on-air and […]

"R.V. Having Fun Yet?" Comes to Nickelodeon October 10

A one-hour Columbus Day special entitled R.V. Having Fun Yet? will air on Nickelodeon Monday, October 10, at 8:00pm (ET). During the special, the tweens of Nickelodeon’s All Grown Up hit the road with their moms to explore America. Later, when the bumpy road splits the kids from their moms, a chain of awesome events […]

Karen Driscoll and Lauren Elchoness Promoted at Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has named marketing executive Karen Driscoll as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning; and Lauren Elchoness to Vice President, On-Air and Off-Channel Promotions Marketing. As Senior Vice President, Driscoll will direct the brand management of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. brands and properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, its recent spin-off Go […]

"Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy" Premieres on Nickelodeon

Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy will premiere on Nickelodeon Friday, September 16, from 8:00pm – 9:00pm (ET/PT). [Source: PR Newswire]

Nick, NOGGIN Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Nickelodeon and NOGGIN have announced their programming plans for Hispanic Heritage Month. Click the previous links for details.

Nickelodeon Reaches 198m, Becoming Most Widely Distributed Kids Channel Worldwide

Nickelodeon has now become the most widely distributed children’s TV network in Europe and the world, with 28 channels reaching 198 million TV households in 81 territories. Nickelodeon program blocks in 21 key markets such as China, Russia and Indonesia reach an additional 122 million TV households and extend Nickelodeon to a total of 169 […]

Nick or Treat Comes to Great America

Paramount’s Great America will celebrate the “family-friendly” spirit of Halloween with Nick or Treat October 1 – 30. Over 20 Nickelodeon characters will be in attendance, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Danny Phantom, and Dora the Explorer. Details are available at PR Newswire.

New "Backyardigans" Debut in September

Nick Jr. will premiere four new episodes of The Backyardigans the week of September 19, the network says. New episodes “Castaways,” “Eureka!” “Polka Palace Party” and “Cave Party” will debut on Monday through Thursday at 10:00am (ET/PT). They will get encore presentations during a Friday morning mini-marathon from 9:00am to 11:00am (ET/PT). [Source: PR Newswire]

"Crabes", "Naive Man" Win Nextoons Awards

Arthur de Pins’ “La Révolution des Crabes” has been named the $10,000 Grand Prize Winner in Nextoons 2005 Film Festival. J.G. Quintel’s “The Naïve Man From Lolliland” won for Producer’s Choice and Student Animator. Finalists include PSYOP’s “Anthem”; Tom Kyzivat’s “Prey”; John Dilworth’s “The Mouschist”; M. Toth Geza’s “Maestro”‘; Rie Ito’s “Betty”; Jiwook Kim’s “Oh, […]

NY Times on "Avatar: The Last Airbender" Origins

The New York Times looks at Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Nick’s belated entry into territory staked out by cartoons like Dragonball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh (free registration required).

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