Nickelodeon will premiere a new series of cartoon specials produced by Shawn, Marlon and Keenan Ivory Wayans (In Living Color, Scary Movie 1 & 2). The cartoon is called Thugaboo, and it deals with nine very different kids growing up in the inner city. The series will consist of three specials; one will be a […]
Nick Jr. will take preschoolers on a music-filled journey across land, snow and sea in the new half-hour episode of The Backyardigans entitled “Race Around the World,” premiering Friday, March 10, at 10:30am (ET/PT). The “Race Around the World” episode will also air on Nick Jr.’s sister network NOGGIN on Friday, March 10, at 4:30pm […]
The half-hour special episode of SpongeBob SquarePants entitled “Lost In Time” marked the highest-rated program on all TV with kids 2-11 for the year behind the Super Bowl, as well as the highest-rated play on all of Nickelodeon since 2001. PR Newswire has more.
Dora the Explorer won her second Toy of the Year (T.O.T.Y.) Award as “Most Popular Property” of the Year by the Toy Industry Association. As the star of Nickelodeon’s preschool series Dora the Explorer, Dora also received the prestigious “Best Girl Toy” award at the TIA gala which every year celebrates the most innovative toys. […]
Veteran feature development executive Julia Pistor has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon Movies. In her new position, Ms. Pistor will oversee the development, production and release of all feature films produced under the Nickelodeon Movies banner, part of the newly formed MTV Networks Kids and Family Group. In addition, Paramount […]
The Wonder Pets! — a new original series starring three courageous classroom pets who sing opera and travel the world — is coming to Nick Jr. The 20-episode, animated series from creator/executive producer Josh Selig of Little Airplane Productions, Inc. will debut with a simulcast on both Nick Jr. and sister network NOGGIN on Friday, […]
Nickelodeon President Cyma Zarghami has announced several key executive promotions to support Nickelodeon’s continued growth as a multiplatform kids and family brand. Tom Ascheim, a 16-year veteran of Nickelodeon, has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager, Nickelodeon Television; Steve Youngwood, formerly Senior Vice President, Entertainment Products for Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products, […]
Kappa Mikey — the only anime television series created and produced in the U.S. — will debut on Nicktoons Network in the U.S. with two half-hour, back-to-back episodes on Saturday, February 25, from 8:00pm to 9:00pm (ET). Kappa Mikey will premiere during the “Three-Headed Monster,” Nicktoons Network’s prime-time programming block from 7:00pm to midnight, and […]
Jack Black will host Nickelodeon’s 19th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, April 1, from 8:00pm – 9:30pm ET/PT (tape delayed for West Coast) from UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion. PR Newswire has a list of this year’s nominees.