Nickelodeon extends its commitment to empowering real-world environmental change among kids with a lineup of eco-friendly programming and off-channel initiatives on Earth Day -- Wednesday, April 22. New green-themed episodes from hit tween shows ICARLY and TRUE JACKSON, VP and select preschool series will air on Nickelodeon and NOGGIN throughout the day, leading up to Nickelodeon's first-ever "Power Down" -- an on-air call to action for kids to engage in environmental activity.
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Nickelodeon's newest hit, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, was the number-one kids' show for the week and placed number three on all of basic cable with total viewers (behind only USA's WWE ENTERTAINMENT and NCIS).
Nickelodeon kicked off the second quarter on top, leading the competition with kids, tweens and total viewers. Additionally, Nick at Nite earned the week's top spot among Adults 18-49.
THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR highlights include:
Scholastic Media has two Earth Day specials running on PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! on April 22.
MAYA & MIGUEL "Every Day Is Earth Day" -- airs April 22 on PBS KIDS GO! (Check local listings for times.)
For a school Earth Day project, the kids decide to clean up an old lot and plant a community garden. But as the deadline approaches, a rainstorm hits, turning the patch of dirt into a muddy mess. How will Maya get her friends out of the muck this time?
Stars Beyonce, Will Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Jack Black, Selena Gomez, The Jonas Brothers, Jesse McCartney and Miley Cyrus captured the coveted orange Blimp trophies at Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards live telecast, Saturday, March 28.
PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! will celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, with the fourth annual "PBS KIDS Share the Earth Day" and a new Web-based Earth Day Channel on pbskidsgo.org. The celebration features premiering episodes from CURIOUS GEORGE, ARTHUR and CYBERCHASE; themed favorites from SUPER WHY!, SID THE SCIENCE KID and more; and eco-focused Web content on pbskidsgo.org, pbskids.org, PBS Parents (pbsparents.org) and PBS Teachers (pbsteachers.org).
In recognition for his significant and visible contribution toward helping the environment, and for inspiring kids to do the same, Nickelodeon will honor multi-Academy Award-nominated actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio with the first-ever "Big Green Help Award" at this year's Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday, March 28 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), at Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, Calif.
Hosted by Nickelodeon President Cyma Zarghami, the 2009 Nickelodeon Upfront presentation at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday previewed new programming initiatives for kids, teens and families.
The first original series on the newly-branded Disney XD cable network, AARON STONE, about a teenager enlisted to become the real life version of a legendary, crime fighting online game character, launched to high marks, surpassing all series premieres on the former Toon Disney in Kids 6-14 (303,000), driven by target demo Boys 6-14 (232,000). In a synergistic move, AARON STONE's premiere was also featured on Disney Channel, delivering 1.6 million Total Viewers and 892,000 Kids 6-14.
Conservation International entered into a three-year partnership with Kango on the TALES 4 TOMORROW (T4T) brand, which combines animal conservation with games for kids in an online virtual world.
The T4T toy line will be exclusively distributed by Fiesta to specialty and gift channels, and will include eco-friendly plush toys, trading cards and the interactive website www.tales4tomorrow.com. While online, kids will be able to help choose CI projects to save endangered species.
Kid faves/superstars who've notched a spot among the A-list of nominees for coveted Kids' Choice Blimp trophies in Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards -- the kudos/mess-fest to be telecast live from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion Saturday, March 28 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT) -- include: Jennifer Aniston, Beyonce, Jack Black, Chris Brown, Jim Carrey, Miranda Cosgrove, Miley Cyrus, America Ferrera, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Vanessa Hudgens, The Jonas Brothers, Alicia Keys, George Lopez, Michael Phelps, Adam Sandler, Will Smith, Ben Stiller, Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff and Tiger Woods.
marblemedia has acquired the North American format rights to produce a version of the popular Cartoon Network U.K. series SKATOONY. Currently in its third season on Cartoon Network, the successful television program pits real kids against cartoon characters in an animated quiz game show format.
The first season enters production this spring and will shoot 13 half-hour English and 13 half-hour French episodes. The series, aimed at kids aged 8 to 12, has been commissioned for TELETOON Canada and is set to premiere in Spring 2010.
What if kids could get involved with predicting their own snow days -- or hit-the-beach days? Beginning Monday, April 20 on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings), they can find out a lot more about weather with one of their favorite animated series. CYBERCHASE is launching a new seventh-season "Weather Watchers" initiative that brings climate issues front and center with new episodes, a challenging new online game, and rich outreach activities.
Nickelodeon U.K. had a record-breaking 2008, achieving the highest viewing share since it launched in 1993, making it the top U.K. kids' TV network (with a 14.4 percent share of viewing), ahead of Disney Network, BBC Kids and Turner Kids.
The Jim Henson Company has appointed Hasbro as the master toy and game licensee for its SID THE SCIENCE KID property. SID THE SCIENCE KID is an educational animated television series airing daily on PBS KIDS that uses comedy to promote exploration, discovery, and science readiness among preschoolers.
The four-year license grants Hasbro the rights to introduce an array of SID THE SCIENCE KID products starting January 1, 2009. Hasbro's line of SID THE SCIENCE KID toys and games is slated to debut at retail Fall 2009.
TABCO Inc. and Digital Video have released TAB Kids 3.1, the new version of a software tool that smoothly introduces kids to the animation world in a funny and intuitive way.
The TAB Kids is a friendly and colorful software for kids to create animations and cartoons. It is so easy that any kid can use it with spectacular results, and yet it is powerful, as it relies on the Toonz technology developed for the industry to produce feature films and television series.
Movie star and 2008 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards nominee Dwayne Johnson (THE GAME PLAN), will host Nickelodeon's 22nd Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Saturday, March 28 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT). That's when kids will honor their favorites from the worlds of film, music, sports and television in a star-studded live telecast (tape delayed for West Coast) from UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. Torrential slime is forecast for the no-holds-barred kudo/mess-fest on the night kids rule and Hollywood royalty revels with them.
Nickelodeon is launching a brand-new pop culture online dashboard for kids with UPickDaily.com, an online home base for kids to share, vote, poll and post about what they are buzzing about at school or on the playground. UPickDaily.com allows kids to be their own content providers, programming directors, distributors and news aggregators around topics such as television, movies, music, gaming, celebrities, sports, the web, and more.
RAZZBERRY JAZZBERRY JAM, the new TV show from Trapeze Animation Studios Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of Trapeze Media Ltd., will debut December 23 at 7 a.m. on The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Kids' CBC.
Adding to the attention it has earned since launching on Cartoon Network November 3, THUMB WRESTLING FEDERATION: TWF is set to blast onto the web on December 22 with a new website featuring loads of thumbtastic fan features at www.ThumbWrestlingFederation.com.
Kids who are new to the action-comedy series can learn more about TWF and its characters on the site, as well as play games and stream video from the entire first season. Die-hard fans will be thrilled to find an arsenal of new Thumb Wrestling Federation fun in time for the holidays.
Nickelodeon will record the best year in its 29-year history, finishing 2008 as basic cable's number-one rated network in total day and first in all kids and tween demos. SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS will finish 2008 as the top-rated series for kids 2-11 as it heads into its 10th anniversary year in 2009, and ICARLY ranks as the number-one kids' show on all of television with kids 6-11.
Nickelodeon is helping kids get their game on in the name of the environment, beginning Dec. 14 with the launch of THE BIG GREEN HELP GLOBAL CHALLENGE -- the first multiplayer kids' online game with a goal of igniting real-world action for environmental change. Kids will be asked to virtually pledge volunteer hours in the "Global Challenge" that they can translate into actionable steps in their homes, communities and schools.
Contender Entertainment Group has sold children's puppet-and-animation-based show IT'S A BIG BIG WORLD to television channels in four major territories.
Contender, the company behind preschool properties PEPPA PIG and TRACTOR TOM, holds the international rights for the hit PBS Kids show, which has now secured slots on DR Denmark, YLE Finland, Canal+ Cyfrowy Poland and Al Jazeera Kids in the Middle East.
Senator Barack Obama has been declared the winner of Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids Pick the President "Kids' Vote." A record-breaking number of votes -- upwards of 2.2 million -- were cast in the network's online poll. Nickelodeon has held a "Kids' Vote" every election year since 1988, and kids have correctly predicted the winner in four out of the last five U.S. presidential campaigns.