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Headline News Nick Jr. Welcomes Preschoolers to Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

This April, Nick Jr. will be opening the tiny doors to BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM, the latest preschool TV production from the creators of PEPPA PIG.

London-based animation company Astley Baker Davies have once again teamed up with E1 Kids UK (formerly Rubber Duck Entertainment) to produce the new animated TV series following the adventures of Princess Holly the Fairy and her best friend Ben Elf in a tiny kingdom hidden amongst the flowers and grass. The series will have its exclusive world premiere on Nick Jr. from Monday, April 6.

Headline News Tons of Slime for Everyone on the Nickelodeon Family Cruise

Nickelodeon has assembled a week of non-stop activities, big talent and a dose of slime for everyone during the Nickelodeon Family Cruise with Royal Caribbean, which sets sail this summer -- July 26-Aug. 9, on Royal Caribbean International's Mariner of the Seas, and Aug. 9-16, on Freedom of the Seas. Families will be able to participate in a variety of activities, including: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS 10th birthday bashes; interactive game shows; special screenings of Nickelodeon series; character meet-and-greets; and more.

Headline News The World Says Wow! Wow! to Wubbzy!

Animated preschool hit WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! continues to wow children around the globe, setting new viewership benchmarks on Nick Jr. domestically, garnering high ratings in multiple markets and picking up distribution in additional key global territories.

The Emmy Award-winning WUBBZY is now being shown on HOP! TV in Israel and Al Jazeera Children's Channel in the Middle East, both of which recently launched. WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! was also an instant hit on Super RTL in Germany when it debuted in late September.

Headline News Nickelodeon Latin America Kicks Off 2009 with New Line-up

Nickelodeon Latin America announces a slate of new original programming at the 2009 National Association of Television Program Executives Conference (NATPE) in Las Vegas.

The line-up will include new series THE MIGHTY B!, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, SPEED RACER, JIMMY TWO SHOES, BACK AT THE BARNYARD, TRUE JACKSON VP, and THE ELEPHANT PRINCESS on Nick, in addition to NI HAO, KAI-LAN and BEN AND HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM for Nick Jr. Latin America.

Headline News Nick Jr. Moves To The Big Screen

Nick Jr. hits the big screen this summer when Nickelodeon and National Amusements launch "Nick Jr. at the Movies" beginning July 31 in 36 theaters nationwide.

"Nick Jr. at the Movies" is a movie program for preschoolers and their caregivers that offers action-filled, song-filled fun and adventure from favorite television episodes of GO, DIEGO, GO!; DORA THE EXPLORER; THE BACKYARDIGANS; and THE WONDER PETS! -- all reformatted for large-screen projection.

Headline News Nick Jr. Says Ni Hao To Second Season Of Kai-Lan

Nick Jr. has picked up a second season of the hit animated preschool series NI HAO, KAI-LAN.

The network has ordered 20 new half-hour episodes of the series that introduces preschoolers to Mandarin language and Chinese culture as they go on interactive adventures in Kai-lan's beautiful, culturally-rich world. Production on the second season, scheduled to premiere on Nick Jr. in winter 2009, will kick off in August in Burbank, California, USA.

Headline News Backyardigan Special Kicks Off Week Of Pirate-Themed Episodes

Ahoy mini mateys! Preschooler pirates will learn to swashbuckle, heave ho and scalawag as they join the Back-yAAR-digans in the new half-hour special adventure "Pirate Camp," premiering Monday, June 9, at 9 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr.

The half-hour special of THE BACKYARDIGANS, which takes the backyard pals on a high seas adventure to pirate camp, is followed by the premiere of a brand-new episode of THE WONDER PETS! titled "Save the Pirate Parrot!" at 10 a.m. (ET/PT).

Headline News Moving Pixels Draft For Coors Light And NASCAR

Santa Monica-based design and vfx boutique Moving Pixels was brought in early to anchor a collaborative effort between director Nick Piper of Backyard and Draftfcb for this geared up spot from Coors Light, the official sponsor of NASCAR. See the spot at www.trustcollective.com or movingpixels.com.

Credits:

Client: Coors LightSpot Title: MOUNTAIN RACEAir Date: April 2008

Agency: DraftfcbCD(s): Julio Desir, Bill LindseyCopywriter: Steve BakerArt Director: Jeff HuserAgency Producer: Jim Phox

Headline News Coolabi Brings Poppy Cat to Nick Jr.

Leading children's television producer Coolabi Productions Ltd. today announced the commission of new animated series POPPY CAT, based on the popular books by Lara Jones, for Nickelodeon U.K.'s preschool channel Nick Jr.

The 52x11 animated series is Coolabi's first original commission for Nickelodeon, although two series of Coolabi's hit animation KING ARTHUR'S DISASTERS were picked up last year by Nick Jr., where they found a strong fan-base. Due to air in late 2009, the animated series will use a multi-plane technique to mirror the pop-up feel of the books.

Headline News Pitt Named CN VP

Adina Pitt has been named vice president, content acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, it was announced today. In her new role, Pitt will be responsible for identifying, negotiating and acquiring pre-produced series, specials, movies and short-form product that fit the Cartoon Network and Boomerang brands for exposure on all platforms. She'll continue to oversee those programs once they have been acquired and positioned at each of the networks.

Headline News Freeman Named CMO at Turner Animation

Veteran brand marketing and promotion executive Brenda Freeman has been named to the newly created position of chief marketing officer for Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media. In her new role, Freeman will provide overall vision and leadership to all areas of marketing, on-air and trade creative services that support the cable television networks Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, along with their online businesses, and the digital enterprises GameTap and Super Deluxe.

Headline News Go, Diego, Go! Special Comes to the Rescue

Nick Jr. is airing a new hour-long GO, DIEGO, GO! TV movie, SAFARI RESCUE, on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 8th at 9:30 am. Diego will leave the rainforest and travel to Africa to team up with fellow animal adventurer Juma on a rescue mission to save the Serengeti's beloved elephants from an evil spell. In addition, Nick Jr. will present a GO, DIEGO, GO! premiere week of four new episodes, which will debut each weekday from Monday, Oct. 15 - Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 am.

Headline News Nick Jr UK to Premiere Retooled Magic Roundabout

The U.K.'s Nick Jr will unveil a new CGI version of the classic animated series THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT on Monday, October 22, 2007 at 8:00 am, with simultaneous on-air and online presentations. The world premiere of the first episode will air on cable and satellite preschool TV channels Nick Jr and Nick Jr 2, as well as on the Nick Jr on TMF programming block, available in all digital TV homes on music channel TMF. The episode can also be watched online via Nick Jr Video, the free broadband video player on Nick Jr's website, www.nickjr.co.uk.

Headline News April Brings Wonder Pets! CD, DVD & Special

The Wonder Pets -- Linny, Tuck and Ming-Ming -- find themselves on the wrong side of a humpback whale as the sea creatures unite in an unprecedented underwater rescue mission entitled, Save The Wonder Pets!, a new musical special from Nick Jr.s hit preschool series, premiering April 23, 20907 at 11:00 am. Preschoolers may sing along with a chorus of fish, squid, seahorses and turtles on the new half-hour episode of THE WONDER PETS!

Headline News Nickelodeon Latin America Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Nickelodeon Latin America celebrates its 10th anniversary by preparing a big celebration with special programming from Dec. 26, 2006, through Jan. 28, 2007. An entire month of celebration begins with "The First Episodes" of Nick's favorite shows; "Birthday Specials," including the most incredible festivities with Nick characters; "The Week of 10 Non-Stop Episodes;" "Nick Birthday Gifts: 10 New Episodes;" Nick Movies; "Invasion of 30 hours of Nicktoons," and many more gifts for children through www.MundoNick.com.

Headline News Brown Johnson to Lead Nick Jr. & NOGGIN Teams Merged as Nickelodeon Preschool

Nick Jr. and NOGGIN will blend their creative and management teams into a unified group -- Nickelodeon Preschool, the largest preschool and parent's destination in the world -- with 109 hours of preschool television a week, representing 56% of all preschool programming on television. The new preschool team will be led by Brown Johnson who has been named evp/exec creative director, Nickelodeon Preschool and gm of NOGGIN.

Headline News Nick To Spread Chuckles And Cheer In December

Nickelodeon will deliver abundant programming gifts, including seven holiday premieres, throughout the month of December. This year's nighttime slate of "Ha-Ha Holidays" -- Mondays-Thursdays (7:00 pm ET/PT) -- includes holiday-themed episodes of THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS, JIMMY NEUTRON and SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, as well as premieres of THUGABOO: "A Miracle on D-Roc's Street" and KAPPA MIKEY: "A Christmas Mikey." Nick Jr.'s "Frosty Fridays" (12:00-2:00 pm) lineup features five all-new holiday episodes from the hit series GO, DIEGO, GO! THE WONDER PETS!, THE BACKYARDIGANS, LAZYTOWN and WOW! WOW!

Headline News Nick Jr. Orders More Max & Ruby

Nickelodeon Preschool Television has announced that they have picked up a 14-episode season of the 2D-animated preschool series MAX & RUBY. In addition, a new MAX & RUBY Easter special will premiere on Nick Jr. and NOGGIN in Spring 2007 to kick off the new season.

Based on the classic childrens book series by author and illustrator Rosemary Wells, MAX & RUBY follows the adventures of two bunny siblings. The show, a co-production from Nelvana/Corus Ent. in association with Chorion Silver Lining, airs weekdays on NOGGIN at 10:30 am (ET).

Headline News Dora's World Adventure CD in Stores & Online

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 12:00am

Nick Records/Sony BMG's Strategic Marketing Group has released the CD, DORA'S WORLD ADVENTURE. With fourteen tracks from around the globe, the CD is danceable songs inspired by Dora's travels on the upcoming special DVD release and Nick Jr. special television episode, DORA THE EXPLORER: WORLD ADVENTURE.

Special guests on the album include reggae sensation Ziggy Marley who joins Dora in "Three Little Birds," and Grammy award-winning artist Aaron Neville, who joins Dora in "Iko Iko."

Headline News Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Debuts on Nick Jr.

WOW! WOW! WUBBZY! launched across several media platforms, migrated to TV on Nick Jr. on Aug. 28, 2006. The 26-episode whimsical, animated preschool comedy starring three offbeat friends who use cooperation, creativity and humor to solve everyday kid problems, debuted with a roadblock on Nick Jr. and sister network NOGGIN on Monday with two back-to-back episodes from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. The series will air regularly on Nick Jr. weekdays at 11:30 am.

Headline News Nick Jr. Greenlights Second Season Of The Wonder Pets!

Nick Jr. has greenlit a second season of the hit animated series, THE WONDER PETS! The groundbreaking series, which premiered March 3, 2006, has consistently ranked among the top three preschool programs on all of commercial television.

Created and exec produced by Josh Selig of Little Airplane Prods. Inc., THE WONDER PETS! stars three courageous classroom pets who sing opera and travel the world as they take preschoolers on musical world adventures. THE WONDER PETS! airs regularly on Nick Jr. weekdays at 11:00 am.

Headline News Nick Jr. To Sneak Peek Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! On Multiplatform Pre-Launch

Nick Jr.'s will "sneak peek" its newest preschool show, WOW! WOW! WUBBZY!, across several media platforms, beginning Tuesday, June 20, 2006. The 26-episode series premieres on Nick Jr. on Aug. 28.

Headline News Nick Jr. To Debut New Original Mini Pilots

Nick Jr. has announced that it will debut new, original mini pilots across multiple platforms with the first window kicking off on wireless carriers beginning Tuesday, June 6. The three mini pilots, originated from Nick Jr.s Institute of Applied Play, will premiere on wireless carriers marking the networks first-ever launch of original short-form content on a wireless platform. Nick Jr. will continue the multi-platform roll-out of the mini pilots PASS THE PINHA, JINNY STARFLY and ALL ABOARD on Nick Jr.

Headline News Nick Mobile Launches on Sprint Phones

Nickelodeon today (April 17, 2006) announced the launch of Nick Mobile on select Sprint multimedia phones. Nick Mobile on Sprint offers a combination of short video clips, vignettes and music videos. From the Nick Jr. library, music videos are approximately two minutes in length with clips from favorite programs, such as DORA THE EXPLORER, BLUE'S CLUES, THE BACKYARDIGANS, LAZYTOWN and the recently launched Nick Jr. series, THE WONDER PETS!, TV's first operetta for kids.

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