Thursday, March 23, 2017

Renford Rejects | Theme Songs | The Splat | #TBT | Nickelodeon UK

Watch the opening titles for all four seasons of Nickelodeon UK's hit foodball-themed comedy series Renford Rejects! Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh!:

Renford Rejects series one (1998) intro:



Renford Rejects series two (1999) intro:



Renford Rejects series three (2000) intro:



Renford Rejects series four (2001) intro:



(Taken from season four episode "Gorilla")

Renford Rejects Outro (2000):



Renford Rejects is a single-camera teen sitcom produced and broadcast by Nickelodeon UK between 1998 and 2001. The show briefly aired in the United States on Nick GaS. The series ran for 52 episodes over four seasons.

The show concerned a five-a-side school football team, made up of aspiring players who had been turned down by their school's main team. They were named "Renford Rejects" when a rival player sabotaged their league entry form, but decided to stick with the name as it suited their "outcast" nature.

Renford Rejects starred:

Martin Delaney as Jason Summerbee, the Renford Rejects Team's Captain;

Matthew Leitch as Stewart Jackson, Renford Rejects Team's Coach (seasons 1-3);

Holly Davidson as Robin Walker, Renford Rejects Team's First Girl, Chelsea Ladies Team's Member (main character in season one, recurring character during season two);

Paul Parris as Bruno Di Gradi, Renford Rejects' Team Member;

Charlie Rolland as Ben Philipps, Renford Rejects' Goalkeeper;

Adam Dean Ronnie Supra, Renford Rejects' Team Fifth Member (main character in season one and two, guest star in season three);

Roger Davies as Vinnie Rodriguez, VTV Commentator, Cameraman;

Lucy Punch as Sue White, Renford Rejects Team's Second Girl (season two only);

Megan Bertie as Mia Smith, Renford Rejects Team's Third Girl (season three and four only);

Peter Kane as Peter Grade, Renford Rejects Team's Mascot, baby brother to Bruno Di Gradi (recurring character during seasons 1-3, main character in season four);

Mohammed George as Dennis Quayle, Renford Rejects' Coach (season four only);

Tom Weller as Terry Stoker, Razor Captain, Renford Rejects' Rival (recurding character during seasons 1-3; main character in season four);

Bill Homewood as Basil Stoker, the coach of the Razors;

Alex Norton as Eddie McAvoy, owner of the local cafe "Graceland";

and Sally Kinghorn as Priscilla McAvoy, Eddie's wife;


James Corden in Renford Rejects episode "Don Bruno".

Also appearing was James Corden, who appeared in "Don Bruno" as Razor #1, and Natasha Dilleyston, who played Ben's "love interest" Justine in the episodes "Heartbreak Hotel and "Ben In Tights". The episode "Ciao Bambino" featured EastEnders actress Leila Birch, playing Bruno's love interest Gina. Birch and Parris went on to become engaged in real life after meeting on the show. The club trainer Leo was played by Mark Smith, who had recently left the ITV show Gladiators. The show also featured several comedians in guest roles, including Tony Slattery ("Boyband"), David Baddiel ("Reject TV") and Alexei Sayle ("Action").

A number of famous guest stars from the world of football appeared as themselves throughout the course of the series. These included Ian Rush, Gianfranco Zola, Martin Keown, Shaka Hislop, Roberto Di Matteo, Jon Harley, John Terry, Kasey Keller, Harry Redknapp with the West Ham first team, Jim Rosenthal, Bob Wilson, Stan Bowles, and various members of England's 1966 World Cup-winning team.

For its theme song, Renford Rejects used "Australia" by the Manic Street Preachers, a popular contemporary indie song.

Renford Rejects also used an edited version of Rob Dougan's Clubbed To Death (Kurayamino Mix) from his breakthrough album Furious Angels when the Rejects rivals, The Razors, would appear on screen. "Ready to Go" by Republica was another song that is often heard on the program. "A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins, was the song for Robin in the first season.

The show was filmed at Willesden Sports Centre, London, NW10 3QX. Eddie McAvoy's Gracelands Cafe was filmed at 118 College Road, Willesden, London NW10 5HD. The 'Cafe' still exists to this current day.

Re-Re-ReWIND!: Tune into The Splat Sundays from 8pm on Nickelodeon, and visit nick.co.uk/thesplat for even more Nickelodeon classics! Catch the Renford Rejects weekdays at 3:00am on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland/HD!

More The Splat: Kenan & Kel | Theme Song with Lyrics | The Splat | Nickelodeon UK!

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Mario Kart Tournament 2017 | Inside Nick | Nickelodeon Animation

Blue Shells. Banana peels. Kart is Carnage!:



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More Nick: Two South African Animators Are Heading To Nickelodeon After Winning Internships At 2017 Cape Town International Animation Festival!
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Celebs Play Nintendo Switch at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards | Butch Hartman

Jace Diehl plays 1-2-Switch games with Loren Gray, Casey Simpson, and more on Nickelodeon's KCA 2017 orange carpet!:



Download The Noog Network app to watch extended gameplay and interviews: https://appsto.re/us/HvPP7.i!

Follow Jace on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jacediehl/.

Watch The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F Puppy and the brand-new Bunsen is a Beast on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons!

Henry Danger Anti-Gravity Competition | “The After Party” | “Corn Munchers” | Dan Schneider

The cast of Henry Danger put their acting to the test in this anti-gravity competition! Who's going home with a case of astronaut meat? Find out in this funny clip from "The After Party" episode "Corn Munchers"! Watch the episode in full here on nick.com!:



Watch brand-new episodes of Henry Danger Saturday nights at 8:00pm ET/PT, followed by The After Party at 9:30pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!

More Nick: Henry Danger | Happy Birthday, Jace Norman! Official Tribute Music Video | Nickelodeon!
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Phoebe Farts into a Microphone | Hey Arnold! | Arts & Farts | The Splat

Phoebe falls victim of "cutting the cheese":



Clip from Hey Arnold! episode "Phoebe's Little Problem".

* In the UK, a fart is also called as a trump.. just saying.

More Nick: "Rugrats" Season 1 & Season 2 DVD Sets Announced For "Wide" General Release!

Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on The Splat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! The Splat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 10pm ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #TheSplat!

More The Splat: Nickelodeon UK Takes Fans Back To The '90s With The Launch Of "The Splat" Website!
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I Thunderman | La signora Wong risolve il caso | Nickelodeon Italia

La signora Wong ha scoperto il segreto de I Thunderman: cosa succederà? Scopritelo nella quarta stagione, da lunedì 23 marzo alle 18:15 su Nickelodeon Italia (SKY 605)!:



More Nick: Nickelodeon Italia Unveils The Slime Challenge | SlimeFest Milano 2017!
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Nickelodeon Greece To Premiere "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" Season 6 On Saturday 1st April 2017 At 10:00am



Visit nickelodeon.gr for My Little Pony - Η φιλία είναι μαγική!

Additional source: Wikipedia.
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Stimpy Rips a Nasty Fart | The Ren & Stimpy Show | Arts & Farts | The Splat

One of Stimpy's many talents... farting!:



Clip from Ren & Stimpy episode "Son of Stimpy".

More Nick: "Rugrats" Season 1 & Season 2 DVD Sets Announced For "Wide" General Release!

Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on The Splat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! The Splat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 10pm ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #TheSplat!

More The Splat: Nickelodeon UK Takes Fans Back To The '90s With The Launch Of "The Splat" Website!
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Almost Canadian History #3 | YTV

It's rumoured that some time in the 1950s, Fernand Lachance invented the French Canadian dish, poutine at a diner in Quebec. But what if he didn't...? Say hello to marshmallow potato mystery party!:



More YTV: Almost Canadian History #2 | YTV!

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PAW Patrol: Mission PAW (Sweetie's Theme Song) | Watch the Full Episode March 24 @ 12pm On Nickelodeon USA

The PAW Patrol has been assigned an im-PAW-tant mission to stop that sneaky pup Sweetie’s sinister plan to steal the royal crown! Not only is Sweetie sneaky, but she even has her own theme song! No worries because Chase, Ryder, Marshall, Skye and the rest of the PAW Patrol are on the case to hound down Sweetie before it’s too late. Prepare your kids for the full episode by watching the PAW Patrol and Sweetie in this original kids-song video. Then, your mission is to set a date for March 24th at 12pm and tune in for the premiere of PAW Patrol: Mission PAW, only on Nickelodeon USA!:



LYRICS

They call her Sweetie
She’s the pup with the sneakiest plan
Up high in her chopper
Seems no one can stop her
No one except the PAW Patrol can!
She’s Sweetie

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New "PAW Patrol" Special "Mission Paw: Quest For The Crown" On Friday 24th March 2017!

Watch PAW Patrol weekdays on Nickelodeon and all week long on the Nick Jr. channel: http://nickjr.com/tvschedule/

Preschoolers can watch Paw Patrol full episodes, play games, and more in the free Nick Jr. App and at NickJr.com | iTunes | Google Play | Amazon

Stream PAW Patrol videos and full episodes for FREE in the Nick Jr. App on Roku and Apple TV or download full episodes for offline viewing on iTunes and Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/tv/show/PAW_Patrol?id=OvUytVCIVYE&hl=en

Download premium PAW Patrol games and apps on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon:

PAW Patrol Draw & Play: iTunes | Google Play | Amazon

PAW Patrol Pups to the Rescue: iTunes | Google Play | Amazon

PAW Patrol Pups Take Flight: iTunes | Google Play | Amazon.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Mixtape: "My Dudes, My Bros, My Turts” | Nickelodeon

Here's the Ninja Turtle's hook that’ll be stuck in your head all week! Despite what Bebop says, these Turtles are most definitely NOT trippin’. Enjoy! Catch brand-new episodes of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sundays at 9am ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!



More Nick: Nickelodeon Reimagines The Iconic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" In All-New 2D Animated Series, "Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"!

Visit the Nick App, Nick.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Exclusively on Facebook, fans can tune-in to the brand-new weekly short series, Mikey & Mikey, to witness the wacky antics of Michelangelo and his voice cast counterpart, Greg Cipes. Episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are currently available on the Nick App, available for download on iOS, Apple TV, Roku, Android, and Android TV, Nick.com, and Nick On Demand.
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Bed & Biscuit | Episode 8 In Full | Nickelodeon Israel

Watch the eighth episode of Nickelodeon Israel's brand-new comedy series Bed & Biscuit (בית הכלבים) in full for free in the PAWsome video below!:

Henry Danger | Sausage Nose | Dodging Danger | Nickelodeon UK

Jasper (Sean Ryan Fox) wants Henry (Jace Norman) to join his Dodge-a-Leen team, and Schwoz (Michael D. Cohen) has a nose full of hotdogs in this super hilarious video clip from the brand-new Henry Danger episode "Dodging Danger"!:



Watch more Henry Danger, only on Nickelodeon!

More Nick: Nickelodeon's SLIMEFEST Returns To Blackpool This October; To Be Hosted By Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely | Nickelodeon UK!
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Nickelodeon Nominated For 18 Awards In The 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has announced the fantastic news that Nickelodeon, one of the world's leading recognized entertainment brands for kids and families, has been nominated for 18 awards in the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards!


The nominees join Pig Goat Banana Cricket storyboard artist Phil Jacobson, who will be honored with the Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation award for his work on the PGBC episode “Mall Ya Later”.

Congratulation's and good luck to Nickelodeon and all the staff of the excellent Nickelodeon shows nominated for 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards!

Below is a list of the nominations for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards, featuring only the awards Nickelodeon have been nominated for, from emmyonline.com:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The "School of Rock" Cast Hang Out With Their Stunt Doubles

The cast of Nickelodeon's School of Rock has totally has everyone seeing double! Tony Cavalero took to Instagram to share this behind-the-scenes photo of the cast hanging out with none other than their stunt doubles!:


Source: Instagram

"#Tuesday is truly TWOs-Day here @nickelodeon #SchoolOfRock #Twins #Stunts," Tony wrote in the caption.

With the actors and their stunt doubles dressed the same, it's kind of hard to tell everyone apart. Just imagine what being on set is like!

Additionally, The Thundermans Jack Griffo shared a snap from Paramount Studios in LA on his official Instagram Story yesterday of the actor holding a School of Rock script - could Jack be hinting that he'll be guest starring in the third season of School of Rock?:


Source: Instagram

More Nick: JoJo Siwa To Guest Star On School Of Rock Season Three!

Original source: M Magazine.
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Ex-Titanium star Jordi Webber hits TV screens as Gold Power Ranger in "Power Rangers Ninja Steel"

After months of keeping his role a secret, Rotorua, New Zealand's Jordi Webber has finally revealed the project he's been working on for the past few months!


The 22-year-old hit television screens over the weekend in the latest season of Power Rangers, Power Rangers Ninja Steel

Webber plays Levi Weston / the Gold Ninja Steel Ranger on the hit television show, appearing for the first time in the mid-season finale episode of Power Rangers Ninja Steel, "Gold Rush", which premiered on Nickelodeon USA on Saturday 18th March 2017.

"It's been an awesome experience. I love filming every day and I am working with an awesome group of people," Webber told the NZ Herald News.

Webber said the show, now in its 24th season, was popular in the United States.

"It still has the die hard fans from day one."

Webber, who shot to fame as part of boy band Titanium, said he used to watch "bits" of Power Rangers when he was a child, and his older brother was a fan.

He said it was a big relief to finally tell people what he was up to, as the filming had taken up so much of his life over recent months.

"It's nice to finally be able to share with people what I'm doing. It's been 14 hours of my day taken up with it, now I can talk about it."

Webber said the gold ranger, which he was playing, was not part of the original rangers, and was a "special ranger".

His character is also a musician, so Webber gets to sing on the show.

He said the experience of filming had been "awesome".

"This is my first big gig."

Webber said it had been great to work with the American cast and crew in New Zealand as he wanted to head to the States next to pursue acting.

Power Rangers Ninja Steel is screened in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages. A New Zealand release date for PRNS has yet to be announced.

Watch Webber make his debut as the Gold Ninja Steel Ranger here on nick.com/ninjasteel!

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Snapchat - i-amjordi
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More Power Rangers: "Power Rangers" Creator Haim Saban Receives Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star!

Additional sources: RangerWiki, IMDb.
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"The Forgotten Swordsman" Sneak Peek | Tales Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Nickelodeon USA

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the next brand-new episode of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "The Forgotten Swordsman", on Sunday 26th March 2017 at 9:00am ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a Turtley Awesome sneak peek preview from the all-new TMNT season five episode, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip here on Nick.com! Booyakasha!


In the brand-new Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "The Forgotten Swordsman" (#502), Karai searches for the Kuro Kabuto, claiming to be the rightful heir to the Foot Clan, and encounters an old rival! In Nick's super sneak-peek, "Hunt For The Kabuto", someone new is trying to take over the Foot Clan and they are trying to get the Kabuto to bring back Shredder!

Missed the explosive first episode of Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, "Scroll of the Demodragon"? Catch up now on nick.com/tmnt!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Reimagines The Iconic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" In All-New 2D Animated Series, "Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"!

Visit the Nick App, Nick.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn more about Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Exclusively on Facebook, fans can tune-in to the brand-new weekly short series, Mikey & Mikey, to witness the wacky antics of Michelangelo and his voice cast counterpart, Greg Cipes. Episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are currently available on the Nick App, available for download on iOS, Apple TV, Roku, Android, and Android TV, Nick.com, and Nick On Demand.

Additional source: Screener TV Listings.
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"Power Rangers" Creator Haim Saban Receives Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star

Haim Saban has today been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his achievements in television!

Television personality Simon Cowell and music producer and songwriter David Foster are set to join Saban in speaking at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony in front of the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard. The ceremony comes two days before the release of the feature film Saban’s Power Rangers, whose cast attend the ceremony.


Producer and Power Rangers creator Haim Saban touches his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star at a ceremony on March 22, 2017 in Hollywood, California, where he received the 2,605th Star in the category of Television

Saban is the creator and producer of the iconic long-running Power Rangers franchise, which debuted on American television in 1993 as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on the Fox Kids Network.


The original "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"

The series is currently in its 24th season, now airing on Nickelodeon in the USA, making it one of the longest running and most-watched children’s action series in television history. It also spawned one of the top-selling boys action toy lines in the U.S.


Fans in Power Rangers costummes attend the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony for producer and Power Rangers creator Haim Saban on March 22, 2017

Saban is a native of Alexandria, Egypt. He immigrated to Israel when he was 12 years old, attending agricultural school, serving in the Israeli Defense Forces and building a tour promotion business.


The cast of "Power Rangers Ninja Steel", the latest generation of Power Rangers

Saban moved to France in 1975 where he established an independent record company. He moved to Los Angeles in 1983, starting a chain of recording studios and forming Saban Productions, which would be renamed in 1988 as Saban Entertainment, an international television, production, distribution and merchandising company.

The company produced a string of successful animated television series for children, several based on Marvel Comics characters.

Saban formed Saban Capital Group, which in 2003 led a group of investors that acquired a controlling stake in ProSiebenSat.1 Media, Germany’s largest broadcasting group. SCG sold the group’s controlling stake in the company in 2007 to private equity firms KKR and Permira.

SCG teamed with Apax Partners and Arkin Communications in 2005 to acquire a controlling stake in Bezeq Israeli Telecommunication Corp., Ltd., as part of the government’s privatization of the company.

SCG also teamed with a group of investors in 2007 to acquire the Spanish- language media company Univision Communications Inc.

Saban was listed 660th place in Forbes The World's Billionaires 2017 List, released on Monday 20th March 2017. Saban has an estimated net worth of $3 billion.

Saban's star is the 2,605th unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

To celebrate Saban's achievement, Bill and Hillary Clinton wrote to longtime friend and political ally Haim Saban congratulating him on receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!:

"Dear Haim:

Congratulations on receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame!

This well-deserved honor is not only a testament to your decades of groundbreaking contributions in the entertainment industry, but to your enduring generosity and efforts to advance good causes across American and around the world. You have dedicated yourself to giving others the chance to build a life as fascinating and rewarding as your own, and we are profoundly grateful to count you and Cheryl among our closest friends. Thank you for all that you continue to do to make our world a better place.

Congratulations again, and all our best wishes, as always.

Sincerely,

Bill
Hillary"

A huge congratulations to Haim Saban on his incredible achievement! :)

Nickelodeon USA To Host "The Loud House" Premiere Week In April 2017

Things are going to get LOUD this April on Nickelodeon when Nick USA premieres more brand-new episodes of the networks hit animated series The Loud House daily at 5:00pm ET/PT during a special The Loud House premiere week, beginning Monday 10th April 2017!


Below is a list of brand-new episodes that Nickelodeon will debut during The Loud House premiere week, via Screener TV Listings:

Monday 10th April 2017 - Kick the Bucket List

Tuesday 11th April 2017 - Party Down

Wednesday 12th April 2017 - Fed Up

Thursday 13th April 2017 - Shell Shock

More Nick: New "The Loud House" Books And DVD Announced!

Sources: Nick and More, ToonZone Forums members PinkiePie97, jaylop97.
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DJ Earworm Mashup | iCarly, Haunted Hathaways, NRDD, Game Shakers & More | TeenNick

DJ Earworm is known for his annual "United State of Pop" mash-up, which combines Billboard's top 25 songs of the year. His latest release, however, has a lot less Rihanna and way more Ariana Grande. More specifically, Ari as Cat Valentine, the character she played for years on Nickelodeon's Victorious and Sam & Cat!



In this Nickelodeon-inspired mash-up for TeenNick, Earworm combines theme songs from hit Nickelodeon shows, including including iCarly, Zoey 101, The Haunted Hathaways, Bella and the Bulldogs, School of Rock, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn and Game Shakers!

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More Nick: Remixelodeon | '90s Nickelodeon Remix | The Splat!

Original source: MTV News.
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Nickelodeon's SLIMEFEST Returns To Blackpool This October | Nickelodeon UK

Original Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Press Release:

NICKELODEON’S SLIMEFEST

RETURNS TO BLACKPOOL THIS OCTOBER


Nickelodeon UK & Ireland and VisitBlackpool Brings Slime, Music & Mayhem to

Blackpool Pleasure Beach 21st- 23rd October



London, 21st March, 2017 – Nickelodeon UK & Ireland have partnered with VisitBlackpool to bring Nickelodeon’s SLIMEFEST back to the UK’s favourite beach resort.

Hosted by Nickelodeon presenters Jordan Banjo and Perri Kiely, SLIMEFEST will take place at The Arena at Blackpool Pleasure Beach from 21st- 23rd October, 2017. SLIMEFEST will feature special performances from Diversity with more acts set to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will go on sale on 11th April. Families can find out more about the event at nick.co.uk/slimefest.


“With Nickelodeon Land at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, we have a long standing and successful relationship with the resort so it is absolutely fantastic to be bringing SLIMEFEST back to Blackpool,” said Alison Bakunowich, General Manager, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland. “Last year was so much fun and this year is going to be even better with a brilliant venue in The Arena, more acts and even more slime!”


Last year, 4000 people attended the two sold-out SLIMEFEST shows held at the Empress Ballroom at the Winter Gardens. Hosted by Jordan and Perri, SLIMEFEST 2016 saw performances from Diversity, Conor Maynard, Alesha Dixon, Aston Merrygold and the Tide with appearances from stars of The Thundermans, Kira Kosarin and Jack Griffo.

Cllr Gillian Campbell, Deputy Leader of Blackpool Council, said: “We are delighted to be once again working in partnership with one of the world’s biggest and best known brands. Nickelodeon is a perfect fit with Blackpool’s family audience. This year we look forward to staging six SLIMEFEST shows that promise to be bigger and better than before during the October half-term.”

Amanda Thompson OBE, Managing Director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach adds, “Blackpool Pleasure Beach is delighted to be hosting SLIMEFEST at the Pleasure Beach Arena this October. Nickelodeon Land has been a huge hit with visitors since it opened in 2011 and this event gives them the chance to experience fantastic Nickelodeon live entertainment as well as the opportunity to enjoy the only Nickelodeon branded theme park in the UK.”

About Nickelodeon
The home of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PAW Patrol and Dora the Explorer, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Network is available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes and now reaches more than 10 million viewers a month. Launched in 1993, the top-performing Nickelodeon network comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families: Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon HD, Nickelodeon +1, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick Jr. +1 and Nick Jr. Too. The entertainment company has built a diverse multi-platform business by putting kids first in everything it does – Kids Rule! Content is at the core of the business with critically-acclaimed and hugely-popular television programming from the UK and around the world. In addition to the quality television programmes, Nickelodeon also produces bespoke content available online and on Nick Play, as well as consumer product and recreation opportunities such as the UK’s first-ever Nick theme park, Nickelodeon Land and the Nickelodeon Store in Leicester Square.

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More Nick: Nickelodeon UK To Premiere "Hunter Street" On Monday 24th April 2017!

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Hacker Alert | “Game Shakers” | “Air TnP” | Dan Schneider

After the Game Shakers sign up for the restroom-sharing app Air TnP, one of their customers sabotages their new game with a virus! In this hilarious clip from the brand-new Game Shakers episode, they've got the thief right where they want him!:



Catch brand-new episodes of Game Shakers Saturdays at 8:30pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Releases New "Game Shakers" App "Llama Llama Spit Spit" On Android!
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A Smelly Camping Trip | Hey Arnold! | The Splat

The boys and their fathers fart up a storm in this hilarious clip from Hey Arnold! episode "Fishing Trip"!:



More Nick: "Rugrats" Season 1 & Season 2 DVD Sets Announced For "Wide" General Release!

Watch all your '90s Nickelodeon favorites on The Splat, your late-night destination for your favorite childhood Nickelodeon cartoons and live-action shows! The Splat doesn't question football-shaped heads, but embrace them - along with Reptar bars, a Big Ear of Corn, orange soda, and even slime for Pete (and Pete's) sake. Make your slime-covered Nickelodeon childhood dreams come true every night at 10pm ET/PT, only on TeenNick USA! #TheSplat!

More The Splat: Nickelodeon UK Takes Fans Back To The '90s With The Launch Of "The Splat" Website!
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Power Rangers | Titanium Ranger

The Lightspeed Rescue Rangers must take on a new threat when the Titanium Ranger challenges their powers!:



Screener TV Listings is reporting the exciting news that Nicktoons USA, Nickelodeon USA's animation and action channel, will encore Power Rangers Jungle Fury, the sixteenth season of Saban Brands’s iconic Power Rangers TV series, from Monday 27th March 2017! Nicktoons will air two episodes back-to-back daily, at 6pm and 6:30pm ET/PT, respectively!

Catch up with the first half of the brand-new season of Power Rangers, Power Rangers Ninja Steel, on nick.com/ninjasteel!

Connect with Power Rangers:
Web - http://www.powerrangers.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/powerrangers
Twitter - http://twitter.com/PowerRangers
Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/powerrangers

More Power Rangers: Amazon’s Twitch Will Stream More Than 800 "Power Rangers" Episodes Over 17 Days for Free!

Additional sources: ToonZone Forums members kanc and RDG.
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Henry Danger | Sean Ryan Fox Can Rap?! | Nickelodeon

Sean Ryan Fox (Jasper) breaks down the brand-new Henry Danger special "Space Invaders" with the help of Ella Anderson (Piper) and Riele Downs's (Charlotte) masterful beats!:



Sean Ryan Fox has just released a new music video for the latest song he wrote and recorded, "Perfect Crime." If you watch carefully, you'll see that several of his Nickelodeon friends appear in his YouTube video alongside him, including Game Shakers actress Cree Cicchino, plays the Sean's love interest!:



"Ever go to an event or a party and see someone and your heart just leaps out of your chest and you have instant butterflies? Well that is what this song is about, except that 'perfect' person seem to sometimes come along when you are already with someone," Sean said about the song. "You think about being with that person, but know it's not right and learn in the end that you're with the right one. That happened to me a while back and that is what inspired me to write this song."

This isn't the first time Sean has featured his friends in his music videos. In a clip for his song "Indestructable," he featured his Henry Danger co-star Riele Downs and Bella and the Bulldogs actress Lilimar.

Watch the brand-new Henry Danger special "Space Invaders" on nick.com/henrydanger, and catch brand-new episodes of Henry Danger Saturday nights at 8:00pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!

More Nick: Henry Danger | Happy Birthday, Jace Norman! Official Tribute Music Video | Nickelodeon!
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TeenNick Italy To Premiere "Make It Pop" Season Two On Monday 3rd April 2017

Make It Pop | Il trailer della seconda stagione | TeenNick Italia:



La seconda stagione di Make It Pop è dal 3 aprile alle 20:30 su TeenNick (SKY 620).

More Nick: Nickelodeon Italy To Premiere "The Thundermans" Season Four On Monday 27th March 2017!
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Zoey 101 - Der Horrorfilm | Nicknight | Nickelodeon Deutschland

Wie Zoey 101 wohl als Horrorfilm aussehen würde?:



Abonniere uns für mehr coole Videos: http://s.nick.de/0J92

Watch more Zoey 101 on Nickelodeon, TeenNick and Nicknight!

Mehr Nick: Unfabulous - Zahnspange | Nicknight | Nickelodeon Deutschland!
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Entrevista a Pancho | Pedro | Heidi Bienvenida a Casa | Nickelodeon Latinoamérica

Concoe más a Pancho, nuestro Pedro adorado de Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa!:



Sigue esta historia de lunes a viernes 7PM MX/COL - 8PM ARG/VEN.

Más info: http://mundonick.com/heidi.

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Bed & Biscuit | Episode 7 In Full | Nickelodeon Israel

Watch the seventh episode of Nickelodeon Israel's brand-new comedy series Bed & Biscuit (בית הכלבים) in full for free in the PAWsome video below!:

Henry Danger | Happy Birthday, Jace Norman! Official Tribute Music Video | Nickelodeon

Calling all Danger fans! Today is Jace Norman’s birthday! Celebrate everyone’s favorite superhero with this awesome tribute video! There’s even a clip from his Henry Danger audition! Don’t miss brand-new episodes of Henry Danger Saturday nights at 8:00pm ET/PT, only on Nickelodeon USA!:



Watch the brand-new Henry Danger special "Space Invaders" on nick.com/henrydanger!

More Nick: Jace Norman Talks Superheroes And Growing Up On "Henry Danger"!
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Benji & Fede @ Los Angeles | Ep. 2: Cercasi skate | Nickelodeon Italia

Per esplorare Los Angeles Benji & Fede vanno alla ricerca di uno skate!:



Segui il canale di Benji & Fede: https://www.youtube.com/user/BENJIFEDE

More Nick: Benji & Fede @ Los Angeles | Ep. 1: La partenza | Nickelodeon Italia!
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SpongeBob SquarePants | Krabby Patty Museum | Goodbye, Krabby Patty? | Nickelodeon UK

Mr. Krabs decides to turn the Krusty Krab into a museum, much to SpongeBob's disappointment in this Sponge-Tastic video clip from the brand-new SpongeBob SquarePants special "Goodbye, Krabby Patty?"!:



Catch brand-new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants Tuesdays at 4:30pm on Nicktoons UK & Ireland and Saturdays at 10:00am (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA!

More Nick: Nickelodeon UK Slimes Olly Murs As He Receives Honorary Kids' Choice Award | KCA 2017!
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Gwen Stefani on the gratitude of a childhood dream embraced with a second-season of "Kuu Kuu Harajuku"

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Gwen Stefani is widely known for her success on the music charts, but recently her television endeavors have taken center stage in her career. Stefani, who currently stars as a musical coach for the 12th season of NBC’s hit music competition series The Voice, recently saw her Nickelodeon animated children’s series Kuu Kuu Harajuku, which follows the adventures of the crime-fighting girl music group HJ5, renewed for a second season. Stefani spoke with Multichannel News about the series, her experiences on The Voice and her future musical aspirations!:


What does it mean for you to have had your Nickelodeon series renewed for a second season?

I still haven’t digested that I’m even on Nickelodeon. It was a dream that I had a long time ago that came true later in life. I never thought it could happen. They took a chance on me and now they’re doing season two—it’s just hard to believe. I’ve done so many different things in my lifetime now, and I’m just so proud of it. Around the time I was trying to make my first solo record I really wanted to do something outside music; I wanted to do a live action or animated project. I feel like I’ve made something that I’m so proud of because it’s a really safe place for little girls to go and watch something that’s really entertaining and fun, and about girls being unique, creative and individual.

Why was Nickelodeon the best fit for the series?

I became a fan of the channel, especially after becoming a mom and watching it. It’s funny how life comes full circle, because I grew up with tons of animation in my own life because my brother is an animator [who’s] worked on The Simpsons and Ren & Stimpy, and Nickelodeon is all about animation and creativity. It just seemed like an obvious choice. I just feel like it’s a really good fit for me and I can’t believe we get to do another season. The new season is going to evolve and feature a little more music, dancing and stage performances, which I’m excited about.

Are you considering creating another kids-targeted series?

Of course, I would love to. One of my favorite things about The Voice is that they lowered the age [for competitors] this year, so working with the younger kids to me is just really exciting. There’s something about working with them, having already done all that they’re going through. I get to share this experience with them, and it’s the same with this. It’s like having children and creating stuff that they’re excited about, so yes, I would love to.

You can read Multichannel News' interview with Gwen Stefani here on BroadcastingCable.com.


Tune into Kuu Kuu Harajuku on Nickelodeon USA and Nick Jr., and visit nick.com/kuukuu to find out more about the show and to watch video clips from the series, including full-length episodes!

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Additional source: Screener TV Listings.
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nickelodeon Animation Studio Reveals New Untitled Animated Projects

Nickelodeon Animation Studio has revealed on the studios' official Career Opportunities website that they are currently looking for a six Storyboard Artists and a Art Director to join the production crew of a brand-new, currently unannounced, 66-minute animated made-for-TV Nickelodeon Original Movie! Although not much is known about the movie, it will feature comedy and elaborate action sequences.


Additionally, Nickelodeon Animation Studio was also recently looking for a Executive Assistant to work on an unnamed brand-new animated series for Nickelodeon, and is currently looking a Character Designer to work on Nickelodeon's hit original animated series SpongeBob SquarePants!

More Nick: Nickelodeon Animation Studio Announces New TV Movie "Lucky"!

H/T: Jobbing.com.
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Nickelodeon Central And Eastern Europe To Premiere "Regal Academy" On Sunday 2nd April 2017

The Hungarian children's television news blog Gyerek-Világ is reporting the exciting news that Nickelodeon Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will start to premiere and show the brand-new animated series Regal Academy on Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 08:55 CET, beginning with the episode "The Great Dragon Race"! Following the shows debut, Nick CEE will premiere two brand-new episodes of Regal Academy back-to-back every Sunday at 08:25 and 08:55 CET, respectively, from Sunday 9th April 2017.


Regal Academy is a brand-new funny and exciting animated series (26 episodes X 26') from Winx Club creator Rainbow that brings classic fairy tale characters into the modern world. Using a a mixture of comedy, music and innovative animation techniques, the new show takes the familiar world of fairy tales and turns it upside down by adding a delicious and charming twist.

The action takes place through the eyes of Rose Cinderella, a average teenage girl who's as obsessed with shoes as she is fairy tales. But when she finds a key that unlocks a magical new world, she learns that fairy tales are not just in storybooks!

When Rose tumbles into Fairy Tale Land, she discovers something even greater--her own magical family legacy! Her grandmother Cinderella is headmistress of Regal Academy, where five famous fairy tale families come together to teach the next generation of princes and princesses how to become heroes... with a lot of help from their legendary grandparents.


Now Rose and her new best friends – Astoria Rapunzel, Joy Le Frog, Travis Beast, LingLing Iron Fan and Hawk Snowwhite, all of whom belong to the school's founding families – figure out how to fly dragons and outsmart witches, all while learning to use their magic and live up to their famous family names. Can they make the grade?

Below is a list of currently announced brand-new Regal Academy episodes which Nickelodeon Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will premiere in April 2017:

2017-04-02 - 08:25 - 1x01 Tündérmesék iskolája (A School For Fairy Tales) - series premiere
2017-04-02 - 08:55 1x02 - A nagy sárkányfutam (The Great Dragon Race)
2017-04-09 - 08:25 1x03 - Mocsárszöny a Hattyú-tóban (The Swan in Swamp Lake)
2017-04-09 - 08:55 1x04 - Astoria és a paszulykaró vár (Astoria and the Beanstalk)
2017-04-16 - 08:25 1x05 - Mesebeli esküvő (Fairy Tale Wedding)
2017-04-16 - 08:55 1x06 - Rejtély a Hamupipőke kastélyban (Mystery at Cinderella Castle)
2017-04-23 - 08:25 1x07 - A borsóhercegnő álma (The Pea Princess's Granddaughter)
2017-04-23 - 08:55 1x08 - A bosszú (The Revenge)
2017-04-30 - 08:25 1x09 - A linzerboszorkány támadása (Attack of the Shortbread Witch)
2017-04-30 - 08:55 1x10 - Rose mesegyűjteménye (Rose's Fairy Tale Collection)

Created and produced by Rainbow in collaboration with Rai Fiction, Regal Academy premiered in Italy last May on Rai YoYo and has been sold in more than 120 countries. Nickelodeon acquired the global broadcast rights To Regal Academy in October 2015.

Rainbow's new IP also has more than 80 licensing agreements to its name.

Giochi Preziosi, is the pan-European master toy licensee for the brand; while Auldey Toys of North America will serve as the North American master toy licensee for the property; Guangdong Alpha Animation & Culture Co., which specialises in both toys and animation, will cover the U.S., Canada and Asia; and Witty Toys, which has a strong reputation in toy production and distribution across more than 20 countries, will manage the rest of the world.

Giochi Preziosi is already developing a range that includes fashion dolls and accessories, play sets and role play toys. A range of dolls will be the first toy line on the market and will launch in Europe.

Building upon the series' success, The Alpha Group will release a full line of fashion dolls and playsets based on Regal Academy in the USA during Fall 2017. Designed for girls five and older, the line spans 14 skus across 7 assortments with a wide range of price points. The toy line was recently showcased at New York Toy Fair in February 2017, during which fans of the show were also able to catch a glimpse of the Regal Academy bus driving around Manhattan.

Other licensees already signed on include Justbridge Entertainment (DVD distribution) and Italian publisher Fabbri Editori (storybooks and activity and novelty formats). Procos has also signed a multi-territory agreement to cover the party-ware category.


Regal Academy is the latest property created and developed by Rainbow, the force behind Winx Club, whose consumer products sales generated more than US$2 billion at global retail last year.

Nickelodeon Central and Eastern Europe comprises Nickelodeon Malta, Nickelodeon Romania, Nickelodeon Hungary, Nickelodeon Czech Republic, Nickelodeon Croatia, Nickelodeon Ukraine, Nickelodeon Slovenia, Nickelodeon Serbia, and Nickelodeon Bulgaria.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Central And Eastern Europe To Premiere "Rufus 2" On Sunday 16th April 2017!
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Celebs Reveal Their Amazing Ideas About What They Think Kids Should Be Able To Choose | Nickelodeon KCA 2017

TWIST recently caught up with a ton of your favorite celebs on the Orange Carpet of Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards, an event where kids get to pick which actors, musicians, movies, and more are honored with Orange Blimps! But there are so many things out there in the world which adults get 100% of the say in: like bedtimes, homework, and voting in elections. So TWIST asked a ton of your favorite stars what they believe kids should be able to choose for themselves, and they got so many different kinds of answers!:


Stars like Kira Kosarin, Cree Cicchino, Isabela Moner, Lizzy Greene, Madisyn Shipman, Brec Bassinger, Benjamin Flores Jr., Machine Gun Kelly, Chloe X Halle, Corey Fogelmanis, Jenna Ortega, Ashley Liao, Jacob Sartorius, and more all weighed in on this big question. Can you guess which stars think kids should be able to speak out on the causes they care most about, which celebs think homework should be optional, and which actors are all for kids controlling how much junk food they eat?

Nickelodeon Invites Curry School Of Education Professor To Join The Nick Jr. Preschool Advisory Panel

Sonia Cabell has studied the development of early language and literacy skills in young children for more than a decade. Much of her work is about understanding how to lay a strong language and literacy foundation for children in preschool – a foundation that fosters their reading and writing skills in years to come.


Sonia Cabell, a research assistant professor in the Curry School of Education, serves on Nick Jr.’s Preschool Advisory Panel. (Curry School photo)

Cabell’s language and literacy work recently caught the attention of Nickelodeon, the number-one network with kids of all ages and their parents. Nickelodeon’s Nick Jr. preschool programming slate includes shows that focus on entertainment and storytelling through relatable characters. Many shows include a curriculum focused on language, math, science and technology.

Nickelodeon invited Cabell, a research assistant professor at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, to join a preschool advisory panel, which gives feedback on the educational elements of Nick Jr.’s content for kids ages 2 to 5, including programming, games and curricular components. Cabell accepted the invitation and has spent the last two years sharing her language and literacy expertise with a media network whose content reaches children and their families worldwide.

The Curry School’s Kathy Neesen recently talked with Cabell about her work with Nickelodeon, and found that her input is highly valued.


Wallykazam!

Q. How did you become involved with the Nick Jr. Preschool Advisory Panel?

A. Nick Jr. was looking for experts in different areas to advise on their television programming and content. They asked me to serve on their advisory panel as an expert in language and literacy development. The panel consists of professors and practitioners, all with varying expertise related to children’s learning and development. Some experts focus on social-emotional development of children, others on STEM or technology. The panel has a wide range of expertise that considers different aspects of children’s learning within Nick Jr. programming.

Q. As part of the Nick Jr. panel, what is your role?

A. The panel comes together two times a year. At our meetings, the Nick Jr. team asks each expert to share the top insights their staff should know about each educational field. I’ve presented on topics such as language learning and the importance of interactions between parents and children around television watching.

During the meetings, they also share some of their upcoming shows to get feedback on ways to incorporate learning into the show itself, or as part of a supplementary curriculum or game. Nickelodeon is very interested in integrating and linking educational content in deliberate ways in its preschool programming. For example, the animated show Wallykazam! embeds a literacy curriculum into the full-length story, introducing skills such as letter and sound identification, rhyming, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies. Another animated show, Blaze and the Monster Machines, is a preschool series that covers all areas of STEM in every episode.

Q. As a language and literacy expert, what do you look for in Nick Jr.’s programming?

A. I keep an eye out for ways shows or games can foster language development. For example, I look for the introduction of vocabulary and the way words are introduced with child-friendly definitions.

I also appreciate ways Nick Jr.’s programming helps children learn about the art of storytelling as it entertains. A lot of the value of these shows to children’s language development is dependent on the ways parents are involved.


Blaze and the Monster Machines

Q. Speaking of parents, what advice would you give those parents who are trying to decide what types of media their children should watch, or whether they should be watching at all?

A. The American Academy of Pediatrics has clear guidelines around the amounts of screen time recommended for children at different age levels. But ultimately, it’s important for parents to be interacting with children around any content they’re taking in, regardless of the medium.

Being a parent of a young child myself, I think about the storylines and the messaging that programs bring to the table. If possible, watch programming together with your child and have a conversation about it. You can retell the stories that you watch. Or, you can ask questions about the story that prompt comprehension or encourage further storytelling. All of these interactions are improving language development, which is a critical area of development from birth onward.

Q. So, there does seem to be some educational value in the type of programming channels like Nickelodeon provide?

A. Certainly. I think that Nick Jr.’s programming has rich storylines that engage children. The organization is also very thoughtful about how to approach vocabulary and language development through its programming.

But just letting children watch programming is not enough, of course. The science on language learning has been really clear that adults and children need to interact with each other. So, to maximize the content of a television program, you would talk about it. It is the talk around that programming that matters a lot to children’s learning.

Q. What has been the biggest reward so far in working with Nick Jr. on the panel?

A. I think it’s an honor to be able to weigh in on TV programming and related media that reaches a majority of households in America. There is hardly a household that doesn’t know Nickelodeon and there is hardly a child who doesn’t consume some of their programming. In fact, these shows and materials are distributed worldwide in different languages.

To be able to make a small contribution, to add to something that can promote language learning in positive ways, that is the biggest reward. It’s exciting to play a small role in something that is so far-reaching.
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Two South African Animators Are Heading To Nickelodeon After Winning Internships At 2017 Cape Town International Animation Festival

The sixth Cape Town International Animation Festival presented by Animation SA gave students a chance to showcase their work earlier this month.


The annual Festival brings South Africans the chance to catch some of the world’s best animated films, as well as masterclasses and workshops with global industry leaders.

A highlight is the annual student competition and awards evening, which provides a platform for animation student work in several categories, both team and individual projects. There were 67 entries this year, judged by leaders in the industry.

Nickelodeon once again sponsored the prize for two students to do an internship at Nickelodeon in the USA. Creator of the hit animated preschool series Shimmer and Shine, Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz from the Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Chris Torline, senior marketing and digital director of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa, handed over the award to winners Toni Andrews and Kent Mayne.

“The calibre of entries just gets higher every year,” says Shani Campbell, schools coordinator for the Cape Town International Animation Festival. “It is also encouraging for the upcoming students to sit in the audience at the awards evening and aspire to great heights by watching their peers before them.”

An additional award this year was the Draw for Life Most Promising Student award, which was won by Dawood Salie, the prize for which is a Wacom tablet gifted to Draw for Life by DDS and Wacom Europe. Draw for Life was started by Animation SA and PASCAP Trust with the support of The Animation School, Animate Africa and Digital Canvas Academy to find and nurture the skills of talented learners from diverse backgrounds and to help them discover the art of drawing for animation.

The full list of winners is:

CHARACTER ANIMATION / 1 YEAR STUDENTS – Rita Du Plessis at LEARN 3D for PORK HEART

CHARACTER ANIMATION / INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS - TRADITIONAL/TRADIGITAL - Tamlyn Nunes at CITY VARSITY for STREET RAT

CHARACTER ANIMATION / INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS DIGITAL - Karien Benz at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for PRIMAL INSTINCTS

CHARACTER ANIMATION / TEAM PRODUCTION - Depesh Cara, Eduardo Rocha and Dirk Coetzee at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for BEN AND JERRY

STORY / TEAM PRODUCTION - Kelly McCarter at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for HEWN

ART DIRECTION / TEAM PRODUCTION - Sebastian Kristiansen at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for HEWN

LIGHTING / TEAM PRODUCTION - Matthew Levack at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for BEN & JERRY

VISUAL FX TEAM PRODUCTION - Matthew Dunwoody at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for NOVA

BEST PRODUCTION 1st YEAR STUDENTS - Dewald de la Rey at UDACITY for JULIET

BEST PRODUCTION / INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS TRADITIONAL/TRADIGITAL - Tamlyn Nunes at CITY VARSITY for STREET RAT

BEST PRODUCTION / INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS DIGITAL - Karien Benz at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for PRIMAL INSTINCTS

BEST TEAM PRODUCTION - Alison Parker and team at THE ANIMATION SCHOOL for BEN & JERRY. The team is Depesh Cara, Dirk Coetzee, Matthew Levack, Thivhusiwi Mamaila, Alison Parker, Eduardo Rocha and Anrich Wolmarans

The Chaos Group sponsored annual licensed software to three winners who will be able to choose from a range of world class programmes across Best Visual Effects, Best Lighting, and Best Art Direction.

The winners, who were presented with their awards by Stacey Pearson of Touchvision, were Sebastian Kristiansen, Matthew Dunwoody and Matthew Levack.

The CTIAF is made possible thanks to generous support from sponsors the National Film and Video Foundation; Wesgro; Animation SA, the French Institute of South Africa, The Embassy of Japan and the Canadian Embassy. CTIAF has also partnered with Nickelodeon and Draw for Life.

Visit www.ctiaf.com for information about the Festival.

Original source: artlink.co.za.