August 30, 2001 |
Writers Guild of America members today plan to picket outside the Burbank studios of cable network Nickelodeon, a day after the union complained to the National Labor Relations Board that network supervisors have been obstructing efforts to organize writers on six animated shows. Wednesday's complaint was the third filed by the WGA in two months.
April 29, 1998 |
Two of the biggest names in children's television, Nickelodeon and Children's Television Workshop, paired up Tuesday to announce the creation of a noncommercial cable channel aimed at providing educational programming for kids between the ages of 2 and 14--including reruns of "Sesame Street."
June 27, 2006 |
Paramount Pictures plans a sweeping reorganization that will bring in house its two sister movie operations, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies, as part of an effort to end what has frequently been viewed as a dysfunctional relationship. Although all three are owned by parent Viacom Inc.
September 28, 1992 |
When the cable TV channel Nickelodeon set out three years ago to build an original library of children's cartoons, it did so by breaking from tradition and hiring single animators with a personal vision rather than large studios where cartoons are factory produced. But one animator's vision, independent attitude and exacting work habits wound up being a little more than Nickelodeon bargained for.
June 7, 2002 |
Children's cable network Nickelodeon has drawn fire from a conservative group over an upcoming "Nick News" special that will explore the issue of gay parenting, with comic Rosie O'Donnell and the Rev. Jerry Falwell among the participants. "Nick News Special Edition: My Family Is Different" is scheduled to run in prime time on June 18 and will examine "issues related to diversity, tolerance and respect, particularly to kids of same-sex parented families," according to the network's announcement.
April 13, 1997 |
Failing to find the streets of New York City "paved with cheese," Fievel the mouse and his family travel to the American West in Steven Spielberg's An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (Disney Channel, Sunday at 7 p.m.). For ages 5 to 7. * Judge Reinhold plays a father who has to alter his busy life when his 12-year-old daughter, played by Stephi Lineberg, moves in with him after her mother dies, in Dad, the Angel & Me (Family Channel, Sunday at 7 p.m.).
February 24, 1999 |
Viacom Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a long-anticipated plan for strengthening the presence of MTV and Nickelodeon, its premier entertainment units, on the Internet by creating specialized Web sites aimed at music lovers and children. The strategy departs from that undertaken by some of Viacom's leading rivals, including Walt Disney Co. and the NBC unit of General Electric Co.
August 8, 1991 |
For 12 years, cable television's only channel expressly for kids, Nickelodeon, has been without the most common staple of all children's television programming: cartoons. Although the channel has shown animated specials and wowed the industry with its colorful station IDs, the high cost of quality animation has discouraged Nickelodeon from developing weekly animated programming. That's about to change in a big way on Sunday.
September 18, 2000 |
As Congress and federal regulators examine marketing practices and programming directed at children, newly compiled data indicate that television's ability to galvanize kids remains unshaken despite competition from Internet Age technologies. Indeed, two channels dedicated principally to children, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, posted record ratings during the summer, running first and second, respectively, among basic cable networks in terms of total-day viewing.
October 17, 1993 |
The idea seemed simple enough--even fundamental--for a creative TV enterprise targeted at children: Hire people to develop original cartoon series. In fact, however, it was almost radical. Television in the late 1980s had come to be dominated by cartoons that were based on characters children already knew--from toys ("G.I.