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.
May 25, 2013 |
"Sanjay and Craig," which premieres Saturday (tonight) on Nickelodeon, follows the adventures of a boy named Sanjay, voiced by Maulik Pancholy of "30 Rock," and his best friend, a talking snake named Craig, voiced by Chris Hardwick, the Nerdist. Linda Cardellini and Tony Hale are also voices on the show. Among other things, the goofy and delightful series represents the joining of two great names from the golden age of Nick with three as-yet obscure names from its possible future.
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.
February 20, 2010 |
Like much else in modern entertainment, a new "movie" premiering Sunday on Nickelodeon, is an element in a cross-platform marketing plan. (It is a movie in the sense that it is a stand-alone talking picture, not that it is any longer than your average hour of commercial-filled television.) That's fine: I have no problem with being marketed to across platforms, as long as it's done with verve and personality, and that's the case here. It's not as if show business has been ever an exercise in altruism.
January 18, 2010 |
If it seems that every new TV series for young people is about pop music or pop stardom, two shows that begin tonight will do nothing to dispel the impression. In Nickelodeon's "Big Time Rush," four friends from Minnesota travel to Los Angeles to be molded into a boy band. "I'm in the Band," on the boy-centric Disney XD -- "hyper-marketing to boys" is the phrase the network actually uses -- is about a guitar-shredding teenager who talks his way into an aging metal band. Like most screen stories of show-biz kids -- going back to "Babes in Arms" and "Fame" (the series)
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.