May 4, 1993 |
When Nickelodeon, the cable TV network for children, asked 11-year-old Emily Frlekin to take part in a marketing research project, she thought it sounded terrific. So did her mom, Angela. For Emily, who lives in North Hollywood, it was a chance to earn a $100 savings bond--and brag to friends that her opinions on everything from new TV shows to fashions were important to Nickelodeon.
December 10, 2007 |
Atop the Nickelodeon studios in Burbank is a larger-than-life cavalcade of the cable network's signature animated characters. SpongeBob SquarePants is up there. So is Dora the Explorer, as well as a handful of others. Joining them soon, hope the network's executives, will be Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private -- the raucously comic penguins from the DreamWorks Animation film "Madagascar." Thanks to their Viacom Inc.
July 22, 1999 |
The line for autographs from singer Aaron Carter wrapped nearly all the way around the Nickelodeon Kidway at the All That Music & More Festival here. Marlee Fritz, of nearby Freeport, Pa., waited in line more than half an hour to meet the new, hot preteen idol. "I love him," she squealed. But he's only 11. "I'm only 11," she said.
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.
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.
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."
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.