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LEGO® City Adventures Premiers On Nickelodeon

Since the creation of the first brick nearly 60 years ago, LEGO® bricks have captured the imaginations of young and old, and remain as culturally relevant today as they always were.

Building on this continued interest,Nickelodeon will be adding a brand-new show to its kids’ entertainment line-up. Premiering this November, The LEGO Group, one of the biggest kids’ toymakers and animation studios, will see its LEGO City Adventures series premiere on Nickelodeon(DStv channel 305).

Aimed at children aged eight to 12 years, LEGO City Adventures is loaded with hysterical, action-packed and often absurd slices of urban life. The CG-animated comedy series explores the hopes, dreams and misadventures of an ever-expanding community of unique characters. Brick by brick, LEGO City Adventures offers a rollercoaster ride of non-stop fun, with unorthodox silliness and heroic moments in every episode!

Tasania Parsadh, Nickelodeon Channel Director at Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa), commented on the recent acquisition of the show saying,“We’re very excited about the newly found partnership with the LEGO Group, considering how well-positioned they are to engage children and families with relevant programming. Creating imaginative and innovative content for kids has always been the main driving force for Nickelodeon and partnering with companies who share these values is how we intend to extend our legacy.”

Both parents and kids can look forward to LEGO City Adventures premiering weekdays at 15:55 on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305), starting 25 November.

Created and produced by LEGO Group, LEGO City Adventures is produced by Flaunt Animation (Scotland) and Passion Pictures (France) and written by Jon Colton Barry (Phineas and Ferb), Steven Banks (SpongeBob SquarePants), Jamie Moyer (Modern Family) and Brian Hunt (Second City Chicago). Jason Oliveri is the executive in charge of LEGO City Adventures for Nickelodeon.

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It’s Every Child’s Dream Come True – Nickelodeon Toy Sprint

Nickelodeon’s Thrilling Toy Sprint is coming to a Toys R Us Store near you

It’s every child’s dream come true – packing a trolley to the brim with all the toys they can carry. Throw in a race against the clock and you have yourself an exhilarating race that is incredibly entertaining to watch. In collaboration with Toys R Us, Nickelodeon Africa (DStv channel 305) has officially announced the fourth instalment of their highly anticipated Toy Sprint, giving another 12 lucky kids the opportunity of a lifetime.

The Nickelodeon Toy Sprint will be taking place across the country, at designated Toys R Us stores in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, and is open to all kids aged between six and 12 (sorry mom, this one’s for the kiddies).

“We are excited to be kicking off another entertaining Nickelodeon Toy Sprint in partnership with Toys R US. This year’s race against the clock will be bigger and better than ever, and we expect a lot more entries than the previous instalments,” commentedTasania Parsadh, Channel Director at Nickelodeon Africa.

Nicole Jansen Van Vuuren, Head of Marketing at Toys R Us & Babies R Us South Africa said, “The Toys R Us team is eager to present yet another exhilarating Toy Sprint partnership with Nickelodeon. This year certainly promises to be bigger and better and we encourage our loyal Toys R Us customers to take advantage of this incredible opportunity. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than our Toys R Us fans getting a chance to turn their dreams into a reality.”

“We are really looking forward to another adrenalin-charged space ship experience this year, which promises to ‘take you to the moon and back’ with fun,” added Jansen Van Vuuren.

Toy fanatics who think they have what it takes to grab as many toys and gadgets (maximum value R15 000) in 60 seconds, can enter online on www.nickelodeonafrica.com. Entry cadets have three opportunities to apply for a position on the Toyship. If cadets want to increase their chances of being chosen, they will need to enter a barcode which will give them an additional 2 entries into the draw. Cadets can head to their nearest Toys R Us store for more information on how to enter and only 12 cadets can move up to be Sprint Rangers on board the Toyship.

“We also urge South African communities to support their respective participants during the sprint by egging them on with words of encouragement, live support on the day of the event and social media support throughout the competition,” concludes Parsadh.

For more information on Nickelodeon’s Toy Sprint with Toys R Us please log on to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, like Nickelodeon on Facebook or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica using the hashtag #nicktoysprint.

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Five Of SA’s Most Fun Personalities Nominated For The Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019

Nigeria’s Davido Is Africa’s Nominee In The Favourite Global Music Star Category
Music Mogul Dj Khaled To Host The Ultimate Kids’ Party, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019

Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) at a media press conference announced the host and nominees for the 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards (KCAs) along with a first-time Nickelodeon KCA nomination livestream event across Nickelodeon’s YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter handles and channels. The Nickelodeon 2019 Kids Choice Awards will air on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and Nick Toons (DStv channel 308) at 17h05 CAT on Sunday 24 March 2019.

Alex Okosi, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) commented, “The Nickelodeon brand in Africa is all about empowering children on the continent and Nickelodeon KCA provides a platform for them to celebrate their favourite stars. Congratulations to all the nominees that are representing our continent at this global event which unites children with fun, slime and laughter.”

The five effervescent stars that make up the South African nominees for the only live event where kids’ votes count and the biggest stars of the day line up to get slimed include: Nomzamo Mbatha, AKA, Siya Kolisi, Kagiso Rabada and Somizi in the Favourite South African Star category and Adesua Etomi-Wellington, IK Osakioduwa (Nigeria), Sauti Sol (Kenya) and Stone Bwoy(Ghana) in the Favourite African Star category. Globally acclaimed musician Davido from Nigeria is the Africa nominee in the Favourite Global Music Star award featured amongst David Guetta and Taylor Swift.

Internationally recognised actress and activist, Nomzamo Mbatha, who attended the media announcement in Johannesburg commented, “To be seen and voted for as one of the top 5 by the kids of South Africa, just melts my heart as it’s a validation of what I do. The Nickelodeon KCA is all about fun and celebration, the biggest kids’ party in the world. It’s ‘un-adult-erated’ fun, while honouring kids’ opinions, and taps into the kid in all of us.”

Prominent Hip Hop artist and musician, AKA, who was at the press conference with his daughter said, “Everyone who knows me will tell you, I am a BIG kid at heart. So to get a nod from the kids is super special. It says the kids are listening and paying attention and that for me, as a Dad, is a huge deal and an honour.”

Music mogul DJ Khaled is set to host the 2019 Nickelodeon’s KCAs, the biggest, slimiest party of the year for kids. DJ Khaled will bring his music, signature catch phrases and larger-than-life personality to the Kids’ Choice Awards stage. Kids across the globe will have a front-row seat to the next big things in kid culture from the hottest upcoming movies, music, gaming and rising talent, while continuing to celebrate their favourites from the past year. Kids everywhere will be able to experience the show across all Nickelodeon screens and platforms, as Nick brings the slime and surprises they love. DJ Khaled is also nominated in three categories at the Awards.

Leading the pack with the most nominations are: Avengers: Infinity War, with 10 nominations; Black Panther, with five nominations; and Cardi B and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, with four nominations each. First-time nominees include: Jason Momoa, Emilia Clarke, James Corden, Noah Centineo, Bebe Rexha, Tyra Banks and Riverdale. This year also introduces five new categories for voting: Favourite TV Host, Favourite TV Judges, Favourite Superhero and Favourite Gamer. And, for the first time, kids will get to decide how they want to help the world in a new category called How Do You Want to Help?

Beginning today, fans can cast votes on the official Kids’ Choice Awardswebsite, KCA2019.com. Fans will also be able to cast their vote through social media on Twitter using #artistname #KCA, and for the first time ever, Nickelodeon will be enabling voting on specific posts on Instagram.

In an industry first in market, Nickelodeon Africa has joined forces with the iconic family restaurant, Wimpy, to bring South African families the 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (KCA). The partnership will see one South African family of four heading to Los Angeles to get the full Nickelodeon KCA experience on 23 March 2019. This includes attending the fun event in March together with a full day pass to Universal Studios Hollywood, and the Nickelodeon Animation Studiosin LA. All the competition details are available on the Nickelodeon Africa website.

“The Nickelodeon KCA has become an epic and fun-packed awards event that children across the globe look forward to on an annual basis. We are thrilled to join forces with Nickelodeon Africa to give the winning family an opportunity to experience this once-in-a-lifetime fun and festivity filled experience first-hand,” says Jacques Cronje, Marketing Executive at Wimpy.

The 2019 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards campaign with Wimpy creates the opportunity to enter into the heart of South African households with wholesome fun and entertainment.

Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2019 nominees are (*new categories):

FAVOURITE SOUTH AFRICAN STAR

  • Nomzamo Mbatha
  • AKA
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Somizi

FAVOURITE AFRICAN STAR

  • Adesua Etomi-Wellington
  • IK Osakioduwa
  • Sauti Sol
  • Stone Bwoy

TELEVISION

Favourite Funny TV Show

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • BUNK’D
  • Fuller House
  • Henry Danger
  • Modern Family
  • Raven’s Home

Favourite TV Drama

  • A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • The Flash
  • Riverdale
  • Stranger Things
  • The Walking Dead

Favourite Reality Show

  • America’s Got Talent
  • American Idol
  • American Ninja Warrior
  • Dancing with the Stars: Juniors
  • Double Dare
  • The Voice

Favourite TV Host*

  • Ellen DeGeneres (Ellen’s Game of Games)
  • Kevin Hart (TKO: Total Knock Out)
  • Liza Koshy & Marc Summers (Double Dare)
  • Nick Cannon & JoJo Siwa (Lip Sync Battle Shorties)
  • Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
  • Tyra Banks (America’s Got Talent)

Favourite TV Judges*

  • Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel (America’s Got Talent)
  • Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie (American Idol)
  • Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba, (Dancing with the Stars)
  • Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor (THE FOUR: BATTLE FOR STARDOM)
  • Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton (The Voice)
  • Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO (World of Dance)

Favourite Cartoon

  • ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
  • The Boss Baby: Back in Business
  • The Loud House
  • Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Teen Titans Go!

Favourite Male TV Star

  • Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things)
  • Grant Gustin (Barry Allen/The Flash, The Flash)
  • Jace Norman (Henry Hart/Kid Danger, Henry Danger)
  • Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory)
  • Karan Brar (Ravi Ross, BUNK’D)
  • Neil Patrick Harris (Count Olaf, A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Favourite Female TV Star

  • Candace Cameron Bure (DJ Tanner-Fuller, Fuller House)
  • Kaley Cuoco (Penny, The Big Bang Theory)
  • Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven, Stranger Things)
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack, Andi Mack)
  • Raven-Symoné (Raven Baxter, Raven’s Home)
  • Zendaya (K.C. Cooper, K.C. Undercover)

FILM

Favourite Movie

  • Aquaman
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • The Kissing Booth
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Favourite Movie Actor

  • Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther, Black Panther)
  • Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer, Skyscraper)
  • Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Aquaman)
  • Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Favourite Movie Actress

  • Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Returns)
  • Joey King (Shelly “Elle” Evans, The Kissing Booth)
  • Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia, Black Panther)
  • Rihanna (Nine Ball, Ocean’s 8)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favourite Superhero*

  • Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther, Black Panther)
  • Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Chris Hemsworth (Thor, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Jason Momoa (Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Aquaman)
  • Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Infinity War)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favourite Butt-Kicker

  • Chris Pratt (Owen Grady, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
  • Danai Gurira (Okoye, Black Panther)
  • Dwayne Johnson (Will Sawyer, Skyscraper)
  • Emilia Clarke (Qi’ra, Solo: A Star Wars Story)
  • Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Johnson, Creed II)
  • Zoe Saldana (Gamora, Avengers: Infinity War)

Favourite Animated Movie

  • The Grinch
  • Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Incredibles 2
  • Peter Rabbit
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Favourite Male Voice from an Animated Movie

  • Adam Sandler (Dracula, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
  • Andy Samberg (Johnny, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (Grinch, The Grinch)
  • Channing Tatum (Migo, Smallfoot)
  • James Corden (Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit)
  • Shameik Moore (Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Favourite Female Voice from an Animated Movie

  • Gal Gadot (Shank, Ralph Breaks the Internet)
  • Hailee Steinfeld (Gwen Stacy/Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)
  • Kristen Bell (Jade Wilson, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies)
  • Selena Gomez (Mavis, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation)
  • Yara Shahidi (Brenda, Smallfoot)
  • Zendaya (Meechee, Smallfoot)

MUSIC

Favourite Music Group

  • The Chainsmokers
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Maroon 5
  • Migos
  • twenty one pilots

Favourite Male Artist

  • Bruno Mars
  • DJ Khaled
  • Drake
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Luke Bryan
  • Shawn Mendes

Favourite Female Artist

  • Ariana Grande
  • Beyoncé
  • Camila Cabello
  • Cardi B
  • Selena Gomez
  • Taylor Swift

Favourite Song

  • Delicate (Taylor Swift)
  • In My Blood (Shawn Mendes)
  • In My Feelings (Drake)
  • Natural (Imagine Dragons)
  • thank u, next (Ariana Grande)
  • Youngblood (5 Seconds of Summer)

Favourite Breakout Artist

  • Billie Eilish
  • Cardi B
  • Dan + Shay
  • Juice WRLD
  • Kane Brown
  • Post Malone

Favourite Collaboration

  • Girls Like You (Maroon 5, featuring Cardi B)
  • Happier (Marshmello, featuring Bastille)
  • I Like It (Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin)
  • Meant to Be (Bebe Rexha, featuring Florida Georgia Line)
  • No Brainer (DJ Khaled, featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Quavo)
  • SICKO MODE (Travis Scott, featuring Drake)

Favourite Social Music Star

  • Baby Ariel
  • Chloe x Halle
  • Jack & Jack
  • JoJo Siwa
  • Max & Harvey
  • Why Don’t We

Favourite Global Music Star

  • Africa: Davido
  • Asia: BLACKPINK
  • Australia/New Zealand: Troye Sivan
  • Europe: David Guetta
  • North America: Taylor Swift
  • Latin America: J Balvin
  • United Kingdom: HRVY

OTHER CATEGORIES

Favourite Video Game

  • Just Dance 2019
  • LEGO® The Incredibles
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Super Smash Bros.™ Ultimate
  • Super Mario Party™

Favourite Social Star

  • David Dobrik
  • Emma Chamberlain
  • Guava Juice
  • Lilly Singh
  • Miranda Sings
  • Ryan ToysReview

Favourite Gamer*

  • DanTDM
  • Jacksepticeye
  • Markiplier
  • Ninja
  • PopularMMOs
  • SSSniperWolf

How Do You Want to Help? *
Help People in Need (homes, food, care and more)
Help Schools (supplies, after-school activities, arts, gym, STEM and more)
Help the Environment (disaster relief, clean water, recycling and more)
Help Animals (pet rescue, wildlife preservation, service animals and more)
Help Prevent Bullying (positivity, emotional support, respect and more)
Catch the Nickelodeon 2019 Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) and Nick Toons DStv channel 308) at 17h05 CAT on Sunday 24 March 2019.

For more information on the Nickelodeon 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards, please log on to www.nickelodeonafrica.com, like Nickelodeon on Facebook or follow Nickelodeon on Twitter @NickAfrica using the hashtag #KCA

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Nickelodeon Highlights – 13 to 19 August 2018

AAAHH! Real Monsters

Continues: Monday, 13 August
Time: 04:55 CAT.

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters takes viewers into the Elite Monster Academy, where adolescent monsters are learning to scare humans! The series stars Ickis–a cute, shy monster –and his best friends, Krumm and Oblina. Each episode highlights the trio’s efforts as they roam the city practicing the latest monster techniques that they’ve learned from their master, The Gromble.

The Fairly OddParents

Continues: Monday, 13 August
Time: 16:00 CAT.

Timmy Turner is an average kid -sort of. He’s an only child with oblivious parents. But luckily he has Cosmo and Wanda, his wacky fairy godparents who help him hide from evil babysitters, do homework and much more craziness!

Timmy’s new adventures:

  • Mr. Crocker teaches his nephew to be a FAIRY catcher.
  • Chloe resorts to stealing when Timmy’s Dad buys the only Kale Patch Kid she needs to complete her collection.
  • Timmy and Chloe become eco-warriors when they save the underwater city of Atlantis from a dangerous “sea monster.”
  • Mrs. Crocker leaves Mr. Crocker home alone for the first time, so he calls on Timmy to teach him how to have fun.

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn

Continues: Monday, 13 August
Time: 19:35 CAT.

On the new episodes of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn:

When the Quads each try to be someone they are not, they all learn a valuable lesson about being true to themselves.

Dawn and Mae get jobs to help pay for a trip to Paris, but their plans get complicated when the boys discover that they can use complaining at restaurants to their benefit. When Nicky, Ricky, and Dawn discover that Britt has been hanging out with their friends without them, they start to question his motives.

After Mae gets accepted to a new boarding school, Dawn is desperate to make lasting memories with her best friend before she leaves. Meanwhile, Nicky and Ricky secretly audition new best friends for Dawn.