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Article: Nickelodeon Greenlights New, Animated Series “Pinky Malinky” And The Star Is A Hot Dog!

21 Aug
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For some of us, hot dogs are one of our favorite foods, but who would’ve known that a hot dog will be one of our favorite, new animated stars?! The remarkable and spectacular Nickelodeon has just announced its pickup of a new, animated series called “Pinky Malinky” and the lead star is… well, you guessed it! A hot dog! “Pinky Malinky” will enter in the life of Pinky Malinky and his friends and will have Pinky Malinky talk directly to the camera and audience on everything and anything that is going on in the amazing world of Pinky Malinky and his friends.

“Pinky Malinky” is co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern and is executive produced by Scott Kreamer. “The trio are a part of the Artist Collective, an internal diverse group of experienced creators who mentor and support up-and-coming talent while also collaborating to cultivate, challenge and inspire Nickelodeon’s development pipeline” (source: press release).

According to the press release, “Pinky Malinky will offer original short form videos and content that will be produced in conjunction with the series for various social media platforms,” said Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon. “In this fast-paced digital age, the online extensions in this brand-new series are another example of how Nickelodeon meets the needs of our kids who want to access content anytime and everywhere.”

Garbutt and Asbjoern also stated, “We’re really happy that Pinky has found a home at Nickelodeon. We’ve been living with him ourselves for quite a while now, so we’re very excited to finally get a chance to share the little fella with the rest of the world!” (source: press release)

All of Nickelodeon’s shows are beyond extraordinary and so enjoyable for families and people of all ages to watch. “Pinky Malinky” is bound to be another sensation amongst all viewers! The press release stated, “At times, all children feel like they don’t fit in and Pinky’s undeniably unique point of view as a literal wiener amongst humans will allow kids to laugh at his familiar struggles and enjoy his unusual perspective on the challenges of being a school-aged kid.  By always reaching for the stars, Pinky pushes himself further than anyone could imagine, and proves that being a “wiener” is only one letter away from being a “WINNER!”

Excited for “Pinky Malinky” to air on Nickelodeon? “Pinky Malinky” is set to air on Nickelodeon in 2016! Let’s learn more about “Pinky Malinky” – “Pinky Malinky follows the everyday life of Pinky Malinky, an infectiously positive hotdog living in a human world who along with his two best friends, navigate school and life with a unique perspective.  Their humorous experiences will also be shared across social media and Nickelodeon’s digital platforms. Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., the series is scheduled to premiere in 2016.” (source: press release).

What phenomenal news – Nickelodeon always brings out the most magnificent and exceptional shows and entertainment for all viewers! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, will YOU be tuning in to “Pinky Malinky” once it airs on Nickelodeon in 2016? I know I will!

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Article: Your Wishes Have Been Granted! Nickelodeon Announces Season 10 Order Of “The Fairly Oddparents”!

18 Aug
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Ever wondered what it would be like to have fairy godparents who can grant you wishes? Season after season, we have seen all the magical wonders that have happened in the legendary and classic Nickelodeon, animated show, “The Fairly Oddparents” and just today, Nickelodeon has announced some extraordinary news! The remarkable Nickelodeon has revealed that “The Fairly Oddparents” has been renewed for a tenth season – what a spectacular milestone for such an exceptional show that has captured the hearts of fans from all generations! According to the press release, “The Fairly Oddparents” is the “third longest running animated series behind worldwide hits SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer“.

Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production who made the sensational announcement today stated, ““As one of Nickelodeon’s most successful and longstanding series, this renewal of The Fairly OddParents is a promise to our loyal and ever-growing fans that we will continue the adventures, magic and fun”. (source: press release)

Another season means another thirteen episodes filled with tons of wishes being granted – including our very own wish which was granted, more phenomenal episodes of “The Fairly Oddparents”. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Well, guess what?! The tenth season of “The Fairly Oddparents” will also be introducing a new character!

Butch Hartman, creator and executive producer of “The Fairly Oddparents” stated, “Our fans are a huge part of the show’s enduring success, so it’s an honor to bring them another milestone season of The Fairly OddParents. With the introduction of Chloe, the magic, laughter and classic stories will be amped to the max!” (source: press release)

The press release also stated, “The 13 half-hour episode order continues the comedic adventures of Timmy Turner, who overcomes typical kid obstacles with the help of his wand-wielding wish-granting fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda.  Joining the cast of characters is Chloe Carmichael, an enthusiastic, funny and over-achieving little girl who Timmy will have to share his fairies with.  Well-intentioned, she wants to make the world a better place, but comically goes too far sometimes.  With her and Timmy both being able to make wishes – the series will be wackier than ever.”

The outstanding Butch Hartman has contributed so much to Nickelodeon and has brought an overwhelming amount of joy to all the viewers through all of his masterpieces and projects. According to the press release, “Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An American Tail.  He created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!, and also wrote and directed episodes of Dexter’s LaboratoryCow & Chicken and Johnny Bravo.  Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including The Fairly OddParents.  Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the animated series, Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010 live-action/CG animated hit TV movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!  The series came to life once again with the 2012 holiday-themed sequel, A Fairly Odd Christmas, drawing 4.5 million total viewers, and in 2014 with A Fairly OddSummer.  Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon’s animated series Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy.”

“The Fairly Oddparents” is a show that families have continued to watch together and enjoy more and more as the years go by. With such amazing and magical episodes, this tenth season is bound to bring more excitement for all the viewers to see. What will happen with the new character, Chloe? You’ll just have to tune in to the tenth season of “The Fairly Oddparents” on Nickelodeon! Comment below and tell me or tweet me at @alexisjoyvipacc, are YOU excited by this fantastic news of the tenth season pick-up of “The Fairly Oddparents”? I know I am!

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