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‘Puss in Boots’ Filmmaker to Direct Smurfs Movie For Paramount and Nickelodeon (Exclusive)

Chris Miller, the Oscar-nominated helmer of 2011’s Puss in Boots, is set to direct Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation’s untitled Smurfs musical, which is slated for a Dec. 20, 2024 theatrical release. The studios plan to highlight the announcement this week at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France. Earlier this year, Paramount Animation […]

Leyna Bloom Set to Receive Gamechanger Honor at GLSEN’s Respect Awards

Leyna Bloom has notched some notable firsts in her career. In 2021, she became the first trans, Asian and Black woman to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and two years prior, she was the first trans woman to lead a film that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival when Port Authority screened […]

Kids’ Choice Awards: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Wins Big; Dr. Jill Biden Speaks

Spider-Man: No Way Home and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series were among the top winners at the 2022 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, where co-hosts Miranda Cosgrove and Rob Gronkowski led the festivities, first lady Dr. Jill Biden made a special appearance and no shortage of slime was spilled. During the ceremony […]

Andrew Gumpert, Paramount Pictures COO, to Oversee Nickelodeon Studios

Andrew Gumpert has expanded his COO role from Paramount Pictures to include Nickelodeon Studios as both studios continue to move closer together. “As we continue to identify synergies and optimize the strengths of our business across theatrical, streaming and linear, leaning into the goal of future proofing our financials that I outlined for 2022, I […]

Taylor Swift, Adele Lead Nominees for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Nickelodeon on Wednesday unveiled the nominees for the 2022 Kids’ Choice Awards, adding that iCarly star Miranda Cosgrove and NFL star Rob Gronkowski have been tapped to host the in-person show. Taylor Swift and Adele lead the individual nominations with four each, while Danger Force, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, iCarly, Cobra Kai […]

‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Turtles,’ ‘Dora’ Franchises Expand on Paramount+

As Brian Robbins sees it, kids and family programming is one of the major keys to the success of Paramount+. The executive, who serves as CEO of Paramount Pictures and chief content officer of kids and family for Paramount+, used his time at the service’s investor presentation Tuesday to announce the expansion of Nickelodeon’s top […]

Multiple ‘Smurfs’ Movies in the Works at Paramount, Nickelodeon

Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation are teaming with LAFIG Belgium and IMPS to produce multiple movies based on the Smurfs franchise. The first project from the new partnership banner is an animated musical film to start production this year ahead of a Dec. 20, 2024, release. Pam Brady (South Park, Team America) will write the first […]

Lee Rosenthal Named President, Worldwide Physical Production at Paramount, Nickelodeon

Lee Rosenthal has been tapped to fill the new post of president, worldwide physical production at Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Studios as both studios continue to move closer together. “Physical production is an area where there is significant opportunity for alignment and optimization across Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Studios,” Brian Robbins, the newly named president […]

‘Baby Shark Dance’ Sets YouTube Record, Surpassing 10B Views

How many times have you seen it? On Thursday, the Baby Shark Dance music video set a YouTube record. The video, which was released in June 2016, has officially become the first video ever to hit a whopping 10 billion views on YouTube, making it the most viewed video in the history of the site, […]

‘PAW Patrol’ Sequel Is a Go, Will Hit Theaters in October 2023

The pooches are getting a sequel. Spin Master Corp. and Nickelodeon Movies announced Wednesday that PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie will receive an exclusive theatrical release on Oct. 13, 2023. Paramount Pictures will distribute. The popular preschool franchise is also expanding on the small screen: Nickelodeon and Spin Master are plotting a PAW Patrol television […]

ViacomCBS to Sell NFTs Based on Content Library

Want to buy a non-fungible-token (NFT) of Spongebob Squarepants, Star Trek‘s Spock or Mission Impossible‘s Ethan Hunt? You might soon get your chance. ViacomCBS is partnering with NFT company Recur to develop and sell digital collectibles based on its vast library of films and TV shows. In a statement Wednesday, ViacomCBS consumer products president Pam […]

‘Blue’s Clues’ Star Steve Burns Drops by ‘The Late Show’ to Give Stephen Colbert a Hug

Former Blue’s Clues star Steve Burns dropped by The Late Show to help host Stephen Colbert process his emotions over the beloved character’s disappearance from the hit Nickelodeon show 20 years ago. During a segment that featured Colbert responding to a two-minute message from Burns to fans — which has gone viral since its posting […]