Nickelodeon Upfront Announcements- Animation

10 Mar

Nickelodeon unveiled its future programming plans this afternoon during their upfronts at Jazz at Lincoln Center, NYC.

From the pres release:

As part of the presentation, Nickelodeon announced an unprecedented roster of more than 400 new episodes of animation, live-action and preschool programming, including: four new animated series as part of the network’s biggest-ever animation order; a new super-charged look and feel to the network’s winning Saturday-morning animation block; an original primetime TV movie event that will bring the casts of iCarly and Victorious together for the first time; the addition of hit comedy series Friends and Yes, Dear to Nick at Nite; details about this year’s annual Worldwide Day of Play, in Washington, D.C., for the first-time ever; and the launch of “The ‘90s Are All That!,” a block of Nick’s iconic ‘90s series, to air on TeenNick. For first quarter 2011 to date, Nickelodeon is expected to close the quarter as basic cable’s number-one network in total day with kids 2- 11, kids 6-11 and total viewers and post its best quarter ever with total viewers.

Nickelodeon’s new line up includes current hits:

New to the animated line up:

  • The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra (Spinoff of Avatar)
  • Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
  • Robot & Monster
  • Winx Club

But for the child of the 80’s (eh-hem’ like myself), perhaps the most exciting of the animated announcements-

In fourth quarter 2012, Nickelodeon will premiere a new CG-animated version of the wildly popular franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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