Nickelodeon OKs new animated, live-action series

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Nick­elodeon announced Fri­day that it has green­lit over a dozen new ani­ma­tion, live-action and TV-movie projects — fea­tur­ing top cre­ative tal­ent in front of and behind the cam­era, iconic char­ac­ters from its most pop­u­lar series and an ani­mated talk­ing snake — that will begin rolling out this fall and into 2013.

The CG-animated series Mon­sters vs. Aliens and 2D-series San­jay & Craig have been green­lit, with both pro­duc­tions based at Nickelodeon’s Ani­ma­tion Stu­dio in Bur­bank, Cal­i­for­nia. In addi­tion, Nick preschool has added a new ani­mated series, Monty and Norville, and two pilots, Blaze and the Mon­ster Machines and Bad Seeds.

Nick­elodeon, the top pro­ducer of tele­vi­sion ani­ma­tion in the United States, is in pro­duc­tion on three new series and two new pilots.

Cur­rent Productions:

San­jay & Craig (Nick­elodeon series) — A clas­sic tale of boy meets snake, this 20-episode, 2D-animated series fol­lows two best buds who ded­i­cate their lives to becom­ing the coolest, most rebel­lious dudes in the neigh­bor­hood. San­jay & Craig is cre­ated by Jim Dirschberger, Jay How­ell and Andreas Trolf, and exec­u­tive pro­duced by Nick alumni Will McRobb and Chris Vis­cardi (The Adven­tures of Pete & Pete, Alvin and the Chipmunks).

Mon­sters vs. Aliens (Nick­elodeon series) — An exten­sion of the block­buster movie, the all-new CG-animated tele­vi­sion series fea­tures the lov­able mon­sters and a whole new group of nefar­i­ous aliens liv­ing and work­ing together at Area 50-something. Green­lit for 26 episodes, the series will be exec­u­tive pro­duced by Bob Schoo­ley, Mark McCorkle and Brett Haa­land (The Pen­guins of Mada­gas­car).

Monty and Norville (Nick­elodeon preschool series/working title) — Monty and Norville fol­lows the adven­tures of a five-year-old troll named Monty and his dragon friend Norville. With the help of view­ers at home, Monty can use his magic stick to make incred­i­ble things hap­pen as long as he uses the right words. The new ani­mated 26-episode series, cre­ated by Adam Peltz­man (head writer, Blue’s Clues, The Back­yardi­gans), will intro­duce a lit­er­acy cur­ricu­lum to Nickelodeon’s preschool audience.


Bad Seeds (Nick­elodeon pilot) — From Sponge­Bob SquarePants alum­nus and Chow­der cre­ator Carl Green­blatt, Bad Seeds is about a good bird run­ning with the bad crowd… and hav­ing a great time!

Blaze and the Mon­ster Machines (Nick­elodeon preschool pilot/working title) — Blaze and the Mon­ster Machines is a CG-animated, inter­ac­tive pro­gram about an eight-year-old boy named AJ and his incred­i­ble mon­ster truck Blaze. AJ, Blaze and their friend Mad­die fight their arch neme­sis Crusher, along with a fleet of other trucks. The series fea­tures a STEM (Sci­ence, Tech­nol­ogy, Engi­neer­ing and Math) cur­ricu­lum and is cre­ated by Jeff Borkin (head writer, Team Umi­zoomi, Lit­tle Ein­steins) and Ellen Mar­tin (pro­ducer, Bub­ble Gup­pies, The Back­yardi­gans).

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