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NICKELODEON SHORTS AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON NICKTOONS.CO.UK AND THE NICK APP

London, 20th August, 2015 – Nickelodeon UK has made selected shorts from the Animated Shorts Program available to view at nicktoons.co.uk as well as the Nick App.

Covering topics as varied as videogames, zombie siblings and port-a-loo-loving meerkats, the twelve developed shorts from the 2013 edition of the global program will roll out on the website and Nick App across the next 12 weeks.  Four shorts will be available to view at any one time and, on the Nicktoons site, viewers will be able to show their appreciation for the creative work by selecting the “vote” button.

The current shorts available to view are:

Austin Oliver created by Greg Worswick
Austin Oliver, the ultimate class clown, turns the most boring classroom ever into the most awesome one.

Level 15 created by Rudi Bloss
Two video game characters, a fly-catching tadpole and a hunted duck jump their games in search of safety.

Pam & Sid’s Port-a-Party created by Mindy Sterling and Annie Sertich
Two hyperactive high-pitch-voiced meerkats love to party and dance inside a port-a-pottie.

Zombie Brothers created by Eric Robles
Two zombie brothers aren't trying to be cool, they're just trying to eat brains.

This selection of shorts will be replaced with the next set of animated shorts on 31st August, 2015.
“The Animated Shorts Program aims to discover, mentor and collaborate with exciting new talent in order to develop the best content for Nickelodeon,” said Nina Hahn, Senior Vice President, International Production and Development, Nickelodeon. "These shorts all have the potential to be developed into a longer-form series so it is great to be able to share them with UK fans and, through the vote button, get a sense of what is popular with audiences."
The Global Nickelodeon Animated Shorts Program is open to creatives across the world. The 2016 edition of the initiative will launch in January 2016. More information is available at http://nickanimationstudio.com/

Nicktoons
Available in over 13 million homes, Nicktoons showcases the world’s best comedy animation. Launched in 2002 and part of the Nickelodeon network of channels, Nicktoons broadcasts the very best in funny cartoons to audiences across the UK and Ireland, featuring top shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sanjay and Craig, and Fairly OddParents. More information is available at nicktoons.co.uk. Nicktoons is available on Sky 606, Virgin 717 and through BT Vision.

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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For more information or images, please contact:
Kate Dickson, Communications Director, Nickelodeon UK
Kate.dickson@nickelodeon.co.uk
020 3580 3121


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