To ring in the New Year, Nickelodeon, India’s leading kid’s entertainment franchise, has come up with an extensive line-up up of shows, activities, and engagements.
Speaking about the scale of engagement planned by the franchise in the run-up to Christmas and New Year, Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Business Head - Kids Entertainment at Viacom18, said, “Christmas cheer and Holidays are back making it a special time for kids to immerse into our fascinating world of toons. Nickelodeon has planned a plethora of fun and engaging activities, initiatives, and shows that will keep kids entertained this festive season. Here’s wishing all our partners and viewers Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year.”
Some of the initiatives being brought by Nickelodeon include:
Dora & Friends on Nick HD+: Dora and Friends on Nick HD+ will set the prelude to the festive season. The show debuted on Nick HD+ on December 12, 2016.
Pakdam Pakdai on SONIC: All new episodes of Pakdam Pakdai that started on December 19, 2016.
Motu Patlu – The Invisible Plane: The duo Motu Patlu will be seen in their Icelandic escapade “Motu Patlu – The Invisible Plane”. In this, a world-famous invisible plane has been hijacked from Furfurinagar’s air show and it’s nowhere to be found. Motu Patlu and their gang set out towards an Icelandic region in search of the missing plane. The expedition with the twosome is set to premiere this Christmas (December 25) at 11.30 am on Nickelodeon.
Santa will also be making a pit stop on Nickelodeon!
SONIC dekho baar baar gifts jeeto lagataar: Kids can spot the gift to be won by tuning in to SONIC every day from December 19 to January 19, from 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm.
Nickelodeon ‘Lift your Gift’: Kids can tune in to Nickelodeon every day from December 19 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm and vote for the gifts they want. The ‘Lift your Gift’ will require kids to wish for the gift they see amongst the several options flashed on screen, and Motu Patlu will make their wish come true.
Nickelodeon Sunday Brunch: The Nickelodeon-themed brunch will start on December 25 (and every Sunday thereafter for the next 3 months) at Courtyard Marriott Mumbai. Children can experience the world of Nicktoons with food such as Motu Patlu Samosas and Dora’s favorite Spanish spread and much more at the exclusive brunch.
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2016 on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at 6 pm on Nickelodeon: Bringing in the New Year will be the high-octane event ‘Dabur Red Paste presents Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards Co-powered by Lifebuoy and Choki Choki’. The only award show that empowers kids to vote for their favorite icons saw performances by Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. Kids’ favorite toons Dora, Motu Patlu, and Shiva grooved with celebrities onstage on their favorite tracks. Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff, Leander Peas, and the Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan were seen walking the ‘Orange’ Carpet for this unique award show that was hosted by Manish Paul and Rithvik Dhanjani. Bollywood’s diva Alia and heartthrob Varun were slimed green by kids as a mark of honor at the Kids’ Choice Awards. King Khan too could not escape the Green Slime Mania and was seen enjoying the moment with the kids. The awards ceremony is set to premiere on Sunday, January 1, 2017, at 6 pm on Nick and will see widespread promotions.
Apart from this, Nicktoons will entertain kids at multiple events like the Kidogos Kids Festival at High Street Phoenix, Mumbai, on December 23, 24, and 25. The Jack and Jill activity will take place on December 24 and 25 at Le Meridien in Delhi.