Monday, January 25, 2010

At Nick

I spent the afternoon wandering the technicolor halls of Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank. I have no overarching view or wisdom about the studio (except that everyone is working energetically). But what artists told me was:

"We're doing six new episodes of Fairly Odd Parents and and seven additional episodes of Tough Puppies, a total of twenty newer half-hours. I think that we'll always be doing episodes of FOP, because it always does well. And there could be a new spin-off series for new characters Poof and Foop, who knows?" ...

"I'll be surprised if Ni-Hao Kai Lan doesn't come back for more episodes. The merchandising is doing well, and the company likes that..."

"Nick is moving toward having maybe 80% of its shows in CGI. The DreamWorks shows, Fanboy and Chum Chum, and some others in development ..."

Meanwhile, there are more cubicles filling up as newer product filters into the development pipeline.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fairly Odd Parents hasn't done "well" for several seasons now. Its airings have been cut back drastically. It used to be on the Nielsen's Top Ten Cable Ratings list on a regular basis. Not anymore.

A Poof and Foop spin-off? Oh, God, why???

St├ęphane Dumas said...

I wonder if they bet on the right horse? Did they studied the possibility of spin-off with a FOP next-gen with Tommy and Tammy from the conclusion of the episode "Channel Chasers" or Norm the Genie?

Anonymous said...

And 26 Episodes of Robot Monster.
That'll feed some folks.

Anonymous said...

FOP is huge in mexico and south america.

Anonymous said...

Anyone has the latest news on the fate of "Ni Hao, Kai-Lan"?

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