Hicks is replacing Wayne Dearing, who has led the Philippines-based studio since founding it in 1999.
Despite the winding path his idea took, creator Carl Faruolo is simply happy that Nickelodeon is finally letting people see what he made.
Nickelodeon Animation does not currently have a president.
Viscardi’s first project will be to oversee a “Hey Arnold!” made-for-TV movie.
The “social-media influenced comedy” will debut in 2016.
Responsible for shepherding “Welcome to the Wayne,” James Stephenson will oversee animation development and creation at Nick’s Burbank studio.
Nick’s production chief Russell Hicks speaks to Cartoon Brew about the evolving world of television, and what it means for both viewers and creators.
The hunt is on for the next generation of animated storytellers.
Nickelodeon has launched an in-house artist development program called the Artists Collective, aiming to reverse its fortunes and create culturally relevant shows that rival those of competitors Cartoon Network and Disney.
Nickelodeon is making a concerted effort to promote its renewed dedication to creativity at its animation studio. This week, they will open an art exhibit, “Butt What Is Art? A Sanjay and Craig Fine Art Retrospective,” at California State University, Fullerton’s Atrium Gallery (Pollak Library). The exhibit will focus on art created for, and inspired by, the series about an Indian boy and his talking snake:
As part of its recent upfront presentation, Nickelodeon released new art from their previously announced series: “Pig Goat Banana Cricket,” “Bad Seeds” and “Welcome to the Wayne.” If their new slate of shows look comedy-centric, it’s the result of Nick’s market research, which revealed to them that children rank laughter as more important than vacation, family meals and holidays.
Merry Christmas! We asked some of the movers and shakers at Nickelodeon to share their favorite Christmas specials with us. Here are their picks.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2012 – Russell Hicks, a 14-year Nickelodeon veteran and its Chief Creative Officer since 2008, has been named to …