Nickelodeon Animation Studios

Nick goes in-house for Pinky Malinky

US children’s channel Nickelodeon has commissioned a 20-part animated series from The Amazing World of Gumball producers Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern. Pinky Malinky is billed as a “social media-influenced comedy”, and will follow the every day life of the titular character, an “infectiously positive hotdog living in a human world who along with his […]

Senior Nick execs axed in restructure

Senior Nickelodeon executives Teri Weiss and Rick Magallanes are among those axed in another round of Viacom lay-offs, US trades reported this week. Weiss, Nick’s executive VP of preschool programming is leaving along with Magallanes, who is Nickelodeon Animation Studios’ senior VP; Jenna Boyd, who had the same role; SVP of production and development at […]