Nick US to make the summer sizzle with TV movies

MUMBAI: As temperatures soar, Nickelodeon in the US will break out a blend of new TV movies and series, feature-film blockbusters and daily Nicktoon marathons to spice kids' viewing.

The television movies are on Friday nights from 9 June. It will unreel new animated telefilms based on the series Danny Phantom, The X's, Avatar and Jimmy Neutron/The Fairly
OddParents along with Nick network debuts of the theatrical films Rugrats in Paris and Kangaroo Jacke.

In Danny Phantom/Reality Trip an escaped evil
ringmaster with ghostly minions reveals phantom-fighting teen Danny's secret identity. Then, Truman's a turncoat and family menace in The X's/"Truman X, Supervillain after the wayward tween is recruited as an evil agent of SNAFU. The Fury of the Avatar finds Aang and the Avatar gang traversing the deadly Serpent's Pass into Ba Sing Se just as a colossal fire nation invention aims to destroy the Great Wall there. A friendship blooms between erstwhile rivals Jimmy Neutron and Timmy Turner in the Jimmy/Timmy Power Hour III: "The Jerkinators as the tween leads of The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius and The Fairly OddParents join forces to battle old foes and an evil new one bent on stealing Jimmy's brains and Timmy's magic. Whisking kids on adventures to Australia and France on 23 and 30 June.

As far as new shows are concerned, the channel will kick off the fish-out- of-water anime action comedy Kappa Mikey on 20 August. It chronicles the madcap adventures of once- struggling American actor Mikey Simon as he adjusts to his new role as the biggest anime star Japan has even seen. Shuriken School is a crazy place in fictional Tokirohama where Eizan and his pals learn how to melt into the walls, fly over rooftops and disappear in a cloud of smoke.

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