Nickelodeon is cooking up a heaping helping of animation for Thanksgiving. The ‘Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend’ will kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 26, offering kids and their families four days of animation-packed premieres, movies, marathons and favorite episodes, plus five chances to catch a sneak peek at the network’s newest toon series, The Penguins of Madagascar. Based on characters from the DreamWorks Animation film series, the TV show will launch in 2009.
Fans of The Naked Brothers Band can check out the premiere of the series’ first animated special on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ‘The Supetastic 6’ is a half-hour installment that involves a jazz-playing criminal genius who is jealous of the brothers and threatens to steal the world’s hair supply.
Thanksgiving Day programming will feature The Wild Thornberrys Movie and special episodes of The Fairly OddParents, SpongeBob SquarePants and Rugrats. Friday will then bring a day-long marathon of SpongeBob SquarePants episodes, including a screening of SpongeBob: The Movie at 6 p.m. Saturday will be dedicated to hour-long blocks of Back at the Barnyard and The Mighty B!, and Sunday will offer a full day of The Fairly OddParents capping off with back-to-back premieres.
The Penguins of Madagascar sneak peeks can be seen on Friday during the 8:30 p.m. episode of SpongeBob SquarePants and on Saturday during the 9:30 p.m. installment of The Mighty B! Viewers can also catch them three additional times throughout the weekend.
In addition to the on-air event, Nickelodeon’s website (www.nick.com/stuffed) will feature sneak peeks at all the episodes airing during ‘Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend.’ The web destination will also feature Thanksgiving-themed quizzes, downloadable screensavers, posters, wallpapers, buddy icons, message boards and a schedule of tune-in times and links to related show sites, games and video. Replays of the ‘Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend’ will be offered on TurboNick, Nick’s online broadband player, and on Nick’s wireless platforms beginning Monday, Nov. 17.