As part of several new initiatives for the residents of Neopia, Nickelodeon is launching the first series of animated Neopets Mini-Shows on June 23. Airing as interstitials, the snippets are aiming to introduce the denizens of the popular virtual pet site to Nick viewers and each ep will reveal clues that direct kids back to the main website to unlock games.
In other Neo news, the site’s launched broadband video player Neovision yesterday. The player will host user-generated content and upcoming original Mini-Shows. Nick is also bringing back The Altador Cup. The global gaming tournament brings users of www.neopets.com together to compete in a fantasy sport that’s kind of cross between soccer and lacrosse.