Monday, February 02, 2015

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere First "Wallykazam!" Hour-Long Special On Friday 6th February 2015

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, has announced the exciting news in the following press release, from Nickelodeon's Kids and Family Press Site,, that Nickelodeon USA will serve up a whopping, word-tastic episode of the networks hit CG-animated preschool literacy series "Wallykazam!" with the debut of the shows first hour-long special, "The Big Goblin Problem", on Friday 6th February 2015 at 12:00pm (ET/PT)! In the all-new "Wallykazam!" special, Ben Schwartz ("Parks and Recreation") guest stars as Wally's Uncle Steve, a master dragon rider who goes on adventures and stops trouble. "Wallykazam!" ranked as the number-one preschool series in its time period during fourth quarter 2014!

Pictured: Wally, Norville and Bobgoblin in Nickelodeon’s Wallykazam! Photo: Nickelodeon. ©2013 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Original Nickelodeon Press Release:


Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) Guest Voices in “The Big Goblin Problem”

NEW YORK – Feb. 2, 2015 – Nickelodeon serves up a whopping, word-tastic episode of Wallykazam! with the debut of the hour-long special, “The Big Goblin Problem,” on Friday, Feb. 6, at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) guest stars on the hit animated preschool literacy series as Wally’s Uncle Steve, a master dragon rider who goes on adventures and stops trouble. Wallykazam! ranked as the number-one preschool series in its time period during fourth quarter 2014.

In “The Big Goblin Problem,” Wally’s Uncle Steve and his dragon, Victoria, visit and bring magic bubbles that double what they pop on. Bobgoblin finds the bubbles and doubles his favorite thing…himself! Wally and Norville must save the day before the Bobgoblins cover the town in their favorite snack -- strawberries and pickle pudding.

Beginning Feb. 2, Bobgoblin will be taking over and the Nick Jr. App. Kids can find a ton of BobGoblin videos, including five additional Wallykazam! episodes and an exclusive first look of “The Big Goblin Problem.” The special will be available to watch on the Nick Jr. App beginning Feb. 13.


Interviews, screeners and high res art are available upon request.

Wallykazam! follows the adventures of a troll named Wally and his pet dragon, Norville, who live in a forest with giants, goblins, ogres, sprites and other mythical creatures. Wally uses his magic stick to make words come to life on screen that playfully transform the world around him. Wallykazam! is Nickelodeon's first preschool series that embeds a literacy curriculum into a full-length story, introducing skills such as letter and sound identification, rhyming, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies. Created by producer/writer Adam Peltzman (Emmy Award-winning The Backyardigans and Bubble Guppies), the series regularly airs weekdays at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT).

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 35th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).

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