Friday, February 20, 2015

Take That's Howard Donald To Play Moustached Wizard In Upcoming Special Episode Of Nick Jr. UK's "Wallykazam!"

The entertainment news website Digital Spy is reporting the exciting news that Nickelodeon UK, the number one commercial kids TV network in the UK, has announced that Howard Donald has recorded his voice for the popular Nick Jr. series "Wallykazam!"!

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As Digital Spy exclusively reveals, the Take That singer will play a mischievous, moustached wizard on a upcoming brand-new special episode of Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated preschool series.

Donald's episode, entitled "Moustache Day", sees Wizard Jeff set Wally and his friends a series of challenges in order to win a delicious treat.

Donald said: "Recording the voice of Wizard Jeff was magic. I really hope that kids and their parents enjoy the character and the voice that I gave him and that the underpants song doesn't drive them mad; it is a very catchy number."

"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 start with a specific letter, sound or rhyme. Each episode invites preschoolers to discover the magic of words and features a new set of magic words that Wally uses to playfully transform the world around him.

"Wallykazam!" is the first Nick Jr. series that embeds a literacy curriculum into a full-length story, introducing skills such as letter and sound identification, rhyming and vocabulary development. "Wallykazam!" is created by producer/writer Adam Peltzman (Emmy Award-winning "The Backyardigans" and "Bubble Guppies").

"Wallykazam!" airs daily at 4.30pm on Nick Jr. UK and Ireland and at 5:30pm on Nick Jr.+1.
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