Friday, July 17, 2015

Nickelodeon Animation Unleashes Wild Ride With "Pig Goat Banana Cricket", Premiering 7/18 On Nick USA

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Toon Zone News:


Nick's Animation Premieres Also Includes Harvey Beaks with Guest Star RuPaul, SpongeBob SquarePants and Sanjay and Craig

Nickelodeon teams up with indie superstars Dave Cooper (Futarama) and Johnny Ryan (MAD Magazine, DC Comics) to give life to four best friends in the upcoming wild escapade Pig Goat Banana Cricket, premiering Saturday, July 18, at 10:30a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. The series will air episodes in its regular timeslot Saturdays at 10:30a.m. (ET/PT) and will roll out on Nickelodeon's international channels beginning early 2016. Notable artists Cooper and Ryan, who collaborated on comics for kids for Nickelodeon Magazine, serve as co-creators and co-executive producers, with Emmy and Golden Globe winner David Sacks (The Simpsons, 3rd Rock from the Sun) as executive producer. Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., the 26-episode half-hour series of absurd interwoven stories follows the eponymous characters Pig (the fool), Goat (the artist), Banana (the wise-guy) and Cricket (the brain), as four friends and roommates who live in a fantastical city where just about anything comes to life. Viewers can watch a sneak peek of Pig Goat Banana Cricket Thursday, July 16, at 9:30p.m. (ET/PT) immediately following the 2015 Kids' Choice Sports Awards.

Nick's animation line-up of new premieres also includes episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, Harvey Beaks, with guest star RuPaul, and Sanjay and Craig. The schedule is below:

Thursday, July 16

* SpongeBob SquarePants (7:30p.m., ET/PT) – In "Tutor Sauce," after failing his driver's test again, Mr. Krabs decides to teach SpongeBob how to drive himself. Then in "Lost in Bikini Bottom," SpongeBob tries to take a shortcut to work, but becomes lost along the way.

* Pig Goat Banana Cricket (9:30p.m., ET/PT) – In the special sneak preview "Pig Goat Banana Cricket High Five!," Pig's errand to go pickle shopping culminates in an unexpected friendship with a shopping cart and a mad pursuit across town by the merciless Shragger. All the while, Goat struggles to sing her catchy new song, and Banana's job is on the line after he loses his entire troop…again. Meanwhile, Cricket's beauty goo experiment beautifies the planet so well that a passing comet's passionate kisses may just cause the end of the world.

Saturday, July 18

* Pig Goat Banana Cricket (10:30a.m., ET/PT) – In the premiere episode, "Fudge-pocalypse," Goat wishes for a bubble made out of fudge and between Cricket's super genius inventing skills and Pig's desire to "help," the result is an out-of-control fudge-bubble making machine that engulfs the world in gooey fudge bubbles. Meanwhile, Banana gets kidnapped by pirates on the high fudgy seas. The four friends have to brave strange perils and rely on each other to survive the Fudge-pocalypse.

* Harvey Beaks (11:00a.m., ET/PT) – In "Fee's Haircut," after Fee gets her first ever haircut, she has to decide what's better: looking awesome or being awesome. Then, in "Harvey's Favorite Book," Harvey feels jealous when all the kids fall in love with his favorite detective book series written by Jackie Slitherstein, voiced by RuPaul. [Click picture below to watch a sneak peek!]

* Sanjay and Craig (11:30a.m., ET/PT) – In "King of Kids," a group of young kids idolize Sanjay and Craig. Immediately following in "Ew De Hector," Sanjay and Craig bottle Hector's divine-smelling sweat and sell it as cologne.

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