Sunday, February 17, 2019

Nick Jr. Central and Eastern Europe to Premiere 'Becca's Bunch' on Monday 4th March 2019

Nick Jr. Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will premiere Becca's Bunch, a brand-new animated preschool series that follows the adventures of a unique little bird who has a big heart on Monday 4th March 2019 at 10:30am CET! Following launch, Becca's Bunch will continue to air weekdays at 10:30am CET on Nick Jr. CEE.

In Wagtail Woods a little bird called Becca and her bunch of friends are always ready for action! Becca has a innate curiosity and a wonderful way of looking at things. She sees adventure in every situation and as a result often bites off more than she can chew, landing herself and the bunch - Russell, Sylvia and Pedro - in some sticky situations. Thinking on her feet, Becca will urge a generation of kids never to give up, aim high and have big ideas, because once they do every day will be an adventure!

From her quirky dress sense to her hobbies, Becca is a bird like no other and chirps to her own tune. Her can-do attitude allows her big ideas to take flight on the most fantastical adventures with her three best friends. Becca’s infectious enthusiasm encourages her besties, aka The Wild Bunch, to seek out adventure in Wagtail Woods and boldly go where no bird, worm, squirrel and fox have gone before. The Wild Bunch haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on Becca’s list! With unique ideas, heart and positive thinking, the gang always manage to overcome any challenge they encounter in Wagtail Woods.

Becca's Bunch is an exciting, new entertainment show for preschoolers which merges live action, puppetry and 2D and 3D animation to create a textured world that the audience will want to reach out and touch!

Becca's Bunch is locally titled Becca és a brancs in Hungary.

Below is a list of Becca's Bunch episodes set to premiere on Nick Jr. CEE in March 2019 (localised titles in Hungarian):

- 2019-03-04 10:30 1x01a Az alvajáró (Beddy, Set, Go) - évadnyitó
- 2019-03-05 10:30 1x01b Az egynapos polgármester (Mayor for a Day)
- 2019-03-06 10:30 1x02b Az eltűnt levél (Mail Mayhem)
- 2019-03-07 10:30 1x02a A rockbanda (Rockin' the Wood)
- 2019-03-08 10:30 1x03b Beszélgetés a fával (Tree Talk)
- 2019-03-11 10:30 1x03a A dupla buli (Party Party)
- 2019-03-12 10:30 1x04b Sátorozni jó! (Tent Trouble)
- 2019-03-13 10:30 1x04a Az ifjú életmentő (Junior Lifeguard)
- 2019-03-14 10:30 1x05a A Makk király (Acorn King)
- 2019-03-15 10:30 1x05b Erdőfalva rekordjai (Woodness Book of Wagtail Woods)
- 2019-03-18 10:30 1x06b Aludj el szépen! (Rock-A-Bye-Bunnies)
- 2019-03-19 10:30 1x06a Az erdő védelmezői (Wagtastic Four)
- 2019-03-20 10:30 1x07b A kívánságkő (Wishing Stone)
- 2019-03-21 10:30 1x07a Kápráztass el! (Wow Me Wagtail)
- 2019-03-22 10:30 1x08b A legnagyobb szeretet (Eye of the Beholder)
- 2019-03-25 10:30 1x08a Édes, kicsi hernyó (Cute Lil' Bug)
- 2019-03-26 10:30 1x09a A legendás Táti (Legendary Gill)
- 2019-03-27 10:30 1x09b Bubi és Tercsi elkóborol (Benny & Shelly's Big Day Out)
- 2019-03-28 10:30 1x10a A barátság nap (Happy Pal'n'Times Day)
- 2019-03-29 10:30 1x10b Az ő daluk (Their Song)

Becca's Bunch (52 x 11') is produced by Dublin-based creative production, distribution and licensing company JAM Media. Nickelodeon acquired the exclusive broadcast rights to the series in the US and Pay TV rights for the rest of the world in October 2016. Becca's Bunch made its debut on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland on Monday 2nd July 2018, and will roll out the series onto Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels around the world in the coming months. In addition, terrestrial broadcasters ABC Australia, CBC Kids (Canada) and France Télévisions (France) have picked up the series for their respective countries.

Talking about the series, Nickelodeon Senior Vice President (SVP) of International Production and Development Nina Hahn says the project was introduced to her and Nick’s Vice President (VP) of Content Acquisitions, Layla Lewis, at a very early stage. And it was love at first sight.

“[JAM Media] showed us the short even before they did the formal pitch into our larger group, which allowed us to give them feedback from multiple different filters on what we wanted to see,” Hahn says. “The content itself had a lot of the DNA of Nickelodeon, from the visual quirkiness, to the way the characters were developed and its strong female lead at the center. It really tapped into the kind of broad, emotional and simple ideas that we like to work with.”

Jam Media, which has studios in both Dublin and Belfast in Northern Ireland, pitched the series at Cartoon Forum in 2013 under the title Early Bird.

The news follows JAM Media naming JAKKS Pacific as the global master toy licensee for Becca’s Bunch. JAKKS has secured the exclusive global rights to produce figurines, playsets and accessories, vehicles, musical instruments, plush (feature and non-feature), every day dress-up, role play, arts & crafts, board games and accessories, Halloween costumes and accessories, outdoor/indoor furniture, wagons, ride-ons, play tents, ball pits, balls and outdoor games, all based on the spritely bird and her group of animal friends. Plush, figurines, musical instruments, vehicles and playsets are planned for a Fall 2019 launch at US retail. JAKKS joins previously signed Becca’s Bunch licensees Candlewick Press, which has taken publishing rights for the US, and Egmont, which is signed on for publishing in the rest of the world. Both companies are planning a Fall 2019 retail launch in key territories.

About JAM Media:

JAM Media, with operations in both Ireland and the United Kingdom, is one of the leading creators and producers of multi-award winning animated and live action content for the children’s and pre-school audience. The company pride themselves on delivering high quality, innovative, story-driven brands across multiple platforms based around engaging characters with humour at its heart. Shows include Becca's Bunch, PICME, Roy, The Slimefoots, Jessy and Nessy and Zig & Zag. The company was founded in 2002 by animator friends John Rice, Alan Shannon and Mark Cumberton. Visit to find out more about the company.

About Nickelodeon International

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th 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, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

Nick Jr. Central and Eastern Europe comprises Nick Jr. Malta, Nick Jr. Romania, Nick Jr. Hungary, Nick Jr. Czech Republic, Nick Jr. Croatia, Nick Jr. Ukraine, Nick Jr. Slovenia, Nick Jr. Serbia, and Nick Jr. Bulgaria.

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Original source: Gyerek-Világ.
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