Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Nickelodeon USA Announces When They May Premiere Brand-New Preschool Shows "Wallykazam", "Blaze and the Monster Machines" And "Dora and Friends"

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids and families, has announced in their 'Coming Soon To Nickelodeon: New Preschool Series' sizzle reel the seasons of the year which Nick USA are currently planning to launch the networks upcoming brand-new preschool shows "Wallykazam", "Blaze and the Monster Machines" and "Dora and Friends", which Nickelodeon USA is expected to premiere as part of their preschool programming block, "Nick: The Smart Place to Play"!

According to Nick's 'Coming Soon' sales tape, Nickelodeon USA will debut the brand-new preschool series "Wallykazam" in Spring 2014, "Blaze and the Monster Machines" during Summer 2014, and "Dora and Friends" during Fall/Autumn 2014!

You can watch Nickelodeon USA's 'Coming Soon To Nickelodeon: New Preschool Series' promo, which features sneak-peek previews of all three brand new Nickelodeon Preschool shows and clips from Nick's hit preschool series "PAW Patrol", in full in the online streaming video clip below, which was uploaded by Vimeo by Bill Colvin, a Audio Engineer at the New York-based full service post production studio Hothead:

Bill Colvin - Audio Engineer - Nickelodeon Coming Soon from Bill Colvin on Vimeo.

"Wallykazam!" is Nickelodeon's first literacy show for preschoolers that embeds the curriculum into a rich narrative story, with the goal of helping kids fall in love with words and inspiring them to read. The original comedy follows the adventures of a boy named Wally Trollman and his pet dragon, Norville. Wally has a magic stick that makes words come to life and playfully transforms the world around him.

"Blaze and the Monster Machines", a original CG-animated series introduces preschoolers to the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This is the first preschool show that features a curriculum dedicated to all areas of STEM. Viewers will join an eight-year-old boy named AJ and his incredible monster truck Blaze on super-sized adventures. AJ and the viewer help Blaze as they explore the physics of how things move, master mathematics and discover how everyday technologies work. The series, which received a 20-episode order, will debut on Nickelodeon USA in 2014. "Blaze and the Monster Machines" created by Jeff Borkin (head writer, "Team Umizoomi", "Little Einsteins") and Ellen Martin (producer, "Bubble Guppies", "The Backyardigans").

"Dora and Friends" is a brand new spin-off series from Nickelodeon's massively popular animated preschool series "Dora the Explorer", which will star Latina heroine Dora the Explorer as a 10-year-old (Tween), who, with her four new friends - super sporty Alana, musical Emma, theatrical Kate and star-gazing Naiya (also known as the Explorer Girls) - and a bit of magic, explore an enchanted city, which has surprises around every corner.

* Please note that, as the sizzle reel also talks about the premiere of "PAW Patrol", the video was probably released during Spring/Summer 2013, and Nick may have changed any of the planned debut dates noted above.

Bill Colvin has also unveiled a second Nickelodeon Sizzle Reel which showcases Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.'s 2013-2014 programming highlights - "Zack And Quack", "PAW Patrol", "Wanda and the Aliens", "Breadwinners", "Monsters Vs. Aliens", "Sanjay and Craig", "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" season two, "Sam & Cat", "Every Witch Way", "Jinxed", "The Thundermans", and the upcoming Nickelodeon Slime Cup. The online video, below, also features sneak peeks at Nick's upcoming brand new animated preschool series "Zack And Quack" and "Wanda and the Alien"!:

Bill Colvin Audio Engineer / Sound Design - Nick Jr. from Bill Colvin on Vimeo.

"Zack and Quack" (formally titled "Quick, Quack, Duck!") follows the adventures of an inquisitive seven-year-old boy called Zack (formally Remi) and his devoted duck Quack. The duo live in a unique "pop-up world", where they can use tabs, pulls and other devices to trigger popups that create an interactive story. "Zack and Quack" is executive produced by Zodiak MEAA/UK family and kids chief executive Nigel Pickard with The Foundation's ("Summer In Transylvania") Vanessa Hill, alongside Kaplan and QQD's Ronen Shani. Simon Spencer serves as the series showrunner. "Zack and Quack" is based on Bafta-winning short film "The Happy Duckling". The short's director Gili Dolev co-created the new series with Yvette Kaplan ("Ice Age", "Beavis & Butthead"). The series will receive it's world premiere on Nick Jr. Australia and New Zealand in January 2014.

"Wanda and the Alien" is from best-selling and award-winning author, Sue Hendra. Wanda is a little girl rabbit who happens to meet an alien. The stories are set in a visually stunning world encompassing Earth, space and the alien's home planet. It is iconic and immediately identifiable as part of Wanda’s world - making this a stand-out production for any network. The books appeal to both boys and girls and deal with two fundamental parts of their lives: new experiences and friendship. The 52 x 10-minute series is co-produced by UK-based Random House and Komixx Entertaiment.
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