Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sneak Peek At First Episode Of Nickelodeon's Brand-New Animated Preschool Literacy Series "Wallykazam!"

To celebrate and promote Nick USA starting to premiere and show the networks brand-new animated preschool literacy series "Wallykazam!" on Monday 3rd February 2014 at 1:00pm (ET/PT), Nick USA's publicity office has unveiled a all-new online streaming video clip which gives a super sneak peek at the first episode of the new preschool TV show, "Naptime for Borgelorp", which you can watch below here on NickALive!:

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In the video clip, whilst Wally and his pet dragon Norville babysit Ogre Doug's hyper and unpredictable pet Borgelorp, Wally gets Borgelorp to chase after a magical floating sock to tire him out for a nap. However, Borgelorp catches the sock in a patch of purple flowers, which Ogre Doug said Borgelorp isn't allowed to eat. To draw Borgelorp's attention away from the purple flowers, Wally and Norville discuss what else Borgelorp might like to eat. The pair decide that sand might not taste nice, but a sandwich would be very tasty, so Wally conjures up a sandwich for Borgelorp to eat! Phew! That could have been really bad if he ate those purple flowers. It could have been a disaster!

In "Wallykazam!", Nickelodeon invites preschoolers to discover the magic of words. "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 features a new set of magic words that Wally uses to 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. Celebrity guests featured in season one include Vanessa Bayer ("Saturday Night Live"), Weird Al Yankovic, John O'Hurley (J. Peterman in "Seinfeld"), Kate Micucci (Lucy in "The Big Bang Theory") and Alanna Ubach (Amy Hobbs in Nick at Nite's "See Dad Run", Manny Rivera / El Tigre in Nickelodeon's "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera", and Boo, Cletus, Fresca and the voice of Miss. Daisy in Nickelodeon Movies Oscar-winning animated film "Rango"). Created by producer/writer Adam Peltzman (Emmy Award-winning "The Backyardigans" and "Bubble Guppies"), the series will air regularly weekdays at 1:00pm (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon USA.

In the series premiere episode, "Naptime for Borgelorp", Wally babysits Ogre Doug's hyper and unpredictable pet Borgelorp. Ogre Doug gives Wally two instructions: get Borgelorp to take a nap and, most importantly, make sure he doesn't eat any purple flowers. Wally uses magic words to help tire out the rambunctious creature and desperately tries to keep him away from purple flowers, but Bobgoblin has other plans. The words introduced in the episode start with the letter "S" and include somersault, soar, sandwich and symphony.

Nickelodeon's award-winning website for parents and preschoolers,, features the networks official "Wallykazam!" webpage with letter tracing activities, a word wheel craft, "Wallykazam!" board game, puzzles, coloring pages, and more. Parents can also visit's Creativity Center and "send a letter" to Wally for a chance to see their child's artwork on TV. Beginning Monday 3rd February 2014, the full series premiere episode will be available on the site and free for download on iTunes the week of Monday 27th January 2014.
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