Friday, July 01, 2016

Nick Jr. UK Digitally Premieres First Episode Of "Digby Dragon", New Show Premieres Monday 4th July 2016 At 4:30pm

To celebrate Nick Jr. UK and Ireland launching Digby Dragon, a brand new CG-animated preschool series based on original work from Sally Hunter (Humphrey's Corner), with the world premiere on Monday 4th July 2016 at 4:30pm, with a week of new episodes, Nickelodeon UK's top-performing preschool channel has digitally premiered the very first episode of Digby Dragon, "Dragon Day", which you can watch here on!

Set in the colourful and enchanted Applecross Wood, Digby Dragon follows Digby, a young dragon learning to fly. Digby and his best friends Chips, the scatter-brained squirrel, fairy Fizzy Izzy and Grumpy Goblin take on magical adventures meeting friends from Applecross Wood along the way.

In the premiere episode, "Dragon Day," it's the best day of a Dragon's year, but for Digby it's a reminder that he hasn't learnt to fly far yet. Luckily, with the help of Grumpy Goblin and some fairy dust from Fizzy Izzy, Digby manages to soar across the sky. Although it is not the smoothest of flights or most elegant of landings, Digby is delighted that he's managed to fly further than ever before.

Following the week of new episodes, Digby Dragon will continue to air weekdays at 4:30pm on Nick Jr. UK & Eire.

Online at, parents and children can discover creative activities, find out more about Digby Dragon and his friends - Chips; Fizzy Izzy; Albert, a Badger who runs Applecross Wood's village shop; Archie, a new age free thinking Mouse; Grumpy Goblin; Grizel, a quick thinking, cunning and sly sour faced little elf who is a little bit greedy; Grizel's sidekick, Mungo, a slow big-boned owl who's the opposite Grizel; and Muddles, a troll who lives in the Muddy Swamp - as well watch exclusive clips from the show.

Commissioned by Nickelodeon UK and produced entirely by Blue-Zoo Productions at its central London studio, the CGI show promises to be the latest in a long line of hits from the studio behind Olive the Ostrich, Tree Fu Tom, Q pootle 5 and Alphablocks. The series has been funded through an Enterprise Investment Scheme along with presales and advances.

Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) will represent Consumer Products for the property in the UK and Ireland, with Aardman Animations representing the property's international TV, DVD and digital sales.

The series has also been acquired by Nick Jr. USA, Nick Jr. Australia & New Zealand and Nick Jr. Latinoamérica, and will also air on ZDF/KiKa in Germany and S4C in Wales.
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