Sunday, August 07, 2016

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Pinky Malinky" In 2017

The Nickelodeon Animation Studio has announced the exciting news in a Tweet on the their official Twitter profile page, @NickAnimation, that Nickelodeon USA will start to premiere and show the networks brand-new social-media influenced animated comedy series Pinky Malinky, in 2017!

Pinky Malinky follows the everyday life of Pinky Malinky, an infectiously positive hotdog living in a human world who, along with his two best friends, navigate school and life with a unique perspective.

Using the tropes of a mockumentary and reality show format, Pinky and his friends will talk directly to the camera and the audience to share their absurd and silly take on real life. At times, all children feel like they don't fit in and Pinky's undeniably unique point of view as a literal wiener amongst humans will allow kids to laugh at his familiar struggles and enjoy his unusual perspective on the challenges of being a school-aged kid. By always reaching for the stars, Pinky pushes himself further than anyone could imagine, and proves that being a "wiener" is only one letter away from being a "WINNER!" Pinky and his friends' humorous experiences will also be shared across social media and Nickelodeon's digital platforms.

Co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (The Amazing World of Gumball) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), the trio are a part of the Artist Collective, an internal diverse group of experienced creators who mentor and support up-and-coming talent while also collaborating to cultivate, challenge and inspire Nickelodeon's development pipeline.

Pinky Malinky will star Lucas Grabeel (Glenn Martin DDS) as Pinky Malinky, Diamond White (The Haunted Hathaways) as Babs Buttman, and Nathan Kress (iCarly) as JJ Jameson.

Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., the original animated series will join Nickelodeon's growing roster of content driven by creators discovered all over the world.

- from NickALive! on Vimeo.

To celebrate the launch of their upcoming brand-new Nicktoon next year, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio is hosting a special Pinky Malinky crew art gallery, featuring fantastic pieces from the studios' talented Nick artists!:

Fans can follow the production of Nickelodeon's upcoming brand-new Nicktoon on the Pinky Malinky production crews' official Tumblr blog!

H/T: ToonZone Forums member kanc; Additional source: Wikipedia (I, II, III)
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