Thursday, February 01, 2018

Nick Jr. USA To Premiere 'Cleo & Cuquin' On Monday 22nd January 2018

Nickelodeon USA has acquired broadcasting rights to Cleo & Cuquin, a brand-new 52 x seven-minute animated preschool series from Spain’s Ánima Kitchent and Mexican free-to-air (FTA) broadcaster Televisa! Based on the classic Familia Telerín cartoon, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon's top-rated preschool channel, will start to air Cleo & Cuquin weekdays at 2:30pm, 2:40pm and 2:50pm (ET/PT) from Monday 22nd January 2018!

Aimed at four- to five-year-olds, Cleo & Cuquin is based on the classic cartoon Familia Telerin. The show follows the adventures of the most famous Telerín kids. Each episode finds little rascal Cuquin getting himself into trouble, with big sister Cleo doing her best to get him out of it — with the help of Teté, Pelusín, Colitas and Maripí. Together, the brothers and sisters play their way to the answer, pretending to be astronauts, scientists, pilots, or whatever is needed to get the job done. At the end of their journey, Cleo makes up her mind about what she wants to be when she grows up … at least for that day.

In addition to Nickelodeon USA, the series has also been sold to Discovery Kids Latin America and Spanish children’s channel Clan TV.

Below is a list of currently announced brand-new Cleo & Cuquin episodes set to debut on Nick Jr. USA:

Monday 22nd January 2018 at 2:30pm - The Premiere: When Cuquin accidentally ruins Maripi's hairdo on the opening night of her school's play, Cleo sees it as an opportunity for the siblings to be hairdressers. (#101)

Monday 22nd January 2018 at 2:40pm - Ghostcatchers: Cuquin believes the tomato plant in the garden is haunted; Cleo and her siblings act as Ghostcatchers in an attempt to solve the mystery of the haunted tomato plant. Who you gonna call? (#102)

Monday 22nd January 2018 at 2:50pm - Driving Pelusin: Pelusin hurts his leg because of Cleo and Cuquin's untidy clutter, and becomes sad when he cannot do all the things he wants to do; Cleo and Cuquin decide to help Pelusin by being his chauffeurs. (#103)

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 2:30pm - Hiccup Monsters: Cuquin gets a major case of the hiccups; Cleo and Maripi decide to become monsters in order to scare Cuquin and get rid of his hiccups. (#104)

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 2:40pm - Double Plie: Maripi's plans to attend the ballet with her family are spoiled when she discovers that she has chickenpox; Cleo and Cuquin put on a show at home. (#105)

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 2:50pm - Elementary Dear Colitas: Cuquin loses Colitas' pet rabbit, Ghost; Cleo organizes a team of investigators to shed light on the mystery of the lost rabbit. (#106)

Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 2:30pm - Magic Cleo: Colitas is upset because she's ill and cannot go out to play in the pool, but Cleo and Cuquin soon convince her that she can have lots of fun indoors. (#107)

Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 2:40pm - The Championship: Cleo and her siblings discover the beach is not very clean; they learn to respect nature and to recycle. (#108)

Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 2:50pm - The Flower: The children are playing when they accidentally break Colitas' flowerpot; Cleo gets to work to make a new home for the flower. (#109)

Thursday 25th January 2018 at 2:30pm - Flying Tooth: Maripi loses a tooth and is ashamed of her smile; Cleo makes her see that it's not so bad and tries to get her smile back. (#110)

Thursday 25th January 2018 at 2:40pm - A Day at the Beach: Cuquin loses his favorite shovel in the sea, and he cannot build sand castles; Cleo and her siblings help him get it back the best way possible: scuba diving. (#111)

Thursday 25th January 2018 at 2:50pm - Meteor Shower: The children watch the Perseid meteor shower and make wishes upon the shooting stars; Cuquin gets frustrated because he can't speak fast enough to make a wish. (#112)

Friday 26th January 2018 at 2:30pm - Power Up: Cleo's siblings fight over who gets to play with the tablet; Cleo decides they'll pretend to be super heroes and villains and will fight for the tablet. (#113)

Friday 26th January 2018 at 2:40pm - Pijama's Party: Colitas hears a monster at night and can't sleep; she's too tired to play; Cleo decides they're going to make some anti-monster pajamas so everyone can get some sleep. (#114)

Friday 26th January 2018 at 2:50pm - Digging: Cuquin is put in charge of Dino, Tete's toy dinosaur, but he loses it; Cleo finds out that Tomato has buried the toy in the garden and decides to dig up the garden until she finds it. (#115)

Monday 29th January 2018 at 2:30pm - My Little Big Band: Cleo and Cuquin want to dance, but they fight over the music, so Cleo decides they'll make the music themselves. (#116)

Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 2:30pm - Gym Challenge: Pelusin fails gym class and assumes he'll never pass; Cleo decides to train him to pass gym class. (#117)

Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 2:30pm - Ghost Love: Cuquin and his sisters discover an injured bunny rabbit in the garden; Cleo decides they will be veterinarians and heal the rabbit's leg. (#118)

Thursday 1st February 2018 at 2:30pm: Colitas' Bee Day: Cleo and her siblings help Cuquin after he accidentally destroys a beehive. (#119)

Friday 2nd February 2018 at 2:30pm - Tete's Project: Cuquin accidentally destroys Tete's science project; Cleo decides to help Tete build a new science project. (#120)

Monday 5th February 2018 at 2:30pm - The Ball: Cuquin loses a ball in the garden shed; Pelusin goes after the ball and does not return, so Cleo decides to rescue him. (#121)

Tuesday 6th February 2018 at 2:30pm - The First Day of Spring: Cuquin realizes that spring has arrived, but there is still snow everywhere and Colitas does not want to play because there are no flowers; Cleo decides to convince her sister how much fun can be had in the snow. (#122)

Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 2:30pm - Happy Birthday: Cuquin and Tomato get too excited during Colitas' birthday and drop her cake; Cleo decides that they will all become pastry chefs and make Colitas a new cake. (#123)

Thursday 8th February 2018 at 2:30pm - Learning to Ride: Colitas is nervous about riding her new bike, especially after Cuquin scares her and she falls off, so Cleo decides to teach her how to ride. (#124)

Friday 9th February 2018 at 2:30pm - The Big Game: The children play soccer, but commit so many fouls that they all get angry; Cleo decides to be a referee so everyone will learn to play fair. (#125)

Mattel has been named as the global master toy partner for the brand, and recently launched a line of toys. Televisa Consumer Products has also signed a number of agreements in Mexico with consumer brands including Lala Milk, Atlas Mattresses and Fotorama, and Penguin Random House will publish children’s books series based on Cleo & Cuquin in Spain and Latin America by spring 2018. The deals mark the first time a Spanish company has established a licensing deal with a global toy master or a publisher such as Random House.

Supporting Mattel will be toy maker Clementoni, who will launch a line of Cleo & Cuquin-based toys in Spain in fall 2018, including puzzles, edukit toy cases and electronic games.

Cleo & Cuquin has been developed as a transmedia brand by Ánima Kitchent, Televisa, Moro Family’s company MAI and Barcelona-based Selecta Visión. In addition to the refreshed TV show, the brand includes apps like bedtime app The Bedder, web content, and music video clips which have already generated over 600 million views and 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube in just 18 months.

HITN, the non-profit, Spanish-language media network that provides educational and entertainment programming to more than 44 million American households across the country, has also reached an agreement with producer Ánima Kitchent to include Cleo & Cuquin in an early literacy initiative to help ensure kids from transcultural homes enter kindergarten on equitable footing with their peers.

The legendary Spanish hit Familia Telerín first arrived in the late 1970s, created by José Luis and Santiago Moro. A cartoon and daily jingle, the series featured six siblings who told children that it’s time to go to bed. The show introduced the song “Vamos a la cama” (“Time for bed”), which became part of the nighttime routine of a generation of parents with sleep-resistant children. It became a popular success in Spain and Mexico during the '70s and '80s, coloring the now nostalgic childhood of a generation of newish parents and young grandparents.

More information about Cleo & Cuquin, as well as fantastic games, videos and activities, can be found at

A joint-venture founded by Latin American animation powerhouse Ánima Estudios with former executives at Spanish toon company Vodka Capital, Ánima Kitchent was launched in 2014.

“The biggest dream of any company that aims to take its kids’ content to the US is signing a deal with Nickelodeon. Having reached the agreement is a great business opportunity in the most complex and competitive market in the world,” said Víctor M López, CEO, Ánima Kitchent.

Nickelodeon picking up the rights to Cleo & Cuquin follows the number-one entertainment brand for kids partnering with Encantos Media Studios, PBC (Encantos) to develop the first collection of consumer products for infants and toddlers, inspired by the award-winning bilingual baby property, Canticos. With a collection of some of the most beloved Spanish-language nursery rhymes from all over the world, Canticos celebrates Latino culture by bringing songs such as “Los Pollitos,” “Elefantitos,” and “Mi Burrito Sabanero” to life through bilingual children’s books, interactive apps and sing-along videos.

Nickelodeon will seek consumer products and promotional partners, spanning categories including layette, toy, accessories, home, publishing and more.

Canticos short-form content is expected to launch in Spring 2018 on Nick’s digital preschool platforms, including, the Nick Jr. App and NOGGIN, Nick’s video subscription service.

The Canticos portfolio of characters is created by Venezuelan-American artist Susie Jaramillo. Canticos short-form content will be produced by Jaramillo, alongside husband and wife team Nuria Santamaria Wolfe and Steven Wolfe Pereira, co-founders of Encantos Media Studios.

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Originally published: Friday, December 29, 2017.

H/T: Huge thanks to @TVShowsFan for the news!; Sources: Kidscreen (II), Animation Magazine, Variety,, PR Newswire, Rapid TV News.
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