Sunday, February 17, 2019

Nickelodeon Iberia to Premiere '44 Cats' on Monday 18th February 2019

Nickelodeon Iberia will premiere the brand-new CG-animated preschool series 44 Cats on Monday 18th February 2019! Created and directed by Iginio Straffi, the founder of Italian content powerhouse Rainbow Group, the makers of Winx Club and Regal Academy, and produced by Rainbow in collaboration with Antoniano Bologna and Rai Ragazzi, Nickelodeon will launch 44 Cats by airing the first two episodes of the all-new series at 16:25 on Nickelodeon Portugal and at 17:25 on Nickelodeon Spain (España). Following launch, Nickelodeon will continue to air brand-new episodes of 44 Cats daily at 16:25 on Nickelodeon Portugal and at 17:25 on Nickelodeon España. Each ll-new episode will encore regularly on Nick. 44 Cats is locally titled 44 Gatos in Spain.

Set in the world of animals, 44 Cats (52 eps x c. 13') follows the daily adventures of Lampo, Milady, Pilou, and Meatball – four adorable kittens who are part of a music band named The Buffycats.

The protagonists live and play in the Clubhouse, a garage beside old Granny Pina’s house. Their adventures explore the themes of friendship and altruism: the four cats love helping others and always find creative solutions to everyday hitches and help other cats in need. The series promotes positive attitudes and conveys educational messages dealing with important themes such as tolerance, diversity and solidarity in a funny way.

This eagerly anticipated show made its world debut on Rai Yoyo in Italy on Monday 12th November 2018. Nickelodeon International acquired the broadcast rights to the series in May 2018, and will roll the animated series out on Nickelodeon channels and branded blocks around the world, excluding in the U.S. and Latin America, throughout 2019.

44 Cats is inspired by the very popular Italian kids song "44 Gatti", which, in 1968, won the 10th edition of the Zecchino d'Oro and has since entered the collective imagination of Italians.

44 Cats is the first Rainbow Group production jointly developed with Bardel Entertainment, the Canadian animation studio it acquired in 2015, and jointly produced in collaboration with Antoniano Bologna and Rai Ragazzi, and combines great music and edutainment with high quality animation. The series also marks Rainbow’s (Winx Club, Regal Academy, Mia and me, Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends) inaugural foray into preschool programming.

Rainbow inked a licensing deal for 44 Cats with Thai Group’s Hong Kong-based company, Toy Plus in August 2018. Under the terms of the agreement, Toy Plus will develop a variety of products including interactive plush, figurines, play sets, musical toys and more based on the music, creative play patterns and collectability featured in the series. The line of merchandise debuted in Hong Kong in October, and is slated to become available for purchase around the world in fall 2019.

Rainbow has also secured a new licensing deal for 44 Cats with holistic lifestyle company Artsana Group. Under the agreement, the company will develop a range of licensed 44 Cats-themed infant educational toys for infants and a nursing line under its Chicco brand, the largest infant brand in Europe. The deal also includes apparel and accessories collections by Prenatal and Chicco. Products are expected to hit retail shelves later this year and will be supported by a dedicated, high-level marketing campaign delivered jointly by Rainbow and Artsana Group, which is also based in Italy.

Viewers can visit the official 44 Cats show website at to find out more about the show and its musical stars, as well as watch exclusive video clips, play pawesome games and download purr-tastic activities. Fans also also Like the official Nickelodeon España and Nickelodeon Portugal Facebook (ES | PT) and Instagram (ES | PT) pages for the latest Nickelodeon news and highlights.

From Neeo:

Nickelodeon estrena la serie de animación italiana “44 Gatos”

El lunes 18 de febrero a las 17:25h en doble episodio llega a Nickelodeon #44Gatos, la nueva serie de animación protagonizada por Lampo, Milady, Pilou y Albóndiga: los cuatro mininos más divertidos de la televisión. Juntos forman la banda de música “Los Buffycats”, con la que cada noche transforman el garaje donde viven en el “Clubhouse”, un lugar al que todos los gatos del vecindario van con ganas de pasarlo en grande. Eso sí, por el día son unos auténticos héroes que recorren la ciudad dispuestos a ayudar a cualquier animal o humano que éste en problemas, ¡nada se les resiste gracias a sus curiosos “poderes”!

Lampo es un auténtico líder, pero desafortunadamente a veces mete a sus amigos en problemas. Sin embargo, tiene un poder especial: sus bigotes le dan pistas para saber si la solución a los problemas es la correcta. Milady sabe que alguien miente cuando su pelo se vuelve rosa. Y Pilou con su dulce mriada hipnotiza a los malos y los convierte en buenos. El don de Albóndiga es ayudar a sus amigos a estar en alerta porque… ¡cada vez que come espaguetis con albóndigas significa que el peligro está cerca!

Todos ellos viven en la casa de Pina, una amable abuelita que les alimenta, les cocina y se preocupa como si fueran sus hijos. Además, a lo largo de la temporada, lse conocerán hasta 44 personajes: 40 gatos, otros animales e incluso humanos que se unirán a su equipo para resolver divertidos retos o que, por el contrario, pedirán ayuda a estos “Buffycats” cuando lo necesiten.
Lunes 18 a las 17.25h

Lunes a viernes a las 17.25h


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