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Nickelodeon Greenlights All-New Baby Shark Animated Preschool Series ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’

Nickelodeon Greenlights All-New Baby Shark Animated Preschool Series ‘Baby Shark’s Big Show!’

  • Baby Shark is heading to Nickelodeon with new animated preschool series 'Baby Shark’s Big Show!'
Nickelodeon Greenlights All-New Baby Shark Animated Preschool Series 'Baby Shark’s Big Show'

Nickelodeon is jumping into the water and has greenlit a brand-new animated preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show! (working title). The show will be based on the hit  Baby Shark that went viral.

Co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand Pinkfong, the 2D-animated series (26 half-hour episodes) will follow Baby Shark and his best friend William as they journey on fun-filled comedic adventures in their community of Carnivore Cove, meet new friends and sing original catchy tunes along the way.

“Having the opportunity to dive deeper into this incredible world and create all-new storylines has been extremely exciting, and our head of preschool Eryk Casemiro and his team can’t wait to help grow the Baby Shark universe and fanbase with an amazing new series that captures the heart and spirit of this beloved property,” said Ramsey Naito, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon Animation Production and Development.

Baby Shark’s Big Show! (working title) will debut with an all-new original holiday special this December and will begin to roll out on Nickelodeon’s preschool platforms in spring 2021.

In addition to Nickelodeon and SmartStudy’s partnership to produce Baby Shark’s Big Show!, ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) is managing consumer products licensing worldwide, excluding China, Korea, and Southeast Asia, for the Baby Shark property.

Baby Shark launched on YouTube in November 2015 and took the world by storm, amassing 5.7 billion views and becoming the second most-watched video in the platform’s history. With music, characters, story, and dance all combined together, the song recorded a 20-week-streak on the Billboard Hot 100 and spawned a viral phenomenon #BabySharkChallenge, generating over one million cover videos around the globe.

Baby Shark’s Big Show! is executive produced by Gary “Doodles” DiRaffaele (Breadwinners) and Tommy Sica (Breadwinners), with Whitney Ralls (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls) serving as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., with production overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Preschool.

Nickelodeon has been working hard to up its content o bring more viewers. Baby Shark will join its preschool lineup that includes. Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Bubble Guppies, and Blaze and the Monster Machines. The network recently announced it would reboot The Smurfs.

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