Nick's The Wonder Pets! Returns for Third Season
-- All premiere week episodes will be simulcast on Nickelodeon Mobile.
THE WONDER PETS! chronicles the adventures of three funny, singing classroom pets: Linny the Guinea Pig (Sofie Zamchick), Ming-Ming Duckling (Danica Lee) and Turtle Tuck (Teala Dunn), who travel the world and use teamwork to save animals in distress. Like real preschoolers, THE WONDER PETS! have no actual super powers, but they work together as a team to overcome adversity and achieve great success. The show's curricular goals are based on developing appreciation and orientation towards teamwork and creative problem solving.
Emmy award-winning THE WONDER PETS!, from creator/executive producer Josh Selig of Little Airplane Productions, Inc., is TV's first mini-operetta for preschoolers and the first preschool series to feature an extensive lineup of Tony award-winning and nominated Broadway composers. Grammy Award-winning producer and recording engineer Jeffrey Lesser serves as music producer/music supervisor for the series. All of the music on THE WONDER PETS! is recorded with a live orchestra and much of the dialogue is sung in operetta style. The acclaimed series received a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction & Composition in 2008 and an accolade for Best Soundtrack at the Pulcinella Awards at the Cartoons on the Bay festival this year.
Founded by Josh Selig in 1999, Little Airplane Productions created and produced THE WONDER PETS! for Nickelodeon, GO, BABY! for Playhouse Disney, OOBI! for NOGGIN (winner of a 2001 Gold Parents' Choice Award) and 3RD & BIRD! for the BBC's CBeebies. Additionally, Josh Selig was the Head Writer for LITTLE BILL on NOGGIN. He has received ten Emmy Awards for his writing on SESAME STREET and was the Resident Producer of the historic Israeli/Palestinian SESAME STREET co-production (winner of the 1998 Japan Prize). Josh Selig also writes a weekly blog for Kidscreen Magazine called "Planet Preschool" which can be read at www.kidscreen.com. For more information about Little Airplane Productions please visit www.littleairplane.com.