The series follows Baby Shark and his best friend William on their adventures in their underwater community of Carnivore Cove; following premiere, the episode will be available on Nick Jr. On Demand and Download-To-Own services, as well as Noggin.
Nickelodeon’s new preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show! will make a splash with its spring premiere, on Friday, March 26, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and SmartStudy, the series (26 half-hour episodes) follows Baby Shark and his best friend William as they journey on fun-filled comedic adventures in their community of Carnivore Cove, make new friends and sing original catchy tunes along the way. New episodes of Baby Shark’s Big Show! will continue to air Fridays at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
“With Baby Shark’s Big Show!, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio team has taken the most popular song on the planet and created a whole new world of characters,” commented Nickelodeon Preschool SVP Eryk Casemiro. “It’s a series that celebrates family, friends and adventure through comedy, catchy songs and stories of social-emotional learning.”
When their antics get the tooth lost for real, they must team up with the Toothfish Fairy to track it down. Then, while Baby Shark and his friends are playing Barnacle Ball, Hank’s pet rock, Rocky, is accidentally sent soaring into the lair of the vicious Slobber Slug and they must stage an elaborate rescue mission.
Following the premiere, the episode will be available on Nick Jr. On Demand and Download-To-Own services, as well as Noggin, Nickelodeon’s interactive learning service for preschoolers, NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App, which will also feature short-form content. New episodes will continue to rollout on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels internationally beginning in May.
The series features the voice talent of Kimiko Glenn (Orange is the New Black), as Baby Shark; Luke Youngblood (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), as William; Natasha Rothwell (Insecure), as Mommy Shark; Eric Edelstein (We Bare Bears), as Daddy Shark; Debra Wilson (MADtv), as Grandma Shark; and Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld), as Grandpa Shark.
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 Pinkfong Baby Shark property.
SmartSudy’s Pinkfong Baby Shark launched on YouTube in November 2015 amassing 8 billion views. With music, characters, story, and dance combined, the song certified RIAA Diamond and 11x platinum single for selling over 11 million units in the U.S., 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, California, with production overseen by Casemiro.