Coming June 14, new animated preschool series encourages kids to be open, tolerant, and respectful of others.
Nickelodeon’s Noggin is set to debut JoJo & Gran Gran, a new animated BBC Studios series about an almost five-year-old girl and her grandmother, on Monday, June 14. The premiere marks the U.S. launch of the series (44 x 11), developed and produced by BBC Children’s Productions. Nickelodeon has acquired Season 1 and 2 for the U.S.; episodes will continue to roll out on Noggin later this year. BBC Studios is distributing internationally.
The 2D series follows JoJo and her wise grandmother, Gran Gran, as they spend time together in a bustling London neighborhood. The series explores themes that are often difficult for young children to grasp, such as issues around life cycles, passing of time, and growth. It encourages children to be open, tolerant, empathetic, and respectful of others.
“We are thrilled to welcome JoJo & Gran Gran to Noggin and to share this charming and authentic multigenerational series that complements our expanding content slate, and also aligns with our ‘Big Heart World’ approach to learning,” commented Layla Lewis, Senior Vice President, Global Acquisitions and Content Partnerships, ViacomCBS International Media Networks.
Noggin’s “Big Heart World” educational approach focuses on building preschoolers’ emotional knowledge and awareness. Each episode of the series aims to reflect kids’ own lives while being culturally specific and inspire real-world discovery and play. JoJo & Gran Gran is the latest addition to Noggin’s content slate which includes the recently launched series Rhymes Through Times, Noggin Knows, Kinderwood, School of Yum, Word Play and Imagination Trips.