PHILIPPINES – Nickelodeon’s brand-new preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show!, based on the global hit Pinkfong Baby Shark, is set to make a splash with its premiere in Southeast Asia. Starting from July 26, preschoolers in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia can join the pop culture phenomenon for jaw-some underwater escapades every weekday at 8.30am (WIB) and 9.30am (MAL/PH) on Nickelodeon.
Co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand Pinkfong, the series of 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.
In the first episode, “Baby Tooth/Slobber Slug”, Baby Shark gets his first loose tooth and enlists William’s help to lose it so he can trade it in for a sand dollar. 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.
Baby Shark’s Big Show! features a swim-sational lineup of voice actors, which was just nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Casting for a Daytime Animated Program”: 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.
Pinkfong Baby Shark launched on YouTube in November 2015 and took the world by storm, amassing 9 billion views and becoming the most-watched video in the platform’s history. It is one of the most popular franchises in the world. With music, characters, story and dance all combined together, 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.
Since its premiere in the United States on March 26, Baby Shark’s Big Show! has proven to be a hit with its young viewers, remaining among the top-rated series for kids aged two to five across all TV in the country, and has reached over 2.5 million preschoolers and 11.1 million total viewers to date.
Currently airing in countries across Europe, North America, South America and Australia, the show will be available to other markets in Southeast Asia and Korea by the end of the year, and continue expanding its reach globally to the Middle East and Africa. The fin-credible world of Baby Shark is also getting bigger with the development of a brand-new original animated movie and season two of its TV series.