Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nick Jr. Australia & New Zealand To Debut "Wallykazam!" In October 2014; Premiering New Episodes Of "Zack and Quack"

Nick Jr. Australia & New Zealand has announced the exciting news in their latest "Nick Jr. News" e-Newsletter (eDM), September 2014, that Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand's local version of the popular preschool channel will start to premiere and show Nickelodeon Preschool's brand-new CG-animated literacy series "Wallykazam!" on Monday 13th October 2014, at 8:30am, as part of the channels Spring 2014 programming highlights!

Nick Jr. invites your pre-schoolers to discover the magic of words in the new animated literacy series Wallykazam!, premiering Monday, 13 October at 8:30am.

Additionally, Nick Jr. Australia & New Zealand has also announced in the same newsletter that they are currently premiering brand-new episodes of Nickelodeon's popular CG-animated preschool series "Zack and Quack" weekdays at 4:30pm!

(Download Image - Photo - Wally and Norville in Nickelodeon's Wallykazam! (PRNewsFoto/Nickelodeon): http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/NY46234)

In "Wallykazam!", Nick Jr. invites preschoolers to discover the magic of words. "Wallykazam!" follows the adventures of a troll named Wally and his pet dragon, Norville, who live in a forest with giants, goblins, ogres, sprites and other mythical creatures. Wally uses his magic stick to make words come to life on screen that start with a specific letter, sound or rhyme. Each episode features a new set of magic words that Wally uses to playfully transform the world around him.

"Wallykazam!" is Nickelodeon's first preschool series that embeds a literacy curriculum into a full-length story, introducing skills such as letter and sound identification, rhyming, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies. Celebrity guests featured in season one include Vanessa Bayer ("Saturday Night Live"), Weird Al Yankovic, John O'Hurley (J. Peterman in "Seinfeld"), Kate Micucci (Lucy in "The Big Bang Theory") and Alanna Ubach (Amy Hobbs in Nick at Nite's "See Dad Run", Manny Rivera / El Tigre in Nickelodeon's "El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera", and Boo, Cletus, Fresca and the voice of Miss. Daisy in Nickelodeon Movies Oscar-winning animated film "Rango"). "Wallykazam!" is created by producer/writer Adam Peltzman (Emmy Award-winning "The Backyardigans" and "Bubble Guppies").
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