Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Nick Jr. Australia And New Zealand To Premiere "Digby Dragon" On Monday 6th February 2017

Nickelodeon Australia has announced the exciting news that Nick Jr. Australia and New Zealand, Nickelodeon Australia's top-performing preschool channel, will start to premiere and show Digby Dragon, a brand new CG-animated preschool series based on original work from Sally Hunter (Humphrey's Corner), weekdays at 8.30am from Monday 6th February 2017!

Set in the colourful and enchanted Applecross Wood, the series follows Digby, a young dragon learning to fly. Digby and his best friends Chips, the scatter-brained squirrel, fairy Fizzy Izzy and Grumpy Goblin take on magical adventures meeting friends from Applecross Wood along the way.

In the premiere episode "Dragon Day," it's the best day of a Dragon's year, but for Digby it's a reminder that he hasn't learnt to fly far yet. Luckily, with the help of Grumpy Goblin and some fairy dust from Fizzy Izzy, Digby manages to soar across the sky. Although it is not the smoothest of flights or most elegant of landings, Digby is delighted that he's managed to fly further than ever before.

Commissioned by Nickelodeon UK and produced entirely by Blue-Zoo Productions at its central London studio, the CGI show promises to be the latest in a long line of hits from the studio behind Olive the Ostrich, Tree Fu Tom, Q pootle 5 and Alphablocks. The series has been funded through an Enterprise Investment Scheme along with presales and advances.

The series launched on Monday 4th July 2016 at 4:30pm on Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, and became the channels most watched weekday launch for a brand-new show, ever.

Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) will represent Consumer Products for the property in the UK and Ireland, with Aardman Animations representing the property's international TV, DVD and digital sales.

The series has also been acquired by Nick Jr. USA and Nick Jr. Latinoamérica, and will also air on ZDF/KiKa in Germany and S4C in Wales.

Original source: Femail Magazine.
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