Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Nickelodeon Benelux To Premiere "Bunsen Is A Beast" On Monday 19th June 2017; Debuts "ToonMarty"

A beast and a human form an unlikely friendship in Nickelodeon's newest animated series Bunsen is a Beast, premiering Monday 19th June 2017 at 15:33 uur on Nickelodeon Netherlands (Nederland) and Nickelodeon Belgium (België; Flanders)!! Created and executive produced by Butch Hartman (Fairly Odd Parents), the 20-episode series, locally titled Bunsen is een Beest, follows the adventures of Bunsen, the first beast to attend a human grade school, and his best friend Mikey.



Bunsen is a Beast tells the story of Bunsen and Mikey, two new friends who embark on endless fun and adventures in their town of Muckledunk. As the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human kids, Bunsen feels the pressure to succeed and prove to the world that monsters can live among humans…and they won't eat everyone for lunch. With help from Mikey, Bunsen will learn how to accomplish human world tasks, like, doing homework, eating ice cream, and riding the bus. In turn, Mikey will learn to navigate the Beast World and meet all the weird and wonderful beasts that reside there.

In the series premiere, "Beast of Friends" (#106), Bunsen is excited to take Mikey to Dimmsdale to meet Cosmo (Fairly OddParents) on their Friend-iversary, but trouble arises when Amanda secretly follows them!

Then, in "Bunsen Is a Beast!"/"Body and the Beast" (#101), premiering Tuesday 20th June 2017 at 15:33 uur, Bunsen attends his first day of human middle school in hopes of proving that beasts and humans can happily co-exist; Later, Bunsen literally loses his head on picture day and Mikey has to help him find it before picture time!


Bunsen and Mikey in Nickelodeon's Bunsen is a Beast.

The voice cast of the US-English dub of Bunsen is a Beast includes: Jeremy Rowley (iCarly) as Bunsen, the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human kids; Ben Giroux (Henry Danger) as Mikey, a sweet and quirky kid and Bunsen’s best friend; Cristina Milizia (Monster High) as Darcy, Bunsen and Mikey's homeschooled friend; Kari Wahlgren (The Fairly OddParents) as Amanda Killman, the rigid and rule bound beast hater; comedy legend Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as Miss Flap, Mikey and Bunsen's eccentric teacher; Jeff Bennett (Jake and the Neverland Pirates) as Bunsen's Dad; and Jennifer Hale (The Powerpuff Girls) as Bunsen's Mom. Additionally, Wahlgren and Rowley also voice Mikey's Mom and Dad.

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Bunsen is a Beast is produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, which officially opened the doors to its newly expanded building -- an over 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, sustainable complex on January 11.

Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An American Tail. He created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!, and also wrote and directed episodes of Dexter's Laboratory, Cow & Chicken and Johnny Bravo. Bunsen is a Beast marks Hartman’s fourth animated series for Nickelodeon. Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including The Fairly OddParents. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the animated series, Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010 live-action/CG animated hit TV movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! The series came to life once again in the original TV movie, A Fairly Odd Christmas in 2012 and A Fairly OddSummer in 2014. Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon's animated series Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy.


'Bunsen is a Beast!'

In addition to his work with Nickelodeon, Hartman has also created the Noog Network, a mobile app that features interactive games, cartoons and live shows. “I kind of never stop. I never sleep. I just like to draw and put ideas down. And every idea that Nickelodeon doesn’t buy I put on the Noog Network,” explains Hartman. He notes that Noog is a good place to try out new ideas and see how they go over in a short amount of time.





In additional news, Nickelodeon Benelux started to premiere ToonMarty (locally titled Toon Marty) on Monday 29th May 2017 at 16:15 uur on Nickelodeon Nederland and at 17:25 uur on Nickelodeon België (Flanders)! Fans can find out more about Toon Marty and watch exclusive videos from the show, including full-length episodes, on nickelodeon.nl and nickelodeon.be, and on the Nickelodeon Play app.

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Sources: Yelo Play, via ToonZone Forums member Red Arrow :D; Additional sources: facebook.com/NickelodeonNL (I, II), facebook.com/NickelodeonBelgie).
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