Friday, December 29, 2017

Nick Jr. USA To Premiere 'Cleo & Cuquin' On Monday 22nd January 2018

Nickelodeon USA has acquired broadcasting rights to Cleo & Cuquin, a brand-new 52 x seven-minute animated preschool series from Spain’s Ánima Kitchent and Mexican free-to-air (FTA) broadcaster Televisa! Based on the classic Familia Telerín cartoon, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon's top-rated preschool channel, will start to air Cleo & Cuquin weekdays at 2:30pm, 2:40pm and 2:50pm (ET/PT) from Monday 22nd January 2018!

Aimed at four- to five-year-olds, Cleo & Cuquin is based on the classic cartoon Familia Telerin. The show follows the adventures of the most famous Telerín kids. Each episode finds little rascal Cuquin getting himself into trouble, with big sister Cleo doing her best to get him out of it — with the help of Teté, Pelusín, Colitas and Maripí. Together, the brothers and sisters play their way to the answer, pretending to be astronauts, scientists, pilots, or whatever is needed to get the job done. At the end of their journey, Cleo makes up her mind about what she wants to be when she grows up … at least for that day.

In addition to Nickelodeon USA, the series has also been sold to Discovery Kids Latin America and Spanish children’s channel Clan TV.

Below is a list of currently announced brand-new Cleo & Cuquin episodes set to debut on Nick Jr. USA:

Monday 22nd January 2018 at 2:30pm - The Premiere (#101)
Monday 22nd January 2018 at 2:40pm - Ghostcatchers (#102)
Monday 22nd January 2018 at 2:50pm - Driving Pelusin (#103)
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 2:30pm - Hiccup Monsters (#104)
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 2:40pm - Double Plie (#105)
Tuesday 23rd January 2018 at 2:50pm - Elementary Dear Colitas (#106)
Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 2:30pm - Magic Cleo (#107)
Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 2:40pm - The Championship (#108)
Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 2:50pm - The Flower (#109)
Thursday 25th January 2018 at 2:30pm - Flying Tooth (#110)
Thursday 25th January 2018 at 2:40pm - A Day at the Beach (#111)
Thursday 25th January 2018 at 2:50pm - Meteor Shower (#112)
Friday 26th January 2018 at 2:30pm - Power Up (#113)
Friday 26th January 2018 at 2:40pm - Pijama's Party (#114)
Friday 26th January 2018 at 2:50pm - Digging (#115)
Monday 29th January 2018 at 2:30pm - My Little Big Band (#116)
Tuesday 30th January 2018 at 2:30pm - Gym Challenge (#117)
Wednesday 31st January 2018 at 2:30pm - Ghost Love (#118)

Mattel has been named as the global master toy partner for the brand, and recently launched a line of toys. Televisa Consumer Products has also signed a number of agreements in Mexico with consumer brands including Lala Milk, Atlas Mattresses and Fotorama, and Penguin Random House will publish children’s books series based on Cleo & Cuquin in Spain and Latin America by spring 2018. The deals mark the first time a Spanish company has established a licensing deal with a global toy master or a publisher such as Random House.

Supporting Mattel will be toy maker Clementoni, who will launch a line of Cleo & Cuquin-based toys in Spain in fall 2018, including puzzles, edukit toy cases and electronic games.

Cleo & Cuquin has been developed as a transmedia brand by Ánima Kitchent, Televisa, Moro Family’s company MAI and Barcelona-based Selecta Visión. In addition to the refreshed TV show, the brand includes apps like bedtime app The Bedder, web content, and music video clips which have already generated over 600 million views and 1.5 million subscribers on YouTube in just 18 months.

HITN, the non-profit, Spanish-language media network that provides educational and entertainment programming to more than 44 million American households across the country, has also reached an agreement with producer Ánima Kitchent to include Cleo & Cuquin in an early literacy initiative to help ensure kids from transcultural homes enter kindergarten on equitable footing with their peers.

The legendary Spanish hit Familia Telerín first arrived in the late 1970s, created by José Luis and Santiago Moro. A cartoon and daily jingle, the series featured six siblings who told children that it’s time to go to bed. The show introduced the song “Vamos a la cama” (“Time for bed”), which became part of the nighttime routine of a generation of parents with sleep-resistant children. It became a popular success in Spain and Mexico during the '70s and '80s, coloring the now nostalgic childhood of a generation of newish parents and young grandparents.

More information about Cleo & Cuquin, as well as fantastic games, videos and activities, can be found at

A joint-venture founded by Latin American animation powerhouse Ánima Estudios with former executives at Spanish toon company Vodka Capital, Ánima Kitchent was launched in 2014.

Nickelodeon picking up the rights to Cleo & Cuquin follows the number-one entertainment brand for kids partnering with Encantos Media Studios, PBC (Encantos) to develop the first collection of consumer products for infants and toddlers, inspired by the award-winning bilingual baby property, Canticos. With a collection of some of the most beloved Spanish-language nursery rhymes from all over the world, Canticos celebrates Latino culture by bringing songs such as “Los Pollitos,” “Elefantitos,” and “Mi Burrito Sabanero” to life through bilingual children’s books, interactive apps and sing-along videos.

Nickelodeon will seek consumer products and promotional partners, spanning categories including layette, toy, accessories, home, publishing and more.

Canticos short-form content is expected to launch in Spring 2018 on Nick’s digital preschool platforms, including, the Nick Jr. App and NOGGIN, Nick’s video subscription service.

The Canticos portfolio of characters is created by Venezuelan-American artist Susie Jaramillo. Canticos short-form content will be produced by Jaramillo, alongside husband and wife team Nuria Santamaria Wolfe and Steven Wolfe Pereira, co-founders of Encantos Media Studios.

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H/T: Huge thanks to @TVShowsFan for the news!; Sources: Kidscreen (II), Animation Magazine, Variety,, PR Newswire.
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