Sunday, August 26, 2018

Nickelodeon Germany, Austria and Switzerland to Premiere 'Dot.' on Monday 1st October 2018

Nickelodeon Germany (Deutschland), Nickelodeon Austria (Österreich) and Nickelodeon Switzerland (Schweiz) will start to premiere and show the brand-new animated preschool series Dot. on Monday 1st October 2018!

Dot. centres on Dot, an inquisitive and exuberant 8-year-old who embarks on hilarious adventures and fearlessly sets about solving problems…problems she most likely created herself! For a girl as energetic as Dot, there’s no better way to spend the day than outside, exploring the world with her best friends, Hal, Ruby, Nev and Dev, as well as her best dog, Scratch, as she uses technology, math, and science concepts to learn new things, but it's never at the expense of real-world experiences and the people she cares about. Viewers can join Dot as she conquers each new challenge the same way any 8-year-old would…by messing up a lot and laughing even more.

In each of the 11-minute episodes, Dot embarks on hilarious adventures to satisfy her imagination, curiosity and latest passion whether with her dog, friends, and any tool or technology that will help enhance their play and exploration.

Dot. will air weekdays at 06:10 Uhr on Nickelodeon Deutschland and daily at 07:55 Uhr on Nickelodeon Österreich and Nickelodeon Schweiz.

Dot. is an animated series targeted at 4-7 year olds that aims to inspire learning and creative exploration while modelling how technology can be used as a tool to enhance real world experiences, as well as promotes positive digital citizenship. The show also aims to expose kids -- and girls in particular -- to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts in an inviting, age-appropriate way through the likable, self-confident titular character.

The series is based on the picture book of the same title by best-selling author and text expert Randi Zuckerberg.

Dot. is produced by Industrial Brothers (Nickelodeon's Top Wing, Yup Yups, Gummandos) in association with The Jim Henson Company (Dinosaur Train, Pajanimals, Doozers, Splash and Bubbles, Word Party, Julie’s Green Room) and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

The first season of Dot. (52 x 11’) has been a top performing franchise since its debut in the U.S. on Universal Kids (formally Sprout), NBCUniversal’s Cable Entertainment network for kids 2-11 in September 2016, with all past episodes of the series streaming exclusively on Hulu. The series also currently airs on Canada’s CBC. Season two (26 x 11’) is anticipated to debut in fall 2018.

“I am so thrilled that Dot. continues to impact and inspire so many young people,” says creator and executive producer Randi Zuckerberg. “It’s so important to me that families find a healthy and positive relationship with technology, and Dot. is doing just that by allowing children and their parents to join along for her tech-fueled adventures! We can’t wait to see where Dot takes us next.”

“For parents who watch the show, I hope they see that tech can be a wonderful place of creativity and excitement for children, and not just go to a place of negativity around screen time. For kids, I hope they feel inspired and excited by the adventures that Dot and her friends have with technology. I hope Dot excites them enough to try things on their own like a coding class at school or build something with their parents,” Zuckerberg told The Hollywood Reporter in February 2016.

The show’s executive producers are Matthew Fernandes, Arthur Spanos and Tammy Semen, of Industrial Brothers, Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford of The Jim Henson Company, and Randi Zuckerberg will. Yalda Uhls, director of creative community partnerships at Common Sense Media and a senior research scientist at UCLA’s Children’s Digital Media Center @ LA is the show’s curriculum consultant. The Jim Henson Company handles media rights to the series outside of Canada, as well as all consumer products rights to the property worldwide.

Dot. has demonstrated how technology can inspire and enhance all kinds of real world adventures, helping children and their parents find balance and navigate the digital age,” commented Halle Stanford, President of Television at The Jim Henson Company. “Our new season will continue to engage children in the U.S. on Sprout and Hulu, and around the world with our top-tier partners, sharing Dot’s enthusiasm to use tech to connect, play, capture moments, tell stories and most importantly, inspire curiosity.”

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Additional sources: Animation Magazine,, Jim Henson's Family Hub, The Jim Henson Company, Kidscreen, Wikipedia (I, II).
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