Thursday, January 10, 2019

Nickelodeon Greece to Premiere '44 Cats' on Saturday 19th January 2019

Nickelodeon Greece (Ελλάδα) will premiere the brand-new CG-animated preschool series 44 Cats on Saturday 19th January 2019 at 10:30! Created and directed by Iginio Straffi, the founder of Italian content powerhouse Rainbow Group, the makers of Winx Club and Regal Academy, and produced by Rainbow in collaboration with Antoniano Bologna and Rai Ragazzi, Nickelodeon Ελλάδα will continue to air all-new episodes of 44 Cats, locally titled 44 Γάτες Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30.


44 Cats

Set in the world of animals, 44 Cats (52 eps x c. 13') follows the daily adventures of Lampo, Milady, Pilou, and Meatball (Κεφτές) – four adorable kittens who are part of a music band named The Buffycats.

The protagonists live and play in the Clubhouse, a garage beside old Granny Pina’s house. Their adventures explore the themes of friendship and altruism: the four cats love helping others and always find creative solutions to everyday hitches and help other cats in need. The series promotes positive attitudes and conveys educational messages dealing with important themes such as tolerance, diversity and solidarity in a funny way.

This eagerly anticipated show made its world debut on Rai Yoyo in Italy on Monday 12th November 2018. Nickelodeon International acquired the broadcast rights to the series in May 2018, and will roll the animated series out on Nickelodeon channels and branded blocks around the world, excluding in the U.S. and Latin America, from 2019.

44 Cats is inspired by the very popular Italian kids song "44 Gatti", which, in 1968, won the 10th edition of the Zecchino d'Oro and has since entered the collective imagination of Italians.



44 Cats is the first Rainbow Group production jointly developed with Bardel Entertainment, the Canadian animation studio it acquired in 2015, and jointly produced in collaboration with Antoniano Bologna and Rai Ragazzi, and combines great music and edutainment with high quality animation. The series also marks Rainbow’s (Winx Club, Regal Academy, Mia and me, Maggie & Bianca Fashion Friends) inaugural foray into preschool programming.

Rainbow inked a licensing deal for 44 Cats with Thai Group’s Hong Kong-based company, Toy Plus in August 2018. Under the terms of the agreement, Toy Plus will develop a variety of products including interactive plush, figurines, play sets, musical toys and more based on the music, creative play patterns and collectability featured in the series. The line of merchandise debuted in Hong Kong in October, and is slated to become available for purchase around the world in fall 2019.

Viewers can visit the official 44 Cats show websites at nickelodeon.gr and 44cats.tv to find out more about the show and its musical stars, as well as watch exclusive video clips, play pawesome games and download purr-tastic activities. Fans can also find parenting resources and educational materials inspired by the show online at 44cats.tv.

44 Cats | Trailer



Viewers can also follow Nickelodeon Ελλάδα on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates from Planet Nickelodeon, and 44 Cats on Facebook and Instagram pages and 44 Cats YouTube channel for pawesome updates from the Clubhouse.

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Originally published: Friday, December 21, 2018.

Original source: Greek Digital TV; Additional source: Google Translate.
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