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Nick Jr. UK to Premiere 'Butterbean’s Café' on Monday 4th February 2019; 'Top Wing' Merchandise Update




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Nickelodeon's new animated preschool series, Butterbean’s Café

Preschoolers will be whisked away on magical culinary adventures in Nickelodeon’s brand-new CG-animated series, Butterbean’s Café, premiering Monday 4th February 2019 at 4:30pm on Nick Jr. UK and Ireland! Following launch, new episodes of Butterbean’s Café will air regularly weekdays at 4:30pm, with each episode replayed the following weekday at 7:00am and 12:00pm, and at various times during the weekend on Nick Jr. UK & Eire.

Created by Robert Scull and Jonny Belt (Bubble Guppies), Butterbean’s Café, the series (40 episodes) centers on a fairy named Butterbean and her adventures running her neighborhood café and bakery, and showcases creative cooking and features a curriculum with social-emotional lessons that highlight kindness and gratitude, and leadership skills.

In the series, Butterbean, her fairy friends--Dazzle, Poppy and Jasper --and her little sister Cricket take pride in serving up healthy snacks and sweet treats to the residents in their community of Puddlebrook. Butterbean’s special magic beans, the fairies’ enchanted kitchen tools and the team’s can-do spirit all combine to make their cafe the most awesome eatery in town.

In Butterbean’s Café’s series premiere, “The Grand Opening!,” Butterbean and her friends work together to make the opening of the café a success, while competing café owner Ms. Marmalady (voiced by Alysia Reiner of Orange Is the New Black) attempts to throw them off track.

Below is a list of currently announced all-new episodes of Butterbean’s Café, along with each episodes description, set to premiere on Nick Jr. in the UK and Ireland in February 2019:

Monday 4th February 2019 at 4:30pm - The Grand Opening!: When Butterbean and her friends open a café, their jealous rival Ms. Marmalady tries to ruin everything. Will the grand opening be a big success? (series premiere; 30 minute special)

Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 4:30pm - The Sweetest Ride: When Butterbean's delivery truck breaks down, Mr. Brookwrench turns it into a glittery café on wheels!

Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 4:45pm - A Grilled Cheese for the Big Cheese!: When the President has to cancel her lunch at the café, will Butterbean be able to bring lunch to her instead?

Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 4:30pm - Friendship Pretzels!: When Dazzle gives Butterbean a friendship necklace, Poppy feels left out. Will Poppy tell her fairy friends how she's feeling?

Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 4:45pm - The Wild Tooth Chase: Cricket loses her first tooth! Butterbean gives her a box to keep it safe, but the box goes missing!

Thursday 7th February 2019 at 4:30pm - Fluttercakes!: Ms. Marmalady won't let the dustman empty Butterbean's bins unless she beats her in a pancake-making contest.

Thursday 7th February 2019 at 4:45pm - The Perfect Picnic!: Ms. Marmalady sabotages the Puddle Scouts' picnic with ants! Will Cricket's scout skills save the picnic?

Friday 8th February 2019 at 4:30pm - Dazzle's Cake-Tastrophe!: When Dazzle is left in charge of the café, she tries to do everything herself. Will she learn to ask for help?

Friday 8th February 2019 at 4:45pm - Cricket's First Menu!: Cricket's first lunch menu is ruined when all the ketchup goes missing! Will she "ketch" the culprit?

Monday 4th February 2019 at 4:30pm - Wedding Cake Switcheroo: Ms. Marmalady switches her disastrous wedding cake with Butterbean's beautiful cake. Will she get all the credit?

Monday 4th February 2019 at 4:45pm - Fairy Berry Parfait!: Butterbean needs yogurt for her Fairy Berry Parfaits, but Ms. Marmalady buys all the yogurt at the market!

Butterbean’s Café made its world debut on Nickelodeon in the U.S. on Monday 12th November 2018, and will be rolling out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and branded blocks throughout 2019.

Online at, parents and children can find out more about Butterbean’s Café, dance-along to the Butterbean’s Café theme song, and discover creative activities, such as colouring pages. Fans can like the official Nick Jr. UK & Ireland Facebook and Instagram pages and sign up to the official Nick Jr. Fan Club for the latest Nick Jr. news, highlights, video clips, competitions and more.

The US-English dub of Butterbean’s Café features the voice talent of Margaret Ying Drake as Butterbean, Olivia Grace Manning as Dazzle, Kirrilee Berger as Poppy, Koda Gursoy as Jasper, and Gabriella Pizzolo as Cricket, and features guest voice appearances by top celebrity chefs and culinary experts, including Richard Blais (Top Chef, Guy’s Grocery Games), Alton Brown (Good Eats, Iron Chef America), Carla Hall (The Chew, Top Chef), Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef), Giada De Laurentiis (Giada at Home) and Rachael Ray (The Rachael Ray Show).

Additionally, in Top Wing merchandise news:

Nickelodeon's Top Wing (l-r) Brody, Swift, Rod and Penny

It has been announced that Hasbro, the master toy partner for Top Wing, will commence a roll-out of plush, vehicles, gadgets and figures inspired by Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated preschool series from March 2019! Additional licensee deals have also been confirmed across the UK, spanning new categories and lines to create even more opportunities for fans of action, adventure and comedy. The captivating product ranges will enable preschoolers to join the Top Wing team and go on action-packed rescue missions of their own, which figures, mission-ready vehicles, play sets and plush toys inspired by the characters and adventures on the show. Sambro also plans to launch a Top Wing toy collection during autumn/winter 2019.

Publishing and home entertainment products will be the first to launch in 2019, ahead of the season two launch in the autumn. Accessories will hit the shelves in 2020.

Top Wing boasts all the signature elements of a top toy property, including appealing characters, pre-school friendly themes, humour, and hi-tech gadgets and vehicles. 65.3 thousand UK viewers tuned in to watch the season debut in May 2018, and in its first six months on air the show reach one million kids, cementing its position as one of Nick Jr.'s Top 5 most popular launches.

Produced by 9 Story Media Group, the 52-part CG-animated action-adventure series follows the adventures of four rescue birds - Swift, Penny, Rod and Brody–who are training to earn their wings at the Top Wing Academy on Big Swirl Island.

About Nick Jr.

Where every day’s an adventure, Nick Jr. is a top-performing commercial pre-school entertainment brand in cable and satellite homes. Launched in 1999 as the world's first channel dedicated to pre-school children, Nick Jr.’s programming includes beloved shows PAW Patrol, Shimmer and Shine, Nella the Princess Knight and Peppa Pig. Kids and parents can find lots of video clips, games, exclusive activities and downloads featuring their favourite Nick Jr. friends online at and on the Nick Jr. Play app. Viewers also have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick Jr. +1. Nick Jr. is available on Sky 615, Virgin 715, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 318.

About Nickelodeon

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids’ TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.

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Originally published: Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Additional source: The January 2019 issue of Toy World Magazine; Schedule Source: Digiguide.
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