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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

'Ollie's Pack' - Nickelodeon to Premiere New Animated Series Soon

Update (3/30) - Below is Nickelodeon's official press release announcing the exciting news!:

NICKELODEON VENTURES INTO THE MONSTERVERSE IN ORIGINAL ANIMATED SERIES OLLIE’S PACK, PREMIERING MONDAY, APRIL 6 AT 4:00 P.M. (ET/PT)

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BURBANK, Calif.—Mar. 30, 2020—Ollie, his two best friends and an otherworldly backpack embark on monstrous adventures with the premiere of Nickelodeon’s original action-comedy series, Ollie’s Pack, on Monday, April 6 at 4:00 P.M. (ET/PT). Produced by Nelvana, the 26-episode, 2D-animated series combines the struggles of tween life with the responsibility of controlling an entire dimension of monsters. Nickelodeon will air premiere episodes of Ollie’s Pack Mondays through Thursdays the weeks of April 6 and April 13. The series is slated to debut internationally later this year, reaching over 170 countries and territories.

Ollie’s Pack is filled with excitement, humor, and heart, and we are thrilled to welcome Ollie and his friends to Nickelodeon’s incredible family of original characters,” said Nina Hahn, Senior Vice President of Development and Production, Nickelodeon.

Chris Rose, Vice President of Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon, adds, “I can’t wait to introduce a new generation to the timeless tale of a boy growing up and finding his place, while simultaneously trying to save the world.”

Ollie’s Pack follows Ollie and his backpack, which doubles as a powerful portal allowing an array of monsters to travel from the Monsterverse into Ollie’s world on Earth. Throughout the series, Ollie and his two best friends must protect the earth from the horrifying monsters that have escaped, while often utilizing the helpful monsters who assist with their everyday tween problems, like sneaking into a movie or winning their school’s Battle of the Bands contest. No matter the circumstances, Ollie’s thirst for adventure undoubtedly gets him into trouble that only he and his friends can resolve.


In the first episode, “The Chosen One…Stinks,” Ollie’s stinky sweat is a hot commodity in the Monsterverse so he exchanges it with a monster who offers to do his laundry. Then, in “Not Another Superhero Movie,” Ollie and his friends utilize a monster’s powers to make an epic superhero movie for their film club.

The series stars James Hartnett (Cupcake & Dino) as Ollie, an ordinary, impulsive, and creative kid who has been given the status of Chosen One and Keeper of the Pack; Ana Sani (Mysticons) as Cleo, the brave and adventurous comic relief; and David Berni (Rocket Monkeys) as Bernie, the nervy and logical voice of reason.

Along the way, audiences will be introduced to some larger than life monsters including Andre and Bev, a bounty hunting double act; Major Snooch, a high ranking official in the Ministry of Chosen One Affairs; and Rance, a weaselly petty thief in utter denial about his boldfaced stealing.

A pre-released episode is currently available on the Nick App and Nick On Demand, and will be available on YouTube starting Saturday, April 4.

The series originated from “Monster Pack,” an original short made for Nickelodeon’s 2013 Animated Shorts Program. Creators Pedro Eboli (Cupcake & Dino) and Graham Peterson (Rick & Morty) met at the Vancouver Film School and have now been friends for over 10 years. Pedro is a creator, producer, director and animator from Rio de Janeiro, while Graham is an animation supervisor and instructor at local and overseas studios.

🎒 | Ollie’s Pack - Official Theme Song Intro (HD)


About Nickelodeon

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Original post:

Nickelodeon will premiere Ollie's Pack, a brand new animated series very soon! Check out the trailer above!

Update (3/26): Fans can stream the first episode of Ollie's Pack, "New Kid on Campus/The Chosen One(s)" now on the Nick App!

Ollie's Pack follows the adventures of Ollie and his Monster Pack. With the help of his friends, Ollie uses the pack to get monsters back to their own universe.

Ollie, his two best friends and an otherworldly backpack embark on monstrous adventures with the premiere of Nickelodeon’s original action-comedy series, Ollie’s Pack, in April. Produced by Nelvana, the 26-episode, 2D-animated series combines the struggles of tween life with the responsibility of controlling an entire dimension of monsters. The series is slated to debut internationally later this year, reaching over 170 countries and territories.

Ollie’s Pack follows Ollie and his backpack, which doubles as a powerful portal allowing an array of monsters to travel from the monsterverse into Ollie’s world on Earth. Throughout the series, Ollie and his two best friends must protect the earth from the horrifying monsters that have escaped, while often utilizing the helpful monsters who assist with their everyday tween problems, like sneaking into a movie or winning their school’s Battle of the Bands contest. No matter the circumstances, Ollie’s thirst for adventure undoubtedly gets him into trouble that only he and his friends can resolve.

The series stars James Harnett (Cupcake & Dino) as Ollie, an ordinary, impulsive, and creative kid who has been given the status of Chosen One and Keeper of the Pack; Ana Sani (Mysticons) as Cleo, the brave and adventurous comic relief; and David Berni (Rocket Monkeys) as Bernie, the nervy and logical voice of reason. Along the way, audiences will be introduced to some larger than life monsters including Andre and Bev, a bounty hunting double act; Major Snooch, a high ranking official in the Ministry of Chosen One Affairs; and Rance, a weaselly petty thief in utter denial about his boldfaced stealing.

Lienne Sawatsky (ToonMarty) serves as a co-executive producer on the series, and Mike Girard (MTV Live, Cupcake & Dinosaur: General Services, Camp Lakebottom) serves as a writer on the show.

Ollie’s Pack is created by Pedro Eboli (Cupcake & Dino) and Graham Peterson (Rick & Morty), with Graham also serving as the show's executive producer and show-runner.

The series originated from Monster Pack, an original short produced at Birdo Studio for Nickelodeon’s 2013 Animated Shorts Program. Creators Pedro and Graham met at the Vancouver Film School and have now been friends for over 10 years. Pedro is a creator, producer, director and animator from Rio de Janeiro, while Graham is an animation supervisor and instructor at local and overseas studios. Pedro and Graham served as writers and directors for the short, with Graham serving as well as an animation director for several additional projects.

Ollie's Pack synopsis:

"Thirteen-year old Ollie, with the help of his best buddies Cleo and Bernie and monster trainer Captain Wowski, protects and controls a backpack portal to the world of monsters."

ViacomCBS (under Viacom International Inc.) has applied to register a patent for the property with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under NICE Classes 41 - Education; entertainment: Entertainment services in the nature of continuing program series, featuring animation, comedy and drama provided through cable television, broadcast television, internet, video-on-demand, and through other forms of transmission media; providing online information in the field of entertainment concerning television programs. The patent was filed on Monday, January 27, 2020.

Check out a sneak peek on Animation Scoop!





Nick has been turning to animated shorts as a source of new content recently. In January 2020 it premiered the 2D-animated comedy series It#s Pony (20 x 22 minutes), which was submitted in Nick’s 2015 International Animated Shorts. In March 2019, Nick debuted Corn & Peg, an animated preschool series, which begun life as a Nickelodeon Preschool Short. In June 2019, it launched the Intergalactic Shorts Program, which aims to drive new comedies for six to 11s that could be turned into long-form programming. It’s now producing the live-action original TV movie The Loud House: A Very Loud Christmas!, which is a spinoff of the animated series that also began as an animated short in its 2013 program.

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Originally published: Monday, March 2, 2020 at 20:31 GMT.

Special thanks to @PinkiePie97 for alerting me to a mistake!; Additional sources: Anime Superhero Forum /@ToonJay723, @nomoregroundhogs, @kanc, @Magitroopa, Zap2it TV Listings, Kidscreen.

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