Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Nick Jr. UK To Premiere "Wanda and the Alien" On Monday 5th January 2015

The online British and Irish TV guide website Digiguide is reporting the exciting news that Nick Jr. UK and Ireland, Nickelodeon UK's top-performing preschool channel, will start to premiere and show the brand-new animated preschool series "Wanda and the Alien" from Monday 5th January 2015 at 7:00pm (encored at 9:00pm; repeated at 8:00pm and 10:00pm on Nick Jr+1)! Following the shows debut, Nick Jr. UK will continue to premiere brand-new episodes of "Wanda and the Alien" weekdays at 7:00pm (encored at 9:00pm; repeated at 8pm and 10pm on Nick Jr. +1).

Friends come in all shapes and sizes. Based on the books by best selling author Sue Hendra, "Wanda and the Alien" is a pre-school animated series about wonder and unconditional friendship. When a young and scared alien crashes with his space rocket into the woods, little rabbit Wanda's world becomes even more interesting and exciting. After a few moments of hesitation, they are now the best friends in the universe.

The Alien has a unique gift that makes him very special: he can freeze a moment in time so that you can see the magical details in it from different points of view. Even a splash in the water can become special if you can catch it and wear it like a crown! Combining an enchanting story with the best 2D animation, every episode sees the two characters exploring the beauty and the wonders of Wanda's charming forest and the Alien's incredible and funny planet, while highlighting the importance of values such as friendship, trust and kindness. Follow Wanda and the little Alien as they discover things out of their worlds!

"Wanda and the Alien" (52 x 10 minutes) is co-produced by UK-based Random House and Komixx Entertainment.

Nickelodeon acquired the rights to Random House Children's Screen Entertainment's "Wanda and the Alien" under a global deal (excluding the US) with London-based distributor CAKE in 2013 that will see the new animated preschool series head to more than 70 Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels around the world (Nickelodeon International). The Nickelodeon deal marks the first key international agreement for "Wanda and the Alien" and a large step for Random House's first book-to-screen venture.

"Wanda and the Alien" Creative Team - Producers: Chris Bowden, Andrew Cole-Bulgin & Richard Randolph; Executive Producers: Ed Glauser, Ian Mackinnon & Peter Saunders; Series Directors: Will Brenton & Jez Hall.

Below is a list of currently announced new "Wanda and the Alien" episodes set to debut on Nick Jr. UK, with episode descriptions:

Monday 5th January 2015: Rainbow Painting - It has been raining. Once the sun comes out, a rainbow appears - so Wanda and Alien go on an adventure to find the end of the rainbow.

Tuesday 6th January 2015: Non Pop Bubbles - Wanda is showing Alien how to blow bubbles. He has never seen them before and is a bit baffled when they begin to pop!

Wednesday 7th January 2015: Pumpkins - Wanda and Alien are given some pumpkin seeds to plant. After planting the seeds the pair sit and wait expectantly for them to grow.

Thursday 8th January 2015: Rabbit Dance - Wanda's mum gives Wanda a recorder to play with. It takes Alien a while to realise what the instrument is, first he thinks it's a walking stick, then a telescope, even food!

Friday 9th January 2015: A Star for Wanda - Wanda and Alien are stargazing in the garden. Wanda decides she wants a star and tries her hardest to catch one. With a little help from Alien's magic, Wanda gets her stars.

Monday 12th January 2015: Sea Sea, You Cant Catch Me - Wanda, Alien and Wanda's family are at the beach. They play in the waves and then build sandcastles, decorating them with shells.

Tuesday 13th January 2015: Catch a Leaf - Wanda teaches Alien to play catch a leaf with the autumn leaves. Alien uses his magic to create a magic 'leaf' carpet, which they both sit upon and fly around the meadow chasing leaves.

Wednesday 7th January 2015: Hopscotch - Wanda teaches Alien how to play hopscotch. Alien struggles to find a stone to throw on the hopscotch grid. First he picks up a frog thinking it was a stone, and it hops away!
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