Saturday, February 20, 2021

'Baby Shark’s Big Show!' to Swim onto Nickelodeon on Friday, March 26 at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT)

Nickelodeon will fully premiere Baby Shark’s Big Show! on Friday, March 26 at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT)! The news follows Nickelodeon treating fans to an early look at the brand new animated preschool series based on the world-famous pop culture phenomenon Baby Shark with the debut of the all new Christmas special “Baby Shark’s Big Fishmas Special” ("All I want for Fishmas") in December 2020.

Update (2/16) - Leading up to the debut of Baby Shark’s Big Show!, Nickelodeon will air a series of Baby Shark's Big Show! Shorts on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT)!

Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. - Operation Cool Quest: It’s hot out, and William has a hankering for ice cream. Baby takes his best friend’s craving with the utmost seriousness. It’s code red! Sink or swim! He takes them on a wild ride through a water warp to get to Iceberg Ice Cream, pronto. (#103)

Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:36 p.m. - Crumb of a Clue: When Grampa’s glasses go missing, it’s a case for Detective Baby Shark and William Watson. Like a hardboiled noir detective, they decipher the clues, interview suspects, and conclude… they’ve been on Grampa’s head the whole time! (#101; proper series premiere)

Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:42 p.m. - No Time for Time Out: Baby has “the time of his life” when he uses his imagination to turn his time-out into an iconic dance routine. (#104)

Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:48 p.m. - The Bunny Slug: Grandma has taken Baby to a serene location to practice meditating. Baby is doing his best... then a cute little bunny slug hops up to him. Baby wants to focus and meditate, but he keeps getting distracted because tiny cute things are his weakness! (#102)

Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:54 p.m. - Knock it Off: Baby is waiting for a package to be delivered, but friends and other colorful characters keep coming to the door. Finally, the huge delivery whale lifts up the roof of the Shark house and delivers the package right into the living room! (#105)

Based on the world-famous pop culture phenomenon and co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand Pinkfong, Baby Shark’s Big Show! is a 2D-animated series (26 half-hour episodes) that follows Baby Shark and his best friend William as they journey on fun-filled comedic adventures in their community of Carnivore Cove, meet new friends and sing original catchy tunes along the way.

The 2D-animated series features a swim-sational lineup of actors: Kimiko Glenn (Orange is the New Black); Luke Youngblood (Glitch TechsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone); Natasha Rothwell (Insecure); Eric Edelstein (Hotel for DogsPig Goat Banana CricketWe Bare Bears); Debra Wilson (MADtv); and Patrick Warburton (Tak & the Power of JujuThe X'sSeinfeldFamily Guy).

Meet the inhabitants of Carnivore Cove:

  • Baby (Glenn) – A sweet, bubbly, and abso-toothly fearless little shark who has a habit of biting off more than he can chew.
  • William (Youngblood) – A quick-witted pilot fish with a flair for the funny, William is always down for jaw-some adventures with his best bud Baby.
  • Mommy (Rothwell) – Fun-loving with a fierce streak, Mommy Shark works for the Mayor of Carnivore Cove.
  • Daddy (Edelstein) – A worrier who can’t help his loud and goofy nature, Daddy Shark is a dentist who flosses when he’s nervous.
  • Grandma (Wilson) – A new-agey prankster who’s all about good vibes and bubbleberry pies.
  • Grandpa (Warburton) – A charismatic shark who loves to tell stories about the glory days.

Theme Song for Baby Shark's Big Show! | Nickelodeon x Baby Shark | Baby Shark Official

🦈Baby Shark’s Big Show! is coming to Nickelodeon on March 26th (12pm EST) in ths US. Dive into Nickelodeon to join Baby Shark and William for a jaw-some adventure! 🌊

In addition to Nickelodeon and SmartStudy’s partnership to produce Baby Shark’s Big Show!, ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) is managing consumer products licensing worldwide, excluding China, Korea and Southeast Asia, for the Baby Shark property. 

Baby Shark launched on YouTube in November 2015 and took the world by storm, amassing 5.7 billion views and becoming the second most-watched video in the platform’s history. With music, characters, story and dance all combined together, the song recorded a 20-week-streak on the Billboard Hot 100 and spawned a viral phenomenon #BabySharkChallenge, generating over one million cover videos around the globe.

Baby Shark’s Big Show! is executive produced by Gary “Doodles” DiRaffaele (Breadwinners) and Tommy Sica (Breadwinners), with Whitney Ralls (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls) serving as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., with production overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Preschool.

Following the U.S. launch, Baby Shark’s Big Show! series will roll out on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels internationally, including on Nick Jr. UK & Ireland in May 2021.

Online at and the Nick Jr. App, parents and preschoolers can find out more about the show and watch short-form content from the series, as well as watch the show's full-length holiday special, "All I want for Fishmas".

Baby Shark’s Big Show! is the latest series to join Nickelodeon’s powerhouse preschool lineup which include Santiago of the SeasRyan’s Mystery PlaydateBubble Guppies and Blaze and the Monster Machines. The series is part of Nick’s strategy to be the home for the biggest franchises kids and families love, and it expands the net’s growing portfolio of influential properties that already includes SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue’s Clues & You!, the first-ever SpongeBob spinoff, Kamp Koral, The Smurfs and an all-new animated Star Trek: Prodigy series.

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About SmartStudy

Founded in June 2010, SmartStudy is a global entertainment company moving beyond the limits of platforms to create original content across children’s education, games and animation. Through SmartStudy’s beloved children’s brand, Pinkfong, the company produces modern-day songs and stories to provide stimulating, fun, learning experiences to children.

About Pinkfong

Pinkfong is a global entertainment brand that creates award-winning kids’ content for families around the world. Pinkfong has over 5,000 songs and stories within its vast library of children’s content, which can be accessed on the App Store and Google Play, as well as on YouTube and Amazon Video. Pinkfong’s accolades include the Amazon Video Direct Star, YouTube’s Diamond Play Button and Google Play’s Best Family App of 2014-2017.

For more information, please visit the Pinkfong website, subscribe to its YouTube channel, or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 41st year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of ViacomCBS Inc. (Nasdaq: VIACA, VIAC).

Originally published: Friday, January 22, 2021.

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