Puffin Rock, a new animated series co-produced by global publisher Penguin Random House Children’s, Cartoon Saloon and Dog Ears, is set to debut om Nick Jr next week.
While the first episode is premiering in the UK on Nick Jr. on Monday, May 18th, production has already commenced on a second series.
Puffin Rock follows the funny adventures of a family of puffins who live on an Irish island and features natural history facts, pre-school learning, relationship dynamics and humour.
"As the leading children’s publisher, we’re on the lookout for new ways of telling stories," said Francesca Dow, managing director, Penguin Random House Children’s.
"Puffin Rock is wonderful storytelling and takes us beyond the book into animation, which we are thrilled to see on Nick Jr. for the first time in the UK, entertaining the children we’ve had in our heads since the first day of our strong partnership with Dog Ears and Cartoon Saloon."
Tim Patterson, VP, director of programming, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland added: "Cartoon Saloon, Penguin and Dog Ears have created a beautiful animation with storylines that I am sure will delight and engage Nick Jr. audiences.
"Puffin Rock is a welcome arrival to the Nick Jr. schedule and I cannot wait to see how families react to the series."
Chris O’Dowd, narrator for the new show, said: “I’m thrilled that Puffin Rock will be launching on Nick Jr. in the UK. I love creatures of the sky and sea and thought it was time to tell pre-schoolers about them, and Puffin Rock does just that.
"I found the whole experience of working on Puffin Rock to be very relaxing – there is something truly beautiful about puffins down by the water. When I’d go into the studio to voice my narration it chilled me out immediately and sorted out my whole day. I love anything to do with puffins, I always have."