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Nickelodeon Sets July 18th Debut For “Pig Goat Banana Cricket”

Nickelodeon Sets July 18th Debut For "Pig Goat Banana Cricket"


One of the most highly anticipated animated series has finally got an air date. The week after Comic Con, Nickelodeon will unleash Pig Goat Banana Cricket – Saturday, July 18th, at
10:30a.m. (ET/PT). 

Indie
artists Dave Cooper (Futarama) and
Johnny Ryan (MAD Magazine, DC Comics),
who previously collaborated on comics for kids for Nickelodeon
Magazine
, serve as co-creators and co-executive producers, with Emmy and
Golden Globe winner David Sacks (The
Simpsons, 3rd Rock from the Sun
) as executive producer. Produced
by Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., this 26-episode half-hour series
of the absurd interweaves stories of a Pig (the fool), a Goat (the artist), a Banana (the wise-guy) and a Cricket (the brain), as four friends
and roommates who live in a fantastical city where just about anything comes to
life.

Viewers can watch a sneak peek of Pig
Goat Banana Cricket
Thursday, July
16, at 9:30p.m. (ET/PT) immediately following the 2015 Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. The series will air episodes in
its regular timeslot Saturdays at 10:30a.m. (ET/PT) and will roll out on
Nickelodeon’s international channels beginning early 2016.

Pig Goat Banana Cricket is deeply rooted
in Nickelodeon’s tradition of great character-driven storytelling by creators
who are the ultimate purveyors of comedy,” said Russell Hicks, President of
Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon. “Cooper and Ryan’s distinct
aesthetic vision is rivaled by their comedic sensibility to tell wacky
adventures that are definitely out of this world.”

Cooper said,
“Our goal is to make the funniest show out there and to make you laugh out loud.”
Ryan added, “Everything is for the sake of comedy, and Pig Goat Banana Cricket is an original cartoon with heart and
friendship powered by wild imagination and energy.”

One of
Cooper and Ryan’s earliest collaborations was creating a comic
called “Cupcakes of Time” for Nickelodeon
Magazine
. Between the two, their resume includes various works and stories
for Bloomberg Business, Owl Magazine, National Geographic for Kids, Marvel, MAD Magazine and more. Characteristic of their unique art style,
the show features the lush charm of retro kids’ books and the cutting edge illustration
fused with sparkling characters matched with a surprising industrial design. A
startling mix of bubbly, loveable characters and rich, layered worlds
burst with weird machines and lush, mysterious vegetation.

Pig Goat Banana Cricket is set in Boopelite City, a gigantic and
whirring metropolis where many of the buildings look like archaic clockworks.
The streets are constantly teeming with characters of intensely varied
description, and the sidewalks are crammed with animals, robots, walking fruit,
sea creatures, and more. The four roommates live in a treehouse, which sits in
the middle of the city, surrounded by the forest, the seas and everywhere else
the friends could possibly go.

In the
special sneak preview “Pig Goat Banana Cricket High Five!” launching Thursday, July 16, at 9:30p.m. (ET/PT), Pig’s errand to go pickle shopping
culminates in an unexpected friendship with a shopping cart and a mad pursuit
across town by the merciless Shragger. All the while, Goat struggles to sing
her catchy new song, and Banana’s job is on the line after he loses his entire
troop…again. Meanwhile, Cricket’s beauty goo experiment beautifies the planet so
well that a passing comet’s passionate kisses may just cause the end of the
world.

On
Saturday, July 18, at 10:30a.m. (ET/PT),
the series will launch in its regular timeslot with “Fudge-pocalypse.” In the episode, Goat wishes for a bubble made out of fudge and between Cricket’s
super genius inventing skills and Pig’s desire to “help,” the result is an
out-of-control fudge-bubble making machine that engulfs the world in gooey
fudge bubbles. Meanwhile, Banana gets kidnapped by pirates on the high fudgy
seas. The four friends have to brave strange perils and rely on each other to
survive the Fudge-pocalypse.

Viewers can visit
the Pig Goat Banana Cricket property space on Nick.com and the Nick App starting next week to learn more about
the show and its characters, play show-based games, take
character quizzes, and watch funny short videos. Episodes of Pig Goat
Banana Cricket
 will be available on Nick.com and the Nick App,
along with platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Google Play, Vudu,
Playstation, Hulu and VOD.

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