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FIRST LOOK: Nickelodeon’s “Pinky Malinky”

FIRST LOOK: Nickelodeon's "Pinky Malinky"

Nickelodeon announced today it has greenlit 20 episodes of the “social-media influenced” comedy Pinky Malinky, the latest original animated series to join Nick’s new creator-driven agenda.

Co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (The Amazing World of Gumball) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), the trio are a part of the Artist Collective, an internal diverse group of experienced creators who mentor and support up-and-coming talent while also collaborating to cultivate, challenge and inspire Nickelodeon’s development pipeline.  

Pinky Malinky 
follows the everyday life of Pinky Malinky, an infectiously positive hotdog living in a human world who along with his two best friends, navigate school and life with a unique perspective.  Using the tropes of a mockumentary and reality show format, Pinky and his friends will talk directly to the camera and the audience to share their absurd and silly take on real life. 

Produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., the series is scheduled to premiere in 2016. “Pinky Malinky will offer original short form videos and content that will be produced in conjunction with the series for various social media platforms,” said Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon. “In this fast-paced digital age, the online extensions in this brand-new series are another example of how Nickelodeon meets the needs of our kids who want to access content anytime and everywhere.”

 

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