Nickelodeon has green lit a second season (20
episodes) of the hit animated series Shimmer and Shine. And meanwhile in the toy aisle, Nickelodeon and Fisher-Price, a subsidiary of Mattel Inc., will debut the first-ever Shimmer and Shine line at this year’s New York Toy Fair.
The toy collection includes basic and deluxe doll assortment and accessories; feature dolls such as Shimmer and Shine Wish & Spin and Shimmer and Shine Magic Flying Carpet; and plush based on genie pet characters, Tala and Nahal. Products will be available nationwide in July.
season two of the series, airing in June, twin genies-in-training Shimmer and Shine will embark
on more magical adventures with their human best friend Leah, encounter
brand-new characters and explore vibrant new locales in the land of Zahramay
Falls. Shimmer and Shine features a
social-emotional curriculum highlighting the importance of teamwork, resilience
and overcoming obstacles. The series, which is #1 in its timeslot, airs
regularly weekdays at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon will continue
to air new season one premieres of Shimmer
and Shine throughout February and March.
The second season of Shimmer and Shine will introduce new characters, including Zeta
(Lacey Chabert, Party of Five, Mean Girls), a power-hungry sorceress
who uses potions and spells to scheme against the genies; Nazboo, Zeta’s loyal
pet dragon; Samira, a kind genie princess; Roya, Samira’s beautiful pet
peacock; and Kaz, Zac’s new genie and friend. The new episodes feature CG
animation and will be set entirely in the genie world of Zahramay Falls.