Introduce your preschooler to the colorful, fun genie world created in Nickelodeon’s newest animated series, Shimmer and Shine, premiering Monday, August 24th at 7:30 pm (ET/PT) on Nick and the Nick Jr. channel. Full-length episodes and original short-form content available on NickJr.com and Nick Jr. App.
The series, which will have 20 episodes, introduces twin genies-in-training, Shimmer and Shine, who grant wishes for their friend Leah that lead to surprising mishaps–but the trio always figures out a way to make the mistakes turn out great. Shimmer and Shine, the twin genie sisters, are Leah’s secret genies. Leah always has a problem that she needs her magical friends’ assistance with, and the genies-in-training are happy to grant her a maximum of three wishes a day to help her out. They don’t always get it right and chaos ensues when they accidentally grant Leah wishes she didn’t even mean to make. Each wrong wish quickly becomes a silly adventure for your little one. Ultimately, through teamwork, the genies and Leah find a way to fix the problem.
The series is created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz (post-production supervisor for Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!) and produced at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif. Following its U.S. launch, Shimmer and Shine will debut on Nickelodeon’s international channels beginning this fall.
In the first episode entitled the “The Sweetest Thing,” premiering Aug. 24, Leah wishes for the genies’ help in making cupcakes for her school bake sale. Through silly misunderstandings, Leah, Shimmer and Shine find themselves stuck with a giant birthday cake, some farm animals and no wishes left. They must work together to fix their magical mistakes without drawing the attention of Leah’s curious (and hungry) neighbor, Zac.
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