A beast and a human form an unlikely friendship in Nickelodeon’s newest animated series Bunsen Is a Beast, premiering Monday 18th September 2017 at 16:10 on Nickelodeon Poland (Polska)! Created and executive produced by Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents/Wróżkowie chrzestni), the 20-episode series, locally titled Bunsen, ty bestio!, follows the adventures of Bunsen, the first beast to attend a human grade school, and his best friend Mikey. Following the shows debut, new episodes will air regularly Mondays to Fridays at 16:10.
Bunsen is a Beast tells the story of Bunsen and Mikey, two new friends who embark on endless fun and adventures in their town of Muckledunk. As the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human kids, Bunsen feels the pressure to succeed and prove to the world that monsters can live among humans…and they won’t eat everyone for lunch. With help from Mikey, Bunsen will learn how to accomplish human world tasks, like, doing homework, eating ice cream, and riding the bus. In turn, Mikey will learn to navigate the Beast World and meet all the weird and wonderful beasts that reside there.
In the series premiere, “Bunsen is a Beast!”, Bunsen attends his first day of human middle school in hopes to prove that beasts and humans can happily co-exist. Then, in “Body and the Beast”, Bunsen literally loses his head on picture day and Mikey has to help him find it before picture time.
Below is a list of currently announced episodes of Bunsen is a Beast which are set to debut on Nickelodeon Polska this September:
Monday 18th September 2017 – Bunsen bestią jest / Ciało i bestia (Bunsen is a Beast! / Body and the Beast)
Tuesday 19th September 2017 – Zabawa w świrowanego / Bunsen szaleje za lodami (Hide and Go Freak / Bunsen Screams for Ice Cream)
Wednesday 20th September 2017 – Ledwie dopuszczalne zachowanie / Pogromcy bestii (Bearly Acceptable Behavior / Beast Busters)
Thursday 21st September 2017 – Ortograficzna bestia / Mikey jest bestią (Spelling Beast / Mikey Is a Beast)
Friday 22nd September 2017 – Strach w muzeum / Przystojna bestia Fright at the Museum / Handsome Beast
The voice cast of the US-English dub of Bunsen is a Beast includes: Jeremy Rowley (iCarly) as Bunsen, the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human kids; Ben Giroux (Henry Danger) as Mikey, a sweet and quirky kid and Bunsen’s best friend; Cristina Milizia (Monster High) as Darcy, Bunsen and Mikey’s homeschooled friend; Kari Wahlgren (The Fairly OddParents) as Amanda Killman, the rigid and rule bound beast hater; comedy legend Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as Miss Flap, Mikey and Bunsen’s eccentric teacher; Jeff Bennett (Jake and the Neverland Pirates) as Bunsen’s Dad; and Jennifer Hale (The Powerpuff Girls) as Bunsen’s Mom. Additionally, Wahlgren and Rowley also voice Mikey’s Mom and Dad.
Bunsen is a Beast is produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, which officially opened the doors to its newly expanded building — an over 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art, sustainable complex on January 11.
Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An American Tail. He created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!, and also wrote and directed episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow & Chicken and Johnny Bravo. Bunsen is a Beast marks Hartman’s fourth animated series for Nickelodeon. Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including The Fairly OddParents (Los Padrinos Mágicos). Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the animated series, Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010 live-action/CG animated hit TV movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! The series came to life once again in the original TV movie, A Fairly Odd Christmas in 2012 and A Fairly OddSummer in 2014. Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon’s animated series Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy.
In addition to his work with Nickelodeon, Hartman has also created the Noog Network, a mobile app that features interactive games, cartoons and live shows. “I kind of never stop. I never sleep. I just like to draw and put ideas down. And every idea that Nickelodeon doesn’t buy I put on the Noog Network,” explains Hartman. He notes that Noog is a good place to try out new ideas and see how they go over in a short amount of time.
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