Update (12/13) – Below is Nickelodeon USA’s official Press Release announcing the exciting news!:
WHEN TROUBLE IS ON THE WAY, ONE LITTLE GIRL WILL SAVE THE DAY IN ABBY HATCHER, NICKELODEON’S BRAND-NEW ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES PREMIERING TUESDAY, JAN. 1, AT 10 A.M. (ET/PT)
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NEW YORK–Dec. 13, 2018– Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated preschool series, Abby Hatcher (created and produced by Spin Master Entertainment), tells the story of a little girl with a big heart who helps her friends, the amazing and quirky Fuzzly creatures, fix their mishaps, learn from their mistakes and negotiate their emotions. Premiering Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 10 a.m. (ET/PT), in the Nick Jr. preschool block, Abby Hatcher (26 episodes) features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting empathy, compassion and problem-solving skills. Following its U.S. launch, the series will roll out on Nickelodeon’s international channels and branded blocks in 2019.
In Abby Hatcher, Abby is an eternally optimistic, kind-hearted seven-year-old girl who loves to lend a helping hand to others and accepts everyone–no matter how different they are. In Abby’s world, humans coexist with Fuzzlies, incredible creatures that each have their own unique abilities that make them special, and Abby’s parents’ hotel is home to many. Together with her best Fuzzly friend Bozzly, Abby goes on wild adventures to fix Fuzzly mishaps and help them in any way she can. Whenever a problem arises Abby and Bozzly always say, “Fuzzly trouble can’t delay, to the rescue, save the day!”
In the series premiere of Abby Hatcher, “When Abby Met Bozzly/Hair Flair Everywhere,” Abby meets her best Fuzzly friend Bozzly for the first time. Then, when the hotel’s salon owner Mrs. Melvin closes the salon for the day, Abby tries to help Harriet, a hair-obsessed Fuzzly, find a new hobby.
Leading up to the Jan. 1, linear series premiere of Abby Hatcher, NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App will feature new short-form content and an all-new full length episode beginning Monday, Dec. 17. The episode will also be available on Nick Jr. VOD and DTO.
Abby Hatcher is the ninth series from Spin Master Entertainment and follows on the success of PAW Patrol. The new series is overseen by executive producers Ronnen Harary and Laura Clunie.
About Spin Master
Spin Master (TSX:TOY; www.spinmaster.com) is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures, licenses and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer®, Bakugan®, Erector® by Meccano®, Hatchimals®, Air Hogs® and PAW Patrol®. Since 2000, Spin Master has received 103 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 28 wins across a variety of product categories, including 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. To date, Spin Master has produced nine television series, including 2007 success Bakugan Battle Brawlers and current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master has 28 offices and employs over 1,700 people globally in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.
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Nickelodeon USA will premiere Abby Hatcher, Fuzzly Catcher, the network’s brand-new CG-animated preschool series from Spin Master Entertainment, the producers of PAW Patrol and Rusty Rivets on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 10:00am ET/PT in the Nick Jr. preschool block! Get a sneak peek at Abby Hatcher, which will be bringing preschoolers a fuzzload of adventures, above!
The Abby Hatcher Trailer 🔎New Series Coming Soon! | Nick Jr.
Abby Hatcher was an ordinary girl until she discovered some extraordinary cartoon creatures who get into a fuzzload of trouble! In this video you can get a first look at the fuzzlys, who are amazing and quirky creatures that live in her family’s hotel, and the courageous girl who collects clues to crack each case and save the day! Together with her best Fuzzly friend Bozzly, Abby goes on wild adventures to fix Fuzzly mishaps and help them in any way she can. Abby’s got the smarts and the heart, and she’s ready for the adventures to begin!
Abby Hatcher, Fuzzly Catcher (26 episodes; formally titled Abby Hatcher, Monster Catcher) is produced by Spin Master Entertainment (PAW Patrol, Rusty Rivets), and features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting empathy, compassion and problem-solving skills.
The series is also slated to debut on TVO in Canada in early 2019, and global distribution will follow during 2019.
Spin Master will launch the toys and other merchandise inspired by the show, including incredible plush from GUND, the oldest soft toy brand in the United States, in 2020 to allow the property to become established with its audience and to build anticipation for the toy!
The news comes hot on the heels of the successful launch of Nickelodeon’s latest ratings hit Butterbean’s Café, which scored the net its highest-rated preschool series debut since the 2013 launch of PAW Patrol, posting double-digit year-over-year gains and averaging a 4.6/456,000 with Kids 2-5 (+27%) when the series premiered on Monday, Nov. 12 at 1:00pm ET/PT. The new episode (1 p.m. [ET/PT]) also drew 1.3 million total viewers (+55%).
Originally published: Monday, December 3, 2018.
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