Nelvana, Brooke Shields Bring Miss Spider to Nick

This Month, Nickelodeon will premiere the primetime 3D animated special Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Kids. Produced by Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Limited in association with Callaway & Kirk, the program features the voice of Brooke Shields as the title arachnid.

Based on the best-selling book series by children’s author David Kirk, Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Kids begins with Miss Spider’s wedding to Holley and the subsequent birth of their five young ones, who get into mischief and mystery when they find a giant egg in the meadow.

The special is sponsored in the U.S. by retail merchandiser Target, which has just launched an exclusive Sunny Patch children’s lifestyle brand from Callaway & Kirk. The product line includes clothing, garden tools and home décor items.

Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Kids will air on Nickelodeon on Monday, March 31 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). It will then air on TELETOON in Canada later in the year. Read more about Nelvana’s animation work in the April issue of Animation Magazine, available by subscription and at Barnes & Nobles booksellers.