Author/illustrator Ian Falconer’s award-winning books come to the screen as Nickelodeon adds Olivia to its preschool line-up. The new series will premiere on Monday, Jan. 26 at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT), and will be followed by a week of brand-new episodes. Presented in conjunction with media content company Chorion and animated by Brown Bag Films, the half-hour series will air regularly weekdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Olivia invites children into the life and imagination of an adventurous, 6′-year-old girl. Olivia believes she can do anything and sees every day as an opportunity to try new things. Olivia’s real life revolves around her friends, family and school, while her vivid imagination takes her everywhere from Egypt, the Wild West and outer space, to a pirate adventure and a concert hall. The show is designed to promote independent thinking, ingenuity and persistence.
Beginning Friday, Jan. 16, the Nick Jr. Video broadband video service available on Nickjr.com will begin streaming a two-minute sneak peek from the premiere episode, plus instant replays of all Olivia episodes after their on-air premieres. A two-minute sneak peek from the premiere episode will be available on various wireless carriers beginning Friday, Jan. 16. Additional premiere episodes will be simulcast on Nickelodeon Mobile, and episodes will be available via Nickelodeon on Demand starting Tuesday, Jan. 27.
The first Olivia picture book was published in 2000. Since then, Falconer has been the recipient of numerous awards and the Simon & Schuster book series has sold six million copies worldwide in 20 languages.