Nick Jr. has greenlit a second season of the animated preschool series The Wonder Pets! Since its premiere on March 3, the show has consistently ranked among the top three preschool programs on all of commercial television.
Created and exec produced by Josh Selig of Little Airplane Prods. Inc., The Wonder Pets! follows the adventures of a guinea pig named Linny, a duckling named Ming-Ming and a turtle named Tuck, who travel the world in their jet-powered, flying boat and use teamwork to save other animals in distress. Promoted as the first mini-operetta for preschoolers, the show has its cuddly stars singing to music written and developed by Tony and Grammy-winning composers. Musical contributors have worked on such Broadway productions as Avenue Q, Monty Python’s Spamalot and Fiddler on the Roof.
To bring its animal stars to life, the team at Little Airplane employ a cut-out style of animation dubbed ‘photo-puppetry animation,’ which allows animators to manipulate photographs of real animals.
The Wonder Pets! airs regularly on Nick Jr. weekdays at 11 a.m. (ET/PT), and has been sold to 67 countries around the globe including 49 countries in South America and the Caribbean, three countries in Europe and 15 countries in Asia and Asia Pacific.