Preschoolers are in for a magical summer with brand-new Shimmer and Shine content launching on every Nickelodeon platform. This includes the back-to-back episodes season two launch on air Wednesday, June 15 at noon (ET/PT); a new companion game on NickJr.com; and Shimmer and Shine app update.
Season two of Shimmer and Shine features an all-new, vibrant look in CG, and takes place entirely in the exciting genie world of Zahramay Falls. Shimmer and Shine will be accompanied on their adventures by their best human friend Leah, and meet new characters including the power-hungry sorceress Zeta (voiced by Lacey Chabert) and her pet dragon, Nazboo; kind genie princess Samira and her peacock Roya; and Zac’s new genie Kaz.
In the second season premiere episode “Welcome to Zahramay Falls,” Shimmer and Shine receive a Green Burst Gem from Princess Samira and take it to the human world, where the evil Zeta uses magic to steal it. But her spell goes awry, and pulls Leah and Zac into Zahramay Falls. In “All Bottled Up / Zoom Zahramay,” which follows, Shimmer and Shine are trapped in a genie bottle and need Leah’s help to escape, then are challenged to a magic carpet race with Zeta to win the magical Racing Gem.
The premiere will pre-release on NickJr.com, the Nick Jr. App, VOD and select digital platforms. On May 30, NickJr.com will launch the “Genie-rific Creations” game, which allows users to customize their own genies. And the Shimmer and Shine Enchanted Carpet Ride will be updated to incorporate the magic of the genie gems into the magic carpet ride experience.
Off-screen, the first consumer products line inspired by the series will debut nationwide in July. Nickelodeon teamed up with Mattel’s Fisher-Price brand for an assortment of basic and deluxe dolls and accessories and feature dolls such as “Shimmer and Shine Wish & Spin” and “Shimmer and Shine Magic Flying Carpet,” plus apparel, publishing items, home decor, accessories and more.