The animated, interactive preschool series Pinky Dinky Doo from Sesame Workshop and Cartoon Pizza is coming back to NOGGIN with a new look for a second season launching in primetime on Sunday, Sept. 7. Two new episodes will debut back-to-back starting at 7 p.m. (ET) on Nickelodeon’s commercial-free, educational network for preschoolers. The season two launch airs during an all-day marathon of literacy-themed episodes of Dora the Explorer, Little Bill, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and Max & Ruby, among others, as part of September’s ‘Get Ready To Read’ month on the network.
An original NOGGIN series based on the popular books by Cartoon Pizza president and co-founder Jim Jinkins (Doug, PB&J Otter), Pinky Dinky Doo is dedicated to enhancing early literacy. Each episode consists of two stories with a break in between where Pinky leads viewers through a set of interactive games designed to reinforce core elements of narrative and comprehension strategies, while also expanding vocabulary through word play.
The show was previously produced with Falsh animation over photo collage backgrounds, but will now feature a 3D element. Sesame Workshop and Cartoon Pizza have partnered with Abrams/Gentile Ent. and Canadian animation company Keyframe to facilitate the shift to three-dimensional sets and props.
The Pinky Dinky Doo primetime premieres will be followed by an entire week of new episodes starting Monday, Sept. 8. Also launching that day are season two episodes on NOGGIN Video On Demand via Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS and Cox. Additionally, NOGGIN.com will feature new printable activities, episode clips and a Pinky-themed doodle pad. Kids may even get to see their Pinky artwork on-air as a “doodle of the day.”