DreamWorks Animation’s first original preschool series Noddy Toyland Detective will premiere on NBCUniversal’s Sprout in the U.S. this fall. Co-produced by DWA and Gaumont Animation, the CG-animated series follows a young boy named Nodd and his friends as they go on mystery-solving adventures through the colorful world of Toyland.
“We couldn’t be happier that Sprout will be bringing DreamWorks’ Noddy Toyland Detective to U.S. audiences this fall,” said Eric Ellenbogen, Co-Head of International TV for DreamWorks Animation. “Sprout is a premiere destination for preschool programming, making it the ideal U.S. home for this exciting new series. The world of Noddy and Toyland, with its great literary legacy, offers so much to the imagination of kids.”
Toyland is a fabulous world, filled with an imaginative cast of characters ranging from dinosaurs and trains to unicorns, robots and pirates. Its most famous resident, Noddy, is stepping into the new role of detective. If there’s something lost, missing or unusual happening in Toyland, Noddy and his best friends, Bumpy Dog and Revs the car, are the investigating dream team who find out what’s going on and how to make things right. With the help of his Who-What-Where tablet, Noddy takes preschoolers on interactive adventures as he asks questions and uncovers clues to solve the mysteries of Toyland and save the day. Each episode is filled with music, mystery, friendship and fun to keep kids entertained all while learning how to investigate their own world.
Noddy Toyland Detective is based on the classic character introduced by children’s author Enid Blyton in 1949’s Noddy Goes to Toyland. In addition to the new series, Noddy has inspired a vast library of TV programming, comprising over 250 episodes and reaching audiences in over 100 territories. More than 250 million Noddy books have sold worldwide.