Nickelodeon has informed us that it has made a scheduling change for its new animated series, Tak and the Power of Juju. Previously slated to air on Sundays, the network’s first original CG-animated show is now a Saturday morning program.
Based on the popular Nick/THQ video game, Tak and the Power of Juju follows teenage jungle-boy Tak (voiced by Hal Sparks of Talk Soup fame) and his fellow Pupununu villagers as they deal with their fate as the unluckiest tribe in the world. Their lives are sometimes helped, but more frequently complicated, by the strange and mystical Jujus, magical beings with whom Tak has a special bond. The cast also includes Maurice LaMarche, (Pinky & The Brain), Patrick Warburton (The X’s), Lloyd Sherr (Modern Marvels), Kari Wahlgren (Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!), Dannah Feinglass (Mad TV) and John DiMaggio (Futurama).
The show will enjoy a primetime premiere on Aug. 31 at 8 p.m. before settling into its regular time slot on Saturdays at 10 a.m. However, the previously announced back-to-back episodes premiere will be scaled back to one half-hour episode.