Wallykazam!, a new animated preschool series with a pro-literacy theme, is set to debut Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. ET/PT the first of 26 episodes on Nickelodeon.
Wallykazam! follows the adventures of a troll named Wally and his pet dragon, Norville, who live in a forest with giants, goblins, ogres, sprites and other mythical creatures. Wally uses his magic stick to make words come to life on screen that start with a specific letter, sound or rhyme. Each episode features a new set of magic words that Wally uses to playfully transform the world around him.
Wallykazam! is Nickelodeon’s first preschool series to embed a literacy curriculum into a full-length story, introducing skills such as letter and sound identification, rhyming, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies.
Celebrity guests featured in the first season include Vanessa Bayer (SNL), Weird Al Yankovic, John O’Hurley (Seinfeld), Kate Micucci (The Big Bang Theory) and Alanna Ubach (Nick at Nite’s See Dad Run).
Created by producer/writer Adam Peltzman (Emmy Award-winning The Backyardigans and Bubble Guppies), the series will regularly air weekdays at 1 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.