Commercial-free, educational preschool network NOGGIN will premiere the 26-episode animated series Pinky Dinky Doo early next month. Based on the popular book series by Jim Jinkins (Doug, PB&J Otter), the network’s first original show dedicated to enhancing early literacy is set to kick off with a simulcast on NOGGIN and sister network Nick Jr. at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Monday, April 10. The show will then settle into its regular weekday slots at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. (ET).
Pinky Dinky Doo is a co-production with Sesame Workshop and Cartoon Pizza’s Jim Jinkins and David Campbell (Stanley, JoJo’s Circus). The show centers on a pink-haired, seven-year-old girl who imagines that her brain expands to enormous proportions when she has a great big idea. With help from her family, friends and pet pet guinea pig, Pinky solves everyday problems by thinking big and uncovering an idea that saves the day.
Featuring Flash animation over photo collage backgrounds, each episode of Pinky Dinky Doo features two, eight-minute stories followed by an interactive, play-along game. Through Pinky’s adventures, kids will be inspired to create their own stories and games and sharpen their listening skills.
An exclusive sneak-peek clip from the premiere episode of Pinky Dinky Doo will be available for download at Noggin.com and NickJr.com starting Monday, April 3, at 10 a.m. (ET). The teaser will also premiere on April 3 as a Video On Demand service of cable providers Comcast, Charter, Cablevision, Verizon FiOS and Cox.