BABY SHARK’S BIG SHOW! MAKES A SPLASH WITH SPRING PREMIERES BEGINNINGFRIDAY, MARCH 26, AT 12:30 PM!
Nickelodeon’s brand-new preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show! will make a splash with its spring premieres, beginning Friday, March 26, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT), when preschoolers can join the pop culture phenomenon for jaw-some underwater escapades. Co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and SmartStudy, the global entertainment company behind the beloved children’s brand Pinkfong, the series (26 half-hour episodes) follows Baby Shark and his best friend William as they journey on fun-filled comedic adventures in their community of Carnivore Cove, make new friends and sing original catchy tunes along the way.New episodes of Baby Shark’s Big Show! will continue to air regularly Fridays at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
In “Baby Tooth/Slobber Slug,” premiering Friday, March 26, Baby Shark gets his first loose tooth and enlists William’s help to lose it so he can trade it in for a sand dollar. When their antics get the tooth lost for real, they must team up with the Toothfish Fairy to track it down. Then, while Baby Shark and his friends are playing Barnacle Ball, Hank’s pet rock, Rocky, is accidentally sent soaring into the lair of the vicious Slobber Slugand they must stage an elaborate rescue mission.
Following the premiere, the episode will be available on Nick Jr. On Demand and Download-To-Own services, as well as Noggin, Nickelodeon’s interactive learning service for preschoolers, NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App, which will also feature short-form content. New episodes will continue to rollout on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels internationally beginning in May.
Baby Shark’s Big Show! features a swim-sational lineup of voice actors: Kimiko Glenn (Orange is the New Black), as Baby Shark; Luke Youngblood (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone), as William; Natasha Rothwell (Insecure), as Mommy Shark; Eric Edelstein (We Bare Bears), as Daddy Shark; Debra Wilson (MADtv), as Grandma Shark; and Patrick Warburton (Seinfeld), as Grandpa Shark.
In addition to Nickelodeon and SmartStudy’s partnership to produce Baby Shark’s Big Show!, ViacomCBS Consumer Products (VCP) is managing consumer products licensing worldwide, excluding China, Korea and Southeast Asia, for the Pinkfong Baby Shark property.
Pinkfong Baby Shark launched on YouTube in November 2015 and took the world by storm, amassing 8 billion views and becoming the most-watched video in the platform’s history.With music, characters, story and dance all combined together, the song certified RIAA Diamond and 11x platinum single for selling over 11 million units in the U.S., and spawned a viral phenomenon #BabySharkChallenge, generating over one million cover videos around the globe.
Baby Shark’s Big Show! is executive produced by Gary “Doodles” DiRaffaele (Breadwinners) and Tommy Sica (Breadwinners), with Whitney Ralls (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls) serving as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., with production overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon Preschool.
Kimiko Glenn (Baby Shark)
Kimiko Glenn is the voice of Baby Shark, a sweet, bubbly, and abso-toothly fearless little shark who has a habit of biting off more than he can chew.
Glenn is an American actor, singer and Broadway performer. She is best known for her role as Brook Soso in the award-winning Netflix series Orange Is the New Black, which earned her three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
Most recently, Glenn can be seen in the second season of the YouTube Original series Liza On Demand and the FacebookWatch series Sacred Lies. Her other television credits includeTBS' The Guest Book, Comedy Central's Drunk History and HBO's High Maintenance, as well as a recurring role on FX's Married.
On the big screen, Glenn has appeared in the Lionsgate feature film Nerve (alongside Emma Roberts and Dave Franco) and starred in the independent film In Reality. She can also be seen in BCDF Pictures’ Can You Keep a Secret? and Freeform’sGhosting: The Spirit of Christmas; and her voice can be heard as Peni Parker in the Academy Award-winning animated film, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and in Over the Moon, which shot to number one on Netflix its first weekend. She has also lent her voice to characters on Netflix’s BoJack Horseman andCarmen Sandiego; HBO Max’s Close Enough; and Disney’s DuckTales, Sofia the First and The Lion Guard.
Glenn’s talents extend to theater where she originated the role of Dawn in the Broadway musical adaptation of Waitress, which was nominated for a 2016 Tony Award for Best Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical. She also performed in the first national tour of Spring Awakening and The Flaming Lips musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, which had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse.
Luke Youngblood (William)
Luke Youngblood is the voice of William, a quick-witted pilot fish with a flair for the funny who is always down for jaw-some adventures with his best bud Baby Shark.
Youngblood is a British actor who has had an extensive career working with award-winning directors such as Chris Columbus (Harry Potter), Julie Taymor (The Lion King) and Dan Fogelman (Galavant). Having trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, he went on to secure principal roles in various films including Ladybird, Ladybird, directed by Ken Loach, the first two Harry Potter films and most recently, the indie horror comedy Useless Humans.
In addition to his movie career, Youngblood has appeared in several theater productions. He was cast as Nipper in the West End musical, Oliver!, directed by Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Youngblood also worked with John Crowley in Fair Ladies at a Game of Poem Cards at the National Theatre, before being cast as the lead in the original London cast of The Lion King.
One of Youngblood’s most notable roles in the U.K. was portraying Tracy's best friend, Ben, in BBC's The Story of Tracy Beaker, which earned several nominations for Best Children's Drama at the BAFTA’s Children's Awards. Youngblood also recurred on NBC’s Community in the iconic role of Magnitude, the "life and soul of the party," coining the phrase, "POP-POP!," and in ABC's musical comedy Galavant. He has since been a guest star on CBS’ Superior Donuts, USA’s Queen of the Southand SHOWTIME’s White Famous.
Youngblood also voices lead characters in Netflix’s animated series, Glitch Techs from Nickelodeon and Fast & Furious: Spy Racers from DreamWorks. Additionally, he has done performance capture and voice-over work for EA’s latest virtual reality game for Oculus, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.