Nickelodeon Grants Kids' Wishes With A Brand-New Season Of Hit Animated Series
The Fairly OddParents Saturday, May 4, At 9:30 A.M. (ET/PT)
BURBANK, Calif., April 25, 2013
BURBANK, Calif., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Nickelodeon will premiere its
ninth season of the Emmy Award-winning animated series, The Fairly OddParents,
on Saturday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT). The Fairly OddParents follows the
magical adventures of 10-year-old Timmy Turner and his well-meaning fairy
godparents who grant him wishes. After 12 years on the air, The Fairly
OddParents continues to rank among the network's top programs and reached more
than 20 million K2-11 in 1Q13. The Fairly OddParents will air regularly on
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
"The Fairly OddParents exemplifies what has made Nickelodeon a leader in
animation - innovative, amazingly funny, creator-driven content," said Russell
Hicks, President of Content Development and Production. "Kids have fallen in
love with the magical world Butch Hartman has created and we are delighted to
serve up a new season filled with fun and entertaining adventures for our
The Fairly OddParentsfollows the comedic adventures of Timmy Turner, a
10-year-old boy who overcomes typical kid obstacles with the help of his
wand-wielding wish-granting fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda. These wishes
fix problems that include everything from an aggravating babysitter to
difficult homework assignments. With their eagerness to help Timmy, Cosmo and
Wanda always succeed in messing things up.
In the season nine premiere, "Turner & Pooch," Mr. Crocker realizes that
Timmy's dog, Sparky, has magical powers. Eager to use the fairy dog's powers
to fulfill his own wishes, Mr. Crocker hypnotizes Sparky in an attempt to turn
him against Timmy.
Now available for free on iTunes is the exclusive never-before-seen The Fairly
OddParents documentary,The Making of Sparky: A DOG-umentary. Narrated by
creator Butch Hartman, the "dog-umentary" provides fans with an inside look at
how the newest addition to this magical family, Sparky, went from just an idea
to the loveable talking fairy dog on TV. The "dog-umentary" and full episodes
of The Fairly OddParents are available at http://bit.ly/11ihQx2.
The Fairly OddParents is created and executive produced by Nickelodeon
hit-maker Butch Hartman. The animated series cast includes Tara Strong
(Ultimate Spider-Man) as Timmy Turner, Susanne Blakeslee (Shrek the Third) as
Wanda, Daran Norris (T.U.F.F. Puppy) as Cosmo, Grey DeLisle (T.U.F.F. Puppy)
as Vicky, Carlos Alazraqui (Happy Feet) as Mr. Crocker and Matt Taylor (South
Park, Open Season) as Sparky. The series is produced at the Nickelodeon
Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.
Butch Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An
American Tail. He created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!, and also wrote
and directed episodes of Dexter's Laboratory, Cow & Chicken and Johnny Bravo.
Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several
cartoon shorts for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including The Fairly
OddParents. Commemorating the 10^th anniversary of the animated series,
Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010 live-action/CG animated hit TV
movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! The series came to life once
again with the 2012 holiday-themed sequel, A Fairly Odd Christmas, drawing 4.5
million total viewers. Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon's animated
series Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy.
Nickelodeon, now in its 34^th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for
kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in
everything it does. The company includes television programming and production
in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online,
recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is
seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic
cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit
www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos
are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
Contact: Adriana Lemus, Nickelodeon/LA, (310) 752-8461,
Adriana.Lemus@Nick.com; Katelyn Balach, Nickelodeon/NY, (212) 846-6283,
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