Dinosaurs are making their comeback and Nick Jr. has a new preschool series Kiri and Lou premiering in the US on June 13th. This new series use stop-motion (which we love btw) to follow Kiri (dinosaur) and her best friend Lou. It looks like there will be multiple seasons available for the U.S. audience with these paper and clay models. There is some information about the premiere episode below, as well as a video of the show.
NICKELODEON LICENSES KIRI AND LOU, BRAND-NEW ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES FROM CAKE, PREMIERING MONDAY, JUNE 13, AT 6 P.M. (ET/PT) ON NICK JR.
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Preschoolers will enter a fantastical prehistoric world in the brand-new animated series, Kiri and Lou, premiering for the first time in the U.S. on Monday, June 13, at 6 p.m. (ET/PT) on the Nick Jr. channel. The award-winning New Zealand stop motion series follows the friendship between Kiri, a feisty little dinosaur, and her best friend Lou, a gentle and thoughtful creature, as they explore the world of feelings through laughter, song and outdoor adventure. Nickelodeon has acquired season one (20 x 5-min eps) and season two (32 x 5-min eps) from CAKE for the U.S. with season three (42 x 5-min eps) premiering on Nick Jr. later this year.
Original and imaginative, Kiri and Lou helps kids learn about empathy, friendship and how to get along, through warm-hearted and humorous stories. Handcrafted in paper and clay and created using traditional stop motion animation from Antony Elworthy (Coraline, Corpse Bride and Isle of Dogs), Kiri and Lou is voiced by Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) and Olivia Tennet (Lord of the Rings), and written and directed by feature film director Harry Sinclair (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), co-produced by Heather Walker of Yowza Animation, and produced by Fiona Copland for Stretchy.
In the series premiere, “Yum Yum Baronies/Super Sticky Situation/Who Is Sleepy Now/Small,” Kiri and Lou are going to have a feast of their favorite fruit – yum yum baronies, but Lou loses control and eats them all before Kiri can have any. Then, Lou wakes up to find himself on a lily pad in the middle of the lake. He relaxes when his ‘calm inner voice’ comes to the rescue. After, Kiri and Lou can’t sleep and Pania says she’ll sing them a song, as long as they stay awake for the whole thing. Finally, Kiri and Lou meet a shy little creature called Small. It turns out she’s a fan, and she has even written a song about them.
Following the series premiere of Kiri and Lou, NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App will feature short-form content and full-length episodes. Episodes will also be available on Nick Jr. On Demand and Download-To-Own services.