Perpetual earworm, Baby Shark – the global property that began life as a viral YouTube music video – has landed its own animated pre-school series to broadcast on Nickelodeon this December.
With a working title of Baby Shark’s Big Show, the series will make its debut with a half-hour Christmas special this December. This will be followed up with a 26 episode series that will run across Nickelodeon platforms in 2021.
The new series will be the work of Nickelodeon Animation Studio and SmartStudy, and will follow the adventures of Baby Shark and his best friend as they explore their community of Carnivore Cove. Launched five years ago to YouTube, Baby Shark has amassed some 5.7 billion views worldwide and has become the second most watched video in YouTube history.
Baby Shark’s Big Show is executive produced by Gary DiRafflaele and Tommy Sica, both of Breadwinners, with Whitney Ralls (My Little Pony: Equestria Girls) serving as co-executive producer. The series is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, with production overseen by Eryk Casemiro, SVP at Nickelodeon Preschool.
It joins a roster of popular pre-school series on Nickelodeon, including Ryan’s Mystery Playdate, Bubble Guppies, and Blaze and the Monster Machines.