Nickelodeon Grants Preschoolers’ Wishes with Brand-New Shimmer and Shine Content Launching across TV, Digital and More This Summer

Nick Debuts Second Season on Wednesday, June 15, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT),
Dedicated Online Game, App Update and All-New Consumer Products Line

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–It will be a magical summer for preschoolers as Nickelodeon
launches brand-new Shimmer
and Shine
content on every platform including: the season
two premiere on Wednesday, June 15, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) with back-to-back
episodes; a brand-new companion game; and Shimmer and Shine
app update. The first-ever consumer products line inspired by the hit
animated preschool show will also debut nationwide in July. Shimmer
and Shine
follows the adventures of twin genies-in-training, Shimmer
and Shine, and features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting the
importance of teamwork, resilience and overcoming obstacles. The series
is currently the number-one preschool show in its time period on all TV
and new episodes will continue to roll out throughout the summer. Shimmer
and Shine
airs regularly at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, the top
network for preschoolers and kids 2-11.

Season two of Shimmer and Shine features an all-new vibrant look
with CG animation and, for the first time ever takes place entirely in
the exciting genie world of Zahramay Falls. In the new episodes, Shimmer
and Shine embark on more magical adventures with their human best friend
Leah and encounter brand-new characters including: Zeta (Lacey Chabert, Party
of Five
, Mean Girls), a power-hungry sorceress who uses
potions and spells to scheme against the genies; Nazboo, Zeta’s loyal
pet dragon; Samira, a kind genie princess; Roya, Samira’s beautiful pet
peacock; and Kaz, Zac’s new genie and friend.

In the season two premiere, “Welcome to Zahramay Falls,” premiering
Wednesday, June 15, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT), Shimmer and Shine receive a
special Green Burst Gem from Princess Samira and bring it into the human
world. The evil sorceress Zeta uses magic to steal the gem, but her
spell goes awry and pulls Leah and Zac into Zahramay Falls. In “All
Bottled Up / Zoom Zahramay,” premiering at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT), Shimmer
and Shine are trapped in a genie bottle and need Leah’s help to escape.
The three friends also try to beat Zeta in a magic carpet ride race to
win the magical Racing Gem.

On Wednesday, June 8, Nickelodeon will pre-release “Welcome to Zahramay
Falls” on, the Nick Jr. App, VOD and across select digital
platforms. Additionally, and the Nick Jr. App will air
exclusive two-minute looks from season two. Additionally, on Monday, May
30, will launch the Shimmer and Shine: Genie-rific Creations,
a game that allows preschoolers to work with Shimmer and Shine to design
their own unique genie. Users can customize their genie by choosing
different hair styles and outfits, selecting an animal for a pet and
creating a special genie palace.

The Shimmer and Shine Enchanted Carpet Ride App will be updated
to incorporate the magic of the genie gems into the magic carpet ride
experience. The app helps teach preschoolers basic math concepts,
shapes, patterns and symmetry as they explore Zahramay Falls. At launch,
the app ranked #2 overall in the Educational Apps category on iTunes and
in the top 10 overall in the U.S. Shimmer and Shine Enchanted Carpet
is available now on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod
touch, Android, Google Play and Amazon.

In the toy aisle, Nickelodeon and Fisher-Price®, a leader in
early childhood development and one of Mattel, Inc.’s leading brands,
will debut the first-ever Shimmer and Shine line nationwide in
July. The collection includes basic and deluxe doll assortment and
accessories; feature dolls such as Shimmer and Shine Wish & Spin and
Shimmer and Shine Magic Flying Carpet. Additional consumer products will
include apparel, publishing, home décor, accessories and more.

Shimmer and Shine follows the madcap, magical adventures of
genie-in-training twin sisters Shimmer and Shine and their human best
friend, Leah. No matter what kind of trouble comes their way, the three
friends show preschoolers that persistence and resilience always save
the day. The series is created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz
(post-production supervisor for Dora
the Explorer
, Go, Diego, Go) and produced at Nickelodeon
Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif.

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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 more than
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