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CHRIS O’DOWD STARS IN BRAND-NEW ANIMATION PUFFIN ROCK ON NICK JR.

Explore the island of Puffin Rock in the new series premiering Monday, 18th May on Nick Jr.

London, 23rd April 2015 – Narrated by Irish actor and comedian, Chris O’Dowd, the brand-new animated series Puffin Rock follows a puffling called Oona, the heroine of the show, and her brother, Baba, as they embark on a range of adventures. Premiering on Monday, 18th May at 6:30pm, the show sees Oona’s family of puffins discover the wild and beautiful Irish island on which they live.

Throughout the series, Oona, and Baba explore the island – making friends and hunting for food while trying to stay safe. In the premiere episode “Puffin Practice,” Oona tries to teach Baba how to be a grown-up puffling, but Baba doesn’t take the game seriously. Oona soon realises that she was forgetting the most important thing - to have fun being a puffling.

Co-produced by Oscar nominated Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, global publisher Penguin Random House Children's, and Northern Irish children’s media company, Dog Ears, Puffin Rock will air weekdays at 6:30pm on Nick Jr. The show stars 11 year old Kate McCafferty from Derry as the voice of Oona. McCafferty also sings the theme song for the series.

Online at nickjr.co.uk, parents and children can discover more about Puffin Rock, as well as view clips and complete fun creative activities.

Nick Jr.
Where every day’s an adventure, Nick Jr. is a top-performing commercial pre-school entertainment brand in cable and satellite homes. Launched in 1999 as the world's first channel dedicated to pre-school children, Nick Jr.’s programming includes beloved shows Dora and Friends: Into the City!, Peppa Pig, Lily’s Driftwood Bay, Zack & Quack and Paw Patrol. Online, clips, games, exclusive activities and downloads are all available at nickjr.co.uk. Viewers also have the opportunity to catch up with the schedule through Nick Jr. +1. Nick Jr. is available on Sky 615, Virgin 715, through BT Vision and TalkTalk channel 318.

The Nickelodeon Network is a top-performing commercial kids TV network in the UK and Ireland with Nickelodeon channels available in over 14 million cable and satellite homes. Having launched in 1993 Nickelodeon UK comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families, and is a joint venture between Viacom International Media Networks and BSkyB.
Puffin Rock is produced with the support of Northern Ireland Screen, Irish Film Board and Media European Fund.

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For more information, images or clips please contact:
Olivia Endersby
Nickelodeon PR Coordinator
olivia.endersby@nickelodeon.co.uk, 0203 580 3124


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