London, 21st October 2013
Mix together one talking snake, an adventurous boy and the world’s first-ever butt transplant and you have the brand-new animated show Sanjay and Craig. The 20-episode series, produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios, follows the misadventures of Sanjay, a cheeky 12-year-old boy (Maulik Pancholy, 30 Rock) and his best friend Craig, a smooth-talking snake (Chris Hardwick, Nerdist, Back at the Barnyard) who is a master of disguise. Together they embark on epic quests that are regularly ridiculous, hilarious and fantastical. Sanjay and Craig premieres on Monday 4th November at 4:30pm on Nicktoons.
Sanjay and Craig features a stellar line-up of voice talent alongside Pancholy and Hardwick with additional cast members including: Linda Cardellini (Mad Men, Freaks and Geeks) as Megan, Matt Jones (Breaking Bad) as Hector, Tony Hale (Veep, Arrested Development) as Mr. Noodman, Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) as Vijay, Grey DeLisle (The Fairly OddParents) as Darlene and Sandy Dickson and Remington Tufflips as himself.
Sanjay and Craig's relationship is a true alliance with Sanjay relying on his best buddy to aid his misadventures through their suburban neighborhood. From perfecting the ultimate bike skid or tight-roping across a pool of garbage on a dare, their routine hijinks often cross into the land of the whimsical and the absurd. The only thing that stands in their way is their unhinged, snake- phobic neighbor, Mr. Noodman, who is always on the verge of figuring out that Craig can talk.
During the half-hour series premiere, Sanjay and Craig infiltrate the hospital to see the world's first butt transplant in “Brett Venom MD,” followed by "Laugh Quake," where the best friends embark on a quest to find the ultimate laugh. The series will air regularly weekday afternoons at 4:30pm and fans can play games and view clips at nicktoons.co.uk.
Created and co-executive produced by Jay Howell, Jim Dirschberger, and Andreas Trolf, the trio were inspired by the Nickelodeon cartoons they grew up watching such as The Ren & Stimpy Show and The Adventures of Pete & Pete. These first-time creators were teamed with award- winning writers and producers Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Alvin and the Chipmunks) to make an original animated series for a new generation of Nickelodeon kids.
￼Available in over 13 million homes, Nicktoons showcases the world’s best comedy animation. Launched in 2002 and part of the Nickelodeon network of channels, Nicktoons broadcasts the very best in funny cartoons to audiences across the UK and Ireland, featuring top shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Fairly OddParents and Kung Fu Panda. More information is available at nicktoons.co.uk Nicktoons is available on Sky 606, Virgin 717 and through BT Vision
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.
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