Nickelodeon today announces a second series of The Bopps, Nick Jr.’s live action sing-along show for pre-schoolers. The series starts on 27th June and will be shown everyday at 7.35am in the Wake Up World morning block. The Bopps is produced in-house by Nickelodeon UK.
The Bopps duo are Stan Cullimore (founding member of 80s British pop group The Housemartins) and Keith Littler (producer of hit UK kids shows such as Merlin and Little Red Tractor). Each episode begins with a slapstick comedy sketch usually featuring Stan Bopp playing a trick on poor Keith Bopp. Expect squirrel costumes, invisible bikes and even a magic remote control that changes people’s clothes! The Bopps then perform one of their catchy songs, which will bring out a love for music in pre-schoolers. Songs include Hungry Squirrel, Dizzy the Dragon and The Holiday Song.
Stan Bopp says “I can’t wait to see what kids think of this new show. I think it’s funnier, sillier and boppier than ever before and I just hope they agree.”
Keith Bopp adds “This has been a spontaneous and wonderfully collaborative project from the very beginning.....I’m very excited and hopeful that everyone will enjoy it.”
The album from the first series went to number one on the Amazon Children’s Chart. This summer The Bopps are booked to play three festivals and numerous theatre gigs across the UK.
The Nick Jr. channels are the number one commercial pre-school offering in the UK. The audience ratings up a staggering +63% year-on-year in May 2011.
The Bopps series 2 premieres Monday 27th June at 7.35am
…only on Nick Jr. (Sky 615, Virgin 715 and TalkTalk 318).
Check out a couple of videos here..