Nick Brings In “Mike The Knight”

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Mike the Knight

Mike the Knight

Nick­elodeon unveils Mike the Knight, a brand new CG-animated preschool series that invites view­ers into a fan­tas­ti­cal world of cas­tles, mis­sions, drag­ons and trolls, on Fri­day, Feb. 3, at 10:30 a.m. ET/PT). The half-hour, adven­ture series teaches kids about friend­ship, loy­alty, and deter­mi­na­tion as they join Mike, a young knight-in-training, on his mis­sions to pro­tect his king­dom, serve his Queen and become a full-fledged knight.

Fol­low­ing the series launch, Nick­elodeon will air new episodes, Mon­day, Feb. 6 – Thurs­day, Feb. 9, at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Mike the Knight, cre­ated by Alexan­der Bar (Lunar Jim) and penned by Marc Seal (Head Writer, Bob the Builder), is pro­duced by HIT Enter­tain­ment and Nel­vana Stu­dio. The series (26 episodes) will reg­u­larly air week­days at 12:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Mike the Knight will take preschool­ers on a jour­ney of dis­cov­ery through a medieval world filled with dynamic char­ac­ters and imag­i­na­tive sto­ries,” said Teri Weiss, SVP, Nick­elodeon Preschool. “The series will inspire and empower preschool­ers to always try their best, con­tin­u­ously grow, and work hard to accom­plish their goals.”

Along with our co-production part­ner HIT Enter­tain­ment, we are thrilled that Nick­elodeon will be the new home for Mike the Knight in the U.S,” said Colin Bohm, Man­ag­ing Direc­tor, Nel­vana Enter­prises. “With its truly unique and excit­ing sto­ry­lines, along with rich visu­als, we are con­fi­dent the series will be a big hit with preschool­ers and their fam­i­lies in the U.S. and around the world.”

Mike the Knight cen­ters on Mike, a young boy with a bright future ahead of him. The son of the King and Queen of Glen­dragon, he is deter­mined to fol­low in his father’s foot­steps to become a brave and noble knight. With the tri­umphant motto, “Be a knight, do it right,” the would-be hero is joined in his adven­tures by a host of medieval char­ac­ters, includ­ing his trusty steed Gala­had, two friendly drag­ons, Squirt and Sparkie, and his sis­ter, Evie, a wizard-in-training. In every episode, a mis­sion is set and Mike rises to the chal­lenge with the help of his clos­est friends. Mike the Knight taps into children’s fas­ci­na­tion with fantasy/medieval ele­ments with­out remov­ing them from the famil­iar­ity of their every­day lives.

In the series pre­miere episode, “Mike the Knight and Gala­had the Great/Mike the Knight and the Scary Drag­ons,” Mike is so keen on mak­ing Gala­had look good, he doesn’t real­ize what he’s dress­ing him in is stop­ping him from get­ting around the horse rid­ing course! In the sec­ond half of the episode, Mike’s drag­ons Sparkie and Squirt try to act scary. Sparkie is bet­ter at it and Mike doesn’t notice how upset this makes Squirt. When a for­got­ten Squirt gets stuck in the tower, Mike learns to be sen­si­tive to his friends’ feelings.

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