Abby Hatcher catches international broadcast deals
Following its January 1st debut in the United States on Nickelodeon, Spin Master has announced that their new preschooler property Abby Hatcher will roll out across Nick’s international channels throughout 2019. In Canada, the series will launch on educational broadcaster TVO on February 11th.
The show features Abby Hatcher, an adventurous seven-year-old with a giant heart and endless love for her favorite creatures, the Fuzzlies. These furry, zany creatures come in all shapes and sizes, each with their own uniquely special abilities, and Abby adores them all. In the Hatcher Palace Hotel, where Abby lives with her parents, there’s lots for the Fuzzlies to discover as they become part of her expanding family, but that can also mean often getting into Fuzzly Trouble! Each episode follows Abby as she goes on incredible adventures with her best Fuzzly-friend Bozzly to fix mishaps that land the Fuzzlies in trouble, and ultimately save the day!
The series stars an all-Canadian cast including Macy Drouin, who plays Abby, while Wyatt White portrays Bozzly, Abby’s Fuzzly best friend and partner. Kim’s Convenience’s Paul Sun-Hyung Lee lends his voice as Hatcher Palace Hotel Chef Jeff. Like Spin Master’s mega-hit PAW Patrol, Abby Hatcher is animated at Toronto’s Guru Studio. The series is overseen by executive producers Ronnen Harary and Jennifer Dodge as well as executive producer Jamie Whitney, who acts as showrunner.
“Abby Hatcher embodies remarkable storytelling combined with an emotional and social curriculum to entertain and delight preschoolers,” said Ronnen Harary, Spin Master’s Co-Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO. “It was a magical experience to watch the characters we created come to life with powerful performances by Canadian children. Now, with the premiere of Abby Hatcher, we can share these enchanting and heartfelt stories with kids all over the world.”
Spin Master hopes Abby Hatcher will showcase “the power of one little girl to bring together a whole community with her nurturing heart, eternal optimism, and her love and acceptance of everyone, no matter how different they are.” The series marks the eighth production Spin Master Entertainment, who recently launched Bakugan: Battle Planet, Super Dinosaur and Hatchimals: Adventures in Hatchtopia.