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The ZhuZhus finally debut in Canada


You’d think the country that produced a cartoon would be one of the first markets to get it. That’s not always the case. The ZhuZhus, formerly known as Polly and the Zhu Zhu Pets, is one of those shows. Produced in Toronto, Canada by Nelvana, the animated show based on Cepia’s hugely popular toyline debuted back on Disney Channel in the U.S. on September 12, 2016. Now the series is finally set to debut in its native land on July 4, 2017 at 4PM ET/PT on YTV. This comes after an initial December 2016 Canadian premiere window that came and went without a word.

Since the show’s debut in the US, The ZhuZhus has seen some retooling. The main character’s name was changed from Polly to Frankie – which also affected earlier episodes during reruns. Subsequently, the series had its name changed to drop the lead’s name from the title. Maybe a move to make the show more gender neutral? We’ll never know for certain.

The ZhuZhus also airs on Disney Channel in Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Austria, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Central and Eastern Europe, Luxembourg, Belgium, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Nelvana recently signed a deal to bring the show to Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Boing, and Cartoonito in the U.K., France, and Nordic Europe.

Brand new episodes of The ZhuZhus can be seen every Saturday morning on Disney Channel in the United States.


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