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Foxtel: Summer highlights for kids

Kids get a mix of new shows, classic cartoons, and returning favourites on Foxtel this December and January.

2013-12-03_1248Summer highlights on television are usually aimed at kids, but Foxtel has advised of some of its kid’s content screening  throughout December and January.

This includes a mix of new shows, classic cartoons, and returning favourites :

Channels for Kids and Tweens

Featuring inspiring stories, superstar talent and award-winning animated and live-action series and movies, Disney Channel is kid-driven entertainment that the whole family can enjoy. Disney Channel hit shows include Austin & Ally, Good Luck Charlie, Liv and Maddie, Shake It Up, Jessie and the award-winning Phineas and Ferb.

Nickelodeon (Nick) puts kids first in everything it does through surprising, playful entertainment experiences. Nick is the hottest entertainment destination for kids this summer. Remedying school holiday boredom, the channel will be serving up brand new laugh out loud episodes of their latest toon, Sanjay & Craig, searching for teams of best friends to be a part of the tenth season of Camp Orange (the slimiest outdoor reality series on the planet!) and bringing the wildly successful Rabbids video game to television, with the Australian series launch of Rabbids Invasion.

Cartoon Network animates kids’ lives through delivering the best comedy and adventure shows. Check out the hugely successful Ben 10 franchise, laugh your socks off in Regular Show and join in all the fun of the award-winning series Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball. We’re home to all the funniest, craziest and best toons.

Boomerang is a dynamic and quirky place where young kids can be inspired, laugh and play with the whole family. From classic Looney Tunes and Scooby Doo capers to modern faves like Garfield, Powerpuff Girls and My Little Pony.

Channels for Pre-school Children

Disney Junior reflects the emotional connection generations of consumers have to Disney storytelling and Disney characters, both classic and contemporary. Disney Junior’s programming invites parents, grandparents and caregivers to join children in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, while incorporating specific learning and development themes designed for kids aged 2-7 years. Disney Junior’s most-loved shows include Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Henry Hugglemonster.

Nick Jr. is the first channel in Australia totally dedicated to pre-schoolers. Built on Nickelodeon’s reputation as the world’s leading entertainment brand for kids, the channel sources the best programs locally and from around the globe. Each show has an “Educational Curriculum” focus that is designed to stimulate, educate, involve and excite developing and enquiring minds. Nick Jr. is bringing high energy adventure, singing and dancing to the summer holidays, with the global launch of the gorgeous new animated series Zack and Quack plus the Play Along With Sam summer special, Zoo’s Who. Starring Sam Moran, Zoo’s Who features brand new original music which encourages pre-schoolers to play along and learn through a stimulating variety of visual, aural and kinaesthetic experiences.

CBeebies is the BBC’s pre-school TV channel for children six and under. Brightly coloured and advertising free, it’s the perfect place to encourage learning through play, in a consistently safe environment. Discover a world of stories, imagination and giggles with landmark, high-quality programs to educate and entertain your little ones including Charlie and Lola, Justin’s House, 3rd & Bird The Green Balloon Club and Mr Bloom’s Nursery. This school holidays celebrate with CBeebies and presenters Tara, Robbie and Duncan as they show kid’s how to make a new Christmas craft project every week. In January it’s summer on CBeebies – join the presenters as they enjoy the great outdoors with games, activities and lots of summer fun.

Foxtel’s premiere kids programming in December 2013 and January 2014:

Disney

Lab Rats – Bionic Showdown Disney Channel

One hour special

Wednesday December 4 at 5pm

Australian Premiere

Marcus and Douglas lure the Lab Rats into a trap and they learn shocking revelations about their secret origins and creator. Leo partners with Eddy for a surprise attack on Douglas’ lair resulting in an epic bionic showdown. Starring Billy Unger (You Again) as Chase, Spencer Boldman (I’m in the Band) as Adam, Kelli Berglund (Hip Hop Harry) as Bree, with Tyrel Jackson Williams (Failure to Launch, Pair of Kings) as Leo and Hal Sparks (E!’s Talk Soup) as Davenport. Recurring are Angel Parker (Hannah Montana) as Tasha and Will Forte (Saturday Night Live) as the voice of Eddy.

Phineas and Ferb “Happy New Year” Disney Channel

New Year’s Eve Special

Wednesday December 31 at 5pm

Australian Premiere

It’s New Year’s Eve and the boys plan to do their own New Year’s Eve ball drop, but it’s not just any old celebration. The boys Phineas and Ferb-tize their ball to make it multi-levelled ball complete with punch bowl sailing, balloon room, infinity banquet table and more – oh and it’s also dropping from outer space. Starring Vincent Martella (Everybody Hates Chris) as Phineas Flynn, Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Nanny McPhee) as Ferb Fletcher, Ashley Tisdale (Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure) as Candace Flynn, Mitchel Musso (Hannah Montana) as Jeremy, Caroline Rhea (Sabrina, the Teenage Witch) as mum Linda Flynn-Fletcher, Richard O’Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) as dad Lawrence Fletcher, Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad) as Perry the Platypus, Alyson Stoner (Camp Rock) as Isabella, Jeff “Swampy” Marsh as Major Monogram and Dan Povenmire as the nefarious Dr. Doofenshmirtz.

Austin & Ally Disney Channel

Season 3

Fridays from January 3 at 5pm

Australian Premiere

The new season of the hit Disney Channel program Austin & Ally promises excitement for ‘Auslly’ fans as Austin’s music career kicks into full gear and Ally’s begins to take flight. In the premiere episode, after missing most of Austin’s tour to focus on her music career in Miami, Ally longs for her friends and decides to catch Austin’s performance in Portland. Starring Ross Lynch (Teen Beach Movie and R5) as Austin, Laura Marano (Without a Trace, Back to You) as Ally, Raini Rodriguez (I’m in the Band, Paul Blart Mall Cop) as Ally’s best friend Trish, and Calum Worthy (Good Luck Charlie, Psych) as Austin’s best friend Dez.

Lab Rats Disney Channel

All new episodes

From Wednesday January 1 at 5pm

Australian Premiere

The Lab Rats are busted missing curfew by Davenport and find themselves grounded. Sulking, the Lab Rats learn Davenport has just won a presidential award for a memory erasing device and is scheduled to be interviewed by Tasha for national broadcast. After coming home with a poor report card, Leo uses the devise to wipe Davenport’s short term memory but inadvertently erases 25 years rendering him a teenager. The Lab Rats scramble to reverse the effects before the big interview, while struggling to control teen Davenport. Starring Billy Unger (You Again) as Chase, Spencer Boldman (I’m in the Band) as Adam, Kelli Berglund (Hip Hop Harry) as Bree, with Tyrel Jackson Williams (Failure to Launch, Pair of Kings) as Leo and Hal Sparks (E!’s Talk Soup) as Davenport. Recurring are Angel Parker (Hannah Montana) as Tasha and Will Forte (Saturday Night Live) as the voice of Eddy.

Gravity Falls “Dipper’s Guide to the Unexplained” Disney Channel

All new shorts

From Sunday January 12 at 12pm

Australian Premiere

Catch the all new shorts Dipper’s Guide to the Unexplained during an afternoon marathon of Gravity Falls. In the premiere short, Dipper and Mabel must go into full on battle mode against a mysterious creature when it leaps out of the rafters and steals their ‘Summerween’ candy. Starring Jason Ritter (Parenthood, The Event) as Dipper Pines, Kristen Schaal (The Muppets, The Flight of the Conchords) as Mabel Pines, Alex Hirsch as Grunkle Stan and Soos, and Linda Cardellini (ER, Freaks and Geeks) as Wendy.

Nickelodeon

Sam & Cat Nickelodeon

Weekdays from Monday December 9 at 4.30pm

Australian Premiere New Episodes

Grab your best friends, something fluffy and a juicy piece of meat because Nickelodeon’s (Nick’s) favourite funny gals Jennette McCurdy (iCarly’s Sam Puckett) and Ariana Grande (Victorious’ Cat Valentine) are back as their iconic characters from iCarly and Victorious in their new spin-off comedy series Sam & Cat! The series, created by award-winning executive producer Dan Schneider (iCarly, Victorious, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101) follows feisty Sam and flighty Cat as they become best friends and unlikely roommates who start a babysitting service including a stellar list of celeb guest stars including Ellen Show regulars and YouTube stars, Sophia Grace and Rosie.

The Haunted Hathaways Nickelodeon

Weekdays from Monday December 2 at 5pm

Australian Premiere New Episodes

This new live action series follows the adventures of a not-so-typical blended family. When Michelle Hathaway (Ginifer King) relocates to New Orleans, LA., to open a bakery with her daughters Taylor (Amber Montana) and Frankie (Breanna Yde), they quickly learn that life in the “Big Easy” is very different. Unbeknownst to them, their new home is already occupied by a ghost family comprised of jazz musician father Ray Preston (Chico Benymon), and his sons Miles (Curtis Harris) and Louie (Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores Jr.). After agreeing to live under one roof, they come to care about and rely on one another while driving each other crazy – just like any normal family would. The Hathaways soon discover how much fun life can be when living with ghosts.

Nick’s Twelve Days of Christmas Nickelodeon

Everyday from Saturday December 14 until Christmas Day

It’s only eleven sleeps till Christmas and Nickelodeon is celebrating with a massive ‘Prize-a-day’ giveaway with the most sort-after and the most-wanted presents from kids Christmas lists. Then on Christmas Day one lucky winner will receive the entire “Twelve Days of Christmas” daily prizing. Plus, kids and families will enjoy a little Christmas early with merry-must-see Christmas specials from SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly Odd Parents and brand new Robot & Monster in Nick’s Twelve Days of Christmas.

Australian Premiere Christmas Specials include:

Robot & Monster episode – Baconmas: Tensions run high when both Robot’s and Monster’s families are invited to celebrate Baconmas at their apartment.

It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!: Nickelodeon’s first-ever full-length, stop-motion animation special starring the legendary actor John Goodman as the voice of Santa Clause, in this very extraordinary SpongeBob episode it’s Christmas in Bikini Bottom and everyone’s exited… except for Plankton. In an effort to finally fulfil his ultimate Christmas wish and get his hands on the Krabby Patty Formula, Plankton devises an evil plan to turn everyone in Bikini Bottom into jerks by feeding them a fruitcake laced with Jerktonium. Will Plankton finally get his Christmas wish?

A FairlyOdd Christmas!: Drake Bell and the entire cast are back again for the second live action TV movie based on the hit Nicktoon, The Fairly Odd Parents. This time in a special Christmas TV movie follow Timmy Turner and his well-meaning fairy godparents as they try to save Christmas, but first they must get Timmy off the naughty list.

Rabbids Invasion Nickelodeon

Weekdays from Tuesday January 28 at 7.30am

Australian Premiere New Episodes

Rabbids Invasion brings the comedy of the wildly successful Rabbids video games to television. Unpredictable and silly, the Rabbids are a mysterious breed of rabbit-like creatures that explore, and often wreak havoc, in the human world. They will try to study human behaviour by mimicking everything they do…but in the Rabbid sort of way, with no logic…of course!

Marvin Marvin Nickelodeon

TV special event ‘Marvin Marvin Earth Diaries’ hosted by Lucas Cruikshank Premieres Sunday January 12 from 12pm midday

Australian Premiere 10 new episodes from Monday January 13 at 6pm

Have you always wanted to know if you could cut it as an alien on another planet? If the answer is yes, make sure you join internet sensation and Nickelodeon TV star, Lucas Cruikshank (as character Marvin) host an exclusive TV special Marvin Marvin Earth Diaries. In a rare moment, Marvin shares his personal video diaries that he sent back home to planet Klooton, explaining life on Earth and how spectacular a human he really is. Before each Marvin Marvin episode, Marvin shares unique insights into the human race – like only having one stomach, the delicious creation called chocolate, the power of green purchasing paper (yes money!) and loads of other wonderful human phenomenons. Plus Marvin hangs out with and teaches Nickelodeon Australia’s very own Luke and Wyatt a few unique martian skills that will keep the talented duo busy during their time on earth.

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Nickelodeon

Daily from Monday January 13 at 1.30pm

Australian Premiere New Episodes

Kung Fu Panda tells the continuing adventures of Po the Panda as he trains, protects, fights, teaches, learns, stumbles, talks too much, and geeks out as the newest hero in the Valley of Peace. Now living in the barracks with the Furious Five, Po will have to take on his many new responsibilities, his many new adversaries, and his many old pounds in the continuing education and adventures of the Dragon Warrior. For being the Dragon Warrior is not a destination, it’s a journey. Unfortunately for Po, most of that journey is uphill.

T.U.F.F. Puppy Nickelodeon

Daily from Monday January 13 at 2.30pm

Australian Premiere New Episodes

T.U.F.F. Puppy follows a gung-ho, dim-witted dog named Dudley Puppy who finds himself accidentally thrust into the role of secret agent when he’s recruited by the super-secret, crime-fighting organisation, T.U.F.F. (Turbo Undercover Fighting Force). He partners with Kitty Katswell, a feline superspy who is an amazing kung-fu and weapons expert. Naturally, they don’t get along, but together they protect their hometown of Petropolis and the rest of the world against the evil animal organisation, D.O.O.M. (Diabolical Order of Mayhem).

Mixed Doubles Nickelodeon

Daily from Monday January 13 at 8am

Australian Premiere – featuring new episodes of Sanjay and Craig

In celebration of the Australian Open and Nickelodeon’s partnership with Tennis Australia comes Nickelodeon’s Mixed Doubles, featuring Nickelodeon’s number one live action show Sam & Cat and its latest number one animation show Sanjay and Craig. It’s Game, Set and Match with the perfect combination of oddball adventures every day with double episodes of Sanjay & Craig from 8am, followed by a double dose of Sam & Cat at 9am. Plus every Monday at 8am, Nickelodeon’s Mixed Doubles will deliver a brand new episode of Sanjay & Craig.

Robot & Monster Nickelodeon

Daily from Monday January 20 at 1.30pm

Australian Premiere

Nickelodeon’s two crazy bacon lovin’ buddies are back this summer in brand new episodes of the hit animation series, Robot and Monster. Blending classic sitcom setup with slapstick cartoon humour, Robot and Monster is a dynamic, CG-animated buddy comedy set in an unconventional world, where robots and monsters (“mechanicals” and “organics”) live side-by-side. Robot (voiced by Curtis Armstrong – Risky Business, American Dad!) and Monster (voiced by Harland Williams – Dumb and Dumber, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa) are two pals who couldn’t be more different or more loyal. The BFF duo prove that you can handle anything life has to throw at you, as long as you have your best friend (and a rasher of bacon!) by your side. The series was created by real life BFFs Joshua Sternin and Jeffery Ventimilla, who have worked together on multiple television series such as The Simpsons, That 70’s Show and Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Rocket Monkeys Nickelodeon

Daily from Monday January 20 at 2.30pm

Australian Premiere – new double episodes

Brothers Gus and Wally are the guys the universe relies on to protect them from black holes, vengeful aliens and criminal masterminds when the bravest and brightest aren’t available. Inexplicably charged with carrying out a wide range of important missions, NASA-trained monkeynauts, Gus and Wally travel through outer space on a specially equipped rocket, discovering alien species in zany, fun-filled adventures. Neither the optimistic Wally nor the brainy Gus has a clue as to how to pilot their ship and often cause more intergalactic calamity than ever thought possible. Luckily, they have plenty of help from YAY-OK, their dashing and devoted (if slightly out dated) robot, who ensures the duo somehow complete their mission and still have time for some bananas.

Cartoon Network

The Amazing World of Gumball Cartoon Network

Saturdays from December 7 at 9am

Australian Premiere New Episodes

The Amazing World of Gumball tells the story of an ordinary suburban family which just happens to live in an extraordinary town. At the heart of this family is Gumball, an excitable and optimistic blue cat with a flair for misadventure. Gumball Watterson has a stay-at-home dad, a mum who sells rainbows, a brainy younger sister, and a goldfish for a best friend. Despite their somewhat unusual appearance, at heart they are just like the rest of us.

Cartoon Network Christmas Day! Cartoon Network

Wednesday 25 December from 7:30am

Join all your favourite toons and celebrate Christmas Cartoon Network style with special Christmas episodes showing all Christmas Day!

The Amazing World of Gumball episode “Christmas”

Santa Claus is coming to town. Unfortunately he gets run over by the Watterson’s, so it’s up to them to save Christmas.

Adventure Time episodes “Holly Jolly Secrets Pt 1 & 2”

Finn and Jake stumble across Ice King’s video diary and look to uncover his secrets.

Regular Show episode “Christmas Special”

Mordecai and Rigby have to destroy a gift for Santa, to save Christmas.

Steven Universe Cartoon Network

Season 1

Mondays from January 6 at 6pm

Australian Premiere

Steven is the proverbial “little brother” to a team of magical guardians of humanity, the Crystal Gems! Steven may not be as powerful as the Crystal Gems. Or as smart. And he may not have any control over the magical powers that come out of his bellybutton. But that doesn’t stop him from joining Garnet, Amethyst and Pearl on their magical adventures – where Steven always finds a surprising way to save the day.

Adventure Time Cartoon Network

Mondays from January 6 at 5.30pm

Australian Premiere New Episodes

Finn, the human boy with the awesome hat, and Jake, the wise dog, embark on a series of bizarre and unique exploits as they explore the kooky land of Ooo. Whether it’s rescuing a princess from an Ice King, or de-corpsenating dead candy people, one thing’s for sure: it’s always adventure time.

Teen Titans GO! Cartoon Network

Weekdays from January 6 at 6.30pm

Australian Premiere

The show follows the Teen Titans when they’re not saving the world, and living together as teenagers without adult supervision. The Teen Titans must deal with situations such as teenage pranks reaching a whole new level, having to retake a driver’s test after wrecking the Batmobile, taking part in dodgeball tournaments, and other humorous antics.

Boomerang

The Powerpuff Girls Boomerang

Weekdays from 2 December at 8.30am

Equipped with extraordinary powers and a hunger for fighting crime, The Powerpuff Girls go on wild and wacky escapades to keep Townsville safe from danger. Using their superpowers for the good of mankind, The Powerpuff Girls always save the day.

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Boomerang

Weekdays from 2 December at 4.30pm

A sleepy little village, Crystal Cove boasts a long history of ghost sightings, poltergeists, demon possessions, phantoms and other paranormal occurrences. The renowned sleuthing team of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo prove all of this simply isn’t real, and along the way, uncover a larger, season-long mystery that will change everything.

Gon Boomerang

Weekends from Sunday December 1 at 3pm

Australian Premiere New Episodes

Gon is a little dinosaur who somehow survived the extinction of his fellow dinosaurs. The series follows his adventures as he interacts with all the other Palaeolithic animals.

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Boomerang

Weekdays from January 1 at 7.30am

In the land of Equestria, a precocious but introverted bookworm named Twilight Sparkle is the personal protégé of its ruler, Princess Celestia. Sent to Ponyville to oversee a celebration, she defeats a menace with the power of friendship. Twilight and her new friends face life’s challenges with a growing appreciation of the friendship they share and magic it makes possible.

Disney Junior

Sofia the First: Holiday in Enchancia Disney Junior

Sunday December 22 at 6pm

Australian Premiere

When a snowstorm prevents King Roland from returning home in time for the holidays, Sofia leads her family on a brave expedition to find him. But when they get stranded in the woods, everyone fears their holiday will be ruined. After an encounter with Princess Aurora, Sofia enlists her animal friends to help reunite the royal family in a villagers’ cabin. Despite the modest surroundings, it turns out to be a wonderful celebration and Amber learns that spending the holiday with loved ones is better than any present. Special guest star Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) as Minimus the flying horse.

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas Disney Junior

Saturday December 21 at 6pm

Australian Premiere

Find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice in an all-new Christmas celebration. Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse and all his Disney pals star in an original movie about the importance of opening your heart to the true spirit of Christmas. Watch the hilarious antics of stubborn old Donald as he tries in vain to resist the joy of the season, and laugh along with Mickey and Pluto as they learn a great lesson about the power of friendship. Celebrate the holidays with your favourite Disney characters in an irresistible collection of Christmas stories.

Disney Junior’s Family Movie Day Disney Junior

Thursday December 26 from 6am

Back to back Disney movies all day boxing day including the classics Lilo & Stitch, Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings, and Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess.

Pirate and Princess Summer! Disney Junior

Fridays from 5pm

It’s a Pirate and Princess Summer on Disney Junior with Jake and Sofia. Tune in every Friday at 5pm for a premiere episode, followed by a marathon of Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates favourite episodes.

Friday January 17: When Sofia brags about being chosen to sing the Enchancian Anthem at the annual Harvest Festival, her amulet puts a curse on her which she must learn to undo. Classic Disney Princess Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” makes a special appearance to offer Sofia some words of advice – princess to princess.

Friday January 24: After finding a ship-in-a-bottle, Jake releases a magical pirate genie (voiced by Jerry O’Connell) who must find the Treasure Wishing Well in order to restore his powers.

Sofia the First: The Floating Palace Disney Junior

Saturday January 11 at 6pm

Australian Premiere

Sofia and her family take to the high seas for a royal vacation in the first-ever Sofia the First junior length special, Sofia the First: The Floating Palace. The undersea adventure, in which Sofia is magically transformed into a mermaid, features a special appearance by Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid, voiced by Disney Legend Jodi Benson who reprises her iconic role from the animated film. The special also introduces a new character named Oona, a young mermaid voiced by Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men). Sofia the First: The Floating Palace takes Sofia and her family on an extraordinary journey to Merriway Cove, where Sofia meets a young mermaid named Oona. After helping Oona untangle her fin from a net, Sofia’s magical amulet transforms her into a mermaid too, allowing her to explore the underwater world with her new friend. During their adventure, Sofia learns that mermaids mistrust humans and are angry that her family’s floating palace is in their cove. When Oona is captured by a horrible sea monster, Sofia – with a little help from Princess Ariel – must find a way to save her and create harmony between their two worlds. Special guest stars Disney Legend Jodi Benson (Ariel in the original Disney Classic The Little Mermaid) and Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men). Sofia The First features Belle from Beauty and the Beast and Ariel from Little Mermaid who will appear in separate premiere episodes in January.

Art Attack Disney Junior

Season 3

Saturdays and Sundays from January 4 at 10.30am

Australian Premiere

Join Lloyd Warbey for the third series of Art Attack as he demonstrates a variety of practical, fun and creative makes using materials found in the home. This series takes the viewer on a journey through a land of kings and queens, sport, music and much more. Each episode provides two makes, an Art Attack Tip that teaches an artistic technique to enhance your creations, and a Big Art made by Alex Gandman using an assortment of materials close by, or coloured sand in the studio. There are also Quick Arts – a simple idea presented in three easy steps to develop your drawing skills. Plus, the palm with the charm, Vincent Van Coconut, is on hand in each episode to help Lloyd throughout the show and offer up some eco advice.

Nick Jr

Play Along with Sam – Zoo’s Who! Nick Jr

Tuesday, December 24 at 10am

Australian Premiere New Episode

Sam Moran is back in a brand new full length episode of Play Along with Sam, titled Zoo’s Who! The Aria nominated singer and beloved preschool entertainer will visit the zoo as part of the animal themed episode. In his signature safari suit, Sam will sing new songs, as well as favourites from his first series and playfully encourage kids at home to help him find three lost sounds from his ‘SOUND JAR’. Based on the highly successful and educational series, Play Along with Sam, Moran will explore the ‘animal world’ through music and movement. The Play Along with Sam Zoo’s Who! episode includes games, riddles, dances and songs in an interactive and engaging format, specifically designed for pre-schoolers.

Percy’s Tiger Tales Nick Jr

Season 1

Weekdays from Monday December 2 at 5.15pm

Australian Premiere

New to Nick Jr. this December, Percy’s Tiger Tales is a beautiful animated adventure comedy featuring Percy and his three friends, Sissabelle, Flap-Flap and Tattoo. The four great friends tumble and play through each other’s imaginary worlds, ‘Tower Power’, ‘Think Pink’, ‘Standby to Fly’ and ‘Ahoy me Hearties’. Percy wants to be brave and noble. The only problem is that Percy is afraid of quite a few things… spiders, heights, small spaces, the dark. He wants to overcome his fears. That’s why Percy’s alter ego is a knight. It embodies all of the things he would most like to be. When Percy is dressed up as a knight, he and his friends go on wonderful adventures together to solve or understand something new. It’s a fun ride, a rollercoaster, where things can go comically wrong providing many lively and funny moments for the viewer at home. Educational Curriculum Focus: Percy’s Tiger Tales demonstrates the brilliance in using one’s imagination to deal with real problems. It’s about playing in an imaginative way with friends and how that can be empowering… especially through using fun disguises to help counteract fears.

Team Umizoomi Nick Jr

Weekdays from Monday December 9 at 10am

Australian Premiere New Episodes

Join your favourite mini math mates, Milli, Geo and Bot in five brand new episodes of Team Umizoomi as they help real life pre-schoolers in a pinch with their mighty math powers this December.

Tickety Toc “Christmas Present Time” Nick Jr

Friday December 13 at 12pm midday

Australian Premiere New Episode

As Christmas eve falls upon Tickety and all the townsfolk are putting their final preparations together for a Tickety Christmas, a shock crash landing by Santa throws everything into turmoil. His reindeers have caught a chill, his sleigh is broken and all the presents are strewn across Tickety. What will he do? Have no fear, Tommy and Tallulah come to the rescue with a plan to save Christmas, they can gather up all the presents and use McCoggin’s balloon to deliver them to all the Tickety townsfolk.

Hi-5 House Nick Jr

Weekdays from Monday December 2 at 9.30am

Australian Premiere New Episode

The next generation of Hi-5ers Stevie Nicholson, Lauren Brant, Mary Lascaris, Ainsley Melham and Dayen Zheng continue their energetic performances in all the new Hi-5 Hose. Join Australia’s favourite kids group for tons of fun, adventure, singing dancing and active learning. The Hi-5 House is where the Hi-5 team lives and plays and is full of fun friendship and endless imaginative possibilities. The house is bright colourful and warm and invites children in to play along. It’s a home, a place that children can relate to and enjoy. Each presenter has their own special space in the Hi-5 House, a room that is perfect for doing what they each love best and then there the Hi-5 lounge – a place for the presenters to gather and share stories together.

Shaun the Sheep Nick Jr

Weekdays from Monday December 2 at 4.15pm

Australian Premiere

Get ready for chaos in the countryside as Aardman’s ever-popular Shaun the Sheep returns in a brand new season this December only on Nick Jr. Shaun is a sheep who doesn’t follow the flock – in fact, he leads them into all sort of scrapes and scraps, turning peace in the valley into mayhem in the meadow. Shaun and his pals run rings around their poor sheepdog Bitzer, as he tries to stop the Farmer finding out what’s going on behind his back. Every day brings a new adventure for Shaun with another series of hilarious farmyard antics, super sheepish shenanigans and plenty of panic in the pasture. The high-energy slapstick and classic silent comedy in Aardman’s world-beating animation style, guarantees one thing’s for sure – when Shaun’s around, the countryside will never be the same again.

Christmas Specials Nick Jr

Friday December 13

Australian Premiere

6.10am – Bali’s Yahoo! It’s Christmas: It’s Christmas and as everyone opens their presents, Bali sees there’s one left. But he’s quickly confused, for it has both his and Lea’s name on it. Bali doesn’t understand. Aren’t presents always for one person? As well, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone. Bali eventually decides its ok to share. In fact, the present is actually two puppets. Together, Bali and Lea put on a little puppet show to the delight of everyone present.

8:15am – Max & Ruby’s Ruby’s Perfect Tree: Ruby wants to find the perfect Christmas tree, but Max wants to see Santa. Max’s Christmas Present: Ruby wants to make all-natural Christmas tree decorations. Max wants to get presents but are they for him or someone else?

9:15am – Paw Patrol’s Pups Save Christmas: When Santa’s Sleigh crashes and the reindeer run off Ryder and the Paw Patrol have to help Santa finish delivering presents and save Christmas.

Zack and Quack Nick Jr

Season 1 Continues

Weekdays from Tuesday January 28 at 9am

Australian Premiere

Zack and Quack follows the adventures of a dynamic seven-year old boy named Zack and his best friend, an impulsive young duck named Quack. Zack’s a leader who’s great at bringing out the best in the quirky, funny characters around him, and there’s nobody quirkier and funnier than his best bud, Quack. Zack and Quack live inside the most amazing pop-up book ever. It’s a place full of fantastical surprises – where pulling tabs, flaps and levers makes awesome and unexpected things happen. Only here can you pull a tab that pops up a woolly Mammoth, or a yappy Chihuahua, or a yappy Mammoth Chihuahua. From the second Zack and Quack step out of their house and into their pop-up garden, adventure begins. Exciting new worlds and fantastic voyages literally unfold before your eyes.

CBeebies

Mr Bloom’s Nursery Christmas Special – Hoe! Hoe! Hoe! CBeebies

Monday December 23 at 8.30am

Australian Premiere

This December CBeebies has a new special Christmas episode of Mr Bloom’s Nursery. Mr Bloom is a happy-­go-­lucky, singing gardener who runs his own nursery, complete with singing vegetables, a belching compostarium and lots of little children. The Veggies are visiting a log cabin for Christmas, but it needs decorating. Mr Bloom gets help from some tiddlers to choose a Christmas tree and make some decorations for the cabin. Presented by 2011 Bafta nominee, Ben Faulks this programme teaches littlies how different plants and vegetables grow.

CBeebies Story Time CBeebies
Continues each night at 7pm

Story Time is a jam-packed hour-and-a-half of engaging programmes for little ones. Hosted by CBeebies presenters Tara, Robbie and Duncan, each programme helps kids to relax and unwind before bed time. Key programs include Charlie and Lola, Sarah & Duck, Wibbly Pig, The Story Makers and Five Minutes More.

Gigglebiz CBeebies

Season 3

Weekdays from January 6 at 5.05pm

Australian Premiere

A comedy sketch show for children of all ages, Gigglebiz is fronted by Bafta-­winning children’s presenter Justin Fletcher. Justin returns with a host of well-loved, hilarious regulars from the previous series alongside a number of brand new, quirky characters, all played by Justin. New characters include prehistoric cave dwellers Ug & Ig, gardener Will Barrow, storyteller Storybook Stan, infuriating minstrel Will Singalot and enthusiastic wildlife park guide Sue Keeper. This programme helps develop a sense of humour, imagination and storytelling skills.

Penelope K, by the Way CBeebies

Weekdays from January 6 at 5.55pm

Penelope K runs the Information Station – a place where children come to find the answer to any problem that’s puzzling them. Together with her band of helpers, Squirm, Hank and Frank, and Trewey she tries to come up with the answer. While she knows that she once knew the answer to the question when asked, it invariably vaporises like a dream when she tried to think of it. The series shows young viewers that it’s OK to ask silly questions, and that sometimes being wrong is the first step to being right. Starring Amanda Bishop (The Upside Down Show).

Summer on CBeebies CBeebies

Throughout January

It’s Summer on CBeebies this January. Join Tara, Robbie and Duncan as they enjoy the great outdoors with games, activities and lots of summer fun. Plus enjoy summer episodes with favourite CBeebies friends Charlie and Lola, Wibbly Pig, 3rd & Bird and The Numberjacks.

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