New animated preschool series Santiago of the Seas premieres on Nick Jr. next week.
The series is created by Dora the Explorer‘s, Niki López, Leslie Valdes and Valerie Walsh Valdes. The series teaches kids the value of teamwork, honesty and kindness, while also encouraging them to learn Spanish phrases and fun facts about marine biology.
Infused with a Spanish-language and Latino-Caribbean culture curriculum, the action-adventure series follows eight-year-old Santiago “Santi” Montes, a brave and kind-hearted pirate, as he embarks on daring rescues, searches for treasures and keeps the high seas safe in a fantastical Caribbean world.
In the series, Santiago’s (Kevin Chacon) steadfast and loyal crew consists of Tomás (Justice Quiroz), his clumsy energetic cousin whose magical guitar can be used to harness the wind, and Lorelai (Alyssa Cheatham), a knowledgeable mermaid who can speak to sea creatures and transform into a young human girl.
Together, Santi and his best mates sail the seas on the majestic ship El Bravo, using their smarts, pirate skills and moral compasses to guard their home of Isla Encanto from villains like the nefarious pirate Bonnie Bones (Kyndra Sanchez) and her Palm Crow sidekick Sir Butterscotch (John Leguizamo).
In the Santiago of the Seas series premiere, “The Legend of Capitán Calavera,” Santiago and his friends become the new pirate protectors of Isla Encanto after discovering the lost treasure of the legendary Capitán Calavera.
Monday, 15 February at 8:30am on Nick Jr.