A few weeks ago Nickelodeon sent me a package, which contained a sneak peek of their new animated preschool series, Nella the Princess Knight. Nella is an 8-year-old with royal qualities of a princess AND the courage and determination of a brave knight.
I say this is a great idea. So many young girls are both sweet and brave so having a series that shows a female charchter like them is long over due!
So what did my Nella the Princess Knight package contain?
A full story board about Nella the Princess Knight family and friends as well as a first look at upcoming episodes. It was all really fun.
I can tell that Nella the Princess Knight will become a new favorite for young girls (and even some boys) so families should get ready to tune in.
Premiering on Monday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. (ET/PT), Nella the Princess Knight (40 half-hour episodes) features a social-emotional curriculum promoting self-confidence, inclusiveness and compassion for others.
Preschoolers will set off on thrilling adventures in a kingdom far away where there lives a Princess Knight! Follows Nella, who whenever a problem arises, embarks on daring quests to save her kingdom through her unique ability to transform from a princess into Nella the Princess Knight.
Nella is a confident 8-year-old princess who likes dancing at extravagant balls just as much as she likes meeting fire-breathing dragons. She transcends traditional roles and expectations through her ability to transform into Nella the Princess Knight, protecting her kingdom with the help of her friends: Trinket, Nella’s glamorous unicorn and best friend; Sir Garrett, a loyal and adventurous knight; and Clod, Garrett’s trusty steed.
In the series premiere, “Sir Clod/Up All Knight,” Clod loses his invitation to the Royal Cafe Breakfast Buffet and must find it by lunchtime or everyone misses out. Under Nella’s leadership, they brave Gotcha Falls, dodge through a field of poppleberries and traverse the bubbly Sudsycano in order to find it.
Also in the episode, a luminous phoenix shines brightly across the kingdom causing Blaine and the rest of Castlehaven to lose sleep. After the phoenix is locked up in the knight brigade tower, Nella must use her knightly skills to free the bird and convince everyone to come together as a group to solve their problem.
Leading up to Nella the Princess Knight’s series premiere, NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App will feature exclusive content including a full-length episode.
NickJr.com and the Nick Jr. App will also launch a brand-new game inspired by the show, in which players ride through the kingdom with Nella and help return sleeping dragons to their homes.
Robert Vargas (head writer, Zack and Quack) serves as an executive producer on Nella the Princess Knight and the series is created by Christine Ricci (curriculum advisor, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Dora the Explorer). It is the newest show to join Nick’s top-ranked preschool roster, airing alongside hit series like PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Shimmer and Shine.
Following its U.S. launch, Nella the Princess Knight will debut internationally in spring 2017.
To learn more about Nella the Princess Knight, visit - www.nickjr.com/nella-the-princess-knight