Nickelodeon International has ordered up a second season of Kiva Can Do! from Dublin’s Kavaleer Production.
Brokered by distributor Lacey Entertainment, the deal with see a new batch of 52 x 11-minute eps hit pay- and free-TV airwaves next year on Nick Jr. in Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Greece, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. The kidcaster has also licensed the series for pay-TV in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Africa, LatAm, Southeast Asia, India, South Korea and the Arabic-speaking MENA region. Nick Jr. picked up Kiva Can Do! season one from Kavaleer in September 2017.
The multi-textured toon follows along as a seven-year-old inventor and her mechanical puppy best friend explore mountains, seas and outer space looking for fun and friendship. It’s funded by the Irish Film Board, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the Section 481 tax credit and Irish pubcaster RTÉ, and was developed with assistance from Creative Europe.
Nickelodeon also announced today that it will bow new CG-animated series Butterbean’s Cafe on November 12 in its US Nick Jr. block. The 40-episode series centers around a fairy named Butterbean who runs a neighborhood cafe and bakery. Following the American launch, the show will roll out in 2019 on Nick’s international channels and branded blocks.
In other Nick news, the company has teamed up with Walmart for a Nickelodeon Toy Run: Family Style promotion at Walmart stores across the US, and teen dancer, singer, performer and social media influencer JoJo Siwa will live-host one event in an undisclosed location. Three grand-prize winners will have three minutes to fill a cart with as many toys as possible, and they can keep up to a total value of $3,000. Winners will also receive transportation for four to the Toy Run, $500 spending money, and a shipment of products to their home. The 10 runner-up winners will each be awarded a $500 Walmart gift card. Scheduled to take place in December, kids ages six to 12 (and their parents) can register for the run online until November 4.