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April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Nickelodeon will premiere its ninth season of the Emmy Award-winning animated series,
The Fairly OddParents, on
Saturday, May 4, at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT).
The Fairly OddParents follows the magical adventures of 10-year-old
Timmy Turner and his well-meaning fairy godparents who grant him wishes. After 12 years on the air,
The Fairly OddParents continues to rank among the network's top programs and reached more than 20 million K2-11 in 1Q13.
The Fairly OddParents will air regularly on Saturdays at
9:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
The Fairly OddParents exemplifies what has made Nickelodeon a leader in animation - innovative, amazingly funny, creator-driven content," said
Russell Hicks, President of Content Development and Production. "Kids have fallen in love with the magical world
Butch Hartman has created and we are delighted to serve up a new season filled with fun and entertaining adventures for our audience."
The Fairly OddParents follows the comedic adventures of
Timmy Turner, a 10-year-old boy who overcomes typical kid obstacles with the help of his wand-wielding wish-granting fairy godparents, Cosmo and Wanda. These wishes fix problems that include everything from an aggravating babysitter to difficult homework assignments. With their eagerness to help Timmy, Cosmo and Wanda always succeed in messing things up.
In the season nine premiere, "Turner & Pooch," Mr. Crocker realizes that Timmy's dog, Sparky, has magical powers. Eager to use the fairy dog's powers to fulfill his own wishes, Mr. Crocker hypnotizes Sparky in an attempt to turn him against Timmy.
Now available for free on iTunes is the exclusive never-before-seen
The Fairly OddParents documentary,
The Making of Sparky: A DOG-umentary. Narrated by creator
Butch Hartman, the "dog-umentary" provides fans with an inside look at how the newest addition to this magical family, Sparky, went from just an idea to the loveable talking fairy dog on TV. The "dog-umentary" and full episodes of
The Fairly OddParents are available at
The Fairly OddParents is created and executive produced by Nickelodeon hit-maker
Butch Hartman. The animated series cast includes
Tara Strong (
Ultimate Spider-Man) as
Susanne Blakeslee (
Shrek the Third) as Wanda,
Daran Norris (
T.U.F.F. Puppy) as Cosmo, Grey DeLisle (
T.U.F.F. Puppy) as Vicky,
Carlos Alazraqui (
Happy Feet) as Mr. Crocker and
Matt Taylor (
South Park, Open Season) as Sparky. The series is produced at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in
Burbank, Calif.Butch Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on
An American Tail. He created his own shorts for
What a Cartoon!, and also wrote and directed episodes of
Cow & Chicken and
Johnny Bravo. Hartman joined Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts for the
Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including
The Fairly OddParents. Commemorating the 10
th anniversary of the animated series, Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010 live-action/CG animated hit TV movie,
A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! The series came to life once again with the 2012 holiday-themed sequel,
A Fairly Odd Christmas, drawing 4.5 million total viewers. Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon's animated series
Danny Phantom and
T.U.F.F. Puppy. About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 34
th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in
the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit
www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).