Little Charmers

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Little Charmers
Little Charmers logo.png
Created by Jennifer Dodge
Irene Weibel
Developed by Carolyn Hay
Directed by Jason Groh
Starring Addison Holley
Alexa Torrington
Matilda Gilbert
Narrated by Snow White Scott
Opening theme "Little Charmers Theme Song"
Ending theme "Little Charmers Theme Song" (Instrumental)
Composer(s) Asher Lenz
Stephan Skratt
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 57 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Lynne Warner
Patricia Burns
Noah Luke
Toni Stevens
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Spin Master
Nelvana
Treehouse Original
Atomic Cartoons
Release
Original network Treehouse TV
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Original release January 12, 2015 (2015-01-12)[1] – present
External links
Official website
Production website

Little Charmers is a Canadian CGI interactive children's television series produced by Nelvana Enterprises and Spin Master Entertainment for Treehouse TV. The series premiered on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. in the United States on January 12.[2] Treehouse TV announced a week later that it was scheduled in Canada on the last day of January;[3] however, episode 2 debuted 6 days after this announcement, and 6 days prior to the scheduled debut.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Hazel Charming (voiced by Addison Holley) – A young Charmer and Enchantress-in-training who's magic is known for its tendency not to work out well, to the point that her magical mishaps are known as being Hazeled. Sometimes Hazel uses her wand in the Charmhouse. Her musical instrument in Rainbow Sparkle is a guitar.
  • Lavender (voiced by Alexa Torrington) – A bow-loving and purple-haired Charmer who uses her wand for making potions to help the others. She has won awards for fashion design. Her catchphrase is "Charmazing!" Her musical instrument in Rainbow Sparkle is a set of drums.[4]
  • Posie (voiced by Matilda Gilbert) – A lighthearted Charmer who uses her wand to play it as the flute. She has two brothers, her big brother is Parsley and her baby brother is Thistle. Lavender lost her memories, she calls her Pookie[4] and Poopsie. Easily excitable and very gentle, Posie is optimistic and peaceful by default. She sees the beauty in everything and can be very sweet with a motherly flair and ability to trust her instincts. She can be easily distracted however, and is very chatty to the point of accidentally being blunt with others or a little rude. Posie does her best to keep everyone encouraged and uplifted. Her musical instrument in Rainbow Sparkle is a keyboard.[4]
  • Mr. Charming (voiced by Andrew Sabiston)- Hazel's bespectacled wizard[5] father and the owner of a broom store.
  • Mrs. Charming (aka Enchantress or The Enchantress) (voiced by Lisette St. Louis) – Hazel's mother and the most powerful[citation needed] Charmer. In her role as Enchantress, she uses her magic to deal with problems around Charmville.
  • Seven is Hazel's cat.
  • Flare is Lavender's dragon.
  • Treble is Posie's owl.
  • Parsley (voiced by Lucius Hoyos) – Posie's older brother. Although not seen using his powers as often, he is also capable of casting charms and cause mischief.[6] He works at Mr. Charming's broom shop as an assistant and has a slight rivalry with Hazel.
    • Thistle is the baby brother of Posie and Parsley.

Recurring[edit]

  • Prince Ferg – a frog prince of the pond. Was originally a normal prince but was turned into a frog, though he reveals that both his father and grandfather had been frog princes as well.
  • Gary the Gnome shows up in several episodes.
  • Mrs. Greensparkle the schoolteacher shows up in several episodes.
  • Olive shows up in several episodes.
  • Willow shows up in several episodes.
  • a green mother dragon returns in 'Dragon Daycare' after being shown in an earlier episode.
  • Nelson the Gnome appear in "Nelson in Charge" to babysit the Charmers.
  • Picklemunchinfeet (nicknamed Pickles) is a lonely ogre the charmers befriend.
  • Princess Corina is a mermaid that Hazel befriends.
  • Splish is the childhood nickname of Corina's mother, when she was friends with Chanty.

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
144January 12, 2015 (2015-01-12)August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)
220April 3, 2017 (2017-04-03)TBA

Broadcast[edit]

Little Charmers premiered on Nick Jr. in Australia and New Zealand on May 4, 2015,[7][8] on Nick Jr. Too in the United Kingdom and Ireland on June 22,[9] on Nick Jr. in Southeast Asia on July 6,[10] and on 3Kids in Ireland on June 27, 2016, in Asia, debuted on Disney XD on April 6 2018.

Merchandise[edit]

Fourteen different toys based on the series were made.[11] Spin Master made toys including dolls, figurines, plushies and RPGs.[12] Additionally, bedding was made by Baby Boom Consumer Products,[12] cake decorations by Bakery Crafts[12] Halloween costumes by Rubie's Costume Company,[12] and other products by Scholastic.[12]

Four games for the series, Charmers in Training,[13][14] Hazel Eyes,[15] Junior Brooms,[16][17] and Sparkle Up![18][19] were made as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shows A-Z — little charmers on nickelodeon". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 7, 2015). "New Animated Preschool Series 'Little Charmers' to Premiere Monday, January 12 on Nickelodeon". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved January 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Treehouse Sparkles with Launch of Little Charmers". Corus Entertainment. January 19, 2015. Retrieved January 26, 2015. Treehouse is delighted to announce the premiere of Little Charmers, a fantastical new preschool series that celebrates the magic of friendship, on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. ET, beginning January 31. 
  4. ^ a b c "Forget Me Not". Little Charmers. 
  5. ^ Charming, Hazel (24 September 2015). "The Magic of Charmville". Little Charmers. 1 minutes in. My mom is the enchantress of Charmville and my dad is a pretty charmy wizard. 
  6. ^ "Spooky Pumpkin Moon Night". Little Charmers. 
  7. ^ "Nick Jr. May Highlights". Femail. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ P, Charles (April 29, 2015). "Foxtel in May: 200+ new shows including Wayward Pines, Open Slather, Nashville and River Cottage Australia". The Green Room. Foxtel. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ Nick Jr. UK (June 22, 2015). "Catch the brand NEW magical show Little Charmers TODAY, 4pm on Nick Jr. Too!". Facebook. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ ""LITTLE CHARMERS" 'TURN ON THE CHARM' ON NICK JR. IN ASIA". VIMN Asia Press (Press release). Singapore: Viacom International Media Networks. July 6, 2015. Retrieved September 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Little Charmers toys". toysRus.ca. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Nelvana Charms New Licensees With Little Charmers". CorsEnt.Com. 1 April 2015. Production and master toy partner, Spin Master, and recently announced global English-language publishing partner, Scholastic, are now joined by a strong lineup of licensees including Rubie’s Costume Company (Halloween Costumes), Baby Boom Consumer Products (Toddler Bedding & Bath), and Bakery Crafts (Cake Décor).
    Spin Master’s imaginative Little Charmers toy collection will include a range of mini figurines, plush, dolls and role play for kids age two to five and debut at mass retail in Fall 2015.
     
  13. ^ http://www.littlecharmers.com/games/?game_id=charmers-in-training
  14. ^ http://www.treehousetv.com/game/little-charmers/little-charmers-training
  15. ^ http://www.littlecharmers.com/games/?game_id=hazel-eyes
  16. ^ http://www.littlecharmers.com/games/?game_id=junior-brooms
  17. ^ http://www.treehousetv.com/game/little-charmers/junior-brooms
  18. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/little-charmers-sparkle-up!/id1001243093?mt=8
  19. ^ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nelvanadigital.sparkleup

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