Nina's World

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Nina's World
Nina's World logo.png
Genre Flash Animation Series
Created by Andrew Beecham, Lisa O’Brien
Written by Rosemary Contreras, Sheila Dinsmore, Maria Escobedo, Michele Lepe, Madellaine Paxson, Dave Poche, Betty Quan, Atul Rao, Jagjiwan Sohal, John Van Bruggen
Directed by Kevin Micallef
Voices of Rita Moreno
Isabella Farrier
Michele Lepe
Bronwen Holmes
Mandy Patinkin
Theme music composer Daniel Ingram
Composer(s) Caleb Chan
Daniel Ingram
Country of origin Canada
United States
Original language(s) English
Spanish
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26[1], and 13 shorts (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Michele Lepe, Lisa O’Brien
Editor(s) Jonas Crawley
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s) Pipeline Productions
Release
Original network Universal Kids
Original release

September 9, 2015[2][3][4] (on Sprout)–present

January 2, 2016-October 2016[5] (on NBC) – present
External links
Official website

Nina's World is a Canadian-American animated children's television series. It has been interpreted as a prequel to Sprout network's preceding programming block, The Good Night Show, focusing on host Nina,[6] as a 6-year-old Latina. It premiered on September 9, 2015 on the Sprout network.[7] This incarnation of Nina was introduced by Cat Greenleaf in August 2015.[8]

Cast[edit]

  • Isabella Farrier as Nina
  • Rita Moreno as Abuelita
  • Michele Lepe as Mami
  • David Torres as Papi
  • Ulka Mohanty as Dr. Kapur
  • Evans Johnson as Mavis the Post Master
  • Dhirendra Miyanger as Mr. Kapur
  • Mandy Patinkin as Mr. Lambert
  • Douglas Quan as Mr. Lin
  • Darcy Han as Mrs. Lin
  • Dayton Wall as Aiden
  • Enrique Lopez as Carlos
  • Bronwen Holmes as Chelsea B.
  • Ethan Luu as Eddie Lin
  • Cristiano Batista as Nico
  • Gigi Saul Guerrero as Rosie
  • Tiana Jung as Skye Lin
  • Kira Tozer as Suzy
  • Edwin Perez as Tio Javier
  • Tabitha St. Germain as Claire, Mrs. Goldstein and Star
  • Michael Daingerfield as Radio DJ

Characters[edit]

Children[edit]

  • Nina Sabrina[9] Flores[10] (also called Ninala[11]) is the titular protagonist, voiced by Isabella Farrier. She is six[5][12] years old and celebrates birthdays with Star and feeding her pet at night.[13] She has the same name as an adult who appears in The Good Night Show.[14] Her middle name is mentioned by her mother in "Nina Rides a Bike".
  • Aiden is the new kid who just moved to town and was seen as a bully and is now a friend and is voiced by Dayton Wall
  • Carlos is the best human male friend of Nina,big brother to Nico voiced by Enrique Lopez
  • Chelsea B. is the best female friend of Nina, voiced by Bronwen Holmes. She is the daughter of Claire.
  • Eddie Lin is the brother of Skye voiced by Ethan Luu
  • Nico is voiced by Cristiano Batista
  • Rosie is voiced by Gigi Saul Guerrero (appears in "Nina Dives In")
  • Skye Lin is an older friend of Nina who designs kites, voiced by Tiana Jung
  • Suzy is voiced by Kira Tozer (appears in "Nina the Babysitter")
  • Tio Javier is voiced by Edwin Perez

Adults[edit]

  • Abuelita Yolie[15] is the grandmother of Nina (abuelita is a Spanish term of endearment for abuela which means grandmother) and Mami's mother[16] who teaches Nina and others stretches each episode, voiced by Rita Moreno. She is considered one of the main characters.[17] Yolie moved from Mexico to a new home with her daughter (Nina's mami) prior to Nina's birth.[18]
  • Carmen is Nina's cousin
  • Claire (also spelled Clair in closed captions) is the mother of Chelsea[19] voiced by Tabitha St. Germain
  • Dr. Kapur is voiced by Ulka Mohanty
  • Jorge is Carmen's fiance
  • Mami aka Mrs. Flores[20] is voiced by Michele Lepe, who voices the adult Nina in The Good Night Show. Nina is Mami's daughter.[21] Like her mother Yolie, she is a Mexican immigrant.[18]
  • Mavis the Post Master is voiced by Evans Johnson
  • Mr. Kapur is voiced by Dhirendra Miyanger
  • Mr. Lambert the town librarian voiced by Mandy Patinkin
  • Mr. Lin is voiced by Douglas Quan
  • Mrs. Lin is voiced by Darcy Han
  • Mrs. Goldstein voiced by Tabitha St. Germain
  • Papi aka Mr. Flores[citation needed] is Nina's father, voiced by David Torres

Non-humans[edit]

  • Hoppy is a female frog that Nina and her friend meet on the way to the library
  • Hush is the pet fish of Nina, who later guest-hosts The Good Night Show with Melanie Martinez and Star before Leo replaced Melanie and then Nina replaced Leo
  • Lucy is a firefly who provides light at Nina's bedside, who later guest-hosts The Good Night Show with Leo before Nina replaces him
  • Max the Dog is Carlos and Nico's mischievous, but friendly, dog
  • Star is the best friend of Nina who is a Star as his name suggests, voiced by Tabitha St. Germain. He appears 2D in this show[22] and later appears as a 3D puppet in The Good Night Show.[23] which he originally hosts with Melanie Martinez then Leo before Nina came to replace them.
  • Zinky is the green alien companion of Chelsea

Crew[edit]

  • Executive Producers: Luis Lopez, Juan Lopez, Michele Lopez
  • Producers: Angelica Lopez, Darin J. Bristow
  • Associate Producers: Mac Holyoke, Javier Lopez
  • Executive Story Editor: Bernice Vanderlaan
  • Script Coordinator: Jagjiwan Sohal
  • Assistant Directors: Shane Doyle, Stephen Baker
  • Art Director: Natasha Sasic
  • Music By: Caleb Chan, Daniel Ingram
  • Spanish Consultant: Maria L. Villagomez

Episodes[edit]

Numbers known:

  • Episode 1[2] Birthday/Adventure (full titles Nina's Birthday; Nina's Big Adventure) debuted September 9, 2015
  • Episode 2[3] Nurse/Super Nina! (full titles Nina the Nurse; Super Nina) debuted September 9, 2015
  • Episode 3: Nina Leaves Town / Nina 1982
  • Episode 4[4] Kite/Sleep Over (full titles Nina the Kite Flyer; Nina's First Sleepover) debuted September 9, 2015 - Nina and Carlos wreck a kite together; Chelsea is a guest at Nina's home and they become space pirates (aired February 8, 2016 in Canada)
  • Episode 5: ?
  • Episode 6: ?
  • Episode 7[24] Unplugged/Great (full titles Nina Unplugged; Nina the Great) debuted October 1, 2015 in US, October 10, 2015 in Canada
  • Episode 8: Nina and Papi Play Baseball; Nina the Shadow Chaser (aired February 22, 2016 in Canada) both segments also aired individually August 30, 2016[25][26]
  • Episode 9: ?
  • Episode 10: ?
  • Episode 11[27] Nina Rides a Bike/Takes the Cake (full titles "Nina Rides a Bike" and "Nina Takes the Cake") debuted June 27, 2016, the latter also being available in part as a free short[28]
  • Episode 12[29] Hijinx/Garden (full titles Nina's Henna Hijinx; Nina's Everything Garden) debuted November 3, 2015 in U.S., November 7, 2015 in Canada (aired March 14, 2016 as well)
  • Episode 13[30] Museum/Dives In (full titles Nina's Family Museum; Nina Dives In) debuted November 3, 2015 (November 14 in Canada)
  • Episode 14: Dog Sit/On Track (full titles Nina Dog Sits / Nina Gets on Track) April 7, 2016 on Sprout / September 11, 2016 on NBC / April 22, 2016 on the web[31]
  • Episode 15: ?
  • Episode 16: ?
  • Episode 17: ?
  • Episode 18: [32] Yard Sale/Papi's Best Day (full titles Nina and the Yard Sale / Nina and Papi's Best Day Ever) debuted September 13, 2016
  • Episode 19: ?
  • Episode 20: ?
  • Episode 21: ?
  • Episode 22: ?
  • Episode 23[33] Game Day / Karate debuted June 22, 2016
  • Episode 24: ?
  • Episode 25: ?
  • Episode 26[1] Color/Amigos debuted May 25, 2016

Not yet assigned number in above-reference list:

  • Nina Wants to Grow; Nina's Everything Theater
  • Nina's Show and Tell; Nina's Snow Day
  • Nina Delivers; Nina's Library Hop (aired March 7, 2016 in Canada) after having a pretend wedding between Star and Lucy, Nina mentions that the upcoming wedding between cousin Carmen and Jorge will be her first ever
  • Nina the Artist; Nina and the Missing Myna Bird (debuted October 17, 2015 in Canada)
  • Nina From Space; Nina Makes Music
  • Nina's Special Dress / Nina Hunts for Treasure debuted April 14, 2016, reran July 19, both segments aired individually August 29, 2016[34][35]
  • Nina Cleans Her Room / Nina's Brother for the Day debuted April 18, 2016, scheduled for July 26 rerun, latter segment ran as "Brother for the Day" August 29, 2016[36] while the first retained its original title[37]
  • Nina Gets Packing / Nina Camps It Up (aka Nina Camps Out) debuted April 25, 2016 on Sprout, August 28 on nbc
  • Nina the Babysitter / Nina's Thanksgiving August 27 on Sprout / August 30 on NBC
  • To Mami, Love Nina / Nina's Lemonade Stand May 6, 2016 on Sprout / September 6 on NBC

Shorts[edit]

In addition to the main full episodes there are a number of titled shorts associated with them:

  • Nina's Birthday Party[38]
  • Nina's Imagination[39]
  • Nina's World EPK[40]
  • Nina and Papi's Best Day Ever[41]
  • Nina and the Yard Sale[42]
  • Nina Cupcake[43]
  • Nina Dog Sits[44] aka Nina Dogs Sits[45] is a short based on episode 14
  • Nina Good Night[46]
  • Nina Shops with Abuelita[47]
  • Nina Speaks Spanish[48]
  • Nina with Something Completely Silly[49]
  • Stretches with Abuelita[50]
  • Tio Missing Party[51]

Broadcast[edit]

The show debuted as part of NBC Kids on Saturday January 2, 2016, with new episodes airing weekly through February, scheduled for 10:00am Saturday mornings.[5]

July 2, 2016, on Telemundo in block MiTelemundo 2 new episodes every Saturday mornings 09:30am to 10:30am with Spanish dubbing.[52]

Games[edit]

  • Nina's Big Adventure[53]
  • Nina Match Up[54]
  • Spot the Differences in Nina's World[55]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Color/Amigos". Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Nina and her friends are decorating the courtyard with a chalk mural. Season 1, Episode 26 05/25/2016
  2. ^ a b "Birthday/Adventure". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. It’s Nina’s birthday and she’s super duper excited.
    Season 1, Episode 1 09/09/2015
  3. ^ a b "Nurse/Super Nina!". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Nina learns that Abuelita is under the weather.
    Season 1, Episode 2 09/09/2015
  4. ^ a b "Kite/Sleep Over". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016. Nina is making a butterfly kite for the kite festival with Carlos.
    Season 1, Episode 4 09/09/2015
  5. ^ a b c "NBC Kids". NBC.com. Archived from the original on December 29, 2015. Nina’s World tells the story of imaginative six-year-old Nina and her best friend Star. Together, the pair explores Nina's vibrant and colorful neighborhood. Every day transforms into a new excursion that celebrates family, community, diversity, and wonder.
  6. ^ Hassan, Mohamed (September 25, 2015). "Rita Moreno: 'Nina's World' Children's Show Reflects True Diversity". NBC News. Retrieved January 4, 2016. Nina's World is an animated prequel to "The Good Night Show" featuring Nina as a six-year-old girl.
  7. ^ del Barco, Mandalit (September 25, 2015). "Move Over, Dora: 'Nina's World' Brings Another Bilingual Girl To TV". NPR.org. Retrieved January 4, 2016. Starring Rita Moreno and Mandy Patinkin, it's about a 6-year-old Latina girl and the multicultural neighborhood she grows up in.
  8. ^ "Nina's Introduction". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on August 19, 2015. Nina talks to Cat Greenleaf about her age and her "Best Day Ever" book.
  9. ^ Mami. "Nina Rides a Bike". Nina's World. Nina Sabrina Flores! (said at end to scold her for riding a bike alone without permission)
  10. ^ "Nina Speaks Spanish". Nina Flores
  11. ^ Goldstein, Mrs. "Nina Unplugged". Nina's World. 3 minutes in. Oy vey! You startled me Ninala... and these old bones have had enough excitement thanks to the power pickle we're in!
  12. ^ "Nina's World". SproutOnline.com. Nina’s World tells the story of imaginative six-year-old Nina and her best friend Star.
  13. ^ "Nina". SproutOnline.com. Hi! I'm Nina! I love to celebrate my (my birthday) with my best friend named (Star). We like to go on adventures around the neighborhood! At night, I feed my pet
  14. ^ "Nina-1". SproutOnline.com. Hi! I'm Nina! Hola. It's me, Nina! At the end of everyday my bestfriend (Star) and I begin our great Good Night adventures with all of you!
  15. ^ Chelsea. "Nina's First Sleepover". Nina's World. 3 minutes in. Thanks for inviting me Nina's Grandma... I mean Abuelita Yolie
  16. ^ "Nina The Great". Nina's World.
  17. ^ "Abuelita". SproutOnline.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2015.
  18. ^ a b "To Mami, from Nina". Nina's World.
  19. ^ Nina's First Sleepover, closed captions attribution
  20. ^ Lin, Skye. "Nina the Shadow Chaser". Nina's World. 0 minutes in. Thanks Mrs. Flores, but don't worry, we'll be just fine.
  21. ^ "Mami". sproutonline.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2015.
  22. ^ "Star". SproutOnline. Archived from the original on July 8, 2015.
  23. ^ "Star-1". sproutonline.com. Archived from the original on August 9, 2015.
  24. ^ "Unplugged/Great". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016. A neighborhood blackout causes chaos on the block
    Season 1, Episode 7 10/01/2015
  25. ^ "Nina and Papi Play Baseball". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  26. ^ "Nina the Shadow Chaser". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  27. ^ "Nina Rides a Bike/Takes the Cake". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Nina's friends build her a bike school./Nina & Abuelita deliver Mami's cakes. Season 1, Episode 11 06/27/2016
  28. ^ "Nina Takes the Cake". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  29. ^ "Hijinx/Garden". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. In "Nina's Henna Hijinx," Dr. Kapur, a talented henna (or "mehndi") artist needs someone to practice on for a niece's upcoming wedding. In "Nina's Everything Garden," Nina learns to be open to new and different things.
    Season 1, Episode 12 11/03/2015
  30. ^ "Museum/Dives In". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. In "Nina's Family Museum," when Nina, Mami and Abuelita miss out on a day at the museum, Nina decides to create her own mini-museum! In "Nina Dives In," Nina really wants to learn how to swim, but she and Star are afraid of going into the new pool.
    Season 1, Episode 13 11/03/2015
  31. ^ "Dog Sit/On Track". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  32. ^ "Yard Sale/Papi's Best Day". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on October 30, 2016. Father's Day doesn't go as planned, so Nina is determined to make it up to Papi.
    Season 1, Episode 18 9/13/2016
  33. ^ "Game Day/Karate". Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Chelsea and Carlos, can't decide what game to play./Nina has too much energy. Season 1, Episode 23 06/22/2016
  34. ^ "Nina's Special Dress". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  35. ^ "Nina Hunts Treasure". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  36. ^ "Brother Day". Archived from the original on September 16, 2016.
  37. ^ "Nina Cleans Her Room". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  38. ^ "Birthday Party".
  39. ^ "Imagination".
  40. ^ "World EPK".
  41. ^ "Best Day Ever".
  42. ^ "Nina and Yard Sale".
  43. ^ "Cupcake". Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  44. ^ "Nina Dog Sits". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  45. ^ "Nina Dogs Sits". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  46. ^ "Good Night". Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  47. ^ "Shops Abuelita".
  48. ^ "Speaks Spanish".
  49. ^ "Something Completely Silly". Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  50. ^ "Stretches Abuelita".
  51. ^ "Tio Missing Party".
  52. ^ "Nina's World". zap2it.com. Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  53. ^ "Nina's Big Adventure". Archived from the original on January 1, 2016.
  54. ^ "Nina Match Up". Archived from the original on January 1, 2016.
  55. ^ "Spot the Differences". Archived from the original on September 8, 2015.

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