Pinky Malinky

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Pinky Malinky
PinkyMalinky Logo.png
GenreMockumentary
Surreal comedy
Created byChris Garbutt
Rikke Asbjoern
Directed by
  • Megan Nicole Dong
  • Neil Graf
  • Tom Parkinson
  • Matt Layzell (supervising director)
Voices of(See Voice cast)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes28 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Chris Garbutt
  • Rikke Asbjoern
  • Scott Kreamer
Producer(s)Louis J. Cuck
Production company(s)Jam Filled Entertainment
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
DistributorNetflix Streaming Services
Paramount Television
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Netflix
Original releaseJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01) – present (present)
External links
Website

Pinky Malinky is a British/American animated web television series created by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern for Nickelodeon and Netflix, based on Garbutt's animated short of the same name produced by Cartoon Network Studios Europe, which was released in 2009. It marks the very first collaboration between Nickelodeon and Netflix. In 2015, the series was greenlit by Nickelodeon for a pickup of 20 episodes.[1][2] The series was originally set to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2016, but was delayed many times until 2019. It chronicles the adventures of Pinky Malinky (voiced by Lucas Grabeel), a 12-year-old middle school student who also happens to be an anthropomorphic hot dog, and his efforts to climb up the social ladder with his two human friends, Babs Byuteman (Diamond White) and JJ Jameson (Nathan Kress).

On June 21, 2018, it was announced that Pinky Malinky would be released exclusively on Netflix, and that the show was renewed for a second season.[3] Weeks later, the company's See What's Next Twitter account announced an August 17 release date,[4] though the series was not released by Netflix on that date, leading to yet another delay of the series.

On September 16, 2018, Chris Garbutt posted on Instagram that there was a slight delay in the release date, and that it was Netflix's responsibility on when to release it.[5] Season 1 was released on Netflix on January 1, 2019. [6] A 99-second short focusing on the titular character's New Year's resolutions was released on Netflix ahead of the series premiere.[7][5]

Voice cast[edit]

List of episodes[edit]

Pilot[edit]

No.TitleWritten byStoryboarded and directed byOriginal release date
0"Pinky Malinky"Chris Garbutt and Rikke AsbjoernChris Garbutt2009 (2009)

Series[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboarded byOriginal release date [8]
1"Snack"Neil GrafJen Bardekoff, Nick Arciaga, and Neil GrafNick ArciagaJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
When the citizens of Sackenhack riot after their favorite snack food is discontinued, Pinky, Babs and JJ attempt to reverse engineer the recipe to save the town.
2"Pet"Neil GrafSheela Shrinivas, Rikke Asbjoern, and Maha TabikhMaha TabikhJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
While volunteering at the animal shelter with Babs and her dog, Pinky decides to get a pet of his own and ends up adopting a ferocious wildcat.
3"Tech"Megan Nicole DongJen Bardekoff and Dodge GreenleyDodge GreenleyJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky introduces his Mom to the wonders of technology but grows concerned when she starts putting her new tech before her family.
4"Spirit"Megan Nicole DongFred Belford and Dodge GreenleyDodge GreenleyJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
It's School Spirit Week at Sackenhack Junior High and Pinky believes that head cheerleader Tina is low on spirit, unaware that her strange behavior is actually because of her crush on him.
5"Hater"Megan Nicole DongSheela Shrinivas and Dodge GreenleyDodge GreenleyJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky's daily Sackenhack posts receive their first hater, who Pinky, Babs and JJ try to convert into a liker.
6"Video"Tom ParkinsonFred Belford and Ethan HeggeEthan HeggeJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
After Babs and JJ tell Pinky they think their newest video is "almost perfect", Pinky turns to his classmates for advice on how to turn it into a perfect video.
7"Duck"Megan Nicole DongJen Bardekoff and Dodge GreenleyDodge GreenleyJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
King Sackenquack, the town's favorite duck passes away and to spare everyone's feelings Pinky tries to keep up the illusion that he is still alive.
8"Mannequin"Neil GrafSheela Shrinivas and Nick ArciagaNick ArciagaJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
JJ dreams of being featured on his favorite fashion blog but his dream outfit doesn't fit so Pinky comes up with a plan to make him more like a store mannequin.
9"Secret"Megan Nicole DongSheela Shrinivas, Rikke Asbjoern, and Aminder DhaliwalAminder DhaliwalJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky becomes obsessed with a Korean drama but forces himself to binge watch it in secret when he finds out that Babs and JJ hate the show.
10"Scary"Neil GrafFred Belford and Maha TabikhMaha TabikhJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky and Babs help JJ overcome his fear of scary movies by putting him through a gauntlet of scares.
11"Book"Neil GrafJen Bardekoff, Neil Graf, and Mike BertinoNeil Graf and Mike BertinoJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky accidentally takes a book from the library without checking it out and plans a break in to put it back without anyone noticing.
12"Team"Tom ParkinsonScott Kreamer, Matt Layzell, and Josh EngelJosh EngelJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Hoping to lead them to their first ever win, Pinky joins the Sackenhack Junior High football team.
13"Game"Megan Nicole DongByron Dockins and Dodge GreenleyDodge GreenleyJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky and Babs try to make a role playing game more extreme when Pinky worries JJ's new jacket will make him too cool to continue playing with them.
14"Undercover"Tom ParkinsonFred Belford and Ethan HeggeEthan HeggeJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky creates a case for Bob to solve so that he can prove to his supervisor that he is a good security guard.
15"Fun"Neil GrafSheela Shrinivas, Neil Graf, and Sarah SohNeil Graf, Sarah Soh, and Mike BertinoJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
After learning that his fellow students dread being sent to the principal's office, Pinky tries to make strait-laced Principal Pfunne more fun.
16"Brother"Neil GrafSheela Shrinivas, Neil Graf, and Sarah SohNeil Graf, Sarah Soh, and Mike BertinoJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
When JJ accidentally calls Pinky's mom "Mom" during a sleepover, the two decide to take their friendship to the next level by becoming brothers.
17"Sensei"Megan Nicole DongChris Garbutt and Josh EngelJosh EngelJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky joins the school's taekwondo club where he vows to be the perfect student, a goal that is soon taken advantage of by Coach Freebird.
18"Hangout"Neil GrafFred Belford and Nick ArciagaNick ArciagaJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky, Babs and JJ search for a new place to hang out while their regular spot is fumigated for termites.
19"Sock"Megan Nicole DongFred Belford and Aminder DhaliwalAminder DhaliwalJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky decides to start wearing all of his clothes at once so that he will never lose a sock again.
20"Count"Tom ParkinsonJen Bardekoff, Chris Garbutt, and Josh EngelJosh EngelJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Inspired by an app that counts steps, Pinky, Babs and JJ decide to count other things in their lives as well, leading to a fierce competition between the three friends.
21"Voice"Tom ParkinsonSheela Shrinivas and Nick ArciagaNick ArciagaJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky tries to find the perfect voice with which to deliver an important oral report.
22"Phone"Neil GrafSheela Shrinivas and Nick ArciagaNick ArciagaJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
After autocorrect causes him to send some rude messages to Babs, Pinky decides to become his own phone.
23"Friend"Megan Nicole DongSheela Shrinivas and Aminder DhaliwalAminder DhaliwalJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky begins feeling jealous when Babs decides to reconnect with her old best friend, Jules.
24"Gym"Tom ParkinsonJen Bardekoff and Josh EngelJosh EngelJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky falsely believes that his Mom is conditioning him to take over her gym/bakery business.
25"List"Megan Nicole DongSheela Shrinivas and Aminder DhaliwalAminder DhaliwalJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky and JJ learn that Babs is moving and try to complete a list of things they've always wanted to do with her before she goes.
26"Double"Neil GrafJen Bardekoff, Rikke Asbjoern, and Nick ArciagaNick ArciagaJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Pinky tries to have an absence removed from his report card by attempting to live two days at the same time.
27"Sight"Neil GrafFred Belford and Aminder DhaliwalAminder DhaliwalJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
A visit to the eye doctor leaves Babs temporarily blind, so Pinky agrees to act as her personal seeing eye hot dog.
28"Grounded"Neil GrafFred Belford and Dodge GreenleyDodge GreenleyJanuary 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
After accidentally breaking one of his Mom's trophies, Pinky takes responsibility by grounding himself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amid Amidi (19 August 2015). "Nick Greenlights A Weiner: 'Pinky Malinky' - Cartoon Brew". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Nickelodeon Greenlights Pinky Malinky, a New Mockumentary Animated Series" (Press release). Nick Press. 19 August 2015. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  3. ^ Dawn C. Chmielewski (21 June 2018). "Nickelodeon To Produce Animated TV Show 'Pinky Malinky' For Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  4. ^ See What's Next Tweet Twitter, July 18, 2018
  5. ^ a b "NickALive!: Netflix to Debut 'Pinky Malinky' Soon [Updated]". NickALive!. 2018-09-29. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  6. ^ ""Pinky Malinky" Coming to Netflix in January 2019". What's on Netflix. December 7, 2018.
  7. ^ "Springfield's own Lucas Grabeel is starring in new 'Little Women' film". Springfield News-Leader. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  8. ^ "Pinky Malinky - Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 26 December 2018.

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