Sunny Day (TV series)
|Created by||Abie Longstaff|
|Based on||The Fairytale Hairdresser book series by Abbie Longstaff|
|Developed by||Paula Rosenthal|
|Written by||Jodi Reynolds (head writer)|
Brian Hohlfeld (head writer; season 1)
Alan Denton (head writer; season 2)
|Directed by||Shawn Seles|
Dave Barton Thomas
|Voices of||Lilla Crawford|
Élan Luz Rivera
Melissa van der Schyff
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||60 (11 unaired) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Paula Rosenthal|
|Running time||21 minutes|
|Production companies||Pipeline Studios|
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
|Distributor||Viacom Media Networks|
|Original network||Treehouse TV (Canada)|
Nick Jr. (UK and US)
Milkshake! (Channel 5) (UK)
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i (16:9)|
|Original release||August 21, 2017 –|
March 1, 2020
Sunny Day is an animated children's television series produced by Silvergate Media. The series revolves around Sunny (voiced by Lilla Crawford), a hairdresser who runs her own salon with the help of her talking dog Doodle (Rob Morrison), hair colorist Rox (Élan Luz Rivera), and receptionist Blair (Taylor Louderman). Sunny's best customers are Timmy (Kevin Duda), who is in charge of hosting events and shows in Sunny's hometown, and Cindy (Melissa van der Schyff), the unlucky town baker who has a constant bad hair day. The series is loosely based on the Random House picture book series The Fairytale Hairdresser by Abie Longstaff and illustrated by Lauren Beard. Each episode features an original song written by Peter Lurye.
Forty episodes of Sunny Day are being produced by Silvergate in association with the Canadian animation company Pipeline Studios. On April 5, 2016, the show was renewed for a second season containing 20 episodes. The series premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States on August 21, 2017. The show began airing in Canada on Treehouse TV on September 4, 2017, and premiered on Nick Jr. and Milkshake! in the United Kingdom on 2 March 2018. New episodes moved to the Nick Jr. channel as of October 2018.
Taking place in the seaside town of Friendly Falls, the series follows a professional hairstylist named Sunny who works at her own salon. Sunny uses her creativity and knowledge of hair care to solve problems. The other salon employees are Sunny's talking dog Doodle, Rox the hair colourist, and Blair the receptionist. Sunny's best customers are Timmy, who hosts every town event in Friendly Falls, and Cindy, the unlucky local baker with constantly messy hair.
While the setting of the series is different, the message and characterization mirror Abie Longstaff's original vision in The Fairytale Hairdresser books, which feature salon-owner Kittie Lacey, "the facilitator and the problem-solver … at the heart of the community" "who works hard, defeats evil-doers, [and] shows solidarity with the girls she helps."
- Sunny (voiced by Lilla Crawford in the US and Lily Portman in the UK and Nataša Popović in the Serbia) – A professional hairstylist.
- Doodle (voiced by Rob Morrison in the US and Chris Garner in the UK, with the singing voiced by Gavin Lazarus and Milan Tubić in the Serbia) – Sunny's talking pet dog and sidekick.
- Rox (voiced by Élan Luz Rivera in the US and Abigail Wisdom in the UK) – The hair colorist at Sunny's salon.
- Blair (voiced by Taylor Louderman in the US and Eleanor Snowdon in the UK) — The receptionist and manicurist at Sunny's salon.
- Timmy (voiced by Kevin Dudain the US and Alan Medcroft in the UK) – A friend of Sunny.
- Cindy (voiced by Melissa van der Schyff in the US and Imogen Sharp in the UK) is the town baker.
- Junior (voiced by Denim Steele, and Jesus Del Orden) is Rox's younger brother. He is 6 in his first few appearances and turns 7 in "Clowning Around".
- Johnny-Ray (voiced by Kyle Dean Massey)
- Lacey (voiced by Sarah Stiles) – A topiary tree artist and pageant queen.
- KC (also voiced by Melissa van der Schyff) – Lacey's talking poodle.
- Scratch (voiced by Josh Ruben in the US, and Alan Medcroft in the UK) – The strong-willed neighborhood dogcatcher.
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||November 17, 2016|
|1||40||August 21, 2017||June 23, 2019|
|2||20||April 14, 2019||March 1, 2020|
Nickelodeon, and Paramount Home Entertainment released the first DVD of the show with the same title on May 22, 2018. They then released a second DVD, Welcome to Pet Parlor, on September 3, 2019. On March 24, 2021, the first season was added to Paramount+, with the second season being added on September 15.
Awards and nominations
|2018||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special||Sunny Day||Nominated|||
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