Sunny Day (TV series)

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Sunny Day
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Genre Comedy
Musical
Children's television series
Created by Abie Longstaff
Written by Brian Hohlfeld
Jodi Reynolds
Directed by Shawn Seles
Dave Barton Thomas
Joey So
Voices of Lilla Crawford
Rob Morrison
Élan Luz Rivera
Taylor Louderman
Kevin Duda
Melissa van der Schyff
Eleanor Snowdon
Composer(s) George Gabriel
Peter Lurye
Country of origin Canada
United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 40[1]
Production
Executive producer(s) Paula Rosenthal
Producer(s) Darin Bristow
Amy Robson
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Silvergate Media
Pipeline Studios
Nickelodeon Animation Studios
Distributor Viacom Media Networks
Release
Original network Treehouse TV (Canada)
Nickelodeon (U.S.)
Nick Jr. (UK)
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original release August 21, 2017 (2017-08-21) – present (present)
External links
Official website

Sunny Day is a Canadian-British 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 colourist 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.[2] On April 5, 2016, the 40-episode order was divided into two seasons of 20 episodes.[3][4] The series premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States on August 21, 2017. It began airing in Canada on Treehouse TV in September 2, 2017 and premiered on Nick Jr. in the United Kingdom on March 2, 2018.

Premise[edit]

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.[1] 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"[5] "who works hard, defeats evil-doers, [and] shows solidarity with the girls she helps."[6]

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Sunny (voiced by Lilla Crawford) – A professional hairstylist who owns her own beauty parlour. She drives a van called the Glam Van and has an optimistic, determined attitude. She is the lead singer and tambourine player in her band, Sunny and the Sun Rays. A few sources confirm that her full name is Sunny Minerva Day, à la the show's title.
  • Doodle (voiced by Rob Morrison) – Sunny's talking pet dog and sidekick. A tuft of fur on his head is styled to look like hair with highlights. He often serves as the comic relief of the series. In addition to talking, Doodle is capable of driving the Glam Van. He is the drummer of Sunny and the Sun Rays.
  • Rox (voiced by Élan Luz Rivera) – The hair colorist at Sunny's salon. She has wavy multicoloured hair and is a skilled skateboarder. She is known for creating her own hair dyes in the salon's colour lab. She has a young brother named Junior and a cousin named Lulu. She's the lead guitarist of Sunny and the Sun Rays.
  • Blair (voiced by Taylor Louderman) – The receptionist at Sunny's salon. She always carries a tablet computer to keep track of every appointment. She is exceptionally organised and can get irritated when things are not done in the way she is used to. She plays the keyboards in Sunny and the Sun Rays.
  • Timmy (voiced by Kevin Duda) – A friend of Sunny who is awkward but confident. He hosts events such as contests and talent shows in Friendly Falls. His hair is very similar to Sunny's, but shorter and without highlights. He is the tallest of the characters and is best friends with Scratch
  • Cindy (voiced by Melissa van der Schyff) – The town baker, who wears glasses and usually has bad luck. Her hair is always messy and unmanageable. As a running gag, every food she bakes will somehow end up destroyed. She's Lacey's sister.

Antagonists[edit]

  • Lacey (voiced by Sarah Stiles) – A topiary tree artist and pageant queen who always cheats and lies in attempts to win Timmy's contests, often causing her to come into conflict with Sunny, Doodle, Rox, and Blair. Though antagonistic most of the time she can get along with Sunny and her friends on rare occasions and even visits the salon to have her hair and nails though she tends to be a demanding client for Sunny, Rox, and Blair. Though she often treats her dog KC as an underling she does indeed care about her even if she doesn't always show it. Additionally she also surprisingly gets along with her sister Cindy despite their contrasting personalities. Her name is a reference to Kittie Lacey, the main character of The Fairytale Hairdresser. At the end of the episode “Lacey’s Salon”, she and Sunny are said to become “frenemies”.
  • KC (also voiced by Melissa van der Schyff) – Lacey's talking poodle who reluctantly assists her in her schemes. She often acts as Lacey's underling though is often annoyed by Lacey's tendency to order her around and tendency to ask KC's opinion on something only to dismiss her suggestion and do the opposite.
  • Scratch (voiced by Josh Ruben) – The strong-willed neighborhood dogcatcher who is known for chasing dogs whenever they get loose or cause trouble. Unlike Lacey and KC, Scratch is not really mean and simply takes his job very seriously. He is best friends with Timmy and even has his own dog, Posey.

Guest voices[edit]

Source:[7]

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (2016)[edit]

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Sneak Peek Short"TBATBANovember 2016[8] (November 2016[8])
Sunny introduces herself and Doodle at the salon, along with Timmy and Cindy.[8]

Season 1 (2017–18)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateTreehouse debutProd.
code [9]
US viewers
(millions)
1"Stick with Me"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Alison GreenawayAugust 21, 2017 (2017-08-21)[10]September 2, 20171070.98[11]

Rox and Blair get stuck together with sticky hairspray. Timmy and Cindy help Sunny find the ingredients for an "unsticking" solution while Rox and Blair learn about teamwork.

Song: “My Way”
2"Friendship Day"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Brian HohlfeldSeptember 19, 2017 (2017-09-19)[note 1]September 17, 20171010.90[13]

Doodle thinks that Sunny has forgotten about him on Friendship Day, so he runs away from the salon only to be caught by Scratch.

Song: “Friendship Song”
3"Puppy Love"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Alison GreenawayAugust 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)September 9, 20171041.06[14]

Doodle finds a lost puppy and enlists the help of the girls in order to prevent her from being caught by the neighborhood dogcatcher, Scratch.

Song: “What Friends Are For”
4"Style Swap"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Sindy Boveda Spackman
Jodi Reynolds
August 29, 2017 (2017-08-29)September 10, 20171060.80[15]

Blair and her pop star idol Mandy swap places for the day after discovering that they look almost identical.

Song: “Rainbow Kind of Day”
5"Sunny and the Princesses"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Brian HohlfeldAugust 31, 2017 (2017-08-31)September 16, 20171020.80[16]

When Timmy gets a job as the chauffeur for two visiting princesses, Dominica and her younger sister Annabella, Sunny and the girls bring Anabella on a tour of the town.

Song: “Be Who You Wanna Be”
6"Junior's Teddy Bear[17]"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Nicole DubucSeptember 8, 2017 (2017-09-08)TBA1130.91[18]

Sunny helps Rox's younger brother search for his teddy bear after it goes missing.

Song: “My Teddy”
7"Sunny's Birthday Wish List"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Jodi ReynoldsAugust 23, 2017 (2017-08-23)3 September 20171081.03[19]

Doodle, Rox, and Blair try to help Sunny with her birthday wish list while Cindy prepares a cake for her.

Songs: “It’s Your Birthday”, “Happy Birthday To You
8"Top Dog[20]"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Jodi ReynoldsSeptember 21, 2017 (2017-09-21)TBA1120.84[21]

When Doodle enters Timmy's pet show contest, he must decide if it is more important to win or to help a friend in need.

Song: “Don’t Give Up”
9"Messenger Mix-Up"[22]Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Kacey ArnoldOctober 6, 2017 (2017-10-06)TBA1110.67[23]

Timmy has volunteered to deliver the mail around town, but a mix-up causes all of the packages to go to the wrong people.

Song: “Rainbow Kind of Day”
10"Pumpkin Pursuit"[22]Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Scott GrayOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)TBA1140.76[24]

Blair hopes to enter Timmy's Halloween costume contest, but trouble arises when Lacey steals her pumpkin costume.

Song: “Don’t Give Up”
11"The Royal Visit"[22]Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Brian HohlfeldOctober 27, 2017 (2017-10-27)TBA1100.81[25]

Sunny and friends help teach the egotistical Prince Dudley how to be kind to others after Timmy is appointed to bring the prince to a royal ball.

Song: “Party Tonight” by Peter Zizzo
12"The Topi-Hairy Contest"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Brian HohlfeldOctober 20, 2017 (2017-10-20)[note 2]TBA1090.65[26]

Timmy is hosting a topiary sculpting contest and Sunny is excited to enter. However, when her entry is sabotaged by Lacey, Sunny uses her hair-styling skills to create a new topiary out of hair.

Song: “Don’t Give Up”
13"If Timmy Gives You Apples"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Rachel VineNovember 3, 2017 (2017-11-03)[22]TBA1030.63[27]

Timmy's enthusiasm for delivering apples start to get the best of him when the salon overflows in fruit.

Song: “Apples” by George Gabriel
14"Lacey's Salon"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Melinda LaRoseNovember 17, 2017 (2017-11-17)TBA1170.70[28]

Lacey opens up her own salon to rival Sunny's, but results become disastrous when famous opera singer Dame Tralada comes in.

Song: “Lacey’s Salon”
15"Wild Styled"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Jodi ReynoldsDecember 1, 2017 (2017-12-01)TBA1160.59[29]

After Blair gets lost on a camping trip, Sunny and Rox use their styling tools—and skills—to find her.

Song: “Outside” by Paul Buckley
16"Best Christmas Ever"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Brian HohlfeldDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)TBA1200.60[30]

Doodle is trapped in a snowstorm when meeting his younger sister on Christmas Eve.

Song: “The 12 Days of Christmas”, “It’s Almost Christmas” by Joleen Belle and Joachim Svare, “Away in a Manger
17"Sunny's Not-So-Simple Concert"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Jodi ReynoldsJanuary 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)TBA1190.81[31]
Song: "Simple Things"
18"Clowning Around"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Jodi ReynoldsFebruary 9, 2018 (2018-02-09)TBA1180.73[32]
Song: “Don’t Give Up”
19"Poodle Puff Pals"Shawn Seles
Dave Barton Thomas
Jodi ReynoldsMarch 23, 2018 (2018-03-23)TBA1210.21[33]
Song: “Friendship Song”
20"Cirque du Sunny"Shawn Seles
Dave Barton Thomas
Alan DentonApril 13, 2018 (2018-04-13)TBA1220.15[34]
Song: “The Circus is Here”
21"The Royal Portrait"Shawn Seles
Dave Barton Thomas
Jodi ReynoldsMay 14, 2018 (2018-05-14)TBA1260.16[35]
Song: “Not Dudley Enough”
22"A Day at the Beach"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Nicole DubucJune 4, 2018 (2018-06-04)TBA1150.15[36]
Song: “Surfin’ and Sunnin’”
23"Sleepover Surprise"Shawn Seles
Dave Barton Thomas
Rachel VineJune 11, 2018 (2018-06-11)TBA1250.15[37]
Song: “Slumber Party”
24"The Forever Home"Shawn Seles
Dave Barton Thomas
Jodi ReynoldsJune 18, 2018 (2018-06-18)TBA1270.08[38]
Song: “Take Me Home”
25"Lulu the Woodland Fairy"Shawn Seles
Dave Barton Thomas
Ed ValentineJune 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)TBA1280.16[39]
Song: "Don't Give Up"
26"Sunny's Squad"Shawn Seles
Dave Barton Thomas
Brian HohlfeldJuly 9, 2018 (2018-07-09)TBATBA0.20[40]
Song: "Don't Give Up"
27"Band Together"Shawn Seles
Joey So
Dave Barton Thomas
Rachel VineAugust 10, 2018 (2018-08-10)TBA1050.22[41]

The girls form a rock band to perform in a talent show hosted by Timmy, but when Lacey threatens their fun, the girls use magic tricks to save the day.

Song: "Don't Give Up"
28"Dance Buddies"[42]Dave Barton ThomasRachel VineSeptember 2, 2018 (2018-09-02)September 8, 2018TBATBD

Season 2[edit]

Silvergate renewed Sunny Day for a second season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the second season will feature a new vehicle, Groom and Vroom, which was designed only on pets, in addition to the Glam Van. In addition, Lacey will also join Sunny, Doodle, Rox, and Blair to help out for the joint.[43]

Style Files[edit]

Style Files are a series of live-action tutorials provided by Sunny that involve the hairstyle featured at the end of every episode.

Broadcast[edit]

Sunny Day debuted on Treehouse TV in Canada in September 2017 and debuted on Nick Jr. in the United Kingdom on March 2, 2018. The series debuted in Australia on Nick Jr. on February 19, 2018.

Home media[edit]

Nickelodeon, and Paramount Home Entertainment, released a DVD of the show on May 22, 2018.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Casting in an Animated Special or Series Michelle Levitt, and Danielle Pretsfelder Nominated

Books[edit]

Books are released, and a toy line from Mattel was confirmed.[43]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This episode was released early on iTunes on June 5, 2017[12] and later as a sneak preview on Nick Jr. on June 10.
  2. ^ This episode was first released as a sneak preview on Nick Jr. on July 7, 2017.

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