Zoop (TV series)

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Zoop
ZOOP Cast Sander Jan Klerk Nicolette van Dam B.jpg
Zoop Cast
Genre Family
Comedy
Drama
Written by Sander Donker
Johan Nijenhuis
Directed by Johan Nijenhuis
Jamel Aattache
Starring Juliette van Ardenne
Vivienne van den Assem
Nicolette van Dam
Jon Karthaus
Sander Jan Klerk
Theme music composer Martijn Schimmer
Country of origin Netherlands
Original language(s) Dutch
No. of seasons 3
Production
Producer(s) Alain De Levita
Johan Nijenhuis
Location(s) Ouwehands Dierenpark, Rhenen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Editor(s) Sandor Soeteman
Running time 10 minutes
Production company(s) Nijenhuis & de Levita Film & TV B.V.
Release
Original network Dutch Nickelodeon
Original release 5 April 2004 – 2007

Zoop was an award-winning Dutch youth-oriented TV series about eight young adults working in the Ouwehands Dierenpark zoo in Rhenen. The series was sold to Brazil, France, India and Sweden.

The series has had three seasons since 2004, all on the Dutch Nickelodeon channel. The series also spawned three spinoff films. Episodes continued to be broadcast up until 2014.

Cast[edit]

  • Sander Jan Klerk (Aaron Zomerkamp)
  • Juliette van Ardenne (Sira Schilt)
  • Viviënne van den Assem (Elise Pardoel)
  • Nicolette van Dam (Bionda Kroonenberg)
  • Ewout Genemans (Bastiaan van Diemen)
  • Jon Karthaus (Moes Brinksma)
  • Sabine Koning (Gaby Meerman Berenger)
  • Patrick Martens (Mike Bosboom)
  • Raymi Sambo (Bowey Berenger)
  • Monique van der Werff (Taffie Arends)
  • Kim Boekhoorn (Filo Schilt)
  • Ernst Löw (Siegfried Schilt)
  • Hugo Maerten (Roy Akkermans)
  • Pieternel Pouwels (Maxime Schilt)

Movies[edit]

The spinoff movies followed the characters to countries where they continued their education in zoology.

ZOOP cast at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Awards[edit]

  • "Gouden Stuiver" (Golden Nickel), an award for best Dutch youth program.
  • "Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award", an award for the best TV series.
  • "Kinderkast Televisieprijs", an award for the best youth TV series.
Sign at a Zoop meet & greet, indicating that at this point in the line, the wait is 60 minutes

Fan days[edit]

Zoop "fan days" were organised, where cast members would sign autographs. An average of 11,000 people showed up at each event. After several public appearances almost got out of hand (because the actors were overwhelmed by hundreds of fans), Nijenshuis announced in 2006 that the security details provided to the actors would be enlarged.

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