Zoop (TV series)
|Written by||Sander Donker
|Directed by||Johan Nijenhuis
|Starring||Juliette van Ardenne
Vivienne van den Assem
Nicolette van Dam
Sander Jan Klerk
|Theme music composer||Martijn Schimmer|
|Country of origin||Netherlands|
|No. of seasons||3|
|Producer(s)||Alain De Levita
|Location(s)||Ouwehands Dierenpark, Rhenen, Gelderland, Netherlands|
|Running time||10 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nijenhuis & de Levita Film & TV B.V.|
|Original network||Dutch Nickelodeon|
|Original release||5 April 2004 – 2007|
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.
- 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)
The spinoff movies followed the characters to countries where they continued their education in zoology.
- "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.
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.