NEW YORK, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Nick Jr.'s acclaimed live-action music series Yo Gabba Gabba!, produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN, invites preschoolers to boogie down with Laila Ali, Sugarland, Sean Kingston and other special guests during a week of four new high-energy episodes beginning Monday, November 26 - Friday, November 30 at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Additional guest stars appearing throughout the week include hip-hop legend Biz Markie teaching preschoolers how to beat box in the recurring "Biz's Beat of the Day" segment, singer/illustrator/composer Mark Mothersbaugh in the recurring "Mark's Magic Pictures" drawing segment and a performance by international indie recording artist Cornelius. Yo Gabba Gabba! airs regularly weekdays at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071112/NYM038 ) Through an original beat-driven soundtrack and innovative retro style, Yo Gabba Gabba! highlights simple life lessons in the lives of preschoolers, like sharing, healthy eating and making their bed. The series' unique magazine format features original animation, vibrant walk-around puppets, real kids, diverse music genres, and celebrity and musical guest appearances in every episode. The schedule for the premiere week of Yo Gabba Gabba! is as follows (all times are 11:30 a.m., ET/PT): - Monday, November 26 --"Car" It's time for the Gabba gang to go for a ride in a car. In the song "Keep Trying" they learn the importance of using seat belts. The song "Car Ride" explores the thrill of traveling and during the song "Danger," the characters learn to stay away from the road when playing. Guest Stars: Sugarland in a "Dancey Dance" segment; Biz Markie in a "Biz's Beat of the Day" segment - Tuesday, November 27 -- "Share" The Gabba gang learns about sharing by singing "Mine and Yours," "Don't Take it Away," "Share," and "Catch and Throw." Guest Stars: Cornelius performs; Biz Markie in a "Biz's Beat of the Day" segment - Wednesday, November 28 -- "Find" Imagination leads to discovery as the Gabba gang uncover many things that may be different or frightening. The songs "I Like Fish" and "Woodpecker" encourage the characters to learn about different animals. The "Keep Trying" song helps Muno find his toy snake that was lost and the song "Peek-a-Boo" allows the gang to play with the viewers at home. Guest Stars: Sean Kingston in a "Dancey Dance" segment; Mark Mothersbaugh in a "Mark's Magic Pictures" segment - Thursday, November 29 - "Train" The song "Don't Be Afraid" shows the Gabba gang how to overcome fears, while "Train Ride" and "Too Loud" teach them all about the joys of trains. In the "Share" song, the Gabba characters learn about the multiple parts of a train and how if they work together, they can make the train longer. Guest Stars: Laila Ali in a "Dancey Dance" segment, Biz Markie in a "Biz's Beat of the Day" segment - Friday, November 30 - "Car" (ENCORE) *See above description Yo Gabba Gabba! stars host DJ Lance Rock (Lance Robertson) who brings to life four friendly monsters and a robot in a colorful land of music and laughter. The series highlights simple life lessons for preschoolers, through original song in short thematically linked segments, featuring animation, walk-around puppets and real kids. Yo Gabba Gabba! features an eclectic mix of unique music genres for preschoolers including, Pop, 80s, Electronic, New Wave, British Invasion, Hip Hop and more. Each episode culminates with an original music remix that summarizes the lessons learned. The characters are Muno the red cyclops, Foofa the pink flower bubble, Brobee the little green one, Toodee the blue cat-dragon and Plex the robot, are all ready to sing, play and dance along with the viewers as soon as they hear the magic words, "Yo Gabba Gabba!" They physically engage preschoolers with interactive play and encourage them to get up and dance to the music. Yo Gabba Gabba! also features pretend-along games that teach shapes and colors, ask questions and teach new dance steps while keeping preschoolers laughing throughout the episode. The Magic Store was founded in 2005 by "Gen X" dads Christian Jacobs, Justin Lyon and Scott Schultz. The studio's first project, Yo Gabba Gabba!, was produced independently in two half-hour episodes. After creating an online viral frenzy with the trailer, the show ultimately found a home on Nick Jr. The Magic Store's mission is to produce ground-breaking, fresh, wholesome and fun entertainment properties that parents can enjoy along with their kids. Founded in 1994, W!LDBRAIN (www.wildbrain.com) is an award-winning entertainment company that develops and produces unique and compelling content across the media spectrum. Powered by its distinctive pool of talented animators and directors renowned for blending traditional animation methods with state-of-the-art computer graphics, the studio and its creative team have consistently won top industry awards. In film, W!LDBRAIN has garnered numerous awards including an Annie for its computer graphics short film Hubert's Brain and currently has a number of film projects in development. In television, the studio has produced an exceptional slate of original work, including the hit series YO GABBA GABBA!, airing weekly on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon's award-winning programming block for preschoolers and Higglytown Heroes, the top-rated and critically acclaimed animated series airing daily on the Disney Channel. As one of the nation's foremost producers of animated commercials, W!LDBRAIN has won Clios, Addys, BDA Awards and Annies for their commercial work, reinvigorating classic brands and developing cutting-edge spots for leading companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Honda, Kraft and Nike. Additionally, W!LDBRAIN creates and distributes collectible merchandise through its subsidiary Kidrobot, planet Earth's premier creator and retailer of limited edition toys, clothing, mini-figures, artwork and books. Nick Jr. is a specially designed programming block airing on Nickelodeon weekdays from 9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Completely dedicated to preschoolers ages 2-5, Nick Jr.'s Emmy, Peabody and Parents' Choice Award- winning programs are curriculum based, fun and commercial free. At Nick Jr., kids play to learn with innovative, original shows created just for them. Nickelodeon, in its 28th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 96 million households and has been the number- one-rated basic cable network for 13 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). *(DVDs and guest star artwork available upon request)
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