The Gabba Gang Dances with the Stars as Laila Ali, Sugarland and Sean Kingston Appear in New Episodes of Nick Jr.'s Hit Music Series Yo Gabba Gabba! Monday November 26 - Friday, November 30

Nov 12, 2007, 00:00 ET from Nick Jr.

    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.
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     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.
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 everything it does. The company includes television programming and
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 products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films.
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     *(DVDs and guest star artwork available upon request)
 
 

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