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Nickelodeon Sets July Premiere for New Animated Series ‘Pig Goat Banana Cricket’

Nickelodeon’s next comedy cartoon “Pig Goat Banana Cricket” will premiere on Saturday, July 18 (10:30 a.m.) on the kids’ cabler.

The show follows four friends — Pig, Goat, Banana and Cricket — in Boopelite City, a gigantic, fantastical metropolis where the sidewalks are crammed with animals, robots, walking fruit and sea creatures. The quad are roommates in a treehouse, which sits in the middle of the city, surrounded by the forest, seas and everywhere else the foursome could possibly go.

Dave Cooper (“Futurama”) and Johnny Ryan (Mad magazine, DC Comics) co-created the animated series, which they exec produce with Emmy winner David Sacks (“The Simpsons”).

“‘Pig Goat Banana Cricket’ is deeply rooted in Nickelodeon’s tradition of great character-driven storytelling by creators who are the ultimate purveyors of comedy,” said Russell Hicks, president of content development and production at Nickelodeon. “Cooper and Ryan’s distinct aesthetic vision is rivaled by their comedic sensibility to tell wacky adventures that are definitely out of this world.”

Cooper commented, “Our goal is to make the funniest show out there and to make you laugh out loud.” Ryan added, “Everything is for the sake of comedy, and ‘Pig Goat Banana Cricket’ is an original cartoon with heart and friendship powered by wild imagination and energy.”

The first episode, titled “Fudge-pocalypse,” finds Goat wishing for a bubble made out of fudge. Between Cricket’s genius inventing skills and Pig’s misguided desire to help, the result is an out-of-control fudge-bubble making machine that engulfs the world in gooey fudge bubbles. The four friends have to brave strange perils and rely on each other to survive the Fudge-pocalypse.

Watch a first look from the premiere of “Pig Goat Banana Cricket” here:

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