Nickelodeon is Adding Hot Dog Pinky Malinky to its Animated Character Slate (@NickelodeonTV)

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Welcome to the Nickelodeon family, Pinky Malinky!

The TV network has greenlit 20 episodes of the social-media influenced comedy Pinky Malinky, the next original animated series to join the growing roster of content driven by creators discovered all over the world. 

Co-created and co-executive produced by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern (The Amazing World of Gumball) and executive produced by Scott Kreamer (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), Pinky Malinky follows the everyday life of Pinky Malinky, an infectiously positive hotdog living in a human world who along with his two best friends, navigate school and life with a unique perspective.  Using the tropes of a mockumentary and reality show format, Pinky and his friends will talk directly to the camera and the audience to share their absurd and silly take on real life. At times, all children feel like they don’t fit in and Pinky’s undeniably unique point of view as a literal wiener amongst humans will allow kids to laugh at his familiar struggles and enjoy his unusual perspective on the challenges of being a school-aged kid.  By always reaching for the stars, Pinky pushes himself further than anyone could imagine, and proves that being a “wiener” is only one letter away from being a “WINNER!”

“We’re really happy that Pinky has found a home at Nickelodeon.” Garbutt and Asbjoern said. “We’ve been living with him ourselves for quite a while now, so we’re very excited to finally get a chance to share the little fella with the rest of the world!”

Pinky Malinky is scheduled to premiere in 2016. Get to know Pinky a little better by watching this teaser below!

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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