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BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon today announced superstar Gwen Stefani’s animated series Kuu
Kuu Harajuku will premiere exclusively on the
network in the U.S. beginning Monday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. (all times
ET/PT). The 26-episode series, co-created and executive produced by
Stefani, follows the kuu kuu adventures of the band HJ5 — Love, Angel,
Music, Baby and G — through their super cute world of music, fashion
and style. Kuu Kuu Harajuku will air at 4 p.m. through Friday,
Oct. 7, and continue with premieres in its regular timeslot of Saturdays
at 8:30 a.m. on Nickelodeon.
Said Stefani: “Partnering with Nickelodeon on Kuu Kuu Harajuku
is a dream come true! It’s been incredible to see the Harajuku Girls and
the world they live in come to life. The artwork is so beautiful and the
whole series turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I love
that this is an animated series for young girls that celebrates
creativity, imagination and individuality. I can’t wait for everyone to
Kuu Kuu Harajuku follows Love, Angel, Music, Baby and their
inspirational leader, G, as they form the super-talented band, HJ5.
Thanks to their manager Rudie, angry aliens, NoFun politicians, hungry
monster pets, and other obstacles, every gig is interrupted and the
girls never get to complete a concert — but G and her friends never
In the series premiere, “Totally Teen Genie,” Angel releases a Teen
Genie with attitude and tries to use her three wishes to help HJ5 win a
Totally Teen Awards Golden Hoodie trophy. Then in “Angel’s Flight,”
Angel’s determined to restore her reputation after an unflattering
picture appears online.
The original idea and inspiration for the 2D animated series came from
Grammy® Award-winning musician Stefani and her love of pop art and
life-long admiration for the street fashion and creative youth culture
found in the renowned Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo, Japan. It was
while writing her first solo album that Stefani created the original
Harajuku Girl characters as a celebration of the creativity and
individualism she saw and loved in the Harajuku District.
Fans in the U.S. can visit Nick.com
and the Nick App to learn more about the series and its characters. A
full episode of Kuu Kuu Harajuku is available today on Nick.com
and the Nick App.
The series is co-created and produced by Moody Street Kids (Australia),
Vision Animation (Malaysia) and Gwen Stefani and commissioned by Network
Ten with investment funding from Film Victoria (Australia)
and MyCreative Ventures (Malaysia). DHX Media, the world’s leading
independent, pure-play kids’ content company, handles international
distribution for Kuu Kuu Harajuku, and licensed the series to
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