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New Kids Show Puffin Rock Heads To Nick Jr

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The makers of Song of the Sea are not straying too far from the Irish shoreline with their upcoming series premiering on Nick Jr later this month. Puffin Rock stars Moone Boy and the IT Crowd’s Chris O’Dowd as the narrator and tells the tale of Oona and Baba, two young puffin siblings exploring their world.

Puffin Rock premiers on Monday the 18th May on Nick Jr and is a co-production between Cartoon Saloon, Penguin Random House Children’s and Dog Ears.

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London, 23rd April 2015 – Narrated by Irish actor and comedian, Chris O’Dowd, the brand-new animated series Puffin Rock follows a puffling called Oona, the heroine of the show, and her brother, Baba, as they embark on a range of adventures. Premiering on Monday, 18th May at 6:30pm, the show sees Oona’s family of puffins discover the wild and beautiful Irish island on which they live.

Throughout the series, Oona, and Baba explore the island – making friends and hunting for food while trying to stay safe. In the premiere episode “Puffin Practice,” Oona tries to teach Baba how to be a grown-up puffling, but Baba doesn’t take the game seriously. Oona soon realises that she was forgetting the most important thing – to have fun being a puffling.

Co-produced by Oscar nominated Irish animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, global publisher Penguin Random House Children’s, and Northern Irish children’s media company, Dog Ears, Puffin Rock will air weekdays at 6:30pm on Nick Jr. The show stars 11 year old Kate McCafferty from Derry as the voice of Oona. McCafferty also sings the theme song for the series.

Online at, parents and children can discover more about Puffin Rock, as well as view clips and complete fun creative activities.

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