Hello Ninja
Created byN. D. Wilson
Based onHello Ninja
by N. D. Wilson
Written bySusan Kim
Directed byMichael Dowding
Voices of
  • Lukas Engel
  • Zoey Stewart
  • Mayumi Yoshida
  • Sam Vincent
Composers
  • Brian Carson
  • Dave Bassett
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes39
Production
Executive producers
  • N. D. Wilson
  • Aaron Rench
  • Grace Ledding
  • Mark Palmer
  • Jennifer Twiner McCarron
  • Matthew Berkowitz
ProducerLinda Lamontagne
EditorAndrew McSherry
Running time11–14 minutes
Production companies
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01) –
January 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)

Hello Ninja is an animated children's streaming television series based on the book of the same name by N.D. Wilson airing on Netflix.

The show premiered on November 1, 2019. Its second season was released on April 24, 2020. The third season was released on September 6, 2020.[1][2][3] A fourth season was released on January 19, 2021.[4]

Premise

Hello Ninja revolves around Wesley (Lukas Engel), his best friend Georgie (Zoey Siewert) & his orange cat Pretzel. Wesley's super-wise grandma, Baa-Chang (AKA Kuma the Dragon) (Mayumi Yoshida), teaches them life lessons that all "ninjas" should learn.

Cast

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
210April 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
39July 10, 2020 (2020-07-10)
410January 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)

Season 1 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Cottontail Ninja"Michael DowdingMark PalmerNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
22"Lava Leap"Michael DowdingMark PalmerNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
33"Where Eagles Dare"Michael DowdingEugene SonNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
44"Temple of Bingo"Michael DowdingAdam Wilson & Melanie Wilson LaBracioNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
55"Shadow Ninja"Michael DowdingC. James CarterNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
66"Proof is in Pretzel"Michael DowdingJennifer SkellyNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
77"Hound in Ninjaville"Michael DowdingRoger EschbacherNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
88"The Kitchen Mission"Michael DowdingSarah Eisenberg & Becky WangbergNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
99"Coming Clean"Michael DowdingEugene SonNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
1010"Bonsai Surprise"Michael DowdingAdam Wilson & Melanie Wilson LaBracioNovember 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)

Season 2 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
111"Market of Doom"Michael DowdingSarah Eisenberg & Becky WangbergApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
122"Treasure Split"Michael DowdingJennifer SkellyApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
133"Under the Couch"Michael DowdingEugene SonApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
144"Wild, Wild Wesley"Michael DowdingAdam Wilson & Melanie Wilson LaBracioApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
155"Jungle's End"Michael DowdingJennifer SkellyApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
166"The Way to Dreamland"Michael DowdingDavid SkellyApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
177"Lemonade Stand"Michael DowdingAlex MackApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
188"Beat the Heat"Michael DowdingAdam Wilson & Melanie Wilson LaBracioApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
199"Stick to It"Michael DowdingRoger EschbacherApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
2010"Ninja vs. Ninja"Michael DowdingChris WalshApril 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)

Season 3 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
211"Welcome to Japan"Michael DowdingAllen MarkuzeSeptember 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)
222"Hotaru no Hikari"Michael DowdingDavid SkellySeptember 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)
233"Heart of the Dragon"Michael DowdingSusan KimSeptember 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)
244"Pretzel Goes to Sea"Michael DowdingSarah Eisenberg & Becky WangbergSeptember 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)
255"Valley of the Giants"Michael DowdingRoger EschbacherSeptember 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)
266"Be the Leaves"Michael DowdingAlex MackSeptember 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)
277"Sno Fun"Michael DowdingC. James CarterSeptember 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)
288"In Cold Pursuit"Michael DowdingChris WalshSeptember 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)
299"Sneaky Seed Snatcher"Michael DowdingJiro C. OkadaSeptember 6, 2020 (2020-09-06)

Season 4 (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [5]
301"A Bike Story"Michael DowdingRoger EschbacherJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
312"No Cat Left Behind"Michael DowdingChris WalshJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
323"Dance, Dance Ninja"Michael DowdingAlex MackJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
334"The Great Ninja Train"Michael DowdingSarah Eisenberg & Becky WangbergJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
345"The Ballad of Gen"Michael DowdingC. James CarterJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
356"Let's Talk Space"Michael DowdingRoger EschbacherJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
367"Quiet Game"Michael DowdingAlex MackJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
378"Golfball Ninjas"Michael DowdingChris WalshJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
389"Treasure Hunt"Michael DowdingRoger EschbacherJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)
3910"Enter the Kitten"Michael DowdingChris WalshJanuary 19, 2021 (2021-01-19)

Production

On July 22, 2019 Netflix announced that it had given a greenlight production order to Hello Ninja with Mark Palmer on board as showrunner, Susan Kim as story editor and Michael Dowding as the director.[6]

Release

Hello Ninja was released on November 1, 2019 on Netflix.[1] Season 2 was released on April 24, 2020. On May 18, 2020 it was announced the series had been renewed for a third season which released September 6, 2020.[7] On July 10, 2020 it was announced the series had been renewed for a fourth season which released on January 19, 2021.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Hello Ninja' on Netflix, a Cute Trifle of a Kiddie Cartoon For The 'PJ Masks' Set". Decider. 9 November 2019. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  2. ^ "Hello Ninja". Common Sense Media. 6 January 2020. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  3. ^ "Hello Ninja".
  4. ^ a b Tripathi, Prizmi (July 10, 2020). "Will There be a Hello Ninja Season 4?". The Cinemaholic. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  5. ^ "Hello Ninja – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  6. ^ Whyte, Alexandra (July 22, 2019). "Netflix greenlights preschool series from DHX Media, Atomic Cartoons". Playback. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (May 18, 2020). "'Hello Ninja' Animated Preschool Series Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved December 26, 2020.