Shimmer and Shine
Genre
Created byFarnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz
Directed byFred Osmond (season 1)
Matt Engstrom (season 2)
Presented byEva Bella
Isabella Cramp
StarringEva Bella
Isabella Cramp
Alina Foley
Blake Bertrand
Voices ofEva Bella
Isabella Cramp
Alina Foley
Blake Bertrand (seasons 1–2)
Justin Felbinger (season 3)
Ethan Jones (season 3–4)
Dee Bradley Baker
Lacey Chabert
Nikki SooHoo
Narrated byMelanie Fontana
Theme music composerJoachim Svare and Joleen Belle
Opening theme"Shimmer and Shine” performed by Melanie Fontana
Ending theme"Shimmer and Shine Instrumental"
ComposerBobby Tahouri
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes86 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz
  • Dave Palmer
Producers
  • Michael Heinz
  • Patrick Inness
  • Ian Murray
Running time21–22 minutes (one half-hour story or two 11-minute stories)
45 minutes (hour-long movies)
Production companyNickelodeon Animation Studio
DistributorViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks
Release
Original network
Original releaseAugust 24, 2015 (2015-08-24) –
February 9, 2020 (2020-02-09)
External links
Website

Shimmer and Shine is an American animated television series, created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz. It airs on Nick Jr. in the United States and on Treehouse TV in Canada. The series is based on an unreleased pilot from 2013, and premiered on Nickelodeon on August 24, 2015. It was renewed for a fourth season of 20 episodes on October 20, 2018.[1]

Since March 18, 2018, new episodes moved to the Nick Jr. channel.[2][3]

Plot

The first season is set in the human world and focuses on a young girl named Leah who is friends with a pair of twin genie sisters named Shimmer and Shine. Each day, the genies grant Leah three wishes, but they often make mistakes. Each episode features Leah working together with the genies to resolve the problems they unintentionally cause, all while keeping Shimmer and Shine a secret from her next door neighbor and best friend Zac.

In the second season, the characters are transported to Zahramay Falls, a magical land where Shimmer and Shine live. Leah reveals her genies' existence to Zac, who is given a genie of his own, named Kaz. Shimmer and Shine continue to grant Leah wishes in Zahramay Falls and befriend the sovereign of the land, Princess Samira. The season includes Samira's pet peacock, Roya and Leah's pet fox, Parisa. Also, Zeta, a villainous sorceress, and finally, Zeta's dragon, Nazboo.

Episodes

Main article: List of Shimmer and Shine episodes

SeasonSegmentsEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
11920August 24, 2015 (2015-08-24)May 11, 2016 (2016-05-11)
23820June 15, 2016 (2016-06-15)March 27, 2017 (2017-03-27)
33720May 5, 2017 (2017-05-05)November 20, 2018 (2018-11-20)
44826October 22, 2018 (2018-10-22)February 9, 2020 (2020-02-09)

Characters

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Humans and genies

Animals

All animals in the series are voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.

Production

Shimmer and Shine is based on an unreleased pilot that took six months to develop in 2013, with a reported completion date of September 2013. The pilot was created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz, who previously worked on Dora the Explorer, with Sindy Boveda Spackman as the writer and Andy Bialk as the art director.[7] It was ordered to series by Nickelodeon in March 2014, with the first season to consist of 20 episodes.[8] The series premiered on August 24, 2015.[9]

On February 11, 2016, it was announced that Shimmer and Shine was renewed for a 20-episode second season that uses CGI animation,[10] with the second season premiering in the United States on June 15, 2016.[11] On June 21, 2016, Shimmer and Shine was renewed for a third season of an additional 20 episodes.[12] The third season premiered on May 5, 2017.

On May 24, 2017, Shimmer and Shine was renewed for a fourth season consisting of 20 episodes.[1] The fourth season premiered October 20, 2018. Season 4 was eventually increased to 26 episodes.

Broadcast

Shimmer and Shine premiered on Nick Jr. UK on 9 November 2015,[13] where it was dubbed with British voice actors, replacing the original American soundtrack (though Zeta and the animals' voices remained unchanged).

Merchandise

Books

Nickelodeon and Random House Children's Books released books based on the show starting in January 2016.

DVDs

Nickelodeon, with Paramount for Region 1 and with Universal / Sony for Region 4, have released a number of DVDs based on the show.

DVD Name Episodes Release Date
Shimmer & Shine
  • "Genie Treehouse"
  • "Ahoy, Genies!"
  • "The Sweetest Thing"
  • "Light! Camera! Genies!"
  • "What a Pig Mess!"
  • "Abraca-Genie"
  • "Dino Might!"
Welcome to Zahramay Falls
  • "Welcome to Zahramay Falls"
  • "The First Wish (part 1)"
  • "The First Wish (part 2)"
  • "Happy Wishaversary"
Friendship Divine
  • "Mermaid Mayhem"
  • "Zoom Zahramay"
  • "A Tree-Mendous Rescue"
  • "Freeze-amay Falls"
  • "Lightening in a Bottle"
  • "All Bottled Up"
  • "Double Trouble"
  • "Bling, Bling"
Magical Pets of Zahramay Falls (Region 1)
Playful Pets of Zahramay Falls (Region 2 & 4)
  • "Untames Talent"
  • "Pet Bedrooms"
  • "Zany Ziffilon"
  • "Now You See Her"
  • "Dragon Pox"
  • "Bungle in the Jungle"
  • "Potion Control"
  • "Boom Zahra-Mom"
Magical Flight
  • "Wild Carpet Chase"
  • "Flying Flour"
  • "Spaceship Wrecked"
  • "Starry Night Sleepover"
  • "Snow Place We'd Rather Be"
  • "Dream Dollhouse"
Magical Mischief
  • "The Silent Treatment"
  • "Zoomicorn"
  • "Genie for a Day"
  • "The Crystal Queen"
  • "Size of the Beholder"
  • "The Glob"
  • "Easy as Pie"
  • "Samira and Zeta"
Beyond the Rainbow Falls
  • "Rainbow Zahramay"
  • "The Darpoppy"
  • "Hairdos and Don'ts"
  • "Flower Power"
  • "All the Glitters"
  • "Waterbent"
  • "Whatever Floats Your Boat"
Dance Like a Genie
  • "Dance Magic"
  • "Backyard Ballet"
  • "Nazboo's Magic Kazoo"
  • "Masquerade Charade"
  • "Grab That Gem"
  • "Carpet Trouble"
Flight of the Zahracorns
  • "Welcome to Zahramay Skies"
  • "Pets to the Rescue"
  • "The Zahra-Star"
  • "Rainbows to the Rescue"
  • "Zahracorn Tickles"
  • "The Zahracorn Salon"
  • "The Dragon Zahracorn"
Legend of the Dragon Treasure
  • "Legend of the Dragon Gem"
  • "The Dragon Rider"
  • "Zahracorns On Parade"
  • "Nazboo’s Magic Robe"
  • "Dragon Tales"
  • "Nazboo’s Family Reunion"
Splash into Zahramay Oceanea
  • "Journey to Zahramay Oceanea"
  • "The Sea Enchantress"
  • "Dance of the Jellyfish"
  • "Zeashell Surprise"
  • "The Zahramay Zuffer-Puff"
  • "Zeacorn Cove"
  • "Lights of Oceanea"

Nickelodeon, with Paramount for Region 1 and with Universal / Sony for Region 4, released a number of DVDs featuring one episode from a variety of the animated television series they have produced, including "Shimmer & Shine", "Blaze and the Monster Machines", "Blue’s Clues", "Bubble Guppies", "Dora and Friends: Into the City!", "The Fresh Beat Band of Spies", "Paw Patrol", "Rusty Rivets", "Sunny Day", "Top Wing" and "Wallykazam!", on average 6 on each DVD.

DVD Name Episodes Release Date
Nick Jr: Big Birthday Bash
  • "Boom Zahra-Bake"
  • "Masquerade Charade"
Nickelodeon Favorites: Whiskers & Paws
  • "Abraca-Genie"
Nickelodeon Favorites: A Very Nick Jr. Christmas
  • "Santa’s Little Genies"

Shimmer and Shine episodes featured as bonus episodes in the DVD releases of other animated television series that Nickelodeon produced, primarily with Universal / Sony for Region 4, including "Paw Patrol" & "Nella the Princess Knight"

DVD Name Episodes Release Date
Paw Patrol: Summer Rescue
  • "Volcano Draino"
Nella the Princess Knight: Royal Quest
  • "Staffinated"

Toys

Nickelodeon and Fisher-Price released a toy line based on the show. Mega Bloks playlets based on the show have been released.

See also

References

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