Sunny Day
Created byAbie Longstaff
Based onFairytale Hairdresser books by Abie Longstaff
Developed byPaula Rosenthal
Written byJodi Reynolds (head writer)
Brian Hohlfeld (head writer; season 1)
Alan Denton (head writer; season 2)
Directed byShawn Seles
Dave Barton Thomas
Joey So
Voices ofLilla Crawford
Rob Morrison
Élan Luz Rivera
Taylor Louderman
Kevin Duda
Melissa van der Schyff
Eleanor Snowdon
Theme music composerJoleen Belle
Joaquim Svarre
Michelle Buzz
ComposersGeorge Gabriel (2017–2019)
Kevin Kliesch (2019–2020)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes60[1] (list of episodes)
Executive producerPaula Rosenthal
ProducerDarin Bristow
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesSilvergate Media
Pipeline Studios
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Original release
NetworkNickelodeon (2017–2019)
Nick Jr. (2017–2019)
Amazon Prime Video (2020)
ReleaseAugust 21, 2017 (2017-08-21) –
March 1, 2020 (2020-03-01)

Sunny Day is an animated children's television series produced by Silvergate Media.[2] The series revolves around Sunny (voiced by Lilla Crawford), a tween-age hairdresser who runs her own hair salon with the help of her dog Doodle (Rob Morrison), hair colorist Rox (Élan Luz Rivera), and receptionist Blair (Taylor Louderman). Sunny's best customers are Timmy (Kevin Duda ), who is in charge of hosting events and shows in Sunny's hometown, and Cindy (Melissa van der Schyff), the unlucky town chef who has a constant bad hair day. The series is loosely based on the Random House picture book series Fairytale Hairdresser by Abie Longstaff and illustrated by Lauren Beard. Each episode features an original song written by Peter Lurye.

For the first season, 40 episodes were produced by Silvergate Media and Canadian company Pipeline Studios.[3] On April 5, 2016, the show was renewed for a second season of 20 episodes.[4][5] The series premiered on Nickelodeon in the United States on August 21, 2017. New episodes moved to the separate Nick Jr. Channel in October 2018. The show also aired in Canada on Treehouse TV and on Nick Jr. and Milkshake! in the United Kingdom.


Taking place in the seaside city of Friendly Falls, the series follows a professional hairstylist named Sunny who works at her own hair salon. Sunny uses her creativity and knowledge of hair care to solve problems.[1] The other salon employees are Sunny's talking dog Doodle, Rox the hair colourist, and Blair the receptionist. Sunny's best customers are Timmy, who hosts every town event in Friendly Falls, and Cindy, the unlucky local baker with constantly messy hair.

While the setting of the series is different, the message and characterization mirror Abie Longstaff's original vision in Fairytale Hairdresser books, which feature salon-owner Kittie Lacey, "the facilitator and the problem-solver ... at the heart of the community"[6] "who works hard, defeats evil-doers, [and] shows solidarity with the girls she helps."[7]






Main article: List of Sunny Day episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
14027August 21, 2017 (2017-08-21)August 10, 2018 (2018-08-10)Nickelodeon
13October 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)June 23, 2019 (2019-06-23)Nick Jr.
2209April 14, 2019 (2019-04-14)December 1, 2019 (2019-12-01)
11March 1, 2020 (2020-03-01)Amazon Prime Video


Sunny Day debuted on Treehouse TV in Canada in September 2017 and debuted on Nick Jr. in the United Kingdom on 5 March 2018. The series debuted in Australia on Nick Jr. on 19 February 2018.

Home media

Nickelodeon and Paramount Home Entertainment released the first DVD of the show with the same title on May 22, 2018. They then released a second DVD, Welcome to Pet Parlor, on September 3, 2019. On September 6, 2019, the first season was added to Paramount+, with the second season being added on September 16.[8]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2018 Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special Sunny Day Nominated [9]


Books are released, and a toy line from Mattel was confirmed.[10]


  1. ^ a b Jessica Pena (6 March 2017). "Butterbean's Café, Sunny Day, Top Wing: Nickelodeon Announces New Kid Series". TV Series Finale. Retrieved 7 March 2017.
  2. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-4766-7293-9.
  3. ^ Animation Magazine (4 March 2016). "Silvergate producing Sunny Day for Nickelodeon". Animation Magazine. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  4. ^ Silvergate Media (5 April 2016). "Production of Sunny Day ramps up with Season Two". Silvergate Media. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  5. ^ "MIPTV News Bytes". Animation Magazine. 5 April 2016. Archived from the original on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
  6. ^ Abie Longstaff, "On creating Fairytale Hairdresser series" Archived 2017-08-29 at the Wayback Machine, Library Mice, 14 July 2014
  7. ^ Imogen Russell Williams, "Picture books that draw the line against pink stereotypes of girls " Archived 17 August 2017 at the Wayback Machine, The Guardian, 28 July 2015
  8. ^ "Sunny Day". Paramount+. 9 June 2017. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  9. ^ Montgomery, Daniel (27 April 2018). "2018 Daytime Emmy winners: Full list of Creative Arts Awards winners and nominees". GoldDerby. Archived from the original on 30 April 2018. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Sunny Day Gets Second Season at Nickelodeon (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 9 February 2018. Archived from the original on 12 February 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.