Nina's World is an animated children's television series. It is a prequel to Sprout network's preceding and very first ever programming block, The Good Night Show, focusing on host Nina,[4] as a 6-year-old Latina who lives with her family in Chicago, Illinois. It premiered on September 26, 2015 on the Sprout network.[5] This incarnation of Nina was introduced by Cat Greenleaf in August 2015.[6]

Nina's World
GenreFlash Animation Series
Created byAndrew Beecham, Lisa O'Brien
Directed byKevin Micallef
Voices ofRita Moreno
Isabella Farrier
Michele Lepe
Bronwen Holmes
Mandy Patinkin
Theme music composerDaniel Ingram
ComposersCaleb Chan
Daniel Ingram
Country of originCanada
United States
Original languagesEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 episodes, 4 specials and 13 shorts (list of episodes)
Executive producersMichele Lepe, Lisa O'Brien
EditorJonas Crawley
Running time21 minutes
Production companyPipeline Studios
Original release
NetworkUniversal Kids
ReleaseSeptember 26, 2015 (2015-09-26)[1][2][3] (on Sprout) –
October 21, 2018 (2018-10-21)

Plot edit

Nina's World follows the adventures of Nina as a 6-year-old girl in the city of Chicago. Each adventure takes Nina on new things to try. At the end, she goes to bed while knowing all about the adventure.

Voice cast edit

  • Isabella Farrier as Nina
  • Rita Moreno as Abuelita
  • Michele Lepe as Mami
  • David Torres as Papi
  • Ulka Mohanty as Dr. Kapur
  • Evans Johnson as Mavis the Post Master
  • Dhirendra Miyanger as Mr. Kapur
  • Mandy Patinkin as Mr. Lambert
  • Douglas Quan as Mr. Lin
  • Darcy Han as Mrs. Lin
  • Dayton Wall as Aiden
  • Enrique Lopez as Carlos
  • Bronwen Holmes as Chelsea B.
  • Ethan Luu as Eddie Lin
  • Cristiano Batista as Nico
  • Gigi Saul Guerrero as Rosie
  • Tiana Jung as Skye Lin
  • Kira Tozer as Suzy
  • Edwin Perez as Tio Javier
  • Tabitha St. Germain as Claire, Mrs. Goldstein and Star
  • Michael Daingerfield as Radio DJ
  • Caitlyn Bairstow as Rhea the Raptor

Characters edit

Kids edit

  • Nina Sabrina[7] Flores[8] (also called Ninala[9]) is the titular protagonist, voiced by Isabella Farrier. She is six[10][11] years old and celebrates birthdays with Star and feeding her pet at night.[12] She has the same name as an adult who appears in The Good Night Show.[13] Her middle name is mentioned by her mother in "Nina Rides a Bike".
  • Aiden is the new kid who just moved to town and was seen as a bully in Nina's Amazing Amigos and is now a friend and is voiced by Dayton Wall.
  • Carlos is the best human male friend of Nina and Nico's younger brother His catchphrases are "Aw Bananas" and "Why (something) Why?!" he is voiced by Enrique Lopez in Season 1 and Chance Hurstfield in Seasons 2 and 3.
  • Chelsea B. is the best female friend of Nina, voiced by Bronwen Holmes. She is the daughter of Claire.
  • Eddie Lin is the brother of Skye voiced by Ethan Luu
  • Nico is Carlos big brother he know how to speak in sign language he doesn't usually seak in some episodes but in Nina's Borther for the day he is voiced by Cristiano Batista.
  • Rosie is voiced by Gigi Saul Guerrero (appears in "Nina Dives In").
  • Skye Lin is an older friend of Nina who designs kites, voiced by Tiana Jung.
  • Suzy is voiced by Kira Tozer (appears in "Nina the Babysitter").
  • Santi is Nina's little brother the appearance in Nina's Sweet Valentine Surprise as a baby then in the second season he turn 2 in half in Nina's Baker Boogie
  • Natalia is Nina's Cousin that appeared in the second season The New Nina and also appeared in Nina And her Shadow
  • Polly is little girl who's very shy appear in Nina's Yard Dale most in third season include Nina Finds a Kitten Nina's in Charge and Nina in The Middle

Adults edit

  • Abuelita Yolie[14] is the grandmother of Nina (abuelita is a Spanish term of endearment for abuela which means grandmother) and Mami's mother[15] who teaches Nina and others stretches each episode, voiced by Rita Moreno. She is considered one of the main characters.[16] Yolie moved from Mexico to a new home with her daughter (Nina's mami) prior to Nina's birth.[17]
  • Carmen is Nina's cousin.
  • Claire (also spelled Clair in closed captions) is the mother of Chelsea[18] voiced by Tabitha St. Germain.
  • Dr. Kapur is voiced by Ulka Mohanty.
  • Jorge is Carmen's fiancé.
  • Mami aka Mrs. Flores[19] is voiced by Michele Lepe, who plays the adult Nina in The Good Night Show. Nina is Mami's daughter.[20] Like her mother Yolie, she is a Mexican immigrant.[17]
  • Mavis the Post Master is voiced by Evans Johnson.
  • Mr. Kapur is voiced by Dhirendra Miyanger.
  • Mr. Lambert the town librarian voiced by Mandy Patinkin.
  • Mr. Lin is voiced by Douglas Quan.
  • Mrs. Lin is voiced by Darcy Han.
  • Mrs. Goldstein voiced by Tabitha St. Germain.
  • Papi aka Mr. Flores[citation needed] is Nina's father, voiced by David Torres.
  • Tio Javier is Nina's uncle and a musician, voiced by Edwin Perez.
  • Dr Rivers is Ocean Patrol appeared in Nina's Seaside Rescue

Animals edit

  • Hoppy is a female frog that Nina and her friend meet on the way to the library.
  • Hush is the pet fish of Nina, who later guest-hosts The Good Night Show with Melanie Martinez and Star before Leo replaced Melanie and then Nina replaced Leo.
  • Lucy is a firefly who provides light at Nina's bedside, who later guest-hosts The Good Night Show with Leo before Nina replaces him.
  • Max is Carlos and Nico's mischievous, but friendly, dog.
  • Star is the best friend of Nina who is a Star as his name suggests, voiced by Tabitha St. Germain. He appears 2D in this show[21] and later appears as a 3D puppet in The Good Night Show.[22] which he originally hosts with Melanie Martinez then Leo before Nina came to replace them.
  • Zinky is the green alien companion of Chelsea.

Episodes edit

Season 1 (2015-17) edit

Numbers known:

  • Episode 1[1] Nina's Birthday; Nina's Big Adventure / debuted September 9, 2015
  • Episode 2[2] Nina the Nurse; Super Nina / debuted September 9, 2015
  • Episode 3[3] Nina the Kite Flyer; Nina's First Sleepover debuted September 9, 2015 - Description: Nina and Carlos wreck a kite together; Chelsea is a guest at Nina's home and they become space pirates (aired February 8, 2016 in Canada)
  • Episode 4: Nina Wants to Grow; Nina Takes the Stage / Air Date Unknown.
  • Episode 5: Nina from Space; Nina Makes Music
  • Episode 6: Swearing/Bullying (full titles Nina Swears;Nina Bullys at School) Episode 7[23] Unplugged/Great (full titles Nina Unplugged; Nina the Great) debuted October 1, 2015 in US, October 10, 2015 in Canada
  • Episode 8: Nina and Papi Play Baseball; Nina the Shadow Chaser (aired February 22, 2016 in Canada) both segments also aired individually August 30, 2016[24][25]
  • Episode 9: ? Flying/Going on a Trip (full titles Nina Goes Flying;Nina Goes on a Trip) debuted January 2 2016
  • Episode 10: ? Grounded/Having A Bad Day (full titles Nina Gets Grounded;Nina is Having a Bad Day) debuted January 9 2016
  • Episode 11[26] Nina Rides a Bike/Takes the Cake (full titles "Nina Rides a Bike" and "Nina Takes the Cake") debuted June 27, 2016, the latter also being available in part as a free short[27]
  • Episode 12[28] Hijinx/Garden (full titles Nina's Henna Hijinx; Nina's Everything Garden) debuted November 3, 2015 in U.S., November 7, 2015 in Canada (aired March 14, 2016 as well)
  • Episode 13 Museum/Dives In (full titles Nina's Family Museum; Nina Dives In) debuted November 3, 2015 (November 14 in Canada)
  • Episode 14: Dog Sit/On Track (full titles Nina Dog Sits / Nina Gets on Track) April 7, 2016 on Sprout / September 11, 2016 on NBC / April 22, 2016 on the web[29]
  • Episode 15: ?
  • Episode 16: ?
  • Episode 17: ?
  • Episode 18: Yard Sale/Papi's Best Day (full titles Nina and the Yard Sale / Nina and Papi's Best Day Ever) debuted September 13, 2016
  • Episode 19: ?
  • Episode 20: ?
  • Episode 21: ?
  • Episode 22: ?
  • Episode 23[30] Game Day / Karate debuted June 22, 2016
  • Episode 24: ?
  • Episode 25: ?
  • Episode 26[31] Color/Amigos debuted May 25, 2016

Not yet assigned number in above-reference list:

  • Nina Wants to Grow; Nina's Everything Theater
  • Nina's Show and Tell; Nina's Snow Day
  • Nina Delivers; Nina's Library Hop (aired March 7, 2016 in Canada) after having a pretend wedding between Star and Lucy, Nina mentions that the upcoming wedding between cousin Carmen and Jorge will be her first ever
  • Nina the Artist; Nina and the Missing Myna Bird (debuted October 17, 2015 in Canada)
  • Nina From Space; Nina Makes Music
  • Nina's Special Dress / Nina Hunts for Treasure debuted April 14, 2016, reran July 19, both segments aired individually August 29, 2016[32][33]
  • Nina Cleans Her Room / Nina's Brother for the Day debuted April 18, 2016, scheduled for July 26 rerun, latter segment ran as "Brother for the Day" August 29, 2016[34] while the first retained its original title[35]
  • Nina Gets Packing / Nina Camps It Up (aka Nina Camps Out) debuted April 25, 2016 on Sprout, August 28 on NBC
  • Nina the Babysitter / Nina's Thanksgiving August 27 on Sprout / August 30 on NBC
  • To Mami, Love Nina / Nina's Lemonade Stand May 6, 2016 on Sprout / September 6 on NBC

Season 2 (2017-18) edit

Shorts edit

In addition to the main full episodes there are a number of titled shorts associated with them:

  • Nina's Birthday Party[36]
  • Nina's Imagination[37]
  • Nina's World EPK[38]
  • Nina and Papi's Best Day Ever[39]
  • Nina and the Yard Sale[40]
  • Nina Cupcake[41]
  • Nina Dog Sits[42] aka Nina Dogs Sits[43] is a short based on episode 14
  • Nina Good Night[44]
  • Nina Shops with Abuelita[45]
  • Nina Speaks Spanish[46]
  • Nina with Something Completely Silly[47]
  • Stretches with Abuelita[48]
  • Tio Missing Party[49]

Broadcast edit

The show premiered as part of NBC Kids on January 2, 2016, with new episodes airing weekly through February, scheduled for 10:00am on Saturday mornings.[10]

On July 2, 2016, the show began airing on Telemundo's morning block MiTelemundo with two new episodes every Saturday morning at 9:30am–10:30am with Spanish audio track.[50]

Internationally, the series can also be found on eToonz in South Africa.

Reception edit

The series was positively received. Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media called the series "superb" and said that the series has "strong diversity, community, [and] family themes". She also argued that the series has themes of forging "strong relationships," solving issues, and embracing new situations, and stated the show's best aspect is its protagonist, who would "delight youngsters who tune in for her adventures."[51]

Games edit

  • Nina's Big Adventure[52]
  • Nina Match Up[53]
  • Spot the Differences in Nina's World[54]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Birthday/Adventure". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. It's Nina's birthday and she's super duper excited.
    Season 1, Episode 1 09/09/2015
  2. ^ a b "Nurse/Super Nina!". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. Nina learns that Abuelita is under the weather.
    Season 1, Episode 2 09/09/2015
  3. ^ a b "Kite/Sleep Over". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016. Nina is making a butterfly kite for the kite festival with Carlos.
    Season 1, Episode 4 09/09/2015
  4. ^ Hassan, Mohamed (September 25, 2015). "Rita Moreno: 'Nina's World' Children's Show Reflects True Diversity". NBC News. Retrieved January 4, 2016. Nina's World is an animated prequel to "The Good Night Show" featuring Nina as a six-year-old girl.
  5. ^ del Barco, Mandalit (September 25, 2015). "Move Over, Dora: 'Nina's World' Brings Another Bilingual Girl To TV". Retrieved January 4, 2016. Starring Rita Moreno and Mandy Patinkin, it's about a 6-year-old Latina girl and the multicultural neighborhood she grows up in.
  6. ^ "Nina's Introduction". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on August 19, 2015. Nina talks to Cat Greenleaf about her age and her "Best Day Ever" book.
  7. ^ Mami. "Nina Rides a Bike". Nina's World. Nina Sabrina Flores! (said at end to scold her for riding a bike alone without permission)
  8. ^ "Nina Speaks Spanish". Nina Flores
  9. ^ Goldstein, Mrs. "Nina Unplugged". Nina's World. 3 minutes in. Oy vey! You startled me Ninala... and these old bones have had enough excitement thanks to the power pickle we're in!
  10. ^ a b "NBC Kids". Archived from the original on December 29, 2015. Nina's World tells the story of imaginative six-year-old Nina and her best friend Star. Together, the pair explores Nina's vibrant and colorful neighborhood. Every day transforms into a new excursion that celebrates family, community, diversity, and wonder.
  11. ^ "Nina's World". Nina's World tells the story of imaginative six-year-old Nina and her best friend Star.
  12. ^ "Nina". Hi! I'm Nina! I love to celebrate my (my birthday) with my best friend named (Star). We like to go on adventures around the neighborhood! At night, I feed my pet
  13. ^ "Nina-1". Hi! I'm Nina! Hola. It's me, Nina! At the end of everyday my bestfriend (Star) and I begin our great Good Night adventures with all of you!
  14. ^ Chelsea. "Nina's First Sleepover". Nina's World. 3 minutes in. Thanks for inviting me Nina's Grandma... I mean Abuelita Yolie
  15. ^ "Nina The Great". Nina's World.
  16. ^ "Abuelita". Archived from the original on September 18, 2015.
  17. ^ a b "To Mami, from Nina". Nina's World.
  18. ^ Nina's First Sleepover, closed captions attribution
  19. ^ Lin, Skye. "Nina the Shadow Chaser". Nina's World. 0 minutes in. Thanks Mrs. Flores, but don't worry, we'll be just fine.
  20. ^ "Mami". Archived from the original on September 18, 2015.
  21. ^ "Star". SproutOnline. Archived from the original on July 8, 2015.
  22. ^ "Star-1". Archived from the original on August 9, 2015.
  23. ^ "Unplugged/Great". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on February 22, 2016. A neighbourhood blackout causes chaos on the block
    Season 1, Episode 7 10/01/2015
  24. ^ "Nina and Papi Play Baseball". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  25. ^ "Nina the Shadow Chaser". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  26. ^ "Nina Rides a Bike/Takes the Cake". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Nina's friends build her a bike school./Nina & Abuelita deliver Mami's cakes. Season 1, Episode 11 06/27/2016
  27. ^ "Nina Takes the Cake". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  28. ^ "Hijinx/Garden". SproutOnline.Com. Archived from the original on March 7, 2016. In "Nina's Henna Hijinx," Dr. Kapur, a talented henna (or "mehndi") artist needs someone to practice on for a niece's upcoming wedding. In "Nina's Everything Garden," Nina learns to be open to new and different things.
    Season 1, Episode 12 11/03/2015
  29. ^ "Dog Sit/On Track". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  30. ^ "Game Day/Karate". Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Chelsea and Carlos, can't decide what game to play./Nina has too much energy. Season 1, Episode 23 06/22/2016
  31. ^ "Color/Amigos". Archived from the original on July 19, 2016. Nina and her friends are decorating the courtyard with a chalk mural. Season 1, Episode 26 05/25/2016
  32. ^ "Nina's Special Dress". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  33. ^ "Nina Hunts Treasure". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  34. ^ "Brother Day". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  35. ^ "Nina Cleans Her Room". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  36. ^ "Birthday Party".
  37. ^ "Imagination".
  38. ^ "World EPK".
  39. ^ "Best Day Ever".
  40. ^ "Nina and Yard Sale".
  41. ^ "Cupcake". Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  42. ^ "Nina Dog Sits". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  43. ^ "Nina Dogs Sits". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  44. ^ "Good Night". Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  45. ^ "Shops Abuelita".
  46. ^ "Speaks Spanish".
  47. ^ "Something Completely Silly". Archived from the original on March 7, 2016.
  48. ^ "Stretches Abuelita".
  49. ^ "Tio Missing Party".
  50. ^ "Nina's World". Archived from the original on September 6, 2016.
  51. ^ Ashby, Emily (September 21, 2019). "Nina's World Review". Common Sense Media. Archived from the original on October 31, 2021. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  52. ^ "Nina's Big Adventure". Archived from the original on January 1, 2016.
  53. ^ "Nina Match Up". Archived from the original on January 1, 2016.
  54. ^ "Spot the Differences". Archived from the original on September 8, 2015.

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