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Baby Shark's Big Show!
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Hangul
아기상어: 올리와 윌리엄
Genre Preschool
Based on Pinkfong's "Baby Shark"
Opening theme "Baby Shark's Big Show! Theme Song"
Ending theme "Baby Shark's Big Show Credits Song"
Composer(s) Tommy Sica
Country of origin
  • South Korea
  • United States
Original language(s)
  • Korean
  • English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 51
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Gary "Doodles" DiRaffaele
  • Tommy Sica
  • Kim Min-seok
  • Lee Ryan Seung-kyu
  • Bin Jeong
Producer(s) Whitney Ralls
Running time 11 minutes (regular)
21-22 minutes (specials)
3 minutes (shorts)
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
Original release December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11) – present

Baby Shark's Big Show! (Hangul: 아기상어: 올리와 윌리엄) is an animated children's television series based on the "Baby Shark" brand from the South Korean company Pinkfong. SmartStudy, Pinkfong's parent company, co-produces the show with Nickelodeon Animation Studio from the United States.

In South Korea, Baby Shark's Big Show! debuted on the Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) with a Christmas special on December 25, 2020. From September 2021 onward, the series airs regularly on EBS1 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. In the United States, it premiered on Nickelodeon on December 11, 2020.

Characters

Main characters

  • Brooklyn "Baby" Shark (voiced by Kim Seo-yeong in Korean, Kimiko Glenn in English) is a yellow shark and the main protagonist.
  • William (voiced by Yeo Min-jeong in Korean, Luke Youngblood in English) is an orange male pilot fish and Brooklyn's best friend.
  • Mommy Shark (voiced by Moon Nam-sook in Korean, Natasha Rothwell in English) is a pink shark.
  • Daddy Shark (voiced by Jeong Jae-heon in Korean, Eric Edelstein in English) is a blue shark.
  • Grandma Shark (voiced by Kim Eun-ah, Debra Wilson in English) is an orange shark.
  • Grandpa Shark (voiced by Lee Won-chan in Korean, Patrick Warburton in English) is a green shark.

Supporting characters

  • Chucks (voiced by Yoon Eun-seo in Korean, Alex Cazares in English) is a purple male seahorse who is clumsy.
    • Ezra (voiced by TBA in Korean, Robbie Daymond in English) is Chucks's seahorse dad.
    • Anya (voiced by TBA in Korean, Georgia King in English) is Chucks's fishy stepmom.
    • Maddie (voiced by TBA in Korean, Sirena Irwin in English) is Chucks's older fishy stepsister.
  • Vola (voiced by Kim Euh-ah in Korean, Kimberly Brooks in English) is a green female octopus who is tomboyish and loves sports. She has two moms.
    • Viv (voiced by TBA in Korean, Sherry Cola in English) is Vola's octopus mama.
    • Vera (voiced by TBA in Korean, LaNisha Frederick in English) is Vola's other octopus mom.
  • Mason (voiced by TBA in Korean, Teddy Walsh in English) is a red male crab.
  • Goldie (voiced by Kim Bona in Korean, Cole Escola in English) is a gold female goldfish who is often vain and flamboyant.
  • Hank (voiced by Yoon Eun-seo in Korean, Georgie Kidder in English) is a blue male whale and the youngest of Baby's friends.
    • Rocky is Hank's pet rock.
    • Sherman (voiced by TBA in Korean, Gary Anthony Williams in English) is Hank's whale dad.
    • Jozi (voiced by TBA in Korean, Carly Hughes in English) is Hank's whale stepmom.
    • Ashley (voiced by TBA in Korean, Cristina Milizia in English) is Hank's younger whale stepsister.
    • Splashley (voiced by TBA in Korean, Shelby Young in English) is Hank's other younger whale stepsister.
  • Shadow (voiced by Lee Sang Ho in Korean, Cristina Pucelli in English) is a grey male shark and Baby's archrival.
    • Bait and Switch are Shadow's sidekicks.
      • Bait (voiced by Jeong Jae-heon in Korean, Rama Vallury in English) is a male purple tang.
      • Switch (voiced by Kim Bona in Korean, Tara Strong in English) is a brown male angelfish.
    • Mariana (voiced by TBA in Korean, Carolina Ravassa in English) is Shadow's mom.
    • Sledge (voiced by TBA in Korean, Antony Del Rio in English) is Shadow's hammerhead shark cousin.
  • Rayna Ray (voiced by Yoon Eun-seo in Korean, Shelby Young in English) is a purple female manta ray who's a news reporter, and William's mother.
    • Barb (voiced by TBA in Korean, Betsy Sodaro in English) is a producer/camera fishy.
  • Marty Minnow (voiced by TBA in Korean, Griffin Puatu in English) is a green bespectacled male minnow and the leader of the minnows.
  • Mayor Anchovy (voiced by TBA in Korean, John Michael Higgins in English) is the mayor of Carnivore Cove.
  • Big Fin (voiced by TBA in Korean, Nolan North in English) is a legendary fishy who lives in the Kelp Woods.
  • Teensy Tardigrade (voiced by Cristina Milizia) is Baby Shark's pet tardigrade.
  • Chumby (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) is William's pet sea pig.
  • Party Puddle Dolphin (voiced by Tara Strong)
  • Mail Whale (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) is a delivery whale.
  • Ernie Urchin (voiced by Kalo Moss in season 1, Bodhi Friedman in season 2) is a one-eyed urchin.
  • Wallace (voiced by TBA in Korean, Michaela Dietz in English)
  • Penny Piranha (voiced by Aria Surrec) is a pink female piranha who also turns red when angry.
  • Briny (voiced by TBA in Korean, Vasthy Mompoint in English) is a shopkeeping whale.
  • Bloop (voiced by Kaitlyn Robrock) is a jellyfish that changes color based on an emotion its feeling, who lives on a planet in hydrospace.
    • Bloop's Mom (voiced by Georgie Kidder) is Bloop's jellyfish mother that changes color based on an emotion she's feeling, who lives on a planet in hydrospace.
    • Bloop's Dad (voiced by Luke Youngblood) is Bloop's jellyfish father that changes color based on an emotion he's feeling, who lives on a planet in hydrospace.

Antagonists

  • Vigo (voiced by TBA in Korean, Andrew Morgado in English) is a villainous squid who is always trying to take over Carnivore Cove.
    • Costello (voiced by TBA in Korean, Alexander Polinsky in English) is a fish who is Vigo's assistant and henchman.
  • Bentley Barracuda (voiced by TBA in Korean, Jim Rash in English) is a snooty barracuda.
  • Package Pirates are a pirate crew who steals packages.
    • Captain Bubblebeard (voiced by TBA in Korean, Raul Ceballos in English)
    • First Mate (voiced by TBA in Korean, Nolan North in English)
    • Bucky (voiced by TBA in Korean, Jeff Bennett in English)

Production

On June 5, 2019, it was announced that the series was in development at Nickelodeon. On June 25, 2020, it was announced that Nickelodeon officially green-lit the series, with a 26-episode order. On November 12, 2020, it was announced that the series would premiere on December 11, 2020.

On July 20, 2021, it was announced that Nickelodeon renewed the series for a 26-episode second season, which premiered on October 18, 2022.

On June 13, 2023, the series was renewed for a third season.

Episodes

Series overview

Season Segments Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 52 34 December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11) September 29, 2022 (2022-09-29)
2 TBA 26 October 18, 2022 (2022-10-18) TBA

Season 1 (2020–22)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title  Directed by Written by Animation directed by Original air date  South Korean air date Prod.
code 
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "All I Want for Fishmas" Directed by : Raymond Santos Story by : Whitney Ralls
Teleplay by : Max Beaudry, Josh Riley Brown, Francisco Paredes & Whitney Ralls
Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer December 11, 2020 (2020-12-11) December 25, 2020 101 0.72
2 2 Supervising by : Mike Carlo Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer March 26, 2021 (2021-03-26) 103 0.53
3 3 "Fish Friends Forever" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Sarah Allan Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer April 2, 2021 (2021-04-02) September 24, 2021 102A 0.37
4 4 "Super-Shark" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Max Beaudry & Francisco Paredes Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer April 9, 2021 (2021-04-09) September 24, 2021 104A 0.33
5 5 "William vs. Wild" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Max Beaudry & Francisco Paredes Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer April 16, 2021 (2021-04-16) September 24, 2021 104B 0.40
6 6 "Live from the Shark House" Michelle Glenn & Danielle Luzzi Michelle Glenn & Danielle Luzzi Rob Kohr April 23, 2021 (2021-04-23) TBA 998 0.41
7 7 "Get Your Game On" Michelle Glenn & Danielle Luzzi Michelle Glenn & Danielle Luzzi Rob Kohr May 7, 2021 (2021-05-07) TBA 999 0.32
8 8 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer June 18, 2021 (2021-06-18) September 24, 2021 105 0.43
9 9 "When You Wish Upon a Fish" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Max Beaudry & Francisco Paredes Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer June 25, 2021 (2021-06-25) October 3, 2021 106A 0.39
10 10 "Shark-Off" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Whitney Ralls Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer July 2, 2021 (2021-07-02) October 3, 2021 106B 0.32
11 11 "Baby Mayor" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Michelle McGee Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer July 9, 2021 (2021-07-09) TBA 108A 0.36
12 12 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer July 16, 2021 (2021-07-16) October 8, 2021 107 0.32
13 13 "Sink or Swim" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Josh Riley Brown Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer July 23, 2021 (2021-07-23) TBA 108B 0.31
14 14 "Teensy the Tardigrade" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Whitney Ralls Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer July 30, 2021 (2021-07-30) TBA 109B 0.48
15 15 "Captain Kelp" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Max Beaudry & Francisco Paredes Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer August 6, 2021 (2021-08-06) TBA 109A 0.56
16 16 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer September 10, 2021 (2021-09-10) 110 0.47
17 17 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer October 8, 2021 (2021-10-08) 112 0.37
18 18 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer October 20, 2021 (2021-10-20) 111 0.35
19 19 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer November 12, 2021 (2021-11-12) 113 0.26
20 20 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer December 9, 2021 (2021-12-09) 115 0.27
21 21 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer January 21, 2022 (2022-01-21) 116 0.35
22 22 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer February 7, 2022 (2022-02-07) 114 0.33
23 23 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer February 14, 2022 (2022-02-14) 117 0.25
24 24 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer April 1, 2022 (2022-04-01) 121 0.29
25 25 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer April 15, 2022 (2022-04-15) 119 0.38
26 26 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer April 22, 2022 (2022-04-22) 120 0.35
27 27 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer May 6, 2022 (2022-05-06) 123 0.22
28 28 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer June 17, 2022 (2022-06-17) 125 0.26
29 29 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer July 22, 2022 (2022-07-22) 118 0.30
30 30 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer July 29, 2022 (2022-07-29) 122 0.28
31 31 "The Masked Fishy" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Whitney Ralls Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer September 26, 2022 (2022-09-26) TBA 126A 0.27
32 32 "The Best Friends Game" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Josh Riley Brown Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer September 27, 2022 (2022-09-27) TBA 126B N/A
33 33 "A Mail Whale Tale" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Max Beaudry and Francisco Parades Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer September 28, 2022 (2022-09-28) TBA 124A 0.18
34 34 "Swimming With the Sharks" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Crescent Imani Novell Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer September 29, 2022 (2022-09-29) TBA 124B 0.20

Season 2 (2022–23)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title  Directed by Written by Animation directed by Original air date  South Korean air date Prod.
code 
U.S. viewers
(millions)
35 1 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer October 18, 2022 (2022-10-18) 204 0.16
36 2 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer November 4, 2022 (2022-11-04) 201 0.23
37 3 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer December 2, 2022 (2022-12-02) 207 N/A
38 4 "The Secret Password" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Michelle McGee Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer December 12, 2022 (2022-12-12) TBA 203A 0.17
39 5 "Monday Funday" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Josh Riley Brown Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer December 13, 2022 (2022-12-13) TBA 203B 0.12
40 6 "Best in Flow" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Josh Riley Brown Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer December 14, 2022 (2022-12-14) TBA 202A 0.14
41 7 "Blizzard Wizard" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Max Beaudry and Francisco Parades Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer December 15, 2022 (2022-12-15) TBA 202B 0.18
42 8 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer January 6, 2023 (2023-01-06) 205 0.15
43 9 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer January 13, 2023 (2023-01-13) 206 0.14
44 10 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer January 20, 2023 (2023-01-20) 208 0.16
45 11 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer January 27, 2023 (2023-01-27) 209 0.23
46 12 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer March 17, 2023 (2023-03-17) 211 0.14
47 13 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer June 9, 2023 (2023-06-09) 213 0.17
48 14 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer June 16, 2023 (2023-06-16) 210 0.15
49 15 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer June 23, 2023 (2023-06-23) 214 0.17
50 16 Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer September 18, 2023 (2023-09-18) TBA TBA N/A
51 17 TBA TBA TBA September 25, 2023 (2023-09-25) TBA TBA N/A
TBA TBA "Jelly Pox" Supervising by : Mike Carlo Written by : Katie Chilson Animation directed by : Crystal Stromer TBA TBA TBA TBD

Shorts

Gary Doodles, Tommy Sica and Whitney Ralls executive produce the shorts, with Ralls doing the stories for each of them. Exit 73 Studios provides the animation to all of them as well.

No. Title  Teleplay by Original air date  Prod.
code 
1 "Crumb of a Clue" Whitney Ralls February 26, 2021 (2021-02-26) S101
2 "The Bunny Slug" Whitney Ralls February 26, 2021 (2021-02-26) S102
3 "Operation Cool Quest" Whitney Ralls February 26, 2021 (2021-02-26) S103
4 "No Time for Timeouts"
"No Time for Time Out"
Michelle McGee February 26, 2021 (2021-02-26) S104
5 "Knock it Off" Max Beaudry & Francisco Paredes February 26, 2021 (2021-02-26) S105
6 "Goldie's Lock" Michelle McGee May 14, 2021 (2021-05-14) 106
7 "Chore Song" Max Beaudry & Francisco Paredes May 21, 2021 (2021-05-21) 107
8 "Mommy Works From Home" Michelle McGee May 28, 2021 (2021-05-28) S108
9 "Luck of the Claw" Whitney Ralls June 4, 2021 (2021-06-04) S110
10 "Hide and Hunt" Whitney Ralls June 11, 2021 (2021-06-11) S109

Film

On July 20, 2021, it was announced that Pinkfong and Nickelodeon were developing a Baby Shark movie. In March 2022, it was announced that the film was in development for a 2023 release on Paramount+. On August 4, the film's title, Baby Shark's Big Movie!, and the plot were announced, along with a holiday 2023 release.

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