Social media sensation Tiny Chef packed his bags and headed to Altrincham to work with Manchester multi-award-winning animation studio Factory to make his brand-new Nickelodeon series The Tiny Chef Show, which will launch on Nick Jr. in the U.K. this month. Helping bring these new culinary quests to life is BAFTA-winning Manchester studio Factory, and a delicious roster of special guest stars!
Produced in association with Imagine Kids+Family and Nickelodeon Animation, the series follows herbivore Tiny Chef as he introduces and cooks new recipes for the world’s tiniest plant-based dishes from his tree-stump home.
Each episode will feature RuPaul as the voice announcer and showcase different ingredients, foods and dishes by Chef with the help from his friends: Olly, a practical and excitable robot who works closely with Chef assisting in the preparation of each episode’s dish; Ruby, Chef’s beloved caterpillar pet, friend and confidant with a boundless appetite; Henry, a loyal and loving snail who moves slowly around the stump and reveals Chef’s Dish of the Day; and Stump Band, the show’s very own house band consisting of a fork, spatula and spoon.
In The Tiny Chef Show, Chef also welcomes a host of celebrity guests including Kristen Bell, Sky & Ocean Brown, Tabitha Brown, Josh Dela Cruz, Josh Gad, Liza Koshy, RZA, That Girl Lay Lay and Keith L. Williams as they each join him for a good old chat about food, friendship and much more.
Factory is a prolific multi-genre studio which has produced over 90 hours of content, across 20 high profile multiple series and specials productions, including Newzoids (ITV), Clangers (CBeebies), Scream Street (CBBC), Club Penguin (Disney), Norman Picklestripes (NBC Universal) and Sir Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi and the Mountain Dragon (BBC One).
The Tiny Chef Show premiered on Nickelodeon’s preschool platforms in the U.S., and will air on Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels internationally. Paramount Consumer Products will lead consumer products licensing for Tiny Chef worldwide in partnership with Imagine Kids+Family.
“Tiny Chef is such an endearing character and we are proud to help bring his blamazing new show to life,” said Phil Chalk, Managing Director of Factory. It’s been a pleasure to have him and his team with us here in Manchester, and we can’t wait for U.K. audiences to see the show.”
The Tiny Chef Show is executive produced by Imagine Entertainment Executive Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Stephanie Sperber, as well as Kristen Bell, Morgan Sackett and Tiny Chef creators Rachel Larsen, Adam Reid and cinematographer Ozlem Akturk for Tiny Chef Productions. Phil Chalk is executive producer for Factory, with Hannah Ferguson as producer.
Production of The Tiny Chef Show for Nickelodeon Animation is overseen by Eryk Casemiro, Executive Vice President, Nickelodeon Animation, Global Series Content and by Elly Kramer for Imagine Kids+Family. Jen Pace and Kate Crownover serve as Nickelodeon’s Executives in Charge of Production for the series.