Nickelodeon Debuts Original Animated Series, Bunsen is a Beast, from Veteran Creator Butch Hartman on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

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BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A beast and a human form an unlikely friendship in Nickelodeon’s newest
animated series Bunsen is a Beast, debuting Tuesday, Feb. 21,
at 5:30p.m.
(ET/PT). Created and executive produced by Butch
Hartman (The Fairly OddParents), the 20-episode series follows
the adventures of Bunsen, the first beast to attend a human grade
school, and his best friend Mikey. The series will air at 5:30 p.m.
(ET/PT) through Friday, Feb. 24, and continue with premieres in its
regular timeslot of Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Bunsen
is a Beast
is produced by Nickelodeon in Burbank, which officially
opened the doors to its newly expanded building — an over 200,000
square-foot, state-of-the-art, sustainable complex on January 11.

Bunsen is a Beast tells the story of Bunsen and Mikey, two new
friends who embark on endless fun and adventures in their town of
Muckledunk. As the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human
kids, Bunsen feels the pressure to succeed and prove to the world that
monsters can live among humans…and they won’t eat everyone for lunch.
With help from Mikey, Bunsen will learn how to accomplish human world
tasks, like, doing homework, eating ice cream, and riding the bus. In
turn, Mikey will learn to navigate the Beast World and meet all the
weird and wonderful beasts that reside there.

In the series premiere, “Bearly Acceptable Behavior,” Amanda tries to
get Bunsen kicked out of school when he brings a dangerous bear to
class. Next during, “Beast Busters,” Bunsen and Mikey have to save
Amanda from mischievous Sneeze Beasts that escape from Bunsen’s nose.

The Bunsen is a Beast voice cast includes: Jeremy Rowley (iCarly)
as Bunsen, the first beast ever to attend a middle school for human
kids; Ben Giroux (Henry Danger) as Mikey, a sweet and quirky kid
and Bunsen’s best friend; Cristina Milizia (Monster High) as
Darcy, Bunsen and Mikey’s homeschooled friend; Kari Wahlgren (The
Fairly OddParents
) as Amanda Killman, the rigid and rule bound beast
hater; comedy legend Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as Miss
Flap, Mikey and Bunsen’s eccentric teacher; Jeff Bennett (Jake and
the Neverland Pirates
) as Bunsen’s Dad; and Jennifer Hale (The
Powerpuff Girls
) as Bunsen’s Mom. Additionally, Wahlgren and Rowley
also voice Mikey’s Mom and Dad.

and the Nick App to learn more about Bunsen is a Beast. A
sneak peek will air on Monday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on
Nickelodeon, and a full-length episode is currently available on, Nick
On Demand, and the Nick App, available for download on iOS, Apple TV,
Roku, Android, and Android TV.

Hartman began his animation career as an assistant animator on An
American Tail
. He created his own shorts for What a Cartoon!,
and also wrote and directed episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow
& Chicken
and Johnny Bravo. Bunsen is a Beast
marks Hartman’s fourth animated series for Nickelodeon. Hartman joined
Nickelodeon in 1998 where he created and produced several cartoon shorts
for the Oh Yeah! Cartoons series, including The Fairly
. Commemorating the 10th anniversary of the
animated series, Hartman brought the series to life in the 2010
live-action/CG animated hit TV movie, A Fairly OddMovie: Grow Up,
Timmy Turner!
The series came to life once again in the original TV
movie, A Fairly Odd Christmas in 2012 and A Fairly OddSummer in
2014. Hartman is also the creator of Nickelodeon’s animated
series Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy.

About Nickelodeon

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Katelyn Balach, (818) 736-3517
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