Nickelodeon’s Ni Hao, Kai-lan Takes Preschoolers on a Far East Adventure in New Hour-Long Special, ‘Kai-lan’s Great Trip to China,’ Premiering Friday, Aug. 14, at 10:00 a.m. (ET/PT)

Preschoolers’ passports will be stamped
to join Kai-lan on an overseas adventure in the new hour-long Ni Hao, Kai-lan
special, "Kai-lan’s Great Trip to China," premiering Friday, Aug. 14, at 10:00
a.m. (ET
/PT) on Nickelodeon. The special takes Kai-lan, Yeye and friends on a
trip to China to visit Kai-lan’s great aunt and attend the naming ceremony of
a baby panda. Actress Ming-Na (ER, Joy Luck Club) guest stars as the voice of
Kai-lan’s Great Aunt Gu Nai Nai. "Kai-lan’s Great Trip to China" will encore
Sunday, Aug. 16, at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on sister network NOGGIN.

"Kai-lan’s Great Trip to China‘ is infused with rich cultural traditions,
from the Chinese noodles the characters eat to the decorative slippers they
wear," said Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids &
Family Group
. "As preschoolers travel to China with Kai-lan, they will learn
the importance of experiencing new cultures and trying new things."

In "Kai-lan’s Great Trip to China," Kai-lan and her friends fly over the
ocean and Great Wall of China to visit Kai-lan’s great aunt and Yeye’s sister,
Gu Nai Nai. The group is invited to attend a very special ceremony where a
baby panda will be given his name. Kai-lan and her friends travel around the
village to search for the baby panda’s gifts and are amazed by all of the
interesting things they see in China. Along the way, the viewers must help
Rintoo, Tolee, Hoho and the baby panda overcome their fears of trying
something new so they don’t miss the special naming ceremony at sundown.

Nickelodeon will roll out content from "Kai-lan’s Great Trip to China"
across the following platforms:

    --  Beginning Aug. 3, clips from "Kai-lan's Great Trip to China," and
other new-to-VOD episodes of Ni Hao, Kai-lan, and character spots will
be available via Nickelodeon on Demand.
-- Beginning Aug. 10, Nick Jr. Video, Nick Jr.'s broadband video service
available on, will begin streaming a two-minute 'sneak
peek' and clips from "Kai-lan's Great Trip to China," plus additional
episodes from Ni Hao, Kai-lan
-- Beginning Aug. 10, a two-minute sneak peek of "Kai-lan's Great Trip to
China" and additional Ni Hao, Kai-lan clips will be available on
various wireless carriers.

-- On Aug. 14, the premiere of "Kai-lan's Great Trip to China" will be
simulcast on Nickelodeon Mobile.

Nick Jr.’s award-winning website ( will feature two
interactive games and activities to complement the premiere of "Kai-lan’s
Great Trip to China." currently features the "Meet the Baby
Panda" game where kids go online and guess which name the Baby Panda should
receive at its’ naming party. Beginning, Aug. 5, will feature the
"Kai-lan’s Great Trip to China" game where Kai-lan travels across China to
find presents for the Baby Panda’s naming party. The website will also
feature recipes, printables, crafts and more.

Currently available in retail stores nationwide, is the Ni Hao, Kai-lan:
"Kai-lan’s Great Trip to China" DVD. Created by Nickelodeon Home
and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, "Kai-lan’s
Great Trip to China" includes the title episode plus two additional new-to-DVD
episodes from the series and a new game.

Ni Hao, Kai-lan, created by Karen Chau and executive produced by Mary
, is the first original half-hour series that teaches Mandarin words
and phrases and Chinese culture to preschoolers. Ni Hao, Kai-lan is also
Nickelodeon’s first play-along, think-along series to feature an
intergenerational family. Through the eyes of a five-year-old
Chinese-American girl named Kai-lan, the series explores the colorful aspects
of her upbringing and background, her relationships with her family and
friends and the world around her.

The series focuses on issues common to preschoolers such as taking turns,
disappointment and jealousy, and supports an emotional intelligence curriculum
highlighting cause and effect thinking in the social/emotional world. Ni Hao,
Kai-lan provides simple coping strategies, set to song, that teach valuable
lessons. Kai-lan strives to understand how things are linked together and she
always wants to find out the reason why. Every episode follows the adventures
of Kai-lan and her friends as they learn to identify their emotions and stop
to consider the feelings of others.


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