We all know representation matters and Nickelodeon’s brand new- animated preschool series Made by Maddie is exactly that.
Made by Maddie premiers on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. (ET/PT) on the Nick Jr. channel. The show is created by Paula Rosenthal and produced by Silvergate Media and follows a little girl who uses her imagination to design clothing to fix everyday problems.
According to Animation Magazine, the first season will feature guest voice appearances by Karamo Brown (Queer Eye), Rhyon Nicole Brown (Empire), Danny Burstein (Broadway’s Moulin Rouge!), David Burtka (Professional Chef), Monét X Change (RuPaul’s Drag Race),
Joey Fatone (*NSYNC), Griffin Robert Faulkner (Raising Dion), Nina Garcia (Project Runway), Joy Lynn Jacobs (The Blacklist), Claudia Morcate-Martin (Seneca), Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men), Christine Pedi (Steven Universe),
Christiani Pitts (Broadway’s King Kong), Al Roker (TODAY), D’Angelo Russell (Minnesota Timberwolves), Horatio Sanz (Black Monday) and Nico Tortorella (Younger).
Maddie, voiced by Alyssa Cheatham is a quick-thinking little girl with a big personality and a huge heart, who has a passion for fashion.
She finds design inspiration around every corner and her big ideas couldn’t become a reality without the love and support of her aspirational and talented fashion designer mom, Dee (Patina Miller), and her super cool and upbeat musician dad, Rashad (James Monroe Iglehart).
Maddie also has the assistance of friends and neighbors, including her kind, animal-loving best friend Jada (Sophia Torres) and the twins — rule-following Harper (Amanda Dressel) and fearless Hudson (Ames McNamara) — who are always up for the adventure.
Maddie’s creative thinking and dazzling designs are a reflection of the bustling, colorful city of New York and its residents.
Maddie confidently embraces her own unique style, celebrates individuality, treats everyone with kindness, and encourages others to take risks and be themselves.
In the series premiere, “If the Glue Fits/Mini Me DJ,” Maddie gets her hands stuck to a pair of shoes Dee designed. Once she finally gets the shoes unstuck, she has to come up with a redesign to save the day.
Then, Maddie, Dee, and her assistant Dustin design an outfit for DJ Fierce, a famous DJ.
They scour the city for the perfect materials, but when a misunderstanding leads to an outfit mix-up, Maddie will have to get creative with a fashion fix.
Alyssa Cheatum who is the voice of Maddie wrote how excited she is about the new series because as we all know, representation matters.
I am sooooo beyond excited to share that MADE BY MADDIE is a new @nickjr animated TV series, premiering on Sunday, September 13th at 11 am and I am Maddie!!!!
8-year-old Maddie lives in New York City, with her family and uses her imagination and design ingenuity to turn every problem into a positive, with the perfect fashion fix!
I am so proud, honored, and humbled to bring this spunky and gifted character to life! Maddie is smart, caring, talented, and funny and I hope she inspires young boys and girls across the world to dream, especially kids of color because representation truly matters!
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I am sooooo beyond excited to share that MADE BY MADDIE is a new @nickjr animated TV series, premiering on Sunday, September 13th at 11am and I am Maddie!!!! 8-year-old Maddie lives in New York City, with her family and uses her imagination and design ingenuity to turn every problem into a positive, with the perfect fashion fix! I am so proud, honored, and humbled to bring this spunky and gifted character to life! Maddie is smart, caring, talented, and funny and I hope she inspires young boys and girls across the world to dream, especially kids of color because representation truly matters! . . . A huge thank you to Silvergate, my team at Buchwald, Robyn Bluestone Management, and my mom for believing in me and trusting me with such a precious role. We have held onto this secret for 1 year and 9 months and all the hard work and magic that went into this, for almost 2 years – the world will finally see! I appreciate and love you all! . . . #alyssacheatham #madebymaddie #nickjr #animatedseries #tvshow #blackgirlmagic #representationmatters #dreamitdrawitmakeit #blackexcellence #voiceover #buchwaldtalent #buchwaldvoices #livingmybestlife #dreamlife #blackisbeautiful #livetoinspire #changingthenarrative #bethechange #fashionista #fashionstyle #newtvshow #nickjr #nickelodeon #nycfashion #fashiondesigner
Episodes will also be available on Nick Jr. On-Demand and Download-To-Own services.