Noggin Rolls Out Rhymes Through Times


Noggin, Nickelodeon’s interactive learning service for preschoolers, has launched the new historical animated musical series Rhymes Through Times.

The three-episode short-form series celebrates the Black experience and showcases the contributions of Black people to American culture, focusing on civil rights and leadership, performing arts and science. Featuring original music and lyrics written and performed by Christopher Jackson (Hamilton, Moana) and Nick’s fan-favorite preschool characters, Rhymes Through Times is available now on Noggin and the Nick Jr. YouTube channel.

The first episode of Rhymes Through Times, “Hero,” follows Ruby Bridges and Thurgood Marshall, portrayed by the Bubble Guppies’ Zooli and Goby, as they take a stand against segregation. Subsequent episodes celebrate Katherine Johnson, Guion Stewart Bluford Jr., Katherine Dunham and Alvin Ailey. New episodes will roll out every week on Noggin and the Nick Jr. YouTube channel. The episodes will also air on the Nick Jr. channel.

Concurrent with the launch of their respective episodes, each of the songs from Rhymes Through Times will be available on over 200 digital streaming platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon Music, Pandora and more.

Character development, animation and design for Rhymes Through Times are by Lion Forge Animation (Hair Love), and Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum served as educational consultant.