Remember back in October when Cartoon Network showed special previews of a new LEGO (2D) animated series starring Princess Unikitty, the Master Builder unicorn-cat-thingy from The LEGO Movie of 2014? As we reported before, they were but a taste of a full cartoon series about Unikitty and her friends that’s slated to premiere next year.
That was all the information given back then. No specific date as to when Cartoon Network will start up the Unikitty! series in 2018; but not anymore. CN just issued a statement revealing the premiere of the “fun-fun-fun” LEGO animated cartoon series. They mean to have it kick off with another special airing on the first day of the year, January 1 itself.
What’s more, this special Unikitty! showing is not just one, but six new episodes, aired every hour starting 6AM (ET/PT). The episode titles released thus far are: “Action Forest,” “Kaijuu Kitty,” “Fire & Nice,” “Rock Friend,” “Kitchen Chaos” and “Crushing Defeat.” Here are brief descriptions of each episode as mentioned in Turner Broadcasting’s official press release via BrickFanz.
6:00 a.m. (ET/PT): “Action Forest” – Hawkodile is the toughest action hero in the land, until his old rival shows up to take vengeance on him. Defeated and in need of help, Hawkodile must train Unikitty and the others into super muscle?y tough bros. And there’s only one place unstoppable warriors are made, the Action Forest.
7:00 a.m. (ET/PT): “Kaiju Kitty” – When a giant monster attacks the Unikingdom, the gang fights back with Dr. Fox’s awesome new secret weapon: a massive mega robot!
8:00 a.m. (ET/PT): “Fire & Nice” – When Master Frown causes Unikitty to have an angry outburst that gets a little too destructive, she wishes her Rage Kitty side wasn’t part of her anymore. Thanks to a new Dr. Fox invention, she gets her wish.
9:00 a.m. (ET/PT): “Rock Friend” – Unikitty discovers Puppycorn’s only other friend is a boring old rock. Encouraged to “make more friends,” Puppycorn takes her advice and decides to literally make a new friend out of the best parts of his friends.
10:00 a.m. (ET/PT): “Kitchen Chaos” – After a workplace injury, Richard is unable to do his servant work. Unikitty and the others take on the task of one simple chore, clean the kitchen. This incredibly boring task taxes our heroes as they find every way possible to not do it.
11:00 a.m. (ET/PT): “Crushing Defeat” – When Hawkodile develops a secret crush on Dr. Fox, he finds himself actually crushing down in size! Unikitty and the gang become his love gurus to help him confess his feelings before he shrinks away into nothing.
Once the special January 1 airing is done with, the Unikitty! series starts off for real on Friday, January 5. More new episodes of the show will air on Cartoon Network every Friday afterwards, at 6:30PM (ET/PT).
Unikitty! chronicles the adventures of the titular Princess Unikitty (Tara Strong) of Cloud Cuckoo Land, first seen in The LEGO Movie. Here’s the title theme again (performed by Babymetal) so you can get into it.
The series focuses on her everyday life and challenges in running her kingdom, looking after her brother Puppycorn (Grey Griffin), and venting her hidden rage at anybody messing with the positive vibes in her land – like villain Master Frown (Eric Bauza) – with the help of her allies Dr. Fox (Kate Miccuci), Hawkodile and Richard (both Roger Craig Smith).