Nick Shows

Shimmer and Shine

Your best friends are on the way! Shimmer and Shine is a new preschool show about twin genies and their magical adventures with their best friend Leah.

Boom zahramay!

– Shimmer and Shine

Premiering August 2015 – present

cartoon graphic of Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz, Nick Animation Creator
Meet the Creators

Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz

Farnaz is living proof that wishes can come true at the Nick Animation. While working as a Post-Production Supervisor on Dora The Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!, Farnaz dreamed of making her own preschool series. Inspired by her Iranian-American upbringing, she wanted the series to have strong female heroes set against a vibrant multicultural fantasy world.
In each episode, the twin genie sisters are faced with obstacles that they have to work together to overcome. As a mother of two young kids, Farnaz sees the importance of empowering children with an understanding of resilience. Through the series, kids see that even though the outcome may not be exactly what they wished for, there is always a way to figure things out!