a British/American animated web television series created by Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern for Nickelodeon and Netflix, based on Garbutt's animated short of the same name produced by Cartoon Network Studios Europe, which was released in 2009. It marks the very first collaboration between Nickelodeon and Netflix. The series chronicles the adventures of Pinky Malinky (voiced by Lucas Grabeel), a 12-year-old middle school student who also happens to be an anthropomorphic hot dog, and his efforts to climb up the social ladder with his two human friends, Babs Byuteman (Diamond White) and JJ Jameson (Nathan Kress).The series premiered on January 1, 2019 and was renewed for a second season on June 21, 2018.In 2015, the series was greenlit by Nickelodeon for a pickup of 20 episodes. The series was originally set to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2016, but has gone through many delays. On June 21, 2018, it was announced that Pinky Malinky would be released exclusively on Netflix, and that the show was renewed for a second season. The company's See What's Next Twitter account announced an August 17 release date, but the series failed to premiere on that date. On September 16, 2018, Chris Garbutt posted on Instagram that there was a slight delay in the release date, and that it was Netflix's responsibility on when to release it.
Season 1 was eventually released on January 1, 2019. A 99-second short focusing on the titular character's New Year's resolutions was released ahead of the series premiere.