Made by Maddie (partially found Nick Jr. animated series; 2020)

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Made By Maddie Logo.jpg

The show's logo.

Status: Partially Found

Made By Maddie is a Nick Jr. preschool show, that was supposed to be released in 2020, but it was indefinitely pulled due to controversy.

History[edit | edit source]

The show was originally announced at Nickelodeon Upfront 2018, under a name Fashion Ally.[1] The show was created by Paula Rosenthal and produced by Slivergate Media.

According to the upfront, the show was described as this:

”This animated series follows a little girl, Ally, in the high fashion world as she makes everything around her a bit brighter, bolder and more brilliant, one design fix at a time. Fashion Ally is created by Paula Rosenthal and produced by Slivergate Media (Sunny Day, Peter Rabbit).”

Later in 2019, the show changed the name to Made by Maddie.

Finally, the show was supposed to premiere on September 13, 2020, at 11AM on the network's sister channel – Nick Jr., before the controversy emerged.

Controversy[edit | edit source]

On September 4, 2020, just 1 week away before the show's premiere, a controversy appeared, revealing that this show copied the characters' design of the short “Hair Love”.[2] A tweet by user Gabrielle Williams (@gabbyjaye),[3] compared the characters' design and sent to Matthew A. Cherry, the creator of the short, thinking that the short would've got a fully-fledged animated series. Because of this, Nickelodeon has postponed the series indefinitely, without even premiering a single episode.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The show was described like this:

”Made by Maddie centers on Maddie (Alyssa Cheatham), a quick-thinking little girl with a big personality and a huge heart, who has a passion for fashion. Maddie 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), along with the assistance of friends and neighbors, including 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 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.”

Post-Controversy[edit | edit source]

On August 16, 2021, almost 1 year after the controversy, the rights to the series expired,[4] meaning that the series will never premiere on Nickelodeon, unless if the creator can remake it from scratch, and the channel will renew the rights to it.

The Cast[edit | edit source]

Originally, the cast was supposed to involve:

  • Alyssa Cheatham – Maddie
  • Patina Miller – Dee
  • James Monroe Iglehart – Rashad
  • Sophia Torres – Jada
  • Amanda Dressel - Harper
  • Ames McNamara – Hudson

Additionally, the show would've included voices of:

  • Karamo Brown
  • Rhyon Nicole Brown
  • Danny Burstein
  • David Burtka
  • Monét X Change
  • Danny Burstein
  • Joey Fatone
  • Griffin Robert Faulkner
  • Nina Garcia
  • Joy Lynn Jacobs
  • Claudia Morcate-Martin
  • Christine Pedi
  • Christiani Pitts
  • Al Roker
  • D’Angelo Russell
  • Horatio Sanz
  • Nico Tortorella
  • Jamie Lynn Spears

Episode List[edit | edit source]

# Episode Title Status
1A The Great Butterfly Escape Lost
1B Dog Gone Lost
2A If the Glue Fits Lost
2B Mini Me DJ Lost
3A Queens and Crown Lost
3B Sticky Situation Lost
4A Quinceañera Quandary Lost
4B Call It a Knight Lost
5A Halloween Hero Lost
5B Silly Scary Sleepover Lost
6A Catch the Cabulous Lost
6B The Telephone Crew Lost
7A Kupcake Concert Lost
7B Wild Wild Wilderness Lost
8A Here Kitty Kitty Lost
8B Beginner's Luck Lost
9A The Closet Caper Lost
9B Department Store Dog Lost
10A Style Rebound Lost
10B Career Day Lost
11A Be My Valentine Lost
11B Dinner Party Disaster Lost

Out of all episodes, we know the synopses of only two episodes: “If the Glue Fits” and “Mini Me DJ”:

”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.”

Status[edit | edit source]

Due to the show's controversy, the show didn't premiere a single episode, and the only footage we have are a promo that Nickelodeon released a month before the premiere and several pictures.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Images[edit | edit source]

Footage[edit | edit source]

The only promo for the show, released in August 2020.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Bumpers and Interstitials[edit | edit source]

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Other[edit | edit source]

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