The show was based on a pilot that creators Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern pitched to Cartoon Network Development Studios Europe (who would eventually produce the show about that blue cat) and follows the adventures of a weenie named Pinky Malinky, and his human pals Babs Buttman and JJ Jameson. Pinky's goal is to become more like a winner and less like a wiener.
Nickelodeon has released some videos, and you can view its website here. In 2018, it was announced the series would be exclusive to Netflix and premiere Summer 2018, but still be produced by Nickelodeon for the platform. It was set to come out on August 17, 2018, but was again delayed. All 28 episodes finally were released on January 1, 2019, making it the first animated TV series (excluding any anime) that premiered in 2019.note
This show contains examples of:
- Alliterative Name: Babs Buttman, JJ Jameson.
- Anthropomorphic Food: Pinky himself is a weenie. Onions from the pilot is an onion.
- Art Shift: The humans in the series look more cartoonish than the ones in the pilot.
- Cool Loser: Pinky, as stated in the pilot. Everybody even calls him a wiener.
- A Dog Named "Dog": Onions from the pilot is...well, an onion!
- Funny Afro: Babs.
- Two Guys and a Girl: Pinky, JJ, and Babs.
- Visual Pun: Pinky is a weenie, and everybody at school even calls him a wiener.
- White Gloves: Worn by Pinky.
- Unfortunate Names: Babs Buttman, anyone?