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Shimmer and Shine is an American animated children's television series created by Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz. It airs on Nickelodeon in the United States and on Treehouse in Canada. The series premiered on August 24, 2015. The show was based on an unreleased pilot from September 2013.


A young girl named Leah is helped by her genie friends Shimmer and Shine, who can collectively grant three wishes every day. The first season follows the characters' adventures on Earth. In the second season, Leah is transported to the genies' homeworld of Zahramay Falls and continues to grant wishes there.


  • Shimmer (voiced by Eva Bella) - An optimistic genie with blue eyes and pink hair. She is enthusiastic and encouraging. She loves to clean. She is Shine's fraternal twin. Her favorite color is pink.
  • Shine (voiced by Isabella Cramp) - A courageous genie with purple eyes and blue hair. She likes animals, is often hungry, and loves eating. Her favorite color is blue.
  • Leah (voiced by Alina Foley) - A blonde girl who found Shimmer and Shine in a genie bottle at a carnival. She is thoughtful and encourages her genies to learn from their mistakes.
  • Zac (voiced by Blake Bertrand in Seasons 1-2 now Justin Felbinger in Season 3) - Leah's carefree and humorous friend who lives in the house next door. He is unaware of the genies' existence until the second season. And sometimes looks like he is flirting with Leah but with Zac, Anything is possible. ( That part was from Leah in Season 1 episode 6, Abraca Genie.
  • Tala and Nahal (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - Shimmer and Shine's pets. Tala is a mischievous gibbon monkey and Nahal is a cautious white Bengal tiger cub.
  • Princess Samira (voiced by Nikki SooHoo) - The sovereign of Zahramay Falls, who is in charge of checking up on all the genies-in-training.
  • Roya - Princess Samira's elegant and somewhat vain pet peacock.
  • Empress Caliana (voiced by Barbara Eden) - Princess Samira's famous, semi-retired mentor
  • Rohan (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - The Guardian of the Caliana Caves who appears to be a crystalline golem. Despite his fearsome appearance, he is actually a shy, gentle giant.
  • Zeta (voiced by Lacey Chabert) - Princess Samira's rival. She is an evil sorceress who resides in a purple cave.
  • Nazboo (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - Zeta's clumsy yet well-meaning pet dragon.
  • Talya (voiced by Sofia Warren) - An energetic genie with brown eyes and green hair. She is optimistic, confident and encouraging. She likes animals, carnivals and is often tired.
  • Kaz (voiced by Jet Jurgensmeyer) - Zac's rather uptight and easily-frightened genie, and probably Zac's New Best Friend since he barley even talks to Leah anymore.
  • Rocket (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - Zac's pet dog, whose tendency to chew on things often causes trouble.
  • Zain (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - Kaz's pet ziffilon which Kaz can ride on and he is hard to calm down when he meets newcomers.
  • Parisa (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - As Parisa is a Zahramay Fox, she possesses the ability to camouflage herself, making her practically invisible.
  • Imma (voiced by Grace Kaufman) - Imma is the waterfall genie who lives in Rainbow Zahramay and controls the rainbow waterfall that flows through the entire land.
  • Lili and Sai Lili and Sai are young Ziffilon cubs and pets of the Waterfall Genie Imma who appear in "Rainbow Zahramay".
  • Layla (voiced by Danica McKellar) - Layla is an ice genie. For a very long time, she resided inside a bottle on the coast of Zahramay Falls then the Ice Place
  • Shaya (voiced by Kin Santiago) - Shaya is one of Princess Samira's students. He is a lightning genie who cannot figure out how to use his powers correctly
  • Nila (voiced by Mila Brener) - A mermaid who lives in the waters near Zahramay Falls she assists Leah and her genies in acquiring the Mermaid Gem, which allows its user to transform into a mermaid and back. She is almost like Zeta
  • Zora (voiced by Kellie Pickler) - Captain Zora is an adrenaline-loving pirate genie who is idolized by Shine.
  • Scallywag (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - Scallywag is a floating unknown animal that belongs to Zora who appeared in "The Pirate Genie". She helps remember everything for Zora and when Sallcywag gets frightened her magic goes out of hand making things around her float and making monsters appear
  • Ayla (voiced by Liliana Mumy) - Ayla is a genie who runs a hair salon at the Azar Bazaar in Rainbow Zahramay
  • Zengin Zenguin takes a wishing coin and lead the girls on a chase around their boat in the episode "Whatever Floats Your Boat"
  • Minu (voiced by Kitana Turnbull) - A Flitter Genie a small fairy-like genie who acts as caretaker of the garden in Rainbow Zahramay where the Lumos Tree grows
  • Dalia (voiced by Nika Futterman) - A genie who works as a Magic Carpet vendor and designer in Zahramay Falls whom Shimmer looks up to who appears in "Carpet Troubles".
  • Afina (voiced by Julie Nathonson) - The Glitter Genie who lives in a glittery palace on a cloud in Rainbow Zahramay who the girls meet in "The Glitter Genie". She has a Glitter Gem Ring that can make glittery objects, glitter magic, and glitter-based magic weather such as a Glitternado.
  • Gleam (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) A Zoomicorn native to Rainbow Zahramay who is friends with the Glitter Genie Afina that appears in "The Glitter Genie". Unlike Zoomicorns native to Zahramay Falls, Gleam has a glittery rainbow color mane, glittery rainbow wings, and a darker color coat.
  • Rainbow (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - A tiger found in the Temple of the Rainbow Tiger by Shine and Nahal who appears in "Bungle in the Jungle". Unlike Nahal, Rainbow is fully grown and has a somewhat intimidating appearance due to her size, though is just as friendly and playful as Nahal.
  • Bail (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker ) - Bali is a Nil, a type of bird that unintentionally causes various types of magic to stop working when it is nearby. Despite this Shine explains that they are friendly creatures that simply want to play and mean no harm.
  • Darpoppy (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - A rare mythical creature that lives in Rainbow Zahramay which is supposedly is a large multi-eyed creature and only evidence of its existence are its large footprints that appears in "Darpoppy".
  • Gobi the Glob (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker ) An animated glob of Gooey Gummy Genie Jelly candy accidentally created by Leah and her genies in "The Glob" when a piece of Gooey Gummy Genie Jelly fell into a potion that had spilled when a storm called a Glitternado hit Shimmer and Shine's palace. Named by Leah, Gobi is both friendly and curious, but is also very sticky, which causes objects and people to stick to him quite easily.
  • Bear (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - It appears when Detective Zac uses a hotdog to lure out a burglar he believes is responsible for the disappearance of Leah and her genies.
  • Razboo, Kazboo, and Frank (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - Nazboo's siblings
  • Princess Ula (voiced by Tatyana Ali) - The ruler of Rainbow Zahramay who appears in "Grab That Gem". Like Samira and Caliana she is a powerful genie and lives in her palace in Rainbow Zahramay. She is also known as the Gem Princess who is responsible for creating Genie Gems from Kaliope Crystals which are blank crystals that can be imbued with magic to create Genie Gems
  • Nopal (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - A friendly alien with magical powers who appears in "Spaceship Wrecked". Leah and her genies meet him, his spaceship is accidentally summoned by one of Leah's wishes. Like Shimmer and Shine, Nopal possess magic powers and can levitate in the air.
  • Cog (voiced by Tom Kenny) - A Grunt who lives underground with the other Grunts in Zahramay Falls who acts as an antagonist in "Underground Bound". Unlike his fellow Grunts he is somewhat grumpy individual who dislikes digging and prefers to invent things such as a drilling machine to make digging easy, though his inventions don't seem to work
  • Gazi (voiced by ) - A shape-changing sea critter, who appeared in "Trick or Treasure". He loves treasure and greedily tries to steal the treasure found by Nila, Leah, and her genies. However after working with the girls to deal with a seemingly hungry Zahramay Shark, the girls manage to teach Gazi it is better to share with others and befriends them
  • Zia and Niva (voiced by Jay Gregnani and Candance Kodak) - Two mischievous Frost sprite siblings who appear in "Frosty Fun". They live in the snowy forest near Layla's Ice Palace and end up following Leah and her genies back to Shimmer and Shine's palace where they end up causing trouble with the freezing magic while competing with one another in various winter games
  • Guardian of the Mermaid Gem (voiced by Katherine Tokarz) - The guardian of the Mermaid Gem is a mermaid with octopus-like tentacles instead of a fish tail, who acts as a minor antagonist in "Mermaid Mayhem", as she guards the Mermaid Gem that Leah and her genies require to return to their non-mermaid selves. Originally described as a sea monster by Nila, it is revealed that her sea monster persona is actually just a facade and the guardian is actually just lonely mermaid who keeps the Mermaid Gem in her cave so people will visit her.
  • The Wishy Washy Genie (voiced by Fred Tatasciore) - The Wishy WashyGenie helps Zac after he wishes to stay in Zahramay Falls forever.
  • Miss Squirrel (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) -A female squirrel who lives in the Rainbow Zahramay garden where the Lumos Tree grows and appears in "Flower Power". She loves sparkly things and as a result her home is full of gems and nuts she collects. When Minu drops the gem that causes the Lumos Tree to glow in the dark when the moonlight shines on it, Miss Squirrel finds it and takes it back to her home forcing Minu, Leah, and her genies to chase after her to get it back.
  • Sarah (voiced by Abby Trott)
  • Nadia (voiced by Brittany Snow)
  • Ezri (voiced by Gunnar Sizemore)
  • Princess Adara (voiced by )
  • Zahrora (voiced by )
Genies and Humans
Main: ShimmerShineLeahZacKazSamiraZeta
Supporting: ImmaCaptain ZoraEmpress CalianaLaylaShayaMishaNila
Minor: Zia and NivaMinuEzriAfinaAylaDaliaUlaSarahNadiaAttendantRubi
Main: TalaNahalParisaRoyaNazbooZain
Supporting: RocketLili and SaiMiss Squirrel
Minor: Razboo, Kazboo, and FrankGleamScallywagLuluAzizZahroraZoomdustZadazzleAzah
NopalRainbowCogGobi the GlobBali The NilRohanGleamGaziZoomicornsFuzzle Whuzzles
"My Secret Genies" • "The Sweetest Thing" • "Dino Might!" • "Genie Treehouse" • "What a Pig Mess" • "Ahoy, Genies!" • "Lights! Camera! Genies!" • "Backyard Ballet" • "Abraca-Genie" • "Santa's Little Genies" • "Spaceship Wrecked" • "A Very Genie Halloweenie" • "Sleep-Over Party" • "Game On" • "Gone Bowlin'" • "The Great Skate Mistake" • "Dream Dollhouse" • "Escape Goat" • "Happy Wishaversary"
"Welcome to Zahramay Falls" • "All Bottled Up" • "Zoom Zahramay" • "A Tree-mendous Rescue" • "Flying Flour" • "Mermaid Mayhem" • "Snow Place We'd Rather Be" • "Starry Night Sleepover" • "Wild Carpet Chase" • "Lost and Found" • "Freeze-amay Falls" • "Bling, Bling" • "Staffinated" • "Dragon Pox" • "Lightning in a Bottle" • "Size of the Beholder" • "Zoomicorn Toss" • "Double Trouble" • "Zany Ziffilon"."Volcano Drain-o" • "Cleanie Genies • "Now You See Her" • "Untamed Talent" • "The Crystal Queen" • "The Glob" • "Pet Bedroom" • "Boom Zahra-Mom" • "Frosty Fun" • "Zeta in Training" • "Masquerade Charade" • "The Silent Treatment" • "Potion Control" • "Feel Better" • "The Pirate Genie" • "Trick or Treasure" • "Easy as Pie" • "Bungle in the Jungle" • "The Mysterious Tower"
"Underground Bound" • "Wishy Washy Genie" • "Carpet Trouble" • "Dragon Tales" • "Rainbow Zaharamay" • "Hairdos and Don'ts" • "Flower Power" • "Samira and Zeta" • "The Zeta Touch" • "Genie for a Day" • "The Clueless Detective" • "Abraca-Nope" • "Treehouse Retreat" • "Nazboo's Family Reunion" • "The Darpoppy" • "Hounded" • "The Sorceress' Apprentice" • "All That Glitters" • "Grab That Gem!" • "Dance Magic" • "Whatever Floats Your Boat" • "Waterbent" • "Snow Time to Spare" • "Pet Games" • "Zahramay Dreams" • "Careful What You Wish For" • "Glitter Glitch" • "Crystal Chaos" • "A Lightning Colt for Shaya" • "A Special Delivery" • "Zahra-Glitter, Zahra-Glow" • "Nila Out of Water" • "I Dream of Zeta" • "Brave-ish" • "Nazboo's Magic Kazoo" • "A Pirate Genie's Life for Me" • "Wacky Wishes"
"Welcome to Zahramay Skies" • "Pets to the Rescue" • "Runaway Rainbow" • "The Zahra-Star" • "Lightning Strikes Twice" • "Rainbows to the Rescue" • "Daydreams Come True" • "The Zahracorn Salon" • "Zahracorn Tickles" • "Genie Babies" • "Zeta Sleeps Over" • "Costume Chaos" • "Potion School • "The Sky Garden" • "The Dragon Zahracorn" • "Oceans Collide" • "Par-Tea Time" • "The Painting Gem" • "Longest Day Ever" • "Buddies in a Bottle" • "The Gem Hunt"