Apple TV+ today announced its fall lineup for kids and families, featuring original series, new property footage, and returning series.
New original series coming to the platform this fall include “Sago Mini Friends,” an animated series based on characters from the Sago Mini World app; “Slumberkins,” a 2D animated/mixed media puppet show from the emotional learning brand for children and produced by The Jim Henson Company; “Circuit Breakers,” a futuristic anthology series that tackles children’s issues through a sci-fi lens; and “Interrupting Chicken,” an animated preschool series that illuminates the joy of reading, writing and storytelling, starring three-time Emmy Award-winning voice talent Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”).
Returning this fall is the Emmy Award-winning series “Ghostwriter,” with an all-new cast; the animated adventure epic “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory”; friendship and farming story “Get Rolling with Otis”; and Jack McBrayer’s musical trailer “Hello, Jack! The show of kindness”.
Additionally, more classic Peanuts titles will be available to fans, many for the first time in decades. Fans of the beloved Peanuts gang will have more classics available to watch from Mendelson/Melendez Productions and Peanuts Worldwide, including “He’s A Bully, Charlie Brown,” “He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown,” “It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown”. ”, “It’s your first kiss, Charlie Brown”, “No time for love, Charlie Brown”, “Why, Charlie Brown, why?”, “You’re in love, Charlie Brown” and “You are the best, CharlieBrown.”
“Sago Mini Friends” – New Series – September 16
“Sago Mini Friends” is a new preschool animated series produced by Daytime Emmy Award-nominated Spin Master Entertainment and animated by 9 Story Media Group’s Emmy Award-winning studio Brown Bag Films – Toronto, based on the charming characters and the clever designs featured in the award-winning Sago Mini World app, developed by Sago Mini. The “Sago Mini Friends” series is a nod to gratitude, featuring Harvey the lop-eared dog and his best friends Jinja the cat, Jack the rabbit and Robin the bird. Along with a unique cast of residents, the four friends play, explore, imagine and celebrate every day in their town of Sagoville. In each episode, Harvey and all of his friends express their true appreciation for all things, big and small, through optimism, kindness, childlike humor, and original songs. “Sago Mini Friends” is executive produced by Daytime Emmy Award nominees Jennifer Dodge (“PAW Patrol”), Ronnen Harary (“PAW Patrol”), Tone Thyne (“Wonder Pets!”) and Dustin Ferrer (“Esme &Roy”). Daytime Emmy Award nominees Laura Clunie (“PAW Patrol”) and Toni Stevens (“PAW Patrol”) serve as co-executive producers, with Chad Hicks (“Kingdom Force”) serving as series director. Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and an expert in the science of happiness, serves as the gratitude expert on the series through Apple TV+’s Changemakers initiative.
“Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” – Second season – September 30
Inspired by the work of visual artist Toff Mazery, co-created by Emmy Award winner Edward Jesse (“Create Together” by HITRECORD), developed by Emmy Award winner Michael Ryan (“All Hail King Julien,” “Kung Fu Panda “), and Executive Produced by Emmy winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Mr. Corman”), HITRECORD and FOX Entertainment’s Bento Box Entertainment, the second season of the animated epic “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” brings Wolfboy ( voiced by Kassian Akhtar) to a new realm below the Everything Factory that is responsible for all the destruction in the universe. With his Spryte friends and new allies, Wolfboy embarks on a quest to unite the forces of creation and destruction, realizing that being different is what makes him special, and ultimately it’s the weirdos and dreamers who change the world.
“Get Rolling with Otis” – Second season – September 30
Based on the Penguin Random House book series by Loren Long, “Get Rolling With Otis” is an animated adventure series from 9 Story Media Group and Brown Bag Films that welcomes young viewers to Long Hill Dairy Farm, home of the tractor Otis and all his friends. . Otis may be small, but he has a big heart. Every time he sees a friend in need, he hits the brakes, asks how he’s feeling, and jumps into action to help. The series is executive produced by Vince Commisso, Wendy Harris, author Long, Darragh O’Connell, Jane Startz, and Angela C. Santomero. Dr. Michele Borba, an educational psychologist, best-selling author, frequent media contributor on the TODAY show, and expert on parenting, bullying, and character development, serves as the compassionate action expert on the series through the Apple TV+ changemakers initiative.
“Hello Jack! The Kindness Show” – Season Two – October 7
Jack is one of Clover Grove’s most considerate and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same. A new season of goodness creates a more incredible change. “Hello Jack! The Kindness Show” is co-created and executive produced by Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “Wreck-It Ralph” franchise) and Angela C. Santomero (“Blue’s Clues,” “ Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood”).
The series is produced by Emmy Award-winning 9 Story Media Group (“Karma’s World,” “Blue’s Clues & You!”), with animation from its Oscar-nominated studio Brown Bag Films (“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” “Doc McStuffins , “Vampirina”). Jax Media also produces. Wendy Harris and Vince Commisso of 9 Story Media Group and Tony Hernandez and John Skidmore of Jax Media serve as executive producers, along with executive producer and Emmy Award nominee Guy Toubes. Dr. Junlei Li, Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, serves as an expert on kindness and human connection on the series through the Apple TV+ changemakers initiative.
“Ghostwriter” – Third season – October 21
The Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” returns for a third season with an all-new cast and a new adventure! When a ghost haunts a bookstore and releases fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends work to solve a mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business. A reimagining of Sesame Workshop’s hit 1992 series, the modern “ghost writer” maintains a multicultural cast based in the city, inviting kids ages 6 to 11 to see themselves on screen while learning to appreciate a variety of new and classic literature. . Starring Princess Mapp (“Sydney to the Max,” “The Unicorn”), Nour Assaf (“The Casagrandes”) and Daire McLeod (“Danger Force”), the series was developed for television by JJ Johnson and Andrew Orenstein with Academy . Award-winning and DGA Award-nominated Luke Matheny directs the first episode. Matheny and Orenstein are executive producers along with Johnson, Christin Simms and Blair Powers for Sinking Ship Entertainment and Kay Wilson Stallings for Sesame Workshop.
“Slumberkins” – New Series – November 4
Embark on adventures with Bigfoot, Unicorn, Sloth, Yak and Fox as they explore a world of feelings in this 2D animated/mixed media puppet series from Jim Henson Company that enhances children’s emotional well-being through supportive storytelling. Based on the leading emotional learning brand for children, Slumberkins, the series brings to life some of the beloved characters from the Slumberkins books as they explore new stories of friendship, trust and connection to model healthy relationships. “Slumberkins” was created for television by Alex Rockwell (“Word Party”, “Pajanimals”). Halle Stanford of The Jim Henson Company is executive producing along with Rockwell. Callie Christensen, MIT in Elementary Education and Special Education and Kelly Oriard, MS in Marriage Counseling and Therapy and School Counseling, creators of the Slumberkins educational brand, are co-executive producers. Dr. Dan Siegel, executive director of the Mindsight Institute and clinical professor of psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine and founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and author of several New York Times bestsellers, serves as an expert in understanding how attachment experiences affect behavior through the Apple TV+ changemaker initiative.
“Circuit Breakers” – New Series – November 11
“Circuit Breakers” is a futuristic half-hour anthology series that tackles issues related to children through a sci-fi lens. But not everything is what it seems, and their curiosity leads to chaos. The series was created by Melody Fox with executive producer Matt Hastings directing the pilot episode. “Circuit Breakers” is executive produced by Andrew Orenstein, Sarah Haasz, David Michel and Cécile Lauritano of Cottonwood Media, Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen of Aircraft Pictures and Todd Berger.
“Interrupting Chicken” – New Series – November 18
This animated preschool series based on the 2011 Caldecott Honor Award-winning book series written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein “Interrupting Chicken” introduces children to the joy of creative writing, beginning with a young chicken named Piper who has a habit to interrupt story time. Every time Piper hears a story, she can’t help but chime in, asking questions and letting her imagination run wild as she tries to fill in the details, guess what happens next or insert herself into the middle of the action to help save the day. “Interrupting Chicken” was developed by Emmy Award winner Ron Holsey, who is serving as executive producer. In association with Mercury Filmworks, the series stars the voice talents of three-time Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us,” “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul”) and is executive produced by by Holsey, Stein, Loris Kramer. Lunsford, Clint Eland, and Chantal Ling. Dr. Lucy Calkins, founding director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and Richard Robinson Professor of Children’s Literature at Teachers College, Columbia University, is our expert on reading and writing through the Apple TV+ Changemaker initiative.
The list of original series and movies for kids and families on Apple TV + includes the recently released “El Deafo”, “Amber Brown”, “Best Foot Forward”, “Lovely Little Farm”, “Duck & Goose”, “Pinecone & Pony ”, “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” and “Harriet the Spy” from The Jim Henson Company, and the animated adventure film “Luck” from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation;
Additionally, the Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater”; Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter” and Sesame Workshop’s “Helpsters”; the Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers”; “Hello Jack! The Kindness Show” by Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero; “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment; “Get Rolling with Otis” and “Puppy Place”; new Peanuts and WildBrain series and specials, including the second season of “Snoopy in Space,” “It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown” and “For Auld Lang Syne”; and “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times best-selling book and Oliver Jeffers’ TIME Best Book of the Year.
Apple TV+ will also soon expand its lineup with stories including “Jane,” a new mission-driven series from JJ Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute.
The list of original series and movies for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes the recently released series “El Deafo”, “Amber Brown”, created by Bonnie Hunt, and the Common Sense Media selections “Best Foot Forward” and “Duck & Goose”. ”