AppleTV+ Expands Their Award Winning Children's Content to Include New Seasons, Specials and Shorts!
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Apple today announced the stellar spring lineup of all-new original series, specials and returning fan favorites for kids and families.
The new series will kick off on Friday, March 31 with the charming animated series "Eva the Owlet," inspired by the bestselling book series from Scholastic. The highly-anticipated new series "Jane," from Emmy Award winner J.J. Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment and the Jane Goodall Institute, launches April 14 and "Frog and Toad," based on Arnold Lobel's beloved characters of over five decades, launches April 28.
Viewers can look forward to all-new seasons of fan favorite series “Pinecone & Pony” on February 3; “Pretzel and the Puppies,” featuring the voice talents of Emmy nominee Mark Duplass and Nasim Pedrad on February 24; animated series "Harriet the Spy," starring SAG Award nominee Beanie Feldstein and Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch on May 5; and Peabody and Daytime Emmy Award-winning series "Stillwater" on May 19. The “Sago Mini Friends” Earth Day special will launch on April 14.
Additionally, even more classic Peanuts titles, including “A Charlie Brown Valentine” will be made available to fans, many for the first time in decades.
New and returning original series and specials for kids and families premiering globally on Apple TV+ include (in air order):
“Pinecone & Pony” — season two
Premiere Date: Friday, February 3, 2023
Based on the book “The Princess and the Pony” by New York Times bestselling author Kate Beaton and hailing from DreamWorks Animation, season two of “Pinecone & Pony” is an eight-episode animated comedy for kids and families about a young warrior-in-training, Pinecone, and her best friend Pony, whose adventures together teach them how to be brave in the face of adversity, to speak truth to power and what it truly means to be a hero.
“Pinecone & Pony” is produced by DreamWorks Animation along with First Generation Films and Atomic Cartoons, and executive produced by showrunner Stephanie Kaliner. Kate Beaton, Christina Piovesan and Mackenzie Lush are executive producers. The series features the voice talents of Maria Nash ("Elinor Wonders Why"), Alicia Richardson ("Mistletoe Time Machine"), Andy Hull (“What We Do in the Shadows”), Rachel House ("Foundation"), Thom Allison ("Coroner"), Chase W. Dillon ("Haunted Mansion," “The Book of Clarence”) and Viola Abley ("Scaredy Cats," “Schmigadoon!”).
Peanuts Classics special “A Charlie Brown Valentine”
Premiere Date: Friday, February 9, 2023
From Mendelson/Melendez Productions and Peanuts Worldwide, watch as warm and fuzzy feelings fill the air and an inspired Snoopy writes poems about Valentine’s Day. Charlie Brown tries to impress the Little Red-Haired Girl. Sally and Lucy hope to get cards from their crushes. Peppermint Patty asks “Chuck” to the dance.
“Pretzel and the Puppies” — season two
Premiere Date: Friday, February 24, 2023
Meet Pretzel, the world’s longest dachshund and a playful, supportive dad to five frisky puppies. Together with his wife, Greta, they encourage their pups to get their paws up to solve problems and “make their bark” on the world.
The series stars the voice talents of Emmy nominee Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”), Nasim Pedrad (“Chad,” “Aladdin”) and newcomers Milo Stein, Alex Jayne Go, Max Mitchell, Amari McCoy and Gracen Newton.
"Stillwater" — new shorts Premiere Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Prior to the launch of the enchanting new season of “Stillwater,” based on the award-winning and bestselling Scholastic book Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth, Apple TV+ will premiere three all-new shorts on the platform and make available for nonsubscribers on Scholastic’s YouTube. Just in time for International Panda Day, follow Jasper the cat in “Jasper’s Journey” on a mindful journey through Stillwater’s garden, join Stillwater in “Making Waves” as he makes new patterns in his Zen garden, and watch Karl join Stillwater in “Breathing” to learn how breathing can help make him feel better when he has angry feelings. The shorts are produced by Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment, and executive produced by Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Iole Lucchese, Caitlin Friedman, Jef Kaminsky and Rob Hoegee.
“Eva the Owlet” — new series
Premiere Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
The new animated kids and family series is based on the New York Times bestselling Scholastic book series “Owl Diaries” by award-winning author Rebecca Elliott. “Eva the Owlet” stars Eva, a creative, cheeky owlet who lives next door to her best friend Lucy in the woodland world of Treetopington. With big ideas and an even bigger personality, Eva goes on high-flying adventures, expressing herself in her journal along the way!
Since first being published, “Owl Diaries” now has eight foreign language translations and 11 million copies in print. Produced by award-winning Scholastic Entertainment (“Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “Goosebumps,” “The Magic School Bus”) with production services and 4K animation by 9 Story Media Group’s Emmy-winning and Academy Award-nominated studio Brown Bag Films in Dublin and Bali (”Doc McStuffins,” “Vampirina,” “Octonauts”), “Eva the Owlet” also features original songs by critically acclaimed musician and singer-songwriter Fitz of Fitz and The Tantrums. Voice talent includes Vivienne Rutherford ("Eureka!," “911: Lone Star”) as the titular character Eva, Jessica DiCicco ("The Loud House," "Puppy Dog Pals") as Eva's mom, Dino Andrade (“Loud House,” “We Baby Bears”) as Eva's dad, as well as Sascha Yurchak, Jon Olson (“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu”), Evie Hsu (“Team Mekbots”), Sarah Vattano (“The Uglies,” “Rise Up, Sing Out”), Pressly James Crosby (“General Hospital”) and Kenna Ramsey (“Rent”).