New shows from DreamWorks Animation, and Gaumont and Scholastic, are set to premiere this fall.
Apple TV+ have announced two new animated kids’ series additions to the fall schedule: Doug Unplugs, from DreamWorks Animation, will premiere November 13, while Stillwater, from Gaumont and Scholastic, will premiere December 4.
Based on Dan Yaccarino’s “Doug Unplugged” book series, Doug Unplugs follows a young robot named Doug who senses there’s more to life than just the facts. While other robots plug in for their daily download, curious Doug unplugs and journeys into the human world, and with his best friend Emma, experiences its wonders firsthand.
The show is executive produced by Jim Nolan, Aliki Theofilopoulos and Dan Yaccarino, and stars the voice talents of Brandon James Cienfuegos, Kyrie McAlpin, Eric Bauza, Mae Whitman, Leslie David Baker and Becky Robinson.
Based on the Scholastic book series “Zen Shorts” by Jon J Muth, Stillwater centers on siblings Karl, Addy and Michael, who are typical kids with typical kid challenges – meaning that sometimes even the smallest things can feel insurmountable. Fortunately for these three, they have Stillwater, a wise panda, as their next-door neighbor. Through his example, stories and gentle humor, Stillwater gives the children a deeper understanding of their feelings as well as tools that help them face their own day-to-day challenges. Stillwater also brings newfound fun and adventure for the three, opening their eyes to the quiet wonders of the world around them, and guiding them to their place within it.
The show is executive produced by Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Iole Lucchese, Caitlin Friedman, Jef Kaminsky and Rob Hoegee and features the voice talents of James Sie, Eva Binder, Tucker Chandler and Judah Mackey.
Apple TV+ continues to expand its slate of shows based on well-known kids and family programming franchises. In addition to Sesame Workshop, the streaming platform features series from Peanuts, the upcoming Fraggle Rock series from The Jim Henson Company, and a newly imagined original series based on the stories and illustrations of Maurice Sendak.
Source: Apple TV+
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.