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Apple TV+ Drops ‘Shape Island’ Trailer

The stop-motion animated series teaches kids that people and friendships take many different shapes; based on the best-selling trilogy of ‘Shapes’ picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, the show kicks off January 20.

Apple TV+ just released a trailer for its new stop-motion kids’ series Shape Island, based on the best-selling trilogy of “Shapes” picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. The show invites viewers to join serious Square, intrepid Circle, and tricky Triangle on their silly adventures as they dig up some fun, search for answers, and build on their friendship - all while learning how to navigate each other’s differences. The series premieres worldwide on January 20.

The show features the voices of Yvette Nicole Brown (Disenchanted), Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows), Scott Adsit (30 Rock), and Gideon Adlon (Blockers). It is co-created by authors Barnett and Klassen, who serve as executive producers alongside Emmy Award-winning Bix Pix Entertainment’s Kelli Bixler and Drew Hodges (Tumble Leaf). In addition, Ryan Pequin serves as co-executive producer and head writer.

Check out the trailer:

Apple TV+’s slate of original series and films for kids and families includes BAFTA Award-winning El Deafo; Lovely Little Farm; Duck & Goose; Pinecone & Pony; Emmy Award-winning Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock and Harriet the Spy from The Jim Henson Company, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Stillwater, Helpsters from Sesame Workshop, Wolfboy and the Everything Factory from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment, Sago Mini Friends, Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero, Snoopy in Space, The Snoopy Show, and Get Rolling with Otis.

Also included are specials from Peanuts and WildBrain, including It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown, Lucy’s School, To Mom (and Dad), With Love, Emmy Award-winning Who Are You, Charlie Brown?, and For Auld Lang Syne. As well as 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 TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers.

The kids and family film offerings include the animated adventure film Luck from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation, plus the Academy Award-nominated animated film Wolfwalkers.

Source: Apple TV+

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.