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Apple TV+ Shares ‘Sago Mini Friends’ Trailer

The colorful new animated series, featuring Harvey the floppy-eared dog, models optimism, kindness, and gratitude for the streamers’ youngest viewers; the show premieres in September.

Apple TV+ has shared the trailer for Sago Mini Friends, a colorful new 2D 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 characters and artful designs in the award-winning Sago Mini World app developed by Sago Mini, the show premieres on the streamer September 16.

The series is an adorable nod to gratitude, featuring Harvey, the floppy-eared dog, and his best friends, Jinja the cat, Jack, the rabbit, and Robin, the bird, with a cast of colorful residents. In each episode, Harvey and his friends express their true thankfulness for all things, big and small, through optimism, kindness, preschool-friendly humor, and original songs!

The series 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 executive producers, with Chad Hicks (Kingdom Force) as series director. In addition, Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside, an expert in the science of happiness, serves as the gratitude expert on the series through Apple TV+’s Changemakers initiative.

The Sago Mini World app that inspired the series, Sago Mini Friends, features over 40 games for kids ages 2-5. The app has been honored with the Parents’ Choice Gold Awards, the Webby Awards, the Academics’ Choice Media Awards, and the Kidscreen Awards. It encourages children to play, build, create, and pretend to spark imagination and curiosity.

Spend a few moments meeting Harvey and Jinja, Jack, and Robin:

The award-winning slate of animated original series and films for kids and families streaming on Apple TV+ includes the recently premiered critically-acclaimed El Deafo;  Amber Brown;  Best Foot ForwardLovely Little FarmDuck & GoosePinecone & PonyFraggle Rock: Back to the Rock; Harriet the Spy from The Jim Henson Company; and the animated adventure film Luck from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation. Other programs include Daytime Emmy Award-winning Helpsters from Sesame Workshop; Academy Award-nominated animated film WolfwalkersWolfboy and the Everything Factory from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment; Get Rolling with Otis and Puppy Place; new series and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including Snoopy in Space Season 2, It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown, and For Auld Lang Syne.

Source: Apple TV+

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.