Get a first look at Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘Little Ellen’ and ‘Lucas the Spider,’ both part of WarnerMedia’s upcoming Cartoonito preschool block set to launch on HBO Max and Cartoon Network this fall.
WarnerMedia Kids & Family revealed a first look at Cartoonito’s upcoming preschool block launching this fall on HBO Max and Cartoon Network. The new trailer features an original mnemonic, “Oh! Oh! Oh! Cartoonito!” created for the block, as well as a sneak peek at the growing Cartoonito slate that includes preschool staples Sesame Street and Thomas & Friends: All Engines Go, Mush-Mush & the Mushables, and other shows announced earlier this week such as Bing, Dylan, Odo, and Pocoyo.
New first-look clips have also been released for Little Ellen and Lucas the Spider.
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Ellen DeGeneres’ Ellen Digital Ventures, Little Ellen is a 2D animated children’s show that explores the world through the eyes of a hilarious and unpredictable seven-year-old Ellen DeGeneres. On her adventures in her musical hometown of New Orleans, Little Ellen takes big risks and makes big mistakes, but she’s always able to laugh at herself and bounce back when things don’t go as planned.
Lucas the Spider is a CGI-animated show from Fresh TV in association with WexWorks Media with CAKE handling international distribution and is based on a viral YouTube hit that follows the adventures of an endearing young spider as he and his friends try to navigate the big world around them.
The Cartoonito programming block will feature four fun hosts to keep preschoolers and families entertained in-between shows. As the colorful faces of Cartoonito, Nito, Glob, Wedge, and Itty each have their own unique personalities and will star in playful interstitials that will encourage young viewers to embrace their uniqueness and interact with others with empathy, respect and fairness.
- NITO: Nito is a magical box of joy bursting with imagination, surprise, and even other characters! Ever curious, Nito loves exploring the world and eagerly shares facts with others: “Oh, oh, oh! Pandas eat up to 40 pounds of bamboo a day.” They are a natural leader and everyone’s best friend.
- GLOB: Glob expresses themselves through shapes, not words, and physically shows their emotions. A neuro-diverse shapeshifter, they love playing pretend and becoming new things. Glob is very caring and protective of their friends--especially Itty--and is always coming to the rescue in hilarious ways!
- WEDGE: Wedge can be cautious and careful, but is capable of feats of great derring-do with the encouragement of friends! A triple-threat trilingual character, Wedge is super into arts and crafts, loves to help others and is the ultimate team player.
- ITTY: Itty is the baby of the group and is just learning to speak. Like the world’s happiest toddler, they bounce through life and radiate positivity! Communicates with giggles, goos, and the occasional upchuck if upset.
Cartoonito, announced at the WarnerMedia Kids & Family Upfront earlier this year, is WarnerMedia’s biggest commitment to preschool in 100 years, designed with a modern approach to preschool programming through its proprietary educational framework, Humancentric Learning, that aims to support every child’s humanness by celebrating their unique selves. All Cartoonito preschool content will align with Humancentric Learning and Cartoon Network’s refreshed brand promise, Redraw Your World, which fosters self-expression and creativity.
Source: WarnerMedia Kids & Family