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Warner Bros. Discovery Drops ‘Craig Before the Creek’ Official Trailer

A prequel to Cartoon Network’s hugely popular series, the all-new 2D animated movie follows ‘Craig of the Creek’ when he was just Craig – a new kid in town who wants to head back to his old home; coming to digital next month, DVD and broadcast next year.

Warner Bros. Discovery has shared a trailer for the long-awaited prequel to the popular Cartoon Network series Craig of the Creek! the all-new 2D animated movie Craig Before the Creek comes to digital December 11 and DVD March 26, 2024. Discover the origin story of the Creek’s “greatest explorer trio,” Craig, JP, and Kelsey - in a way never seen before.

The movie debuts on Cartoon Network on Saturday, January 13 at 10:00 am ET/PT and Sunday, January 14 at 10:30 am ET/ PT. Also, as part of its Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration on January 15, the network will feature a marathon block of the original series, its spin-off Jessica’s Big Little World and Space Jam: A New Legacy, leading to an encore airing of Craig Before the Creek.

The all-new animated movie tells the story of Craig before he became “Craig of the Creek.” As a new kid in a new town, he only wants to return to his old friends at his old home. But when Craig learns that the nearby creek is hiding a lost treasure that could make his wish come true, he sets off on a journey searching for it. He navigates the perilous suburban wilderness and forges new friendships while being pursued by a fearsome band of pirates bent on destroying the Creek itself.

Craig Before the Creek features the voices of Philip Solomon as Craig; Noël Wells as Kelsey; H Michael Croner as JP; Vico Ortiz as Serena; Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Nicole; Byron Marc Newsome as Duane; Phil LaMarr as Bernard; and Lucia Cunningham as Jessica.

Now in its fifth season, the multi-award-nominated series Craig of the Creek is, according to Cartoon Network, one of its top 10 series by reach and among its top 15 series by hours streamed. In 2023, the series garnered over 13 million viewers. Its spin-off, Jessica's Big Little World, featuring Craig’s little sister Jessica, premiered in 223 as part of Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito preschool block.

Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the film is directed by series creators Matt Burnett and Ben Levin and co-directed by Naija Porter. The screenplay is by Burnett and Levin from a story by Burnett, Tiffany Ford, Ashleigh Hairston, Ben Levin, Dashawn Mahome, Naija Porter, and Jeff Trammell. Executive producers are Burnett, Levin, and Sam Register. Rossitza Likomanova serves as supervising producer, Lisa Zunich as producer, and Susan Varghese as associate producer.

Craig of the Creek’s pilot episode debuted on the Cartoon Network app on December 1, 2017, and premiered on February 19, 2018.

Craig Before the Creek is available December 11, 2023, to purchase digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, and Vudu. The DVD will be available on March 26, 2024, online and in-store at major retailers.

Source: Warner Bros. Discovery

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.