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Apple TV+ unveils kids and family slate for fall 2022

Apple TV+ announced a vibrant fall slate for kids and families, featuring an array of fresh, original series, new on-screen imaginings of beloved properties, as well as returning fan-favourite and critically acclaimed series.

New original series coming to platform this autumn include Sago Mini Friends, an animated series based on characters from the award-winning Sago Mini World app; Slumberkins, a mixed media puppet/2D animation program from the beloved children’s emotional learning brand empowering children to be caring, confident and resilient, and produced by The Jim Henson Company; Circuit Breakers a futuristic anthology series that tackles kid-relatable issues through a sci-fi lens; and Interrupting Chicken, an animated preschool series which illuminates for children the joy of reading, writing, and storytelling, and stars the voice talents three time Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown.

The acclaimed series returning this fall include the Emmy Award-winning series Ghostwriter with an entirely new cast, animated adventure epic Wolfboy and the Everything Factory, charming friendship and farming tale Get Rolling with Otis, and Jack McBrayer’s sweet, music-forward Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show. Additionally, even more classic Peanuts titles will be made available to fans, many for the first time in decades.

Peanuts Anthology II – 9 September

Fans of the beloved Peanuts gang will have more classics available to watch from Mendelson/Melendez Productions and Peanuts Worldwide including He’s A Bully, Charlie Brown, He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown, It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown, It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown, There’s No Time For Love, Charlie Brown, Why, Charlie Brown, Why?, You’re In Love, Charlie Brown, and You’re The Greatest, Charlie Brown.

Sago Mini Friends – 16 September

Sago Mini Friends is a new preschool animated 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 charming characters and artful designs featured in the award-winning Sago Mini World app, developed by Sago Mini. The “Sago Mini Friends” 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. Along with a unique cast of residents as colorful as their own whimsical world, the four friends play, explore, imagine and celebrate daily in their joyful town of Sagoville. In each episode, Harvey and all his friends express their true thankfulness for all things, big and small, through optimism, kindness, preschool-friendly humor and unforgettable original songs!

Wolfboy and the Everything Factory – season two – 30 September

Inspired by the work of visual artist Toff Mazery, co-created by Emmy Award winner Edward Jesse, developed by Emmy winner Michael Ryan and executive produced by Emmy winner Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Mr. Corman”), HITRECORD and FOX Entertainment’s Bento Box Entertainment, the second season of the animated epic Wolfboy and the Everything Factory  takes Wolfboy (voiced by Kassian Akhtar), to a new realm underneath the Everything Factory that is responsible for all of the destruction in the universe. With his Spryte friends and new allies, Wolfboy engages in a quest to unite the forces of creation and destruction, and realizes that being different is what makes him special – and ultimately, it’s the oddballs and dreamers who change the world.

Get Rolling with Otis – season two – 30 September

Based on the Penguin Random House book series by Loren Long, “Get Rolling With Otis,” is an animated adventure series from 9 Story Media Group and Brown Bag Films welcoming young viewers to Long Hill Dairy Farm, home to Otis the tractor and all his friends. Otis may be little, but he has a big heart. Whenever he sees a friend in need, he hits the brakes, asks how they’re feeling, and rolls into action to help! Get rolling with new adventures, new friends, and a little tractor who’s big on helping others.

Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show – season two – 7 October

Jack is one of Clover Grove’s most thoughtful and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity, and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same. A new season of kindness creates more incredible change.

Ghostwriter – season three – 21 October

Emmy Award-winning Ghostwriter returns for a third season with an entirely new cast and a new adventure! When a ghost haunts a bookstore and releases fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends works to solve a mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business. A reimagining of the 1992 hit series from Sesame Workshop, the modern-day Ghostwriter maintains a city-based, multicultural cast, inviting children ages six-11 to see themselves on screen as they learn to appreciate a range of new and classic literature.

Slumberkins – new series – 4 November

Embark on adventures with Bigfoot, Unicorn, Sloth, Yak, and Fox as they explore a world of feelings in this Jim Henson Company mixed media puppet / 2D animation series that empowers the emotional wellness of children through supportive storytelling. Based on the leading children’s emotional learning brand Slumberkins, the series brings to life some of the beloved characters from the Slumberkins books as they explore new stories of friendship, confidence and connection to model healthy relationships

Circuit Breakers – new series – 11 November

Circuit Breakers is a half-hour futuristic anthology series that tackles kid-relatable issues through a sci-fi lens. But not everything is as it seems, and their curiosity leads to chaos. The series was created by Melody Fox with executive producer Matt Hastings directing the pilot episode. Circuit Breakers is executive produced by Andrew Orenstein, Cottonwood Media’s Sarah Haasz, David Michel and Cécile Lauritano, Aircraft Pictures’ Anthony Leo and Andrew Rosen, and Todd Berger.

Interrupting Chicken – new series – 18 November

This animated preschool series based upon the 2011 Caldecott Honor-winning book series written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein Interrupting Chicken introduces children to the joy of creative writing – starting with a young little chicken named Piper who has a habit of interrupting storytime! Every time Piper hears a story, she can’t help but jump in, ask questions and let her imagination run wild as she tries to fill in details, guess what happens next or insert herself in the middle of the action to help save the day.