Netflix broadens animated preschool program offerings

Adding to their existing list of fun and adventure tales for preschool kids, Netflix is broadening their collection with four new shows namely Action Pack, Big Tree City, The Creature Cases and Deepa and Anoop. They also announced that Ridley Jones and Ada Twist, Scientist have been renewed for a second season.

From educational animal-based mysteries in The Creature Cases, to the superheroics of Action Pack, the silly laughs in Big Tree City, and meeting new best friends Deepa and Anoop, the upcoming series join other Netflix preschool offerings for kids aged two to six, including Ask The StoryBots, Mighty Little Bheem, Go! Go! Cory Carson, Gabby’s Dollhouse, CoCoMelon and Go, Dog. Go!

Here are the details of the new shows: 

1) Action Pack (January 2022) is a preschool superhero adventure series from OddBot Inc. The Action Pack is a group of heroic kids — Treena, Watts, Wren and Clay — who use their incredible super powers as they take on the biggest threats in Hope Springs, implement the lessons taught by Mr. Ernesto at the Action Academy, and fulfill their ultimate mission of bringing out the good in everything, even in villains! The series is animated by ICON Creative Studios.

Executive Producer/Showrunner: Chris Hamilton (Muppet Babies, Corn & Peg)

Story Editor: Shea Fontana (DC Super Hero Girls, Wonder Woman) 

Creator: Bill Harper

Action Pack

2)The Creature Cases (Spring 2022) an animated action-comedy series, follows the adventures of Sam Snow and Kit Casey, agents of CLADE: the Covert League of Animal Detective Experts. In a world populated exclusively by animals, these brilliant sleuths travel the globe solving mind-boggling mysteries that mix real zoological facts with wild detective action! 

The kid’s series is produced by Silvergate Media and animated by TeamTO.

Executive Producers: Kurt Mueller, Adam Idelson 

Creator/Head Writer: Gabe Pulliam

The Creature Cases

3) Big Tree City (Spring 2022) is an all action, all comedy series from Emmy Award winning Blue Zoo Animation. Hot sauce Volcanoes, biscuit dinosaur mysteries and exploding soda pop factories; Join the wild rescues of Major Prickles and his overzealous team, as they try to save the animal citizens of Big Tree City.  

Executive Producers: Adam Shaw, Oli Hyatt

Head Writer: Sam Morrison

Big Tree City

4) Deepa & Anoop (2022) is an all-new, animated preschool series from Mattel Television that follows the adventures of fun-loving seven-year-old Deepa and her best friend, Anoop, a color-changing elephant, at Deepa’s family’s bed and breakfast, Mango Manor. Deepa and Anoop are the unofficial “ambassadors of fun” and make sure every guest has the best time possible, often solving the simplest of problems with the most imaginative (and complicated!) solutions that frequently involve large-scale musical numbers.

Creators: Munjal Shroff, Lisa Goldman, and Heather Kenyon (Gnomeo & Juliet) 

Executive Producers: Mattel Television senior VP and GM Fred Soulie(He-Man and Masters of the Universe, Masters of the Universe: Revelation) and Mattel Television SVP Creative and Executive Producer Christopher Keenan (Thomas & Friends, Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams).

Deepa and Anoop

Renewed Shows for their second season:

1) Ridley Jones (November 2021) returns for a second season this November.Ridley and her friends, Peaches, Fred, Ismat, Dudley and Dante continue their nightly adventures when the lights go out, the doors lock shut, and all the exhibits come to life at The Museum of Natural History.  

Creator / Executive Producer: Chris Nee

2) Ada Twist, Scientist (2022) follows a pint-sized scientist with a giant-sized curiosity, who aspires to discover the answer to absolutely everything. Ada, along with her best friends Iggy Peck and Rosie Revere will be back to explore more ways science is a part of everyday life. 

Showrunner / Co-EP: Kerri Grant

Developed for TV by: Chris Nee

Executive Producers: Chris Nee (Laughing Wild), Mark Burton (Wonder Worldwide), Tonia Davis and Priya Swaminathan (Higher Ground), Andrea Beaty (author, Ada Twist, Scientist), David Roberts (illustrator, Ada Twist, Scientist).

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