Peacock announces an exciting line-up of new pre-school series

Expanding their robust slate of kids programming, Peacock announced new CGI/live-action animated pre-school series The Makery, Babble Bop and Take Note. The streaming site has an amazing set of animated content including Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here!, Curious George film collections, Trollstopia, Create the Escape, Where’s Waldo, Backyard Blowout and so on. 

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The Makery

This is the first series as part of Peacock’s new partnership with Sky Kids, alongside the previously announced musical comedy Takenote. It is a make-and-do series that educates through play and inspires children to explore their imagination and creativity. 

There will be 25 episodes of 15 minutes each. Each themed episode inspires our host to take our viewers on an arty adventure to make, bake and create. 

Ideas are exciting yet simple enough to get every age to engage. The show will take the viewers on a narrative journey through each episode, instigating exciting ideas and creative fun while laughing and joking.

The Makery is an incredible place with a huge personality, where imaginations can run wild. Prepare for the unexpected as its quirky ideas inspire everyone at home to be passionate about creating – whether that’s scribbling in a sketchpad or concocting tasty treats in the kitchen. It is no ordinary building, it’s an extraordinary funhouse full of quirky craft, amazing art, bonkers bakes, and inspiring ideas. It even talks! This surreal space is peppered with comedic, mechanical, and animated elements that bring it to life.

In each episode, our host, who the magical Makery makes sure to keep a beady eye on, is usually up to mischief. The Makery takes inspiration from their silly shenanigans to set the day’s theme. 

The show is co-commissioned for Peacock and Sky Kids with Terrific Television. Richard Hunt serves as series producer for Terrific Television alongside Nic Ayling and Driana Jones as executive producers. Ian France is the executive producer for Sky Kids.


Babble Bop

This show introduces a musical dance jamboree series for preschoolers. Babble Bop will have 72 two-and-a-half-minute original and nursery rhyme songs, delivered in half-hour themed blocks. The series is coming this December to Peacock. 

Music being the heart of Babble Bop, each episode will be constructed around a simple and danceable preschool song, either original or a new take on a beloved nursery rhyme or traditional song.

Get ready for a foot-tapping, hand-clapping, baby-bottom wiggling, sing-along world of music, dance and preschool play. With a mix of new takes on classic nursery rhymes and original songs, this inclusive short-form series is intended for social and emotional learning for the pre-k set.

The characters are quite young so their world is small, but miraculous! Heroes Lily, Hugo, Miguel, Izzie and Sam will play the day away movin’ and boppin’ and havin’ a ball to awesome, catchy, repeatable and sometimes very familiar songs. The series holds up a magnifying glass to the little things in their life: having a snack, dressing up, drawing with crayons, watching the clouds, or playfully helping their parents (who are always around if not on camera) as best they can. The Boppers love nothing more than to help out!

Babble Bop was produced at Dark Slope Studios 8000 sq foot motion tracking stage facility. The series was written by Katherine Standford and directed by Luke Jurevicius and Tim D.P. Dan Fill and Raja Khanna serve as the executive producers and Christine Thompson as producer. Thompson.

Take Note

Peacock had previously announced the comedy series that follows a group of contestants from across the country competing in a fictional reality singing competition, ‘Take Note’. Ten half-hour episodes have been ordered, offering additional family and kids programming.

This show will introduce a new generation to pop, R&B, country, and rock classics along with originals by emerging musicians written specifically for the series.

Fourteen year old Calvin Richards has a wonderful, close-knit family who can survive anything as long as they’re together. And good thing because Calvin was chosen to compete on a tween reality singing show- ‘Take Note’ and they’re going to spend the summer navigating the crazy ups and downs of new friendships and competitions, while being thrust into the national spotlight.

The series will star Braelyn Rankins (Doom Patrol) as Calvin Richards, Nadine Roden (Designated Survivor) as Calvin’s mom Bria Richards, Aadin Church (theater’s Dreamgirls) as Calvin’s dad Reggie Richards, and Sebastian Spencer (Overlord and the Underwoods) as Calvin’s brother Jordan Richards. 

Take Note is produced by Lambur Productions. Creator Joan Lambur serves as executive producer. Co-showrunners Earl Davis known for Teenage Bounty Hunters and Michael Feldman of That’s So Raven fame will also executive produce.