The animated preschool series produced by the Toronto-based Guru Studio will be launched with Disney Junior in the US, India, Australia, New Zealand, and Korea. The target group of the show are the kids between the age of two and five. This 52-episode, 11-minute show will be premiered in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Guru also devises to expand the brand into toys, apps and additional consumer products, which will be launched at the time of the premiere. Involved in the series are Guru’s executive creative director Frank Falcone, development executive Rachel Reade Marcus, and former EVP Mary Bredin.
Guru Studio is the brain behind PAW Patrol which is an Academy Award-nominated feature film, The Breadwinner, Justin Time which is a two-time Emmy-nominated Netflix Original preschool hit, and True and the Rainbow Kingdom.
“We love the world of Pikwik. This adorable cast of characters has already inspired our team of artists to tap that innocent joy that we love to bring to our animated stories. We’re thrilled to be working with the amazing team at Disney Junior, who shares our passion and enthusiasm for these characters and their stories,” said Falcone.
The story revolves around a hedgehog, Suki, a raccoon, Trevor, a cat, Hazel, and a hippo, Tibor. In the town of Pikwik, every day is a new surprise as Suki leads her team, Trevor, Hazel, and Tibor to help deliver surprise-filled parcels to the colourful residents of Pikwik.