Amazon Prime Video has announced the global premiere of its new musically-driven animated series Pete the Cat which is based on best-selling children’s books. The series will star Jacob Tremblay (Room) as Pete the Cat, and musicians Diana Krall and Elvis Costello as his Mom and Dad. Jessica Biel (The Illusionist), Atticus Shaffer (The Middle) and internationally acclaimed musician KT Tunstall also star in the series. Pete the Cat will feature original music from Grammy Award-winners Costello and Krall. The music will also be available to stream via Amazon Music.
The season one of the series highlights themes of self-discovery. As Pete embarks into trying new things, writing his first song, setting out for a picture day, learning surf, or delivering the first performance for his band, he does it all with the coolness he is known for.
In 2008, the writer/illustrator James Dean created the character and featured it in more than 40 award-winning and popular children’s books. The books have been translated into 13 languages and have received 18 literacy awards, including the Theodore Geisel Seuss Award. Pete the Cat is a co-produced series by Amazon Studios and Alcon Television Group. It is developed by Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Phineas and Ferb) and Appian Way Production Company. Marsh serves as the executive producer along with Alcon’s Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, and Laura Lancaster, and Appian Way’s Jennifer Davisson.
The animated series releases globally on 21 September 2018. Here is the trailer for Pete the Cat with an upbeat and groovy soundtrack