Rejoice, parents. A wholesome new animated series is on the way, and you can feel OK about parking your preschoolers in front of it. Or at least it looks that way from the new Apple TV+ trailer for Duck & Goose, out Tuesday.
The new show for preschool-age kids premieres Friday, July 8.
Duck & Goose trailer shows it’s OK for friends to be different and still get along
Inspired by The New York Times bestselling books of the same title by Tad Hills, Duck & Goose is a preschool series that “celebrates the unique camaraderie of Duck and Goose, two feathered best friends [who] don’t always see beak to beak,” as Apple TV charmingly put it.
That is, until “they discover that embracing and appreciating each other’s differences can help them think up entirely new ideas to help solve everyday challenges, both big and small.”
Watch the trailer below and see if you think your little ones might like it.
Brian Muelhaupt (Sesame Street) directs Duck & Goose with Hills serving as executive producer.
Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted), Douglas Wood (Bob the Builder), Antonio Canobbio (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs), and Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski and Ben Kalina (all three worked on Harriet the Spy) also executive produce.. Peabody Award-winner Wood also serves as showrunner.
Cathy Davidson, founding director of the Futures Initiative and a distinguished professor of English at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and Christina Katopodis, executive director and postdoctoral associate at Transformative Learning in the Humanities, serve as the transformative learning experts on the series through Apple TV+’s changemakers initiative.
The new show is part of a big summer slate of kids’ shows on the streaming service.
Apple TV+ is available by subscription for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.