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Apple TV+ plans 4 new kids series this fall plus more Peanuts classics

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New animated series Sago Mini Friends debuts September 16 on Apple TV+.
Image: Apple TV+

Apple TV+ listed its fall slate of kids and family fare Monday. It includes new animated series Sago Mini Friends, Slumberkins and Interrupting Chicken, plus live-action series Circuit Breakers.

And in addition to those, kids and their families can enjoy returning favorites plus a new lineup of classic Peanuts specials.

Apple TV+ fall kids and family slate adds 4 new shows, returning favorites and new Peanuts specials

4 new series

New original series coming to Apple TV+ this autumn include Sago Mini Friends, an animated series based on characters from the award-winning Sago Mini World app, Apple TV+ said. See image above.

Slumberkins is a mixed-media puppet/2D animation program from the beloved children’s emotional learning brand of the same name. Aiming to empower children to be caring, confident and resilient, it’s produced by The Jim Henson Company.

Futuristic anthology series Circuit Breakers tackles kid-relatable issues through a sci-fi lens.

Finally, Interrupting Chicken is an animated preschool series that illuminates the joy of reading, writing and storytelling for children. It stars the voice of three-time Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown.

Returning favorites

Series returning this fall include the Emmy Award-winning series Ghostwriter with an entirely new cast, animated adventure Wolfboy and the Everything Factory, charming friendship-and-farming tale Get Rolling with Otis and Jack McBrayer’s sweet, music-centric Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show.

Additionally, even more classic Peanuts titles will be made available to fans — many for the first time in decades.

New Apple TV+ kids show "Slumberkins" debuts November 4.
Slumberkins debuts November 4.
Image: Apple TV+

Fall kids content in order of premiere date

Peanuts Anthology II
New to Apple TV+ – September 9

Fans of the beloved Peanuts gang will have more classics available to watch from Mendelson/Melendez Productions and Peanuts Worldwide. They are:

  • He’s a Bully, Charlie Brown
  • He’s Your Dog, Charlie Brown
  • It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown
  • It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown
  • There’s No Time For Love, Charlie Brown,
  • Why, Charlie Brown, Why?
  • You’re In Love, Charlie Brown
  • You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown

Sago Mini Friends
New series – September 16

Sago Mini Friends is a new preschool animated series. Daytime Emmy Award-nominated Spin Master Entertainment produces it. And 9 Story Media Group’s Emmy Award-winning studio Brown Bag Films Toronto animates it.

It’s based on the charming characters and designs featured in the award-winning Sago Mini World app, developed by Sago Mini. The series is an adorable nod to gratitude, featuring Harvey the floppy-eared dog and his best friends, Jinja the cat, Jack the rabbit and Robin the bird.

Along with a unique cast of residents, the four friends play, explore, imagine and celebrate in their joyful town of Sagoville. In each episode, they express thankfulness through optimism, kindness, preschool-friendly humor and original songs.

Wolfboy and the Everything Factory
Season 2 – September 30

The second season of the animated epic takes Wolfboy (Kassian Akhtar), to a new realm underneath the Everything Factory. It’s responsible for all of the destruction in the universe.

With his Spryte friends and new allies, Wolfboy engages in a quest to unite the forces of creation and destruction. He realizes that being different makes him special. And ultimately, it’s the oddballs and dreamers who change the world.

Debuting November 11, new live-action Apple TV+ kids show "Circuit Breakers" takes a sci-fi theme.
Debuting November 11, new live-action show Circuit Breakers takes a sci-fi theme.
Photo: Apple TV+

Get Rolling With Otis
Season 2 — September 30

Based on the Penguin Random House book series by Loren Long, animated adventure Get Rolling With Otis welcomes young viewers to Long Hill Dairy Farm, home to Otis the tractor and his friends.

Otis has a big heart. Whenever he sees a friend in need, he hits the brakes, asks how they’re feeling and rolls into action to help. Get rolling with new adventures and new friends in season 2.

Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show
Season 2 – October 7

Jack is one of Clover Grove’s most thoughtful and caring residents, greeting everyone with kindness and humor. His ability to spread compassion, creativity and imagination inspires everyone in town to do the same. A new season of kindness creates even more change.

Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show is co-created and executive produced by Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Phineas and Ferb) and Angela C. Santomero (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood).

In case you missed the first season, Cult of Mac’s review bore the headline: “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show is the kids show we need.”

Ghostwriter
Season 3 – October 21

Emmy Award-winning Ghostwriter returns for a third season with an entirely new cast and a new adventure. When a ghost haunts a bookstore and releases fictional characters into the real world, a group of friends works to solve a mystery surrounding the ghost’s unfinished business.

A reimagining of the 1992 hit series from Sesame Workshop, the modern-day show maintains a city-based, multicultural cast. It invites children ages 6 to 11 to see themselves on screen as they learn to appreciate a range of new and classic literature.

Slumberkins
New series – November 4

Embark on adventures with Bigfoot, Unicorn, Sloth, Yak and Fox as they explore a world of feelings in this Jim Henson Company mixed media puppet/2D animation series. It aims to empower emotional wellness in children through supportive storytelling.

Based on the leading children’s emotional learning brand Slumberkins, the series brings to life some of the beloved characters from the Slumberkins books as they explore new stories of friendship, confidence and connection to model healthy relationships.

Alex Rockwell (Word Party, Pajanimals) created the show. Rockwell and The Jim Henson Company’s Halle Stanford executive produce.

Circuit Breakers
New series – November 11

Circuit Breakers is a half-hour futuristic anthology series that tackles kid-relatable issues through a sci-fi lens. But not everything is as it seems, and curiosity can lead to chaos.

Melody Fox created the series and executive producer Matt Hastings directs the pilot episode.

New series "Interrupting Chicken" starts November 18. It's all about creative writing.
New series Interrupting Chicken starts November 18. It’s all about creative writing.
Image: Apple TV+

Interrupting Chicken
New series – November 18

This animated preschool series is based on the 2011 Caldecott Honor-winning book series written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein.

Interrupting Chicken introduces children to the joy of creative writing — starting with a young little chicken named Piper who has a habit of interrupting storytime. Every time Piper hears a story, she can’t help but jump in, ask questions and let her imagination run wild as she tries to fill in details.

Emmy Award winner Ron Holsey developed the show and serves as executive producer. The series stars the voice of three-time Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul).

Joining a lineup of other kids shows on Apple TV+

The award-winning slate of original series and film for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes the series El Deafo, Amber Brown (created by Bonnie Hunt), and Common Sense Media Selections Best Foot Forward and Duck & Goose.

To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have earned 264 wins and 1,149 award nominations and counting, including this year’s Oscar Best Picture winner CODA.

Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it with any tier of the Apple One bundle.

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