In support of the upcoming July 9 television premiere of its new original live-action series Terrific Trucks, US preschool net Sprout is offering an exclusive episode preview on its refreshed Sprout Playground app, while also releasing a free in-app interactive game based on the Breakthrough Entertainment co-produced series.
Now available, the preview marks the first time Sprout has premiered a new series’ ep app-first.
Debuting on the Sprout Playground app is Terrific Trucks Get Truckin’, the new exclusive game developed by New York-based digital studio ustwo that will launch in tandem with the series’ linear premiere. Like the show, Terrific Trucks Get Truckin’ encourages kids to be curious about new environments and work together to overcome obstacles.
In addition, SproutOnline is launching a number of new web-based HTML5 games in conjunction with the show’s premiere.
Using a fleet of real trucks filmed at a quarry outside of Toronto, Canada, and incorporating animated eyes designed by Zink Animation, Keyframe and Tangent, Terrific Trucks follows the daily on-the-job adventures of five problem-solving motorized characters.
Set to bow this Saturday at 9 a.m. ET, the half-hour series was announced as part of Sprout’s expanded original programming slate in March.
The premiere episode features cameo voice work from Dax Shepard (Parenthood) as Digby the mini-excavator, and he will be joined by his celebrity wife Kristen Bell (Frozen) in an episode scheduled to air July 30. The couple will also appear in additional episodes in 2017.