Doug Unplugs

Apple scores two new kids shows

New animated series from DreamWorks Animation, Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment will hit Apple+ screens starting in November.
September 18, 2020

Apple TV+ is expanding its family-focused content portfolio with two new kids shows—Doug Unplugs (pictured) is set to hit screens on November 13, followed by Stillwater‘s premiere on December 4.

Doug Unplugs is based on a book series by Dan Yaccarino and comes from DreamWorks Animation. The show stars a robot who befriends a young girl in order to understand the wonders of the human world. It’s executive produced by Yaccarino, Jim Nolan and Aliki Theofilopoulos.

Stillwater, meanwhile, is produced by Gaumont and Scholastic Entertainment. Based on books by Jon Muth, the titular character is a wise panda living next door to three siblings. He guides them through adventures and gives them tools to address day-to-day challenges. Executive producers include Sidonie Dumas, Christophe Riandee, Nicolas Atlan, Terry Kalagian, Iole Lucchese, Caitlin Friedman, Jef Kaminsky and Rob Hoegee.

In other Apple news, the tech giant also renewed Ghostwriter and Helpsters. The shows’ second seasons will launch on October 9 and 16, respectively.

These deals are part of a continued focus on kids content at Apple, according to the streamer. In recent months, Apple TV+ partnered with the Jim Henson Company to reboot live-action series Fraggle Rock, inked a deal for family-focused series and specials based on Maurice Sendak’s books and illustrations, and ordered the first-ever animated adaptation of Harriet the Spy from Henson and Rehab Entertainment.

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