Peacock orders new preschool series

The NBCUniversal streamer is expanding its offering for younger viewers with a pair of acquisitions from DreamWorks Animation and several new commissions.
February 14, 2022

NBCUniversal’s video streaming service Peacock is building out its animation lineup with six new kids titles.

The streamer has acquired DreamWorks series Megamind’s Guide to Defending Your City and Abominable and the Invisible City, both of which are follow-ups to animated feature films produced by the studio.

Peacock also ordered original preschool series Team Mekbots Animal Rescue and Dino Pops, and a second season of Babble Bop! (pictured).

Produced by Mobius Lab Kids, a division of Cisneros Media, Dino Pops (13 x 30 minutes) is an educational show that focuses on a new dinosaur each episode. Ailing Zubizarreta, Maria Benel and Nico Ferrero are executive producing.

Team Mekbots Animal Rescue (39 x seven minutes) follows four animal-loving kids from different parts of the world who use their tech skills to create giant Mekbots, each inspired by a different animal. Rob Hudnut and Mads Munk are executive producing.

Babble Bop! is a seven x 30-minute musical preschool series featuring nursery rhyme songs. Dan Fill and Raja Khanna are executive producers, with Christine Thompson and Dark Slope producing, and Luke Jurevicius and Tim Thompson directing.

Last week, Peacock picked up Cyber Group Studios’ new CG-animated series Press Start!, based on a book series of the same name from Scholastic, to launch in the US in 2023.



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