Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.
Apple TV+ has released a trailer for its upcoming 2D animated preschool series Duck & Goose, inspired by Tad Hills’ New York Times bestselling “Duck & Goose” books. The show celebrates two best-feathered friends, Duck and Goose, who don’t always see beak to beak. 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. The series premieres on Friday, July 8.
The show joins the expanding and award-winning lineup of original animated films and series for kids and families on Apple TV+ also includes the critically-acclaimed El Deafo; Pinecone and the Pony; Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock and Harriet the Spy from The Jim Henson Company; Wolfboy and the Everything Factory from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment; Get Rolling with Otis; Helpsters from Sesame Workshop; Academy Award-nominated animated film Wolfwalkers from Cartoon Saloon; series and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including Snoopy in Space Season 2, It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown, and For Auld Lang Syne; Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, the Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based Oliver Jeffers’ New York Times best-selling book and TIME Best Book; and Sago Mini Friends.
The show is one of the latest in Apple TV+ kids’ changemakers initiative, which brings together leading educators and storytellers to create original kids’ series. In this case, CUNY professor and Futures Initiative founding director Cathy Davidson, Ph.D., and Futures Initiative executive director and Transformative Learning in the Humanities postdoctoral associate Christina Katopodis serve as the transformative learning experts on the series.
Watch the Duck & Goose trailer:
Source: Apple TV+
Duck & Goose is directed by Brian Muelhaupt (Sesame Street), with Jane Startz (Ella Enchanted); Douglas Wood (Bob the Builder, Little Einsteins); Chris Prynoski (Harriet the Spy); Shannon Prynoski (Harriet the Spy); Ben Kalina (Harriet the Spy); Antonio Canobbio (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs); and Tad Hills (Duck & Goose) executive producing. Peabody Award-winner Wood also serves as showrunner.