Peacock expands kids’ programming with ‘TrollsTopia’ and ‘The Mighty Ones’
Peacock is expanding its kids’ programming with two new series debuting in November, “TrollsTopia” from DreamWorks and “The Mighty Ones.” Plus, all-new episodes of “Curious George,” “Cleopatra in Space,” “Madagascar: A Little Wild,” and “Where’s Waldo?” will premiere on the streaming service in November and December.
Inspired by the colorful characters in the popular DreamWorks Animation Trolls films, “TrollsTopia,” the next chapter adventures of the Trolls, premieres on Nov. 13, 2020. Now that Poppy knows there are other musical Trolls in the forest, she invites delegates from every Troll tribe to live together in harmony in a grand experiment she calls, what else? TrollsTopia.
The “TrollsTopia” voice cast includes Skylar Astin (“Pitch Perfect”), Amanda Leighton (“The Fosters,” “This Is Us”), David Flynn (“Undateable”), Ron Funches (“Undateable”), Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”), Megan Hilty (“Smash”), Jeanine Mason (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Roswell”), Kat Graham (“Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”), and Kevin Michael Richardson (“Trolls World Tour,” “American Dad”).
“The Mighty Ones”
A secret world filled with tiny creatures exists in every backyard, and DreamWorks “The Mighty Ones,” premiering on Nov. 9, 2020, follows the adventures of a twig, a pebble, a leaf, and a strawberry who call themselves “The Mighty Ones.” These four friends live in an unkempt backyard that belongs to a trio of equally-unkempt humans who they mistake for gods. Despite their small size, The Mighty Ones don’t let that stop them from living large.
“The Mighty Ones” voice cast includes Jessica McKenna (“Little Big Awesome”), Alex Cazares (“The Boss Baby: Back in Business”), Jimmy Tatro (“Modern Family”), and Josh Brener (“Silicon Valley”).
“Cleopatra in Space”
Based on the award-winning graphic novel series by Mike Maihack, the Peacock Original series tells the untold story of Cleopatra’s teenage years. Viewers follow young “Cleo” as she is transported 30,000 years into the future to an Egyptian-themed planet ruled by talking cats and where she discovers she is the prophesied savior of the future world. To prepare for her mission, Cleo is sent to an elite training academy, where she has to figure out how to get back home to Egypt while tackling the challenges of being a teenager.
After facing off against the evil Octavian, the new season of “Cleopatra in Space,” premiering Nov. 19, 2020, finds Cleo and her friends embarking on a mission to search the galaxy for an ancient artifact that could defeat Octavian for good.
The “Cleopatra in Space” voice cast includes Lilimar Hernandez (“Knight Squad”), Katie Crown (“Storks”), Jorge Diaz (“Fast & Furious Spy Racers”), Sendhil Ramamurthy (“Covert Affairs”), Sumalee Montano (“This Is Us”), Jonathan Kite (“Two Broke Girls”), Kari Wahlgren (“Spirit Riding Free”), and Rhys Darby (“Voltron Legendary Defender”).
“Curious George” Season 13
First introduced to the world through children’s books over 75 years ago, Curious George remains one of the most beloved all-time classics. With a focus on education, the Peacock original series eared towards preschool viewers follows the curious monkey as he sets out on adventures to learn about the world around him. New episodes from season 13 of “Curious George” will premiere Dec. 11, 2020.
The “Curious George” voice cast includes Emmy award-winner Frank Welker (“Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?”), Jeff Bennett (“The Loud House”), and Rino Romano (“Spaceballs: The Animated Series”).
“Madagascar: A Little Wild”
“Madagascar: A Little Wild,” tells the story of Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, and Gloria the Hippo as kids in their rescue habitat at the Central Park Zoo.
In season two of DreamWorks “Madagascar: A Little Wild” premiering on Peacock Dec. 11, 2020, Alex, Marty, Melman, and Gloria continue their adventures in New York City. When the foursome become babysitters for a litter of baby hedgehogs, Melman gets stuck in a firetruck, and Alex is accidentally mistaken for a large house cat. Still, even when their shenanigans lead to sticky situations, they always make the best of it.
The “Madagascar: A Little Wild” voice cast includes Tucker Chandler (“I Lost My Body”), Amir O’Neil (“Mann and Wife”), Shaylin Becton (“Strive”), Luke Lowe (“Big City Greens”), Jasmine Gatewood (“Animal Kingdom”), and Eric Petersen (“Kirstie”).
Based on characters from the popular “Where’s Waldo?” kids’ books, the Peacock Original series from DreamWorks follows Waldo and Wenda, who are Worldwide Wanderer Society members, the international order of curious travelers who travel the globe celebrating cultures and solving problems through observation. Their mentor, Wizard Whitebeard, sends the young adventurers on international missions so they can earn their stripes and become wizard-level wanderers too.
In the new season premiering on Dec. 11, 2020, Waldo, Wenda, and Wizard Whitebeard embark on new globetrotting adventures to celebrate the global cultures from Canada to Buenos Aires to New Zealand and everywhere in between. The intrepid explorers are on an international race to the finish as they attempt to collect magic keys and earn their wizarding stripes before their rival, Odlulu, foils their fun.
The “Where’s Waldo?” voice cast includes Joshua Rush (“The Lion Guard,” “Andi Mack”), Haley Tju (“Bella and the Bulldogs”), Eva Carlton (“Little”), Thomas Lennon (“The State,” “Reno 911,” “The Odd Couple”), Piotr Michael (“The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle,” “Lady Dynamite”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Archibald’s Next Big Thing”), Lauren Ash (“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power,” “Superstore”), Stephanie Beatriz (“Wizards: Tales of Arcadia,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Genesis Rodriguez (“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power,” “Big Hero 6: The Series”), Laraine Newman (“Harvey Girls Forever,” “The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants”), and Mike Emrick (hockey sportscaster and commentator).