Apple TV+ announced a fun-filled autumn slate of all-new kids and family programming, featuring both CG and stop-motion animation offerings, including brand new series CURSES! launching October 27; season two of Interrupting Chicken, premiering September 29; and a new Shape Island Halloween special debuting October 20. Ready for more details?
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Premiering just in time for Halloween on Friday, October 27, CURSES! is a brand new animated, spooky adventure comedy series for kids from DreamWorks Animation.
When a generations-long family curse turns Alex Vanderhouven to stone, it’s up to his two kids, Pandora and Russ, and his wife Sky, to return artifacts stolen by their ancestors to their rightful homes to finally lift the curse for good.
The series is created and executive produced by Jim Cooper and Jeff Dixon. Writer and director John Krasinski also serves as executive producer and Allyson Seeger as co-executive producer. Leo Riley is supervising producer, with Chris Copeland and Justin Copeland serving as creative consultants.
Leo Riley directs with animation services provided by CGCG and House of Cool. The series features the voice talents of Emmy Award nominee Gabrielle Nevaeh as Pandora, Andre Robinson as Russ, Emmy Award nominee Lyric Lewis as Sky, SAG award winner Reid Scott as Alex, Rhys Darby as Stanley, James Marsters as Larry, Emmy Award winner Rhea Perlman as “Margie,” Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad as Georgia Snitker and Robert Englund as Cornelius.
Returning for a second season on Friday, September 29, the beloved animated preschool series, Interrupting Chicken, based upon the 2011 Caldecott Honor-winning book series written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein, will continue introducing children to the joy of creative writing, starting with a young little chicken named Piper who has a habit of interrupting storytime!
Every time Piper hears a story, she can’t help but jump in, ask questions and let her imagination run wild as she tries to fill in details, guess what happens next or insert herself in the middle of the action to help save the day.
In addition to seeing the return of beloved characters like The Big Bad Wolf and Captain Claw for season two, watch Piper help Cinderella get to the ball, surf with a sea monster and build a Royal Rollercoaster with the King, among other adventures!
Interrupting Chicken was developed by Emmy Award winner Ron Holsey who serves as executive producer alongside Stein, Loris Kramer Lunsford and Clint Eland. In partnership with Mercury Filmworks, the series stars the voice talents of three-time Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown as Papa and Juliet Donenfeld as Piper.
Shape Island, the acclaimed stop motion series for kids and families based on the internationally bestselling trilogy of Shapes picture books written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen, is back on October 20 with an all-new Halloween special titled “Creepy Cave Crawl.” In the standalone special, after Triangle pranks them, Circle and Square celebrate Halloween on their own with all treats and no tricks.
The clever, funny and inspiring stop-motion animated series from Apple TV+ takes place on a charming island and invites viewers to join serious Square, intrepid Circle and tricky Triangle on their silly adventures as they dig up some fun, search for answers and build on their friendship — all while learning how to navigate each other’s differences.
Shape Island was co-created by book authors Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, who serve as executive producers alongside Bix Pix Entertainment’s Emmy Award winners Kelli Bixler and Drew Hodges. Ryan Pequin serves as co-executive producer and head writer.
The award-winning slate of original series and films for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes this year’s Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning animated short film The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse; star-studded animated adventure film Luck from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation; and, BAFTA Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated animated film Wolfwalkers.
This new spooky season adventures will be available on Apple TV+.