[06/28/22 - 09:04 AM]
Peacock Announces New Original Series and Specials for the Globally Adored "Caillou," Alongside "L'il Stompers" to Its Expanding Original Kids Slate
In addition, DreamWorks Animation's "The Bad Guys" will stream exclusively on Peacock beginning July 1.

[via press release from Peacock]




Peacock announced the new original series CAILLOU, a CGI reboot of the classic 1997 animated series of the same name and L'IL STOMPERS to its original kids programming slate. Peacock has also picked up the rights to five 44-minute CAILLOU event specials, focusing on significant childhood occasions. In addition, DreamWorks Animation's THE BAD GUYS will stream exclusively on Peacock beginning July 1.

These new titles join a robust collection of Peacock Original kid's offerings including the previously announced PRESS START!, TEAM MEKBOTS ANIMAL RESCUE, DINOPOPS, THE MAKERY and Season 2 of BABBLE BOP!. Peacock Original kids programming is set to rollout monthly beginning in 2023.

Peacock Original kids titles currently streaming on the platform include BABBLE BOP!, CURIOUS GEORGE: CAPE AHOY, as well as the DreamWorks Animation series DRAGONS RESCUE RIDERS: HEROES OF THE SKY, ARCHIBALD'S NEXT BIG THING IS HERE!, CLEOPATRA IN SPACE and WHERE'S WALDO?


· CAILLOU is an 11-minute CG-animated preschool series about the home and social life of a sensitive and imaginative 4-year-old boy named Caillou and the supportive family and friends that help him navigate his big feelings.

· CAILLOU is a CGI reboot of the original, 1997 animated series of the same name, featuring authentic and relatable slice-of-life stories told from the point of view of its imaginative four-year-old main character who learns life lessons and discovers new things with his friends and family.

· Caillou will tackle tricky problems and powerful emotions, by imagining himself, his family, and his friends as characters in exciting make-believe adventures based on his favorite toys and books.


Showrunner: Miklos Perlus

Writer: Amanda Smith

Produced By: WildBrain and IOM

Format: CG Animation, 52 episodes x 11 minutes


· Peacock has also picked up the rights to five 44-minute CAILLOU event specials, focusing on significant childhood occasions.

· The standalone event specials will feature storylines for Christmas, Halloween, Summer Vacation, Anti-Bullying and Celebration of Family.

· Each story will push further into the rich imaginative potential of Caillou's inner world than ever before. By telling bigger stories, we get a better understanding of Caillou's struggles and victories, with the ultimate satisfaction of knowing things are always wrapped up in a happy ending.


Showrunner: Miklos Perlus

Director: Greg Richardson

Writers: Carly DeNure (Special Episode 1), Diana Moore (Special Episodes 2 & 4), Jagjiwan Sohal (Special Episode 3), Brian Hartigan (Special Episode 5)

Executive Producers: Josh Scherba, Anne Loi, Stephanie Betts, Meaghan Clark, Dana Landry

Produced By: WildBrain and IOM

Format: CG Animation, 5 episodes x 44 minutes


· L'IL STOMPERS features a cuddly bunch of stuffed dinosaurs seeking adventure and knowledge of the amazing world around them. Our adorable friends support one another as they take on hard topics in a soft world.

· Each character-focused episode features an age-appropriate challenging situation, using real problem-solving and coping strategies and laughter along the way. The show models how to deal with socio-emotional themes such as practice and persistence, listening to others, adapting to new things, and appreciation of differences.

· The series features a cozy, crafted world where our prehistoric dinos learn about life in the Stomping Grounds.


Creator, Director, Writer: Phillip Stamp

Series Director: Greg Richardson

Executive Story Editor: Bernice Vanderlaan

Executive Producers: Meaghan Clark, Dana Landry, Aaron Simpson, Phillip Stamp

Produced By: IoM Media Ventures (Island of Misfits)

Educational Contributor: Cheryl Gotthelf

Format: 65 x 5-minute episodes


· Follow the most notorious criminals in the world and find out if they can pull off their biggest job yet - going good - in DreamWorks Animations THE BAD GUYS streaming exclusively on Peacock July 1.

· Showcasing a brand-new crew of lovable and edgy characters bursting with personality, the film embraces individuality with each character's unique skillset, ranging from hacking and disguise to muscle and drive.

· The family action-comedy boasts a star-studded voice cast including Academy Award(R) winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Marc Maron (GLOW), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine franchise), Anthony Ramos (In The Heights), and Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) as the bad guys, alongside co-stars Zazie Beetz (Joker), Lily Singh (Bad Moms), Emmy(R) winner Alex Borstein ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"), and Richard Ayoade (Paddington 2).

· THE BAD GUYS is based on the Scholastic children's graphic novels by Aaron Blabey that earned a spot on the New York Times bestselling list for more than 100 weeks and have sold a combined total of more than 1 million copies to-date.


Executive Producers: Etan Cohen, Aaron Blabey, Patrick Hughes 

Producers: Damon Ross, Rebecca Huntley

Screenplay By: Etan Cohen   

Directed By: Pierre Perifel 

Music By: Daniel Pemberton 

Produced By: DreamWorks Animation

Based On The Book Series By: Aaron Blabey 

  [june 2022]  


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