Discovery Kids Channel is taking its commercial-free preschool programming block to a whole new world this fall–ToddWorld to be exact. The new 26-part animated series is joining the fall lineup for Ready Set Learn, which also airs weekday mornings on The Learning Channel (TLC).
Based on the books by award-winning kids’ author/illustrator Todd Parr, ToddWorld revolves around Todd, an artistic and unusual six-year-old who navigates common kid challenges with help from friends Pickle, Stella, Sophie, his dog Benny, Mitzi the cat, other animal pals and an occasional alien visitor or two. Each half-hour episode uses offbeat humor and whimsical storylines to convey uplifting and reassuring messages of acceptance, tolerance and the importance of self-confidence.
Created by Todd Parr and writer Gerry Renert of L & G Licensing, ToddWorld is produced for Discovery Kids by Mike Young Productions, with Amy Sprecher serving as executive producer for Discovery Kids and Melinda Toporoff as supervising producer.
With well over a million books in print worldwide, Parr’s collection from Little, Brown and Co. publishers includes 29 published titles with an additional three to be launched this year. Parr has received several literary awards including three Oppenheim Golds and two National Parenting Publication Awards.