A new animated preschool comedy is heading to Disney Junior channels in the US, Australia/New Zealand, Korea and India: Pikwik, from Toronto-based studio Guru (PAW Patrol, Justin Time, True and the Rainbow Kingdom; and Oscar-nominated feature The Breadwinner). The show follows the charming adventures of a troupe of super cute young animals.
In the town of Pikwik, every day is a new surprise as thoughtful Suki the Hedgehog leads her team, Trevor the Racoon, Hazel the cat, and Tibor the hippo to help deliver surprise-filled parcels to the colorful residents of Pikwik. The 11-minute stories are packed with silly hijinx, big adventure, and heartfelt charm that will entertain preschoolers while underscoring the value of teamwork, responsibility, and critical thinking.
Aimed at children ages 2-5 and comprising a 52 x 11’ first season, Pikwik was created by Guru’s Executive Creative Director Frank Falcone, Development Executive Rachel Reade Marcus, and former EVP Mary Bredin.
“We love the world of Pikwik. This adorable cast of characters has already inspired our team of artists to tap that innocent joy that we love to bring to our animated stories. We’re thrilled to be working with the amazing team at Disney Junior, who share our passion and enthusiasm for these characters and their stories,” said Falcone.
Reade Marcus commented: “We can’t wait to introduce preschoolers and their families to the quirky and bustling world of Pikwik where fun and duty go hand in hand!”
Guru’s long-term plans for the series include expanding this colorful, kid-friendly world into toys, apps and other consumer products to coincide with the series premiere on Disney Junior.