Smokey Robinson Enters ToddWorld

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award-winner Smokey Robinson will sing "Colorful World," the theme song to ToddWorld, a quirky new animated series set to debut on TLC on Monday, Nov. 8, at 8:30 a.m., and on Discovery Kids on Monday, Nov. 15, at 8:00 a.m.

The 26-episode ToddWorld is created by award-winning kid’s author/artist Todd Parr and exec produced by Gerry Renert of L&G Licensing+. Developed by Parr, Renert and the show’s supervising producer/head writer, Carin Greenberg-Baker, the series is produced by leading independent animation studio Mike Young Productions (MYP) for Discovery Kids and distributed by Taffy Ent., MYP’s newly formed business unit.

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.

"It’s so important that kids growing up today truly understand and believe in the show’s message that the world is made up of many different colors–that it’s okay to be different, to quote Todd Parr!," says Robinson. “As both an artist and a grandfather of young children, I’m really happy to do my part to help get that message across."

Robinson is best known for the classic Motown hits "Tracks of My Tears," "I Second That Emotion," "Tears of a Clown," "You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me" and "The Way You Do the Thing You Do."