Netflix and Higher Ground Productions have revealed first-look images and set the delicious delivery date for Waffles + Mochi — a new 10 x 20′ live-action/puppet series for cuisine-curious kids, featuring Michelle Obama. The show premieres March 16 exclusively on Netflix.
Synopsis: Once upon a thyme, deep in The Land of Frozen Food, lived two best friends named Waffles and Mochi with one shared dream: to become chefs! The only problem? Everything they cooked was made of ice. When these two taste-buddies are suddenly hired as the freshest employees of a whimsical supermarket, they’re ready for the culinary adventure of a lifetime.
With the help of friendly new faces like the supermarket owner, Mrs. Obama, and a magical flying shopping cart as their guide, Waffles and Mochi blast off on global ingredient missions, traveling to kitchens, restaurants, farms and homes all over the world, cooking up recipes with everyday ingredients alongside renowned chefs, home cooks, kids and celebrities. Whether they’re picking potatoes in the Andes of Peru, sampling spices in Italy, or making Miso in Japan, these curious explorers uncover the wonder of food and discover every meal is a chance to make new friends.
Waffles + Mochi is an exciting invitation to get kids and grown-ups cooking together in the kitchen and connecting to cultures around the globe.
Waffles + Mochi features the puppeteering talents of Michelle Zamora (Waffles), Russ Walko (Mochi and Intercommy), Jonathan Kidder (Busy), Diona Elise Burnett (Steve the Mop and voice of Magicart), Taleia Gilliam (Shelfie), Andy Hayward (puppet swing), Piotr Michael (voice of Mochi) and George Konner (voice of Intercommy).
Showrunners Erika Thormahlen (Pet Therapy) and Jeremy Konner (Drunk History) executive produce, alongside Tonia Davis, Priya Swaminathan and Barack and Michelle Obama (Higher Ground Prod.)