Apple TV+ is expanding its award-winning slate of Apple Originals for kids and families with Sago Mini Friends, a new preschool animated series based on the charming characters and artful designs featured in the award-winning Sago Mini World app, developed by Sago Mini. The series is being produced by Spin Master Entertainment and animated by Brown Bag Films.
Sago Mini Friends is an adorable nod to gratitude featuring Harvey the floppy-eared dog and his best friends Jinja the cat, Jack the rabbit and Robin the bird. Along with a unique cast of residents as colorful as their own whimsical world, the four friends play, explore, imagine, and celebrate daily in their joyful town of Sagoville. In each episode, Harvey and all his friends express their true thankfulness for all things, big and small, through optimism, kindness, preschool-friendly humor and unforgettable original songs!
The new series is executive produced by Daytime Emmy nominees Jennifer Dodge (PAW Patrol), Ronnen Harary (PAW Patrol), Tone Thyne (Wonder Pets!) and Dustin Ferrer (Esme & Roy). Daytime Emmy nominees Laura Clunie (PAW Patrol) and Toni Stevens (PAW Patrol) serve as co-executive producers, with Chad Hicks (Kingdom Force) as series director.
Sago Mini Friends is produced by Daytime Emmy-nominated Spin Master Entertainment (PAW Patrol) and animated by 9 Story Media Group’s Emmy Award-winning studio Brown Bag Films – Toronto (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Blue’s Clues & You!, Wild Kratts).
The popular Sago Mini World app features over 40 games for kids ages 2-5 years old and has been recognized by the Parents’ Choice Gold Awards, the Webby Awards, the Academics’ Choice Media Awards and the Kidscreen Awards. Sago Mini World encourages children to play, build, create and pretend with thoughtfully designed digital games that spark imagination and curiosity.
The new series will join the expanding lineup of original animation for kids and families on Apple TV+, which includes El Deafo, Harriet the Spy (The Jim Henson Company), Wolfboy and the Everything Factory (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment), Get Rolling with Otis (9 Story Media Group and Brown Bag Films – Dublin), Academy Award-nominated animated film Wolfwalkers; Peabody Award-winning series Stillwater, new series and specials from Peanuts and WildBrain (Snoopy in Space, Snoopy Presents: For Auld Lang Syne) and Daytime Emmy-winning TV event Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth, based on the New York Times best-selling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers.