Apple TV+ has shared an all-new trailer for the charming stop-motion animation series Shape Island ahead of its global premiere on Friday, January 20
Stop-motion animation is enjoying a renaissance lately. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio reinvigorated the technique that was pioneered by visual effects legend Ray Harryhausen. And now, fresh for 20023, Apple TV+ is launching Shape Island, a series based on internationally bestselling picture books from Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen.
This clever, funny, and inspiring new stop-motion animated series from Apple TV+ takes place on a charming island and invites viewers to join serious Square, intrepid Circle, and tricky Triangle on their silly adventures as they dig up some fun, search for answers, and build on their friendship – all while learning how to navigate each other’s differences. “Shape Island” shows kids that friendship can take many shapes.
The NEW series looks to be one of the standout hits of Apple’s winter slate. And with its colorful and heartwarming adventures, the show looks like a shoo-in for our post-Christmas watchlist. But don’t take my word for it. Check out the new trailer below.
The series features the beloved familiar voices of Yvette Nicole Brown (“Disenchanted”) as the Narrator, Harvey Guillen (“What We Do in the Shadows”) as Square, Scott Adsit (“30 Rock”) as Triangle, and Gideon Adlon (“Blockers”) as Circle.
“Shape Island” was co-created by book authors Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, who serve as executive producers alongside Emmy Award winning Bix Pix Entertainment’s Kelli Bixler and Drew Hodges (“Tumble Leaf”). Ryan Pequin serves as co-executive producer and head writer.
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The award-winning slate of original series and film for kids and families on Apple TV+ includes impressive all-ages offerings such as the critically-acclaimed properties “El Deafo,” “Lovely Little Farm,” “Duck & Goose,” “Pinecone & Pony,” “Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” and “Harriet the Spy” from The Jim Henson Company, Peabody Award-winning series “Stillwater,” “Helpsters” from Sesame Workshop, “Wolfboy and the Everything Factory” from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD and Bento Box Entertainment, “Sago Mini Friends,” “Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show” from Jack McBrayer and Angela C. Santomero, “Snoopy in Space,” “The Snoopy Show” and “Get Rolling with Otis.” Live-action offerings for include Bonnie Hunt’s “Amber Brown,” “Best Foot Forward,” “Surfside Girls,” “Life By Ella,” and Daytime Emmy Award-winning “Ghostwriter.”
Also included are specials from Peanuts and WildBrain including “It’s the Small Things, Charlie Brown,” “Lucy’s School,” “To Mom (and Dad), With Love,” and “For Auld Lang Syne,” and “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth,” the Daytime Emmy Award-winning television event based on the New York Times best-selling book and TIME Best Book of the Year by Oliver Jeffers.
The kids and family film offerings include star-studded animated adventure film “Luck” from Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation which premiered this year and Academy Award-nominated animated film “Wolfwalkers.”
This series looks exceptional and is a shoo-in to tantalize kids for hours during those cold winter nights. With its harmless fun, colorful adventures, and charming stop-motion animation, the series will shoot straight to the top of my watchlist. And with Bix Pix Entertainment’s Kelli Bixler, Drew Hodges, and Ryan Pequin as the driving force behind the series, the show looks set to be something truly special. That alone is worth the price of a subscription.
“Shape Island” will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on September 30, 2022.
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