DISNEY JUNIOR TO AIR GURU STUDIO’S ORIGINAL PRESCHOOL SERIES PIKWIK
Toronto, CA (July 10, 2018) - Disney Junior US, Australia/New Zealand, Korea and India will air the new animated preschool comedy Pikwik, from Toronto-based children’s entertainment powerhouse, Guru Studio.
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 team work, responsibility, and critical thinking.
The series was created by Executive Creative Director Frank Falcone, Development Executive Rachel Reade Marcus and former EVP Mary Bredin. Falcone said: “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.”
Rachel Reade Marcus, Development Executive at Guru Studio said: “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!”
Pikwik is a series for kids ages 2-5 year old acquired by Disney US, Australia/New Zealand, Korea and India, and season one consists of fifty-two 11-minute episodes. Guru’s long-term plans are to expand the brand into toys, apps and other consumer products to coincide with its premiere on Disney Junior.