Frog and Toad Frog and Toad

Apple TV+ unveiled its spring kids and family lineup this week, along with an announcement that the platform will host a new animated adaptation of Frog and Toad, premiering on April 28.

Frog and Toad details:

  • Apple’s synopsis reads: “Frog is a frog. Toad is a toad. They have a lot in common … but they are also very different. Frog and Toad are best friends who know that the true secret to friendship is not only enjoying the things you have in common but embracing the things that make you different. Our differences are what makes us special, and Frog and Toad celebrate them in what makes them unique.”
  • Based on the iconic Caldecott and Newbery Award-winning children’s books by Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad is showrun by Rob Hoegee with Titmouse producing its animation. Executive producers are Hoegee, Adrianne Lobel, Adam Lobel, and Titmouse’s Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, and Ben Kalina.
  • The series’ voice cast includes Nat Faxon, Kevin Michael Richardson, Ron Funches, Fortune Feimster, Cole Escola, Aparna Nancherla, Yvette Nicole Brown, Margaret Cho, and more.
Eva the Owlet

Other new Apple TV+ shows coming this spring:

  • Eva the Owlet is based on Rebecca Elliott’s book series Owl Diaries and follows Eva, “a creative, cheeky owlet who lives next door to her best friend Lucy in the woodland world of Treetopington.” The show is produced by Scholastic Entertainment with production services and animation by Brown Bag Films.
  • Jane blends live-action and cg animation in a 10-episode season about “a 9-year-old budding environmentalist on a quest to save endangered animals.” The show was inspired by the work of legendary primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall. It was created by J.J. Johnson who executive produces alongside Blair Powers, Christin Simms, and the Jane Goodall Institute’s Andria Teather. The show is produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment with Matt Bishop serving as vfx and animation executive producer.

Apple TV+’s full spring kids and family animation calendar can be seen below:

  • Pinecone & Pony: S2, February 3
  • A Charlie Brown Valentine, February 9
  • Pretzel and the Puppies: S2, February 24
  • Stillwater: new shorts, March 15
  • Eva the Owlet, March 31
  • Jane and Sago Mini Friends Earth Day Specials, April 14
  • Frog and Toad, April 28
  • Peanuts Anthology III and Harriet the Spy: S2, May 5
  • Stillwater: S3, May 19