Apple TV+ announces Frog and Toad, an animated series adaptation of the beloved children’s books starring Nat Faxon and Kevin Michael Richardson.
Apple TV+ has revealed its upcoming family and children’s content slate, which includes an animated series adaptation of Arnold Lobel’s beloved children’s book series, Frog and Toad.
Per Variety, the upcoming animated children’s series will debut on Apple TV+ on April 28. “Frog is a frog. Toad is a toad. They have a lot in common… but they are also very different,” reads the official description for the series. “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.”
Frog and Toad made their debut in Frog and Toad Are Friends (1970), which was written and illustrated by Lobel. Three subsequent books were soon released — Frog and Toad Together (1972), Frog and Toad All Year (1976), Days with Frog and Toad (1979) — with each book containing five short stories chronicling the exploits of the two anthropomorphic, amphibious friends. Rob Hoegee will serve as the showrunner for Frog and Toad, with Lobel’s two children, Adrianne and Adam Lobel, executive producing the project.
Nat Faxon and Kevin Michael Richardson Are Frog and Toad
Nat Faxon and Kevin Michael Richardson will voice the titular amphibians, Frog and Toad, respectively in the upcoming series. Faxon is an Academy Award-winning writer and actor best known for co-writing The Descendants (2011) and voicing Elfo in the Netflix adult animated series Disenchantment. Richardson is a voice actor with an impressive and extensive résumé. He has voiced characters on Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Teen Titans Go!, The Batman and American Dad!. He also provides the voice for Captain Gantu in the Lilo & Stitch franchise. Other members of the cast include Ron Funches, Fortune Feimster, Cole Escola, Aparna Nancherla, Yvette Nicole Brown, Margaret Cho and SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor Tom Kenny.
Other series targeting kids and families that are coming this spring to Apple TV+ include Eva the Owlet, an animated series based on Rebecca Elliott’s bestselling Scholastic book series Owl Diaries; Jane, a 10-episode live-action/CGI show inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall; new seasons of Harriet the Spy, Pretzel and the Puppies and Pinecone & Pony; and multiple classic Peanuts specials, including A Charlie Brown Valentine, It’s an Adventure, Charlie Brown, It’s Spring Training, Charlie Brown and Life is a Circus, Charlie Brown.
Frog and Toad premieres on Apple TV+ on April 28.
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