Amazon Prime Video has set a September 21, 2018 premiere date for the new animated series, Pete the Cat. The animated show, which just debuted an official trailer, is targeting a young audience and is based on the bestselling Pete the Cat children’s books by author/illustrator James Dean.
The cast of Amazon’s new series includes Jacob Tremblay (Room) as Pete the Cat, with Diana Krall and Elvis Costello as his mom and dad. Krall and Costello are also providing the original music for the series. The voice cast also features Jessica Biel (The Sinner), Atticus Shaffer (The Middle), and musician KT Tunstall.
Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Phineas and Ferb) and Appian Way Production Company developed the series which is an Amazon Studios and Alcon Television Group co-production. Marsh is an executive producer along with Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, and Jennifer Davisson.
James Dean’s books have been translated into 13 languages. The 40+ popular books have received 18 literacy awards including the coveted Theodore Geisel Seuss Award.
A Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year holiday special is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
The Plot: Pete the Cat is a fun, musically driven series about exploring your world and trying new things, while being smart, accepting, and optimistic. Whether you’re making new friends or facing all of life’s ups and downs, Pete always finds a way to put a groovy spin on things.
In season one of Pete the Cat, the show highlights themes of self-discovery. Pete stays cool as he tries new things, sets out for picture day, writes his first song, learns to surf and even has his first performance for his band. Scored with an upbeat, groovy soundtrack, Pete the Cat encourages children to be curious, creative, and positive while rockin’ to their own beat.