“Meet the Small Potatoes” to Debut on Disney Junior in the U.S., Japan

Disney Junior has acquired the rights to air the 45-minute movie special debut of Meet the Small Potatoes in the U.S. and Japan.The first animated movie from Little Airplane Productions, Meet the Small Potatoes stars the four singing spuds alongside British actor Malcolm McDowell. The movie will premiere in the U.S. on Disney Channel and Disney Junior early next year and in Japan on Disney Junior later in the year.

The film was written and directed by Josh Selig (Wonder Pets, 3rd & Bird). The music for the film was written and produced by the team at Little Airplane and features original songs by the late Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof). Beginning Monday, November 5, DisneyJunior.com invites families to visit DisneyJunior.com/SmallPotatoes where parents can submit photos of their children for a chance to have them “potato-ized” and featured in the movie.

Selig will take part in a special MIP Junior session in Cannes at 10 a.m. on Sunday October 7, talking about the success of the Small Potatoes as a cross platform project.  The session, “KIDS IP, Where Does It Come From,” will be held at the Martinez Hotel.

Little Airplane Productions Announces Factory Tour for Families

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Little Airplane Productions is launching The Small Potatoes Animation Factory Tour, a family-friendly guided tour of its animation studio, which is located in New York City’s South Street Seaport. The tour will allow fans to have face-to-face time with the main characters of the company’s latest animated television series, Small Potatoes. The series launched in the U.S. in September on Disney Junior.

During the tour, every aspect of production—from writing to animation to voice-over recording—will be explain by the creative team at Little Airplane. At each stop on the tour, families can participate in hands-on activities, ranging from helping animate a character to having their own voices recorded in a professional audio booth. Serving as the highlight of the tour is a “hologram” inside a wooden red barn, and families can peek inside to see the Small Potatoes sing and dance.

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Little Airplane Productions’ Small Potatoes Inks Deal with Playhouse Disney

Little Airplane Productions’ new short-form animated series Small Potatoes is rolling into MIPCOM with news of a major pre-sale agreement with Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney in the U.S. The 26 x 3 series has already been sold to CBeebies in the UK, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, ABC TV in Australia, and TVO and Knowledge in Canada. ABC Commercial has also completed a deal for the Australian music and home entertainment rights to the show.