Parker Simmons’ Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart is “a high-octane ride that follows a crime-fighting samurai cat and his faithful sidekicks,” while Myke Chilian’s Tig N’ Seek is described as “a lighthearted mystery-filled show about a young sleuth and his feline partner.”
Additionally, a pair of fan-favorite series were picked up for additional episodes. Julia Pott’s Summer Camp Island received a second season order, while George Gendi’s Apple & Onion received a full season pickup.
All of the shows were piloted as part of the studio’s global artists program designed to nurture a new generation of creators.
Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart
The series follows Sheriff Mao Mao, the explosive loner and famous hero; Badgerclops, the lovable oaf; and Adorabat, the adorable sidekick, who work together to bring justice and peace to the people of the valley. A sneak peek is available on the Cartoon Network app and on demand, with a second launching Monday, June 3. Leading into the premiere, eight new episodes will become available Friday, June 28. The series will make its official debut Monday, July 1 at 6:10 p.m ET/PT on Cartoon Network, with new episodes continuing to premiere Mondays through the summer. Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Titmouse.
Tig N’ Seek
Eight-year-old Tiggy and his gadget-building cat, Gweeseek, search for the lost items of Wee Gee City. With Tiggy’s cheerful attitude and Gweeseek’s exceptional inventing capabilities, the duo humorously navigates day-to-day dilemmas at the Department of Lost and Found. Tig N’Seek will debut next year.
Summer Camp Island
Returning Sunday, June 23 at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT, the journey picks up to follow best friends Oscar and Hedgehog as they learn to explore the unknown while embarking on more mystical adventures. In the second season, scheduled for later in the year, magical mysteries reveal themselves for Oscar and Hedgehog to investigate. On their journey, they uncover new worlds within the island, where they meet elves, sasquatches, giants, monsters under the bed, aliens, yetis, and of course, teenage witches. Previous episodes are available on the Cartoon Network app and on demand.
Apple & Onion
Set to return this fall, guest stars include YouTube star Timothy DeLaGhetto, The Great British Bake Off’s Sue Perkins, and more. The series will continue to tell stories of best friends Apple and Onion as they experience big city living with their menagerie of anthropomorphic food friends. The first run of episodes is available now on the Cartoon Network app and on demand.