Peep and the Big Wide World
Peep and the Big Wide World (known as Peep) is an American-Canadian animated television program. It was created by Kaj Pindal.
|Peep and the Big Wide World|
|Genre||Children's television series|
|Created by||Kaj Pindal|
|Directed by||Rick Marshall|
|Voices of||Scott Beaudin (1-3)|
Shawn Molko (4)
Maxwell Uretsky (5)
|Narrated by||Joan Cusack|
|Theme music composer||Steve D'Angelo|
|Opening theme||"Peep and the Big Wide World" performed by Taj Mahal|
|Ending theme||"Peep and the Big Wide World" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||60 (240 segments)|
|Executive producer(s)||Kate Taylor|
|Running time||22–25 minutes|
|Production company(s)||WGBH Boston|
9 Story Entertainment
National Film Board of Canada
|Distributor||Alliance Atlantis (seasons 1-3)|
American Public Television (seasons 4-5)
|Original network||TVOKids (Canada)|
TLC (2004–08) and Discovery Family (2004–10) U.S.
PBS Kids Member Stations (seasons 4-5) (U.S.)
|Audio format||Dolby Surround|
|Original release||Original series: |
April 12, 2004 – September 14, 2007
January 4, 2010 –
October 14, 2011
Peep and the Big Wide World was based on the 1988 short movie Peep and the Big Wide World. The movie was produced by the National Film Board of Canada. The short was based on the 1962 short The Peep Show. It was also produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
Peep and the Big Wide World premiered on April 12, 2004 on Discovery Kids and on TLC as part of their Ready Set Learn children's block. On the same day, it also premiered on TVOKids and Discovery Kids.
It ended on the Discovery children's networks on October 10, 2010. It ended with the end of Ready Set Learn and the replacement of Discovery Kids with The Hub. The program is still offered to public television stations by independent public television distributor Discovery Communications. Since January 1, 2018, the series was distributed by both Discovery Kids and APT. The program was underwritten by the National Science Foundation. Northrop Grumman underwrote the fourth season in 2009.
Each episode had two 9-minute animated stories. They also had two 2-minute live action segments. In these segments, children explore and demonstrate the same topic that were shown in the animated segment.
On January 1, 2018, Peep and the Big Wide World was picked up on the 24-hour PBS Kids channel, marking the first time to air the series for PBS member stations, which never acquired the series since it's original run in 2004. The broadcast of the series ended on December 26, 2021, when it was replaced with reruns of Dinosaur Train to the 7:30 a.m. weekend morning timeslot. And then on February 1, 2023, Peep and the Big Wide World returned picked up on the 24-hour PBS Kids channel, marking the first time to air the series for PBS member stations, which never acquired the series since it's original run in 2004.
- ↑ "Peep and the Big Wide World". National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
- ↑ Lerner, Loren Ruth (1997). Canadian Film and Video: A Bibliography and Guide to the Literature, Volume 1. University of Toronto Press. p. 218. ISBN 0802029884.
- ↑ "The Peep Show". National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 5 December 2015.