Apple TV+ announces all-new spooky adventure series, “CURSES!,” from DreamWorks Animation premiering globally October 27

The spooky adventure series “CURSES!” from DreamWorks Animation premieres globally on October 27 on Apple TV+.
The spooky adventure series “CURSES!” from DreamWorks Animation premieres globally on October 27 on Apple TV+.
DreamWorks Animation's "CURSES!," Executive Produced by John Krasinski, Arrives on Apple TV+ as a Family-Friendly Adventure.

Apple TV+ is set to captivate audiences this autumn with a thrilling lineup of all-new kids and family programming. The streaming platform is bringing both CG and stop-motion animation offerings to viewers, including the highly anticipated series “CURSES!” from DreamWorks Animation. Alongside “CURSES!,” fans can look forward to the return of the beloved series “Interrupting Chicken” for its second season and a brand new Halloween special of “Shape Island.” With a diverse range of captivating stories and talented voice casts, Apple TV+ promises to deliver exciting and entertaining content for audiences of all ages.

CURSES!: A Spooky Adventure-Comedy Series

Premiering just in time for Halloween on Friday, October 27, “CURSES!” is a thrilling CG-animated adventure-comedy series for kids from the acclaimed studio DreamWorks Animation. The story revolves around the Vanderhouven family, who have been plagued by a generations-long curse. When Alex Vanderhouven is turned to stone, his two kids, Pandora and Russ, and his wife Sky must embark on a perilous journey to return stolen artifacts and break the curse. Filled with spooky adventures and hilarious moments, “CURSES!” is sure to keep young viewers on the edge of their seats.

The voice cast of “CURSES!” features an ensemble of talented actors, including Gabrielle Nevaeh as Pandora, Andre Robinson as Russ, Lyric Lewis as Sky, Reid Scott as Alex, Rhys Darby as Stanley, James Marsters as Larry, Rhea Perlman as Margie, Phylicia Rashad as Georgia Snitker, and Robert Englund as Cornelius. The series is created and executive produced by Jim Cooper and Jeff Dixon, with John Krasinski serving as executive producer and Allyson Seeger as co-executive producer. Leo Riley is the supervising producer, while Chris Copeland and Justin Copeland serve as creative consultants. Animation services are provided by CGCG and House of Cool.

Interrupting Chicken: A Joyful Exploration of Storytelling

Animated preschool series “Interrupting Chicken,” starring the voice talents of Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown, returns for season two on September 29 on Apple TV+.
Animated preschool series “Interrupting Chicken,” starring the voice talents of Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown, returns for season two on September 29 on Apple TV+.

Returning for its highly anticipated second season on Friday, September 29, “Interrupting Chicken” is an animated preschool series based on the beloved book series by David Ezra Stein. The show introduces children to the joy of creative writing through the adventures of a young chicken named Piper, who can’t help but interrupt storytime with her wild imagination. With each episode, Piper jumps into stories, asking questions and saving the day by inserting herself into the action. Season 2 promises more exciting escapades as Piper interacts with popular characters like The Big Bad Wolf and Captain Claw.

The voice cast of “Interrupting Chicken” includes Sterling K. Brown as Papa and Juliet Donenfeld as Piper. This season also features guest stars such as Wyclef Jean and Paula Poundstone. The series is developed by Emmy Award winner Ron Holsey, who serves as executive producer alongside David Ezra Stein, Loris Kramer Lunsford, and Clint Eland. Produced in partnership with Mercury Filmworks, “Interrupting Chicken” is a delightful series that encourages kids to unleash their creativity and immerse themselves in the power of storytelling.

Shape Island: A Halloween Special

Acclaimed stop motion series “Shape Island,” based on the internationally bestselling trilogy books returns on October 20 with an all-new Halloween special on Apple TV+.
Acclaimed stop motion series “Shape Island,” based on the internationally bestselling trilogy books returns on October 20 with an all-new Halloween special on Apple TV+.

“Shape Island” is a charming stop-motion series for kids and families based on the internationally bestselling trilogy of “Shapes” picture books by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen. On October 20, viewers can join Square, Circle, and Triangle in a new Halloween special titled “Creepy Cave Crawl.” After Triangle plays a prank on them, Circle and Square decide to celebrate Halloween on their own, discovering treats and navigating their differences in a whimsical adventure. The series showcases the power of friendship and teaches children the value of embracing diversity.

The voice cast of “Shape Island” includes Gideon Adlon, Scott Adsit, Harvey Guillen, and Yvette Nicole Brown. Created by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, the series is executive produced by Barnett, Klassen, Kelli Bixler, and Drew Hodges. Ryan Pequin serves as co-executive producer and head writer. “Shape Island” is a heartwarming and visually stunning series that sparks the imaginations of young viewers while exploring the importance of acceptance and friendship.

A Diverse and Exciting Lineup

Apple TV+ continues to impress with its commitment to providing high-quality animated content for audiences of all ages. In addition to the newly announced series, Apple TV+ boasts an impressive collection of award-winning animated films and series. From the Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winning animated short film “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse” to the star-studded adventure film “Luck” and the BAFTA Award-nominated “Wolfwalkers,” Apple TV+ offers a wide range of captivating stories and animation styles.

With its innovative storytelling and top-notch production values, Apple TV+ is making a name for itself as a leading platform for animated content. Whether it’s the spooky adventures of “CURSES!,” the imaginative world of “Interrupting Chicken,” or the heartwarming messages of “Shape Island,” Apple TV+ continues to deliver entertaining and meaningful content that resonates with viewers of all ages. Don’t miss out on these exciting animated series and films, available exclusively on Apple TV+.

Apple TV+ is available in over 100 countries and regions, accessible on more than 1 billion screens worldwide. This includes devices such as iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from brands like Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL, Roku and Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com. The subscription is priced at $6.99 per month, with a special offer allowing customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch to enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free*.

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