Small Potatoes, a new short-form preschool series from Josh Selig and Little Airplane Productions, is set to premiere Tuesday, September 6 in the U.S. The series will air daily on Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block, targeted to kids ages 2 to 7 and their families. This series premiered on the BBC’s CBeebies in the spring and has launched on the ABC in Australia and Canal+ and Piwi in France.
Each episode contains one “Small Potatoes” music video and two comedy sketches. The members of the band are Ruby, the diva, Nate, the artist, Olaf, the caretaker, and Chip, a quirky little spud. The band’s songs cover every popular musical genre, from Motown to reggae and rock & roll.
In conjunction with the US launch, SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live will air a one-hour radio special. Titled “Small Potatoes, Deep Roots,” it introduces America to the band and covers their history. The radio show includes narration by the legendary British actor Malcolm McDowell who voices the role of the band’s manager Lester “Loops” Koop. The special will be preceded by an interview with Josh Selig and Kids Place Live’s “Absolutely Mindy” host Mindy Thomas.