February 3, 2023

YouTube Originals Youngsters & Household has launched the official trailer for its all-new preschool collection, Jam Van that includes a lineup of movie star voice expertise and musical visitors. A mix of animation and live-action, the eight-episode (8×11’) unique musical collection launches January 19 at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET with two new episodes that includes Lin-Manuel Miranda and Brandi Carlile. Further episodes will roll out weekly on Thursdays on the YouTube Originals for Kids & Family channel and the YouTube Youngsters app.

From Consider Leisure Group (Pricey Basketball), composer/producer Invoice Sherman (Hamilton, Within the Heights, Sesame Road), and animation studio World Mechanic, the collection follows animated finest associates Lamb (voiced by Pete Lee) and Anne the Alligator (voiced by Nicole Byer). The duo travels to new areas across the nation, the place they meet with well-known live-action musical artist associates. Collectively tackle social-emotional studying challenges with the assistance of a brand new unique track sung collectively. The collection additionally options the voice of Marc Maron as Grumpy GPS.

“We got here up with the thought for Jam Van with the intention of making a humorous, music-filled present that will increase younger youngsters’ world and foster a way of openness and an appreciation for one another’s similarities and variations,” mentioned creators and govt producers Sherman and Brian Hunt. “And we’re thrilled to have this unbelievable roster of musical artists and comedic expertise alongside for the journey.”

Jam Van will tremendously attraction to our preschool and bridge audiences with its enjoyable characters and catchy unique songs, nevertheless it’s additionally excellent for households to take pleasure in collectively,” added Craig Hunter, World Head of Youngsters & Household, for YouTube Originals. “With a lineup of unbelievable artists kicking off with Lin-Manuel Miranda and Brandi Carlile, this present is for music lovers of any age.”

The trailer options musical visitor artists and their areas as they be a part of the present’s finest associates on a musical joyride by means of the US. Artists embody Boyz II Males (Philadelphia); Carlile (Seattle); Sheryl Crow (Nashville); Daveed Diggs (Oakland); Fitz and The Tantrums (Los Angeles); Miranda (New York); Previous Crow Drugs Present (Virginia); and Trombone Shorty (New Orleans) becoming a member of the present’s finest associates on their musical pleasure journey by means of the US.

Jam Van is produced by Consider Leisure Group, Sherman’s Pop Music Distress, Inc., and animation studio World Mechanic. Hunter is World Head of Youngsters & Household Originals for YouTube, with Zoë Di Stefano and Daniel Haack serving as artistic leads on the collection.

Supply: YouTube Originals Youngsters & Household

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is information editor at Animation World Community.