Nature Cat

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Nature Cat
Created byAdam Rudman
David Rudman
Todd Hannert[1]
Voices of
Theme music composerBill Sherman
Opening theme"Nature Cat Theme Song", performed by Taran Killam, Christopher Jackson, and Veronica Jackson
Ending theme"Nature Cat Theme" (instrumental)
  • Stuart Kollmorgen
  • Doug Califano
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes86 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Adam Rudman
  • David Rudman
  • Vince Commisso (seasons 1–3)
  • Steven Jarosz (seasons 1–3)
  • Blake Tohana (seasons 2–3)
  • Heather Walker (seasons 4–present)
  • Caroline Bandolik[1]
  • Frances Nankin[1]
  • Jesse McMahon[1]
  • Scott Scornavacco[1]
Running time28 minutes
Production company(s)Spiffy Pictures
WTTW Chicago
9 Story Media Group (seasons 1–3)
Yowza! Animation (seasons 4–present)
Distributor9 Story Media Group (worldwide)[2]
Original networkPBS Kids
Picture format1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseNovember 25, 2015 (2015-11-25) –
Other websites

Nature Cat is an animated children's television series that premiered on November 25, 2015 on PBS Kids and is aimed at children aged 3–8,[3][4] following the adventures of four main characters: Nature Cat, Hal the Dog, Squeeks the Mouse, and Daisy the Bunny. The show has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program".[5] The series debut in November achieved nearly 3.7 million viewers, and by March it has achieved 69 million video streams across online platforms.[6] As of October 2016, Nature Cat has been renewed for a second and third season.[7] The second season premiered on January 1, 2018. Then the third season premiered on April 18, 2019. In 2021, the show was renewed for a fourth and fifth season. The fourth season premiered on May 9, 2022.

The show's soundtrack, The Green Album, was released on February 16, 2018 through BMG Rights Management (which also owns the song publishing rights to Nature Cat).

On June 5, 2018, the first DVD Onward and Pondward was released. Tomy owns the toy license to Nature Cat, and has released several stuffed animals of the main characters.[8]

A preschool spin-off series of Nature Cat focusing on Sadie the Dog is yet to be announced.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 "Credits :: Nature Cat". Archived from the original on 4 September 2017. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. "9 Story Entertainment - Nature Cat". 9 Story Entertainment - Program Details. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  3. "New PBS Kids Series Nature Cat Will Premiere November 25, 2015". Public Broadcasting Service. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015.
  4. PBS KIDS [@PBS KIDS] (13 May 2015). KIDS/status/598491888035831808 "Nature Cat designed for kids 3 to 8 and inspired by Richard Louv's Last Child in the Woods. - Sara Dewitt #PBSam #PBSKIDS" (Tweet). Retrieved 25 March 2016 – via Twitter. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  5. "PBS and PBS KIDS Receive 44 Daytime Emmy® Nominations". Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  6. "Nature Cat is a new PBS Kids Series Produced by Spiffy Pictures". Toonboom Blog.
  7. "PBS KIDS greenlights Nature Cat for two more seasons". Retrieved 2021-05-09.
  8. "TOMY Introduces Nature Cat Toy Line • The Toy Book". The Toy Book. 2018-02-22. Retrieved 2021-05-09.