Peep and the Big Wide World

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Peep and the Big Wide World
Created byKaj Pindal[1][2]
Directed byRick Marshall
Voices ofScott Beaudin (1-3)
Shawn Molko (4)
Maxwell Uretsky (5)
Jamie Watson
Amanda Soha
Narrated byJoan Cusack
Theme music composerSteve D'Angelo
Terry Tompkins
Opening theme"Peep and the Big Wide World" performed by Taj Mahal
Ending theme"Peep and the Big Wide World" (instrumental)
Country of originCanada
United States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes60 (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Kate Taylor
Producer(s)Marisa Wolsky
Running time22–25 minutes
Production company(s)WGBH Boston
9 Story Entertainment
Discovery Kids (1-3)
Eggbox LLC
Alliance Atlantis (1-3)
National Film Board of Canada
DistributorAlliance Atlantis (seasons 1-3)
American Public Television (seasons 4-5)
Original networkTVOKids (Canada)
TLC (2003–2008) (U.S.)
Discovery Kids (2003–2010) (U.S.)
PBS Kids (2003-present) (U.S.)
Qubo (2013-2021) (U.S.)
CBeebies (U.K.)
Picture format4:3 480i (SDTV)
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseApril 12, 2004 (2004-04-12) –
October 14, 2011 (2011-10-14)
Other websites

Peep and the Big Wide World (known as Peep) is an American-Canadian animated television show created by Kaj Pindal.

Peep and the Big Wide World was based on the 1988 short film Peep and the Big Wide World (of the same name) produced by the National Film Board of Canada, which itself is based on the 1962 short film The Peep Show,[3] 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, and on the same day on TVOKids and Discovery Kids produced by WGBH-TV, 9 Story Entertainment, Eggbox LLC, Alliance Atlantis (Seasons 1-3) and Discovery Kids (Seasons 1-3).

Carriage on the Discovery children's networks ended on October 10, 2010 with the discontinuation of Ready Set Learn and the replacement of Discovery Kids with The Hub, and now, Discovery Family. It continues to be offered to public television stations via independent public television distributor Discovery Communications to the present day. Since January 1, 2018, the series is distributed by both Discovery Kids and APT. Throughout its run, it has been underwritten by the National Science Foundation, with Northrop Grumman underwriting season four in 2009.

Each episode consists of two 9-minute stories, which are animated segments, and two 2-minute live action segments, in which children explore and demonstrate the same topic presented in the animated segment.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Peep and the Big Wide World". National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  2. 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.
  3. "The Peep Show". National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 5 December 2015.