Disney has announced that the animated buddy-comedy “Kiff,” about optimistic squirrel Kiff and her chill bunny bestie Barry, will premiere in the United States on Friday, 10th March 2023, on Disney Channel (8:00 p.m. EST/PST) and will follow on Wednesday, 15th March 2023, on Disney+. No international release date has been announced yet.
Kimiko Glenn (“Orange Is the New Black”) stars in the titular role of Kiff, whose thirst for life takes her on countless adventures through their city alongside Barry, voiced by H Michael Croner (“Craig of the Creek”).
From creators and executive producers Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal, the series follows Kiff and Barry as they navigate school, relationships and their often-eccentric community in Table Town, a world where animals and magical oddballs tackle day-to-day life together.
Inspired by the people and places Heavens and Smal experienced when they were growing up in Cape Town, South Africa, each half-hour episode, comprised of two 11-minute stories, will include a new original song. In addition to their creative roles, Heavens and Smal also voice characters in the series: Heavens as Kiff’s drama teacher, Helen, and Smal as the principal of Table Town School, Principal Secretary.
The series theme song was also released today.
Joining the cast in recurring roles are the following:
James Monroe Iglehart (Broadway’s “Aladdin”) and Lauren Ash(“Superstore”) as Kiff’s parents, Martin and Beryl
Deedee Magno Hall (“Steven Universe”) as Kiff’s teacher, Miss Deer Teacher
Eugene Cordero (“Loki”) as Kiff’s neighbor, The Pone, and the school secretary, Secretary Prince
Josh Johnson (“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”) as Barry’s brother, Harry Buns
Eric Bauza (“Looney Toons”) as TV producer Roy Fox and Kiff’s classmate Reggie
Vella Lovell (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) as Kiff’s classmate Candle Fox
Steve Little (“Adventure Time”) as the town city manager, Glarbin Gloobin
Kent Osborne (“Phineas and Ferb”) as the school janitor, Sweepy Steve
Gary Anthony Williams (“Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur”) as artist manager Flam Bingo
Mary Mack (“Solar Opposites”) as Kiff’s classmate Renee
Rhys Darby (“Our Flag Means Death”) as a troll living under a bridge, Trollie
Tom Kenny (“Spongebob SquarePants”) as Kiff’s classmates Trevor, Gareth and Darryn
Katie Crown (“Amphibia”) as town barista, Pawva
Kate Flannery (“The Office”) as laundromat owner and Helen’s sister, Agnes
Nichole Sakura (“Superstore”) as Barry’s sister, Terri Buns
Rachel House (“Thor: Ragnarok”) as Barry’s mom, Mary Buns
Also available March 10, planned extensions for the series include the “Kiff Original Soundtrack” from Walt Disney Records and a stand-alone vertical-scrolling adventure game, which will be available in the DisneyNOW app and on DisneyNow.com.
In addition to Heavens and Smal, the creative team includes Emmy Award-winning Kent Osborne (“Phineas and Ferb” and “Adventure Time”), who will serve as co-producer and story editor, and Winnie Chaffee (“Captain Planet and the Planeteers”) as producer. “Kiff” is produced by Titmouse, the Emmy Award-winning animation production company, in association with Disney Channel.
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