Reese Witherspoon is developing Tiny Trailblazers for Disney Junior, the studio announced today. Witherspoon will star and produce the original animated series.
Geared towards kids aged 2-7, the entertaining stories model positive attitudes about the great outdoors and highlight the importance of environmental conservation and wildlife protection. Partners from National Geographic are consulting on the project.
Reese Witherspoon (A Wrinkle in Time) serves as executive producer and will voice one of the mom characters, Fern, a wildlife specialist. The main characters are two girls, an adventurous city kid named Tilly and the more risk-averse Birdie, who befriends her when Tilly’s family moves to a campground while her scientist mom is doing field research on forest streams. As the girls observe their mother’s careers and interests and begin to explore and discover the magic of nature all around them, they develop a supportive friendship and a deep understanding of and appreciation for the natural world. The series also highlights age-appropriate social and emotional lessons about thoughtfulness, self-esteem, good instincts and trying new things.
Witherspoon will produce under her Hello Sunshine production banner, which sold last year for over $900 million. Claire Curley also executive produces with Witherspoon.