I attended the Hub Network’s Littlest Pet Shop premier in NYC back in 2012 and my daughter (then 6 years old), my wife, and I really enjoyed the show. It’s one of the positive new cartoons my kids are lucky enough to be growing up on. Don’t get me wrong, the Looney Tunes and Tom and Jerry stuff I grew up on will always be amazing to me but the level of violence (though cartoon-ish as it was) was amazing.
The cartoon’s my kids tend to gravitate toward are Backyardigans (back when my daughter was younger), Octonauts, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Rescue Bots, Rescue Heroes, Wally Kazam, Doc Mcstuffins, rounded out with a healthy helping of Scooby-Doo, Speed Buggy, and Wacky Racers. (Um, I think my kids watch too much tv)
In the comic book realm my daughter leans toward Teen Titans Go!, Tiny Titans, and Princeless (as well as Scooby) and my son is still on the starter books (there are some great Little Golden Books featuring DC Super Heroes, TMNT, and others) but will flip through any super hero comic he can get his hands on.
So IDW’s decision to not only continue the MLP books but bring on another positive title in LPS is great (though costly) news.
Check out the press release, they’ve put together a great creative team, this book should do very well. When we see a preview copy I’ll be sure to let you all know what’s what!
San Diego, CA (April 7, 2013) – The multi-media sensation Littlest Pet Shop has conquered the world of toys, video games, and television and starting this May the adorable critters are coming to a comic shop near you! This new series gives fans of all ages an entirely new way to follow the adventures and antics of their favorite furry friends.
In 2012, the animated half-hour comedy series, Littlest Pet Shop, created by Hasbro Studios and airing on the HUB Network launched and is based on the wildly popular toy line.
“With the incredible triumph of MY LITTLE PONY comics, it should come as no surprise that we are now looking toward LITTLEST PET SHOP to continue that success,” said Michael Kelly, Hasbro’s Director of Global Publishing. “It’s wonderful to be part of the resurgence of interest in all-ages comics, and we are certain that LITTLEST PET SHOP comics will be welcomed with great excitement by readers.”
The new comic series written by Georgia Ball (My Little Pony) with art by Nico Peña and Antonio Campo (The Penguins of Madagascar) follows the big adventures that ensue when Blythe Baxter discovers she can miraculously talk with her animal friends and notices these pets may be small in stature, but their personalities are larger than life!
Littlest Pet Shop joins My Little Pony as another addition to the expanding library of all-ages comics from Hasbro and IDW.
“We’re thrilled to be working hand in hand with Hasbro on another of their all-ages properties,” said David Hedgecock, IDW Managing Editor, “We are excited for the opportunity to continue to grow this category with fun, exciting, fresh stories that help build on the success of other IDW hits like My Little Pony.
Littlest Pet Shop opens its doors this May, be sure to subscribe to reserve your exclusive subscription cover for issue #1 by Sara Richard!