Sprout, Scholastic Media To Create New Animated Series

Scholastic Media and Sprout said they will join forces to create and launch Astroblast!, a new animated, interplanetary comedic television series for kids ages 2-5, to debut on the network in summer 2014.

The series is inspired by the books of the same name by award-winning author and illustrator Bob Kolar. Astroblast! follows the zany adventures of a crew of space animals who run the Astroblast Space Station, the coolest hangout in the galaxy. The team of animals who run it are the best of friends – Comet, Halley, Sputnik, Radar and Jet – all under the watchful eye of Sal the Octopus. Through various messes, the crew members accept their differences, help one another, make new friends, and discover that getting along is always out of this world.

Episodes will be 11 minutes each.