CBS All Access is bringing back three classics later this month. The trio of returning IPs are going to be Mr. Magoo, George of the Jungle, and Lassie. CBS reviving these properties is their way of trying to get another part of the streaming market with children programming.
This isn’t the first time CBS All Access has dabbled in children’s programming. Back in November, they revealed they garnered streaming rights to Nickelodeon series such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs‘ animated series, Danger Mouse, Inspector Gadget, Madeline, and more.
CBS All Access is also working with the likes of Stephen Colbert in creating Tooning Out The News, an animated series made the same day as big news. You can watch the trailer which released Sunday, below.
Who’s behind this
The studio behind the animation of the Mr. Magoo, George of the Jungle, and Lassie reboots will be CBS TV Studios which got into animation with Our Cartoon President. As of then, the studio is working on a slew of other projects, including Star Trek: Lower Decks, an animated series for CBS All Access spearheaded by Rick and Morty head writer, Mike McMahan.
The streaming service has remained competition to other streamers by creating spin-offs of already well-off franchises including Star Trek: Picard and The Twilight Zone.
All three reboots are going to see snippets appearing daily until they launch in full on January 17.
CBS All Access has been around the streaming market for a good while now, coming in at over five years. With age, though, comes a need to adapt, especially with such tough competition as Disney+, Netflix, and the upcoming HBO Max.