'Go, Dog Go!' Premieres on Netflix — Why to Watch New Show Based on the Beloved Children's Book

P.D. Eastman’s best-selling book from the sixties, “Go, Dog. Go!” has been reinvented as a CGI series that is currently airing on Netflix, and it is about to become every preschooler’s favorite.

A new CGI series produced by DreamWorks Animation titled “Go, Dog. Go!” premiered on Netflix on January 26, 2021, and it looks like the perfect companion for children during the first, cold months of the year.

It is based on the classic children’s book written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman and released in 1961 with great success. The book has reportedly sold over 8 million copies in the sixty years since its publishing.

Tag Barker (Michaela Luci) and her best friend Scooch Pooch (Callum Shoniker) riding Tag's motorcycle in Netflix's "Go, Dog. Go," released on January 26, 2021. | Image: YouTube/Gabby & Friends.

Tag Barker (Michaela Luci) and her best friend Scooch Pooch (Callum Shoniker) riding Tag's motorcycle in Netflix's "Go, Dog. Go," released on January 26, 2021. | Image: YouTube/Gabby & Friends.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

The show’s focus character is a young pup named Tag Barker (Michaela Luci) who lives in the dog town Pawston. In the first episode, Scooch Pooch (Callum Shoniker), a pup who just moved to town, becomes friends with Tag.

Scooch is a dog from the country who only knows about chicken and loves driving a tractor. The fun begins when Tag and Scooch set out to attend a dog party in a tree, on which they meet the rest of the gang.

The series is also filled with good lessons and music, much of it provided by a trio of charismatic dogs that perform under the name “Barkapella.” Action is also an ingredient, with the characters moving by air, land, and water.

A preview of the first episode of the series, titled “Welcome to Pawston/Ruff Day on the Job,” was shared on January 19, a week ahead of the release of the first season, which consists of nine 22-minute episodes.

The sneak peek shows the series’ main cast embarking on an adventure in an air balloon. This was after they used a boat to take a shortcut and avoid a traffic jam preventing them from getting to the party in a tree.

Apart from Shoniker and Luci, the voice talent behind the series include Katie Griffin, Martin Roach, Lyon Smith, Gilbert Barker, Tajja Isen, Judy Marshank, and Patrick McKenna.

The series is aimed at a very young audience, mostly children between the ages of 2 and 6, according to the rating cited by IMDb. While the show features a lot of preschooler humor, it certainly is very enjoyable for adults if they are in the right mood.

FOR THE OLDER ONES

But while it is probably the youngest ones that will be fully into this animated recreation of the best-selling children’s book, Netflix also has several other titles to offer older children, teenagers, and adults.

For instance, there is Matt Groening’s medieval-set animated comedy “Disenchantment,” which has recently returned to the platform with a third season. From the creator of “The Simpsons,” the series premiered in 2018.

In this third season, the princess has to deal with threats to her increasing power, and the series gets a sort of an aesthetical reset, while the usual characters, the princess’ many sidekicks, maintaining a familiar feeling.

The season consists of 10 episodes of around 30 minutes each, and it features the voices of Eric Andre, Nat Faxon, and Abbi Jacobson. As an extra interesting fact, the earlier episodes are filled with Easter eggs from “Simpsons” and “Futurama.”

The “Karate Kid” revival series “Cobra Kai” recently debuted as a Netflix original with the release of the third season, after the series aired its first two seasons on YouTube.

The season has grown very popular since its debut in mid-January, reaching the top of the popularity ranking on the site. The show centers on longtime rivals Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) from the 1984 film.

Years after their legendary feud, and having long quit competing in martial arts, Daniel and Johnny revive their rivalry as adults when both of them open karate dojos, but the new season will see them join forces against a common enemy.

The new season consists of 10 episodes of around 35 minutes each. Macchio and Zabka are joined by a cast including Courtney Henggeler, Xolo Maridueña, Tanner Buchanan, Mary Mouser, and others.

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