Created by Billy Macqueen, Catherine Williams, and Maddy Darrall, ‘Chip And Potato’ is a Family Jr. original series for children which has been taken up by Netflix. The series centers around the adventures of a little pug called Chip and its toy, Potato, which is actually an alive mouse. Macqueen is a veteran in children’s programs, having created shows like ‘Smile’, ‘Bear Behaving Badly’, ‘Pet Squad’ and ‘Baby Jake’. ‘Chip And Potato’ is another of Netflix production for kids and pre-teens. With their intense focus on children’s programming, it can be assumed that the company is now trying to bring the attention of the younger audiences to their platform.
‘Chip And Potato’ is produced by Fiona Robinson and Bryan Heidinger. Maddy Darrall, Billy Macqueen, Stephanie Betts, Anne Loi, and Kirsten Newlands are the executive producers of the show.
Chip And Potato Cast: Who is in it?
As it is clear from the title of the show, the two most important characters are Chip, a four-year-old pug, and its best friend, a living mouse which stays in its pocket. Interestingly, the family with whom Chip lives has no idea about the existence of potato. The character of Chip has been described as quite friendly and warm. It is being voiced by Abigail Oliver. In the UK version of the show, the character is voiced by Ava Talbot. Potato, on the other hand, is an interesting character. It never reveals itself as a living creature to anyone else other than Chip, and everyone presumes Potato to be a doll with which Chip plays. Canadian actress Andrea Libman is voicing the character. We have earlier seen her in ‘Little Women’ (1994), ‘Andre’ (1994), and in a guest role in ‘X-Files’. The voicework she did for the show ‘ My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic’ brought her widespread recognition.
Besides these two, other important characters of the show are Spud (voiced by Chance Hurstfield), and Nico (voiced by Dominic Good), Chip’s brother and friend respectively. Chip’s parents, Little Momma (voiced by Briana Buckmaster) and Little Poppa (voiced by Brian Dobson) can also be seen in the series.
Chip And Potato Plot: What is it about?
The series follows the adventures of the young pug called Chip and its friend Potato. We see Chip as she begins to grow up and goes out on play dates with other dogs, goes to the kindergarten, and has only Potato for comfort, having grown up without the support of parents. The story is basically about the friendship the dog and the mouse share. According to one of the co-creators, Darrell Macqueen’s official website, the show is not in the form of other anthology shows for children where a story begins and ends within one episode, and the lead characters are placed in another different story in the next one. This show is going to be in a serialized format.
The friendship story between a puppy and a mouse is a really interesting concept, and Macqueen claims that the ups and downs in the emotional attachment shared by the two become the crux of the story. We are already aware of a legendary show called ‘Tom And Jerry’, which is a story of the enmity between a mouse and a cat. Time will tell whether Chip and her best friend Potato can come even close to the status achieved by their renowned predecessors.