New Kids Show Focused on Children with Disabilities

In an exciting new venture from Marc Brown, the creator of the beloved children’s television series Arthur, comes his next children show, Hop. Hop will showcase animated characters with disabilities.

Disability Scoop is calling Hop, the “first of its kind”. Renowned disability advocate, David Connolly – the first amputee to ever perform on Broadway – will be voicing the main character Hop. Warner Bros describes Hop as, “an enthusiastic, empathetic frog with one leg shorter than the other”.

Brown says, “The characters in Hop reflect many kids who are underrepresented in the media. Some of our characters have disabilities, but they never define who they are or what they can achieve. Kids are kids and each one is unique and filled with potential. And kids love to have fun — that’s what Hop is all about.”

Charlotte Walker, a voice actor and college student who is autistic, will also be joining the cast as Felipa, a creative neurodivergent Squirrel with a distaste for loud noises and crowds.

On April 4, Hop will make its grand debut on the streaming service Max, formally known as HBO Max.  Marc Brown says, “This show is a labor of love, and I hope it brings joy to children and families everywhere”.

This article was written by CPNRI Communications Intern Lana Bargnesi.