CBS All Access Fetches New ‘Lassie,’ ‘George of the Jungle’ and ‘Mr Magoo’ Animated Series

Margeaux Sippell

CBS All Access announced plans to debut three new editions of popular children’s animated series — “Lassie,” “George of the Jungle” and “Mr. Magoo.”

The three new shows, which come from DreamWorks Animation’s Classic Media, will all debut commercial-free on Jan. 17.

The announcement was made by Marc DeBevoise, chief digital officer of ViacomCBS and President and CEO of CBS Interactive, during CBS All Access’ presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena on Sunday.

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“We’ve seen a tremendous response from our subscribers in just the few months since CBS All Access began offering children’s programming,” DeBevoise said. “Bringing new editions of legendary classics like ‘Lassie,’ ‘George of the Jungle’ and ‘Mr. Magoo’ to the service is a fantastic benchmark for CBS All Access, and we look forward to continuing to expand our offering for families.”

The three shows join CBS All Access’ existing lineup of exclusive original children’s series, including new seasons of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and the new “Danger Mouse,” as well as those from the service’s library of children’s programming, like “Bob the Builder,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Heathcliff” and “The Adventures of Paddington Bear.” It also includes Nickelodeon’s “The Legend of Korra,” “Sam & Cat” and “Danny Phantom,” with more being added.

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