Disney Branded Television announced that Kiff, their nutty new animated buddy-comedy about optimistic squirrel Kiff and her chill bunny bestie Barry, will premiere Friday, 10 March on Disney Channel (8:00 p.m. EST/PST) and Wednesday, 15 March on Disney+. Kimiko Glenn (Orange Is the New Black) stars in the titular role of Kiff, whose thirst for life takes her on countless adventures through their city alongside Barry, voiced by H Michael Croner (Craig of the Creek).
The voice cast includes James Monroe Iglehart (Broadway’s Aladdin) and Lauren Ash (Superstore) as Kiff’s parents, Martin and Beryl, Deedee Magno Hall (Steven Universe) as Kiff’s teacher, Miss Deer Teacher, Eugene Cordero (Loki) as Kiff’s neighbor, The Pone, and the school secretary, Secretary Prince, Josh Johnson (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) as Barry’s brother, Harry Buns, Eric Bauza (Looney Toons) as TV producer Roy Fox and Kiff’s classmate Reggie.
Then there is Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Kiff’s classmate Candle Fox, Steve Little (Adventure Time) as the town city manager, Glarbin Gloobin, Kent Osborne (Phineas and Ferb) as the school janitor, Sweepy Steve, Gary Anthony Williams (Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur) as artist manager Flam Bingo, Mary Mack (Solar Opposites) as Kiff’s classmate Renee, Rhys Darby (Our Flag Means Death) as a troll living under a bridge, Trollie, Tom Kenny (Spongebob SquarePants) as Kiff’s classmates Trevor, Gareth and Darryn, Katie Crown (Amphibia) as town barista, Pawva, Kate Flannery (The Office) as laundromat owner and Helen’s sister, Agnes, Nichole Sakura (Superstore) as Barry’s sister, Terri Buns and Rachel House (Thor: Ragnarok) as Barry’s mom, Mary Buns.
From creators and executive producers Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal, the series follows Kiff and Barry as they navigate school, relationships and their often-eccentric community in Table Town, a world where animals and magical oddballs tackle day-to-day life together.
Inspired by the people and places Heavens and Smal experienced when they were growing up in Cape Town, South Africa, each half-hour episode, comprising two 11-minute stories, will include a new original song. In addition to their creative roles, Heavens and Smal also voice characters in the series: Heavens as Kiff’s drama teacher, Helen, and Smal as the principal of Table Town School, Principal Secretary.
Also available from 10 March will be planned extensions for the series which includes the Kiff Original Soundtrack from Walt Disney Records and a stand-alone vertical-scrolling adventure game on the DisneyNOW app and on DisneyNow website.
In addition to Heavens and Smal, the creative team includes Emmy Award-winning Kent Osborne (Phineas and Ferb and Adventure Time), who will serve as co-producer and story editor, and Winnie Chaffee (Captain Planet and the Planeteers) as producer. Kiff is produced by Titmouse, the Emmy Award-winning animation production company, in association with Disney Channel.