New Streaming Shows to Keep Your Kids Entertained in January

Kimberly Ritter

The new year is here, and with it comes some great new streaming entertainment for kids! If you’re looking for some bingeworthy new shows for families on streaming, the good news is there is lots of fun stuff making their debut in 2021. Here are some of the new children’s programming making their debut on Netflix, Disney+ and elsewhere this month. 

Some of the series you can expect are the premiere of two new series, including the all-new live action-animated hybrid preschool series, Gabby’s Dollhouse and the second based on PD Eastman’s best-selling children’s book, Go, Dog. Go!. Additionally, DreamWorks Animation will be releasing new seasons of fan favorites Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous and Cleopatra in Space. See the return of your favorite Pixar characters in new mini features with Pixar Popcorn on Disney+. For your older kids and Marvel fans, you’ll also want to tune in for Wandavison on Disney+.

Here are some of the fun new things your family will find on streaming this month.


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From celebrated preschool creators and executive producers, Traci Paige Johnson (Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood) and Jennifer Twomey (Blue’s Clues, Team Umizoomi), DreamWorks Gabby’s Dollhouse is a mixed-media preschool series with a surprise inside! Follow Gabby as she unboxes a surprise before jumping into a fantastical animated world full of adorable cat characters that live inside her magical dollhouse. I had an early sneak peek of this new show and a chance to chat with the creators and it is such a fun series for your preschool and early elementary kids! Join the adventure with Gabby’s Dollhouse now available on Netflix. Check out these fun crafts and recipes from Gabby’s Dollhouse


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Cleo’s life is turned upside down when the entire school finds out she’s the savior, and things get complicated when Brian and Akila start dating. Will the group stay focused enough to find the Uta and take on Octavian? 

Based on the award-winning book series by Mike Maihack and Executive Produced by Doug Langdale (The Adventures of Puss in Boots), Cleopatra in Space season 3 is now available exclusively on Peacock.


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The first few episodes of Marvel Studios’ captivating new series “WandaVision,” is now available on Disney+. Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, “WandaVision” marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems. We are loving the creativity of this new part of the Marvel universe and can’t wait to see what happens next. 


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Do you have a dinosaur fan like I do? Inspired by the Jurassic World franchise, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous follows six teenagers chosen for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Camp Cretaceous, a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar, must work together to survive when dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island.

Now stranded on an abandoned Isla Nublar, the campers struggle to survive among the wreckage of Jurassic World. As the T.Rex takes over Main Street, forcing the kids deeper into the jungle, the discovery that they may not be alone not only threatens their rescue but may uncover something more sinister. 

If your family thought that season one was exciting, hold onto your hats!  Season 2 features more adventure, challenges and dinosaur action than ever before. Watch for some fun surprises you won’t expect! 

Executive Produced by Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, Frank Marshall, Scott Kreamer and Aaron Hammersley, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous season 2 debuts January 22 on Netflix.


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Ready for your family’s Pixar fix in small bites? Pixar Popcorn is an new upcoming short series debuting on Disney Plus on January 22, 2021. Look for your favorite Pixar characters in various shorts made by the animators of your family’s favorite films.

The collection of 10 mini shorts features characters from Pixar favorites like “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo,” “Cars” and “The Incredibles” in all-new, bite-size stories created by Pixar Animation Studios’ talented animators.

My DIsney and Pixar loving family can’t wait to see our film favorites in some all new adventures!


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Based on PD Eastman’s best-selling children’s book, Go, Dog. Go! follows 6-year-old Tag Barker on her adventures in the city of Pawston, a fun-loving community of dogs on the go. Tag is a skilled mechanic and loves anything that goes. With her ingenuity and creativity, Tag can go as far as any plan will take her with her best friend Scooch Pooch by her side. Executive produced by Adam Peltzman (Odd Squad, Wallykazam!), Go, Dog. Go! zooms its way on to Netflix January 26. This creative and fun series is sure to capture your family’s love and imagination! 

No matter what your family loves to watch, these new series and seasons are sure to keep your kids entertained while indoors this winter. Stay tuned for more entertainment updates coming soon!

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