Written by celebrated American children’s books writer Doreen Cronin, and illustrated by the equally well known Harry Bliss, the three bestselling books, ‘Diary of a Worm (2003)’, ‘Diary of a Spider (2005)’, and ‘Diary of a Fly (2007), together form the plot of the children’s TV show ‘The Bug Diaries’, set to stream on Amazon Prime Video. This witty show for preschoolers follows the adventures of the unlikely bug trio of Fly, Spider and Worm as they fly, spin and wriggle in and out of adventures in the adverse, much larger world that surrounds them, creating in the process fascinating entries for their bug diaries.
Amazon was in the process of the series’ production for a few years now, with them initially announcing plans for its production, along with the live action ‘Sid & Marty Krofft’s Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’ back in 2016. While speaking about ‘The Bug Diaries’ during Amazon’s initial announcement in ’16, Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios said, “We are so excited to bring this beloved series, Bug Diaries, to our customers that highlights important life lessons for our young viewers”.
The show has had one successful season so far. Here’s everything we know about its next season.
The Bug Diaries Cast: Who is in it?
Created by American animator Gilly Fogg, ‘The Bug Diaries’ includes a host of voice actors with the major characters of Worm, Spider and Fly being voiced by Nilah Rivera, Logan Smith and Abigail Dylan Harrison, respectively. Other voice actors of the series include for Garry Littman (voicing Dusty/Mookies), Jaden Michael (voicing Lucas), Hudson Loverro (voicing Cody) , Barabara Rosenblat ( voicing Spider Mom), Tanesha Mary Gray (voicing Mom Worm/ Lucas’ Mom), among others. The number of episodes in which the aforementioned cast feature is different for each voice actor, with the exceptions of the primary cast members- Harrsion, Rivera and Smith.
The Bug Diaries Plot: What is it about?
With the acclaimed writer-illustrator duo of Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss at its helm, Amazon Prime Video’s new children’s series ‘The Bug Diaries’ is an amalgamation of the plots of three of their books. The first book in the series namely ‘Diary of a Worm’ hilariously follows the adventures of a school going worm as he understands both the goodness and the adversities surrounding him, through his daily diary entries.
‘Diary of a Spider’ the second book is written as the titular Spider’s diary, including illustrations showing the Spider’s family, a picture of his favourite book, a discovery of a sculpture and a playbill from the school’s production of ‘Itsy Bitsy Spider’. Parallel plot lines of the Spider’s friendship with Fly (titular character of the final book of the series), and his encounters with the bug hating Grampa, are also included in the book. Worm from the first book of the series is seen making occasional appearances. ‘Publishers Weekly’ reviews the book by writing “This endearing book delivers a gentle message that comes through when Spider muses, ‘I wish that people wouldn’t judge all spiders based on the few spiders that bite. I know if we took the time to get to know each other, we would get along just fine. Just like me and Fly’.”