Waffles + Mochi: Michelle Obama Announces Family Series on Netflix

Release on Netflix globally, 16 March 2021

Waffles + Mochi: Michelle Obama Announces Family Series on Netflix
Michelle Obama, wearing a blue apron, stands in a rooftop garden posing for the camera and holding a pink, round mochi puppet. A bee puppet wearing a red tie hovers over her shoulder while a furry white and blue puppet with frozen waffle ears embraces her side.

Michelle Obama announced that she’d debut a new Netflix kids’ show called Waffles + Mochi

The 10-episodes show will premier on March 16th, 2021, globally.

The show will combine live-action with puppets, and centres around the two friends who leave the Land of Frozen Food for a job in a “whimsical supermarket” where they’ll embark upon the “the culinary adventure of a lifetime.” 

According to Netflix, the Synopsis is as follows:

Once upon a thyme, deep in The Land of Frozen Food, lived two best friends named Waffles and Mochi with one shared dream: to become chefs! 

The only problem? Everything they cooked was made of ice. 

When these two taste-buddies are suddenly hired as the freshest employees of a whimsical supermarket, they’re ready for the culinary adventure of a lifetime. 

With the help of friendly new faces like the supermarket owner, Mrs. Obama, and a magical flying shopping cart as their guide, Waffles and Mochi blast off on global ingredient missions, traveling to kitchens, restaurants, farms and homes all over the world, cooking up recipes with everyday ingredients alongside renowned chefs, home cooks, kids and celebrities. 

Whether they’re picking potatoes in the Andes of Peru, sampling spices in Italy, or making Miso in Japan, these curious explorers uncover the wonder of food and discover every meal is a chance to make new friends. 

Waffles + Mochi is an exciting invitation to get kids and grown-ups cooking together in the kitchen and connecting to cultures around the globe. 

More about Waffles + Mochi

Directors: Jeremy Konner, Alex Braverman

Showrunners: Erika Thormahlen & Jeremy Konner

Executive Producers: Erika Thormahlen, Jeremy Konner, Tonia Davis, Priya Swaminathan, Barack and Michelle Obama

Production Company: Higher Ground Productions

Starring: Michelle Obama

Puppeteers:  Michelle Zamora (Waffles), Russ Walko (Mochi and Intercommy), Jonathan Kidder (Busy), Diona Elise Burnett (Steve the Mop and voice of Magicart), Taleia Gilliam (Shelfie), Andy Hayward (puppet swing), Piotr Michael (voice of Mochi), George Konner (voice of Intercommy)

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