Hi Opie!

Hi Opie! is a live-action preschool series that follows the social, emotional and intellectual escapades of 5 year old Opie, a new kid in kindergarten and your new puppet friend. Opie and his real kid classmates are in their first year of all-day kindergarten – uncertain just what to expect. With each new day, Opie learns more about himself, his friends and his two teachers.

Each story marks a new chapter in Opie’s personal growth as he participates in, struggles with and inevitably succeeds in kindergarten activities. With a clear and attainable goal, it is the process of learning through play – having fun, asking questions, experimenting with the consequences of one’s actions, persevering through adversity, imagining, and, of course, continuing to be curious – that leads to Opie’s personal growth.

Executive Producers Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg, in association with The Jim Henson Company are working with creator and co-Executive Producer Barbara Slade (Angelina Ballerina and Rugrats), series’ Producer Larry Mirkin (Fraggle Rock) and Executive Story Editor Kate Barris (Max & Ruby, Captain Flamingo) to bring Hi Opie! to life.  This team worked in collaboration with broadcast partners TVO, City Saskatchewan and Knowledge Network as well as Producer/Director Lowell Dean of Lolofilm Productions Inc., Series Director Phil McCordic and Halle Stanford, who serves as the Executive Producer for The Jim Henson Company.


  • Category:  Kids & Family, Interactive
  • Sub Category Tag:  Live action, puppet
  • Target Audience:  2-6
  • Status:  Completed, Two Seasons
  • Episodes:  78 x 7
  • Website: hiopie.com (Web Games, Classroom Tour, Exclusive Video)
  • Mobile App:  Opie’s Playground (free mobile app/games for iOS and Android devices)
  • Social Media Links: Facebook; Twitter
  • PartnersTVO, City Saskatchewan, Knowledge Network, The Jim Henson Company