If you’ve got a preschooler, odds are you have heard of Pete the Cat, the blue feline who speaks in groovy slang. He first appeared in 2010 with the picture book “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes” by author Eric Litwin and illustrator James Dean. Readers loved the jazzy cadence of the text, the breezy attitude, and the sharp illustrations. In 2017, Pete the Cat became a Prime Video animated show, with specials and partial seasons spread out over the last few years. The latest installment of the second season premieres on Friday, March 11, on Prime Video. Among the voice actors on the show are Elvis Costello as Pete’s dad as well as Jessica Biel, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Jim Parsons. Read on for more on how to watch Pete the Cat.
- When Do New Episodes Premiere: The next installment of season 2 of Pete the Cat premieres on Friday, March 11.
- Where to Watch: Pete the Cat is avialable on Amazon Prime Video (free trial)
How to watch the current season of “Pete the Cat”
So far, there have been two seasons of the show as well as a few holiday-themed specials. Fortunately, all you cats and kittens out there don’t need cable to catch in on this cool program, as Pete would say. All you need is a subscription is a free trial to Amazon Prime to check it out.
The service costs $14.99 per month after the free trial, but you won’t be charged if you cancel before the trial expires. While a subscription to Amazon Prime provides access to thousands of movies and TV shows through Prime video, there are also a ton of other benefits like free shipping on prime eligible purchases on Amazon. You can learn more about the other benefits of Prime in our review of Amazon Prime.
How to Watch Past Seasons of “Pete the Cat”
The first season of Pete the Cat is also available only on Amazon Prime Video, as is the 2017 Pete the Cat: A Groovy New Year and the 2018 Pete the Cat: A Very Groovy Christmas. The first season has seven 22-minute episodes.
About the show
Litwin and Dean wrote the first four “Pete the Cat” books, but the many books that have come since were illustrated by Dean and written by his wife, Kimberly Dean. The change in authors went with a change in tone – the books. They became concise. The lyrical text became more straightforward and prosaic. More characters were introduced as well as more complicated storylines that are pertinent to preschoolers’ lives.
The “Pete the Cat” show is more in the vein of the recent books, mainly featuring the adventures of Pete’s family and friends. While I miss the words of the original books, this adaptation has plenty to love for the younger set. Bright colors, music, and lots of fun animal characters will keep them entertained for as long as you let them keep it on.