Fred Barton served as Orchestrator and Conductor for three seasons of the acclaimed television series Wonder Pets!, produced by Little Airplane Productions for Nickelodeon. Since its debut in March 2006, Wonder Pets! ranked among the top three children's shows in the U.S. and around the world.
Larry Hochman was Lead Composer, and Grammy-Award-winning Jeffrey Lesser served as Music Supervisor. Composers of episodes included Jason Robert Brown, Michael John LaChiusa, and Jerry Bock. Each episode is a twelve-minute, through-composed mini-operetta recorded with live orchestra – not your average children's fare in this rock-pop world.
The Wonder Pets! Music Department won multiple Daytime Emmy Awards in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012, with nominations for 2011 and 2014.
All three seasons of Wonder Pets! are now available on Amazon Video, and streamed on the Noggin video service.