The series is about a 5 year old boy called Daniel Cook who learns new things and shares his experiences and adventures with other kids. For example, he learns about taekwondo, gymnastics, and animals. He also visits a fire station, a YMCA, and more. The show was filmed in Toronto, Ontario; New Brunswick; Nova Scotia, and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Every episode six minutes long, half-hour shows consist of five six-minute episodes. The series has been sold by Distribution360 to over eighty-five countries worldwide, and dubbed into fourteen languages
The series has also launched a six-volume book series distributed by Kids Can Press and produced by marblemedia. Five DVDs have also been released featuring episodes from the series.
There is another television series that complements This is Daniel Cook, called This is Emily Yeung, which premiered on Treehouse TV in the Fall of 2006.
The series was created by J.J. Johnson and Blair Powers. The show's pilot was filmed in October 2002 and once the series was picked up, production resumed in June 2004. Production was completed in 2006.