According to Bob Bolling's interview with Gary Brown in Comic Book Artist (March 2004), the idea for this series came from publisher John Goldwater's son Richard, who had just taken over as editor of Archie Comics. "John Goldwater told me that Richard had this idea to do a Little Archie and animals book. He said they were going to call it Little Archie in Animal Land. So I said 'Okay," and I did them." Bolling said that it was a difficult series to do because of the research and realistic drawing, as well as the need to keep the stories from being too obviously educational, but felt that "for what it was, it turned out to be pretty good."
Dexter Taylor told Gary Brown (in Comic Book Artist, March 2004) that he was the colorist for this series.