Pukeko Pictures has today confirmed the sale of Kiddets, its sister series to hit animated preschool show The WotWots to Australia’s ABC and New Zealand’s TVNZ.
Slated to air on both broadcasters later this year, Kiddets expands upon The WotWots franchise with 52 x 11 brand new adventures and sees the introduction of five new WotWot characters, Patches, Dapper, Bounce, Stripes and Luna – young space cadets in training at a play school space academy on planet WotWot. Under the watchful eye of SpottyWot and DottyWot who are based on planet Earth, Patches, Dapper, Bounce, Stripes and Luna learn all the skills they need to embark on a mission to a new world.
Aimed at new and existing fans of The WotWots, Kiddets will enjoy a broader audience appeal including older preschool children with each episode demonstrating the positive values of teamwork and the building blocks of true and enduring friendship.
The series is co-produced by Pukeko Pictures and Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company and is the first official children’s television co-production between New Zealand and China. Kiddets has been created by The WotWots’ Creator, Martin Baynton and will be Executive Produced by Richard Taylor.
The series is distributed by CAKE, handling worldwide distribution rights excluding Australia, New Zealand and Greater China. The recently announced agreement extends to North American and European rights (for series 2) of the original Pukeko Pictures show The WotWots (78 x 11’), a global hit series that has aired in over a hundred countries and which included an extensive licensing programme.
“We are thrilled to announce the sale of Kiddets to both Australia’s ABC KIDS and our local broadcaster, TVNZ. Kiddets is a delightful follow up to The WotWots which was seen in over a hundred countries including Australia and New Zealand and enjoyed an extensive licensing programme. Together with our Chinese co-production partners, Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company and our international distributors, CAKE we look forward to seeing the same success for Kiddets,” said Richard Taylor, Co-Owner of Pukeko Pictures.