New kids’ entertainment company teams up with Canadian creators Andrew Sabiston and Ron Rubin to develop original kids’ show where adventure, learning, laughter, and music are at the heart of every episode.
Canadian-U.S. kids entertainment company, bulbKIDZ, has just launched, heading into development of it first original preschool animation project, Gopher It! (52 x 11’). The new company, helmed by industry veterans Nancy Aries Koff and Kiersten Halstead, has teamed up with award-winning Canadian creators, Andrew Sabiston (Super Wings, The Remarkable Mr. King, Ranger Rob, The Moblees) and Ron Rubin (Beetlejuice, X-Men, Avengers, Care Bears), on the series; Season 1 release is slated for Fall 2022, with Season 2 set for Spring 2023.
Aimed at kids three to six, Gopher It! is an adventurous edutainment series about a young gregarious gopher who travels all over the animal kingdom to help, and learn from, an unforgettable bunch of furry, scaly, and feathered friends. From pole to pole and every habitat in between, viewers will travel with Chester, the series’ hero, on his extraordinary escapades as he visits the wildest destinations on earth. Adventure, learning, laughter, music, and heart are at the core of every episode.
“Gopher It! falls perfectly in line with our company mission to develop diverse content with international appeal, through entertaining relatable characters, music, and engaging content for preschoolers to tweens,” shared Halstead. “We’re thrilled to be working with the talented Andrew Sabiston and Ron Rubin on Gopher It! as they have years of experience in bringing characters' voices to life.”
“With his boundless curiosity and playful, caring heart, Chester dials into the way kids think,” noted Sabiston. “We can’t wait to see our little gopher travel the world with bulbKIDZ.”
bulbKIDZ focuses on children’s and family content through properties that inspire, entertain, and connect with young viewers and their families for co-viewing opportunities. The company acquires, develops, produces, and distributes projects for global consumption.
“Our main objective is to develop strategic partnerships in creating and distributing meaningful and relevant entertainment on all platforms worldwide, making for great storytelling,” explained Koff. “We provide programming solutions for multi-viewing targets, connecting culture to kids.”
Collectively, Koff and Halstead have an extensive history in the children’s entertainment space, with over four decades of experience in development, production, licensing, and distribution. The duo has worked on multiple successful animated titles including Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures (Disney XD), Shin Chan (TV Asahi), Skylanders Academy (Activision & Netflix) along with multiple original series such as Kong – King of the Apes (Netflix), Tarzan and Jane (Netflix), Super Monsters (Netflix), and S.M.A.S.H! (HBO Max & Super RTL). bulbKIDZ offers production management, in full partnership, from start to finish. needs worldwide.