Original new preschool series from Andrew Davenport’s Foundling Bird and Sutikki marks Bento Box Entertainment’s official entry into the kids space.
LONDON -- U.K. broadcaster CBeebies has commissioned the original new preschool series Moon and Me (50 x 22’) from Andrew Davenport’s Foundling Bird and Sutikki, the new kids and family division of Bento Box Entertainment.
Moon and Me is a magical, groundbreaking series for preschool kids, created written and produced by Andrew Davenport -- co-creator of Teletubbies and creator of In the Night Garden, two of the most innovative, popular, award-winning and successful global pre-school franchises in history. Moon and Me will begin airing on the BBC’s preschool channel CBeebies in early 2018.
Inspired by well-loved tales of toys that come to life when nobody is looking, Moon and Me is the comical story of a special friendship between two characters from completely different worlds. The 50-episide, 22-minute series combines the latest production methods with traditional storytelling, comedy and music to create a breathtaking, beautifully-constructed picture-book world. A treat for the eye, ear and mind of today’s pre-school child, Moon and Me celebrates a young child’s creative play away from screens.
Through the partnership with Foundling Bird announced last year, Sutikki is serving as the primary production, merchandising and non-U.K. distribution partner for the series. Pre-production has begun at multiple locations in the U.S. and in the U.K., making it a truly international undertaking.
“I’m thrilled -- over the moon -- at this commission from CBeebies to create an innovative pre-school series that will honor the heritage of our previous work together,” Davenport said. “The time is right for a new approach to pre-school storytelling and -- like In the Night Garden and Teletubbies, ten and twenty years ago respectively - Moon and Me will pioneer new production techniques to create the highest standard of quality programming for the CBeebies audience.”
“Moon and Me is a delightful new series with charming stories and innovative production techniques that will really resonate with our viewers and support their creative development,” CBeebies controller Kay Benbow commented.
“As Sutikki’s first production, and Bento Box Entertainment’s official entry into the kids’ space, we set the bar extremely high by teaming with the best in the business,” said Sutikki Partner, Irene Weibel. “We know the benefits of our collaborative relationship with Foundling Bird will be immeasurable and are honored that CBeebies has chosen to be a very important part of Andy’s latest endeavor.”