New inclusive animated kids’ series about a group of robots and their sci-fi adventures turns the characters’ limitations into positive attributes.
Creation Entertainment Media and Magic Frame Animation announced their partnership on the new kids’ animated series BuddyBots. The two production companies will co-develop and produce the educational, inclusive IP, which they will launch at MIPJunior 2022.
Emmy Award winner Louis Elman will serve as Voice Director for the series; award winning Sefi Carmel, CEO of Creation Entertainment Media, will serve as composer. Carmel’s studio, Soundtrack Creation (Legacy of Lies, Albion Tales), will provide sound design.
BuddyBots follows a group of robots and two teen protagonists chronicling their adventures in a sci-fi animated world, where learning and family are some of the most important values. The characters each have certain limitations or traits traditionally perceived as “downfalls” which are turned into positive attributes, showing that everyone is equally valuable and it’s important to believe in one’s own abilities, all while seeking support from family and friends.
The narrative encourages emotional development in its young audience, with lessons for parents and children on how to treat peers, believe in yourself, and overcome challenges by seeking support from others. The episodes cover topics of space, tech, and equipment. The series is currently in early production.
Creation Entertainment Media and the specialist team of creatives and animators from Magic Frame Animation also partnered on the Netflix film Secret Magic Control Agency, a ratings hit in multiple territories. The partnership takes advantage of experienced creatives from Cyprus, France, Spain, and the UK. The multiplatform series will bring licensing and branding opportunities for partners around the world.
“The key values behind BuddyBots are to empower young audiences in a way that is inclusive, and celebrate uniqueness and individuality,” said Carmel. “The series narrative underlines the importance of building robust emotional support systems through friends and family, and overcoming personal challenges and special needs through self-belief and a sense of community.”
Lidia Chirita, Head of Sales and Co-Productions at Magic Frame Animation, stated, “The key elements of our series BuddyBots are unique and loveable characters, the mixture of stunning visual effects, adventures, emotional moments and strong plot development. Understanding market needs, we are creating a show that catches the imagination of kids and contains messages loved around the world. The show offers commercial opportunities for consumer products licensing and is easy to derive into multiple content forms through a wide range of distribution channels. At MIPJunior we are seeking distribution partners in diverse platforms and deals for co-production.”
Source: Creation Entertainment Media