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Gigglebug Unveils ‘Best & Bester’ at Cartoon Forum

Finnish production company’s kids show pairs with an app that allows children to compare their favorite things.

Gigglebug Entertainment, the Finnish animation IP studio behind Nordic kids sensation Gigglebug, unveiled Sept. 12 its latest production at Cartoon Forum, a high-concept original animated series, Best & Bester. 

In a world where everyone gets to decide what they want to be, two ultra-competitive buddies, Best and Bester, spend their time comparing what is the best thing of all time. It shows kids that when it comes to matters of taste, there is no wrong or right. Best buddies can find endless fun in debate and even have the courage to change their opinion. At heart, Best & Bester is a buddy comedy that centers around kids' freedom to express their opinion and the multitude of possibilities that exist for them in the world.

A digital-first concept, the TV series consists of 78 x 7 minute episodes and is paired with an interactive app, which encourages users to compare their own favorite things and share it with their friends to determine the best thing ever, just like the characters.

Best & Bester follows Gigglebug Entertainment’s hugely successful animation Gigglebug, the heartfelt and infectious Finnish TV series for preschoolers. A hit TV series currently broadcast on Channel 5’s Milkshake! and originally commissioned by YLE in Finland and SRF in Switzerland, Gigglebug also consists of three fun apps, three audio books, a music album and live events for the family. The apps have received more than 1 million downloads, and topped the preschool app charts in 64 countries.

Anttu Harlin, CEO and Producer at Gigglebug Entertainment says:

“Our mission is to create positive entertainment which has an impact on shaping kids into balanced human beings. Best & Bester opens kids eyes to the endless possibilities that are available to them and celebrates the freedom of opinion through comedy that’s out of this world! Cartoon Forum is the perfect place to bring an original show like Best & Bester. It allows us the room to take greater risks and present something we’re passionate about that’s slightly outrageous and outside-the-box. We’re excited to see how the cartoon world embraces the unpredictable side of Best & Bester, and how kids get involved in comparing and debating their favorite things.”

Source: Gigglebug Entertainment

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