Currently in pre-production, new kids’ CG animated series created by Kate Wogan and Debbie MacDonald follows a young girl who with the help of eco-heroes, safeguards the environment for future generations.
Jetpack Distribution has acquired global rights for the brand-new CGI animated series Stella & the Starlets, currently in pre-production. The first season, comprised of 52 x 11-minute episodes, will target kids ages 4-7. The series is being produced by the newly formed Stella Starlets Limited, helmed by Kate Wogan, the founder of Twizzlewhizz Ltd.
Wogan is the series’ co-creator, along with Debbie MacDonald; she is also the author of the popular Uh Oh Milo! picture book series. MacDonald was formerly vice president of programming for Nickelodeon UK and is a veteran executive producer, content creator, and writer in the children’s content space. Nick Cook rounds out the project team, having spent 20 years in retail as a buyer, brand manager, and product developer for Tesco, Toys R’ Us, Mothercare, and Disney Stores.
Stella & the Starlets tell the story of a little girl who has the power to call on four eco-heroes who embody elements of the universe: earth, air, fire, and water. As the guardian of Skyhollow, Stella is on a mission to safeguard her planet’s environment, keeping it safe for future generations.
“It’s great for Jetpack to be involved in the show at the pre-production stage,” commented Jetpack CEO Dominic Gardiner. “We love the concept, which is both sensitive and imaginative. It’s a fun yet didactic way to introduce the youngest audiences to the importance of taking care of the planet. We know this will resonate with parents also.”
“We’re thrilled to be working with Dominic and the team at Jetpack to bring Stella and her eco-heroes to life,” added Wogan. “We hope they empower young audiences with their powerful message that nobody is too small to make a big difference.”