Preschool series, co-produced by Pukeko Pictures and Hengxin Shambala Kids, encourages kids to learn through play.
Planeta Junior has acquired rights for the CGI preschool series (52 x 11’) Kiddets, making them responsible for TV distribution and licensing in over 50 countries, including all of Europe, Russia, and various nations in the Middle East. This project is the first co-production by Pukeko Pictures and Hengxin Shambala Kids.
Kiddets was created by Martin Baynton, author of the mother series The WotWots and other children’s books including Jane and the Dragon; and Richard Taylor, Weta Workshop founder and creative director. The series follows the adventures of five young WotWots (Patchs, Dapper, Bounce, Stripes and Luna) as they learn to become space explorers.
The series is designed to fulfill key aspects of learning by combining educational content with captivating entertainment. Each character is interested in a different subject: science, art and culture, health and safety, mechanics, and leadership. Focusing on the quest for knowledge the characters make discoveries, highlighting new information, and learning key values like friendship, trust, honesty, kindness, tolerance, patience, truthfulness, reliability, forgiveness, respect, hard work and tenacity.
Kiddets are space cadet explorers training at a kids’ space center, in an incredible game room, with views of an exotic spaceport floating in the blue sky over their planet on planet, WotWot. There they learn what they need to know so that one day they can man their own spaceship and set out to investigate other planets. Every day is an opportunity to play, learn and explore. The galaxy is big and exciting, and so wonderfully complex that the Kiddets cannot wait to get started.
Season 2 of Kiddets is in production, following its successful release in China, Australia, and New Zealand. The series has also made the leap to a range of interactive games and mobile.
Source: Planeta Junior