TV New Zealand acquires Pukeko Pictures’ Kiddets
Pukeko Pictures has confirmed the sale of Kiddets, its sister series to hit animated preschool show, The WotWots, to Australia’s ABC and New Zealand’s TVNZ.
Slated to air on both broadcasters later this year, Kiddets expands upon The WotWots franchise with brand new adventures and sees the introduction of 5 new WotWot characters: Patches, Dapper, Bounce, Stripes and Luna – young space cadets in training at a play school space academy on planet WotWot. Under the watchful eye of SpottyWot and DottyWot who are based on planet Earth, Patches, Dapper, Bounce, Stripes and Luna learn all the skills they need to embark on a mission to a new world.
The series is co-produced by Pukeko Pictures and Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company and is the first official children’s television co-production between New Zealand and China.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the next instalment of The WotWots in the form of Kiddets to Australian and New Zealand audiences. Both ABC KIDS and TVNZ have been great supporters of The WotWots brand and it has performed well for both so we look forward to Kiddets enjoying the same success.
We are incredibly fortunate to work with our international partners Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company and CAKE on the series and can’t wait to see little ones enjoying the adventures of Patches, Dapper, Bounce, Stripes and Luna,” said Creator, Martin Baynton.