Toronto, Canada-based marblemedia is teaming up with UK prodco Whole Hog Creations to develop a new original preschool series for Canadian pubcaster CBC.
It’s not the first time the companies have worked together. Whole Hog’s James Fox and Richard Brookes are responsible for creating kids game show Skatoony and this new partnership will see them developing Chugga Chugga Wow, a hybrid live-action/animated series and website for preschoolers.
The 52 x 11-minute educational adventure series will see real kids climb aboard an animated train en route to a toon world, interacting with characters and solving problems along the way.
The journey will continue online, where marble is developing an interactive hub for kids to meet the characters, sing songs and play games from the show.
Marble’s Distribution360 will handle international distribution and format sales for Chugga Chugga Wow.