Following the announcement of BBC’s upcoming pledge to invest millions in homegrown children’s content, UK indies Beakus and Cloth Cat Animation are set to bring Olobob Top to CBeebies on July 17.
The 52 x five-minute toon is created by animation director/producer Steve Smith (Factually Fun Fillers) and author/illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson (Goldilocks and Just the One Bear, Limelight Larry), and it features the voice of Stephen Mangan (Episodes, Postman Pat). The series marks the first in-house IP for Beakus, whose animation work has included popular CBeebies series Numtums.
Following the adventures of three child-voiced characters living in a forest, Olobob Top focuses on creative play and imagination. CAKE will globally distribute the series, which will also inspire a publishing program and suite of digital games.
CBeebies commissioned six new preschool series just last week, including Waffle The Wonder Dog and My World Kitchen.