Guru lands Kids’ CBC development deal

The Canadian studio and Kids' CBC are developing Big Blue, which is designed to inspire early-learner interest in underwater ecosystems.
November 1, 2016

Toronto-based animation house Guru Studio is developing a new animated series with Kids’ CBC. Big Blue follows underwater adventurers Lettie and Lemo as they explore a vast ocean-covered planet.

Big Blue is aimed at kids four to eight. The show comes from the mind of artist and Guru in-house designer Gyimah Gariba and features a diverse cast of characters. Hailing from Ghana, Gariba moved to Canada six years ago and finished his animation studies at Sheridan College. And in 2015, Forbes named him one of “15 Young African Creatives Rebranding Africa.”

The series uses humor and adventure to inspire kids’ interest in the ocean and the myriad creatures that dwell underwater.

Big Blue joins current Guru properties like Dinopaws, co-produced with Kindle Entertainment and Impossible Kids in the UK for Corus-owned Treehouse, Justin Time (DHX TV/Netflix) and True and the Rainbow Kingdom (Netflix). 

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