Kids round-up: Cbeebies opens ‘Fred & Pete’s Treasure Tales’; Sky Kids lands Monrae’s gaming series

CBeebies opens Fred & Pete’s Treasure Tales

CBeebies in the UK is preparing to debut Fred And Pete’s Treasure Tales, from Jasper James’ prodco Screen Glue.

The show, which premieres in the UK on 10 July, is a 30 x 14-minute factual series for children aged 4-7 that follows Cornwall-based artists Fred and Pete as they spend their days hunting for treasure around the county.

James, who exec produces, said: “Creating kids’ content, especially live action, is more challenging today than it has ever been. So, to be as forward-thinking as possible and always keen to maximise efficiencies, we purposely set out to create a factual format that could easily travel, with in-built returnability.

Fred And Pete’s Treasure Tales is set in Cornwall, but it can readily be filmed in other parts of the UK or other countries,” he added. The show was commissioned by Kate Morton, head of BBC Children’s commissioning and acquisitions, 0-6. It is produced in association with Propa Job.

Sky Kids lands Monrae’s gaming series

Sky Kids in the UK has ordered its fourth show from MonRae Productions, this time a 40-part order of Let’s Game: Worldbuilders.

The show, which is co-produced with Nest Productions, marks the latest addition to the Let’s Game franchise and will see YouTube gamers DanTDM, Yammy, EthanGamer, Jelly, LDShadowLady, Slogo and I Am Sanna take on a range of challenges to create in-game worlds.

Global gaming titles Animal Crossing, Mario Maker, No Man’s Sky, Planet Coaster, Two Point Campus and Lego 2K will all feature in the five minute episodes in exclusive licensing deals scored by MonRae for television with the likes of Nintendo, 2K, Sega, Frontier, Sumo Digital and Curve.

The series builds on MonRae’s previous series’ Challenge DanTDM and Let’s Game for Sky Kids.

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