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Channel 5 adds another Absolutely Cuckoo show

The UK’s Channel 5 has commissioned another show from indie Absolutely Cuckoo, this time in the shape of Dave’s Dinosaurs. This follows on from the order of Wissper, and is again for Channel 5’s preschool Milkshake strand. 52x7mins Dave’s animated CGI series Dinosaurs is aimed at 4-6s and follows about  a young boy who becomes […]

Nick Jr. brings Euro toon to UK

US channel Nick Jr. has acquired European-produced CGI toon Wissper, and will debut it next year. The 52x7mins show comes from German brand management and content group m4e, compatriot BASTEI Media, Ireland’s Telegael, the UK’s Absolutely Cuckoo (Waybuloo) and Indian’s Discreet Art Productions. Nick Jr. has bought it from m4e after Channel 5 in the […]

Cartoon Forum 2014: pre-market guide, part one

Every year, brave indie producers stand before the great and the good of European animation commissioning to pitch their latest wares at the Cartoon Forum. Ahead of the event in September, Jesse Whittock looks at the projects heading for Toulouse, starting with toon powerhouses France and the UK. This year’s Cartoon Forum selection proves that […]

Channel 5 recognises m4e’s Wissper

UK broadcaster Channel 5 is to broadcast a new CGI animated toon from German children’s entertainment firm m4e, Waybuloo creator Dan Good and Ireland’s Telegael. The 52x7mins Wissper is targeted at 4-8 year-olds and a “pint-sized animal whisperer” who helps creatures around the world. It comes from Absolutely Cuckoo’s managing director Good, who created the […]

Channel 5 commissions new kids series

UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 5 has ordered Wissper, a new preschool series from UK indie producer Absolutely Cuckoo. The animated series will follow Wissper, a quirky girl who can speak to animals and ends up helping them with their problems. Absolutely Cuckoo, the studio that counts preschool hit Waybuloo among its credits, is making the […]