London: Hoho Entertainment, [the company set up by Oliver Ellis and Helen Howells in January this year, has announced that pre-production has begun on its first animated pre-school project entitled Cloudbabiesâ„¢. The 52 x 10 ‘ series has been acquired by by CBeebies and is set to air in 2012.
Cloudbabiesâ„¢ is about four enchanting, childlike characters, Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow and Baba Green whose job it is to look after the sky and their Sky Friends – Sun, Moon, Rainbow, Fuffa Cloud and Little Star. They live together with Bobo White, a mischievous little imp, in a house on a big fluffy cloud. Every morning, they jump on their Skyhorsies and begin their day’s work.
“We’re only 8 months old and Cloudbabiesâ„¢ is very dear to our hearts as it’s the first project out of the Hoho stable. There’s already a lot of excitement building around the series, and we have managed to keep all the production in the UK, which is quite exceptional nowadays. We are looking forward to taking a pilot episode to MIPCOM in order to secure international partners” commented joint MD’s Ellis and Howells.
The series was created by award winning art director, Bridget Appleby, and will be animated in CGI by Manchester based Studio Liddell, who are also a co-production partner on the series.
Cloudbabiesâ„¢ has been acquired by Alison Stewart, Head of CBeebies Production, Animation and Acquisitions, who added “We are so pleased to be working with Hoho Entertainment on their first pre-school series. Cloudbabiesâ„¢ is a beautiful show with a great team behind it, and I’m sure it will become a favourite with the CBeebies audience.”