When it comes to producing great children’s animation, it seems not even a difference of contingent can stand in the way. U.K. kids entertainment company Cake and Australian producers Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice have signed a U.K. publishing deal with Hodder Children’s Books for their new CG-animated children’s comedy series, Bottersnikes & Gumbles.
Premiering on CBBC in July, ‘Botersnikes’ will be accompanied by a series of young fiction and sticker and activity books for kids 6-9 that will be published by Hodder Children’s, a division of Hachette Children’s Group. Ironically, the animated series is itself adapted from the four-book series of kids’ titles by Australian writer S.A. Wakefield and illustrator Desmond Digby (published 1967-89). The series revolves around the battle between good and evil, personified as the fun-loving Grumbles and mean, lazy Bottersnikes.
The series is co-produced by CBBC (U.K.) and Seven Network (Australia), and is also a Netflix global original series. The show won this year’s Pulcinella Award for Best Kids TV Series at Cartoons on the Bay in Venice, and has been nominated for a Logie Award for Most Outstanding Children’s Program in Australia. You can also watch 'The Making of 'Bottersnikes and Gumbles' at the Channel 7 Website
Here is the teaser for the series: