Canadian-US kids entertainment company, bulbKIDZ, has announced that it has secured global distribution and licensing and merchandising rights of two premium animated preschool series, TuTiTu and NuNi, from Israel’s Twist Animation Studio led by creators Yossi Dahan and Sarit Ido Schechter.
TuTiTu (111 x 11 minutes), a 3D-animated educational series for one to three year-olds is an internationally proven YouTube toddler leader with over seven billion views.
Available in 18 languages, it focuses on a friendly red hovercraft toy, named TuTiTu, who guides kids in exploring the basic building blocks of the world as colorful toys come to life in rhythm and rhyme. The story fosters curiosity and creativity as toddlers gain an understanding of how toy parts come together to form a whole, while actively participating in the learning of new words.
TuTiTu is broken into five subseries: Toys, Languages, Animals, Songs and Preschool. The rich musical content focuses on abstract thinking, learning languages, discovering new animals, singing original songs, and recognizing colors, shapes, letters, and numbers.
NuNi (11 x 4 minutes) is a comedic educational character driven 3D-animated series developed to empower three to six-year-olds with empathy, heart and humor. It is also a global YouTube sensation.
The series creatively explores familiar childhood dilemmas by helping preschoolers develop social-emotional skills relevant to everyday life and developmental stages. Three and half year old NuNi speaks the language of toddlerhood: a language that is colorful, imaginative and humorous, and one that simplifies complex situations.
Along with her two best friends, impulsive Abbit the Rabbit and the more rational Effi the Giraffe, this trio comically approaches everyday issues such as bedtime, sharing, and potty training to collectively resolve any predicament.
“TuTiTu and NuNi both have the innate ability to speak to all cultures by igniting imagination, inspire learning and stimulate creativity on a global scale to our young audience. These beautifully animated titles are the ideal complement to our growing slate of meaningful, coviewing entertaining content and we are thrilled to be collaborating with Twist Animation in bringing their titles to a broader international audience,” bulbKIDZ co-founder and content strategy & global sales EVP Nancy Koff said.
bulbKIDZ co-founder and EVP creative development and global operations Kiersten Halstead said, “Having the ability to uniquely cater our offerings to each broadcaster’s specific scheduling needs makes TuTiTu and NuNi extremely desirable in today’s highly competitive preschool space. The flexible packaging capabilities, combined with Twist’s talent and innovative versatility, enable bulbKIDZ to provide wholesome, fun, family content to service all platforms.”
Twist Animation CEO Sarit Ido Schechter mentioned, “We are excited to be partnering with bulbKIDZ to share our characters and enhance the brands.We designed TuTiTu and NuNi with our own kids in mind and are confident that through our new relationship with bulbKIDZ, we will expand their global footprint.”
“Twist focuses on applying early learning development principles at every step of the production process through interactive viewing. We have a passion for creating characters with unique and endearing personalities that instill a love of learning new concepts,” added Twist Animation co-founder Yossi Dahan.