Sharon Gomes, formerly VP of production at kids producer Little Airplane Productions (Wonder Pets!, 3rd & Bird, P. King Duckling), announced that she is in development of GG & Me!, a captivating and fun new 52 x 11” 2D animated series for preschoolers aged three to six years that encourages a mindful approach to life and promotes environmental awareness.
GG & Me! is Gomes’ first foray into creating a preschool show with her own company, Snow Rose Media, a consultancy that advises on all aspects of development and production. The series is created by Gomes and Danielle Lindner, an education expert who founded the London Day School and is recognised for her advancements in early childhood education. It is designed by artist and art director Cassandra Berger, visiting instructor at Pratt Institute in NYC who has worked with the likes of Nick Jr, Disney Junior, Sesame Workshop and Amazon Studios.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Every Saturday morning Lilly, an energetic Asian six-year-old who loves nature, leaves her small city apartment to spend the day with her nurturing and quirky Grandma, GG, in the countryside. GG and Lilly love to share the day together, dressed up in all sorts of fun clothes, to enjoy everyday adventures, but they always encounter a challenge that involves the natural world around them, whether it’s helping the bees when there’s a honey shortage or discovering why the dolphins have disappeared from the beach. They sit together, breathe and relax, and are mindfully focused in finding the solution. GG then concocts an exciting way for them to travel to the root of the problem, such as skateboarding, surfing or hang gliding.
Snow Rose Media founder Sharon Gomez said, “I am so excited that the first creation from Snow Rose Media is GG & Me! It provides a wonderful introduction for preschoolers into the hugely important issue of environmental awareness, while helping them build mindfulness, creativity and problem-solving skills. These are all globally relevant messages which, along with the show’s warmth, fun and engaging characters and storylines, should captivate and inspire children worldwide.”
Each episode aims to help improve preschoolers’ concentration and focus through simple mindfulness techniques which help them calm down, pay attention and make better decisions. The nature-themed storylines teach respect for nature and our planet’s resources, while encouraging creative problem solving, perseverance and the ability to formulate ideas and action.
Accompanying the series are plans for a dedicated GG & Me! website and app featuring games, meditation exercises and additional information to expand on the themes within each episode.