CAKE to launch stop-motion series ‘Kiri And Lou’ at MIPCOM

One of the leading entertainment and production company, CAKE is going to launch their original and imaginative preschool series, Kiri and Lou at MIPCOM. Hand-crafted in paper and clay and created using traditional stop motion animation from Antony Elworthy (Coraline, Corpse Bride and Wes Anderson’s recent Isle of Dogs), Kiri and Lou invites children to learn about kindness, empathy and how to get along. Written and directed by feature film director Harry Sinclair, this 52 x 5 minute series is voiced by Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, Moana) and Olivia Tennet. Aimed at three to six year olds, it’s gently humorous storylines will also entertain parents and siblings. CAKE CCO and managing director, Ed Galton said, “Kiri and Lou is a show that doesn’t come around very often. Beautifully animated with heart-warming characters and stories told with humour and joy, this is one of the most stand-out series we’ve seen in a long time and we are very excited to be showing it to the rest of the world.” The show revolves around the friendship between Kiri, a feisty little dinosaur with overpowering emotions and Lou, a gentle and thoughtful creature, who may seem unlikely best friends. Joined by a diverse group of characters including motherly Pania, who offers advice, sensitive Dalvanius, who disappears completely when he feels shy and Sorry, a small but extremely fast little animal who cares about everyone’s feelings, they navigate a forest of feelings together with laughter, song and adventure. Kiri and Lou is produced by Fiona Copland for the new animation brand Stretchy and Heather Walker of Yowza Animation (Curious George, Welcome To the Wayne). Set to air on TVNZ in New Zealand and CBC in Canada next year with Wow Dadi for Greater China, CAKE handles international sales. Stretchy producer, Copland added “There’s been a fantastic creative bubble around the project and it’s become a kind of oasis for children and parents alike. It’s a funny but hopefully calming show! We’re thrilled with it.”
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