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DHX Media to produce new ‘Twirlywoos’ episodes for Cbeebies
MUMBAI: Pure-play kids content company DHX Media has announced that UK broadcaster CBeebies has commissioned 25×11’ new episodes of hit preschool series ‘Twirlywoos’, bringing the total number of episodes to 100.
The stop-motion and live action series from Anne Wood’s Ragdoll Productions, produced in association with DHX Media, takes young viewers and their families on a funny flight of discovery, exploring themes relevant to children aged 2–5 through comedic and imaginative interactions.
DHX Media has also signed a string of key international broadcast deals for the first 50 episodes of the award-winning show. ‘Twirlywoos’ will continue their worldwide travels with episodes 1 to 50 launching on NOGGIN in the US, ABC Australia, Télémagino and SRC in Canada, Spain’s TVE Clan, JimJam Benelux, Belgium’s VRT, MBC & E-Junior in the Middle East, Minika Turkey, TVB in Hong Kong and Singapore’s OKTO. Previously announced broadcast deals for the first 50 episodes include Family Jr. Canada, Gulli France, SVT Sweden, YLE Finland, NRK Norway, HRT Croatia and Hop! Israel.
DHX Media SVP of distribution Josh Scherba said, “We are thrilled that CBeebies has shown a further commitment to ‘Twirlywoos’ and we’re looking forward to introducing our audiences to new episodes and adventures. These latest international deals highlight the ongoing global appetite for this fantastic show.”
‘Twirlywoos’ has recently won an award at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF) for ‘Best Production for Young Children aged 2–5 years. The programme also won the Best Pre-School Children’s Programme at the RTS North West Awards, which were recently held in Manchester, England.
‘Twirlywoos’ features laugh-out-loud child-centric humour encouraging preschoolers to think for themselves and gain confidence in their own perceptions of the world. The Twirlywoos are four small, bird-like characters who are inquisitive, enthusiastic and looking to learn something new about the world.