Sutikki has secured an agreement to bring the preschool series Moon and Me from creator Andrew Davenport (Teletubbies) to Universal Kids in the U.S.
Moon and Me will premiere on Universal Kids this fall. The 50×22-minute show was developed by Davenport, who created Teletubbies and In the Night Garden. Produced by Davenport’s Foundling Bird and Sutikki, which also handles global distribution and L&M, Moon and Me will premiere on CBeebies in the U.K. this year as well.
The property combines traditional storytelling, comedy and music with the latest production methods to produce a picture-book world for kids. Sutikki is the kids’ and family division of Bento Box Entertainment.
“It’s wonderful to work with Universal Kids,” said Davenport. “We jointly share a passion for creating premium programming for a global preschool audience. I can’t think of a better launch partner in the U.S. and I’m excited to begin working with the team on the launch of Moon and Me.”
“Andrew Davenport is truly one of the great creators of children’s content and the Universal Kids team is incredibly excited to be the U.S. home for Moon and Me,” added Deirdre Brennan, the general manager of Universal Kids. “This show is totally unique—the stories, the look, the characters—combined with this level of production innovation, Moon and Me will be a spectacular addition to our preschool slate.”
Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr, co-founders of Sutikki, commented, “Universal Kids is the ideal U.S. home for Sutikki’s first preschool series, and we are looking forward to growing with Moon and Me for many successful years to come.”