Nat Geo Kids in Latin America has acquired Pablo, the first children’s series to feature a main character who is on the autism spectrum.
Pablo is slated to premiere across Latin America in April, in conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day. The series is co-written by young autistic talent and the storylines reflect real-life experiences of children with autism.
Pablo will be available on the Nat Geo Kids app and TV. The show follows Pablo, a smart and artistic boy who uses art to express his thoughts and feelings. The series is produced by Paper Owl Films for CBeebies and RTÉjr in association with Kavaleer Productions and Ingenious, with funding from Northern Ireland Screen and BAI. It is executive produced and distributed by CAKE.
“Pablo is a unique opportunity to celebrate diversity and to spread the message to our younger audiences about embracing uniqueness,” said Carmen Larios, the senior VP of content strategy for National Geographic Partners in Latin America.
Ed Galton, CCO and managing director at CAKE and executive producer on Pablo, added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Nat Geo Kids on Pablo. Pablo has his own unique way of interacting with the world around him and young viewers will enjoy sharing in his colorful and imaginative adventures.”