CBC Kids Commissions Let’s Go, Bananas!


CBC Kids has commissioned the animated preschool comedy Let’s Go, Bananas! from 9 Story Media Group.

Created by Tim Bain (Kangaroo Beach, Bluey, PJ Masks), the series follows three animal families: the Bananas, the Crockers and the Tiger-Zelles. It celebrates the realities of family life and all of its messy, chaotic and joyful moments.

The series is being developed and produced by 9 Story Media Group, which also holds worldwide distribution and merchandising rights, with Brown Bag Films Toronto handling animation. Bain is series writer, and Matt Mitchell (Let’s Go Luna, Rosie’s Rules) is director.

Let’s Go, Bananas! is set to premiere this spring on CBC and CBC Gem in Canada. Sky Kids has already prebought the series.

“As a father of three bouncing kids, it’s a joy to turn funny everyday stories from my home life into an animated comedy series,” Bain said. “And as a writer, it’s delightful to find fresh stories to tell with diverse families we don’t often see on screen. The show is stuffed full of the ridiculous nuances of family life, like sibling rivalry, zany toddlers, nutty pets, chaotic road trips and those kid song earworms that get stuck in your head all day. I hope all sorts of families across the world will relate to the silly shenanigans of our completely bananas characters!”

“I am delighted to share Let’s Go, Bananas! with kids and families around the world,” said Karen Fowler, VP of development and production for 9 Story. “Each episode stars three sweet, silly, diverse families sharing each other’s lives, loves, triumphs and tantrums in relatable tales told by their five funny and fabulous kids. It’s a madcap, heartfelt take on family life.”

Marie McCann, senior director of children’s content at CBC Kids, added, “We hope kids in Canada will see themselves in Let’s Go, Bananas! with its fresh and contemporary stories of three families who share everything—the good, the bad and the hilarious.”