CBeebies Slates Premiere of Olobob Top


The brand-new animated series Olobob Top, co-created by director and producer Steve Smith and author-illustrator Leigh Hodgkinson, is scheduled to debut on CBeebies later this month.

Olobob Top will launch on Monday, July 17, and will air weekdays at 9:25 a.m. and 1:25 p.m. The 52×5-minute series follows Tib, Lalloo and Bobble, who live in a forest with their friends. In each story, they head to the Olobob Top, where they use shapes to build new characters who come to life and join them on their problem-solving adventures.

The series features the voice talent of Stephen Mangan (Postman Pat, Episodes, Green Wing). It is produced by U.K. animation studio Beakus in association with Cloth Cat Animation in Wales. Olobob Top is distributed worldwide by CAKE. The show is already set to broadcast in Wales, Australia, Finland, Japan, Estonia and South Korea. A book program will launch in 2018 and a suite of online and digital games is on the way.

Smith commented, “We’re incredibly excited to launch Olobob Top on CBeebies this summer. With a wonderful crew producing beautiful stories, design, animation and sound, we are hugely proud of Olobob Top and what it can do to empower children’s creative talents. CBeebies is the perfect home for our little characters, and we know families will embrace their world and love it like we do.”

Sarah Legg-Barratt, executive producer at CBeebies, remarked, “Learning through play has been a core aim of CBeebies and Olobob Top fits this ethos perfectly. We’re sure our audience will be surprised and delighted by the unique colors, quirky humor and ingenious characters in the show.”