Dodo Joins Sky Kids’ Summer Slate


Sky Kids has added to its summer lineup the new animated original series Dodo, which CAKE is launching internationally at Digital MIPTV.

The 20×10-minute series is based on the multi-award-winning film and YouTube hit Not the End of the World by British creator and series director Jack Bennett. The show, targeting kids 8-plus and families, will be available on Sky Kids from June.

The Sky Original kids’ series is an animated school-based comedy produced by Wildseed Studios (The Last Bus for Netflix, Counterfeit Cat for Disney). Wildseed is producing the series in association with Birkdale Film and Television, with Toonz Media Group in India and Telegael in Ireland both providing production services. CAKE is representing the series worldwide.

Dodo paints a portrait of everyday school life as experienced by 11-year-old Joe Connolly as he navigates the dramas and pitfalls of his first year at secondary school.

Estelle Hughes, commissioning editor for Sky Kids, said: “Joe’s dramas at secondary school will feel familiar to anyone who has ever been to school yet, with his incredible animated fantasies and disaster scenarios, they’re also uniquely funny and surprising. We know our audience will love this show.”

Wildseed Managing Director Miles Bullough said, “Lucy Murphy and Estelle Hughes at Sky Kids were very quick to spot the potential of Dodo and we were delighted when they came on board. Sky Kids has established itself as a platform of great quality and we are very proud that Dodo will join its distinguished roster of great shows and we look forward to working with the wonderful CAKE to bring the show to the international market.

Ed Galton, CCO and managing director at CAKE, added: “Wildseed Studios have perfectly captured kids’ everyday experiences in school in a very fun and creative way. While kids will relate to Joe’s dilemmas, for adults, the self-consciousness, uncertainty and confusion of long-gone school days will come flooding back. An entertaining show for the whole family.”