Mojo Swoptops Coming to CBeebies


Blue Zoo Animation Studio (The Adventures of Paddington, Numberblocks) and Tararaboom have partnered to produce the preschool series Mojo Swoptops, which will debut on CBeebies this fall.

Based on the Ladybird book series by Cindy Black and Rich Ward, Mojo Swoptops follows the adventures of a little truck that is able to swap its top. The show has been presold into eight major territories and a second season is already in planning.

Production for the series is taking place at Blue Zoo Animation Studio in the U.K. and Kazoo, a newly established studio in Lille, France. Kazoo is a collaborative venture between Blue Zoo Animation Studio and Samka Productions. Mojo Swoptops marks the first project to be undertaken at Kazoo.

Mojo Swoptops is being directed by Dominic Minns (Supertato) and Olly Brown.

“I’m thrilled to be involved in bringing Mojo Swoptops to audiences around the world,” Minns said. “It’s been such a joy to work on this special series, filled with humor, action and problem-solving. Mojo is a little truck with a big heart who solves problems by switching out its tops for new skills and abilities. I think kids are going to love going along for the ride with Mojo and friends. We’ve assembled a fantastic crew, and we are really proud of what we have created. I can’t wait for families to meet Mojo when the show launches later this year.”

Kate Morton, head of commissioning and acquisitions for 0 to 6 for BBC Children’s, added, “We are delighted to premiere Mojo Swoptops on CBeebies this autumn and look forward to our young audience falling in love with Mojo and best friend Bo as they help their local community. Mojo Swoptops is a fantastic example of a British property that appeals to a truly international audience.”