Led by Shabnam Rezaei as president, Big Bad Boo Studios has been driving inclusive storytelling since its inception and its TV Kids Screenings Festival submissions all feature diversity front and center, including 16 Hudson.
16 Hudson “not only makes sure to feature a diverse cast, it also celebrates and highlights each character’s heritage,” Rezaei says. “It is the first preschool show to feature an array of cultural celebrations like the Persian holiday of Norooz, Chinese New Year and the Hindu festival of Diwali.”
ABC with Kenny G, also a preschool show, expands on the 16 Hudson universe. “Kensington has always been a fan favorite and we can’t wait for audiences to see this new side to him—and learn the alphabet along the way,” Rezaei says.
For slightly older kids (6 to 11), there’s The Bravest Knight, which has a second season in development, following the adventures of a young farmer named Cedric as he attempts to become the greatest knight who ever lived. Now grown and married to the prince of his dreams, Sir Cedric recounts his fairytale adventures to his adopted daughter Nia. “The Bravest Knight is an innovative, funny and entertaining show that we are so proud to stand behind.”
Big Bad Boo is also showcasing 1001 Nights, for kids 6 to 9, which brings the tales of the famed 1001 Arabian Nights to the screen over 52 11-minute episodes. “1001 Nights has always enjoyed a diverse and passionate fan base, and we look forward to new viewers falling in love with our show.”