WotWots Spin-Off Among CAKE’s MIPCOM Highlights


CAKE has teamed up with New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures to launch Kiddets, a sister series to the hit animated preschool show The WotWots.

Kiddets will introduce five new young space cadets in training. Each 11-minute episode aims to teach little ones the value of teamwork and friendship. CAKE will distribute the show around the globe, excluding in Australia, New Zealand and Greater China. The deal also extends to North American and European rights for the second season of The WotWots.

Ed Galton, CAKE’s CCO and managing director, commented: “It is a privilege to be partnering with Pukeko Pictures on Kiddets, the latest much-anticipated addition to the globally successful WotWots franchise. Young children will delight in this enchanting new series and with its broader audience appeal, we are looking forward to welcoming a host of new fans to Planet WotWot!”

Richard Taylor, co-owner of Pukeko Pictures, noted: “It’s essential to find visionary partners to work with and we have forged a deep relationship with our Chinese colleagues that gives us, together with Ed Galton and his team at CAKE, an incredibly strong springboard to launch this dynamic and engaging show globally.”

Martin Baynton, creator of Kiddets and The WotWots, stated: “Right from the start the world of The WotWots was envisaged as a big story landscape where an entire race LOVE to learn, to explore and to discover—just like our young audience. We dipped our toes into this rich world with The WotWots; now with Kiddets we are up to our knees and we can’t wait to share it with everyone!”

An imaginative boy with autism is the main character in Pablo, a preschool show that CAKE will also be presenting at the market. “Airing on CBeebies and RTÉjr, Pablo is truly groundbreaking,” said Galton. “The first-ever children’s series to feature an autistic central character, each story reflects the real-life experiences of children with autism, and has been devised, co-written and voiced by young autistic talent.”

Also on offer is a fourth season of the popular animated comedy Angelo Rules, which is co-produced by CAKE and TeamTO. “With new plot twists, on-trend technology and a host of new characters, Angelo 4 promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats,” added Galton.