Kelowna, B.C., October 15, 2021 – Yeti Farm Creative, an artist-driven studio and one of Canada’s most robust animation pipelines, is bringing a longer-form version of its Sweet Tweets digital series to Knowledge: Kids on British Columbia’s Knowledge Network, the publicly-funded education cable network. The fan-favorite show will premiere on November 1, 2021. In addition, Yeti Farm Creative (Hotel Transylvania Season 2, Summer Memories) has named Zodiak Kids, part of Banijay (Super Agent Jon Le Bon, Horrid Henry), worldwide distributor for the new 26 x 3.5 story-driven series produced with the financial participation of the Shaw Rocket Fund. Zodiak Kids will introduce Sweet Tweets to international broadcasters at MIPCOM, October 11-14, 2021, in Cannes, France.
“We’re so excited to bring the Sweet Tweets series to viewers across Canada and around the world,” said Ashley Ramsay, Founder and CEO of Yeti Farm Creative and Co-Executive Producer of the show. “Sweet Tweets has amassed a large and loyal following on YouTube and other digital platforms over the years and we look forward to working with Knowledge: Kids and Zodiak Kids to debut the new longer-form series for existing and new fans everywhere.”
“Zodiak Kids is delighted to have taken on the distribution of this gorgeous yet simple program,” said Delphine Dumont SVP of Sales, Acquisitions & Co-Production, Zodiak Kids. “We are looking forward to presenting the longer version to broadcasters globally and for preschoolers to fall under its charm.”
Sweet Tweets will present character-driven stories about life’s small adventures, featuring a cast of friendly “Tweets” who laugh, play and, especially, sing together. The series centers on Lindy, who lives with her parents and little brother, Pipik, and their friends who reside on Cherry Blossom Lane. The relatable stories focus on social-emotional lessons for preschoolers, from dealing with disappointments – like being inside on a rainy day and cleaning up big messes – to simple joys of everyday life such as playing games with friends and learning something new.
The upcoming show expands on the original Sweet Tweets series of song-centered, one-minute digital shorts. Every episode of the longer-form series will include a minute-long, standalone original song by composer Daniel Ingram (My Little Pony: The Movie, Littlest Pet Shop), to be available on iTunes.
The beautifully-animated series was created entirely in British Columbia with 2D Harmony. It is set to air on Knowledge Network each weekday at 12:42pm PT and stream across Canada on the free Knowledge: Kids app and online at www.knowledgekids.ca.
Sweet Tweets launched on YouTube in 2016 and has since rolled out on multiple OTT platforms, including Amazon, Curious World, Future Today, and Tubi TV, as well as digital books via FarFaria. The series’ 32 digital shorts of fun nursery songs have garnered more than 1 million views – and counting!
The new series is created by Jon Izen (Pet Squad, Chuck’s Choice) and produced by Yeti Farm Creative. Executive Producers are Frank Saperstein and Ashley Ramsay. The show is produced by Megan Ryan, directed by Ryan Olson, and written by Amy Brown.
About Knowledge Kids
Knowledge Kids is a safe, trusted environment with the best and brightest shows for kids aged 2-8 brought to you by Knowledge Network, B.C.’s viewer-supported public broadcaster. Free and commercial-free, Knowledge Kids is available on Knowledge Network’s television service in B.C. and across Canada via the KnowledgeKids.ca website and Knowledge Kids streaming video apps, available for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Samsung TV, Roku, and the Amazon Fire Stick. For more information, visit Knowledge.ca or KnowledgeKids.ca or follow Knowledge Kids on Facebook.
About Shaw Rocket Fund
The Shaw Rocket Fund is a vital partner of the Canadian children’s media sector in offering children robust world-leading content on all platforms. The Rocket Fund proudly invests in and supports Canadian-made media that respects and speaks to children, reflects Canadian values and showcases diversity and inclusion while celebrating Canadian leadership on the world stage. By working with producers, regulators, and government, the Shaw Rocket Fund aims to make quality content for kids a global priority. Since its inception, the Shaw Rocket Fund has invested $259 million to support the production of Canadian media content for children, family, and youth audiences worldwide. The Shaw Rocket Fund is supported by Shaw Communications Inc. For more information, visit rocketfund.ca.
About Zodiak Kids
Based in Paris and London and led by Benoit di Sabatino, Zodiak Kids, part of Banijay, produces a wide range of animation and live action series, digital content, TV films, and entertainment formats for children worldwide. Zodiak Kid’s sales division represents a catalogue of more than 2000 hours of programming including internationally successful in-house animation productions such as Totally Spies! and award-winning live action series Secret Life of Boys and Joe All Alone. The catalogue is home to LoliRock, Marsupilami, The Ranch, Gormiti, Mister Maker, Street Football, Millie Inbetween, Magiki, Kody Kapow and Lilybuds. Zodiak Kids also represents third-party series including Horrid Henry and Little Princess. The digital team manages 50+ YouTube channels in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish, Hindi and Chinese. Zodiak Kids, Banijay’s dedicated kids production company, is one of the world leaders in the production and exploitation of kids content.
About Yeti Farm Creative
Celebrating its 15th birthday in 2022, Yeti Farm Creative has built a reputation for exceptional quality service and ambitious originals, as one of Canada’s premier studios. The studio is nurturing a robust slate of both live action and animated originals. The studio has shifted to an almost 80% remote workforce almost indefinitely and continues to house artists out of its home base operations in Kelowna, British Columbia. Yeti Farm Creative provides script-to-screen production services to leading global studios and iconic brands such as Pete the Cat, Sonic, and Hotel Transylvania.
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