Toon2Tango and Baboon Animation Bring ‘Bek and the Bunnies’ to Annecy
Boutique distribution powerhouse Toon2Tango has partnered with Baboon Animation, a leading global developer of kids' and family entertainment, to launch a new animated comedy series, Bek and the Bunnies.
Remarkably, two 7-year-old girls created the designs for the series. They did it as part of a toy line of collectibles they developed, called “the Cuties.”
Says Toon2Tango's Jo Daris, "The girls were trying to design their own dream toys that they wished their mom and dad would buy them. So, you can’t get more on target than that."
“It was a remarkable fit, we simply cleaned up the actual drawings done by the girls,” Baboon's founder, Mike de Seve, remarks. “Then our comedy team took the bunnies from drawings to so much more: they are adorably squishy, bouncy, huggable, critters that happen to have incredible robot powers," he adds.
"But since they were built by a little girl, their programming is hilariously flawed," says Baboon's head of development John Reynolds (Mr. Peabody and Sherman).
The series was developed by the DreamWorks alumni trifecta of Mike de Seve, Joe Vitale, and John Reynolds, in close cooperation with the team from Toon2Tango.
The bunnies (and the whole Cuties line) are a new spin on Mr. Potato Head -- with build-your-own Cuties. It’s a toy that celebrates inventiveness. Similarly, Bek, the series' lead character, is an inventor.
"We created this series for bridge preschool, with an eye (and two bunny ears) towards zany antics, madcap mayhem, and an abundance of silliness." Vitale (Super Wings, Angry Birds) says.