First series of unique new pre-school edutainment show will be available from Q1 2025
Toon2Tango GmbH & Co. KG., the kids and family entertainment venture headed by long-time television and movie industry experts Ulli Stoef and Jo Daris, has announced that production has begun on its eagerly awaited and unique new show for the very young, Hey Fuzzy Yellow!, created and developed by Måns Swanberg and Toon2Tango. Production of series one is expected to be complete by early 2025.
Hey Fuzzy Yellow!, a spirited new spin on childhood edutainment with a focus on independent thinking and self-expression through exploration in the company of Fuzzy Yellow and friends, is a co-production by Toon2Tango, Curiosity Ink Media, Treehouse Republic and Hotel Hungaria Animation.
US-based Curiosity Ink Media is the original content generator and prolific storytelling division of Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. a media, technology and entertainment company dedicated to family-friendly programming, web filtering technology, and safe social media for kids.
Hotel Hungaria is a recently founded animation production company and studio in Belgium, which brings together nearly 70 diverse talents, whose expertise extends from strategy, content creation/design, and media and advertising to video production and technology. Hotel Hungaria works with national and international brands and IP owners and creates tailor-made content for multiple clients.
Established in 2010, Treehouse Republic is a creative-led award-winning 2D animation studio, who, have a strong comedy action core that they pour into all their work. With over 1,500 minutes of content created to date, including shows like Atom Town, Cozmo & Friends!, Ballybraddan and Hungry Bear Tales, Treehouse loves to develop and create series that bring tears of laughter to young and old alike.
Support for Hey Fuzzy Yellow! and its innovative approach also extends to creative funding groups. It has been specially selected for funding by Creative Europe, the European Commission's flagship programme to support the culture and audio-visual sectors, and Screen Ireland, the development agency for the Irish Film Industry, which invests in talent, creativity and enterprise.
The show’s commissioning broadcaster is Ireland’s public service broadcaster RTÉ. Hey Fuzzy Yellow! has also secured financing and programming commitments from several international broadcasters.
It’s no surprise that Hey Fuzzy Yellow! is attracting funding, investment and a wide range of production talent. It's a brilliant combination of curriculum-driven content with unconventional, very funny characters and situations. It’s also full of fantastic music.
Jo Daris, Chief Creative Officer of Toon2Tango, says: “We always felt that that the humour, fun and originality of Hey Fuzzy Yellow! would be a winning combination – and so it has proved. From a very early stage it has attracted strong interest from broadcasting, production and animation companies as well as creative funding organisations. Now, with the help of our best-in-class partners and supporters we aim to translate the enormous promise of Hey Fuzzy Yellow! into a unique offering that truly stands out in the pre-school marketplace.”