TV production house Factory Transmedia has announced it will unveil a new preschool series called Ribbit, Rabbit, Robot at the Cartoon Forum event in Sopot, Poland next month. The show, created by Curtis Jobling (Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, Frankenstein’s Cat) is based on an unlikely trio of roommates—Ribbit, a careful and sensitive frog; the energetic Rabbit; and Robot the inventive, methodical automaton—who live together in the heart of a secluded wood. When they work as a team there’s nothing they can’t overcome, but when they don’t, it’s a whole different story. Key lessons will focus on cooperation and getting along and each character represents a different aspect of the Autism Spectrum, including Attention Deficit Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Kanners (or Classic) Autism.
Phil Chalk, Executive Producer and Managing Director of Factory Transmedia comments, “Ribbit, Rabbit, Robot celebrates that being different is a good thing. The series is classically animated in 2D combining digital effects with photo-realistic props creating a distinctive look and feel for the project.”
“With each character in Ribbit, Rabbit, Robot having such strong personalities, there is plenty of room for misunderstanding, compromise, reconciliation and good old-fashion slapstick fun! Through teamwork, understanding and empathy, each story is happily resolved as the characters learn more about each other. It’s a truly multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-developmental show,” adds creator Curtis Jobling.