Manchester-based animation house Cosgrove Hall has begun production on on The Wumblers, a 52×11 2D preschool series for Peak Ent. and The Silly Goose Co.
The Wumblers is described as a heart-warming collection of tales featuring Bertrum, a young Wumbler, and his best friend, Raimundo, a Spanish-speaking snail. The series was created by Laura Wellington, who is soon to be honored as the New Jersey Business Woman of the Year.
All animation for the series is being done in-house by Cosgrove Hall Digital. Cosgrove Halll finance director Lee Marriott comments, "Having Cosgrove Hall Digital on site has proved we have the ability to compete with international producers on price while delivering the quality of animation expected from Cosgrove Hall Films."
Cosgrove Hall producer Jon Doyle adds, "The Wumblers is definitely a unique preschool program and one that completely lends itself to our 2D digital process. The images are clean and strong, the storylines are fun and the characters are doubtlessly going to become preschool favorites”
The Wumblers debuted at MIPCOM in October, where it generated strong interest from ABC Australia, CBC Canada, BBC UK and Canal 5 France. Next month, Peak Ent. will take the property to MIPTV.