Multi award-winning kids’ production company Little Airplane has announced details of its new short-form animated series, The Littlest Lamb. The new 26 x 3 series is produced in in conjunction with the non-profit The Littlest Lamb Organization which is building an orphanage just outside of Cairo, Egypt. The series, like the orphanage, is dedicated to fostering tolerance and a willingness to help others.
The Littlest Lamb centers on the adventures of Littlest Lamb who builds a home along with his friends Rabbit and Bird and then provides a safe refuge for other vulnerable animals. Each episode features a new animal who comes to live in the home where they are appreciated, educated and, most importantly, loved.
Launching at MIPCOM 2012, the series is based on a curriculum by Dr. Christine Ricci (Dora The Explorer) that encourages adults and children alike to care about the welfare of others.
“We were attracted to this project because we believe it will use television for a higher purpose: to encourage the stronger among us to take better care of the weaker among us,” says Josh Selig, President and Founder of Little Airplane Productions.
The Littlest Lamb is created by Josh Selig, Mira Riad and Mickey Riad and designed by Cassandra Gibbons. The series will be made entirely in Little Airplane’s New York studio. Creative and financial support for the development of the series was provided by Marina Barakat, Mike Keriakos, Tone Thyne and Fortuny Fabrics.