The animated preschooler series the WotWots has been honored with a Parents’ Choice Award in the television category for spring 2011.
The category selects content based on being age appropriate and learning based with a sense of fun.
Currently in production of its second series and with a broadcast deal already signed with The Hub for the next 26 x 11 min. series, the awards presenters explained their decision as follows:
“This import from New Zealand is reminiscent of Teletubbie-like innocence and simplicity without the surreal, spoof-worthy concepts … . The integration of computer animation and live action is extremely well done by the same team that did The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The show, which features very simple themes like “Slurpy Lurpy Lips,” and “Lumpy Bumbies” makes for a nice introduction to this type of media — it’s short, it’s sweet and uncomplicated.”
“We are honored to have the quality of our TV program recognized by Parents’ Choice Awards,” said Sir Richard Taylor, co-creator of the WotWots and co-founder of Weta Workshop. “The Parents’ Choice Awards program is a go to tool for parents in search of quality unbiased entertainment options for their children so to see the WotWots featured in two categories is a massive brand achievement.”
With broadcasts in 89 territories including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Korea, Middle East and Poland, the WotWots was recently sold to HBO Family Latin America for pay TV and VOD rights.
American Greetings Properties recently signed on for the worldwide licensing and merchandising rights to the popular preschool property.