Ahead of the MIP market debut of its new CG animated series Badanamu Cadets, Calm Island has announced a new digital learning playground for its popular characters: Bada’s Learning Adventure, available through the App Store and Google Play starting in October. Developed over the course of two years, the app is designed to teach reading, music, science, math, coding and art to children ages 2-8.
“Bada’s Learning Adventure is a full pre-K learning platform that uses the Badanamu characters and technologies such as voice recognition and AR to drive children’s interaction and learning development, providing a personalized learning experiences that monitors everything that a child does and provides real deliverables for parents to understand their child’s progress,” commented David Roberts, CEO of Calm island. “Further engagement comes with our TV series, Badanamu Cadets, boasting theatrical quality animation, fun storylines, loveable characters and catchy songs, that is sure to delight kids and their families too.”
Bada’s Learning Adventure features over 50,000 activities and exercises, organized into structured learning paths that children can explore, and will be available as a subscription-based model in English, Korean, Chinese, French, Spanish and Italian, with other language support in development. This includes more than 200 animated music videos featuring 2-3 minute songs that match the learning topic; 90+ interactive HD storybooks that connect with BLE/optical reader technology and feature interactive elements on each page; 500+ educational activities and games, featuring over 10,000 hours of play; proprietary BLE/NFC APIs and hardware for phonics learning; and Talk and Trace activities that utilize the Badanamu Learning Pen to let kids draw letters, numbers, and symbols; and 200+ workbooks.
The platform also features an adaptive learning system, using individual profiles to allow kids to pick up where they left off on any activity and letting parents keep track of their child’s progress, comparing from previous exercises and against classmates or other age groups’ charts. Children’s accounts and access can be controlled through the Kid Lock feature.
The upcoming animated series Badanamu Cadets (52 x 11 min.; in production) introduces a team of six dynamic, creative and intrepid heroes-in-training who must work together to protect the balance of nature in their world. Despite the scheming plots of the troublemaking Grumbles, our heroes never meet a challenge they can’t overcome, a mystery they can’t solve, or a disaster they can’t avert. Each episode incorporates STEAM and social lessons. The show has presold to France’s Lagardere Active for its Gulli and Tiji channels, and Cartoonito in Italy. Delivery is set for June 2018.
“Badanamu” was created in 2011 as a video-based preschool learning program, launching across top VOD platforms in 2013. To date, 200+ videos have received more than 3 billion views, including over 730 million on YouTube. Learn more at www.badanamu.com