Hushabye Lullabye (10 x 3’) — a new super-soft, comforting preschool animation series full of calming music, launches on BBC CBeebies at Wednesday, March 4 at 18:48 (6:48 p.m.), just before the Bedtime Story in the Bedtime Hour. All episodes are also available on BBC iPlayer and as a box set.
The series channels the ancient tradition of listening to and singing lullabies together into a contemporary tool for new millennial parents, encouraging calm, relaxation, singing and together-time between little ones and their family. This emotive atmosphere is peaceful, soothing and comforting for parent-child bonding, as singing together creates a stronger bond especially when settling little ones to sleep.
The original music and lullabies from the series will be published by Red Rocca in the coming weeks on Spotify, Amazon and iTunes. There will be an accompanying booklet with lyrics so parents and carers can sing along with their little ones at bedtime.
In each episode of Hushabye Lullabye, the loveable and ever-curious little alien Dillie Dally climbs aboard the Hushabye Rocket on an interactive and relaxing musical journey of exploration and discovery to Planet Dream, a wonderfully soft and cosy place that reflects the haven of a snuggly bed and blankets and a feeling of being kept warm and safe.
The short-form animation is a Scottish collaboration created, written and directed by Glasgow-based Sacha Kyle, an established television and theater director; together with animators Once Were Farmers of Stirling and MaraKids of Glasgow delivering the series with executive producer Simon Parsons. Composer is award-winning Giles Lamb, the Scottish vocalist is Emma Gillespie and 3D animation is by Will Adams. Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Julia Bond.
“Hushabye Lullabye has been created to incorporate the powerful benefits of lullabies in a way which is both loving and playful, and I am passionate about bringing the tradition of lullabies to contemporary early years’ audiences,” said Kyle.