Zodiak Kids has take on TV distribution rights for the new animated preschool series Tee & Mo (50 x 7 min.), and will be showcasing the property at MIPCOM. The charming 2D adventures follow three-year-old monkey Tee and first-time super-mom Mo as they navigate their lives together and learn what it takes to be a son and a mum.
“An innovative program such as Tee & Mo really strengthens our preschool catalogue. Designed for children and their caregivers, the combination of digital and linear elements makes it accessible for all audiences,” commented Julia Rowlands, VP of Sales, Acquisitions & Co-Productions for Zodiak Kids. “We look forward to introducing international audiences to this heartwarming and educational duo.”
Tee & Mo has been commissioned by CBeebies, TVO and Knowledge from BAFTA-winning UK production company Plug-in Media. The show is being produced in partnership with Canada’s Radical Sheep Productions, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, for broadcast in 2018. The property has already inspired successful online extensions for CBeebies, including games, shorts and music videos which have racked up more than 9 million views and two BAFTA nominations, plus a Prix Jeunesse for Best Interstitials.
Synopsis: Tee and Mo live in a treehouse in the heart of the jungle. Tee’s a whirlwind of energy and ideas, every new day is an opportunity for fun, adventure and learning, often in the company of his favourite toy, Action Ape. His mum, Mo, is inventive and artistic, and loves nothing more than helping Tee overcome problems by using creative and unexpected solutions.
From their morning wake-up to their bedtime story, Tee and Mo adore each other’s company. That’s not to say they always get on, but they always overcome any differences by working together in an atmosphere of love and understanding. Their jungle friends include Lily the boisterous tiger, Tomo the flying squirrel, Mo’s friend Heidi the hippo, and the crotchety warthog Mr. Og, who as well as living next door, also owns the local shop.