By Brendan Swift
ABC Commercial has sold New Zealand children’s animation series, the WotWots, to South Korean company C4U Entertainment, which will dub the series in Korean and screen it on its Kids 1 channel from March.
the WotWots was created by Weta Workshop in 2008 and follows the adventures of two cute aliens who land in the Wellington and Auckland Zoos.
The 52 x 10 minute series has already been sold in over fifty countries. Korean distributor Kenny & Co has also sold the show to Kids Talk Talk and JEI TV, with the latter planning to dub each episode in Korean.
“the WotWots is one of our premium children’s brands and the multiple sales into Korea confirms the series is excellent pre-school education content, perfect for this territory,” ABC Commercial’s sales manager for Asia, Australia & NZ, Natalie Lawley, said in a statement.
theWotWots is produced by Pukeko Pictures – a business partnership between Academy Award-winner Richard Taylor (the co-founder of Weta Workshop) and author, illustrator and children’s television creator/producer, Martin Baynton. The duo previously created the kids TV series Jane and the Dragon.
A character in the Wotwots, SpottyWot, in the New York Times Square Toys 'R' Us window.