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CAKE to distribute new Ragdoll series B.O.T. and the Beasties

London – Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has signed a deal with world renowned and award-winning production company Ragdoll Productions to distribute its new preschool 2D animated series B.O.T. and the Beasties.

B.O.T. and the Beasties has been developed by Anne Wood (Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Twirlywoos) and will premiere on CBeebies on 11 January 2021. CAKE will handle worldwide distribution rights excluding the UK. Brands With Influence have been appointed to manage licensing worldwide.

B.O.T. and the Beasties (50 x 5’) introduces pre-schoolers to the comic adventures and misadventures of a loveable robot called B.O.T. (Beastie Observation Transmitter) as he discovers new worlds and an assortment of bizarre beasties that inhabit them. B.O.T. must collect data on the comically unpredictable beasties and while his mission is never easy, it is always fun! Strong visual comedy, playfulness and invention are at the heart of the show with each episode offering wonderful storytelling as B.O.T. embarks on a hilarious beastie journey of discovery!

Ed Galton, CCO & Managing Director at CAKE said, “Ragdoll’s reputation for producing high calibre IP’s with proven global appeal is unprecedented in the preschool space and we are thrilled to be working with them on B.O.T and the Beasties.”

Anne Wood Founder and Creative Director Ragdoll Productions Limited said, “It has been the greatest fun and privilege to work with a new young team of animators to bring to life so many comic characters. We are delighted to have CAKE as our partner to launch this new series originated by the experienced team of Joel Stewart and Steve Roberts.”

B.O.T. and the Beasties launches on CBeebies on 11th January 2021 at 10:50AM

Launching on CBeebies on 11th January 2021 is a new animated pre-school programme from award-winning Ragdoll Productions B.O.T. and the Beasties.

A new series of silliness, play and invention in 2D animation.

B.O.T. and the Beasties is the latest series from award-winning children’s television producers, Ragdoll Productions and launches on CBeebies weekdays at 10.50am from Monday, 11th January 2021.

This new animated series of 50 x 5mins episodes for CBeebies introduces pre-schoolers to the trials and tribulations of a loveable robot called B.O.T. (Beastie Observation Transmitter) as he discovers new worlds and all manner of new Beasties that inhabit them.

B.O.T. must collect data on the comically unpredictable Beasties – the mission is never easy, but always very funny!

The series launches with a host of bizarre Beasties from five different worlds and each episode offers wonderful storytelling as B.O.T. goes on a hilarious Beastie journey of discovery.

Ragdoll has also been able to give the opportunity to four excellent young animators and two layout artists their first professional debut. All are from the Midlands.
“It has been a privilege to work with these young animators and see how they have developed and contributed to B.O.T. and the Beasties over the life of the project. I believe it is so important to invest our time and support in young people as they are the future of our industry.” Anne Wood, Founder and Creative Director, Ragdoll Productions Ltd

50 x 5mins episodes broadcast on CBeebies
10.50am weekdays from Monday, 11th January 2021
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