Saskatchewan Producer Announces New Animated Series
Updated: May 4
Saskatoon production company, Cheshire Smile Animation Inc. is proud to announce the launch of an all new pre-school children’s TV series, made possible with support from Creative Saskatchewan.
BotShop with BeKa and BuBo (aka RoBOTiK for french audiences) is a 52-episode series entirely created in Saskatoon. It will air across Canada beginning in May 2019 on both ICI Radio Canada Télé and TV French Ontario.
Cheshire Smile is also currently in talks with a number of international broadcasters who are interested in airing the program in their countries.
Cheshire Smile is currently in its 12th month of production of the series. This has been a significant job creator in Saskatoon resulting in approximately 100 weeks of full time employment and $100,000 in wages paid to the animation crew alone to date.
BotShop with BeKa and BuBo chronicles the moxy, pluck, and creativity of the heroine BeKa and her dog BuBo. They make their world a better place, and have a ton of fun on the way. The show combines physical stop motion style settings with 3D animation and an original non-verbal communication style.
“The magic in this work is the way we’re able to connect this simple human story of being a young child in a way that resonates with children across Canada and hopefully with children all around the world too,“ says Tim Tyler, producer and editor.