From a media release:
marblemedia Teams Up with Skatoony Creators to Develop Original Pre-School Series Chugga Chugga Wow for Kidsâ€™ CBC
marblemedia and Skatoony creators, James Fox and Richard Brookes from UK-based Whole Hog Creations, today announced a partnership to develop Chugga Chugga Wow, an original live-action/animated hybrid television series (52 x 11 minutes) and website for preschoolers. The series is in development with Kidsâ€™ CBC.
â€œWeâ€™re really looking forward to developing Chugga Chugga Wow with the creators of Skatoony,â€ says Mark Bishop, Executive Producer/Partner, marblemedia. â€œThrough our combined experience with childrenâ€™s cross-platform properties, we feel this is a great opportunity for both companies to create something entertaining and educational for pre-schoolers.â€
Chugga Chugga Wow is an educational adventure, where real kids board an animated train and embark on a journey through a cartoon world. At each stop, they interact with characters, and help them solve problems through fun, learning-based activities.
â€œChugga Chugga Wow is a hugely exciting concept,â€ says James Fox, Co-Founder, Whole Hog Creations. â€œItâ€™s the perfect mix of live-action kids and magical cartoon characters, plus itâ€™s as funny as it is educational. We have developed a strong creative relationship with marblemedia; they are fantastically imaginative and great fun to work with. Chugga Chugga Wow is the perfect project on which to blend our expertise and enthusiasm.”
The Chugga Chugga Wow experience transitions seamlessly online, where kids get to take the journey themselves. marblemedia is developing an interactive world where kids can meet and interact with their favourite characters as well as sing songs and play games from the television show.