ZDFE.junior Animation Highlights

Besides our great live action programmes such as Mako Mermaids, The Worst Witch and Heirs of the Night, our catalogue boasts many outstanding animated series. We have lots of terrific programmes to choose from, catering to preschoolers through to 6-10 year-olds.

Embark on a trip into the year 2162 with the Nova Family and discover unknown galaxies or join Zoom – The White Dolphin in his fantastic underwater world! Alternatively, our hugely popular series School of Roars is back with a delightful mix of comedy and gentle learning for preschoolers. And 4- to 8-year-olds will love the exciting adventures of Coconut, the little dragon and his two best friends.

But there is much more to discover in the catalogue! So, dip into it and enjoy discovering our animation highlights – they are guaranteed to find a place in the hearts of junior viewers.

 







Programs

  • School of Roars

    +++ Season 2: Brand New +++

    Welcome back to the School of Roars, where monsters go to growl and grow. We bring you a brand new season of the hugely popular series, with even more adventures for Wufflebump, Yummble, Icklewoo, Meepa and Wingston, a class of loveable monster friends who together with their teacher, Miss Grizzlesniff, experience one of life’s biggest challenges… starting school! The series features a delightful mix of comedy and gentle learning, putting a monstery twist on first school experiences, and covering issues such as telling the truth, pushing in, sharing, self-confidence, healthy eating, listening, conquering fears and using your imagination… In series two, there are also seasonal episodes featuring a crazy ‘Beaster Egg Hunt,’ a Halloween themed ‘Pumpkin Parade,’ and a Christmas celebration at the school — the ‘Frostival.’

     

    Format:
    104 x 7’

    Genre/Subgenre:
    Junior/Animation

    Target Audience:
    Preschool

    Produced by:
    Dot to Dot Productions Ltd.

    © Monster Paw / Dot To Dot Productions Limited MMXVII

     

  • The Muscleteers

    Welcome to the Harbor district: a bustling port full of activity and cosmopolitan flair. But its dank, shadow-filled alleyways are not always safe for the area’s rodent residents. Hunted by cats and exterminators, swept away with the garbage, driven from their homes by construction: and stomping, oblivious humans; every day is filled with danger and hardship. But the flame of hope still burns thanks to our courageous protectors — The Muscleteers!

    ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL.

    Format:
    45 x 11’

    Genre/Subgenre:
    Junior/Animation

    Target Audience:
    from 6 to 9-year-olds

    Produced by:
    Caligari Film

    © Caligari Film 2021

  • Zoom – The White Dolphin

    +++ Season 2: Brand New! +++

    Yann, an intrepid 15-year-old and his 7-year-old sister, Marina, live with their Uncle Patrick on the paradise island of Maotou.
    With Zoom, a white dolphin of exceptional intelligence and other friends from the island, they go on amazing adventures.

     

    Format:
    in total 104 x 12’

    Technique:
    GCI Animation with 2D render (cell shading)

    Genre/Subgenre:
    Junior/Animation

    Produced by:
    Media Valley, Marzipan Films

    Target Audience:
    from 4 to 10-year-olds

    Focus:
    Adventure, Comedy, Friendship, Discovery/Exploration, Traditions/Legends, Nature/Ecology.

     

    Season 1: © Media Valley/Marzipan Films/TF1/Gaumont Animation – 2015
    Season 2: © Media Valley/Marzipan Films – 2020

  • Coconut, the Little Dragon

    Fire Dragon Coconut, Gourmet Dragon Oscar and porcupine Matilda are always up for adventure!

    Life is not always easy on Dragon Island – Coconut has flying problems, Oscar is the only vegetarian in his family and Matilda has no say as a porcupine on Dragon Island anyway. Nevertheless the little ones prove that sometimes the smallest can be the biggest!

    Format: 
    104 x 12’ HD

    Target Group: 
    4 – 8 years

    Genre: 
    ZDFE.junior / Animation

    Produced by:
    Caligari Film

    © Caligari 2019

  • Scream Street

    +++ Season 2: Brand New +++

    “Scream Street” follows the wonderful, funny and slightly tangential world of a community of so-called monsters; it’s home to families of werewolves, vampires, mummies, zombies, witches, goblins and, even the odd (very odd!) human too. The show is adapted from the best-selling book series of the same name.

    This spooky-comedy focuses on the core teen friendship group of Luke Watson (reluctant werewolf), Cleo Farr (a teenage mummy) and Resus Negative (a wannabe vampire). Their extended friendship group includes an apprentice witch (Luella), a surfer-dude zombie (Doug) and, latterly, the newest addition of Six, a Frankenstein-esque super-athlete.

    Stories are told with heart and warmth and always with fast-paced comedy at the fore; delivered through sharp, witty dialogue and physical comedy. There’s plenty of action too as we see our trio outwit and battle all manner of foes and villains that are just part of the every-day adventures of living in “Scream Street”.

    The series also captures those challenges and tribulations of teen friendship groups; fall-outs, BFF’s, first-crushes, acceptance and inclusion. A recurring narrative is the importance of being who you are, but the themes and messages are delivered with plenty of humor, wit – and some kick-ass moves too!

    Technically this award-winning series is at the premium, cutting-edge of stop-motion animation, evoking the style and ground-breaking techniques of “Coraline” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas”; but all delivered with a lightness of touch appropriate for kids.

    Format:
    78 x 11′

    Season 1: 52 x 11‘
    Season 2: 26 x 11‘

    Genre/Subgenre:
    ZDFE.junior/Animation

    Target Audience:
    6 – 10 years

    © 2021 Coolabi Productions Ltd.

  • Space Nova

    The year 2162 has been a blast for Aussie space exploring Nova family, especially when they discover the first ever proof that humanity is not alone in the universe. During a routine research mission, the Novas stumble across an abandoned alien space craft trapped in a celestial butterfly. Even more incredible, this craft – made entirely out of rock – appears to be fueled by a rainbow substance thatʼs so powerful the alien craft escapes at speeds beyond anything they’ve ever seen. Although the Novas are unable to capture the alien rock ship, or the Star Dust that powers it, they now know for certain that an advanced, intelligent species does exist. One that is able to travel the universe in the blink of an eye. The Novas must follow the trail of clues left behind to find it! And so, the quest begins.

     

    Format:
    26 × 22′

    Genre/Subgenre:
    Junior/Animation

    Target Audience:
    from 6 to 10-year-olds

    Produced by:
    SLR Productions

    © 2020 SLR Productions Pty Ltd, Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd, create NSW and Screen Australia

  • Henrietta

    Henrietta lives on a little farm together with the farmer and lots of other animals. Her favourite activity is to help the local postman deliver the mail. She has big and little adventures, sometimes causes chaos, goes on journeys or throws a party. With Henrietta, there’s always something going on — turbulent stories with plenty of surprises, crazy chickens and happy, surprising endings!

    The series brings great fun to the viewers in seeing how the animals solve their bizarre problems with creativity and always manage to enjoy a real happy ending.

    The cow that constantly underestimates her own physique and tries to fulfill her needs in a naïve and funny way, creates a unique humor. Every episode contains a twist, a humorous change. Often the result at the end contradicts the expectations at the beginning of an episode.

    Format:
    52 × 7′

    Genre/Subgenre:
    Junior/Animation

    Target Audience:
    Preschool

    Produced by:
    WunderWerk / Fabrique d’Images / ZDF

    © 2020 ZDF / WunderWerk / Fabrique d’Images

  • Ziggy and the Zootram

    Ziggy and the Zootram is a 3D animated series for upper preschoolers. It’s about a group of animals who live in a small zoo and who have a very special secret. They go home at night!

    Every afternoon when the zoo closes, Ziggy the Australian freshwater crocodile and his friends Miss Emily the elephant, Lionel the lion, and the others, put on their clothes and get on the tram. It carries them across land and sea, to their village on a remote island. The following morning, they gather at the tram station, greet each other, and board the tram. But on every trip – and sometimes before they even leave – something unexpected happens to turn the journey into a hilarious adventure… When they arrive at the zoo – by a secret underground passage – they shed their clothes and quickly get back in their cages. There they spend the day pretending to be wild animals for the benefit of the visitors who have no inkling of their secret double life. All aboard!

    Format:
    52 × 11′

    Genre/Subgenre:
    Junior/Animation

    Target Audience:
    Preschool

    Produced by:
    Grid VFX

    © Grid Animation and Fabrique d’Images 2015

  • Tilda Appleseed

    +++ season 2 is already in production +++

    TILDA is a clever, very cultivated white church mouse, who lives in a tiny house at the foot of the church wall. TILDA lives there with her pet SNAILY and close to her best friends, the gray mouse MOLLY, who is a worrywart, the grumpy but kind-hearted hedgehog RUPERT, the high-spirited squirrel twins BILLY and BENNY, EDNA the squirrel Mum who’s always as busy as a bee and the vain but loveable robin ROBIN. TILDA loves exciting stories just as much as she likes delicious food, so it’s no surprise that there’s always plenty of both in her tiny house. She deals humorously with matters at hand and in her very own original way, therefore small things can turn into big stories… And the solutions Tilda comes up with, when dealing with problems are refreshingly unique and childlike in their directness. Tilda Appleseed and her friends are a wonderful ensemble that will immediately find a place in the hearts of all viewers of this lovingly animated series. Season 2 is already in production!

    Format:
    26 × 7′

    Genre/Subgenre:
    Junior/Animation

    Target Audience:
    Preschool

    Produced by:
    WunderWerk

    © 2016 MDR / SWR / WunderWerk

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