Wonder, a Banijay Group Company, today announces it has been commissioned to make a new 5×20’ children’s series, Maddie, the Zoo and You, with six accompanying songs, as well as a fourth 20×15’ series of Maddie’s Do You Know? for CBeebies.
In Maddie, the Zoo and You, presenter and STEM EduTuber, Maddie Moate, will be exploring how the body works and how to stay healthy through the wonderful world of animals. By looking at how they eat, move, communicate and stay comfortable, she will help children understand these things about their own bodies. Also commissioned is Maddie, the Zoo and You Songs, a fun and lively learning accompaniment to the series that will use rhymes and actions to reinforce messages from the show.
Maddie, the Zoo and You is a spin-off of ratings success, Maddie’s Do You Know?, and Maddie will be back again for a fourth series, talking pre-school viewers through the workings of amazing objects and scientific principles from radio telescopes to where does wind come from and how is jam made? The show uses graphics to explain often complex engineering in an exciting and interesting way, answering questions for inquisitive children and parents alike.
Sarah Trigg, Executive Producer at Wonder says: “Maddie is an exceptional talent whose energy and enthusiasm really resonates with young audiences. Maddie’s Do You Know? is such a popular and well-loved series, it’s fantastic to see CBeebies expand on this brand with Maddie, the Zoo and You, where she will doing the important job of helping children understand how their bodies work, in a fun and original way.”
Julia Bond, Commissioning Editor for BBC Children’s says: “We’re delighted to bring more episodes of Maddie’s Do You Know? and the new spin-off Maddie, the Zoo and You to the ever-curious minds of our audience. Understanding how things work, how they are made and where they come from are crucial to understanding the world around us. Maddie, the Zoo and You, will celebrate how amazing our bodies are and how we can stay fit and healthy – a valuable and inspiring addition to the Do You Know? brand.”
Maddie’s Do You Know? and Maddie, the Zoo and You, will be Exec Produced by Julia Bond, Commissioning Editor, CBeebies and is Executive Produced by Sarah Trigg at Wonder. Maddie’s Do You Know? and Maddie, the Zoo and You will be distributed globally by Banijay Rights.