“Jack” clinches prestigious Canadian Award!

Jack” was a recent winner at the Youth Media Alliance (YMA), Award of Excellence for Best Television Program, Animation, Ages 6-8 Category. Canada’s YMA awarded the 2013 TV and digital production winners for its Awards of Excellence, which recognizes those breaking ground in the field of children’s screen entertainment in that country.

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IZ Hero

IZ Hero is an edutainment program that was originally developed by infollutionZERO, a non-profit organization based in South Korea. This program was subsequently developed in collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the National Institute of Education (NIE) in Singapore, in hopes to bring awareness to children aged between 6 and 13 on responsible digital citizenship and character development. The exhibition held at the Singapore Science Centre in March 2013, provided a safe and fun interactive experience for children to naturally learn about moral self-identity, empathy, and critical thinking.

Our current generation is mostly exposed to a digital environment, unlike previous generations. The IZ Hero program therefore aims to educate and bring out the Hero within our children living in this 21st century.

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Kindness Movement

In union with the Ministry of Education for the third year running, Singapore Kindness Movement’s school sector participated in Innoweek 2013.
The programme was targeted at kindergarteners to learn more about kindness in our daily routines, by taking a trip through the Kindsville Tour.
Here, Singa is seen in an animated clip, courtesy of Sparky Animation, on a quest to reach the new tree house built by the Kindness Cubbies. A sing-a-long sequence together with an interactive re-cap session ended the tour.
The programme aims at cultivating courtesy and kindness in our children of today, as they grow in knowledge and learning.

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IZ Hero to the rescue!

In a co-production with NTU & NIE, Sparky Animation was recently involved in the IZ Hero Exhibition held at the Singapore Science Centre. In an attempt to empower young children with responsible digital citizenship and character development, Sparky lent its CGI capabilities to an animated clip that was featured at the exhibition.

 For more details, please refer to http://www.izhero.org/about

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One Stormy Night

Humorous and powerfully thrilling, One Stormy Night is a brand new CGI animation series based on the most successful children’s books post-WWII in Japan authored by award-winning Yuichi Kimura.

The series is an extended epilogue of the children’s book, where we follow the journeys and explorations of May, a spirited young goat, and Gabu, a wolf who is also May’s courageous best friend. Each episode tells how May and Gabu try to have adventurous fun, while hiding their companionship from their respective tribes at the same time.

Enemies by nature, sworn friends by nurture; One Stormy Night series incorporates the vision of devotion of friendship despite being two opposing animals, a goat and a wolf – May who should be the prey and Gabu the predator. The story emphasizes the crucial theme that anyone from anywhere can cultivate spirited friendships with a little heart and courage as mirrored by the impossible friendship between May and Gabu.

The One Stormy Night series is developed and co-produced by Emmy nominated Sparky Animation, Bandai Visual, Baku Enterprise and Duckbill Entertainment to bring this affectionate and charming tale of friendship to the television screen for the first time. One Stormy Night  was nominated for the “Best 3D Animated Programme” award at the 2012 Asia Television Awards. The series premiered on TV Tokyo in April 2012.

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Fleabag Monkeyface

Fleabag Monkeyface is a fast paced and fearsomely funny animated series chronicling the tales and comical adventures of Fleabag Monkeyface who is part monkey, part boy but man-made, living in the disused outside toilet of his creator and best friend, Gerald’s garden.

Based on a series of hugely popular books by British award winning writing duo, Knife and Packer and published by Walker Books, the series follows the adventures of our eponymous hero, Fleabag Monkeyface, and his two creators, Gene and Gerald, best friends and fans of all things grossly silly. Each episode sees them presenting another edition of their hit TV series, Gross Out TV; a show they were given when its original presenter Dr Dirk Spamflex became evil and tried to take over the world with a monster he’d created entirely from earwax called Earmageddon. His terrifying plan was scuppered by Gene, Gerald and Fleabag and so they inherited his weekly TV slot banishing Spamflex to obscurity. Now he wants his show back and no plan is too dastardly or too crazed in his attempts to achieve this, leading to the maddest, grossest adventures ever seen on TV.

The series is developed and co-produced for TV through the partnership of Sparky Animation, Impossible Kids and Walker Productions, bringing these incredibly funny books and madcap characters onto the screen for the first time. Fleabag Monkeyface has been launched on CITV, ITV and GMTV since 2011.

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