Sony Entertainment Television (SET) in India has picked up a Dutch animated series designed to help young children learn English.
StoryZoo Adventures (20×9′) follows a trio of animals: a monkey, an English-speaking parrot and a storytelling bear.
The series is aimed at children aged between two and six and is designed to teach them English, with the parrot repeating phrases that the monkey says in the local language.
It began airing every weekday morning on Dutch children’s channel RTL Telekids in September 2016. The German version made its debut in Austria on March 30 last year.
The show is produced and distributed by Amsterdam-based StoryZoo, which was founded by Johannes Gropp, formerly of Sony Pictures Entertainment and 2waytraffic International, in 2015.
Gropp told C21 the show “will entertain but also teach the kids their first words in English as well as interesting facts about animals.”
The property was developed by a group of children’s book authors and animators who previously collaborated on Sesame Stre