Bottersnikes and Gumbles is a 52 x 11’ CGI comedy series aimed at 6 to 9 year olds.
It follows the adventures of three Gumble heroes, Tink, Bounce and Willi, who can squash and stretch into any imaginable shape without being hurt. They love nothing better than to ‘gumble’ all day long, which means crazy, stretchy capers around their junk valley while carefully avoiding getting tin-canned by their stinky, grumpy, lazy neighbours, the Bottersnikes.
Produced by CAKE, Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice Productions, Bottersnikes and Gumbles is a NETFLIX original title co-produced with CBBC in the UK and Seven Network in Australia who have already begun airing the series, and who will be joined by ABC in August 2017. CBBC launched broadcast in July 2016. NETFLIX premiered globally across all markets in 2016 except for Australia and the UK, which joined NETFLIX in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Based on the successful and much loved books by S.A. Wakefield, with illustrations by Desmond Digby, Bottersnikes and Gumbles was published in the UK and Australia between 1967 and 1989 and became widely known for its humour, absurdity, playful language and sense of the ridiculous – a combination which immediately captured the hearts and minds of children everywhere.