LONDON – Leading kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE has reported a number of recent successes for its multi-award-winning hit series Bottersnikes & Gumbles.
Bottersnikes & Gumbles was presented internationally at MIPJunior last month where it was extremely well received by buyers, becoming the second most viewed programme at the screenings. In addition, the CGI comedy series was awarded the 2016 Promax BDA Silver Award for ‘Best Program Title Sequence’ as well as receiving a further two nominations for ‘Best Music for Children’s Television’ at the 2016 Screen Music Awards and ‘Best Children’s Television Series’ at the 2016 AACTA Awards, both of which will be announced in November and December respectively. Earlier this year, Bottersnikes & Gumbles won the 2016 Pulcinella Award for ‘Best Kids TV Series’ at Cartoons on the Bay and the 2016 Gold AEAF Award for ‘Best Opening Titles’ as well as a nomination for ‘Most Outstanding Children’s Programme’ at the 2016 Logie Awards.
Bottersnikes & Gumbles is currently airing weekdays on CBBC at 3.45pm, on 7TWO in Australia at 7.30am and globally in 17 languages on Netflix. Gumble Run, a game available on desktop, tablet and mobile and coproduced with CBBC, was launched last month. A publishing deal with Hachette will see sticker and activity books and storybooks for young readers coming to the UK and Australia.
Bottersnikes & Gumbles (52 x 11’) is aimed at 6-9 year olds and follows the adventures of three squashy, stretchy Gumble heroes, as they try to avoid getting tin-canned by their lazy, grumpy neighbours, the Bottersnikes. With adventure, action and camaraderie at its heart, Bottersnikes & Gumbles is based on the much-loved series of books by S.A. Wakefield, with illustrations by Desmond Digby and is co-produced by Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice in Australia and CAKE in the UK.