Saturday, November 18

CBC Kids calls for third season of series Scout & The Gumboot Kids

CBC Kids

Canadian pubcaster CBC Kids has called for a third season of the hit stop-motion, live-action series Scout & The Gumboot Kids made by Vancouver-based production company Imagine Create Media, as well as two new spinoff series.

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Backed by The David Suzuki Foundation and the UCLA Global Media Centre for Social Impact, Scout & The Gumboot Kids follows a curious stop-motion animated mouse and a group of real kids who embark on outdoor adventures to solve nature’s mysteries.

The mindfulness-themed show’s co-creators and show runners are the husband-and-wife team of Eric Hogan and Tara Hungerford. Imagine Create’s Tracey Mack serves as head of production on the five-minute episodic series.

Two spinoffs from the producing team of Hogan and Hungerford namely Daisy & The Gumboot Kids and Jessie & The Gumboot Kids have also been given the go ahead by CBC Kids.

The former is a digital series starring Scout’s best mouse friend and crafting expert, Daisy, who is voiced by Ashleigh Ball.

The 20 x three-minute series is currently in production and will premiere for the web and TV in spring 2018. An online, iOS and Android game called DIY Daisy will also be released with the show.