Bottersnikes & Gumbles, a new award-winning CGI animated series, is set to make its debut across international territories on 19 August over Netflix, the world’s leading internet TV service. 26 episodes will premiere worldwide in 17 languages, with the exception of Australia and the UK, which will launch on Netflix in 2017. Bottersnikes & Gumbles is debuting in the UK on CBBC on 25 July and is also airing in Australia on Seven Network.
Bottersnikes & Gumbles follows the adventures of three young Gumbles – Tink, Bounce and Willi, who 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 lazy, grumpy neighbours the Bottersnikes, led by the foul tempered and vain Bottersnikes King. Endless battles ensue involving plenty of stealth, trickery, daring rescues and narrow escapes as the Gumbles try to outwit the Bottersnikes in every episode. Each 11 minute episode is set to thrill the imaginations of kids over six years of age.
Bottersnikes & Gumbles earned this year’s Pulcinella Award for Best Kids TV Series at the international animation festival, Cartoons on the Bay, in Venice and was nominated for a Logie Award in Australia for Most Outstanding Children’s Programme.
Bottersnikes & Gumbles has been developed and adapted from the characters and world as they first appeared in the much-loved Bottersnikes and Gumbles books by S.A. Wakefield, with illustrations by Desmond Digby. The books were published in the UK and Australia between 1967 and 1989.
CAKE, CCO and MD, Ed Galton commented, “We are thrilled and excited to see Bottersnikes & Gumbles launch on Netflix and we are very proud of the work that the production team has done.”
“First Australia, then the UK, and now Bottersnikes & Gumbles is coming to the US on Netflix,” added Cheeky Little Media, executive producer, Patrick Egerton. “I wonder if Sam Wakefield ever imagined this when he wrote the original books in the 1960’s? Making this show, and bringing these much loved characters to life has been amazing. We can’t wait to share this awesome show with the Netflix audience.”
“The original books created a truly unique, often hilarious, fantasy world of imaginative creatures, personalities and situations,” commented Mighty Nice, executive creative director, Darren Price. “Taking it further with animation has been a hugely rewarding experience… Netflix viewers, get ready to gumble!”
Bottersnikes & Gumbles (52×11’) is a Netflix original produced by CAKE, Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice and co-produced with CBBC and Seven Network Australia.