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Genre Children's Television Series
Live Action
Created by Martin Baynton
Richard Taylor
Written by Terri Baynton
Peter Salmon
Roxane Gaiadhar
Sacha Cotter
Sarah Harpur
Lauren Jackson
Directed by Matthew Darragh
Dries Naude
Voices of Ian Harcourt
Richard Saade
Debbie Fish
Liz Mullane
Jacob Rajan
Simon Leary
Emma Draper
Narrated by Martin Baynton
Theme music composer David Long
Composer(s) David Long
Country of origin New Zealand
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 52
Executive producer(s) Martin Baynton
Richard Taylor
Clive Spink
Jianfeng Wen
Bing Wang
Lisa Chatfield
Producer(s) Angela Littlejohn
Jan Haynes
Jane Robertson
Production location(s) New Zealand
Editor(s) Owen Ferrier-Kerr
Running time 11 minutes (television series)
Production company(s) Pukeko Pictures
Hengxin Shambala Kids Cultural Industry Development Co., Ltd.
Original network TVNZ
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
First shown in Australia
Original release 3 September 2018 (2018-09-03) – present
Preceded by The WotWots

Kiddets is a New Zealand children's television show which debuted in 2018 and sister series to The WotWots. Created by Martin Baynton and Richard Taylor, the series uses computer animation mixed with live-action clips to follow five alien friends as they learn about life in their playroom. It currently consists of one series and a total of 52 eleven-minute episodes.


The show follows five young alien friends called "Kiddets" each with an area of interest and learning; Patches (health and safety), Dapper (arts and culture), Bounce (mechanics), Stripes (leadership) and Luna (science). They are space cadets, explorers-in-training at a space academy on planet WotWot. They learn through play in their playroom that overlooks a space port floating above their planet and occasionally reach out for help from SpottyWot and DottyWot on planet Earth.


Kiddets was created and developed by children's author Martin Baynton in partnership with filmmaker Richard Taylor. Kiddets is co-produced by Pukeko Pictures and Hengxin Shambala Kids Cultural Industry Development Co., Ltd. (formerly Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company) and is the first official children’s television co-production between New Zealand and China.

The Kiddets characters and their space station are computer-animated with occasional clips from The WotWots over live-action footage by the Weta Workshop, the visual effects company founded by Taylor and Rodger, known for its work on the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Broadcast details

Country Broadcaster Screen date
New Zealand TVNZ 2, TVNZ On-Demand, TVNZ HeiHei 17 September 2018
Australia ABC1, ABC2, ABC Kids 3 April 2018.
China China Central Television December 2018
United Kingdom CBeebies 21 September 2020
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