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|Genre||Children's Television Series
|Created by||Martin Baynton
|Written by||Terri Baynton
|Directed by||Matthew Darragh
|Voices of||Ian Harcourt
|Narrated by||Martin Baynton
|Theme music composer||David Long|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Executive producer(s)||Martin Baynton
|Production location(s)||New Zealand
|Running time||11 minutes (television series)|
|Production company(s)||Pukeko Pictures
Hengxin Shambala Kids Cultural Industry Development Co., Ltd.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
|First shown in||Australia|
|Original release||3 September 2018– 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.
|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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