Award-winning animation company Omens Studios has secured a multi-season commission from Singapore’s national public broadcaster MediaCorp to produce two brand-new series based on its hit international IPs 123 Number Squad and Leo the Wildlife Ranger. The Mediacorp deal includes three seasons of 123 Number Squad spin off series Paula & Pals and four seasons of a refreshed version of Leo the Wildlife Ranger, which picks up where season two of the original show ends.
Paula & Pals (68 x 7’) is a fun social and emotional development series that sees audiences’ favourite characters from 123 Number Squad take on activities in their neighbourhood, Numberville, as well as other wonderful worlds, such as a magical garden, the jungles and a Treasure Island. Aimed at ages 3-6 years old, the new spin-off will focus on key themes and concepts centred around social and emotional development, such as respect, kindness and diversity, as well as interacting with others, communication skills and taking responsibility for our actions, all against the backdrop of fun missions and exciting locations. The original 123 Number Squad series is currently airing on Sky in the UK, MediaCorp in Singapore, as well as Youku in China, and has a focus on numeracy.
The new refreshed seasons of Leo the Wildlife Ranger (80 x 10’) focuses on Junior Rangers Leo and Katie, along with their pet dog Hero, as they go on fun-filled adventures around the globe to protect wildlife and uncover interesting facts about the natural world around us. The action-packed wildlife-centric series is aimed at 3-7 year olds and provides young audiences with zoology facts, teaches environmental awareness and nature conservation and helps build social skills and team work, all in fun and entertaining ways. The updated series will see more action and development of the popular characters, exciting new gadgets, new animals, as well as more comedy and fun facts sprinkled throughout.
Both series are currently in pre-production and production, slated for completion and delivery in 1H 2024.
Chi Sim Tang, CEO of Omens Studios, says: “We have seen the popularity of 123 Number Squad and Leo the Wildlife Ranger continue to grow internationally, with the characters becoming family favourites around the world. Through these engaging new spin-offs such as Paula & Pals, we are excited to further expand the universes for both IPs and create new worlds and adventures for audiences to enjoy. We look forward to bringing new and exciting episodes from these titles to everyone very soon!”