Kika & Bob

Adventurous Animation Series And Games For Children

Kika and Bob is a funny, rapid animation series suitable for children of all ages. A not too clever firefighter called Bob and a bright girl called Kika are blown to the other side of the world by a typhoon during your average Save-Your-Cat-Stuck-On-The-Church-Steeple-During-A-Storm kinda thing. Now they have to travel the world trying to get home and save Kika’s kitten Tiger. But before they get there, there are many terrible obstacles to overcome, strange territories to be crossed and even stranger people and animals to be met. Add to this the All-Knowing-Narrator, a walking and talking Encyclopedia of Bizarre and Unnecessary Trivia.

Although the series will mainly be produced in 2D animation, certain elements and or scenes will be highlighted through the use of 3D techniques. The linear animation will feature semi-scientific animations and photo-realistic illustrated interludes. The rhythm, soundtrack and setting gives the fifties-retro style animated series a contemporary feel. Kika & Bob is produced as a linear television-series combined with a website as well as a series made for an interactive television set top box.

Details

Directed and written by: Vincent Bal, Colette Bothof
Scenario: Vincent Bal, Colette Bothof
Animation: Fons Schiedon
Producer: Submarine
Co-producers: Peachblossom Media (Singapore), Walking the Dog (Belgium)
Release: 2008
Language versions: Multiple language versions available
Length: 26 x 13 minutes
Genre: Animation series and online games
Sales website www.kikaandbob.com

kikabob.com – information about the show
kikaenbob.com – information in Dutch
kikaenbob.nl – Kika and Bob games

Awards

Europrix Top Talent Award 2008 in the category ‘Interactive TV’

Credits

Directors and writers: Vincent Bal (BE), Colette Bothof (NL)
Art direction: Fons Schiedon (NL)
Storyboard: Nicolas Maus (BE), Eric Peeters (BE), Jean-Cristophe Perin (BE), Jean-Claude Sohier (BE), Pet Aerden (BE), Stefan Vermeulen (BE), Bram Mondy (BE)
Design supervisor: Maarten Janssens (NL)
Designers: Jurjen Bosklopper (NL), Simon Buijs (NL), Sylvain Fajner (FR), Kay Coenen (NL), Mustafa Kandez (NL), Menno Verhoef (NL), Lennard Schuurmans (NL), Jelle Kroeze (NL), Nick Sheehy (UK), Tom Mackinger (Austria), Cesare Davolio (IT), Niels Kalk (NL), Harmen van der Horst (NL), Darrin Umboh (NL)
Design Intern: Mitch Leeuwe (NL), Menno Dijkstra (NL), Danny van den Hoonaard (NL)
Line producer: Janneke van de Kerkhof (NL)
Production department: Ramon Verberne (NL), Annemieke Ruygrok (NL), Anne Buiter (NL)
Translation Dutch – English: Femke van Doorn (NL), Martin Cleaver (UK)
Research: Susan Wittekamp (NL), Bert Scholiers (BE), Anuschka Bush (NL)
Coordinator pre-production: Jan Gaudissabois (BE)
Director assistant: Thierry Van Gyseghem (BE)
Post-production coordinators: Frederic Dirickx (BE), Kristof Lantin (BE)
Casting and recording coordinator: Wendy Wolfcarius (UK)
Recording engineer: Mat Clark (UK), Hugo Dijkstal (NL), Peter den Boer (NL)
Dialogue editor: Jan Van Hende (BE), Carl van Brande (BE), Eddy de Cloe (NL), Tom Daniels (BE)
Editor: Ewin Ryckaert (BE), Frédéric Castiau (BE)
Music: Hans Helewaut (BE), Hans Mullens (BE)
Sounddesign: David Jacques (BE), Jean-Louis Viroux (BE), Fabien Pochet (BE)
Animation supervisor: Bruno Wouters (BE)
Animation directors: Ric Borja (PHI), Ching Valencia (PHI), Danny Besinga (PHI)
Line producer Peach Blossom: Brian Ho (HK)
Production manager: Corinne Teng (SING)
Production coordinators: Ma. Theresa T. Zaragoza (PHIL), Arianne C. Yabut (PHIL)
Animators (Phil/Sing): Jefferson D. Lianza, Esmeraldo D. Nantes Jr., Maribeth Y. Yanga, Kristylle Joyce C. Cabayaran, Edmundo B. Apilado, Lim Linli
Advisory producer: Steve Walsh (UK)
Producers post production: Anton Roebben (BE), Eric Goossens (BE)
Executive producers for MIG: Jeremy Burdek, Nadia Khamliehi, Adrian politowski
Co-producer: Sung Lin Gun (SING)
Producers: Bruno Felix (NL), Femke Wolting (NL)

Bob: Brian Blessed (UK)
Kika: Georgina Verbaan (NL)
Voice: Tim McInnerny (UK)
Tiger: Vincent Bal (BE)
All male voices: Johnny Daukes (UK)
All female voices: Penelope Rawlins (UK)

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Watch

Buy the Kika & Bob series 1 here!
Buy the Kika & Bob series 2 here!
Buy the Kika & Bob series 3 here!
Buy the Kika & Bob series 4 here!

kikaandbob.com – information about the show
kikaenbob.com– information in Dutch
kikabob.com – Kika and Bob games

More information about Kika & Bob – Games