Thursday, 19 April 2012

Jelly Jamm!

Every so often, one tends to find some fancy little oddities without even trying - and here be one of them.
Jelly Jamm is a pre-school series that's still fairly new on the block, having been released in 2011. Created in Spain for Cartoonita, it follows the adventures of a colourful band of friends who live in the musical planet of Jammbo. Together, Bello, Mina, Goomo, Rita and Ongo learn about friendship and having fun while bobbing, jiving and grooving along to their musical world. Featuring fantastic voice-work by Maria Darling, Emma Weaver, Lizzie Waterworth-Santo, Isabella Blake Thomas, Beth Chalmers and Adam Longworth.

The series is also making waves on Channel 5's Milkshake block here in the UK, and having watched a few episodes already I can see why it's so appealing. Despite being created for a younger audience, clearly 737Shaker and Vodka Capital have been wise not to talk down to their viewers with the same humdrum nature one would expect to find in a pre-school show. The storylines are simple but maintain plenty of action to keep attention.

And I do mean that - the animation is quirky but cute - and at times crazy, even! No surprise considering it's the same folks who blessed us with Pocoyo, also produced en EspaƱa.


1 comment:

  1. After watching just two of these, I actually kind of enjoy this series. It's incredibly cute with some good animation and character designs. It's also refreshing to see a pre-school show that doesn't talk down to kids. Good post as always, Chris. :)