Little Monstar

A pre-school animation series that provides our youngest viewers with opportunities to be socially and emotionally involved in the issues they face every day.

The Little Monstar series is a collaboration between Pickled Possum Productions and Flux Animation. Together they produce this innovative pre-school animation show which has both an interactive and educative storyline, told through colourful and engaging imagery.

Little Monstar is lovable and fun, cuddly and cute and when she does stop and think- her choices are positive. Little Monstar always learns from her mistakes and is a great role-model for pre-schoolers. Her whānau consists of Dad Monstar, Mummy Monstar, Baby Monstar, Grandma and Grandpa Monstar and Woof the dog, all of whom play a huge part in her adventures.

Our funding of programmes for Children and Young People seeks to provide content for New Zealanders at every age and stage. Quality programming for children and young people is an important responsibility and is specified in the Broadcasting Act.

Pre-school programming offers good value for money as shows are able to be repeated many times to new audiences.

The second series of Little Monstar screened early in 2016. Series two further developed the use of Te Reo as well as including New Zealand Sign Language- The third official language of New Zealand.


Details

Little Monstar Series 1 and 2 is made by Tiki Tour (2010) Limited for TVNZ 2

20 x 5 minutes

NZ On Air funding for series 2: $394,980


Watch this show

Little Monstar is currently repeated on TVNZ 2 at 6.45 am, Sundays

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