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Tree Fu Tom reaches number one spot

Published on: 2nd April 2012

The animated series Tree Fu Tom, which was launched on CBeebies last month, has officially become the channel’s number one TV show.

The show attracted 330,000 kids aged 0 – 6 years for the first 11 episodes.

Tree Fu Tom is set in a magically world and viewers are encouraged to interact with the show through physical actions that have been devised and approved by movement development specialists to assist in the development of children.

Former Doctor Who stars Sophie Aldred and David Tennant voice the lead characters Tom and Twigs.

Sander Schwartz, President, Kids & Family Entertainment, FME, said: “We are thrilled Tree Fu Tom has been such a huge hit with children throughout the UK. The series is exceptional and it has been a delight developing the show with the talented team at the BBC. The huge success of Tree Fu Tom on CBeebies gives us the best possible springboard for using FME’s global network to take the series around the world and explore a range of really exciting partnerships right across brand licensing, consumer products and more.”

Tree Fu Tom launched on CBeebies last month, achieving fantastic ratings and officially becoming the channel’s number one TV show of 2012 to date.

Kay Benbow, Controller of CBeebies said: “I am delighted that Tree Fu Tom has been so popular with our audience. I think the success of the show is down to the fantastic team that have worked so hard on creating this stunning animation.”

With animation by Blue Zoo Animation, Tree Fu Tom is a co-production between FME and the BBC for CBeebies and was created and is being produced by Daniel Bays.

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