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New children's cartoon - Hillcrest parent on writing team!

There's a new CITV show by Eagle Vs Bat with stop motion animation by MacKinnon and Saunders, voiced by Keira Knightley. Billy Mager, dad to Barnaby in Yr 6, is one of the writers!


It starts on Monday 20th February at 10.20am every day on CITV. All 60 5' episodes will also be available on demand on ITVX.


Here's a link to the press release and trailer:  

About The Sound Collector

The Sound Collector is all about sound - as heard through the ears of a small but very active little being called the Sound Collector, who has a passion for sound despite being hard of hearing.


The Sound Collector spends his days discovering and using new sounds that he finds on his adventures: the blooping and popping of sea anemones, the hissing of the tide drawing back along a pebble beach or even the snores and snuffles of his best friend and pet, Mole. He is endlessly fascinated by the world around him and whether he loves sound because of, or despite his hearing, it is the focus of his life in an incredibly positive way.


This show is not about being deaf, it is however placing somebody who wears hearing aids at the front and centre of a show for young audiences, which is remarkably rare.


Throughout this series, children, as well as adults, will be inspired to go out and explore natural environments - seeking joy and wonderment in the little things and gaining a new appreciation for the world around them. Mindfulness also plays a key role in the show’s messaging.  With techniques now being taught in schools as a stress-reducing aid for children, the show's concentration on the small and real details of the immediate world in front of us will leave audiences feeling relaxed and even meditative, whatever their age!