DR Sales, the commercial arm of the Danish broadcaster, is set to start handling more children programming, kicking off with the animated series “Team Nuggets.”
Currently in development, the comedy show was commissioned by DR’s streaming platform Ramasjang which targets children aged 4 to 8 years old and ranks as Denmark’s leading platform for kids content.
“Team Nuggets,” comprising 52 episodes running seven minutes each, follows Karla, a curious young chicken who lives in a hen house with her family. The series revolves around everyday life at a small-town Danish school with Karla and her friends, including Ib, a 150-year-old melancholic gnome; Tilde Victoria, who has a television set for a head and communicates via her screen; and Heinz, the ill-tempered tomato kid, who struggles to control his anger.
The series is about relationships and explores the grey areas in the world of young children. “‘Team Nuggets’ explores recognizable dilemmas for all kids, dealing with emotions, what is right and wrong and how to interact with friends, enemies, parents and not least themselves,” stated DR Sales.
The sales banner also said the “script of the series has been evaluated by Danish child psychologist Margrethe Brun Hansen to stay true to our target group’s own conflicts and experiences.”
“Team Nuggets” is created by Michael Hegner, whose credits include “Ninjago” and “Lego Star Wars” and Tor Lubich Fruergaard, who’s behind “Growing Pains” and “Zombie Western.” The series is produced by Sparre Productions for DR Ramasjang. France’s GODO Films is co-producing. “Team Nuggets” will be presented at the Animation Production Days in Stuttgart later this month.