HOOPLA DOOPLA! in post-production

16th October 2013

Currently in post-production is an exciting new pre-schooler's program: HOOPLA DOOPLA!

The little town of Hoopla is a colourful, magical town full of physical fun.

Inspired by circus performance and commedia dell'arte, HOOPLA DOOPLA! features a troupe of six extraordinary characters each with their own amazing physical skill: MIMI runs the café, and looks after everyone in town while juggling muffins and milkshakes - literally; ZIGGY, the shop owner, does magic tricks which always go in surprising directions; ZAP, the town messenger, delivers packages in the most acrobatic manner possible; BOP, the Mr Fix- It, is able to lift - and usually drop - almost anything; flexible SQUIDGIE looks after the town garden and can often be found inside a pot plant; and finally JANGO, the street sweeper, is always playing tricks and causing mischief.

HOOPLA DOOPLA! is a unique and ground breaking show for 3-6 year olds, relying on physical action and comedy to drive the story. The characters tumble, juggle, leap and somersault in and out of trouble. However, whenever anything goes wrong - and it usually does - they always have each other to fall back on.

The program was filmed in China over 6 months earlier this year in a huge purpose built set that created the magical town of Hoopla a few hours south of Beijing. Featuring three Australian and three Chinese actors, the series is an ABC / Children's Channel TV China co- production produced by Beyond Screen Productions. HOOPLA DOOPLA! will go to air in early 2014.