Messy Goes To Okido is a new BBC children’s animation with a rather fine creative pedigree, combining funny adventures with charming character design and a wish to inspire children about arts and science. Oh, and a voiceover by over-enunciating comedian and beard-wearer Adam Buxton .
The show was developed by Okido, a kids magazine that’s you could accurately describe as a magazine – a million levels above the 8 sheets of paper stuck to the back of a metric ton of plastic tat that fill up the kids section in WH Smith (though ironically, now that it’s a BBC show, we may see characters from the show included on CBeebies-themed plastic-fronted pamplets). It’s full of stories, games and information illustrated in a range of styles – and has a considered, informal approach to education.
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