Noddy gets a new friend

Noddy has a new friend. His name is Whizz. Whizz speaks five languages. Say it with Noddy, children: “Multinational trans-Atlantic design collaboration.”

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Noddy and his pal Big Ears used to drive around in a tin car with their mate Golly in the back. Golly has long-gone, and so has the tin car, although 1950s models of the three now command up to £100 on eBay. In their place is CG Noddy and a whole cast of new friends. 
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Children’s’ TV is a serious business: the Noddy brand was worth £65 million in 2005. 
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Three million Noddy books are sold each year, he has been translated into 40 languages and his shows air in 115 countries. And now comes more Noddy news: the launch of a new show, Say it with Noddy, and the launch of a new character, Whizz. 
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Say it with Noddy is a two-minute show that introduces pre-school children to new languages. There are 100 episodes and each one is based around a single word, or short phrase that is used in the main show, Make Way for Noddy. 
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The character Whizz is a robot who whizzes around processing words into other languages. Five languages have been chosen for the first series: French, Spanish, Urdu, Mandarin, and Swahili. 
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