A Welsh animation company’s children’s series encouraging young audiences to take an interest in nature and the world around them has been picked-up to air by S4C and ITV.

With support from the Welsh Government’s Creative Wales agency, Bumpybox’s new TV show under the working title of Mini Buds / Egin Bach, will be available in Welsh on S4C and English on ITV. The series also has the potential to be distributed globally.

The 26 five-minute episodes of Mini Buds / Egin Bach explore the big adventures of six tiny, budding explorers navigating the vast wilderness of a small back garden. Each story focuses on different aspects of the garden environment such as flowers and seeds, insects and creatures, and the elements like the rain or sunshine.

The creation of Mini Buds expanded Bumpybox’s team from four to 12, securing jobs for 12 months. The series’ success will improve the production company’s sustainability and further strengthen its track record.

With a strong reputation in children’s animation, Bumpybox has previously created over 75 episodes of My Petsaurus for BBC’s dedicated children's channel Cbeebies.