This spring, animation and game students at Tribeca Flashpoint Academy are starting an exciting new project for UMIGO, the first-of-its kind transmedia music property that teaches today’s generation of kids ages 2-8 how to invent, build and create through collaborative, interactive play.
UMIGO is funded by a grant that WTTW received from the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, visit http://umigo.info/.
WTTW National Productions, a division of Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent company of WTTW Chicago, is a premier producer and presenter of original, high-quality television programs for both public and commercial television broadcast. WTTW is the most watched public television station in America, with 1.5 million weekly viewers. It is also viewed by more children aged 2 to 11 years old than any other television station in the region.
W!LDBRAIN Entertainment is an award-winning entertainment company and one of the world's foremost producers of animation. The studio develops television, motion picture, short-form programming, commercial content and consumer products. Their exceptional slate of programming includes the critically acclaimed television series Yo Gabba Gabba!, The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO); Higglytown Heroes (Disney); Bubble Guppies (Nick Jr.); The Hard Times of RJ Berger (MTV), Peanuts (Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown) and Team Smithereen (Disney XD). The studio’s global licensing group oversees a diverse licensing and retail merchandising portfolio on behalf of leading brands such as Yo Gabba Gabba! and hit UK series Rastamouse (CBeebies), among others. Wildbrain has received Clios, Addys, BDA Awards and Annies for their commercial work, reinvigorating classic brands for leading companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, Honda, Kraft and Nike.