The indie set up by Teletubbies and In the Night Garden co-creator Andrew Davenport has secured its first commission – a CBeebies series set in a picture-book world.

The 50×22 minutes Moon and Me comes from Davenport’s  new production company Foundling Bird and Bento Box Entertainment’s kids’ division, Sutikki.

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Davenport has written and produced the pre-school series, which is set for CBeebies in the UK in 2018. It is inspired by stories of toys that come to life when no-one is looking and follows the friendship of two characters from “completely different worlds”.

Suttiki is the lead producer and distributor (excluding the UK), and will sell merchandising. Pre-production is underway in the US and UK.

Davenport said: “The time is right for a new approach to pre-school storytelling and – like In the Night Garden and Teletubbies [which he co-created with Anne Wood] – Moon and Me will pioneer new production techniques to create the highest standard of quality programming for the CBeebies audience.”

CBeebies controller Kay Benbow added: “Moon and Me is a delightful new series with charming stories and innovative production techniques that will really resonate with our viewers and support their creative development.”