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2023 Nominees

Kiri and Lou

Stretchy Television New Zealand, CBeebies, BBC, New Zealand On Air


- Animation: Preschool

BAFTA nominated Kiri and Lou, a stop motion animated children's television series that is beloved around the world by pre-school children and their parents. Written and directed by Harry Sinclair, produced by Fiona Copland with animation from Antony Elworthy and music from Don McGlashan, the series premiered on TVNZ (NZ) and CBC (Canada) in 2019, on BBC (UK) in 2020 and on Nickelodeon (USA) in 2022, as well as screening in many other territories. The show follows Kiri, a feisty little dinosaur, and her best friend Lou, a gentle and thoughtful creature. They live happily in a prehistoric forest, exploring the world of feelings through laughter, song, play and friendship. Overarching themes include kindness, empathy and inclusiveness. Kiri and Lou is hand crafted from paper and clay by a small team in Christchurch, New Zealand. The show is praised by critics for depicting positive social-emotional messages, and helping parents to raise kind and emotionally literate children.