From the creative minds of the Academy Award winning Weta Workshop (‘Jane and the Dragon’), the WotWots mixes CGI animation and live action to create a colourful world that celebrates the joy of discovery.
The series is narrated by dulcet-toned TV and radio veteran Nicholas Parsons. Five’s Fiona Lewis provides the voice for the computer.
Big-hearted brother and sister aliens the WotWots have come to explore planet Earth in their steampowered spaceship. They land in a local zoo, scoot around on steam-powered hover-chairs and delight in discovering all the exotic animals they can spot. Communicating in their own vibrant alien language, the WotWots constantly wonder who they are and what they will look like when they are fully-grown adults. Will they look like any of the zoo animals they find on their mission?
As well as narrating, Nicholas Parsons interprets the WotWots on behalf of the viewer, asking them questions and explaining their replies. Sister DottyWot is the more patient and considered of the two WotWots, piloting the ship and its computer through a musical keyboard. DottyWot is very supportive of her brother, although he does test her patience at times! Brother SpottyWot is much more impulsive, preferring to leap first and think later. SpottyWot has a big whiteboard and likes to express his ideas with imaginative drawings.
From fluffy polar bears to trumpeting elephants, and beady-eyed crocodiles to stretchy meerkats, SpottyWot and DottyWot explore the extraordinary diversity of planet Earth through alien eyes.
Starting on Monday 8th June, with ‘Scary Sucky Noise’, the WotWots hear a strange trumpeting sound and go to investigate. SpottyWot sees a large elephant trunk and decides it must be a long, floppy ear. Tuesday’s show is ‘Fruity Loopies’. DottyWot is making delicious loopy fruities for breakfast, and SpottyWot decides his long drinking straw is just like the long, straight neck of a giraffe. In ‘Lanky Landing Legs’ on Wednesday, SpottyWot is fixing the long, lanky legs of the spaceship when his sister spots two other legs through the Sneak-apeek – two long, and very pink, lanky legs... The WotWots are playing hide-and-seek in ‘Spot a DottyWot’ on Thursday. When SpottyWot uses the Sneak-a-peek to look for his sister, he spots an amazing new animal instead. And in ‘Stripe a Lotty Wotty’ on Friday, the WotWots spot a very stripy animal and head off to investigate. SpottyWot decides he would like stripes as well, and comes up with a clever plan to get them...
Executive Producers Martin Baynton and Richard Taylor Director Theo Baynton A Pukeko Pictures Production
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