The Octonauts are a crew of eight adorable animals who explore the ocean in search of adventure and fun! From their undersea "Octopod" base, the eight talented critters (including Captain Barnacles, a valiant polar bear; Kwazii, a daredevil kitten, and Peso, a big-hearted penguin) are always ready to embark on new exciting missions.
The Octonauts was produced for Chorion and premiered on CBeebies in October 2010 where it became an instant hit with pre-school audiences. In 2011 The Octonauts received a BAFTA nomination for Best Animated Preschool Show, and in October 2012 it was nominated for an International EMMY Award.
The Octonauts now airs around the world on ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland), Disney Junior (USA), Super RTL (Germany), TF1 (France), TV2 (Norway), YLE (Finland), Discovery Kids (South America), Disney Junior (South East Asia) and many more.
Brown Bag Films are currently in production on a second season of The Octonauts for Silvergate Media, which premieres on CBeebies on November 19 2012.
Director: Darragh O'Connell
Produced by: Gillian Higgins, Karen Ialacci
Executive Producers: Cathal Gaffney, Kurt Mueller, Michael Murphy, Vicki Wong, Darragh O'Connell, Stephanie Simpson
Art Director: Stephen Robinson
Animation Director: Nicky Phelan
CG Supervisor: James Stacey
Head Writer: Stephanie Simpson
Music by: Darren Hendley
Based on the books by Meomi
Duration: 52 x 11 min
Year of Production: 2010
Season 2 (coming November 2012)