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.
Octonauts was produced for Chorion and premiered on CBeebies in October 2010 where it became an instant hit with pre-school audiences. In 2011 Octonauts received a BAFTA nomination for Best Animated Preschool Show, in October 2012 it was nominated for an International EMMY Award and in 2014 Octonauts was awarded an IFTA for Best Children's Programme.
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 have completed production on a fourth season of Octonauts for Silvergate Media.
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, Stephen O'Connor
Animation Director: Nicky Phelan, Declan Doyle
CG Supervisor: James Stacey
Head Writer: Stephanie Simpson
Music by: Darren Hendley
Based on the books by Meomi
Duration: 114 x 11 min, 7 x 22 min
Year of Production: 2010