Tablet Company Fuhu Launches Original Animated Series on BabyFirstTV
"Albert & Junior" will follow the adventures of a toddler and his tablet device on the cable channel.
Fuhu, maker of the Nabi tablet made for kids, has teamed with the BabyFirst cable network to co-produce an original animated series.
Albert & Junior, which premieres Monday, follows 3-year-old Albert and his best friend, Junior, a character modeled after Fuhu's Nabi Jr. tablet.
The series marks El Segundo-based Fuhu's first foray into television programming. Fuhu is best known for the Nabi tablet, an Android device built specifically for children. It comes with a plastic bumper to protect it from a child's rough touch and is pre-loaded with kid-friendly games and educational software. Nabi Jr. is designed for toddlers.
In January, Fuhu announced the DreamTab, a tablet created in partnership with DreamWorks Animation, which integrates the studio's animated characters into educational programs and games available on the device. Fuhu also has partnerships with Nickelodeon and Disney.
"Fuhu has been a great partner for BabyFirst. We are delighted to help them expand their brand into an educational and entertaining original show for our beloved viewers," said BabyFirst CEO Guy Oranim. "Albert & Junior not only celebrates the wonderment of early childhood discovery, it also offers a great education-focused brand another opportunity to engage directly with families."
BabyFirst will air 24 five-minute episodes of Albert & Junior.