The Very Hairy Alphabet

Das zottelige Alphabet

The Very Hairy Alphabet is a transmedia concept for preschoolers – a playful way of learning the alphabet and the English language with a TV series, an app, games, books… and above all, with two amazing and unique characters: Nitso and Tebahpla.

Nitso is a big yellow monster, who wants to learn the alphabet. He also likes to eat a lot, so much that he even eats his ABC Book! Oh no, how will he get to know the next letter of the alphabet? He will ask the Great Master Tebahpla, who is the wisest of all people, lives on the highest mountain and knows everything and anything about everything. But will he manage to help Nitso?

Director’s statement
The Very Hairy Alphabet teaches English and the alphabet in its own unique way. First of all, we want to give children the opportunity to go beyond the same old “a is for apple” – Nitso gets to know the B with a “big bear in a bikini”, the H with “hilarious hiccups” and the S with “smelly socks”. I believe that the bold humour and smart gags will make even the most reluctant children love the alphabet! Learning by having fun is the most effective way of learning. Playing with humour, Tebahpla and Nitso form a great duo in showing children that even through failure, something wonderful can be created. TVHA is unique also in its visual style. The hand-painted cut-out elements catch children’s attention with their haptic texture and vivid colours. The events of the story feel much closer! TVHA is a transmedia concept – we want to combine the TV series with a picture book, an app and a game that will encourage active watching and provide entertainment for the whole family.

Director

Eliza Plocieniak-Alvarez


eliza.p.alvarez@gmail.com

Country of production

Germany

Target audience

4–6

Animation Technique

digital cutout

Production company

Eagle Eye Filmproduktion
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