What we’ve been up to…

Caru Canu on Cyw

Twt productions’ newest series, Caru Canu (‘Love to Sing’) kicks off on Cyw on August 28th.

This gorgeous animated series gives youngsters an opportunity to watch and sing along to traditional and contemporary nursery rhymes whilst learning about animals, movement, numbers and the weather.  And to those that need a little “quiet time’, there are lullabies to help them sleep.

Twt Productions has been very fortunate to have been given permission to use Melin Tregwynt’s iconic and gorgeous textiles to give the series a bespoke look. 

Design, storyboarding, and directing was taken care of by Gary Hurst and Hurst Animation.

We are delighted to have given BA Animation students at the Cardiff Met an opportunity to work on some episodes under the guidance of local animation company, Picl Animation who took the series from animation through to delivery for us.  The songs are beautifully sung by Tom Blumberg, Daniel Lloyd, Elain Llwyd, Miriam Isaac and Mabli Tudur and arranged by the super-talented Dyfan Jones

Diawl o Ddêt

Hands up if you remember the love stories featured in magazines such as Jackie and Mizz? Well, S4C’s new comedy service will feature 3 short sketches created in the style of those much-loved photo stories. Written by comedians Aled Richards and Esyllt Sears, Diawl o Ddêt (Hell of a Date) will be available to view across S4Cs digital platforms this summer


Spring has sprung a new commission for Twt Productions

Spring has sprung and with it a brand new animation commission from S4C.

‘Canu’ is a series of animated Welsh nursery rhymes which will launch on Cyw and youtube later this year. Working in partnership with Y Mudiad Meithrin and Booktrust Cymru, the series will showcase traditional as well as current nursery rhymes.

We’re delighted to be working with Picl Animation and the talented animation students at Cardiff met. 

The series is being storyboarded and directed by Hurst Animation and our musical director is Dyfan Jones.

Melin Tregwynt has kindly allowed us to used their textiles to create our wonderful backgrounds, illustrated here in ‘Oes Gafr Eto’


Hidden Heroines

This week (January 7th), BBC Wales celebrates five hidden Welsh heroines and discuss the effect they had on Modern Wales. We worked with BBC Wales to create a child-friendly addition to Parasol Media’s main films, geared specifically at key stage two junior school pupils. Short and sweet, our 3 minute archive-lead films places these fantastic women in the context of the myriad of developments in Wales’ history between the late 19th century and the present day.