The WotWots have come from outer space in their steam-powered spaceship to explore and marvel at the extraordinary diverse life on Earth.

In season one of the television series, SpottyWot and DottyWot arrive in the middle of a zoo and in the second season, they land on a farm and meet strange and friendly farm animals as well as travel to the seashore.

Season 1 – 52×10
Season 2 – 26×10
Early Education Preschool
Mixed-media – computer-animated over live-action footage
Pukeko Pictures in association with Weta Workshop


Owned and produced by Pukeko Pictures the puppet-like WotWots characters were designed and built by Weta Workshop (Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, King Kong Avatar, The Amazing Spider-Man 3, Godzilla). A bespoke animation facility was set up by Pukeko Pictures under the Weta Workshop company umbrella and the live action sequences were shot on location at Wellington Zoo, with subsequent footage shot at Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney Zoos. Locations for season two were shot at various beach and farms around New Zealand.


The WotWots has aired in 100+ territories around the world including The Hub, Netflix, Hulu and Comcast in the U.S as well as on ABCKIDS in Australia.


Products available at Weta Workshop.


Co-created by Martin Baynton and Richard Taylor who also Executive Produced the series.
Tania Rodger also served as Executive Producer.
Directed by Theo Baynton.
Director of Animation Steve Lambert.
CG supervisor Trevor Brymner
Produced by Jan Haynes and Andrew Smith
Lead Writer Terri Baynton


The series was nominated for Best Preschool show at the 2011 Annie Awards, Best Animated Television Production – Preschool Finalist at the 2012 Annie Awards and has won numerous Parents’ Choice Awards.

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July 4, 2013 in The WotWots

The WotWots Tickle Toes DVD in Canada on August 22nd

The WotWots third DVD adventure – Tickle Toes – hits shelves in Canada on August 22, 2013 for a suggested retail price of $14.99. The WotWots airs on Corus Entertainment’s…

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June 18, 2013 in The WotWots

China’s BesTV Picks Up Season Two of the WotWots

China’s IPTV service, BesTV today confirmed broadcast of season two of The WotWots. The platform which has more than 20 million subscribers premiered the internationally popular series from Pukeko Pictures…

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