The series combines music, fun-filled animation and puppets to help pre-schoolers learn the social skills necessary to relate to family members and other children their own age. An ensemble cast of comical and endearing characters, comprising Bingo & Molly brother and sister rabbits, Gladys the Emu, is the nosy neighbour, Duck is a duck who thinks he’s a rabbit, Zigger the mole, Rosa the Bear from South America, and of course Mr. Growl, the vegetarian Wolf, who is the mentor and confidant of the whole team. Together they cope with and solve many of the same concerns that trouble or confuse our young readers. Children will learn that they too can solve the same kind of problems by emulating the solutions of the Bingo & Molly and their woodland friends.
Targeted at the K through 8 age range, this sensitive children’s series was designed to build children’s confidence and trust in themselves by modeling positive problem solving skills. In pursuing this goal of greater social understanding, the series will reinforce important linkages between character development, language learning and critical thinking skills without being preachy.
Bingo & Molly has been awarded the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Excellence. Film Festival directors worldwide recognize the CINE Golden Eagle as a mark of excellence in motion picture and TV production. The series has also received the Parent’s Choice Recommendation Seal. This award indicates that the committee found the product distinguished enough to give it a notch above their approval rating. This honour implies their approval and, even beyond that their thorough recommendation for reasons of production, appeal and fulfillment of it’s clear intent.
The music from Bingo & Molly was released by WEA, a unit of Warner Brothers Music under their Music For Little People label. One track from the CD, “You Can Do It” was a runner-up for a Grammy Award.
Bingo & Molly will soon be available on DVD and for Digital Download on Amazon