Messy goes to Okido is a 2015 CBeebies children’s television series aimed at 3-5 year olds, consisting of 52 eleven-minute episodes. The main character Messy Monster is voiced by Adam Buxton. The other main characters are his best friends Zoe and Felix and the scientist trio Zim, Zam and Zoom.
The series features a combination of live action and 3D and 2D animation. It has international distribution by DHX Media and will be broadcast in several different countries. The show is based on the children’s art and science magazine Okido.
The show was developed by Squint/Opera, a London CG studio who set up Doodle Productions devoted to making the TV series. It features the voices of Adam Buxton, Kate Harbour, Shelley Longworth and Rob Rackstraw.
Messy meets the tiny building blocks called atoms that make up everything in the world. Even though they’re too small to see, everything is made of them, including his favourite sandwiches and socks.
Thank you little atoms!
Messy meets the busy electricity that makes our gizmos go, and discovers how circuits and batteries work to power all the appliances we use. From fridges and televisions to giant roller coasters – you need a circuit to work it, electrically!
Messy has a lot of fun floating around in space and, with the help of a jam sandwich, discovers that gravity is the force which pulls things towards the ground.
Messy discovers the different ways that plants, animals, people (and monsters!) grow up, with the help of tiny cells inside them which divide and multiply.
Messy discovers all the different forms liquid can turn into – ice when it’s very cold, vapour when it’s very hot, puddles to splash in and of course water to hydrate you when you’re in the sun – ahh, refreshing!
Messy sees a caterpillar making itself a cocoon and discovers that some creatures change their shape during their lifespan to look very different! Caterpillars rearrange themselves to turn into beautiful butterflies and tadpoles turn into frogs during a process called metamorphosis.