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Shooz: TV series for preschoolers, 52 x 7min episodes
Gina - unofficial star of the show and troublemaker
Tina, Gina's sister and part-time rescuer
The Runners: Sid'nDan
The ardent nerds, Hilda and Mathilda
Groombie and Madumbi, devoted bodyguards
Schliff and Schloff, the elders
The Shooz – (ballet dancers, bodyguards, nerds, runners and fluffy bunnies) learn as they play, sing and dance, with some help from Tango the goldfish.
All the Shooz have in common are their location and their young owner.
In their penthouse/shoebox live dancers TINA & GINA.
2nd floor: bodyguards GROOMBIE AND MADUMBI, nerds HILDA AND MATHILDA and athletes SID’n’DAN.
Wise elders SCHLIFF and SCHLOFF live on the carpet below. TANGO (the goldfish) eyes them from his bowl and plays the narrator/mentor, with occasional comments/questions to the viewers.
The shoe-cupboard and bedroom is the Shooz’ world. The episodes are fast-paced and riff off neighbourly dynamics, each pair of shoes interacting with the ‘neighbours’ in their individual ways.
Using peek-a-boo and many other games, they and their young viewers learn about many things including colours, textures, shapes, numbers, concepts of ‘over, behind, through, etc.’, everyday practical skills and social interactions, to mention just a few themes.