Have you caught the Gigglebug yet?

August 7, 2017

Well now you can on Milkshake!’s new YouTube channel

Gigglebug, the heartfelt and infectious Finnish TV series for pre-schoolers, is on its way to the UK for the first time to get kids and families laughing together! Starring the favourite little forest creature with the infectious laugh, the Nordic sensation is now available on Channel 5’s newly launched Milkshake! YouTube channel. 


Set in the enchanted Greengown Forest, Gigglebug shows his sometimes grumpy animal friends that you can achieve anything you set out to do if you have an optimistic outlook. Highlighting the healing power of laughter and how positive thinking helps children learn better, Gigglebug is a playful and profound TV series inspired by the emotional goals in the Finnish pre-school curriculum.  gigglebug


The series has already been a huge success in Europe, and is set to make a big splash amongst UK audiences with the launch of the first five episodes on Milkshake!’s first ever YouTube channel, and two new episodes released every week. It will also be available to watch on milkshake.tv.


As well as the hit TV series, Gigglebug also consists of three fun apps, three audio books, a music album and live events for the family. The app is so popular it has received more than 1,000,000 downloads, and has topped the preschool app charts in 64 countries – now that’s what we call infectious laughter!


Find out more via https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8-z-dNn6E_IZAxdZBYe7h6xrpu1QJKJR


About Gigglebug Entertainment


Gigglebug Entertainment is inspired by the emotional goals in the Finnish pre-school curriculum. In early learning, the ability to try again, think positive and not be discouraged by failure, is an important pedagogical aim. Its flagship production Gigglebug deals with themes like friendship, fears, overcoming challenges and recognising emotions. Even difficult themes can be explored. As a 360° brand, Gigglebug consists of two seasons of TV-series with 26 episodes, 3 game applications, 3 sound books, a music album and live events. The TV series has been pre-sold to 13 countries and the apps have over 1 million downloads. It is the biggest children's TV series produced and made in Finland. It is the second largest Finnish kid's TV series, after the Moomins, that is commissioned by the Finnish national broadcasting company YLE.


About Milkshake!

Channel 5’s Milkshake is home to some of the world’s favourite preschool characters.  There is a range of stimulating and engaging programmes that include strong story led animation, genuine documentaries for pre-schoolers and presenter led high quality musical entertainment.  2016 saw Milkshake! achieve its strongest year to date amongst Children, 4-9s, HWKs and HWKs 0-3. Milkshake! was the number one breakfast destination (6-9am) for Children and 4-9s in 2016. Channel 5 broadcasts 24 hours of children's programmes every week.  Milkshake is on air from 0600 - 0915 every weekday and 0600 - 10.00 on Saturday and Sunday.  For further information visit www.milkshake.tv


About Channel 5

Channel 5 launched as Britain's fifth public service channel in March 1997 and has been owned by Viacom International Media Networks since September 2014.  Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA and Spike reach 4 in 5 of the UK viewing public each month with a broad mix of popular content for all the family across entertainment, documentaries, sport, drama from the UK and US, films, reality, comedy, children’s and news.  My5 is a new service allowing viewers to watch content online for free from Channel 5, 5STAR, 5USA, and Spike.



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