Wish Films selected King Bee Animation to produce 2 fully animated episodes for the innovative pre-school Series ‘Melody’. The series is about a partially sighted girl ‘Melody’ and her soft toy cat ‘Fudge’. Each episode Melody listens to a piece of famous music and is taken on a journey of her imagination to a world inspired by the Music. King Bee chose the ‘Elves and the Shoemaker’ episode and the ‘Snowman’ episodes due to their classical stories and warm emotional qualities.The BBC worked alongside the RNIB to ensure all the animation works well for partially sighted children and follows a number of criteria to ensure this, such as high contrast, bold colour palettes, strong silhouettes, additional timing to process the scenes and more. We created a warm, textured illustration style to capture the woody warmth of the story mixed with colourful sparkles and neon moments for the magical elements to catch the eye. For the Snowman episode, on the other hand, we created a soft – almost crayon-like line for the style of the Snowman episode that works beautifully for the warm, cozy tone to this episode. King Bee were happy to see our 2 episodes being used in the Advert on Cbeebies promoting the series!