Excited as we were about the concept of having the shows, we had no idea how to make a TV/DVD show. No TV or film background, no animation skills and no writing skills.
So what made us think we could make the show? Good question - call it a mothers' determination ...lol ...and Google!
We had to start somewhere - so we began to Google and to learn what we had to do - and in what order - and how we had to do it.... oh we had a million questions ... and Google.
That being said, I am sure if you have looked at the show it is not a bad effort for two mums with no experience and no one to guide them along the way. But don't think we didn't make our share of mistakes. The first version of the show (and 6 months of work) was all thrown out - we just made too many mistakes - so not getting discouraged, we started again.
We still make mistakes... but thankfully we still have an ample supply of determination.
The next question we are usually asked - how did you pay for it all? The short version is we sold our house. You have to understand, with no experience and no credibility, with a show script that was not your usual Dora or kid's formatted show no one would listen to us, far less talk to us - so if we wanted to do Snapatoonies we had to put our money where our mouth was... so to speak. And we did.
Where to from here? Well first things first. Not only did we want Snapatoonies for our kids - we want every child in the world to have access to this fundamental learning because we have this belief that kids like learning - and if we give them fun, interactive and enjoyable ways to learn, they will want to keep learning. What a concept!
So first things first - get Snapatoonies out there so that kids all over the world can watch it and begin their fun learning journey. Meanwhile we, with our limited funds, are keeping the production rolling - we have 39 more shows to make - we actually are halfway into Series 2.
Snapatoonies has already picked up some terrific awards of which we are very proud. You can read more about them on ourAwards page.
So thanks for calling by to check us out. ...oh and BTW - in case you are wondering why we are misspelling mums - it is because we are Aussie mums!
Cheers Lee and Jordi"
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