Anna Lou and Friends combines live action and animation to journeys with children from real life to the land of their imaginations tackling everyday challenges they face, like confidence, communication, and self-esteem.
Anna Lou and Friends is a show that embraces the real way that children interact with each other and connects to the deeper heartbeat of children’s mind health. It blends being kind with growing up and dreaming big, feeling strong in your body and mind. Gaining independence, never giving up when you encounter obstacles, and above all striving for love, connection and happiness.
Anna Lou lightens the mood with fun, games and embracing silliness. She is a child too, able to be vulnerable, laugh at herself and never gives herself a hard time. A protagonist filled with positivity, creativity and kindness. Each episode she takes the challenge the children face to the world of imagination.
Calma Llama Land is the place the children go to in their imaginations. When Anna Lou was two she had night terrors, her parents found her a new toy, a rainbow llama, Anna Lou called the llama Margo and she hugged Margo all night long. What also happened is that Anna Lou brought Margo to life as her imaginary friend. Margo is there and she has some llama friends of her own, Sheridan and Otis.
Anna Lou’s parent’s got her a rescue dog, she named him Buzz, he sleeps in the same room as her and Esme, her little sister, he makes them feel safe and they make him feel wanted. Buzz is a wonderful character who has a life of his own and pops up in Calma Llama Land when he goes to practice his skateboarding skills, dancing or flying a helicopter.
Each episode establishes a traditional setting such as in the local Rainbow Primary school that both parents and children can relate to and feel safe in. Then in each episode we travel to Cloudland to be as experimental and limitless as we can and let our imaginations run wild just as children do.
Each episode establishes a traditional setting such as in the local Rainbow Primary school in Huggle Kingdom that both parents and children can relate to. Then in each episode we travel to Calma Llama Land to be as experimental and limitless as we can and let their imaginations run wild just as children do. Each episode will explore Anna Lou focusing on something that is affecting either her or one of her friends. She will bring her view of the world as colourful, creative, and extraordinary in order to help her friends overcome everyday challenges with Margo’s help, of course.