Cushion Kids

Cushion Kids is an Australian children's television show produced by Kids Like Us and Nine Films and Television for the Nine Network. It was created by Helena Harris and Posie Graeme-Evans, who also created Hi-5 for Nine.[2] The live action series features costumed cushion characters and is presented as comedy and drama for children. It aired on Nine in 2001.[2]

Cushion Kids
Genre
Created by
Directed by
Creative directorNadia Benussi
StarringYvette Robinson
Anthony Grundy
John Leary
Lisa Adam
Zac McKay
Meaghan Davies
Ben Frost
Voices ofTim Harding
Opening theme"Cushion Kids Theme"
Ending theme"Cushion Kids Theme"
ComposersChris Harriott
Marty Irwin
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13[1]
Production
Executive producerKris Noble
ProducerHelena Harris
Production locationTCN-9
Running time23 minutes[2]
Production companies
Release
Original networkNine Network
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release10 September (2001-09-10) –
8 October 2001 (2001-10-08)

CharactersEdit

  • Polly Posh (played by Yvette Robinson) – A cushion who is elegant and stylish, and does not like messes.
  • Cosmo (played by Anthony Grundy) – A talented inventor.
  • Grumpy Lumpy (played by John Leary) – A very grumpy postman.
  • Pippa (played by Lisa Adam) – A cushion who loves to experience adventure.
  • Baz (played by Zach McKay) – A talented surfer at the beach and slightly lazy.
  • Bubs (voiced by Meaghan Davies) – A baby cushion.
  • Zip the Bird (played by Ben Frost; voiced by Tim Harding) – A bird cushion puppet who serves as the narrator of the program.

VHSs and DVDsEdit

Both Cushion Kids videos were released on VHS in Australia by Roadshow Entertainment and DVDs released in Philippines by Viva Video Inc. in 2007.

  • Meet The Kids (2001)
  • Cushion Cuddles (2002)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "C and P programs 1998–2004" (PDF). Australian Communications and Media Authority. September 2005. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 February 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Cushion Kids". Screen Australia. Retrieved 2 April 2018.