Babookums: Seven Fantastic Stories

Without our knowledge, there are small, interesting creatures and robots living in our world - babookums. Each of them, like a human being, is unique and interesting. What is more, each of them has a superpower that no one else in the world has.

Every day babookums experience the most unexpected adventures, solve problems, explore the outside world, deal with their emotions whether they’re sad or happy, and learn something new. Most importantly - friendship always wins here.

The series shows recognizable social situations and personality types. However, all the lessons are interwoven with light jokes, funny dialogues, and cute characters, which will not let the little viewer to get bored and will invite him to get acquainted with the extraordinary world of babookums.

  • Tadas Vidmantas
  • Tadas Vidmantas
  • Lina Vidmante
  • Jurgita Rakauskaite
  • Martyna Gedvilaite
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  • Agne Levickaite
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  • Oleg Mackevic
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  • Tadas Vidmantas
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 19 minutes
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    January 2, 2023
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    170,200 EUR
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Director Biography - Tadas Vidmantas

Tadas Vidmantas - a Lithuanian-born film director, scriptwriter and copywriter. T. Vidmantas was born in Sirvintos town, Lithuania. Graduated Sirvintos Laurynas Stuoka-Gucevicius high school. T. Vidmantas started his career as an award-winning playwright in 2001. Two years later he began directing short films and comedy sketches. 2004 - 2008 Tadas studied graphic design at Vilnius Academy of Arts. He earned a bachelor's degree. April 2008 - May 2009 T. Vidmantas was working as a director in ''Magnet Films'' Production company (now Grandma Enterprise). Since May 2009, T. Vidmantas is freelancing as film director, scriptwriter and producer. In 2010 he moved to London, UK. T. Vidmantas got married with Lina Vidmante (previously Lina Balciunaite) in 2013. After 7 years in London, couple moved back to Lithuania. In 2015 he began making feature films and have made one each year since. “Three Million Euros” became the most profitable film ever made in Lithuania. In 2022, he received the Silver Crane Award for the most spectacular film "Night Fishing" in Lithuanian film industry awards.

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Director Statement

The idea behind the film is the emotional and value education of children. The film is rich in colorful characters, real-life, educative situations. It is designed to be gender neutral. By watching it, children will learn to sympathise, understand, love, forgive, be able to be themselves, and accept the disabilities of others.

Film is based on the fundamental human rights and freedoms in Europe: democracy and solidarity, tolerance for minorities, respect for historical and cultural heritage. However, chosen style of storytelling is fun and full of jokes, which allows to educate, but at the same time not to become didactic.

Four main characters Uto, Micito, Laser and Boiler live at home hiding from human eye. Despite their differences they're best friends. Sometimes they travel exploring the outside world, where they meet various challenges which they overcome by learning something new. Just as it is in our world, in babookum's world, not everybody is kind and helpful. Viewers, together with babookums, learn how to interact with such people, not to give up when you're struggling, as well as how to overcome your fears.

The chosen animation style is minimalistic, so the main focus remains on dialogues. Cute and colourful characters attract attention and fast pacing scenes enhances the dynamic.

The original soundtrack, which sometimes evolves into separate songs that babookums sing, is created by talented composer Vytautas Bikus, who is known in for working with the most famous singers in Lithuania.