Tree Fu Tom's US Première Today

Animated series Tree Fu Tom makes its US debut on the pre-school channel Sprout today. David Tennant voices Twigs, an acorn sprite who is best friend to titular hero Tom.

Tree Fu Tom is an exciting and inspiring CG animated show about the amazing adventures of a young boy called Tom who, with the power of ‘movement magic’ called ‘Tree Fu’, can transform into a tiny but mighty magical super hero and travel to a wondrous enchanted kingdom called Treetopolis that exists in a tree in his back garden.

The show features engaging adventures that combine innovative elements of action, fantasy and magic, coupled with unique interactive physical activity.  Children are brought into the magical action through special movements designed to help their motor skill development.  When Tom performs a special sequence of action movements, he creates Tree Fu Magic that transforms him into a superhero.

The movements in Tree Fu Tom were designed by child development specialists to help stimulate the progression of physical activity in preschool children. The show was developed to aid all preschool children with their motor skill development, including those suffering from Dyspraxia – a condition that impairs the organization of movement and fine motor skills. 

Tree Fu Tom originally launched in the UK on CBeebies.  It was the highest rated program on CBeebies in 2012 for children aged 4-6 and has also received two BAFTA Children’s Awards nominations.

Tree Fu Tom can be seen on Sprout on weekdays at 8.00am and 11,00am ET, and at 6.30am and 11.00am ET at weekends