Entertainment21 July 2022
What is it like to be a stop-motion animator and help adorable characters come to life? From July 31, kids will be able to find that out first-hand, at Netflix’s new Content Studio Pavilion at KidZania in Fukuoka, Japan.
KidZania is an interactive city that combines inspiration, fun and learning through realistic career experiences. The Netflix-sponsored pavilion at KidZania immerses kids in the world of the upcoming Netflix series , and enables them to explore the career of a stop-motion animator.
Kids aged three to fifteen will work together in teams of six to create an original story by placing the characters Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma in Nakasugi Land, and producing a short video using the same stop-motion technique seen in the Rilakkuma series.
Stop-motion is a film-making technique where objects are shifted slightly in each individually photographed frame. When the frames are played back quickly, the subjects of the film then appear to move fluidly. As part of the hands-on experience at KidZania, the young participants will be able to see their finished video in its full glory on a big screen in the theater room.
"We are pleased that by joining KidZania Fukuoka as a sponsor, children and their families living in Kyushu will be able to feel closer to Netflix and have the unique experience of seeing what it’s like to work at a production studio,” said Masato Shimoi, Netflix’s Director of Business Development, Japan.
Our new animated series premieres worldwide on Netflix on August 25. In the series, Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, Kaoru, and Kiiroitori visit a theme park that is about to close. There, they take part in many escapades and meet different characters over the course of this heart-warming eight-part series of 15-minute episodes.
Our KidZania Pavillion marks the first in-person experience for Netflix in Japan and is designed to give fans of Rillakuma an unforgettable encounter with the characters and stories they love. We hope to inspire a new generation of animation enthusiasts.