Television: Tubby, And Bouncy Too

The Teletubbies' creator is back with the surreal, seductive Boohbah, designed to get kids moving

Children are deeply weird people, and it takes a deeply weird adult to make TV for them. Fortunately for us, and for them, Anne Wood is just that weird. Wood, 65, is the pink-haired Englishwoman who created Teletubbies, that dreamy, Dadaesque little kids' show about colorful humanoids with TVs in their bellies who live under a sun that has the face of a baby. Now that Teletubbies has finally wrapped after 365 episodes, Wood has a new show that takes us back into the alternative universe of the very young. It's aimed at 3-to 6-year-olds--a slightly older crowd than the Teletubbies...

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