With their first children’s series, Bix Pix Entertainment hit the ball out of the park with “Tumble Leaf”- winning eleven Emmy Awards for the first three seasons. Including Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program for Seasons: One, Two, and Three. UPDATE: “Tumble Leaf” - Season Four - Premiers on July 24, 2018.
Original Content at Bix Pix Entertainment
A Great Idea & Plenty of Pitches!
In 2007, Executive Producer and Bix Pix Entertainment Founder, Kelli Bixler, met with Drew Hodges, her Production Designer & Animator, to discuss original project ideas for Bix Pix. Drew pitched Kelli an idea for a children’s show. Kelli liked the idea, so she and Drew developed it - creating a living document and a stop motion animated short.
Kelli took it into the marketplace and pitched to all contacts. Responding to her passion, broadcasters gave her valuable feedback. Kelli listened. And she Drew went back into development. They sifted through the notes, incorporated the suggestions that felt right, revised the presentation and the short, and took their baby back out into the marketplace.
Pitch. Pitch. Pitch!
Office Pitch Meetings.
Lunch Pitch Meetings.
Dinner Pitch Meetings.
Coffee Pitch Meetings.
Pitch Meetings out of the state.
Pitch Meetings out of the country.
Pitches. Pitches. Pitches.
Kelli and Drew went through this process... several more times.
Tumble Leaf Finds a Home at Amazon
In 2013, Kelli reached out to Tara Sorenson. Tara was one of the first Executives that Kelli had initially pitched, but now Tara had moved on to become an Executive at Amazon – Head of Amazon Kids - complete with the authority to greenlight projects!
With passion for their good idea, listening to valuable feedback, persistence, and lots of elbow grease, not only did “Tumble Leaf” get made, but also got noticed. Big Time.
Make sure to check back for the details of each Emmy-Winning Year! We'll soon have a series of posts - each dedicated to one of the four Emmy Awards events that we’ve attended so far.
You can see the other awards that we’ve won on our website - Click Here!