Yesterday Australian pre-schoolers were waiting with bated breath to learn the identity of ABC4Kids’ newest addition to Giggle and Hoot.
So anticipated was the identity of the new owl character, that all imagery was being kept under media embargo.
All this for an owl from the Purple Button Tree, Hootabelle.
Voiced and operated by actress Abi Tucker (Play School, McLeod’s Daughters), Hootabelle is believed to have met Hoot one very cloudy night when Hoot was on his Night Watch flight.
Early reports indicate it was so dark that Hoot couldn’t see where he was going and accidently bumped into Hootabelle.
After that Hootabelle started her Star Patrol to help Hoot see where he’s flying. Each night she flies into the sky to make sure all the stars are twinkling. She even twinklifies those pesky shooting stars which fly really fast.
Hoot and Giggle can be seen 6pm weeknights on ABC2.