POM POM AND FRIENDS is an inventive and original experiment in Children's Programming and active learning. Meet POM POM, a hero with heart! Like our young viewers, POM POM is just learning about the World around him, making Exciting New Discoveries, as he finds Creative Ways to solve problems. In twenty-six half hours we follow our new hero and an ensemble of engaging characters through their adventures in the world of Rainbow Hill, and a wide range of learning with an emphasis on the ageless truths of Childhood.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Forgiving Friend

When Pom Pom accidentally destroys May’s favorite toy, they both feel terrible. May learns that friendship is forgiving.
Another lovely storyboard from Kathy Castillo.

Naptime for Meghan

Meghan is tired of missing the kid’s games at nap time and decides Not to sleep. Meghan and the kids play in the Musical Garden far after sunset as Meghan becomes cranky but still no one can get her to sleep. Another really nice storyboard from Llyn Hunter.

Questions and Answers

Derek has made a new invention and is very surprised when it appears to answer questions. Soon all the kids begin to believe whatever the Answer Bot says. This is a really fun show from a really nice storyboard from Kathy Castillo.

Pom Pom Call Home

When Wilma the Butterfly is swept away in a storm, the other butterflies ask Pom Pom to fly off in search. He travels far and wide and finds Wilma but wonders how to call home so his friends won’t worry. This is really nice script from Karl Geurs sensitively storyboarded by Al Jeffery.

Pom Pom Comes to His Senses

Pom Pom and May are on a quest to gather a great big watermelon for their friends, but get lost in the fog and find they must use all of their senses to get back. A really fresh and original script from Dean Stefan sensitively storyboarded by Kathy Carr.

The Gift

All the kids are busy making presents for a surprise party for Pom Pom, but May get decide what to make. Finally with Shooting Star House’s help, May finds a very special gift. A really nice storyboard from JK Kim.

A Gift from Pom Pom

May needs some cheering up and Pom Pom has just the solution, a Show! Pom Pom, the Sheep and the kids put on a show based on a favorite book with great teamwork. Another really nice sensitive storyboard from Al Jeffery.

The Toy

Meghan is tired of being told, ‘No’ but finds she has made a big problem when she activates a new toy in Ms Green’s house. Pom Pom and the kids must try to capture the runaway toy before Ms Green gets back. A really beautiful storyboard from Kathy Carr.

Pom Pom's New Friend

Pom Pom has a new friend, Crash the Bird is a hyperactive little bird who is just learning to fly. As Pom Pom helps him practice, they become close friends. They are faced with a problem when Crash’s mother tells him that it is time to migrate. This little story has lots of heart and a lovely storyboard from Llyn Hunter.

The Moon's a Balloon

Pom Pom and the kids learn about the Moon’s phases as they find with a little imagination the world can look very different. This is a lovely and evocative episode from Al Jeffrey's sweet storyboard.


Melissa asks Pom Pom take care of her new fish for a couple days. Pom Pom is amazed and alarmed when the ‘fish’ begins to change. Shooting Star House explains the mystery. Brad Goodchild did this fresh and imaginative storyboard.

Pom Pom and Friends- Bubbles from woody yocum on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Music of the Sheep

The Music of the Sheep from woody yocum on Vimeo.

Music shows are always the most fun and this is a unique one!
Christopher Smith's great vocal interpretations of the sheep make this a hilarious episode and the first rate character animation from Min Hu's great team at Carloon really bring it to life. I think this is a really original and effective show for teaching musical concepts to young viewers.

Pom Pom

Sometimes in designing for an international audience, things fall into place all by themselves. Above, Pom Pom is holding cards that spell his name in Chinese characters. Pom Pom's name literally translates to 'Friend Friend' in Mandarin. It's perfect for him and such a natural fit.
we are deep into post production now and preparing all kinds of merch and licensing materials, but more on that soon.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Festival Update!

We are happy to announce our selection for the California International Animation Festival. We are also looking forward to attending the MIFA film market at the Annecy International Animation Festival on June 7-12 with our friends from our sister production, CLOUD BREAD (cloudbreadandfriends.blogspot.com).

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Giggles!

Pom Pom's homage to the TWILIGHT ZONE, this isa hilarious show and a real showpiece for Director Hu and the fine character animation team at Carloon.

The Giggles from woody yocum on Vimeo.

Pom Pom Feels Sick

Sensitive and funny , this episode is a good introduction to health issues for young viewers Some nice acting on Pom Pom here.

Pom Pom Feels Sick from woody yocum on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

When I Grow Up

This is a really nice story about kids' aspirations and anxieties. It's a nice example of the range that our stories in Rainbow hill can have.

A Ticket to the Circus

This story is a nice mix of 'Kid Issues' and curriculum. It's not always easy keeping a character focus when so many demands are made for curriculum. I think Pom Pom has done a good job of this.

A Ticket to the Circus from woody yocum on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Our New Promo

This is our new one minute sales trailer for 'Pom Pom and Friends', a quick taste of the series and brief introduction to our approach on handling curriculum with character.

PP PROMO 1min from woody yocum on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sounds in the Night

This is a really nice show for acting and personality of Pom Pom and the whole ensemble. Some beautiful new locations make nice use of the Mental Ray renders too. The beautiful storyboard from Llyn Hunter was the key to getting so much heart into a seven minute episode.

Sounds in the Night from woody yocum on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


This show focuses on Kiki and Melissa as Pom Pom helps them search for for Kiki's lost caterpillar, Wilma. This is a nice example of how we mix a bit of basic science curriculum with our social development theme. Pom Pom as always leads the way in Creative Problem Solving. The setting of much of this show in the Musical Garden, is just beautiful.

Wilma from woody yocum on Vimeo.

Let's Eat Right!

This is a really cute show focusing on Pinky the Sheep and his candy problem.
A nice introduction to some of our lovely inventive backgrounds in this episode as well.

Let's Eat Right! from woody yocum on Vimeo.