Odin “Nixie and Nimbo” Series Trailer by Yves Geleyn
Designed to teach kids about anxiety in a relatable and entertaining way, “Nixie and
Nimbo” is a streaming series co-created by Hornet director Yves Geleyn and the studio’s head of creative development Kristin Labriola.
Yves Geleyn: “For me, the best part of this project was balancing the right medical and educational message and still telling a good story. It’s driven by the topic of helping kids with anxiety but you can enjoy the show without knowing that layer.”
“Executed in warm 2D animation and spread out over five episodes which aired on the Child Mind Institute website, the series explores themes and tools for children to control their anxiety, rather than letting anxiety control them.
“One of the foundational thoughts behind ‘cinematic medicine’ is that you can treat kids more effectively if you take it out of the medical context and make it entertaining.
“We responded by making Nixie an anxious human character — human, so kids can connect with her. Nimbo, meanwhile, conveyed as a cloud, is a good representation of anxiety — something that is always shifting and molding, and can float and be anywhere.
“The adventures this unlikely pair embark on see them explore various scenarios where they must cope with and conquer their anxieties.”