One of the most popular children’s animations in Finland, Tootletubs & Jyro is a warm series of stories about two eccentric bugs.
The tales of Tootletubs and Jyro are about respecting the environment and fellow creatures, and have won awards at childrens’ film festivals around the world.
From directors Ismo Virtanen and Mariko Härkönen:
“We wanted to arouse people’s interest in the insect world by portraying the characters as human and easily identifiable. The bugs in the film are neither good nor evil, but like us humans, they wrestle with their own weaknesses, with greediness and selfishness, for example. The opposite personalities of the main characters are sources of timeless comedy in the film. We were also intrigued by the scale of the insect world: from the insect perspective pebbles look like gigantic rocks and grass like an exciting jungle. The characters use objects in an unconventional and surprising way. The main theme of the film is appreciating creativity and recycling. We want to encourage children to use their imagination more and to invent their toys themselves”.