Boowa & Kwala

Boowa & Kwala are cartoon characters created and voiced by Véronique and Jason Barnard. Boowa is a blue dog and Kwala is a yellow koala. Starting in 1998, their initial success came on the web through boowakwala.com.

Website

Boowa & Kwala Web Series started in 1998

Created for preschoolers worldwide by Véronique and myself in 1998. A big, friendly blue dog (me) and a cute yellow Koala (Vero).
Games, Stories, Cartoons and Songs made using Adobe Flash and still running :)

My roles: Flash game development, SEO, voices, music, scripts.

The infamous song :)

5 million website visits a month (that’s 60 million a year) with 1 million of those from organic search

Songs and Music Albums

Two albums in French and English

Singer / Songwriter – the 94 songs for kids as cartoons here

My favourites :)
Chocco Song >>
Beep Beep >>
Twirly Dance >>

All the songs >>

TV Series

TV Series produced by ITV International

 Boowa & Kwala TV series (52 x 5′) shown in France, Canada, Poland, Israel, South Africa, New Zealand and the UK… 2007 – Produced by ITV Studios (UK), Guili (FR) and Radio Canada (CA)

My roles: Voiceover (5 characters), songwriting and scriptwriting – all in both English and French.

On YouTube

Kids playing the games, singing the songs and generally enjoying Boowa & Kwala :)

Characters

Boowa & Kwala have families in the TV series, the web series and the music albums. Here they are.

Wawa Family

Boowa is a kind and friendly blue cartoon dog. He appears alongside his best friend Kwala in the web series and TV series Boowa and Kwala.

Dawa is a talented blue dog. He is Boowa’s father in the web series and TV series Boowa and Kwala. He loves playing music.

Mawa is a dynamic and energetic blue dog. She is Boowa’s mother in the web series and TV series Boowa and Kwala. She loves playing sports.

Siwa is a young blue dog. She is Boowa’s sister in the web series and TV series Boowa and Kwala. She loves to play.

Koala family

Kwala is a naive and curious yellow koala. She appears alongside her best friend Boowa in the web series and TV series Boowa and Kwala.

Daddy Koala is a naive and extremely good-natured yellow koala. He is Kwala’s father in the web series and TV series Boowa and Kwala. He loves gardening.

Mummy Koala is a kind and gentle yellow koala. She is Kwala’s mother in the web series and TV series Boowa and Kwala. She lovesdecorating.

Grandpa Koala is a kind old yellow koala. He is Kwala’s grandfather in the web series and TV series Boowa and Kwala. He loves craft activities.

Grandma Koala is a wise old yellow koala. She is Kwala’s grandmother in the web series and TV series Boowa and Kwala. She loves to cook.