Kiri and Lou airing in Australia

Claymation series Kiri and Lou is now showing on ABC Kids.

The critically-acclaimed claymation series, Kiri and Lou, has begun screening on ABC Kids.

Kiri and Lou teaches young children about their emotions, kindness and the true value of friendship.

Kiri is a feisty little dinosaur, while her best friend Lou is a gentle creature with a long trunk.

Voiced by Olivia Tennet (Lord of the Rings) and Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), the show is set in a forest of cut-out paper with creatures made of clay.

It follows two dinosaurs, Kiri and Lou, in prehistoric New Zealand as they navigate feelings with laughter, song and adventure. With delightful songs and funny characters, the show is aimed at kids aged 3-7 years.

The old fashioned stop motion animation series is written and directed by Harry Sinclair, who is best known for his role as Isildur in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

Kiri and Lou is going gangbusters in New Zealand where it’s been described as the best show on TV and as having ”the charm of Wallace and Gromit minus all the cheese”.

The series was selected to screen among the world’s best at Annecy International Animation Festival 2019.

Kiri and Lou screens on ABC Kids each day at 5.50pm and is also available to view on the ABC Kids app and iview.