Tuesday 23 May 2017

BBC viral interview kids have inspired new animated series The Adventures of Mina & Jack

The Adventures of Mina and Jack
The Adventures of Mina and Jack
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

They're the gift that just keeps on giving - the child stars of that BBC viral video have inspired a new animation series.

Last month Marion (4) and her eight-month-old little brother James hilariously stormed their dad Robert's very serious interview with the BBC about the impeachment of South Korea president Park Geun-hye.

Marion swaggered in followed by James, who whizzed through the door in his baby walker, swiftly followed by their panicked mum Jung-a Kim, who dragged them both back out as Robert attempted to continue the interview.

 

Writer Lauren Martin was inspired by the daring the duo and their antics and has written an animated series called The Adventures of Mina and Jack.

Martin posted a teaser for the show, which follows the "globe-trotting misadventures" of Mina, Jack and their dad, a UN official, to YouTube this week in the hopes of being picked up by a network.

Kelly has voiced his approval of the show, "I thought it was so cute," he said. "My wife and I both laughed. They made me look suitably dorky" and he tweeted the teaser to his 26,000 followers.

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