Tootletubs & Jyro (Turilas & Jäärä)

Tootletubs & Jyro is a warm and mind-broadening series about two eccentric bugs who accidentally meet, become friends and end up in odd adventures while searching for food or inventing new ways of using objects abandoned by human beings.

Jyro is an inventor full of wit while Tootletubs is easygoing – and a true gourmet.

The tales of Tootletubs and Jyro are about respecting your environment and fellow creatures.

Tootletubs and Jyro have been internationally awarded and they have toured childrens’ film festivals all around the world

“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”.


Reykjavik Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Iceland

Kristiansand Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Norway
Nordic Film Week, Washington DC, USA
Framed Film Club for Children, Barbican Center, London, UK

Festival Ciné Junior, France
Gothenburg Kids Film Festival (Göteborg Lilla Filmfestival), Sweden
Oulu Children’s Film Festival, Finland

The 14th European Youth Film Festival Of Flanders, Antwerpen, Brügge, Belgium
Festival International De Cinéma Jeune Public De Laon, France (First Prize)
The 6th Short Film Festival Of Saint Benoit, Reunion, France
Festival “Schermi D’amore”, Verona, Italy
48. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany
Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival, Norway
The 42nd International Film Festival For Children And Youth, Zlín, Czech Republic
Anima Mundi 2002, The International Animation Festival Of Brazil,
Rio De Janeiro And São Paulo
Downstream Film Festival, Gainesville, Usa
Cartoon Club, Rimini, Italy
Festival Internacional De Cine Para Niños, Mexico City, Mexico
20th Edition Of The Carrousel International Du Film De Rimouski, Canada
8th Youth Film Festival Of Saint Pierre, Reunion Island, France
Kinderfilmtage Im Ruhrgebiet, Germany
Kinder- Und Jugendfilmwoche Detmold, Germany
Kinderfilmfest Münster, Germany
Coesfelder Kinder- Und Jugendfilmwoche, Germany
Nordic Children’s Film Tour In Scotland And In Ireland
Bielefelder Kinderfilmfest, Germany
Kinderkinofest Düsseldorf, Germany
The Wisconsin International Children’s Film Festival, Madison, Usa
Internationales Kinder- Und Jugendfilmfest Marl, Germany
Kölner Kinderfilmfest, Germany

Den 29. Norske Filmfestivalen, Haugesund, Norway
Nordisk Panorama, Århus, Denmark
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, Usa
First International Film Festival For Children And Youth, Mar Del Plata, Argentina
Goldfish, Festival Of Animated Films For Children, Moskova, Russia
Fabu Filmfestival, Sandnes, Norway
Festival Internacional De Televisió De Barcelona, Spain
The Golden Elephant, Hyderabad, India