New pre-school commission from The Foundation to hit channel from 2009.
The Foundation, part of the RDF Media Group, has been commissioned by Cbeebies to make a new series, Way to Blue (working title) for the channel.
The new 100x20-minute pre-school show will be a mix of live action featuring children aged four to six.
Way to Blue will focus on children's emotions. It transports children to Nara, a live action world inhabited by animated characters called Piplings that embody a range of emotions such as Love, Wisdom, Happiness and Harmony in the search for Way to Blue, a philosophy for a happy life.
Michael Carrington, controller of Cbeebies, said: "The Foundation is well-known in the industry for producing creative and engaging content for children. Way to Blue, with its high production values, innovative filming techniques and wonderful design style exemplifies that skill.
"Children are going to be thrilled with this new landmark series for Cbeebies."
Nigel Pickard, chairman of The Foundation, added: "We are delighted to be making a series for Cbeebies of such scale and ambition as Way to Blue."
RDF Kids and Family will distribute the show to the global pre-school market.