It's a child's world.
We're only creating in it.

Childlike Labs is a children's entertainment company that specializes in producing omni-media character platforms and animated series for kids, youth, and families. We are based in Minneapolis, USA and Córdoba, Argentina.

The team behind Childlike Labs has created, and manages, award-winning character platforms beloved by children from Portugal to Poland, Slovenia to South Korea, China to Canada, Brazil to Israel. Along the way, we've negotiated deals with major production houses, signed licensing and subsidiary rights agreements, pitched brands and investors, succeeded and failed.

We know this world because we live it ourselves, every day.

Our leadership.

Joseph Kuefler

Joseph is an acclaimed and globally published US-based author and illustrator of books for children, including the beloved Digger franchise. His work is published by HarperCollins in the US and Canada, and by various leading publishing houses throughout the world. Joseph’s properties have been optioned for feature and television development.

Joseph is also founder of Translate Health, a health innovation studio. Prior to founding Childlike Labs and Translate Health, Joseph helped to found successful music and education technology companies, and spent more than a decade leading large scale marketing and digital invention work for major brands.

Joseph has three children and is a passionate advocate for climate action and policy.

A smiling headshot of co-founder Joseph Kuefler who presents as white and male.
A smiling headshot of co-founder Andres Rossi, who presents as LatinX and male.

Andres Rossi

Andres is an award-winning, Argentina-based animation leader and director with deep experience in animation, and design and illustration for animated storytelling. Andres is the founder of Wildthings, a boutique commercial and marketing animation studio. His past clients have included Disney, Nickelodeon, and MTV.

Andres is also a passionate animation teacher and mentor. In addition to leading Childlike Labs and Wildthings, Andres is the founder of Espacio el Molino, an animation and audiovisual coworking, training, and cultural events space nestled in the beautiful mountains of the Sierras de Córdoba.

Andres has two children and is a proud advocate for Down syndrome awareness and equality.

A global ambition grounded in values.

We're as passionate about what we do as we are the way we do it. Central to our approach is a set of values that shape how we show up in our work and in the world. We believe creativity is a super power, and we're committed to using our power for good.

Radical
Optimism
Boundless
Curiosity
Marvelous
Craft
Generous
Partnership
Humble
Excellence

How we help.

IP Invention
& Development

Create new and novel animated platforms for feature, series, social, or metaverses.

Animation Design
& Character Design

Establish a standout aesthetic for your animated worlds and the characters that inhabit them.

Bible Creation
& Pitch Refinement

Articulate the strategic and creative vision, craft a compelling argument, secure the deal.

Animation
& Production

Replace or augment your existing team with complete 2D, 3D, writing, and musical talent.

Publishing Extensions
& Literary Programs

Take your characters from screen to page by designing a refined publishing vision.

Brand, Product,
& Platform Design

Define an airtight strategy and aesthetic to ensure consistency across every touchpoint.

Dreaming and scheming?
Let's tell a tale together.

Get in touch!