Lopii Productions and CBC Kids partner to bring audiences the “Bestest Day Ever”

Oct 13, 2022

Award-winning Canadian kids’ production company Lopii Productions is proud to announce its sixth original series, Bestest Day Ever With My Best Friend! Made in partnership with CBC Kids, Bestest Day Ever is a 20 x 7-minute live-action order set to launch in 2023. 

Bestest Day Ever With My Best Friend! is a show that celebrates the cherished relationships children have with their pets and gives them the opportunity to say thank you to that fuzzy, furry, scaly, slithering or feathered friend in an extra big way. 

In each adorable episode, we meet an owner and their well-deserving pet, with the help of our host, the owners will come up with an extra special way to say thank you as well as learn some tips to be able to do something nice for their pet when they are back home. Packed with fun, pet kisses, surprises and cuteness, Bestest Day Ever With My Best Friend! is a show that kids will watch with their whole family (and their pets too!).

Lopii Productions will be looking for kids, siblings and families (ages 4-12) with special, deserving pets to apply to be a part of the show to be filmed in January- February 2023. Interested participants can send an email to casting@lopiiproductions.com to be considered!

Lopii co-founder and series producer, Rennata Lopez says “We are super excited to work with CBC for the first time. They are a Canadian broadcasting institution and we are honoured to be a part of their national line-up. I can’t wait to start meeting kids and their adorable pets for this heartwarming special series.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the Lopii sisters on this new fun and heartwarming CBC Kids original preschool series,” said Swin Chang, Executive in Charge of Production and Development, CBC Kids. “Anyone who has had a childhood pet knows the special bond that kids have with their animals and the enormous benefits to their physical and socio-emotional well-being. We hope this series highlights the importance of kindness and nurturing in a joyful celebration of those often-overlooked family members.” 

Lopii Productions was one of 19 recipients of Canada Media Fund's Pilot Program for Racialized Communities (PPRC). PPRC is a new fund designed to support the growth of English- and French-language audiovisual production by underrepresented creators. Bestest Day Ever with My Best Friends! was just one of 12 English projects to be selected and the only children's program on the slate!


About Lopii Productions

Identical twin sisters and award-winning TV Producers Georgina and Rennata López founded Lopii Productions Inc. in July 2018. After both working in the biz respectively as freelance producers, Georgina and Rennata decided to join forces to create and produce their own content. Lopii Productions is dedicated to creating high-quality, inclusive and diverse children’s programs where every child can see themselves on TV.

Since 2019 Lopii Productions has produced three original series for TVOkids, My Home, My Life! (42 x 7/Live Action/distributed by Sinking Ship Entertainment), the Kidscreen Award-winning My Stay-at-Home Diary (20x 4:30/Live Action/distributed by Bomanbridge Media) and Dream It To Be It (21x7/Live Action). Two seasons of #Couleurs Du Nord (20x15min) for TFO and one season of The Fabulous Show with Fay and Fluffy (26x11/Live Action Pre-School) for Wildbrain on Family JR. Lopii Productions also created 2 shorts for Sesame Street’s season 50 (Stop Animation, Kidscreen Award Winning) and season 51 (Live Action). Lopii Productions has been nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards and three Youth Media Alliance awards. They won a Banff Rockies Award and Kidscreen Award in 2021. Rennata and Georgina were recipients of the Youth Media Alliance- Emerging Talent Award in 2021.

About CBC Kids

CBC Kids’ mandate is to inform, enlighten and entertain Canadian kids from ages 2 to 13 and their caregivers on CBC TV, CBC Gem, cbckids.ca and cbckidsnews.ca as well as on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.

For media inquiries, please contact: 

Tanya Koivusalo, CBC PR