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Hugg, Happy, Fold, C-bot and Vizzle: five cheerful little buddies that pop up all around the new Juliana Children’s Hospital to accompany patients and their families during their stay. Tinker imagineers created and designed the animated children’s experience for the JKZ and the Ronald McDonald House within the HagaZiekenhuis.
The five little friends live in the children’s hospital, in a magical world of sun, sea and sand. They help the children realise that they are not alone. Every figurine has its own character, and so there will always be someone to tag along, distract the children, make them laugh or provide information.
Over 4,000 square metres of unique graphic wallpaper covers the walls of the corridors, waiting areas and treatment rooms, taking the children to the bottom of the ocean, the beach or high up in the sky. Walls are literally brought to life with moving projections and interactive animations. In the corridor to the operating room, the most nerve-racking place of the hospital, Hugg, Happy, Fold, C-bot or Fizzle walk along with them. And when they wake up in the recovery room, their buddies are there too!