Kalio Stories

About us

At Kalio, we are dedicated to crafting animated stories that captivate and inspire. As a boutique animation production company based in Amsterdam, we work with talented creators from around the world to bring our vision of 21st century mythology to life.

Our stories are filled with magic, adventure, and real human emotion, as we believe that fantastical worlds and creatures have the power to tell universal stories. Join us on our journey to create the next generation of mythical tales.

Arthur van Merwijk

Founder and Director

Kalio was founded by Arthur van Merwijk. As the creator of the beloved kids show ‘My Magic Pet Morphle’, Arthur has a proven track record of crafting stories that capture the hearts and minds of audiences around the world. His passion for animation and storytelling drives our team at Kalio to create magical, imaginative tales that inspire and delight.

Coen Balkestein

Producer

Coen Balkestein manages the day to day business at the Kalio animation studio and lends his expertise to the development of our slate of original IPs. With a background in managing the production of the second season of Morphle and developing multiple series, Coen brings a wealth of experience and talent to our team.

It all started with...

Morphle

Kalio's first original production was the beloved preschool show,
My Magic Pet Morphle.

Created by our founder, Arthur van Merwijk, Morphle has captivated audiences around the world with its imaginative storytelling and lovable characters. Since its debut in 2018, the show has been a runaway success, with over 10 billion views on YouTube, two seasons on Netflix, and a line of toys with Character Options.

Mila's magic pet Morphle, can transform into anything that Mila can dream up. From dragons to spaceships. Together, they have the most exciting playdates imaginable, bringing the joy of pretend play to life on screen.

The show was inspired by the real-life play patterns of kids and has been a hit with audiences since it first premiered on YouTube in 2011. In 2018, Morphle was acquired by Moonbug Entertainment, and we at Kalio Animation have worked with Morphle BV to produce over 300 episodes of the beloved show.

Watch it on

Netflix, Prime Video and Heroku

Discover our new projects

Super Dino Geeks

52 x 11 min / 3D / Age 3-6

Currently in development

Ghost Steel

10 x 22 min / 3D / Age 9-12

Currently in development

Chantras

26 x 22 min / 2D / Age 9-12

Currently in development

Super Dino Geeks

52 x 11 min / 3D / Age 3-6

Currently in development

Introducing Tariq, Renna, and Anga, three friends who love nothing more than learning about dinosaurs. Their passion for prehistoric creatures takes on a whole new dimension when Tariq’s big sister, the super genius inventor Samira, has built time-traveling slides that transport them back to the age of the dinosaurs.

In this fantastical world, the kids help Samira collect "Dino Facts" and use their knowledge to defend the prehistoric creatures from time-traveling super-villains. With the help of the special powers that Samira has equipped them with, as well as the Dino Facts they collect, they always have what it takes to save the day.

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Ghost Steel

10 x 22 min / 3D / Age 9-12

Currently in development

When mysterious scraps of high-tech machinery rain down from the sky, a group of teenage amateur engineers are the first to discover that this "Ghost Steel" can be reshaped into an endless array of technology. As the alien creators of the Ghost Steel approach Earth with plans to destroy it, the adults of the world refuse to believe the threat is real.

With time running out, the kids must embark on a thrilling treasure hunt to gather the scattered pieces of Ghost Steel and use them to defend the planet from destruction. Along the way, they must also confront fake media messages and the alien mind behind them, which is determined to turn the world against our heroes. Will they be able to overcome these challenges and save the day?

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Chantras

26 x 22 min / 2D / Age 9-12

Currently in development

In the Queendom of Rainbow-bop, giant beasts known as Monstras live in harmony with the people thanks to the magical musical guardians known as the Chantras. In the Chantra training program, five teenage girls learn to harness the power of musical spells to create powerful Chants that can calm even the mightiest of beasts.

Each episode, the girls must come up with a new chant inspired by their experiences as teenagers in the palace boarding school. With their unique skills and talents, the Chantras must use the power of music to protect their Queendom and maintain the delicate balance between the Monstras and the people.

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