About Rick Charette


Rick Charette is a singer and songwriter and educator. He has become known for his catchy songs like “I Love Mud”, Alligator in the Elevator” and “Bubble Gum” that have made him a favorite of parents and children alike throughout the US. He travels throughout the country performing on acoustic guitar for children and families both at schools and concert halls. He has recorded 11 CDs, 3 DVDs and has also published two books.

I’m really excited about this project! The illustrations are so cool.... I think Krishna has a keen understanding of early childhood. His work will certainly entertain children and stimulate their learning as well.
— Rick Charette

About the Project


The ‘Alligator in the Elevator’ animated short film will illustrate the popular tune with the same name by singer/songwriter Rick Charette. It will be the first component produced for an interactive iPad and Android tablet learning application for preschool age children produced by Krishna Ramnath that will incorporate more of Rick's music as well as interactive learning games to compliment each song.


About K. Ramnath

Krishna Ramnath is a creative director, designer and developer with over 18 years of diverse interactive development and television production experience. He has worked for some of the top advertising agencies including SapientNitro, Havas/Euro RSCG, Saatchi & Saatchi and MRM Worldwide developing online digital advertising content including ads, games and animation. As an independent interactive content producer, he co-produced an award-winning series of interactive CD-ROM's providing students and parents with valuable information on the topics of Asthma and Tobacco Prevention.

I have had a love for animated storytelling that began way back while watching animated segments by Bud Luckey on Sesame Street like ‘The Ladybug Picnic’ and ‘The Alligator King’ as well as the School House Rock segments on Saturday morning TV. I now have three daughters and it has been a goal of mine to produce the type of creative animation projects that would serve as similar inspiration to a new generation.
— Krishna Ramnath