Little Airplane Productions is a TV production studio headquartered in New York. It was founded by Josh Selig. It produced Oobi and many other preschool shows, such as Wonder Pets for Nick Jr. and 3rd & Bird for the BBC.
Oobi was the first show ever made by the company. The original Oobi shorts from 2000 were made as an experiment to see if Josh Selig wanted to start his own studio. When they were successful, he decided to found Little Airplane.
Little Airplane's production logo uses a scene from the Sesame Street film "I'm a Little Airplane". Josh Selig shot and directed the film back when he was a staff writer on Sesame Street.
Josh Selig described the studio's beginning in a 2010 article he wrote for the Kidscreen magazine:
Oobi was eventually developed from an interstitial series into a full-length show. It ran for two seasons and was successful enough to cement Little Airplane Productions as a key player in the preschool TV industry. Using profits from Oobi, Selig was able to start an animation division at his studio, which gave way to his next Nick Jr. series, Wonder Pets. Since 2006, Little Airplane has focused mainly on animated projects.
The studio works closely with a child psychologist, Dr. Laura Brown, on all of the shows they make. Once production starts, she writes a curriculum for each show and helps the crew get feedback from kids on the scripts.
The Little Airplane office is currently located at 207 Front Street in New York City. It offers tours of its main wing and animation lab. A few props from Oobi are on permanent display, including a painting from "Kako Dinner!" and a clapboard from "Uma Swing!". In the mid-2000s, the company ran a program called the Little Airplane Academy, which taught adults the basics of making a preschool show. It covered everything from "pitches to directing to legal and business affairs". (source)
Little Airplane's website has a few pages related to the show:
Until 2018, it also included some articles about Oobi, which are archived below.