Aardman is to show the rebooted series of Timmy Time on CBeebies 10 years after the original launch in 2009. The classic series is broadcast in 150 territories.
The new, reformatted series, comprising of 78 x 5 minute episodes is scheduled for transmission from mid-October 2019. Shorter than the original 10 minute episode format, the redeveloped, 5 minute episodes now feature a cheerful voiceover from a fellow nursery-goer, a change from the original series without dialogue.
Alison Taylor, Head of Sales and Acquisitions at Aardman comments: “CBeebies has been a key partner of Timmy Time for many years and we’re delighted that they’re supporting the new version on air and on iPlayer to help attract an even wider audience.”
Cheryl Taylor, Head of Content for BBC Children’s comments: “Timmy has established himself as a firm favourite on CBeebies and we’re delighted to have a refreshed version of his adventures to share with his many fans. We’ve always got time for Timmy.”
Early in 2019, the refreshed Timmy Time series transmitted on WDR and Kika (Germany) and France 5 (France).
To support the series reboot, one of Europe’s leading independent toy companies, Vivid has renewed its licensing programme, with master toy rights, launching a range of Timmy Time plush toys for the preschool market.
Additionally, in 2020 licensing partner Ladybird Education is to launch a range of books to complement Aardman and the British Council’s Learning Time with Timmy initiative to help children aged 3-7 around the world to learn English.
Timmy features in A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, released in cinemas this month.
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