Peppa Pig owner, Entertainment One (eOne), has announced that production of the series is to move from originators Astley Baker Davies to UK animation studio, Karrot.
eOne, Hasbro’s global content studio, has also confirmed that 104 x 5” episodes have been greenlit for production taking the pipeline of fresh content through to 2027. The new shows will take the total number of episodes in the Peppa Pig catalogue to 485.
Animation studio Astley Baker Davies (ABD), the original creators of Peppa Pig, will work closely with eOne to transition creative production duties to Karrot, with Andrea Tran at the helm as director. The animation style, music and voice talent will remain unchanged.
“As demand for Peppa Pig remains as strong now as it’s ever been, we couldn’t be more excited to announce that additional new episodes are underway. In creating the global evergreen preschool series, Astley Baker Davies have achieved a rare, once in a generation success story. The show’s enduring popularity is a tribute to their skill as storytellers and their dedication to the characters and their craft. We wish them every success as they embark on their next adventure,” said eOne’s Rebecca Harvey, EVP Global Brand and Marketing at eOne Family Brands. “We remain committed to producing fresh Peppa Pig content that will continue to resonate with each new generation and that will underpin the long-term future of the property. We are, therefore, delighted to welcome award-winning British animation studio, Karrot, who will honour all the elements of the show that make it beloved of families around the world.”
“Peppa Pig has been a huge part of our lives. It’s a source of great pride that it’s given joy to so many children for so many years,” said Neville Astley, Mark Baker and Phil Davies of Astley Baker Davies. “Peppa will always be close to our hearts and we couldn’t be more pleased to be passing the torch to the extraordinarily talented team of artists at Karrot who will continue to deliver our adored Peppa to the world for many years to come.”
Key talent from ABD have been tapped to join Karrot, maintaining continuity and bringing valuable knowledge and experience of making the show over many years. This includes Phill Hall who joins as Head Writer having co-written numerous episodes of Peppa Pig since 2007.
Founded in 2008, Karrot is a BAFTA and Emmy award-winning studio that has built a strong industry reputation and is best known for creating charming British animated series’ including Sarah & Duck.
Jamie Badminton, Series Producer at Karrot said, “Peppa Pig has a charm and simplicity that is timeless and universal. It’s a giant honour to be continuing the legacy that Astley Baker Davies has created. We will remain faithful to their vision and look forward to being part of Peppa Pig’s future, enduring success.”
Peppa Pig, the creation of animators Mark Baker and Neville Astley and produced by Phil Davies, saw its first series debut to UK audiences in 2004. It is now broadcast in over 180 territories and translated into 40 different languages. Karrot’s founders are connected to the new project. Chris White will be Executive Producer, Jamie Badminton as Series Producer, with Tim O’Sullivan as a Creative Director for Peppa Pig.
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