Tag: BBC

‘Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington lends his voice to BBC kids film ‘Zog’

‘Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington lends his voice to BBC kids film ‘Zog’

Animation
Magic Light Pictures, the multi-Oscar-nominated production company, has been providing festive family treats to BBC One for over a decade.  This Christmas it’s bringing much-loved children’s picture book ‘Zog’ to BBC One. Written in 2010 by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, creators of the modern classic The Gruffalo, this heartwarming and enchanting half-hour animated special will be voiced by a stellar cast of British acting talent, featuring Sir Lenny Henry (Broadchurch) as the narrator, Tracey Ullman (Tracey Breaks the News) as Madame Dragon, Hugh Skinner (W1A) as Zog, Patsy Ferran (Jamestown) as Princess Pearl and Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as Sir Gadabout. Sir Lenny Henry said:  "It's wonderful to have voiced the narrator in Zog for this Christmas.  The stor
The Furchester Hotel Children’s series streams on Netflix

The Furchester Hotel Children’s series streams on Netflix

Animation, Channels
Sesame Workshop and CBeebies’ Award-Winning Children’s Series The Furchester Hotel Expands its Reach The Furchester Hotel, the award-winning co-production by Sesame Workshop and the BBC’s preschool children’s channel CBeebies, began streaming on Netflix in multiple territories yesterday. The live action series, set in an “almost” world-class hotel run by a close-knit family of cheerfully chaotic monsters, also features Sesame Street favorite friends Elmo and Cookie Monster. The Furchester Hotel, which premiered on CBeebies, will have 26 x 11-minute episodes. As guests arrive at the hotel, they are greeted by owner Funella Furchester, her loving husband, Furgus Fuzz, and their daughter, the unflappable Phoebe Furchester-Fuzz.  Phoebe’s cousin Elmo, visiting on an extended holiday, and

Danger Mouse Gets New Products Partners

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has signed a string of new licensing deals for the classic Danger Mouse brand, based on the original animated TV series. FMKFE owns the global TV and licensing rights to "Danger Mouse" and is partnering with BBC to reboot the series on CBBC this year. New partners for the brand include Wow! Stuff as master gift licensee; TVMFashion Lab for apparel, underwear and nightwear; Misirli UK for socks; Paul Lamond for a collection of puzzle and card games and Casa Chicos for retro babywear. (more…)