Young fans of the Emmy award-winning preschool series, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, can look forward to getting their hands on some new toys based on the CG show. London-based Jakers! producer Entara Ltd. has teamed up with toymaker Martin Yaffe to develop the new toyline under its Born to Play brand. The products due to arrive on shelves in the summer of 2005.
Produced in Los Angeles by Mike Young Prods., Jakers! follows the adventures of mischievous young Piggley Winks and his Irish barnyard friends, Dannan the Duck and Ferny the Bull. The series features a talented voice cast that includes comic legend Mel Brooks.
Born to Play will initially focus on the three main characters Piggley, Ferny and Dannan, with plush and beanie toys. Other characters, including Brooks’ Wiley, will follow, along with an Interactive farm set, articulated figurines and vehicles, bath toys, roleplay adventure kits and sound items such as "Rock-around Piggley" and "Story-telling Grandpa Piggley."
Jakers! airs on PBS in the U.S., TF1 in France and BBC in the U.K. The series will make its terrestrial debut in the U.K. this winter.