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Aardman Lands New Deals for ‘Tilly and Friends’
Aardman has found new homes for Walker Productions and JAM Media’s preschool series Tilly and Friends. The 52 x 11-minute animated preschool series will now be seen on Germany’s WDR and WDR Media Group (TV and DVD), ABC Australia (DVD) and Canada’s TVO Kids (TV). The show is also airing on YLE (Finland), France 5, NRK (Norway), RTE (Ireland), SVT (Sweden), RAI (Italy), RSR (Switzerland), Latvian Public TV and S4C (Wales).
Based on the children’s books series by author/illustrator Polly Dunbar (Walker Books U.K.), the toon was commissioned by CBeebies. The charming series follows the adventures of Tilly, a social little girl with curly blond hair and animal friends, which include Hector the Pig, Tiptoe the Rabbit and Trumpty the giant elephant. The characters all live together in Tilly’s giant yellow house and spend the days playing music, reading stories and painting pictures.