Closing out a successful first season of out-of-this-world animated series Q Pootle 5, Snapper Productions has inked a deal with CBeebies giving the kids’ channel U.K. rights to the show’s Christmas special Pootle All the Way. The 27-minute extended episode will air as part of the channel’s Christmas line-up.
The special finds Q Pootle 5 and his friends preparing for the happiest time of the year and getting ready to rehearse the Christmas pantomime. But when a mayday call interrupts the rehearsal, Q Pootle 5, Oopsy, Eddi, Stella, Ray, Groobie and Bud-D suddenly find themselves on an epic adventure with the very future of Christmas at stake.
Based on the best-selling books by children’s author/illustrator Nick Butterworth and features the voices of Ed Gaughan, Joanna Page, Steven Kynman, Richard Ridings and Ella Kenion. Pootle All the Way is produced by Snapper with animation by BAFTA-winning studio Blue-Zoo. The series is distributed by ZDF and has sold to 70 countries worldwide since launching on CBeebies in 2013.