Leading European children’s and family entertainment company Planeta Junior and emerging indie producer Fourth Wall Animation have named Jez Hall as director of their original comedy-adventure series Superpigs. The brand new series is the second collaboration between the two companies, and joins Planeta Junior’s list of new productions alongside Channel 5’s Milkshake! hit Milo and Tilly, The Power Within.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Superpigs team to help bring the show to life,” said Hall. “The world of Superpigs is full of such diverse and fun characters, it’s going to be an amazing series.”
Based in the U.K., Hall has worked in the animation industry as a director and storyboard artist for 32 years. He has directed numerous high profile 2D and CG animated projects and storyboarded on over 50 TV series, along with a recently Oscar-nominated animated feature. Hall most recently served as director at Blue Zoo Animation, leading the team on the second season of The Adventures of Paddington. The first season, for which Hall was storyboard supervisor, received two Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Preschool Animated Series. Hall previously held a number of roles on Disney’s 101 Dalmatian Street at Passion Pictures, at Brown Bag Films, Mackinnon & Saunders, Impossible Kids, Wish Films and Studio Soi.
“Jez is a highly talented director and we are delighted that he is joining the Superpigs team. His creativity and expertise will be key in bringing our characters to life in a captivating, fun, and relatable way to a global audience,” said Paula Taborda dos Guaranys, Creative Executive Director at Planeta Junior.
“The Superpigs world is visually rich and rooted in storytelling. It’s set in a modern metropolis, with stories on every street,” noted Joe Moroney, Founder & CEO at Fourth Wall. “As such, we are delighted to welcome Jez to the Superpigs team. Jez’s proven pedigree in storytelling makes him the perfect choice as director, in an exciting collaboration. We can’t wait to realise the vision and bring the Superpigs world to life.”
Superpigs (26 x 22′) Is a fast-paced, entertaining and humorous series for five- to nine-year olds; it follows our crime-fighting superheroes as they battle to outwit The Big Bad Wolf and defend the Metropolis of Fairyland. Along with their friend and master of infiltration, Little Red, The Three Little Superpigs set up a crime-fighting agency. Comedy, mystery, action and drama combine in a series that values teamwork as the way to solve cases.
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