The 27 minute episode will air among the channel's Christmas line-up this year.

CBeebies acquires Q Pootle 5 Christmas special

Snapper Productions is celebrating an early Christmas this year as CBeebies acquire the UK rights to the Q Pootle 5 Christmas Special: Pootle All The Way.

The 27 minute extended episode will air as part of the channel’s Christmas line-up and will see Q Pootle 5, Oopsy, Eddi and friends prepare for the annual Christmas pantomime.

However, a may day call interrupts the rehearsal and the troop finds itself embroiled in an adventure to save the holiday.

Based on the best-selling book series from Nick Butterworth, the Christmas special features a voice cast including Joanna Page, Ed Gaughan, Steven Kynman, Richard Ridings and Ella Kenion.

“We love Christmas,” said Ben Butterworth of Snapper Productions. “Having the opportunity to create an extended length episode with the fun, excitement and heart of so many children’s favourite time of the year was a real joy and privilege.

“What better place to enjoy Christmas on television with your little ones, than CBeebies.”

The British Animation Awards nominated series launched on CBeebies in July 2013. Since its debut, it has been sold to 70 countries worldwide.

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