Jim Henson to co-produce pre-school series Pajanimals

The new series will premiere exclusively in the US on Sprout this autumn.
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The Oscar-winning family entertainment group The Jim Henson Company has partnered with US pre-school channel Sprout and Northern Ireland’s Sixteen South Limited to make a new series of Pajanimals.

The season will be compromised of 26 half-hour shows, breaking down to 52 x 11 minute episodes.

The characters were designed by the Jim Henson Creature Shop. The puppets are a pony called Sweetpea Sue, Squacky the duck, Cowbella the cow and a puppy named Apollo.

As their name infers, the Pajanimals will show “how cozy and safe night time can really be when accompanied by friendship and songs.”

Production on Pajanimals will begin immediately in Northern Ireland, with funding assistance from Northern Ireland Screen.

The Jim Henson Company is handling all ancillary use of the property including licensing, video and merchandising.

The muppet makers had previously put together a series of Pajanimals for 4Kids Entertainment in 2008.

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