A new series of Rastamouse is set to air on CBeebies on Monday, March 23rd at 16:45.
The new series of twenty-six episodes follows the adventures and mysteries of Da Easy Crew in its distinctive retro stop-frame style.
Celebrating diversity, music, dance and storytelling the latest series, which includes the 100th Easy Crew adventure, has been supported by business finance from the Welsh Government with creative development continuing to be supervised by the show's creators Michael De Souza and Genevieve Webster.
“Every episode of the highly successful Rastamouse series has been made in Wales and exported worldwide so I am delighted that funding support from the Welsh Government ensured this latest series went ahead in Wales," said Welsh government economy minister, Edwina Hart.
"Not only does the production support highly skilled jobs in the region and deliver economic benefits, but the international appeal of the programme also provides a great platform to promote the expertise we have in Wales within this highly specialised field. I wish this latest series every success and am confident it will continue to enthral young viewers worldwide.”
Jackie Edwards, executive producer, animation and acquisitions for CBeebies, added: “We’re delighted to welcome Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew back to CBeebies in this fantastic new series, continuing to make a bad ting good for the inhabitants of Mouseland and the CBeebies audience.”
Rastamouse is also working with the BBC to develop new materials for digital and online which will join existing content that includes the For Real FM radio episodes for CBeebies Radio.
In addition, interacting with fans in the live space and in schools with both reading events and musical performances will continue to be a vital part of the bands activity for over the coming months.