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'Big and Small' Production Underway at Sixteen South
21 Jun 2011 :
Big and Small
Production has begun in Northern Ireland on Sixteen South’s children’s series ‘Big and Small’. Filming has begun in Belfast and will continue for eight weeks.

This is the third series of children’s show ‘Big and Small’ and is a co-production between Sixteen South and Kindle Entertainment. The 26x11 minute series has been commissioned by CBeebies. Produced by David Collier (The Basil Brush Show) and executively produced by Kindle’s Anne Brogan (My Parents are Aliens) and Sixteen South’s Colin Williams (Sesame Tree), ‘Big and Small’ follows the comic adventures of two unlikely best friends of different sizes. Lenny Henry will once again be re-voicing the series for UK viewers. The show will air on CBeebies in Autumn. The production has received funding from Northern Ireland Screen supported by Invest NI and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Sixteen South has also partnered with Jim Henson Company and the 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout for the co-production of 26 half an hour episodes (52x11’) of ‘Pajanimals’. ‘Pajanimals’ will air exclusively in the U.S. on Sprout TV in Autumn. The show features four cuddly musical puppets; Sweetpea Sue the pony, Squacky the excitable duck, creative cow CowBella and optimistic puppy Apollo who were designed and created by Jim Henson group from original concepts by LA based toy and clothing designer Jeff Muncy (Pet Alien).

Production will begin on Pajanimal’s in July in Northern Ireland with funding assistance from Northern Ireland Screen. Executive producers on ‘Pajanimals’ are Lisa Henson of Jim Henson Company, Halle Staford of Children’s Entertainment, Alex Rockwell (Bear in the Big Blue House, Elmo in Grouchland) and Jeff Muncy. Exec Producer for Sprout is Andrew Beecham. Colin Williams of Sixteen South (Big City Park, Sesame Tree) will produce the series.

Sixteen South Limited is based in Northern Ireland and makes children’s programming for UK and international broadcasters including ‘Sesame Tree’, a co-production with Sesame Workshop in New York, and ‘Big City Park’ a co-production with BBC Scotland, both which screen on CBeebies for UK broadcast.



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