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Sixteen South / Jim Henson 'Pajanimals' Begins Filming in Belfast
12 Jul 2011 :
Pyjanimals
The Sixteen South Production co-production with the Jim Henson Company has begun shooting in Belfast this week.

‘Pajanimals’ is a 52x11 series which will air on the US 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout. It will shoot in Belfast for 109 days. Produced by Colin Williams of Sixteen South (Big City Park, Sesame Tree), the show follows the adventures of four cuddly musical puppets; Sweetpea Sue the pony, Squack the excitable duck, creative cow CowBella and optimistic puppy Apollo who were designed and created by the Jim Henson group from original concepts by LA based toy and clothing designer Jeff Muncy (Pet Alien).

Exec Producers on ‘Pajanimals’ are Lisa Henson of Jim Henson Company, Halle Stafor of Children’s Entertainment, Alex Rockwell, Jeff Muncy and Andrew Beencham for Sprout. The series directors are Dez McCarthy (Dick and Dom’s Funny Business) and Jack Jameson (Gigglebiz) and will be edited in Sixteen South’s edit suites in Belfast following filming. It received support from Northern Ireland Screen Fund, Invest NI and the European Regional Development Fund.

Sixteen South are also currently filming the third series of ‘Big and Small’ in Belfast which has been commission by CBeebies and will be broadcast in Autumn.



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