Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Channel 5 Greenlights Two New Seasons of 'Daisy & Ollie' for Milkshake!

Channel 5 has greenlit a third and fourth season of the 2D animated series Daisy & Ollie for its multiplatform preschool brand Milkshake!


The actor, presenter, comedian and singer Jason Manford will continue to create and star in both seasons, alongside an all-star voice cast. Daisy & Ollie encourages preschoolers to be naturally curious about the world around them. Each episode follows best friends Daisy and Ollie in their adventures, as they seek out the answers to real life questions from kids, with the help of music, songs and their toys Boo the Monkey and Whizzy the Robot.

Hoopla Animation is set to produce 52 7-minute episodes, which will launch on Milkshake! on Monday 30th March 2020. Further details on the voice artists will be announced at a later date.

“It’s going to be an exciting year for Milkshake! and we’re thrilled to be kicking off with Daisy & Ollie as our first U.K. originated commission in 2020,” said Louise Bucknole, Vice President (VP) of kids programming at ViacomCBS Networks International. “Entertaining children through fun, relatable content and stand-out characters is key to our ethos for kids to understand themselves and with a fantastic talent like Jason Manford at the helm, our viewers are in for a treat!”

Manford, an executive producer on the series, commented: “I am absolutely over the moon that Daisy & Ollie is coming to Milkshake! with a brand-new series. The show is such a pleasure to work on, especially as a parent myself, we all have brilliant fun figuring out the answers to life’s biggest questions and the new set of episodes are bound to keep the whole family entertained.”

Helen Brown, company director of Hoopla Animation and an executive producer on Daisy & Ollie, said: “Creating and developing the brand new series of Daisy & Ollie has been amazing and I’m absolutely thrilled that it will now be shown on Channel 5’s Milkshake! and available on My5, to even more households across the country. As a Mum myself, I wanted to create a show that empowered our kids with knowledge and encouraged them to be even more inquisitive. The new series is filled with fun and engaging questions sure to do just that.”

Last year, Milkshake! said it would be doubling its investment in kids content resulting in 50 new UK originated hours per year from 2021.

More Nick: Nick Jr. UK to Premiere 'The Adventures of Paddington' on Monday 2nd March 2020 at 4:30pm!

Sources: TVKIDS, TBI Vision.
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