Magical CG-animated preschool series is poised for take-off on Channel 5’s Milkshake! and Nick, Jr.
Channel 5’s Milkshake! and Blue Zoo have announced that Digby Dragon will be returning to TV screens in 2019. Based on the original work from Sally Hunter (Humphery’s Corner), the series is now a Milkshake! commission and will have its premiere first on the Channel 5 preschool block before heading to Nick Jr., which is also part of Viacom International Media Networks.
When series one was broadcast it had its first transmission on Nick Jr. followed by a second on Milkshake! Since launching on Milkshake! in February 2017 the show has reached 8.3 million viewers on Channel 5’s popular preschool block. (Source: BARB Feb 2017- 27 June 2018).
The first series follows dragon-in-training Digby and his colorful friends as they embark on adventures in Applecross Wood, learning how to overcome their fears and doubts using courage and determination. Series two sees Digby lead his friends on new quests to adventurous places, where they rise to the challenges that unfold. The world feels a much larger place, and the young audience will be willing Digby and his friends along at every stage of their journey.
“Digby Dragon is a gorgeous series which has become beloved by our audience. It’s a true U.K. success story, charming viewers around the world and we are so proud to be commissioning the second series and continuing the Milkshake! legacy of investing in great British content” commented Alison Bakunowich, SVP and General Manager Nickelodeon and Milkshake!
“The show has been phenomenal to work on and adored by children worldwide. We knew the combination of ambitious animation and positive, heartwarming storytelling would capture the imagination of preschoolers and their parents, and this show demonstrates that” said Adam Shaw, Co-Founder, Blue Zoo.
Twenty-six brand-new adventures will be produced in total, with Nick Jr. UK and Milkshake broadcasting in the UK, and Viacom broadcasting in Latin America and Australia.
Source: Blue Zoo Animation Studio