9-year old Amelie Bea Smith debuts as the new voice of Peppa on popular preschool animated TV series’ Valentine’s Day episode.
LONDON -- Entertainment One (eOne) and animation studio Astley Baker Davies (ABD) have announced that a new voice artist has been cast in the role of Peppa Pig in the popular preschool animated TV series. 9-year old Amelie Bea Smith will make her debut as the title character on the show’s Valentine’s Day episode. New episodes of the popular preschool series are due to launch in February 2020 in the UK, U.S., Australia and international territories that air the series in English.
Smith will become the fourth British voice artist to take on the role in English-speaking territories following Harley Bird, now 18, who has been the voice of Peppa from the age of 5. Bird won a BAFTA award for the role in 2011. Previously, Lily Snowden-Fine and Cecily Bloom provided the voice for the character since the show first appeared on UK television screens in 2004.
“We’re delighted to welcome Amelie to the Peppa Pig voice cast and confident that she will continue the strong legacy of the previous Peppa voice actors,” commented Astley Baker Davies co-creators, Neville Astley and Mark Baker. “Lily Snowden-Fine defined the role when she first voiced the character in series one at age five. Lily passed the baton to Cecily Bloom for series two before handing the reins to Harley Bird. As our longest standing Peppa, Harley’s award-winning contribution to the show over the past 13 years has been tremendous, making her a key part of the success of Peppa Pig.”
Source: Entertainment One