Simon Pegg and Alison Steadman are among the voice actors for the upcoming animated series based on Sir Quentin Blake’s beloved children’s books.
The BBC series, titled Quentin Blake’s Treasure Box, will adapt six best-selling books by the famous illustrator and writer – Zagazoo, Loveykins, Jack And Nancy, Snuff, Angel Pavement and Mrs Armitage On Wheels.
Shaun Of The Dead star Pegg will voice Zagazoo, Snuff and Angel Pavement, while Gavin and Stacey’s Steadman will voice the indomitable Mrs. Armitage.
Hustle star Adrian Lester will narrate the series and Teacher actress Nina Sosanya will bring Angela Bowling to life in Loveykins.
Special animations will be created using traditional hand-drawn animation techniques to capture the essence of Sir Quentin’s stories.
Sir Quentin, 89, has written or illustrated more than 500 books over the course of his career, including drawing for works by Roald Dahl, Sylvia Plath and Dr. Seuss.
Patricia Hidalgo, BBC’s director of education and children, said: “When it comes to storytelling for children, the UK has a rich heritage and history of creativity and Quentin Blake is known around the world. world with his unique talent.
“His imagination has worked wonders in the lives of so many, young and old, and it has been an absolute privilege to be involved in this project.
“We are delighted to be working with an extraordinary, diverse cast that will bring these beautiful characters to life for family audiences to enjoy on the BBC.”
The series was commissioned by the BBC in December 2023 and will be produced by Eagle Eye Drama in partnership with Creative Conspiracy and in association with animation studios Spicy Acorn, Tchack and Kong.
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The series will be directed by Gerrit Bekers under the supervision of Eagle Eye’s creative director for animation Massimo Fenati.
Tess Cuming will executive produce the project alongside Creative Conspiracy’s Luc Van Driessche with Eagle Eye Drama’s Jo McGrath and Walter Iuzzolino supervising.
Fenati added: “This is a dream project for us and being able to work with such great talent will definitely enhance the performance of our animated characters.
“We can’t wait to see them jump from the pages of Quentin Blake’s famous books onto our screens.”
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