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History Of The Peppa Pig Cartoon Series

Peppa Pig is one of the most influential and renowned TV series for young children in Great Britain.

It has earned critical acclaim and is a well-established name.

The TV series was set as a preschool series by Entertainment One in 2004. It ran for nine years without interruption before taking a small break of two years. This period was used to re-launch the series in 2015. This TV series has been shown in over 180 territories. It has branched out in other merchandise such as a range of Peppa Pig toys.



The directors of this show included Mark Baker, Neville Astley, Joris Van Hulzen, and Phillip Hall. These directors rotated during different stages of the series while the latter two joined in after 2011.

Since this became a worldwide TV series in the preschool age bracket, it was aired on various channels. These included Thames Television (UK), Nick Jr. (USA), Discovery Kids (Latin America), and ABC 4 Kids (Australia).

Premise

The episodes were not designed to be long and were built around the idea of being quick 5-minute spurts.

The general idea of the TV series was to have a pig named Peppa go through her daily routine with a group of family and friends. These friends were in the same age group and revolved around different species of the animal kingdom.

Since the goal was to showcase her daily routine, she would be seen doing typical things a child her age would do such as visiting grandparents, learning lessons from parents, riding bikes, or even heading to the local playground. Each scenario would include a brief lesson and involve some form of interaction with other characters in the show.

While the characters were not human, they were made to act in the way a human would. This meant they lived in houses, spoke, and were able to drive cars if desired. Of course, some of the characteristic traits unique to these animals were maintained to keep the connection in place. These were subtle such as the type of food they might consume or the sounds they would make between dialogue. It's important to note not all of these animals were able to talk, and some did stay the same as they would in real life (i.e., rabbits).

Since the target market was preschool children, everything is exaggerated and slowed down to make it understandable. This is what made Peppa Pig such a hit among the masses. It was able to relay real-life lessons in a peaceful, exciting manner.

The viewer of this show is guided by a man named John Sparkes, who keeps things moving by illustrating what emotion best suits the character's actions. If they did something sad, he would come up with a simple "Oh Dear!" to warn the viewer.

Airing

When it first came on television, the TV series was produced by Astley Baker Davies. It was put up on Channel 5 in 2004 before making a quick appearance on Tickle-U (Cartoon Network) in 2005. This included a re-dubbed version with local voice actors in America.

Over time, different channels have picked the show up as mentioned above.

Adaptations

Different examples of Peppa Pig have popped up in addition to the TV series.

This includes a set of books released based on the episodes or related stories, and also Peppa Pig plush toys. A movie was also launched under the brand's name which was 15 minutes in length.

Peppa Pig has become a popular part of the modern world and is now well-regarded for having a clothing line and various other accessories under its name. This TV series has won multiple awards for its work and continues to earn critical acclaim.

 


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