Aardman has rebooted classic preschool series “Timmy Time” for a new generation of fans.
The series will premiere on CBeebies in the U.K. this fall, a decade after its original launch in 2009. It will made up of 78 x 5-minute episodes, is shorter than the original 10-minute episode format. It is scheduled for transmission beginning mid-October.
“CBeebies has been a key partner of ‘Timmy Time’ for many years, and we’re delighted that they’re supporting the new version on air and on iPlayer to help attract an even wider audience,” says Alison Taylor, head, sales and acquisitions, Aardman.
To support the reboot, Vivid has renewed its licensing program, with master toy rights, and will launch a range of “Timmy Time” plush toys for the preschool market. Ladybird Education has also signed on to launch a range of books in 2020 to complement Aardman and the British Council’s Learning Time with Timmy initiative, which helps children ages 3-7 learn English.
The series follows Timmy, the littlest lamb in Shaun the Sheep’s flock, from “Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon,” which debuted early this year along with and upcoming game release.