Channel 5 has greenlit a third and fourth series of 2D animation Daisy & Ollie for its multiplatform pre-school brand, Milkshake!.
Actor, presenter, comedian and singer Jason Manford will continue to create and star in both the third and fourth series, alongside an all-star voice cast.
“I am absolutely over the moon that Daisy & Ollie is coming to Milkshake! with a brand-new series,” the funny man say. “The show is such a pleasure to work on, especially as a parent myself, we all have brilliant fun figuring out the answers to life’s biggest questions and the new set of episodes are bound to keep the whole family entertained.”
Hoopla Animation is set to produce 52 x 7 minute episodes, which will launch on Milkshake! from 30 March.
Helen Brown, Company Director of Hoopla Animation & Executive Producer on Daisy & Ollie says: “Creating and developing the brand new series of ‘Daisy & Ollie’ has been amazing and I’m absolutely thrilled that it will now be shown on Channel 5’s Milkshake! and available on My5, to even more households across the country.
“As a mum myself, I wanted to create a show that empowered our kids with knowledge and encouraged them to be even more inquisitive. The new series is filled with fun and engaging questions sure to do just that.”
Daisy & Ollie encourages pre-schoolers to be naturally curious about the world around them. Each episode follows best friends Daisy and Ollie in their adventures, as they seek out the answers to real life questions from kids, with the help of music, songs and their toys Boo the Monkey and Whizzy the Robot.
“It’s going to be an exciting year for Milkshake! and we’re thrilled to be kicking off with Daisy & Ollie as our first UK originated commission in 2020,” said Louise Bucknole, VP, Kids Programming at ViacomCBS Networks International. “Entertaining children through fun, relatable content and stand-out characters is key to our ethos for kids to understand themselves and with a fantastic talent like Jason Manford at the helm, our viewers are in for a treat!”