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Bottersnikes & Gumbles gears up for CBBC launch

Published on: 18th July 2016

The award-winning new CGI animation series will launch on 25th July, airing at 6pm every weekday.

Bottersnikes-480The series brings to screen the 1970s classic children’s books by S.A. Wakefield and illustrated by Desmond Digby. Each episode features the adventures of the Gumbles as they endure timeless battles against the evil Bottersnikes in a forgotten valley of abandoned junk.

Harry Potter star and BAFTA winning Miriam Margolyes voices Weathersnike, one of the nasty Bottersnikes, whilst fellow Harry Potter and Hollyoaks actor, Jeff Rawle, voices Happi, a wise old Gumble.

The series has already picked up this year’s Pulcinella Award for Best Kids TV Series at the prestigious international animation festival, Cartoons on the Bay, in Venice.

Francesca Lisle-Grimshaw from Lisle International, the UK & Ireland licensing agent for Bottersnikes & Gumbles, commented: “We’re excited for the launch on CBBC this month and delighted that we will launch in such a strong time slot. We now look forward to progressed conversations with licensees in categories such as toys, and seeing the brand come to life.”

Bottersnikes & Gumbles is produced by Cake, Cheeky Little Media and Mighty Nice for CBBC, Seven Network Australia and Netflix. The 52-episode series comprises 11-minute episodes.

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