Bottersnikes & Gumbles to premiere on CBBC

Published on: 10th June 2016

The series will debut on the channel in July.

bottersnikes480The programme brings to screen the 1970s classic children’s books by Australian author S.A. Wakefield and illustrated by Desmond Digby.

Each episode features the adventures of the Gumbles as they endure timeless battles against the Bottersnikes in a forgotten valley of abandoned junk.

Harry Potter star and BAFTA award-winning Miriam Margolyes voices Weathersnike, whilst fellow Harry Potter and Hollyoaks actor, Jeff Rawle, voices Happi.

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

Cheryl Taylor, controller of CBBC, said: “I adored the Bottersnikes & Gumbles books as a child, and am delighted to now bring these original and engaging stories to CBBC. Both creatures work really well in the new magnificent and colourful animation, and I’m sure that a whole new generation of children will fall in love with this new series.”

David Webster, B&G series director at Cheeky Little Media, added: “This is an incredible collaboration between inspired partners who are all highly motivated by the original source material to produce something very special.”

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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