LICENSING NEWS

Gavin and Stacey star voices Poppy Cat

Published on: 2nd September 2014

Joanna Page, star of Gavin and Stacey, is set to make a return to TV screens as the voice of Coolabi’s Poppy Cat for a second series. PoppyCat300

The second series of the children’s animation launches on Nick Jr. at 9am every weekday from 8th September.

Poppy Cat is co-produced by Coolabi’s television production arm, Coolabi Productions and award-winning King Rollo Films, and was commissioned by Nick Jr. in the UK.

Joanna Page commented: “It is exciting that Poppy Cat has been commissioned for a second season. All of our hard work and enthusiasm from the first series has paid off. I got involved with the show because the stories are so sweet, and it is just so great for children – all of the magical adventures which encourage them to use their imagination, and going off to different worlds, is just so wonderful.”

Based on the international award-winning books written by British author, Lara Jones, Poppy Cat encourages pre-schoolers to use their imagination to solve problems and discover the world around them. Each episode is seen through the eyes of Poppy Cat’s young owner, a little girl called Lara (based on Lara Jones).

There are currently 17 UK licensing partners for Poppy Cat. Coolabi has recently appointed two new licensing agents, Firefly Brand Management in the US and El Ocho in Spain. StoryToys has launched a new gaming and story app, which is available on iOS and android.

The Poppy Cat brand has been associated with well-known and respected organisations including the Woodland Trust, Nickelodeon Land, Sea Life Centre, Picture House Cinema and more.

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