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New episodes of Clangers due to screen on CBeebies this May

Published on: 14th May 2018

Coolabi Group’s top-rated Bafta-winning animated series Clangers returns with 13 x 11’ brand new episodes.

The much anticipated new episodes of the pre-school animation are set to air from Sunday – Thursday at 6pm each week, and will conclude the 26 x 11’ second series of Clangers.

Clangers is co-produced by CBeebies, Coolabi Group and Smallfilms with BBC Worldwide for its international channels. BBC Worldwide is also the international distributor for the show.

The new episodes are once again narrated by Michael Palin, and will feature Major, Mother, Small, Tiny and Granny Clanger, and their old friends The Iron Chicken, Soup Dragon and Baby Soup Dragon.

Joining the Clangers for the first time will be The Moon Whale, a rare giant that none of the Clangers except Granny Clanger has seen before, alongside The Space Tortoise and The Moo Flower.

Jeremy Banks, CEO Coolabi Group, commented: “It is always brilliant to deliver new episodes of Clangers for their fans old and new. The show’s appeal is ever-growing and so it’s exciting to share such wonderful new characters and adventures.”

On Sunday 13th May, Coolabi Group celebrated the return of the popular show, which regularly hits the no.1 slot on CBeebies, with a BFI Family Funday screening.

Hosted by the BFI, and presented by popular CBeebies presenter, Rebecca Keatley, parents and their pre-schoolers were treated to a special interactive event and screening at the BFI Southbank.

The event included an exclusive preview of three of the new episodes, alongside insights into the show, a whistling lesson from series producer (and chief whistler) Dan Maddicott, and an appearance from Tiny Clanger.

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