Pip Ahoy! follows the adventures of a young pup called Pip and his best friend Alba the kitten around the seaside resort of Salty Cove. The series has been produced by CHF Entertainment’s creative team under the leadership of multi-award-winners Jean Flynn and Ben Turner and features Sir David Jason as the voice of Pip’s caring uncle, Skipper. X Factor finalist, singer and reality TV star, Stacey Solomon, has also recorded the theme song and is the voice of the pink flamingo, Fuchsia.
Jessica Symons, head of Children’s at Channel 5, said: “We are very excited to be launching the first new show from CHF Entertainment. There is a great deal of British heritage in the company, and Pip Ahoy! features an all-star cast from an all-star studio. The show fits perfectly into our portfolio of children’s programmes and is a great asset to our weekday schedule. I am sure the Milkshake! audience will take Pip and his friends to their hearts.”
Simon Hall, managing director of CHF Entertainment, added: “We are delighted to be working with Channel 5 on the first animated series to come out of our studio. Pip Ahoy! uniquely evokes a special time and places for children and parents – Summer adventures by the sea. The pre-school audience is open to all kinds of animation styles and the variety out there is huge, but the most successful can often be the simplest 2D illustrative styles. We therefore developed Pip Ahoy! with this in mind. The pre-school age group is also unique because parental choice and influence holds the biggest sway. Parents are the prime ambassadors of a brand and if parents don’t like the show, their child stands less chance of watching it. We believe we have created a show that will be respected and enjoyed by children and parents alike.”
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