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Sky snaps up Aliens Love Underpants book series

Tiger Aspect to create new show to join Sky’s line-up of children’s programming.

Tiger Aspect is creating a new show for Sky based on the hit Aliens Love Underpants book series.

Launching exclusively on Sky and the Sky Kids app this summer, the series will further boost the broadcaster’s commitment to children’s programming.

Based on the best selling books by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, the series of 12 animations – each two minutes long – will star the ‘pants-tastic’ aliens singing and dancing along to hilarious songs about cupcakes, spaceships, gobbledegook and more.

Tom Beattie, head of animation and kids at Tiger Aspect, said: “As a parent, I know how much kids love the fun silly songs that they repeat again and again.

“We’re looking forward to making our own, using the cast of brilliant and beloved aliens from the world that Claire and Ben have created.”

Aliens Love Underpants is among a number of new shows joining the Sky children’s line-up, including Bear Behaving Badly from Darrall Macqueen.

Lucy Murphy, head of kids content at Sky, added: “At Sky, we have the very best range of entertainment for kids and their families.

“We are thrilled to be working with Tiger Aspect to bring Aliens Love Underpants to rowdy life, to be adding great British comedy from Darrall Macqueen, and mesmerising mini-docs from Miniteve – we know kids will love these new shows.”

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