This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

Streetcat Bob heads to Sky Kids

New animated version of Bob will star in 20 short episodes to air from October this year.

Following on from the success of the book and film, Streetcat Bob is due to debut as an animated character on Sky Kids later this year.

The animated version of Bob – a ginger stray credited with turning round the life of a homeless, recovering addict, James Bowen – will feature in an initial run of 20 short episodes commissioned by Lucy Murphy, head of kids content at Sky, launching on Sky Kids from October.

The series will be based on a successful run of five shorts which launched online last year. It will be made by King Rollo Films and will see Bob and his animal friends – a pair of squirrels, a young fox, a hedgehog, bee and a pigeon – as they share life in Bowen Park.

“We’re incredibly excited to bring Bob to a new generation of TV viewers,” said Adam Rolston of Shooting Script Films, the series’ producer. “The series will be charming, imaginative and a lot of fun but will also embody many of the important messages of the Bob books, teaching children the importance of friendship, kindness and helping others.”

Brands with Influence – which is managing the global licensed merchandise rights for Streetcat Bob – is currently in discussions with a number of licensees looking to develop merchandise.

Bob has been the subject of a series of books, selling in excess of seven million copies worldwide. The movie – which was based on the first book in the series – was released in 2017 with a Royal Premiere attended by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Want to read more news like this? Simply sign up to our daily digest in the box below. You can also follow @LicensingSource on Twitter.

MORE NEWS
B&LLAs2020logo500x500
 
Event will still take place at the Hilton Park Lane; all finalists have been revealed....
Gruffalodistancing500x500
 
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler create special sketches to help children understand the new COVID-19 restrictions....
LIntlogo500x500
 
Licensing International confirms nominees for this year's event which takes place during Licensing Expo in August....
Home&Giftnew500x500
 
2020 edition of gift and homewares show had been due to take place from July 19-22....
HofTurn500x500
 
Design house forms partnership with Japan's long-standing agency, Honmoku File....
IFLEinstein500x500
 
Company teams with Greenlight on collaboration which celebrates the life of Albert Einstein....
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter