Peppa Pig

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Peppa Pig
Created by
Written by
Directed by
  • Neville Astley
  • Mark Baker
  • Phillip Hall (2011)
  • Joris van Hulzen (2011)
Narrated byJohn Sparkes
Theme music composerJulian Nott
ComposerJulian Nott
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series6
No. of episodes303 (list of episodes)
ProducerPhil Davies
Running time5 minutes
(later 30 minutes (3 10-minute segments))
Production companies

Nickelodeon Europe (2004-2017)

Channel 5 (2004-2017)
Original release
Release31 May 2004 (2004-05-31) –
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

Peppa Pig is a British preschool animated television series aimed for preschool children. It follows the adventures of Peppa, a young anthropomorphic pig, and her family and friends. Many other ages from five to fifty also enjoy the children's show.[source?] It was created, directed and produced by Astley Baker Davies. It originally aired on 31 May 2004. Peppa Pig is distributed by E1 Kids. To date, six seasons have been aired. It is shown in 180 countries.[1]

Background[change | change source]

A train with a picture of the most popular pig in the world, in this case, Peppa Pig.[2]

In every episode of Peppa Pig, the family of Peppa Pig does various activities. Mostly, the episodes are about Peppa Pig playing with her other animal friends.

Broadcast[change | change source]

In the United Kingdom, the first series of 52 five-minute episodes began on Channel 5 on 31 May 2004. The second series of 52 episodes began on Channel 5 on 4 September 2006, with Cecily Bloom replacing Lily Snowden-Fine as Peppa, among other cast changes. The third series started telecasting on Channel 5's preschool-targeted block Milkshake! on 4 May 2009 with Harley Bird replacing Cecily Bloom and Lily Snowden-Fine as Peppa.

In the United States, the series first aired as part of Cartoon Network's Tickle-U preschool programming block from 22 August 2005 to 2007.[3] For these airings, the show was redubbed with American actors.[4] However, there were no other official releases of this dub, and every US airing since 2008 uses the original British soundtrack.[5] In 2008, Peppa Pig moved to the Noggin channel in the US. It was aired as part of Noggin Presents, a series of interstitial shorts aired between full shows. Since February 2011, the series has aired as a half-hour show on the Nick Jr. US channel and on a separate Nick Jr. block on Nickelodeon as of November 2013. For each episode, 5 segments are put together (though for the special containing "Golden Boots" and the episode containing "Around the World," only 3 segments are used) to make the run time 25 minutes.[5] As of June 2021, there were 9 seasons (and 1 standalone special) of Peppa Pig in the US.

List of characters[change | change source]

Pig Family[change | change source]

  • Peppa Pig - A cheeky little pig. Her hobbies include jumping in muddy puddles, playing with Teddy, going to playgroup, playing Happy Mrs. Chicken, and dressing up.
  • George Pig - He is Peppa Pig's little brother.
  • Dinosaur- George Pig's toy dinosaur
  • Mummy Pig
  • Daddy Pig
  • Grandpa Pig
  • Granny Pig
  • Uncle Pig
  • Auntie Pig
  • Cousin Chloe
  • Cousin Alexander

Rabbit Family[change | change source]

  • Rebecca Rabbit - Peppa's friend. Her hobby is making a special noise.
  • Richard Rabbit
  • Miss Rabbit
  • Mrs. Rabbit
  • Mr. Rabbit
  • Grampy Rabbit
  • Rosie & Robbie Rabbit

Sheep Family[change | change source]

  • Suzy Sheep - Peppa's best friend. Her hobby is dancing.
  • Mummy Sheep
  • Charlotte Sheep

Cat Family[change | change source]

  • Candy Cat - One of Peppa's friends. Her hobby is skipping.
  • Mrs. Cat
  • Mr. Cat

Dog Family[change | change source]

  • Danny Dog - Peppa's friend. His hobby is banging a drum.
  • Mrs. Dog
  • Granddad Dog
  • Captain Dog
  • Granny Dog

Pony Family[change | change source]

  • Pedro Pony - Peppa's friend. His hobby is performing magic tricks.
  • Mrs. Pony
  • Dr. Pony

Zebra Family[change | change source]

  • Zoe Zebra - A zebra. Her hobby is singing.
  • Mrs. Zebra
  • Postman Mr. Zebra
  • Zuzu & Zaza Zebra

Elephant Family[change | change source]

  • Emily Elephant - Peppa's friend. Her hobby is playing the recorder.
  • Edmond Elephant
  • Dr. Elephant
  • Mrs. Elephant

Fox Family[change | change source]

  • Freddy Fox - Peppa's friend.
  • Mr. Fox
  • Mrs. Fox

Kangaroo Family[change | change source]

  • Kylie Kangaroo - Peppa's friend.
  • Joey Kangaroo
  • Mrs. Kangaroo
  • Mr. Kangaroo

Wolf Family[change | change source]

  • Wendy Wolf - Peppa's friend.
  • Mr. Wolf
  • Mrs. Wolf
  • Granny Wolf

Goat Family[change | change source]

  • Gabriella Goat - Peppa's friend.
  • Signor Goat
  • Uncle Goat
  • Auntie Goat

Giraffe Family[change | change source]

  • Gerald Giraffe - Peppa's new friend.
  • Mr. Giraffe
  • Mrs. Giraffe

Mole Family[change | change source]

  • Molly Mole - Peppa's friend.
  • Mrs. Mole
  • Mr. Mole

Merchandise[change | change source]

Peppa Pig, the Entertainment One (eOne) brand, grossed over £200 million in UK merchandise sales in 2010, doubling the 2009 figure of £100 million. According to NPD figures for 2010, Peppa Pig had become the number one preschool property in the total toy market, moving up four places from its 2009 position. As of May 2018 Peppa Pig was stated to have over 1,000 licensees worldwide, and 80 in the US,[6] up from 63 licensees in 2010.[7]

Episode DVDs and various licensed Peppa Pig products are sold, including video games and other toys such as playsets, playing cards, vehicles, and stuffed toys. The range was expanded to include household items such as bathroom products, stationery,[8] bed-linen, food, drink, clothing, and jewelry. A music album titled My First Album was released in July 2019.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Peppa Pig moved from Labour event". BBC News. 10 March 2015.
  2. "Peppa Pig | Official Site | Welcome to the grown ups site for Peppa Pig". Peppa Pig (en_US). Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  3. "Cartoon Network Launches Tickle U To Humor Preschoolers". Animation World Network. 22 August 2005. Archived from the original on 15 February 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  4. "Peppa Pig: a history". The Daily Telegraph. London. 29 March 2011. Archived from the original on 27 October 2022. Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Peppa Pig: On Track for U.S. Success". June 2011. Archived from the original on 4 June 2021. Retrieved 4 June 2021.
  6. Willmot, Mairaed (22 May 2018). "Entertainment One adds more partners for Peppa Pig". LTW.MEDIA. Archived from the original on 18 December 2021. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  7. "Record-breaking year for Peppa Pig". LTW Magazine. 2010. Archived from the original on 17 June 2011.
  8. "Personalised Childrens Books". Penwizard. Archived from the original on October 26, 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  9. "Piggy-Azalea: Peppa and Iggy's album feud plays out on Twitter". CTV News. 17 July 2019. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 19 July 2019.