A new generation of British pre-schoolers can discover the charm of the classic character, Miffy, when a new TV series, Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small launches on Tiny Pop on 2 October 2015, at 7pm.
Featuring the iconic white bunny from the storybooks by Dick Bruna, the new series marks the first time Miffy has been seen in CGI.
The series comprises 52, seven minute long episodes which see Miffy and her friends exploring the exciting world around her. Simplenarrative and fun songs ensure even the youngest children stay engaged throughout.
Using Dick Bruna’s distinctive palate of bright primary colours and simple shapes, combined with plenty of space around them for a child’s imagination to roam, ‘Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small’ encapsulates the essence of Bruna’s classic books whilst bringing his characters to life on screen.
Miffy’s new series will become a key part of Tiny Pop’s evening block, Cuddle Time, which features gentle programming allowing kids, mums and dads to enjoy calmer family favourites before bedtime. Tiny Pop has the strongest evening viewing figures in the kids’ category, from 7pm-midnight and will broadcast Mike the Knight, My Little Pony and Miffy from October as part of their autumn schedule.
About Tiny Pop
Tiny Pop is the fastest growing kids channel in the UK, and is home to ‘Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small’, ‘Mike the Knight’ and ‘My Little Pony’. Tiny Pop is available to watch on Freeview (126), Sky (617) Virgin Media (737) and Freesat (605).
Dick Bruna - Author and illustrator, The Netherlands:
Dick Bruna, born in Utrecht in 1927, is one of the Netherlands’ most celebrated graphic artists. He started out designing book covers and posters in Holland from the 1950s, but became world-famous when he created Miffy, a bunny rabbit drawn in clear, simple lines.
His first book, ‘the apple’, appeared in 1953. Over 85 million copies of his books have been sold, and his colourful style is recognised worldwide. The Miffy stories are now published in more than 50 languages.
Bruna’s iconic style has been developed across thousands of merchandise products, television series and other formats around the globe.
Miffy’s 60th birthday:
Miffy is celebrating her 60th anniversary this year and the launch of this new TV series is the latest step in Miffy’s make-over to gear up for future generations of fans; all the original books have recently been updated with refreshed texts by award-winning British poet Tony Mitton, and Miffy the Movie launched on iTunes and Google Play on 23 June.