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CBeebies Commission New 10 Episode mini-series from Cardiff-based Bumpybox

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CBeebies have commissioned a new 10 episode mini-series from Cardiff-based indie
animation company, Bumpybox.

The series, My Petsaurus, a live action/animation mix, follows Chloe, an energetic 7-year-old, who has the task of looking after her new pet. Only, instead of a puppy, goldfish or kitten Chloe’s new pet is Topsy, a troublesome, blue dinosaur.

The series highlights issues, tasks and responsibilities a child might encounter when owning their first pet – such as having to get up early to feed them, taking them for walks, playing games and giving them a bath when they get dirty.

This is the first commission for the company whose founders Leon Dexter, Sam Wright, Toke Jepsen have been working in the Wales animation industry on a variety of projects since graduating from University of Glamorgan (now South Wales).

They are joined by by Bafta award winning Dirk Campbell (The Worst Witch, In the Night Garden) who brings his expert eye to the live action elements.

Sam Wright, producer says: “It was really exciting to be commissioned by the Cbeebies to make our own mini series after many years of pitching ideas, the team there were lovely to work with and really encouraging from the start”

Tracy Bowerman, line producer, who had previously work with Dirk Campbell on the Tales of Friendship with Winnie the Pooh says: “the show challenges gender stereotyping by being about a girl with her pet dinosaur rather than a boy!”

All 10 episodes of My Petsaurus are available on CBeebies iplayer now.

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