The animated series “Superpigs” by Fourth Wall and Planeta Junior
Leading European children's and family entertainment company Planeta Junior and emerging independent producer Fourth Wall Animation have named Jez Hall as director of their original comedy-adventure series Superpigs. The brand new series is the second collaboration between the two companies and joins Planeta Junior's list of new productions along with Channel 5's Milkshake! Milo e Tilly, The Power Within.
“I am very excited to join the team of Superpigs to help bring the show to life, ”said Hall. “The world of Superpigs it's full of such different and funny characters, it's going to be a fantastic series ”.
Based in the UK, Hall has worked in the animation industry as a director and storyboard artist for 32 years. He has directed numerous high-profile animated projects in 2D and CG and has storyboarded over 50 TV series, as well as a recently nominated Oscar-nominated animated film. Hall was most recently director of Blue Zoo Animation, leading the team in the second season of The Adventures of Paddington. The first season, for which Hall was storyboard supervisor, received two Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Preschool Animated Series. Hall previously held several roles on the Disney series 101 Dalmatian Street at Passion Pictures, Brown Bag Films, Mackinnon & Saunders, Impossible Kids, Wish Films and Studio Soi.
“Jez is a very talented director and we are delighted to be joining the Supermaials squad. Her creativity and expertise will be key to bringing our characters to life in an engaging, fun and recognizable way for a global audience, ”said Paula Taborda dos Guaranys, Planeta Junior's creative executive director.
"The world Superpigs it is visually rich and rooted in storytelling. It's set in a modern metropolis, with stories on every street, ”noted Joe Moroney, founder and CEO of Fourth Wall. “As such, we are delighted to welcome Jez to the team of Superpigs. Jez's proven pedigree in storytelling makes him the perfect choice as a director, in an exciting collaboration. We can't wait to make the series and bring the world of Superpigs to life. "
Superpigs (26 x 22 ') It is a fast and fun series for children aged five to nine; follows our crime-fighting superheroes as they fight to outsmart the big bad wolf and defend the metropolis of Fairyland. Together with their friend and master of infiltration, Little Red, The Three Little Superpigs created a crime-fighting agency. Comedy, mystery, action and drama combine in a series that values teamwork as the way to solve cases.