Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures
‘Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures’ has been commissioned by the BBC from Eagle Eye Drama, creating an animated box set of specials based on six of Quentin’s best-selling books. These beautifully crafted and engaging stories will provide an exclusive treat for BBC and iPlayer viewers.
Each story will be a 30-minute episode, using traditional hand drawn animation techniques to reflect Quentin’s iconic and timeless style. ‘Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures’ will add to BBC’s long-established tradition of animated specials, with Kong Studio creating animation ‘Mrs Armitage on Wheels’ and ‘Loveykins’.
The episodes are slated for 2024.
Quentin Blake commented:
“I am tremendously pleased to be working with Eagle Eye, who I’ve successfully teamed up with before, along with the BBC, on what will be the first ever series based on my work. It will be most enjoyable to see characters from some of my books jumping off the pages and onto the television screen.”
The series is a co-production between Eagle Eye Drama alongside Creative Conspiracy, and in association with animation studios Spicy Acorn (Belgium), Kong Studio (based in the UK) and Tchack (France).
Eagle Eye Drama’s Executive Producer Tess Cuming said: “Sir Quentin Blake is one of the world’s most iconic and best-loved authors for readers of all ages and we are honoured to be working with him to bring this landmark box set of animations to life for BBC, and to be adding such a prestigious modern classic to our growing animation slate. Blake’s quirky, original and funny stories have been enjoyed by children and their families for decades and we’re delighted Eagle Eye along with our partners have this unique opportunity to bring them to the screen for the first-time capturing Blake’s iconic, inimitable style.”