(2011; 52 x 11 or 26 x 22' broadcast)
(2008; 10 x 3' broadcast; 5 x 10' VOD)
PAJANIMALS follows the amazing adventures of four sweet and gentle characters - Sweetpea Sue the pony, the excitable duck Squacky, the creative cow Cowbella and the optimistic puppy Apollo - who were designed and built by the world-famous Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning Jim Henson's Creature Shop™ from original concepts by Los Angeles-based toy and clothing designer, artist Jeff Muncy. Through their imaginary journeys, these cuddly musical puppets venture out on amazing adventures of discovery, modeling the skills preschoolers need to move through their days successfully.
Produced in Northern Ireland as a co-production between The Jim Henson Company, Sprout and Northern Ireland's Sixteen South Television, PAJANIMALS has obtained funding assistance from Northern Ireland Screen. The Jim Henson Company's CEO Lisa Henson and Executive Vice President of Children's Entertainment Halle Stanford serve as Executive Producers for the series, along with long-time Henson producer, Alex Rockwell (Bear in the Big Blue House, Elmo in Grouchland) and Jeff Muncy. PAJANIMALS was created by Muncy and Rockwell. Serving as Executive Producer for Sprout is Senior Vice President of Programming Andrew Beecham, while Lisa O'Brien, Sprout's Vice President of Original Programming and Development, serves as Executive in Charge of Production. Sixteen South's Colin Williams (Sesame Tree, Big City Park, Big & Small) serves as producer for the series, with Michael and Patty Silversher (Winnie the Pooh, Animal Jam, Dinosaur Train) composing the music. PAJANIMALS was created by Jeff Muncy and Alex Rockwell. The series airs in the U.S. on Sprout, the 24-hour digital cable channel dedicated to preschoolers. The Jim Henson Company is handling all ancillary use of the property including licensing, video and merchandising.