Eagle Eye Drama has been commissioned by the BBC to produce an animated adaptation of Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures.
The animated box set of specials is based on six iconic best-selling books from Sir Quentin Blake: Zagazoo; Loveykins; Jack and Nancy; Snuff; Angel Pavement and Mrs Armitage on Wheels.
Created with traditional hand drawn animation techniques, Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures will add to BBC’s long-established tradition of animated specials that include The Gruffalo, Zog and Superworm.
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.”
Quentin Blake said: “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.”
Quentin Blake’s Box of Treasures will be distributed internationally by Aardman Animations. The programme will be produced by Eagle Eye Drama in co-production with Creative Conspiracy and in association with animation studios Spicy Acorn, Tchack and Kong.