A really Gruffalo Christmas is coming to a display close to you (Credit: PA)
Christmas simply acquired a bit extra magical after BBC introduced The Gruffalo will star in its new vacation animations.
A brand new sequence of ‘idents’, these quick clips you see selling the channel, will function Julia Donaldson’s beloved forest creature and a number of different cartoon characters.
The Beeb stated it hopes the festive options will ‘seize the heat and glow of Christmas time.’
In a single ident, The Gruffalo and his daughter, named The Gruffalo’s Baby, will enhance their beautiful Christmas tree.
One other will function Zog, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, characters on this 12 months’s BBC Christmas animation Zog and the Flying Docs.
The animations will debut on Sunday after Strictly Come Dancing: The Outcomes.
Zog and the Flying Docs can even function in between programmes (Image: PA)
jOHJohn Barrowman is returning for the Dr Who particular (Credit: BBC Studios/James Pardon)
Joe Lycett will host a festive stitching bee (Credit: BBC/Love Productions)
The BBC’s chief content material officer Charlotte Moore stated she hoped they ‘will make everybody smile and produce a giant dose of festive cheer and togetherness on the finish of a tricky 12 months’.
Martin Pope, co-founder of Oscar-nominated manufacturing firm Magic Gentle Footage, stated: ‘It’s notably great to have created these additional animations this Christmas and we’re delighted to share them with BBC audiences.’
The announcement comes days after the community announced its Christmas TV line-up, which has one thing to please the entire household.
John Barrowman will return as Captain Jack Harness for the eagerly-anticipated Dr Who particular Revolution of the Daleks, additionally starring Jodie Whittaker because the imprisoned Physician, who should depend on her three greatest mates (Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill) to battle the Daleks on her behalf.
Viewers on the lookout for amusing will love the return of the Vicar of Dibley, which can come again for 3 10-minute specials.
And in case you’re feeling artful, comic Joe Lycett has simply the factor for you. He’ll be internet hosting The Nice British Stitching Bee Christmas particular, the place eight sewers attempt to impress judged Esme Younger and Patrick Grant.
It’s positive to be an entertaining vacation season.