animated series Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks © Entara Ltd / Mike Young Productions
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Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

Piggley is an eight-year-old pig who lives on Raloo Farm in Ireland, with his family, and friends, Dannan and Ferny. Each episode of the series however, begins and ends with Piggley as a grandfather, introducing each tale of his childhood adventures to his city-dwelling grandchildren. PBS write, "Whether they're fishing for the salmon of knowledge, trying to turn donkeys into racehorses, or finagling to get out of doing chores, Piggley, Dannan and Ferny will find a way to turn the familiar into the utterly fantastic." The show also features, amongst others, a sheep voiced by Mel Brooks. (In the show, 'Jakers!' is an 'oft-used Irish expression of amazement'. )

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Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks is an absolutely wonderful animated cartoon. Every time I watch it I am transported to Ireland. Although it is set in the 1950's, the...
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I must disagree with Great Dragon. Jakers is a rare joy in kids cartoons. Very seldom is a show aimed at the toddler set so thoroughly charming and intelligent that...
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Overall, I just don't like the show. The motion looks like they're all bad animatronics. It keeps getting worse, and now the quality is an annoyingly high 30 fps. And...
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I wrote that 'Sitting Ducks' nearly changed my mind about CGI animated TV series. This is the show which actually did change it. 'Jakers' is just superb. One of the best...
Created by: Entara Ltd, Mike Young Productions
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA / UK
Featuring the voices of:
Maile Flanagan ... Piggley Winks
Peadar Lamb ... Piggley Winks (as adult)
Russi Taylor ... Fernando (Ferny) Toro, Annie Winks, Mom
Tara Strong ... Dannan O'Mallard, Molly Winks
Charles Adler ... Patrick Winks, Mr. Hornsby
Nika Futterman ... Sean, Seamus
Melissa Disney ... Meggie
Pamela Adlon ... Hector MacBadger
Mel Brooks ... Wiley the Sheep
Susan Silo ... Miss Nanny
Series Created by: John Over, Mike Young, Sindy McKay and Liz Young
Directed by: John Over
Produced by: John Over
Executive Producers: Mike Young, Stephanie Gougeon and Louisa Stretton
Musical Score by: Stephen C. Marston, Pamela Hickey, Dennys McCoy and Mike Tavera
Theme Music by: Geoff Levin and Harriet Schock
Writing Credits: Kelly Ward, Jimmy Hibbert, Francis Moss, Larry Swerdlove, Sindy McKay, Steve Granat, Dan Danko, Tom Mason, Cynde Clark, Dennis Haley, Marcy Brown, Baz Hawkins, Brian Sintay, Pamela Hickey, Dennys McCoy and Cliff MacGillivray
Art Directors: Ellen Jin
Based on: An original idea by Denise Fitzpatrick

animated series Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks © Entara Ltd / Mike Young ProductionsWon two Daytime Emmys in 2006, including Outstanding Children's Animated Program.

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