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Brand new episodes of Pablo on air now!



Date Posted: March 6, 2020

Brand new episodes of Pablo will air on CBeebies (weekdays 11:20am and 2:35pm), RTÉ Jr. (weekdays 12 noon and 5pm) and iPlayer from Monday 9th March.

Join Pablo and the Book Animals in brand new adventures where they figure out the challenges of the world one quirky adventure at a time! Check out what happens when Pablo visits the Farm and the Dentist or a certain Zebra interrupts a trip to the beach on the bus!

From April, Ladybird Books will be available for you to enjoy your favourite Pablo adventures in a beautifully illustrated picture book!

The creator of Pablo, Grainne McGuinness, said: “We are so excited to see brand new episodes of Pablo on our screens! The adventures are better than ever. No matter how many times I watch them, they warm my heart. It’s really lovely that audiences will be able to have Pablo books too – there’s nothing like the joy of a beautiful picture book!

“Kids all over the world feel inspired by Pablo – so over the month of April we are going to play the opening song from the show in all the languages that it plays in. You can find them on our social media channels.”

Pablo uses his trademark ‘magic’ crayons to overcome everyday challenges bringing the viewer into his ‘art world’ where he bravely takes on real world challenges, turning them into fantastic adventures and communicating unfamiliar feelings by drawing colourful characters into life. These characters are his imaginary friends who each carry traits typical to those on the spectrum.

Sarah Legg Barratt, Producer at CBeebies Animation & Acquisition, said: “Pablo does an important job of authentically representing and fostering an awareness of neurodiversity for both the youngest audiences and their parents and caregivers. Series 2 features brand new stories that are full of warmth, humour, heart and originality, and we cannot wait to share them on CBeebies very soon.”

Suzanne Kelly, Group Head of Children’s & Young People’s Content at RTÉ, said: “The RTÉjr family is so delighted to welcome back Pablo, his magic crayons and his friends for more fun and adventures this autumn 2019. Pablo is a really important centre-piece for the RTÉjr schedule and so much more than an animated series. As well as being beautifully realised, it is thoughtful, vibrant, incredibly funny and a true celebration of just being yourself.”

Richard Williams, CEO at Northern Ireland Screen said: “Northern Ireland Screen was delighted to provide funding for the production of a second series of Pablo. Paper Owl is a prominent member of our thriving animation sector and it’s great to see the Pablo brand grow and venture beyond TV. We wish the team every success as Pablo brings his art world into theatres, music and books while also continuing the important mission of making autism more widely understood and accepted.”

Pablo is produced by Paper Owl Films for CBeebies and RTÉJr., in association with Kavaleer Productions and Ingenious with funding from Northern Ireland Screen and BAI.

For more information visit @PabloTVShow on social media.

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