Planeta Junior, a leading European children’s and family entertainment company, and Fourth Wall Animation, emerging independent producer of animated content, have named Jez Hall as director of their new original series The Three Little Superpigs (Superpigs). The brand new series joins the list of other Planeta Junior’s new productions that include Milo and Tilly, The Power Within.
Hall, who recently joined the Superpigs team, has worked in the animation industry as a director and storyboard artist for 32 years.
He has directed numerous high-profile 2D and CG animated projects and storyboarded on over 50 TV series, along with a recently Oscar-nominated animated feature.
The veteran director most recently served as director at Blue Zoo Animation, leading the team on the second season of The Adventures of Paddington. The first season, in which Hall worked as storyboard supervisor, received two daytime Emmy Awards, including outstanding preschool animated series.
Hall previously held a number of roles on Disney’s 101 Dalmatian Street at Passion Pictures, at Brown Bag Films and Mackinnon and Saunders, Impossible Kids, Wish Films and Studio Soi.
Expressing his joy, Hall said, “I’m very excited to be joining the Superpigs team to help bring the show to life. The world of Superpigs is full of such diverse and fun characters, it’s going to be an amazing series.”
Superpigs (26 x 22’) is a fast-paced, entertaining and humorous series for five to nine year-olds. It follows our crime-fighting superheroes as they battle to outwit The Big Bad Wolf and defend the Metropolis of Fairyland.
Along with their friend and master of infiltration, Little Red, The Three Little Superpigs set up a crime-fighting agency. Comedy, mystery, action and drama combine in a series that values teamwork as the way to solve cases.
“Jez is a highly talented director and we are delighted that he is joining the Superpigs team. His creativity and expertise will be key in bringing our characters to life in a captivating, fun, and relatable way to a global audience,” said Planeta Junior creative executive director Paula Taborda dos Guaranys.
“The Superpigs world is visually rich and rooted in storytelling. It’s set in a modern metropolis, with stories on every street. As such, we are delighted to welcome Jez to the Superpigs team. Jez’s proven pedigree in storytelling makes him the perfect choice as Director, in an exciting collaboration. We can’t wait to realise the vision and bring the Superpigs world to life,” said Fourth Wall founder and CEO Joe Moroney.