She is one of the world’s biggest stars, and for the first time in her history, Peppa Pig is coming down under!
The popular pig’s Australian holiday will feature in a 60-minute cinema special that will be released in March and will be rolled out on TV in mid-2017.
The piglet will be joined by little brother George and Mummy and Daddy Pig when they meet up with friends, the Kangaroo family, for a series of crackling adventures through the Australian outback, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef.
Managing Director of movie company Entertainment One Licensing Australia, Trish Padoin, said by happy coincidence, Mummy Kangaroo is a marine biologist who takes the pigs scuba-diving on the Reef.
“They also go to the beach, learn to throw a boomerang, explore our amazing coral,” said Ms Padoin.
“It’s part of the new seventh season of Peppa Pig which was very much needed and wanted.” The voices of the kangaroos which will appear in the film are actually from Queensland and have had to keep the news quiet for a year!
Voiceover artist Tony Byrne and his wife Elise Grieg, as well as their eight-year-old daughter Finley, will give their voices up for the film.
Peppa Pig is screened in 180 countries, and the Australian episodes will air across Asia, the US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Italy, Greece, Spain and Germany.