Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

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Weekdays 2:30 PM on PBS Premiered Sep 07, 2003 Between Seasons

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Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks

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Welcome To the Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Guide!

Piggley Winks is a PBS kids show about an Irish pig, Piggley, and his friends: Dannan , and Ferny. Piggley lived with his mom and dad and sister together on Raloo Farm. Piggley has a lot of adventures with his friends in each episode.

Each episode opens with Grandpa Piggley, an Irish pig now living in North America, telling stories to some or all of his three grandchildren. His childhood stories are set in 1930s Ireland and surround young Piggley, Dannan the duck, and Ferny the cow, son of a Spanish-born blacksmith.

Despite the spectacular animation (best examples: water reflections and sunsets), like all other PBS Kids shows, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks also relies on live-action shots. Hosting these "Live & Learn" scenes (and we will let you pronounce "Live" either way) is Cobi Jones (note spelling), a star of the L.A. Galaxy soccer team.

Like all PBS Kids shows, Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks airs on a piecemeal basis. Not all PBS affiliates run the series, and some have never heard of it. But it enjoys a regular run on PBS Kids Channel, daily at 3:30 P.M. ET with a repeat at 10:30 P.M.

About MIKE YOUNG PRODUCTIONS

One of the most prolific independent animation studios working today, MYP represents the mind-meld of partners Mike Young, creator of the British Academy award winning series Super Ted; Liz Young, supervising producer of Scholastic's Emmy-nominated favorite Clifford The Big Red Dog on PBS; and Bill Schultz, Emmy award winning producer of The Simpsons. With more than 12 years experience in the industry, MYP has a long and successful track record of creating quality animated series that touch, teach and delight their audiences. In addition to Jakers! the company's other recent credits include Cartoon Network's He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Nickelodeon's Butt-Ugly Martians.

Jakers! and Piggley Winks are trademarks of Entara Ltd.

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Awards

2006 Emmy Awards - Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program 2006 New York Festivals Gold World Medal Award - Youth/Young Adult Programs 2006 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award - Television 2005 Emmy Awards - Music Direction & Composition, Production Colour and nominated for Sound Editing and Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program 2005 BAFTA Awards - Best International Animation 2005 Gold Hugo Award - Animated Series 2005 Humanitas Prize - Children's Animation 2005 Annie Awards - Nominated for Voice Acting in an Animated Production 2004 Emmy Awards - Individual Achievement in Production Design, Storyboarding and nominated for Sound Editing 2004 Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award - Television 2004 Genesis Commendation Award 2004 Silver Hugo Award - Animated Series 2004 Prix Jeunesse Web Prize 2004 Annie Awards - Nominated for Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Television Production for Children and Voice Acting in an Animated Production 2004 Pulcinella Awards - Nominated in the Children's category

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Theme Song Jakers! It's the tale of our pal Piggley Ireland is the world he loves so well He wiggles out of spots that are down right stickly How he does that only he can tell Piggley, Ferny, Molly and Dannan Never miss a chance to have too much fun In Tara or Raloo Lots of excitement for everyone Curiosity's in a hurry Leaving no time to stop and think The line between wild and crazy gets blurry Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks! Something in the way his eyes start blazing Tells us he's on to a brand new plan His lips curl up its downright amazing Looking for mischief, well he's your man Piggley, Ferny, Molly and Dannan Never miss a chance to have too much fun In Tara or Raloo Lots of excitement for everyone They go to bed just to wake up early To get in trouble or on the brink The line between wild and crazy gets blurry Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks!moreless
Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks

Wiley the Sheep

Tara Strong

Tara Strong

Dannan O\'Mallard/Molly Winks

Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman

Sean/Seamus

Charlie Adler

Charlie Adler

Mr. Padrig Winks/Mr. Hornsby

Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan

Young Piggley Winks

Russi Taylor

Russi Taylor

Fernando "Ferny" Toro/Mrs. Elly Winks

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Umm...

    4.0
    I this aired on a channel in my country (forgot what it was) and it was NOT that a month ago I realised it's original American channel was only give that channel a 7.1 (Britsh version a 7.0) since alot of people don't like the enough babbling for see my rating scale

    Animation:7.5 it's OK I'll it give it that

    Characters:3.0 it could be a 2.9 but only since I'm Irish...

    Plot:4.2 is he a boy or a grown man ? It's hard to tell

    Theme song:2.1 Jake, stop it with your child hood,Start to think about the present tense

    Lines:5.1 >

    Jokes:0.0 >no jokes<

    Humor:0.0 >no humor<

    Drama:5.1 well the drama is OK

    Overall:4.0|4.9

    Notes; themoreless
  • "Flower! Flower!"

    10
    i used to watch this all the time with my son when it was on pbs. (about 6 years ago.) i love this show! smart writing. creative, too. one episode ended with a female storyteller that told a tale about her dog named "Flower" and a chicken. anyone out there recall this episode?
  • I used to love this

    9.0
    This was one of my fave childhood TV shows from when I was small it's really interesting.I remember Jakers and his friend always going on cool adventures everyday and I heard once they are from Ireland guess what i'm from Ireland.Please bring this and Johnney and the sprites back on air please or just cancel Waybuloo.
  • the best show for kids and adults

    10
    I was literally heart broken when pbs took jakers off the air. I'm 46 and my daughter and I watched this show all the time. Even when my daughter was napping at the same time as the show, I was still watching it. Please bring it back.
  • Jakers! This is a kids' show? Could've fooled me (and I mean that in a good way)!

    10
    I was channel surfing one night and came across this wonderful program. Jakers is an educational show, but teaches children lessons without being maudlin, heavy-handed, dull, or over-moralizing. It doesn't dumb things down for young viewers either. The episodes have terrific plotting and pacing. Another thing that I really love about this show are the characters, who all have distinct personalities that continue to develop with each episode, especially Ferny the bull. Both of these things (good characterization and writing) are hard to find on TV nowadays. Heck, Jakers has better writing then roughly 80% of the sitcoms put out on TV. I know one person complained about not being able to understand the characters. Uh... I'm not sure if s/he/it was referring to the slang the chars use or their accents, but if it's the latter, then... wow. *eyeroll* I'll be polite and refrain from commenting. >< no one else I know of who has seen Jakers has ever complained about the chars speak. Anyways, kudos to the creators of Jakers!moreless
  • Cobi Jones
    I never saw the first run of Jakers, but it appears that the current re-run on PBS is missing the Cobi Jones "Live & Learn" segmen...
    11/02/07
    2
  • What is this show.
    I have never seen this show im curios about this show.
    09/14/07
    7
  • Theme Music Artist?
    :question: Is taht Danny O'Day singing the show's theme music or Cobi Jones? Thanks. Toodles-K&K
    08/07/07
    2
  • New episodes
    Good news!In the link provided in the user-submitted news, Entara are going to produce new episodes and even a feature length movi...
    04/05/07
    1
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