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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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
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