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Dave Spud Premieres on CITV September 2nd

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The Rubbish World of Dave Spud is launching on CITV from 2nd September 2019. It is on CITV Weekdays 4.30pm, Saturdays 8.10am and Sundays 12.55pm. Dave Spud. Just an ordinary kid. An average boy. AN UNWITTING CREATOR OF CHAOS. Dave, Grimsby’s own magnet for disaster, is a fighter against the odds and our unlikely hero. He… Read more »

Little Princess Series 4 Launch!

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Channel 5 have confirmed that Little Princess series 4 is launching on Monday 27th May! All week from Monday to Friday, brand new episodes of Little Princess will be on at 8.20am. Little Princess will also be in the studio to help launch the new series. Keep an eye out for all the latest on… Read more »

Abbey Home Media Release New Little Princess DVD


Abbey Home Media are proud to announce their first Little Princess DVD release titled “I Don’t Want To Go To Bed”, and they are delighted to welcome the series into their portfolio. This first release features 6 episodes of jaunty animation and the exceptional voice talents of Jane Horrocks and Julian Clary. Every story is… Read more »


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ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) today announces its appointment by The Illuminated Film Company as Licensing Agent representing brand-new property, The Rubbish World of Dave Spud. With a colourful range of comedy characters, such as Gareth the starfish sidekick, sarcastic and two-faced Gran, cheerful cheapskate Dad, and a mangy one-eyed flea-ridden dog called Fuzzypeg,… Read more »

Basement Jaxx Confirmed for Dave Spud


Following the CITV commission of THE RUBBISH WORLD OF DAVE SPUD, Illuminated Films can confirm the casting roles for the animated series. As per the director’s (Edward Foster) vision, Johnny Vegas (Benidorm, Early Man, Ideal) is voicing the starring role as 11-year-old Dave Spud. To accompany Johnny and play his on screen sister Anna, IFC… Read more »

Retail Monster and IFC partner on Little Princess Global Licensing programme

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Following its expansion into the UK, Retail Monster Ltd, the Brand Extension and Licensing company founded by Studio Veteran Michael Connolly, has recently partnered with The Illuminated Film Company Ltd to represent the classic Little Princess globally. Little Princess has been on Channel 5’s Milkshake since 2006 and is one of the Channel’s longest running… Read more »


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CITV have commissioned a brand new animated comedy adventure series for broadcast summer 2019, from The Illuminated Film Company. ‘Rubbish! So rubbish!’ Not what you might expect for the opening words announcing a new animated comedy adventure series. But then ‘THE RUBBISH WORLD OF DAVE SPUD’ is not your average series. Targeting children aged 6… Read more »

Comet & Illuminated Team up for Buddy & Elvis


Toronto-based production and distribution company Comet Entertainment has allied with The Illuminated Film Company in the UK to produce Buddy & Elvis, a 2D animated comedy series for kids ages 5-11. Based on the children’s books Have You Seen Elvis? and It’s Showtime Elvis! by author Andrew Murray and illustrator Nicola Slater, the show follows two tentacle-waving, fun-loving aliens who… Read more »

Hopster License Father Christmas For 2nd Year Running

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Raymond Briggs’ classic Father Christmas has been picked up by children’s SVOD platform Hopster. The animated half hour directed by Dave Unwin and from the same team behind The Snowman, will feature exclusively on Hopster for the duration of the festive season. This follows a successful run of high viewing figures last year on the… Read more »



10 YEARS AND COUNTING… Little Princess and her very special family first hit our screens in October 2006 on Channel 5’s Milkshake. Three series, 100 episodes and two specials later, the brand of Little Princess continues to thrive. On the eve of her 10th anniversary, it has been announced that Zodiak Kids has sold the… Read more »