Stick Man

Orange Eyes

TV Programming

England

2014

Total project grant (euros)

194,457

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

TV Programming

Call number

EAC/S24/2013

Call publication date

11 Dec 2013

Application deadline

13 Jun 2014

Result publication date

22 Oct 2014

UK release date

25 Dec 2015

Stick Man is a CGI animated half hour Christmas special based on the best-selling and much loved children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The programme is produced by Magic Light Pictures, the same team behind popular MEDIA-funded shows such as The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and Room on the Broom.

Michael Rose, co-founder, Magic Light Pictures said:

"Martin Pope and I are immensely grateful for the support of Creative Europe. MEDIA funding helped complete Stick Man's budget and enabled us to produce a family special to the highest quality."

Airing on Christmas Day on BBC One in 2015, the special features an all star cast with Martin Freeman, Hugh Bonneville, Jennifer Saunders, Russell Tovey, Rob Brydon and Sally Hawkins lending their voices to the production.

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