UK’s CITV orders Aardman kids comedy ‘Lloyd Of The Flies’

ITV-owned UK children’s channel CITV has acquired Lloyd Of The Files, a new CGI comedy series from indie animation studio Aardman.

The 52 x 11-minute series will be created through a mix of CGI and 2D animation and will be the first CGI project produced by the Wallace And Gromit studio entirely at its creative hub at its Bristol HQ.

Aimed at 7-to-11-year-olds, Lloyd Of The Flies follows the adventures of Lloyd B Fly, a housefly and the middle child of 453 siblings. Together with his friends, he explores the strange world beyond the compost bin.

Lloyd Of The Flies is created and directed by Matt Walker, with Aardman’s Sarah Cox acting as executive creative director.

The series also serves as the flagship project for the government-funded Young Audiences Content, which is managed by the British Film Institute and supports the creation of “distinctive, high-quality content for audiences up to the age of 18.”

Darren Nartey, acquisitions manager at ITV, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Aardman to bring Lloyd of The Flies to CITV. It’s a great idea and our audience will love the dynamic British sense of humour.”

Jackie Edwards, head of the Young Audiences Content Fund, added: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to help bring Lloyd Of The Flies to screen. It’s such a fantastically fun animated series that mirrors contemporary life for children and families across the UK.”

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