Cheeky Little Preps Ginger & the Vegesaurs for ABC


Production has commenced on Ginger & the Vegesaurs, a new short-form animated series aimed at preschoolers set to launch on ABC Kids in Australia next year.

The series will immerse young children in a comic and colorful alternative prehistory featuring a crew of vegetable creatures, centering on Ginger, a young Tricarrotops and her baby Pea-Rex buddies Minty, Wasabi and Split. Produced by Cheeky Little for the ABC and France Télévisions, Ginger & the Vegesaurs will premiere on ABC Kids and ABC iview in 2022.

Ginger & the Vegesaurs is based on a concept created by Gary Eck and Nick O’Sullivan and co-developed by the team at Cheeky Little. It has principal production funding from Screen Australia, with Studio 100 on board as co-investor and international rights distribution by Studio 100 Media. Internationally the series will be titled Vegesaurs.

Libbie Doherty, head of ABC Children’s Production, said: “Ginger the Tricarrotops (yes, you read that right) and her trusty Vegesaur gang will take the ABC Kids audience on a hilarious and wild ride through the crunchiest period of natural history. Congratulations to Gary, Nick and the Cheeky Little team for developing a series that kids will immediately fall in love with and quite possibly make them hungry too—in a good way!”

Lee Naimo, Screen Australia’s head of online, said: “The talented team at Cheeky Little is back with yet another lively and engaging story that is sure to appeal to kids here on ABC and around the world online. We were so impressed with the original world they’ve created in Ginger & the Vegesaurs and can’t wait to see the cute and crunchy creatures brought to life.”

Patrick Egerton, executive producer for Cheeky Little, said: “It’s been a wonderful journey developing and producing Ginger & the Vegesaurs. It’s a completely fresh take on the dinosaur genre, packed with action, comedy and heart, and we can’t wait to introduce kids to the creatures, sights and sounds of Vegesaur valley.”