Clangers Hits YouTube Kids in the U.S.


U.K. preschool show Clangers, narrated by Monty Python star Sir Michael Palin, has made its way to YouTube Kids in the U.S.

The stop-motion animation show is comprised of 26 11-minute episodes and will be featured on the YouTube Kids app home screen for a month. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the show’s 1969 U.K. premiere.

Coolabi Group, which owns the rights to the show, brought Clangers back to U.K. viewers on CBeebies in 2015.

The show follows a group of pink mice-like creatures who live in outer space, communicate in whistles and explore their planet together.

“We are delighted to be partnering with YouTube Kids to bring our compelling preschool brand, Clangers, to a U.S. audience, extending its brand exposure into this key global market,” Michael Dee, director of content at Coolabi, said. “This will be the first time that the U.K. version of the new Clangers series, featuring Sir Michael Palin, will be available to watch in the U.S., and there is huge anticipation for its official premiere across the pond.”