Award winning comedian, actor, writer and Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin has been confirmed as the narrator for a new version of the classic BBC animated series Clangers.
The stop-motion series plans 52 11-minute episodes and is expected to launch in the spring in the United Kingdom. The new series is a co-production between BBC, Coolabi Group, Smallfilms and Sprout.
The original Clangers first aired on the BBC in 1969.
Clangers marks Palin’s first foray into children’s animation, having previously authored a collection of children’s books.
Palin takes up the mantle from the late Oliver Postgate, creator and narrator of the original series, who is often cited alongside original Clangers’ co-creator, Peter Firmin, as one of the founding fathers of U.K. animation.