Do you have a Daisy & Ollie fan?

Are you a Gary Barlow and Jason Manford fan?

Look no further than the latest episode of Daisy & Ollie – their Christmas Special!

Gary Barlow joins the cast of Daily & Ollie

Gary Barlow has joined forces with the cast for this one off special called ‘What’s So Special About Christmas Anyway?’ where we see Daisy’s daddy struggling to get into the festive spirit due to the pressures of work – in this case writing a song for Gary Barlow to sing at the town’s Christmas concert.

The Take That front man has been animated by the team at CHF Entertainment and will star as himself in the magical episode singing a song written by Jason Manford and the team.

The ever-inquisitive friends ‘Daisy’ (voiced by Sarah Hadland) and ‘Ollie’ (voiced by Claire Morgan) are disheartened to discover that Daisy’s Daddy isn’t feeling the festive inspiration to write the song, which prompts them to try and restore his Christmas spirit by finding out what really is so special about Christmas.

Daisy & Ollie Cast

Created by Helen Brown and produced by CHF Entertainment, with Jason Manford as executive producer and writing many of the scripts, “Daisy & Ollie” premiered for the first time on Cartoonito in November 2017 and was an instant hit with parents and their pre-schoolers, quickly becoming the No1 show on launch. 

Gary comments: “I was absolutely thrilled when Jason asked me to be part of the Daisy & Ollie Christmas special, especially as a cartoon version of myself. It was great fun and a heart-warming show. I can’t wait to watch it with my family during the Christmas period!”

Jason comments: “It has been an exciting few months working with Gary Barlow on the Daisy & Ollie Christmas episode, and it has been an incredible honour to write a song for him to sing in the show.  Bringing in a huge star like Gary brings that festive touch of sparkle a Christmas episode needs. I can’t wait for the viewers’ reactions when they see Gary in the show, the animators have done an incredible job creating his character – it looks just like him!”

The Daisy & Ollie Christmas Special episode, What’s so great about Christmas anyway?’ is available to watch on Cartoonito and to download from Amazon and iTunes from Sunday 2nd December.

Premiere Screening

We were lucky enough to be invited to go along to the Premiere of the screening yesterday and it is most definitely a must watch for all parents and little ones.

Daisy & Ollie at Cinema

The episode is, as always, beautifully written by Helen Brown and promises to make your little one’s face light up.

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Can’t wait to download it?  Watch a clip of the Christmas Special here:

 

You can download the Christmas Special episode here here

 

Press Release:

JASON MANFORD HOSTS PREMIERE OF DAISY & OLLIE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 

Northern stars visited the Savoy Cinema in Jason’s hometown, Stockport, for a festive screening of hit preschool animation Daisy & Ollie’s Christmas special, which features a musical performance from Gary Barlow.

On Friday 30th November, comedian and Daisy & Ollie executive producer, Jason Manford, was joined by friends and cast members including Sarah Hadland, Clare Morgan and BBC Radio Manchester Breakfast Show presenter Chelsea Norris as he hosted the event at the Savoy Cinema, Stockport.

Along with their families, friends and fans came out for the premiere of ‘What’s so great about Christmas anyway?’, a festive Daisy & Ollie episode which also features Take That frontman Gary Barlow singing a Christmas song written by Jason Manford.

The episode, which launched on Cartoonito on Saturday 1st December and is now available for download on Amazon and iTunes, is brimming with music and fun, and follows ‘Daisy’s Daddy’ (voiced by Jason Manford), a musician and single father, as he is asked to write a Christmas single for the world famous pop star, Gary Barlow, who’ll be performing it at the town Christmas concert.

Over 150 people attended the festive family screening, which concluded with a Q&A with Jason Manford and his fellow voice cast, Sarah Hadland and Clare Morgan along with the show’s creator, Helen Brown from CHF Entertainment.

Guests and their families also met the Daisy & Ollie costume characters and were treated to a very special visit from Santa and his Elf, who took time out of their duties at the Christmas Woodland at Blakemere to meet the guests.

Jason Manford comments: “It has been an absolute pleasure to host the screening today in my hometown of Stockport. It was wonderful to see the reactions of so many young children and their families alike enjoying the new episode. It’s been an exciting few months working with Gary and an incredible honour to write a song for him to sing in the show! The animation team did a great job. The episode officially launches tomorrow and I hope the viewers enjoy watching it as much as I have making it!”

On appearing in the Daisy & Ollie Christmas special, Gary commented: “I was absolutely thrilled when Jason asked me to be part of the Daisy & Ollie Christmas special, especially as a cartoon version of myself. It was great fun and a heart-warming show. I can’t wait to watch it with my family during the Christmas period!”

Created by Helen Brown and produced by CHF Entertainment, with Jason Manford as executive producer and writing many of the scripts, “Daisy & Ollie” premiered for the first time on Cartoonito in November 2017 and was an instant hit with parents and their pre-schoolers, quickly becoming the No1 show on launch.

Jason Manford & Santa

 

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