Kipper (TV series)
|Created by||Mick Inkpen|
|Based on||Kipper the Dog books by Mick Inkpen|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||78 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||8 minutes|
|Original release||5 September 1997 – 21 December 2000|
Kipper is a British animated television series based on the same characters. In some cases, the episodes are specifically based on particular stories by Mick Inkpen. The videos have won awards including a BAFTA award for best children's animation. The show was broadcast from 5 September 1997 to 21 December 2000 on CITV in the United Kingdom.
The show was released on VHS and DVD by HIT Entertainment.
In this charming collection of tales, the series follows Kipper as he go on many fun and exciting adventures with his friends Tiger, Pig, Arnold, and Jake.
Cast of characters
- Kipper the Dog (Voiced by Martin Clunes) - He is warm-hearted, friendly and curious. Kipper is not at all selfish, through he is known to be a hoarder. Kipper is likely portrayed after beagle, beagle mix or Jack Russell terrier breed.
- Tiger (Voiced by Chris Lang) - Kipper's best friend. He is more practical and wise than Kipper. Sometimes Tiger can be very smug and naughty, though he really is a kind dog at heart. Tiger is likely portrayed after Scottish Terrier breed.
- Jake (Voiced by Chris Lang)- A friendly, warm-hearted sheepdog who is one of Kipper's best friends. He is a minor character on Kipper. However, He, Kipper and Tiger have had many adventures together.
- Holly - A cheery white dog with brown spots who is one of Kipper's friends. Only featured in the books, but mentioned in "Pig's Present".
- Sammy - A brown dog with a droopy face and ears. Like Holly, he is only featured in the books but mentioned in "Pig's Present".
- Pig (Voiced by Chris Lang)- Kipper's other best friend. Pig likes to eat chocolate cakes and cookies and at times can be misjudging. He speaks with a Brummie accent.
- Arnold - Pig's toddler cousin who is more aware than Pig and he usually says nothing, but at times he says simple words like "duck" and "igloo". Arnold has many exciting encounters while the older ones are occupied.
- Mouse (Voiced by Julia Sawalha) - A mouse who lives with Kipper at his house.
- The Bleepers - A couple of space aliens who live on the Moon.
- Little Ghost - A friendly ghost who visits Kipper's house. Kipper wanted to help him to make him look scary.
- Frog - a frog who runs into Kipper at times.
VHS and DVD releases
- The Visitor and Other Stories (1999)
- Pig's Present and Other Stories (1999)
- Snowy Day and Other Stories (2000)
- Pools, Parks and Picnics (2001)
- Tiger Tales (2001)
- Imagine That! (2002)
- Cuddly Critters (2002)
- Amazing Discoveries! (2002)
- Let It Snow (2002)
- Playtime (2002)
- Fun in the Sun (2003)
- Friendship Tails (2003)
- Water Play (2004)
- Kipper Helps Out (2005)
- Puppy Love (2005)