Kipper the Dog is a character in a series of books for preschool age children by a British writer, Mick Inkpen. The books consist of 34 titles (as of July 2005), which have sold over 8 million copies and have been translated into over 20 languages. The books have also won many awards.
Kipper is also the name of 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 1998 to 2002 on CITV and Nick Jr.. It currently airs on PBS Kids Sprout. It took a break for a while from CITV until it was repeat on Christmas Eve 2003 showing the 'Christmas Eve' episode and repeated for most of 2004. Kipper hasn't been on CITV since then.
The show was released on VHS and DVD by The Curiosity Company and HIT Entertainment, but the episodes were not in order.
On August 25, 2012, Kipper the Dog aired on CCTV-14. This is not a Chinese version, this is a British version.
Famous quotes containing the word dog:
“Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor dog a bone:
But when she got there
The cupboard was bare,
And so the poor dog had none.”
—Sarah Catherine Martin (17681826)