There’ll be a new Julia Donaldson adaptation coming to the BBC next Christmas

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The BBC has announced that it will be continuing with its series of Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler-inspired animations, with a version of one their classic children’s books due for Christmas Day 2018.

The news just broke via this tweet from the BBC Press Office account…

And as you can see, 2018’s instalment of what has become something of an irregular seasonal tradition since The Gruffalo kicked off the series in 2009, will be the story of Zog, the story of a somewhat clumsy young dragon.

Who will be producing Zog for our screens this year isn’t yet confirmed. However, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child, Room On The Broom, Stick Man and last year’s The Highway Rat were all produced by London-based Magic Light Pictures. It has largely been credited with creating the distinctive Scheffler-styled 3D CGI Animation style that makes them instantly recognisable, so it’s probably fair to assume that it will be handling affairs this time around too.