Astley Baker Davies

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Astley Baker Davies
Founded16 March 1994; 27 years ago (16 March 1994)
FoundersNeville Astley
Mark Baker
Phil Davies
ProductsPeppa Pig, Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
Number of employees
7 (2021)
ParentEntertainment One

Astley Baker Davies is an English independent animation studio based in London, England, owned by founder-directors Neville Astley, Mark Baker, and Phil Davies. It is the production company behind television series The Big Knights, Peppa Pig and Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom. In 2015, it became a subsidiary of Entertainment One.[1]

On 16 March 2021, it was announced that Entertainment One renewed Peppa Pig until 2027, and after 17 years, the original creators and ABD were going to leave production. Animation studio Karrot Entertainment (known for producing Sarah & Duck) will take over production from then on.[2]




Series Year(s) Co-production with Network Notes
The Big Knights 1999-2000 BBC Worldwide BBC One First animated series produced by the company
Peppa Pig 2004-present Contender Entertainment Group (season 1)
Rubber Duck Entertainment (season 2)
E1 Kids/Entertainment One Family (seasons 3-4)
Entertainment One (season 5-present; specials)
The Elf Factory Ltd (season 5)
Gaston's Cave Ltd (season 6-present)
Channel 5/Nick Jr. Only current series produced by the company
The company will soon stop producing the show and Replaced by Karrot Entertainment (Producer of Sarah & Duck)
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom 2008-2013 Rubber Duck Entertainment (2008)
The Elf Factory Ltd
E1 Kids/Entertainment One Family (2009-2013)
Channel 5/Nick Jr.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2012 - British Animation Awards - Winner[3] for Best Preschool Series for "Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom: Acorn Day"


  1. ^ Jaafar, Ali (2015-09-30). "Entertainment One Acquires 70% Stake In 'Peppa Pig' Producer Astley Baker Davies". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2017-01-12.
  2. ^ "'Peppa Pig' Creators Step Back as eOne Kids Phenomenon is Renewed Until 2027". 16 March 2021.
  3. ^ "British Animation Awards: the winners". Televisual Media UK Ltd. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012.

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