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Astley Baker Davies
Industry Animation
Founded January 1994; 30 years ago (January 1994)
Founders Neville Astley
Mark Baker
Phil Davies
Headquarters ,
Products Peppa Pig
The Big Knights
Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom
Number of employees
7 (2021)
Parent Hasbro Entertainment (70%)

Astley Baker Davies is an English animation studio based in London, England, originally 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. In 2023, the company became a subsidiary of Hasbro's newly created division Hasbro Entertainment, due to eOne's film and television assets being sold to Lionsgate later in the year.

On 16 March 2021, it was announced that Entertainment One renewed Peppa Pig until 2027, and after 19 years, the original creators and the company were going to leave production. Animation studio Karrot Animation (known for producing Sarah & Duck) will take over production from then on.




Series Year(s) Co-production with Network Notes
The Big Knights 1999–2000 BBC Worldwide
BBC Bristol
BBC One As The Big Knights Ltd.
First animated series produced by the company
Peppa Pig 2004–2023 Contender Entertainment Group (series 1)
Rubber Duck Entertainment/E1 Kids/Entertainment One Family (series 2–4)
Entertainment One (series 5–8)
The Elf Factory Limited (series 5)
Gaston's Cave Ltd (series 6–8)
Karrot Animation (Series 7–present)
Hasbro Entertainment (series 8–present)
Channel 5/Nick Jr. Longest running series produced by the company, Karrot Animation has taken over animation starting in 2023.
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom 2009–2013 Rubber Duck Entertainment/E1 Kids/Entertainment One Family Channel 5/Nick Jr. Third show produced by the company.

Awards and nominations

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