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Zig and Zag - series animated in Belfast set to land on CBBC

Zig and Zag, the alien twin teen brothers from the Planet Zog, are back.

Zig and Zag was created by Ciaran Morrison and Mick O’Hara who co-wrote most of the episodes and voiced the alien brothers.

It was animated in Belfast and is a co-production between Flickerpix Animations, Double Z Enterprises and Jam Media, along with broadcasters RTÉjr and CBBC.

The 26 part series has attracted celebrity fans with singer Ricky Wilson and bassist Simon Rix from The Kaiser Chiefs recording the theme tune.

The project has received funding from Northern Ireland Screen, The Irish Film Board, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Irish Tax Credit (Section 481).

Zig and Zag will be shown on CBBC Monday to Friday at 6pm starting on the April 25. It will be available on the BBC Kids iPlayer and BBC iPlayer.

This series was commissioned in advance of a partnership agreement between BBC and Northern Ireland Screen to work together to invest financially and creatively in developing an internationally competitive screen industry in Northern Ireland.

As well as children’s and animation, the BBC and Northern Ireland Screen will also collaborate in new and continuing content across factual, entertainment, digital, drama, and learning and languages.


One day they were out flying around in their spaceship when they get sucked into a random black hole (it happens!) and end up crash landing in the suburbs on a strange green and blue planet called Earth. With their craft beyond repair, the brothers decide the only thing to do is plant a porch on the front of their shiny metal spaceship and called it ‘home’.

The inseparable extra-terrestrial brothers embark on a series of fun adventures creating all manner of mayhem as they make the most of what this cool new planet has to offer. With death-defying stunts, crazy inventions and banana and mackerel smoothies.

Belfast Telegraph