In January 2009 Calon, whose shows have been sold to over 100 international territories, won the Broadcast Trade Award for Best Children’s Programme for the pre-school series Hana’s Helpline (S4C and Five). The company has also just been commissioned to produce Zoo Factor for the BBC, a puppet spoof of The X Factor for 8-10 year olds. Calon is also developing a prime-time comedy with ITV and their latest pre-school animation Igam Ogam was premiered on S4C featuring the voice of Ioan Gruffudd.
Calon, which was formed in 2004 has a long and distinguished pedigree in the children’s field. It was set up by Managing Director Robin Lyons formerly MD of the Welsh animation powerhouse Siriol Productions from 1988 to 2005.