William Shatner will be the narrator of the US version of the UK space series The Clangers.
Shatner will begin his work as narrator in June 2015.
The Clangers is “a contemporary version of the BBC’s beloved British stop-animation television show from the 1960’s co-produced by Sprout, Coolabi Group, Smallfilms and CBeebies. The award-winning television and film star will help Sprout boldly go where no children’s network has gone before, bringing his distinct humor to a new audience as he comments on the extraordinary activities of the space-dwelling Clangers family in fifty-two new episodes of stop-frame animation. The series is scheduled to premiere on Sprout‘s Sunny Side Up Show at 11 am on June 20th, 2015 and will also run nightly at 8 pm within The Good Night Show.”
The Clangers are a “unique family of imaginary, pink, long-nosed [mouse-like] creatures who live on a small blue planet in space. These inquisitive and adventurous creatures – who are very loving and supportive of each other and their friends – communicate through high-pitched Clanger whistles. The Clangers family – alongside a cast of many other peculiar creatures – create a warm and harmonious world of fun, imagination, exploration and invention.”
“‘When we began working on Clangers, we knew that we needed to find a narrator for the show who could connect with multiple generations of parents and kids,’ said Sprout President Sandy Wax. ‘William Shatner has a voice that is comfortable in outer space and captures the distinct charm of the show while bringing his own unique sensibility to the role.'”
Source: William Shatner.com