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Little Princess: Cowgirl

Princess decides to become a cowgirl just like Tilly the Kid, a character from her favourite series of books. But being a cowgirl is tougher than she expected, and soon she finds herself wondering if being a princess instead isn’t so bad?

Little Princess is a pre-school series for young girls and boys and is based on the best-selling children’s picture books by award-winning author/illustrator Tony Ross.
Little Princess is full of energy, charm and questions about how the world works. As with most little children she has an impressive curiosity and is delightfully stubborn when things don’t go her way. But, however demanding Little Princess gets, no one can stay angry with her for long once she puts on her big smile and tries to make it all better.

  • Sue Tong
    The Rubbish World of Dave Spud, The Wind in the Willows, The Snowman and the Snowdog, The Thief and the Cobbler, War Game
  • Sue Tong
    The Rubbish World of Dave Spud, The Wind in the Willows, The Snowman and the Snowdog, The Thief and the Cobbler, War Game
  • Iain Harvey
    The Rubbish World of Dave Spud, War Game, On Angel Wings, Christmas Carol: The Movie, TRANSIT, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories
  • Jane Horrocks
    Key Cast
    "Little Princess"
    The Rubbish World of Dave Spud, Chicken Run, Little Voice, Claude, Corpse Bride
  • Colin McFarlane
    Key Cast
    "Chef, Prime Minister, Gardner, General"
    Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Outlander, The Queen's Corgi, Peppa Pig, Doctor Who, Zack and Quack, The Amazing World of Gumball, Coronation Street, Torchwood, The Dark Knight, The Bill, Judge John Deed, Bob the Builder, Jonathan Creek, War Game, A Christmas Carol, Dennis the Menace, Batman Begins
  • Victoria Willing
    Key Cast
    Pennyworth, The Inbetweeners Movie, The Inbetweeners, The Bill, Holby City,
  • Rufus Jones
    Key Cast
    101 Dalmatian Street, Home, Flack, Stan & Ollie, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, W1A, Episodes, Paddington, The Wrong Mans, Mongrels, Katy Brand's Big Ass Show, Peep Show
  • Shelley Longworth
    Key Cast
    Benidorm, Thunderbirds Are Go, Footy Pups, The Octonauts, Messy Goes to Okido, OOglies, Suffragette, Noddy in Toyland
  • Robert Webb
    Key Cast
    Back, Peep Show, Frayed, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Fresh Meat, Doctor Who, That Mitchell and Webb Look, The Smoking Room, The Mitchell and Webb Situation
  • Maggie Ollerenshaw
    Key Cast
    War Horse, Scarborough, Doctors, Still Open All Hours, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, Last of the Summer Wine, Coronation Street
  • Edward Peel
    Key Cast
    "King, Admiral"
    Doctors, Shakespeare's Globe: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hollyoaks, Heartbeat, The Bill, Emmerdale, Doctor Who
  • Bradley Miles
    Skint Britain: Friends Without Benefits, Louis Theroux, Silent Witness, V for Vendetta, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,
  • Michele Chiappa
    Sarah & Duck
  • Vicky Godding
    Script Editor
    The Rubbish World of Dave Spud
  • Nick Harvey
    Executive Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Television
  • Genres:
    Pre-school, family
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    35 episodes x 11 minutes
  • Aspect Ratio:
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Channel 5
    Country: United Kingdom
  • Zodiak Kids
    Country: Worldwide
Director Biography - Sue Tong

Sue Tong is a talented director and art director. Sue has been in the industry for over 25 years and worked as art director for all four series of The Illuminated Film Company’s LITTLE PRINCESS pre-school TV show. She has recently also been art director on THE RUBBISH WORLD OF DAVE SPUD.

Sue previously art directed the BBC special ON ANGEL WINGS, based on the best-selling author Michael Morpurgo’s children book.

Over the years Sue has worked on a number of productions doing backgrounds and designs. Sue was part of the design and development team working on ETHEL & ERNEST feature.

Sue was a backgrounds artist for TV special WAR GAME, feature film CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MOVIE, TV special TALES OF THE NIGHT, BBC’s THE FIRST SNOW OF WINTER, and many more.


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Director Statement

Little Princess and I have known each other for many years. As Art Director I helped bring Little Princess to life on our screens. As Director of the latest series, it became my responsibility to convey all the Northern warmth and humour that’s so close to my heart to a new audience.

It was important to me to keep true to the spirit of the show but also update the series to keep it feeling fresh. A new Narrator (Rufus Jones) and the addition of a zany Professor (Robert Webb) to the original household cast has helped give the classic series a re-booted feel.

It was my goal to bring Little Princess’s familiar sense of fun and mischief to the screen, whilst also making time for reflection and some more emotional moments amid the chaos of castle life. I also wanted Little Princess to spend more time with individual members of the household and to be able to explore those unique relationships more fully than before. I hope Little Princess’s cheeky humour and the warmth of all the characters will capture the hearts of a new generation of children.