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Sam Dransfield

Writer, Children's, Preschool, Animation, Series Developer - Kids (Animation)

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Sam is a screenwriter specialising in children’s animation. Some of his writing credits include Tom and Jerry, Octonauts, Brown Bag/Nickelodeon’s Nella the Princess Knight, Sprout/Zodiak’s Kody Kapow! and the upcoming Esme and Roy for Sesame Workshop/HBO.

Sam is also an experienced storyboard artist, having boarded on shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Jr. and Cartoon Network. He spent a number of years working in Los Angeles and is currently based in Brighton UK. He recently produced boards on Love Monster for CBeebies/Boatrocker, Tee and Mo for CBeebies/Plug-In, Mr. Bean for Tiger Aspect, and an upcoming preschool action/comedy for Nickelodeon.

Sam recently completed Series Director duties on Bossy Bear – a brand-new animated comedy series from Nickelodeon and Imagine Entertainment, now airing on Nickelodeon and NickJr.




Title TBA
Mint Copenhagen / Milkshake

Series Director on new preschool series

Gecko's Garage
Moonbug Entertainment

2 x 3′ episodes for upcoming animated series


Bossy Bear (2023)
Renegade Studios

Series director, 90 x 7′ episodes for Nickelodeon and Imagine Entertainment, now airing on Nickelodeon and NickJr.

Go Buster (2023)
Moonbug Entertainment

1 x 3′ episode for new animated series

Little Baby Bum (2021-2022)
Moonbug Entertainment

8 x episodes of this pre-school series

Title TBA

Development work

Mille & Lou (2020-2021)
Blue-Zoo Animation / YouTube Originals

1 x episode for new animation series

Poggo Cat! (2020)
Poggo Animation

1 x episode for a new animation series in development

My Petsaurus S4 (2020)
Bumpybox / CBeebies

Wrote two episodes on the fourth series

Dr Panda S2 (2019-2020)
Dr Panda Productions

2 x episodes of animated series based on the popular online games

Mumfie (2018)
Zodiak Kids

Development work and a pilot episode

Treasure Trekkers (2018)
B-Water Animation

Several episodes of a new animated series

PJ Masks III (2018)
Frogbox / eONE

1 x 11′ episode of the animated series

The Tom and Jerry Show (2017)
Warner Brothers
Esme and Roy (2017)
Sesame Workshop / HBO
Kody Kapow (2016-2017)
Zodiac Kids / Foundation / Sprout

Developed and wrote 7 episodes for the new animated series.

Space Racers (Series II) (2015-2016)
Space Racers / Cake / Sprout

Wrote two new episodes for the Netflix kids series.

Nella The Princess Knight (2015)
Nickelodeon / Brown Bag

2 x episodes of the animated kids series

The New Adventures of Geronimo Stilton (2015)

3 x 22’ episodes of new animated show

McDoogle's Monster Farm (2015)
King Rollo Films

Co-development work along with Chris Parker on a new animated series.

Deer Little Forest (2015)
King Rollo Films

Co-development work along with Chris Parker on a new animated series.

Zack & Quack II (2015)
Belly-Up Productions

2 x 11’ episodes for second series.

Yellow Snowman (2015)
Marathon Media

Treatment for a 52 x 11’ children’s series commissioned.

Milles Bornes (2014)
Marathon Media

Development work on new animated series.

Untitled (2014)

Animation development for worldwide app and games developers ZeptoLab, creators of Cut The Rope.

Untitled (2014)
Coolabi Productions

Development on new animated comedy series, ages 6+

Poppy Cat II (2013-2014)
Coolabi Productions / Nick Jr.

5 x 11’ episodes for pre-school animation

Numtums II (2013)
BBC / Cbeebies

1 x 11’ episode

Kobi Ka Pow (2013)
Marathon Media

1 x 11’ episode of new pre-school animation in development. Created by Alexander Bar (Mike The Knight)

Space Racers (2012-2013)
Space Racers / Cake

New preschool animation series from New York based producer Richard Schweiger, in partnership with NASA and Kid Glove. 7 x 11’ episodes, series bible and character development.

Octonauts (2011)
Chorion Silver Lining / Cbeebies

1 x 11’ episode

Annabel's Kitchen (2011)
Baker-Coogan / Annabel Karmel / CiTV

7 episodes

Poppy Cat (2010)
Coolabi / Nick Jr

7 x 11’ episodes

The Mr Men Show (2008)
Renegade Animation (LA)

Writer / animator, DVD bonus features