Pop star Katy Perry is playing Ms. Leopard in ‘Peppa Pig‘s 20th-anniversary special, set to release in 2024. The casting and filming for Ms. Leopard followed SAG-AFTRA rules and were finished before the strikes.
Created by Neville Astley and Mark Baker. Perry’s Ms. Leopard will be appearing in the episode called The Wedding Party Special in spring 2024. The show airs on Nickelodeon and Paramount+ in the U.S. Hasbro Entertainment still owns the franchise after selling eOne to Lionsgate earlier this year.
The series revolves around the adventures of Peppa Pig, a lovable anthropomorphic pig, and her family, which includes her younger brother George, her parents Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig, and a variety of other animal friends. Each episode typically follows a simple and relatable storyline that teaches young viewers about friendship, family values, and basic life lessons.
Perry has been in animated projects before, like The Simpsons and The Smurfs movie.
Previously, Perry has posted on social media (Instagram) about watching Peppa Pig with her daughter. See the image below.
In a statement, Olivier Dumont, President of Hasbro Entertainment, said, “We’re incredibly thrilled to have such an A-list talent join the family-fun adventures in Peppa Pig. As a loving parent and fan of Peppa herself, Katy Perry is a perfect fit to voice the character of Ms. Leopard.” Dumont added, Reaching this brand milestone of two decades and being able to work with outstanding talent like Katy is a testament to the worldwide success of Peppa Pig and her ability to deliver entertainment no fans will want to miss. This is just one of the many exciting projects we have in the pipeline for fans and families to commemorate Peppa Pig’s 20th anniversary in 2024, such as live events and attractions, products and partnerships, Peppa parties all over the world, and much more. Everyone’s invited to our year-long celebration.”
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