Kathy Burke, Sarah Lancashire and Andrew Scott will voice characters in a new 2D animated pre-school series, which airs on CBeebies next month.

School Of Roars (52×7’), which follows five little monsters as they experience school for the very first time, begins on February 6th.

It’s been created by Dot To Dot Productions, the company behind Zingzillas and Big Cook Little Cook, and was animated at Dot To Dot’s in-house studio in Chiswick.

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Burke (Gimme Gimme Gimme, Harry Enfield and Chums) will voice schoolteacher Miss Grizzlesniff, while Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax) will play the Headmonstress, Mrs Twirlyhorn, and with Scott (Sherlock) as narrator, among other characters.

School Of Roars will be supported by interactive elements including games apps, story apps and a website.

Burke said: “My character Miss Grizzlesniff is a monster-mazing teacher and very beautiful. She loves her class because every little monster is unique. I was born to play Miss Grizzlesniff. I’ve got lots of friends that are little humans who are very excited about me being in School Of Roars.”

Kay Benbow, Controller of CBeebies, added: “We’re sure our youngest viewers will be enchanted by the friendly school-based adventures, the bright design and the quirky humour, whilst parents may be surprised by the hugely talented stellar supporting cast. We hope it’ll become another monster-mazing, super-snufflesome CBeebies favourite!”

School Of Roars was created by Alan Robinson, head of development at Dot To Dot and is executive produced by Jo Killingley for Dot To Dot and Sarah Legg for CBeebies.