character designed by children from Newquay Junior School has been
chosen as the new character for an upcoming animated TV series ‘The
Cornish Riviera Pasties’.
Freddie, a cool surfing dude, will be turned into a fully animated
2D Cornish Pasty to appear in episodes of the show, expected to
air on UK TV next year.
from other counties will also get the chance to create a character
for the show (schools in the West Midlands are currently being contacted).
visited the school earlier on in the summer term.
children created the character during a presentation by Galleon
Holdings, the animation company behind the cartoon series, at Newquay
Junior School earlier this year.
children did brilliantly,” says Jim Driscoll MBE, co-creator of
The Cornish Rivie ra Pasties and Chairman of Galleon Holdings. “I
knew when I left the school that Fistral Freddie was something special.
I was looking for a cool, fit, funky pasty to complete a quartet
of surfers for the series. Along with Portmeor Pete, Malibu Mike
and Bondi Bruce, Fistral Freddie fits in really well, I’m sure he’ll
be a popular character with viewers.”
came to life when the children were asked to shout out ideas for
a character that was being drawn in front of them by one of the
artists from the show.
Freddie looks happy, so the surf in Newquay must be good!
being shown the animated trailer, hearing the theme tune and listening
to the story behind the show, the children were given the opportunity
to create their own pasty, an opportunity they relished according
to head teacher David Shillaber.
encourage the children to be creative in all aspects of their schooling
so I wasn’t surprised that the ideas flowed when they were asked
to create a new character,” explains David.
I don’t think any of us thought that Fistral Freddie would actually
make it to the TV series! It’s great news for the school, the children
and for Cornwall. The Cornish Riviera Pasties could be great ambassadors
for the region.”
kids knew what they wanted right from the start,” continues Jim
Freddie heads to the skate board park
wanted a character that was leaner and fitter than the others, that
personified the trendy surfer image that Newquay represents. The
fact that Freddie is named after Britain’s most famous beach for
surfers says a lot about how savvy the kids are.”
is now with ace children’s artist Rob Lee, the man behind Fireman
Sam, who is turning him into a fully fledged member of The Cornish
Riviera Pasties’ family.
is giving Freddie the proper look and feel for the series so that
the animators can add him into the cartoon. We’re also in talks
with a number of Cornish-based organisations regarding the use of
Freddie as a mascot for a various projects. We’re hoping to make
announcements in the very near future,” explains Jim.
then, Fistral Freddie can be seen on the website for the cartoon