The continued popularity of Peppa Pig is helping its owner Entertainment One to remain confident that it will meet its profits expectations for the year.
New shows of the small pink pig and her brother George were broadcast this year and new episodes are promised for spring 2019.
In China, where the cartoon is popular, the theatrical release of Peppa Pig: My First Movie Experience is being co-produced with Alibaba and is expected to launch in early 2019, just ahead of celebrations for the Chinese Year of the Pig.
Its first half runs to the end of September and it said:"Trading for the group over the first six months has been consistent with trends outlined at the start of the financial year". Full-years profits are also in line with expectations.
Shares in Entertainment One, which also owns PJ Masks and Cupcake & Dino, were up 1%.