LIGHTS. CAMERA. ACTION… HERE COMES HOLLYWOOD! Brand New Adventure FIREMAN SAM: SET FOR ACTION! Premieres on Cartoonito
FIREMAN SAM STARS IN HIS FIRST EVER MOVIE SET ADVENTURE AS
HOLLYWOOD COMES TO PONTYPANDY IN BRAND NEW FEATURE-LENGTH SPECIAL
FIREMAN SAM: SET FOR ACTION!
GUEST STARRING JOHN BARROWMAN AS ‘FLEX DEXTER’
Premiering exclusively on Cartoonito on Monday 22 October at 8.00am
(Sky 619 Virgin 706 BT 488)
Grab your popcorn and get set for movie mayhem and mishaps aplenty as Hollywood comes to Pontypandy in Fireman Sam’s all-new action-packed adventure, Fireman Sam: Set for Action!, airing on Cartoonito, Monday 22 October at 8.00am.
After a video of one of his daring rescues goes viral, Fireman Sam is scouted by Hollywood director Don Sledgehammer to be the star of his latest movie. While Sam is hesitant to take the role, his co-star, Hollywood actor Flex Dexter, is determined to get the lead part and will stop at nothing to get it. As more and more ‘accidents’ happen on set, Sam is held responsible and fired from both the movie and the Fire Service. It is now down to Sarah, James and Mandy to discover who is really behind all the accidents.
Combining the excitement and glamour of the Hollywood film industry with all the action and heroic rescues that fans know and love from the TV series, the 60-minute CG-animated special guest stars Scottish-American actor John Barrowman, MBE, (Doctor Who and Torchwood), who voices the new character, the charming yet sneaky movie star, Flex Dexter.
John Barrowman says "I am absolutely delighted to be voicing the character of Flex Dexter in the brand new “Fireman Sam: Set For Action!” movie and I’m very much looking forward to unleashing the havoc of Hollywood onto Pontypandy in this new feature-length special. Fireman Sam is a true institution of children’s television and continuing its tradition of first-class entertainment for children and families, this special is a whirlwind, rollercoaster ride of fun, action and adventure that will thrill fans. "
Discussing his character, John says "My character Flex Dexter is a former Hollywood A-lister, who hasn’t had a hit in a long time and he’s been asked to be involved in Fireman Sam’s movie, but he doesn’t realise that he has been asked to be the co-star and not the star. So being very Hollywood, Flex Dexter decides to cause a bit of mayhem, make some things go wrong, and put people into a bit of danger because he’s not a very nice guy, although he has a really good smile!"
Fireman Sam: Set for Action! was produced by Mattel and the special is being distributed by Canada-based DHX Media, who in 2016 struck an exclusive deal with Mattel to distribute Fireman Sam™ content worldwide.
FIREMAN SAM: SET FOR ACTION! WILL AIR ON CARTOONITO ON 22ND OCTOBER 2018 AT 8AM