Katy Perry to voice Peppa Pig character for 20th anniversary: here's who she's playing

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27 Sep 2023, 14:58

Katy Perry to voice Peppa Pig character

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Can you believe Peppa Pig is 20 years old? The infamous hog is celebrating her coming of age and getting a new Hollywood friend in the form of Katy Perry.

The Firework singer is teaming up with Peppa and co. and joining as a guest star to voice a new character - dressmaker Ms. Leopard - to mark the 20th anniversary of the animated series.

Perry’s dulcet tones will feature in an upcoming three-part extravaganza, Peppa Pig Wedding Party Special, set to land in spring 2024. Ms. Leopard will assist with the preparations for the first-ever Peppa Pig wedding between Mr. Bull and Mrs. Cow.

Ms Leopard and Peppa Pig

The series, created by Neville Astley and Mark Baker, came to life in May 2004 and airs on Nickeldeon and Paramount+ in the States.

It won't be the first time Perry has lent her voice to cartoons. She previously starred in The Simpsons as Moe’s girlfriend and as Smurfette in The Smurfs movie.

“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,” said Olivier Dumont, President of Hasbro Entertainment.

Peppa Pig

Credit: Hasbro

“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.”