The Large Family
GenreChildren's television series
Voices ofJeff Rawle
Paula Wilcox
Tyger Drew-Honey
Rosie Day
Thomas Mole
Narrated byMaureen Lipman (only in the audiobooks)
ComposerJohn Du Prez
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languagesEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52
Running time15 minutes per episode (approx.)
Production companiesIndie Kids (Earlier season 1 episodes)[1]
Coolabi Productions (Later Season 1 episodes and Season 2)
GO-N Productions
LuxAnimation (Season 1)
DQ Entertainment
Original networkUnited Kingdom
Playhouse Disney
Original releaseOctober 15, 2007 (2007-10-15) –
March 10, 2010 (2010-03-10) [2]

The Large Family (French: La Famille Trompette) is a British-French animated children's television series based on the book series of the same name written by Jill Murphy and published by Walker Books in the United Kingdom.[3] The series was produced by Indie Kids (later acquired by Coolabi, who produced later episodes), GO-N Productions, LuxAnimation (Season 1) and DQ Entertainment with the participation of TF1, Playhouse Disney France and CBeebies (Season 2). It aired on CBeebies in the UK (and on other countries with a version of CBeebies) and TF1 in France. The series focuses on a family of anthropomorphic elephants, the Larges. It consists of two seasons with 26 episodes of up to 12 minutes each. The first season started on 15 October 2007,[4] and the second season aired in 2010. Surviving original The Large Family episodes are still available on DVD.


The Large Family

The Smart Family



See also


  1. ^ "Coolabi acquires Indie Kids".
  2. ^ "CBeebies - the Large Family - Episode guide".
  3. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 201. ISBN 9781476672939.
  4. ^ "CBeebies - the Large Family, Series 1, Flour Power".