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Martin Baynton


Brit-born Martin Baynton has authored more than 30 children's books. After emigrating down under in 1987, he began developing television shows based on his work. After joining Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger to adapt his book series Jane and the Dragon for TV, the trio founded company Pūkeko Pictures and made successful pre-school export The WotWots. The sometime actor also narrated on WotWots.

Richard Taylor is passionate about kids TV shows, an avid collector and he wanted to make a show that was both aspirational in story terms and which also would also be beautiful at an art and design level. I couldn’t imagine a more incredible production home for Jane. Martin Baynton on Jane and the Dragon, in an August 2008 PopCulture interview